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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A rabbit visits

It was rather amusing to see a Whatever rabbit creep out of the warren just long enough to discover this place, only to run quickly away to warn all the other rabbits how dark and scary and terrible it is:
I’m a fairly casual Scalzi fan. I read Whatever regularly and I’ve read almost all of your books (most of them from the library – sorry!) and I’ve enjoyed almost all of them. I’m aware of some of the controversies that have floated around in the past, but this is the first time I actually ventured into the comments section of one of the bizarre blog posts you’ve commented upon. I was somewhat repelled by some of the comments supporting this idiotic blog post, but then I made the mistake of clicking on a link to one of the commentator’s blogs.

Holy shit, I have never descended into such a cesspool of ignorance and hatred – even on Youtube. John, what on earth did you manage to do in order to generate such vitriol? I ended up on a page where you were continually referred to as ‘McRapey’ and these….people…were gleefully interpreting this post as ‘the head rabbit trying to reassure the warren’ as the bulldozers came closer. I vaguely recall the whole ‘McRapey’ thing, but wasn’t that years ago? And how on earth have so many other troglodytes gathered together to gibber their hatred of you into the darkness? Dammit John, the worst thing I’ve ever thought of you was that Old Man’s War seemed too derivative of The Forever War- these people want you slowly tortured to death!

Hey, I understand there are horrible people out there and I understand that the Internet encourages bellicose assholery that would never be said face to face in the real world. But good god, you’ve managed to put a serious dent in my faith in humanity overall. These people are so…pathetic…and yet they hate you SOOOO MUCH! I’m impressed that you can express such sympathy to these obviously mentally-ill individuals. Hugs? I’d rather see them in asylums with padded walls, stout locks and some very patient psychiatrists.
So brave. And he wants to see all of you obviously mentally-ill individuals locked up in asylums. That's a totally new and different position for the Left, isn't it? It's particularly funny to see a casual Scalzi fan call anyone else pathetic. One can only roll ones eyes at those who haven't seen through the charlatan's act yet. McRapey's response was, as always, laden with his unique combination of lies and self-serving spin:
You appear to have landed on the site of Theodore Beale/Vox Day. The short version is he’s an odious little man who is deeply envious of my career, which he feels he should have, and lies about me a lot to make himself feel better. It doesn’t appear to be working very well, either in making him feel better, or doing any material damage to me. I had in fact already cut him out of my ego surfing (the poor lad cannot go a day or two without talking about me) long before I made my Lenten observation choice this year. So he didn’t affect the choice one way or the other.
This should be fun. Let's chronicle the lies:
  1. "Odious little man". Odious is subjective, but I am taller and heavier than my favorite former NFL cornerback, Antoine Winfield. Unlike Larry Correia, I couldn't crush Scalzi's skull with my bare hands, but I could probably snap his tubby neck.
  2. "deeply envious of my career". Yes, that's why I write 850-page epic fantasy novels, so I can have a career like a guy who openly rips off Heinlein, Piper, Dick, and Star Trek in order to write novels less than half that long. That's also why I spend my time doing anthologies with Jerry Pournelle, editing landmark military theory by Bill Lind and Martin van Creveld, and working with great authors like Tom Kratman and John C. Wright. When I'm not designing ground-breaking computer games. I don't envy anything about him. Not his career, not his blog traffic, not his fans, not his publisher, not his looks, not his wife, and not his life. The one thing that impresses me about him is his astonishing ability to put lipstick on a bowel movement and sell it to the sufficiently credulous. But I don't envy it.
  3. "which he feels he should have". I had my shot at that kind of career. I turned down the Starcraft tie-in novels that Pocket Books and Blizzard asked me to write. Once they started talking about the Queen of Blades cackling evilly before she swept dramatically offstage, I decided it was not for me.
  4. "Lies about me a lot". Au contraire. John Scalzi lies about himself a lot. I tell the truth about him, truth which is always supported by conclusive evidence. For example, John inflated his "extraordinary amount" of site traffic by 5x in a 2010 interview with Lightspeed Magazine. I merely exposed the fact that he was actually getting 12,860 pageviews per day, considerably less than the 64,500 daily pageviews he was claiming
  5. "to make himself feel better". I lift weights and score goals to make myself feel better. Doing a set of curls at 115 or putting the ball in the net is what makes me feel good. Dealing with Scalzi is more like picking up after the dogs. Someone has to do it, but it's kind of disgusting.
  6. "doing any material damage to me". Scalzi's site traffic is down by as much as 60 percent from when it peaked at 1,027,644 in May 2012. Many of the people who used to support him and read him simply don't anymore. Not all of that is down to me, of course. A lot of people caught on to his fraudulent act over time, just as I eventually did. And by his own admission, he's now out of contract with Tor Books.
  7. "cut him out of my ego surfing". Probably, but not necessarily, a lie.This guy publicly admits to searching the Internet for references to himself several times a DAY. What are the odds he's telling the truth here? Good lord, I haven't searched my name in months. If I want to read fiction about myself, I'll just go to my Wikipedia page.
  8. "he didn’t affect the choice one way or the other." Actually, I buy this. If Scalzi is observing Lent, good for him. At least he appears to be looking in the right direction. One hopes he will finds what he needs to fill the gaping hole in his heart.
Total = 6 lies and one possible lie in 5 sentences. Scalzi's not even trying; he can usually average 2+ per sentence without even breaking a sweat. And even his worst calumnies were easily exceeded by this wild-eyed rabbit's foot-stomping performance:
The right wing has proven time again that they have no imagination, much less any capability for rational thought. They are never going to dominate the awards simply for the fact that they can’t write for shit. Right now they are promoting John C Wright, hah! puulllezze! That idiot couldn’t write his way out of a paper bag and will never win any award. Let them try to take over the awards, I say bring it on.
(shakes head) It's like they don't even know what the words they are using mean.

