Vox asks a rhetorical question

That’s clearly the Narrative. Remember, SJWs must always claim victory. So, if “Space Raptor Butt Invasion” wins the Hugo for Best Short Story, then it’s me and the Rabid Puppies who will look ridiculous. Got it?


I haven’t read Mr Tingles opus yet, but I’m guessing No Award will probably beat it. However, yes, if it wins then yes Vox will look ridiculous – indeed his efforts to get it on the ballot have already made him look more than a little silly.

Ironically for a member of the alt-right Vox has a better sense of humour than many of them (if you doubt that try and find something funny in “Gamergate Life”). He really should have spotted by now that he is writing grumpy rants about Mr Tingle while everybody else is having a bit of a chortle at Tingle’s buckaroo antics.

If it should win…well I guess that would be a tad embarrassing for the Hugo’s but only the scale of Gollum’s MTV acceptance speech. The flipside of that, is when future generations ask “How did ‘Space Raptor Butt Invasion’ win?” that will be the only way anybody ever remembers Vox and the Rabid Puppies. A fitting memorial perhaps.

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and bookless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Theodore, Vox of Day;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

And underneath, in day-glo ink is writ:



  1. JJ

    If it should win, and Zoe Quinn goes onstage to collect the rocket and give a speech, that would certainly be a total embarassment and defeat for VD, no matter what he wants to pretend.


    • camestrosfelapton

      This is the most rattled I’ve seen Vox. The last thing you should do is to start claiming that your not the butt (sorry) of a joke but that everybody who is laughing is and they’ll all be sorry when they realize etc etc.

      Vox claims to be the master strategist of psychological warfare and yet here he is handing control of the narrative to somebody who has no stakes, no debt to Vox and THEN Vox presents himself as the most pompous person in the room and hence the obvious target for mockery from a professional mocker of pomposity.

      Really, anybody else, I’d feel sorry for Vox.


    • ligne

      of course, what with Quinn acting as representative for Chuck Dingle, if it does come behind No Award, VD will inevitably claim victory for VD and Gamergate, rah rah rah.


  2. snowcrash

    Let’s face it, Day’s problem (here specifically – here’s got a a whole subscription) is that he persists in the view that he somehow does not already look ridiculous.

    I wonder if the MAC2 peeps could be convinced to let Quinn present an award. Or is it Not Done for a nominee (or their rep, in this case)?


  3. Mark

    The Voxman* seems to think that laughing along with Chuck Tingle is incompatible with deciding to NA his story. I’m not sure why he thinks his opponents will follow his appointed single straight line of reasoning while he twists and turns his way to victory, but it does seem to be confusing him.

    *”I am the Voxman, they are my voxmen,
    “I am the walrus, goo goo g’ joob”**

    **sorry, don’t know what came over me then


    • camestrosfelapton

      It is an odd come back he is using:
      Non-Rabid Voter: Tingle is funny
      VD: Then you have to vote for him.
      Non-Rabid Voter: You ain’t the boss of me.
      VD: [splutter]


      • Lurkertype

        There have been many times when something I found entertaining (or something by a friend) has been on the ballot and I’ve not voted for it. Chris Garcia’s (someone I know) acceptance speech was charming, but I didn’t think it was Hugo-worthy. Ditto “F Me Ray Bradbury”, though it made me laugh.

        Teddy Boy just has trouble understanding that other people don’t have lockstep groupthink.


      • Lurkertype

        Yes! No matter how amusing and entertaining something is, or how much you like the author, or even if the work is very good, it’s not automatically award-worthy.

        I read a lot of series novels in various genres. Love ’em. Pre-order them. But don’t consider them worth awards.