A twibble

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A twibble

Post by cammoblammo » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:27 pm

Hi folks,

I've been playing around with http://twitter.com a bit lately, and I wondered what sort of stories we could fit in less than 140 characters. Not a whole lot, I agree, but it's worth a try anyway. Here's one I threw together as a proof of concept:

Phew! That was close. Who knew listening to the Drabblecast was such a good zombie repellant? Or is Norm planning to keep us to himself?

In yet another forced derivation of the word 'drabble' I've called this type of story a 'twibble.' And if anyone's really keen, I've set up a twitter account for such things at http://twitter.com/mytwibble. Feel free to follow.

I don't know how amenable twitter is to this sort of thing (I suspect not very) but hey, it'll be fun for the two seconds it lasts.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:52 pm

I'm not familiar with Twitter, but

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Post by zZzacha » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:49 pm

W00t! W00t! I love all the colors in this post.
Me is twittering tooo! I just got this really really cool G1 Google phone so I could twitter. Twitter really is a huge challenge: cramming all you have to say in a message of only 140 chars. It's pretty darn hard.

And now, time to think twibbles!
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Post by Poppydragon » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:26 pm

Not sure about Twittering either, or if this counts for that matter but it's 140 characters.

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Post by zZzacha » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:37 pm

Yep, I think that one is a valid twibble, and an amusing one too! It has superheroes, villains and a funny ending with a hard landing. I never realised it was possible to cram all that in 140 chars.

Pf, I've been sitting here thinking and thinking... this is some hard-core stuff! I have thought of some great endings and good beginnings for a twibble, but it's hard to make one work. I think the mucus in my head is taking up too much space, so there can never be both a beginning and an ending in my head.

Which brings me to a twibble.
She sneezed and out it went. Wide-eyed she shreeked 'No, not that stuff! The snot may go, but not that great ending to my twibble. Darn'
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Post by Poppydragon » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:48 pm

The end is definitely the hard bit to get, another offering though

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Post by LajesticVantrashellofLob » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:17 am

Oooh, that full moon one is awesome!

Here's my crack at the concept:

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Post by MJ » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:57 am

Can anyone suggest a hashtag for these? Obviously it would have to be a really short one, to make maximum space for storytelling. Unfortunately #twibble is taken (I tweeted a twibble last night under the #twibble hashtag and found it grouped with a lot of tech support questions for the Twibble iPhone app...).

Here it is, anyway...

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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:16 pm

Watch out for this “memetic virus” I heard about. It’s a message that tricks people into distributing it. Better forward this warning.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri May 29, 2009 8:50 am

Mr. Tweedy wrote:Watch out for this “memetic virus” I heard about. It’s a message that tricks people into distributing it. Better forward this warning.
Very metamagically thematic, Tweedy...

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