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81 Comments:

Anonymous zen0 February 18, 2015 8:47 PM  

I was somewhat repelled by some of the comments supporting this idiotic blog post,

"Somewhat" repelled?

Obviously, the Ilk are letting the side down. She should have been "shuddering with repulsion" or "disgusted, abhorred and nauseous", or "shriveled with horror at the abomination"..

I feel shame.

Blogger Rantor February 18, 2015 9:07 PM  

Wright an idiot? I am well above average in intelligence and Wright forces me to think hard and sometimes research just what it is he is getting at. He has a brilliant mind and classical intelectual and legal training. He knows what he writes, what it means, what his ideas are based on and the appropriate arguments for and against his presuppositions.

Anyone who would label Wright an idiot is either profoundly ignorant or totally dishonest.

Blogger Student in Blue February 18, 2015 9:09 PM  

@VD
Total = 6 lies and one possible lie in 5 sentences. Scalzi's not even trying; he can usually average 2+ per sentence without even breaking a sweat.

Well, he is trying to play to both sides in regards to Sad Puppies...

Anonymous Clay February 18, 2015 9:15 PM  

well, zen0, you prolly never had the pleasure of sticking your head betwixt her hedges, and fighting you way between the dead Azalea bush to find her well-worn soft spot.

Consider yourself lucky.

Blogger Doom February 18, 2015 9:23 PM  

*Bam* I don't know why they bother. But I sure enjoy when they do. Rabbit stew!

Anonymous Hasenpfeffer Honcho February 18, 2015 9:39 PM  

> Rabbit stew!

Rabbit Recipes

Anonymous fp February 18, 2015 9:39 PM  

"I feel shame."

Me too. We'll have to do better next time ;)

Anonymous fp February 18, 2015 9:48 PM  

"The right wing has proven time again that they have no imagination, much less any capability for rational thought."

Observe the leftist projection. Then in the next sentence displays their lack of imagination and inability for rational thought by slandering Mr. Wright.

Anonymous Strange Aeons February 18, 2015 10:05 PM  

Dear Scalzi fan -
I would like to express my gratitude for the reassurance of your extreme disapproval, but I suspect mere words are insufficient, as well as pointless since you bend their meaning to fit your purpose anyways. Although I suspect you are on the verge of threatening to not have sex with us, I will generously offer you one reconcilatory cuddle session. As the little spoon, you may experience a strange and new sense of security in my ignorant and hateful arms, and I will whisper sweet vitriolic nothings in your furry little rabbit ears. Afterwards, no need to stuff your panties in your purse and do the hippity hop of shame back to the warren, I will drop you off around the corner.

