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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cernovich's bitch

The decline and fall of John Scalzi, quantified:

105k: Mike Cernovich's Twitter followers
104k: John Scalzi's Twitter followers

2,829,755: peak monthly pageviews* for "the most despised man in science fiction"
1,013,049: peak monthly pageviews for "the most popular blog in science fiction"

Sure, he's still sells more books... for now.

* at the current rate, this will be surpassed at the end of this month.

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Blogger bob k. mando ( the hardest troll here ) September 15, 2016 1:34 PM  

HOW LONG UNTIL SCALZI OWES YOU A BLOWJOB?

Blogger darkdoc September 15, 2016 1:35 PM  

Of course, in a series of 10-15 posts he'll tell you he doesn't care at all...ZFG.

Blogger Thucydides September 15, 2016 1:41 PM  

He's an SJW and progressive.

Don't try to bring facts and quantification into the argument. He only acknowledges Feelz!

Blogger lowercaseb September 15, 2016 1:45 PM  

darkdoc wrote:Of course, in a series of 10-15 posts he'll tell you he doesn't care at all...ZFG.

It's almost worth collecting all those posts he made of the years on that subject and releasing it as an anthology.

ZFG: The story of an American rapist who just does not care!

Anonymous Broken Arrow September 15, 2016 1:48 PM  

According to his twitter feed Tor severely marked up the the manuscript in the errata for his first book which is already a year late. He's behind on his second book as it had a due date I believe of August 31st. Every day the pressure on him to finish and produce best selling works grows.

Blogger bob k. mando ( the hardest troll here ) September 15, 2016 1:48 PM  

you forgot that Scalzi is also in charge of the White Genocide.

Anonymous SCALZI'S BRAIN September 15, 2016 1:58 PM  

DOES SHITLORD CERNOVICH HAVE A BIGGER LAWN THAN ME??

DIDN'T THINK SO! LULZ!!! OMG!!! #ZFG #IDONTCARE

Anonymous Sensei September 15, 2016 2:00 PM  

"the most despised man in science fiction" ... "the most popular blog in science fiction"

If I knew nothing about this situation at all, I'd immediately go check out the former. A man is always more interesting than a blog, and in an age of "tolerance," a man being deemed intolerable by public opinion inherently piques the curiosity.

The warren shun-shaming Vox brings to mind Wright's Golden Age trilogy. Being kicked out of society was the catalyst for Phaethon's ultimate victory. (Having covered Gamma and Delta protagonists, for a Sigma protagonist Phaethon's story is a stand out example)

Anonymous SCALZI'S BRAIN September 15, 2016 2:08 PM  

DEAR TWITTER...MY SCAMPERBEAST KITTEN JUST ATE MY VEGAN MARSHMALLOW!!! #MYEXCITINGLIFE #YOLO

Anonymous Steve September 15, 2016 2:08 PM  

The warren shun-shaming Vox brings to mind Wright's Golden Age trilogy.

THE GOLDEN OECUMENE is like a lavish banquet, crafted with equal parts art and science and served in the feasting hall of some splendid palace. It's a truly unforgettable experience.

Scalzi is the Chef Boyardee of science fiction.

Blogger Verne September 15, 2016 2:09 PM  

John Scalzi wrote one good book. It was a pretty damn good book for a Heinlein knock off, but I liked it. I bought two more of his books hoping he could do it again. He didn't.

Other than Old Mans Wars. I have enjoyed the books of Vox Day more than John Scalzi's And Vox's fiction is getting better

Anonymous Supertankers of Deplorable Spartacus September 15, 2016 2:11 PM  

Steve wrote:Scalzi is the Chef Boyardee of science fiction.

Purina, post eaten.

Blogger Cataline Sergius September 15, 2016 2:12 PM  

John Scalzi wrote one good book. It was a pretty damn good book for a Heinlein knock off, but I liked it. I bought two more of his books hoping he could do it again. He didn't.

Classic case of the guy who had three years to write the first book and then was given six months to write the sequel.

Anonymous Fry September 15, 2016 2:15 PM  

Where do you get the pageview data for whatever.scalzi.com?

Blogger VD September 15, 2016 2:19 PM  

Where do you get the pageview data for whatever.scalzi.com?

I have connections at certain technology companies.

Blogger Worlds Edge September 15, 2016 2:23 PM  

Scalzi recently did some sort of 10th anniversary post where he announced that blogs no longer matter, blogs are extinct, blogs are so yesterday. Made me sad. #BlogLivesMatter , Johnny.

