Vine, the app that changed and shaped a whole generation is unfortunately not with us anymore. The six-second video platform is still talked about and vine compilation videos are continuously watched on other sites like YouTube.
When Adam Gasiewski and Emily Beck, a couple who are freshmen at Temple University, got the idea to make a poetry book based on viral vines they knew it would be a hit.
They got the poetry format from a famous poetry book by Rupi Kaur called milk and honey. It’s a well-known poetry book that is super popular on the internet. Appropriately Adam and Emily named their book about vines, milk and vine. They even structured the poems to look similar to Kaur’s. If you didn’t know you would think milk and vine was actually milk and honey.
According to BuzzFeed, they self-published the book on Amazon and when the final product was done Adam tweeted out a little teaser for the book.
This is my legacy pic.twitter.com/pO5rhhfuWv
— Adam Gasiewski (@adam_gasiewski) November 3, 2017
His tweet quickly picked up on Twitter because so many people love the book. It combines the humor of vine and a real live parody of milk and honey, which is its own meme.
People are actually buying milk and vine and loving the concept.
Look here there BETTER be a miss Keisha page pic.twitter.com/JZAbuqz5AC
— Jasmine Novachrono – Wizard queen (@Texastargirl) November 8, 2017
Just convinced my friend to buy the book as well seeing as we’re both lovers of classical literature pic.twitter.com/BSYzMyaffr
— scarlet (@scarletsrad) November 7, 2017
i ordered 4
— +kelsea+ (@kiwi_loves_you_) November 7, 2017
So many people have actually purchased milk and vine that it’s the #1 New Release in American Literature on Amazon.
— Adam Gasiewski (@adam_gasiewski) November 6, 2017
The sales of milk and vine have every surpassed milk and honey on the international best selling list. This is too meta. It’s currently sitting at a cushy number one best selling book in the world.
We did it. Milk and Vine is the #1 best selling book in the world. I am speechless, but so proud of you all. pic.twitter.com/Y8UO6OyhtJ
— Adam Gasiewski (@adam_gasiewski) November 7, 2017
But success doesn’t come without the haters. Many people were quick to point out that the vines that Adam and Emily used in their book are not their original intellectual property.
lol your legacy is lifting other people's intellectual property, putting it in a book, and selling it without their permission, credit, or royalties?
i think your legacy is about to involve some lawyers too
— jay at home (@JayWalkr) November 8, 2017
Sooo credit for the Viners?
— Charlie Classic (@classiclowlife) November 8, 2017
Milk and vine cost less than three dollars, so get your copy quick before some viners sue Emily and Adam.