5 Hilarious Twitter Feeds All Vampire Diaries Fans Should Follow

Fan fiction has been around nearly as long as fiction itself: So long as an audience digs a group of characters, you can't stop people from wanting to keep the story going. At the risk of sounding like a New York Times trend piece or something, the prevalence of role-playing Twitter feeds among fans of genre television, movies, and comics suggests that fan fiction has a new format, and it's written 140 characters at a time. But what makes a fictional feed worth following?

The Vampire Diaries alone has inspired many dozens of fake character feeds, most of them devoted to the show's main characters and their romantic lives. But for my money the best feeds are those told from the viewpoints of the peripheral (or even dead) characters whose stories can be told in detail without contradicting the ongoing canon too much. Still, the most important factor for success applies to basically all popular Twitter feeds, role-playing or not: comedy value.

Below you'll find what I think are the five best and funniest Vampire Diaries-inspired Twitter feeds on the internet today. Many of them are full of jokes so obscure that only a diehard fan could understand them. But seeing as TVD only seems to inspire diehard fandom, those fans who have a sense of humor about this (often undeniably ridiculous) show would do best to click the Follow button for these feeds:



@CoolAuntJenna


Character Background: Jenna spent the first two seasons of TVD as Elena and Jeremy's legal guardian following the sudden death of their parents. Because Mystic Falls is a notoriously parenting-free zone, she represented a responsible adult who could still kick it with the teens. However, it's hard to deny that she was completely useless. The main recurring joke is that she'd only appear in scenes to open doors for villains, and she was also the last main character to discover the existence of vampires. Her eventual murder at the hands of Klaus was a shocking and unexpectedly sad moment, but the final insult came when she didn't even appear in an episode devoted to the ghosts of dead characters. Poor Jenna!

Tone: Hip and snarky. Before Jenna died, @CoolAuntJenna's Twitter feed suggested she was more knowledgeable and hip than her on-screen persona. But it wasn't until Jenna's death (and @CoolAuntJenna's decision to carry on as a ghost) that the feed really became something special, as she could now comment on all of the characters and scenes she wouldn't have known about before. Also, did I mention she's hilarious?

On observing Sheriff Forbes' private moments:

On big-name indie rock bands who play impromptu homecoming parties:

On the saddest witch south of the Mason-Dixon line:



@TikisGrandad


Character Background: In the days before Elena realized she'd been romancing a ghoul, several obvious clues started coming to light that hastened her epiphany. One of those was literally an old man who walked up to her at a car wash and told her he recognized her boyfriend from many decades earlier. This character, credited as Old Man, was notable for at least two reasons: (1) To this day he seems to be the only citizen of Mystic Falls older than 45 and (2) he's one of the few African-American characters that hasn't been murdered. Like his granddaughter Tiki (a mean girl classmate of Bonnie's), he only appeared in this one episode so the randomness of this incident is considered a bit of an inside joke from the days before TVD truly came into its own.

Tone: So very wrong. Not only is @TikisGrandad highly inappropriate, his frequent tweets suggest a rich, sad, and bizarre connection to the main characters that continued long after his fateful cameo. For example, when he's not reporting unimportant things to the Sheriff, he seems to constantly hang out with the main characters despite not knowing their proper names or the fact that they're monsters. Never before has the portrait of a sad old man been so hilarious.

On personal tragedy:

On his favorite hangout spot, the Salvatore Mansion:

On Damon's preferred lounge wear:



@Matt_Donovan1


Character Background: Matt Donovan is theoretically a main character but hasn't necessarily had the most to do beyond getting caught in a love triangle with Caroline and Tyler. An incredibly decent, good-hearted guy, he's nonetheless experienced hardship after hardship, including the murder (and subsequent haunting by) his sister Vicki, plus abandonment by his ne'er-do-well mother.

Tone: Pathetic yet charming. @Matt_Donovan1 is the best feed of all the main characters, mostly because Matt's about as peripheral as you can get while still appearing regularly. The portrait this feed paints of Matt's life is somehow so heartbreaking it circles back to hilarious.

On trying to support himself:

On working at Mystic Grill:

On slicing open his palms to banish his ghost sister to the afterlife:



@NotNowDana


Character Background: By now it's clear that if you're not a top-billed character, you won't survive more than three episodes. But people held out hope for Dana, a popular cheerleader who appeared in Season 2 as one of the only other high school students with lines of dialogue. She wasn't a bad person, but she did have a penchant for being brainwashed by a then-unseen Klaus to deliver messages to Elena, and more importantly she became known for butting in on important conversations to which characters could only reply, "Not now, Dana."

