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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Scalzi 451


Allum Bokhari reports on the cultural war burning up the Kindle Store for Breitbart.
The online culture wars have moved out of comment sections and into Amazon’s Kindle Store.Following the publication of a book by the controversial sci-fi author Vox Day, two parody e-books surged to the top of the store’s top-100 rankings. The first book was a parody of Day’s work, while the other (which has now been removed from Amazon) mocked John Scalzi, one of Day’s critics.

Day’s book is entitled “SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police”, and is intended to be a serious polemic. The book’s summary describes SJWs (Social Justice Warriors — a term for authoritarian progressive activists) as having “plagued mankind for 150 years” and describes how they “invaded one institution of the cultural high ground after another.” It presents itself as a guide to “understanding, anticipating, and surviving SJW attacks.”

The book includes a foreword from Breitbart associate editor Milo Yiannopoulos and was reviewed positively in the conservative online magazine American Thinker.

Online progressives were not so supportive. Alexandra Erin, a sci-fi writer who described Day’s book as “rehashing old slights”, wrote a short parody of the book for Kindle. Entitled “John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular: How SJWs Always Lie About Our Comparative Popularity Levels,” the book makes fun of Day’s alleged fixation with the progressive sci-fi author John Scalzi.

Scalzi himself appeared to be delighted with the parody,  saying he “loved it already.” He used the book in a fundraising drive for a charity promoting diversity at sci-fi conventions, promising to release an audio recording of him reading the book if $2,5000 was raised within three days. The target was successfully met, and Scalzi subsequently uploaded an audio recording.

Supporters of Vox Day responded by releasing their own parody book, entitled “John Scalzi Is A Rapist: Why SJWs Always Lie In Bed Waiting For His Gentle Touch; A Pretty, Pretty Girl Dreams of Her Beloved One While Pondering Gender Identity, Social Justice, and Body Dysmorphia.”

The counter-parody was removed by Amazon today following complaints from Scalzi. Prior to its removal, it was the top seller in the “parodies” section of the Kindle store, two places ahead of Erin’s book.
Does Scalzi ever think through the obvious consequences of his actions? I mean, I know I literally wrote the book on it and all, but it was supposed to be RHETORIC. But wow just wow, SJWs really do always double down.

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167 Comments:

Blogger Badmojo September 02, 2015 5:16 PM  

Found this via Hackernews recently: https://filesprout.com/l/

Basically, it allows anyone to sell any digital file via Dropbox & Stripe without any coding.

What will McRapey do without Amazon to ride to the rescue?

Blogger Joel #0164 September 02, 2015 5:21 PM  

They can't help themselves. Which is why The Rev's advice falls on a deaf ears.

Anonymous fish September 02, 2015 5:21 PM  

Does Scalzi ever think through the obvious consequences of his actions? I mean, I know I literally wrote the book on it and all, but it was supposed to be RHETORIC. But wow just wow, SJWs really do always double down.

Apparently not.

Had he just shut his hole, chuckled and waited two days this would have been but a footnote in this splendid little war. Now he's managed to attract a million new pairs of eyes!

Johnny Con you remain your own worst enemy.

Blogger frigger611 September 02, 2015 5:22 PM  

I cannot stop laughing - beer through the nose comedy!

Jeez - you place a giant, neon, blinking sign around the trap - declaring "THIS IS A TRAP!"

And still, they leap in!!

Blogger JAU September 02, 2015 5:22 PM  

And meanwhile SJWs Always Lie continues to climb higher and higher in the rankings. This tempest in a tea pot is going to push it past its launch numbers.

Blogger Rabbi B September 02, 2015 5:23 PM  

John Scalzi ‏@scalzi 10m10 minutes ago

Ah, today's stupidity written up in Breitbart, the news source for people too dumb to notice they're reading Breitbart.

Blogger Elocutioner #0226 September 02, 2015 5:26 PM  

Shit, even Napoleon would be shaking his head in disbelief at this.

Anonymous TruFanSJW 451 September 02, 2015 5:26 PM  

I humbly submit my entire library to Comrade John Scalzi for his approval and promise to burn all books he orders me to!

Blogger Rabbi B September 02, 2015 5:29 PM  

"Shit, even Napoleon would be shaking his head in disbelief at this"

Yeah, I don't think anyone could have predicted things would go in this direction . . . HILARIOUS!

Blogger tridekka September 02, 2015 5:29 PM  

Jeez - you place a giant, neon, blinking sign around the trap - declaring "THIS IS A TRAP!"

So much projection and lying in their lives they can't possibly imagine something that isn't a projection or lie.

Anonymous p-dawg September 02, 2015 5:29 PM  

Parody for me but not for thee. How strange for that mindset to come from an SJW. Completely unexpected. Shocking, really.

Anonymous A Bag Of Doorknobs September 02, 2015 5:31 PM  

John Scalzi is dumb as a bag of hammers.

Blogger S1AL September 02, 2015 5:31 PM  

I'm beginning to give more credence to the Arminian view that moral calumny destroys free will... How else can they be so predictable?

Blogger Floyd Looney September 02, 2015 5:32 PM  

They say they want diversity, unless you disagree with them.

Anonymous ZhukovG September 02, 2015 5:33 PM  

Scalzi, which sounds a little like Stasi, is absolutely the most pathetic excuse for an alleged male I have ever heard of.

Any normal man (I know, I know), having his modest level of literary success would have possessed sufficient self respect just to laugh it off. Possibly even see an opportunity to cash in by writing a relevant parody himself.

Damn, what a hopeless mess he is.

Blogger Owen September 02, 2015 5:35 PM  

Coming on the heels of the Hugos and VD's book*, it is stunning that he falls for this obvious trap. Like figger said, the foot-stomping by Scalzi was on cue and the chorus of BAN THE BOOK/double down was immediate.

