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Friday, August 14, 2015

Apparently the schools were closed today

Phil Sandifer found himself free to continue our previous debate, with about the same level of success as last time:
Phil Sandifer @PhilSandifer
Just because I feel like some issues have been unfortunately muddied in a debate about lines being crossed, some reiterated points.

Phil Sandifer @PhilSandifer
Lou Antonelli is a fascist dickbag and loathsome human being.

Phil Sandifer @PhilSandifer
John C. Wright is a fascist dickbag and loathsome human being.

Phil Sandifer @PhilSandifer
Vox Day is a fascist mega-dickbag and less a human being than one long sequence of junk DNA.

Phil Sandifer @PhilSandifer
Any other Sad/Rabid Puppies are at best fascist collaborators, and while loathsome might be too strong, definitely kinda suck as people.

Vox Day @voxday
That's so meaningful coming from a pagan paedophile who really likes books about child abuse and gender confusion.

Vox Day @voxday
Phil Sandifer's idea of "fascism" is "standing in opposition to the child molesters in science fiction".

Vox Day @voxday
I have no doubt that one day Phil Sandifer's name will be ranked among the big names in SF: Asimov, Bradley, Breen, Delaney, and Kramer.
I'm sure all the Sad and Rabid Puppies will be as deeply concerned about what this creepy piece of human flotsam thinks about them as I am. However, of all his increasingly furious subsequent tweets, I think this one was my favorite:

Phil Sandifer ‏@PhilSandifer
Honestly, I still have deeply mixed feelings about having been as courteous as I was. No platforming may well have been wiser. 

Now, I know SJWs always lie, but even so, I continue to find it remarkable that they are willing to strike such ludicrously unconvincing poses in public. Do they seriously believe anyone finds them even remotely believable? Sandifer talking about "no platforming" me is about as credible as the free newspaper in Des Moines debating whether it should "no platform" Donald Trump or not. It's simply not an option; Sandifer contacted me, he actively pushed for the interview with me, and as has so often been the case in the past, I had no idea who he was until he started attacking me.

Being an SJW, Phil "Lollipop" Sandifer couldn't help doubling down:
Phil Sandifer ‏@PhilSandifer
Just like his pathetic father, who probably abused him.

Vox Day @voxday
No, Phil, my father loved me and treated me well. SJWs always project. Is that why you look like a creepy child molester?

Phil Sandifer ‏@PhilSandifer
To be clear, when I say Vox Day has the Innsmouth Look, I'm not saying he's subhuman. Although we are not equally homo sapiens sapiens.

Vox Day ‏@voxday now
Better an aquatic heritage than the "there are four little boys buried in my garden" look that you're sporting, Phil.

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156 Comments:

Blogger JACIII August 14, 2015 8:15 AM  

From whence comes all of Phil's butt hurt one wonders........

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus August 14, 2015 8:18 AM  

Why does Phil Sandifer support paedophilia?

Blogger Jack Aubrey August 14, 2015 8:20 AM  

By "platforming" you in the past, perhaps he is beginning to feel excluded from the warren and is desperate to show his SJW bona fides in order to get back in. He may be rabbit toast.

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) August 14, 2015 8:21 AM  

Dickbag

Dickbag

Dickbag

Mega dickbag!!!!


Doesn't he have an English Ph.D? I recall him citing his credentials some months ago when he was discussing the infinite complexities of polytheism.

Anonymous Geoff August 14, 2015 8:23 AM  

Phil must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus August 14, 2015 8:24 AM  

Dickbag

Dickbag

Dickbag

Mega dickbag!!!!


Guy sounds like an uncircumcised Philistine.

Blogger Nate August 14, 2015 8:25 AM  

yes... fascist.

Because votes.

Blogger James Dixon August 14, 2015 8:26 AM  

> ...and as has so often been the case in the past, I had no idea who he was until he started attacking me.

And I still have no idea who he is and don't care enough to bother finding out.

> Honestly, I still have deeply mixed feelings about having been as courteous as I was.

As I recall, his courtesy was returned in kind. So I guess the kids gloves can come off on our end as well. Which, given this:

> Any other Sad/Rabid Puppies are at best fascist collaborators

Means that I guess I can get some enjoyment out of lining certain people up against the wall when their turn comes. Collaborators have to earn their pay somehow.

Anonymous MrGreenMan August 14, 2015 8:30 AM  

At this point he's earned one response for the inability to come up with any interesting insult (which reminds me of his preoccupation with the f-word) and also to pretend that he could "de-platform" you when he came to your platform:



MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Blogger Josh August 14, 2015 8:32 AM  

dickbag, assbag, douchebag...

Surely with their many many years of education and advanced degrees in language and the philosophy of language they can do better than a bunch of fifth grade boys.

Blogger Kull August 14, 2015 8:33 AM  

Crazier than a shit house rat.

Can't they hear themselves when they go off like this? Dickbag? You want me to take you seriously? Whatever.
I don't recall from the biblio on his rant about fascism, someone help me; what historians or political science sources form his conception of fascism?

Blogger Cail Corishev August 14, 2015 8:34 AM  

What a loser. He thought he was gonna make you look bad in an interview, then he showed up here thinking he'd school us all with his big brain and verbal diarrhea. We saw him coming and slapped him around until we got bored, and he ended up being used as the specimen in a scientific exploration of how SJWs function (or don't). And now he wants to write it all off as being "courteous."

Dumbass.

Blogger Josh August 14, 2015 8:35 AM  

Also these idiots need to stop raping and mutilating the English language.

platforming
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Anonymous Steve August 14, 2015 8:35 AM  

Dickbag

Dickbag

Dickbag

Mega dickbag!!!!


He's probably just tired and cranky from banging hot PhD candidates.

Blogger Student in Blue August 14, 2015 8:36 AM  

I guess he thought that appearing to be nice would somehow net him an automatic victory.

He must've confused us with cuckservatives.

Blogger Josh August 14, 2015 8:36 AM  

I don't recall from the biblio on his rant about fascism, someone help me; what historians or political science sources form his conception of fascism?

He wrote like a 50k word blog post about how the puppies are fascists and ur-fascists based on IIRC his misreading of Umberto Eco.

Blogger Jourdan August 14, 2015 8:36 AM  

You know what I think is going on here, why Vox gets them so riled up?

