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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fingerprints on the prize

SciFi Pundit shows that once again, if John Scalzi says it, you can be pretty confident that it isn't true:
WHATEVER:   John Scalzi announced on his blog today that he had predicted white chocolate M&M's in his book The Android's Dream. Unfortunately for Mr. Scalzi, white chocolate M&M's, called Pirate Pearls, were already on the market in 2006 when his novel about killing aliens by farting (yes, really) was published. Apparently, ripping off Robert A. Heinlein (or Philip K. Dick, or Joe Haldeman, or Gene Roddenberry) isn't sufficient to give someone powers of prognostication.
That's actually a good heuristic for any SJW. Did they say it? Are they an SJW? Then it probably isn't true.  Consider the following statements from the now-defunct Staffer's Book Review:
“Opera Vita Aeterna” by Vox Day, the originator of the Sad Puppy Slate, received far fewer votes than No Award, which took fifth place. “Opera Vita Aeterna” did not place at all. In fact, 698 ballots refused to even recognize “Opera Vita Aeterna” existed.
Actually, 698 ballots had no preference between “Opera Vita Aeterna” and No Award, which means virtually the opposite of what  Mr. Landon is suggesting. All that meant was that having voted for their preferred finalist(s), the voters didn't bother ranking the rest of them. One could also say, with equal justification, that 234 ballots refused to even recognize that the winner, “Lady Astronaut of Mars”, existed.

But more importantly, Vox Day was not the originator of the Sad Puppy Slate. Vox Day was not involved in any way with the Sad Puppy Slate; he was not even registered to vote for it. Vox Day was also not the originator of the Sad Puppy 2 Slate last year. Vox Day was not involved in any way with the Sad Puppy 2 Slate, except in that one of his works appeared on it. That's like saying Jim Butcher is the originator of the Rabid Puppy Slate. It is true, however, that Vox Day is involved with the Sad Puppy 3 Slate and is the originator of the Rabid Puppy Slate.

Mr. Landon, who now writes for Tor.com, might be forgiven for his ignorantly erroneous ways were it not for that it appears to be his obvious ideological bias that is leading him to assert things that simply are not true. Consider the fine line he tries to invent here:
Where Vox Day and Larry Correia intentionally sabotaged the process, authors like Seanan McGuire are finding themselves disproportionately represented due to a consistently adoring fan base. Without the Sad Puppy Slate, McGuire would have been nominated in Best Novel, Best Novella, and Best Novellete. She appears three times on the Best Novella longlist, three times on the Best Novelette long list, once on the Best Short Story longlist, once on the Best Related Work longlist, and once on the Best Fancast longlist. Many of these nominations totals are around 30 ballots. I do not believe McGuire has in any way intentionally manipulated the ballot, but the mere fact that she has fans willing to nominate everything she publishes in a given year, and the fact she’s rather prolific, has created a glaring issue. There simply aren’t enough ballots cast in the nominating process to weed out the obsessive fan. Whether it’s Vox Day and his crazy or Seanan McGuire and her charisma, the Hugo nomination process is flawed.
So, we're supposed to believe that Seanan McGuire putting herself on the Hugo  longlist nine times in one year is totally unintentional and indicative of nothing more than her charisma, but Larry Correia putting himself on the longlist once in a single category somehow means that Vox Day intentionally sabotaged the process? Now THAT is seriously crazy. It hurts the mind to even try to trace back how much doublethink is required to produce that conclusion.

