Damien Walter’s Ugly Tie

tieThose of you who have kids may remember their gifts to dad early on, which usually consisted of a mangled ashtray they made in art class, which you kept as a sacred treasure because your baby made it (yes, I still have a ceramic hedgehog from one of mine). Sometimes, though, when there was nothing to present from art class, the munchkins would go out and buy a hideous tie for dad’s birthday – a tie he would be embarrassed to wear were it from any source other than the child.

Yeah, that tie.

You don’t want to wear it, because Punkin spent hard-earned allowance money getting you that ugly tie as a present, and you want to honor that gesture by wearing it on a special occasion, so you pat them on the head and hug and kiss them, and they feel so good, because daddy likes their present!

Well, yesterday was Larry Correia’s birthday. Larry – the author of some of my favorite books, and the SJW-proclaimed International Lord of Hate – got a present for his special day from the Guardian’s resident Oozing Vagoo Damien Walter – an article on Dimwit’s Guardian blog critiquing Larry’s novels, as well as some other authors whom I love.

Note also that Dimwit has made his Twitter feed protected, so only the correct sort of readers may follow him and read his 140-character brain droppings. Dimwit doesn’t exactly like criticism. Perhaps THAT’S why he hasn’t managed to shit out a book, even thought the British government has given him other people’s money to do so.

I’m not linking to Dimwit’s ponderous swamp of viscous (no, not vicious – I meant viscous, as in gelatinous or mucusy), mangled pseudo-thought. You can use the Google Machine for his snark-filled, condescending screed “Hugo Awards: Reading the Sad Puppies’ Pets.” It’s also archived here. If there’s one thing clear from Dimwit’s blithering excretion, it’s that even though he claims to have read these authors’ books and found them to be clearly substandard, his idea of “reading” involves skimming a few pages of a single work, skimming a few others – maybe, asserting how awful they are, and then basing his critique attack on other Sad Puppy authors on those limited, half-witted views.

And he claims the Guardian pays him to read books! Perhaps they should ask for their money back, because he’s quite obviously incapable of reading – or at least comprehending – books he claims are oh-so-low class, they’re comparable to straight-to-video Dolph Lundgren films. Those damn proles.

OK, I like Dolph Lundgren. He’s fun – something that Dimwit obviously avoids like a bad case of the herp (which, he likely wouldn’t get anyway, because – really – who the hell would want to fuck that omega male?) – and contrary to what some supercilious twat wads believe, entertainment can not contain haughty, overbearing social or political messages and still be worthwhile.

Also, Dolph Lundgren is much smarter than Dimwit, the self-described “male feminist” who hasn’t been able to birth a book, even though the British government apparently paid him a grant to do so, but who apparently teaches writing, even though he’s apparently incapable of reading an entire book, let alone writing one even with taxpayer money incentives. Maybe Larry’s writing is a bit too complex for Dimwit.

Dolph Lundgren has a degree in chemistry from Washington State University, a degree in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, and a Master’s in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney. He also stars in movies people actually see, and is a much more recognizable persona than Dimwit. So Dimwit denigrating Lundgren is as laughable as Dimwit denigrating Larry Correia, who somehow manages to write entertaining stories, makes a great living, has a huge fan base, and unlike Dimwit, can actually write a book – a number of them, in fact – that people love to read.

I also note that aside from a few outliers, Dimwit’s blog averages about as many comments per entry as mine does – UNLESS he is writing about the Sad Puppies, which brings out the pusillanimous Puppy Kickers to pile on and pat one another on the back about how enlightened they are for hating that pulp fiction pablum. This tells me Dimwit simply trots out the Puppies when things get particularly slow on his Guardian blog, because let’s face it, folks – Dimwit needs the hits.

And that’s pretty much what he’s done in this latest gutless harangue.