Anonymous Supertankers of Deplorable Spartacus September 15, 2016 2:26 PM  

Looks like the "the most despised man in science fiction" is going for a pageview triple tap real soon. Will the real Scalzi please comment?

Anonymous Supertankers of Deplorable Spartacus September 15, 2016 2:29 PM  

Worlds Edge wrote:Scalzi recently did some sort of 10th anniversary post where he announced that blogs no longer matter, blogs are extinct, blogs are so yesterday.

Well, there it is. Flouncing, Scalzi style.

Anonymous Supertankers of Deplorable Spartacus September 15, 2016 2:33 PM  

Worlds Edge wrote:Scalzi recently did some sort of 10th anniversary post where he announced that blogs no longer matter, blogs are extinct, blogs are so yesterday.

God is dead.
Dead white men.
Gamers are dead.
Trump won't win the nomination/State X/poll Y/election.

See a pattern?

Blogger sapopular September 15, 2016 2:39 PM  

Worlds Edge wrote:Scalzi recently did some sort of 10th anniversary post where he announced that blogs no longer matter, blogs are extinct, blogs are so yesterday. Made me sad. #BlogLivesMatter , Johnny.

Secret King never loses.


Anonymous VFM #6306 September 15, 2016 2:40 PM  

It isn't over yet. Scalzi's planning his comeback: his pinned tweet is about following him on twitter.

That'll turn the tide.

Anonymous SCALZI'S BRAIN September 15, 2016 2:44 PM  

PRO-TIP: IF YOU LIKE SHITLORD CERNOVICH YOU ARE A WHITE SUPREMACIST AND I WILL BLOCK YOU. ALSO, I MADE A BURRITO OUT OF A HALF EATEN CHICKEN SANDWICH FROM CARLS JR. #DADBOD

Anonymous Supertankers of Deplorable Spartacus September 15, 2016 2:44 PM  

VFM #6306 wrote:It isn't over yet. Scalzi's planning his comeback: his pinned tweet is about following him on twitter

Brilliant marketing. But does he still deadblog?

Anonymous Broken Arrow September 15, 2016 2:45 PM  

Worlds Edge wrote:Scalzi recently did some sort of 10th anniversary post where he announced that blogs no longer matter, blogs are extinct, blogs are so yesterday. Made me sad. #BlogLivesMatter , Johnny.

If Scalzi's numbers were up he'd brag about being one of the last great blogs, bucking the trend, the importance of a few bright spots, etc. In other words: SJWAL.

Anonymous Supertankers of Deplorable Spartacus September 15, 2016 2:47 PM  

SCALZI'S BRAIN wrote:PRO-TIP: IF YOU LIKE SHITLORD CERNOVICH YOU ARE A WHITE SUPREMACIST AND I WILL BLOCK YOU. ALSO, I MADE A BURRITO OUT OF A HALF EATEN CHICKEN SANDWICH FROM CARLS JR. #DADBOD

That's a pretty good imitation but you can tell it's fake: it's too interesting.

Blogger VoodooJock September 15, 2016 3:07 PM  

His descent is inversely proportional his gut's growth.

Blogger Dave September 15, 2016 3:11 PM  

I have connections at certain technology companies.

C'mon you can tell us; its the Russians isn't it? Putin despises him because Scalzi can't bench press as much as his own daughter.

Blogger Dave September 15, 2016 3:18 PM  

Scalzi is the Chef Boyardee of science fiction.

Nuh-uh Chef Boyardee has balls! Meat-balls!

Anonymous SCALZI'S BRAIN September 15, 2016 3:22 PM  

HAHA!!!! SHITLORD SAYS I'M CERNOVICH'S BITCH. BUT I'M HERE IN HAWAII BLOWING MY ADVANCE WHILE SHITLORD CERNOVICH IS TWEETING FROM SHITLORDISTAN OR WHEREVER. AMIRITE!!!!!??????

Blogger VD September 15, 2016 3:25 PM  

Scalzi recently did some sort of 10th anniversary post where he announced that blogs no longer matter, blogs are extinct, blogs are so yesterday.

You can always tell when you've beaten a gamma. He declares the competition either a) doesn't exist or b) doesn't matter.

Anonymous SCALZI'S BRAIN September 15, 2016 3:32 PM  

"BLOWING MY ADVANCE" IS THE NAME OF MY NEXT BAND.

Blogger ghostfromplanetspook September 15, 2016 3:34 PM  

But will Mike wear a dress?