But it does raise one question. Where did Seanan McGuire learn this little trick of charismatically inspiring such consistent adoration? Well, you're not going to believe this, but it brings us right back to McRapey! Consider these nominations from the 2009 Hugo longlist:
54 Best Novel, 09 Best Novella, 24 Short Story, 23 Fan Writer, 31 Related Work, 45 Drama Long
We're supposed to believe that this is all just the consequence of "a consistently adoring fan base", right? Unfortunately, there is one little problem with that explanation. Those six appearances on the longlist occurred back when Scalzi had 308,745 pageviews per month. How very strange, then, that his appearances on the longlist abruptly dropped to the following in 2012 despite his site traffic more than tripling in the interval, even hitting its all-time monthly peak at 1,027,644 that year. From the 2012 Hugo longlist.
79 Novella
And keep in mind that we are supposed to believe that all of these Scalzi ballots from 2009 and 2012, none of which amounts to even half of the 183 nominating ballots cast for Larry Correia last year, are somehow more valid or more genuinely indicative of the former's popularity than the latter's. And yet, even the 69 ballots cast for me (which, by the way, shows far less SP2 voting in lockstep than the Scalzi-Stross alliance in 2008), were at least 15 more than were cast for Scalzi in any of the six categories in 2009.

The only conclusion we can reach from all this is that the SJWs don't believe your votes are valid, simply because you are casting them for the evil people. Don't ever forget that. But you need not fear, because you have a great defense attorney speaking out on your behalf, namely, Mr. John Scalzi, Esq.
I see that Seanan McGuire is getting a fair ration of crap from various quarters because she’s on the ballot a remarkable and record-setting five times, including in the Best Novel category, and twice in Novelette. What I’m seeing heavily implies that McGuire’s on the list because she has an apparently mystical ability to drive hordes of fans to nominate her for everything no matter what. Hey, I have an alternate theory, which goes a little something like this: Seanan McGuire is a very talented writer! Who writes things that people like! Including the people who nominate for the Hugos! Seems the simpler explanation, all things considered.

Let’s say it again: change the Hugos by nominating, voting and participating, or (much more slowly and far less reliably) actively making your case to the people who are nominating, voting and participating. As a pro tip, explicitly or implicitly disparaging their intelligence, taste or standing to make choices when you try to do that is unlikely to persuade them to decide anything other than that you’re probably an asshole.
- John Scalzi, April 5, 2013
"Change the Hugos by nominating!" That is a proper battle cry. One can hardly fault Mr. Correia for taking to heart the advice of such a distinguished and oft-nominated science fiction luminary. Let's say it again indeed.

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72 Comments:

Anonymous black knight March 26, 2015 6:34 AM  

So how do we destroy Tor ?

Blogger Vox March 26, 2015 6:44 AM  

From what I hear, they're doing a very good job of that themselves. The three things that would hurt them most would be Orson Scott Card reverting his rights, Brandon Sanderson walking, and game companies depriving them of media tie-in revenue. Scalzi's inability to make the leap from high midlist to bestselling author is hurting them rather badly, because with all the resources they've been putting into pushing him, he's not only a significant opportunity cost, he may even be a net negative for them.

A lot of authors don't watch sports, so they don't grasp that there is real risk involved in becoming the highly-paid star player. It's nice to get the big contract and the attention, but the risk is that if you don't perform to the level of your price tag, the team is going to cut you.

Anonymous Feh March 26, 2015 7:07 AM  

The only conclusion we can reach from all this is that the SJWs don't believe your votes are valid, simply because you are casting them for the evil people.

This is reminiscent of the Left's distaste for democracy. The outcome of an election is only "valid" if the right people or right cause triumph; if the beastly proles vote for the wrong thing, then the outcome must, must, must be reversed in the courts.

Anonymous Anonymous March 26, 2015 7:15 AM  

fnd:

Scalzi claims to have written the novel in 2003, when someone in the comments section point out to the white M&M chocolate in 2006.

Anonymous Steve March 26, 2015 7:23 AM  

Seanan McGuire is this zaftig legbeard, right?

I haven't read her zombie books, because they sound a bit tedious for my tastes. They do have their fans though.

As for Scalzi white knighting for her on the internet: what a pussy.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus March 26, 2015 7:25 AM  

Vox: "A lot of authors don't watch sports, so they don't grasp that there is real risk involved in becoming the highly-paid star player."

Is that like black Oscar syndrome? Black actor gets a moral self-congratulation award from the Academy, jacks up his or her prices and other demands to match the new status, and can't get the parts any more.

