Exclusive: Mark Waid’s 18 Tips For Creating a Fake Republican Parody Twitter Account

Posted by December 3, 2016 Comment

When we last checked in with Champions writer Mark Waid, he was feeling a little down after Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election, as were we all. After seeing some of his colleagues vow to avoid conventions in “red states” – states that voted for Trump – for the next four years, Waid decided he would attend those cons, but he would use his privilege to create safe spaces there. It seemed like a productive way to deal with his grief. But what has the 54-year-old industry veteran been up to since then?

Nearly a month later, and Waid appears to have made his way past denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, reaching the rarely achieved sixth stage of grief: Twitter flame warring. It all began with some replies to the President Elect.

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804892782909235201

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804893979418370048

Unfortunately, Waid and Kiala’s budding friendship was soon interrupted by a rude Trump supporter, Gregg “Greg” Lane:

If you thought Waid was going to put up with this, you must not know him very well. Waid fired back in a series of focused tweets that would eventually lead to one of the most important contributions a comic book creator has ever given human civilization, and yes, we are taking into account Grant Morrison’s Watchmen and Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel movie.

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804904568098197505

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804904691167436800

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804905000367292416

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804905416211582976

Inspired by the glory of Twitter battle, over the next several hours, Waid put together a comprehensive list of 18 essential tips. We’re all familiar with Wally Wood’s 22 Panels That Always Work

wally_woods_22_panels

In a similar vein to that, here are Mark Waid’s 18 Tips for Creating a Fake-Repub Parody Twitter Account:

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804907010374320128

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804907128875950080

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804907261709561856

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804907524717572096

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804907670528348160

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804907780037431296

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804907903266144256

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804908006592786432

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804908268967448576

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804908316153376768

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804908793712644096

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804908989800558592

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804909127281426432

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804909340951867393

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804909499467214848

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804909653637246976

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804910068583931904

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804910737319546880

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804911176140214272

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804912022953467909

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804912254080536576

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804913787388260352

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804914733023305728

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804916839109234688

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804917231121350656

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804917335601664001

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804917620050776064

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804917895260229632

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804918569100136448

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804917895260229632

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804918794300686336

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804918432793788416

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804918969282928640

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804918750701096960

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804919146114711552

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804919403854729216

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804919665642176512

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804920058174574592

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804922806433550336

As it turned out, he still had a little bit more left…

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804939400706543616

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804948113555263488

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/804948672983101440

So there you have it. Mark Waid’s 18 Tips for Creating a Fake-Repub Parody Twitter Account. Be sure to put them to good use.

UPDATE: You know what we just realized? Waid never posted #17. What is it? Anyone have any guesses?

(Last Updated December 3, 2016 10:31 am )

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