Fan Parody Accounts on Twitter
As in… tptb are parodying fans. Probably.
Yes, you’re reading that right. We’ve got two twitter accounts here that are named after two absolute BNFs, ivyblossom and lsit. These accounts were both created this month and their first tweet was identical, so we can be reasonably certain they were created by the same people:
Go and check out these accounts. They’re both very focussed on BBC Sherlock and they keep tweeting the link to a very suspicious video:
In the video description it says: “A message to BBC and Hartswood Films.” And the video then talks about what went wrong with BBC Sherlock etc, using only photos with short texts on them.
The really interesting part is this: There are only two videos on this Youtube channel, one of them made before tfp aired and the other one after, and the account is called Dale Pike. And guess what? There isn’t just one corresponding twitter account, there are two.
https://twitter.com/ibelieveinPike This is the first one. It was created in 2015, but there are only a few tweets from back then. It’s only become really active in January 2017, tweeting a lot of #Norbury stuff like you’d expect it to (and like dymm wants us to…).
That person is calling themselves Dale Pike. In canon Sherlock Holmes, however, there’s a journalist called Langdale Pike. And sure enough, there’s a twitter account under that name as well: https://twitter.com/Contact_Dale_P/
It seems likely that both accounts are supposed to belong to the same person. Look at Langdale’s tweet:
Sounds like Langdale has two twitter accounts.
I haven’t had time to look at all of these in detail (it’s 2 am), but I wanted to talk about this because they actually made parodies of fan accounts. How incredible is that??
@ivyblossom (I know you see things a bit differently wrt tfp, but obviously you need to be tagged here, if only to take a look at that parody account. I hope you don’t mind the speculation here!)
@loudest-subtext-in-tv (LoudestTubSext… What a Name.)
Tagging a few other people as well: @porl0ck (who, it should be mentioned, is the most organised when it comes to all of these twitter accounts woww), @worriesconstantly @whimsicalethnographies @jenna221b @smoljohnlock