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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Lunatics wanted

There is apparently an opening for mentally unstable shoggoths, in case any of you happen to be looking for unpaid employment:
I’m sorry to say that my co-chair s.e. smith and I have resigned as Wiscon 40 chairs and as members of the Wiscon concom, effective immediately. This is a really unfortunate decision to have had to make, and we very much regret placing the con in this position. That said, it seems clear that we are a poor culture fit for the concom, and we feel the need to prioritize self-care rather than further risk our own mental health and well-being.
I can't help but wonder what makes them poor culture fits for the zoo-like freakfest that is Wiscon. Are they attracted to men? Do they weigh less than 200 kilograms? Did they Question the Narrative or did they simply fail to keep up with its rapid mutations?

In any case, "I feel the need to prioritize self-care" is now my go-to excuse for, well, anything. I was going to mow the lawn today, but regretfully, I felt the need to prioritize self-care. I'm sure you understand.


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77 Comments:

Blogger Josh October 08, 2015 3:03 PM  

In any case, "I feel the need to prioritize self-care" is now my go-to excuse for, well, anything. I was going to mow the lawn today, but regretfully, I felt the need to prioritize self-care. I'm sure you understand.

I always thought it meant either taking a dump or jerking off or both.

Blogger Dexter October 08, 2015 3:07 PM  

Gamma males often prioritize "self-care" rather than dating actual women.

Blogger Daniel October 08, 2015 3:10 PM  

The entire point of co chairing is to have redunancy in case one fails to finish. Co-resignation is a double whammy.

Blogger JAY WILL October 08, 2015 3:14 PM  

Self care equals avoidance. For example, "I cant face it".

Blogger Danby October 08, 2015 3:17 PM  

Open About
Name: Andrea J. Horbinski
Birthdate: Jun 4
Location: Tokyo, Japan


Contact Details:
horbinski@berkeley.edu
Open Mini Bio
Currently a PhD candidate in history and new media. Feminist, fan, flaming liberal, East Coast exile.

Blogger Danby October 08, 2015 3:20 PM  

I am a researcher, writer, and activist with strong interests in feminist causes, supporting copyright reform/fair use and fan practices, and running groups and organizations. My dissertation, "Manga's Global Century," tells the story of manga (Japanese comics) from 1905-2012, incorporating transnational, new media, and fan studies perspectives. My background is in Japanese and comparative imperial history, digital humanities, and fan cultures.

Blogger Alexander October 08, 2015 3:22 PM  

My background is in Japanese and comparative imperial history...


Ha! An entire degree that I bet dollars to doughnuts is founded on the concept "It's different when we do it.

Blogger CM October 08, 2015 3:24 PM  

From what I've read from feminists, her blog actually sounds like she's a bit of a saner quality of feminist... if that's possible.

Either that or she fears a gate crash by GG?

Blogger Danby October 08, 2015 3:27 PM  

Very much a queen bee. On about 40 different boards of non-profits, wants to transform the world, thinks Manga is important and lectures Japanese about what it means.
She's the one with a scowl and a green scarf

Blogger maniacprovost October 08, 2015 3:29 PM  

I like comics. I don't feel smarter after reading them. Maybe I'm not doing enough critical analysis. Is "fan" really a defining characteristic of Xer personhood? What do you call a sexual orientation toward hideously creepy body pillows?

Blogger Alexander October 08, 2015 3:30 PM  

That picture says a thousand words, every one of them a grating nag.

Blogger Danby October 08, 2015 3:30 PM  

I don't believe I mentioned that I was invited to serve on the reviewers committee for the Inspire campaign, a Wikimedia Foundation effort to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia and its related projects through funding community-proposed efforts.

Yeah, standard issue feminist.

Blogger Jourdan October 08, 2015 3:32 PM  

Ha ha ha, as a Cal grad I can guarantee you 100% that anyone with a "berkeley.edu" email address needs to prioritize self-care.

Blogger Danby October 08, 2015 3:32 PM  

@11, what's weird is that scowl is evidently what passes for a smile for her. it's on virtually every photo on the web, including some she herself selected.

Blogger Vincent Castrillo October 08, 2015 3:32 PM  

When I was a kid, they said self care would blind you....

Blogger Danby October 08, 2015 3:35 PM  

@8 CM
Well, organizing a con in wisconsin while living in Japan would be a little difficult. I'm pretty sure that she's (they're, except I haven't found the special snowflower that refuses to capitalize her name yet) legit in quitting, but doesn't want to say "we bit off more than we can chew."

Blogger Earl October 08, 2015 3:37 PM  

She is the kind of person that would be giving a presentation that would go something like this:

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

(Link is to a conservative guy who trolled a Japan Convention with a 45 minute presentation making vicious fun of anime fans.)

