The Twitter Shakedown
I’m a huge Hunger Games fan! I’ve seen the movie like… six times! And I have tons of THG posters in my room! Clearly, I matter MORE than the millions of other fans! Of course I expect acknowledgement!
Good thing I have a Twitter account! And it’s totally cool if I annoy the hell out of the actors until I get recognition, right? RIGHT?!***
I’ll start off simple…
I love Hunger Games! You are sooooo amazing! RT?
RT for (country of origin)? Because I represent that whole damn place, you know!
You know with would make my day better? An RT from @SomeRandomTHGActor!
Then I’ll pull out the BIG compliments…
I have even seen you in stuff that isn’t The Hunger Games, so I’m a special fan! Reply or RT plzzzz!
U R SO HOT AND SEXY! I stare at your poster before I fall asleep every night! I need your attention desperately!
I watched your movies all the times and go to your promotional events plus every other place you mention! LOVE ME!
Then I will proceed into full-on stalker mode…
If I don’t get an RT from @SomeRandomTHGActor, I am gonna threaten to do something to myself, because that’s not a terribly controversial thing to say!
I think you’re soooo gorgeous that I’m going to make sexual advances toward you even though you’re clearly taken, then get mad when you don’t respond to it!
WHY ARE YOU NOT GETTING BACK TO ME?! I’VE BEEN A FAN FOR YRS BUT NOW I’LL HATE YOU FOREVER UNLESS YOU RT ME!
But this is all okay, right? As a fan, I think it’s totally within my limits to harass, guilt, and otherwise inappropriately address a stranger to satisfy my own obnoxious need for attention!
Forget casual questions or responses to an actor, in which I’ll accept it if they don’t have the time or interest to reply! What has that ever gotten anyone besides a pleasant, casual fan-actor dialect in which fans are NOT perceived as psychopaths? Who needs that?!
***There’s a point to all this nonsense. DON’T BE THAT PERSON.
I WILL LITERALLY SAY ANYTHING TO GET YOUR ATTENTION!
The Girl With The Pearl