Mythomania – Artwiculate round up from 11 April 2010

Mythomania(Tweeting as @TSupercargo)

Friends! Artwiculati! Mythagonauts! Lend me your ears, for I have lost my own. (Ba-boom!) But seriously, here comes my RT round-up for today.

Mythomania proved a surprisingly tough nut for many Artwiculati to crack. It means pathological lying rather than story-telling or mythbuilding.

Even @TheSupercargo slipped a bit and wishes to apologise for implying in his Tweet of the Day that Artwiculati are pathological liars!

Of course we aren’t. (Though spending hours daily, concocting & RTing tweets doesn’t seem exactly normal behaviour either.) 😉

Hmm. Let me move swiftly on to RTing some of my favourite uses of the WOTD gleaned from the pages of http://Artwiculate.com

RT @FrancisAdams14 Hey look, that’s mythomania beckoning us to play #artwiculate. It’s real!

Sure is! And I can’t resist @emmaexpress’s dig at leg-in-plaster-Jon:

RT @emmaexpress Now’s the time to accuse @JonPowles of having mythomania. He’ll take it lying down.

@SJHatzi put in a Devil’s Advocate plea on behalf of the WOTD.

RT @SJHatzi And if the lies we believe inspire us to greatness more than the truth, go ahead – hail mythomania – Ulysses lives on too.

@antonioortegajr had a different perspective.

RT @antonioortegajr those with kleptomania take my possessions, those with mythomania are thieves of my time.

@Squawkingalah shared a perspective on one mythomanic

RT @Squawkingalah It only takes a drink or two to fire up my father’s mythomania. It drives us nuts but I think we’ll miss it when he’s gone.

And @SaraiLune on another.

RT @SaraiLune He lies as he breathes…he tells stories that he forgets… he’s condemned to mythomania… he enjoys it.

But @lippy73 put his finger on a truth

RT @lippy73 In the land of mythomania, the pathological liar is king. #artwiculate

So let’s visit that land a little.

RT @harrarp In Mythomania City all buildings have tall stories.

RT @Miriclaire My new internet friend from Nigeria is sending me a lot of cash as soon as it is released from the government account in Mythomania

RT @marcosarroyos Stan didn’t need cable TV to get transmissions from Mythomania. He just had to take off his tinfoil hat.

Meanwhile …

RT @ajeanne She’s over at Pseudologia Fantastica having poached mythomania on toast.

@catmar604 gave us really nice haiku today. (#Ilikehaikume)

RT @catmar604 Mythomania / fact and fiction asunder / reality wins #haiku

While @JonPowles gave us …

RT @JonPowles Eyes lock, breath stops “I could lose myself in your eyes, darling”. Mythomania. He wants to lose himself between your thighs

As quite often seems to happen, @BurningHawk1969 gave us a clever tweet which taught me a new word.

RT @BurningHawk1969 They said I had mythomania, and they put me on medication for my prevardication. #artwiculate

And @navinsasikumar gave us another fine (and optically correct) pun

RT @navinsasikumar What happens when mythomania meets all the colours of the rainbow? You get a white lie

RT @DragonTC Compulsive mythomania: “It’s not gambling if you’re winning!” #artwiculate

I know compulsive gamblers, and that last has a corollary: addicted gamblers believe they are winning, even when they’re not.

To an extent we all have the capacity for mythomania – we all write and rewrite our own stories daily, just not like this:

RT @Anamuk My mythomania has compelled me to rewrite my autobiography as the Illiad

I don’t want to RT more tweets than one by any individual, but @navinsasikumar, you have to know I also lie in weight! Consequently this also strikes home:

RT @baccatum His mythomania stretched the truth. His gluttony stretched the waistband.

Two final tweets, one from the Ultra QT

RT @ultracutebot when a pyromaniac who was also known for practicing mythomania screamed that his pants were on fire no one believed him

And finally – if a tweet is picked up by Artwiculate but NOT by Twitter search what does this mean? Kudos anyway to whomsoever:

RT @?? Mythomania – Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

That’s your lot! Thank you and good evening. Passing the batton back to @TheSupercargo now.


Artwiculate is a game played on Twitter. Visit http://artwiculate.com for more information. (And, for addicts, don’t forget the Salon Artwois at http://www.salonartwois.com/ )


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