Which Alt Lit Writer Are You? Take The Quiz. By Josh Spilker
is growing huge. Ever since some random English bro from England decided to
mock Alt Lit it has gone international. Perhaps Josh Baines did not intend for
his Vice Magazine article to essentially make Alt Lit official, well tough for
him it is stronger than ever. Recently a major player in the Alt Lit scene,
some southern bro named Josh Spilker took it to the next level. By taking an online quiz one can find out exactly what Alt Lit writer they are. The results are
Sloth got “Beach Sloth” as a writer. Steve Roggenbuck got “Steve Roggenbuck”.
The test obviously works and obviously is pretty great. Maybe writers might
object to being classified by a particular style but whatever, at least with an
online test it becomes a little bit easier. Before the Internet people were
doing it anyway, comparing themselves to Ernest Hemingway because they too
hated people or comparing themselves to Charles Bukowski because they too hated
previous writing movements Alt Lit tends to not hate people. This is why a lot
of people take issue with Alt Lit, claiming it does not “hate people enough”
and is not outright “angry”. Rather Alt Lit explores what it means to be alive
today and honestly it does not mean much. Nasty edges from life have been smoothed
off to reveal a sometimes deep-seeded sadness that the world offers to
everybody. By trying to actively find ways to get out of a culture that can at
times feel so negative it can liberate people.
quiz shows off this fact. Partly joking the ridiculousness of “What ___ are you”
quizzes that rule the Internet’s waves the quiz tries to determine exactly what
it is that makes up the essence of being alive online today. Life is mostly
lived online anyway, downloaded occasionally when people need to go to work and
to hang out in public.
really ought to take the quiz. Upon completing the quiz Beach Sloth ate yummy
pickled and spicy asparagus. This could be anybody’s life, a life of leisure
and a helping of greens. Questions within the quiz are the kind of things that
make anyone re-evaluate their life and wonder if they are living it correctly.
Honestly there is no wrong way to live a life. Nobody has the same path. Some
people’s paths lead them online. Some people’s paths lead them offline. Beach
Sloth does not know those offline people but he has heard things about them and
assumes they exist. With this quiz though people can do more than merely exist
they can live their life.