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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: -1, Flamebait) by jmorris on Monday August 24 2015, @09:51AM

    by jmorris (4844) on Monday August 24 2015, @09:51AM (#226956)

    Yes, many of the Sad Puppies wanted to reform the Hugos by making a point; they thought the other side could then be reasoned with. The Rabids knew better. After voting closed Vox Day was openly stating that it had been his intention from the beginning to goad the SJWs themselves into nuking the Hugos by No Awarding since he knew he didn't have the numbers to outright do it himself. Looks like he played them effortlessly. And has no plans to stop hurting them, over and over, year after year, until they get the hint. He has already been wargaming their probable next move of changing the voting rules and how to troll them into further damaging themselves when they do it.

    Vox says "SJWs always lie." but I would add that they also aren't too bright either. Of course they make up for it with massive numerical superiority as Progressivism is a creed for losers and there is never a shortage of those.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @09:58AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 24 2015, @09:58AM (#226958)

    > Looks like he played them effortlessly.

    Seems to me Vox Day is a "heads I win, tails you lose" kinda guy and super bright guys like yourself totally agree.

    > He has already been wargaming their probable next move

    Snort!

  • (Score: 1, Troll) by VLM on Monday August 24 2015, @11:56AM

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Monday August 24 2015, @11:56AM (#226990)

    The NRx interpretation of the collection of facts does seem to correlate better than most interpretations.

    What I find interesting is the NRx blogs/podcasts I follow don't have much mention of the hugo situation. It can be recognized as an example of their worldview, but they aren't acknowledging it. Or I'm failing to read it, or in the grand scheme of things its not a big enough deal to get much mention.

    An additional NRx interpretation of the facts that you missed yet fits right in, is the old classic that "all organizations that aren't explicitly right wing eventually turn left wing", which certainly fits the hugos. Decades ago, hugo awards really meant something as a mark of quality, its only recently that it converted to a marker of left wing racism and sexism. Now a hugo means the book is at best run of the mill and sometimes mere crap, its like getting a stamp of approval from a Soviet censor. In the old days a hugo meant it was a good story, now it means the author is a member of the correct leftie demographic group and the story is no longer considered.