Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Apparently I do my best work in 140 characters or less

Damn you Elminster!  You are the reason I will be working as a Walmart greeter when I am 90. As anyone who has reads my blog or listens to the Lords of Tyr podcast knows, I have a tendency to be a bit long-winded at times.  This is partially because I have have a desire to be as complete as possible when I am addressing a subject, and partially because I just like the sound of my own voice.

I now have definitive proof that I should limit myself to 140 characters at a time.

It has just been announced by Wizards of the Coast that I have won the Elminster Must Die Twitter contest.  My winning tweet was:

@WotC_Novels #elminster must die! At 1267 winters old he is personally responsible for bankrupting Social Security in the Realms.

Succinct and to the point.

Now this alone might not be considered proof that I should limit my writing to 140 characters or less.  However, this is not the first Twitter contest I have won.  Last year I entered ChattyDM’s About My PC Twitter contest. 

I won the “Most Evocative PC” category with the following:

Almirith, Lord-in-Exile of the Willow Court. Scion of an Eladrin noble and elven huntswoman. A half-blood on the throne? Never! #aboutmyPC

So maybe I should just give up on long form writing entirely?

Nah, I don’t see that happening.

On a more serious note, there were a lot of great tweets in both of those contests.  I am honored that I was picked.

Plus, I guess this means that unless something completely unforeseen occurs, I should be attending GenCon in 2011.  So maybe I will have a chance to meet up with some of you there!


James Geluso said...

Congratulations! I've been waiting (and waiting) for the winner. I'm sad it's not me but I'm glad it was a clever tweet that got picked. Have fun!

rook103 said...

I guess we will have to amend the tag line for the Lords of Tyr website to include "Featuring Award Winning Tweet Lord Rob Jazo!:


benensky said...

An other good reason to go to GenCOn next year (lets heat up economy so I can afford it!!!)

Medraut said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

@James Geluso - Actually, part of the reason the announcement took so long is that since Wizards of the Coast is a big company, or at least owned by one, there was paperwork that had to be filed before everything was official. Tax forms, liability waivers, etc.

@rook103 - While "Award Winning Tweet Lord" is a great title, I am still proudest of my "Award Winning Guacamole" after winning the Salsa & Guacamole contest held by my work.

@benensky - It would be nice to get at least a little heat in the economy. Hope to see you at GenCon next year!