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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A portrait in projection

The usual suspects are upset about Sad Puppies, albeit for different reasons this time. It's always something.


Declan Finn addresses the topic with his usual flair:
The level of stupid maybe be getting to me.  The Puppy Kickers -- like Damien -- seem to be going full on insane.  They've apparently decided that they can just spew insults, and it's reality. Wright will never be a pro writer again because they hate him, and anyone they hate must be blackballed. Brad and Larry are demagogues, because Damien said so -- and they "ran away" because Brad and Larry didn't want to play with this crap anymore.

Then again, these ARE the same people that insist that Brad ran away to the Middle East, because being shot at was preferable to standing up to the great and powerful Puppy Kickers. Yes, there are some idiots who've actually stated this, online. In public.

See what I mean about the stupid? It burns a LOT.

Damien doesn't even seem to consider that, had more of his friends came to play at the SP4 site, they could have taken over the list entirely. But that would have meant engaging with people who disagree with him.

    .@Sinapus Let me make this clear then. I don't want messages from you or any Sad Puppies. Go away, don't message me again.
    — Damien Walter (@damiengwalter) March 19, 2016

Yes, because actually talking with people who disagree with him might fracture Damien's delicate hold on his reality. Besides, he wouldn't want to be sullied with talking with the subhumans, now would he?

It makes you wonder who the heck are supposed to be the rabid ones here. Because I have to be honest, the level of paranoia that you have to induce in order to turn "Fans like my work" into "IT'S A TRAP" does not say good things about the bubble they're living in. And Damien's BS is so thick, he could fertilize acres every time he opens his mouth. His level of schizoid makes me wonder how he could tie his shoes. It's obvious he has delusions of adequacy.

And of course, SP4 states that it is the exact same thing as Locus Magazine's recommended list for the Hugos. The only difference? Locus seems to be in Tor's back pocket, while actual fans out in the real world are voting for Sad Puppies.
Given the 3rd Law of SJW, what do we know about Damien's accusation? First, that he is bitter. And second, that he believes his own pro writing career is over. After all, the comparison of his own career with Mr. Wright's can only lead to one conclusion: it's not Mr. Wright whose career is struggling:

My Lovesick Zombie Boy Band by Damien Walter
7 reviews, 3.1 rating
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #510,062 Paid in Kindle Store
    #557 > Fantasy > New Adult & College 

Iron Chamber of Memory by John C. Wright
16 reviews, 5.0 rating
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,477 Paid in Kindle Store
    #19 > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction > Fantasy

Speaking as one of his publishers, and one of his smaller publishers, I can testify that Mr. Wright sold more books in the five days since his most recent novel was released than Mr. Walter has sold in his life.

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61 Comments:

Anonymous HongKongCharlie March 22, 2016 8:17 AM  

Speaking as one of his publishers, and one of his smaller publishers, I can testify that Mr. Wright sold more books in the five days since his most recent novel was released than Mr. Walter has sold in his life.

Thanks VD That statement alone has had me chuckling out loud. I'm not a twitterer or I would send this to Walters.

HKC

Blogger Student in Blue March 22, 2016 8:20 AM  

I'm surprised these half-brain mongoloids even recognize what "delenda est" is and means.

Anonymous taqiyyologist March 22, 2016 8:23 AM  

OT: Today's google doodle.

SMH.

Anonymous Amadan March 22, 2016 8:31 AM  

Damien Walters is such a squealing, disingenuous bundle of anxieties, neuroses, and projection, blatantly sucking up to all the other "names" in SF who actually have books and careers. Doesn't he write his stupid tittering Guardian columns from Thailand? The dude is seriously creepy.

Anonymous FriarBob March 22, 2016 8:36 AM  

So both their arms are already rhetorically chopped off, and the idiots try to kick and bleed on Vox/Wright/RP. Brilliant strategy!

OpenID denektenorsk March 22, 2016 8:37 AM  

...Wright will never be a pro writer again because they hate him...

Horse sh#t. Even if we allow that a writer says something so vile that it impacts them financially (say writing a piece like "I'm a pedo, not a monster", oh wait, that's a Salon contributer, they get a pass) there is this crazy thing called... wait for it... a pen name.

Voila, new identity. The majority of people will not scratch much deeper. They just don't care about identity politics that much... and more and more it actively puts most normal people off.

Mr. Wright in particular is anti-fragile I would imagine. He would have already have been fired from his job if it were a possibility.

Anonymous #3254 March 22, 2016 8:38 AM  

Wait. Damien published something?

