Lord in Internet Heaven Save Us, Boxxy is Back
For the uninitiated, or for those who are generally safe from Internet Happenings, Boxxy is a girl who posted rambly videos on the Internet a couple years ago and, due to the somewhat adorable, somewhat annoying, seemingly forced, over-exaggerrated personality she exudes, she became an Internet phenomenon, largely supported (going so far as being called their queen) and hated by Internet forum 4chan. Her supporters and detractors were so fervent in their beliefs that the situation between the two parties ended up crashing 4chan. In an odd move after becoming Internet-famous, she actually bowed out of the limelight, until a few months ago when she posted an auction of an InuYasha bag on eBay.
Since her eBay venture, all was quiet on the digital front–until now. On January 10, 2011, Boxxy posted the above video with a title that some may perceive to be a dire warning: “Things are about to get intense.”
In the new video–ridiculous fake personality quirks aside–Boxxy actually humanizes herself a little bit, discussing her accidental Internet fame, and how she both couldn’t bring herself to return to the character of Boxxy for another video, but was also very aware that the success of her previous videos set the bar pretty high for any future projects. Humanizing herself further, she discusses the wave of hatred she received from half of the Internet and explains that played a part in her absence. As the video goes on, she seems to dispense with most of the Boxxy-related personality quirks and appears quite human, genuinely thanks her fans and becomes a bit emotional here and there.
She also promises a new video coming soon, which she claims won’t be like the original Boxxy videos: “It’s not like I’m just gonna sit down and start babbling. It’s gonna be a little bit more complex than that.” Now that she seems to actually be a human being, and not an inarticulate one at that, it’ll be interested to see what the new Boxxy ends up churning out.