Category: comicsgate

  • Debarkle: Draft outline

    Coming this month (and probably for most of the year) is “Debarkle”, a history of the Puppy Kerfuffle of 2015, the events that preceded it, the political context and how it presaged events in US politics that followed it. What follows is the draft section and chapter order. Naturally, what will actually happen is something […]

  • Ringo and Comicsgate (aka the crappiest gate)

    Comicsgate, the culture war rebellion that was so self-defeating that it managed to turn its own harassment campaign against itself still drifts on. The anti-free speech group that engaged in online harassment campaigns against multiple creators (e.g. Magdalene Visaggio, Sue DeConnick, Alyssa Wong, Noelle Stevenson and Ta-Nehisi Coates to name just a few) likes to […]

  • Day confirms the Castalia retreat

    I suggested a few days ago that it looked like the far-right publishing house Castalia had stopped publishing new science fiction. There was not an immediate reaction from Vox Day, the white nationalist behind the publisher. However on his blog [archive link] today he more-or-less confirms what was apparent: “In light of the changes in […]

  • Springtime for Bialystock and other stories

    More than one person has asked me about Vox Day’s move into the movie business. I considered writing about it the other day but it’s always a fine line between keeping an eye on the alt-right and inadvertently helping whatever con game is going on. Specifically, crowd funding a film that never gets made is […]

  • Did fandom cause the collapse of civilisation or vice versa? Let’s Assume Neither :)

    It’s been a long time since I linked to a post by the improbable 2016 Campbell Award Finalist and Inaugural Dragon Award Winner for Best Horror Novel That Was Actually A Space Opera, Brian Niemeier but a posy at his blog caught my eye [direct link, archive link]. Brian’s politics mixes standard alt-right nationalism and […]

  • “based on outrage, not actual products”

    I know many regular readers of this blog will not be sad to learn that Jon Del Arroz has deleted his Twitter account. I shan’t rehash Jon’s various actions over the past few years but these links are relevant: http://www.jimchines.com/2018/01/jon-del-arroz/ https://camestrosfelapton.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/and-i-would-have-got-away-with-it-too/ The latest twist in the Ballad of Del Arroz is comicsgategatecomicsgate related. According to […]

  • Is Vox Day Crowd Funding Himself?

    Vox Day’s current attempt at crowdfunding a comic has fallen foul of platform Indiegogo’s terms of service. Vox Day has blamed this on people not liking his politics (i.e. people not liking him praising a guy who murdered teenagers) but Indiegogo has said little other than that the campaign violated its terms of service. Notably, […]

  • CoOrDiNaTeD aTtAcKs!

    CoOrDiNaTeD aTtAcKs!

    Cast your minds back to April 7 2015. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were beaten by the Connecticut Huskies in the NCAA Division I women’s basketball championship and Senator Rand Paul announced he was going to run for the Republic nomination for President of the United States. Meanwhile, in Sad Puppy related news, Larry Correia […]

  • You don’t control who gets to be fans

    On the campaign trail in 2008, Sarah Palin said the following: “We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America […]