Love, SA

Anonymous Culture War Draftee February 18, 2015 10:13 PM  

"Holy shit, I have never descended into such a cesspool of ignorance and hatred – even on Youtube."

Obviously this individual never rad any blog posts by NK Jemisin, or Scalzi's special pal K Tempest Bradford. Clearly he never sampled the delights of Requires Hate.

Anonymous dc red dogs 2 Chron 28-3 February 18, 2015 10:13 PM  

One thing C.S. Lewis articulated in a very clear way is that all of us have no choice but to try to get better every day, or not. Apparently there is something mysterious about the day we die - on that day we have made the decision to keep getting better or to decide that it is not worth it. The outcome of this ineluctable choice is important, for obvious reasons. Because of what I learned from C.S. Lewis, I often search the Bible to discover a verse that best describes the faults that are most likely to lead me to decide that it is not worth it to try and improve. What is the fault that keeps me from falling in on the long happy march with those I love who are on the uphill but light-burdened road to God? Now, the verse for me is whatever it is, and I doubt that anyone but me and God cares (the people I love trust me to find the right verse while they search for theirs). However, for my beloved SJW friends - and who among us does not have a friend that votes Democrat, or a friend that feels weird nostalgia for the misogynist adulterer JFK, or a friend that really wants a "romantic" Hollywoodesque relationship with someone attractive albeit someone who might, if she or he felt like it, procure an abortion for/against their baby in a heartbeat ...anyway, especially for them, here is a verse worth reading, a verse describing the sins of a man lucky enough to be the one in a million who was anointed a king of Judah but for whom that was not enough ---"moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel..." This verse explains why that king of Judah incurred the displeasure of the Lord, who wanted so badly to watch him prosper... Any SJW (or any midline libertarian, or any one of the multitude of Baptist, mainline, non-denominational, or Catholic or Orthodox preachers who think the sin of "abortion" or the identical sin of abortifacient contraception should not be emphasized) who is lucky enough to take Lent seriously should read this or some similar verse...and hopefully change their heart and lead others on the road to Heaven.

Blogger ray February 18, 2015 10:15 PM  

"Hugs? I’d rather see them in asylums with padded walls, stout locks and some very patient psychiatrists."



Brave Rabbit is Chief Psychiatrist at The Asylum. He is just VERY patient with his deluded, stoutly locked-down victi . . . patients. Facilities under supervision of Nurse Ratched, who eventually left medical practice, took a law degree, and now sits on the bench. She keeps a poodle in chambers. In case you heard the barking.


Brave Rabbit peers through plexiglas at his inmates. He jots another brilliant insight in the Ward Book, something to savor later, at home.


These uppity people just don't understand the Greater Good, and how the warren was on the Right Side of the Future. But eventually, all the inmates would understand. The unthinkable (so unthinkable that the Chief Psychiatrist in fact didn't think it) was that Brave Rabbit and the warren were wrong. Self-servingly, prissily, arrogantly wrong.

Therefore Brave Rabbit didn't think that. Instead, he locked the Ward and drove home, anticipating many Patient Years ahead. So many walls and wallets to pad!

Anonymous zen0 February 18, 2015 10:16 PM  

(the poor lad cannot go a day or two without talking about me)

Translation:

This guy is starting to make me nervous. What if he will not be satisfied until I am a homeless beggar, sans lawn, giving BJ's for liquor?

There is not a day goes by that I don't think about that. I don't want to think about that anymore, anymore, anymore, anymore,........

Anonymous Anon February 18, 2015 10:25 PM  

"If Scalzi is observing Lent, good for him."

Scalzi is a Jew!?

Anonymous Rabbi B February 18, 2015 10:36 PM  

"But good god, you’ve managed to put a serious dent in my faith in humanity overall."

