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Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 1:02 PM  

Vox I don't get it. the wallpaper?

Anonymous dh April 25, 2013 1:03 PM  

He sure seems like the type of guy who posts pictures of rainbows and small animals to his livejournal.

Anonymous The Gray Man April 25, 2013 1:05 PM  

The best part is knowing that he is proud of that shirt and logo.

What a sad, sad little manboob.

Anonymous jack April 25, 2013 1:06 PM  

He actually looks a little slimmer in this photo. Maybe thats why it was posted? I suppose you have to just go with the flow and embrace your inner rabbit. Possibly some sort of Zen thing....

Anonymous Josh April 25, 2013 1:06 PM  

If he's trying to agree and amplify, he's doing it wrong.

What are the odds he lets mrs scalzi use a purple saguaro on him?

Anonymous TheExpat April 25, 2013 1:07 PM  

Vox I don't get it. the wallpaper?

L for Lambda?

Anonymous Razoraid April 25, 2013 1:07 PM  

What? I thought this was going to be a gardening piece. Little phallic crops and all that.

Anonymous Josh April 25, 2013 1:08 PM  

Also, his shirt is at least one size too big.

Anonymous Curlytop April 25, 2013 1:11 PM  

A pic= 1000 words seems a bit inadequate here.



Anonymous RINO April 25, 2013 1:13 PM  

Is this real life?

Anonymous CynicAle April 25, 2013 1:16 PM  

The wallpaper is from a video interview he did. Yes, he wore Gamma Rabbit to a press interview.

Much like Randall in Clerks 2 he is quixotically trying to take it back

Anonymous A. Man's Man April 25, 2013 1:17 PM  

He is sexy as hell.

Blogger Scott April 25, 2013 1:19 PM  

I keep expecting this to get old and it isn't. It's getting more humorous.

Anonymous rycamor April 25, 2013 1:21 PM  

I believe this is called "owning it".

Anonymous Anonymous April 25, 2013 1:23 PM  

My brain just broke.

Anonymous Alexander April 25, 2013 1:24 PM  

Well damn...

Anonymous Cheddarman April 25, 2013 1:27 PM  

Also, his shirt is at least one size too big. - Josh

that would be camouflage for the man boobs

Blogger Edward Trimnell April 25, 2013 1:27 PM  

Vox, he's beaten you yet again!!!!!

He's a middle-aged man wearing a pink, sexually ambiguous bunny design. But I bet *you* feel pretty silly right now, don't you? He's lording over you.

*When* will you learn to stop opposing him?

Anonymous Pip April 25, 2013 1:27 PM  

Is this an example of "agree and amplify"?

Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 1:29 PM  

The wallpaper is from a video interview he did.

So the wallpaper is random? Hrmmm. My problem has always been I already know the subject and am always looking for the back story. Sorry.

Blogger IM2L844 April 25, 2013 1:33 PM  

"It's such an inspired idea...Everything is falling into place"

BWAHAHA....HAHAHA...HAHAHAHA!!!!

Thanks. Just when I really needed coffee to come blasting out of my nostrils, you come through like a real friend.

Anonymous Will Best April 25, 2013 1:34 PM  

I feel like he should be placed in a padded room so he doesn't hurt himself.

Blogger tz April 25, 2013 1:36 PM  

The wallpaper looks like an old English letter "L", and maybe with the line in the middle. I hope he got a good pounding.

The caption might be appropriate since I don't expect him to multiply.

Anonymous Retrenched April 25, 2013 1:40 PM  

Every time I see that gay looking rabbit that song gets stuck in my head.

Anonymous Ludovic April 25, 2013 1:42 PM  

You did say we are living in the post-parody era.

Anonymous patrick kelly April 25, 2013 1:42 PM  

"He sure seems like the type of guy who posts pictures of rainbows and small animals to his livejournal."

Hey, I gotz bunnies and butterflies as my windoze wallpaper to balance out all the rage and dispair.

Whiskey also helps.

Blogger JCclimber April 25, 2013 1:42 PM  

Vox,
can you modify the post a little? It doesn't actually mention his name in the text, and the rabbits may not count it toward the total needed for their donations.

I mean, don't you care about the gay black female orphan girls getting their maximum donations from the rabbits?

Anonymous Matt April 25, 2013 1:47 PM  

Vox, this is just cruel. He's practically an exhibit at a Victorian-era freak show, except his deformity is self-inflicted.

Blogger tz April 25, 2013 1:48 PM  

I don't think he would hurt either himself or others, at least not physically. That is the entire point.

Every so often a movie comes out that is so bad I want to root for the bad guys because the protagonist is just so stupid, annoying, and/or reckless that you want him to lose life, limb, or property as the storyline is screaming to heaving that such would be a just outcome.

I never thought life would imitate art in this case.

But I do remember the comments of those who know nothing of the controversy when they first see the image. "Creepy" was one of the responses.

Marvel nor DC comics has ever had a mutant whose superpower was to be a universal victim.

This is in your face "I want you to do something bad to me so I can whine and moan and complain".

Masochism without the Eros, and at the level of the intellect.

We haven't seen the back of the shirts, but it would not be inconsistent if there were letters asking "Kick Me!".

Can you be a victim if you induce someone to engage? (I don't mean the feminist postaldeconstructionism or whatever they call their insane rantings and ravings, I mean those who lack both insanity and imbecility).

Blogger JCclimber April 25, 2013 1:49 PM  

Agree and amplify done all wrong.

The real problem is that agree and amplify only works if you have the alpha mindset already embedded in your bones. And the alpha mindset would ensure that no one would ever get the neckhole of a shirt like that over your head. Much less voluntarily wearing it for an interview.

I must admit that this is much more amusing to me than is properly christian. I suppose I should pity the poor deluded little gamma, but I seem to be lacking the proper amount of christian charity.

Anonymous Tad April 25, 2013 1:49 PM  

I'd bang him.

Anonymous Matt April 25, 2013 1:49 PM  

And his shirt is wildly oversized in the shoulders, which on his frame is an egregious inadvertent cultural gamma signifier even without the shirt's actual content.

Anonymous RINO April 25, 2013 1:51 PM  

Also, his shirt is at least one size too big.

He's likely anticipating iminent weight gain.

Anonymous VD April 25, 2013 1:56 PM  

He does look like he's lost a chin. Clearly all the angst and stress has been good for him.

Blogger IM2L844 April 25, 2013 1:59 PM  

Oh my. Just watched the video...I'd never seen him speak before. How can his wife not realize he's closeted? Or is he out now?

Blogger tz April 25, 2013 1:59 PM  

I must admit that this is much more amusing to me than is properly christian. I suppose I should pity the poor deluded little gamma, but I seem to be lacking the proper amount of christian charity.

This is like watching someone who is falling down drunk - it is very comical, yet is self-induced. Like alcoholism, he has to hit rock bottom for there to be any hope, but his codependent warren keeps affirming him and his esteem. Pity is not proper for those who voluntarily become whatever you find pitiable.

Realize that for him to be saved, something far more comic and painful will have to occur than has so far, but things appear to be progressing nicely.