Blogger YIH September 15, 2016 3:39 PM  

But is Scalzi doing better in book sales than the late Lizard Queen?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan September 15, 2016 3:46 PM  

Scalzi is down, Jesimine is up and Tor Books is racist for not recognizing it

Blogger Shimshon September 15, 2016 3:52 PM  

"You can always tell when you've beaten a gamma. He declares the competition either a) doesn't exist or b) doesn't matter."

Yes, and it never ceases to amaze how predictive the model and designation are.

Anonymous JAG September 15, 2016 3:54 PM  

VD wrote:Scalzi recently did some sort of 10th anniversary post where he announced that blogs no longer matter, blogs are extinct, blogs are so yesterday.

You can always tell when you've beaten a gamma. He declares the competition either a) doesn't exist or b) doesn't matter.


From my experience debating leftists gammas online it usually follows the pattern of them first fighting you tooth n nail. When that fails they resort to the hyperbole. When that fails they claim you have no life (SJWAL Rule #3). When that fails they usually slink away, but I have had more than one try to claim they were dying of some horrible illness, and I'm such a meanie for winning. I usually LOL at that point.

Anonymous Wilbur Hassenfus September 15, 2016 3:58 PM  

Hilarious and cruel of that article to quote Sarah Palin's first-week sales. I approve.

Anonymous Broken Arrow September 15, 2016 4:29 PM  

Your numbers are all the more impressive if Scalzi is right about the decline of blogging as he had his peak when it was still popular.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker September 15, 2016 4:37 PM  

@5: "According to his twitter feed Tor severely marked up the the manuscript in the errata for his first book which is already a year late. He's behind on his second book as it had a due date I believe of August 31st. Every day the pressure on him to finish and produce best selling works grows."

John must be torn. On the one hand, he must feel immense pressure to finish the books. But on the other hand, he must feel similar pressure to rush to his wounded muse's defense.

Likely outcome: Emporher Hillary will just have to take a number and stand in line, after Tor of course.

Anonymous montain September 15, 2016 5:32 PM  

LOL, lukers support you in email too.

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky September 15, 2016 5:47 PM  

Scalzi spends more time being an ass on social media than he does writing these days. The fool even outlined this on one of his silly, angry posts about how much he longs for white genocide.

I predict Tor Books will rue the day they they signed that last Scalzi contact.

Anonymous VFM #6306 September 15, 2016 6:02 PM  

John Scalzi allegedly wrote OMW in 2001. In December 2002, he allegedly posted a chapter per day on Whatever at scalzi.com. He posted the last chapter on December 28, 2002. Then he posted his "Lessons from Heinlein" post that night. He then emailed the link to the "Lessons" post to PNH at Tor...allegedly unsolicited.

36 hours later on December 30, 2002 PNH read the book and offered him a two book deal that day. They jointly announced the deal and the remarkable "first SF book to be a blog first" on January 3rd, the 1st business day at Tor after the holiday.

At that time, the december posts were erased completely. The Wayback Machine has captures from November and January, but December never pinged.

So my questions remain to this day:

Why the extreme rush to sign and announce a previously unread SF author? PR-wise, it was absolutely buried. Maybe the PR announcement wasn't important to PNH, but that just means the rush contract is even more curious.

Why are there no broken links from other sites in Dec 2002 to the online novel? Inbounds and hattips were a major feature of blogs at that time, and older posts by Scalzi have incoming links from others who enjoyed his columns.

But a semi-popular columnist posts a chapter a day of a free groundbreaking SF novel for a month ...and no one ever linked to it? No artifacts of it remain?

Yet two days after it is allegedly posted it is offered a contract over a holiday and taken down? This guy who never expressed much interest in SF before this (Agent to the Stars doesn't count. That is a satire of his struggles in Hollywood, not a SF book).

New hypotheses: Did PNH workhire OMW ahead of time in conspiracy with Scalzi and concoct the "first blog book" strategy?

Does the apparently incongruous selection of Heinlein mil-SF by scalzi (who has never indicated, before or after, an interest in Mil-SF trace its origin instead to PNH?

John Scalzi: Lying about his career since December 28, 2002.

Anonymous WinstonWebb September 15, 2016 6:09 PM  

Maybe his daughter wrote it.
After she helped him open a mayonnaise jar.

