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'''[htts://twitter.com/StrongBadActual StrongBadActual''' is a [[Strong Bad]] themed [[Twitter]] account which became active on September 26, 2014. The account came to public attention when [[The Brothers Chaps|Brothers Chaps]]-collaborator [[Craig Zobel]] retweeted the account's first post, and has since accumulated roughly 6,000 followers.
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[[Image:@StrongBadActual_profile01.jpg|thumb|Profile pic]]
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:''Not to be confused with Strong Bad's [[Wikipedia:Instagram|Instagram]] account [[@strongbadactual (Instagram)|of the same name]].''
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'''[[twitter:StrongBadActual|@StrongBadActual]]''' is [[Strong Bad]]'s [[Wikipedia:Twitter|Twitter]] account. It posts a variety of original text, images, and videos, some promoting recent [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|Homestar Runner]] projects, others responding to fans. It was created on September 29, 2011, shortly after the now-closed account [[@ronginald]], but laid dormant for almost three years. It became active on September 26, 2014, in the general time frame [[Matt Chapman]] said he hoped updates would resume on the [[The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show Interview - 7 July 2014|Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show]]. During the interview, he discussed the possibility of giving Strong Bad a Twitter account as part of a relaunch. The account came to public attention when [[The Brothers Chaps]]-[[Contributors|collaborator]] [[Craig Zobel]] retweeted the account's first post. The account was later promoted by [[wikipedia:Alex Hirsch|Alex Hirsch]], who worked closely with Matt Chapman on [[The Brothers Chaps' Side Projects#Television|Gravity Falls]] during most of the Homestar Runner [[HRWiki:Hiatuses|hiatus]]. The account has since surpassed 50,000 followers as of September 28, 2017.
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== Identity ==
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In the account's early days, there was speculation as to who owned the account. The account was proven to be officially run on October 3, 2014, when [[Fish Eye Lens]] was released on the main website. The post from September 27, almost a week before, featured an [[ASCII art|ASCII]] image of one of the scenes from the toon, calling it a scene from his "new jam", as the toon referred to it as a "[[number one jam]]". The profile pic was also taken with a fisheye lens.
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The account's manager is unknown, but is suspected to be someone involved within the production of [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|Homestar Runner]]. Evidence for this may be found within the account's contents.
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In all [[Lappier]] emails, the [[CGI Paper]] reads ">tweet here to email strong bad @StrongBadActual", suggesting that the Twitter account has officially replaced his email address strongbad@homestarrunner.com as the primary contact method for [[Strong Bad Email]]. The first Lappier email, [[sbemail206]], marks the first time the account has been mentioned on [[homestarrunner.com]]. The first time the account was officially linked to was in a [[main page message]] reading "strong bad's twitter".
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* Craig Zobel, close friend of The Brothers Chaps, retweeted the first post. At the time, the account had, at most, a few hundred followers.
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==Fun Facts==
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* The account's icon is a shot of [[Puppet Stuff]] Strong Bad and a discontinued [[Store_Toys#Kick_The_Cheat|Kick The Cheat doll]]. Only two of the former are known to exist (both owned by the Chapman family) and the latter is an exceedingly rare collector's item.
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*The background image of the account is [[The Paper]], which is also seen in several early Twitpics.
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* Handwriting and doodles consistent with Matt's appear in several pictures, as well as elaborate setups of [[Tandy 400|Tandy]] and [[Compy, Inc.|Compy]] electronics.
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*His Twitter bio reads, "i don't trust any device i can't [[Mashing|mash]] ctrl+alt+del on".
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* The account became active in late September of 2014, the general time frame [[Matt]] said he hoped updates would resume on the [[The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show Interview - 7 July 2014|Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show]].
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*His Twitter location is "[[Strong Badia]]- [[Free Country USA]]".
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* A unique shot of Strong Bad holding the [[DNA Evidence (running gag)|DNA Evidence]] was posted on October 2, revealing the creator to have the original [[Flash]] assets. This suggests [[Mike]] had a hand in making it.
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*Strong Bad's foray into social media is portrayed as being with [[Strong Bad's Technology|his out-of-date computer equipment]], and his early posts mostly document that.
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**It seems that he uses a computer similar to the [[Tandy 400]], as it is [[@StrongBadActual Tweets 2014#516969826599055361|shown]] that his "[[@StrongBadActual Tweets 2019#1140342715760164865|Twitter rig]]" is just two [[Apple IIe]] drives with Tandy logos. He claims that he got the 3.5" drive later.
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**In other Tweets it is [[@StrongBadActual Tweets 2017#916463543679180800|suggested]] that he uses a Compy phone (in actuality, just a phone with a [[Store#case compy|Compy case from the Store]]).
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*Sometimes, on [[Halloween]], his Twitter username will be temporarily changed to a variation of "Strong Bad".
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**2016 — Strange Bood
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**2017 — Strangled Badly
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*On July 19, 2019, he changed his username to "Strong Bad 🔜 GenCon" to announce his upcoming return to [[wikipedia:Gen Con|Gen Con]].
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*On August 4, 2019, after his arrival at Gen Con, he changed his username to "Strong Bad 🔥💪🏼🐉GenCon". It was changed back to normal around August 7.
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While the account's origin will not be known until The Brothers Chaps make comment on it, it can be assumed to part of the "something new somewhere on the horizon" Matt spoke of.
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==See Also==
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*[[@strongbadactual (Instagram)]]
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*[[Skills of an Artist]]
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*[[Strong Bad Email]]
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== Gallery ==
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== External Links ==
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*[[twitter:StrongBadActual|Visit the @StrongBadActual Twitter page]]
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File:DNA_Evidence_Twitter.jpg|<center>Finally filled this up! Now does anybody know the address I'm sposed to mail this to so I can get verified?</center>
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*[[twitter:StrongBadActual/with_replies|Read all Tweets and replies by @StrongBadActual]]
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File:Twitter_Doing_This_Right.png|<center>Am I doing this right? &mdash; SB</center>
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File:Twitter_ASCII.png|<center>Duck barf!!</center>
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[[Category:Twitter|StrongBadActual]]
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Not to be confused with Strong Bad's Instagram account of the same name.
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@StrongBadActual is Strong Bad's Twitter account. It posts a variety of original text, images, and videos, some promoting recent Homestar Runner projects, others responding to fans. It was created on September 29, 2011, shortly after the now-closed account @ronginald, but laid dormant for almost three years. It became active on September 26, 2014, in the general time frame Matt Chapman said he hoped updates would resume on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show. During the interview, he discussed the possibility of giving Strong Bad a Twitter account as part of a relaunch. The account came to public attention when The Brothers Chaps-collaborator Craig Zobel retweeted the account's first post. The account was later promoted by Alex Hirsch, who worked closely with Matt Chapman on Gravity Falls during most of the Homestar Runner hiatus. The account has since surpassed 50,000 followers as of September 28, 2017.