He really doesn't have a sharp mind. He couldn't see something so obvious.



* I had no interest in buying it, but the Chapter 7 release was a good taste of what's inside and now this spectacular display by Scalzi. He really isn't that sharp.

Anonymous Pax Romana September 02, 2015 5:36 PM  

So then, if one is to utilize their weapons against them, how long until Ms. Erin's parody is denounced as "not parody?" Is this a time for the VFM's to unlock our power of vile and vociferous villainy?

Blogger Elocutioner #0226 September 02, 2015 5:42 PM  

Verily, Vox's cruelty artistry knows no bounds.

This long, slow path of self-destruction he's steered Scalzi onto is rather impressive. All because Scalzi's ego wouldn't allow for him to apologize, admit error, or call for a truce. This has been going on for years now. Ponder that when there is talk about a multi-year campaign over the Hugos or retaking the institutions of civilization. This is a public chronicle of hubris.

Blogger Student in Blue September 02, 2015 5:43 PM  

After I saw the parody book got banned, I've been making an attempt at writing my own parody book.

...This is harder than I thought.

Blogger RL (#0052) September 02, 2015 5:46 PM  

Only if the Dark Lord commands us. We are but instruments of his will.

Anonymous Strange Aeons September 02, 2015 5:47 PM  

One nearly begins to entertain vague and slight inklings that social justice warriors have a tiny and tentative intent on controlling the narrative, along with the most infinitesimal tendency towards hypocrisy...
Perish the thought, of course.

VFM #0017

Blogger SirHamster (#201) September 02, 2015 5:47 PM  

So then, if one is to utilize their weapons against them, how long until Ms. Erin's parody is denounced as "not parody?" Is this a time for the VFM's to unlock our power of vile and vociferous villainy?

I'm not sure that the Unwitting Minions need any help from the VFMs.

Blogger IM2L844 September 02, 2015 5:48 PM  

Just when you think this couldn't possibly get any more fun it does. I can't wait to see what's next...as long as it's not BGS releasing his new Hugo hopeful, Social Justice Wieners in Space: Crossed Swords.

Blogger Owen September 02, 2015 5:51 PM  

SCALZI: Vox Day says we are thought police, but he is the book burning NAZI, folks.

FAN: Hey, John, someone somewhere said something negative about you in a parody.

SCALZI: Can I sue? No?!? Stoopid first amendment. Ban the book!

Blogger Double E September 02, 2015 5:51 PM  

After saying he loves the parody book directed at vox, and doing a voice recording of it, he immediately runs and cries about the exact same thing being done to him?

How pathetic and completely un-self aware can these people be?

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 September 02, 2015 5:51 PM  

@4. fish

Had he just shut his hole, chuckled and waited two days this would have been but a footnote in this splendid little war. Now he's managed to attract a million new pairs of eyes!

Some of which slide right on over to SJWs Always Lie, boosting it back up to Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #476 Paid in Kindle Store
Thanks, Scalzi!

Anonymous rubberducky September 02, 2015 5:51 PM  

Student In Blue @20 you can just chronicle what's happened pretty much. You'd have to submit it as a parody, because the non-fiction editors would never believe it. It's a farce.

Epic farce. Here's an idea, can you write poetry? Have a look at Pope's magnificent mock epic, "The Rape of the Lock", maybe you can do, "The Rape of McRapey"

Anonymous Steve, The Dark Ninja of Mockery September 02, 2015 5:53 PM  

I'm confused about this Scalzi book burnification.

Does this mean NAMBLA Digs Time Lords would be removed from Amazon?

Blogger Student in Blue September 02, 2015 5:57 PM  

@28 rubberducky

I appreciate the ideas, but I already seem to have settled myself into something. It's just actually doing it (and stringing it along long enough for 28 pages) is the slightly difficult part.

(I'm trying to write as someone attempting to defend Scalzi very, very ineptly.)

Blogger Alexander September 02, 2015 5:59 PM  

After I saw the parody book got banned, I've been making an attempt at writing my own parody book.

...This is harder than I thought.


It really is.

Anonymous Rabid Librarian September 02, 2015 5:59 PM  

Excellent timing!
http://www.bannedbooksweek.org

Blogger Rabbi B September 02, 2015 6:04 PM  

@29 Student in Blue

Some inspiration for your writer's block.

Anonymous fish September 02, 2015 6:06 PM  

26. Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 September 02, 2015 5:51 PM

Some of which slide right on over to SJWs Always Lie, boosting it back up to Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #476 Paid in Kindle Store

Thanks, Scalzi!



Mr. Scalzi has a bright future serving in the Castalia House Marketing Dept.

Anonymous Nathan September 02, 2015 6:08 PM  

@32

Well, that's a cure for sight...

Blogger Douglas Wardell September 02, 2015 6:09 PM  

Wow, burning down the Hugos and then watching Scalzi display a blatant double-standard in order to actually support book-banning. It feels like Chirstmas.

Anonymous Steve, The Dark Ninja of Mockery September 02, 2015 6:10 PM  

Rabbi - Scalzi looks especially rapey in that pic.

Blogger Joe A. September 02, 2015 6:10 PM  

It's rather sad of Amazon that Scalzi had the ability to get the parody e-book removed.

Anonymous Strange Aeons September 02, 2015 6:12 PM  

That'd be a kick if proceeds from the next John Scalzi/Rapist satire book were pledged to benefit victims of actual rape.
Bad press if SJWs don't ban it, bad press if they do.

Blogger Joe A. September 02, 2015 6:13 PM  

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Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 September 02, 2015 6:14 PM  

@33. fish September 02, 2015 6:06 PM

Mr. Scalzi has a bright future serving in the Castalia House Marketing Dept.