Ah, I see. 62 pages of stories published by "The Department of Entertainment." Is that the government division that paid him other people's money to write 62 pages? Or just the not-so-clever name of his self-publishing?

Damien, portrait in gamma sinking to omega.

OpenID denektenorsk March 22, 2016 8:42 AM  

I'm surprised these half-brain mongoloids even recognize what "delenda est" is and means.

That is too specific to not be a closet Vox Popoli reader in my mind. It's not something you come across day to day in most social circles.

Anonymous Michael Maier March 22, 2016 9:03 AM  

Doesn't he write his stupid tittering Guardian columns from Thailand? The dude is seriously creepy.

He should have changed religions to Islam. Then he could have buggered little boys all he wanted in GB without worrying about the law.

Blogger Harsh March 22, 2016 9:03 AM  

Those two probably think "delenda est" is how you cook pasta.

Blogger Josh March 22, 2016 9:06 AM  

Wait, he finished his book?

Blogger Salt March 22, 2016 9:07 AM  

Josh wrote:Wait, he finished his book?

Evidently someone did.

Anonymous Rygel March 22, 2016 9:07 AM  

And as soon as Castalia house prints Wright's books in hardcopy I will buy them again.

Anonymous Nathan March 22, 2016 9:12 AM  

Why are the kickers so nervous? This isn't a victory lap they're doing, and you'd figure if they scared up a group of 2-3,000 for the awards, they'd be able to have some power in this year's nominations.

As for Damien, does he still have a job with the Guardian after the layoffs?

Blogger Shimshon March 22, 2016 9:14 AM  

Are you holding out on showing us the RP press release to taunt us?

Anonymous WinstonWebb March 22, 2016 9:14 AM  

SaltMarch 22, 2016 9:07 AM
Josh wrote:Wait, he finished his book?

Evidently someone did.


Ouch!

Blogger VD March 22, 2016 9:14 AM  

As for Damien, does he still have a job with the Guardian after the layoffs?

I suspect that is the reason he believes his career is over.

Anonymous Michael Maier March 22, 2016 9:17 AM  

Harsh March 22, 2016 9:03 AM
Those two probably think "delenda est" is how you cook pasta.


OK, I don't get this. Please explain with small words.

Blogger CarpeOro March 22, 2016 9:21 AM  

"#557 > Fantasy > New Adult & College"

Now admittedly, I don't look at all the category names generally. But I am guessing this is a level of reading comprehension I had passed when I was in elementary school (adjusting for nearly 4 decades of dumbing down and exceeding common levels then. I was reading the Iliad, Military History of the Western World Volume I, and Niven and Pournelle books). This is targeted at 16-22 year olds or something? I guess the title does reflect a certain level of juvenile fart jokes. Not an audience I'd care to write for.

Blogger Alexander March 22, 2016 9:23 AM  

Well I must say, I was up quite late unable to put down Wright's newest novel until I finished it: not bad for an author whose career is over...

Blogger CarpeOro March 22, 2016 9:24 AM  

Michael Maier wrote: Harsh March 22, 2016 9:03 AM

Those two probably think "delenda est" is how you cook pasta.


OK, I don't get this. Please explain with small words.



Delenda, al dente. Me, I'll take al dente. Delenda is what the last Thai place I stopped at did to the noodles. Not pretty or tasty.

Anonymous Gilius March 22, 2016 9:26 AM  

http://www.scifiwright.com/2016/03/when-the-ox-mocks-the-bull/

Wright deserves a Hugo for this alone. I for one would be willing to become a minor patron of Damien's just to keep him for Vox, Mr. Wright and Mr. Correia to kick about from time to time. It is a lot more entertaining than any book he may, perhaps, one day actually write.

Blogger Shimshon March 22, 2016 9:26 AM  

How many years did Damien take to write a 60+ page book?!

Blogger JC March 22, 2016 9:29 AM  

"How many years did Damien take to write a 60+ page book?!"

I'm pretty sure that's not the book he's "writing".

Blogger Shimshon March 22, 2016 9:35 AM  

@23 He should ask RapeRape for some Doritos and writing tips.

Blogger Cataline Sergius March 22, 2016 9:56 AM  

Mr. Wright sold more books in the five days since his most recent novel was released than Mr. Walter has sold in his life.

But did John C. Wright ever land a government grant to "try to write a book".

I don't damn think so!

Government grants are how you define true artistry, everyone knows that.

Blogger Cataline Sergius March 22, 2016 9:58 AM  

I wish Larry would go back to twitter. Few things were more fun that watching him play, "Slap the Stupid Damien and Make Him Dance".

