Some @Weird_Review Friday Follower friends on Twitter

The red carpet at ShriekfestThe red carpet at Shriekfest

Forgive me Twitter, for I have sinned…

I thought I would write a confession to my Twitter friends as I feel I have neglected you folks over the past few months.

I have been doing a bit of traveling, both coasts and the Northern and Southern states, writing articles about folks and events in Michigan, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina where I have been of late as well as points in between that I haven’t mentioned (though I have more to come most likely.)  That’s my excuse and I am sticking with it! X-)

I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter and partly because it requires terseness (I love and hate that! X-)  Writing posts like this is, of course, my way of cheating.

I like the #FF concept but #FF @whoever really doesn’t make me want to follow as a general rule because it doesn’t tell me anything.  Similarly, following me doesn’t make me want to follow though I generally check the profile out and say “Thanks for the Follow” and will follow back if they give me a reason.

Anyhoo, that said, I wanted to mention a few of my followers who I think are well worth following.

Ms Kelsey Scott Entering the car on the "NCIS: New Orleans" set

Ms Kelsey Scott Entering the car on the “NCIS: New Orleans” set

@MsKelseyScott, Kelsey Scott, is a really neat lady I met on the set of “NCIS: New Orleans” a few weeks back.  She is a writer, producer, actor, etc. and was just in the awesome movie, “12 Years a Slave.”

The red carpet at Shriekfest

The red carpet at Shriekfest

@Shriekfest and @DeniseGossett are neat folks if you are into horror, sci fi, and/or thriller movies.  Denise is an actor and the founder of the Shriekfest film festival and treats me like royalty when I am out there (ok, no crown but she lets me claim a front row seat in the Charlie Chaplin theater at Raleigh Studios while I am there!)  If you are in the entertainment business (and I know some of you are!) Denise and Shriekfest are well worth following.

@LiaScottPrice, Lia Scott Price, is another lovely lady in the entertainment industry as a producer, actor, writer, and creator of movies, books, and comics.  Unlike the first two I mentioned, I have never met Lia.  She had things going on that prevented us from meeting for an interview when I tried to set one up while I was in LA back in January.  One of the reasons I mention her is that she has been an amazingly faithful follower in spite of my not expressing my appreciation for her.

John Schneider after the sneak peek at his new movie, "Smothered"

John Schneider after the sneak peek at his new movie, “Smothered”

@TheJRSchneide, John Schneider, is a neat fellow I met recently while dodging beads in New Orleans.  You might know him as Bo Duke or Superman’s dad in “Smallville”, but he is also a very nice fellow and just produced the first movie at his new film studio between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.  He is also the cofounder of the Children’s Miracle Network which has raised Billion$ for children’s hospitals.

Stephanie Osbourn at the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop

Stephanie Osbourn at the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop

@WriterSteph, Stephanie Osborn, is a pretty amazing lady.  Why?  Is she a rocket scientist or something like that?  Well, actually she is.  I heard her speak on the need to create a reentry/safety pod mechanism at the Tennesee Valley Interstellar Workshop last year.  It blew me away to learn that one of our astronauts survived the shuttle explosion only to perish from impact injuries with the ground.  She is also a Science Fiction/Fantasy/Steampunk/more author and well worth a read.

Mark Stolaroff with his Geek Prom Date before winning Best Sci Fi Feature at World Con!

Mark Stolaroff with his Geek Prom Date before winning Best Sci Fi Feature at World Con!

@Stolaroff is Mark Stolaroff, another friend worthy of a follow in the film industry.  He produced the Science Fiction movie “Pig” – @ThePigPicture – that has taken many awards at film festivals and is now available for purchase and he also runs the No Budget Film School for film makers.

Olga Wilhelmine glides to the Gold Coast Skydivers Drop Zone from a drop almost three miles up!

Olga Wilhelmine glides to the Gold Coast Skydivers Drop Zone from a drop almost three miles up!

@Olgabluesbabe, Olga Wilhelmine is another recent follower I met after she rode in the Orpheus Parade with Quentin Tarantino.  This lovely actor, musician, producer, oh, I could go on, but an altogether amazing lady who  actually almost tempted me to go Skydiving! X-)  She settled for me taking pics of her and her krewe at their drop zone.

Enough for now but I am thinking I may try to do this more often, pointing out followers of @Weird_Review that are particularly worth a mention.  Forgive me on that as you are all worth a mention but mentioning everyone every week wouldn’t give me time for much else.

Do give me some feedback if you think this is a good idea or not.  I suspect that those that fall into the “or not” category will probably just unfollow @Weird_Review and that is a perfectly good way to vote.  Any comments/suggestions are welcome and I am weird at weirdreview for those who wish to respond with something more lengthy than is aforded by Twitter.

God’s best to you all!

John