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RogerBW
RogerBW
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 9:26pm

And the 2017 Worldcon will be in Helsinki: a great bunch of people in a lovely city.

Bluejay
Bluejay
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 10:07pm

Here’s a great take by Chuck Wendig:

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/08/23/the-obligatory-hugo-awards-recap-post/

And as far as “thwacking a dog on the nose with a newspaper” goes, you and Wendig seem to have similarly metaphorical minds. :-)

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Bluejay
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 10:52pm

Well, it was an obvious cheap joke. :-)

Dr. Rocketscience
Dr. Rocketscience
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 2:01am

Predictably, Puppies of all stripes are nonetheless declaring victory.

Danielm80
Danielm80
reply to  Dr. Rocketscience
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 3:00am

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.

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/04/20/

Here, by the way, is an alternate point of view on the Wired article:

https://storify.com/tehawesomersace/we-ve-always-been-here

Bluejay
Bluejay
reply to  Danielm80
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 3:06am

That second link makes an excellent and extremely necessary point.

Dr. Rocketscience
Dr. Rocketscience
reply to  Bluejay
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 4:23am

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.

Dr. Rocketscience
Dr. Rocketscience
reply to  Danielm80
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 4:21am

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.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Danielm80
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 12:29pm

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.

SaltHarvest
SaltHarvest
reply to  Danielm80
Wed, Sep 09, 2015 6:56pm

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….