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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Delenda est

I couldn't help but smile yesterday when the gentleman at File 770 mentioned that he had asked several pro-Puppies what they wanted and they answered "SJW delenda est." That was beautiful. It touched me to such an extent that a single tear trickled down my cheek beneath the iron mask. And speaking of tears, this cri de coeur by Zoe Quinn about her unemployed and now-unhireable boyfriend is a good summary of what we want to see repeated over and over by SJWs in science fiction in the future:
How has the industry responded to his loyalty? Dubbing him a hiring risk. Too hot to touch. Heaven forbid some teenagers spam them with meme-laden emails. SmegmaDan’s blog said Alex hated gamers, better not hire him it could be risky.

Elephants afraid of mice.

God could you imagine how much worse it’d be if he was a marginalized person? Look at what happened to The Mighty No 9’s Dina Abou Karam? Look at her google search.

When you combine this with all of the other barriers marginalized people face, combined with how they are targeted for mob hatred at an exceptionally higher rate, it has a chilling effect on speaking out. There are countless marginalized people I’ve spoken to in the industry who are too afraid to support their friends in even the most lukewarm ways because they don’t want their employers to retaliate. There are so many women and people of color that have expressed private support alongside an apology for their fear of making it public because they have to keep their search results clean for a potential studio’s HR department.

You know that’s done to people like us on purpose, right? That running away at the first sign of smoke without fire is a tactic used against targets of online mobs CONSTANTLY? That they abuse SEO as a tool of social warfare? That the only power this carries is the kind major companies give to them by not bothering to see if it’s smoke without fire?

What if someone like Alex wants to go independent (leaving aside the question of if indies even hire producers for a second)? I cast a long shadow. He gets fucked over not just once from the industry’s general fear, but twice because his story has been looked over or lumped in with mine because he wasn’t “loud enough” about his own trouble. Not only does he get targeted because of being with me, but people look past his suffering, sacrifice, his work, and efforts to rebuild. People thoughtlessly treat him as an appendage. It’s infuriating. Look at some of the articles written about Crash Override. Look how often he’s missing or thought of simply as “a boyfriend” and not the cofounder he is. Look at how people attribute his work to me.  The man works his face off, gets results, and still gets screwed out of some of the credit.

Does that sound familiar? It does to me. I’ve fucking been there myself. It sounds like what USUALLY happens when I work with any men on a project. If you’re a marginalized person at all, you KNOW this feeling of frustration, of being whitewashed, of seeing your work being downplayed.

It’s not just Alex either. I’ve watched people who have been targets keep their heads down to try to keep themselves safe, just to have people all collectively forget what has happened to them. They’re stuck in a no-win position because speaking out means more hurt gets hurled their way, and more of their privacy is lost, but the cost of staying silent is that it seems that the world forgets about what happened to you at all. You’re left to wonder why people weren’t standing up for you like that, and if they cared about your suffering at all.

And since people with the power and reach need to speak up when those without are being hurt. Since I have been given the privlege to have this platform, I can’t just watch this, I have to speak up: THIS INDUSTRY IS CREATING A RISK OF SPEAKING OUT BY CALLING THOSE WHO SPEAK OUT A RISK.

We are bleeding assets to this industry, to this medium, at an alarming pace because of this risk aversion and shortsightedness. I would be dead or totally lost if not for Alex and the other folks who have been targeted by GamerGate and quietly faded away because it got to be too much. To see so many of them treated as footnotes is heartbreaking. To see my partner who has endured all of the hell I have and more treated as a fashion accessory and not the fully fledged and fucking impressive human being he is insults both of us and the things we have built *together*. For a risk adverse industry to treat him and other activists like lepers because a teenager might go “ur game sux” shows some pretty fucked up priorities.
The #GamerGate response has been worthy of the Vile Faceless Minions themselves: "Schadenfreudelicious!" One thing we'll be discussing at Brainstorm tonight is how to bring successful #GamerGate tactics into science fiction, as Zoe Quinn points to one obvious possibility. It's readily apparent that Tor Books doesn't care in the slightest that PNH calls himself a racist or that John Scalzi launches vulgar attacks on everyone to the right of Hilary Clinton who crosses his path. But then, Tor Books is not their ultimate employer....
The employer stood behind us. They saw the horde for what it was. But it didn’t stop there. Studios he never worked at got brigaded. Then his employer’s employer got brigaded, and upped the pressure. One of the things that makes mob harassment so insidious is how it attacks from every possible angle, and some you didn’t even think of. All it takes in any system is one point of failure, one person to make the wrong decision, one person to not understand what’s going on, one person to be a coward.
The SJWs have been playing this game of DISQUALIFY for a long time. They love to hurl the threat "you'll never work in this industry again" at their enemies; Charles Stross, to his eternal credit, even warned me about it ten years ago. So it's tremendously rewarding to see an SJW literally crying over the tactic being successfully brought to bear against them.

The secret of #GamerGate's amazing success is emails, sent out on a daily basis in a series of coordinated campaigns against specified targets. Few corporations can resist a steady barrage of emails; as Quinn herself points out, it only takes one person somewhere in the system to crack and the target will be cut loose. And given the poor sales and financial performance of the science fiction publishing houses in recent years, it is unlikely that their corporate masters are likely to continue to tolerate actions and behavior which have quite observably turned a statistically significant percentage of the science fiction-buying public against them.

Zoe Quinn claims "20 accounts owned by 3 guys" have been sufficient to DISQUALIFY her boyfriend from industry employment. There are 364 Vile Faceless Minions. There are another 200+ Dread Ilk, plus an unknown quantity of Ilk, Rabid Puppies, and #GamerGate sympathizers. Even if we assume that Ms Quinn is lying (she is an SJW after all), I expect we can accomplish more than most of us might think if we were to follow #GamerGate's lead in this regard. And in case you're feeling sorry for the unemployable SJW lowlife, do keep this in mind.

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SJWs only get sick of culture wars when they start losing. Until then it's "Full Speed Ahead!" and "Remember the Misogyny!" 
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154 Comments:

Blogger Subversive Saint #249 May 20, 2015 6:09 AM  

"People all collectively"

Nice triple redundancy there.

Anonymous Gary May 20, 2015 6:19 AM  

"There are 364 Vile Faceless Minions."

Been busy between work and restoring a Shelby but I need to find time to apply for my own VFM identifier.

Anonymous p-dawg May 20, 2015 6:24 AM  

I bet she was fine with this happening when it was happening to Brendan Eich.

Blogger Tommy Hass May 20, 2015 6:27 AM  

There is so much vile stuff these vermin have done, it is positively hilarious to see them whine now. Lol.

Remember Leigh Alexander.

Anonymous MPC May 20, 2015 6:28 AM  

"What if someone like Alex wants to go independent (leaving aside the question of if indies even hire producers for a second)? I cast a long shadow."

Zoe casts a wide shadow more than anything.

Blogger RL (#0052) May 20, 2015 6:30 AM  

I look forward with anticipation to final vote tally for the Hugo awards.

Anonymous Lulabelle (68) May 20, 2015 6:30 AM  

Webster's Word of the Week: Marginalized. Use it often, so you look schmaht.



Anonymous John B. Wrong May 20, 2015 6:30 AM  

Zoe and her boyfriends.... she sure likes dick, don't she. Double bag it to be safe.

Anonymous Steve May 20, 2015 6:36 AM  

For his sake, and for the sake of the other people that have had the black oily tendrils of hatred curl around their ankles, dragging them under. For the ones we lost without ever noticing. For the ones who told me their stories in confidence, who are still afraid to ever repeat them.

You know me. You’ve heard my story, or at least some version of it, shouted around the corners of the internet for nearly a year now. The only reason you know it is because we fought back, and because I didn’t just die in the week or two after the meteor hit.


