Puppy thinking follows no Earth logic. As far as I can make out, last year they block-nominated the Chuck Tingle story because obviously progressive science fiction is all about gay sex, so pushing bizarre gay porn would show how badly those terrible SJWs had ruined sci-fi. Or something. It didn’t make a lot of… Read more
I loved High-Rise, but it’s very much not for everyone. It perfectly captures both the tone of a deliberately disorienting J.G. Ballard novel and the aesthetics of a late-1970s psychedelic cult movie, only with Tom Hiddleston walking around naked. If you’re the audience for that, it’s a must-see.
Most of the Puppy leaders grew up in the 1980s, when there were indeed women and POC in literary SF. Lots of fiction with “social justice” themes, too. I’m pretty sure that when they talk about the classic SF of their childhoods, they’re not thinking of books; they’re thinking of Star Wars.
Novels that won the Hugo in its first decade include The Demolished Man, A Case of Conscience, A Canticle for Leibowitz, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Man in the High Castle, none of which I'd describe as a simple tale of derring-do. There can be only one explanation: the SJWs have a time machine.
It's weird, but telling, how the gamebros paraphrasing Sakeesian's arguments (or straight-up making fake quotes and attributing them to her, which has happened) always include a bit where she calls gamers misogynists, losers, scum, etc. Which Sarkeesian NEVER does. She never insults people who like the video games… Read more
There are a lot of things zombies can represent, which is probably one reason they're so popular, but the "zombies as hated minorities/immigrants/poor people" metaphor seems to be especially common right now. You see a lot of fiction lately where zombies are basically the 99%, rising up to devour complacent Western… Read more
A number of classical composers were black; there was a big African population in southern Europe at the time. Both Beethoven and Hayden were of Moorish descent, and, going from contemporary descriptions of their appearance, would be considered "black" by racist-ass white people today.
As a matter of fact, the aircraft carrier staff was extremely wary about us carrying even fake guns. We had to get permission in advance, and I got stopped several times over my obviously plastic sidearm. That said, they were incredibly nice and patient with us, especially the many veterans who volunteer there, and… Read more
You mean, if a woman was bragging about her tireless efforts to drive men out of gaming just for being men, because seeing the image of a man on a computer screen fills her with a creepy combination of sexual frustration, jealously and rage, would people think that was wrong? Read more