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Sunday, August 16, 2015

A minor mod

A minor correction to the WSJ quote; also, I left one little thing off the cover yesterday. Perhaps you can identify what it is?

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99 Comments:

Blogger Markku August 16, 2015 3:02 PM  

I identify:

NOTE ON SPELLING: A lot of people misspell foreword as foreward or even forward! It is a "word" be"fore" the book itself. The foreword is usually written by someone other than the author.

http://www.patmcnees.com/the_difference_between_a_preface__foreword__and_introduction_52536.htm

Blogger Nate August 16, 2015 3:06 PM  

I look ... forward... to Nero's addition.

Anonymous VFM #247 August 16, 2015 3:12 PM  

Milo probably isn't quite as despised by SJWs as you are, but it has to be close. :)

Anonymous Susan August 16, 2015 3:13 PM  

After some of his recent articles, Milo's foreword introduction should set the tone of the entire book nicely.

Anonymous Dave August 16, 2015 3:17 PM  

I hope you don't think I'm being too forward but is the aforementioned foreword the missing item?

Blogger VD August 16, 2015 3:25 PM  

I was already fixing that, Markku.

Blogger Markku August 16, 2015 3:33 PM  

Your addition looks fabulous now.

Blogger Floyd Looney August 16, 2015 3:34 PM  

@1 That is a pretty easy mistake to make.

Anonymous Philalethes August 16, 2015 3:44 PM  

Sorry to be a wet blanket, but there might be some confusion, for a reader not familiar with the history behind the book, about just who is "The Most Despised Man in Science Fiction." Maybe place the quote below the author's name?

Blogger Markku August 16, 2015 3:48 PM  

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Blogger VFM bot #188 August 16, 2015 3:52 PM  

The non-prepositional words in the WSJ quote are each now capitalized? Were they not before?

Blogger Noah B #120 August 16, 2015 3:52 PM  

This is going to be awesome.

Blogger VD August 16, 2015 3:53 PM  

Sorry to be a wet blanket, but there might be some confusion, for a reader not familiar with the history behind the book, about just who is "The Most Despised Man in Science Fiction." Maybe place the quote below the author's name?

If he's confused by the cover, he won't be when he opens the book.

Praise for Vox Day

“Vox Day is one sick puppy.”
- Dr. P.Z. Myers, PhD

“Vox Day is a fascist mega-dickbag and less a human being than one long sequence of junk DNA.”
- Dr. Phil Sandifer, PhD

“I consider Vox Day one step, either direction, from certifiable.”
- Mike Resnick, science fiction author, 37-time Hugo Award nominee

“I think I have made my disgust with Vox Day and his Rabid Puppies clear.”
- George R. R. Martin, fantasy author, 6-time Hugo Award nominee

“Vox Day rises all the way to 'downright evil'. ”
- Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Manager of Science Fiction, Tor Books, 15-time Hugo Award nominee

“Vox Day is a real bigoted shithole of a human being.”
- John Scalzi, three-time SFWA President and science fiction author, 9-time Hugo nominee

“Vox Day and his followers made it impossible for me to remain silent, keep calm, and carry on.”
-Connie Willis, science fiction author, 24-time Hugo Award nominee

“Vox Day set out to hurt the SF genre by damaging our award system.”
-David Gerrold, science fiction author, 4-time Hugo Award nominee

“The real burning question is, 'what will he attack next?'”
- Charles Stross, science fiction author, 15-time Hugo Award nominee

Anonymous PA August 16, 2015 3:58 PM  

Most droll, closing with that Charles Stross quote.

Blogger YIH August 16, 2015 3:58 PM  

@10 Markku:
Congrats, I believe that's the first time that meme has appeared here.

Blogger Markku August 16, 2015 4:06 PM  

Well, I suppose to absolutely prevent the error (though I don't believe it's going to be made, with the Vox Day written below it in a font the size of a football field - it will draw the reader's eye from Milo) one could place the "foreword..." to the absolute bottom. But there's a format to these things. Blurbs go on top. Below author name is out of the question.