Back when I started college, I lived on the Berkeley/Oakland border, in a bad neighborhood. One night, walking from my car to my apartment, I was accosted by a lone young black man. When I stood up to him, he got this look on his face, first confusion, then completely, over-the-top anger.

I think this is the same: Vox is driving them crazy because we ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO FIGHT BACK.

We are supposed to lose. Like Republicans.

Blogger RL (#0052) August 14, 2015 8:36 AM  

If standing in opposition to the child molesters in science fiction is fascism, then more fascism please.

Anonymous NorthernHamlet August 14, 2015 8:37 AM  

SJW Rule #9001?

SJWs always combine words to form new insults that they believe sound even worse than the initial two some, yet merely sound childish.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus August 14, 2015 8:38 AM  

@10 - Surely with their many many years of education and advanced degrees in language and the philosophy of language they can do better than a bunch of fifth grade boys.

I know, right? All that education, and not a single "canker blossom" among them.

Blogger Josh August 14, 2015 8:38 AM  

Vox Day cannot maintain an erection unless there's a photo of Franco Franco visible.

SJWs always project, so...

Anonymous Steve August 14, 2015 8:46 AM  

Josh - Francisco Franco.

What are they teaching PhD's these days?

Dunno what Vox thinks of the Caudillo, but I'm a big fan of how he trolled SJW's IRL.

Blogger Joshua Dyal August 14, 2015 8:49 AM  

Did Sandifer just refer to American Indian ancestry as junk DNA?

Blogger Josh August 14, 2015 8:51 AM  

Did Sandifer just refer to American Indian ancestry as junk DNA?

We don't know that yet. He could have been referring to Vox's Mexican ancestry.

Anonymous Thomas #0153 August 14, 2015 8:52 AM  

Asimov??
What have I missed about him?
I've read a great deal of his nonfiction, and laughed at many of his jokes.
I see nothing in what I've read that gives me any clue that he might be part of the Delany-Bradley-Breen alliance.
Can somebody expand on this accusation, please?
Alan

Anonymous Steve August 14, 2015 8:53 AM  

Thomas - David Asimov.

Anonymous dh August 14, 2015 8:55 AM  

Where does Philip Sandifer work, if at all? If he's affiliated with an institution of learning I think it's time they heard about his racial animosity. "Junk DNA" is a huge dog whistle. He might as well have called him a mudblood.

Blogger Josh August 14, 2015 8:57 AM  

Where does Philip Sandifer work, if at all?

He doesn't.

I got a PhD in English, focusing on film and media studies, in the summer of 2010. Due to an acute lack of full-time jobs available for someone with a PhD in English I ended up working only part time and spending a lot of time on various writing projects. The most successful of these was TARDIS Eruditorum, an ongoing critical history of Doctor Who.

When that blog finally caught up to the new series I spun it into this site, where I mostly do the same thing I always did: thrice weekly blog posts about Doctor Who. But added to that are random posts about whatever else I feel like, and, eventually, the starts of projects that may or may not be about Doctor Who.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus August 14, 2015 8:58 AM  

Phil Sandifer's wit's as thick as a Tewkesbury mustard.

Anonymous dh August 14, 2015 9:00 AM  

He's really banking on his participation Hugo next year making him some money, I see.

Anonymous Soga August 14, 2015 9:02 AM  

Why do SJWs always end up talking like kids' cartoon show villains?

Blogger Josh August 14, 2015 9:02 AM  

At what point should we assume that Dr Who fandom is a very strong indicator of sexual deviancy?

Blogger Guitar Man August 14, 2015 9:02 AM  

He looks like an Amish bald gamma male. Who's severely out of shape.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus August 14, 2015 9:03 AM  

Phil Sandifer is a slave whose gall coins slanders like a mint.

Anonymous LurkingPuppy August 14, 2015 9:03 AM  

So that's why BigGaySteve likes this blog.

Blogger Jourdan August 14, 2015 9:04 AM  

an ongoing critical history of Doctor Who

That is fucking priceless, right there.

You cannot make this shit up.

I'm filing papers in Federal Court to change my name to Franco Franco.

Blogger Guitar Man August 14, 2015 9:05 AM  

@32, I had some friends try to turn me on to that show. I watched two episodes, but I just couldn't understand the appeal.

Blogger Nate August 14, 2015 9:06 AM  

"At what point should we assume that Dr Who fandom is a very strong indicator of sexual deviancy?"

That's an insult to sexual deviants.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus August 14, 2015 9:06 AM  

Phil Sandifer is a whoreson cullionly barbermonger.

Blogger Raghnall Ó Mordha August 14, 2015 9:07 AM  

I am beginning to believe they attack you for much the same reason people climb Mt. Everest. It is the biggest challenge they will ever face, many will die attempting it, and if one of them ever makes it to the top they will have glory.
They fail to realize that when they inevitably fall to their deaths, we (the VFM) will be waiting to gnaw the corpse.

Anonymous Culture War Draftee #151 August 14, 2015 9:10 AM  

I guess fascist collaborator is better than poopyhead. PS has a bit of a hang up on childish insults.

I'm bit unclear on what triggered this barrage of "dickbags." Did he really think we were going to be impressed with his erudition, or high-minded courtesy, or whatever, and then not vote in the Hugos or admit we secretly admire Laura Mixon? He was bound to be disappointed. Not that I care.

Anonymous Soga August 14, 2015 9:12 AM  

When I play any of the Batman Arkham games, the villains remind me of SJWs and how they talk about Vox.

I suppose the evidence does point to them being criminally insane, after all. I'm just waiting for Sandifier to start dressing up like the Riddler and adopting an obsession with trying to prove that he's "smarter" than Vox.

Anonymous Nathan August 14, 2015 9:13 AM  

Phil Sandifer is a failed academic with his own Encyclopedia Dramatica page. It has a great quote from him, "Give jackbooted fascism a chance."

Blogger maniacprovost August 14, 2015 9:19 AM  

Black and White Dr. Who was like Star Trek TOS or Forbidden Planet. Plus the best theme song ever. I would relate this to an insult to Phil, but he's so damn boring.

Anonymous Athor Pel August 14, 2015 9:22 AM  

"4. D. Lane (#0067) August 14, 2015 8:21 AM
...
Doesn't he have an English Ph.D? I recall him citing his credentials some months ago when he was discussing the infinite complexities of polytheism."



