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I spend a lot of time on Twitter. It’s a medium for news, humor, and furries, what’s better than that? Not only do I enjoy browsing all of the shitposting, but I also enjoy contributing to it. One of my favorite things to post on Twitter is beautiful original content that I find on my Facebook feed. Usually, I can comfortably roast some of the phenomenally stupid shit that my Facebook friends post, however, last night I flew too close to the sun.
I would say I tweet a screenshot from Facebook at least on a weekly basis. Last night I ran into an amazing post that I just had to roast on Twitter.
I thought it would be a standard procedure. I took the screenshot of the ridiculous post, I cropped out the name, and I tweeted it with some light humorous commentary. I went to check my notifications about 20 minutes later (because they were popping, let’s be real here), and I had a mention. When I opened it, it was someone else I know tagging the person who was responsible for the Facebook post. I panicked.
I immediately deleted the tweet and embarrassment began to overwhelm my guts. Soon I saw the one person I knew in my mentions with multiple other accounts now tagged. I couldn’t see any of my mentions because everyone else was on private and I didn’t follow any of them. I didn’t know what was being said. I tried to pretend the entire thing never happened and went to bed. The next day was a new day and I was ready to carry on with my bullshit.
I woke up this morning to a few texts from friends who happen to follow all of the private accounts from the previous night, and apparently, they went in on my ass on Twitter. I was getting subtweeted all to hell and they used every emoji in the book. Then, they came after me even harder for ignoring their tweets, except I never even saw them (because they’re on private). Then, they started tagging me in even more tweets so that when the world searched my handle they would see the whole ordeal (except, ya know, they’re on private). If we are being completely honest, I am terrified. What is stopping this person from showing up to my house to beat my ass? I have not even seen everything that I have been tagged in. They could be even angrier than I know. I don’t think I’m safe.
This entire situation has me questioning my street cred. How am I supposed to act tough out here when I cower away from some twitter drama? I believe that anyone in my situation would understand. Sometimes you fly too close to the sun, and you have to run away before you die. It’s that simple.
So where do I go from here? I went ahead and self-imposed a three-day trolling ban, but I don’t know if that’s even enough. Can I ever return to shitposting? Maybe this is the end for me. Maybe my next article will be a retirement from shitposting. All I know is I need to check myself before I wreck myself..