Anonymous Siobhan August 16, 2015 4:11 PM  

Even under fear of mockery, I'm forced to agree that it now reads as if Milo is the most despised. Might the credit for his foreward go below Vox's name?

Blogger Salt August 16, 2015 4:11 PM  

The only other thing could moving it below
"Taking Down The Thought Police"
by "The Most Despised Man in Science Fiction" - The WSJ

Blogger VD August 16, 2015 4:13 PM  

Might the credit for his foreward go below Vox's name?

No, we tried it various ways. It looks best like this. Look, it's not that hard. The cover blurb is always about the author. Never the guy writing the foreword.

Anonymous Dream Weaver August 16, 2015 4:16 PM  

In all honesty, that's a pretty kick ass cover and quote from The Wall Street Journal. The cover, colors, content, title and quote are sure to sell books. I even like the way the fake light is reflecting off the smiley face. That quote would even make haters want to read the book.

Anonymous Dave August 16, 2015 4:19 PM  

Will Castalia House send a copy to each quotee or should we start a collection now? It's sure to become a prized possession for Dr. Phil.

Blogger VFM bot #188 August 16, 2015 4:19 PM  

Agree with the Evil One. It looks great the way it is. No confusion over who the WSJ quote refers to, given the size of the Vox Day type. Nice! Gonna be a great book. Definite stocking-stuffer for everyone this coming Christmas.

Anonymous Mr.A is Mr.A August 16, 2015 4:21 PM  

Side-note: Any chance of adding a touch of green somewhere on the cover to allude to the GamerGate purple-and-green.

Very good cover; I am anticipating the book's release.

Anonymous Siobhan August 16, 2015 4:23 PM  

Vox: I concede the point. Forgot to note that, regardless of nitpicking, the cover looks great, and I'm looking forward to reading the book.

Blogger Curtis August 16, 2015 4:25 PM  

Is there any reason why you didn't put this on the front cover?

“Vox Day is a fascist mega-dickbag and less a human being than one long sequence of junk DNA.”

I think it is a toss-up between that and:

“Vox Day is a real bigoted shithole of a human being.”

Blogger Markku August 16, 2015 4:26 PM  

I'm gonna turn this into postcards...

--

SJWs Always Lie

:)~<

But I wish you happy birthday
and THAT'S the truth

Blogger RL (#0052) August 16, 2015 4:26 PM  

The cover looks great. Don't change a thing.

Anonymous Dave August 16, 2015 4:34 PM  

"I'm gonna turn this into postcards..."

What no apostrophe? Caps? Ah forget abo...

Blogger David-093 August 16, 2015 4:35 PM  

"Taking down the Thought Police" sounds a bit too violent. How about a friendlier sounding tag line, like "Negotiating with People Who Have Different Opinions"?

Also the snake tongue is a bit creepy, it's like you're implying SJWs are lying, deceitful snakes who should be eliminated. A much better image would be of two equal people shaking hands.

As Mitt Romney always said, moderates are the key to victory.

Blogger David-093 August 16, 2015 4:36 PM  

How is anyone confused by the location of Foreword?

Blogger Markku August 16, 2015 4:39 PM  

And the title should be SJWs Say Some Controversial Things which We Cannot in Good Conscience Support

Blogger Krul August 16, 2015 4:42 PM  

Markku - I'm gonna turn this into postcards...

That's for friends and family.

If you want to give cards to SJW's on the other hand, use one of Mr Hopkins'.

Blogger Markku August 16, 2015 4:44 PM  

Yeah... With all this great suggestions, we'll turn this into a proper book yet!

Anonymous Stingray August 16, 2015 4:44 PM  

The titles and number of Hugo awards after each name on the Praise section is a brilliant addition.

Anonymous Difster VFM #109 August 16, 2015 4:45 PM  

The cover is perfect. There is no confusion in the blurb. What a bunch of pedantic pansies.

Blogger Markku August 16, 2015 4:48 PM  

It is my firm belief that everything should be designed by a committee. I mean, can't you see the improvement already?

Blogger Steveo #238 August 16, 2015 4:48 PM  

@13 I love the quotes.
@34 I agree completely...

