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Thursday, March 23, 2017

The bounty of Kek

This one-star fake review pretty much sums up the current SF-SJW perspective:
This book is, by acknowledgement of the author, a direct attempt to discredit John Scalzi. I am appalled that Amazon decided to resume selling this item.
Because, obviously, even if Amazon isn't in the business of policing any attempts to discredit John Scalzi, it should be. Really, any book that discredits any public figure on the Left should be banned, the publisher arrested, and the author publicly flogged, right?

The tragic thing is that they don't even realize that they are the very fascists they believe they hate.

Some of them have switched tactics now that they can't count on the SJW insider to end the cognitive pain and amygdala triggering they are experiencing. You see, if they feign to be confused, then perhaps someone will do something and make the pain stop!

Even if it violates the Amazon Community guidelines.

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  • Bait and switch... I was looking for Tor's latest release by Salzi... this is deceptive advertising worthy of a back ally Chinese factory.
  • Fake troll book. Check out the good author here.Terrible book. If you want good sci-fi, check out this one instead. MUCH better author:
  • Gross. The only good thing about it is its cover, which they apparently got from somewhere else.
  • Terrible obvious attempt to rip off/ride the coattails of an actually good author, done by none other than the leader of the Rabid Puppies
  • One star. Ugh.
  • A clear and blatant attempt to ride John Scalzi's name to make a quick buck. Vox Day is a parasite who imagines his ham-fisted proclamations to be schemes.
  • Wow, really? Please don't mistake this book for the absolutely fantastic writings of John Scalzi.
  • Theodore Beale (the actual author) should have spent more time on character development, and the editing leaves something to be desired. I borrowed a friend's copy and in hindsight, I'm glad it's not a book I spent money on myself.
  • Ugh, I totally thought this was John Scalzi's new book and bought it by mistake. It was bad. Really bad. Don't waste your time.
  • Rip off, borderline copyright infringement of John Scalzi's book by an inferior right-wing scam publishing house. Avoid.
  • This is not "Collapsing Empire" got this by mistake, as the author ripped the cover straight from the aforementioned title. Was fooled into getting this and went through great lengths to get a refund. This books reads as if it was a hastily written Asimov fan fic. The writer seems like he could be intelligent and skilled, but forgets his craft multiple times in the first three chapters.
  • Badly edited dreck from an ethically repugnant company. The confused tenses in the very first sentence of the narrative (visible in the preview) tell me there's no need to read more.
  • Petty rip-off of John Scalzi's new book The Collapsing Empire. Fake author name, fake book from a childish hack writer. Go buy Scalzi's work instead.
  • Be warned: IT'S A RIPOFF. See Also: Ripoff artist from "conservative publishing house" engages in wholesale plagiarism. They even ripped off the cover art, and the fake pseudonym-author name is designed directly to attack REAL author John Scalzi, who white supremacist garbageman "Vox Day", the publisher, has decided to feud with.
In other words, they're all in clear violation of the Community Guidelines for Customer Reviews, their various rationalizations and logical gymnastics notwithstanding. (File 770's Rev. Bob, in particular, should note that the mere act of doing a Customer Review, by definition, makes one a Customer.) And it's not as if the fake reviewer who lied about "going to great lengths to get a refund" or the fake reviewer who "borrowed a book from a friend" are going to fool Amazon. They don't even fool us and we don't have access to their accounts. But we can see the refund history of the book.

Now, it's downright hilarious that Scalzi fans would be upset by any other author ripping him off, considering that ripping off better authors has made up the entire extent of John Scalzi's literary career, such as it is. His big new book is already 20 percent off in the bookstores; they'll be remaindering it soon. He's not done as a mediocre writer of trivial one-voice snark for those who find that sort of thing entertaining, but everyone now realizes that the emperor Tor dressed up as a "major science fiction author" is entirely naked, and has been all along.

The much more interesting observation is the childish rage that these SJWs are openly exhibiting, both in the comments at iO9 and in the fake Amazon reviews. And the reason for this is that they are fearful and demoralized, so they are lashing out in helpless anger. The constant strain of the pressure that they've been feeling since the initial shock of the Rabid Puppies triumph two years ago has steadily grown, and it has been compounded by the God-Emperor's unexpected election.

As one observer commented, they are rapidly exhausted and the residual emotion gets dealt with by other defense mechanisms. People can only take so much, and SJWs are far more delicate and emotionally incontinent than the norm.

They don't see these things coming. They don't have the normal human capacity to accept reality, so therefore they have no ability to anticipate enemy action. To do so would be to accept the anathema that the Narrative is wrong, that their enemies are not stupid, evil, hapless buffoons who fail at every single contest, but independent agents possessing the ability to defeat them now and in the future. This is why they predict our failure every single time; because just the thought of our possible success is painful and frightening to them.

Confronting the reality of it, well, you can see the result of that.

But don't think that we inflicting pain on them merely for our pleasure. In fact, this emotional pain is the only mercy we can show them because it is their only path to sanity. And so, even as they scream and vent and shriek and lie, we do well to continue to calmly apply the pressure, with clean consciences, pure hearts, and the satisfaction of knowing that the truth will out.

At the moment, Corrosion: The Corroded Empire, Book One is #625 on Amazon, less than 400 spots behind The Collapsing Career of the Author. Even before you buy it, even before you have read the first word on your Kindle, are you not entertained?

All these lulz, they are Kek's gift to you.

Case in point. They "laugh" to relieve the emotional pain they are experiencing as a result of their cognitive dissonance between the SJW Narrative and reality.
Good lord. Your dumb attempt at attention-getting, then whiny blog post about how YOU are somehow the victim for infringing on someone's copyright is amusing, as an outsider who is aware of your name through all of the bullshit you attempt to start. I did, actually try to read your work, too. Just to not be a troll. Wow, it sucked ass. Really.  But, really, doesn't it just burn your hide that people wouldn't read your crappy 'right-wing' fiction at all if you weren't such a whiny little dick about everything? That must suck. Realizing that even with the kerfuffle you attempt to create every time you drop a big turd on the world of 'Sci-Fi', people are still ignoring your work because you are such a terrible author must just infuriate you. I mean, people still read Heinlein, despite his very far-right views. People still support Card, even though he is sort of a dick and a total homophobe. At least his fiction is good... People aren't ignoring your work because of your politics, they ignore your work because it sucks ass. And they still ignore it, even when you beg for attention from 'The Left', like a little snowflake baby-boy.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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164 Comments:

Anonymous Barking Mad March 23, 2017 6:42 PM  

Victory to the Supreme Dark Lord, and praise the bounty of Kek!

Blogger Markku March 23, 2017 6:50 PM  

The takeaway is, our side does not only win, we make winning fun.

Anonymous Eduardo March 23, 2017 6:53 PM  

I'll admit it. I probably gave them this Phishing idea after one of them read your blog's combox. Now on to my Secret Kingdom! Avante Unicorn!