For the last few years, the Hugo awards for science fiction have been campaigned against by a group of writers and fans calling themselves the Sad Puppies – mostly male, very white, and overwhelmingly conservative. Unhappy with sci-fi’s growing diversity, the Puppies have deliberately block-voted for certain titles to get them nominated for Hugos at the expense of a wider field. They say it is their goal to “poke the establishment in the eye” by nominating “unabashed pulp action that isn’t heavy-handed message fic”. I say it is to sponsor awful writers.

So Dimwit starts out with a deliberate lie, given that Sad Puppies 4 was run by all women, who are overwhelmingly libertarian, and that those “certain titles” recommended by the Puppies were voted on by anyone who has read a work and liked it, and included such SJW favorites as Ann Leckie.

Never let facts get in the way of your attempts to gain readership at the expense of the people whom you revile, but whose accomplishments you couldn’t hope to match, let alone exceed, Dimwit.

The Puppies have two criteria for what they deem excellence: does it turn a buck? And has the author dared to say anything, ever, that they disagree with? This, paired with their conspiracy theories about some big sci-fi publishers, means that they tend to champion mostly self-published authors. Nothing about quality – though you don’t need an in-depth knowledge of sci-fi to understand that a short story called Space Raptor Butt Invasion (yes, really) has not arrived on the Hugo lists because of its calibre.

Wow, what utter dreck! Fans nominated works they liked using whatever criteria they wanted. The organizers of Sad Puppies 4 spent a lot of time compiling recommendations based on those nominations in a completely open and transparent process. Larry Correia repeatedly and quite openly stated why he started the campaign in the first place – another piece Dimwit is apparently incapable of understanding. And, the Sad Puppies had nothing to do with “Space Raptor Butt Invasion,” no matter how hard Dimwit twists and strains to make that connection.

With this year’s Hugo awards coming on Saturday night in the US, I thought I’d read some of the authors championed by the Puppies. (Don’t ever say I don’t do anything for you.)

If you find meaning in straight-to-video Dolph Lundgren films, then Larry Correia’s novels will be your kind of read. Correia, accountant-turned-author-turned-Sad-Puppies-creator, kicked off his Monster Hunter series with Monster Hunter International, about an accountant whose boss turns into a monster. So he shoots him. In fact, much of the Monster Hunter series relies rather heavily on people the hero doesn’t like turning into monsters … so he can shoot them.

There’s a problem here. Dimwit either engages in seriously sloppy writing, or he read a few pages, saw a reference to a gun, shat himself in utter terror, and couldn’t continue reading.

Yes, the novel’s main character does shoot his boss at first, but since his boss is a werewolf, shooting him does nothing, so Owen Zastava Pitt subsequently kills his werewolf boss by chucking him out of a window, and dropping a desk on him. So by implying that Z kills the monster by shooting it, and then making absolutely false claims about the rest of the series, Dimwit is either a mediocre and careless writer, who hasn’t understood what he read, or he hasn’t actually read anything but the first few pages of Monster Hunter International, saw the passage about the shooting, got scared, hid under his desk for a while until the tremors subsided, predicted he’s read all he needs and that the rest would be much of the same, and proceeded to write about it.

My bet would be on the latter.

Because if it’s the former, then he’s guilty of the kind of writing crimes of which he accuses authors he doesn’t like.

Dimwit goes on to trash popular novelists such as Sarah A. Hoyt and Brad Torgersen, John C. Wright and Dave Freer, and anyone else whom he considers part of the Sad Puppy cisheteropatriarchaloppressors. He doesn’t get into details, other than to claim sentences are “mangled,” whatever that means, and accuses these talented writers of “vomiting onto the page” whatever passes through their heads.

This coming from someone whose claim to fame is proclaiming himself to be a “male feminist” and spewing out such literary feculence as “My Lovesick Zombie Boy Band.” I get this feeling Dimwit is just too stupid to understand words on a page, so he denigrates the authors in hopes of concealing his own inadequacies.

