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posted by cmn32480 on Monday August 24 2015, @02:41AM   Printer-friendly
from the white-males-have-enough-awards dept.

So, last night the SJW types over at the Hugo awards decided they'd rather burn the whole thing to the ground than give out an award based on what the readers like instead of social justice reasons:

The members of the World Science Fiction Society rejected the slate of finalists in five categories, giving No Award in Best Novella, Short Story, Related Work, Editor Short Form, and Editor Long Form. This equals the total number of times that WSFS members have presented No Award in the entire history of the Hugo Awards, most recently in 1977.

Here are a few of the people on the #SadPuppies slate that should be quite surprised to learn that they were denied a chance at an award for being white males when they wake up this morning: Rajnar Vajra, Larry Correia, Annie Bellet, Kary English, Toni Weisskopf, Ann Sowards, Megan Gray, Sheila Gilbert, Jennifer Brozek, Cedar Sanderson, and Amanda Green.

takyon: Here are in-depth explanations of the Hugo Awards controversy.

Previously: "Rightwing lobby has 'broken' Hugo awards" Says George R.R. Martin (240 comments)


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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @02:49AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @02:49AM (#226792)

    Are people so very selfish that they actually need awards to validate their pitiful existence? If writing and having written are not intrinsically satisfying enough for these people, maybe they should stop writing, because they are obviously not sufficiently motivated.

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @03:16AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @03:16AM (#226803)

    You win the award for biggest a-hole. Congrats.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @03:28AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @03:28AM (#226810)

      Anyone who does not admire your mutual admiration society is an a-hole. Good to know.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @04:04AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @04:04AM (#226826)

      Do you need another merit badge?

  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Tork on Monday August 24 2015, @03:18AM

    by Tork (3914) on Monday August 24 2015, @03:18AM (#226804)

    Are people so very selfish that they actually need awards to validate their pitiful existence?

    ... he said while secretly hoping for an 'Insightful' mod.

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    • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @03:24AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @03:24AM (#226808)

      Nope. Don't fucking care if it's moderated or not. But you're hoping for a Touché mod, aren't you, champ?

      • (Score: 3, Funny) by Tork on Monday August 24 2015, @03:27AM

        by Tork (3914) on Monday August 24 2015, @03:27AM (#226809)
        Nope, I was hoping for funny and did so without taking a potshot at others with the same motivation.
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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @03:30AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @03:30AM (#226811)

          Good work, you did it! You're Funny!

          LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

          • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Tork on Monday August 24 2015, @03:49AM

            by Tork (3914) on Monday August 24 2015, @03:49AM (#226819)
            I'm sorry I struck a nerve there, man. Have a good rest-of-the-weekend.
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          • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @04:28AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @04:28AM (#226840)

            You sound upset.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by mcgrew on Monday August 24 2015, @03:35PM

    by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Monday August 24 2015, @03:35PM (#227062) Homepage Journal

    Getting a Hugo drives sales.

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