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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Making The Hugos Great Again


Since I will be unveiling the final Rabid Puppies recommendation list this week, it seemed the time was right to unveil the Rabid Puppies 2016 logo and motto. And yes, we are planning to make t-shirts available in the near future.

On a related note, this exchange nicely summarizes everything about the smug cluelessness of the Puppy-kickers who oppose us. From, as you would expect, the File 770 comments:
Cassy B. on March 14, 2016 at 7:20 pm said:
John C. Wright still can’t spell Patrick Neilsen Hayden’s name correctly, can he?

Cally on March 14, 2016 at 7:35 pm said:
Err, it’s Nielsen Hayden.
No wonder they can't figure out that we're not interested in their approval. I've also created a Twitter header - you can see it here - and if you want to display it on your own Twitter account, you can download it.

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72 Comments:

Blogger #7139 March 15, 2016 8:10 AM  

I like the snowflake flag in red, white and black at the top of the tower. Nice touch.

Blogger Jeff Hendricks March 15, 2016 8:14 AM  

The bulldog with the battle axe! I love it!

Anonymous Ananimo March 15, 2016 8:17 AM  

Shouldn't there only be two dogs pictured at this point?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 15, 2016 8:18 AM  

Great characters for a game for mobile

Blogger VD March 15, 2016 8:22 AM  

Shouldn't there only be two dogs pictured at this point?

The train is fine.

Anonymous ODG March 15, 2016 8:27 AM  

Your skull goblet needs re-silvering.

Blogger Salt March 15, 2016 8:28 AM  

Great logo. No bones about it.

Blogger Nate March 15, 2016 8:31 AM  

"The train is fine."

make sure the cashier is dead

Blogger David The Good March 15, 2016 8:38 AM  

I heartily approve. The Asterix flag = perfect.

Blogger Nate March 15, 2016 8:40 AM  

personally I would've consulted Koanic to get some input on the shape of the skulls depicted...

Blogger VD March 15, 2016 8:43 AM  

My understanding is that the artist was being generous for artistic purposes, given the typically smaller SJW braincase.

Blogger exfarmkid March 15, 2016 8:44 AM  

Salt, get thee to a pun-nery.

Vox, nice logo.

Anonymous Miso Hawny March 15, 2016 8:44 AM  

@3 There are only 2 dogs pictured.

Blogger Nate March 15, 2016 8:45 AM  

Hey Vox... if possible you may want to move the 2016 in the header. It gets stuck right behind the profile pic on twitter.

Blogger VD March 15, 2016 8:45 AM  

By the way, I want to make sure that every journalist who covered the Puppies stories last year receives the 2016 recommendation list. If you're willing to help out, put their emails here in the comments so I can add them to the mailing list.

I have the emails of the Wall Street Journal and Wired reporters, of course. But go ahead and put anyone else's names and emails here.

Anonymous WinstonWebb March 15, 2016 8:46 AM  

4/5

Needs a Space Raptor

Blogger VD March 15, 2016 8:47 AM  

Email me a screen shot. It doesn't on my screen; it may be resolution-dependent.

Blogger Salt March 15, 2016 8:49 AM  

Fine on my screen

OpenID denektenorsk March 15, 2016 8:56 AM  

Respectfully Lord, I am with WinstonWebb. The ommission of 'Space Raptor Butt Invasion' is a missed opportunity.

Anonymous Difster March 15, 2016 9:04 AM  

Butts will be hurt, shaking will be literal, tears will be salty.

Blogger Nate March 15, 2016 9:06 AM  

its fine on the home page. but look at your actual page... click your name.. or go to vox's page where you only see Vox's tweets. that's where it looks weird for me.

Blogger Nate March 15, 2016 9:07 AM  

of course I have only had the one cup of coffee... so me doing something stupid cannot be ruled out.

Blogger The Rev March 15, 2016 9:09 AM  

E Plurbis Anus

Blogger Nate March 15, 2016 9:14 AM  

also.. Vox are you aware that all of your recommendations for Best Novel are white males? ARE YOU? What do you have to say for yourself sir!?

Blogger VD March 15, 2016 9:16 AM  

ARE YOU? What do you have to say for yourself sir!?

I think I pretty much covered that back in 2005.

Anonymous WinstonWebb March 15, 2016 9:17 AM  

Vox are you aware that all of your recommendations for Best Novel are white males? ARE YOU? What do you have to say for yourself sir!?

They make'm best fire water?

