Month: Jun 2021

  • I have a table and I must pivot it

    Thank you for the additions to the table of Hugo Reviews aka the Giant Table of Procrastination https://camestrosfelapton.wordpress.com/2021/06/29/maybe-an-appendix/ Now it is time to count what is in it.

  • Maybe an appendix…

    As I was collating a lot of 2015 Hugo reviews anyway, I thought I’d make a more full lit and put it here.

  • Catch up on the Debarkle with ebook of Volume 1

    While Part 3 is heading towards the fires of Sasquan, you can now read the century-spanning Parts 1 & 2 in the single volume eBook. https://books2read.com/u/mggWwX Debarkle Volume 1 1880-2014 covers chapters 1 to 33 but with fewer typos than the raw-and-edgy blog version. This is the ‘second draft’ version and once everything is finished, […]

  • Susan’s Salon: 2021 June 27/28

    Susan’s Salon: 2021 June 27/28

    Locked-down salon today! 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 […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 46: July

    Debarkle Chapter 46: July

    The substance of the argument about the Sad and Rabid Puppy campaigns had already run out of steam in June but the attempt to foment a GamerGate-like campaign against Tor Books fuelled the surrounding arguments for another month. July was a month of exhaustion. Late in June, under general instructions from work, Brad Torgersen pulled […]

  • I am in Lockdown [updated]

    [Update: the state government has decided the plan was too complicated and now the Greater Sydney Area is all in lockdown. So my situation is basically the same but less ambiguous.] The delta variant has officially come to town in Sydney and once again the oddly social class nature of Covid is on display. There’s […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 45 – The Reviews (April to July)

    Debarkle Chapter 45 – The Reviews (April to July)

    The focus of this project has been on a small number of people who set chains of consequences in motion but at every stage, it was fans who determined the outcomes of the Hugo Awards by voting. The sheer volume of comments and debates that the dual Puppy campaigns engendered makes it impossible for this […]

  • Loki Episode 3: Lamentis

    Back to our favourite god of mischief but before we begin, we once again must preface a review of a Disney+ show with another entry in the annals of Disney being awful about copyright. This time the Mouse’s IP lawyers have become very possessive of the Norse god of mischief themself, which surely is tempting […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 44: June Part 2

    Debarkle Chapter 44: June Part 2

    [Content warning for dicussion of a racist mass shooting in a later section] The Tor Boycott and harassment of Tor creative director Irene Gallo by supporters of the dual Puppy campaigns dominated the discussion in fannish spaces in June. However, neither fandom nor the rest of the world stopped for the quixotic campaign against the […]

  • Susan’s Salon: 2021 June 20/21

    Susan’s Salon: 2021 June 20/21

    Happy solstice, everybody. May the Earth’s axis wobble in your favour. 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 […]