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Underscore This: We’re @TheMarySue, On Twitter!

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It was a long journey, and may lives were lost, but we are victorious! What was this epic battle you ask? Claiming @TheMarySue on Twitter. Allow us to explain our journey through GIFS. 

When I first started at The Mary Sue, I asked Susana why we had the Twitter name @The_MarySue and not the more sensible @TheMarySue. This was her response:

And then I was like, “But can’t we…” And Susana was like:

Turns out, someone else already had that user name and wasn’t really using their account. So it’s understandable Susana felt like this:

So I resigned myself to this:

But this afternoon came a surprise…@The_MarySue username was no more! Susana had tweeted the message above saying we were officially @TheMarySue! But she didn’t tell me before she told all of you so I was like:

But that was only for half a second because then Susana and I were all…

And I’m sure when Rebecca finds out tomorrow she’ll be like…


…follow us @TheMarySue. :)

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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."