Blogger Nate March 15, 2016 9:21 AM  

pity we couldn't find a black author named Token to nominate...

Anonymous Frank B Luke March 15, 2016 9:25 AM  

Now that is a great way to start the day!

Can I just take a wild guess here? Vox's kindergarten teacher called him to her desk and said, "I have to put on your report card that you don't play well with others."

He replied, "I don't care."

Blogger Derek Kite March 15, 2016 9:39 AM  

@27. Reminds me of a story. A fellow who has been around the place for a while, a utility I believe, who had been instrumental in building much of the infrastructure showed up at work one morning. His office door was open, a few chairs were placed, the furniture moved around a bit. A young eager lad explained that the office policy was to have doors open to encourage team spirit and the sharing of ideas. The gentleman took the chairs, put them in the hallway, escorted the young man out, closing the door while saying get out, I have work to do. I'm certain you do as well.

Blogger rycamor March 15, 2016 9:42 AM  

The logo itself is a visual pun.

Anonymous Ezekiel Cassandros March 15, 2016 9:53 AM  

Vox's Twitter page looks fine in a browser, but the 2016 is behind the avatar on mobile Chrome.

Blogger Nate March 15, 2016 10:00 AM  

i've tried it in pale moon and microsoft edge on my laptop... both show it behind the logo.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab March 15, 2016 10:04 AM  

Where is the copious foam? All rabid puppies are drooling copious amounts of cartoon foam! These are angry puppies at best. Warner Brothers, MGM, Disney all have made that defining feature of rabid puppies clear, masses of whipped cream like foam!

Blogger jaericho March 15, 2016 10:06 AM  

Edge worked for me. Are you zoomed in with the browsers?

Anonymous Alexander March 15, 2016 10:13 AM  

@32

The nation's entire foam supply has been commandeered by the Rubio campaign.

There's a chance the shortage will end some time tonight.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau March 15, 2016 10:19 AM  

'Token Black' would be a great penname.

Blogger Nate March 15, 2016 10:25 AM  

"Edge worked for me. Are you zoomed in with the browsers?"

no I'm actually running at 95%.

Blogger Nick S March 15, 2016 10:28 AM  

If only it had the pink rabbit in the tower window, it would be perfect.

Blogger James Dixon March 15, 2016 10:28 AM  

> He replied, "I don't care."

Heh. I actually told a former supervisor of mine that one time. They were concerned that other employees had overhead a conversation with my wife which (with some work on their part) would reveal my salary. I've never understood why employers are stupid enough to think employees don't compare salaries and bonuses, or that they can keep them from doing so.

Of course, those wishing to emulate this action should carefully note the word "former" in the above sentence. :)

Blogger Durandel Almiras March 15, 2016 10:34 AM  

Token Black grew up in Compton, where he became a feared gang leader at the age of 12. When he was 15, he became a multiplatinum rap star with his award winning debut album, Gimme' Dat. At 17, he went to Harvard Medical School and became a world renowned cardiac surgeon and cured cancer. In 2012, he married the entire Swedish Bikini Team and now resides in California with his harem and his pitbulls, 10-1-0 and 8-0-0. When he isn't busy as a consultant to the UN, he writes Hugo nominated books in his spare time.

Blogger Elocutioner March 15, 2016 10:48 AM  

Not to be confused with Tolkien Black. Xe writes epic diverse and genderfluid fantasies involving elves and furries with an occasional wereseal cameo.

OpenID malcolmthecynic March 15, 2016 10:56 AM  

There's a retro category, right? Any picks for them?

Blogger Young Heaving Shipping Containers of Liberty March 15, 2016 11:04 AM  

Nate wrote:no I'm actually running at 95%

% isn't the symbol for proof, Nate.

Anonymous Frank B Luke March 15, 2016 11:06 AM  

@42.

Will not do so further. Is it possible to delete a post once made?

Blogger Young Heaving Shipping Containers of Liberty March 15, 2016 11:06 AM  

Frank B Luke wrote:Is it possible to delete a post once made?

Not when using the Name/URL option.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab March 15, 2016 11:18 AM  

Alexander wrote:@32

The nation's entire foam supply has been commandeered by the Rubio campaign.

There's a chance the shortage will end some time tonight.


It's been used? They can keep it.

Blogger VD March 15, 2016 11:51 AM  

There's a retro category, right? Any picks for them?

Yes, but don't have time.

Blogger Steffen March 15, 2016 12:01 PM  

John C. Wright would be a more willing source for the retro Hugo noms. I believe the eligible year contained a plethora of worthy choices.

