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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This is what "Zero Fucks" looks like

John Scalzi goes into great detail explaining that he doesn't care that people hate him, that only a few dozen people hate him anyhow, that it doesn't matter that people hate him, and also, it totally doesn't bother him at all that people hate him:
Specific, embarrassingly devoted hater and his pals:

I don’t have much time for this dude anymore, and I suspect it really bothers him. Cultivating the idea of a feud between us is a cornerstone of his publishing strategy, and asserting equivalency in our careers is how he tries to convince others he’s important. And while it’s nice every now and again to raise lots of money for charitable causes off his obsession with me, in a general sense I’ve been kind of busy. I pretty much don’t think of him unless he’s jumping up and down to get my attention, or trying to make a buck off my name. It’s a lopsided deal — he needs me, but I don’t need him for anything. My real annoyance at this point is that other folks are unintentionally doing this jerk’s desperately attention-seeking work for him, sending me updates on the latest nonsense he’s saying or doing, involving the version of me he peddles to his pals. If all y’all could resist the temptation, I’d be obliged. I don’t actually care about this dude.

“Don’t actually care” is where I mostly am with my haters these days, in fact, and I acknowledge it’s a nice place to be in. I’m blessed with work I like and people in my life I love, and the time I have now is all the time I’ll ever have. I plan to spend as much of it focusing on the things I like and people I love as I can, and rather little of it on the people who get off on hating me. Go on and hate me, dudes. It’s your karma. I have better things to do with my time.
First, SJWs always lie. And John Scalzi lies more than most. Scalzi is an insecure poser, which is why you can be certain that whatever the truth might be, it is not whatever he is saying.

Second, I never paid any attention whatsoever to John Scalzi until he began attacking me in 2005 in order to curry favor with Patrick Nielsen Hayden. I had no idea who he was. If Scalzi disappeared tomorrow, it wouldn't bother me in the slightest. I don't need him, I don't want his attention, and I don't even hate him. He's nothing but PNH's tool; his entire career is entirely dependent upon PNH. PNH and Tor Books are the disease, Scalzi is merely the symptom. I don't read his blogs. I don't read his books. I don't read his Twitter account. I almost certainly pay less attention to him than he does to me; if nothing else, I don't have the time.

Third, John Scalzi was so indifferent that he took the time to narrate the audiobook of a parody of SJWs Always Lie in 2015. (I found this somewhat remarkable given that I couldn't be bothered to do the same for my own book.) This uncomfortable fact was completely swept under the table and ignored by those who found it utterly outrageous that Castalia House would dare to publish a parody of his most recent novel. Those who run with the ridiculous "envy" and "obsession" themes always skate over the fact that my responses to Scalzi are just that: responses to his little forays.

Fourth, I will always find the time to hammer John Scalzi. He is a horrible, dishonest little creature, and very nearly Plato's Form of everything that a man should not be. If he didn't exist, we'd have to manufacture negative examples.

Fifth, this long post indicates that Mr. Scalzi is rattled by the failure of The Collapsing Empire to break out in a manner justifying his book contract. Tor Books pushed it as hard as they could, but once more, they discovered that while you can call a midlister a "bestselling author" all you want, that's not going to make his book a hit. The book sucks; even his fans don't think much of it. Which is why the over/under on the contract being "renegotiated" moves from Book Four to Book Three.

From the comments:
I didn’t mention the name of my specific, embarrassingly devoted hater in the piece because it amuses me not to, but I don’t mind if you name him in the comment thread here. With that said, don’t turn your mentions of him into a two-minute hate, please. We all know he’s an awful person. Let’s not reiterate it endlessly.
So very amusing! See: First Law of SJW. What's fascinating is the idea that their pretending not to pay attention to me is somehow "infuriating". I didn't pay any notice to these weird little losers in high school, what on Earth makes them think I am desperate for their attention now?

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152 Comments:

Anonymous Carlos Danger April 12, 2017 4:06 PM  

This one is simple. If you don't care you don't think about it at all.

Blogger Nate73 April 12, 2017 4:09 PM  

I saw a video of Scalzi on youtube signing SJWs Always Lie. If I didn't read this blog or his blog or even the internet I'd have no idea he is the antithesis of manliness. Maybe it's not something I can tell just from looking at someone.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 12, 2017 4:15 PM  

Now, now I'm sure his wife and daughter love him and respect him and no doubt his wife just loves his ravishing of her

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus April 12, 2017 4:15 PM  

If he didn't care, he wouldn't have bothered to write a screed about how much he doesn't care.

Anonymous Eduardo April 12, 2017 4:20 PM  

If only all of you would pay more attention to him so he could not care MORE!!!

Have you no love for this lost soul?!?

Blogger Orville April 12, 2017 4:21 PM  

He doesn't care because he's backed into a huge fucking corner with his TOR contract and his first at bat barely made it to base.

Anonymous Steve April 12, 2017 4:25 PM  

I feel like poor John Scalzi has suffered enough recently as a result of his Scooby Doo inspired interplanetary fruit trade novel, his cynocephalic spouse Gigantor Scalzi, and his general resemblance to a lump of plasticine whimsically-though-patchily adorned with a cat's pubic hairs.

So I will say something nice about him: at least he's not as fat as Phil Sandifer.