Example: why is there less than the usual dose of blacks being heroes and a lesson to us all in 30 Days of Night? Because Mark Boone Junior got the role of Beau Brower, which would have been Forest Whitaker's oppressed hero role, but in 2007 he got an Oscar for The Last King of Scotland, and promptly priced himself out of the job.

I always wondered: isn't there a "live" option to just ignore awards, pass on extraordinary demands, and keep working normally at a job you like and are good at? I mean, that's how it works for the rest of us, and it usually turns out pretty well.

Anonymous Stingray March 26, 2015 7:28 AM  

Where Vox Day and Larry Correia intentionally sabotaged the process . . . .

After reading the first couple of sentences of this block quote, for some inexplicable reason the words, "What you seem to be saying . . ." just popped into my head.

Blogger Vox March 26, 2015 7:31 AM  

As for Scalzi white knighting for her on the internet: what a pussy.

Oh, give him a break. She's probably the hottest woman who's ever actually spoken to him without betraying physical revulsion. It's not hard to see why she's popular with Gamma males. Decent features, blonde, large breasts, and not more than 50 pounds overweight.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus March 26, 2015 7:32 AM  

Stingray: "After reading the first couple of sentences of this block quote, for some inexplicable reason the words, "What you seem to be saying . . ." just popped into my head."

:D

Blogger Vox March 26, 2015 7:39 AM  

Scalzi claims to have written the novel in 2003, when someone in the comments section point out to the white M&M chocolate in 2006.

That may even be true; books are written before they are published. Of course, candies are conceived long before they are actually produced and sold too. It's all too typical on his part, he can't simply admit that he didn't know about them and he predicted nothing that wasn't already happening.

Of course, given that SJWs always lie, it's entirely possible that the novel was largely written in 2003, but he actually put the white chocolate M&Ms in AFTER trying them. Regardless, never take a con atist's word about anything, even something as trivial as this.

Blogger Vox March 26, 2015 7:52 AM  

I always wondered: isn't there a "live" option to just ignore awards, pass on extraordinary demands, and keep working normally at a job you like and are good at? I mean, that's how it works for the rest of us, and it usually turns out pretty well.

That's not an option for someone whose entire career is a Potemkin village. Scalzi owes his entire career to inflating his blog traffic, ripping off Heinlein, and then getting PNH to relentlessly push him on the science fiction market.

That's why Scalzi is so desperate to move into games and video. Like a failing currency, he has to move up a level before it becomes obvious that he can't even hold his ground at his current level. How many more stunt books can he write before even his fans realize that he's neither a good nor a creative writer? People have finally figured out that he can't write characters or voices, they're all just variants of John Scalzi, Witty Winner of Wins.

As I've said before, he should have hired ghost writers and become a Patterson-style brand before his limitations became apparent. That being said, I think he could be a very successful TV dialogue writer if his ego would permit the come-down in perceived status. A juvenile audience that thinks snark and fart jokes are clever is perfect for him.

Anonymous Jon Bromfield March 26, 2015 8:05 AM  

"Seanan McGuire is this zaftig legbeard, right?"

That photo is at least 20 years and 100 lbs ago, when she thought, erroneously, that she was young and hot enough to pose as cheesecake. - wrong!

Google for some recent stomach-turning images.

Quite a nasty land whale she is now.

Anonymous VD March 26, 2015 8:07 AM  

Quite a nasty land whale she is now.

SJWs always lie....

Blogger Cataline Sergius March 26, 2015 8:09 AM  

What is he planning to do in games? He doesn't have that kind of brains.

Cut scenes, I suppose. Lots and lots of cut scenes. Actually when you look at Dragon Age: Inquisition...

Anonymous Anonymous March 26, 2015 8:11 AM  

fnd:
lol, funny how Scalzi's first game is a dumbed down sci-fi shooter for mobile. I guess we can trace every bad thing in gaming to SJW influence, dumbing down being one of them. There is too much focus on the ideological side, but things like acessibility, "wider audience" and retarded difficulty is SJW as it gets. And of course, white male easy difficulty setting.