There's probably a conflict of interest with Tor Books, since they've bet the future of the company on him. Maybe they can find a weasel clause to get out of that deal. After all, contracts burn at Scalzi 451, too.

Anonymous Steve, The Dark Ninja of Mockery September 02, 2015 6:15 PM  

Alexandra Erin, a sci-fi writer

Sci-fi creature, surely?

I mean, I'm pretty sure I saw him in the Mos Eisley cantina.

Blogger Rabbi B September 02, 2015 6:18 PM  

@Student in Blue

Just do a picture book. I bet you could get Steve to edit and write the foreword.

Would they, could they, ban a picture book?

Anonymous Strange Aeons September 02, 2015 6:24 PM  

@ Rabbi B

You made me think of this:

I like green eggs and rape.
I like them on a plane, I like them on a train.
I like them on a boat, I like them with a goat.
I like them here and there, I like green eggs and rape anywhere.
Write a book and I will ban,
If I do not like it, Sam I Am.

Anonymous Pax Romana September 02, 2015 6:27 PM  

@32

Rabbi, I ahve burned out my eyes so that they may never again behold such hideousness. Having seen such an ugly sigth, even the beauty of a sunset cannot offset this atrocity. Unfortunately, I can only type via memory, so...

Thanks.

Blogger Quadko September 02, 2015 6:30 PM  

Eh, Scalzi's just gunning for a TOR gatekeeper position, "Only our books can be printed, sold, awarded, and read! Everyone else's will be burned or banned!"

At least, that's what I understand their position to be from their prominent employees' recent comments; "face of the company" and all.

Blogger Rabbi B September 02, 2015 6:30 PM  

@44

"Thanks."

It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. You're quite welcome.

Blogger Giuseppe September 02, 2015 6:31 PM  

Vox,
A couple of questions:

1. I expect version 003 or wherever it is now, of SJWAL will have an additional bonus chapter on this particular little Streisand effect. I can't think of a better demonstration of law #2 than this. Correct?

2. As you do not own Castalia House, if the author contacts CH do you think they may stock this amazing piece of writing?






Blogger Keith Glass September 02, 2015 6:31 PM  

Just HAD to make a photomeme. .


Famous Book Ban-ers:

Nazis
School Boards
John Scalzi

https://flic.kr/p/xREKoJ

Blogger Giuseppe September 02, 2015 6:34 PM  

Steve TDNoM,
can you drop me an email? My contacts details are easy to find on my blog, just follow the link in my name. I need to bounce a couple ideas off another set of neurones that respect the finer arts.

Blogger J Van Stry September 02, 2015 6:36 PM  

I will say this Vox: I learned more about Rhetoric and Dialectic from your book, then I did in High School, or even college (and they forced us engineers to take a philosophy course, too bad they didn't teach any real philosophy, huh?).
I can honestly say, that I now understand what those two types of discourse are.

Anonymous Steve, The Dark Ninja of Mockery September 02, 2015 6:37 PM  

Rabbi B - that is a most excellent idea.

Rapeshirts

He rapes. That's what he does.

Every tribe and every culture throughout history has its own name and legend for Scalzi.

The Algonquin knew him as the Wankigo.

Romanian villagers kept their backs to the wall out of fear of Nosferohypnol.

In Scotland, he is The Loch Ness Rapist.

When he's not enjoying rape-rape, McRapey's hobbies include raping literature...

Anonymous GIuseppe The Kurgan September 02, 2015 6:42 PM  

Rabbi,
I am not often shocked, or awed, however...I am simultaneously both in this case.
First, perhaps it's a subtle left-over from the passing which of Catholicism I was exposed to for about 7 minutes in my formative years, but I guess I am just not used to thinking of a man of the cloth (is that applicable to Rabbis? My religious etiquette approximates that of Lord Greystoke so forgive me if it does not) as wielding the kind of mind-sabre that you have put on display here today.

I am used to Steve, who is The Dark Ninja of Mockery, do guiltlessly inflict his monstrosities on friend and foe alike. A Darwinian process of both weeding out the weak by blinding them, and strengthening the rabidity of the Vile Faceless Minions into perfect, unthinking face-gnawing machines of death and destruction, but you, you, a humble, loving, dedicated man of God... well. I am not criticising. I am, as I said, a little shocked, but also awed.

The picture you linked to probably burned through two lives of my Kurgan immortality.
One can only bow to such martial prowess.
I suppose, as the goodly counsel of the Dread Ilk, Vile Faceless Minions, Ilk and The Many Nameless ones, it only makes sense that you resemble more a Space MArine Chaplain from Warhammer 40,000 than a quiet, bookish and effete Churchian public reader.

Thank you for showing the way Rabbi (Bows respectfully).

Blogger Cataline Sergius September 02, 2015 6:43 PM  

@Giuseppe
@Steve

If you are in the mood for lighter fair, Chapter 2 is up.

Blogger Giuseppe September 02, 2015 6:51 PM  

Cataline,
what the hell....I am still trying to regrow my retina after the little "evolution" of our local Rabbi after he seemingly hung around too long with the Dark Ninja and now this?

I am going to put a few more safety pins in my neck and going to sleep.
Goodnight dread ilk.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 September 02, 2015 6:58 PM  

SJWs Always Lie is heading back up towards #451
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #453 Paid in Kindle Store

Thanks, Johny Streisand!

Blogger Bill Dale September 02, 2015 7:04 PM  

@frigger611

"Jeez - you place a giant, neon, blinking sign around the trap - declaring "THIS IS A TRAP!"