Anonymous Salt April 25, 2013 2:02 PM  

And to think, he's president of SFWA.

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian, King of Aquilonia April 25, 2013 2:04 PM  

He is a "catcher" and not a "pitcher", obviously.

Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 2:04 PM  

I'd bang him.

You can't he has colon cancer and his butt has been sowed up. You could try banging his stoma. Jeeze you are sick, I can match your two pair with a full house.

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian, King of Aquilonia April 25, 2013 2:05 PM  

I swear I saw him and his boyfriend on an episode of House Hunters that Mrs. Cimmerian was watching.

Anonymous Beau April 25, 2013 2:05 PM  

John Scalzi - the literary Honey Boo Boo.

Both he and Honey Boo Boo are products of the Female Imperative.

Anonymous Thales April 25, 2013 2:08 PM  

Or is he out now?

He's out now...whether he knows it or not...

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian, King of Aquilonia April 25, 2013 2:10 PM  

He should just come out of the closet and stop with the lavender/sham marriage.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera April 25, 2013 2:10 PM  

CynicAle used "quixotic" more perspicaciously than he probably realized. Our generation needs a Cervantes to lampoon the genre of white knight fairy tales.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza April 25, 2013 2:11 PM  

Recall, "Life is life"...what a hilarious pic, love it. Cutesy.

Anonymous JI April 25, 2013 2:14 PM  

That's John Scalzi? How sad. Poor guy does not look happy.

Blogger RobertT April 25, 2013 2:17 PM  

That's not wallpaper, that's hanging cloth. And he's wearing a mic. So the entire layout is: he's sitting in front of an audience, in front of a goofy background, wearing that shirt, giving a talk or responding to questions. Maybe the L stands for lesbian. It's certainly not a Rotary club.

Anonymous Ferd April 25, 2013 2:21 PM  

As Sheldon is wont to do...John is waiting, in his fav chair, for a time machine to come scoop him up and transport him to the future!!

Anonymous Daniel April 25, 2013 2:21 PM  

Whoa.

Now you have taken to dressing him.

Not unlike how Hannibal Lecter might dress a "turkey."

Apparently undressing him in public wasn't good enough for you? Why do you do continue to force him into these corners?

McRapey is not your personal Barbie doll to manipulate and pose. He's man, dammit, with feelings and at least a partially intact uterus.

It is interesting that he literally appears on the other side of the human division.

Anonymous Noah B. April 25, 2013 2:22 PM  

Not quite enough creep factor. T-shirt needs a caption: "Are feeling Rapey too?"

Anonymous Bungholio April 25, 2013 2:24 PM  

He looks like he was just propositioned.

Anonymous Henry George April 25, 2013 2:30 PM  

His expression says: "THIS is my royalty check for Redshirts? Hon, is Barnes & Noble still hiring baristas?"

Anonymous Scintan April 25, 2013 2:33 PM  

Seriously, how does he not see it?

Anonymous Daniel April 25, 2013 2:34 PM  

Can you even begin to imagine the horror that his last victim felt, being intimately violated while staring at that half-naked groping cartoon rabbit the entire time?

Or, maybe, just maybe, she lucked out, and instead he left the shirt on.

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian, King of Aquilonia April 25, 2013 2:35 PM  

Let me correct that for you Daniel,

Or, maybe, just maybe, he lucked out, and instead he left the shirt on.

Anonymous Protect the Warren April 25, 2013 2:38 PM  

Now I understand what the wabbit is saying -

"STOP! Have you been tested lately?"

Anonymous Ah, man April 25, 2013 2:40 PM  

Everything is falling into place.

Anonymous Daniel April 25, 2013 2:40 PM  

Huh, he said his victims were women. Is "women" a code word something? I can't imagine him overpowering any males, except the smallest of children.

What are you suggesting?

Anonymous daddynichol April 25, 2013 2:41 PM  

From the mildly pained expression his face, I think he's sitting on his adult baby potty training chair trying to pass a huge one.

Yeah, I know that pretty junior high, but I feel especially snarky today.

Anonymous Porky April 25, 2013 2:42 PM  

I like him.

Then again I like colostomy bags.

Anonymous Daniel April 25, 2013 2:49 PM  

"Hi!" writes Scalzi, "I’m a rapist. I’m one of those men who likes to force myself on women without their consent or desire and then batter them sexually."

It is an interesting construct of the rape process. Scalzi does it in two phases:

1) forcing himself on women (without consent, as opposed to all those non-rapists who force themselves on women with consent)

2) battering them sexually

(one presumes step 3 is ...profit!)

Nevertheless, is he incapable somehow of battering with the force he uses in step 1? It seems his rapes are exceedingly delicate affairs of violence, in that sexual battery follows sexual force, and is not part and parcel of it.

Perhaps he means "batter" in another sense.

For a rapist, he sure uses a lot of indirect language.

In the future, he should let the rabbit explain his rapes.

Anonymous A Real Scalzi Fan. Not Sigyn. Nope, not even close. April 25, 2013 2:52 PM  

OMG this cyberbullying must stop at once! Can't you see that he's wasting away from the stress and misery? He can't eat, can't sleep, can't rape...

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU RSHD's!?

You probably all have really small penises, but you'll never prove otherwise because I'd never sleep with any of you. Take THAT!!!

Anonymous Ginseng Khan April 25, 2013 2:54 PM  

Ah, the ol’ Vox/Scazli Feud.  We have to define what “winning” means.  If it means “appearing petty and obsessive” a point goes to Vox.  If it means “giving no indication that one is still aware his nemesis even exists” then a point to Scalzi. 
 

Anonymous Mr. Zero Star Rating From Amazon.com April 25, 2013 2:55 PM  

Scalzi never rapes boys or black people. He's a homophobic, racist dipshit.

Anonymous Sigyn April 25, 2013 2:56 PM  

...I think I hurt myself...

Blogger Markku April 25, 2013 2:57 PM  

If it means “giving no indication that one is still aware his nemesis even exists” then a point to Scalzi.

What a fascinating claim, considering that both gamma and rabbit are terms that are unique to Vox.

Anonymous Nite Owl April 25, 2013 2:58 PM  

Marvel nor DC comics has ever had a mutant whose superpower was to be a universal victim. - tz

I do remember the story in the "Watchmen" movie about the would-be villain demanding the heroes to punish him. Apparently, Rohrschach complies by tossing him down an elevator shaft.

Anonymous A. Man April 25, 2013 3:01 PM  

Let me get this straight. I look up this guy and it turns out he's among the top 100 authors on Amazon. His latest Sci fi book is #5000 overall on amazon. A book that isn't even in circulation yet ranks at 3000 on Amazon. Vox Day isn't ranked among Amazon's best selling authors and his latest book comes in ranked just below 900,000.

So, he's ranks and ladders and levels above Vox Day in their chosen profession and genre in terms of success and popularity and he's being mocked?

How interesting.