Anonymous Apollo March 26, 2015 8:12 AM  

when his novel about killing aliens by farting (yes, really) was published.

To anyone who has read this novel... is this as stupid as it sounds? The book isnt intended to be young adult fiction, correct? Because thats the only place where something like this would seem to belong...

People have finally figured out that he can't write characters or voices, they're all just variants of John Scalzi, Witty Winner of Wins.

Are the variants as annoying as the original? That would be some sort of accomplishment, I guess....

Anonymous Jon Bromfield March 26, 2015 8:13 AM  

If you dare...

http://www.jlake.com/2012/07/22/photos-a-grand-day-out-with-seanan-mcguire/

Don't say I didn't warn you!

Anonymous Steve March 26, 2015 8:21 AM  

Jon Bromfield - I see Wendell the Manatee, but where's Seanan?

Anonymous VD March 26, 2015 8:22 AM  

What is he planning to do in games?

He's just a writer. One step above the 18-year-old testers. That's why I always think it's funny when I'm told that I'm jealous of him. I get offered lead design positions and board memberships by well-known game companies that I turn down about once per year, but what I REALLY want is to be a lowly writer working for mobile startups.

Anonymous Jon Bromfield March 26, 2015 8:27 AM  

"Jon Bromfield - I see Wendell the Manatee, but where's Seanan?"

Please don't insult Wendell. He's much lighter and better looking!

Anonymous VD March 26, 2015 8:32 AM  

I see Wendell the Manatee, but where's Seanan?

Sweet Weight Watchers! What did she do, eat Wendell? In one sitting?

Anonymous Steve March 26, 2015 8:37 AM  

VD - She's probably the hottest woman who's ever actually spoken to him without betraying physical revulsion.

Nonsense. Women love doughy, short male feminists who snark like teenage girls.

It gets them all hot and bothered.

Like that Mister Collins chap from Pride and Prejudice, Scalzi is probably having to fend off wild pussy with a stick.

Blogger Cataline Sergius March 26, 2015 8:44 AM  

Depending on how well Sad/Rabid puppies does this year. Look for a change in the "flawed" Hugo nominating system.

Anonymous Mike Mike March 26, 2015 8:54 AM  

It would be nice to see the Sad/Rabid Puppies evolve into its own award some day. Maybe something simple like annual nominating and voting privileges are granted by a single purchase of a book/game from Castalia House.

Anonymous Steve March 26, 2015 9:09 AM  

Wait... I just realised that Seanan McGinormica is one of the SJW crowd who drove Jonathan Ross away from LonCon, in case he said she was fat:

Seanan McGuire @seananmcguire

Wait. WAIT. They're letting JONATHAN ROSS present the Hugos? WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK.


I can't even!

Seanan McGuire @seananmcguireYou know, I've really enjoyed knowing that, were I to be nominated for a Hugo, the host wouldn't see me and make fat jokes.

Says the fatty whose first novel is called "Feed".

Seanan McGuire @seananmcguire
Someone who GOT our community. Someone who could make Muppet jokes (like John Scalzi) or be sweet to Jay Lake (like Paul Cornell).


Is he a man, or is he a muppet?

Seanan McGuire @seananmcguire
Someone who ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD THE AWARD and WHY WE WERE THERE.


SJW autofellatio: it's why they were there.

Seanan McGuire @seananmcguire
Also, and this is not sour grapes speaking, but: I HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO HOST THE HUGOS. I'm an award-winning stand-up comic.


This is true. She doesn't have the figure of a woman who eats a lot of grapes.

Seanan McGuire @seananmcguire
I have been keeping audiences happy with a mic in my hand since I was twelve, and I pointed out that the White Dude Parade was, well, long.


The fat white manatee parade is lined up at the buffet table.

Anonymous Viidad March 26, 2015 9:33 AM  

Not surprised he could have invented M&Ms on "the easy setting."