Oh for fuck's sake... this sort of teenage drama queen bullshit is why no employer wants anything to do with Lifschitz.

Employers want you to show up, do your job, then go home. They do not want:

* moral crusades
* internet drama
* sub-Twilight fan fiction emo-goth emotional blackmail from your cock-gobbling rainbow-haired she-twink girlfriend

Alex Lifschitz might as well carry a soiled matress around with him now.

Blogger ScuzzaMan May 20, 2015 6:39 AM  

"Alex Lifschitz might as well carry a soiled matress around with him now."

Isn't he still hanging with Zoe?

Oh, you meant an actual mattress.

Sorry.

Anonymous NorthernHamlet May 20, 2015 6:43 AM  

It's amusing that she even makes a story about a man being a victim into a story about how women are victims.

You're still a bigot even when it's a white male.

Anonymous Steve May 20, 2015 6:44 AM  

ScuzzaMan - so cruel :)

Anonymous Lulabelle (68) May 20, 2015 6:45 AM  

"Oh for fuck's sake... this sort of teenage drama queen bullshit is why no employer wants anything to do with Lifschitz."

Right. If folks didn't know he was a total loser before, they sure know it now after that post. He seems to be a complete wuss.

Anonymous d12 May 20, 2015 6:49 AM  

"There are 364 Vile Faceless Minions. There are another 200+ Dread Ilk, plus an unknown quantity of Ilk, Rabid Puppies, and #GamerGate sympathizers."

At this stage in the game, I would think you would want "your enemies" to over estimate your influence and that is where this comment is coming from. If we can believe the actual number of VFM, then that number represents the absolute high point, after all, that the number of people on the internet who will put forth some minimal effort to get a free digital badge. The number is not >364, but likely <364.

You never lie on the internet, sure, but you certainly say a lot of stuff with the intent that it be misread.

Blogger Cail Corishev May 20, 2015 6:55 AM  

That may be the longest humble-brag I've ever read. "Be in awe at the power of my vagina; it can destroy industries!!!"

Please tell me this "boyfriend" isn't the same sad sack who found out she was banging every guy in her vicinity. It's sad enough that anyone claims her, but worse if it's him.

1. Intentionally live your live in a way that sets you outside the bounds of normal society as much as you dare.
2. Whine about being marginalized.
3. Profit? Maybe not.

Blogger Tommy Hass May 20, 2015 6:59 AM  

"Please tell me this "boyfriend" isn't the same sad sack who found out she was banging every guy in her vicinity. It's sad enough that anyone claims her, but worse if it's him."

It's not.

Blogger Cail Corishev May 20, 2015 7:00 AM  

d12, you have it exactly backwards. There are always far more people sympathetic to a cause than those who officially join up. I don't have a minion number because I'm not much of a joiner, but I consider what Vox is doing to be important (and hilarious and awesome), and I'll gladly show up to kick SJWs in the face and laugh at their pain whenever needed. I'm not the only one.

Blogger VD May 20, 2015 7:01 AM  

If we can believe the actual number of VFM, then that number represents the absolute high point, after all, that the number of people on the internet who will put forth some minimal effort to get a free digital badge. The number is not >364, but likely <364.

Believe what you want. To quote the VFM, we don't care. You can theorize all you like. You can bluff and posture all you like. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is results.

You SJWs used to worry that I might have as many as 50 followers. Now you're trying to find consolation in the idea that I must have less than 364. No matter what, you cling to your narrative. TRIVIAL! IRRELEVANT! DISQUALIFY!

Anonymous Peter Garstig May 20, 2015 7:12 AM  

The number is not >364, but likely <364.

Wrong. This number does not include me, and I alone am at least 435.

I don't expect you to understand.

Blogger Kallmunz May 20, 2015 7:17 AM  

Great. But don’t feel too sorry for the boy, after all he and the witch both come from moneyed families and she is pulling in over 4k a month on Patreon.

Blogger VD May 20, 2015 7:18 AM  

At this stage in the game, I would think you would want "your enemies" to over estimate your influence and that is where this comment is coming from.

Quite the opposite, actually. The main reason I'm willing to be as open as I am is because I know them well enough to know that the information will be worse than useless to them. And their reactions will only make them look that much more insane to neutral parties.

We'll have a much better idea of where the relative power balance stands after the Hugo Awards. If the Puppies have even one-third the numbers of the traditional Worldcon community, which is not all SJW, the SJWs had better be terrified. And if we are the majority already, they are done. We'll see.

Blogger Student in Blue May 20, 2015 7:19 AM  

Even if we assume that Ms Quinn is lying (she is an SJW after all),

This is more than a safe assumption. For Ms. Quinn, I would take lying as the default position. It's not just that she's an SJW, but she's shown signs of being a sociopathic liar. Less 'delusional' and more 'calculating' in other words.

Anonymous jack May 20, 2015 7:25 AM  

I hear the lamentations of their women. Now, lets see, what were the other two conditions that Conan mentioned that made life worth living?
I will remember here in a moment.

Anonymous Heh May 20, 2015 7:25 AM  

"Be in awe at the power of my vagina; it can destroy industries!!!"

My vagina is large, it contains multitudes.

Blogger Nate May 20, 2015 7:28 AM  

oh man... the sweet sweet butthurt. Pure gold.

They try to throw Vox out of the market... he shrugs and builds his own market.

They get thrown out of their market... they cry and cry and cry.

Anonymous jack May 20, 2015 7:28 AM  

VFM? Could someone tell me what this means? I'm a sympathizer to #GamerGate but are not privy to the hidden knowledge.
The Dark Ones have not yet seen fit to bless me with the inner secrets. But, I can at least lug some water.

Blogger Patrikbc #0344 May 20, 2015 7:29 AM  

@d12
If we can believe the actual number of VFM, then The number is not >364, but likely <364.
This is why postmodernists shouldn't think,or walk across the street unassisted. They can't believe anything, the only absolute truth is there is No absolute truth in the mind of the unreasonable. Put your helmet on so you don't hurt yourself.

Anonymous p-dawg May 20, 2015 7:29 AM  

@jack Conan was just paraphrasing Genghis Khan. Or whoever wrote that screenplay was.

Blogger Nate May 20, 2015 7:30 AM  

"I hear the lamentations of their women. Now, lets see, what were the other two conditions that Conan mentioned that made life worth living?"

If you're paying attention to GamerGate you know those two conditions are already met in spades. The turnover in the game media over the last 18 months has been staggering. To say their world has been rocked is a gross understatement. It hasn't been rocked. Its been shattered.

Blogger Nate May 20, 2015 7:31 AM  

VFM: The Vile Faceless Minions.

A sub-group of the Ilk..Dread and Otherwise.

Anonymous jack May 20, 2015 7:33 AM  

Hi Nate: I've been following GamerGate loosely. I'm not a gamer but can appreciate the strike back at the enemy weak points. The various strategies employed by Vox and others is instructional and fun to watch. I'm, obviously, missing some details. Someday I hope someone will publish a history of all this. I will pay good money for the ebook.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan May 20, 2015 7:34 AM  

I think an operational weakness of the SJW is that part about accepting responsibility for the consequences, then your on your own the other thieves have abandoned you. Maybe they can go back on the Daily Show, HA

Anonymous cheddarman May 20, 2015 7:35 AM  

Rabid Puppy Panzers vorwart!

Anonymous jack May 20, 2015 7:36 AM  

Vile Faceless Minions. Has a nice ring to it.
So, the Conan line is attributed to Genghis Khan. Figures. If you were on the wrong end of one of his charges they all probably did seem like a bunch of VFM. That, just before you were cut to ribbons.

Blogger bob k. mando May 20, 2015 7:41 AM  

d12 May 20, 2015 6:49 AM
The number is not >364, but likely <364.



i do not have a VFM#.

as i said at the time, i'll have VFM #13 ( outside the main sequence ) or i'll have no number at all. ( shakes fist at sky )

a statement which is meant to be both amusing ... and true.