Blogger Steffen March 15, 2016 12:01 PM  

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Blogger Achilles March 15, 2016 12:32 PM  

Thanks for the twitter header.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 15, 2016 12:39 PM  

@32 Brick Hardslab
Where is the copious foam?
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Get on the horn with Narco Lubio and he'll straighten this foam shortage out

Blogger Were-Puppy March 15, 2016 12:44 PM  

@40 Elocutioner

Not to be confused with Tolkien Black.
---

And none of those to be confused with the pop star
Tokin' Black and the DINDU NUFFINS with their hit single "Trump? He Suck!"

Anonymous DavidKathome March 15, 2016 12:46 PM  

That is some great art and a great slogan. I will be ordering a tshirt.

OpenID malcolmthecynic March 15, 2016 1:00 PM  

Fair enough.

Blogger James Dixon March 15, 2016 1:30 PM  

> There's a retro category, right? Any picks for them?

Since the SP4 crew doesn't seem to have a retro category either, I'd have to second the recommendation of checking with John C. Wright.

Anonymous #1037 March 15, 2016 1:40 PM  

@15
Katy Waldman at Slate @kwaldie

Helen Lewis at the Guardian @helenlewis

Kameron Hurley at the Atlantic publicity@kameronhurley.com

Carolyn Cox at Themarysue carolyn@themarysue.com

Blogger Doseux March 15, 2016 1:40 PM  

I want to buy the shirt, but I hardly ever wear t-shirts outside the house.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau March 15, 2016 1:41 PM  

Tolkein Black's "Dark Elves on the Down Low" sure fire Nebula Winner.

Blogger maniacprovost March 15, 2016 2:04 PM  

That logo.. is that a Human watchtower being bombarded by a Horde battleship?

Blogger CM March 15, 2016 2:05 PM  

I want to buy the shirt, but I hardly ever wear t-shirts outside the house.

I'd wear it to the gym.

Blogger Ahazuerus March 15, 2016 2:37 PM  

Yep. Can't wait to wear that with pride.

Blogger bob k. mando March 15, 2016 2:40 PM  

11. VD March 15, 2016 8:43 AM
given the typically smaller SJW braincase.



so is what yer sayin is, SJWs tend to have braincases typical of 100% Homo Sapien heritage?

Anonymous #1037 March 15, 2016 3:42 PM  

@15
I'll hunt more for emails, still building the list of names
Celia Darrough at bustle.com @celiadarrough
Alex McCown at avclub.com @alexm247
Carol Pinchefsky at blastr.com @carolpinchefsky
Jeet Heer at New Republic @heerjeet
Charlie Jane Anders at Gizmodo.com @charliejane
Alison Herman at Flavorwire.com

Anonymous average bob March 15, 2016 4:36 PM  

The Dark Lord no doubt has a,surprise planned.

Anonymous koanic average bob March 15, 2016 4:40 PM  

They will be cromagnon skulls. People with wide and deep eye sockets, prominent occipital bulge, blue or green eyes, Re or light colored hair will be wielding the weapons of war.

Anonymous average bob March 15, 2016 4:48 PM  

Koanic says Nate is a neanderthal, given his high IQ, red hair. large wide set eye sockets

Blogger Margaret Man March 15, 2016 5:49 PM  

That is an amazing logo!

Blogger Southern Man March 15, 2016 6:22 PM  

I have no effect on the outcome of the Hugos. But I will buy the shirt and purchase everything on the list.

Anonymous BKGB March 15, 2016 6:34 PM  

Leftist gatekeeper pushed anti gammergate legislation http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/03/15/representative-katherine-clark-announces-cybercrime-bill/
"Anti-GamerGate Democrat Representative Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) has announced a new bill that aims to defeat “cybercrime” and increase digital “enforcement training” for police officers."

OT Who else thought it was Jeb Bush's wife endorsing Bern at first glance?
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/03/14/danny-devito-stands-on-crate-while-stumping-for-bernie-sanders-in-st-louis/

Blogger David Adams March 15, 2016 6:52 PM  

Aside from Darwin, I am not really into science fiction.

Blogger John Wright March 16, 2016 1:25 AM  

I posted a list of famous stories published in 1941:
http://www.scifiwright.com/2016/02/nominations-open-for-2016-hugo-and-1941-retro/

Two commentators said that the 1941 retrohugo was only open to stories published in 1940. Is that the rule? If so, my suggestions are premature.

