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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fun with book tour


Another rare Pepe! I had no idea so many Dread Ilk were also Scalzi fans. It's the rare author who can really reach across the political divide these days.

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Blogger Shimshon March 29, 2017 6:03 AM  

Hilarious. Good thing I wasn't drinking my coffee.

I guess "Theo" would've given it away.

Everyone who has the chance should get one for "Ted."

I think "Number One Nemesis" is more like it, though.

Blogger My Dead Gramps March 29, 2017 6:09 AM  

Lady-Ilk, assaulting the poor man's ego?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAUY1J8KizU

Blogger My Dead Gramps March 29, 2017 6:13 AM  

Hang on, he's handing out pictures of himself in a dress, I thought she brought it along to mock him.

Continue the beatings.

Blogger YIH March 29, 2017 6:42 AM  

Yeah, it should have been 'Theo' or 'Theodore' but still Praise KEK.
I'm surprised, *ahem* 'he' is still being magnanimous. Let the trolling continue.

Anonymous basementhomebrewer March 29, 2017 7:21 AM  

YIH wrote:Yeah, it should have been 'Theo' or 'Theodore' but still Praise KEK.

I'm surprised, *ahem* 'he' is still being magnanimous. Let the trolling continue.


The varnish is already starting to get worn. The last video he seemed like he didn't care at all, smiled and let out a hearty chuckle. This one was clearly a lot more forced. I am guessing it is 2-3 more similar instances before he has a full on melt down.

Anonymous VFM #6306 March 29, 2017 7:22 AM  

Scalzi is not stupid after all.

Blogger JP March 29, 2017 7:30 AM  

Wow Ted is a lucky guy

Blogger Dire Badger March 29, 2017 7:40 AM  

The ultimate evidence of a sick society is those who boast and brag about how wonderful their sickness makes them.

Blogger Shimshon March 29, 2017 8:00 AM  

I sense a new meme in the making.

Blogger Shimshon March 29, 2017 8:01 AM  

"It's the rare author who can really reach across the political divide these days."

Finally something for you to be jealous about.

Anonymous zack c. March 29, 2017 8:20 AM  

Props to him for taking these jokes so well.

Blogger Doug Cranmer March 29, 2017 8:26 AM  

There seem to be a number of posters lately who are oh so subtley trying to subvert the forum. They stick out like sore thumbs.

Blogger The Kurgan March 29, 2017 8:41 AM  

"It's the best Ted...."

BWAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

He was definitely on edge for this one.

Blogger JP March 29, 2017 9:01 AM  

Doug Cranmer wrote:There seem to be a number of posters lately who are oh so subtley trying to subvert the forum. They stick out like sore thumbs.

"Subtley"?

Anonymous Lulabelle March 29, 2017 9:06 AM  

"Hang on, he's handing out pictures of himself in a dress, I thought she brought it along to mock him."

Scalzi was not handing out pictures of himself. That was brought to the signing.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker March 29, 2017 9:12 AM  

Do you think he ever regrets that dress photo? Even during moments like this?

Anonymous Eduardo March 29, 2017 9:12 AM  

Man... I'm like: "Ted? Who is this Ted"

Thought it had no connection to the punchline.

Well played. Scalzi seems pretty cool under fire, no triggering, no anger. Hmmmm what if we get Scalzi and Vox on a table to sign a combo 2-in-1 book. Too impossible?

The guy is probably set for life so he is enjoying as his career goes down in flames along with Tor. All that, of course, accompanied by the Snark!

Anonymous Just another commenter March 29, 2017 9:31 AM  

Eh, reach across, reach around, it's all fun and games until someone busts a cap in your ass.... Or am I mixing too many metaphors?

In all non-seriousness, though, he's been a pretty good sport about the mockery so far, but I don't see Kek shining on him much longer.

Anonymous Difster March 29, 2017 9:37 AM  

This is great. I wonder if he's going to develop a facial tic for being nervous about this happening again (and again, and again)?