Such people reproach VD bitterly, because they are being disturbed in their calm. Very few of the serious ilk here are afraid of the battle, even if they have to fight it alone. So much of what VD does here tirelessly, day in and day out, is simply a matter of presenting the truth, which will fight for itself.

So, let the anonymous little gnats buzz happily in their sunny meadows to their heart's content, while the adults in the room devote their time and attention to more pressing matters.

Excelsior!

Anonymous zen0 February 18, 2015 10:37 PM  

> "Hugs? I’d rather see them in asylums with padded walls, stout locks and some very patient psychiatrists."

Fear aggression.

Anonymous Stickwick February 18, 2015 10:38 PM  

I have never descended into such a cesspool of ignorance and hatred

I almost admire the way the Left so deftly redefines words to suit their purposes. The plain ol' vanilla definition of ignorance is "lacking knowledge," but they reveal themselves in the way they redefine it to mean "doesn't toe the PC line." So axiomatic are their beliefs to them, that they cannot possibly fathom that anyone would think differently on principle. Oh, yes, precious, if they knew, they wouldn't disagree. And then we have hatred. With them, it's all emotion-based, so of course opposition is hatred. You either love it (and therefore support it) or hate it (and therefore oppose it). Again, they cannot possibly fathom that anyone would oppose something on principle, with or without attendant emotions. Better just chalk it up to hatred.

Anonymous Scientist and true SCIENCE fiction fan. February 18, 2015 10:40 PM  

Can you prove Wright is a rational human being? No, unless you count listening and talking to Invisible Friends and genocidal Sky Daddy as "rational." That sick twerp has no business writing about SCIENCE fiction. He should stick to writing his new Nazi plaform on his zero traffic blog.

Anonymous Rabbi B February 18, 2015 10:44 PM  

" . . . they cannot possibly fathom that anyone would oppose something on principle . . ."

This. Why should those those pesky little principles stand in anyone's way? Principles were made for being compromised.

If it wasn't for our principles, how else would the warren occupy their time?

Blogger Rabbi B February 18, 2015 10:50 PM  

@Scientist

What a brave soul, speaking ill of someone at someone else's blog. You can't even insult the man anonymously at his own blog? What a coward.

Anonymous kh123 February 18, 2015 10:56 PM  

"But good god, you’ve managed to put a serious dent in my faith in humanity overall."

Safe to say this is very good circumstantial evidence of their red lining proclivities when it comes to choosing a home, workplace, shopping area, etc.

Anonymous zen0 February 18, 2015 10:57 PM  

@ Scientist and true SCIENCE fiction fan.

Can you prove Wright is a rational human being? No, unless you count listening and talking to Invisible Friends and genocidal Sky Daddy as "rational." That sick twerp has no business writing about SCIENCE fiction. He should stick to writing his new Nazi plaform on his zero traffic blog.

You should pledge fealty to the International Lord of Hate. You seem to manifest some skilz. He may have a quest for you to go on to prove your mettle.

Unless of course, you are all talk?

Blogger Mekadave February 18, 2015 10:57 PM  

I can hear his tiny amygdala quiver from here. His tears are delicious!

Blogger Chiva February 18, 2015 11:02 PM  

"I have never descended into such a cesspool of ignorance and hatred".

Don't get out much do you?

Blogger Rabbi B February 18, 2015 11:03 PM  

"That sick twerp has no business writing about SCIENCE fiction. He should stick to writing his new Nazi plaform on his zero traffic blog."

Grumblers and complainers mouthing great swelling words of ... emptiness . . . doubled over with labor pains ... giving birth to wind ...

Blogger Rabbi B February 18, 2015 11:05 PM  

May the Ilk forgive me for waxing Biblical this evening ...

Anonymous Jeromus February 18, 2015 11:05 PM  

Right now they are promoting John C Wright, hah! puulllezze! That idiot couldn’t write his way out of a paper bag and will never win any award.

I can guarantee that this person has never read John C. Wright's work.

Blogger Mekadave February 18, 2015 11:06 PM  

"Right now they are promoting John C Wright, hah! puulllezze! That idiot couldn’t write his way out of a paper bag and will never win any award."