But the Sad Puppies don’t want any of their books to end up on bestseller lists or TV screens. It’s the same frustrating paradigm that British MP Michael Gove hit upon when he said that people were sick of experts, or what Donald Trump plays upon when he rails against “professional politicians”. We’re seeing the Dunning-Kruger effect played out on a mass scale, and the Sad Puppies are just a speck in that wider problem.

No, of course Sad Puppies don’t want their books on bestseller lists! Larry Correia winding up on Entertainment Weekly’s bestseller list and on the New York Times bestseller list must have been an accident! He didn’t want any of that! Totes unintentional!

You know, it’s amusing to see Dimwit flailing – allowing Larry not only to live rent-free in his head, but to flood the toilet, toss around stale pizza boxes, run up the pay-per-view bill, and stain the shag carpet. Larry had nothing to do with the Hugos this year. He declined his nomination last year. He’s ignored poor Dimwit, because Larry is doing what Larry does best – writing entertaining books for his fans and having fun.

And yet, here’s Dimwit, once again trying to get Larry’s attention, like a slow child presenting daddy with that ugly tie for Father’s Day.

Yep, this article is Dimwit’s ugly tie – published right on time for dad’s Larry’s birthday.

Meanwhile, the talented, smart, generous authors beloved by fans and reviled by the SJW Howler Monkeys as melancholy juvenile canines, will continue selling books and thrilling their audiences.

That’s nice, Dimmy. Maybe daddy will wear your tie next time.

72 responses

  1. I love that tie. You are aesthetically challenged, Nicki!

    Want proof? I’ve seen your husband’s picture from your European getaway.

    Case closed.

    -Jim

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    1. HAHAHHA! Jim needs mirror! STAT!😉

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  2. I learned quite a bit about Dolph Lundgren that I did not know. Thank you for the information.

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    1. No problem. I found out about that a while ago. The guy is pretty brilliant. And he was a hottie back in the day!😉

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      1. Oh, come on! He still is a hottie. He looks damned good to me!

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        1. Indeed! I mean, how many of the whiny SJZs or CHORFs can hope to look that good at their age?

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    2. Yeah, he tends to show up on lists of “Actors you didn’t know were brilliant” or whatever click-bait headline they use that day.

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    3. He also has a self-depreciating sense of humor; just see his advertisement for NatGeo’s Brain Games show.

      I vaguely remember reading that he also beat the everliving shit out of a home invader. Or was it that a photo revealing who the homeowner was made the home invader flee in utter terror? I can’t remember which.

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      1. I wouldn’t be surprised. He’s an accomplished martial artist too.

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      2. The story is actually funnier than that. Apparently, some thieves broke in, tied up his wife, and were in the process of robbing his house when they saw him in some family photos. They then cut the robbery short, leaving immediately. Dolph wasn’t even home and he managed to chase them away.

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        1. That’s the tale! Thank you. And see? He’s so badass he chases away robbers even when he’s not home.

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    4. If you haven’t seen this you all might get a kick out of it.

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      1. Sorry, didn’t put the link.

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  3. Agree, Nicki. BTW, I’ve arranged to be on duty at the airport from 6 to 10PM this coming Wednesday so I can give you good directions to the rental agencies and Fort Sill. I look forward to meeting you in person. I’ll be at the information desk next to baggage carrier #4 on the lower level.

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    1. So, we’re not going to have baggage. Just carry-ons. Are we still passing through where you are? We’ve got a car reserved with Alamo.

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      1. Yes, you’ll still have to come through the baggage claim area to get to the shuttle which will take you to the central location where all the rental cars are now located (as of about 3 1/2 months ago.) If you are traveling on United, American or Southwest, you’ll come down the escalators outside of what’s called the “West Security Gate”. When you get to the bottom, simply turn right and you’ll see my desk. If you come via Delta, you’ll come out through the “East Security Gate” and you’ll need to turn left and walk about 30 yards to where my desk is. In either case, I’ll provide you with maps from the airport to Lawton, OK, and directions to the rental car shuttle bus.

