Yesterday, I officially crossed the 10,000 tweet threshold on Twitter after a little over three years using the microblog service. It came as a response to a question from film critic Scott Weinberg (someone who I’ve been following practically since I started tweeting) that very likely was meant to be a joke.
Compared to most other users, I’m quite chatty – I average 8 1/2 tweets per day. Somehow, I feel both silly and old, since I’ve used about 1,000 of those to take part in whatever the Twitter meme-of-the-moment is. Hey…they can’t all be tweets of earth-shattering importance. There’s only so much you can talk about in 140 characters or less. (Besides, I’m not famous enough to have that kind of pull…not by a long shot.) At the speed I’m going right now, I’ll probably be at 20K sometime around my 6-year Twitter anniversary, provided I don’t move on to the “next big thing” within that time period in an attempt to stay relevant.
In other news, I felt compelled to start writing poetry again after some time away from the pen and pad. How did I do it?
- Visit the TV Tropes Wiki.
- Press the “Random Item” button.
- Write a short poem about that trope.
Somehow, I landed on the Nerves of Steel trope page (a trait I don’t possess in real life), and it inspired me to write something which I like to call “Steel Sword, Steel Soul”:
Standing tall against the horde
Unbroken by stick or stone
Hands clutched tightly ’round his sword
Into battle, he is thrown
No happiness or sadness
As the conflict draws him in
Ahead is naught but madness
He vows not to let it win
For each foe who wants him dead
He will fight that much harder
Sweat dripping down from his head
A symbol of his ardor
Slashing through the field so fast
Unshakable blade dancer
But how long will his fight last?
Nobody knows the answer
Epic, no? Nah…it’s only 87 words long, but I thought it fit quite well with the trope I was trying to portray. I posted a copy of it on my deviantArt page, if you want to read and comment on it there, as well.