It is quite interesting that these people seem to have no consideration for what you have done or accomplished. They have Virtual Vox Day in their heads, and that Racist Nazi White-not-Indian clone of you is all that really counts! Because Scalzi is a great Author and anyone who rips him off is obviously a Hack.

One of them even referenced Chuck Tingle as a better writer than Vox! The irony of being pounded in the butt by a Vile Faceless Minion inside a Barney Costume is beyond any words. Chuck Tingle ponding the Hugos in the butt, and these guys are so inane they can't realize that their sand castle has been smashed into a pile of dirt and blown away by a Hurricane.

Science Fiction became Fan Fiction apparently.

Now admittadly Chuck Tingle possssibly can write better porn, or was it Erotica, then you and probably some other weird stuff...

Anonymous AzDesertRat March 23, 2017 6:53 PM  

Off topic: The synopsis written on the back of hardcopy books, is that written by the authors or is that something a publishing house provides?

Blogger JH March 23, 2017 6:54 PM  

Will Corrosion see a print copy?

Blogger VD March 23, 2017 6:57 PM  

Will Corrosion see a print copy?

Yes. Back cover text is usually written by the publisher rather than the author.

Blogger Silly But True March 23, 2017 6:59 PM  

Castalia House: Making Bookreleases Great Again!

Blogger JACIII March 23, 2017 6:59 PM  

Bravo! That's the long and the short of it, men. Bravo, indeed.

Anonymous A.B. Prosper March 23, 2017 7:05 PM  

I don't know much about Scalzi or his work other than what is on his blog and here but I've heard only good things about the Old Man's War and Redshirts . I also have a reflexive respect for successful authors no matter what they believe so there is that.

However I did read the Tor intro to Collapsing Empire twice and honestly, if that is typical of the work how the hell did that get published? The characterization was crap, the structure made no sense and it wasn't even funny as satire.

Snark is not a substitute for a good story. Period.

Frankly if that is the best he can do or worse Tor can manage , Castalia House will eat them both for lunch.

No wonder the people are trying to screw with you, they haven't go a chance.

Blogger Beau March 23, 2017 7:05 PM  

In fact, this emotional pain is the only mercy we can show them because it is their only path to sanity.

Precisely this. Those who despise mercy are shown justice. How else can they learn?

Anonymous Looking Glass March 23, 2017 7:09 PM  

Trump really is their greatest fear. He's helped so many see the joy in high-energy & winning. And winning with joy. And knowing that winning helps bring reality to the lost souls, even if they're struggling with it.

I, for one, am very tired, but not of winning. :)

Also, congrats to Mr. Kalsi/Seldon on his top 700 book!

Blogger bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) March 23, 2017 7:11 PM  

and to think there was a day, lo these many years back, that Voxxy Poo was trying to convince me that McRapist was an alright guy.

you've come a long ways, baby!

Anonymous VFM #6306 March 23, 2017 7:13 PM  

Castalia House: Every time a book prints, SJWs wince.

Blogger Brian Niemeier March 23, 2017 7:14 PM  

I have called in the heavy arti-Larry.

Anonymous Cleveland Screamer March 23, 2017 7:14 PM  

I wasn't aware that the author had made any statement or acknowledgement about discrediting Scalzi (or anything else for that matter).

Blogger Markku March 23, 2017 7:17 PM  

They know they live in borrowed time, because there will be no place for them in society.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 23, 2017 7:24 PM  

Brian Niemeier wrote:I have called in the heavy arti-Larry.
??
Nothing up at MHN yet.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 23, 2017 7:27 PM  

Markku now you know that is not true, the people of color have a spot in the pot for the SJW.

Are they crowing about the 466 spot lead?

Blogger Brian Niemeier March 23, 2017 7:27 PM  

@17 Check Facebook.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 23, 2017 7:36 PM  

Sorry Brian, I don't book face. I'll have to miss this one.

Blogger Sagramore March 23, 2017 7:42 PM  

Hey now, hey now now, sing this corrosion to me.

Blogger Dirtnapninja March 23, 2017 7:45 PM  

Speaking of the bounty of kek...HWNDU season 4 ends in victory for /8chan

Anonymous slowpoke March 23, 2017 7:48 PM  

corrosion is too good of a book to be something to rip off mcrapey. Bought it last night and half way through it. It is excellent my regards to the author wherever he is. This winning is glorious.

Blogger Silly But True March 23, 2017 7:49 PM  

Castalia House: We don't publish books; the words assemble themselves on the page out of fear.

Anonymous Eric the Red March 23, 2017 7:58 PM  

Everywhere the SJW's attempt to turn, high and low, near and far, each and every nook and cranny, be there ahead of them. Drive them mad with fear, drive them insane, let them know the war they started long ago to politicize everything personal has now come back to infest their minds and kill their soul.

Anonymous chedolf March 23, 2017 7:59 PM  

The tragic thing is that they don't even realize that they are the very fascists they believe they hate.

"Totally crazy theory: The Communists who shut down free speech aren't acting like Fascists. They're acting like Communists."
- @Aristophanees

Anonymous kfg March 23, 2017 7:59 PM  

"They even ripped off the cover art . . ."

Cover art to which my reflexive response was, "Oh, hey, it's Space: 1999."

Blogger Markku March 23, 2017 8:02 PM  

Several of my friends who are on Facebook have been reporting seeing ads about Scalzi's book. So, that's the level of advertisement money they are throwing at theirs. Meanwhile, Castalia House has not yet spent a single penny on it. So far SJWs have been doing our advertising for us, and we are grateful for that.

Blogger Silly But True March 23, 2017 8:02 PM  

Is there any admission price for this live viewing of the performance art adaptation of Chuck Tingle's latest, "Tor Pounded in John Scalzi's Butt by Johan Kalsi?"

Anonymous logprof March 23, 2017 8:03 PM  

Kek has spoken.

Kek is still not tired of winning.

So it is written.

So it shall be done.

Blogger KSC March 23, 2017 8:07 PM  

Note that Scalzi's book has been slowly but steadily declining in rank while Calsi's has remained mostly steady, with a bit of fluctuation.

Anonymous BluePony March 23, 2017 8:07 PM  

These are the geeks. I warned everyone back in the 1980s if this filthy, emotionally stunted scum ever gained acceptance and power, you'd witness the full force of their weaponized personality disorders unleashed upon the world. It's no surprise to me the tech world is nothing but progLeft lackwits.

I speak as a recovering ex-geek. Yeah, we're even worse than ex-smokers.

They're still in full meltdown over on Ars, bringing up Trump in the comments for every article. Even some of the more level headed liberal regulars are starting to tell them to grow the hell up and stuff their shit already.

Anonymous joke10 March 23, 2017 8:09 PM  

The SJWs are willing to make themselves look stupid enough to think it was The Collapsing Empire, just to say the book was bad. Real win there.

Anonymous joke10 March 23, 2017 8:12 PM  

One of the SJWs said Salzi instead of Scalzi. It looks like they found the right book.