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        1. We’re flying American. Gotcha. Can’t stay long, unfortunately, as there’s still that hour and a half drive to make to our hotel, but we’ll at least say hi.🙂

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      2. BTW, via Delta, you’ll still go down the escalator to the baggage claim area and THEN turn left to where my desk is located. I’ll be wearing an OU shirt (red) and wearing glasses. I do not have the moustache you can see on my attached photo. (I got tired of having to beg my wife for a kiss now and then!)

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  4. Okay, trying to unnershtand here – dimwit only likes apologist fiction? No tension, no suspense, no character profiles/descriptions that say ‘these could be real’. He doesn’t like Dolph Lundgren, probably too much testosterone on the screen there. So, most likely he’s afraid of being compared to real men like the late Chris Kyle, who would really make him wet his pants, or martial arts peeps like Jean-Claude van Damme and Stephen Seagal (even if you don’t like him personally, just making a point) because they represent everything he is not.

    And he’s gotten a UK gov’t grant to write a book but so far has turned out nothing? Geezis deep-fried peas and carrots! I’ve managed to turn out one novel, one non-fiction, and one novella (and they’re all available) and working on three (3) more novels now, all at the same time because some whack job crapweasel disbarred attorney did his best to distract me and 8 other people from our daily lives and I have work to do! And I know plenty of other people avidly pursuing their love of writing with no regard to anything but getting the stories out on paper!

    And this curdled, greasy lump of Playdoh has done N-O-T-H-I-N-G but flap his yap on Twitter all this time?

    Judas Priest (the rock group)! I would love to provide that asswipe with a link to the ‘squick me out’ pages on Heroes and Hearthrobs (romance!!! Yeah!!!) but the sexual inuendoes involved would probably give him the vapors. And who the blinking, freaking, bloodied Hell would want to revive this useless cushion ornament – EVER?

    Thanks for letting me rant, Nicki!!!

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    1. He supposedly has turned out a single book in the years that he’s been getting grants from the UK government to do so. It’s a collection, I think, of short stories. Good luck finding it. Title’s something about zombies, or boyfriends.

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      1. Yeah, it’s the Zombie boy ban fecal matter I mentioned in the blog entry.

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    2. Not bad Sara, not bad at all. LOL
      and I personally figure he’ll get smothered to death by an angry rhino for trying to pat that ass. What are you looking at me liek that for? I thought all the world knew that like a number of others in this world, Damien is the result of a dalliance between a syphilitic hooker and a train of passing donkeys. needless to say I think the better part of all those daddies ran down mommy’s leg…

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  5. I remember last year or the year before Damien crowdsourcing people to get dirt on Larry and it backfired spectacularly, for the obvious reason that there is no dirt. I replied to one of his stupid tweets but got blocked without a reply.

    The shit Damien spews is baseless and false most of the time or are distorted versions of the truth. But he keeps doing it because there is zero culpability for him. He writes what he writes–all assumptions, of course–based either on his own bigoted views or from secondhand information he repeats as fact.

    I guess that is the only way he gets any attention from the “cool” crowd he so desperately wants to belong to. He is a liar and a twister of fact and it irks me that he keeps getting away with publishing what is clearly malicious nonsense.

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    1. It’s rather telling that CHORFs and SJZs can’t believe there are honestly good men and women out there. There’s ‘dirt’ on ‘everyone’ – I wonder if they realize that means the same dirt digging can be done to them?

      Frankly, most of these douchebags get away with it because the most injured parties –

      -Have better things to do with their money than sue
      -or haven’t enough money to sue
      -laugh at the flailing because it gets them positive attention from people who actually matter
      -work at something that they can’t get ‘fired’ from.

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      1. I agree. I suspect there is a lot of projection going on. In the same vein a serial cheater won’t accept his spouse would never cheat.

