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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by Chyntuck, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Title: 140 Characters
    Author: Chyntuck
    Timeframe: ANH
    Characters: Darth Vader
    Genre: Humour
    Summary: The story of ANH, told through Darth Vader’s Twitter feed.
    Notes: Started for the Dear Diary Challenge 2016 (but then dropped out, because 2016!). I’ll be updating whenever I feel like doing a bit of photoshopping.


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  2. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    I am looking forward to this one
     
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  3. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    lol! I love it. That is the most unusual diary I've ever seen. Great job. Is this all photoshop or did you set up twitter feeds for the various characters and you are talking to yourself? I don't do twitter so I don't know how it works.
     
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  4. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    I can't wait to see reactions on when the Death Star is blown up. This is a very creative diary :D
     
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  5. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    This is hilarious! I am definitely following this!

    Given the use of GrS dates and the 17.1B followers, I'm going to say Photoshop.

    That said, the same effect could also be achieved in Firefox by editing the DOM through the Inspector (right-click > Inspect Element), which is why you should never blindly trust a screenshot of a webpage even if it doesn't appear to be Photoshopped. ;)
     
  6. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    I knew some of the stuff was photoshopped, but I didn't know if she was altering a twitter page that actually existed. That probably would be much easier. Either way it is funny.
     
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  7. gaarastar58

    gaarastar58 Jedi Master star 3

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    Hahaha this is pure gold. I know almost nothing about twitter but this looks like a great and original entry for DDC. Looking forward to Vader's updates!
     
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  8. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    I just noticed the #LimmieCup hashtag in the lower right. As a player in an RPG centered around limmie (see the link in my signature), this pleases me. :D
     
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  9. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    "More information on dark-side.com...." Bwahaha! [face_laugh] This is priceless! Excellent job of Photoshopping. I need to show this one to Mr. Baiard; I had him reading Emo Kylo Ren tonight. (I will make a SW geek out of him yet!)
     
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  10. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Oh my goodness, what did I start? I never expected that this "story" would get actual reviews, I thought I'd just be tweeting to the cosmos every couple of days [face_laugh] Thanks everyone!

    Jedi_Lover It's all Photoshop, which was easier than starting a gazillion Twitter accounts (not to mention that all the good Twitter handles are already taken) but I did use a RL profile page as a starting point for the image above obviously, and I borrowed the avatar from @DepressedDarth (he or she is a must-follow if you ever join Twitter).

    gaarastar58 Should I insert a short explanation about how Twitter works in the OP? I live in Twitterland, so I tend to assume that everyone else does too.
    I have no idea what you said there :confused: :p

    Oh, and the #LimmieCup trending topic was actually inspired by your signature.
    It's never too late to start the propaganda [face_mischief]
     
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  11. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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  12. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

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    Awesome. I can just see Vader stalking across the deck of the star destroyer, head down, checking his phone for updates. He has an older model Android just because it hurts more.
     
  13. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Ha! This is hilarious, and a very unique format for a diary!
     
  14. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    why hasn't Tattooine been blasted yet :p

    I bet Vader would love to see that happen
     
  15. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    This is definitely something interesting and different! I love how Jabba got a word in edgewise to the last update—he is just as much a galactic bigshot, in his way, as any of those Sithy and Imperial and bigwigs. And lower-right corner list of trending topics is a fun little touch; I smiled to see Wynssa Starflare mentioned on there, and I have to admit the "Rebellion Songs" have me kind of curious.

    Little does Vader know at this point that all he might need to do to find those plans is start following "@Artoo"! :D
     
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  16. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    I love that the Tantive IV has time to tweet while under attack. [face_laugh]

    And of course Jabba sticks his nose into this. How typical of him. I'm surprised that self-important oversized slug didn't tweet in Huttese. :p
     
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  17. Carlos Danger

    Carlos Danger Jedi Master star 2

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    [face_laugh] I like it!
     
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  18. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    This is a great idea! In my decade or more here, this is the first thread I have thought about getting a link or "follow" to.

    Great attention to detail, such as the Rebellion Songs, although Darth would not be into them, trending lists tend to be independent of the page owner. The second update was even funnier.

    Did not see the Limmie reference, but great that you thought to put it there.

    Well done.
     
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  19. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I love this kind of stuff! I've often thought of doing a Luke Skywalker twitter, but I lack the photoshop skills and I follow Mark Hamill so it's basically the same thing ;)

    Love that Artoo is a recommended follow.
     
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  20. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Force Ghost star 6

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    Your skill an expertise has lured me back, Chyntuck. Plus earlybird-obi-wan, who writes touching Christmas cards in RL. So count me in!
     
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  21. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Thanks for the comments everyone! I'm going to try to keep the replies shorter than the updates, which is a bit of a challenge :p
    Aaaaand... you just gave me another Photoshop project. I'm on it!

    Humorous hashtags about songs or films are a frequent game on Twitter. Have a look for instance at #greekparliamentsongs, a hashtag that took off during an all-night session of the Greek parliament last July.

    You'd be surprised with stuff that happens in RL -- a friend of mine tweeted in real time a livestream of the Hellenic Police assaulting her during a demonstration in 2011 :p
    Darn, I should have used the Twitter translate function!

    Thanks! I don't think a tag list for this "fic" makes sense, since I'll be updating every couple of days, but if you (or anyone) wants to be tagged, I can do it of course :)
     
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  22. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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  23. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Force Ghost star 6

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    Your Vader has a very dark humour, but I love him for it. [face_love]
     
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  24. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Jabba could have had a minion, or his "Talkdroid" transmit the message. No need for it to be in Huttese unless the recipient speaks the language.

    BTW, if you do Alderaan, the tweet needs to cut off in mid sentence!

    Loved Vader's LOL from the last update.
     
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  25. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    Vader's LOL made me LOL. [face_laugh]

    But then how would it be sent? [face_thinking]
     
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