Blogger Patrikbc #0344 May 20, 2015 7:42 AM  

@Nate
To crush my enemies. To see them driven before me, and to hear the Lamentations of their women.

Anonymous Ridip 080 May 20, 2015 7:42 AM  

As perhaps some indication of the number of potential Hugo voters, my number was over 7500 and I'm a fairly recent member. We know absolutely nothing about how many of those are "Puppies" or SJW's. But based on last years numbers, it makes me suspect many more Puppies, Ilk and Dread Ilk are signed up than the 364 VFM's.

I'd be curious to see how much the readership here has climbed since the nominations came out, especially those not linking in from other sites as that could indicate an increase in daily intentional readers and those with a serious interest in these things. Not many SJW's can stand the scene long enough to read here regularly and at length. Reading here makes their amygdala shrivel even smaller than their balls.

Anonymous daddynichol May 20, 2015 7:43 AM  

NOTE TO ZOE:
Call all of your unemployed genius friends and start your OWN DAMNED GAME SHOP! It should be easy!

Anonymous p-dawg May 20, 2015 7:43 AM  

@jack: Conan is a great character, but Genghis Khan was real and was also a badass. I didn't mean criticism of Conan (I'm currently reading a collection of the early 1900s Conan short stories and novels, coincidentally) but I don't want to see my boy Genghis get robbed since he (probably) said it in real life and meant it.

Blogger VD May 20, 2015 7:52 AM  

I'd be curious to see how much the readership here has climbed since the nominations came out

Hugo nominations are announced in April. All numbers are Google pageviews.

Mar 2014: 1,172,425
Apr 2014: 1,220,594 (+48,169)

Mar 2015: 1,583,104
Apr 2015: 1,907,664 (+324,560)

The next big jump will come in August when the awards are announced. Should pass 2 million monthly then. September could be big too, for very different reasons.

Anonymous Stingray May 20, 2015 7:54 AM  

Reading here makes their amygdala shrivel even smaller than their balls.

Come on, man! It's morning here. With coffee . . . and my poor screen . . .

Blogger Salt May 20, 2015 7:58 AM  

Take TOR for instance. Pointing out their association with SJWs and subsequent effect within the SFF community is one thing. But if put in terms the bottom line boys understand, it's like promoting the Pinto despite the exploding gas tanks.

Anonymous buzzcut #207 May 20, 2015 8:03 AM  

"Does that sound familiar? It does to me. I’ve fucking been there myself. It sounds like what USUALLY happens when I work with any men on a project. If you’re a marginalized person at all, you KNOW this feeling of frustration, of being whitewashed, of seeing your work being downplayed."


Wait, I thought she enjoyed being whitewashed by her co-workers. Wasn't that how this whole thing started?

Anonymous Lulabelle (68) May 20, 2015 8:10 AM  

" September could be big too, for very different reasons."

Did I miss something? Or is this a hint?

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 20, 2015 8:11 AM  

Unrelated. Gary, is that Shelby a roadster or Mustang?

Blogger Sherwood family May 20, 2015 8:13 AM  

I should not revel in the suffering of SJW types. I really should not. It is a moral failing and I should repent. But like the best of the worst sins...schadenfreude....is habit forming and Vox's blog tends to give me frequent doses of pure unadulterated schadenfreude. Mmmmm...SJW tears...delicious.

Blogger Patrikbc #0344 May 20, 2015 8:13 AM  

P-dawg, iatleast n the film adaptation Conan was sold as a slave to a Mongol who trained him and had Conan recite those principles, so the portrayal seems to atleast indirectly attribute them to Ghengis. Possibly?

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 20, 2015 8:15 AM  

"THIS INDUSTRY IS CREATING A RISK OF SPEAKING OUT BY CALLING THOSE WHO SPEAK OUT A RISK."

Hmmm. All caps by author.

Are them chickens I hear roosting?

Anonymous fish May 20, 2015 8:18 AM  

Zoe Quinn claims "20 accounts owned by 3 guys" have been sufficient to DISQUALIFY her boyfriend from industry employment.

Has she considered blowing somebody in HR.....?

Blogger Cail Corishev May 20, 2015 8:24 AM  

On a somewhat related note, I just heard that the Boy Scouts have outlawed squirt gun fights. They're no longer allowed to use squirt guns, rubber bands, or paintball guns, unless they shoot at non-living, non-humanoid targets. Water balloons are to be no larger than a ping-pong ball. A scout who runs a blog on scouting says it's only right, because a scout is to be kind and there's nothing kind about pointing a fake weapon at someone.

Entryism at its finest. If anyone still thinks it's possible to compromise with SJWs and get them to stop at a reasonable point, he needs only look at the BSA. They won't stop until it's dust.

But here's the best (and related) part: to try to make up for not letting boys be boys, they've added patches for programming and some other modern tech-y fields. So these non-programmer SJWs who are losing their programming-related jobs will be able to go be non-scouts in the Boy Scouts instead.

Anonymous Athor Pel May 20, 2015 8:25 AM  

" Heh May 20, 2015 7:25 AM
"Be in awe at the power of my vagina; it can destroy industries!!!"

My vagina is large, it contains multitudes."



Nope, sorry, the Bene Tleilax wouldn't use her.

Blogger bob k. mando May 20, 2015 8:25 AM  

d12 May 20, 2015 6:49 AM
The number is not >364, but likely <364.



also, a 364 is a Buick Nailhead.

this implies that the next plateau should be 425. maybe 455.

more on topic, there's a very good reason to suspect that the VFM # is not even close to the lower bound of actual votes ...

but i'm not going to elaborate any further for the tarded SJWhoreriors.

Blogger Joshua Dyal May 20, 2015 8:28 AM  

It touched me to such an extent that a single tear trickled down my cheek

I thought only litter across the landscape of LA was supposed to do that?

https://struckbyenlightning.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/crying-indian1.jpg

Blogger Nate May 20, 2015 8:30 AM  

'Entryism at its finest. If anyone still thinks it's possible to compromise with SJWs and get them to stop at a reasonable point, he needs only look at the BSA. They won't stop until it's dust."

My two oldest boys were scouts very briefly. It lasted until the scout leaders explained that each scout would be scrapbooking their year in scouting... complete with designs and decorations on every page.

Scout uniforms are still hanging in the closet. haven't been worn since.

Blogger Cataline Sergius May 20, 2015 8:33 AM  

We'll have a much better idea of where the relative power balance stands after the Hugo Awards. If the Puppies have even one-third the numbers of the traditional Worldcon community, which is not all SJW, the SJWs had better be terrified.

At this point the Hugos are starting to feel like an intelligence gathering operation for us. And not a bad one. At the end of this we will have a very good idea about who cares enough to become an active participant.

An inactive sympathizer, is little short of utterly useless.

And traditionally it's where they have always beaten us. Too many on our side "just want to be left alone." How many have finally gotten through their heads that, they won't leave us alone. They will nibble and nibble until there is nothing left. It's in the nature of vermin.

We'll need a real hotwash at the end this. Forget about what we did right. We'll need to look at what we did wrong. Especially, if we do better than I think we will.

Anybody can learn from failure, it takes the soundest of minds to learn from success.

Blogger Salt May 20, 2015 8:34 AM  

Someday I hope someone will publish a history of all this.

@jack, Milo Yiannopoulos is writing the book. When it might come out, who knows as the data for it keeps pouring in.

Blogger bob k. mando May 20, 2015 8:36 AM  

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-19/why-do-men-exist-scientific-study-offers-an-explanation/6480198

Blogger VD May 20, 2015 8:40 AM  

We'll need a real hotwash at the end this. Forget about what we did right. We'll need to look at what we did wrong. Especially, if we do better than I think we will.