Anonymous Sheiko29 March 29, 2017 9:40 AM  

Seems pretty chill about it. Hell, probably breaks up the drudgery of the event.

Anonymous Marciek March 29, 2017 9:51 AM  

Um, picture was given to him, and he signed it willingly... If joke was played on him, he took it remarkably well. As others here, I bear no ill will for him and he turned out to be good sport.

OpenID foreverwhat March 29, 2017 10:09 AM  

Awesome! Maybe the idiot will stay out of Texas now, we don't need him or care.

Blogger Nate March 29, 2017 10:25 AM  

he did take it well. He just didn't take it as well as he took the first one.

Blogger Nate March 29, 2017 10:27 AM  

pity there are no paperbacks of John Scalzi is a Rapist

Blogger Russell March 29, 2017 10:32 AM  

Ted as in Ted Cobbler? The Devilman hisself!

Blogger Cail Corishev March 29, 2017 10:36 AM  

How many Scalzi fans are going to show up to point out that he handled a potentially awkward social situation gracefully, as if that's impressive or proves something. Whaddya want for that, a cookie?

Blogger Russell March 29, 2017 10:42 AM  

Cail Corishev wrote:How many Scalzi fans are going to show up to point out that he handled a potentially awkward social situation gracefully, as if that's impressive or proves something. Whaddya want for that, a cookie?

They must think very little of Scalzi.

Blogger Dylon Winfield March 29, 2017 10:45 AM  

Lol this is some brilliant trolling, yet Scalzi seems to be the one obsessed with VD. Honestly, "Ted" could be anybody.

Anonymous Pax_Romana March 29, 2017 10:47 AM  

The first time, he laughed; this time, he was strained. I've never been on a book tour, but I can only imagine it's fraying on the nerves. Much more of this, and he'll be barking like a dog by the time he comes to LA to meet up with his good buddy, Weasleton.

Blogger bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) March 29, 2017 10:49 AM  

the "best Ted in the whole world" certainly narrows the list down ...

Blogger pdwalker March 29, 2017 10:52 AM  

props indeed

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 March 29, 2017 10:54 AM  

I'm half tempted to try and get him to sign Summa Elvetica but I love my hard-copy and I don't want his taint on it.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 29, 2017 11:03 AM  

@22 foreverwhat
Awesome! Maybe the idiot will stay out of Texas now, we don't need him or care.

Scalzi's already been to Austin, that is where the first autograph video happened.

Where are all the thousands and thousands of Whatever readers and fans? He should be mobbed by them.

Anonymous Kapper March 29, 2017 11:07 AM  

Well if Scalzi is so stupid he'll sign anything, Tor should have someone slip a contract termination letter for him to sign!

Anonymous Eduardo March 29, 2017 11:20 AM  

Please sir, I want you to sign this yuge letter from my mom, she loves your Snark.

I know right! IT looks like a contract, mom is a lawyer...

No, I am not a Tor employee Mr Scalzi... My name is Johan... Kalzi.

Anonymous Cash March 29, 2017 11:38 AM  

How would he handle a "no rapist in my city" protest?

Anonymous Maj March 29, 2017 11:43 AM  

John is a smart, cool chap, whatever else we might say about him here. He handled this the way anyone oughta expended him to handle it.

Blogger Durandel Almiras March 29, 2017 12:06 PM  

@26 - Cail, who doesn't love a Pepe cookie?

Anonymous Mr. Helpful March 29, 2017 12:16 PM  

Scalzi needs bigger crowds. Marking the places where he's doing booksignings as Pokestops or Pokemon gyms would do that.

Blogger Gaiseric March 29, 2017 12:19 PM  

Maj wrote:John is a smart, cool chap, whatever else we might say about him here. He handled this the way anyone oughta expended him to handle it.
Oh, fer cryin' out loud. Who is this "we" you keep referring to under this and your other aliases?

Anonymous Simon Mungos March 29, 2017 12:38 PM  

I like this, he seems to be p. normal and chill in RL. Far cry from his internet persona (not that it stopped me from enjoying his books).

