Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Where in the world is Allie Brosh?


One of my favorite humor blogs is Hyperbole and a Half, written by a lovely (albeit slightly demented) woman named Allie Brosh.  I fell in love with Allie's craziness when she wrote this post about common grammatical errors found in the vast reaches of cyberspace, specifically the words "a lot" written as one word (link these words, Erika, you doof, before you publish this or you'll look like a complete fruitcake).

I've been hooked on her since I read it.    But her last entry, while still uproariously funny, was about depression and self loathing...and now I can't find her.  I need to read more of the funneh!

She posted an entry quite a while ago that she would have a book coming out, and I know her fans are all hoping that that's what she's been busy with, but we're needy and impatient children of the internet.  We want more Allie and we want her now.   She promised to update us periodically while she worked on her book, but she LIED TO US!   She can't be found anywhere!  Google+ hasn't seen her, Twitter has nothing new. Facebook has a disturbing note from her that says that she's kind of lost her mojo and I'm running out of places to stalk her.

So dear, sweet, badass Allie, hurry up and find your muse, kick her ass and get your blogging mojo back. 

Please and thanks, dollface.

Sincerely,
Erika and the Children of the Internet

P.S.  If you've been led here through your own personal search for Allie, please stick around and let me entertain you with my own particular brand of humor.  Stay awhile.  Laugh, cringe, shake your head.
If you love it, share it with your friends.  If you hate it, share it with your enemies.


P.P.S.  Thank you to all who have notified me when they found anything from Allie.  Most recently, THIS was tweeted about by Allie.  I'm happy to have her back with us and hopeful that her blacker days will turn to a lighter shade of gray at the very least. 

If you're still into me and mine, check out today's post: Oversharing. That'll fix ya right up. 





56 comments:

  1. Now that you've made me aware of Allie Brosh you say that we can't find her? Send out the cybernet hounds!

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    1. I know, I know. It's like I'm teasing you with her wit. A friend did find this for me on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/qov3p/does_anybody_know_what_is_happening_with_allie/c3zh6pn
      So the good news? She's not dead. The bad? She's still not found the mojo. Send her help, Stephen!

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    2. oops my bad for not reading all the comments :)

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  2. I saw your post on Allie's FB page, Erika, and thought I'd stop by here to let you know about her recent conversation on Reddit--but I see you already found it. :)

    I was so sorry to see she's still suffering from depression but really happy just to know that she's alive and doing her best to work through it. Like you and so many others, I hope she comes back to blogging soon--and I can't wait for her book!

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  3. Oops! Sorry--it wasn't you who posted on Allie's FB, it was someone else who added the link to this post that you wrote about her. :-o

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    1. That's okay, Super Earthling, I hope Allie reads it. I'm sure she just needs more pressure to get back into the swing of things. Moar PRESSURE. (Yeah, probably not.)
      Loved seeing your comments! :)

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  4. Misty (CheesyKitty)May 2, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    I've been worried about Allie for awhile now.

    I'm glad she is still around and I hope that she finds her happy place again soon!

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  5. I hope she feels good soon :( My friend and I absolutely adore her work...

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  6. I hope Allie makes it through the woods. I've struggled most of my life with crippling depression. I got nothing but hugs and respect for her. Thanks for getting out there and asking where she is. If Allie reads this, hang in there.

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  7. Hello Erika,
    sorry for intruding on your blog like this but I too was worried about Allie and my googley searches led me here.

    And now that I've discovered your blog it looks like I have a few days of reading ahead of me.

    Cheers.

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    1. I'm glad you did, because it led me to yours. You got a holiday card from Neve Campbell?! Luck-ee!

      Oh, and the Night and Day drawings? Genius. lol.

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    2. Thank you Erika. Nice of you to say.
      I don't devote as much time to this as I'd like but I try.
      Your stories (and I've just scratched the surface!) are very funny.
      This should be an enjoyable reading weekend.
      And, as a burger lover myself, I must thank you for the heads up on Asiago cheese! I shall avoid it like the proverbial plague.

      Yes...a real card from Neve.
      She's still not returning my calls though.

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  8. I want Allie back!!! I wish the best for her. I truly miss her blog entries...they made my day!

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  9. I was googling, hoping for word on how Allie is doing, and that led me here. I hope she's okay; the internet's not the same without her!

    I'm so glad to have stumbled across your blog, though. I love your "Are you SURE that's a vagina?" post; can't wait to read more!

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  10. http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/qov3p/does_anybody_know_what_is_happening_with_allie/c3zh6pn she seems to be fine :)

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  11. How does everyone know that's actually Allie who responded and not somebody else posing as her?

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    1. Faith. We has it.