This will be a discussion in the June Brainstorm. Obviously, we won't know the results of the Awards vote, but we know where we went wrong on the nominations front and it will be useful to discuss how we could have done better.

Blogger Harsh May 20, 2015 8:48 AM  

marginalized person

She keeps using these words. I do not think these words mean what she thinks they mean.

Blogger Harsh May 20, 2015 8:56 AM  

If we can believe the actual number of VFM, then that number represents the absolute high point, after all, that the number of people on the internet who will put forth some minimal effort to get a free digital badge. The number is not >364, but likely <364.

No, the complete opposite actually. There are vast numbers who didn't ask for a badge. The Un-Numbered. We are legion.

Anonymous Nathan May 20, 2015 8:58 AM  

I think Alex is soon to be Zoe's ex. Mommy and Daddy's bucks just don't seem to be enough, and Alex has no status in the industry for her to enjoy. How long until the "GG ruined my relationship" tweets?

Anonymous Steve May 20, 2015 9:05 AM  

Lulabelle - Yes, she's just told every employer in America that Alex Lifshitz is pathetic and his presence in their workforce would mean weepy drama.

It's worse than that mum who was in the news recently because she told everyone on facebook that her teenage son had no friends, and asked other mums to send their kids to his birthday party out of pity.

Nate - the scout leaders explained that each scout would be scrapbooking their year in scouting

Dafuq. Do they give out badges in organic tampon weaving nowadays?

Anonymous 43rd Virginia Cavalry May 20, 2015 9:05 AM  

She is left to wonder if they care about her suffering at all ???? Perhaps we should take a poll and help clear it up for her.

Blogger Nate Winchester May 20, 2015 9:07 AM  

To see my partner who has endured all of the hell I have and more treated as a fashion accessory and not the fully fledged and fucking impressive human being he is insults both of us and the things we have built *together*.

This reminds me of that time on here Vox posted Adria Richards' complaining about people treating her the way she treated those two random guys.

Every time I read things like that I just hear in my head "Stop shooting back, guys!" in a whiny, super-annoying voice that makes me want to start punching twice as hard as I scream, "YOU WANTED A WAR, NOW FUCKING TAKE IT!"

Blogger Doseux May 20, 2015 9:09 AM  

@bob k. mando
Since in many species sperm is the male's only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them to exist.

And they say we view women as mere "baby factories".

Blogger Salt May 20, 2015 9:13 AM  

Alex have a Patreon yet?

Blogger Salt May 20, 2015 9:14 AM  

monogamous pairings in which females had no choice

Beetle Rape!

Blogger Nate May 20, 2015 9:15 AM  

"Dafuq. Do they give out badges in organic tampon weaving nowadays?"

I wouldn't be surprised. That was back in TN. When we moved to lower alabama I noted the church here sponsored a boy scout troop and I had originally decided I was going to see that the church disassociated with it. But so far the troop is run by men and does exclusively overtly scoutish things. My kids do not participate but I keep an eye on it. As soon as this idiocy is implemented... I will kill it.

Blogger Stilicho #0066 May 20, 2015 9:16 AM  

" Heh May 20, 2015 7:25 AM
"Be in awe at the power of my vagina; it can destroy industries!!!"

My vagina is large, it contains multitudes."


She is become Vagina, destroyer of worldbuilding

Anonymous AlteredFate May 20, 2015 9:21 AM  

@Bob k. mando, @Doseux

I'd like see a 50 generation study where they take 90% of the female beetles and disfigured them with obesity. Might yield some insight into the future of the U.S.

Blogger Nate May 20, 2015 9:22 AM  

holy shit.

So the moron David Gerrold actually wrote this on his facebook wall:

In all the articles I’ve seen, nobody has said, “We’re going to shun X, Y, and Z.”



The guy who himself has written over and over and over that we have been ostracized... is now claiming that he hasn't seen anyone make that claim ever.

Blogger Stilicho #0066 May 20, 2015 9:26 AM  


The guy who himself has written over and over and over that we have been ostracized... is now claiming that he hasn't seen anyone make that claim ever.


Someone give him a cat already

Blogger Joshua Dyal May 20, 2015 9:28 AM  

Dafuq. Do they give out badges in organic tampon weaving nowadays?

That's an aberration. Most Scout troops continue to do regular old Scouting type things, for the most part. Their major concessions to feminist nonsense are the explosion of "safety" rules that us and our parents never even considered, and two-deep leadership, based on the extremely offensively bigoted assumption that all men are suspected child molesters. Although given the litigious nature of our society, that's probably more CYA than anything else.

That said, the BSA is on its last legs and everyone knows it. If you have boys the right age to participate, there's still value to strip-mine from it for the time being, but I can't see any way in which it lasts another generation as a useful organization to anyone at all.

Blogger El Borak May 20, 2015 9:30 AM  

And in case you're feeling sorry for the unemployable SJW lowlife, do keep this in mind...

Besides, it's not even close to time to feel sorry for unemployable SJW lowlives. The First Ilk Rule of Vanquishment clearly states, Before dealing with a vanquished foe, make damned sure he's vanquished.

And they ain't vanquished enough yet.

Blogger Salt May 20, 2015 9:35 AM  

Boy Scouts of America bans water gun fights; ‘pointing a firearm’ is not kind

Last legs or crawling towards the exit?

Blogger Alexander May 20, 2015 9:38 AM  

Nothing says "I'm a good hire" like "My girlfriend ho is gonna start internet drama on my behalf if you don't pick me."

Blogger dc.sunsets May 20, 2015 9:41 AM  

"An armed society is a polite society."

This works because people know that screwing with someone else is an invitation to catastrophe. Finally we're seeing the cultural Marxists discover that they've been poking bears for decades, and there are no bars on the cages.

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 20, 2015 9:46 AM  

XKCD
http://xkcd.com/1527/

And on a happy note:
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/bahar-mustafa-diversity-officer-at-centre-of-racism-row-could-lose-job-after-tweeting-with-hashtag-kill-all-white-men-10259801.html

Blogger Gary Bourgeault May 20, 2015 9:54 AM  

”It does not take a majority to prevail...but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”

— Samuel Adams

Blogger Joshua Dyal May 20, 2015 10:02 AM  

Last legs or crawling towards the exit?

Six of one, half dozen of the other. There's still value to strip mine from the organization if you have kids right now and find a good troop. If you have little kids too young to join up, or you have older kids and you'd like to see your grand kids learn the same things you did as a Scout, don't count on it. There won't be enough left of the organization, assuming that it even survives at all, for them to bother with.

That's assuming it survives at all. In spite of population growth, the BSA has had a decline of nearly half since the early 60s.

Once the BSA has finally been pushed by the SJWs far enough into CrazyTown that the Mormons won't tolerate their close association with the organization anymore, more than half of what's left will evaporate literally overnight. The BSA couldn't possibly survive that severing in a recognizable form.

Blogger Stilicho #0066 May 20, 2015 10:06 AM  

"An armed society is a polite society."

This works because people know that screwing with someone else is an invitation to catastrophe. Finally we're seeing the cultural Marxists discover that they've been poking bears for decades, and there are no bars on the cages.


Yep. There may be some chicken wire around the cages. Some of them still think that is enough, so they keep poking.

Blogger Tim Schaeffer May 20, 2015 10:06 AM  

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Anonymous Manus Dei May 20, 2015 10:09 AM  

When you give someone a lesson in meanness, don't be surprised when they learn their lesson.

Blogger Daniel May 20, 2015 10:12 AM  

Shouldn't that be 'pointing a water arm not kind?'