I spent a lot of time going to college. Ten years off and on in two departments. In all that time I got to know the character of many individuals and the academic departments in which they perched. Inexorably an opinion developed in my mind in regards to each department's demeanor and intellectual rigor. Some stood out in certain ways.

English departments are run by drunks. Forever reaching for literary repute while standing still. Examining their own emotional rectum at close range and then writing about it, all the while genuflecting toward Faulkner as their guide star.

Even though no university is going to be doing away with their English department those departments still have a chip on their shoulder and feel they must constantly provide justifications for their existence beyond their original purpose as if the same inferiority complex infecting the political science, sociology and psychology departments infects them also.

This opinion was gained while attending but a single university. If your institution was not like this I would be interested to know in what way.

Anonymous Krul August 14, 2015 9:26 AM  

@37 Guitar Man,

Same here. Dr Who is worse than Star Trek. And that's really damn bad.

Anonymous Steve August 14, 2015 9:27 AM  

Where does Philip Sandifer work, if at all?

He survives off hipster welfare (Patreon) and lives with his parents, even though he's in his 30's. His dad's a goony neckbeard, too.

It's sad, actually.

Anonymous rienzi August 14, 2015 9:27 AM  

Sandifer: "Due to an acute lack of full-time jobs available for someone with a PhD in English I ended up working only part time and spending a lot of time on various writing projects."

That explains a lot. When Phil isn't asking: "Do you want fries with that?", or "Can I super-size that for you?", he's hunched over his computer in his Mom's basement writing about imaginary worlds.

There's a name that people like this are called: loser.

Anonymous grey enlightenment August 14, 2015 9:29 AM  

These literary departments fail to teach a skill writers should know: how to write stuff people will buy. If these professors are the authority, why can't they be successful authors themselves. Since they supposedly know everything, if anyone should sell books it's them, not guys like Stephen King.

Blogger Sad Puppy August 14, 2015 9:29 AM  

Is it possible he has a long lost twin?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erick_Rowan

Maybe not, this guy is 6'8" and 315 pounds.

Anonymous Homesteader August 14, 2015 9:31 AM  

On Those That Hated The 'Playboy Of The Western World,' 1907

Once, when midnight smote the air,
Eunuchs ran through Hell and met
On every crowded street to stare
Upon great Juan riding by:
Even like these to rail and sweat
Staring upon his sinewy thigh.

by William Butler Yeats

Blogger Elocutioner #0226 August 14, 2015 9:42 AM  

"While the math of the many worlds theory suggests that there is a universe in which I give a damn, this isn't that universe." -Vox

Beautiful.

Blogger darkdoc August 14, 2015 9:47 AM  

He looks like an Amish bald gamma male.

He looks exactly like the child molester and paedophile he loves so much. Is there a kid in the world that wouldn't look on his face and run screaming in the opposite direction, knowing well what he was?

Anonymous Blue Meanie August 14, 2015 9:48 AM  

Author Pel wrote, English departments are run by drunks. Forever reaching for literary repute while standing still. Examining their own emotional rectum at close range and then writing about it, all the while genuflecting toward Faulkner as their guide star.

Even though no university is going to be doing away with their English department those departments still have a chip on their shoulder and feel they must constantly provide justifications for their existence beyond their original purpose as if the same inferiority complex infecting the political science, sociology and psychology departments infects them also.


This is pretty accurate, though I would replace "drunks" with "embittered losers."

English professors are among the most reprehensible, rotten people I've ever known. That Sandifer spent years of his life pursuing a Ph.D. in English, when everyone knows there are no jobs out there, tells you everything you need to know about his intellectual firepower. Or lack thereof. English academics are smart enough to know that they produce nothing of value, yet they're also delusional enough to go through enough mental gymnastics to convince themselves that papers about the womb imagery in Whitman are valuable. One of the reasons they're so mean to each other and everyone else is because there's so precious little at stake.

The American university is the modern day vomitorium.

Anonymous Godfrey August 14, 2015 9:51 AM  

I don't know who the hell is Phil Sandifer is...

... but I guess I do in a way if he's an SJW. They're all exactly the same. They're widgets.... the exact same sad angry shallow cookie cutter little people that always scream "fascist", "homophobe", "racissss", "sexist". That really is the extent of their vocabulary.

They're a pathetic waste of life.

Their greatest crime? Their greatest crime is making the world as boring as possible. They want to make the world just like themselves... boring. Did you EVER meet an SJW who was remotely interesting or who had ANYTHING interesting to say?. No, because they're shallow underdeveloped immature human beings.

They go around all day trying to hammer the world flat. They want everything EXACTLY the same. They want a gray overcast unisex boring world where EVERYONE is dragged down to their miserable boring level.

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) August 14, 2015 9:52 AM  

Due to an acute lack of full-time jobs available for someone with a PhD in English I ended up working only part time and spending a lot of time on various writing projects.

These literary departments fail to teach a skill writers should know: how to write stuff people will buy.

There are a few RTs in his timeline with the line "fuckroosh." I couldn't help but take amusement at the fact that not only has Roosh V (a botanist, IIRC) been more successful with his "writing projects" than the good Dr, but so has the Gorilla himself, Mike Cernovich.

He's literally being out-written by a pickup artist and a lawyer.

Blogger JartStar August 14, 2015 9:52 AM  

When Gammas get down they sometimes seek out ridiculous conflict looking for emotional highs and lows to feel a sense validation about themselves. Since no matter the outcome of his latest antics he will see himself the victor and Vox the defeated villain these antics make some sense.

Of course to most people he just looks like a jackass weirdo for using the word "dickbag" repeatedly, but that doesn't matter. What matters to Phil is that he went and prodded the Great Evil himself with a stick and was brave and victorious in doing it. Phil, you can of course ignore my comments since I'm one of the "fascist collaborators" so victory is yours good sir!

Blogger Harsh August 14, 2015 9:58 AM  

How do these freaks even function in normal society? They get into one little argument and it makes them completely hysterical.

Anonymous WaterBoy August 14, 2015 10:01 AM  

What a pathetic excuse for a human being. One should be GLAD one does not share it's DNA.

Anonymous Beaux Reves August 14, 2015 10:04 AM  

Hey, I'm a Doctor Who fan!

Oh, wait...

Umm...carry on.