Anonymous Steve March 23, 2017 8:13 PM  

Even before you buy it, even before you have read the first word on your Kindle, are you not entertained?

I wasn't sure the Supreme Dark Lord could equal the thermonuclear keksplosion that was Rabid Puppies, and the volcanic space raptor butthurt eruptions it caused.

Ah, doubting Stevas!

This cacophony of can't evens, this symphony of ughs, this wow-just-wowdämmerung of collapsing SJW recta is. Just. Too. Beautiful.

It's not even mere trolling. It's not even something so dull as a public service. It has transcended those things. This is art, possessed of an ingenious fractal hypersymmetry such that each individual pissed-off premenstruating snowflake is as lulzsome as the whole big gay hive pointing-and-shrieking as they white knight for M'lady Scalzi's imagined literary honour.

What larks!

Blogger Dan Wolfgang March 23, 2017 8:13 PM  

OT: The link to Take the Road by Peter Grant took me to the page for Somewhither by John C Wright.

Anonymous CitizenOutkast March 23, 2017 8:14 PM  

Just bought it. I despise fake reviews/reviewers.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker March 23, 2017 8:15 PM  

@2: "The takeaway, our side does not only win, we make winning fun."

Amen. Today Vox Popoli was definitely NSFW. My ribs hurt.

Blogger Pseudotsuga March 23, 2017 8:17 PM  

BluePony wrote:These are the geeks. I warned everyone back in the 1980s if this filthy, emotionally stunted scum ever gained acceptance and power, you'd witness the full force of their weaponized personality disorders unleashed upon the world. It's no surprise to me the tech world is nothing but progLeft lackwits.

So very true. For many years, I stood on the rim of fandom, watching the people who REALLY got into SF/F, trying to figure out if they were really my tribe.
But I realized that they were not, that for them SF/F is actually less important to them than leftist world view, and it is their vehicle of choice to unleash that horror upon the world.

Only recently have I begun to realize that rather than shaking my head in confusion, I needed to point and laugh at them.

Anonymous Mr. Rational March 23, 2017 8:30 PM  

So, at this point my only question is:

Will we ever get to see the REAL Johan Kalsi stand up?

Blogger bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) March 23, 2017 8:34 PM  

21. Sagramore March 23, 2017 7:42 PM
Hey now, hey now now, sing this corrosion to me.


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

you can call me crazy, but i think this book has it's own soundtrack.

Anonymous Farley Groats March 23, 2017 8:35 PM  

"The tragic thing is that they don't even realize that they are the very fascists they pretend they hate."

FTFY

Blogger Harsh March 23, 2017 8:39 PM  

Tor delenda est!

Scalzi delenda est!

Sic semper SJW!

Blogger Silly But True March 23, 2017 8:40 PM  

@KSC: "Note that Scalzi's book has been slowly but steadily declining in rank while Calsi's has remained mostly steady, with a bit of fluctuation."

Don't give away Tor's strategy man! They figure that falling behind in their performance metrics will give them a longer time to catch up. #ScalzifiedWinning

Blogger Eric Mueller March 23, 2017 8:56 PM  

This is a much better show than anything on mainstream TV.

Blogger Wolfman at Large March 23, 2017 8:57 PM  

Chuck Tingle and Johan Kalsi have never been photographed in the same room together.

Blogger Commenter March 23, 2017 8:59 PM  

"Badly edited dreck from an ethically repugnant company. The confused tenses in the very first sentence of the narrative (visible in the preview) tell me there's no need to read more."

"If Tharin Geist didn’t already have a headache this morning, he would have surely developed one now."

Looks good to me. What's the reviewer's reading level? 3rd grade?

Blogger Phil Mann March 23, 2017 9:08 PM  

Even before you buy it, even before you have read the first word on your Kindle, are you not entertained?

Very much so, Supreme Dark Lord, very entertained indeed.

Not a sci-fi fan, but just had to order it to support the effort.

Got way more than $40 worth of entertainment from the 2015 Puppies saga. At $4.99, this is an outright steal.

Blogger Basil Makedon March 23, 2017 9:09 PM  

This just clinches Corrosion as Top Keks of the Week.

Blogger Wolfman at Large March 23, 2017 9:13 PM  

@49 and the week is not yet over.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit March 23, 2017 9:14 PM  

Speaking of copy edits, I've got a batch I'll be sending to Markku this evening after the yard ape's concert.

Anonymous CoolHand March 23, 2017 9:15 PM  

I don't think that feller is reading the same books that I'm reading, 'cause everything I've read of Vox's so far has been good.

I'm not gonna say it's the absolute very best words on electronic paper that I've ever read in my entire life, but it's certainly better than much of what passes for Sci-Fi these days, and that includes stuff I've enjoyed from other authors.

Every time they open their mouths they announce (unintentionally, I think, but maybe not) how little the world in their heads resembles the one in which we all live.

It's breathtaking really, that so many people could be so profoundly ill in the same way at the same time.

Blogger Aeoli Pera March 23, 2017 9:17 PM  

So...the SJW laughing thing works like this...

They are trying to misrepresent their emotional state for two reasons: 1) SJWs always project, and they believe this makes them seem superior, and 2) they are trying to gaslight themselves with goodfeelz in the hope that believing this delusion will cause genuine goodfeelz. The latter is AKA affirmations, where the idea is that smiling makes you happy because it tricks your brain.

The problem with both motivations, naturally, is that they only treat the symptom (cognitive dissonance) while the underlying problem (reality) gets more and more out of their control. SJWs can't cope with this because their emotions only operate on the tribal level (motivation #1) and their cognition only operates by pure association (motivation #2). They can't solve problems because they're cargo cultists who think advanced degrees confer intelligence.

Many such cases!

Blogger bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) March 23, 2017 9:17 PM  

46. Wolfman at Large March 23, 2017 8:57 PM
Chuck Tingle and Johan Kalsi have never been photographed in the same room together.


of course not.

publishing that would get you an obscenity charge and banned in Cincinnati.

i'm sure there's nothing that Chuck would love better than to Prove Love by giving many butt pounds to a Coastal Jaeger.

seems we also have theme music for Fake Reviewers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtnltQ4mtIc

Blogger Aeoli Pera March 23, 2017 9:20 PM  

To understand the tribal emotion thing, refer to Mike Enoch's observation that the Care/Harm moral axis goes straight out the window when it comes to Trump and his supporters. Suddenly they're in favor of borders, banishment, torture, and genocide. The truth is that they aren't operating on different axes, they're just emotionally maldeveloped.

Blogger pdwalker March 23, 2017 9:21 PM  

I've changed my opinion. Finish SJWADD, I can wait for the rest of ASOS.

The Corroding Empire is actually quite good. The idea is both old and new, and you just handed it off to a new, unknown author who produced this work on demand? That's actually quite amazing.

I hope the author continues writing, that we find out his name someday, and that The Collapsing Empire is completed, even if the version that inspired it is never finished.

Review to follow.

Well done, I mean it.