Anonymous Emperor of Icecream May 20, 2015 10:15 AM  

* If we can believe the actual number of VFM, then that number represents the absolute high point, after all, that the number of people on the internet who will put forth some minimal effort to get a free digital badge. The number is not >364, but likely <364. *

I don't have a VFM badge and I'd participate. Just got my Hugo packet, for instance.

Anonymous Elijah Rhodes May 20, 2015 10:16 AM  

For those of us late to the party, what is a Vile Faceless Minion and who or what are the Dread Ilk?

Blogger Marissa May 20, 2015 10:30 AM  

No, the complete opposite actually. There are vast numbers who didn't ask for a badge. The Un-Numbered. We are legion.

:: nods and grunts ::

Blogger Joshua Dyal May 20, 2015 10:32 AM  

I don't have a VFM badge and I'd participate. Just got my Hugo packet, for instance.

I think I might be representative of a very sizable cohort; I don't play video games enough to care, I don't care about the Hugos in the least and never have, but I'm very sympathetic to the fact that both #GamerGate and Sad/Rabid Puppies have been decisive victories--albeit in small skirmishes over territory that I personally don't care about--over SJWs and the abominable ideology that spawned them. I'm an interested observer, looking for lessons to apply when critical mass and circumstances allow them to be applied on battlegrounds that matter more.

Blogger Alexander May 20, 2015 10:35 AM  

Well, fortunately we have a litmus test.

Everyone even remotely sympathetic to the pinkshirts is going to noaward Vox. That probably applies to the vast majority of the moderates who are nominally on our side, just so they can say, "Hey, look, I thought the slates were making a reasonable point, but I'm still a good guy - don't shoot!"

So regardless of where he finishes, if Vox finishes above No Award on >364 ballots, then no doubt d12 will dismiss his claim.

Blogger Alexander May 20, 2015 10:43 AM  

Joshua,

I'd urge you to reconsider. No doubt there were those who though the Spanish March was irrelevant, but a nice to place to observe for when the battle moved elsewhere.

The battle may not be on the terrain you particularly care about right now, but the battle is being fought. And winning the terrain we're openly fighting for is instrumental to moving the fight to new theaters.

The final ballots may yield some answers, but I suspect that when the SJWs went full retard and started trashing Gamer Gate for the Puppy Slates, I suspect that Daddy Warpig and Vox acted as a significant force multiplier because they were openly part of both groups. Through just those two, it's not hard to see a GG'er thinking about joining the Puppies on the basis of enemy-of-my-enemy... and then committing because they saw that some known and trusted comrades were already fighting.

Likewise, I am much more likely now to aid a cause I personally care little about if I see Gamergaters or Puppies involved in it. I donated to Honey Badgers and sent emails to the Calgary sponsors, even though I had been minimally involved on that front, solely because of the camaraderie that's been generated.

Blogger Chiva May 20, 2015 10:44 AM  

Badges? We don't need no stinking badges. Badges are not needed to do what you think is right.

I am surprised that 364 Vile Faceless Minions chose to be counted. Many of the VFM will not deign to be counted.

Blogger Feather Blade May 20, 2015 10:49 AM  

Look how often he’s missing or thought of simply as “a boyfriend” and not the cofounder he is. Look at how people attribute his work to me. The man works his face off, gets results, and still gets screwed out of some of the credit.

"Stop blaming me for things he did! Blame him! That's the way it's supposed to work! He's the man! He gets the blame! Stop treating me like a man and him like a woman! Someone! Anyone? Pleease?!!?!?"

Blogger Chris Scena May 20, 2015 11:16 AM  

I already decided, based on the vitriol from PNH and Moshe Feder that I am not buying another Tor book while they work there. And I like Brandon Sanderson and his work, but I refuse to support a company that belittles its customers so much. They obviously don't want my money.

Blogger Chris Scena May 20, 2015 11:17 AM  

"An armed society is a polite society."

We need to get back to public dueling. Not pistols or sabers, but, "You talk shit about me, I have the right to take you outside and pummel you without going to jail." It would definitely improve the civility in most places.

Anonymous Ain May 20, 2015 11:18 AM  

v12: You never lie on the internet, sure, but you certainly say a lot of stuff with the intent that it be misread.

More importantly, he'll never say anything that can be demonstrably wrong. Numbers fall under that. With what happened with JZ's website visits claim, do you really think Vox would make the same mistake?

Blogger Darth Toolpodicus (#144) May 20, 2015 11:29 AM  

" There's still value to strip mine from the organization if you have kids right now and find a good troop. "

No squirt guns?!? Please! This *really* depends on what Troop you are in. My brother's troop that he is Scoutmaster of just had their Shooting Sports weekend. I was the Rangemaster for the Long Guns range (we do Long Guns, .22LR, Skeet, Trap, and 3d Archery). We run his troop, plus some local Girl Scouts, and some family members through each and all.

This is the Long Gun range table. See any Squirt guns?

<a href="http://imgur.com/44idfGb.jpg/> Long Guns Table</a>

Anonymous jack May 20, 2015 11:31 AM  

Salt May 20, 2015 8:34 AM

Someday I hope someone will publish a history of all this.

@jack, Milo Yiannopoulos is writing the book. When it might come out, who knows as the data for it keeps pouring in.

Thanks Salt. I will mark Milo in my notes and keep track of his efforts. I would not mind at all a continuing series of ebooks as it unfolds. Pay money for that with the series finished, if it ever is, as a keep forever; Because.

Blogger Darth Toolpodicus (#144) May 20, 2015 11:31 AM  

Damn tag...

Just the URL then:

http://imgur.com/44idfGb.jpg

Blogger Brad Andrews May 20, 2015 11:36 AM  

I would skip Tor completely, but I believe they are publishing John Wright's never ending series (2 more books really). I want to see how it ends.

Anonymous jack May 20, 2015 11:36 AM  

Re: Milo from above. His wiki write up is interesting and, I think, worth your time. Though, I'm sure by now that all the really serious GamerGate folk know well of him.

Anonymous jack May 20, 2015 11:39 AM  

@Brad:
Me too. I will buy JCW even if I have to hold my nose [Tor]. I hope his contractual obligations are over after those two books and he can fully join Castalia. Praise be at that point. He'll surely make more money. I would further bet that Vox and Castalia would never, ever, diss him like some at Tor did.

Blogger David-093 May 20, 2015 11:40 AM  

"If you're paying attention to GamerGate you know those two conditions are already met in spades. The turnover in the game media over the last 18 months has been staggering. To say their world has been rocked is a gross understatement. It hasn't been rocked. Its been shattered."

The only thing to do now and is to finish the job. It's like the conquest of canaan in the Bible. "Leave no one standing, take their cities and burn them to the ground, and destroy everything they have." We want our kids and grandkids to not have to deal with this shit, after all.

Blogger Salt May 20, 2015 11:41 AM  

I will mark Milo in my notes and keep track of his efforts.

Follow him on Twitter. Milo is a gas.

Anonymous RedJack #22 May 20, 2015 11:42 AM  

A little anecdote.

There are a few people whom I personally know have Hugo packets that are not counted as RP/SP. They, in turn, have recruited a few more.

They are not in the Legion, they are not in the known four columns marching towards the Con. They are the fifth column already inside the city, awaiting our arrival.

The SJW suspect this. They know that some of their own may be in our ranks, waiting for the time to act. As a result, they are beginning to eat their own. Some they have guessed correctly, some they have not. Many of the later are now with us as a result.

In a true cell based movement, no one really knows how deep it goes. Which is why what is now called 4th generation warfare (or more properly, decentralized warfare) is so hard to stop.

Those of us that are numbered at not alone. We are the partially visible. This exercise is not about visible numbers.

As an aside, I feel my $40 has yielded a return much higher than expected. March on my fellow Legionaries of the VFMs!

