by maryann johanson, liberal movie person
Sun Aug 23 2015, 08:56pm | 10 comments
And the 2017 Worldcon will be in Helsinki: a great bunch of people in a lovely city.
Here’s a great take by Chuck Wendig:
And as far as “thwacking a dog on the nose with a newspaper” goes, you and Wendig seem to have similarly metaphorical minds. :-)
Well, it was an obvious cheap joke. :-)
Predictably, Puppies of all stripes are nonetheless declaring victory.
John Scalzi just tweeted something he said last April:
So, a couple of things to know about Vox Day. One, he’s the sort of person for whom any scenario will be seen as a victory condition; if he were to be set on fire and pushed in front of a speeding train, he would cackle about how this was exactly what he had planned right up until the moment of impact turned him into flaming bits of kibble.
Here, by the way, is an alternate point of view on the Wired article:
That second link makes an excellent and extremely necessary point.
Oh, Teddy’s capacity for self-aggrandizement is definitely a known quantity. (It’s value, of course, is infinity.) But like so many conspiracy theories, Brand, Larry, and their fellows had set up a fantasy world where they would (in their own minds) be right no matter the outcome last night. They win all the awards, they really do represent the silent majority. They lose everything (as they did), the mean nasty lefties really are keeping them down. Anything in between, they claim both. It’s a perfectly closed system (which is why it’s immune to facts).
Also, I just saw Scalzi do a reading in Ft. Collins this afternoon, which was cool.
Yes, but not even Storify can make Twitter any less the wrong platform for that kind of piece. It took me three tries just to get through it.
Funny, but the Storify collection makes a point that I thought was already inherent in the Wired piece. But maybe I got that sense because I did already know that there were people other than straight white men in fandom and pro SF who were in many ways marginalized.
Well that’s funny and/or special. Beale would have been dissatisfied if only non-Puppy nominations had managed to win rockets instead of no-awards and a couple of slated-nominations. I’m fairly sure he’d be content if Hugo voters decided to no-award until the end of the century just to spite Puppies. Scorched earth appeals to him….
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