Fandom Shaming Poem

Liking anything is difficult in this day and age
Sincerity dies by tweets and statuses
God forbid anyone is a fan of anything (that isn’t a sport, cars, or shoes)
Backhanded compliments
To overt insults
Are the name of the game
To be detrimental to another person

“What you like is worthless!”
“Only an idiot would like this.”
“You have such crappy taste.”

They all say that to one’s face or through an avatar
Especially when they want to want the fan’s world burn via burner accounts
Fandoms become factions willing to fight for their loves

A cycle could happen
As one gets burned far too many times
“Oh, you’re allowed to make fun of what I like?”
Says the scorned fan
“Now I’m going to reflect your verbal assaults.”
The shaming begins on the other sides
When first stones were thrown due to one’s affinity
Does it truly serve them right even if they were the aggressors?

Goodbye, 2018. Some thoughts about the year and my Top 5 most viewed posts.

Well, looks like this my last post of the year on Ospreyshire’s Realm.

2018 was a year of ups and downs for me. There were some good things such as completing my Katauta 52 series, being interviewed by The Antidote Radio, and also for releasing a couple of new songs for the Ospreyshire project which you can get on Bandcamp. Besides that, I felt like I haven’t done as much creatively with my spoken word stuff even when I expanded my repertoire with opinion pieces and news that I felt was important. Granted, I know not everyone cares about my content or the original intent of this blog, but I do what I can to keep going on.

Without further ado, here are the most views posts on Ospreyshire’s Realm.

5. Justin Yates’ New Music and Music Video
This was my most viewed cross-promotion piece with my musician friend Justin Yates releasing his newest EP.

4. Create-A-Story Tag
This was a fun piece. Even though I focus my fiction and writing elsewhere, it was still great to flex my fiction muscles by creating a story.

3. I guess versatility pays off?
I got the Versatile Blogger Award, and this was my most viewed award post of the year. I get surprised when people nominate me, but I certainly appreciate it.

2. Over 100 followers!
Another surprise happened when I actually had that many followers wanting to check out my stuff.

1. Fandom Hypocrisy
I could compare this to certain reviews I’ve done on Iridium Eye, but this was a bigger surprise. I was shocked that people actually liked my opinions on this matter when I critiqued numerous fandoms or rather the mindset that comes with being a hardcore fan of certain shows, books, movies, etc.

I hope 2019 goes well.