Anonymous Ah, man April 25, 2013 3:02 PM  

" If it means “giving no indication that one is still aware his nemesis even exists” then a point to Scalzi"

"Giving no indication"? Which, of course, is why in interviews he wears a t shirt which exists solely because of the dustup between him and VD.

Blogger Markku April 25, 2013 3:02 PM  

A. Man: Couldn't help but notice that the saddled dinosaur picture you were bitching about the other day was uploaded by one John Scalzi. Just a coincidence, I'm sure.

Anonymous A. Man April 25, 2013 3:04 PM  

""Giving no indication"? Which, of course, is why in interviews he wears a t shirt which exists solely because of the dustup between him and VD."

It looks to me like he's having his own fun with Vox Day and the one dong the real mocking. It is after all a shot of him being interviewed by the LA Times, whereas Vox Day is chirping on about the man by invitation of ... well, his own blog.

I think Scalzi wins.

Anonymous Nite Owl April 25, 2013 3:04 PM  

Closest thing I could find inside a minute of searching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqzLN03CDkQ

Anonymous Anonymous April 25, 2013 3:07 PM  


"Couldn't help but notice that the saddled dinosaur picture you were bitching about the other day was uploaded by one John Scalzi. Just a coincidence, I'm sure."

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scalzi/1969216237/in/set-72157603091357751/

Anonymous Mork April 25, 2013 3:08 PM  

The gayest photo yet?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scalzi/8568348387/in/photostream

Anonymous Daniel April 25, 2013 3:10 PM  

Repeated without comment:
A. Man
It looks to me like he's having his own fun with Vox Day and the one dong the real mocking.

++++

Also:

If it means “giving no indication that one is still aware his nemesis even exists” then a point to Scalzi.

Way to go, Russian judge. I think wearing message apparel that the nemesis psychically designed in honor of Scalzi's crimes against women is "no indication" then I agree with you.

John Scalzi is Nadia Comaneci.

Anonymous Sigyn April 25, 2013 3:13 PM  

So, he's ranks and ladders and levels above Vox Day in their chosen profession and genre in terms of success and popularity and he's being mocked?

Judge a man's worth by his popularity. Way to go, A. Rabbit!

...By the way, doesn't this mean that you're a COMPLETE loser here, since nobody likes you?

Anonymous bw April 25, 2013 3:13 PM  

If a face/body could sink a thousand ships..

Anonymous anon123 April 25, 2013 3:14 PM  

In the words of another great rabbit, "what a maroon!"

Anonymous GreyS April 25, 2013 3:19 PM  

"I think Scalzi wins"

Yep. And just think how much he will *win* if he gets a Rabbittoo. And he will *win* even more if he shows-it-off/destroys-VD-even-further if he shows pics.

Anonymous Daniel April 25, 2013 3:19 PM  

Scalzi loves self-referential recurrent themes, so I can only assume that he's not wearing any pants, to match the avatar on his shirt.

I wonder if might have been discussing the Human Division at a Furry Convention.

Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 3:19 PM  

Let me get this straight. I look up this guy and it turns out he's among the top 100 authors on Amazon. His latest Sci fi book is #5000 overall on amazon. A book that isn't even in circulation yet ranks at 3000 on Amazon. Vox Day isn't ranked among Amazon's best selling authors and his latest book comes in ranked just below 900,000.

A. Man

I have question. Why do you hate Vox? I really don't understand? The people I dislike I never comment on their blog. I think I know why you come here. Because you can't stand yourself, and he is a constant reminder that you are a loser. I could be wrong about this, but my mind see's past the front that people pretend, and see' the people as they are.

So, why do you even care? I have never gone to Scalzi's site, neve commented there. I refuse to pay attention to Karl Denniger, but I like Nate, Clay, TZ, Idle and others. Even so people like you are a mystery and will one day be history like all of us. What is your point?

This OT, but I find it topical as you seem to have a contrarian view of every thing Vox says, I was wondering why, no, I want you to think about why.

Anonymous Noah B. April 25, 2013 3:20 PM  

Even better t-shirt caption (although stolen from the movie Half Baked):

"I'm somebody's bitch!"

Anonymous Clover April 25, 2013 3:23 PM  

A. Man, you ARE Scalzi. Admit it.

There's this website called 4chan, see...

Anonymous jack April 25, 2013 3:23 PM  

I suppose I'm going to break down and read something he wrote. Did he ever write anything really original? And, interesting? I could use some help here. I intend to only spend the minimal I can [an ebook] in order to somehow understand the character of the man. Probably a waste of my time and eyeballs. But, if this is to be done I would like to know what is his known, best, work to date.
I suspect that the revelation [from actually reading something of his] will be that he is a symptom of a vast decay in civilization itself. From the anecdotal evidence gathered on this blog's posts and comment streams that would be my snap judgement. But, if it turns out he actually authored something worthwhile and readable I will be sure and acknowledge same here. Not that I would ever ever let myself be caught in the same room with this [man?]. Or, let my real name be associated with the fact of reading his fiction.

I would not agree with A.man that Scalzi has won anything except the disdain of people I have come to know [on this blog] and respect.

Anonymous Flip April 25, 2013 3:36 PM  

OT but related:

Shepard Fairey ... yes that's his real name ... and his amazing rabbit artwork:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/shepard-fairey-to-publicly-unveil-new-anti-nra-work-in-dc-th

Anonymous Stilicho April 25, 2013 3:37 PM  

The squee, it oozes

Anonymous VD April 25, 2013 3:43 PM  

Let me get this straight. I look up this guy and it turns out he's among the top 100 authors on Amazon. His latest Sci fi book is #5000 overall on amazon. A book that isn't even in circulation yet ranks at 3000 on Amazon. Vox Day isn't ranked among Amazon's best selling authors and his latest book comes in ranked just below 900,000.

So what? EL James outsells us both. Also, my latest book comes in at 30,112, not 900,000. You should probably note that he is the one trying to enter my industry, it isn't the other way around. He is a writer working with a startup. I am a lead designer who has worked with everyone from Sega to THQ and Funcom... in fact, we just got our latest game rolling on the Google Nexus 7 about 10 minutes ago.

Just a minor difference in status there....

Anonymous Josh April 25, 2013 3:45 PM  

Does that mean the game is out?

Anonymous VD April 25, 2013 3:45 PM  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scalzi/8568348387/in/photostream

Ach du lieber! He's going to start posing in a Gamma Rabbit thong next.

What have I done!

Anonymous Flip April 25, 2013 3:47 PM  

Any visits to Australia in Scalzi's flickr stream?

Koala chlamydia: The STD threatening an Australian icon
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22207442

Blogger GF Dad April 25, 2013 3:48 PM  

So a ukulele is a gamma guitar?

Anonymous VD April 25, 2013 3:49 PM  

Does that mean the game is out?

No, that will be in November. But it is running on tablets now. Which is cool.

Blogger crazyivan498 April 25, 2013 3:51 PM  

Let me get this straight. I look up this guy and it turns out he's among the top 100 authors on Amazon. His latest Sci fi book is #5000 overall on amazon. A book that isn't even in circulation yet ranks at 3000 on Amazon. Vox Day isn't ranked among Amazon's best selling authors and his latest book comes in ranked just below 900,000.