Blogger Rabbi B October 08, 2015 3:37 PM  

"I'm sure you understand."

Of course we do.

Blogger bearspaw October 08, 2015 3:42 PM  

@9
The modern American family.

Blogger Sun Xhu October 08, 2015 3:45 PM  

The other one...

Blogger Danby October 08, 2015 3:47 PM  

s.e. smith seems to be a disability activist/ transgender activist/lesbian living in N California.
Rather prolific on the daily communist, I mean Daily Dot.
Standard-issue leftist with an extra langiappe of hate for conservatives. Very much a leftier-than-thou "thought leader" who wants to be a Commissar when the Revolution comes.
hmmm .... begging for money for her breast removal surgery. Big Surprise ... not

Blogger Danby October 08, 2015 3:52 PM  

(Vomit warning)
behold s.e. smith
(Vomit warning)

Blogger Nate October 08, 2015 3:52 PM  

I have 800 foot of fence to put up... but its 90 and sunny and there's no shade... nor breeze.

suddenly I feel the need to prioritize self-care.

Blogger Cail Corishev October 08, 2015 3:56 PM  

I feel the need to prioritize self-care

I think I still prefer, "I'll be in my bunk."

Blogger Doom October 08, 2015 3:56 PM  

You've got to love it when they eat their own. Most who are eaten never do figure it out. It wasn't even about them.

Blogger rycamor October 08, 2015 3:57 PM  

It's even funnier when you click on the WOMEN DESTROYING SCIENCE FICTION tag at the bottom of that post, somehow.

Blogger Dexter October 08, 2015 4:04 PM  

She's the one with a scowl and a green scarf

Caption:

We Are the Fighting Uruk Hai.

Blogger Quadko October 08, 2015 4:08 PM  

Reminds me of the Pastor who named his bed "The Word" so his wife could honestly tell callers "he is in the Word and couldn't be disturbed at the moment" when he was napping.

I feel the call of spiritual self care coming on...

Blogger Rabbi B October 08, 2015 4:09 PM  

@23

I have 800 foot of fence to put up... but its 90 and sunny and there's no shade... nor breeze.

suddenly I feel the need to prioritize self-care.

Yes. We know.

Blogger Forrest Bishop October 08, 2015 4:32 PM  

Sheesh. SJW Central.

"I was at Wiscon when N.K. Jemisin gave her latest fantastic Guest of Honor speech; I was ushering for the Hugos in London when Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice became the first novel to sweep all the major awards in the same year, female creators in general triumphed, and the "sad puppy" slate got kicked to the curb." http://ahorbinski.dreamwidth.org/?skip=10

http://nkjemisin.com/2014/05/wiscon-38-guest-of-honor-speech/
"Thanks to all the WisCon volunteers...Trigger warning: I’m going to refer to rape, harassment, racism, and other forms of bigotry and abuse in this speech. Also, profanity warning. That’s sort of standard with me."
"I’m going to start this off with a quote from Chip Delany,..."

Isn't that one of SFF's pedophiles?

"...For those of you who don’t stay on top of the latest news in the genre, let me recap what happened after that speech: I was textually assaulted by a bigot who decided to call me a “half-savage” among other things... the really interesting thing is what surrounded this whole affair. I got the expected rape and death threats from this man’s supporters and others, which I duly reported to various authorities, for whatever good that did..."

"...For the first time in my life I was diagnosed with high blood pressure earlier this year. It’s back down to normal, now, but bigotry kills, you know. Gotta be more careful of my physical and psychological health..."'

The whole GoH speech sounds like a point-and-shreikfest. I hope this meets your need to prioritize self-care rather than further risk your own mental health and well-being.

Blogger Sun Xhu October 08, 2015 4:41 PM  

SJW's need to have it simply and clearly explained to them that statements like "I hope you are raped to death by goats" is neither a rape threat nor a death threat.

It's simply hope...

Blogger Stickwick Stapers October 08, 2015 4:58 PM  

... and we feel the need to prioritize self-care rather than further risk our own mental health and well-being.

"Prioritizing self-care" is an annoyingly ubiquitous phrase in women's self-help literature. A normal, well-adjusted person would say, "This sucks. We're outta here."

Blogger YIH October 08, 2015 4:59 PM  

I can't help but wonder what makes them poor culture fits for the zoo-like freakfest that is Wiscon.
This perhaps?

Blogger Lucas Temple (a.k.a. Armenia4ever) October 08, 2015 5:02 PM  

"S. E. Smith" is one of the vile genderless creatures who writes for Xo Jane.

