This sort of reminds of the time I made a Myspace page for a character called "The Purple Squirrel". This rodent stemmed from a childhood inside joke that my friend Caitlin and I had from public school and the character stuck with me. Noticing a lot of oddities and animal characters created on Myspace pages back in the day, I decided to unleash my creativity by giving the Purple Squirrel a persona.
He wrote journal entries about long lost squirrel loves and squabbles with homeless people in the park over food. He even had a message to his 1000's of friends letting everyone know to "stay in school, bitch". I kept the page up for a couple of years, but found the upkeep to be tiresome with the constant friend requests and questions to the Purple Squirrel. I thought, "these people need to get a life", but here I was . . . a twenty something hiding behind a colourful squirrel. I needed to get a life.
After de-activating the account, I immediately regretted it. Sure it was silly, but it made people smile. I even caught the occasional reference from his loyal fans messaging eachother to "stay in school, bitch". I learned a lot with that little guy. I also developed a lot of Photoshop skills what with all the squirrels I painted purple.
I miss you Purple Squirrel . . .
|"Stay in school, bitch!"|