Blogger Pseudotsuga September 15, 2016 7:02 PM  

Oh yeah? Well, Scalzi got a HUGO! What 'choo got, poser! You only WISH you were as successful as he is!
*strikes belligerent pose, brushing Dorito crumbs off of neck-beard*

Blogger bob k. mando ( the hardest troll here ) September 15, 2016 7:16 PM  

43. WinstonWebb September 15, 2016 6:09 PM
After she helped him open a mayonnaise jar.



you notice that Hillary doesn't know how to open jars? you get more mechanical advantage if you hold the jar in your right hand and grip the lid with your left.

and this applies regardless of which hand is dominant, it works because the lid always comes off counter clockwise.

left hand on the lid pulls your fingers ( the weaker, less prehensile digits ) tighter on the lid and likewise for your right hand on the jar.

if you hold the jar in your left hand and grab the lid with your right, you're working at a mechanical disadvantage.

Blogger Silly But True September 15, 2016 7:30 PM  

Cernovich is really dicking those bimbos from home.

Silly But True

Anonymous andon September 15, 2016 7:46 PM  

I never heard of scalzi before this blog. 104k followers seems pretty good

Anonymous Sagramore September 15, 2016 8:12 PM  

@42 I will inquire. Very interesting.

Anonymous WaterBoy September 15, 2016 10:05 PM  

bob k. mando: "it works because the lid always comes off counter clockwise."

...except in the Southern Hemisphere, where it's the exact opposite....

Anonymous Shut up rabbit September 16, 2016 1:48 AM  

andon wrote:104k followers seems pretty good

Stephen King 2.26M
J.K. Rowling 8.24M

Neither uses Twitter as their primary communication channel (I doubt they even know what it is)

Even manboy Wil Wheaton has 3.06M and Leonard Nimoy has 1.11M and he's dead!

Anonymous Shut up rabbit September 16, 2016 2:01 AM  

Twitteraudit.com gives Cernovich 93% real followers, compared to scalzoid 83% (which isn't bad, SJWs are usually around 50% fake followers [Rule #1 oblige]).

Also, don't forget Mike is shadowbanned, hashtag banned and has trending posts censored by the SJWs at Twatter while scalzoid's desperate virtue signalling will be promoted way beyond its actual impact. So mike is beating him with both hands tied behind his back, so to speak.

Blogger Noah B September 16, 2016 4:11 AM  

Cernovich isn't hashtag banned, and the trending posts filtering affects broad swaths of Twitter users on the right.

Anonymous Sprinrad's Agent September 16, 2016 4:16 AM  

For a guy who's missed a book deadline, he sure devotes a lot of his creative energy to wasted words.

Anonymous SciVo the Adorable Deplorable September 16, 2016 4:19 AM  

bob k. mando ( the hardest troll here ) wrote:if you hold the jar in your left hand and grab the lid with your right, you're working at a mechanical disadvantage.

I never noticed that before. This blog is so educational.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit September 16, 2016 4:55 AM  

Noah B wrote:Cernovich isn't hashtag banned, and the trending posts filtering affects broad swaths of Twitter users on the right.

Writing hashtags that give twitter butthurt don't autocomplete, sure its minimal but when you are writing tweets all day it accumulates and makes life easier for 'tards like scalzoid constantly tweeting, "hashtag, # cause du jour!" with insta-completion and auto-added emoticon for emphasis - btw this is the topic being discussed.

And thanks for making my point for me with your second statement, on the right (although I'd say, "not expressly left" is more accurate than right)

Blogger doofus September 16, 2016 7:47 AM  

Seriously, it truly is the fact that they make you stronger the more they try to kill you. I had never even heard of Vox Day until the whole Sad Puppies 2 thing last year (I was in on Sad Puppies 1, but hadn't noticed him). One thing led to another and I came by and read stuff now and again. Now, I am close to a daily visitor here. I have disagreements with some of the stuff Vox says, and am not sure I am really part of the alt-Right, but I can certainly get 100% behind "never shoot at anyone who is shooting at your enemies," so I don't really care about little disagreements when there are huge gaping maws of distance between me and the SJW left. So, by screaming at the top of their lungs about Vox, the idiots pulled yet another person into the orbit of the Dark Lord. Brilliant work on their part.

Blogger Noah B September 16, 2016 12:36 PM  

@55 You're welcome. Perhaps you took me for a leftist, but my point is that most right-wing posters also face the same difficulties as Cernovich. He isn't being singled out to the degree that, say, Milo was.

Blogger rcocean September 16, 2016 6:33 PM  

It looks like Scalzi has admitted defeat. When's the last time he attacked vox day?

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