Anonymous Silly but True April 12, 2017 4:26 PM  

"Anymore?" Anymore. How stupid. After twelve years he's not going to pay attention any more (if you take him at his word which is also stupid).

Scalzi should not have began attacking a fellow SFWA member 12 years ago nearly to the month.

The standard response should have been praise or silence if not for another author who was awarded a judge spot.

Anonymous Farnswords April 12, 2017 4:28 PM  

I'm continually amazed at how well Scalzi illustrates our Gamma/SJW lessons from Vox. The model fits the data so well, it's uncanny.

Blogger Salt April 12, 2017 4:28 PM  

Vox is Rosebud to Scalzi.

Blogger Felix Bellator April 12, 2017 4:29 PM  

Vox has never asserted equivalency in their careers, only Vox's dominance. An honest evaluation would conclude Vox has total career and life superiority over Scalzi. Like the old U.S. Army slogan, Vox does more before 9 AM than Scalzi does all month.

Blogger maniacprovost April 12, 2017 4:32 PM  

It is getting kind of weird how he always says he "doesn't care."

Especially since he understands the WWE strategy of playing up a "feud" (real or fake) to get more sales. He clearly thinks that he will lose moderate readers if he engages, but why not come up with a way to NOT look like a smug loser? Or he is just too thin skinned to participate.
If he's not using your toxic, racist badthink to move books, then what is Tor paying him for? his literary talents? ^_^

Blogger tz April 12, 2017 4:35 PM  

Hate? Scalzi is also the textbook definition of "Beneath Contempt"

Blogger Jimmy The Freak April 12, 2017 4:41 PM  

Rules 1 and 2 in action in the comments over at Scalzi's sock puppet farm.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker April 12, 2017 4:45 PM  

Scalzi blatantly refutes himself. If he truly did not care, alas, he would not have answered the reader question about haters in the first place. How stupid does he think his readers are?

Blogger flambeaux April 12, 2017 4:46 PM  

It would really be smarter of Scalzi to play up the feud from his end. I'm sure his fan base would go crazy for him playing Andy Kaufman to Vox's Jerry Lawler.

Blogger Alfred Genesson April 12, 2017 4:46 PM  

Man, I've got an Amazon order coming with something that will let me do honest impersonations of a Spinal Tap reviewer. I'm so heading for blocklists. Of course Collapsing.... Well, you know.

Anonymous One Deplorable DT April 12, 2017 4:48 PM  

Scalzi?

The guy in the dress, right?

Anonymous One Deplorable DT April 12, 2017 4:50 PM  

@15 - How stupid does he think his readers are?

Well...

Blogger KSC April 12, 2017 4:57 PM  

I can't see him, I've never read any of his books, and his online writing still makes me want to punch him in the neck. What is it that makes every single SJWs writing sound exactly the same? Same cadence, same smugness, everything. Most conservative/rightward authors have varying styles and interests. SJW writing, no matter, where it comes from, is a dull, endless, buzzing monotony. (Really am interested in a reason for this--I've wondered about it a lot lately.)

Anonymous Peter #0231 April 12, 2017 4:59 PM  

[sits patiently, awaiting the arrival of some troll who can compose complete sentences]

Anonymous Longtime Lurker April 12, 2017 5:01 PM  

@19 One Deplorable DT

Most of the reader comments over at Whatever are just absolutely lame variations of "Good advice John" or "I too hate the hater who shall not be named."

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 12, 2017 5:02 PM  

Dammit Steve.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 12, 2017 5:05 PM  

His wife gave him a fucks given jar for his birthday. It was empty.

At least one Scalzi can pull off an effective metaphor!

Anonymous Faceless April 12, 2017 5:07 PM  

It takes all his time and energy to contemplate a woman-on-man rape scene aboard a fruit transport while fretting over the flow becoming irregular.

Anonymous fop April 12, 2017 5:08 PM  

Fourth, I will always find the time to hammer John Scalzi. He is a horrible, dishonest little creature, and very nearly Plato's Form of everything that a man should not be. If he didn't exist, we'd have to manufacture negative examples.

That was quite an impressive insult. It's as if Douglas Adams, Don Rickles, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog all decided to pile on Scalzi at the same instant.

Anonymous One Deplorable DT April 12, 2017 5:08 PM  

@22 - Most of the reader comments over at Whatever are just absolutely lame variations of "Good advice John" or "I too hate the hater who shall not be named."

Exactly. However stupid he thinks his readers are, he's not wrong.

Blogger B.J. April 12, 2017 5:11 PM  

So what was PNH's big beef with Vox?

Anonymous fop April 12, 2017 5:15 PM  

Steve...oh God I almost choked on a potato chip. If I die it's your fault.

Blogger lowercaseb April 12, 2017 5:20 PM  

Damn...I actually kind of feel for Scalzi now. He's kind of like Wheaton. If he would have kept to his own fanbase he could have a comfortable life, but the Secret King must always attack his surrounding kingdoms.

Die Fremdscham is strong, but can be lesson to learn from.

Blogger weka April 12, 2017 5:29 PM  

Vox is not Voldemort. He has Voldemort's lizard like skull, nicely gilded, beneath his throne.

John boy is not worth being used as cannon fodder in the next John Ringo fifty shades of guns serial.