So, he's ranks and ladders and levels above Vox Day in their chosen profession and genre in terms of success and popularity and he's being mocked?

What wonderful rabbit logic. Looky here, looky here. Scalzi must be better than Vox Day because Amazon knows so. Whoever is the most socially acceptance is declared the winner. We win we win!

Anonymous A. Man April 25, 2013 3:51 PM  

"Judge a man's worth by his popularity. Way to go, A. Rabbit!"

Actually its a judge of relative success as an author, which comes out of popularity.


" think wearing message apparel that the nemesis psychically designed in honor of Scalzi's crimes against women is "no indication" then I agree with you."

I did a search and found nothing about crimes against women, a conviction or anything of the kind.


"I could be wrong about this, but my mind see's past the front that people pretend"
You have amazing powers, yet appreciate your limitations. Nicely done.


"Let me get this straight. I look up this guy and it turns out he's among the top 100 authors on Amazon. His latest Sci fi book is #5000 overall on amazon. A book that isn't even in circulation yet ranks at 3000 on Amazon. Vox Day isn't ranked among Amazon's best selling authors and his latest book comes in ranked just below 900,000.

So what?"

Just noting the context of it all as it relates to success in your given professions. That's all.

Anonymous T14 April 25, 2013 3:54 PM  

I am beginning to think VD and Scalzi are in cahoots here.

And as far as sci-fi writers go, I imagine Scalzi would be considered quite dashing.

Anonymous Flip April 25, 2013 3:57 PM  

"Actually its a judge of relative success as an author, which comes out of popularity. "

So you are saying God is a good author?

"I did a search and found nothing about crimes against women"

False. This is a crime in at least two U.S. states, and 12 countries: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scalzi/8568348387/in/photostream



Anonymous Daniel April 25, 2013 4:03 PM  

A. Man
I did a search and found nothing about crimes against women, a conviction or anything of the kind.

Time to return to the google dojo, asshopper.

John Scalzi is a rapist - top link is his verified confession.

No he was not convicted.

Neither was OJ.

Anonymous Rosalys April 25, 2013 4:04 PM  

How can any man wear that thing without hanging his head in shame?

Anonymous Anonagain April 25, 2013 4:07 PM  

I am beginning to detect an emergent pattern here - there appears to be an inverse relationship between the size of the banhammer and the virility of the man who wields it.

Obviously, Scalzi hasn't even the affectations of virility, but his indiscriminate use of his humongous banhammer is clearly a case of overcompensation.

Now, Vox, he has a teeny-tiny banhammer which he uses only after many warnings.

Ergo, the bigger the banhammer, the smaller the, uh, man.

Anonymous Daniel April 25, 2013 4:07 PM  

How can any man wear that thing without hanging his head in shame?

He is. That's all the further down his chin pudge will allow. Also, rapists have stiff necks.

You know, to compensate.

Anonymous Daniel April 25, 2013 4:14 PM  

Note, A. Man, that Scalzi himself has rebutted you:

"Oh, sure, theoretically I can get charged with rape and go to prison for it. But you know what? For every hundred men who rape, only three go to prison. Those are pretty good odds for me."

Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 4:15 PM  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scalzi/8568348387/in/photostream


Um Vox, What chord is he playing on that cheep four string 25$ Mandolin?

Anonymous Concerned Rabbit Hunter April 25, 2013 4:16 PM  

i love the line from Gilbert & Sullivan's mikado (a list of people to one day be executed)

"and that singular anomily the lady novelist, i don't think she'll be missed, i'm sure she won't be missed"


Wanted, a sensitivity editor for G & S.

Anonymous darwinist April 25, 2013 4:19 PM  

Yeah well, Michael Z. Williams is still smartet than you.

Anonymous Sigyn April 25, 2013 4:19 PM  

I am beginning to detect an emergent pattern here - there appears to be an inverse relationship between the size of the banhammer and the virility of the man who wields it...Ergo, the bigger the banhammer, the smaller the, uh, man.

I think my husband would wish to heartily agree. So I'll do it for him.

Anonymous reallmatt April 25, 2013 4:21 PM  

Am I the only one who thinks he looks kind of like a bizarro version of Vox?

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian, King of Aquilonia April 25, 2013 4:23 PM  

Daniel:
Huh, he said his victims were women. Is "women" a code word something? I can't imagine him overpowering any males, except the smallest of children.

What are you suggesting?


Yes it is a code. It is a euphemism for when he goes from catcher to pitcher.

He is usually the "woman" (catcher). When it is his turn to play the "man" (pitcher) he goes into his rapist persona.

The "women" of his rape fantasies are actually even more feminine males than himself. Thus they are the women of which he/her speaks.

"It's a gay thing".

Anonymous Daniel April 25, 2013 4:24 PM  

Yes.

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Anonymous anon123 April 25, 2013 4:26 PM  

VD
Ach du lieber! He's going to start posing in a Gamma Rabbit thong next.

As long as he can mix and match with that lovely line of pastel tees.

Anonymous Daniel April 25, 2013 4:28 PM  

Looks like an A chord.

As in A. Man Da Palmer?

No wonder none of his books rhyme.

Anonymous Keeg April 25, 2013 4:28 PM  

@ jack: I read Old Man's War, and to be fair, I thought it was pretty good. Yes, I've read Heinlein, yes, Heinlein did it better, but OMW was entertaining, at least. Some parts were dumb (stomping on tiny aliens), but some parts were great.

I also read Agent to the Stars and that was...eh. But then, it was his first novel. It read like Jerry Maguire meets ALF, if ALF looked like the Blob.

I couldn't get past the first page of Zoe's Tale. I have two teenage daughters, and neither of them sound like that.

Anonymous A(nklebiter) Man April 25, 2013 4:29 PM  

"What have I done!"

You mean "How many ways can I lose to this superior man and writer?!!?"

The last I checked, Scalzi is ranked #33,984 on RSHDNation.com and you are ranked 27th. Scalzi has at least FOUR books which have manly words in the titles-- war, soldier, brigades and something else. You have zero except for one which is cancelled because of the word 'dog' in it. Scalzi has burned you with wearing of cartoon t shirts. You have burned him zero times with t shirts.



Anonymous Gold Mansachs April 25, 2013 4:38 PM  

OT ...Middle School girls forced to kiss as part of "anti-bullying" pro-gay re-education:

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/04/25/ny-middle-school-forces-children-to-ask-same-gender-for-a-kiss-during-anti-bullying-class/

Anonymous Porky? April 25, 2013 4:41 PM  

Why did you crop Will Wheaton out of the bottom half of that photo?

Anonymous Daniel April 25, 2013 4:42 PM  

How on earth is that off-topic? Scalzi loves his stronger-than-him wife. I'm sure they kiss.

Anonymous Peter Garstig April 25, 2013 4:53 PM  

Commented without comment.

Blogger The Bechtloff April 25, 2013 4:58 PM  

You know that meme with Captain Picard giving a face palm? That was the first thing I thought of when I saw that pic. I actually felt a little embarrassed for him.