Evil genius, the petard hoisting w/ all due accolade; stripping the tiny emperors & binding the nasty princesses to the pole. You're an honorable Doctor of Philosophy or Hugo award winner or multiple Hugo nominee by what slate, Sir? Madam? So VD bestows upon them the touch of character & credibility lost, with the admonition, "be off to write rape and were-seal sex, the gang of you." Their backs flat on the mat, with speed, force and control. Ippon to VD.

And they don't even know it yet...

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 16, 2015 4:51 PM  

"Taking down the thought police" way too confrontational what would George Will say?

Blogger Salt August 16, 2015 4:51 PM  

Is there a dedication? If so, to who? Vivian?

Anonymous Dave August 16, 2015 5:01 PM  

What this cover really needed was a blue ribbon commission of bipartisan statesman eager to cross the aisle and work arm in arm

Blogger Cail Corishev August 16, 2015 5:07 PM  

There's a nice juxtaposition among the threads today. SJWs who hope we'll get bored and go away in other areas like the Hugos should note how long we'll bat around something like the best design for a book cover.

Blogger Nate August 16, 2015 5:12 PM  

Vox is a serious homophobe. you can tell by the way the flaming homosexual wrote the foreward to his latest book.

Anonymous Lazybug August 16, 2015 5:19 PM  

How very fabulous, also rainbows.
Will you be making a hard copy version? bundling this book with Liberal Fascism would make for a excellent gift.

Anonymous Anonymous August 16, 2015 5:32 PM  

Why not reissue "Generation of Vipers" by Philip Wylie? Some outfit called the "Dalkey Archive Press" is/was publishing it, but not in ebook format.

Blogger David-093 August 16, 2015 5:39 PM  

"And the title should be SJWs Say Some Controversial Things which We Cannot in Good Conscience Support"

Also, Vox Day is bit too controversial a figure to be writing a book on handling controversy. Why not turn the project over to somebody better known for inspiring commentary, like Eric Erickson?

Blogger VD August 16, 2015 5:40 PM  

Will you be making a hard copy version? bundling this book with Liberal Fascism would make for a excellent gift.

Yes, before the end of the year.

"Taking down the Thought Police" sounds a bit too violent. How about a friendlier sounding tag line, like "Negotiating with People Who Have Different Opinions"?

We should probably change the title too, to something like SJWs Are Well-Intentioned, but Misguided People.

Blogger David-093 August 16, 2015 5:50 PM  

Social Justice Champions: Why They're Wrong, but Do Have a Point

by Eric Erickson (with a word or two by Theodore Beale)

"He's never really accomplished anything!" --Wall Street Journal

Foreword by Matt K. Lewis

Chapter 1: Why being wrong isn't the end of the world.

Chapter 2: Understanding insensitivity.

Chapter 3: How to apologize like a winner

Chapter 4: Disagree without being disagreeable, or just don't disagree at all

Chapter 5: Exterminating right-wing extremists who give our side a bad name

Chapter 6: Real men know how to grovel

Chapter 7: The 10 most common SJW arguments, and why they may have a point

Chapter 8: Lawn maintenance by John Scalzi

Chapter 9: Liberals are the real racists, sexists, homophobes, transphobes, incestophobes, beastaphobes, and robotophobes.

Chapter 10: Surrender is sometimes a victory

Chapter 11: Letting social justice people of equally valid viewpoints win is an act of love

Epilogue: I'm a moderate, and so can you!

Blogger J Curtis August 16, 2015 5:58 PM  

I hope various counter arguments with supporting data/links are provided to shoot down commonly raised SJW screeds.
Glenn Beck (of all people) did a masterful job of this in his book Arguing With Idiots.

Anonymous BGS August 16, 2015 6:07 PM  

Chapter 10: Surrender is sometimes a victory

Chapter 11: Letting social justice people of equally valid viewpoints win is an act of love


Chapter 12: How to suck more non-Asian minority cock than BigGaySteve in just one day.