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        1. The projection is less of a suspicion and more of a tell-tale, in my opinion.

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        2. Geez. it’s not a tell tale. a tell is small. His articles are a screaming fucking neon sign in obnoxious colors telling the world at large that “I am Damien Walters and I’m a screaming pile of assnuggets that does everything I accuse others of, because I have projection issues.”

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        3. Probably this, yes. :-p

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  6. “you will find … sentences … as mangled as these. ”

    Funny…the only “mangled” sentence in that paragraph is one that, it appears, Dimwit HIMSELF mangled by mistyping it: “It was one of the few thing things his dad ever really got angry with him about.”

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    Even though he has no part in this year’s Sad Puppies, the Usual Suspects continue to use Larry as their boogeyman. They still bitterly cling to the silly idea that he did all this because he didn’t win the Campbell. He’s a supervillain to them, melodramatically vowing revenge over a minor slight.

    But Larry doesn’t care. He’s living on his mountain, writing his next bestseller.

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    1. And laughing at them.

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    2. See, if I could do what Larry’s doing with his money – buying a mountain, building his domain – I’d consider that ‘having made it.’ Having a solid base of fans like he does is also pretty goddamned awesome. Hell, I can only dream of being as successful as he is.

      Which is why the CHORFies have, ultimately, a very weird idea of what constitutes ‘successful’ that ultimately have nothing to do with reality.

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  8. I keep asking Walter if he’s finished his book yet.

    Oddly, my question keeps being deleted…..

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    1. I’m shocked! LMAO!!

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  9. On Twitter, apparently Wired is calling for HP Lovecraft’s works to be feminized.

    Quite honestly I don’t see how. Lovecraft’s works, from what I know, would have them gibbering in terror for their safe spaces before they’re torn apart (I haven’t read any; horror isn’t my thing) and quite honestly, screaming a chant of “DIVERSITY! DIVERSITY UBER ALLES” isn’t going to work on Cthulhu.

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    1. *sigh* I see some of my verbal tics are creeping into my comments. ~_~;

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    2. How are they planning to do that? You mean fan fiction?

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      1. Maybe they want another thing they can scream ‘if you don’t watch/read this, then you’re a bigot’ failure of a thing.

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        1. Ah, like the new Ghostbusters. Got it! Poor Lovecraft, he’s been dead so long and still people are on his case.

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        2. You’ve heard about the screeching about Edgar Allen Poe, right? Racist, apparently. (And so is Mark Twain, to go from their fainting over Huckleberry Finn.)

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        3. No, I haven’t. Oh, geez… What a privilege it is to condemn dead writers.

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        4. The screeching about Poe was sometime last year. I think it had to do with replacing an award that had his image, with Olivia Butler. I think. I wasn’t paying too much attention because I figured these idiots will tone police themselves into silence and irrelevance, and I was too busy grieving over the death of my son Brandon.

          Heck, they can have their circlejerk lectures about who’s more PC than thou; let’s go off and hang with the kaiju.

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        5. Oh wait, that was Lovecraft’s bust. They thought that because he was clearly racist his image should not be used for an award for fantasy. I remember now. Also, something about his work not being proper fantasy but falling more within the sphere of cosmic horror was another but less loud reason.

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        6. There was also something about Poe being racist.

          These idiots are the kind who buy into the idea that nothing important ever existed before THEY came up with the idea, so really, it’s no surprise they’re trying to pretend they’re not standing on the work of others, that it’s all ‘original.’ And denigrating the past is part of their shell game.

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        7. It’s a pity, though. We need the outliers of the past, imperfect as they may be. *Sigh*

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        8. *snort* We’re human. We are flawed. We may seek to be perfect, and attempt it, but it is because of our imperfection that we seek to improve. Without that flaw, there would be nothing to urge us to dream, and we would only have the base hungers and needs to satisfy. And since we are not cookie cutter perfect copies of each other, each dream and each vision is different from the lens of our own individuality.