Anonymous rubberducky April 25, 2013 5:02 PM  

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

What a tard McRapey

Anonymous VD April 25, 2013 5:02 PM  

Just noting the context of it all as it relates to success in your given professions. That's all.

Writing is not my profession, you idiot. What part of "game designer" do you not understand. I've sold more copies of one of my games alone than all of Scalzi's books have sold added together.

I just write because I like to.

Anonymous Zion's Paladin April 25, 2013 5:03 PM  

You know that meme with Captain Picard giving a face palm? That was the first thing I thought of when I saw that pic. I actually felt a little embarrassed for him.

This one seems more appropriate.

Anonymous Ghroovy April 25, 2013 5:06 PM  

Where can I get that t-shirt?

Anonymous Dan in Tx April 25, 2013 5:17 PM  

McRapey....the gift that keeps on giving.

Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 5:17 PM  

Vox can I rant?

If not just delete it.

I saw that pictiture of Scalzi with a Mandolin. It pissed me off for several reasons. One he is a fake as I hired people in my band with thousands of dollars worth of of equipment. I did the hard work and to see a joker like him pretentding to be a muscian pisses me off. I spent years doing it and we kicked ass. Now some pretentender who don't even know how to play friking Mandolin, the most single easiest instument to play next to the Kazoo.

I understand now why Vox does what he does. he (Scalzi) is a fake. I worked my ass off to learn to play three different instuments, and I have to look at that shit!

I now understand, I never pretended nor wanted to be a novelestk, just apoet and and a song writer as well as mastering Shynyrd and JJ Cale.

I hated the Hat acts and hated playing them, but that is part of making the money.

Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 5:19 PM  

novelestk = novelist

Anonymous jack April 25, 2013 5:21 PM  

@Keeg: Thanks for the info on OMW. I suppose I'll try it. If its not $15 for Kindle. I'll not pay that kind of money for an ebook. If it were one of Kratman's military novels, yes. Not for Scalzi.

Blogger Markku April 25, 2013 5:26 PM  

I just realized that John Scalzi is a chromatic rapist.

We are victimized.

Anonymous Obvious April 25, 2013 5:28 PM  

Writing is not my profession, you idiot. What part of "game designer" do you not understand. I've sold more copies of one of my games alone than all of Scalzi's books have sold added together.

Theodore Beale, born c.1968, is an American writer, sometimes using the pseudonym Vox Day. He has also designed computer games and been a musician. (from the Wikipedia entry on VD)

But wait let's delve into it further and see what masterpieces of gaming that Vox has provided us with. His last listed game? Hot Dish.

Go on a culinary adventure like no other in this gastric-busting Time Management game! Build your career one dish at a time as you start at the bottom of the culinary ladder as a line cook in a local Italian restaurant with dreams of one day becoming a world class 5 Star French chef. Master the timing and accuracy needed to bring simple dishes to the table by executing their various steps and combining ingredients at the right times to create food your customers and the critics will love!

Well... maybe the game before that? Traveller, except that doesn't seem to have been released so...

War in Heaven.
http://www.somethingawful.com/d/game-reviews/war-heaven.php


But all that is irrelevant, really. Vox has stated that his next game will completely change SFF FOREVER.

I'm excited.

Anonymous jack April 25, 2013 5:29 PM  

OK. Scalzi's OMW is 5.99 [Kindle] on Amazon. Now, I have to take some deep breaths and decide whether to make the plunge. Its tough, you know.

Anonymous Josh April 25, 2013 5:31 PM  

I really think that Outlaw's "Rant of the Day" needs to be a recurring feature.

Blogger Giraffe April 25, 2013 5:33 PM  

I really think that Outlaw's "Rant of the Day" needs to be a recurring feature.

But only if he asks permission first.

Anonymous beerme April 25, 2013 5:35 PM  

jack, buy it used and deny Scalzi and Tor the revenue.

you can also claim that you are recycling and saving the earth

Anonymous The One April 25, 2013 5:56 PM  

Compare Scalzi to this guy: who got kicked out of his country for being TOO GOOD LOOKING

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/25/omar-borkan-al-gala-dubai-saudi-arabia-too-handsome-pictures_n_3152761.html

Anonymous VD April 25, 2013 6:06 PM  

But wait let's delve into it further and see what masterpieces of gaming that Vox has provided us with. His last listed game? Hot Dish.

Right, because Wikipedia is so up-to-date on my career... I once learned I've been twice-married from it.

Anonymous GreyS April 25, 2013 6:08 PM  

Heh-- ukulele, not mandolin.

Anonymous A. Man April 25, 2013 6:10 PM  

""I did a search and found nothing about crimes against women"

False. This is a crime in at least two U.S. states, and 12 countries: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scalzi/8568348387/in/photostream "

Agreed!! I retract my statement. That is a crime, and probably in more than two states.


"John Scalzi is a rapist - top link is his verified confession."
Huh? Satire is a crime now? What?


"Writing is not my profession, you idiot. What part of "game designer" do you not understand. I've sold more copies of one of my games alone than all of Scalzi's books have sold added together."

Fair enough. It's merely a matter then of commenting on who is the more successful writer? And which games have you designed. I've a game designer in my family too.


"Theodore Beale, born c.1968, is an American writer, sometimes using the pseudonym Vox Day. He has also designed computer games and been a musician. (from the Wikipedia entry on VD)....But wait let's delve into it further and see what masterpieces of gaming that Vox has provided us with. His last listed game? Hot Dish."

AH....This explains it. Well done!

Anonymous Tilon April 25, 2013 6:10 PM  

I read OMW up until the drill sergeant.

It was so laughably horrible that I tossed it and never continued, laughing for 10 minutes afterwards.

It was utterly pathetic. Exactly how you'd expect a social retard to write about some token tough drill sergeant.

Anonymous Matt April 25, 2013 6:11 PM  

It's sort of pointless to compare careers. Scalzi is just ridiculous looking. Doesn't matter if he's the best writer in the world.

Here's a picture of Bill Gates. His net worth is around a million times mine. Do I look like less of a dork than he did here? Yes. Yes I do.

http://i.imgur.com/WqYfgpM.jpg

Anonymous Darth Shame April 25, 2013 6:17 PM  

You dont't know the power of the Rabbit Side. Behold, our latest victim:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2314752/Sorority-girl-Rebecca-Martinson-sent-furious-email-rant-fellow-sisters-resigns-Delta-Gamma.html

Blogger Beefy Levinson April 25, 2013 6:25 PM  

If John Scalzi didn't exist, we would have to invent him.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera April 25, 2013 6:26 PM  

So a ukulele is a gamma guitar?

Yup. For reference...

Alpha: Electric guitar
Beta: Acoustic guitar
Delta: No guitar
Gamma: Ukulele

Sigma: Kazookulele!

Anonymous Dan in Tx April 25, 2013 6:30 PM  

Aeoli: Yup. For reference...