Blogger Zaklog the Great March 23, 2017 9:24 PM  

Yes, Robert Heinlein had "far right" views. Geez, these people have no connection to reality whatsoever.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 23, 2017 9:28 PM  

@40 Mr. Rational


Will we ever get to see the REAL Johan Kalsi stand up?



I am Johan Kalsi, and you can to.

Blogger Markku March 23, 2017 9:30 PM  

Fake reviews are being aggressively upvoted. Perhaps it's time for some of us to go take a look at the reviews, and provide their honest and accurate opinions on their helpfulness.

Blogger Gaiseric March 23, 2017 9:30 PM  

Now, if only Corrosion were nominated for a Hugo...

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 23, 2017 9:31 PM  

@32
They're still in full meltdown over on Ars, bringing up Trump in the comments for every article.

Suddenly I have a desire for accounts at Ars. Go where the fish are biting, that's the ticket.

Anonymous Deplorable Winning March 23, 2017 9:40 PM  

as an outsider who is aware of your name through all of the bullshit
Wow, it sucked ass.
your crappy 'right-wing' fiction
such a whiny little dick
That must suck.
you drop a big turd
he is sort of a dick and a total homophobe.
your work because it sucks ass.
like a little snowflake baby-boy.


Scalzi, is that you?



Blogger Silly But True March 23, 2017 9:43 PM  

Tom Doherty should be proud his Associate Publisher Patrick Nielsen Hayden can take heart knowing that the performance of The Collapsing Empire isn't so bad yet that it can't get any worse.

Blogger jaericho March 23, 2017 9:49 PM  

and I STILL don't see any reviews when the filters are set to 1 star AND Verified Purchase.

Praise kek.

Blogger Markku March 23, 2017 10:09 PM  

"#625 Paid in Kindle Store" new record.

You are awesome. And SJWs are awesome.

Everything is awesome.

Anonymous Iron Felix March 23, 2017 10:11 PM  

He's right. Vox's books do suck.

Stick to cucking for Paul Ryan, cuck.

Anonymous Cleveland Screamer March 23, 2017 10:24 PM  

Love the "I totally don't know who you are or care about you one bit but everything you have ever done sucks" routine.

Blogger Nick S March 23, 2017 10:24 PM  

"But don't think that we inflicting pain on them merely for our pleasure. In fact, this emotional pain is the only mercy we can show them because it is their only path to sanity. And so, even as they scream and vent and shriek and lie, we do well to continue to calmly apply the pressure, with clean consciences, pure hearts, and the satisfaction of knowing that the truth will out."

Kind of like exorcists?

Anonymous Deplorable Winning March 23, 2017 10:28 PM  

Deplorable Winning wrote:Scalzi, is that you?

Hypothesis testing. A search on-

Your dumb attempt at attention-getting, then whiny blog post about how YOU are somehow the victim for infringing on someone's copyright is amusing, as

returns this elliptical meta-circumstantial circumlocutory whateverness from 2007, as #5.

http://boingboing.net/2007/08/30/science-fiction-writ-1.html "Science Fiction Writers of America abuses the DMCA"

"The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to fraudulently remove numerous non-infringing works from Scribd..."

Blogger Cluebat Vanexodar March 23, 2017 10:32 PM  

Damnit. Alright already. I normally avoid vapordocs- but I will make an exception in this case. I am sure that I will not be disappointed, having become a fan (or fannish) of the author.

I can no longer ignore the shiney. Besides, what a few bucks?

Blogger Markku March 23, 2017 10:33 PM  

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


Laughing Revival, SJW style.

Massachusetts Blessing.

Anonymous Viiidad March 23, 2017 10:38 PM  

Markku wrote:HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


Laughing Revival, SJW style.

Massachusetts Blessing.


"You jes need to have some more faith, son - that empire there, why is it collapsin? A lack of faith! Faith! Why, if you could just dream the dreams God done put in your heart, dreams as broad as a great, green lawn, why, that empire would be so strong... so very strong indeed... a firm foundation, son. Now be healed! And bark like that fat doggie in the picture! Let it alllll out! HALLELUJAH!"

Anonymous Gen. Kong March 23, 2017 10:38 PM  

Kek's Kornukopia of SJW coprophagia. Their laughter's even more bogus than a canned laugh-track on the jujubox. Still not tired.....

Blogger The Other Robot March 23, 2017 10:40 PM  

Can we flag the one-star reviews as abuse? Will that get rid of them?

Blogger Markku March 23, 2017 10:41 PM  

It will help.

Blogger Beau March 23, 2017 10:44 PM  

Kind of like exorcists?

Yes. But with different tools.

SJWs blithely believe they will never be called to account. When confronted by an opponent determined to bring inescapable consequences, this is the opportunity for God to shout warning at them through their pain. Most people don't change until the pain of remaining the same exceeds the pain for change.

Blogger Beau March 23, 2017 10:47 PM  

Laughing Revival, SJW style.

Massachusetts Blessing.


I laughed. I groaned. I got it. So sad.

Anonymous Deplorable Winning March 23, 2017 10:50 PM  

Markku wrote:Everything is awesome.

From lowly swing-shift KP in the Finnish marine corps... to this!

Blogger Markku March 23, 2017 10:52 PM  

I groaned

The whole creation groans.

Blogger SteelPalm March 23, 2017 10:59 PM  

The tell with SJW lying narratives, like that last one, is when they mistakenly intersperse their opinions (which one can't prove are dishonest) with facts, for which one can.

In this case, calling Heinlein, a former big government socialist turned libertarian who believed in open marriages, championed women at every opportunity, and despised racism as "very far right".

That plus smearing Card as a "total homophobe" indicates that is not just some neutral, moderate observer as he pretends to be, but a lying Social Justice Warrior.

Blogger GK Chesterton March 23, 2017 11:07 PM  

But be legit in flagging. Not that this isn't a target rich environment.

Blogger Lazarus March 23, 2017 11:07 PM  

This is the same demonstration of pathetic cluelessness that presented itself to Ivan Throne.

They think that by their mindlesss recitation of the appropriate incantations, they will gain the Divine Favor of Kek, but they babble in vain, without wisdom (chockmah), or knowledge (da'at), or insight (binah).

Blogger bw March 23, 2017 11:08 PM  

they are the very fascists they believe they hate VD

Sounds familiar -- We've nailed that psycho-spiritual blindness around here for well over a decade
They Hate Beauty and Innocence and Nature.
They Hate them.

"Suffer the little Children to come unto Me, for such is the Kingdom..."

Blogger SmockMan March 23, 2017 11:13 PM  

Many seem quite butt hurt that you go by Vox Day.

Blogger Markku March 23, 2017 11:17 PM  

Vox Popoli, Vox Day, as the Romans so eloquently and accurately say.

Blogger Jack Ward March 23, 2017 11:20 PM  

Keep up the skeer. Especially if it generates books like Corroding. Am enjoying it. Whoever wrote it; however long it took. Or did not take. Hee, hee.
This truly must be within the top 10 blogs on the net for sheer entertainment and knowledge. It sets the gold standard for how to do it right.