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        9. This is what I wanted to say, but I was on my phone walking to fetch my kids. You put it perfectly.

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        10. *smile, and bows* Thank you for the compliment.

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        11. A pleasure, madam.🙂

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        12. Sorry; I think that might have come out a bit more preachy than I intended. I always look at people who proclaim their perfection with a suspicious eye. Those who brag in front of the temple, versus the sinner who wept and begged for God’s forgiveness, as it were. “Who are you trying to impress?” so to speak.

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        13. But it’s true. Only the ignorant profess perfection. The rest of just strive to stain a modicum of that. Why else do we read dead authors? To learn from them, not just for the writing bit but to adjust our lenses.

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        14. True.

          And there are people out there who we strive to be like, in some aspects which we admire; and there are those who are put on this earth for no other reason it seems, than for us to see “That is someone I don’t want to be.”

          …hm. That sounds almost poetic. I’m in an odd frame of mind. Overcast skies and lovely instrumental music.

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        15. And this is why I suck at typing fast on my phone. As long you understood the gist of it.😛

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        16. *grin* I can’t claim brilliance on that one. I remember finding somewhere, an icon that said “if you can’t be a good example you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.”

          At that point in my life, I’d met enough of the ‘horrible warning’ types.

          And then there were some who should be horrible warnings. As per this quote from a character named Durga:
          “It’s not enough to win. You want nothing left of your enemy but a skull nailed to a fencepost so everybody understands the cost of crossing you.”

          I don’t think the SJZs realize that ‘skull nailed to fencepost’ is the figurative end goal of the Rabid Puppies re: the Hugos
          … and was never the end goal of the Sad Puppies in any of its’ incarnations.

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        17. Good grief.

          If these people ever read a genuine sexist work (like John Norman’s Gor series) their heads would explode.

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        18. Oddly enough, despite that ‘sexist’ work, it’s… how many novels now? More than 25?

          *wicked grin* Funny, doesn’t it prove them ‘right’ that message fiction sells?

          Apparently it is exactly the kind of thing that SJZs profess they want to have in fiction too.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Norman

          Norman includes lengthy philosophical and sociological dissertations criticizing the malaise of modern society (everything from common dishonesty to nuclear holocaust) in his Gorean stories. A variety of societies, cultures and moral concepts are described in depth in his novels.

          So… he does exactly what is supposedly wanted by the SJZs – have fiction as social commentary and exploration of a social theory. Both men and women are enslaved (and given SJZ adoration of bondage culture, you’d think they’d be all over this) and he manages to wrap it up in a fictional alt-Earth.

          Let’s look further:

          His fiction places emphasis on living in accordance with a Nietzschean natural order, supporting a hierarchy of talent. He uses this hierarchy as a framework to analyze differences in society, and he contends that the woman is by nature a submissive helper of the dominant man. Norman’s work often takes this observation literally: heroes enslave heroines who, upon being enslaved, revel in the discovery of their natural place. Although bondage in his Imaginative Sex guide is overtly and completely sexual in nature, the bondage and slavery presented on “Gor” follows along the lines of societal or legal slavery; a common way of life as reflected in ancient Rome and other societies. While the philosophy presented is unquestionably that of male dominance, male characters are themselves often enslaved by powerful females. In an interview[1] with Polygraff magazine, Norman stated that he believes that it is obvious that all societies are based on dominance and hierarchy.

          See? Nothing there is ‘wrong’ according to the SJZ mindset – If they didn’t believe that old strawman of women must be submissive to the man as being true, why else would they constantly call for the rebellion of women against men? And clearly they have nothing against the enslavement or second-classing of a group they perceive as lesser through whatever criterion they deem valid at the moment, and they believe that those groups should know their place and accept it, while the SJZs love to place themselves on the position of the dominant while somehow claiming to be the enslaved victim (so… I guess by that metric, they’re happy in their slavery to socjus?)