Anonymous Ostar March 29, 2017 12:47 PM  

"Love & Kisses! & ????"

Joytles?

Anonymous MrNiceguy March 29, 2017 12:53 PM  

Insert mental image of Scalzi dropping trou and doing something unspeakable to your book.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker March 29, 2017 1:01 PM  

@40: "Oh, fer cryin' out loud. Who is this "we" you keep referring to under this and your other aliases?"

Sounds like Maj has a mouse in his pocket.

Blogger Azimus March 29, 2017 1:07 PM  

The VFM's/Alt-Right need a "Hall of Valor" or something like that where the story's of Pepe's covering themselves in glory can be stored and honored...

Blogger Dave March 29, 2017 1:48 PM  

Not that unusual to see someone's demeanor face to face in public is not the same as when they are online or behind the wheel of an automobile. How many people do things in a car; shouting or gesturing vulgarities they would never do face to face.

Blogger Shimshon March 29, 2017 2:28 PM  

Everyone here assumes Scalzi got the Ted reference. I didn't think that was clear in the video. But if he get multiple similar autograph requests, you can be sure he'll get it, and be less and less sportsmanlike in his response.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 29, 2017 2:29 PM  

@46
Not that unusual to see someone's demeanor face to face in public is not the same as when they are online

Scalzi's banhammer works well on his blog, in his virtual reality. In real life, not so much. Plus a book promotional tour is not a good place for him to have a tantrum.

Anonymous Ain March 29, 2017 2:30 PM  

Who knew that having JS write his name on stuff could be so much fun

Blogger Markku March 29, 2017 3:31 PM  

Everyone here assumes Scalzi got the Ted reference.

I have personally heard from the miscreant. Scalzi was made to get it. Unfortunately the camera operator dropped the ball on this one, and stopped recording too soon.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 29, 2017 4:07 PM  

Next it would be epic to have a young girl bring in a barbell for him to sign

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents March 29, 2017 4:46 PM  

Who will bring to the Scalzi a piece of lawn to autograph?
Astroturf. Yes. Astroturf would be so perfect.

Anonymous Ostar March 29, 2017 7:28 PM  

I have personally heard from the miscreant. Scalzi was made to get it.

One of the features of this place are that the ilk are not sycophants, but that lady sounded like one. Hopefully, the rest of the exchange wasn't as creepy. The "the best Ted in the whole world", maybe it's a lady thing, but yeesh.

Blogger Michael Maier March 29, 2017 7:40 PM  

I know who the first miscreant was. Who is this second crew, who so woefully dropped the ball and stopped recording?

Blogger Markku March 29, 2017 7:55 PM  

I know who the first miscreant was. Who is this second crew, who so woefully dropped the ball and stopped recording?

Let's just say that WRE.

Anonymous Hari Kalsi March 29, 2017 10:11 PM  

Of corse there is this....

Collapsing Empire (hardback)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Collapsing Empire (kindle)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173 Paid in Kindle Store
Collapsing Empire (audio)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1 in audio books

Corroding Empire
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7633 Paid in Kindle Store

At three times the price to boot.

Blogger Silly But True March 29, 2017 10:24 PM  

Because the internet demanded it; a site to fulfill all one's scalzified desires:
http://www.watching-grass-grow.com

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit March 29, 2017 10:26 PM  

If they'd been as reasonably good sports as this during SP3, they'd've won. Of course, so would SF & the Hugos...

Blogger Markku March 29, 2017 11:32 PM  

Of corse there is this....

Looking at our profit from this project comforts me in this moment of sadness. I can promise you that looking at their revenue doesn't comfort PNH when it's side by side with the expenses.

Anonymous HHS March 30, 2017 2:46 AM  

Ostar wrote:"Love & Kisses! & ????"

Joytles?


Bottom line reads: "Enjoy this!"

Blogger Shimshon March 30, 2017 9:12 AM  

Markku, I wish the cameraman was not a woman.

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