In late-breaking but apparently confirmed news, Summer 2013 ds106zone Icon and Star @iamTalkyTina has suddenly “left the building” and will no longer be sharing her wonderful “Art” and witty “Bub” commentary with the ds106 world. Following a few cryptic and incoherent tweets from her, a photo started to circulate on July 15th via a previously-unknown twitter account, @anuewegcentsix, showing @iamTalkyTina, her eyes closed, and apparently encased within ice. Within a short span of time, a second photo appeared, showing a darker ice, with a perhaps-in-jest text accompaniment, “ice failed, switching to the Carbonite.” Eventually a photo appeared showing @iamTalkyTina, supine in a simple cardboard box, her eyes closed, unmoving.
Tina-handler and mentor @PuppetMaster106 subsequently reported that the last photo was indeed genuine, and indicated that protégé @iamTalkyTina, was, indeed, “back in the box.” He continued, “the ds106zone is over, Groom himself hasn’t made any Art in weeks, and @iamTalkyTina had just outstayed her welcome.”
When asked about Tina’s legion of Friends, New Friends, Open Friends, True Friends, Still True Friends, Super True New Old Radio Friends, Super True Friends and just plain Real Friends, @PuppetMaster106 offered limited comment, but stated that full details, including @iamTalkyTina’s location and resting place will be posted to the @iamTalkyTina.com blog later in the evening, once @iamTalkyTina’s recently-uncovered brother, @iamTalkyTodd, has been located and “informed.”