      Don't harsh my mellow now. ;)

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  12. No pressure on Allie Brosh, because that punches the muse in the nose.

    Take your time, young woman, and do with us what you will, when it feels right.

    Our not.

    Just know that you have love from some of we Intartube folks.


    No pressure At All bud.

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  13. I've also been concerned since her last post, and have searched the internet for her. Be well. Allie.

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  14. Woah. According to that thing on the side of the page, eight people in the past HOUR came to this post from Google. An hour isn't a very long time.

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    1. I know, right? This post gets a lot of hits.

      I wonder if Allie has seen it. *sigh* If only...

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  15. Google led me here too, I hope she is okay, I love her work!

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  16. Google led me here too, I hope she is okay, I love her work!

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  17. Google led me here too, I hope she is okay, I love her work!

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  18. HAH, I just Googled Allie too. :-D I think I'll park it here 'til she's ready to entertain the masses again. (Nice blog!)

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  19. Thanks for vocalizing all of our concern, and here's hoping she re-joins someday soon.

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  20. I, TOO!, have just been lead here by the googles. Just out of nowhere, i felt a twinge of 'I haven't heard from hyperbole in a half in so long..' and googled her. I was heartbroken to see some of the hits cursing her name for having not produced anything in a while, but them's the internets for you. I'm much more on the side of 'She has given so much; I don't demand more, but rather hope she is okay, and want to know she is alright for my own peace of mind while at the same time want to give her whatever amounts to privacy these days.'

    -randy pollok

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  21. I hope you don't mind if I leave this link here. I found some more funny stuff that Allie wrote a while ago that wasn't posted on HAAH and I bet that most of the people who found this post searching for her would love to read these : http://thegloss.com/author/abrosh/ Enjoy! :D

    By the way, I love your blog. I found it a few weeks ago (yeah, yeah, I was searching for Allie on google) and have read most of your posts since then. You're very funny!

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    1. Thank you, Sydney! I haven't seen a few of those and the others are always worth another read. :) Enjoy, people! This is comedy gold! ;)

      I'm glad you like my stuff as well. I'm flattered. :)

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  22. The gloss is how I found her.. I miss her alot

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  23. She's back! She's back! :D Well, just on Facebook but still *happy dance

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    1. HOLY SHI...ngles! I just saw this and couldn't get to Facebook fast enough. Stupid slow fingers. I think I sprained something.

      I'm so glad she's getting back to us!!!

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    2. omg, for the first time in months the thought (re)occured to me that I haven't seen anything from/about her so I googled "what happened to allie brosh" this morning and found this post. Yay! Glad to hear she's emerging from wherever she's been!

      Come back Allie!

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    3. I'm sorry, I looked at three different Facebook pages related to Hyperbole and a Half (the first of which was obviously the official HaaH page), but I couldn't find anything she posted. Would someone mind please posting a link to the page where she made her reappearance? It's much appreciated!

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    4. I believe her profile page is at least partially public. That's where I saw it. Here, hon. https://www.facebook.com/ickybana5?ref=ts

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  24. You've performed a valuable service here. Well done, soldier.

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  25. JA in San Jose is NOT alliliated with Allie in any way and has been determined to be a fraud by another forum. DO NOT donate through her or her links!

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    1. Deleted. Thank you for the tip! That's pretty crappy.

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  26. Found this through the google. I don't see any activity on her FB page. Would you mind linking?

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  27. Depression is no Joke--however she did make it funny in the last blog !!! I hope she gets good combo of meds and help and graces us with her experiences again !!

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  28. I've been searching the internet for Allie and stumbled upon your blog. Thought I'd let you know. ;) I miss her and hope she finds her mojo again, she's crazy talented!

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  29. I've been searching the internet for Allie and stumbled upon your blog. Thought I'd let you know. ;) I miss her and hope she finds her mojo again, she's crazy talented!

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  30. I've been searching the internet for Allie and stumbled upon your blog. Thought I'd let you know. ;) I miss her and hope she finds her mojo again, she's crazy talented!

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  31. .... Did you get to find her...?
    I miss her, too!!!!
    :(

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  32. Another Allie seeker here. I hope she's okay.

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  33. We love you Allie <3

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  40. Still no updates or book from Allie?

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  41. I know publisher sites are only partially reliable, but Touchstone (a division of Simon and Schuster indicates her book will be published in October, 2013. We can hope!!

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  42. just found her book listed on Amazon, available for pre-order.
    http://www.amazon.com/Hyperbole-Half-Unfortunate-Situations-Mechanisms/dp/1451666179/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366991258&sr=1-1

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All others, thank you so much for your comments! ♥ Riki









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