Anonymous VFM.0157 aka Forrest Bishop May 20, 2015 11:44 AM  

I hear the lamentations of their women. Now, lets see, what were the other two conditions that Conan mentioned that made life worth living?-Jack

Technically, we can't hear it. I hope Quinn (or a female V/O) will give us a spoken-word rendition of her lamentation.
That could be sampled and set to "Flight of the Valkyries", or Drums & Bass, or some such.

Blogger olaf lee May 20, 2015 11:46 AM  

Vox,
I would love to have a VFM badge as well. I am employing these tactics in the industrial equipment realm against environuts. Slowly but with steady results the battle is being won.

Blogger olaf lee May 20, 2015 11:46 AM  

Vox,
I would love to have a VFM badge as well. I am employing these tactics in the industrial equipment realm against environuts. Slowly but with steady results the battle is being won.

Blogger Cail Corishev May 20, 2015 11:47 AM  

This is the Long Gun range table. See any Squirt guns?

Read it again: squirt gun fights are banned. They aren't allowed to shoot each other with them, or with rubber bands, paintball guns, etc. They can shoot at targets with squirt guns, just as with rifles, as long as the targets aren't alive and don't look like anything alive.

I'm sure there are BSA groups out there that are ignoring the regs and doing what they've always done. That's not the point; the point is entryism and how far it goes.

BSA is also a good example of social inertia and how it keeps organizations alive even as SJWs hollow them out from the inside. I know guys who hate what the BSA is turning into, but they continue to be involved and have their boys be Scouts because they were Scouts and just don't want to give it up. There are other groups that are picking up where the BSA left off and would love to have them, but they want "their" Scouts, so they hold their nose and get away with what they can.

Blogger Joshua Dyal May 20, 2015 11:52 AM  

I'd urge you to reconsider.

Really, my only point is to rebut the guy who thought the numbers were overstated. They're understated. There is a vast reservoir of reserve troops waiting on the sidelines for their chance to charge in for a flanking attack.

Blogger Darth Toolpodicus (#144) May 20, 2015 11:56 AM  

@Cail Cor

Lighten up, Francis.

I know what you said, that was a joke.

Blogger Daniel May 20, 2015 12:02 PM  

Boy Scouts: It isn't kind to have fun with friends.

Incidentally, it also isn't kind to stop boys from having fun, so I think BSA is trapped in a recursive loop forever.

Blogger automatthew 0x3e May 20, 2015 12:02 PM  

The minions may be faceless, but I would love to know their demographics. How many Boomers, for instance?

Something else to consider, regarding voting strength, is that many of us are married and can buy our wives WorldCon memberships without impropriety. I think my wife's a little disappointed I haven't done so yet.

Blogger Student in Blue May 20, 2015 12:06 PM  

@RedJack
As an aside, I feel my $40 has yielded a return much higher than expected. March on my fellow Legionaries of the VFMs!

Indeed, my number neighbor. Although I believe the value was proving itself far before the packet even came out.

Blogger Kirk Parker May 20, 2015 12:23 PM  

How long should it take between registering and getting my packet?

Blogger skiballa May 20, 2015 12:29 PM  

I'm sorry to see the decline of the BSA (and CSA), I was very involved growing up, and had a lot of fun with it.

That said, any of you who have younger boys might look into the Royal Rangers. My son just returned from an FCF camp where they were tested on their ability to start a fire with flint and steel, stick a thrown bowie knife, and load and fire a black powder rifle. We've had a lot of fun with the yearly Father & Son Campouts, and they are a great Christian organization.

Check it out here: http://royalrangers.com/

Blogger Chad May 20, 2015 12:31 PM  

I imagine there are many young men, such as myself, that qualify under un-numbered VFMs. If they are like me, we put out word, occasionally email, can't afford hugo packets, but push books and information on others in a slow, relentless fashion. Most Castalia books are ones I've read, and promoted them to others. We are out spoken, don't care for PC, and will take the knocks to keep on coming. We won't stand idiots or discivilizational behavior; and don't mind burning down all in the way to our goals, as we see it is the only way to obtain them.

Individuals are small, but we are legion.

Anonymous p-dawg May 20, 2015 12:31 PM  

@Chiva: My minion badge is not something I *need*. It's something I wanted because I find it amusing, and it pisses off certain people. I appreciate VD letting me play even though I'm pretty sure he doesn't like me very much. (With excellent reason, admittedly.) Of course, as with any of my speculation involving VD, I'm just guessing, and I'm probably wrong.

Blogger John Wright May 20, 2015 12:33 PM  

@ Brad Andrews,

Sir, I will send you an electronic copy of the manuscripts privately, free of charge, as a courtesy. One is done, the other I will return to writing as soon as I finish typing this sentence.

Write me with your email address at my email (go to Scifiwright.com and scroll down. My email is at the bottom of the page).

Blogger John Wright May 20, 2015 12:35 PM  

@ Chris Sena

I will make you the same off I made Brad Andrews, if you want to read my work.

Blogger Jack Aubrey May 20, 2015 12:35 PM  

20 email accounts? Pikers. I've lost track of how many I have available, but I have software to do that for me.

VFM #194 awaiting orders...

Anonymous zapbrannigan1 May 20, 2015 12:54 PM  

My comment got eaten so I'll try again.

Basically, I was amazed at how LONG that post was. I tried to read the whole thing to get some context for the (long) snippet VD posted, but I only made it 2/3rd of the way through. She said what she wanted to say in the first couple of paragraphs:

- Life sucks for "marginalized people" whatever the heck that means
- My boyfriend can't find work because of me
- Studio priorities are driven by money (shocker!)
- GamerGate is EEEVIL

After that, the record started skipping.

It occurred to me that it probably took her at least an hour or two to bang this whole thing out. For someone who rails about how hard it is to work as a developer in the industry, how it's all such a never-ending grind, doesn't this post seem out of place? Maybe, just maybe, the reason Quinn can't find work is that she spends so much time emoting on the Internet about the unfairness of life.

Honestly, if I were a publisher looking to build a team for a project, I don't think I'd want to hire someone with so much baggage and, apparently, so much free time to vent about it.

Blogger Darth Toolpodicus (#144) May 20, 2015 1:06 PM  

I second what Chad said, Royal Rangers is a great alternative to BSA.

Blogger Danby May 20, 2015 1:09 PM  

I was once an Unnumbered Vile Faceless Minion. Initially I was reluctant to become a Numbered Vile Faceless Minion. i reveled in my anonymity, and thought I could pass unremarked through human society.
But the Dark Lord asked for us to receive our numbers. I can guess at his reasons, but really, what does the reason matter? He asked and I obeyed,
It's been some time now. It's hard to tell the passage of days here in the Fouled Pits. Malwin was as kind as she's ever...no, she was NOT kind. But it's over, the brand has healed, and now I am numbered.
And today, the Dark Lord has thrown us some sweet sweet Schadenfreude! Even here in the Fouled Pits! Today we feast!

Blogger Chiva May 20, 2015 1:50 PM  

@p-dawg. I too use my badge to piss off some people. Good fun.

I third what Chad said. The Royal Rangers was a good influence on my boys.

Blogger Chris Scena May 20, 2015 2:08 PM  

Mr. Wright, you truly are a gentleman. Ashamedly, I must admit to only having read your story rebuttal to "If I Were a Dinosaur, My Love" (cannot remember the title off the top of my head), which was brilliant. I plan on diving into your work in the new Hugo packet. When I can get the rest of my reading caught up...who am I kidding. At some point in the near future I will purchase a work of yours from Castalia, because I agree with Mr. Correia that the writer should get paid.

If Tor remains mired in their ineptitude (which seems the course for the foreseeable future), I may take you up on your offer. It is greatly appreciated.

Anonymous SumDood May 20, 2015 2:10 PM  

"Conan was just paraphrasing Genghis Khan. Or whoever wrote that screenplay was."

