Toss A Vote to Your Witness: Bardic Tradition in Blockchain Times -OR- A Terrible Steem Witcher Parody Song


crimsonclad is a witness and steemian but also a dandelion

There's a lot going on on the Steemit and Tron fronts, and even more posts about it. It's great to see the community energized, engaged, and getting better educated, even if we're also feeling tentative or concerned about it. Here's a terrible photoshop that will help with none of those things but is hilarious, thanks @clayboyn!

      Let me preface this by saying, I'm open and vocal with anyone who wants to discuss anything and everything to do with the Steem blockchain! Hit me up. For real. I do multiple hours of live streaming radio weekly and spend most of my time at your disposal. I don't post as much as I used to on chain, for one reason or another, but largely because I enjoy listening, curating, and helping in the background as much as I do creating. I do my best to link people, communities, tech, and layman's understanding together in a way that is both fun but also empowering. Many of you might know me because of this, but I'm sure lots of you don't, and this song will be your first impression of me and my witness. On that front: mistakes were made. 😂

      So, with all that fluff out of the way, I'm going to share with you something I made after our Steemit/Tron AMA after-chat witness forum yesterday. If you came to listen, awesome! This post is not going to be another addition of what I think is going to happen to the pile — this is a time I want to hear from the wider community, and yes, I have lots to say as well. You can come to my shows, contact me here or anywhere you like, and I'm sure you'll wish I stopped talking soon enough. RIGHT NOW STEEMIANS NEED A QUICK BREAK AND A SMILE, AND TO REMEMBER A FEW CRITICAL KEY POINTS ABOUT THIS COOL BLOCKCHAIN THEY CALL HOME. This song will either totally do that, or not.

thank you @clayboyn for making these, I definitely totally love them and they definitely won't haunt anyone's dreams or ruin a beloved video game franchise

Here's what this post and very terrible song IS:

  • An off the cuff present for my dear friend @GTG, who suggested it during the forum. I wasn't going to post it publicly EVER, but I also wasn't going to become a witness years ago either, and in many ways, here we are: it's all his fault.
  • Not at all anti-Tron
  • A little bit anti-Ned
  • An attempt to highlight things that you can participate in on Steem that are fully voluntary and as powerful as you make them, and that are even more relevant with this interesting new company merger as part of our ecosystem
  • A really fucking nerdy outing of my basic bitch gamer girl ways
  • A ringing and lasting earworm reminder that oh mylanta I am not a singer nor a professional recording artist
  • That this right here is the best karaoke version of "Toss A Coin To Your Witcher" which definitely helps this trainwreck be palatable and should immediately go into your party playlist



When you're done laughing/crying/cringing, just remember, this was done in good fun and was never meant to see the light of day, but now that it's out here, make it count.

       If you have questions, are worried, are excited, have ideas, or are wanting to get involved, reach out. Share your thoughts. Post on steem. Interact. Learn about the tech. Just have fun. Try a dapp or game. Try an alternate interface. Check out Communities. Power up. Roll all liquid and focus on trading. Do the things you've always done on Steem and make the experience and the capabilities of this chain yours, because whatever it is that drew you here is only the beginning in a world of decentralization and freedom. Remember that Steem core and Steemit Inc are different things, and there are opportunities for the blockchain and the company. Be kind where you can, firm where you need to be, strong in your beliefs, open to new ideas, and a force for making Steem better —whatever that means to you.

And in a time where we're all trying to figure that part out, one thing is certain: for me, that means definitely no more singing~ 😅

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I love you so hard, girl... Where are the lyrics? I want to sing along.


GOOD POINT! your turn! Everyone should do their version~ here are the lyrics:

When Tron's Justin Sun,
Embraced a blockchain strong
And bought Ned Scott's Steemit
Along came this song

The press release seemed dire
from a silver tongued devil,
His army of tronsters
For his tweets did they revel

They came after Steem
With masterful deceit,
A live AMA
and Ned on the live stream

And while dear leader's words
confused our tender peeps,
So cried the Witness

Toss a vote to your Witness
Oh, holders of SP!
Oh, holders of SP, oh
Toss a vote to your witness
Oh, holders of SP

At the edge of the platform
Fight the rumour mill
that confuses and scares you-
your stake can't be killed

They catch every block
Steem liquid and on lock,
transactions in ledger
marked as they came, ahhhhh!
They will pass your forks
elect them with your votes
They can be friends of blockchain
if good sense you promote

That's my epic tale
Steem's spirit will prevail
Get involved with your stake and
Steemfest will have ale!

Toss a vote to your Witness
Oh, holders of SP
Oh, holders of SP, oh
Toss a vote to your witness
Steemit Inc is not Steeeeeeeem


Yeah, no one wants me to sing. It would break the blockchain.


Super tempting. Might make a good test case for my NFT setup.


Exactly - that could be a kind of unofficial Steem hymn!


I love you so hard,
Girl... Where are the lyrics? I
Want to sing along.

                 - techslut

I'm a bot. I detect haiku.

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This has become so much more relevant now.


Horrifically embarrassing, but truly meant from the heart, anyways~

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I actually played the original song on uke at the pub a couple of weeks back. At least one person knew it.

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Yay you posted it......glorious!!!


I was absolutely not going to, but Gandalf asked not once but twice and I am wary of wousing a wizard's wrath. At this point if we can't stop and breathe and laugh at someone who does something as atrocious as this, then we have truly lost ourselves along the way. Thank you for being a real musician and being nice to me 😂😂😂

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You have a great voice Crimmy!