And still, they leap in!! ... "

Yep, remember the "Light Grenade"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCeD2gF9jUo

Blogger Bill Dale September 02, 2015 7:04 PM  

@frigger611

"Jeez - you place a giant, neon, blinking sign around the trap - declaring "THIS IS A TRAP!"

And still, they leap in!! ... "

Yep, remember the "Light Grenade"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCeD2gF9jUo

Anonymous Godfrey September 02, 2015 7:10 PM  

It's fun being the rebel. It's fun being the anti-establishment counter-culture. It's fun being on offense with nothing to lose. We get to attack and undermine their institutions. We get to swing the sledgehammers. So just keep pounding away on their structures and enjoy the wreckage.

Anonymous AlteredFate (#92) September 02, 2015 7:19 PM  

Please, please say someone is on top of making a Hitler video of this incident.

Blogger alexamenos September 02, 2015 7:22 PM  

John Scalzi, rapist and book burner.....

At the very least #gamer gate is adding some humor to the death of western civilization.

Blogger Nate September 02, 2015 7:27 PM  

man... Are we SURE BGS didn't write it? Because Scalzi getting a gay man's book banned from amazon would be pure gold.

Blogger SirHamster (#201) September 02, 2015 7:43 PM  

man... Are we SURE BGS didn't write it? Because Scalzi getting a gay man's book banned from amazon would be pure gold.

Would Scalzi owe him a blowjob?

Blogger Student in Blue September 02, 2015 7:44 PM  

@Rabbi B
What a... pleasant... picture to come back to.

To be honest, any writer's block on my part is due to:

A) not caring about Scalzi. I mean, he's only important in that his supporters *think* he's important.
and
B) having made my point in the first page

A picture book would be lovely, if I had any ability to draw.

Anonymous Ain September 02, 2015 7:59 PM  

Why did they take it down? This digital book burning shall not stand!

Blogger Jim September 02, 2015 8:02 PM  

Well, now we almost have to get John Scalzi is a Rapist nominated for a Hugo, don't we? I'd love to see Amazon ban a Hugo nominee from its store. Either Amazon would have to reinstate it, or we would have the biggest book distributor declaring the Hugos irrelevant. Thanks for providing us another Xanatos Gambit, Johnny.

Blogger JCclimber September 02, 2015 8:02 PM  

I'm strongly considering a parody book of Vox. I thought of doing one of Rape Rape Martin, but then I'd have to read his books to get it right, and I don't want to read past Game of Thrones which was already too nihilistic for me. Also, good parody actually can increase the popularity of the target, and add to their publicity.

Think "Bored of the Rings", which was a decent and funny book.

But I know truly good parody is not easy to write. Also pondering who should write the foreword. Can you imagine the fun of tricking the SJWs into buying a parody only for them to discover that the parody is making fun of them? Or maybe they wouldn't get that they are the joke, since they really aren't all that self aware.

Anonymous Ain September 02, 2015 8:09 PM  

"I'm strongly considering a parody book of Vox. I thought of doing one of Rape Rape Martin"

You can always do both.

Anonymous Nathan September 02, 2015 8:16 PM  

""I'm strongly considering a parody book of Vox. I thought of doing one of Rape Rape Martin"

If someone had the stomach to do Scalzi, Brownshirts: A Book Burning in Three Codas might be timely...

Anonymous BGS September 02, 2015 8:29 PM  

a charity promoting diversity at sci-fi

We have Klingons and cosplay pandas but not even the borg can assimilate black moslems.

you place a giant, neon, blinking sign around the trap - declaring "THIS IS A TRAP!"

They assume that you lie like they do, so that must be where the good stuff is.

They say they want diversity, unless you disagree with them.

They can't tell what IS IS or what the IS IS IN ISIS, by diversity they mean conformity

BGS releasing his new Hugo hopeful, Social Justice Wieners in Space

Actually I was thinking of putting out "Yes Revirgined Slut There Is a Freya Market Clause" the hugo award winning tale of breaking the broken window Phallusy. It starts with the intergalactic lord of hate Voxemort throwing a McGuffin thru the space diamond window of a gay wedding cake bakery.

next John Scalzi/Rapist satire book were pledged to benefit victims of actual rape

Or victims of lesbian domestic violence, there are a lot of hitting hoes on team dike.

I learned more about Rhetoric and Dialectic from your book, then I did in High School, or even college (and they forced us engineers to take a philosophy course

I audited a philosophy course & I am glad I didn't pay for it compared to this $4 work.

Are we SURE BGS didn't write it? ...Would Scalzi owe him a blowjob?

No I didn't, I believe Scalzi has a IOU system that is transferable so I would sell it on ebay to one of his fans.

Anonymous ashv September 02, 2015 8:32 PM  

Tor fools can't melt Beale's team.

Blogger Danby September 02, 2015 8:33 PM  

@BGS
I'm pretty sure they don't need to buy them on ebay. i hear Scalzi is pretty generous that way.

Blogger Ferratus Axe September 02, 2015 8:39 PM  

perhaps we write a book John Scalzi: "I am a rapist" and other quotes and publish it in biographies?

Anonymous puppyologist September 02, 2015 8:41 PM  

@50

I'm still amazed that "Don't be Evil" Google™ allows this blog and it's comment section to exist.

To this very day, I am amazed. Does VD possess the powers of digital invisibility?

The posts and the comments belie everything the sitzpinklers who Occupy Google preach.

Amazon, at least, has the (as the Pope would say) huevos to ban Wrongthink.

Google hasn't noticed this force? I can hardly wrap my mind around it, unless I invoke Admiral Ackbar.

I'll see you folks in the camps. I'll be the prep cook, and the dishwasher, and vile and faceless.

(Why are you still on this platform, Vox? The mind.... it boggles.)