John Milius wrote & directed Conan.

I thought only SJWs didn't know that.

Anonymous Clint #47/#73 May 20, 2015 2:16 PM  

Ultimately, there is no choice. Delenda est is the only reasonable approach.

Blogger Stilicho #0066 May 20, 2015 2:24 PM  

Rudyard Ilkling
The Minion

The leftist in 'is blindness bows down to wood an' stone;
'E don't obey no orders unless they is 'is own;
'E keeps 'is side-arms awful: 'e leaves 'em all about,
An' then comes up the Legion an' pokes the leftist out.

All along o' dirtiness, all along o' mess,
All along o' doin' things rather-more-or-less,
All along of rhetoric, lies, an' maybe so,
Mind you keep your argument an' yourself jus' so!

The young minion is 'aughty -- 'e draf's from Gawd knows where;
They bid 'im show 'is facts an' lay 'is logic square;
'E calls it bloomin' nonsense -- 'e doesn't know, no more --
An' then up comes the Elder Ilk an' kicks 'im round the floor!

The young minion is 'ammered -- 'e takes it to 'is head;
'E 'angs 'is 'ead an' mutters -- 'e sulks about the thread;
'E talks o' "Hegelian dialectic" which 'e'll pay for by-an'-by,
An' the others 'ears an' mocks 'im, an' the boy goes orf to cry.

The young minion is silly -- 'e thinks o' suicide.
'E's lost 'is gutter-devil; 'e 'asn't got 'is pride;
But day by day they kicks 'im, which 'elps 'im on a bit,
Till 'e finds 'isself one mornin' with a full an' proper kit.

Gettin' clear o' dirtiness, gettin' done with mess,
Gettin' shut o' doin' things rather-more-or-less;
Not so fond of rhetoric, lies, nor maybe so,
Learns to keep 'is argument an "isself jus'so!

...

Blogger Stilicho #0066 May 20, 2015 2:24 PM  

...
The young minion is 'appy -- 'e throws comment on the roll;
You see 'im make 'is arguments; you 'ear 'im slap' a troll.
'E learns to drop the "MPAI's" from each reply he makes,
An 'e shows an 'ealthy logic when 'e encounters fakes.

The cruel-tyrant-Dread-Ilk they watch 'im 'arf a year;
They watch 'im with 'is comrades, they watch 'im with 'is beer;
They watch 'im with the women at the Legionary dance,
And the cruel-tyrant-Dread-Ilk send 'is name along for "Lance."

An' now 'e's 'arf o' nothin', an' all a minion yet,
In the threads they up an' rags 'im to see what they will get.
They rags 'im low an' cunnin', each dirty trick they can,
But 'e learns to sweat 'is temper an 'e learns to sweat 'is man.

An', last, a Vile Faceless Minion, an object of much hate,
'E schools 'is friends at logic, 'e tells 'em 'ow to debate,
They sees 'im quick an 'andy, uncommon set an' smart,
An' so 'e talks to Dread Ilk which 'ave the Blog at 'eart.

'E learns to do 'is watchin' without it showin' plain;
'E learns to save a dummy, an' shove 'im straight again;
'E learns to check a minion that's buyin' leave to shirk;
An 'e learns to make men like 'im so they'll learn to like their work.

An' when it comes to marchin' he'll see their socks are right,
An' when it comes: to action 'e shows 'em how to sight.
'E knows their ways of thinkin' and just what's in their mind;
'E knows when they are takin' on an' when they've fell be'ind.

'E knows each concern troll that leads a thread astray;
'E feels 'is innards 'eavin', 'is bowels givin' way;
'E sees the blue-white faces all tryin 'ard to grin,
An 'e stands an' waits an' suffers till it's time to cap 'em in.

An' now the hugly bullets come peckin' through the dust,
An' no one wants to face 'em, but every beggar must;
So, like a man in irons, which isn't glad to go,
They moves 'em off by centuries uncommon stiff an' slow.

Of all 'is five years' schoolin' they don't remember much
Excep' the not retreatin', the step an' keepin' touch.
It looks like teachin' wasted when they duck an' spread an 'op --
But if 'e 'adn't learned 'em they'd be all about the shop.

An' now it's "'Oo goes backward?" an' now it's "'Oo comes on?"
And now it's "Mock the lefties," an' now the Legate's gone;
An' now it's bloody murder, but all the while they 'ear
'Is voice, the same as comment threadsl, a-shepherdin' the rear.

'E's just as sick as they are, 'is 'eart is like to split,
But 'e works 'em, works 'em, works 'em till he feels them take the bit;
The rest is 'oldin' steady till the watchful bugles play,
An 'e lifts 'em, lifts 'em, lifts 'em through the charge that wins the day!

The leftist in 'is blindness bows down to wood an' stone --
'E don't obey no orders unless they is 'is own.
The leftist in 'is evil must always fear the sun
But the backbone of the Legion is the Vile Faceless Minion!

Keep away from complacency -- keep away from mess,
Don't get into doin' things rather-more-or-less!
Let's ha' done with rhetoric, lies, and maybe so;
Mind you keep your argument an' yourself jus' so!

Blogger VFM 188* May 20, 2015 2:27 PM  

Hey! All of you! Pay attention! The Most Evil Overlord of Evilness has given a HINT, and no one has caught it! Observe, faceless minions:

September could be big too, for very different reasons.

What is His Evilness, the Most Evil Overlord of Evil evilly saying?

Blogger Dave W. (#0257) May 20, 2015 2:42 PM  

John Milius is full of Awesome And Win. He should be Honorary Ilk Director & Screenwriter.

Blogger slarrow May 20, 2015 2:52 PM  

Back to the original article, I did think that Quinn did have a good point with this section:

It’s not just Alex either. I’ve watched people who have been targets keep their heads down to try to keep themselves safe, just to have people all collectively forget what has happened to them. They’re stuck in a no-win position because speaking out means more hurt gets hurled their way, and more of their privacy is lost, but the cost of staying silent is that it seems that the world forgets about what happened to you at all. You’re left to wonder why people weren’t standing up for you like that, and if they cared about your suffering at all.

And since people with the power and reach need to speak up when those without are being hurt. Since I have been given the [sic]privlege to have this platform, I can’t just watch this, I have to speak up: THIS INDUSTRY IS CREATING A RISK OF SPEAKING OUT BY CALLING THOSE WHO SPEAK OUT A RISK.


And thus Sad Puppies was born....

And then the SJW mobs howled and denied that such marginalization ever took place and doubled down on their ostracism. Thus Rabid Puppies was born.

Come to that, this is also the kind of thing that drove some of the GamerGate reaction to the kind of grandstanding that Quinn and her like practiced all the time. Payback, she is a sweet, nasty bitch.

Blogger Danby May 20, 2015 2:52 PM  

@Stilicho
An Minion 'art swells wi' pride.
Thankee

Anonymous Big Bill May 20, 2015 3:15 PM  

Enough with the "no squirt guns" BS. Read the BSA gun manual pdf. Their Range Rules say, among other things, you cannot point a "gun" or "simulated gun" at anyone. The word "squirt" or "water" appears nowhere.

To be blunt, if your kid, Scout or not, starts pointing a simulated AK-47 at me at ANY time, let alone at a gun range, he stands an excellent chance of winding up dead.

Cite, please. And references to "conservative" mouthpieces like Rush Limbaugh and Fox News or your ex-Walmart security guard brother-in-law don't count.

Blogger Corvinus May 20, 2015 3:18 PM  

"it has a chilling effect on speaking out."

Translation: It is an effective suppressant of SJWs SJWing.

Heh.