For the 1941 Retro-Hugo, this was smack in the richest period of the Golden Age of Science Fiction, and so there is plenty of tales by Manly Wade Wellman, L. Sprague de Camp, James Blish, Theodore Sturgeon, Frank Belknap Long, Willy Ley, Henry Kuttner, Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth Alfred Bester, Eric Frank Russell and Clifford D. Simak to chose from.

I list only the ones I have read:

Second Stage Lensmen by E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith
The Vortex Blasters by E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith
Goddess of Fire by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Living Dead by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Jorge Luis Borges – The Garden of Forking Paths (El Jardín de senderos que se bifurcan) for short story
Nightfall by Isaac Asimov
Seesaw by A.E. van Vogt (Weapon Shops of Isher)
Not the First by A.E. van Vogt
The Howling Tower by Fritz Leiber (Fafhrd and Gray Mouser story)
Jay Score by Erik Frank Russell
Reason by Isaac Asimov
Liar! by Isaac Asimov
Not Final! by Isaac Asimov
Half Breed by Isaac Asimov
Logic of Empire by Robert Heinlein
We Also Walk Dogs by Robert Heinlein (Future History)
By His Bootstraps by Robert Heinlein
Universe by Robert Heinlein
Common Sense by Robert Heinlein
Solution Unsatisfactory by Robert Heinlein
Elsewhen by Robert Heinlein (aka Assignment in Eternity)
Sixth Column by Robert Heinlein
–And He Built a Crooked House by Robert Heinlein
The Incomplete Enchanter by L. Sprague de Camp , Fletcher Pratt
The Iron God • novelette by Jack Williamson
L. Sprague de Camp – Lest Darkness Fall (novel)
Robert A. Heinlein – Methuselah’s Children
C. S. Lewis – The Screwtape Letters
Good heavens! Merely seeing the names of the authors writing in 1941, from Edgar Rice Burroughs to Fritz Leiber brings a sense of wonder and loss: Wonder, for these humble pulps produced so much worthy science fiction and seeded so many dreams. Loss, that there are none their equal writing today.

Blogger John Wright March 16, 2016 1:26 AM  

I posted a list of famous stories published in 1941:
http://www.scifiwright.com/2016/02/nominations-open-for-2016-hugo-and-1941-retro/

Two commentators said that the 1941 retrohugo was only open to stories published in 1940. Is that the rule? If so, my suggestions are premature.

For the 1941 Retro-Hugo, this was smack in the richest period of the Golden Age of Science Fiction, and so there is plenty of tales by Manly Wade Wellman, L. Sprague de Camp, James Blish, Theodore Sturgeon, Frank Belknap Long, Willy Ley, Henry Kuttner, Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth Alfred Bester, Eric Frank Russell and Clifford D. Simak to chose from.

I list only the ones I have read:

Second Stage Lensmen by E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith
The Vortex Blasters by E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith
Goddess of Fire by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Living Dead by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Jorge Luis Borges – The Garden of Forking Paths (El Jardín de senderos que se bifurcan) for short story
Nightfall by Isaac Asimov
Seesaw by A.E. van Vogt (Weapon Shops of Isher)
Not the First by A.E. van Vogt
The Howling Tower by Fritz Leiber (Fafhrd and Gray Mouser story)
Jay Score by Erik Frank Russell
Reason by Isaac Asimov
Liar! by Isaac Asimov
Not Final! by Isaac Asimov
Half Breed by Isaac Asimov
Logic of Empire by Robert Heinlein
We Also Walk Dogs by Robert Heinlein (Future History)
By His Bootstraps by Robert Heinlein
Universe by Robert Heinlein
Common Sense by Robert Heinlein
Solution Unsatisfactory by Robert Heinlein
Elsewhen by Robert Heinlein (aka Assignment in Eternity)
Sixth Column by Robert Heinlein
–And He Built a Crooked House by Robert Heinlein
The Incomplete Enchanter by L. Sprague de Camp , Fletcher Pratt
The Iron God • novelette by Jack Williamson
L. Sprague de Camp – Lest Darkness Fall (novel)
Robert A. Heinlein – Methuselah’s Children
C. S. Lewis – The Screwtape Letters
Good heavens! Merely seeing the names of the authors writing in 1941, from Edgar Rice Burroughs to Fritz Leiber brings a sense of wonder and loss: Wonder, for these humble pulps produced so much worthy science fiction and seeded so many dreams. Loss, that there are none their equal writing today.

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