Anonymous philip VFM #023 August 16, 2015 6:17 PM  

Based on the cover alone and the sneak peak at the impressive list of distinguished luminaries lavishing praise on the Evil Lord, I will rate it at least a 4 out of 5 Silvered Skulls.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 16, 2015 6:21 PM  

@10. Markku

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Wow Markku, that's really cool! But shouldn't the "I" be either the same size or not dotted? Also, why the hyphenation? It would scan better on a single line.

Blogger SQT August 16, 2015 6:47 PM  

@42 Clearly Milo is Vox's shield.

The book looks excellent; can't wait to buy a copy.

Blogger automatthew August 16, 2015 6:59 PM  

Needs more Times New Roman.

Blogger David-093 August 16, 2015 7:08 PM  

"Needs more Times New Roman."

Comic Sans, it's how you let them know you're serious.

Blogger Joshua_D August 16, 2015 7:11 PM  

It looks very good.

"Needs more Times New Roman."

Nah. Comic Sans or Papyrus.

Anonymous A August 16, 2015 7:19 PM  

OT: Stem Express cuts official ties to PP. PPGATE protests scheduled for 250 cities.
http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/08/14/fetal-tissue-company-stem-express-cuts-ties-with-planned-parenthood/

What: Protest PP’s harvesting and selling of aborted baby parts
Where: Planned Parenthood facilities across America
When: August 22, 2015 from 9:00am-11:00am

http://protestpp.com/

If you are going to the Hugos you can stop by
Spokane Planned Parenthood, 123 E. Indiana Avenue (map)
Sponsor: Selkirk Pro-Life Alliance
Contact the local leader

Blogger rycamor August 16, 2015 7:29 PM  

@13 I love the quotes.

This is the Antifragile approach to publicity... a method which Donald Trump has been applying assiduously. In fact, the more frantic the SJW thought-police, the better this approach works.

Blogger Groot August 16, 2015 8:06 PM  

I stand with the most aspie man in comments, the pre-point-conceded Siobhan, and a bunch of pedantic pansies. You shouldn't be having little conversations with yourself, re-interpreting what you've just read. It should be pure awesomeness. Maybe a tiny little horizontal separator (a "horizontal rule") below Milo? But, then again, my one and only design rule is "More Frazetta!"

Anonymous Fp August 16, 2015 8:15 PM  

It looks great! To the presses!

Blogger Markku August 16, 2015 8:22 PM  

Wait, Groot, how did you know who the Most Aspie Man was? I wrote the description ABOVE the name. My own name was right there above the description, in the header of the comment. How did you know I wasn't talking about myself?

Blogger buwaya August 16, 2015 8:25 PM  

Just broke off Science Fiction to take up the excellent Hippolyte Taine -" L'Ancien Regime"
One bit just struck me as precisely apt - I apologize if it is not quite in the spirit of the thread, but as I have been on File 770 for several days, it describes some of the atmosphere -

"Confined to their castles and mansions they see only those of their own sphere, they hear only the echo of their own ideas, they imagine that there is nothing beyond. The public seems to consist of two hundred persons. Moreover, disagreeable truths are not admitted into a drawing-room, especially when of personal import, an idle fancy there becoming a dogma because it becomes conventional. Here, accordingly, we find those who, already deceived by the limitations of their accustomed horizon, fortify their delusion still more by delusions about their fellow men. They comprehend nothing of the vast world, which envelops their little world; they are incapable of entering into the sentiments of a bourgeois, of a villager; they have no conception of the peasant as he is but as they would like him to be."

Anonymous 141 August 16, 2015 8:30 PM  

The first should be last.

Blogger Groot August 16, 2015 8:37 PM  

@60. Markku:

Hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo! Your Jedi mind tricks won't work on me. Me and my band of aspie, pedantic pansies and Irish lasses... Look! A scantily-clad slave girl!

Anonymous Yosemite Sam August 16, 2015 8:41 PM  

Dragons is so stupid!

Blogger Markku August 16, 2015 8:45 PM  

Here I went "tee hee hee hee, they think I'm calling myself the Most Aspie Man, but by typographical trickery I'm actually calling someone ELSE that!"