Tone: Playfully ineffective. @NotNowDana is pretty true to the character's personality, a nice-seeming high school girl who got caught up in a bad situation. The mere existence of a Twitter feed devoted to the most useless character was funny enough (see also @TikisGrandad), but her charming ineffectiveness has continued even after her on-screen death. Rest in peace, girl!

On broadening her horizons:

On her sudden death at the hands of Klaus:

On feeling left out in the afterlife:



@MysticGrillVA


Character Background: Mystic Grill is not only the primary hangout for the characters of TVD, it's also quite possibly the only restaurant in Mystic Falls (aside from the 30 or so pizza places that Bonnie found on Bing that one time). Aside from being the location for tons of murders and brainwashings, Mystic Grill also seems to have a hunks-only hiring policy after Matt and Jeremy both got jobs there.

Tone: Professional and informative. The jokes are more subtle on this feed, but if you're keeping up with the episodes, it's seriously hilarious. What a weird establishment this is!

On Jeremy losing his job:

On being Mystic Falls' #1 destination spot for post-funeral billiards:

On secretly serving Vervain-spiked coffee:


Which role-playing Twitter feeds do you follow? What other TV shows foster this kind of Twitter creativity?

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Oct 27, 2012
Salvatore Fireplace @TVDFireplace and Stefan's Diary @StefansDiary are two others I follow. I love Salvatore Fireplace, it is hilarious. Highly recommend them both.
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Jan 20, 2012
Check out @MysticFallsFH @TheGilbertPorch and @NotDamonsCrow . They're hilarious :)
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Jan 19, 2012
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhahahahaahhahah #absoluteBest
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Jan 14, 2012
:) Besides TVD, I know True Blood has a number of role playing twitter characters. They aren't quite as randomly hilarious as these though! Thanks for the info about Tikisgrandad....kept seeing "him" retweeted/mentioned and didn't know the significance!
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Jan 14, 2012
This actually makes me think about logging into my twitter account that has been lying around unused for the last year...
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Jan 14, 2012
This is #TheAbsoluteBest
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Jan 14, 2012
Haha these are hilarious I think I may just have to follow a couple of them!
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Jan 14, 2012
The west wing twitter feeds are the best ones out there, funny whilst being informative and tending to be in the spirit of the characters on the show. Put in a West Wing character name and you will get a twitter account.
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Jan 13, 2012
OK, fine, this is the last straw, I am caving and signing up for twitter for the Matt one alone. Love him. I shout "mashed potatoes!" every time he appears onscreen; now I can yell it at the computer too...
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Jan 13, 2012
Love the outrageous and entertaining @ItsAllAboutKat // Keep up the awesome Photo recaps! #TVD #TSC :) *high fives and jelly beans*
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Jan 13, 2012
Mystic Grill is the best one! Price, did you see this tweet:



WEDNESDAY SPECIAL: Mashed Potatoes & Gravy. Short on cash? No problem! The Price is right on this family favorite.

14 Dc
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Jan 13, 2012
lol my favorite was Matt!
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Jan 13, 2012
Mystic Grill is # 1, of course, but I also like Matt Donovan. So miserable. But so hilarious!
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Jan 13, 2012
Mystic Grill, Jenna and Tikisgrandad for sure!
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Jan 13, 2012
This one. Hilarious. http://twitter.com/stefansalv
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Jan 13, 2012
HA thanks for that. Adding that one to the list. Awesome.
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Jan 13, 2012
As I do not have a Twitter account, I had no idea this was out there. Tiki's Grandad and The Mistic Grill are the best ones!
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Jan 13, 2012
The Mystic Grill one is absolutely hilarious
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Jan 13, 2012
these are hilarious. props to the subtle yet scarily accurate expansion of this great and ridiculous show
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Jan 13, 2012
I'm crying...CRYING with laughter LOL!!!!
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Jan 13, 2012
I think you should read this fanfic, it's how season 3 should've been...they update it every week and you can really imagine it like it's the show :P



http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7710498/1/
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Jan 13, 2012
If I had a twitter account I'd follow these feeds for sure, especially Tiki's grandad and Matt Donvan's. There is something inherently hilarious about a guy who seems to have his own personal rain cloud hovering over his head.
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Jan 13, 2012
Im not on Twitter I never really got the appeal of something that allows people express every banal, asinine and inane thought that comes into their head, and forces other people to care about said thoughts. Having said that, these feeds may just be what Twitter was made for. They are pretty hilarious. Also slightly raises the question though, how pathetic are these people that they have to pretend to be characters in a TV show, and not main/leading characters, but sad pathetic secondary characters that even the writers dont care enough about to create them properly!
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