Blogger Student in Blue August 14, 2015 10:04 AM  

How do these freaks even function in normal society? They get into one little argument and it makes them completely hysterical.

They attempt to function by avoiding conflict of *any* kind.

Anything that might lead to conflict is badthink.

Anonymous Krul August 14, 2015 10:05 AM  

"mega-dickbag"

I have two questions

1) Why do they feel the need to add the word "bag" to everything?

2) How many mega-dickbags are in a megahitler?

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) August 14, 2015 10:08 AM  

Why do they feel the need to add the word "bag" to everything?

Can't afford boxes.

Blogger Student in Blue August 14, 2015 10:10 AM  

I should modify what I said, per what JartStar said already because they do go out and pick fights with the disenfranchised, that these freaks attempt to function by trying to choose the path of least conflict. So they go with what they perceive to be the "consensus", as that's less conflict than being right but in the minority.

They try to avoid conflict by picking the big dog in the fight and trying to steamroller the little dog. Then everything will be hunky-dory utopia and everyone in agreement, voila no conflicts.

Anonymous basementhomebrewer August 14, 2015 10:11 AM  

@ 60 and taking this to it's logical conclusion it explains why all the attempts to ban speach come from their side.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 14, 2015 10:11 AM  

How do these freaks even function in normal society?

They don't, really. That's why many of them stay in academia forever, or live with their parents and write endlessly about TV shows. Normal society is for normal people.

Blogger B.J. August 14, 2015 10:16 AM  

That guy is a PhD, and all he's ever done is write the history of a kid's TV show? Congratulations, your life's work is a wikipedia article.

Blogger Elocutioner #0226 August 14, 2015 10:18 AM  

@12 Cail - "He thought he was gonna make you look bad in an interview, then he showed up here thinking he'd school us all with his big brain and verbal diarrhea. We saw him coming and slapped him around"

He publicly and decidedly lost an academic debate on his turf: literature to some uncredentialed badthinker. Instead of dealing with it like a beta/delta - learn from it, eat the humble pie, and be better for it - he dealt with it like a gamma/omega: deny reality. He's probably never had to rigorously defend one of his beliefs before and lost.

Special snowflake ensues.

He's been sitting there stewing over this for how many weeks/months?

He's an omega orbiter that got neg'ed and it's eating him up because he's not supposed to lose - no man is his superior! He's too smart for that! If it had been a slap fight that'd be one thing, but he got sliced and diced in a professional and courteous way on his terms by a plebe and that is unacceptable.

Amygdala hijacked. Commence incoherent Twitter spew.

I suspect most SJWs are smart enough to know they're so full of crap that they cannot engage intellectually with a sane person who can't be shamed. I think Phil's ego overrode that instinct.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 14, 2015 10:19 AM  

I watched the first several episodes of the "new" Doctor Who when it started back up several years ago. I thought it was pretty good (though I've heard they gayed it up since then). There was something try-hard about it that kept me from continuing, but I wouldn't look down on anyone for liking the show I saw.

But to read some academic windbag's dissertations about the show every week? Good Lord, I can't imagine. What's worse than gazing at your own navel? Watching some loser gaze at his own.

Blogger Elocutioner #0226 August 14, 2015 10:20 AM  

@66 B.J. "That guy is a PhD, and all he's ever done is write the history of a kid's TV show? Congratulations, your life's work is a wikipedia article."

*runs upstairs* "Mom! I finally made it! My talent has been recognized! I'm listed in the Encyclopedia! [Dramatica]"

Anonymous Porky August 14, 2015 10:31 AM  

Phil must be having trouble making his student loan payment this month.

Anonymous Jack Amok August 14, 2015 10:35 AM  

He's literally being out-written by a pickup artist and a lawyer.

Oh hell, he's even being outwritten by a con artist with a big lawn who can't outlift his teenage daughter.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 14, 2015 10:36 AM  

Give him credit he did not turn immediately to "racist, sexist or homophobic ", but instead tried mightily for an SJW to sound erudite.

I beg of someone on the left a big time cult minder to write these kids a better script

Blogger Bill August 14, 2015 10:43 AM  

What, exactly, is a dickbag? Would that be a jock-strap as opposed to a cup? Maybe he means codpiece but didn't know the word?

I know what a nut sack is, and a polyp, and I'd bet a stack of money that Phil knows what a prolapsed hemorrhoid is, as he's probably had a few given his lifestyle, but dickbag? Oh well, with cheap broadband making it out to the hinterlands there are more and more uneducated boors getting on the intertubes these days.

OpenID malcolmthecynic August 14, 2015 10:44 AM  

I was an English major until quite recently.

Now I'm a computer science major.

This is probably for the best.

Blogger Nate August 14, 2015 10:54 AM  

so on the new IE... oh wait... sorry... Edge... encyclopedia dramatica doesn't actually exist.

A bing search shows you articles about it... but never it. And no links to it actually will take you to it. they re-direct to a different wiki-parody.

This is...

disturbing.

Anonymous Steve August 14, 2015 10:54 AM  

Cail - I'm British, thank God, and Doctor Who has always been utter wank.

Before the reboot, it had become a national joke for its cheapo production values and the execrable Sylvester McCoy. When they cancelled it back in 1989, it was a mercy killing.

Then they brought it back with a couple of decent actors (Chris Ecclestone and Dave Tennant), but it soon got bogged down in pantomime-grade mugging at the camera and the BBC's obsession with bumsex and social justice.

Doctor Who isn't science fiction. That would imply there's some science in it. The plots are adolescent cockwaffle, typically lacking such things as a story that makes any kind of sense, character development, and any plausible notion of there being something at stake that viewers would care about.

Typically a Doctor Who story wraps up with a lame deus ex machina, which will immediately be forgotten by the next episode, or the Doctor emoting his way out of a problem like a hysterical pregnant woman.

The BBC, in its infinite state monopoly smugness, promotes it as being Great Television. But it's garbage. It doesn't hold a candle to the smart, well-written shows coming out of America, like Breaking Bad or Fargo. I've seen better stuff on SyFy.

Doctor Who showcases everything that's wrong with the smarmy, complacent, self-congratulatory metropolitan midwits who currently run Britain. It's an empty vessel coated in gaudy, but still cheap-looking, CGI. A tale told by and for idiots, signifying fuck-all but their need to be removed from the gene pool.