Anonymous fish March 22, 2016 10:08 AM  

"My Lovesick Zombie Boy Band"

I swear to god I thought you guys made that title up!

I had really hoped to start my day not feeling sorry for Damien Walter.

Blogger BassmanCO March 22, 2016 10:11 AM  

@27

I know he is pathetic and stupid, but it's hard to pity someone so actively malevolent.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 22, 2016 10:17 AM  

True Bassman Damien is an effeminate sadistic twerp. It would be entertaining to draw the gamma out and have him describe what really makes him deserve to be king and not just secret king. But I guess people here are too nice and actually have productive lives

OpenID denektenorsk March 22, 2016 10:29 AM  

He should have changed religions to Islam. Then he could have buggered little boys all he wanted in GB without worrying about the law.

Following in Clarkes' footsteps? As you say a simple conversion gives him all the cover he needs...

Blogger BassmanCO March 22, 2016 10:29 AM  

@29

Oh, I get it. A couple of years ago, I probably would have pitied him and wondered why everyone here was being so mean. The last couple of years of having the blinders fully removed has dropped my level of fucks given about these turds to zero.

Ironically, that is what's so funny about the Sad Puppies/Rabid Puppies. All the File 770 people, Tor people and the like showing their true colors just pushes people like me who are generally moderates but didactic by nature and not rhetorical to realize how full of shit they are and how truly corrupted the system has become. I have become full bore Rabid because of it. SJWs delenda est.

OpenID denektenorsk March 22, 2016 10:33 AM  

I know he is pathetic and stupid, but it's hard to pity someone so actively malevolent.

You are approaching the problem from the wrong side. It is easy to NOT pity him. He dug the pit, jumped in, and poured accelerant all over himself. Now he's just begging for a match. Metaphorically, of course.

As the Supreme Dark Lord points out, I'm one of those would would benefit from the moral guidance of a higher power. So far Thor has been silent on this particular issue so take my lack of empathy/sympathy with a grain of salt.

OpenID denektenorsk March 22, 2016 10:35 AM  

ronically, that is what's so funny about the Sad Puppies/Rabid Puppies. All the File 770 people, Tor people and the like showing their true colors just pushes people like me who are generally moderates but didactic by nature and not rhetorical to realize how full of shit they are and how truly corrupted the system has become.

Exactly that. Scream at a moderate who has even a modicum of a spine long enough and soon enough you make an extremist. It's not rocket science.

Blogger Sevron March 22, 2016 10:36 AM  

What's the support breakdown for SP vs. RP this year I wonder? I think last year should have conclusively shown that SP is well-intentioned but simply not effective. The SJWs wildly cheered giving out assholes rather than awards, and the few awards they did give out went to assholes.

OpenID denektenorsk March 22, 2016 10:36 AM  

UGH. Apologies for my lack of cut and paste skills in 33. I shall report to Malwyn.

Blogger Jew613 March 22, 2016 10:39 AM  

Vox, will there be an audible version of Iron chamber of memory?

I also remember talk of an audio version of a throne of bones is that coming out any time soon?

Blogger JDC March 22, 2016 10:43 AM  

I am proud to announce that I received my first negative email for my book. In the email (I'm awaiting a negative review), the person lumped me in with Day and Wright. That's more than any self-published author could ever hope for! thanks Vox, your dark-lordness knows no boundaries!

Bane and Blessing

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019926MBU/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1

Anonymous VFM #6036 March 22, 2016 10:44 AM  

Walter. What a mess. 3rd rate demogogue who runs away?

Man, to project and double down in one tweet is pretty good. Maybe he's got a future in writing - well, at least writing tweets - after all!

Blogger praetorian March 22, 2016 10:52 AM  

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Blogger praetorian March 22, 2016 10:54 AM  

OT: Today's google doodle.

Hover your mouse over it and check out the description for maximum kek.

As my buddy said: "My Aryancentric Life"

Anonymous kfg March 22, 2016 11:07 AM  

"That is too specific to not be a closet Vox Popoli reader in my mind."

I learned the phrase as a child, circa 50 years ago. I found it in this thing called a book.

The specific book was The Story of the Human Race, by Henry Thomas (nee Schnittkind), a Harvard educated, pacifist leftist. The book was purchased by my father and served its purpose, introducing me to a breadth of history and included a chapter devoted to Cato.

Although the book screams of having been written by an academic leftist from every page (the chapter on Cato was titled The Supreme Hypocrite of the World), I doubt that an SJW of the modern sort could read it; it would be far too triggering for them.

I guess they don't make them like they used to.

Anonymous ivvenalis March 22, 2016 11:13 AM  

Talk about burying the lede. Congrats to Mr. Wright!

