Learning To Tweeter

Last night the adorable creature and I watched Alien: Covenant something I had been looking forward to for quite some time. Turns out I probably should have just held on to the anticipation because the film was all types of bad. It just seems that they’re cashing in on the Alien franchise name and providing us with movies that have very little to do with the original films or dramatically alters them in a way that really annoys the crap out of me. This movie bothered me the whole rest of the night. We were lying in bed and the poor adorable creature had to hear me continue to circle back to the film and the problems I had with it. Finally, it came to the point where I needed to turn to social media and voice my anger because we all know if you’ve got gripes then social media is just the platform for you.

My go to social media platform is Faceyspace and that’s where I turned to first, but I knew I also wanted to post something via Twitter too. Since I’ve been writing more and more, I’ve been really trying to develop a Twitter voice so to speak and I figured my displeasure of Covenant would be a great thing to throw up there with some hashtag goodness. The plan was to put it on Faceyspace and then copy and paste it on to my Twitter page, but my rant ran a little too long and that’s when I started thinking… I don’t think I’m good at Twitter.

That 140 character limitation really hinders my ability to provide good Tweet. I don’t know if you know this about me Geeklings but I like to use words. There are times where I use a lot of them, some might even argue too many, and there are times where I use a few of them but the end result is I love words. Once you handcuff me to 140 of them though and suddenly I can’t form a clear thought.

Some would argue that Facebook is dead (long live Facebook) and has more or less just become a place for people to share articles or memes or something and that no one is posting anything real there anymore. Well, was anyone actually ever posting anything real there? I did… I think, once upon a time. There was a time period where my every emotion went up on Faceyspace and when I see those statuses in my memories now, I cringe. My emotional levels on social media are pretty well hidden nowadays, but if you want to know what I thought about an episode of television or a movie then you’ve come to the right place.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve grown to enjoy Twitter the more and more I force myself to use it. Following people is fun and seeing their interactions, and on a personal level, it’s become a very cool place for me to interact with some of my favorite comic book writers. Brian Michael Bendis and I seem to continually share tweets, Nick Spencer re-tweeted something I put up about Secret Empire today, among others like Tom Taylor and Joshua Williamson. If nothing else, Twitter has allowed me to semi-conversate with comic book writers and I fanboy each time it happens. It’s like, ooooooooh they’re paying attention to me!

This also happened when Levar Burton liked my tweet about his new podcast. That one made me giggle.

Outside of that though, I don’t have a huge Twitter following and I’m not sure if I’m tweeting correctly, and I think it all boils down to the 140 character limit. I’m trying though and I guess that’s part of the fun. Trying to discover that Twitter voice so to speak. But if anyone has any advice, by all means, feel free to share. Maybe there’s some kind of trick or science to Twitter that I’m just missing. Or maybe I’m just over thinking it.

Whatever it may be the moral of the story is Alien: Covenant was bad and not worthy of your time. Just watch the first two films over and over and remember the good ole days. Although I will say Fassbender is quite good in the film.

Oh! You can follow me @iamgeek32 by the way. See what I mean? Bad at this.

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