The best thing we can do is round up all the actors, writers, producers, and fans of that miserable show, barricade them in Trafalgar Square, and then make them fight lions for our amusement.

Blogger Joshua Dyal August 14, 2015 10:54 AM  

1) Why do they feel the need to add the word "bag" to everything?

Assbag at least makes some sense, since it refers (I presume) to a colostomy bag. Dickbag? Yeah, I have no idea what that's supposed to be.

2) How many mega-dickbags are in a megahitler?

I prefer the hitler measurement system to the dickbag measurement system. Dickbags are like meters and liters and red-blooded Americans don't use 'em.

Anonymous praetorian August 14, 2015 10:58 AM  

Tardis, indeed.

Don the White Fedora of Social Justice, Phillip! No student loan shall be left behind!

Blogger JWM August 14, 2015 10:59 AM  

I was stupid enough to major in English, and graduate with high honors. Most of the professors were, indeed, insufferable pedants who taught because they couldn't produce a novel that anyone would read. I'd love to see this guy go one-on-one with John C Wright. Sorta' like a demolition derby between a Smart Car and a tank.

JWM

Blogger Chris Scena August 14, 2015 11:04 AM  

Steve, please keep posting, especially British slang like 'cockwaffle'. Your writing is consistently entertaining.

Blogger Rabbi B August 14, 2015 11:06 AM  

"How do these freaks even function in normal society?"

By bitterly blaming everyone around them for their abnormalities which they do not have the wherewithal to do anything about. Short of redemption, it is well nigh impossible for people who have spent their lifetimes harboring bitterness and selfish ambition in their hearts to turn things around for themselves. So, they persist exalting themselves while denying the truth, thinking that no one else will notice what they're doing. The delusion under which they operate is truly mind-numbing.

One need look no further than Mr. Sandifer's series of tweets for evidence. Nothing but bitterness and ingratitude. Sad, really.

Blogger buwaya puti August 14, 2015 11:07 AM  

Dickbag = condom

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 14, 2015 11:08 AM  

You have to forgive Phil. He's been reading Rate my Prof again. He really shouldn't do that. It always put's him off his feed.

All those filthy, filthy neofascist, Greek dudebros! They were only pretending to agree with my assessment of how vital Jon Pertwee's contribution to Doctor Who really was!

They didn't care!

They didn't care at all!


Platforming?

Really, Phil?

Not to step on your little wee toezees but you did just call me a collaborative neofascist dickbag, so I feel entitled.

It was Vox who platformed you. Not the other way around.

Vox Popoli is, depending on how you measure it, somewhere in the top fifty to top one hundred right wing websites. You weren't even a blip on the radar before you showed up here. Stop over rating yourself.

Blogger Russell (106) August 14, 2015 11:13 AM  

Wait, Steve's British?!

Crap, now his posts are going to sound like Nero in my head...

Blogger buwaya puti August 14, 2015 11:13 AM  

Dr. Who is written for teenage girls. My girl was a fan during the Eccleston Tennant era, and at least a few episodes were quite good - "Blink" was the best of all - but the writing degenerated terribly.

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 14, 2015 11:13 AM  

@84

Uh...no.

Blogger buwaya puti August 14, 2015 11:14 AM  

Dr. Who is written for teenage girls. My girl was a fan during the Eccleston Tennant era, and at least a few episodes were quite good - "Blink" was the best of all - but the writing degenerated terribly.

Anonymous Krul August 14, 2015 11:15 AM  

Steve - "Doctor Who isn't science fiction. That would imply there's some science in it. "

I found a while back that one of the franchise catchphrases is "Let's reverse the polarity of the neutron flow". The POLARITY of the NEUTRON flow. Again, this is not a one-off thing, it's a franchise catchphrase. How either science fiction fans (who care about science) or non-science fiction fans (who don't care for technobabble) can take this crap seriously is beyond me.

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 14, 2015 11:16 AM  

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Blogger Joshua Dyal August 14, 2015 11:17 AM  

Dickbag = condom

I always preferred love glove.

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 14, 2015 11:19 AM  

Actually, during the Douglas Adams years Doctor Who could be accused of being actual science fiction. With science and everything. Yes, it was cheap as hell but you needed a brain to really enjoy it.

Now it's being written with American hipsters in mind and it shows.

Anonymous Quintus Maximus August 14, 2015 11:21 AM  

Good grief, the man (and I'm not sure thats the correct term for him) is obsessed with you. You take up more rental space in his head than an entire block full of subsidized housing tenants. For free. And he apparently likes it.

Blogger bob k. mando August 14, 2015 11:22 AM  

4. D. Lane (#0067) August 14, 2015 8:21 AM
Doesn't he have an English Ph.D?



what the world needs now is another English major,
like i need a hole in my head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42V8CqWw0xM


Philip Sandifer practically defines post-Teen Angst.

it's almost like Gen X saw him coming or something.

Blogger Nate August 14, 2015 11:23 AM  

HOLY CRAP BOYS!!!!


XUR IS SELLING THE G HORN!!!! GO GO GO GO GO

Blogger Bill August 14, 2015 11:25 AM  

Ahhh, a dickbag is a condom! Makes sense. Except, why is that an insult? I mean, a condom is going to "get some", amirite? Perhaps he intends to infer that Vox is cis-normative, which he intends as a crushing insult? What insult could I hurl that he wouldn't embrace?

Anonymous Krul August 14, 2015 11:27 AM  

Nate - "XUR IS SELLING THE G HORN!!!! "

Huh?

Oh. Well, good luck.

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) August 14, 2015 11:28 AM  

Meh. Bought some exotic armor from him last weekend so I don't have the coins.

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) August 14, 2015 11:29 AM  

Huh?

Xur is his dealer and G Horn is a refined plant derivative infamous for its effectiveness.

Anonymous Krul August 14, 2015 11:33 AM  

@98 D. Lane,

I thought "G-Horn" was some fancy new Glock.

Blogger Jim August 14, 2015 11:35 AM  

I figure Doctor Who is written much as the dialog portrays. The writers just throw increasingly ridiculous situations on the screen and soldier forward, convinced it will all work out in the end. It's not the Doctor saying he doesn't have a plan, it's the writers. Hence the need for the deus ex machina endings. In a way, it's somewhat admirable to write in the moment, but the easy access to the reset button this approach requires gets rid of the stakes. Who is saved and who is left to die winds up feeling completely arbitrary.