But it's like you all saw right through it and immediately identified the correct target. I don't understand how that can be, it was above the name!

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 16, 2015 8:53 PM  

@57. rycamor

@13 I love the quotes.

This is the Antifragile approach to publicity... a method which Donald Trump has been applying assiduously. In fact, the more frantic the SJW thought-police, the better this approach works.

Right. It's also Alinsky's Rule #10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”

Or maybe it's #11: "If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside. The winner in politics is almost always whoever is on offense. Liberals understand this in an intuitive way that most conservatives don't. We think because we have this wonderful, honest, logical response to a charge that we're scoring major points -- but, except in rare cases, it's not true. If you're spending all of your time refuting the charges that you're extreme, racist, hate women, and despise the poor -- you're losing. That's because some people will assume where there's smoke, there's fire, and disbelieve you no matter how good your explanation may be. Additionally, if you're busy defending yourself, you can't go after the other side. Defend when you absolutely have to, but make sure most of your time is spent attacking relentlessly attacking."
http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2012/04/13/12_ways_to_use_saul_alinskys_rules_for_radicals_against_liberals/page/full

Blogger Groot August 16, 2015 8:53 PM  

No, that's it! Put Milo's contribution in a little ribbon to Markk it off. Just don't put a number or time/date stamp on it. Design elements, baby. Little, minimalist elements... like Leah's outfit...

Blogger Markku August 16, 2015 8:57 PM  

We should probably give Milo the opportunity to be a Vile Faceless Minion (which he will obvs take) and then we can even put a number.

Blogger Updated/links LP999/S.I.G. August 16, 2015 9:06 PM  

Awesome and exciting!

Blogger Updated/links LP999/S.I.G. August 16, 2015 9:07 PM  

13; SJW's tremble in fear lost their objectivity, even more grand!

Anonymous Jack Amok August 16, 2015 9:35 PM  

Foreword by Milo Yiannopouous.

Hmmm, no doubt the anit-GGers are beating their heads against a wall trying to figure out how to call in a bomb threat against an ebook.

Blogger bob k. mando August 16, 2015 10:15 PM  

54. David-093 August 16, 2015 7:08 PM
Comic Sans,


there sooooooooooooooooooooo needs to be a Serious Sans ... just for GamerGaters.

Blogger David-093 August 16, 2015 10:36 PM  

"there sooooooooooooooooooooo needs to be a Serious Sans ... just for GamerGaters."

I just see the headline now from the New York Beta Times...

"Pro-rape and Puppy-burning Organization Gamergate Creates Own Rape-friendly Font Called Gamer Sans: Is This The First Font for Rapists?"

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 16, 2015 10:37 PM  

Hey, John Scalzi will be here in Seattle on Aug 19th.

"A new book means a new tour, and this year I’m hitting 18 cities over three weeks. As always, if you’re in one of the cities I am visiting, please come to see me and bring every single person you’ve ever met in your life with you. It’ll be fun! I’ll read from an upcoming work (this is an exclusive for people who show up for tour stops — no one else gets this) and from other stuff, answer questions, maybe massacre a song on a ukulele, and of course sign books and participate in other mischief. You want to be there; we’ll have a good time." - JS

He says it'll be fun to answer some questions and participate in other mischief! Whee!!! And bring all you faceless friends, too! I sure wish I had a hard copy of SJWs Always Lie for him to sign. Anybody got any questions for him?

Anonymous Pax Romana August 16, 2015 11:02 PM  

Ah nuts, he comes to L.A. 2 days before SJWAL releases! Maybe I can get him to sign a sticker that reads, "I kick puppies."

Anonymous Whitey McWhite August 16, 2015 11:04 PM  

Markku: "And the title should be SJWs Say Some Controversial Things which We Cannot in Good Conscience Support"

To better represent the cuckservative arc of faux-resistance, concession, validation and enforcement, it should be: SJWs Say Some Controversial Things which We Cannot in Good Conscience Support Yet"

Blogger David-093 August 16, 2015 11:09 PM  

Cuckservatives Always Lie (Down and Take It): How to Not Waste Time Bothering to Take Down the Tone Police Since They'll Just Give Up Anyway

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 16, 2015 11:42 PM  

Excerpt from the Aug 13, 2015 LA Times.

