So, the tweet that made my account unusable for a couple of days (and my life… a little tiny bit less productive):
The character’s creator, Felix Colgrave, saw it pretty quickly after I tweeted it. I realize now I tweeted it out late at night when I had a moment to edit everything together, and he happens to live in Australia… total accident.
He retweeted it, and the rest is internet history. Almost 11k likes, over 2.6k retweets, and 641k “impressions” (times people scrolled past it I guess, hah!). We even managed to get some fan art during the flurry of retweets and likes.
I included a couple other photos in a follow-up tweet, but GIFs man, gotta love ’em. They really grab people’s attention.
If you haven’t seen the video, it went viral early last year (2017). I highly recommend it if you have a spare 10 minutes. The animator, Felix Colgrave, did everything on his own, over TWO YEARS. Character designs, animation, music (bits and pieces fair-use samples), EVERYTHING! It’s absolutely insane; I can’t imagine the amount of work that went into this.
Thanks again, Felix! It was fun.