I’m very proud to say that I’ve gotten to know and be friends with Emily Youcis over the past five years. She has gained recognition on G4 TV for her wild and far from apologetic Internet videos about the masochistic dog, Alfred. These videos, especially, the trilogy Alfred’s Playhouse 1-3, are an inventive and harsh look at reality. Her paintings are equally as twisted, as they are stylistically phenomenal. She has the edge that society has been avoiding and truly needs to stare at. Nietzsche spoke of the abyss that stares back. The abyss is Emily Youcis.