Anonymous Viidad March 26, 2015 9:37 AM  

Seanen's been hogging all the Pirate Pearls!

ACK, MY BOOTY!

Blogger Nate March 26, 2015 9:40 AM  

'ACK, MY BOOTY!"

stop that. stop that right now.

Anonymous Viidad March 26, 2015 9:47 AM  

"stand-up comic"

Until she's consigned to a motor-scooter, that is.

Anonymous Steve March 26, 2015 9:49 AM  

I'm not saying Seanan McGuire is fat, but she does have her own Schwarzschild radius.

I understand that she and K Tempest Fatford need to be transported to conventions via Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane.

Anonymous Viidad March 26, 2015 9:51 AM  

"Someone who GOT our community"

Super Fat Women Anonymous

Anonymous Viidad March 26, 2015 9:54 AM  

My children found a squirrel that drowned in a bucket of water out in the yard. They named him "Floaty the Squirrel."

Totally unrelated to Seanen.

Anonymous Nathan March 26, 2015 9:54 AM  

If anything shows the diminishment of the genre, it's that we once had SF authors predicting geosynchronous communications satellites, cell phones, tablets, blogging, and so on. Now, we have someone thrilled to have predicted candy.

@Steve,

Those tweets are why I really doubt that the twitter tempest was really about what J. Ross might have said, and more about ingroup politics and professional jealousy.

Anonymous Culture War Draftee March 26, 2015 10:02 AM  

McGuire's twitter avatar is much more svelte:

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/2599613504/sipmqzl3og58b8wmxli1_400x400.jpeg

I understand that online images are used as representations, not literal ID badges, just the same you can have some fun doing a compare/contrast for the woman who's so afraid of being fat-shamed.

Anonymous Jon Bromfield March 26, 2015 10:03 AM  

From the Jonathan Ross WorldCon monologue that should have been:

How fat is Seanan McGuire?

She has her own area code!

*rimshot*

They're gonna tear her down and build a sports arena!

*rimshot*

She's the only human artifact visible from the moon!

*rimshot*

Her belly button has an echo!

*double rimshot*

Folks, I gotta million of 'em!

Blogger Nate March 26, 2015 10:05 AM  

"My children found a squirrel that drowned in a bucket of water out in the yard. They named him "Floaty the Squirrel.""

A squirrel just happened to drown in a bucket out in your yard?

methinks there is more to this story.

methinks Viidad has recently purchased a 22... or a 22mag... or a 17hmr.

Anonymous Steve March 26, 2015 10:06 AM  

Seanan McGuire must have one of those funhouse mirrors in her house.

Her Twitter avatar.

The reality.

Blogger Nate March 26, 2015 10:08 AM  

"HEHGH... HEHGH... I come out from under my HEGHEH bridge... and they hand me this black thing.. HEHGH"

Blogger Nate March 26, 2015 10:10 AM  

Steve... she's transbodied... you're just a stupid cis-bodied bigot.

Anonymous Steve March 26, 2015 10:19 AM  

Nathan - well, she is an award-winning stand-up comic.

Who ever heard of Jonathan Ross?

Nate - she looks to be polybodied. I'm pretty sure Kuato lives within her folds.

Anonymous cheddarman March 26, 2015 10:20 AM  

White M&Ms...big effing deal...it is called product line extension...anyone with a marketing or food back ground could see that one a mile away

Anonymous Alexander March 26, 2015 10:26 AM  

Eating white chocolate is just eating candy on the easiest difficulty setting.

Anonymous Jon Bromfield March 26, 2015 10:32 AM  

From the Jonathan Ross WorldCon monologue that should have been:

"Now I'm not implying anything, but isn't it strange you never see Seanan McGuire and Jabba the Hutt in the same room?

"Just kidding, darlin', we love you!"

Blogger S1AL March 26, 2015 10:33 AM  

Seaman McWider. 2 lesbians for the price of one!