Blogger tweell April 12, 2017 5:30 PM  

Hate is such a strong term. Disdain fits better IMHO. Scalzi isn't worthy of hatred, that's reserved for true evil, not banal lickspittle.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 12, 2017 5:31 PM  

B.J. wrote:So what was PNH's big beef with Vox?
Vox was not on board with the Narrative. That's a threat to a fully converged SciFi "community".

That's it.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 12, 2017 5:32 PM  

So what was PNH's big beef with Vox?

Political, presumably. On the surface, it appears as if he took offense that an SFWA member (Vox) had a badthink in a national article.

I think it had more to do with PNH foolishly thinking he could take potshots at a "conservative" in SFWA who wouldn't hit back, so that PNH could shake his reputation among SJW minorities as a racist sexist bastard.

Oops.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 12, 2017 5:36 PM  

Wheaton has earned every beating he has gotten. So has Scalzi. They both have literally asked for it.

Are they stupid for having done so? Obviously. But what are you going to do? Secret King gonna King.

In secret.

Anonymous Loki7 April 12, 2017 5:41 PM  

``If all y`all...`` Isn`t that redundant?

Blogger Ron April 12, 2017 5:43 PM  

@KSC

What is it that makes every single SJWs writing sound exactly the same?

Because they write out of fear.

Anonymous Eduardo April 12, 2017 5:49 PM  

Yes! let the butthurt through you, flow...

Scalzi, now nothing more but a half human attached to PNH's scrotum:
"Open your mind, opeeeen your mind, open your mind..."

Sexual Tyranosaurus Scalzi: I don't have time to Care.
Everybody else: Do you have time to write?

Scalzi during interrogation: "You still don't get it, do you? He makes fun of my career! That's what he does! That's ALL he does! You can't stop him! He'll wade through you, reach down my throat and pull my fuckin' heart out!"

Blogger Eric Mueller April 12, 2017 5:50 PM  

If there's no feud and you mean nothing to him, why does he keep having to write about it?

Anonymous Old Guy April 12, 2017 5:54 PM  

"I didn't pay any notice to these weird little losers in high school, what on Earth makes them think I am desperate for their attention now?"

I'm guessing it's the remarkable amount of space you devote to Scalzi on this blog, the way he so easily baits you, the anger and envy that oozes from this and other similar posts and the overall obsession you have for Scalzi.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable April 12, 2017 5:56 PM  

Dammit Steve.

Yup, PedoPhil's been pounding the Cheetos again. Or possibly spending too much time alone in the back of his ice cream truck.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 12, 2017 5:57 PM  

Loki7 wrote:``If all y`all...`` Isn`t that redundant?
"All y'all" is the standard Southern 2nd person plural pronoun.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 12, 2017 6:02 PM  

@40 "Old Guy"
I'm guessing

Reading from a script isn't guessing. You have to go back, and admit failure.

Blogger VD April 12, 2017 6:07 PM  

So what was PNH's big beef with Vox?

I dared to be a right-wing political columnist and a member of SFWA who was on the Nebula jury at the same time.

Anonymous Causal Lurker April 12, 2017 6:08 PM  

Blast you, I just snorted a home brew! The waste!

John boy is the only one marked "return - inedible" by the Maori. Cooking that would make the Rotorua caldera erupt in disgust.

Anonymous BBGKB April 12, 2017 6:09 PM  

“Don’t actually care” is where I mostly am with my haters these days,

Doesn't he treat conforming to his book contract with equal distain??

Blogger VD April 12, 2017 6:09 PM  

the way he so easily baits you

So, you're claiming that when he is asserting that he doesn't care and is not paying any attention to me, what he's really doing is intentionally baiting me?

It's amusing to observe that the best defense of Scalzi you can produce is to claim that I am right and he is a liar.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker April 12, 2017 6:11 PM  

@40 Old Guy

Scalzi says he doesn't care. Why do you?

Anonymous WaterBoy April 12, 2017 6:17 PM  

Old Guy @40: "the way he so easily baits you"

Wait...so you're claiming that Scalzi is a Master Baiter?

Anonymous Eduardo April 12, 2017 6:23 PM  

Well Scalzi is a secret rapist king... Baiting is a heck of a skill to learn.

Anonymous Phil McCracken April 12, 2017 6:27 PM  

If Trump urinated in a cup in front of vox, then proceeded to hand vox the cup and then tell him to drink the lemonade, vox would slurp it down and ask for another!

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable April 12, 2017 6:29 PM  

Baiting is a heck of a skill to learn.

Scalzi is a master at baiting.

Blogger Nick S April 12, 2017 6:33 PM  

I've been karma shamed...oh noes. I think Scalzi is conflating hatred with repulsion. However revolting I find Scalzi, I don't find him worthy of my hatred.

Blogger SouthRon April 12, 2017 6:33 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:"All y'all" is the standard Southern 2nd person plural pronoun.

Since when does a *uckeye get to use it? This is Johnny's "subtle" way of insulting his supporters bringing up inconvenient truths. "Hey, all you dumb rednecks down in the comment's section, shut it!"

Blogger Chiva April 12, 2017 6:34 PM  

@Phil. Is that the best you can do? How old are you? 10?

Anonymous Reenay April 12, 2017 6:34 PM  

Phil McCracken wrote:then proceeded to hand vox the cup and then tell him to drink the lemonade
I didn't know Trump could transform his pee into lemonade! That's amazing! Please tell me more.