Blogger Dave W. (#0257) May 20, 2015 3:28 PM  

LOL, nice try at disqualifying while demanding a source, Billy.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/19/boy-scouts-of-america-bans-water-gun-fights/

Blogger Joshua Dyal May 20, 2015 3:41 PM  

Cite, please. And references to "conservative" mouthpieces like Rush Limbaugh and Fox News or your ex-Walmart security guard brother-in-law don't count.

Yes, they do. Nice try to disqualify before you even see them. But idiotic. Although nice that you noticed that Fox news isn't really conservative. Or at least, I presume that's what your scare quotes mean.

Blogger Corvinus May 20, 2015 3:44 PM  

Alex still doesn’t have a job. So many marginalized voices left us. Many more never got the chance to speak in the first place. We are still bleeding." --Zoe Quinn

Translation: The SJWs in gaming are going down like Nazi Germany in 1945.

Anonymous Big Bill May 20, 2015 4:14 PM  

My goodness that boy Lifshitz is a loser.

We knew in first grade that you NEVER let your mommy come to the school if someone beat you up. You NEVER let your mommy call the parents of some kid who was mean to you. This is six-year-old male knowledge!

Each day that goes by with her leaving the post up proves what a loser he is. He could tell her to take it down, but this poor, wimpy deluded shmuck thinks it is doing something good for him.

The truly sad thing is that Lifshitz cannot even perceive how pathetic it makes him look to potential employers.

If you are a potential employer you have to ask yourself what happens if Lifshitz doesn't get a raise he wants? Is she going to post a blog about how his boss is so insensitive and cannot truly appreciates his talent?

If Lifshitz misses a deadline and you tell him to work on Saturday and Sunday, is she going to blog about how cruel and anti-family his boss is?

Why isn't his father giving it to him straight? What father of a man-child wouldn't pull his son aside and tell him to shut his woman up and tell her to mind her own business?

Then again, Lifshitz may have been raised in one of those homes with a Woody Allen father and a Bella Abzug mother. I've known a few of those guys and they tend to do what their mamas (and girlfriends and wives) tell them to do.

Blogger Cail Corishev May 20, 2015 4:14 PM  

Enough with the "no squirt guns" BS. Read the BSA gun manual pdf. Their Range Rules say, among other things, you cannot point a "gun" or "simulated gun" at anyone.

Cite, please.


That's embarrassing: you just cited it yourself. No one said they aren't allowed to have squirt guns. What I said (and repeated) was that they aren't allowed to squirt them (or, from what I heard, even point a rubber band with their hand in the shape of a gun, which I guess counts as a "simulated gun") at each other, which you just confirmed.

What boy wants a squirt gun if he can't squirt it at anyone? What's he supposed to do with it, water the flowers?

Blogger James Dixon May 20, 2015 5:02 PM  

> I would skip Tor completely, but I believe they are publishing John Wright's never ending series (2 more books really). I want to see how it ends.

Anyone who wants his books but doesn't want to buy from Tor should contact Mr. Wright and get them directly from him.

Anonymous p-dawg May 20, 2015 6:08 PM  

@SumDood: You thought wrong. I do know the name, though. I didn't realize Mr. Milius did anything noteworthy besides help get the UFC started. Learn something new every day. That's not difficult for me, though. I'm pretty ignorant.

Blogger borderwalker May 20, 2015 6:39 PM  

I'm not acquainted with this Lifschitz fellow, but I've read enough about Quinn to be 90% certain that she's borderline (personality disorder).

I wonder if he's a narcissist.

Narcissists and borderlines very often end up together because they're sort of like demented puzzle pieces that fit.

If he's a narcissist, this has to be painful because none of it can be his fault.

Blogger borderwalker May 20, 2015 6:39 PM  

I'm not acquainted with this Lifschitz fellow, but I've read enough about Quinn to be 90% certain that she's borderline (personality disorder).

I wonder if he's a narcissist.

Narcissists and borderlines very often end up together because they're sort of like demented puzzle pieces that fit.

If he's a narcissist, this has to be painful because none of it can be his fault.

Anonymous BGS May 20, 2015 6:46 PM  

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Before the HIPAA law came out guys would get warned their first day on the job not to sleep with certain VD/STD spreading women by name.

If we can believe the actual number of VFM, then The number is not >364, but likely <364.

People who have bought books from Castalia House are likely members, I am pretty sure he has more buyers than that.

scout leaders explained that each scout would be scrapbooking their year in scouting... complete with designs and decorations on every page.

Nate its not my fault I always said letting gays be scoutmasters is as smart as letting Woodie Allen be in charge of girl scouts.

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Blogger Cuca Culpa May 20, 2015 9:45 PM  

Ooh, look, Chelsea Van Valkenburg's butthurt. Again. Gee, Alex, why not ask your daddy who is the CEO of Gehr for a mail room job, if it's not beneath you?

Remember that this idiot is the one who had his picture taken with a congresswoman with a keg party red cup in his hand, and openly admitted to payola in the industry. This kid ain't too bright.

On second thought, don't go with nepotism. Just use an alias like "Zoe" does and go gor the victimbux. There are still a few suckers out there.

Anonymous Jack Amok May 20, 2015 11:07 PM  

On a somewhat related note, I just heard that the Boy Scouts have outlawed squirt gun fights. They're no longer allowed to use squirt guns, rubber bands, or paintball guns, unless they shoot at non-living, non-humanoid targets.

It's been that way for a while. The folks running National down in Irving are a bunch of pansy-assed wimps. Sorry Texas... But the reason isn't that they don't think boys should be running around shooting paintball guns at each other. They don't want journalists running stories with pictures of Boy Scouts running around shooting guns at each other...

In the case of the BSA, it's not so much SJW entryism as it is crony-capitalist gladhanders. They don't want to jeopardize their corporate donations, or get sued, so they have too many lawyers and PR flacks calling shots. They even accidentally banned scouts using wheelbarrows at one point because some idiot house lawyer came up with a poorly-written rule after a kid using a hand truck fell off a flatbed.

But, we do still teach them to shoot rifles, handguns and shotguns. They just have to shoot targets. Oh, yeah, they shoot bows and arrows too, and throw tomahawks. There's some hope the new set of leaders have a little more sense and might be rolling back the namby-pamby crap a bit. They new Becthel reserve is heavily adventure oriented.

But the key thing to realize about BSA is that the local volunteers run the program. Do whatever you want, have a paintball match, just don't do it in uniform and don't expect BSAs insurance to cover you if someone gets hurt. The paid pros understand the program doesn't run without the volunteers, and they don't get paid without the volunteers either.

The three organizations with the greatest influence on BSA National are the Mormon Church, the Catholic Church, and the Methodists.

Anonymous Jack Amok May 20, 2015 11:09 PM  

Nate,

Start your own troop. That's what we did. People think we're crazy, but we do Scouting like it's supposed to be. We take a fairly casual approach to National's guidelines. There are SJW parents who flip out, and we even had one write a letter to the local council detailing all of our transgressions. The Council rep asked us if we needed any help dealing with the crazy mom. We said no, her son had decided to quit the troop. Despite - or because of - our renegade reputation, we're held up as a model troop.

Anonymous Jim Milo May 20, 2015 11:45 PM  

This reminds me of that time on here Vox posted Adria Richards' complaining about people treating her the way she treated those two random guys.

Looks like Norm Macdonald's older brother fell for the DARVO.

Don't bother complaining to the CBC. They're the SJW network. But I'm really disappointed in Neil Macdonald for this.

Blogger SciVo May 21, 2015 1:40 AM  

My vagina is large, it contains multitudes.

But is it 8 miles wide?

Blogger SciVo May 21, 2015 2:12 AM  

How long should it take between registering and getting my packet?

The packet is virtual. If you can lookup your membership # and PIN, then you can download the packet.

Blogger cavalier973 May 21, 2015 10:24 AM  

Southern Baptists also have a group called Royal Ambassadors.

Anonymous jack May 21, 2015 7:50 PM  

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