Wow. I had no idea Scalzi was either THAT delusional or that he thought that his blog readers were gullible enough to believe ANYTHING. LOL!

Anonymous Stickwick February 18, 2015 11:07 PM  

Can you prove Wright is a rational human being? No, unless you count listening and talking to Invisible Friends and genocidal Sky Daddy as "rational." That sick twerp has no business writing about SCIENCE fiction. He should stick to writing his new Nazi plaform on his zero traffic blog.

Okay, everyone, we got several BINGOs in that last round. Be sure to check your Angry Aspie Bingo cards for possible winners before we call this one closed.

Anonymous zen0 February 18, 2015 11:09 PM  

It amuses me the way the abortionistas talk about Genocidal Sky Daddies.

50 million and counting in the US alone.

6 million Jews? Boo fucking Hoo.

Blogger Mekadave February 18, 2015 11:10 PM  

Someone check that science rabbit's IP address! :-p

Blogger Rabbi B February 18, 2015 11:11 PM  

And a little Godwin thrown in, just for good measure ... how innovative.

Anonymous zen0 February 18, 2015 11:13 PM  

I can guarantee that this person has never read John C. Wright's work.

I am confident she has at least had one abortion, maybe more.

The guilt, it burns.

I know whereof I speak.

Anonymous Soga February 18, 2015 11:17 PM  

I seriously can't tell at this point whether or not Poe's Law applies. That science guy has got to be a troll. I mean, a name like that? Someone has gotta be pulling our legs here.

Are they really that stupid?

Blogger Josh February 18, 2015 11:21 PM  

"If Scalzi is observing Lent, good for him."

Scalzi is a Jew!?

If he's observing lent, perhaps he's a jewsuit?

Anonymous zen0 February 18, 2015 11:21 PM  

> That science guy has got to be a troll. I mean, a name like that? Someone has gotta be pulling our legs here.

Maybe, maybe not. Serves as a great example, however.
Trolls keep beating their drum, Or choking the chicken, or whatever, so wait and see.

Anonymous Ha February 18, 2015 11:24 PM  

It amuses me the way the abortionistas talk about Genocidal Sky Daddies.

The actual, real-world genocides of the Left make the Sky Daddy look like a piker.

Blogger Rabbi B February 18, 2015 11:26 PM  

IDK . . . the 'zero traffic blog' is a nice rhetorically trollish flourish . . . if our chains are indeed being yanked . . .

Anonymous tiredofitall February 18, 2015 11:26 PM  

"Are they really that stupid?" - Soga

Yes...yes they are. They are willfully stupid which is one of the worst kinds of stupid that exists.

They are stupid and unwilling to admit they fucked up and backed the wrong horse their whole lives by being progressive and liberal instead of thinking for themselves. Follow the party line even if it leads you off a cliff.

Be good little rabbits and reality be damned, listen to what the head of the warren tells you.

Blogger Rabbi B February 18, 2015 11:30 PM  

" . . . unwilling to admit they fucked up and backed the wrong horse their whole lives by being progressive and liberal instead of thinking for themselves . . ."

The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the PRIDE OF LIFE . . .

Blogger MATT February 18, 2015 11:42 PM  

I wanna bang the pakistani neighbor in "Pi". She was also on La Femme Nikita

Anonymous Jaques d'Amok February 18, 2015 11:43 PM  

Odious little man

But of course, not all of us can be mistaken for the two metre tall Marine par le passe that is, ah, comment dit-on Derrierre-mal? The Ass that is... Bah!, you Anglais have so many words so close... the Ass that is Lame? Oui, precisement. Not all of us can be Le Grand Lame Ass like M. Scalzi.

Blogger TheCitadel February 18, 2015 11:46 PM  

Hahaha, Lock ALL Reactionaries in asylums. What a fool! His whole Modern world is a damn asylum. Anyone who goes to Scalzi's page to essentially lick his crack and tell him how horrible his enemies are needs a reality check.