In the account's early days, there was speculation as to who owned the account. The account was proven to be officially run on October 3, 2014, when Fish Eye Lens was released on the main website. The post from September 27, almost a week before, featured an ASCII image of one of the scenes from the toon, calling it a scene from his "new jam", as the toon referred to it as a "number one jam". The profile pic was also taken with a fisheye lens.

In all Lappier emails, the CGI Paper reads ">tweet here to email strong bad @StrongBadActual", suggesting that the Twitter account has officially replaced his email address strongbad@homestarrunner.com as the primary contact method for Strong Bad Email. The first Lappier email, sbemail206, marks the first time the account has been mentioned on homestarrunner.com. The first time the account was officially linked to was in a main page message reading "strong bad's twitter".

[edit] Fun Facts

  • The background image of the account is The Paper, which is also seen in several early Twitpics.
  • His Twitter bio reads, "i don't trust any device i can't mash ctrl+alt+del on".
  • His Twitter location is "Strong Badia- Free Country USA".
  • Strong Bad's foray into social media is portrayed as being with his out-of-date computer equipment, and his early posts mostly document that.
  • Sometimes, on Halloween, his Twitter username will be temporarily changed to a variation of "Strong Bad".
    • 2016 — Strange Bood
    • 2017 — Strangled Badly
  • On July 19, 2019, he changed his username to "Strong Bad 🔜 GenCon" to announce his upcoming return to Gen Con.
  • On August 4, 2019, after his arrival at Gen Con, he changed his username to "Strong Bad 🔥💪🏼🐉GenCon". It was changed back to normal around August 7.

[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

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