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.
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.
Revisited and revised for polish, spelling and SEO fine-tuning and addition of new featured image, 22 March 2017.