The newest Doctor is exceptionally annoying, though. We went from Matt "Good men need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many" Smith, to Peter "Am I a good man?" Capaldi. Were you asleep for the last few seasons, Doctor?

But I watch it. Because there's so damn little. At least it's not Star Trek.

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 14, 2015 11:36 AM  

I thought "G-Horn" was some fancy new Glock.

Krul! You bitch!!!

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) August 14, 2015 11:38 AM  

At least it's not Star Trek

What's not riveting about running a space hotel? Solving other people's problems? Being nanny to the universe? It's so nobel!

Blogger CM August 14, 2015 11:40 AM  

I have a lot of deep respect for one of the male English Profs at my college. I wasn't an English major, but spent a lot of time there my first 2 years.

I was a classic nerd without the acne and glasses (good looking guy), hosted D&D out of his home with strict rules on rule books used, and was a leading expert on Beowulf and English Antiquities.

And one of the few non-feminist men in a profession that breeds feminists.

Blogger CM August 14, 2015 11:40 AM  

*he was a classic nerd

Blogger maniacprovost August 14, 2015 11:42 AM  

I'm pretty sure Xur is an evil wizard, arch-nemesis to Cis the Barbarian. I speculate the G Horn is either some kind of supernatural creature's body part, or a pink Glock.

Anonymous Krul August 14, 2015 11:43 AM  

You're just sore you didn't think of it first, Cataline.

Anonymous Huckleberry August 14, 2015 11:45 AM  

He's literally being out-written by a pickup artist and a lawyer.

Oh hell, he's even being outwritten by a con artist with a big lawn who can't outlift his teenage daughter.


Now there's a thought experiment: could Sandifer outlift Scalzi's daughter? I mean he's fat, so he's accustomed to carrying around some weight, but I fear he'd only have a sporting chance if the weight to be lifted were mashed potatoes or hot fudge.

Anonymous Viidad August 14, 2015 11:47 AM  

Captain Kirk fought the G-Horn in episode 18 of Star Trek TOS.

"Gorn" was the Anglicized name, of course, since the guttural hissing represented by the "-H" is unpronounceable by the human tongue.

Can I get in the ED now?

Blogger Jourdan August 14, 2015 11:48 AM  

@ Steve - Not only did you clearly win the thread, as a half-Brit myself, I'm proud to know there are still Englishmen around who cut the mustard.

/British-style palm-forward SALUTE

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) August 14, 2015 11:49 AM  

I mean he's fat, so he's accustomed to carrying around some weight, but I fear he'd only have a sporting chance if the weight to be lifted were mashed potatoes or hot fudge.

Phil > Scalzi's kid on leg press, seated calf raises (maybe)

Scalzi's kid > Phil all other lifts

Anonymous thomas #0153 August 14, 2015 11:49 AM  

#26 Thanks. Now I remember.
THAT Asimov.....
I gotcha now. Another Loser.

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) August 14, 2015 11:50 AM  

*all lifts

Blogger CarpeOro August 14, 2015 11:50 AM  

Some how, I don't feel severely chastised. Maybe a bit of indigestion, but I write that up to fast food for breakfast (rarely eat fast food so it takes a toll).

For Dr. Who, Tom Baker (as the doctor) is where I started watching the series. Sandifer impresses me as a Matt Smith fan (actually caused me to stop watching the revived series). Irritating and try hard, very little of the whimsy of the older doctors. VFM #105

Blogger ajw308 (#98) August 14, 2015 12:02 PM  

Vox Day is a fascist mega-dickbag and less a human being than one long sequence of junk DNA.
Is he talking about your Indian (feather, not dot) NDA or your Mexican DNA? Judging non-white DNA to be junk sounds racist to me.

Blogger Nate August 14, 2015 12:06 PM  

"I thought "G-Horn" was some fancy new Glock."

sure... if the scope of your definition of Glock includes "Most Insanely Awesome Rocket Launcher From Hell".

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) August 14, 2015 12:10 PM  

sure... if the scope of your definition of Glock includes "Most Insanely Awesome Rocket Launcher From Hell".

Translation: It's a hallucinagenic drug made from purified scrub.

Blogger ajw308 (#98) August 14, 2015 12:13 PM  

John C. Wright is a fascist dickbag and loathsome human being.
JCW was, at one time, a High Church Atheist who had occultic and pagan friends before his love for beauty and truth led him to where his faith iss now. JCW knows how the dark side moves and worships and yet the guy with the Ph.D in English is offended and criticizes one of his books for an occultic element because he feels it's wrong.
If Sandifer, with is Ph.D in English, fails this miserably in a criticism of book, I can only assume his judgement of JCW is equally wrong, if not more so.

Blogger rcocean August 14, 2015 12:16 PM  

Who is he?

Blogger Danby August 14, 2015 12:20 PM  

the word dickbag is from My Name Is Earl. Catalina the ridiculously hot illegal Central American hotel maid uses it.
Catalina: You're such a dickbag.
Earl: Dickbag? What's a dickbag?
Catalina: A dickbag, a bag of dicks. A big bag full of dicks.
It was funny because she's illiterate and ridiculously hot, and anything illiterate hot girls say is cute.

Blogger Nate August 14, 2015 12:20 PM  

"Meh. Bought some exotic armor from him last weekend so I don't have the coins"

its only 17. you can get 9 from a weekly heroic

Blogger Nate August 14, 2015 12:21 PM  

"Translation: It's a hallucinagenic drug made from purified scrub."

it is pretty.

Blogger D. Lane (#0067) August 14, 2015 12:25 PM  

its only 17. you can get 9 from a weekly heroic

Just checked my inventory. Interestingly enough, I have exactly 8 coins.

Anonymous BigGaySteve August 14, 2015 12:31 PM  

You have to admit that Phil Sandifer is an expert on dickbags.

Blogger ajw308 (#98) August 14, 2015 12:35 PM  

This whole kerfuffle could be Sandifer's penance for being civil in his debate with Vox. I can't imagine the warren is to happy with him. He went out, counted coup with the enemy and returned. That's an honorable feat, if you're amongst men, but no so in the warren. What I see here is Sandifer showing the warren he's still one of them, in their language while dancing the dance of the warren.