Blogger Shibes Meadow February 18, 2015 11:48 PM  

When you get right down to it, our side is always going to win, because our side is based upon Reality As It Is, in all its unfairness, inequality, and pain. The Left seeks to create an artificial reality of liberty, equality, and fraternity by setting up and enforcing an ideological counter-reality -- a house of cards kept upright by force.

But sooner or later, even the most elaborate house of cards will fall.

Blogger IM2L844 February 18, 2015 11:50 PM  

Watching rabbit reasoning gives me motion sickness.

Anonymous zen0 February 18, 2015 11:52 PM  

The Left seeks to create an artificial reality of liberty, equality, and fraternity by setting up and enforcing an ideological counter-reality -- a house of cards kept upright by force.

Kept upright by constant blather, you mean.

Prediction: France will eventually leave the EU. I can't imagine the rhetoric involved, but it will be epic.

Anonymous FP February 19, 2015 12:11 AM  

"I have never descended into such a cesspool of ignorance and hatred"

Bah, the correct phrase is " a more retched hive of scum and villainy."

Blogger John Wright February 19, 2015 12:15 AM  

If the Sky Daddy is not real, why bother insulting him? If he is, and he is your father and liege, what benefit accrues from insulting him?

And the Nazis? They were national socialists. The only way a Leftist has to insult someone is to call him another flavor of Leftist.

Why is it that our side can read and appreciate good literature, when and if it is produced by their side, and Christians can preserve pagan literature and even adopt it into a Christian background (see, Dante, Milton, etc) but their side cannot even read and appreciate their side? I hear that the latest rabbit rampage is against Neil Gaiman.

Answer: our side like reality. Even when reality is harsh, heartbreaking, horrible, at least it is true. It is solid and you can touch it. It is as real and unbreakable a "Twice two is four" or "A is A".

And in reality, three is some measure, even if perverted and distorted, of good in everything. Even the Devil was bright before he fell. A Christian can see the echoes of reality in the daydreams and myths of the pagans: we can see a parallel, a foreshadowing, a type, a shadow, between the lament when the sun hid his head above cavalry, and the mourning of Rachel for her children, or the weeping for the great god Pan, or Isis wandering the world seeking the scattered limbs of Osiris.

They hate reality because reality makes them feel small and helpless. Instead they live in Cloudcuckooland, where you must run as fast as you can to stay where you are, and believe five impossible things before breakfast.

And they hate anything that does not play along.

Blogger Remo February 19, 2015 12:27 AM  

So Stalinist Russia with all its gulags and Nazi Germany with all its dark concentration camps these don't scare the little bunny nearly as much as a website critical of an author whose books he doesn't even purchase? This man needs a dose of real fear IMHOP. I'm going to guess he's never been under fire in a combat zone or even cracked a history book.

Anonymous Soga February 19, 2015 12:34 AM  

Remo, Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany are only, in theory, scary if you're non-Stalinist and non-Nazi respectively.

Never mind that like-minded sheep often got thrown under the bus by their masters to whom they had sworn fealty so feverishly.

Anonymous Clay February 19, 2015 12:36 AM  

Hey, Remo. Pull that dildo out of your ass........it's affecting your speech.

Anonymous rho February 19, 2015 1:02 AM  

I’m a fairly casual Scalzi fan. I read Whatever regularly and I’ve read almost all of your books (most of them from the library – sorry!) and I’ve enjoyed almost all of them.

If a "casual" Scalzi fan has read almost all of his books and reads his blog every day, what do you have to do to be a "rabid" Scalzi fan? Volunteer to mow his big-ass lawn?

What is it with these people? The guy is clearly a fan of Scalzi, but the urge to DISQUALIFY runs so deep he instinctively diminishes it by tacking on "casual".

Or maybe he's a hipster and liking Scalzi is now too mainstream. Either way, what a jackhole.

Blogger Remo February 19, 2015 1:07 AM  

If he's a fan why not *purchase* his books? You know, financially support the author you like so he has an incentive to produce more? It isn't as if Scalzi is some dead white male author who isn't going to produce anymore works after all.

Clay - if you want used dildos I suggest you shop elsewhere :)

Anonymous Clay February 19, 2015 1:40 AM  

Oh, my.