"A Guardian of the Galaxy"
(When John Scalzi is not building worlds on the page, the sci-fi author hits the Web to champion issues.)
"John Scalzi conquers the publishing universe" [online version]

"...Even though he began blogging before he'd published any fiction, the way he engages there — and via Twitter (@scalzi), where he has more than 85,000 followers — is a model for the kind of "platform" authors are urged to create to promote their work. But by speaking his mind, arguing in favor of same-sex marriage and feminism, advocating for making science fiction conferences and online gaming communities more hospitable to women, Scalzi has created vituperative online enemies.

"They are a coterie of science fiction fans and online gamers who crusade against progressive ideas (one attacks Scalzi as "a PC-drenched eunuch nerd who refuses to acknowledge that races differ biologically"). This year, a few successfully manipulated the Hugo science fiction award nominations so that they were dominated by white, male contenders. "Some of the best science fiction and fantasy that's being written is being written by people who aren't like me, the straight, white dude," he says. He points to award-winning writer N.K. Jemisin, an African American woman. "The idea that she is somehow a threat to science fiction and fantasy because of who she is as a person is INSANE."

"Scalzi has struck back, deconstructing the attacks on his blog; he and others including George R.R. Martin refer to the conservative activists with the mocking sobriquet "sad puppies."

"... And his new deal lets him expand his purview: It includes three YA books and four books set in an entirely different science fictional universe, the details of which are to be determined.

"Generally, Scalzi lets his fiction exist separately from his politics. He imagines that the current issues of today would be immaterial in futures hundreds of years hence. But he wants to engage, even though he's aware that to some he's not an ideal messenger, given his position as a privileged white male.

And yet he hasn't always had privilege. Scalzi grew up poor in the far-flung suburbs of Los Angeles
..."

Blogger Groot August 16, 2015 11:50 PM  

@78. Forrest Bishop VFM #0167:
"he and others including George R.R. Martin refer to the conservative activists with the mocking sobriquet 'sad puppies.'"

The Sad Puppies named themselves, but other than that, the story was ... amazingly sloppy and slanted.

Anonymous Pax Romana August 17, 2015 12:06 AM  

"poor in the far-flung suburbs of Los Angeles"

Wait, I thought he claimed that he - what was the quote? "Lived life on the easiest difficulty setting?"

The LA Times is thwarting Scalzi's own narrative!

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 17, 2015 12:21 AM  

@79. Groot

"he and others including George R.R. Martin refer to the conservative activists with the mocking sobriquet 'sad puppies.'"

The Sad Puppies named themselves, but other than that, the story was ... amazingly sloppy and slanted.

Right, but the SJW Narrative flips it around as usual. No Rabid Puppies in sight, either. Oth, they did actually put that link in the online version to CH's Beta of the Month!

Blogger Groot August 17, 2015 1:15 AM  

There was a US Representative from Chicago who was pretty powerful in his day. But they passed some legislation that had old people chasing him down the street, and it was caught on camera. He asked his aide, "How bad was it?" His aide replied, "When you die, they're going to play that clip." Even though he ended up going to prison, and had decades in politics, you know what? When he died, they played that clip.

When Scalzi dies, they'll show that picture of the dress. What a mangina.

Blogger ScuzzaMan August 17, 2015 1:34 AM  

In my experience it is usual for the quote to go at the very top or bottom of the cover.

Which would segue neatly into "with foreword by milo etc"

and the rest un-changed.

I'm going to buy at least 5 copies anyway.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit August 17, 2015 2:07 AM  

@78. Outright lies or poor fact checking? Its so hard to tell these days. Either way that's a load of easily verifiable falsehoods that will only be accepted by someone who's already swallowed the narrative whole.

Anyway, following the Comic Sans comment lead me to this music video. I think it is a perfect example of what goes on in an SJW's mind during a manic phase (while outwardly they remain jammed in their chair clutching another handful of Doritos)

Blogger Mark Citadel August 17, 2015 2:32 AM  

PZ Meyers is so meaningless, he shouldn't have space for his name in any book. I remember that fat golem trying to climb onto a dinosaur at the creation museum. It was hilarious!

