Solicitations on the Internet by Jack Serge
Serge the savior of Alt Lit? To further investigate the intrepid anonymous web
blogger Beach Sloth sent out that message to the tweet-o-sphere. One young whippersnapper
from Michigan stated bluntly “WHO THE FUCK IS HE”. Facebook remained divided.
Lucy K Shaw of show business fame went with an adamant yes. Meanwhile young Tom
Melton, of Tom Melton fame pined in with a strong no. Finally Ahmad Radheyyan
advised Jack to change his last name to ‘Sergio’ for sex appeal. Right out of
all of these differing (and oftentimes meaningless) opinions only one could be
correct. Tom Melton was correct. Jack Serge is not the savior of Alt Lit. That
hallowed title belongs to one Beach Sloth of blog fame, who built a MEME from
the blog up.
is a radical departure from the typical Alt Lit fair. Although elements of this
approach can be seen in specific Jordan Castro pieces it is still a quite
unique experience. Formed less like Alt Lit and more like a delightful rhyme
scheme with little tongue in cheek references to Alt Lit it dazzles with pure
energy. Recently Jack Serge threw his hat into the ring of Alt Lit. Now it
appears that some of the ‘controversy’ Jack Serge brought up was totally worth
it. Without that initial series of now history changing comments Jack Serge has
been propelled into a new Habitat, one curated by the mischievous scamp Stephen
Michael McDowell (or the artist previously known as Buttercup).
poem goes over the ridiculousness of branding online. Jack Serge realizes the
absurdity of branding oneself online. Authenticity is important for any meaningful
dialogue. With an alias the potential for misleading others exists. However
there is a counterargument that by hiding behind an alias one is able to be true.
Smiles of a savior refer to the Facebook thread that birthed the insistent babe
that is Jack Serge. He’s referencing his own creation into a big bashful
beautiful dog. Friend requests can mess with one’s mind. Clearly Jack feels
that way as he requires a ‘bulletproof vest’ to handle the potential hurt that
comes with accepting others into an online life.
the most exciting comes at the end. Jack references his never-before revealed
book deal with Habitat. Currently Jack is writing a book that will blow the lid
off of the roof which is on fire, requiring multiple parties to raise it up to