I Follow Dead People


Know who’s now on Twitter? Arthur Miller, Sylvia Plath, the BFG, and even Behemoth, the black cat from The Master and Margarita. It’s all a part of Reorbit, a “reanimation of historical and literary figures.”

The full list of characters is here. I happen to be tweeting as Eleazar Albin, the 18th-century natural history illustrator we recently contemplated graphically here at The Rumpus. There’s nothing uncouth about following dead people. Really.

Rumpus contributing editor Ari Messer was a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Bay Guardian from 2006-2010. Here is his web life. More from this author →