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What Will Happen When The Mary Sue Hits 10,000 Followers On Twitter?


We live in a culture that appreciates a good milestone, don’t we? Birthdays, anniversaries, blu-ray releases…but personal milestones are usually a lot of fun. For instance, The Mary Sue celebrated our first birthday back in February. But soon we will mark a different occasion, one that involves you! The Mary Sue is about to hit a whopping 10,000 followers on Twitter and we’d love the chance to celebrate that occasion with you. Oh yeah, and we’ll be giving some awesome stuff away when it happens. Read on to find out what you could win! 

If you hadn’t guessed already, this is a Twitter contest so you must have a Twitter account to win. It’s free to sign up and easy to do. We know not everyone is a Twitter kind of person, and that’s ok, we <3 you anyway. But for those who already follow us on the social networking website, we appreciate every almost-10,000 of you and we can barely describe how happy it makes us to be closing in on that huge number. Oh wait, yes we can.

So to celebrate, we’re holding a special contest with help from ThinkGeek and GIANTmicrobes!

The goal is to hit (and hopefully go past) 10,000 followers on Twitter. Currently we’re sitting around 9,700. This is something that would have happened eventually anyway but we wanted to make it fun for you! So, when the count hits 10k, we’ll choose a few followers at random (so no, unfollowing and re-following won’t give you an advantage) to win some cool prizes.

By now I’m sure you’re asking, what do I win if I’m one of the chosen? First up…

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 ThinkGeek gift card!

Secondly, three (3) runners up will each receive three (3) GIANTmicrobes plushes! HPV, Egg Cell, and Martian Bacteria can all be yours if you win (see adorable image below)! And if you don’t know why we chose those specific GIANTmicrobes to give away, spend more time on our site. :)

Now do us a favor and tweet this bolded text (and only this bolded text): I <3 following @The_MarySue on Twitter! I entered their #10kGiveaway for cool prizes. Details here: Or, click this right here: 

Do not @ reply The Mary Sue in your tweet, only tweet the bolded text which already has our username in it. REMEMBER TO FOLLOW US.

If you do not follow @The_MarySue on Twitter, you are not eligible to win (obviously). Plus WE WILL NOT BE ABLE to contact you and will promptly be disqualified. Remember, our goal is 10,000 but we’re looking to go even bigger! Thanks for being a part of making this happen!

Good luck!

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."