Blogger Kevin Smith April 12, 2017 6:36 PM  

I come here for your other commentary and only found the site in 2015. I cannot read your mind but based on action...you are a little obsessed with him. It's weird.

Blogger beerme April 12, 2017 6:43 PM  

Scalzi cares more about his "haters" than he does his publishing contract.

Anonymous Viiidad April 12, 2017 6:51 PM  

Reenay wrote:Phil McCracken wrote:then proceeded to hand vox the cup and then tell him to drink the lemonade

I didn't know Trump could transform his pee into lemonade! That's amazing! Please tell me more.


There is nothing the God-Emperor cannot do.

Anonymous Viiidad April 12, 2017 6:52 PM  

Kevin Smith wrote:I come here for your other commentary and only found the site in 2015. I cannot read your mind but based on action...you are a little obsessed with him. It's weird.

It's not weird at all. It's called hitting back twice as hard. It's also called high entertainment.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 12, 2017 6:54 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:"All y'all" is the standard Southern 2nd person plural pronoun.

I thought all ya'all was an Oklahom-ism, not South-wide? Nate or other Southerners, could ya'all inform us on the distribution of this Southernism? Or is it ``could all ya'll inform us?''

Anonymous DaveA April 12, 2017 6:57 PM  

When I mentioned to my mother that my half-brother, a stepson she hasn't seen in 35 years, still hates her, she shrugged and said, "I've been hated by better people." Good answer.

Blogger Elocutioner April 12, 2017 6:57 PM  

FFS. Speaking of banal, if you trolls are going with such low brow insults at least be just a bit creative and throw us some clever limericks or something. "Vox drinks pee! Vox is dumb!" You do realize that by trolling over here you're representing your secret gamma king, right? No wonder you morons are impressed with his transgendered homo rape scene.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 12, 2017 7:03 PM  

So we should assume the next book will be worse than the first? Second law and all

Blogger Lazarus April 12, 2017 7:04 PM  

Kevin Smith wrote:I come here for your other commentary and only found the site in 2015. I cannot read your mind but based on action...you are a little obsessed with him. It's weird.

So basically, you are the guy who comes in halfway through the movie and wonders what the hell is going on.

And what would Walter Sobchuk's response be to that class?

"Shutup, Donnie!", they cried in unison.

Blogger Happy Housewife April 12, 2017 7:18 PM  

I don't think I've ever seen actual hate here for Scalzi. I've seen bemused pity at best, and utter, total contempt at worst. But hate? The kind of gibbering, seething, irrational hate that SJWs are best at? Never.

We're disdainers, not haters.

Blogger Harsh April 12, 2017 7:20 PM  

@Kevin Smith

There is an IQ requirement to post here. I'm afraid you're going to have to go back to Whatever.

Blogger F.D. Stephens April 12, 2017 7:27 PM  

At Scalzi's site, Greg sums up it up perfectly with this one liner:

"I had successfully wiped the Puppies from my mind until now."

Until now.

Anonymous Red April 12, 2017 7:50 PM  

So, Scalzi has enjoyed more success than Vox, and Vox is lashing out?

Is that what we are witnessing? Another tempur tantrum from Vox?

Anonymous Huhmongous April 12, 2017 7:51 PM  

>>I don't read his blogs.

Huh? You just linked to his blog IN THE VERY SAME POST, for crying out loud! And it's not the first time, you do it constantly....

Anonymous Raptor disrespect from behind April 12, 2017 7:54 PM  

They have to go back...

to whatever

Blogger VD April 12, 2017 8:00 PM  

Huh? You just linked to his blog IN THE VERY SAME POST, for crying out loud! And it's not the first time, you do it constantly....

Think about it. Then think harder. Surely you'll be able to figure it out sooner or later.

I repeat. I do not read his blog. I do not read his Twitter. I have not done so since he asked me not to comment there back in 2010, if I recall correctly.

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 12, 2017 8:28 PM  

Did Collapsing Empire make the NYT best seller list?

I had assumed that TOR bought his place on it...However I haven't found it yet.

Anonymous Steamed McQueen April 12, 2017 8:34 PM  

If you truly gave "zero fucks" you wouldn't have spent the time and effort writing this article.

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 12, 2017 8:35 PM  

I didn’t mention the name of my specific, embarrassingly devoted hater in the piece because it amuses me not to, but I don’t mind if you name him in the comment thread here.

The one time I saw him mention Vox Day by name in a post...he almost immediately deleted that post.

Odd reaction for one who cares so little, yes?

But then he is a very odd little man.

Not entirely his fault really, he wasn't born to be John Scalzi, he was made into that identity by the circumstances of his life.

And the choices he made of course.

Blogger Lazarus April 12, 2017 8:39 PM  

Steamed McQueen wrote:If you truly gave "zero fucks" you wouldn't have spent the time and effort writing this article.

zero fucks is a phrase scalzi used and in the post it refers to scalzi's attitude, not Vox's.

Yer welcome.

Anonymous Peter #0231 April 12, 2017 8:41 PM  

@21:

I should have said *decent* trolls. My apologies to all.

Anonymous Viiidad April 12, 2017 8:51 PM  

Just remember when you feel sorry for Scalzi.

He supports Planned Parenthood. He supports perversion. He is in favor of book-banning. He hates whites.

And most of all, he uses the word "squee."

Blogger Cinco April 12, 2017 9:11 PM  

What is it that makes every single SJWs writing sound exactly the same? Same cadence, same smugness, everything. Most conservative/rightward authors have varying styles and interests. SJW writing, no matter, where it comes from, is a dull, endless, buzzing monotony

Simple! A total, unflinching belief in equality. They all see the world exactly the same way, it's what makes their writing so similar.

Blogger Chiva April 12, 2017 9:12 PM  

Speaking of banal, if you trolls are going with such low brow insults at least be just a bit creative and throw us some clever limericks or something.
A simple word substitution with Dr Seuss is better than what has been given.
For example:
I am Scalzi
Scalzi I am

That Scalzi-I-am
That Scalzi-I-am!
I do not like
That Scalzi-I-am

Do you like
Vox Day and VFM

I do not like them,
Scalzi-I-am.
I do not like
Vox Day and VFM.

Blogger Harry Spitz April 12, 2017 9:22 PM  

I have hated Scalzi ever since he turned Pappy Jack Holloway from a miner and pistolero into a wimpy disbarred lawyer with and eco-freak girlfriend.
Can't really hate a guy enouogh for that.

Blogger Natalie April 12, 2017 9:25 PM  

Not Nate, but "all y'all" is definitely used by my folks in Alabama.

"Y'all" - typical usage "Y'all really ought to come over some time soon."

"All y'all" - typical usage "All y'all listen up! We're going to say a blessing because the food is ready."

Blogger Gaiseric April 12, 2017 9:27 PM  

I can't say with authority for the rest of the South, but in Texas 'you' is when you're talking to one person. 'Y'all' is when you're talking to a small group, like two or three people. Any more than that and you say 'all y'all.'

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 12, 2017 9:30 PM  

'hey, why not me? I’m a pretty convenient target.'--John Scalzi

Anonymous bibdobbs April 12, 2017 9:34 PM  

Errrgh, not an image that should be cultivated, eh?

dum de dum
doh dee doh

...Wait

...What?!

Are you implying that PNH has a scrotum?

NO WAY, I MEAN, THAT'S JUST RIDICULOUS. FANTASY I TELL YOU.

Anonymous Old Man April 12, 2017 9:37 PM  

"So, you're claiming that when he is asserting that he doesn't care and is not paying any attention to me, what he's really doing is intentionally baiting me?"

No...I'm claiming you are so easily baited that it's nothing less than hilarious. And that Scalzi either knows this or that it's so easy to bait you that he doesn't even have to try and it you take the bait.

Envy hurts!

Anonymous Old Man April 12, 2017 9:42 PM  

"I repeat. I do not read his blog. I do not read his Twitter. I have not done so since he asked me not to comment there back in 2010, if I recall correctly."

One doesn't need to read their blog to be obsessed enough with a better and more successful writer and your consistent attention paid to Mr. Scalzi demonstrates the truth of this.

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 12, 2017 9:42 PM  


Alas poor Scalzi!

His life would have been so much better if he had had the good common sense to be born gay.

His life long rebellion against his own masculinity would have actually mad sense.

His constantly snarking would have been acceptable to everyone.

He would have had better taste in dresses.

He wouldn't be married to her.

And Vox probably couldn't have been bothered to take an interest in another David Gerrold wannabe.

Blogger Lazarus April 12, 2017 9:43 PM  

Red wrote:
Is that what we are witnessing? Another tempur tantrum from Vox?


A tempura tantrum actually. He did spend some time in Japan.

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky April 12, 2017 9:44 PM  

Scalzi's gone ahead and cooked up six "reasoned" bullet points just to show you how he gives zero fucks.

And this is at least the second time he's done so.

With no apparent sense of irony at all.

Blogger Elocutioner April 12, 2017 9:44 PM  

@80 Chiva
LOL. That was pretty good.

Blogger Jew613 April 12, 2017 9:45 PM  

Old Man wrote:"So, you're claiming that when he is asserting that he doesn't care and is not paying any attention to me, what he's really doing is intentionally baiting me?"

No...I'm claiming you are so easily baited that it's nothing less than hilarious. And that Scalzi either knows this or that it's so easy to bait you that he doesn't even have to try and it you take the bait.

Envy hurts!


Laughing at their opponents Secret King and Secret King's servant win again

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 12, 2017 9:46 PM  

Old Man wrote:Envy hurts!
I realize you're a Leftie, but you should know that most non-Letists don't confuse envy and disgust.

Anonymous Taco April 12, 2017 9:51 PM  

You're a sad little man, Vox.

Anonymous Old Man April 12, 2017 9:53 PM  

"I realize you're a Leftie, but you should know that most non-Letists don't confuse envy and disgust."

Scalzi has more readers than Vox Day. He has better reviews than Vox Day. He is more celebrated as a writer than Vox Day. He makes far more money writing than Vox Day.

Envy. It's pure. It's simple. It's Vox Day

@Snidely...you don't have a job, do you.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker April 12, 2017 9:58 PM  

Old Man sounds like he's got a bad case of Vox Envy.

Anonymous jamison97 April 12, 2017 10:07 PM  

#96, what's to envy?

Anonymous Longtime Lurker April 12, 2017 10:10 PM  

@97 Jamison

Ask Old Man. He's clearly projecting.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 12, 2017 10:21 PM  

Old Man wrote:Scalzi has more readers than Vox Day. He has better reviews than Vox Day. He is more celebrated as a writer than Vox Day. He makes far more money writing than Vox Day.
Writing is Vox's hobby. He was making millions at the age when Scalzi was writing puff pieces for AOL (the internet service for stupid people). He has a real career designing games which sell in the millions, a thousand-fold what Scalzi's books sell.

But go on, John, keep believing that Vox envies you.
What's that? You say you're not Scalzi?
Sure, John, sure.

Blogger Fenris Wulf April 12, 2017 10:23 PM  

Scalziosis recently made a post about punching Nazis, in which he smirkingly says that he doesn't personally condone political violence, but as a privileged white male, he doesn't have the right to tell oppressed minorities not to engage in political violence. What a piece of shit.

Personally, I don't endorse violence against public figures who demonize white people. But if somebody who's directly in the line of fire felt the need to burn down Scalzi's house, it wouldn't be my place to condemn his actions. See how it works?

Blogger KSC April 12, 2017 10:26 PM  

Why on earth would anyone envy Scalzi? I certainly don't, and I have far less to my name than Vox does (almost nothing, really). What does he have that matters long-term that anyone would want? Money? Meh. "Fame"? I'd rather die in obscurity than be famous in the circles he's in.

OpenID gnossoss April 12, 2017 10:33 PM  

It's always funny when people think it's a devastating insult to say that Vox isn't as good at one of his many pursuits than someone who only does that one thing.

"Take away writing books, and what are you?" "Genius philosopher rhetorician martial artist athlete theologian game designer with a hot wife."

Anonymous Longtime Lurker April 12, 2017 10:35 PM  

@99: Snidely

From the perspective of Scalzi's defenders, Vox's motivation for repeatedly hammering the dude has to be Envy. Because if it's not, then maybe they have to confront the fact that Vox's motivation is exactly what he says it is: contempt.

It's the reptitive nature of their charge of envy that gives away their game. If they repeat the charge over and over, maybe they will even start to believe it.

Either that or it's the projection of their own envy. Ain't that right, Old Man?

Anonymous Precious April 12, 2017 10:36 PM  

Why on earth would anyone envy Scalzi?

I will admit it. He posted a pic of his lawn the other day. It was such a nice lawn. His green lawn made me green with envy and I wished I could have a lawn as green as his.

Anonymous Hot Dish April 12, 2017 10:37 PM  

has a real career designing games which sell in the millions, a thousand-fold what Scalzi's books sell.

Besides the game that was part of a bundle, can anyone name a game of VD's that actually sold "millions"? Hot Dish?

Blogger FUCK GOOGLE April 12, 2017 10:51 PM  

@61
Texan here, "all y'all" is indeed grammatically correct throughout the South, not just in Oklahoma.

Blogger FUCK GOOGLE April 12, 2017 10:54 PM  

@95
Being slightly more successful at your life's occupation than your nemesis is at one of his (many) hobbies is not exactly something to brag about. Maybe you'd have something to say if Scalzi was a good editor, but he's not an editor at all (as anyone who has read any of his recent writings can attest).

Anonymous ChroniK22 April 12, 2017 10:57 PM  

@Snidely
"Writing is Vox's hobby. He was making millions at the age when Scalzi was writing puff pieces for AOL (the internet service for stupid people). He has a real career designing games which sell in the millions, a thousand-fold what Scalzi's books sell."

What does Vox Day's ass taste like, Snidely?

Anonymous GithYankee April 12, 2017 10:57 PM  

"celebrating diversity" as Scalzi/PNH do is an academic worldview from the eighties that is failing politically and financially. I find it amusing to watch from the sidlelines as it does so.
Vox however, has devoted no small amount of energy to saving science fiction from the multicultural onslaught. John C. Wright, for example, is clearly a superior writer to Scalzi. The Corroding Empire is not a cheap satire, but an original SF work investigating how small bits of unacknowledged problems can destroy a larger society. Scalzi writes like a teenage girl texting.

Blogger Natalie April 12, 2017 11:00 PM  

It's the soviet era Russian gymnast thing that Scalzi has going for him as well.

Any intelligent, articulate, wealthy man could have an attractive and industrious wife like Spacebunny. It takes a sensitive, meditative soul to value what a woman's strong jaw line and deep voice can contribute to a marriage of equal partners.

Blogger Matamoros April 12, 2017 11:02 PM  

University of Minnesota students blast 'white privilege checklist'

http://dailym.ai/2o7t7T5

Anonymous Old Man April 12, 2017 11:13 PM  

"The Corroding Empire is not a cheap satire, but an original SF work investigating how small bits of unacknowledged problems can destroy a larger society. Scalzi writes like a teenage girl texting."

And yet, Scalzi sells more, gets better reviews, has more readers and gets paid better than Vox Day and John (I can't get a reader) Wright combined.

Vox Day is Green.

Blogger Lazarus April 12, 2017 11:19 PM  

Precious wrote:I will admit it. He posted a pic of his lawn the other day. It was such a nice lawn. His green lawn made me green with envy and I wished I could have a lawn as green as his.

Let us pray it is not the result of the use of herbicides.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker April 12, 2017 11:20 PM  

@112 Old Man

No more tautology crackers for you Polly.

Blogger Thurston Pilgrim April 12, 2017 11:23 PM  

OT: Why Bannon needs to stay:
Two reasons:

He is the only person around The Donald who seems to clearly see and verbalize the threat of militant Islam.

If he goes, the Left will figure out how to get The Donald to eliminate any target---> Just label The Donald a "Puppet" of chosen target. For a person like The Donald, this is a bigly insult, to insinuate that you are being controlled, or are a puppet of someone else. It happened with Putin (Left calls Trump Putin's Puppet, Trump takes action against Putin, T_D celebrates "Well they can't call him a Putin puppet anymore!")

Anonymous Old Man April 12, 2017 11:23 PM  

@Longtime Lurker

Green!!!

Blogger KSC April 12, 2017 11:23 PM  

You realize, of course, that Vox didn't write the Corroding Empire and the claim that John Wright doesn't have a readership is laughable (he's published by Scalzi's publisher.) But then we know... SJWs always lie.

OpenID gnossoss April 12, 2017 11:26 PM  

Effectively editing John C. Wright, not to mention encouraging him to write more books, is a far greater literary accomplishment than anything Scalzi has done.

Honestly, if you're so far gone that you prefer Scalzi to John C. Wright, then the deadening of your soul is a worse punishment than any sort of insult I could throw at you.

Blogger Lazarus April 12, 2017 11:27 PM  

Old Man wrote:And yet, Scalzi sells more, gets better reviews, has more readers and gets paid better than Vox Day and John (I can't get a reader) Wright combined.



Dude. Do you know who Amazon ranks as the bestselling Sci-Fi author? Margaret Atwood. Margaret Fucking Atwood!
Do you know who pissed on the tire of Margaret Atwood's car?

Al Fucking Purdy, thats who.

When Al Purdy pisses on Scalzi's car tire, then come back and talk, otherwise you got nuthin'.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 12, 2017 11:41 PM  

What is it that makes every single SJWs writing sound exactly the same?

Because they write out of fear.


No, because John Scalzi is a damn fine copyist.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 12, 2017 11:45 PM  

ChroniK22 wrote:What does Vox Day's ass taste like, Snidely?
I dunno. What does PNH's taste like, Scalzi?

Blogger Were-Puppy April 12, 2017 11:46 PM  

@7 Steve

So I will say something nice about him: at least he's not as fat as Phil Sandifer.
---

Xe looks like a pedo version of Volstagg

Anonymous A Cast of Thousands April 13, 2017 12:09 AM  

This Old Man, he trolled here,
He posted garbage out of fear,
with a nick-nack, paddywhack, give Scalzi the bone
This Old Man came trolling home.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 13, 2017 12:12 AM  

OT
Shia LaBoeuf continues to display something.

Shia LeBeouf spending month alone in cabin. In Finland. In Lapland.

Shia LaBeouf's latest stunt is to spend a month isolated in a cabin in Finland's remote Lapland region with his only communication with the outside world coming via text message to visitors to a Helsinki museum.

The project is called #ALONETOGETHER and involves the other two members of the actor's art collective, Nastja Ronkko and Luke Turner. Ronkko and Turner are also spending time isolated in separate cabins in Lapland beginning Wednesday.


So attention whore with career problems whose anti Trump protest has failed now goes to spend a month in remote Finland with minimal connection to the outside.

Well. This should go really, really well.

Scalzi could try a version of it, say, a cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Anonymous Red (the Original Red) April 13, 2017 12:24 AM  

Yoopers don't want Scalzi or any his kind. The only trolls they put up with are from the mitten, and go home after hunting season.

Blogger SteelPalm April 13, 2017 12:35 AM  

@119

Dude. Do you know who Amazon ranks as the bestselling Sci-Fi author? Margaret Atwood. Margaret Fucking Atwood!
Do you know who pissed on the tire of Margaret Atwood's car?


It actually oscillates between her and George Orwell most days. Neither a true science fiction writer.

Still, though she is an utterly batshit insane leftist, Margaret Atwood is a damn brilliant, great author. Who writes in a brutally unsentimental style, doubly rare for a woman.

As you note, hack Scalzi isn't even in the same stratosphere.

Blogger 1337kestrel April 13, 2017 12:41 AM  

Scalzi fans are the worst trolls. They make me sad. Can't we get some more atheist evolution apologists?

Blogger SouthRon April 13, 2017 12:52 AM  

Zero Fucks Given -- Kristine Scalzi

No wonder he has a hard-on for Vox.

Blogger Koanic April 13, 2017 12:59 AM  

Quick, put it back in the warren!

Anonymous RabidRatel April 13, 2017 1:26 AM  

VFM #6306 wrote:'hey, why not me? I’m a pretty convenient target.'--John Scalzi

Do honey badgers dream of killing gamma rabbits in their sleep?

Blogger Felix Bellator April 13, 2017 1:42 AM  

Scalia superior to John C. Wright? Even taking all the LSD will not generate that hallucination. No one favorably compares Scalzi to Dan Simmons, Gene Wolfe, or C.S. Lewis.

Blogger lowercaseb April 13, 2017 1:48 AM  

Viiidad wrote:And most of all, he uses the word "squee."

Point taken...mea culpa.

Blogger VD April 13, 2017 1:49 AM  

One doesn't need to read their blog to be obsessed enough with a better and more successful writer and your consistent attention paid to Mr. Scalzi demonstrates the truth of this.

That is both obviously nonsensical and observably false. Scalzi isn't a better writer than me or any Castalia House author. And anyone who has ever read any of his books knows this. He's a mediocre midlist writer whose career was entirely constructed by PNH.

Remember, he'd self-published OMW for two years without being able to sell more than a handful of copies before Tor published it and talked it up. Scalzi's career is the triumph of marketing over substance, and Scalzi knows it. He's very good at precisely one thing: self-marketing.

Of course, the fact that he's a shameless and unrepentant liar tends to help in that regard.

Blogger bob kek mando ( i'd like to be John Scalzi, sir Procrustes. can you de-nut me? or, you know, you could just cut me off at the waist and then i'd also be a half-man, just like my an hero ) April 13, 2017 1:56 AM  

36. Loki7 April 12, 2017 5:41 PM
``If all y`all...`` Isn`t that redundant?



Yankee located with single ping.

nice job.

Blogger VD April 13, 2017 1:59 AM  

No...I'm claiming you are so easily baited that it's nothing less than hilarious. And that Scalzi either knows this or that it's so easy to bait you that he doesn't even have to try and it you take the bait.

That makes no sense. If Scalzi is baiting me, then he is lying about his indifference and having no time for me, or else he is not baiting me. Logic is hard!

Envy hurts!

Why would I envy him? Two of my games have sold more than all of the books he has ever sold combined. And I expect that number to increase to four within 18-24 months. And my books get much better reviews than his do, even with all the fake reviews by non-readers.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 13, 2017 2:06 AM  

Wait, wait, I'm dense. Shia LaBoeuf was all about his "He Will Not Divide Us" project that attracted the wrong people in NYC and then again in New Mexico. Then the power /4chan, the weaponized autists accepted the challenge of his game of "capture the flag". It didn't even last 48 hours.

Now LaBeef and his artistic partners are in separate cabins in Lapland. They are divided from each other. They are divided.

They have been divided. They are divided. They lost again.

Trump 2016 for the LOLZ!

Anonymous User April 13, 2017 2:14 AM  

Envying Scalzi is unimaginable, even for as lively a mind as Vox's

Blogger Nate73 April 13, 2017 2:35 AM  

When a friend introduced Game of Thrones to me it was sold as gritty and realistic - main characters get horribly killed! A decade later and I think GRRM won't finish it because slaughtering main characters is all he knows, and he'd have to do something different. Scalzi sounds similar with OMW, he had a good idea but then couldn't follow through?

Blogger Unknown April 13, 2017 4:06 AM  

Something tells me you're going to be outside his bedroom window in a trench coat and a boom box sometime in the next few years.

Blogger Resident Moron™ April 13, 2017 4:33 AM  

Envy? Ha!

Vox also has the unique distinction of being the only man to make right-wing politics fun, an achievement unrivaled since ... I dunno, Socrates?

Scalzi writes fiction, a form of entertainment, but nothing he's ever written comes close to the entertainment derived from a single Vox t-shirt.

So no, I don't believe Vox envies Scalzi. But I could probably be convinced of the obverse.

Anonymous Dignitas April 13, 2017 7:11 AM  

When VD has sex does he scream Scalzi when he climaxes?

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 13, 2017 7:55 AM  

No Nate73, totally wrong. Scalzi only copies classics, and does it poorly. His best book was his first, because he slavishly copied Heinlein, and could produce nothing new.

He is nowhere close to the talent of GRRM, who has declined mostly due to age, health and wealth, it appears.

GRRM would have to fall considerably more to produce a Scalzi.

Blogger Wrangler April 13, 2017 7:57 AM  

Thanks for the reminder. I've been remiss in my Goodreads reviews the past couple months. 1 Star headed for Collapsing Empire!

Blogger Harsh April 13, 2017 8:25 AM  

How amusing is it that the trolls spend half the night here accusing Vox of being obsessed with Scalzi. Project much?

Anonymous DaveInjustice April 13, 2017 9:21 AM  

The most hilarious contradiction seems to be that they accuse Vox of believing some shadow conspiracy that Scalzi didn't really sell all those books, but they themselves can't even start to believe that Tor has the marketing muscle to make a big seller out of basically anything.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 13, 2017 11:08 AM  

DaveInjustice wrote:but they themselves can't even start to believe that Tor has the marketing muscle to make a big seller out of basically anything.
Except Collapsing Empire. Even Hayden can't flog that piece of crap.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker April 13, 2017 11:31 AM  

@144 DaveInjustice

All of Tor's horses
And all of Tor's women
Could not put the Collapsing Empire
On the New York Times Bestseller list again

Blogger Dexter April 13, 2017 12:06 PM  

"Why would I envy him? "

You envy his hotter wife... Oh wait never mind.

Blogger Nate73 April 13, 2017 12:11 PM  

@141 Ah ok I remember Vox saying that OMW was a Heinlein rip-off, but that he wasn't able to prove it until book #2 came out.

Anonymous Bird on a Wing April 13, 2017 2:39 PM  

I suppose there was a reason the personification of Nemesis was female.

Them old Greek dudes were smart!

Blogger Bob Loblaw April 13, 2017 4:20 PM  

I don't hate Scalzi. Though, to paraphrase Casablanca, if I gave him any though I probably would.

Anonymous Nice Terminator Reference April 13, 2017 4:27 PM  

He can't be bargained with, he can't be reasoned with! He doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear! And he absolutely will not stop! Ever! Until Tor promotes me to customer!

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