Anonymous puppyologist September 02, 2015 8:48 PM  

Shirley you have the (as the Pope would say) the pesos to get your own domain.

I don't get it.

I don't get why Google ain't done shut you down, and I don't get why you ain't done said "Screw You, Google -- I'm Out."

I can use that patois (sp? I ain't got French down pat because I was raised with smart people who do stuff, and not with Google employees who know linguistic shit and stuff.)

Anonymous puppyologist September 02, 2015 8:52 PM  

Note: The Pope is giving his American Mass, in America -- in Spanish.

Next year, I expect either Pashto or Arabic, depending on which way the coin toss lands.

Blogger Student in Blue September 02, 2015 8:53 PM  

Tor fools can't melt Beale's team.

Oh you.

Anonymous The other robot September 02, 2015 8:56 PM  

No doubt the SJWs are planning their own little Kristallnacht to go along with the book burning.

Blogger Harsh September 02, 2015 9:03 PM  

I mean, I know I literally wrote the book on it and all, but it was supposed to be RHETORIC. But wow just wow, SJWs really do always double down.

At least we know that Scalzi can never say, "Day, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!"

Anonymous That Would Be Telling September 02, 2015 9:09 PM  

I think Google is a lot more careful about taking sides in the culture wars because search is still a very big fraction of how it delivers its advertising, and that's because people use it because it's very good, probably still the best.

But people's opinions would change if they started censoring for ideological reasons, and as Google itself showed when it started out and displaced AltaVista et. al., search is not a sticky product, it's very easy to switch.

Amazon, well, they decided to join in the culture wars when they banned the Confederate flag, some ban happy minion even banned a related book for a while but it came back. We'll have to see if they come to their senses with this book, else, they'll be seeing very very little business from me in the future. I've already cut back a lot after the flag debacle.

OpenID entropyismygod September 02, 2015 9:10 PM  

@ Student in Blue

Scalzi is a cuck. He is a disciple of Moloch. Follow the rabbit.

Anonymous Fp September 02, 2015 9:21 PM  

Annnnd Amazon and Scalzi come along and show in vivid color Vox's points.

Blogger VFM #0209* September 02, 2015 9:28 PM  

@28
@32

I'm beginning to warm up to this "trigger warning" thing...

Blogger VFM #0209* September 02, 2015 9:30 PM  

Mistress Malwyn, do I HAVE to stand in the whipping line next to Steve and Rabbi B?

Anonymous Scintan September 02, 2015 9:38 PM  

Scalzi is an idiot for getting the book pulled. Then again, it's pretty obvious that he's an idiot, in general.

Anonymous Isidore the Farmer September 02, 2015 9:40 PM  

John Scalzi Bans Books will be shooting to the top of the non-fiction section shortly...

Anonymous John Scalzi is a Rapist September 02, 2015 9:43 PM  

PRO-TIP:

Remember folks - If we search in Google for the name of the book "John Scalzi is a rapist" enough times from enough different IP addresses, browsers, etc if someone searches in Google for "John Scalzi is" or "John Scalzi" it might auto-complete to "John Scalzi is a rapist." That would be extra cool so tell all your friends, tell Twitter, tell GG. :)

Anonymous BGS September 02, 2015 9:43 PM  

OT: More idiot emails from HilLIEry, maybe she really is that stupid

" Meanwhile, we should entrust the nuclear codes to a woman who can’t find TV listings.""Needs a cook, cant pay her own bills & can't look up TV listings. 24 hour assistance"
http://www.jammiewf.com/2015/revealed-in-grandmas-latest-emails-media-matters-freak-david-brock-wanted-to-impeach-clarence-thomas/

Anonymous John Scalzi is a Rapist September 02, 2015 9:49 PM  

Everywhere search for "John Scalzi is a rapist" in Google. If enough unique people do it, when anyone searches for "John Scalzi is" or "John Scalzi" then "John Scalzi is a rapist" might show up. And that would be hilarious.

Anonymous Adam1 September 02, 2015 9:58 PM  

OT VD, tell MH to check his POB in two days. I`m in Idaho for a few days.

Blogger Jim September 02, 2015 9:59 PM  

OT: More idiot emails from HilLIEry, maybe she really is that stupid

At this point, I'm pretty sure she's confused the White House with an assisted living facility.

Anonymous Godfrey September 02, 2015 10:09 PM  

Political purges, book burnings, show trials... is anyone really surprised?

These things define an SJW.

Anonymous NateM September 02, 2015 10:13 PM  

The Flailing is amazing. watching them claim that it's libel, then even if it's not, that Amazon still has the right to take it off, cause private companies don't need to honor 1st amendment. And it's totally not because Scalzi is a Tor author that Amazon pulled the parody.

Over dinner I was explaining an exchange I was having on twitter with my 65+ aunt (who has no idea about any of this, and hardly gets online at all), going back to Sad Puppies 1 and midway through going through SP1 she was like "Sounds like it should just be the Tor Books Awards" Spoken from the mouths of babes.

Anonymous Godfrey September 02, 2015 10:15 PM  

John Stasi is extraordinarily sensitive.

Blogger D. G. D. Davidson September 02, 2015 10:16 PM  

Okay, this actually makes me mad. I'm glad I followed my whim and bought the book before it got banned.

The question I have is, what do we now do to Amazon? I found the parody juvenile if funny, but this digital book burning has actually pissed me off.

Blogger LP999/S.I.G. Burn'in Up! September 02, 2015 10:19 PM  

What?!

I spend a few days sick in bed, return to the land of the living for what I've missed.

No, the low vibrational people cannot think their actions through in the least. It is not their modus operandi. Who cares, its comedy, PR.

This is just what Amazon needs. Torment the tormentors, how painful to follow the ever so questionable rabbits.

