Young writer connected with HTMLGiant and made funny xtranormal videos?
December 7, 2012 6:25 PM   Subscribe

I forgot the name of this young author I like. He writes weird, short fiction and had a crazy LiveJournal page (or something outdated like that). I think he's connected with HTMLGiant or some similar hip online literary site.

I actually got into him via these xtranormal videos he made maybe 3-4 years ago? I can't for the life of me remember what they were about, but they were funny and I laughed. He did an MFA somewhere and was fresh out; I don't think he had a book out then but he had contributed to a bunch of places. Thoughts?
posted by jng to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: I want to say one of his stories was named "River" or some other one word nature thing, but I think that was one of his more "serious" stories maybe. Sorry I can't think of anything else but this is really nagging me...
posted by jng at 6:28 PM on December 7, 2012

Best answer: Writer (poet?) Mark Leidner comes up as having an MFA, xtranormal videos, and a book, "Beauty Was the Case That They Gave Me." He's also connected with HTMLGiant. (Disclaimer: I know nothing about the guy, but he checks for your criteria.)
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:44 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

Aha -- "The River."
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:30 AM on December 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: DING!!!! Thank you so much MonkeyToes! How did you pull that off? My google-fu clearly failed me here. Whatever you did, genius. Now I can sleep tonight. Thanks.
posted by jng at 8:52 AM on December 9, 2012

Searching for 'htmlgiant xtranormal writer' pulled up this hit on the first page of Google results. Not so much -fu as dumb luck. Wishing you improved sleep!
posted by MonkeyToes at 9:23 AM on December 9, 2012

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