Anonymous Donn March 26, 2015 10:36 AM  

First one of the defining characteristics of a troll is the long nose, 'long enough to stir a pot with'. Second, I am pretty sure those are pics of Mark Boone Junior in drag.

Anonymous Viidad March 26, 2015 10:41 AM  

It was a perfectly innocent death, Nate. Weren't even any skittles around.

Anonymous Konrad March 26, 2015 10:42 AM  

Hmmm....Separated at birth?

http://galeri.uludagsozluk.com/r/jabba-the-hutt-61588/

https://i.imgflip.com/jcjid.jpg

Anonymous Heh March 26, 2015 10:50 AM  

So I'm thinking of a sci fi convention as Bartertown, with Scalzi as Master the misshapen dwarf and McGuire as Blaster the giant hulking enforcer.

The Toad of Tor plays Aunty.

Anonymous BigGaySteve March 26, 2015 11:29 AM  

had SF authors predicting geosynchronous communications satellites, cell phones, tablets,.. someone thrilled to have predicted candy.

Predicting a white chocolate candy version of a regular chocolate candy is less prognostication that guessing gas stations would have 32oz fountain drinks.

She is so fat that cockpit voice recorders can hear her breathing in coach. *rimshot*

Anonymous Viidad March 26, 2015 11:48 AM  

"McGuire as Blaster the giant hulking enforcer"

Schloooow dooooown sooo I can flaaaaail aaaand sssschweeeaaaat on yooooooooouuuuuu!!!!

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Anonymous Steve March 26, 2015 12:10 PM  

You guys are being very unfair to Seanan, or as she's known to her friends, Sagittarius A*

She is nothing like Jabba the Hutt. Jabba wasn't blonde!

She is a Big, Beautiful Woman, and society is wrong for not banning Japanese whaling vessels.

Anonymous Viidad March 26, 2015 12:13 PM  

True fact: Seanan is in fact an aggregate human originally created by overlaying collected genes from a large random sampling of American public school teachers.

Anonymous jack March 26, 2015 12:42 PM  

Were I to win an enormous lottery amount I might be tempted to get with Beale, Correia, Kratman, Wright, etc, and start a con of some sort. Call it the Dark Matter Scifi convention. And, I would endow a really good amount win money for the winners. I believe that it might be possible to make sure, entirely legally of course, that 'blue' authors usually won.

Blogger Markku March 26, 2015 12:51 PM  

Why do we need a con? THEY invented the long walk. Granted, the walk turned out to be shorter than expected when we tried it. But why not just take THIS con? I mean, it's clearly just sitting there for the taking.

Anonymous Scintan March 26, 2015 1:35 PM  

Why do we need a con? THEY invented the long walk. Granted, the walk turned out to be shorter than expected when we tried it. But why not just take THIS con? I mean, it's clearly just sitting there for the taking.

How many more voters are needed in order to accomplish the task?

Blogger Markku March 26, 2015 1:44 PM  

Top Secret. For now.

Anonymous Alexander March 26, 2015 1:46 PM  

You guys might want to cool it - she can call her congressman. I expect he'll be quick to respond, her being the entire geographical constituency.

Anonymous Scintan March 26, 2015 1:59 PM  

Top Secret. For now.

Well, just remember who's counting the votes.

Anonymous Peter Pan March 26, 2015 2:02 PM  

These comments are all quite funny, but I think we're ignoring the elephant in the room, which is---what's that you say? Oh. My mistake. Carry on.

Anonymous Heh March 26, 2015 2:39 PM  

Why do we need a con? THEY invented the long walk.

All the SJW should be put on a "Long Walk" as in the Richard Bachman book. Last one standing gets the Hugo!

Blogger SirHamster March 26, 2015 3:21 PM  

March 26, 2015 10:02 AM
McGuire's twitter avatar is much more svelte:

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/2599613504/sipmqzl3og58b8wmxli1_400x400.jpeg



If the area between her right arm and her torso was filled in with green, it'd look about right.

Anonymous Alexander March 26, 2015 4:17 PM  

Why we need the government setting standards.