          /Aristotelean gadfly mode off

          But since it doesn’t fit SJZ agenda – goodness knows why!- it’ll be pilloried.

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    3. Racism, huh? Gee, I grew up in the 1960s when all that REAL civil rights protesting was going on. Oh, and I put REAL 1960s stuff in one novel-in-progress because that’s how things REALLY were, but since it’s got time travel in it, there’s also speciesism (is that a word?).
      Oh, I do get it. I do. Let’s squelch creativity and imagination in favor of never offending anyone and everything is fine…. everything is just fine… nothing is wrong… just maintain an even strain….
      Will it make their heads explode? Oh, Mars and Athena Parthenon, I hope the noise creates a sonic event. If I’m the only person who recalls the silly event when people who objected to John Lennon’s statement that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus by burning their Beatles albums, that would be sad. It made Life magazine, and since LPs back then were vinyl, buying them and burning them did nothing but put money in the Beatles’ pockets and contribute vast quantities of toxic gases to air pollution levels.
      One can only hope these braindead buckaroos will be that stupid. 🙂

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      1. They ARE that stupid. I mean, look at how they keep running into Vox’s very obviously laid traps. All he has to do is say “Don’t do this, or I will do this,”and they do exactly, if not go overboard, on the thing he told them not to do.

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      2. Just a note to everyone that Nicki and Rob made it through OKC last night on their way to Fort Sill, OK, to see “The Redhead” graduate from basic training! Nicki, by the way, has a bone-crushing handshake.

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  10. Oh yeah, I wonder if Dimwit realises that most of the authors he’s mentioned have minorities as their heroes. Dave Freer’s protagonist in Changeling’s Island isn’t white, and one of the strongest women in the book definitely isn’t.

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    1. He didnt read past the dust jacket, so he missed that.

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      1. I don’t think they read that much. Just go with what their approved knowledge of the books is.

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        1. We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia.

          Stamp out crimethink!

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  11. Nicki, you forgot Dolph’s third degree black belt in Karate, which is just way too Alpha male for Omega boy, so he can feel free to insult him online from the safety of his mum’s basement, where the big, scary Swedish Actor/engineer can’t get him.

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    1. I think I mentioned it in comments somewhere below. But yes, Damien doesn’t like large brass balls any more than he likes a large intellect, because he can’t match either.

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  12. “something that Dimwit obviously avoids like a bad case of the herp (which, he likely wouldn’t get anyway, because – really – who the hell would want to fuck that omega male?)”

    I think Dimmy may have caught herpes from his hand. He’s that type.

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  13. Damien wishes he had one one-thousandth as much name recognition as Dolph Lundgren. For that matter, Damien wishes he had one one-thousand as much name recognition as most of us whom he chooses to take shots at. I’ve been professionally publishing for half as long as Damien, and have put out ten times as much material, to include short fiction which has earned me no less than three Analog magazine readers’ choice awards, the rare triple-nom for Hugo, Nebula, and Campbell, plus an Association of Mormon Letters Award, a Writers of the Future Award, as well as inclusion in no less than two “Year’s best” anthologies, and getting more nice reader mail in an average week than Damien has seen in his entire non-career career.

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    1. I loved it when you called him a jock sniffer. Also, butt plug was inspired! I think I’m rubbing off on you!😉

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  14. Nicki, I’m posting this link to an article about a letter from the University of Chicago to the incoming freshman class of 2020. The university will not support ‘trigger warnings’ or provide ‘safe spaces’ for the more sensitive souls who are offended for the sole purpose of being offended. Read the article, it’s an eye-opener!

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-university-of-chicago-safe-spaces-letter-met-20160825-story.html

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    1. Saw that in FB. LOVE IT! Finally normal people are pushing back!

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  15. […] Books shouldn’t just be fun, they claim. Low-class, boorish, simple entertainment shouldn’t win awards, they assert. All this to advance the perception that they are somehow more sophisticated and […]

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