Alpha: Electric guitar
Beta: Acoustic guitar
Delta: No guitar
Gamma: Ukulele

Sigma: Kazookulele!

Forgot one:
Lambda: Pipe Organ

Anonymous Sigyn April 25, 2013 6:38 PM  

novelestk = novelist

I like this term, actually. It has a Soviet flavor to it while refusing to call the person an actual novelist.

Also, FACEPALM OF THE GODS.

Anonymous rycamor April 25, 2013 6:38 PM  

And...

Bubba: harmonica

Anonymous Sigyn April 25, 2013 6:39 PM  

Sigma: Kazookulele!

Heck yeah! I'm still laughing over that video Stickwick linked. That was EPIC.

Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 6:42 PM  

Beta: Acoustic guitar

Bullshit, not only do I have a electic guitar I have a 6000 dollar Gibson acoustic. Still 20 years after the band and still writing songs until I drop friking dead. It is how I started and how I will end, and my latest is "Lord Have Mercy on My Soul". People never really hear real music anymore. My brother told me to put it on film, but I don't have a yputube account and could care less. I spent too much of my life in Nashville pitching songs and waisting gas. Now I get even by writing a hit ebry day and tearing it up. That is my excuse.

Anonymous NateM April 25, 2013 6:50 PM  

He looks like a thinner PZ Myers from this angle...

Anonymous Dan in Tx April 25, 2013 6:54 PM  

Outlaw, your post made me think of this song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycy8jL26Lyc

Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 7:07 PM  

Outlaw, your post made me think of this song

Thank you Dan, people have no Idea what I have been through. But the funny thing is I don't need the money and I Damn sure don't want fame. I'm old and don't care. I appreciate your ability to understand. I play for the family now, new songs, and they ask me to share them with the world. I guess I could for free, but I am too damn lazy and tired.

Anonymous Obvious April 25, 2013 7:12 PM  

Right, because Wikipedia is so up-to-date on my career... I once learned I've been twice-married from it.

That's a great story, Vox.

If the Wikipedia information is inaccurate, what is the last game you released, Vox? Where are the sales numbers for it? If you make a statement like " I've sold more copies of one of my games alone than all of Scalzi's books have sold added together.", then you have to be able to back it up. It's inconceivable that you would make such a claim without have the data to support it.

Now you've shown me the proof and you're a successful games designer. How would anyone know that from your site? You have books you've read, books you've written, authors you love, "target rich environments", what you're currently reading, what you're currently writing, VPFL results from a year and a half ago, links to economic treatises, links to buy your BOOKS, but not a single link to anything about any games you've designed.

I can tell why you get angry at people who think that you're an Author.



Finally,

Anonymous VD April 25, 2013 7:42 PM  

If the Wikipedia information is inaccurate, what is the last game you released, Vox? Where are the sales numbers for it? If you make a statement like " I've sold more copies of one of my games alone than all of Scalzi's books have sold added together.", then you have to be able to back it up. It's inconceivable that you would make such a claim without have the data to support it.

I have absolutely no intention of answering any of your questions, Obvious. I don't talk about my family and I talk very little about my work here. And it shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that just as I don't publish all of my books under one name, I don't design all of my games under the same name either.

By the way, Hot Dish, which you were mocking, was the #5 most-played game on Big Fish after it came out. That sort of casual game is not really my thing, but I did it as a favor to a friend at THQ who asked me. The developer didn't use much of the design anyhow, it's a pretty simplified version.

Now you've shown me the proof and you're a successful games designer. How would anyone know that from your site?

I suppose they wouldn't. Why would you think I care? The blog has nothing to do with my work. Well, not quite nothing, in that I've found some excellent programmers and artists through it, but very little. And even I wanted to talk about my work, why would I talk about it with a bunch of people who know absolutely nothing about it?

Are you going to recommend server hosting companies? Do you have strong opinions about AI middleware options or the various graphic engines? Are you going to tell me what is the minimum resolution worth supporting on Android these days? And what is the optimal length of a simulated match anyway, five minutes or three?

What could you, or anyone except the few professional game developers who are regulars here, possibly have to say about any of that that could possibly be of any interest to me? This is where I bitch about slogging through a thousand pages of DFW and laugh at Mr. Wobbles and his Gammawear.

Anonymous Michael of Charlotte April 25, 2013 7:42 PM  

Vox,

Couldn't understand why you waste posts on this guy, now I do. Proceed good sir...

Anonymous Godfrey April 25, 2013 7:49 PM  

Wow, his mother really mess his head up?

Pathetic

Anonymous Gx1080 April 25, 2013 7:50 PM  

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.

Thanks, needed the laugh. Now that's the kind of man that becomes an eunuch willingly.

Anonymous Obvious April 25, 2013 8:15 PM  

I suppose they wouldn't.

Well then, I guess it looks silly when you get bent out of shape when someone assumes that you're an author, then don't it?

I have absolutely no intention of answering any of your questions, Obvious.

I could tell that you didn't have any intention when you provided five paragraphs worth of answers.

I don't care if you post your numbers or not. The fact that you make grandiose claims and then get pissy when people ask you to prove them tells me enough.

Anonymous Godfrey April 25, 2013 8:20 PM  

Mein Gott!

We need a team of psychiatrists from Vienna to perform deep… deep psychoanalysis. They must probe his relationship with his mother.

In this clip, was he talking about his mother?

Anonymous Stickwick April 25, 2013 8:49 PM  

Heck yeah! I'm still laughing over that video Stickwick linked. That was EPIC.

Some things are so bad they achieve a sort of grandeur.

Speaking of dorks in stupid shirts, I went to the theater to see Star Trek: The Best of Both Worlds this evening, and thought I'd accidentally walked in on an asperger's convention. The guy in line in front of me was wearing a Center for Inquiry t-shirt, and the one next to me was wearing a shirt that said "SO MANY RIGHTWING CHRISTIANS, SO FEW LIONS." Personal good looks to match the awesome attitude.

Anonymous VD April 25, 2013 8:52 PM  

I guess it looks silly when you get bent out of shape when someone assumes that you're an author, then don't it?

I don't get bent out of shape. I am an author. I am a professional author. But it is merely a hobby for me.

I don't care if you post your numbers or not. The fact that you make grandiose claims and then get pissy when people ask you to prove them tells me enough.

Sure you don't. I'm not pissy, I simply know that you're trying to find something, anything, to criticize. You're hardly the first to try this sort of thing. I know perfectly well that no matter what you learn, you'll put a negative spin on it. So, you can put your negative spin on nothing. You're certainly welcome to reach whatever stupid conclusion based on near-complete ignorance you like. It won't change anything.

I find people like you to be amusing. It's a bit ironic to hear anonymous nobodies denigrating what executives at major publishers and entertainment companies are actively discussing with me. The world doesn't revolve around your opinion of it, Obvious. The world doesn't even care.

Anonymous Salt April 25, 2013 8:56 PM  

But how was the flick, Stick?

Anonymous Obvious April 25, 2013 9:03 PM  

"what executives at major publishers and entertainment companies are actively discussing with me."