Carry on!

OpenID RambleAround September 02, 2015 10:26 PM  

So Johnny is ok with the parody that makes fun of Vox, but complains about the parody that made fun of him? What a fat bitch

Anonymous Godfrey September 02, 2015 10:26 PM  

@43.

I like green eggs and rape.
I like them on a plane, I like them on a train.
I like them on a boat, I like them with a goat.
I like them here and there, I like green eggs and rape anywhere.
Write a book and I will ban,
If I do not like it, Sam I Am.


I have to say that that was more interesting and entertaining than anything recently written by John Stasi... well, except for his rape fantasy confession.

Blogger IM2L844 September 02, 2015 10:28 PM  

@69 "Actually I was thinking of putting out "Yes Revirgined Slut There Is a Freya Market Clause" the hugo award winning tale of breaking the broken window Phallusy. It starts with the intergalactic lord of hate Voxemort throwing a McGuffin thru the space diamond window of a gay wedding cake bakery."

I have to admit I'd probably read that...and enjoy it.

Blogger Floyd Looney September 02, 2015 10:29 PM  

Someone should write an epic fantasy called "Rape of Thrones", at least 40-pages.

Blogger Floyd Looney September 02, 2015 10:30 PM  

My "Z" button does not work... I will call him Scaldi

Blogger rycamor September 02, 2015 10:31 PM  

I bear in mind this is the same Amazon that once published a "how to" book on male pederasty, and actually took the time to respond to complaint emails by my wife and me to explain how "important" it was to protect free speech.

Anonymous zen0 the Ephemeral September 02, 2015 10:35 PM  

@92 D.G.D. Davidson

The question I have is, what do we now do to Amazon? I found the parody juvenile if funny, but this digital book burning has actually pissed me off.

Look up "formal letter format".

Follow the form, and detail your concerns briefly and cogently in the body of the letter.

Send a dead tree copy to Amazon and keep a copy for yourself, or if you are ambitious, CC. to a political representative and show that in the letter.

These things are legal documents.

Blogger Josh September 02, 2015 10:36 PM  

‏@scalzi
You know, my mom's been married five times. Lots of marriages don't make you a bad person. Denying people their constitutional rights does

Anonymous zen0 the Ephemeral September 02, 2015 10:46 PM  

@99 rycamor

I bear in mind this is the same Amazon that once published a "how to" book on male pederasty, and actually took the time to respond to complaint emails by my wife and me to explain how "important" it was to protect free speech.

If you saved them they would be useful (document everything).

Blogger chris September 02, 2015 10:47 PM  

@73, @74.
What a wonderful example of doubling down. VD ain't stupid. This site is backed up. Members of the ilk host their own websites, we can give VD is own site in about two minutes, and you have just made the front page of mine.
Enjoy it.

Blogger rycamor September 02, 2015 10:56 PM  

@102 zen0

It was about 14 years ago, but I probably have it somewhere archived on one of my old hard drives. Will have to have a look-see...

Anonymous NateM September 02, 2015 10:59 PM  

Rycamor, I wrote them a note indicating that I would be disappointed if they would allow a higher profile Tor author like Scalzi to use his status to get a protected parody of him removed, especially given his vocal criticism of them while he was SFWA prez.

Anonymous Thales September 02, 2015 11:15 PM  

John Scalzi Banned This Book But He Can Never Ban My Burning Love: A Pretty, Pretty Girl Dreams of Her Beloved While Pondering Gender Identity, Social Justice, and Body Dysmorphia

:D

Anonymous zen0 the Ephemeral September 02, 2015 11:19 PM  

@100

>These things are legal documents.

In the 80's a letter was considered the opinion of 800 people.
I sent one to a Minister of the Crown that got me an official 3 page letter back.

Serious stuff.

I don't know how it is now, but dead tree stuff is not as ephemeral as virtual.

Blogger Jim September 02, 2015 11:23 PM  

So, is there another site where banned book may be purchased? I don't want to give Amazon a dime.

Anonymous Nathan September 02, 2015 11:24 PM  

451 Publishing. Nice touch. I look forward to many more releases.

Anonymous zen0 the Ephemeral September 02, 2015 11:25 PM  

@106 Thales

:D indeed.

Anonymous kawaika September 02, 2015 11:39 PM  

"man... Are we SURE BGS didn't write it?"

I was gonna write a book proving Thordaddy as author.

Anonymous The other robot September 02, 2015 11:45 PM  

They haven't deleted the Sample of the first book yet. It is still on my kindle.

They are both similar (same forward.) Pity the Sample does not have a ToC. I wanted to see how many Chapter Fives there are!

Blogger Garuda1 September 02, 2015 11:48 PM  

OT: The Escapist published a piece about the Hugo awards, managing to get our side wrong again. I only bring it up since I've read their site for many years (also saw Vox has them linked up top) and was encouraged by their reaction to #gamergate, but this article had the usual SJW talking points for the Rabid Puppies.

Anonymous Jack Amok September 02, 2015 11:52 PM  

Obviously we need to get this book on that special shelf in school libraries where they highlight Banned Books.

Blogger IM2L844 September 02, 2015 11:56 PM  

Vox should cut a deal with the author to give away a free copy with every purchase of SJWAL from CH. I'm sure some kind of reasonable arrangements could be made.

Anonymous The other robot September 03, 2015 12:01 AM  

You can't keep a good book about Salthi down.

(Lithp required.)

Blogger IM2L844 September 03, 2015 12:07 AM  

Apparently we have a new entry into the fray:

The Angel Vox Day and the War for the Heavenly Gamergate Puppies (Give Me a Hugo!): Chapter 1: The Wicked Victory of Shoeless John! (The Chronicles of ... Angel Vox Day and His Flaming Sword!!!!!!)