Blogger Silly But True March 23, 2017 11:26 PM  

@Beth Elderkin via io9: "Update: Amazon has since resumed sales for The Corroding Empire, with the original cover. We’ve reached out to Amazon for more information."

Translated from bullshit: "I'm an entitled special snowflake who deserves to know why Amazon made us update our fake news hit piece we had ready to go based on premise of cover."

Blogger Matthew March 23, 2017 11:34 PM  

SteelPalm wrote:That plus smearing Card as a "total homophobe" indicates that is not just some neutral, moderate observer as he pretends to be, but a lying Social Justice Warrior.

We can't expect them all to have read Songmaster.

Blogger Matthew March 23, 2017 11:35 PM  

Silly But True wrote:We’ve reached out to Amazon for more information

When serious people reach out, it means something quite different from tweeting indignantly.

Blogger Beau March 23, 2017 11:41 PM  

When serious people reach out, it means something quite different from tweeting indignantly.

Good managers can tell the difference; it appears Amazon has good managers.

Anonymous CMBOB March 23, 2017 11:44 PM  

Hopefully this is not off topic because it pertains to me buying the book you are promoting in this post (or others). Why do you generally not have print copies available? Is it not economical? I see above you plan to put this one in print at some point but I am curious. I would have thought it would be relatively cheap in 2017 to have paperbacks printed, especially if you can outsource them to Finland or maybe China, but I have no idea.

I was checking your books, quantum mortis and arts of darkness #2 and #0 have no print editions, AoD&L #1 does but while the hardcover seems really quite reasonably priced the paperback price shocked me a little, about double or more what I was expecting even given the epic page size. And I do not know if I end up liking it if I should expect the rest of the series to hit print. I do not have a kindle or any ereaders I have only read fiction books the old fashioned way with paper books and I do have a collection of them now so I like the hard copies for the shelf.

I would totally be buying The Corroded Empire right now if I could get a physical copy. I think I've been here before with you and your kick-an-androgynous-sjw book promotions but then no print available at the time you hook my interest. But what the heck I will in the next 5 minutes buy The Missionaries in hardcover as a consolation this time (since again the hardcover price seems reasonable to me but paperback is comparatively pricey from what I expect). I usually am cheap and buy paperbacks but I guess the good thing about your paperbacks being high is it motivates me to spend only $5 more and get the far superior shelf-presence of the hardcover.

For comparison's sake, Asimov's Foundation is about the same price as Missionaries for hard cover, considerably cheaper (1/3rd) for paperback, and considerably more (200%) for an e-book, which is what I usually expect. Similar trend but more extreme spread for Scalzi's SJW's-in-space opera where the paperback is literally cheaper than the ebook (which makes the publisher look retarded, or makes them look like they think I'm retarded). Your pricing is certainly different from the norm with those 3 formats, I always wondered why. I get why you're undercutting their retardation on ebooks, but what's up with the paperbacks?

I have never read your books (written or edited/published), the Missionaries will be my first Castalia book but I have been lurking on your blog for some time on account of your evil reactionary politics and Charlie-Sheenesque approach to SJWs. I am generally aware of what books Castalia House puts out because you promote them quite well on the blog, but I'm generally not aware which ones are available in print, or will be, and when. If you would, please re-promote this one heavily when the print is available so I do not forget and I will buy it. I get that a lot and maybe most readers have moved to ebooks but I hope real books don't go extinct. In 2000 years none of these ebooks will remain. The romans probably had ebooks too we just don't know about it because all the batteries died. /s

Blogger Jaycephus March 23, 2017 11:45 PM  

I bought it today. Read a few paragraphs at work and it's interesting right off the bat. How could all the 1-star reviews be so wrong?!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous iso March 23, 2017 11:47 PM  

The title says "The Corroding Empire Book 1", but in the preview, the table of contents includes "Book One", "Book Two", up to "Book Five" - what's up with that?

Blogger Beau March 23, 2017 11:47 PM  

How could all the 1-star reviews be so wrong?!!!!!!!!!!

*chuckle*

Blogger bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) March 23, 2017 11:59 PM  

61. A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 23, 2017 9:31 PM
Suddenly I have a desire for accounts at Ars.



most of the Ars forums are free to post. i think that the Lounge, Soap Box and Velvet Room are all subscriptor only though.

Bizarro Lounge *is* free but periodically vaporizes. i will point out that you'll need to be very circumspect though, Ars leans very heavy Left and will hand down temp bans for the merest HateFacts.

something like my Jimmy Dore poll puts them back on their heels.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey March 24, 2017 12:01 AM  

"The Communists who shut down free speech aren't acting like Fascists. They're acting like Communists."

Yeah, I kinda feel compelled to countersignal on that one, too. It's tough, because on the one hand you're saying "Dems are the REAL fascists," and "anti-fascist" has been synonymous with "Communist" since at least the 1930s (possibly 1920s). On the other hand "Communist" just doesn't have the same rhetorical bite in the current year, and something like "totalitarian" is too spergy (and polysyllabic). There's not always a perfect answer.

An admirable job of of mass triggering, though,so it's hard to pick nits. Bring the pain.

Blogger Beau March 24, 2017 12:10 AM  

Does anyone remember the three-way weapon style comparison of Larry Correia, Vox, and John C Wright? I can only recall Wright as a slashing flashing rapier.

Blogger Markku March 24, 2017 12:10 AM  

#613

*Awesome intensifies*

Anonymous Mr. Rational March 24, 2017 12:20 AM  

A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:I am Johan Kalsi, and you can to.
I already am.  Prologue re-written today, after feedback from a reader showed that I was too lyrical and not quite literal enough.  Chapter 1 rewrite after I finish reading blogs.  Chapter 2 tomorrow.

I'd give you a snippet but I don't want to give too much away yet.

Current rank of Corroding Empire:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #613 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

#9 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Galactic Empire
#9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Galactic Empire
#16 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military

Current rank of Prolapsing Umpire:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

#45 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military
#52 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
#83 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction

That sure didn't take long.  Is Patrick Nielsen Hayden on suicide watch yet?

Blogger Beau March 24, 2017 12:37 AM  

#613

*Awesome intensifies*


Indeed

Anonymous Roy Tate March 24, 2017 12:58 AM  

Vox,

Will we be seeing more books by Johan Kalsi since his first book has been a hit on so many levels? Is there any truth to the rumors that Castalia House has signed Johan to a 13 book deal?

Anonymous An Extremely Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than A Basket Of Twenty Deplorable Cents March 24, 2017 1:09 AM  

"Louis attacked the door with all the barbaric savagery of a pagan neo-goth prying jeweled eyes out of a statue of Saint Kurzweil".

Truly, I did LOL. Lines like that don't come along every day, especially in a book that has induced a massive Triggering Disturbance in the Farce across teh interwebs.

Are we not entertained? Yes! Praise Kek, yes we are!

Anonymous An Extremely Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than A Basket Of Twenty Deplorable Cents March 24, 2017 1:12 AM  

"Louis attacked the door with all the barbaric savagery of a pagan neo-goth prying jeweled eyes out of a statue of Saint Kurzweil".

Truly, I did LOL. Lines like that don't come along every day, especially in a book that has induced a massive Triggering Disturbance in the Farce across teh interwebs.

Are we not entertained? Yes! Praise Kek, yes we are!

Anonymous Bird on a Wing March 24, 2017 1:22 AM  

After a long internal debate, I had just decided to keep my opinions to myself. Then I read a tweet from Scalzi to you. It was about clarity, only he had written it in Girl Speak, knowing you wouldn’t understand it.

He earned himself a lifelong enemy at that moment. I resolved to impart the Clarity Epiphany at the very next available opportunity.

You really need to turn the knife more.

Anonymous Black and Gold March 24, 2017 1:41 AM  

@98

Shouldn't you be comparing the two books kindle stats?

Blogger AgentBJ March 24, 2017 1:43 AM  

I can attest to the 20% off sales of Scalzi's book. I saw three copies at my local Half-Price Books when I went in to get some more Sci-Fi books, and had to chuckle at the sight.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 24, 2017 1:55 AM  

SJWs are ignorant reptillians who don't understand human common sense

Blogger Beau March 24, 2017 1:56 AM  

Heavenly Father,

Step-by-step strip the cocoon of hubris, deceit, and cloying filth from the parties responsible for the disruption of the publication of Corrosion at Amazon. Expose them to the light using all lawful means. Redeem science fiction at large from the clutches of these moral monsters. Let our literature soar again ad astra. Use me as you see fit to accomplish your will. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Anonymous Bird on a Wing March 24, 2017 2:09 AM  

@35 Steve
It's not even mere trolling. It's not even something so dull as a public service. It has transcended those things. This is art, possessed of an ingenious fractal hypersymmetry such that each individual pissed-off premenstruating snowflake is as lulzsome as the whole big gay hive pointing-and-shrieking as they white knight for M'lady Scalzi's imagined literary honour.

Oh, yes indeed Steve -- it is sublimely delightful art!

Blogger Were-Puppy March 24, 2017 2:11 AM  

How many chapter 5s are in this book?

Blogger F.D. Stephens March 24, 2017 2:46 AM  

In io9 World, if you don't understand how lovable and fascinating John Scalzi is, then you can just fuck off:

"This bothers me for a number of reasons, but most specifically because I was lucky enough to interview John when The End Of All Things came out and he’s one of the most likeable, friendly and curteous people I’ve ever met, and doesn’t deserve this kind of BS. We spoke for over an hour about all things geek, and he was enthused and enthralling the entire time. Not that I wasn’t a fan before that, but he locked me in for life by spending that time with me... so yeah, fuck you, Beale."

And if you don't? Well, io9 World has an answer for that, too.

"Anyone mind hitting this fucker with a brick?"

If everyone at io9 who said they were going to buy The Relapsing Quagmire actually did, Scalzi wouldn't be hovering around #1,000 in Books.

Blogger Zaklog the Great March 24, 2017 3:44 AM  

@96 I seem to recall Correia was wielding a tetsubo. I don't remember Vox's armament, but if we've got two out of the three, someone around here can surely recall the last.

Blogger Dr. Deplorable March 24, 2017 4:46 AM  

Finally just bought it bc fuck, what a burn operation. Never tired of winning.

Blogger Jonathan Wales March 24, 2017 4:46 AM  

"And they still ignore it, even when you beg for attention from 'The Left', like a little snowflake baby-boy.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH"

Seriously, is that the best he could do? The bloke writes like a 10 year old.

Blogger Dr. Deplorable March 24, 2017 4:47 AM  

And Kek be praised.

OpenID thetroll March 24, 2017 4:51 AM  

> This cacophony of can't evens, this symphony of ughs, this wow-just-wowdämmerung of collapsing SJW recta is. Just. Too. Beautiful.

Yeah, I started out rolling my eyes FFS Vox what do you think you have left to prove at this point even for a Cruelty Artist doesn't punching down get old after a while?

...

ok, no. No, it really doesn't, does it?

...

Oh, man. Don't usually jump on bandwagons, but I have GOT to get in on THIS.

*1-click®*

OK, so you SJWs want to make performance art out of the review section here, do you? Hold my beer.

Anonymous map March 24, 2017 5:50 AM  

Scalzi is #243 in the paid kindle store and Kalshi is #666.

Of course, Tor paid $5 million for the book plus marketing costs.

Anonymous Man of the Atom March 24, 2017 7:05 AM  

Zaklog the Great wrote:@96 I seem to recall Correia was wielding a tetsubo. I don't remember Vox's armament, but if we've got two out of the three, someone around here can surely recall the last.

Wright - Rapier
Correia - Tetsubo
Vox - K-Bar

Anonymous tulayev March 24, 2017 7:14 AM  

This man was harassed in your name and you admitted as much
https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2TUH7MM69V1OJ

You are overstepping your boundaries, Amazon would be within their right to take steps against you and Castalia house after this sort of behavior.

Anonymous basementhomebrewer March 24, 2017 7:16 AM  

map wrote:Scalzi is #243 in the paid kindle store and Kalshi is #666.

Of course, Tor paid $5 million for the book plus marketing costs.


That's the dirty secret here. Tor's costs are much higher than Castalia house incurred for these offerings. Kalsi has likely already paid off the investment while Tor needs Scalzi to keep his sales up for weeks-months to cover their investment.

Anonymous Man of the Atom March 24, 2017 7:17 AM  

tulayev wrote:This man was harassed in your name and you admitted as much
. . .
You are overstepping your boundaries, Amazon would be within their right to take steps against you and Castalia house after this sort of behavior.


"HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH"

Anonymous tulayev March 24, 2017 7:21 AM  

"Funny" thing is that, if you look at his profile, you will see that he is a Baen fan and that he gave five star rating to a Correia book... You are alienating people who could have been your audience, not to mention legal implications. Police was apparently notified of the incident and he plans to follow this trough.

Anonymous Man of the Atom March 24, 2017 7:25 AM  

tulayev wrote:"Funny" thing is that, if you look at his profile, you will see that he is a Baen fan and that he gave five star rating to a Correia book... You are alienating people who could have been your audience, not to mention legal implications. Police was apparently notified of the incident and he plans to follow this trough.

Please report back as soon as he has a signed complaint registered and the arrests are imminent.

Blogger Matthew March 24, 2017 7:28 AM  

Dribble, dribble.

Blogger Matthew March 24, 2017 7:28 AM  

Man of the Atom wrote:Please report back as soon as he has a signed complaint registered and the arrests are imminent.

Also please tell us his twitter so we can send him flashing gifs.

Blogger Silly But True March 24, 2017 7:41 AM  

Man of the Atom beat me to it:
http://voxday.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-concern-rabbit.html?m=1

"Larry is the tetsubo, John is the rapier, and I am the Ka-Bar, best suited for close-in combat gutting."

Thank kek for Damien Walters.

Blogger Silly But True March 24, 2017 7:46 AM  

...although for this latest fun, @VD appears to have chosen an aspect of Vishnu as his weapon: "I am become death. I am the Destroyer of Worlds."

Anonymous Man of the Atom March 24, 2017 7:47 AM  

It appears that SJWs now have taken to "gifting" Castalia House to their "friends":

"1.0 out of 5 stars Meh.
By Spaceyon March 23, 2017
This was a "gift". I found out after reading it that it was written to steal readers from John Scalzi (who is a far better writer). So, now it's hard to take this "effort" seriously. Still, to be fair, it was read. My honest opinion: It's a wordy slog. It's also extremely reminiscent of Asimov's Foundation, which is a far better book. Not even an "homage". Just an attempt to be Asimov."


Praise Pepe, apotheosis of KEK! Let the salt flow!

Anonymous VFM #6306 March 24, 2017 7:52 AM  

Police was apparently notified of the incident and he plans to follow this trough.

Now why on earth would Rev. Bob admit to the police that he's an SF Trufan?

That's reasonable cause to suspect pedophilia.

Blogger Silly But True March 24, 2017 8:07 AM  

Has anyone told product sellers that unsolicited customer service calls are against the law?

Blogger VD March 24, 2017 8:08 AM  

You are overstepping your boundaries, Amazon would be within their right to take steps against you and Castalia house after this sort of behavior.

You're completely full of shit. We haven't done anything. Furthermore, even if we had called a customer to provide customer service, Amazon's guidelines specifically permit that.

"Funny" thing is that, if you look at his profile, you will see that he is a Baen fan and that he gave five star rating to a Correia book.

We are not Baen and I am not Larry Correia. He has been publicly attacking me and Castalia House for literally years now. In the unlikely event Amazon ever contacts us about him, we will provide them with the conclusive evidence that he was violating the Community Guidelines and falsely "posing as an unbiased shopper".

Blogger Silly But True March 24, 2017 8:23 AM  

"Offcr. Johnson. I'll be taking your complaint. Why do you think you were called?"
"Ummmm. I have no idea. I didn't start it."
"Start what?"
"Ummm. Nothing."
"How about this: how do you think they got your number?"
"Isn't that your job."
"Things would go much easier if you just started from the beginning."
"I left a one-star fake review on a sf parody book."
"You damned dirtbag. I have to deal with scumbags every day. Fouling up e-commerce and makibg the lives of legitimate buyers and sellers more difficult. You need to quit getting riled up by fake news like io9. Now that I'm here, let's talk about this receipt from Comet Pizza."

Blogger VD March 24, 2017 8:35 AM  

Furthermore, there is reason to believe that Rev. Bob's version of events is less than entirely accurate. Not only did he pose as a unbiased shopper, post a fake Customer Review, and then claim to not be a customer, not only did he repeatedly lie and mischaracterize Castalia's nonexistent role in this, but he's not exactly what one would describe as a credible witness. The guy is mentally ill. Literally.

As someone who’s been on brain meds for over two decades, can I speak up to say how offensive I find it when people equate “crazy, insane, psycho” with all mental illnesses?

Being depressed doesn’t make you insane.
Having a bad memory doesn’t make you crazy.
Feeling suicidal doesn’t make you a psycho.
None of those things either makes someone an asshat or prevents them from being one.

- Rev. Bob on April 28, 2016

Blogger paul b. March 24, 2017 8:39 AM  

VFM #6306 wrote:Now why on earth would Rev. Bob admit to the police that he's an SF Trufan?

That's reasonable cause to suspect pedophilia.


Man, how could anyone ever think this fine gent a pedo?
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/S/amazon-avatars/d5346ae2-df5c-4d45-8403-d45b9a644244._CR0,0,248,248_SX218_.jpg

Blogger VD March 24, 2017 8:41 AM  

Has anyone told product sellers that unsolicited customer service calls are against the law?

They're not, obviously. Amazon's guidelines specifically permit customer service calls. Crazy Bob is complaining because he's claiming to not have been a customer despite having left a Customer Review.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 24, 2017 8:43 AM  

Police was apparently notified of the incident and he plans to follow this trough.
Follow this trough? Where to? Troughs don't usually move very far. Maybe it's the beer gutter at a Country and Western themed bar.

A fat useless fuck like Rev Bob isn't going to survive very long in that environment, though.

Blogger Student in Blue March 24, 2017 8:44 AM  

Sometimes, I detest SJWs because they make fighting them too easy, as they just double-down into oblivion.

Other times, I enjoy SJWs as them doubling-down into oblivion is frankly hilarious to watch.

What a bunch of morons. Literal mental-illness-having, subpar mouth-breathers.

Blogger Markku March 24, 2017 8:51 AM  

Sounds like SJWADD is soon going to have to be two volumes.

Anonymous tulayev March 24, 2017 8:54 AM  

@Snidely Whiplash

Through legal means. It remains to be seen if he has any basis to do that. He thinks that he does, an I, based on what I know of this case, agree.

Anonymous Man of the Atom March 24, 2017 8:57 AM  

tulayev wrote:@Snidely Whiplash

Through legal means. It remains to be seen if he has any basis to do that. He thinks that he does, an I, based on what I know of this case, agree.


Barracks lawyer.

Anonymous EH March 24, 2017 9:01 AM  

Reported the fake reviews, browsing further -

found you can go too far in the other direction, for instance this review by Alex Curylo:
"Never since Zarathustra spake _What have ye done to surpass man?_ has there been anyone who could answer as definitively as can Johan Kalsi. In fact, never has there been such a Triumph of the Word as is this missive from the Realm of Imagination since the Very First Day whence was spake LET THERE BE LIGHT; a feat nonpareil until CORROSION was released to us to attend agape upon. One night in Bangkok, nay an eternity in Bangkok, makes one never so humble as does one's awe of the master wordsmith's talent radiating in tsunami abound from the every turn of phrase on the every turn of the page of the tour de force which is CORROSION. Truly, every day from now shalt upon waking a proskynesis be performed to the Altar of Kek upon which the Kindle of Kalsi shall repose in grandeur, never to be sullied by the touch of a lesser work -- of which all by merely human authors are, Collapsing into insignificance before this literary landmark to stand in testament of the glory of the Castalia Age Of Publishing throughout all generations of posterity. Buy it now to elevate your soul to flights Icarian in appreciation of the sublime mastery of Johan Kalsi, the veritable apotheosis of literary triumph in this the best of all possible worlds that has Castalia and its authors in it."
/Code Mauve./ Prose beyond purple, into the ultraviolet and headed for X.

Blogger Gaiseric March 24, 2017 9:06 AM  

tulayev wrote:@Snidely Whiplash

Through legal means. It remains to be seen if he has any basis to do that. He thinks that he does, an I, based on what I know of this case, agree.

You're so full of it. Cite exactly which law or ordinance is the basis to pursue legal means of... whatever it is you think he's pursuing.

And then, even if you can find something that can be twisted, perverted and corrupted into an interpretation that might favor your interpretation "based on what you know of this case", explain how Rev. Bob's obviously and blatant and ADMITTED fraudulent behavior isn't the root cause of his trouble, which would cause even this weak, trumped up, extralegal case to be thrown out in the court in contempt.

Blogger Student in Blue March 24, 2017 9:12 AM  

@138. Man of the Atom
Barracks lawyer.

"Look, I've read through the rules like a billion times, and the Drill Sergeant really isn't supposed to be so mean! It's a clear open and shut ca-- why are you laughing at me?"

Anonymous BBGKB March 24, 2017 9:21 AM  

People still support Card, even though he is sort of a dick and a total homophobe.

I got gays to break the boy cot of Ender's game by telling them about his shower scene with 2 other boys.

It appears that SJWs now have taken to "gifting" Castalia House to their "friends":

"This was a gift from my retarded mother in law".

Blogger James Dixon March 24, 2017 9:31 AM  

> It's no surprise to me the tech world is nothing but progLeft lackwits.

Some of us are geeks. Geekdom and leftism are not necessarily tied. In fact, geeks used to be considered strongly libertarian.

> Yes, Robert Heinlein had "far right" views. Geez, these people have no connection to reality whatsoever.

That comment made me lol when I read it.

> Through legal means. It remains to be seen if he has any basis to do that. He thinks that he does, an I, based on what I know of this case, agree.

And what exactly are your legal credentials again?

Anonymous zebedee March 24, 2017 9:39 AM  

tulayev wrote:This man was harassed in your name and you admitted as much...

You are overstepping your boundaries, Amazon would be within their right to take steps against you and Castalia house after this sort of behavior.


Beta-male faggotry has no place in a winning thread like this.

Blogger Elocutioner March 24, 2017 9:43 AM  

"*sniff* Somebody called me. On my phone! I was very intimidated. He sounded like a 6'3" ex-Finnish marine. I'm so triggered that I'm going to sue Castalia! This is no way to treat a non-customer!"

Retard. But, please, make sure that happens and be sure to share the case number with us so we can all join in the fun.

Blogger Student in Blue March 24, 2017 9:49 AM  

@143. James Dixon
Some of us are geeks. Geekdom and leftism are not necessarily tied. In fact, geeks used to be considered strongly libertarian.

While what you said was true, there is a weak tie between Geekdom and leftism.

Geeks, from personal experience, have a much higher than normal amount of Gammas. And Gammas rewrite reality constantly. So when they're instilled with leftist ideals through propaganda, it's much harder for reality to correct them.

Blogger Cail Corishev March 24, 2017 9:58 AM  

The guy is mentally ill. Literally.

It's too bad "Every. Single. Time." is already taken. It'd apply equally well to the way every single SJW turns out to claim at least one bout of mental illness.

Anonymous Deplorable Winning March 24, 2017 10:09 AM  

Markku wrote:Sounds like SJWADD is soon going to have to be two volumes.

SJWATD
SJWAQD
SJWA5D...

OpenID thetroll March 24, 2017 10:40 AM  

> found you can go too far in the other direction, for instance this review by Alex Curylo:

Like I said, "Hold my beer." If we're going to do fake review wars, let's go ALL OUT shall we?

OpenID thetroll March 24, 2017 11:00 AM  

I suppose I could have gone with the strictly accurate "eh, not bad, reads like a pessimistic Vernor Vinge which is actually kinda nifty" but that wouldn't have quite the same kek, would it now.

First draft started out "Clearly deserving winner of a Hugo, a Nebula, a Dragon, and a Special Award Created Solely To Honor And Adore Its Corrosive Majesty" but I figured that might be a little over the top. Wouldn't want to appear too biased or anything.

Blogger James Dixon March 24, 2017 12:33 PM  

> This man was harassed in your name and you admitted as much

tulayev, consider this post calling you a lying ass a harassment in the name of John Scalzi. You should contact the police and demand Scalzi be arrested immediately.

Blogger James Dixon March 24, 2017 12:37 PM  

> Geeks, from personal experience, have a much higher than normal amount of Gammas. And Gammas rewrite reality constantly.

The current generation of geeks, who are mostly programmers? Sure. Previous generations who were hardware tinkerers and engineers? Not so much so.

Anonymous Barking Mad March 24, 2017 12:47 PM  

"Police was apparently notified of the incident and he plans to follow this trough."

Officer, follow that trough!

Anonymous Barking Mad March 24, 2017 1:02 PM  

"Police was apparently notified of the incident and he plans to follow this trough."

Officer, follow that trough!

Anonymous Mr. Rational March 24, 2017 1:03 PM  

@103 I copied what was on Amazon's pages for both books verbatim and in its entirety.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit March 24, 2017 1:37 PM  

@tulayev You funny.
Stupid, inept and ridiculous but definitely funny.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 24, 2017 1:42 PM  

tulayev wrote:@Snidely Whiplash

Through legal means. It remains to be seen if he has any basis to do that. He thinks that he does, an I, based on what I know of this case, agree.

Because a phone call constitutes a crime!
"He called me! On my phone! And called me a liar! Officer! Arrest that man!"

Blogger Matthew March 24, 2017 5:25 PM  

In reality, the local police probably know Bob.

It occurs to me that we could probably do both Bob and Andrew Marston a favor by hooking them up as pen-pals.

Blogger The Aardvark March 24, 2017 6:01 PM  

@71
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Laughing Revival, SJW style.

Massachusetts Blessing."

I guffawed.
Bless you, Bruvvah!

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey March 24, 2017 10:52 PM  

"The Communists who shut down free speech aren't acting like Fascists. They're acting like Communists."

Yeah, I kinda feel compelled to countersignal on that one, too. It's tough, because on the one hand you're saying "Dems are the REAL fascists," and "anti-fascist" has been synonymous with "Communist" since at least the 1930s (possibly 1920s). On the other hand "Communist" just doesn't have the same rhetorical bite in the current year, and something like "totalitarian" is too spergy (and polysyllabic). There's not always a perfect answer.

An admirable job of of mass triggering, though,so it's hard to pick nits. Bring the pain.

Blogger JP March 25, 2017 12:27 AM  

I'm divided on this. On the one hand, I kinda feel bad for Shia. The poor guy is in serious need of some therapy.

On the other hand, I laugh hysterically at pretty much everything he does. If he wasn't so public about his insanity...

I guess the only thing we can do is taunt him/followers until they break down and finally get some professional help.

Anonymous Mr. Rational March 25, 2017 1:59 AM  

JP wrote:I kinda feel bad for Shia. The poor guy is in serious need of some therapy.
He's receiving it.  It's called "desensitization therapy", where his delusions are being challenged and debunked rather than coddled and reinforced.

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