On Twitter

March 18th, 2013

God help me, I have resisted, but the dykes have finally broken under the burgeoning pressure of interconnected social media platforms, and I now have a twitter account.  For the time being, while I struggle heroically with the interface in a way that reminds me horrifyingly of my dad struggling with our BBC Model B circa 1984 while I shouted, ‘For Gods Sake, Dad, gosub 120!  GOSUB 120!’, that account may well do little more than link back to blog posts here, but we shall see.

Whatever may appear there, you can find me at @LordGrimdark, if you dare

Posted in announcements, news by Joe Abercrombie on March 18th, 2013.

19 comments so far

  • Rob says:

    Your life is officially complete.
    Your life is officially over.

    Delete as appropriate…

  • AntMac says:

    Cum oer 2 d drk side, w haz kokis

  • Might I suggest, if you haven’t already using one of the many apps available for twitter other than the web interface. I use Tweetdeck in desktop and chrome extension form, essential really if you actually want to use twitter as a communications platform.

  • Phil Norris says:

    You are so followed! Love the picture from The Heroes you’ve chosen too.

  • Yojimboo says:

    You have been assimilated.
    Resistance is futile!

  • Graham says:


  • Frank Fitzpatrick says:

    Yes! Another way to stalk you.

  • Patrick89 says:

    140 signs? You’re bigger than that, Joe. Better keep ya blog running, instead of that “looking out of my window, nothing else to say, but i love posting every damn hour!” shit.

  • Patrick89 says:

    You know, like some (attention whores) stars.

  • Eric Sean says:

    Does this mean no more books?
    I assumed you’d be writing one about that Legate Sarmis dude now I expect you’ll spend all your time on that pointless twatter.

  • Sword1001 says:

    I do not ‘get’ twitter. Tried a few times, but I just do not get it. The layout is horrible, the conversation chain is confusing . . . I’m 28, but am I officially an “old git”?

    Technology is making our old gits younger and younger . . .

  • Luke Scull says:

    I guess this means we won’t be seeing your next book until 2018.

    Lord Grimdark, eh? Glad to see you followed my advice and reclaimed the term. I was going to go a step further and call myself King of Neckbeards, but as usual I lacked the testicular fortitude to follow through…

  • Roger says:

    So, to celebrate the birth of your twitter account, perhaps you’d consider to reward* the first hundred of your minio… ehem, followers.

    The fact that I turned out to be the 97th has nothing to do with this honest proposal.

    *I’d suggest giving “Yesterday, Near A Village Called Barden” for free! I can’t find it anywhere!!!

  • dietl says:

    Is it okay from now on to refer to you as Lord Grimdark? Are we now officially you dark minions? Yeah!

  • Graham says:

    I wonder how long it will be before I stop seeing Grimdark as “Grimlock” and having my internal reading voice say everything like it is being spoken by an ultra macho/lightly retarded robot that occasionally transformed into a T-Rex?

  • Frank Fitzpatrick says:

    Some miserable gits on here.

    I for one am happy that you’ve joined twitter, Joe.

  • Steven Dickson says:

    Damn, that would have been a perfect opportunity to go with @Dar’kshah’do


  • James Webster says:

    Ah the memories..

    10 PRINT “James is Ace”
    20 GOTO 10

  • Gru'ud says:

    That hashtag(?) really made me chuckle.

    I’m still avoiding twitter, I mean c’mon, who will follow a complete unknown, so I’d just be talking to myself. And, following others just seems like another timesink to me, and I spend enough time following blogs …

    Great ‘handle’ tho’ … maybe I should sign up now, before all the good ones are gone. ^ – ^

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