Blogger Garuda1 September 03, 2015 12:10 AM  

OT: The Escapist published a piece about the Hugo awards, managing to get our side wrong again. I only bring it up since I've read their site for many years (also saw Vox has them linked up top) and was encouraged by their reaction to #gamergate, but this article had the usual SJW talking points for the Rabid Puppies.

Anonymous The other robot September 03, 2015 12:10 AM  

That's been around since about June.

Blogger IM2L844 September 03, 2015 12:21 AM  

@121

Ahh, I see. Oh well, I guess that's what happens when you don't keep up and stay on top of all the goings on.

Anonymous Too-Soon-ami September 03, 2015 12:32 AM  

Looks like Scalzi really is a gamedev, after all. Suck it, you doubters!

Anonymous rubberducky September 03, 2015 12:43 AM  

If you're writing a letter on paper, put it on letterhead. If you don't have letterhead, go to Kinkos and fake one, doesn't cost much.

In these correspondence offices everything on letterhead get sorted out into a special pile, usually to be filtered out for more serious consideration. Plain white paper usually gets you a form letter response. Letterhead rarely does.

Blogger SirThermite (VFM #0025) September 03, 2015 12:44 AM  

@108, Thales

Excellent

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents September 03, 2015 12:45 AM  

Is this new? I don't recall it.

Sh*t SJWs Say: The picturebook of the perpetually offended

Blogger Anthony Gillis September 03, 2015 12:57 AM  

Scalzi didn't like that one? He's only encouraging more of us. I've got a friendly little book of my own on the way. Should be up on Amazon in the next few hours.

Blogger Anthony Gillis September 03, 2015 12:59 AM  

I love how time and again, the SJWs act exactly as predicted. Up to and including the most cynical predictions of them. They think they can put out a fire with gasoline, and are surprised when it all explodes.

Blogger maniacprovost September 03, 2015 1:05 AM  

This... this wasn't even a trap. It's like we were all sitting around the campfire, and Scalzi came running out the woods, jumped in, and immolated himself. IT WASN'T A TRAP! Are we sure he's not doing this for comedy value?

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 September 03, 2015 1:08 AM  

@127. Anthony Gillis

Scalzi didn't like that one? He's only encouraging more of us. I've got a friendly little book of my own on the way. Should be up on Amazon in the next few hours.

The proper authorities should have issued a tsunami warning already.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 September 03, 2015 1:17 AM  

@129. maniacprovost

This... this wasn't even a trap. It's like we were all sitting around the campfire, and Scalzi came running out the woods, jumped in, and immolated himself. IT WASN'T A TRAP! Are we sure he's not doing this for comedy value?

Yeah, their behavior seems unbelievable to normal people, but you must learn to think like a psycho. BGS nailed it:


@69. BGS

"you place a giant, neon, blinking sign around the trap - declaring "THIS IS A TRAP!""

They assume that you lie like they do, so that must be where the good stuff is.

Hark! We have found the Rosetta Stone of stupid SJW tricks! It's right in there, in the intersection between

1. SJWs always lie.
3. SJWs always project.

We need a visual aid, some sort of Venn diagram of whack.

Blogger Carl Philipp September 03, 2015 1:19 AM  

"John Scalzi Is A Rapper: Why SJWs Always Lie In Bed Listening To His Sick Beats: How 'Everything Is Falling Into Place' Changed My Life"

Blogger guest September 03, 2015 1:24 AM  

Is there another place I can purchase the book that was removed? I really hate Amazon for removing this. Oh, wait! I already hate Amazon.

Blogger guest September 03, 2015 1:25 AM  

Is there another place I can purchase the book that was removed? I really hate Amazon for removing this. Oh, wait! I already hate Amazon.

Blogger Anthony Gillis September 03, 2015 1:27 AM  

This comment has been removed by the author.

Blogger Anthony Gillis September 03, 2015 1:32 AM  

The banned book is back up, with a new title:

https://www.amazon.com/John-Scalzi-Banned-Never-Burning-ebook/dp/B014U9GDMU/


Blogger Carl Philipp September 03, 2015 1:33 AM  

@133 guest
See @108 . It's been reposted under another title. >: )

Blogger Anthony Gillis September 03, 2015 1:37 AM  

Amazon got my own soon-to-be-banned book up in record time. Here you go, my friends. Let's hope the SJWs keep pouring gasoline on this fire!

SJWs Never Lie
Censorship is Tolerance!
By Brianna Scalzi et al.

https://www.amazon.com/SJWs-Never-Lie-Censorship-Tolerance-ebook/dp/B014UH990A/

Anonymous Rolf September 03, 2015 1:46 AM  

@138 - "but I can't look inside!"
"Exactly. Only insiders get to look inside and know how things really work."

Blogger Carl Philipp September 03, 2015 1:46 AM  

@138
I LOVE how you worked mocking parody into the pre-chapters section. Like, I literally giggled at the George R. R. Moretons bibliography. "A Dearth of Editors" indeed.

Anonymous Strange Aeons September 03, 2015 1:47 AM  

These are popping up pretty fast.
Is writing an eBook and putting it on Amazon an exceptionally easy feat?

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 September 03, 2015 1:57 AM  

@138. Anthony Gillis

Amazon got my own soon-to-be-banned book up in record time. Here you go, my friends. Let's hope the SJWs keep pouring gasoline on this fire!

Awesome, Anthony! I purchased a copy. We learn that John and Alexandra's love child, Brianna, is just as awesome a writer as xer's xads.

Blogger Zaklog the Great September 03, 2015 1:57 AM  

Someone should write a follow-up titled: "John Scalzi Is Totally Not a Rapist and He Really, Really Wants You to Know That: Now Could He Have Some Time Alone With Your Teenage Daughter?"