Anonymous Alexander March 26, 2015 4:19 PM  

That was meant for the ultimate argument thread. A big mistake, but not the biggest thing in this thread by quite some distance.

Anonymous tiredofitall March 26, 2015 4:55 PM  

"Oh, give him a break. She's probably the hottest woman who's ever actually spoken to him without betraying physical revulsion. It's not hard to see why she's popular with Gamma males. Decent features, blonde, large breasts, and not more than 50 pounds overweight." - Vox

You left out if there's ever a zombie outbreak she's the perfect person to throw to them as a distraction. They'll be eating for weeks before they even notice you're gone.

Anonymous Steve March 26, 2015 8:02 PM  

if there's ever a zombie outbreak she's the perfect person to throw to them as a distraction

Cake is a helluva drug.

Anonymous Profit March 26, 2015 9:20 PM  

My guess would be that McRapey's promotion of McGuire is as with a few other authors, his attempt to sneak into the group and gain shared promotion. However, McGuire's fanbase I think owes far more to Felicia Day than any McRapey push.

As to McGuire's work? I recall enjoying "Feed" quite a bit and thinking it would make for a decent movie if handled correctly. However, Her main series ("October Daye") has major issues... I rather liked the intro to the first novel and what befalls the ProTag when she attempts to "punch-up" out of her class... however, I believe it was novel-2 where McGuire writes the fatal mistake of many... STOP!!! Really, stop writing your characters into a corner where either: 1. Smart Character suddenly becomes retarded because... (Plot)Wrote into wall -- 2. Build-up Awesome, Unstoppable, Immortal, NEVER BEAT in 100,000 years, etc... Enemy that the... weak, boring, ordinary, *yawn* ProTag manages to stumble over and beat?!?!? And if you want to make an FF2 (FF4) "we believe in you" moment? Then Fucking Write That Shit FIRST!!! *sigh* I just keep seeing this same crap over and over again... Though, thankfully this blog has lead me to some new authors whom seem to enjoy writing a Real Story and not just the "Mary Sue" or the week.

Anonymous Profit March 26, 2015 9:36 PM  

Also, who the fuck cares if you want to fuck her? George R. R. Martin's doughy ass won't win any Mr. Olympia titles and does that cause you to dislike the first 3-Song novels any less? Or if He became the 2nd-coming of Arnold, to like the boring 4 & 5 anymore? The way this thread has gone makes me think a bunch of McRapey/Anita/SJW trolls are posting here for their own cut-n-paste jerk-off sessions.

Write well, entertain me and give me my money's worth! I really don't give a single fuck what you look like... though, if an author I enjoy, please eat well and exercise. Too much crap, we need you guys to stick around.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit March 27, 2015 8:48 AM  

@Profit
unfortunately, in this day and age the awards are popularity contests, popularity is based on perceived victim-hood and the morbidly obese are viewed as poor darling victims - so you are as likely to win an award if you write a great book as if you keep to a manatee and cake diet for a year.

Soon, Hugo voting will be abolished (too many voting for the wrong books) and prizes will awarded based directly on the progressive stack (which is currently being phased in). Everyone will be eligible even if they haven't written a book since writing is so elitist and illiterate-shaming.

Blogger Markku March 27, 2015 8:55 AM  

It is, of course, possible. But remember that we haven't as of yet received any SJW'ing from WorldCon. It will be a lot harder for them to take this organization on such a short notice, considering how much of a blitzkrieg this has been from our side. SFWA was different, they already had it.

Blogger Markku March 27, 2015 9:26 AM  

We need to lose defeatism now. We have been defeated just because everybody else is a defeatist too, and then it confirms their defeatism. But now, a few major victories, not the least of which is GamerGate, has energized our side. We need to act NOW. Then it will become a positive feedback loop instead of a negative one.

Anonymous Nathan March 27, 2015 3:15 PM  

Interesting, the rumors of rumors underfoot, and the outrage machine is being stoked. Plus there will be a Sad Puppies Four...

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