Always gotta take the chance to brag, eh?

Anonymous Bitch and Moan April 25, 2013 9:05 PM  

What do you do obvious? Bitch? Well, that's Obvious.

Anonymous Stickwick April 25, 2013 9:11 PM  

But how was the flick, Stick?

Got there too late -- it was sold out. Just as well, it's a theatrical release of an old TNG episode. I can watch it at home with my fat, stupid cat.

Blogger tz April 25, 2013 9:49 PM  

Ukelele - it is the soprano (castrato) for those who fret.

He has not yet posed wearing the shirt with a blond wig with legs spread holding something which is to represent some weapon with higher tech.

With the intro of GR, he jumped the shark. He is going for the killer whale.

If John Scalzi didn't exist, we would have to invent him. Proof for ID. Insane, but intelligent.

Sigma: Violin. They don't fret nor are restricted to the quantified levels.

Although Lambdas like pipe organs, they don't mean THAT pipe organ. Piano isn't their forte either. Perhaps a hurdy-gurdy.

Blogger tz April 25, 2013 10:05 PM  

Note: Whatever is into cats, rainbows, and "gender breakdown" most recently. The L isn't a pound or a lambda, but is the LA times. California is already lost.

I don't know if Scalzi is a lambda but he seems tuned to their wavelength (physicists will get that).

Anonymous NateM April 25, 2013 10:16 PM  

"I can watch it at home with my fat, stupid cat. "

Now that's no way to speak of your husband... So how many time were you awkwardly hit on with Star Trek related innuendo?

Anonymous Red Comet April 25, 2013 10:37 PM  

Always gotta take the chance to brag, eh?

u jelly bro?

You could always get back at Vox by getting your very own Gamma Rabbit shirt to wear in public. No better way to let civilians know what an RSHD he is amirite?

Anonymous Capo Regime April 25, 2013 10:39 PM  

Guy could not get laid in a womens prison with a fist full of pardons.

Blogger Justthisguy April 25, 2013 10:42 PM  

Yer all wrong about the musical instruments. Natural alphas play trumpet. Thug-poser alphas play saxophone or percussion. Betas play trombone. Gammas play clarinet or horn. Deltas play oboe. Sigmas play euphonium or bassoon. Lambdas play flute. Nobody I would associate with would play a string instrument of any kind.

Jtg, autistic band nerd, over here at the Right of the Line, with The Colors.

Anonymous Stickwick April 25, 2013 10:45 PM  

Husband is away, hence the wave function collapse to pathetic spinster nerd state. As for Star Trek innuendo come-ons, I want you to picture the sort of facial expression a rightwing Christian woman would have in a lobby full of dumpy five-foot-tall middle-aged humanist dickwads and imagine if these gammas could've summoned up the nerve to comment on her "nacelles" or suggest a "menage a Troi."

Anonymous Vidad April 25, 2013 10:48 PM  

VD: "He does look like he's lost a chin. Clearly all the angst and stress has been good for him."

I think it's the opposite. Remember how much joy he's taken from his little feud with you? It's probably just the positive endorphins making him stand up straight, put down the whipped topping and go for a bouncy skip around the block.

Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 11:11 PM  

Always gotta take the chance to brag, eh?

"It ain't bragging if you can do do it."

The untalented mitigated liars are always there like cyanide. The posers, pretenders and haters, I have seen them all. They eat dirt and tell you it is good. They are the bane of society and will always be with us, but individually they are the scum of the Earth. Never giving a pat on the back and always giving a kick in the ass.

I shouldn't, but I feel sorry for you and your miserable life.

Anonymous mjb April 25, 2013 11:12 PM  

This is an amazing thread. First we start with the latest Scalzi pic, then we get A. Man with his typical rhetoric, yet it seems he has some sort of gay crush thing going towards VD. How else would you explain his obsessive contrapuntal comments? Then we have Obvious, who is obviously a butthurt Scalzi nerd who feels the need to white knight on behalf of Scalzi. Finally, Outlaw, I feel you, though I would consider music merely a hobby.

All in all, I enjoyed reading this thread.

Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 11:18 PM  

UNmitigated.

Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 11:22 PM  

Outlaw, I feel you, though I would consider music merely a hobby.

That was a hard lesson to learn when I was in my thrities. Today it is a joy.

Anonymous mjb April 25, 2013 11:27 PM  

I'm in my mid-30s. I guess I'll soon learn, then. Shoot, I've actually gotten pissed at the guitar lately. Haven't touched any of them in about two weeks. Like you, I just play for the family these days, but I'm in a drought, musically, and not feeling very inspired.

Anonymous Outlaw X April 25, 2013 11:35 PM  

but I'm in a drought, musically, and not feeling very inspired.

I am not the Bethke of song writing, but a drought is not to worry about. You will wake up one day with another insperation. I had a 5 year drought. Be nice and think about all that is going on around you and your family. It will come.

I figure it is not much different than writing a novel, though much easier, less time consuming and more pleasurable. So guns up, bud.

Anonymous rycamor April 25, 2013 11:57 PM  

I've tried on occasion keeping up with modern American literati, but it just leaves me cold. I got off that train somewhere between Updike and Norman Mailer, and it seems it has just gotten worse. It's not so much the moral decay, but the writing has just gotten so tediously banal and self-absorbed.

I think the last "modern" novel I read was "Roger's Version", by Updike. While it toyed with the disease of postmodern amorality, it really was about something more, and surprisingly interesting, even though I don't favor Updike's style usually.

Speaking of nonfiction, read something, anything by John McPhee. The man can write about literally anything and make it interesting, simply because he researches his topics with the investigative vigor of a Sherlock Holmes, and doesn't prance about trying to draw attention to his writing.

Anonymous Sigyn April 25, 2013 11:59 PM  

Husband is away, hence the wave function collapse to pathetic spinster nerd state.

Fellow feelings from me to you. *siiiiigh*

As for Star Trek innuendo come-ons, I want you to picture the sort of facial expression a rightwing Christian woman would have in a lobby full of dumpy five-foot-tall middle-aged humanist dickwads and imagine if these gammas could've summoned up the nerve to comment on her "nacelles" or suggest a "menage a Troi."

...I wouldn't have known that was actually an episode title if I hadn't had to look it up to get the joke. I still don't get the joke.

I'm not sure I WANT to get the joke.

Blogger Justthisguy April 26, 2013 12:11 AM  

Aw, Stick. I feel for you. I really do. Hell, I think I'm at least as autistic as any of those guys, but I'm very unlikely to show up in that kind of venue, hating Trek and Trekkies as much as I do. I grew up on real SF, my Mom having bought me subscriptions to Analog and Galaxy when I was a kid in the early sixties. Also, she raised me Southern and taught me some manners.

Anonymous rycamor April 26, 2013 12:14 AM  

Bah, commented on the wrong thread... the dangers of multi-tabbed browsing.

Blogger Crude April 26, 2013 12:19 AM  

A serious question.