I don't know what it is, but it looks like Medusa and makes the biblical Jezebel look like the Virgin Mother.

Many a feminist cunt are out there, but smith is one of the worst. I've read several of her articles and they all lead me to the conclusion that since she hates her life as a gremlin, the rest of the world has to burn.

Blogger Floyd Looney October 08, 2015 5:02 PM  

"Self-care".... someone needs to create an online SJW dictionary, it will be ever-changing of course.

Blogger JN October 08, 2015 5:04 PM  

@31

Unless you are standing next to a herd of horny goats when you say it.

Blogger Lucas Temple (a.k.a. Armenia4ever) October 08, 2015 5:06 PM  

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Blogger Cataline Sergius October 08, 2015 5:08 PM  

@32

Isn't that one of SFF's pedophiles?

He hasn't denied it. Which I admit is hardly proof. However, he admitted to having sex with the underage boys when he was an underage boy himself. Starting when he was about six himself. He viewed as a very positive life experience.

Also a vocal supporter of NAMBLA.

Fitting the profile model pretty much to perfection is not however actual proof that he is a molester.



Blogger JN October 08, 2015 5:09 PM  

@31

Actually safe for work, kinda

Blogger Lulabelle October 08, 2015 5:10 PM  

Danby gave a vomit warning, and I clicked the link anyway.
I'm beginning to wonder about my intellectual acuity.

OpenID Steve October 08, 2015 5:14 PM  

effort to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia and its related projects through funding community-proposed efforts

There is this thing that can be edited for free by anyone with a room temp IQ, but we need money to get anything other than Asian/white men to do it.

She's the one with a scowl and a green scarf I now have a new pic to turn str8 guys.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery October 08, 2015 5:15 PM  

s.e. smith

Bobby Hill.

BTW, Wiscon is the convention where rainbow-haired tranny blimp Alexa Eren watched somebody get raped and didn't phone the police.

Blogger YIH October 08, 2015 5:24 PM  

@42 Steve:
Another photo of s.e. smith.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery October 08, 2015 5:28 PM  

YIH - So cruel.

Here's a fatter one.

Blogger 334 October 08, 2015 5:39 PM  

@44. Steve

Definitely fatter, but do you have a better close-up of that texture-thing going on on its forehead?

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery October 08, 2015 5:50 PM  

In other mentally unstable shoggoth news, noted paedophile defender and Doritos aficionado Phil Sandifer thinks #killallwhitemen is a "good idea".

Why would a white, uh, male think that? Maybe his dad Ed touched him or something.

You think I'm kidding?

Gary Crowley, who ran three seasons for Sandifer, said his coach was “hands on.”

I'll bet he was, Gary.

Blogger Steve, the Dark Ninja of Mockery October 08, 2015 5:54 PM  

334 - Enhance...

Blogger 334 October 08, 2015 6:14 PM  

@ 47.

That there, only greasier ...

Blogger Felix Bellator October 08, 2015 6:17 PM  

So a civil rights activist is trying to create more civil rights, right? So s.e. smith is disability activist, and she just leveled up. I looked at her picture and I think I just went mercifully blind.

Blogger Pseudotsuga October 08, 2015 6:19 PM  

Well, golly, if these fine young "fen" don't feel they are culturally fit for ruling WisCon, then what's wrong with WisCon? Either it's weirder than these folks, or it's so much "straighter" than these folks that they don't feel comfortable.
If your whole life is cultural Marxism, playing the Victimhood game, then you must be shocked when somebody comes along who is more victimy than you....or when people come along who just don't care.

Blogger Jim Milo October 08, 2015 6:45 PM  

@16 Once dated a girl with Cummings Broken Shift Key Syndrome.

We still keep in touch. Guess which neighborhood of San Francisco she lives in?

Blogger The Original Hermit October 08, 2015 6:48 PM  

"Self care" to me means "I've created a lot of drama, and it's been redirected back at me and I'm too thin skinned to deal with it so I'm out"

Blogger rcocean October 08, 2015 6:56 PM  

What is Wiscon?

"Wiscon is the world's leading feminist science fiction convention. WisCon encourages discussion and debate of ideas relating to feminism, gender, race and class. WisCon welcomes writers, editors and artists whose work explores these themes as well as their many fans"

IOW, a SJW freak-show.

Blogger luagha October 08, 2015 7:02 PM  

They're the ones who screwed over Elizabeth Moon for writing an Islamic-realism post on her blog in 2010 or so. Elizabeth Moon, who wrote X number of kickass-chick sword and sorcery novels where X is large.

Blogger SciVo October 08, 2015 7:05 PM  

In other news about unpaid employment for the mentally unstable, Barrett Brown's prison avocation is literary criticism, and he's actually not half bad.