Anonymous Sheila August 14, 2015 12:35 PM  

I was an English major, and was fortunate enough to have old-school professors who were genuine scholars (there were newer and edgier ones, of course, but I managed to avoid them). I studied because of my love of literature, not looking for a career path.

I tried watching Dr. Who once during my years in England - I wasn't impressed.

The sole English PhD I've known since then was a woman who was on the visa line with me in Jamaica. She could not conduct an interview in less than 20 minutes to save her life, and could not write a coherent refusal (on the rare occasions she could muster the spine to refuse) either.

Anonymous BGS August 14, 2015 12:56 PM  

I thought "G-Horn" was some fancy new Glock.

That's actually the name for the minni bayonet for the glock. Don't feel bad Nate one of my ex boyfriends thought it was cool also.
http://www.glockstore.com/knives/pistol-bayonet-survival-knife

At what point should we assume that Dr Who fandom is a very strong indicator of sexual deviancy?

Since the stories went from the Dr teaching british schoolboys to fire full auto machine guns to gender/race bending time lord transistions

Typically a Doctor Who story wraps up with a lame deus ex machina, It is called a sonic screwdriver.

Dickbag = condom Perhaps he is a connoisseur, this condom was used by a teen couple on the sunny side of a hill.

"Blink" was the best of all Villains whose weakness is you looking at them causes them paralysis.

Hence the need for the deus ex machina endings. You mean like when an entire planet sings a song to stop the end of the universe?

Anonymous Nathan August 14, 2015 1:07 PM  

"At what point should we assume that Dr Who fandom is a very strong indicator of sexual deviancy?"

The Eleventh Doctor. That would be about the time that Tor.com decided to let their Doctor Who freak flag fly.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer August 14, 2015 1:21 PM  

Seriously, who gives a sh*t what Phil Sandifer thinks?

He lives in his parents basement and writes essays about a lame TV show!

His contribution to society isn't nil, its negative.

Hey Phil, yeah I know you're reading this, go accomplish something and then get back to us.

Blogger Joshua Dyal August 14, 2015 1:23 PM  

the word dickbag is from My Name Is Earl. Catalina the ridiculously hot illegal Central American hotel maid uses it.
Catalina: You're such a dickbag.
Earl: Dickbag? What's a dickbag?
Catalina: A dickbag, a bag of dicks. A big bag full of dicks.
It was funny because she's illiterate and ridiculously hot, and anything illiterate hot girls say is cute.


That actually makes more sense than the condom interpretation. It's more stupid... but it also makes more sense as an expression he would use.

Anonymous Amok Time August 14, 2015 1:26 PM  

This Phil Sandifer is really a sad person. He lies, cheats and steals his way thru life thinking he is sooooooo courageous. Yet deep down he knows he is not quite right. Something in his life is awful and he knows it but he puts on a slappy face and lies some more. He is now forever , at least in my mind, "Phull Sadifer". Poor guy!

Blogger buwaya August 14, 2015 1:31 PM  

No, dickbag is a very old term. I heard it in the sixties when I was learning all I needed to know in the gutter.

Blogger GK Chesterton August 14, 2015 1:44 PM  

"At what point should we assume that Dr Who fandom is a very strong indicator of sexual deviancy?"

Uh no. Doctor Who is nostaligic for generations of people in the same way STOS is. And, up until the recent monstrosity, was fairly conservative in an English sort of way. The new one though...yeah I don't let my kids watch it anymore which bums me out. And I stopped watching it too.

Anonymous dh August 14, 2015 2:01 PM  

Does anyone know where Sandifer got his PHd? I'd like to get a copy of his thesis. His writing I've seen from his website feels very unoriginal. Just for kicks I'd like to run it through some modern anti-copying and anti-plagiarism software and see what turns up.

Anonymous Nope August 14, 2015 2:03 PM  

Dickbag

Dickbag

Dickbag

Mega dickbag!!!!


I guess that's a game he played in school?

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 14, 2015 2:04 PM  

We are not phased.

Blogger Daniel August 14, 2015 2:09 PM  

Dh, he got it from the school that never cheats, University of Florida.

Phil Sandifer, PhD. “Shiny and New: The Rhetorical Logic of the Demo.” Chair: Terry Harpold. Readers: Don Ault, Anastasia Ulanowicz, Gregory Ulmer, Robert Hatch (UF, History).

Blogger Jim August 14, 2015 2:36 PM  

You mean like when an entire planet sings a song to stop the end of the universe?

Yup.

Writer 1: Well, the Dalek fleet has just blown up Earth, captured the Tardis, exploded all the stars, and erased the Doctor from history. How do we get out of this one?

Writer 2: Same way we always do. Throw some bullshit about love in there, pretend its profound, and... I dunno... have it turn out that it was all a false memory the Doctor gave the entire Dalek species?

BBC: Brilliant! Have another five seasons.

Anonymous Amok Time August 14, 2015 2:39 PM  

I popped over to Phull's website and now must go wash out my eyes. He is one scary looking person. And, i find his vocabulary, at least for an english major, is atrocious. Does the 'F' word somehow pump him up and make him a man? I suspect he is a sad little man with no real friends. Yep, he lives up to his Sadifer image!!

Blogger Josh August 14, 2015 2:58 PM  

Writer 1: Well, the Dalek fleet has just blown up Earth, captured the Tardis, exploded all the stars, and erased the Doctor from history. How do we get out of this one?

Writer 2: Same way we always do. Throw some bullshit about love in there, pretend its profound, and... I dunno... have it turn out that it was all a false memory the Doctor gave the entire Dalek species?


That sounds gay as fuck.

Blogger bob k. mando August 14, 2015 3:22 PM  

135. Daniel August 14, 2015 2:09 PM
Dh, he got it from the school that never cheats, University of Florida.



hmmm.

Joe Haldeman ( 5 by 5 on Hugos and Nebulas ) teaches/ taught there.

possible that Sandifer knows him.

Anonymous A.B. Prosper August 14, 2015 3:32 PM  

re: Doctor Who. I liked Tom Baker as a boy, Eccleston was pretty good too .

I've only seen 1 Sylvester McCoy. I have to admit I found Sophia Alred "Ace" quite charming . I mean come on who can't help but like a cute girl with her own explosives recipe.

