Month: May 2021

  • Debarkle Chapter 36: February Part 1 — the slates

    As January came to an end, Vox Day’s followers, the so-called ‘Dread Ilk’, were chomping at the bit. With one day left for registration for the 2015 Worldcon, Day encouraged his followers to sign up to support the Sad Puppies 3 campaign. “We have the momentum. Last year, the Dread Ilk showed up in respectable […]

  • Susan’s Salon: 2021 May 30/31

    Please use the comment section to just chat about whatever you want. Susan’s Salon is posted early Monday (Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is still Sunday in most other countries). It’s fine to be sad, worried, vaccinated, unvaccinated-yet, angry or maybe even happy (or all of those things at once). Please feel free to post […]

  • A Debarkle Appendix

    A reference post of things too tabular to contain within the next chapter. In the last chapter I covered the announcement of Sad Puppies 3. In the comments to that thread, Brad crowd-sourced suggestions for the forthcoming slate. I’ve done a rough compilation of those suggestions here and semi-cleaned them up https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_6mfGeQcRYvNUXt5BOuE-v7TeVEUUbTrOi6TR18GDR4/edit?usp=sharing

  • Debarkle Chapter 35: January

    [content warning: discussion of terror attacks, Islamophobic slurs, transphobia and racism] January 2015 started as a normal year: fireworks over Sydney Harbour, global warming inching further to disaster and America embroiled in seemingly endless wars. On January 7, Europe and America were shocked by the mass shooting at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 34: Part 3 Twenty Fifteen

    The story so far…[1] In 2005, right-wing columnist Vox Day and aspiring fantasy author Theodore Beale were revealed to be the same person and a member of the jury for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s premier science fiction awards known as the Nebula. The after-effects of the lengthy blog discussion on his […]

  • Hugo 2021: Black Sun (Between Earth & Sky 1) by Rebecca Roanhorse

    It is time for a big canvas, multi-character epic fantasy with duelling gods and political machinations. Rebecca Roanhorse follows four characters towards disaster as a holy city awaits a foretold solar eclipse. The setting is a set of nations with a feel of pre-colonisation Americas, with influences drawn from multiple cultures. The alternating perspectives of […]

  • Susan’s Salon: 2021 May 23/24

    Please use the comment section to just chat about whatever you want. Susan’s Salon is posted early Monday (Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is still Sunday in most other countries). It’s fine to be sad, worried, vaccinated, unvaccinated-yet, angry or maybe even happy (or all of those things at once). Please feel free to post […]

  • Short note…

    The missing Debarkle chapter has been completed…If you left a comment on the placeholder chapter, then I have unapproved it just in case you find your earlier comment now incongruous. If you are happy for it to stay, I can reapprove it and it will re-appear as was – just let me know. Still don’t […]

  • Review: Army of the Dead (Netflix movie)

    Zak Snyder picks up the pace after the portentously dull “Snyder Cut” of Justice League. Army of the Dead is marketed as a mash-up of the zombie movie and heist movie genres and the good news is that is exactly what it is. The set-up has its own pre-titles sequence, when an army convoy goes […]

  • And while I’m linking to horrible blogs…

    I’m just putting this here because it is actually largely non-awful and in places informative, as well as relevant to some issues we’ve been discussing recently. Larry Correia posted this essay on his blog entitled “Why are there so many Mormon writers?” https://monsterhunternation.com/2021/05/17/why-are-there-so-many-mormon-writers/ Clearly there is an iterative factor that there are so many because […]

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