Why does it seem like every day is a weird news day lately?

Blogger James Dixon October 08, 2015 7:35 PM  

> Fitting the profile model pretty much to perfection is not however actual proof that he is a molester.

No, it doesn't. But (as I've noted in the past) the fact that someone, somewhere has suggested the possibility does mean that he is an "alleged" molester.

Blogger maniacprovost October 08, 2015 7:43 PM  

Wait, a black person literally blamed her high blood pressure on racism? Really? I'm going to become a solipsist if they keep acting like satirical sock puppets.

Blogger Floyd Looney October 08, 2015 7:47 PM  

@53 That is more than enough for me to know to stay far, far away. They might pretend that it is about science fiction, but we all know it's just used as a ruse to push their agenda.

Blogger Floyd Looney October 08, 2015 7:50 PM  

@42 these leftists claim to be for this and for that but when they see this happen they clam up. Like the rapes during the Occupy crap that were covered up to protect their precious PR.

Blogger The Other Robot October 08, 2015 8:17 PM  

There is no diversity crisis in tech is back!

Blogger Were-Puppy October 08, 2015 8:18 PM  

@40 Lulabelle
Danby gave a vomit warning, and I clicked the link anyway.
I'm beginning to wonder about my intellectual acuity.
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having somehow survived Steve Mockery Ninja links in the past, I figure anyone else should not be too bad. But this one looks like Xu Zhu from dynasty warriors


Blogger J Van Stry October 08, 2015 8:18 PM  

Wow, other people pay for all of her stuff. I don't think she even works for a living, her travel and everything is funded by other groups (wonder if it's based on taxpayer dollars?)
I'm not surprised she quit as con-chair. That involves WORK, something which I suspect she is totally unacquainted with.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 08, 2015 8:24 PM  

@52 The Original Hermit
"Self care" to me means "I've created a lot of drama, and it's been redirected back at me and I'm too thin skinned to deal with it so I'm out"

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That's a lot of skin, to be so thin.

Blogger Mom October 08, 2015 8:24 PM  

@61 Were-Puppy
Naw, Xu Zhu is a lot prettier.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 08, 2015 8:36 PM  

@62 J Van Stry
That involves WORK, something which I suspect she is totally unacquainted with.
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I bet they work a mean buffet!

Blogger 334 October 08, 2015 9:05 PM  

@ 47.

That there, only greasier ...

OpenID Jack Amok October 08, 2015 9:22 PM  

When I was a kid, they said self care would blind you....

Well, if it's a choice between that and what's in the picture Danby posted a link to... at least after you go blind you'll never have to see that again.

OpenID Steve October 08, 2015 9:44 PM  

Speaking of lunitics wanted. How did this not make the lamestream news? It turns out if Obama had a son he would really be like the Oregon shooter.-bgs
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3257791/Look-Ian-Mercer-father-Oregon-college-shooter-sued-sexually-harassing-male-worker-LA-bagel-shop-creating-hostile-work-environment.html

Blogger Koanic October 08, 2015 9:58 PM  

@22 Behold the migration of the wedding ring.

Self care is time-consuming.

Blogger The Other Robot October 08, 2015 10:23 PM  

Carry your firearm everywhere

OpenID snowlafvfm430 October 08, 2015 11:02 PM  

Why is it the SJW always have the same uniform? Its like they all belong to the same team in and are handed out the clothes and piercings and hair. And my why are they all so ugly? Its the Carhart for the fuglies...

Blogger Groot October 08, 2015 11:54 PM  

@15. Vincent Castrillo:
"When I was a kid, they said self care would blind you...."

I can sprout flowers from the palm of my hand. And it has nothing to do with my wife being away for a few days.

Nothing. At all.

Blogger Lost Pilgrim October 09, 2015 12:08 AM  

I love the 'Destroying Science Fiction' tag.

Blogger Lost Pilgrim October 09, 2015 12:22 AM  

I love the 'Destroying Science Fiction' tag.

Blogger NMA October 09, 2015 6:54 AM  

I took "prioritising self-care" to mean showering regularly, which probably does disqualify them from a leadership position in Wiscon.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 09, 2015 10:17 AM  

@71 snowlafvfm430
Why is it the SJW always have the same uniform? Its like they all belong to the same team in and are handed out the clothes and piercings and hair. And my why are they all so ugly? Its the Carhart for the fuglies...
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I've been noticing that lately. Most of the guys have a certain look, and most of the women have a certain look. Regarding the mega tubbies, after a point you become so round that you all look alike. No wonder they are confused about gender, they can't tell from the surface wth they are any more.

Blogger luagha October 09, 2015 10:28 AM  

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