I have been admiring Ryan Fan’s writing from afar since March 2020, even though he’s been on Medium longer than that.
One day he gave 50 claps for one of my poems. I was shocked — 50 claps from THE Ryan Fan? And on a poem I wrote in 20 minutes?
Oh… sorry, I forgot to introduce myself, my bad. I’m a Taiwanese-American writer who is still under the radar. Lark Morrigan is a pseudonym that I use, but I’m sure you’ve already figured that out.
But as for my birth name, not many people know that my middle name is Fan. My mother’s last name is Fan and she thought it’d be cool to use her last name as my middle name. I have Fan blood running through my veins.
I also came across this brilliant post by Max Klein and it was deeply moving.
This inspired me to come up with my own jokes:
1. Ryan Fan doesn’t try to get a million views per month. Each view tries to get a million Ryan Fans.
2. Ryan Fan gets curated so often that Medium is considering starting a new topic and naming it after him.
Imagine yourself writing an article and getting it curated in Ryan Fan!
3. Satire wishes it could be as funny and witty as Ryan Fan.
4. Generic self-help articles hope they could die and reincarnate as Ryan Fan articles.
They believe the next life as a Ryan Fan article would be so much more fulfilling than their current one.