Did I upset you. Remo?

Ha, ha...I certainly don't want any used dildos!

What do you think? You are a stoopid piece of shit, and I suspect you are a homo/bi-sexual as most of Scalzi's admirers are.

Blogger Brad Andrews February 19, 2015 2:34 AM  

I believe observing Lent is an RCC practice.

Observing Passover would be a Jewish practice.

Blogger Brad Andrews February 19, 2015 2:34 AM  

I believe observing Lent is an RCC practice.

Observing Passover would be a Jewish practice.

Anonymous rho February 19, 2015 2:53 AM  

Observing Lent is an excuse for Mardi Gras, therefore it is a coonass practice.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 19, 2015 4:01 AM  

Vox is not a little man via pics and via his character. The rabbit is jealous b/c V is a go-getter, a doer, a mover n' shaker - real man. The men here are real men that is the huge division here, its the difference from men and men not living up to their true selves.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 19, 2015 4:02 AM  

The men here actually wear their pants or jeans as men should. No dresses for men!

Anonymous Jeanne February 19, 2015 4:49 AM  

John C. Wright's blog comment posts are far more entertaining and thought provoking to read than anything the rabbits and SJW's put out as literature.

Anonymous Jeanne February 19, 2015 4:56 AM  

And Scalzi's comment about Vox being a "little man" smacks of psychological projection, as Scalzi is the guy who informed the world that his teenage daughter can lift heavier weights than he can.

LOL. Sorry. That still cracks me up. I'm afraid if I ever met the man I would start laughing when introduced to him, which would be cruel and rude, of course. At the very least, I would want to give him weight-lifting tips...

Anonymous Toby Temple February 19, 2015 5:51 AM  

I guess the rabbit went back home doing this.

Ferocious.

Anonymous Baseball Savant February 19, 2015 6:33 AM  

I inclined benched 405lbs for 4 reps yesterday. Before that I did 315lbs for 20, but I was feeling good on those! I don't think my daughter will be outlifting me anytime soon!

Anonymous Laz February 19, 2015 7:27 AM  

"Volunteer to mow his big-ass lawn?"

Every mangina needs a trim once in a while.

Blogger AmyJ February 19, 2015 8:12 AM  

I don't think he meant little in stature; given that their silly gamma rabbit t-shirt was gleefully offered in shapeless plus sizes, I'm fairly sure he meant "not obese like us".

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 19, 2015 9:01 AM  

But...but we offered hugs and cocoa?!?!

(*sniff...sniff*)

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 19, 2015 9:06 AM  

Heck, I even agree with her about Old Man's War being a pastiche of Forever War and not Heinlein,( like Scalzi claims it is).*

I'm rather surprised she wasn't banned for life from Whatever from daring to mention that unspeakable truth.

*(After all everyone wants to be the the new Heinlein, no one wants to be the new Haldeman)

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 19, 2015 9:17 AM  

Upside, Scalzi actually managed to work up what is, apparently, the staggering amount of courage necessary to write the words, "Vox Day."

Anonymous rycamor February 19, 2015 10:01 AM  

How Scalzi fans start their day.

Anonymous JI February 19, 2015 10:13 AM  

I had read Old Man's War some years back, the only Scalzi writings I've read other than those quoted by Vox, and I didn't like it. Couldn't understand why at the time as the writing was actually pretty good, the premise was decent (a riff on the plots of some previous books such as Haldeman's Forever War), and it was enjoyable at times. There was just something creepy about it, perhaps it was the underlying views of sexual relations, whatever, it turned me off from ever reading that author again. Sort of like I enjoyed the Game of Thrones trilogy but stopped reading after the three books because there was just something wrong that was hard to put my finger on. Well, in both cases, Vox has helped me to understand that it is the underlying world views of these authors that came through in their writing and which I found distasteful.

Blogger Joshua Dyal February 19, 2015 11:13 AM  

There was just something creepy about it, perhaps it was the underlying views of sexual relations, whatever, it turned me off from ever reading that author again. Sort of like I enjoyed the Game of Thrones trilogy but stopped reading after the three books because there was just something wrong that was hard to put my finger on. Well, in both cases, Vox has helped me to understand that it is the underlying world views of these authors that came through in their writing and which I found distasteful.