Anonymous Toby Temple September 03, 2015 2:00 AM  

Does Amazon only remove a book when there is a complaint about it?

Blogger maniacprovost September 03, 2015 2:02 AM  

Venn Diagram:
http://imgur.com/5xG9Un4

Blogger Carl Philipp September 03, 2015 2:02 AM  

@138 OK really you're actually really good at this. The way you tone parody Moretons in Chapter 2 is beautiful.

Sadly I could only give you four stars on Amazon, because this book doesn't have a Chapter Five.

Blogger maniacprovost September 03, 2015 2:12 AM  

The number 5 is offensive to Arabs. Please try to use the number 4 instead, or if you really need a prime number, 7.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop VFM #0167 September 03, 2015 2:13 AM  

@145. maniacprovost

Venn Diagram:
http://imgur.com/5xG9Un4


I. Gaze. In. Stupefied. Awe.

Blogger Carl Philipp September 03, 2015 2:16 AM  

@138
Chapter 1:
"If it was an end, it would justify pretty much any ends, wouldn’t it?"
should be "justify pretty much any ends"
Afterword:
"as I lifelong, hardcore gamer,"
should be "as a lifelong"

Good work. I salute you.

Blogger Alexander September 03, 2015 2:17 AM  

@145. And that's going up on the twitters. Brilliant.

Blogger maniacprovost September 03, 2015 2:26 AM  

If you want to use it for something, here's one without the spellcheck lines.
http://imgur.com/IN0BFYk

Blogger Anthony Gillis September 03, 2015 2:33 AM  

I knew I should have added that fifth chapter!
Much as King Arthur once said, "One, Two, Five!"

Blogger Anthony Gillis September 03, 2015 2:35 AM  

@149

Hunting down the typos now...

One thing I like about this blog - good criticism even among the friendlies.

Blogger Shimshon September 03, 2015 2:45 AM  

I bought the book and have it locally in Kindle Cloud Reader. I have not refreshed, so it is still available. Is there some way to extract the book? It looks like the data is stored in one or more SQLite files. I'd like to keep a copy for, um, posterity. Yeah.

Blogger epobirs September 03, 2015 3:04 AM  

@154

Install the Kindle PC or Mac app. That will give you a local file you can use with Calibre to create a non-DRM file.

Blogger Shimshon September 03, 2015 3:09 AM  

Ah. Linux setup here. Running Chromium.

Blogger ajw308 (#98) September 03, 2015 3:31 AM  

I'm waiting for some SJW to declare that Scalzi is just another one of Vox's sock puppets.

Blogger James Dixon September 03, 2015 7:59 AM  

> ...then even if it's not, that Amazon still has the right to take it off, cause private companies don't need to honor 1st amendment.

And they're correct. Of course, Amazon also has a contract with the author which it has to honor. I suspect their legal team will be explaining this to management later today.

> Ah. Linux setup here. Running Chromium.

Older versions of Kindle for PC run fine under Wine.

Anonymous Nxx September 03, 2015 8:14 AM  

I just bought both new parodies on the spot before the stalinoids ban them. Both books are now MY PROPERTY. If amazon steals them I will contact my lawyers and instruct them to coordinate with LE to press criminal charges.

Blogger sysadmn September 03, 2015 9:39 AM  

Hmmm, Scalzi as Wile E. Coyote. A 'genius' takes actions that a) won't work, and b) everyone else knows will not end well. When they predictably fail, he redoubles his efforts.

Blogger VFM bot #188 September 03, 2015 9:42 AM  

Jeez - you place a giant, neon, blinking sign around the trap - declaring "THIS IS A TRAP!"

You forgot: There's also a giant arrow with a million lights flashing simultaneously pointing to the entrance.

And a sign that says "THIS WAY IN".

Anonymous Donn #0114 September 03, 2015 11:04 AM  

His face is too round and pudgy for Wile E. Coyote - Super Genius. Say Elmer Fudd, in a dress.

Blogger Anthony Gillis September 03, 2015 1:20 PM  

@146

Sadly I could only give you four stars on Amazon, because this book doesn't have a Chapter Five.

'Reality' is purely subjective. It now has a Chapter 5. It has ALWAYS had a Chapter 5. Oceania has ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia.

And, if I can get Amazon to offer an update, the older version without five chapters (which never existed in any case) will disappear down the memory hole.

Blogger Anthony Gillis September 03, 2015 1:27 PM  

@160
@162

Scalz-e-Coyote, Suuuuper Genius!

As for the Wile-E/Fudd controversy of 2015, I offer a simple solution: A dress, Elmer Fudd's looks, but Wile-E's tactics. And I think ears.

Blogger LP999/S.I.G. Burn'in Up! September 03, 2015 1:59 PM  

115 The Escapist article for Hugos and mentioning puppies is great for others to read and chose that which path is suited for them.

No one is going to follow a dude in a dress or tolerate the thought police.

Anonymous Steve, The Dark Ninja of Mockery September 03, 2015 8:01 PM  

Cataline Sergius - I liked it. Would read more adventures of Grod.

Blogger SciVo September 04, 2015 8:11 PM  

John Scalzi is a Rapist @86: "Remember folks - If we search in Google for the name of the book "John Scalzi is a rapist" enough times from enough different IP addresses, browsers, etc if someone searches in Google for "John Scalzi is" or "John Scalzi" it might auto-complete to "John Scalzi is a rapist.""

Heh. I went ahead and did that just for kicks, and the results on the first page were quite illuminating -- from the declarative, to the newsworthy, to the satirical, to the interrogative.

Brutal. Absolutely brutal.

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