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 17, 2015 2:58 AM  

84. Shut up rabbit

Anyway, following the Comic Sans comment lead me to this music video. I think it is a perfect example of what goes on in an SJW's mind during a manic phase (while outwardly they remain jammed in their chair clutching another handful of Doritos)

Which naturally segues into this.

"You're butt is wide,
well mine is too,
just watch your mouth,
or I'll sit on you.

The word is out
better treat me right:
'cause I'm the king
of cellulite..."

Insomnia. Meh.

Blogger Brad Andrews August 17, 2015 4:16 AM  

The quote almost seems to apply to Milo rather than Vox Day. Shouldn't it be below the author?

Blogger Nate August 17, 2015 7:55 AM  

"
"Scalzi has struck back, deconstructing the attacks on his blog; he and others including George R.R. Martin refer to the conservative activists with the mocking sobriquet "sad puppies." "

WHAT???

Anonymous dh August 17, 2015 7:56 AM  

VD,Markuu--

I think the VFM would be open to purchasing hard-copies and donating to local libraries. On top of that, I think a writing campaign for it to be reviewed by major publications would be good.

Finally, I am not pre-judging, but I smell "Best Related Work" coming.

Anonymous dh August 17, 2015 7:58 AM  

""Generally, Scalzi lets his fiction exist separately from his politics."

Yeah, it's funny about this, isn't? I wonder why that is.

Blogger VFM bot #188 August 17, 2015 8:08 AM  

I think the VFM would be open to purchasing hard-copies and donating to local libraries.

If ordered to do so by the Evil Dark Overlord of Evil Hateful Evilness, what choice will they have?

Blogger ScuzzaMan August 17, 2015 9:44 AM  

"They"?

Blogger Cail Corishev August 17, 2015 9:47 AM  

he and others including George R.R. Martin refer to the conservative activists with the mocking sobriquet "sad puppies."

That's an interesting reframe. They can't portray Scalzi as the defender of goodness and light without mentioning the enemy, so they're forced to abandon the usual policy of "no platforming." But they don't want to present Sad Puppies as something active, an interesting group that might attract curiosity. So they AMOG it, denying it even the agency to name itself. It's framed as if SP only really exists as a foil for these great heroes to battle.

Blogger David-093 August 17, 2015 12:16 PM  

Vox, I think you should just leave the cover blank. It's all just too confusing and we can't make heads or tails of any of it.

Blogger Groot August 17, 2015 1:29 PM  

@83. ScuzzaMan, and @87. Brad Andrews, welcome, recruits, to my band of aspie, pedantic pansies and pre-point-conceded Irish lasses! Markku, we will be at the hill at dawn (we'll be the befuddled, barely organized gaggle muttering to themselves)! Why do they despise Milo?

Blogger Updated/links LP999/S.I.G. August 17, 2015 3:59 PM  

I want the cover SIG style; solidified in gold, its worth it.

Blogger ScuzzaMan August 17, 2015 5:05 PM  

Groot

You are Groot.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit August 18, 2015 2:14 AM  

47. liberals are the real racists, sexists, homophobes, transphobes, incestophobes, beastaphobes, and robotophobes.

I've started to see this pop up as "typical quisling" but am not sure why: Were it true it would make guys like tl,dr (the vlogger) suspect.

SJWs are racist and sexist, and only love gays and muslims - well, anyone, really - to the extent they can be used as tools for self-aggrandizement and power.

I'm not taking the archangel: when did the observation of CHORF bigotry become a badge of shame, and more interestingly, why?

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit August 18, 2015 2:28 AM  

89. Many larger US libraries don't take donations unless certain criteria are met. It would be more effective and satisfying, to find the Request to Purchase spot on their website and put in the title.
Multiple recommendations from different library patrons, links to positive online reviews (try Breitbart) and a note stating that the author is part of a major conroversy, snd you want to know more will all improve its odds. In bocca al lupo.

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