Anonymous Amadan March 22, 2016 12:07 PM  

Exactly that. Scream at a moderate who has even a modicum of a spine long enough and soon enough you make an extremist. It's not rocket science.

Indeed. Even liberals have a breaking point.

Blogger James Dixon March 22, 2016 12:28 PM  

> OT: Today's google doodle.

It was up yesterday too. No idea how it rates two days in a row.

Blogger unconventional nazi March 22, 2016 12:41 PM  

Wait...I thought he was a lawyer now?!

OpenID frankluke.com March 22, 2016 12:56 PM  

@37 JDC wrote:I am proud to announce that I received my first negative email for my book. In the email (I'm awaiting a negative review), the person lumped me in with Day and Wright. That's more than any self-published author could ever hope for! thanks Vox, your dark-lordness knows no boundaries!

Bane and Blessing

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019926MBU/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1


Congrats! I had a similar experience yesterday when on Amazon, my "recommended for you" had Seven Deadly Tales, one of my books, next to a Wright book. I smiled. My wife said, "Amazon's algorithms must be doing something right."

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 22, 2016 1:08 PM  

praetorian wrote:OT: Today's google doodle.

Hover your mouse over it and check out the description for maximum kek.


It's been memory-holed
What was it?

Blogger LP9 Forever Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra S.I.G. March 22, 2016 2:16 PM  

Ha! The AWCA has this one! Matt Walsh takes a break while Damien appears.

Blogger Gaiseric March 22, 2016 2:39 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:It's been memory-holed

What was it?

An abstract picture of a black woman; the mouse over said something about "My afrocentric life."

Blogger SciVo March 22, 2016 3:11 PM  

denektenorsk wrote:I'm surprised these half-brain mongoloids even recognize what "delenda est" is and means.

That is too specific to not be a closet Vox Popoli reader in my mind. It's not something you come across day to day in most social circles.


Thank you (honestly) for reminding me not to take for granted that there is a community with a running gag based on Cicero vs. Carthage. It's easy to get used to it.

Blogger Krul March 22, 2016 3:17 PM  

SciVo wrote:Cicero vs. Carthage

It's Cato (the Elder) vs Carthage. Cicero was a little bit later.

Blogger SciVo March 22, 2016 3:25 PM  

Damn it! Thanks for the correction.

Blogger John Wright March 22, 2016 3:43 PM  

"Vox, will there be an audible version of Iron chamber of memory?"

I'd be happy to read it aloud. I can do the voices and place the emphasis where the author intended.

Blogger Cataline Sergius March 22, 2016 5:37 PM  

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Anonymous kfg March 22, 2016 5:39 PM  

@John Wright:

I had to track down a podcast to check out your vocal quality and annunciation before avering to your offer, which has obvious advantages, as you yourself note.

And, well; that'll do, Pig. That'll do.

Blogger Cataline Sergius March 22, 2016 5:41 PM  

I spoke too soon.

Yeah! Larry is playing his favorite game again!


So, Damien, you declared John’s career ruined, but at least he isn’t on Book Welfare. Project much?

How long have you been working on that magnum opus of yours? It was two or three years ago you declared in your silly little newspaper that I had irreparably damaged my career due to all my imaginary homophobic statements your crowd sourced witch hunt never managed to find. Yet I’ve been collecting semiannual six figure royalty checks ever since. That has to suck for you.

If any of my regular readers would like to support John C. Wright in further ruining his career, here is an Amazon link to his latest book. Sure, he might not have the flourishing, dynamic career of the Guardian’s Village Idiot, and I’ve not read it yet, but the woman on the cover is super hot. Which I’m sure offends the hell out of SJWs somehow.


I didn't mention before but the model on the cover of ICOM is in fact super hot.

That's a thing. I admit it.

Anonymous LastRedoubt March 22, 2016 11:59 PM  

And we have idiots virtue- signalling on Twitter and accusing Marc Miller of being an author sticking his nose into the culture wars over being on the recommendation list for Rabid Puppies.

Blogger John Wright March 23, 2016 2:17 AM  

"I didn't mention before but the model on the cover of ICOM is in fact super hot. "

Excellent cover! I think she matches the girl described in the book, but tastes differ.

Blogger John Wright March 23, 2016 2:17 AM  

"I didn't mention before but the model on the cover of ICOM is in fact super hot. "

Excellent cover! I think she matches the girl described in the book, but tastes differ.

Blogger Jew613 March 23, 2016 3:54 PM  

John c Wright, sounds good, when will your audio version be ready?

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