I’m sorry this isn’t really about AG, but there was nothing else to post about so I figured I’d talk about this….
I’m semi-TikTok famous.
Yesterday was the 3 year anniversary of the day I came up with Rebelle. I celebrated by rewatching the AGSM and posting a TikTok and Instagram Reel. It was about the occasion and a bit about the movie and my resolve to get it made for real one day. I put some images that corellated with the aesthetic, text, and emotional background music from a recent episode of Miraculous Ladybug, and it got a few hundred views on Instagram, like my Reels normally do due to my followers from my Miraculous Ladybug fan account looking at it.
At first, on TikTok, it looked like the same story. Double-digit views, like it normally goes there. But something different happened.
I woke up from a nap yesterday to see that it had gotten 250 views in 4 hours. That night, it hit 450. 100 more views overnight and during my first class of the day…
But during the second class of the day- only 90 minutes later- the video went from 550 to 795. 225 more views in only 90 minutes.
I’m now in my third class and won’t check my views again until the next transition period between classes, but I’ve still been getting quite a bit of notifications. So I think it’s safe to say that Rebelle went semi-viral outside of the AG community. (If you want to keep adding to the view count and have a TikTok, click here! Make sure to engage with it too so the algorithm keeps on being my friend.)
UPDATE: I just checked my phone again. It's at over 2,000. I have no clue how the views doubled and then some in just 2 hours. I can't believe it. I'm so happy! If it keeps on going, I might graduate from "semi-viral" to "actually viral"...