Wanna Write Right On Top Of The Internet?


Ever get so frustrated with the Internet that you wanna just take a pen and write right on top of the screen?

Well, that happened to me so many times that I decided to start a website where people do just that—or the closest possible thing to it—by taking a screenshot and writing right over the top of the web with the software that comes with almost every computer.

And because the last thing I wanted was for us to fall into the same traps we so often fall into in comment sections, I decided it’d be best to use other people’s words to create a sort of collage. Here’s an example where Google meets Sappho.

I’m calling the site Webscribbler, and I’m looking for submissions. If you’re not tech savvy or you don’t know how, I especially want to see yours. There’s directions on the site, and anybody being able to do it is kind of the point. It doesn’t need to look professional.  It just needs to make people think about the Internet in new ways.

If I get enough submissions, I hope to launch the site in the next month. I’m asking for entries by January 15th.

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at www.seth-fischer.com, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →