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Friday, August 21, 2015

Worldcon Minions

They're not likely to be confused with the Vile Faceless Minions of the Evil Legion of Evil.

Too much faces. Not enough slavering jaws, black talons, or gnawed and splintered bones in the background.

In any event, this is your open WorldCon thread. Stay safe out there, Puppies, we have word of someone in a manatee t-shirt distributing unauthorized material that may be insensitive, problematic, offensive, exclusive, or otherwise dangerous. OpSec has been informed and has issued this warning:

Suspect is wearing a manatee t-shirt and has placed a satirical flyer in the freebie area! Stay alert! If you see something, say something!

Say what you will, but I think the Puppies have really gone too far this time! "US president Obama declares state of emergency in Washington State...."

    To: Carol Wilson Re: SFWA Membership

    Dear Carol,

    First, congratulations on your recent sales! We here at SFWA are always happy to see the professional success of authors.

    It should be noted, however, that one or more of the markets you listed are under review for desirability issues.

    However, if the sales are validated, I’d appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to answer a few questions to help us properly determine the true quality and merits of your work.

    1. What does your genitalia look like?

    2. How do you feel about what your genitalia looks like?

    3. Have you ever changed your genitalia?

    4. If you responded “No” to question 3, are you planning, or have you ever planned to change your genitalia?

    5. When you are naked in bed with another person, what does their genitalia look like?

    6. Of the major characters in your stories, how many have genitalia different than yours?

    7. Have you ever represented a character of the LGBTQQIAPHDBDSMBFDVIPRSVPRESPECTEIEIO groups as an antagonist/villain or as having any negative traits?

    Finally, please provide an evaluation of the melanin content of your skin. If you do not have a medical result available, please go to your local Sherwin-Williams store and obtain a copy of Palette Card #17 – Earth Tones and enter the color number of the swatch which most closely resembles your skin. If your skin is lighter than the faintest color swatch on Palette Card #17 – Earth Tones, please enter “Oppressor White”.

    Again, congratulations on your sales and I hope we can process your membership in time for you to participate in our annual Shunning and Denouncement Survey. It’s great fun.

    Sincerely yours,

    S. J. Woreeahr

    President, Socialist Fiction Writers of America
This is, of course, crimethink and wrongsatire, an unspeakable horror worse than the Holocaust, the Holodomor, Hiroshima, and the Great Leap Forward combined. Our thoughts and prayers go out on behalf of all the wounded victims of WorldCon.

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129 Comments:

Anonymous SS August 21, 2015 1:49 PM  

So what was on the flyer?

OpenID jeffro August 21, 2015 1:54 PM  

More on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/dori/status/634530429111017472

https://twitter.com/dori/status/634617117585764352

"Baffled by readers of my 6 pm flyer tweet who said they were glad they weren't here. Me, I'm glad it's a Con where it was clearly unwelcome."

Stay safe, people!

Anonymous PLC August 21, 2015 1:54 PM  

See this tweet

Anonymous SS August 21, 2015 2:01 PM  

Between the flyer and the ribbons, someone spent a good bit of their own time and money to come up with some quality material. Well done.

Anonymous Donn #0114 August 21, 2015 2:02 PM  

God we should bring back National Lampoon and Mad magazine as required childhood reading. They'd probably slit their own wrists were they forced to read 'Bored of the Rings' or one of the old articles. *Hugs*. Who in the hell gives somebody *Hugs* for having to face the scary satirical flier?

They really are a buncha slack jawed faggots. Oooh trigger warning. Microaggression.

How do they get past the big bad boogieman under their bed to get up in the morning? I don't see how they were brave enough to get out of their cars to go into sasquan.

Blogger Russell (106) August 21, 2015 2:03 PM  

My sides! The flyer it top kek, but the wailing of the rabbits is almost too much.

Anonymous Donn #0114 August 21, 2015 2:04 PM  

That really is a funny flier. Good job whoever did that one.

Anonymous Lulabelle (68) August 21, 2015 2:07 PM  

How dare S.J. not take into consideration that a person may be transracial any given day? Or heck, any given minute.
TRANSRACIALIST!!!

Anonymous Lulabelle (68) August 21, 2015 2:09 PM  

The name is really great. Good job all around.
(and the picture captcha is especially bitchy today)

OpenID malcolmthecynic August 21, 2015 2:11 PM  

Are the awards going to be announced tomorrow or today?

Anonymous SS August 21, 2015 2:12 PM  

Looks like this guy's been at it a while. Found this post in one of the links from a link in the twitter feeds above. More quality material.

Blogger Daniel August 21, 2015 2:14 PM  

From Sasquan: "Thanks for notifying Ops and policing the tables. A concom can't be everywhere, but a community can."

A community that includes countless VFMs, maybe.

I also volunteered the services of any VFMs on the ground at Sasquan to help the CHORFs have more fun parties without hotel interference. No SJW has taken me up on it...yet.

I do think it is hilarious that there are so many people who primarily go to conventions to feel concerned and safe. Go play in traffic: you'll get more of both.

Anonymous Dave August 21, 2015 2:20 PM  

Well Dori is an "Online community activist". She knew she had to act promptly to prevent this wrongsatire from paralyzing con attendees.

Blogger James Higham August 21, 2015 2:22 PM  

What handsome devils.

Anonymous Snickers August 21, 2015 2:23 PM  

Obama declared emergency because my land burned... Lot of friends and family are now homeless. Pray for them if you get the chance.

Blogger Daniel August 21, 2015 2:24 PM  

Next year, make flyers of John Scalzi's rape confessions and leave them in the free area.

Blogger SirHamster (#201) August 21, 2015 2:26 PM  

More on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/dori/status/634530429111017472

"Saw this in the #Sasquan freebie area; took the entire stack over to Ops"

Way to bogart the free stuff.

Anonymous Dave August 21, 2015 2:28 PM  

Question no.1 is too general. Edit to: Would you describe your genitalia as an innie or an outie? Or Barbie doll like?

Anonymous Daniel #0189 August 21, 2015 2:30 PM  

Besides, I thought the rule was "See something, spray something!" Or maybe that's just a VFM subroutine.

Blogger AmyJ August 21, 2015 2:32 PM  

Adults dressing like children's cartoon characters.

Yeah, THAT'S not creepy at all. Dori needs to take that group to Ops, stat, before any children go missing.

Blogger Daniel August 21, 2015 2:34 PM  

Ha! Ha! Now with ribbons!

https://twitter.com/dori/status/634617117585764352

SJWs always end up promoting their ruthless enemies to the widest possible audience.

VFMs are like pokemon. Gotta catch 'em all!

Anonymous Krul August 21, 2015 2:37 PM  

Minions. God, I hate those little yellow gibberish-speaking motherfuckers.

Anonymous dh August 21, 2015 2:39 PM  

Do not assume she didn't make it herself.

I've seen her speak at tech conferences. She's not a great public speaker, not very confident, and her work is so so. She has a few books out, but I remember her basically begging for work. Even unconnected neck beards don't have to beg for work. If you are good, you work. Especially in her field. Her top pinned post is basically a plea for charity work to be thrown her way.

Blogger Daniel August 21, 2015 2:40 PM  

Don't be silly AmyJ - don't you know that WorldCon is a safespace for the likes of Walter Breen, Ed Kramer, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Chip Delaney, and David Asimov? And features Rape Fantasists John Scalzi and George "Rape Rape" Martin? Also Jim C. Hines, professional male rape counselor.

The good news for kids is that even though these predator's memberships are still welcome, some of them are now dead or in prison. So, just because pedophiles are welcome, there is absolutely no way that they would come into contact with children without consent, unless it is innocent and accidental. Or rape.

Blogger Feather Blade August 21, 2015 2:41 PM  

I can't translate SJW into human-speak today. Why do they think the flyer questions are disgusting?

Is because someone is being so direct as to ask after a person's preferred pronouns and sexual categorization, rather than waiting for the person to self-identify?

Anonymous Dave August 21, 2015 2:41 PM  

More witty nuggets...
"7. Have you ever represented a character of the LGBTQQIAPHDBDSMBFDVIPRSVPRESPECTEIEIO..."

LGBTQQIA-PHD-BDSM-BFD-VIP-RSVP-RESPECT-E-I-E-I-O

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 21, 2015 2:48 PM  

A23. dh

She has a few books out, but I remember her basically begging for work. ...Her top pinned post is basically a plea for charity work to be thrown her way.

Dori Smith ‏@dori Mar 21
"Phone call: "I'm calling from Microsoft Windows Tech Support. How are you today?" Me: "How does it feel to be a lying asshole for a living?""

Dori Smith ‏@dori Jun 30
"I may start a non-profit org to help women leave abusive relationships. The particular abusive relationship it'd focus on is "the tech biz.""

I can't understand why any tech companies haven't snapped her up already.

Blogger SirHamster (#201) August 21, 2015 2:49 PM  

@26,

Took me a little while to parse that out, because they've added a lot more letters to LGBT since I last paid attention.

LGBTBBQWTF is how I remember it nowadays.

Blogger Zach August 21, 2015 2:49 PM  

Dori is looking for work:

https://twitter.com/dori/status/585487350316343296

What an... interesting juxtaposition of tweets.

Blogger Daniel August 21, 2015 2:49 PM  

It is like SJWs have set their comments to autowhine.

Anonymous The Original Hermit August 21, 2015 2:52 PM  

I don't think Dori knows what offal is.

Blogger bw August 21, 2015 2:57 PM  

..please enter "Oppressor White"
Shunning and Denouncement
Palette Card #17

+3

Anonymous Roundtine August 21, 2015 2:57 PM  

You had me at manatee t-shirt.

Anonymous Jake August 21, 2015 3:01 PM  

Vox, what's wrong with you? SJWs would never recognize the Great Leap Forward as a human atrocity.

Anonymous patrick kelly August 21, 2015 3:03 PM  

uh, THOSE minions ?!?!? I was hoping for something scarier; evilyer

probably terrifies the wabbitz'n'sjws tho

Blogger JACIII August 21, 2015 3:04 PM  

Do the Puppies and Minions have a #?

Blogger JACIII August 21, 2015 3:07 PM  

Sorry,

Do the Minions and Puppies at Sasquan have a #.

Anonymous BGS August 21, 2015 3:08 PM  

Adults dressing like children's cartoon characters. Yeah, THAT'S not creepy at all.

Not everyone can be like Mike Jackson with his Ferris wheel, Poor Fred Reed said he cant even offer ice cream to 12yo girls.

LGBTBBQWTF is how I remember it nowadays.

If you want to trigger dikes put the G first, to double trigger them say that a gay guy you know puts the G first.

Anonymous Alexander August 21, 2015 3:09 PM  

Is it harassment to steal someone's contribution to the free table just because you don't like it?

Anonymous Viidad August 21, 2015 3:15 PM  

The flyer was hilarious and that Twitter feed proves rabbits completely lack a sense of humor. What idiots.

Anonymous Donn #0114 August 21, 2015 3:18 PM  

Dave @18 Somebody's been watching "American Mary"

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 21, 2015 3:19 PM  

Do they have a safe space set up for the head cases to hug teddy bears?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 21, 2015 3:19 PM  

Do they have a safe space set up for the head cases to hug teddy bears?

Anonymous Jill August 21, 2015 3:24 PM  

It's good satire. Inspires me to want to write some. Don't have time. Crying now. :/

Blogger Elocutioner #0226 August 21, 2015 3:25 PM  

Seeing them scurry on Twitter like that is the online equivalent of pulling the fire alarm.

Fear not! The Sasquan Censorship Squad daftly handled it, the hugbox is safe once again.

Oh I just can't wait for tomorrow night.

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 21, 2015 3:33 PM  

From Monsterhunter Nation:
They had the business meeting. I’ve been told the proposed “improvement” to the Hugo voting system is a complicated and nobody understands it. So E Plurbis Hugo is like the Obamacare of fandom, but that’s what you do to protect your clique from Wrongfan and their Wrongfun. They postponed that to be voted on Sunday probably hoping that most of the rational productive people have left so they could be back to work on Monday.

All is proceeding as I have foreseen it!
(*maniacal laugh...maniacal laugh*)

Anonymous Minion #0172 August 21, 2015 3:35 PM  

Really, what right does anyone besides a Sasquan official have to remove items from the freebie table?

But minions can play that game too, rabbits.....

Anonymous Porky August 21, 2015 3:37 PM  

"Rabbit underground.....rabbit safe and sound."

Blogger slarrow August 21, 2015 3:38 PM  

To be serious for half a minute, I just listened to a set of lectures about myth, several of which focused on the Trickster god or hero. The salient point was that the Trickster's role is to both violate taboos and be a culture hero, to bring in the trash the culture has tried to throw away and make it reincorporate it into its worldview. Without such a one to constantly challenge and reinvigorate the culture, that culture will tend to ossify and die off. Sound familiar?

This is a perfect example (as is the whole Puppies escapade). It's whimsical, funny, and sarcastic, and this Dori is responding pretty much like your standard Dolores Umbridge type. Nothing says "stuffy schoolmarm" like a person taking a stack of humorous flyers off in a huff and turning them in to the thought police. Classic.

Never, ever challenge or try to control the Trickster. He'll thwart you just to see if he can do it.

Anonymous patrick kelly August 21, 2015 3:47 PM  

"LGBTBBQWTF is how I remember it nowadays.

If you want to trigger dikes put the G first, to double trigger them say that a gay guy you know puts the G first."


How bout' alphabetical: BBBFGLQTTW

oh, wait, the WTF was a joke, nmd.

Blogger James Dixon August 21, 2015 3:49 PM  

> ...and that Twitter feed proves rabbits completely lack a sense of humor.

After all this time you still needed more proof?

Anonymous buzzcut #207 August 21, 2015 3:50 PM  

I'm just glad she got all of the copies, because there's no way in hell someone has any more of those.

Blogger James Dixon August 21, 2015 4:01 PM  

> I'm just glad she got all of the copies, because there's no way in hell someone has any more of those.

Or a printer in the business center at their hotel. Yes, they can certainly feel safe now.

Blogger Ray Mota August 21, 2015 4:03 PM  

Go for the throat, draw blood, and bite down as hard as you can. HOLD. Repeat.

Blogger Sgt Polite August 21, 2015 4:08 PM  

I live close enough to go, but I really hate neckbeards and from photos World Con makes the average Emerald City Comic Con attendee look like a cross-fitter.

Blogger Feather Blade August 21, 2015 4:08 PM  

If you want to trigger dikes put the G first, to double trigger them say that a gay guy you know puts the G first.

G-BLT-AQ?

Anonymous Dave August 21, 2015 4:09 PM  

Markku the minions in the pic may be countrymen of yours. The thing on the left has a "Helsinki in 2017" t-shirt.

Anonymous Porky August 21, 2015 4:13 PM  

Markku the minions in the pic may be countrymen of yours.

They are on hawleeday.

Blogger 2Bfree August 21, 2015 4:13 PM  

do rabbits understand how thoroughly entertaining they are?

Blogger MidKnight (#138) August 21, 2015 4:21 PM  

God we should bring back National Lampoon and Mad magazine as required childhood reading. They'd probably slit their own wrists were they forced to read 'Bored of the Rings' or one of the old articles. *Hugs*. Who in the hell gives somebody *Hugs* for having to face the scary satirical flier?

I know. Several twitter posts about "glad how they're adults" followed by case after case of giving hugs like mommy comforting a child.....

Anonymous Achilles August 21, 2015 4:30 PM  

It's good to know the accepted standard for offensive content is to abscond with it. I'll file that rule for later use.

Anonymous Viidad August 21, 2015 4:30 PM  

"Nothing says "stuffy schoolmarm" like a person taking a stack of humorous flyers off in a huff and turning them in to the thought police. "

Somebody please post this to her twitter feed.

Blogger Elocutioner #0226 August 21, 2015 4:34 PM  

https://twitter.com/Daddy_Warpig/status/634820695361368064

"Would you stop whinging? I've seen the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in the freebie zone - this is NOTHING!" - @DickPatriarchy

"It's official, offending CHORF's is WORSE than Blood Libel." - @Daddy_Warpig

CHORF Libel?

Blogger SirHamster (#201) August 21, 2015 4:34 PM  

If you want to trigger dikes put the G first, to double trigger them say that a gay guy you know puts the G first.

Gay-BLTs has a certain ring to it. It's a happy sandwich!

Blogger VFM bot #188 August 21, 2015 4:35 PM  

That flyer and those ribbons are so great. I DO hope the comic genius who produced them is a VFM! Brave too. As for Dori...

You stole my stuff, you little cunt. Put those flyers back! Otherwise, blow me.

Anonymous VFM #0053 August 21, 2015 4:48 PM  

I know it's not my place to think but maybe VFMs should be favoriting/ RT-ing the reply tweets pointing out what a self-righteous, censoring prig this Dori is...

Just a thought. OK, I'll report to Malwyn for chastisement now.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit August 21, 2015 4:49 PM  

Dori...the other fat dwarfs will be along for dinner shortly, I imagine.

Blogger bob k. mando August 21, 2015 4:50 PM  

54. Ray Mota August 21, 2015 4:03 PM
Go for the throat, draw blood, and bite down as hard as you can. HOLD.



i prefer to shake as hard as i can.

i find that the arterial spray makes nice, modernist, impressionist patterns on the walls.

Anonymous Open Mike August 21, 2015 4:52 PM  

That pic has more chins than a Chinese phonebook...

Badum-bump-TISH!

Anonymous aviendha August 21, 2015 4:57 PM  

Sasquan Friday update (day1 for me)
The crowd average is 45-50 [vs 20 at emerald city com8con].
More in your face PC than I would have guessed. A lot of crying out for attention with serious weight and daddy issues. At the ‘classic sf you should read panel a bit PC, an oriental who is painful to listen to (5 minutes to get three sentences out in english). The other female on the panel when she actually spoke could only gocus on women…but of course none of my favorites lile shelly or norton.
The dealer area is a high point. Picked up the 180 pound history of middle earth for 100 cheaper than I can get it shipped from uk. A steampunk pipe holder and a cool scifi comic.
There are a lot of land whales and polyamory meetup signs. Forgive me I bought a 30y old gerrold book and am getting it signed.

Thank God the doubletree spencers had chimay ontap...

Anonymous LegallySpeaking August 21, 2015 5:11 PM  

I would strongly advise anyone puppy who gets harassed by the attendees there--especially by attendees who previously stated on Twitter their intentions to harass or fight puppies or vox---to go to a local attorney (in Seattle) and ask them to assist you in filing a restraining order against the attendee who does it.

Make sure you get the attendees name/information before hand, or get the attorney to get that information.

It is a restraining-order level problem with the puppy-kickers, and you don't need probable cause (at least not most places in the US). This will ensure that whoever harassed you has a "restraining order" pop up on any background check ever run about them, hurting future job searches and international travel. Just make sure you are actually harassed and you know who did it---the attorney, again, can assist you in making sure you have just cause. Be insistent if he is hesitant, however; you may have a case, but the attorney may not want to make waves and try to dissuade you. There is a difference between not having the goods for a restraining order and his not wanting to file said restraining order.

Black knighting can be so much fun against evil.

Anonymous Godfrey August 21, 2015 5:11 PM  

THIS IS RACISSS! These whited devils are poking fun of Asian farmers.

Anonymous Donn #0114 August 21, 2015 5:17 PM  

If any of you guys plan on giving hugs it better be the 'we won the superbowl' man style hugs. No homo.

Anonymous Donn #0114 August 21, 2015 5:20 PM  

aviendha @70 Forgive me I bought a 30y old gerrold book and am getting it signed.

Good day, Sir!

Blogger VFM bot #188 August 21, 2015 5:20 PM  

Agreed, Donn. No homo-hugs! (Heh...)

Blogger CarpeOro August 21, 2015 5:25 PM  

Chimay on tap? Impressive. Still, not enough to draw me up there. Maybe if they got the Guess Who to perform "Going back to Saskatoon". But probably not.

Anonymous BGS August 21, 2015 5:42 PM  

@63 "It's official, offending CHORF's is WORSE than Blood Libel." - @Daddy_Warpig ' "CHORF Libel?"

Perhaps its menstrual blood libel?

Gay-BLTs has a certain ring to it. It's a happy sandwich! It used to be glbt until the jewish lesbian gatekeepers changed it.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 21, 2015 5:58 PM  

The crowd average is 45-50

Wait a second. I've never been to one of these things. Does that mean 45-50 people? 45-50 years old? 45-50 stone in weight?

Blogger Carl Philipp August 21, 2015 6:00 PM  

@38 BGS "If you want to trigger dikes put the G first, to double trigger them say that a gay guy you know puts the G first."

I have literally seen an article saying that lesbians are oppressed because they're less hated and more fetishized than male gays, so the LGBTXXX community puts them first in the initial to make it more palatable, which is demeaning.

I've also seen gays complain that bisexuals have privilege because if they date somebody oppositely-sexed, they can pass for straight, which is a privilege gays do not have.

And bisexuals responded by saying that in those cases, the fact that their identity isn't publicly obvious means their identity is being erased, which isn't privilege, it's oppression.

And I just roll my eyes.

Anonymous aviendha August 21, 2015 6:01 PM  

Cail,
The latter two...

Blogger Stephen Ward August 21, 2015 6:04 PM  

@carl

So when I get a tan in the summer and it's not obvious that I'm white, my identity is being erased and that's oppression? cool.

Blogger Sean August 21, 2015 6:54 PM  

I just got my first block on twitter just for saying those ribbons were awesome and asking where I could get one. Sweet!

Anonymous 334 August 21, 2015 7:22 PM  

@68 Yesssss. Yesssss. Arterial spray ....

Anonymous 334 August 21, 2015 7:24 PM  

@75 "Running". "Running," good sir. You "run" back to Saskatoon. You do not "go" back to Saskatoon.

But perhaps, being a Canadian, I am a tad touchy about minutiae.

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 21, 2015 7:29 PM  

@70

Not exactly selling Worldcon as the super cool place, that's fun to be at.

No wonder they got control of the Hugos.

I mean honestly, who the hell would want to go to this thing?

Anonymous Laz August 21, 2015 7:31 PM  

"Idealogical Purity Brigade"

LOL! Captain Comic has come up with some pretty good stuff.

Anonymous Soga August 21, 2015 7:42 PM  

I am offended that people here are saying "LGBTBBQWTF".

I identify as KC Masterpiece Spicy BBQ, and to see my sexual identity as barbecue sauce mocked and insulted in this manner is extraordinarily triggering! Why... why... I might just make the cap on my bottle really hard to twist off!

Blogger James Dixon August 21, 2015 8:08 PM  

> Why... why... I might just make the cap on my bottle really hard to twist off!

Only if you're a Heinz brand, in which case it's also a case of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NwP3wes4M8

I wonder how many here are too young to get that reference.

Blogger James Dixon August 21, 2015 8:11 PM  

And apparently KC Masterpiece is owned by Kingsford, and not a Heinz brand. So I guess not. Should have checked first. Oh well.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 21, 2015 8:34 PM  

There are a lot of land whales and polyamory meetup signs.

Hmm. Are you implying those two things go together?

Anonymous Viidad August 21, 2015 9:03 PM  

Not on topic: Hillary scrubs her e-mails.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prls6Iz3B3E

The yoga bit made me laugh.

Anonymous Viidad August 21, 2015 9:04 PM  

"There are a lot of land whales and polyamory meetup signs.

Hmm. Are you implying those two things go together?"

When you're big enough to be three people... why not be with three people?

Anonymous Viidad August 21, 2015 9:33 PM  

I just did a bad thing.

Blogger Allan Davis August 21, 2015 9:44 PM  

Viidad...big bright warnings would be appreciated...pass the eye bleach...

-=ad=-

Anonymous KC9ZNR August 21, 2015 10:11 PM  

This has been the best $40 I've spent in a decade. Well, I did spend a little extra to get a bottle of Prosecco for tomorrow night... because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Blogger Sir Wilshire (#320) August 21, 2015 10:27 PM  

A good omen for the Supreme Dark Lord and his evil legion of evil?

"Make up your mind, #Sasquan. Which nightmarish fantasy world are we trapped in here?

'It's looking (and smelling) like Mordor in Spokane due to wildfires.'"

https://twitter.com/TashaRobinson/status/634878230336442368

Also this tweet/picture of Scalzi perfectly highlights a key aspect of his gamma.

https://twitter.com/raven_oak/status/634878426675941376

Anonymous Viidad August 21, 2015 10:32 PM  

@Sir Wilshire

The poor man needs love.

Anonymous Koanic August 21, 2015 10:38 PM  

@92 That is the greatest ass ever.

Q2 is discriminatory against those who cannot see or feel their genitalia. However, as they are the majority in this case, it doesn't matter.

Anonymous PPGATE August 21, 2015 10:49 PM  

Just a reminder if you are not at worldcon you can protest PP tomorrow, there is a local PP protest to worldcon as well.
http://protestpp.com/
WHEN: August 22, 2015 from 9:00am-11:00am
Spokane

Planned Parenthood, 123 E. Indiana Avenue (map)
When: This protest will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Sponsor: Selkirk Pro-Life Alliance

Blogger Sir Wilshire (#320) August 21, 2015 10:51 PM  

Actually I was wrong. It highlights at least 2 aspects of him being gamma.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 21, 2015 11:00 PM  

99. Sir Wilshire (#320) August 21, 2015 10:51 PM

Actually I was wrong. It highlights at least 2 aspects of him being gamma.

What are those? Does this fit the picture someway somehow:

https://twitter.com/TashaRobinson Tasha Robinson ‏@TashaRobinson 2h2 hours ago

What the?! Someone in John Scalzi's audience just handed him a ukulele and asked for a song and he did a verse/chorus of "Creep." #Sasquan

Anonymous Jim Milo August 21, 2015 11:11 PM  

Thieves, censors, liars.

https://mobile.twitter.com/adrienneleigh/status/634864968408522752

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 21, 2015 11:11 PM  

Contest: Which verse did he sing?

http://www.metrolyrics.com/creep-lyrics-radiohead.html

When you were here before
Couldn't look you in the eye
You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry

You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
And I wish I was special
You're so fuckin' special

But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here

I don't care if it hurts
I want to have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul

I want you to notice
When I'm not around
You're so fuckin' special
I wish I was special

But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo.
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here

She's running out again,
She's running out
She's run run run run

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You're so fuckin' special
I wish I was special

But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo,
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here
I don't belong here

Anonymous Alsos August 21, 2015 11:39 PM  

@100 - "What are those?"

I'm guessing one of the two is the display of narcissistic insecurity: taking a picture of his adoring masses to use later to demonstrate his obvious importance and social status to those too dimwitted to recognize his obvious alphatude.

Blogger Daniel August 21, 2015 11:41 PM  

...and they have brought up a drunken 12 year old and a police raid at Philcon in the 1970s.

Of course, there was no Philcon in the 1970s, so the real question is:

Do SJWs always lie? Or do they always project?

Anonymous Donn #0114 August 22, 2015 12:19 AM  

@98 Now I wish I had gone.

Anonymous Rolf August 22, 2015 12:34 AM  

House Henchman Friday Five, reporting in.

Business meeting ran a little long. The "4 and 6" proposal (which simply requires a different number of nominations a person can make and finalists that can be on the final ballot) because hotly contested when he said there was nothing magical about those two particular numbers, and suddenly a lot of different proposals were offered up, (such as "5 and 8", "3 and 6", etc). Specifics held over to be decided upon on Sunday. Still trivially easy to game, regardless of the numbers picked.

The E Pluribus Hugo is still being discussed. Slightly more complicated internals, target at "slates," still easy to game, not passed yet.

Panels mostly pretty mediocre, not very heavily attended - I saw a lot more empty seats today than yesterday.

I met the guy that nominated The Stars Came Back for the Prometheus, and that was very cool. Only about 15-20 at that meeting.

Met Wright and Lamplighter at 2, also met Tempest in a Teardrop authors Quizzer and Codex. They were with Wright. In the "Small world" category, it turns out they live about ten miles from me. Very cool people.

Wound up at a Koffee Klatche with Write, Lamplighter, Quizzer, and Codex (and another lady with kids, I forget the names) and a few others, then the above listed people and myself went out to dinner. Very neat people, all.

As mentioned above - much older crowd than I would have expected. Many polyamory meetup posters.

I didn't see Ken Burnside at his Ad Astra booth all day - Last night he headed back early with a "splitting head-ache." Anyone heard from him?

That's all for now.

Blogger Daniel August 22, 2015 1:37 AM  

Excellent report, Rolf.

So are you saying that we just took Masada?

Blogger overcaffeinated August 22, 2015 1:44 AM  

@102

Thanks to that I indulged myself in a little 90's rock nostalgia. Anyone remember this: https://youtu.be/w4Wu4wmUqUg

Nirvana stands up pretty well against happy-clappy hipster shit. I had the t-shirt and everything in junior high.

I also figured out what Tool - Sober was about, didn't drink in high school, so..

Anonymous Huckleberry August 22, 2015 1:46 AM  

what verse?

There's video.
Good Lord.

Blogger Minion777 August 22, 2015 1:49 AM  

Polyamory is keyword for ugly women looking for sex with slightly less disgusting guys than their current omega host.

Anonymous WaterBoy August 22, 2015 2:11 AM  

Cail Corishev @77: "Does that mean 45-50 people? 45-50 years old? 45-50 stone in weight?"

45-50 = GenXer

Anonymous Wyrd August 22, 2015 2:15 AM  

Second dude from the left:

No! You may not take my stuffed animal!

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 22, 2015 3:00 AM  

@109. Huckleberry

what verse?

There's video.
Good Lord.


Dang! I was hoping for a VFM contest before the reveal. Another large part of me was hoping the twitter report was a hoax. A third one of my multiple personalities said that this would prove yet again that this is the most perfect of all possible worlds.

At 00:48 Scalzi invites "Everyone! But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo. What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here.."

Blogger JCclimber August 22, 2015 3:16 AM  

Such a shame in that video, how fat some of those women are, you can so easily see it as they lift their wrists up to take their own videos.

gamma rabbit, in the flesh

Blogger Groot August 22, 2015 3:33 AM  

@111. WaterBoy:
"45-50 = GenXer" A whole generation is only 5-6 years? This nomenclature seems less useful than perhaps it ought.

Anonymous Laz August 22, 2015 3:39 AM  

"45-50 = GenXer"

You sure? Plenty of us 40 year olds don't feel that way. My brother is 38 and is a completely different generation in attitude though. Of course, that was right when the education system took a dive. I mean I never once saw a fully length Hollywood movie in class yet my brother watched at least one a day.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 22, 2015 4:24 AM  

@46. Cataline Sergius

From Monsterhunter Nation:
They had the business meeting. I’ve been told the proposed “improvement” to the Hugo voting system is a complicated and nobody understands it. So E Plurbis Hugo is like the Obamacare of fandom, but that’s what you do to protect your clique from Wrongfan and their Wrongfun.


Here's an idea to streamline things. (Trigger Warning: Tarpley is a known, registered venetianophobe.) http://tarpley.net/online-books/against-oligarchy/the-venetian-conspiracy

The Gran Consiglio elected a Council of Forty, which was first devoted to budget and finance matters, later more to criminal prosecution. The Gran Consiglio chose three state prosecutors, who could and did sue any official of the state for malfeasance, ... The Gran Consiglio also elected the doge himself, through an incredible Byzantine procedure designed to assure a representative choice. First, thirty members of the Gran Consiglio were chosen at random, using colored balls whose Venetian name is the origin of the American word ballot. These thirty drew lots to cut their number down to nine, who then nominated and elected a new group of forty electors. These were then cut down by drawing lots to a group of twelve. This procedure was repeated several times, terminating with a group of forty-one electors of whom twenty-five could nominate a doge for the approval of the Gran Consiglio...

Most typical of the Venetian system is the Council of Ten, established in 1310 as the coordinating body for foreign and domestic political intelligence operations. Meeting in secret session together with the doge and his six advisors, the Ten had the power to issue a bill of capital attainder against any person inside Venetian jurisdiction, or abroad. If in Venice, that person was generally strangled the same night and the body thrown into the Canale degli Orfani.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 22, 2015 4:45 AM  

@108. overcaffeinated

Thanks to that I indulged myself in a little 90's rock nostalgia.
Nirvana stands up pretty well against happy-clappy hipster shit. I had the t-shirt and everything in junior high.


Do you know what's grey and red and has more brains than Kurt Cobain?

I also figured out what Tool - Sober was about, didn't drink in high school, so..

That one I can play note for note, even have the Vic Firth Danny Carey sticks to prove it. It would make an excellent addition to Scalzi's musical repertoire. From a possibly overbeerated memory-

I am just a worthless liar.
I am just an imbecile.
I will only complicate you;
trust in me and fall as well.
I will find a center in you;
I will chew it up and leave.
trust me...

Anonymous Wyrd August 22, 2015 5:03 AM  

Polyamorous? Any of these sea lions should be thankful for monoamorous; or even autoamorous.

Blogger Rantor August 22, 2015 6:41 AM  

I think those land whales would run out of energy before they could actually be auto amorous... Oh right, that is why they have Doritos, must feed the machine

Blogger MrNiceguy August 22, 2015 9:30 AM  

Her response to the caller from "Microsoft Tech Support" is the correct response. For the last several years, scammers have been cold-calling people claiming they've detected a problem with their computer and charging them to "fix" it.

Blogger James Dixon August 22, 2015 10:55 AM  

> Her response to the caller from "Microsoft Tech Support" is the correct response.

Correct. Those are scammers trying to rip you off and hopefully get your credit card information. Just tell them you run Linux. They'll hang up.

Blogger bob k. mando August 22, 2015 2:17 PM  

93. Viidad August 21, 2015 9:33 PM
I just did a bad thing.



you just did a bad, bad thing ...

and now i feel like crying.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abzK_jZdKFw



105. Daniel August 21, 2015 11:41 PM
Of course, there was no Philcon in the 1970s



yes, there was. for instance, there's a Philcon this year:
https://philcon.org/

Philcon lays a claim to possibly being the oldest sci-fi con, being held almost every year since 1936.


it's just that not all Philcons are Worldcons.

still makes you wonder why they're getting 12 yr olds drunk.



110. Huckleberry August 22, 2015 1:46 AM
There's video.
Good Lord.



do these organizers have no sense of style at all? look at that huge blank display area above Scalzi. they couldn't even be bothered to have some generic large poster printed up by a sign company.



112. WaterBoy August 22, 2015 2:11 AM
45-50 = GenXer



i already admitted my generation sucks. what more do you want?



114. Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 22, 2015 3:00 AM
At 00:48 Scalzi invites "Everyone! But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo. What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here.."



what more do you expect from a guy who says on his home page:
http://whatever.scalzi.com/
"I STILL DREAM OF ORGONON"

why is this important? because Orgonon is where Wilhelm Reich practiced his 'Orgone therapy'?

what is Orgone therapy? basically, it's polyamory as therapy. and Reich applied to children ... and got his practice shut down for the molestation thereof.

Blogger Groot August 22, 2015 3:48 PM  

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Blogger Groot August 22, 2015 3:48 PM  

@120. Wyrd:
"or even autoamorous."

Car love? About the same tonnage, I guess.

Blogger Sad Puppy August 22, 2015 3:58 PM  

@50

WTF - I learned from Obama it means "winning the future".

Blogger Sad Puppy August 22, 2015 4:08 PM  

@93

MY EYES! MY EYES!!!!

I think you just outdid Steve.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 August 22, 2015 10:11 PM  

123. James Dixon

> Her response to the caller from "Microsoft Tech Support" is the correct response.

Correct. Those are scammers trying to rip you off and hopefully get your credit card information.


Oops, my bad. I withdraw that particular item.

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