The show is mostly unwatchable especially 11 and 12 (haven't seen the new guy) though its fun to watch the political ebb and flow. As soon as the Conservatives got elected the amount of Cultural Marxism/Multi-Cult declined just a bit.

Blogger Floyd Looney August 14, 2015 3:41 PM  

Let me guess that SASQUAN or whatever its called won't have a meeting and give him a slap or ban like Lou Antonelli

Blogger The Wraith August 14, 2015 4:16 PM  

"Barrage of Dickbags" would be a pretty awesome name for a hardcore band.

Blogger borderwalker August 14, 2015 4:28 PM  

To paraphrase Johnny Con, Sandifer sure is renting you a lot of free real estate in his head....

Anonymous JB August 14, 2015 5:15 PM  

Talk about useless degree/education.

His comment on non platforming reminds me of some SJW blogger starving Vox of the clicks of her 300 daily visitors :)

Anonymous Shut up rabbit August 14, 2015 5:18 PM  

@131 "At what point should we assume that Dr Who fandom is a very strong indicator of sexual deviancy?"

Uh no. Doctor Who is nostaligic for generations of people in the same way STOS is.

There are probably more similarities than you imagine:

Pedophilia and Star Trek

Anonymous Shut up rabbit August 14, 2015 5:28 PM  

Sandifer seems to be suffering from some autistic spectrum disorder. Slap him harder and make him go away or he'll drool on you for ever.

What did these people do before the Internet? We have no trace because they never interacted as they do nothing IRL.

Anonymous Darth Toolpodicus #144 August 14, 2015 7:31 PM  

"there are four little boys buried in my garden" look that you're sporting, Phil."

Belly laugh. Spilled leinenkugel. Thank you Vox, I needed that.

Blogger Thucydides August 14, 2015 9:18 PM  

While it may be immensely fun to play with the troll, I suspect that putting Phil Sandifer on "ignore" and literally never responding to anything he says or does will be far more hurtful to him and the other SJW's than any amount of baiting that *we* do.

Let them shout inside their own little echo chamber while the rest of the world continues on its course. (This rule becomes moot if they come out to engage us, of course, but once they retreat back into their little echo chambers, shut the door behind them and continue on).

Blogger John Wright August 14, 2015 11:44 PM  

@39. Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

"Phil Sandifer is a whoreson cullionly barbermonger."

cullionly -- mean, base; barbermonger -- a fop


It is a happy day when someone forces me to look up an obscure word, and a particularly delicious obscure word at that. To be word-slapped twice is like reading a Gene Wolfe novel where the crooks in Viron speak entirely in authentic Thief Cant.

Kudos to you, Roman patrician! You have made my day!

And to show an allegedly learned man how to curse like a Shakespearean bravo with brio and zest is a triple play!

Blogger John Wright August 15, 2015 12:00 AM  

"I'd love to see this guy go one-on-one with John C Wright."

The results would be disappointing. I made one or two comments on his blog concerning the lack of logical coherence in the argument he was attempting to construct, and when he flipped out and reacted with the blithering and drooling of an emotionally unstable teenager, I realized that his education was imaginary.

Whether the degree he claims to have been awarded is real or not, I leave as an exercise to the reader to determine.

But he is not an educated man.

He cannot put in thoughts on paper in a linear fashion, stick to a topic, explain himself, or make sense. That is the minimum an education should train a boy to do.

Here, for example:
-----------------------------------
http://www.philipsandifer.com/2015/04/guided-by-beauty-of-their-weapons.html?showComment=1429709809787#c122355446115380804

Me (quoting him)
"if you got John C. Wright drunk at the bar, you could get him to admit that he thinks transhumanism and black people are ugly for the same reason."

Actually, I am a teetotaler, and I always tell the truth, and, unlike yourself, sir, I am not a racist. An honest man often hears himself accused of his accuser's flaws.

As for the claim that I am attacking Ursula K LeGuin when, in fact, I am praising her with fulsome praise is beyond absurd.

Next time you would like to misinterpret or misunderstand something I have said, please ask me a question before inventing your nonsense, and quote me: even an English major can adhere to this minimal level of courtesy and honesty.
------------------------
His reply:
http://www.philipsandifer.com/2015/04/guided-by-beauty-of-their-weapons.html?showComment=1429710571936#c3737517630377997164

But I don't want to talk to you, because you're a raving fascist loony.
---------------------------------

my comment: Res ipsa loquitur

Blogger John Wright August 15, 2015 12:07 AM  

"Except, why is that an insult? "

Perhaps the witch boy knows I am a faithful Catholic for whom contraception is anathema, and he hopes to use the word as a potent apotropaic to prevent the mystic and mysterious powers of my Church from destroying the mystic and mysterious powers of his coven.

If he knew as much about the occult as I do, that is, and knew what apotropaic magic was, or the laws of sympathy and contagion, etc.

We would still crush him, of course. Exorcists are more powerful than Witches. Our mojo overshadows his, and his gods flee screaming from the humblest of our saints. We had a straight winning streak during the whole Fifteenth Century, didn't we? Who burned whom?

Blogger James Dixon August 15, 2015 7:44 AM  

> If he knew as much about the occult as I do, that is, and knew what apotropaic magic was, or the laws of sympathy and contagion, etc.

Well, you said it yourself, John: "...he is not an educated man."

Anonymous Steve August 16, 2015 8:38 AM  

Chris Scena - thank you for your kind words about my internet maunderings.

Yours Aye in Malice and Evilness,

Steve.

Russell - My evil(er) goateed twin, Mirror Steve, sounds exactly like Milo.

Krul - this is exactly the sort of thing that pissed me off about Who even when it was "good". I don't mind technobabble, but even as a 12 year old boy I knew that "reversing the polarity of the neutron flow" was just scientifically illiterate jibber-jabber.

You could replace all the "science" in Doctor Who with "magic" and it would make no difference to the plot or tone of the show. It would still be infuriating though, because good fantastical writing has logical coherence within the established rules of its imaginary universe.

Take Harry Dresden - he uses magic, but there are rules and rituals and limitations to it that make sense within the Dresdenverse. Harry can't just suddenly do X because the plot requires it.

Doctor Who, on the other hand, is like a story written by a child. And then this happened! And then... DINOSAURS! And... and... you know how I said the Daleks were all exterminated forever the last twelve times? Well they're back, and...

Jourdan - Thank you, my fellow Albionite :)

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