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A magical, mystical place...sometimes.

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Linda Kay
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What a well-done match of voice, message and word choice! You did a great job of maintaining the tone of a tale of old from a festive hamlet invaded by the weapons of words. I have not been on Fanstory long enough to know about changes since 4 years ago, but have been here long enough to appreciate your fine creativity, friend.


 Comment Written 08-Dec-2016


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Ok, that was interesting and I am not sure what it all means, but FanStory has had some changes as you noted. And, of course, your poem has an appropriate morbid touch. No sixers two give right now, woe is me! The music and illustrations are a great touch! Evi


 Comment Written 08-Dec-2016



reply by the author on 08-Dec-2016
    No sixers are necessary, Evi. You've always been more than generous with me in that department.
    I'm just glad you enjoyed the read.
    Thanks very much, I appreciate your comments.
    ~Dean :)

reply by evilynne on 08-Dec-2016
    Couldn't do the meeting yesterday, daughter ended up in ER with chest pain. Don't think my computer can do it anyway. Evi

reply by the author on 09-Dec-2016
    Okay, thanks.
    Hope your daughter's okay.
    ~Dean
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This is spot on, Dean. I am getting a bit tired of the change in culture here. I 've had standard member who post nothing attack me and respond aggressively when I call them out. It's a hassle to block them individually and a report to FanStory did not even get me a reply. The worse part of these instances to me is the loss of a review that does me any good. which I hold mutually exclusive from any number of stars, but to get a one, be attacked in a personal manner is frustrating. I lose a review, rating average and cannot expect assistance, while unable to reach through and wring their necks! LOL In any case, great job. Personally, I look largely to your voice as a collective representative for us, so this poem strikes deeply and speaks volumes. Simply fantastic and very, very sad. Bruce.


 Comment Written 07-Dec-2016



reply by the author on 09-Dec-2016
    I too suffered the one-star wrath of one Joseph Pedulla, Bruce. In fact, I was the very first poet/author he sank his grubby little claws into.
    I wouldn't worry too much about his opinions, however. For the most part, they're all cut and paste nonsense and it's quite obvious the guy hasn't the slightest clue what he's talking about. I muted his account so he won't be doing that to me again.
    If I were you, I would do the same.
    As for review of my poem, I DO hold you're opinions of the highest regard, and I thank you for taking the time required to read this.
    Your six stars are just icing on the care, my friend.
    Take care, and thanks so much again!
    ~Dean :}

reply by Kingsrookviii on 09-Dec-2016
    LOL ! I did mute him and same goes for you, Dean. I reported him and finally they replied after the second report to say the site took acre of it - Whatever that means. Take care, Dean. Bruce.
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It's always a pleasure to read your writing. Thank you for putting your feelings into rhyme and meter and for the outstanding presentation (as always). My hat if off to the master bard.


 Comment Written 06-Dec-2016


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This is great! I just loved it. I don't even know exactly why, it's just good, I usually don't like when poems have old-time language in it, but you made it work. Also, the added music!? - Awesome.


 Comment Written 06-Dec-2016



reply by the author on 09-Dec-2016
    Well, I certainly appreciate your unbridled enthusiasm, ga6riel.k. It is for readers just like you who I write for and will continue to write for. Of course, it is also great therapy for me as well as writing dark poetry as I do for the most part is a purging of my soul, of sorts.
    Thank you for taking an interest enough in my poetry to decide to read it. And thank you as well for that shiny sixth star.
    All are most sincerely appreciated.
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-I love all the graphics. They are so appropriate for your poem, which is excellent.
-Second, thanks for the author notes, esp. the dedication.
-I like the atmosphere reflecting back to the days of the bard, esp. with the use of "hamlet."
-It is a festive time when people shared all kinds of poetry, but alas, bitterness crept in the land.
-The section about the "Hellspawn" is intriguing, as you would expect it to be angry and evil, but it actually appreciated those who sat quietly and listened and did not mock others.
-I like the conclusion very much and how you present both sides and the outcome for each:
"Don't shut them out, it's wise, you'll find, to just be courteous and kind.
For, one day, you might have the floor, but you'll be shunned then shown the door."
-You have done an excellent job with this, Dean, and have not only used your imagination and talent, but have also presented a very good message.



 Comment Written 06-Dec-2016


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Your poem is finely crafted with the sixteen syllable octameter lines
made famous by Mr Poe with only internal rhyme
The meter is mostly excellent and reads quite well
I've only been on FS two years, but I've noticed a difference
even in that short time. However, old time members say
things have always been that way with many stories to back up the statement
I always note FS is just a little microcosm of society with good and bad components
Look at the political situation, bullying in schools, so-called news media, etc.
One would hope writers might be better than society in general
but it seems it is not the case
But still, I concentrate of the positives, remembering this is a commercial site
where you can meet some great people from all around the world, learn new forms, and have fun,
most of the time.
Love your graphics, art work and poem of Fanstoria
a sometimes magical place
Well done, my friend


 Comment Written 06-Dec-2016



reply by the author on 09-Dec-2016
    Yes, I wholeheartedly agree, Robert.
    Sometimes Fanstoria is a very magical place indeed.
    Thanks so much for reading and sharing your comments with me about the poem in depth.
    As always, I deeply appreciate it.
    Take care,
    ~Dean
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Well me I have been here many years just returned after an absence of a few years I must say for me this site has changed a lot . People seem to care about how much a poem is paying rather than the content . I know myself I am not an expert but it is something I enjoy doing and yes I do make mistakes and try my best to rectify them . I am just plodding along at my own pace regards Jill


 Comment Written 06-Dec-2016



reply by the author on 09-Dec-2016
    Me too, Jill, me too.
    All we can do is the best we can do with what tools we have to work with at our disposals.
    Thanks you very much for your time and kind comments.
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Hello Dean Kuch - The Gem of FanStory,
What a wonderful piece of poetry this is!
I don't have proper words to express its beauty, and depth.
The theme, phraseology, style, pictures, rhythm and rhyme laced with musical effect - very impressive!
Marvelous!!


 Comment Written 06-Dec-2016


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This is just excellent my friend. Strong imagery sets the stage for what kind of attitude reviewers should have. I think the message in this is a good one and the presentation, rhyme, and meter are superb


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