You could pretty much spot the exact moment when most of the Twitter users in our feed finished downloading "Portal 2" today. A few tweets complaining about long download times popped up, but the consensus among those who've squeezed in a few minutes with Valve's new sequel thus far seems to be positive.
In other discussions, Gabriel Hardman and Andy Kuhn broached the topic of creepy commissioned art requests. Being an in-demand artist comes with its blessings and curses, and the piece Kuhn described definitely fell into the latter category. Find out what that was about down below, along with Bryan Lee O'Malley's birthday note to Edgar Wright and who's picking up bees at the post office.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is your Twitter Report for April 19, 2011.
@radiomaru I forgot to say happy bday to @edgarwright on twitter. The man literally changed my life, so I'm kinda glad he got born.
-Bryan Lee O'Malley, Writer/Artist ("Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," "Lost at Sea")
Requests pt. 1: @gabrielhardman The most difficult con sketch quandary? The slightly pervy request. Not disgusting enough to be dismissable but slightly off-putting.
-Gabriel Hardman, Artist ("Agents of Atlas," "The Black Cat")
Requests pt. 2: @andykuhn @gabrielhardman can you draw connie chung as a half snake-half woman, naked above the waist? #itwasarealsketchrequest
-Andy Kuhn, Writer/Artist ("Firebreather," "Freak Force")
@skottieyoung Kyle Chandler is so freaking good on Friday Night Lights. I'm excited to see what he does next. The rumors of POWERS is exciting.
-Skottie Young, Artist ("New X-Men," "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
"Portal 2" pt. 1: @BrianReed I see people on my friend list playing PORTAL 2 and I just wanted to take a second and bitch about it.
-Brian Reed, Writer ("Ms. Marvel," "Secret Invasion: Front Line")
"Portal 2" pt. 2: @billamend Wonder if I can finish my USC talk slides before Portal 2 is done DLing. It's like a race between snails.
-Bill Amend, Writer/Artist ("FoxTrot")
"Portal 2" pt. 3: @Oeming Valve launch party for #portal2 launch in @dtbellevue Yay!
-Mike Oeming, Writer/Artist ("Powers," "The Mice Templar")
"Portal 2" pt. 4: @jephjacques Portal 2: pretty goddamn fun so far
-Jeph Jacques, Writer/Artist ("Questionable Content")
@neilhimself The Russian bees are waiting at the post office. The Winter Storm Warning is on, although it's now only predicting 4 inches of sleet & snow.
-Neil Gaiman, Writer ("Sandman," "Miracleman")
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