Yesterday, Twitter was all aflutter that Lost creator Damon Lindelof abruptly shut down his twitter account. Over the past several years, Lindelof had been the target of a lot of angry fans who were dissatisfied with the finale of Lost, and to a lesser extent, his work on Prometheus. Though he often made self-deprecating jokes about letting the fans down, there was always the sense that some of the jabs hurt him.
The incredibly satisfying finale of Breaking Bad opened the floodgates again. If you followed Damon on Twitter, you saw him retweet dozens of messages he got that night, most of them carrying the sentiment of "See? That's how you end a show! I'm still mad about Lost three years later!" Lindelof later wrote about how the Breaking Bad finale helped him reach some semblance of closure with his own feelings about Lost's ending. You can read that piece here.
(I have no dog in this Lost fight, by the way. I stopped watching midway through the third season. From what I've seen of Lindelof, he seems like a pretty likeable dude, so I don't have any beef with him personally either. I think he takes a lot of undeserved shit, actually.)
So when Lindelof shut down his twitter with the message "After much thought and deliberation, I've decided t-,"I saw an opportunity to have a little fun. Channeling the tone of Lindelof's haters, I tweeted, "THAT'S how @DamonLindelof ends his run on Twitter? Gotta say, I'm
underwhelmed and angry. I bet he didn't have that planned from the
And it, um, ended up being quoted in the LA Times.
I hope the ironic tone comes across in print and somewhat divorced from its original context. It's incredibly cool to be quoted in the paper, but I really hope no one gets the impression that I'm a legit "hater."