I now and then read about the Game talk on here, but really, I don't understand enough about it. Could a Sigma ever do what Scalzi did in this picture? Because my loose understanding of game is that Sigmas don't give a shit what anyone thinks. And, while I guess there's the whole 'he's trying to impress all his fellow gamma rabbits' aspect, I wonder if someone could argue that's showing up here.

Anonymous WaterBoy April 26, 2013 1:04 AM  

Crude: "And, while I guess there's the whole 'he's trying to impress all his fellow gamma rabbits' aspect, I wonder if someone could argue that's showing up here."

I would argue that is precisely what is going on here. Heck, the simple fact that the t-shirts were even printed and sold is indicative of the lapine hive-mind.

Consider this -- in the half-dozen or so years that the readers of VP have self-identified as Dreak Ilk, has there ever been a Dread Ilk t-shirt made available for sale to the general public? If one were to be made, would anyone really buy it and wear it?

I, for one, would not...but then, I don't identify as Ilk, either, so YMMV.

Blogger Justthisguy April 26, 2013 1:06 AM  

I think Scalzi does care what people think about him. He started his blog years ago, before writing most of his books. I think some people blog in a "Look at me!" mode, like Scalzi. Some people just blog because they can, it being one of their amusing hobbies. (like Vox, I think) Most people don't blog at all, I think. I have a pale excuse for a blog I got talked into starting, but I don't seem to have the blogger personality. I look at my blog once every month or three, and post less frequently than that.

Anonymous Noah B. April 26, 2013 1:10 AM  

Scalzi would be more likely to say something like "resistance is futile."

Anonymous Stickwick April 26, 2013 1:13 AM  

Fellow feelings from me to you. *siiiiigh*

Thanks, sis. I wish they didn't have to go. It's probably good to spend a little time apart -- Kahlil Gibran says, let there be spaces in your togetherness -- but it actually physically hurts. Too bad we didn't live closer to one another; I should like to come over and help you with your daily chores, or at least keep you company.

Also, she raised me Southern and taught me some manners.

It seems to be more of a case of self-awareness, but then again maybe that's the basis of manners. Showing up in public advertising your arrogant, hostile philosophy in the most obnoxious way possible and then wondering why most of the world looks on you with a jaundiced eye ... this has got to be the equivalent of the woman who wears a provocative outfit and then gets indignant when men leer at her.

Anonymous JRL April 26, 2013 1:13 AM  

Outlaw reminds me of Equus.

Anonymous Anonymous April 26, 2013 1:50 AM  

Holy mother of pearl... This is sure the longest feedback about what I have no idea. So Scalzi looks like most of them do. Cool your tamales already.

Anonymous Ferd April 26, 2013 2:13 AM  

A. Man,

This is not a defense of VD as he doesn't need me, a mortal man, to charge and wave his flag. I suspect concrete blocks crack with slight pressure from his pinky.

J. Scalzi is a novelist that derives his concepts and ideas from others. He has a knack of packaging it attractively for the Trekkie fans that are starving for anything from that universe.

His other writings play to marginal progressive groups that bend over,,,, oops, for publicity anywhere they can find it.

I admire VD as he impresses with his Leonardo qualities,,, and i don't mean Decaprio. VD has the energy to do well in so many fields. He is not just a novelist. His body of interests includes Athlete, gamester,columnist, economist, scientist, futurist and most assuredly other particular curiosities that have not become apparent on this blog.

A. Man, you must acknowledge that VD is an amazing man with a wide range of intellect not apparent in J.S. And, he is a downright nice man even to us challenged folk that surely must test his patience at times.

So, comparing a Renaissance man to a one trick pony is a failing effort for you.

Anonymous kh123 April 26, 2013 2:57 AM  

Chubs.

Anonymous kh123 April 26, 2013 3:07 AM  

"novelestk = novelist"

Romanitsy!

Novelyetsk can be the town they have their writers' commune in. All the easier to shoot them in one go once the Great Teacher reads Infinite Jewst.

Anonymous Freddy April 26, 2013 3:08 AM  

So what benefit does mocking Scalzi accomplish in the eternal realm? Nada. The Christian, by God's grace possesses objective truth in virtue of the impossibility of the contrary....just consider the epistemic skepticm of the secularists? Truth be told, I've never read his garbage....okay, maybe I would mock him as well. It feels good now but if every word we utter will be scrutinized in the end....we all are screwed

Anonymous kh123 April 26, 2013 3:14 AM  

"I'd rather that they cut their dicks off!"

-Paul on legalistic Judaizers infiltrating the nascent church in Asia Minor.

Anonymous kh123 April 26, 2013 3:28 AM  

...To somewhat paraphrase (IIRC) the parable of the two servants: One performs niceties and oaths; he says but does not. Another begrudges; he hesitates and may even complain, but sets to the task at hand until it's finished. Which one has done his fathers' will?

I've lost track of how many times I've personally found the frustrated publican to be the truer and more reliable person than the modern churchian.

Anonymous VryeDenker April 26, 2013 3:48 AM  

"Vox I don't get it. the wallpaper?"

The pound sign signifies that he likes to get pounded a lot?

Anonymous Phil - Chicago April 26, 2013 4:04 AM  

Didnt you know that Vox developed Battlecruiser 3000AD. He was such a douche on the forums at the time - geez. (heh - just kidding!)

Blogger Crude April 26, 2013 4:27 AM  

Let me put my question another way.

Could someone dress up in public like McRapey did in that photo, and still be somehow a Sigma or an Alpha or something? What would be required?

Anonymous VryeDenker April 26, 2013 5:10 AM  

"Could someone dress up in public like McRapey did in that photo, and still be somehow a Sigma or an Alpha or something? What would be required?"

Being Hollywood Hulk Hogan.

Blogger IM2L844 April 26, 2013 6:23 AM  

On the game front, I would be surprised to learn that Vox didn't have any influence, either directly or indirectly, on The Elder Scrolls series. I mean, come on, there are just way too many parallels for it to be purely coincidental.

Blogger Markku April 26, 2013 7:08 AM  

I know some games where Vox has been involved in recently. Not as lead designer, but that of specific parts, and they are big titles that anyone would recognize. My suspicion is, though, that game studios don't want to shout out his name to the world, for obvious reasons.

Now, if he were to take the approach of giving out the specifics, the rabbit response would be obvious. Goalposts would immediately move to They are embarrassed of you! We were right, although our original claim was nothing of the sort, while raising a new cry of boycott! boycott! boycott!.

No, it would be stupid to indulge them.

Blogger IM2L844 April 26, 2013 7:56 AM  

No, it would be stupid to indulge them.

Of course, but as a simple matter of fun speculation, any action/adventure game where many times you must first find and then stop and read a book before you can proceed just screams Vox Day, but the parallels don't stop there...the economics...the Nords...the Imperial Army...the cat people...CAT PEOPLE! Oh, and then there's the whole various religious aspects with good vs. evil thing in a world where it's much easier to choose the evil path rather than the narrow good path...it goes on and on.

If he didn't have anything to do with it, he should have.

Then again, given that he gives Nick Bostrom's ideas some potential credence, there's the slim possibility it could be the other way 'round.

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