Made me feel all warm and tingly inside..


Your toxicity levels are too high! No more potions until you meditate, otherwise drink White Honey, stat.

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Did you know that "crimsonclad" in Old-Blockchainish means Amazing? :-D


I suspect it may be an older and more obscure dialect that is open to interpretation 🤣🖤

This is one of those rare posts I would upvote with 100% of my total voting power. Extremely well done song. Toss a coin to your Witcher is getting more popular by the day. I like this version, very chill.


oooh, thank you. All jokes aside, I loved the books, and the game, and now this terrible terrible show and horrible song that is basically the best thing ever. Kind of like Steem. So many feels 😂

For a time such as this, what you did right here was really needed. I actually enjoyed your song even though it was all fun and games. Now the chorus will be ringing in my head for the rest of the day Lol. Thank you for a laid back but truthful post. I love all of the advice and suggestions you added at the end. I hope this post helps people to take a moment to exhale :)



Cheers! One of the best ways to approach a situation that scares you where you feel like you are not in control is to stop, breathe, and take inventory of what you can impact. In this case, it's something that matters to the blockchain and could help in the future in the worst case scenario. Once you take that step it becomes easier to find other small steps to move forward VS being paralysed in fear. Thanks for your comment 🖤


Yes, I love that approach. You’re pretty awesome ~ 😊😎

Totally awesome - the best thing to show everyone what Steem is about. Steem is what we make of it, using pur SP responsibly is part of that.


Thanks! There may or may not be a chance here for our community to really influence what may end up being a great situation. It might also become a time of adversity- but either way, some crucial facts remain true and we need to remember and keep those in mind as we move forwards.

lol. not sure if i gave a toss to followbtcnews. will check later.


regardless of if you do or do not, cheers and appreciated. Having people thinking about voting, what role they want to play in the wider Steem ecosystem, and what they want back from it is something that is really important right now, so thanks no matter what! I will graciously and very humbly accept any pity compliments. Any complaints or worries that I have destroyed a piece of amazing fantasy entertainment forever may be directed to Gandalf.

I liked it, the song and the post. Monday is gonna be a fun day to see the thoughts and or fallout from the weekend. Change is so so much fun to sit back and watch unfold.


Cheers! What a good way to approach it~ I'm okay with either, tbh. People don't have to be happy. They don't have to angry. I think where we are is a space that could lead to a ton of opportunity on some fronts and a ton of adversity on others: we don't truly get to pick and choose. The more I get to know the Steemit Inc team, the more I believe in them as amazing people, and the more I learn about and experience on Steem the more I believe it will be able to power some amazing things. Those two facts are both related, and not. I already don't like everything Steemit Inc does, and I don't like some of the things powered by Steem. This complexity and interplay is part of what makes our ecosystem interesting and challenging. Pretending it will either be totally destroyed instantly or will be magically fixed instantly is equally foolish. How we as Steemians react and adapt now will be part of what direction we head in, though.


The reality is we don't know anything, heck it may have been Justin's method of choice to poach the development team from steemit, we don't know. I do know it will be fun watching it all unfold.


Lol, thanks. This may or may not be the official moment I have 'jumped the shark' or I guess maybe the drowner, in this case

I love this and I love you for making it! \m/


Hahah, cheers! It makes me cringe so hard but I caught myself singing it in the shower this morning, lol 😩😅


That's how you know you've got a banger...Good job, Crimmy!


Same. @poet is looking at me funny.

This is true... she answers dumb questions... all the time..


I ask them too! It's the only way to learn. This is why communities can become so strong~ shared knowledge and goals matter 🖤


It is something alright 😅😂

WHOOOOOO! Girl, you can sing. :) and also fun and creative.

Loved it.


Big maybe so obvious disaclaimer: I did not write the song or the music! I just took a super popular thing and put silly steem words over it 😂 and technically, though we've talked about it on FullForce, it was gandalf's idea so technically I get only parts of the credit/blame

I think everyone should record it and we do a big community karaoke version~

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I dunno what is going to happen with #trongate but I do very much enjoy the music/art being created from this.


Agreed. There is simply not enough information to take a hard and fast stance, and that's ok. It's normal and expected to be defensive over what you love and believe in, so now, as we learn more, we'll decide how to properly channel that energy. At the moment, it's into horrible songs and terrible memes. No regrets.

Ah, yes, a parody song in the classic style! :-)


It may not be up to the quality of the master but thank you for noticing me, senpai!

this is great :D
also for some strange reason i think i am not voting for you. i need to fix that :D


There's no screaming or anything! 😂


yeah it is all pleasant and stuff :D


That was dope derp


I love it!! ❤️ Sharing everywhere!


ohno 😂

But thank you. All I want is for people to remember that they do have option and voices within this system, and that it encompasses a lot more than we think about on a day to day basis. If we must terrify them into submission to do so, so be it~


I've been helping people figure out how to vote or set proxies all day. It seems like panic and terror are good motivators!

Hi God bless you..
I'm new, can you help me in the page?

Oooo Oooo! Now do "Never going to give you up" but all steem like.

@crimsonclad Almost 3 years here and never met you. No moans and no groans.
Don't know why you would think it's a bad song, as it is indeed a great song. Could be adopted by Steem as a theme song Lol

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I'm still waiting for your next hit single.

Damn! Its a catchy song, it's stuck in my head now!

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That's brilliant! Anything that gets people voting for witnesses is worthy. I enjoyed Witcher.

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oh my is this cringy, voting for your witness now :D

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