In Scalzi's case, it's "eh, who cares." In Martin's, however, it's tragic, because the guy no doubt has talent. It's just not enough to mask the stench of his execrable paradigm on everything.

Anonymous Harold February 19, 2015 11:15 AM  

Guys, why do you hate Scalzi, like, SOOO MUCH? Why the ignorance? Why the hate?

I thought the rabbit’s writing was excellent; I couldn’t tell if it was written by a man or a woman.

Anonymous Amok Time February 19, 2015 1:03 PM  

Delusional is the best word that explains this rabbit's rant. HOW does he even function in the real world? I would assume that finding sugar in his non-sweetened Latte would bring him to tears. Anyway, do what you do best VOX, expose their little cotton tails for all they are worth. Anyone, want a rabbit's foot for luck?_

Blogger Vox February 19, 2015 1:43 PM  

I thought the rabbit’s writing was excellent; I couldn’t tell if it was written by a man or a woman.

Touche'....

Blogger Desiderius February 19, 2015 2:26 PM  

Joshua,

"the stench of his execrable paradigm on everything"

There's a comment in the "Are you a Gamma" thread at Alpha Game that explains the anti-heroism that haunts Martin. I find the same thing in Pullman. It's the banality that gets me.

Blogger Desiderius February 19, 2015 2:28 PM  

Cataline,

"the staggering amount of courage necessary to write the words, 'Vox Day.'"

Heh. That's not courage. It's prudence.

Anonymous Jabari February 19, 2015 3:23 PM  

Aw, man. I'd love to see you write Kerrigan.

Anonymous Daniel February 19, 2015 3:32 PM  

I have never descended into such a cesspool of ignorance and hatred

Sheesh. The correct term is "wretched hive of scum and villainy."

Get it right, padawan.

Anonymous Steve February 19, 2015 4:18 PM  

"These people are so…pathetic…and yet they hate you SOOOO MUCH!"

Says the person who needs a "trigger warning" to keep them from killing themselves over something they read on the internet.

"Can you prove Wright is a rational human being?"

Can you "prove" that you are a rational human being by any other metric than rabid adherence to the PC leftist status quo? If you can't, why not? As a self-described scientist it should be easy to prove your ability to reason through a falsifiable experiment or logically-consistent thought experiment, rather than relying on irrational group dynamics and status signaling.

I'll give you a pretty good reason right now why "talking to invisible friends and genocidal Sky Daddy" is not irrational.Because no one can prove one way or another whether God exists or not or what form he takes if he does. Unlike believing you are Napoleon,who is provably dead,believing in God is not irrational. If it is, then believing God does not exist as you do is demonstrably as irrational,if not more so,than believing he does.

You strongly believe that God does not exist on the basis of no evidence one way or another. So you are actually being irrational in not allowing others to strongly believe that God does exist on the basis of no evidence. After all, they do not go around insisting YOU are a madman for believing God DOES NOT exist on the basis of faith,so there's no logical reason for you to tell them that they are delusional or irrational.

If the crux of the argument regarding rationality is whether or not one believes something without evidence, then you are as guilty as any Christian.

What do you think,Mr. Scientist?

How's that for proving that I am a rational human being?

And I'm not even a scientist,so it should be a breeze for you.

Your turn.

Anonymous tiredofitall February 19, 2015 5:42 PM  

"If the Sky Daddy is not real, why bother insulting him? If he is, and he is your father and liege, what benefit accrues from insulting him?" - John Wright

I suspect they get the same thing out of it they do when they disrespect their earthly fathers, a sense of "Fuck you I won't do what you tell me". So basically the mindset is of a toddler going through the terrible twos.

Anonymous grue and bleen February 19, 2015 7:01 PM  

This was an amusing quote I just stumbled upon:

By the way, Scalzi's SF is worth reading, particularly if you enjoy the early Heinlein. Despite our numerous differences of opinion, I found I rather liked the guy when we were exchanging emails a while back.

How things change!

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