Monday, 16 July 2012

Blogland In (Ninety)-Nine Verses

What better way to celebrate my 100th blog post than a poem about blogland?

So my thanks to Mar who came up with the idea and to Jon Cozart for the tune and song in general which enabled me to write this parody. Originally I intended this to actually be 99 verses and for this to be a lot more personal involving the actual people of blogland. But instead I wrote this nine verse parody as it means all verses have a tune and it flows well and as I couldn't mention everyone in nine verses I decided to make it a history of Derek's actual blog with only small references to the community that has grown up around it.

Anyway I hope you all like it.

Enjoy and DFTBA!

Blogland In (Ninety)-Nine Verses 

There once was a guy named Derek
Destined to be a star
The author of Skulduggery
From Ireland his fame spread far

Yo Derek! You’re amazing!

After three books published
Derek started blogging
Under duress from a gentleman
With a golden crossbow
People started commenting
And many started following
Poor Derek couldn’t do a thing
But watch and moan

The blog it grew
Soon an interview
With the much admired Laura
Derek toured Australia
And praised the mighty fedora

Constant updates about his life
Earthquake in New Zealand caused strife
His niece is his niece
His dog’s his dog
And soon the weirdo freaks are rife
They formed an army
Of ninja leprechaun minion things
Who started a bizarre community
I don’t really get it either.

Doo doo doo
Friendships were formed
And we all wrote long fan fiction
With vampires and con-maids
Oh no! Fletcher Hair-Dude gets slain!

Then xat.
Derek, Derek it’s getting scary
Friends turn on friends
Arguments make people wary Derek
Keep the peace, keep the peace
Suddenly a bond does cease
The end of their “wedded bliss”
Many try to leave the chat
Yet strict rules put an end to that
So increases hostility
Merry days of old as dead as can be!

Years go by
We laugh and we cry
Both weddings and death.

There once was a guy named Derek
Whose awesomeness reigned supreme
The tale of Skulduggery will go on
The ending still just a dream 


  1. This is wonderful Octa. It is amaming how you could weave the story of Derek and Blogland into a poem!
    I hope those merry days of old come back! :D
    Thank you my darling for posting this. I love reading your poems!

  2. OMGG
    I love it SO much!!
    Fletcher doesn't get slain though :/ He would never do that to me. He loves me! And his hair is AMAZING!! No one can diss My Fletchy's hair :P

    I love it so much!!

  3. I often considered killing him off in some fanfiction or other back in the early days :P
    However I've grown to love him. He is rather adorable.

    1. I have loved him since the very beginning. *nods*
      He is Amazing.
      And I hate Valkyrie for what she did. When I read it the first thing I said was GO DIE (directed at Valkyrie)
      I always hated Caelan. I celebrated when he died :P

  4. Ha! That was awesome :D
    And funny... "I don't really get it either"
    Hehehehe :P