Weekly Blog October 21st, 2018: Stop The Candy Corn Hate!

Hello Internet!

How is everyone doing? I hope you had a wonderful week! Personally I’m really enjoying the Autumn weather. I feel like I just want to wrap it around me and soak it all in while it’s here. You never know with how fickle weather can be, so that’s why I try to enjoy while it’s here. I’ve also been slowly recovering from the first week of October and building up some pieces in reserving so I’m not rushing week after week. I like having things done in advanced. It makes me feel good and lifts a weight off my chest. Of course these Weekly Blogs I do the week of so I can stay nice and flexible as well as topical. But before we jump into this week’s tasty topic, I should tell all you wonderful readers about all the things I’ve published to the website this week. Last Sunday I published a Weekly Blog all about Vox Machina – One Year Later. A week and a half ago marked the one year anniversary of Season 1, Episode 115 of Critical Role in which we saw Vox Machina for the last time (not including one-shots or other special content). I am a huge fan of Critical Role and I wanted to thank Vox Machina and the cast and crew of Critical Role. If you’re a Critter like me, go ahead and give that a read. On Wednesday I published a Poem titled Internet Famous. Basically it talks about fame on the internet age both in a positive light and a negative light. I’m quite proud of it and I think it’s pretty good. Read it if you haven’t already. On Friday I published a continuation of my Dungeons and Dragons inspired story which was an update from last week’s Writing Prompt piece. Read both Willowstalker Manor (Last week’s piece) and Willowstalker Manor Part 2 (This week’s piece) if you aren’t caught up with my adventuring party and their quest through the Fendrellion Confederacy. They run into more spooky things in the Willowstalker Manor so it’s kind of Halloween themed. Finally, on Saturday, I published the 8th chapter of my Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Fanfiction titled Pokémon HGSS#8: Bug-Catching Contest. Jonathan and Beatrice are moving North towards Ecruteak City, but first they stop to partake in the Bug-Catching Contest in the Johto National Park. Does Jonathan capture the Scyther he wants? I guess you’ll just have to read it to find out.

Ok that’s enough of that! You know the deal. If you haven’t gotten a chance to read those, go ahead and do it. Or maybe this is your first time coming to the website and you don’t know what to read next. I suggest those or just spending a moment on the website. Explore a little bit and I’m sure you can find something among the 300+ pieces on the website that you want to read. Anyway, for this week’s Weekly Blog, I wanted to take on a controversial subject. Something that will get people out of their seats. Something that make people’s blood boil as they slam down their hands on the keyboard. I know that I usually stay away from touchy stuff, but not today. Today I have to stand up…or sit in my bed as I write this…and say something. Candy Corn is good! Actually, scratch that. Candy Corn is great. That’s right. It’s time to stir the pot, poke that bear, and uh…talk about candy corn.

I am not sure why candy corn is such a controversial subject, but every time October hits, people have to talk about their favorite and least favorite type of Halloween candy. Then that discussion usually leads to the question “How do you feel about candy corn?” That’s when the all-out-war starts between the two factions of society that were once living side-by-side, harmoniously. People from the pro candy corn side and the people from the anti candy corn side take up arms in the middle of grocery stores. Ok not really, but people do get heated about this. It’s a lot of people talking bad about candy corn and then people getting upset that their favorite candy is getting attacked. Personally I really like candy corn. It’s not my favorite candy to get around Halloween (or anytime), but I enjoy it. I don’t really understand all the hate around it. I mean it’s just sugar right. It’s primarily sugar, corn syrup, and maybe a little honey. Literally three types of sugar. What’s not to like? Well maybe the whole teeth rotting out of your skull thing, but ignore that for a second. It’s not like you’re not eating sugar at all. You are eating candy after all. It has sugar in it. That’s what makes it good. Why do you think fun dip was so popular? It was just a stick of sugar that you dipped into other sugar.

Now I can hear some of you already at your keyboards angry about how I keep praising candy corn. You’re typing down below about how you hate candy corn. Which is fine. You can do that. But I’m not trying to win you over to my side. Everyone has different tastes and those determine their own personal likes and dislikes. I’m not bashing you for that just like I hope you wouldn’t bash me if I told you that I dislike Snickers or Skittles. Are you offended? I hope not. All I’m saying is that we don’t need to keep having this battle year after year. Isn’t there enough divisiveness out in the world? Can’t we just put this to rest and just agree to respectfully disagree when it comes to candy corn? Is candy corn really the hill you want to die on? I just don’t think it’s worth it. That’s all. Everyone should have something better to do than fight with people over yellow, orange, and white sugar triangles. As a society, we just need to take a deep breath, and just let it go. No more fighting over whether or not candy corn is good. That is a subjective thing and cannot be decided. I like it and you don’t. That’s fine. That just means that when it is time to sit down, sort, and trade Halloween candy, I’ll gladly trade away my Snickers and Skittles for your candy corn. That’s a win-win in my eyes.

Thank you to everyone who read this Weekly Blog all about candy corn. No matter if you love candy corn or hate it, I hope you enjoyed reading this Weekly Blog. If you did, feel free to give it a like or leave a comment down below. Let me know which side you stand on when it comes to candy corn and what your favorite Halloween candy or snack is. If you really liked this Weekly Blog, feel free to read the other stuff on the website. Like I said before, there are over 300 pieces on the website and each week more stuff is added. There are Weekly Blogs, Poems, Writing Prompt Pieces, Fanfiction, Short Stories, and so much more. So please, whether you are a old time reader on the website or this is your first time reading my stuff, just know that there’s plenty of other stuff to read. Also I really appreciate all the support you send my way in terms of views, likes, comments, and shares. You can also “Follow” me here on WordPress if you want. That would be cool. I also have a Facebook and a Twitter which you can like and follow. That way you will see my stuff pop up as soon as it’s published here on WordPress.

Thank you again for reading this and I hope you have a fantastic week!

-Allen_The_Writer

 


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https://www.thedailymeal.com/recipes/homemade-candy-corn-recipe-0

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