Well, hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! What a year it’s been! I know, I know–it’s that time of year when every publication rushes to print as many listicles as possible. Why fight it? We want to count things down too! I’m ready to make bold proclamations of this year’s bests!
More of our superlatives and year-end wrap-ups are to come, closer to the New Year since we, unlike those other lazy publications, won’t abandon you for family or friends. But we’re going to start this year-end look-back with some self-aggrandizement. And why not? Every other publication does it and Filthy Dreams has had quite a year. Sure, in late 2016, we won the coveted Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, which made 2017 a breeze. But in 2018, Filthy Dreams inspired some curious imitation and, more recently, tweeted physical threats! I can’t think of a better stamp of approval.
So to celebrate Filthy Dreams really coming into its own, we’ve listed our 10 most-read articles published in 2018 (as of today), with corresponding GIFs, of course. This will give you something to peruse while you’re stuck stranded at the airport, trying to get to your holiday destination while surviving solely on Auntie Anne’s pretzels and stale coffee. Or maybe it will act as a welcome reprieve from Aunt Nancy’s rousing rendition of Alex Jones’s conspiracy theories. Either way, pour yourself a cup of nog, suppress your gag reflex and get to reading: