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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

SJW attempts to block Weir nomination

From File 770:
steve davidson on February 2, 2016 at 7:48 am said:
I asked Weir to publicly repudiate the slate inclusion. He has responded that he does not get involved with politics.
(laughs) They are a predictable lot, are they not? Especially when I've made it perfectly clear that there is no "slate" per se, there is simply a list of the sort of personal recommendations that many other individuals who read science fiction and fantasy are making. And since we are reliably informed that very few individuals read this blog, it seems strange that so many SJWs get so worked up over what I have read, and what I recommend.

It is hardly my fault that I have such exquisite taste that is so broadly echoed by hundreds of fellow science fiction and fantasy readers.

As for why I did not recommend Mr. Weir as Best New Writer last year, it was for a very simple and straightforward reason: I had not read his novel. Unlike so many of the SJWs, I do not recommend novels I have not read, writers whose books I have not read, or artists whose work I have not seen. Those who have not brought their works to my attention have only themselves, and their publishers, to blame if I remain unfamiliar with them. I am but a mere superintelligence; I am not omniscient.

It is perhaps worth noting, again, that I do not care in the least what a writer or an artist happens to think about being recommended; die Gedanken sind frei. People can recuse themselves, publicly repudiate, or virtue-signal, or perform interpretive dance to express the depth of their feelings about Rabid Puppies. It makes no difference to me.

That being said, it appears Marc Miller is not eligible for Best New Writer despite having published his debut novel in 2015. I shall have to revisit that category at a later date.

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21 Comments:

Blogger Pseudotsuga February 02, 2016 9:32 PM  

*head shake* They just don't get it... I'm going to change MPAI to SJWAI instead.
I must applaud Weir's gumption so far, and I hope that he can hold up to the increasing pressure that will mount on the poor guy just to spite the inclusion of his work in a sla---err, reading guide that WRONGTHINKERS have.
The TrueFen really want Mr Weir to feel the pressure to join the Cool Kids Club, apparently! Shame and Ostracism are the weapons of choice? Okay, the duel is on!

Anonymous VFM #6306 February 02, 2016 9:42 PM  

Don't nominate Swirsky if interpretive dance is a possibility. Please. You may not care, but I do.

Anonymous JamesD February 02, 2016 9:57 PM  

I entered a disqus comment on the R article. My comment got edited by someone else in disqus. Anyone know about this?

Anonymous JamesD February 02, 2016 10:09 PM  

Interesting. http://ironholds.org/blog/an-r-update/, looks like ironholds is also guilty of doxxing. He posted my name to the comment. Unfortunately for him, I don't care if I'm anonymous or not. Still, anyone know how to get Disqus involved in this, or if it is even worth the effort? I'll take a screenshot before he changes it.

Anonymous BGKB February 02, 2016 10:13 PM  

"I entered a disqus comment on the R article. My comment got edited by someone else in disqus"

https://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/43tlcg/programmer_quits_work_on_project_after_getting/czl07dg

Don't use your real name for social media. This is where remembering things like exes birthdays comes in handy.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau February 02, 2016 10:17 PM  

I long for the early days of social media when you could live on Canceron or Vulcan. You can always use P Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney.

Anonymous JamesD February 02, 2016 10:23 PM  

BGKB, its really no big deal on my name getting out. It's interesting that he found it so fast. I go the semi-anonymous route, where I'm using my initials and first name most of the time. I'm sure I've put my real name in a few posts, but he had to do some hunting to find it. He had my name in a few minutes, and that is scary. I don't care about him, but it really shows how fast people can track you on the internet. Another reason I usually am not that anonymous, makes me watch what I say.

Still, this is doxxing. Anyone know anything about Disqus and whether it is worth reporting this? The mod can edit comments in Disqus, which is really lame. So we know who did it.

Anonymous DavidKathome February 02, 2016 10:24 PM  

perform interpretive dance to express the depth of their feelings about Rabid Puppies.

I hope to see youtube clips of pro and anti-Rabid Puppy advocates expressing themselves in this manner.

Anonymous Jack Amok February 02, 2016 10:24 PM  

He has responded that he does not get involved with politics.

Oh, poor Andy's really in trouble with them now. In the beady reptilian eyes of SJWs, not getting involved in politics is as bad a sin as having the wrong political views.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau February 02, 2016 11:05 PM  

He did not Hear and Obey the Borg Hive Mind.

Blogger pbuxton February 02, 2016 11:29 PM  

I deleted my longstanding Disqus account. Absolutely insane that they let site admins **edit** comments.

Blogger Gapeseed February 02, 2016 11:48 PM  

Weir will probably survive on some sort of Double Secret Probation, as his putative inquisitors will most likely find the potential cost of making such a bright young talent an open enemy on a mere suspicion prohibitive. Instead, they will play the long game with him - watch him while plying him with flatter and "friendship" in the hopes of making him one of their own. There is hope, though - it is obvious from reading The Martian that Weir puts science front and center, and is not merely dressing a non-SF story in scientific garb. I would imagine such people are truly apolitical as claimed, making him a de facto puppy even if he would be loathe to admit it.

Blogger The Other Robot February 02, 2016 11:56 PM  

Is this a promise?

Landwhale won't return to Twitter

Blogger bob k. mando February 03, 2016 12:33 AM  

11. pbuxton February 02, 2016 11:29 PM
Absolutely insane that they let site admins **edit** comments.



you don't seem to understand how the internet works.

any decent commenting system allows the mods / admins to edit or delete posts. this is so because it's necessary to be able to delete things like spam or obscenity or to delete private phone numbers, etc.

so the power is pretty much always there.

what James is describing is unexceptional ... except that the mod was abusing his editing power to ADD things to the post which should not have been there.

kicking a complaint about this upstairs at Disqus should get this clown's mod rights ganked, instantly.

Blogger bruce February 03, 2016 1:49 AM  

Larry Niven liked the John Sandford/Ctein Saturn Run.

Blogger bruce February 03, 2016 1:49 AM  

Larry Niven liked the John Sandford/Ctein Saturn Run.

Blogger rho February 03, 2016 3:21 AM  

@14 bob k. mando is right. That's how any comment system works, and Disqus made a market by serving that need without having to do a lot of dreary database work. JamesD isn't wrong to be annoyed, but welcome, JamesD, to the world of OpSec. For what it's worth, your Disqus comment has been sanitized.

I think Andy Weir can withstand a slate inclusion since The Martian won as a Best Picture, Musical or Comedy.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 03, 2016 6:02 AM  

Okay, I called that one wrong.

I admit it.

Thats a thing.

Anonymous Quartermaster February 03, 2016 6:44 AM  

"And since we are reliably informed that very few individuals read this blog, it seems strange that so many SJWs get so worked up over what I have read, and what I recommend."

Nice to be ignored, is it not?

Anonymous DeFord February 03, 2016 7:54 AM  

The title to this post is not accurate.

Blogger James Dixon February 03, 2016 8:46 AM  

You know, I briefly considered trying to compile a list of all eligible works for this year and put out a "slate" with every one of them on it. But then I remembered that SJW's always lie and realized it would be wasted effort.

However, I then realized that since SJW's feel perfectly comfortable no awarding books they don't read, I can simply follow their good example and claim to have issued a list I haven't actually compiled.

So, to all the "no slates" people out there, please consider this a notification that all eligible works this year are now on the my official "slate", with rankings to be determined at a later date (much, much later).

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