Category: FieldsyFlap

  • Starting February: Debarkle

    I’ve been mulling over for some time (years tbh) writing a history of the Sad Puppy/Rabid Puppy attempt to hijack the Hugo Awards. A few things have put me off doing so. Two of the obstacles is any account needs at least some treatment of RaceFail and of the Requires Hate story and they are […]


  • Blogiversary: Greatest Hits

    Blogiversary: Greatest Hits

    Five years of all this nonsense but what nonsense were people reading and when? I’m down here in the archive stacks of Felapton Towers and blowing the dust off the weird old filing cabinets to find out. These posts are just the numbers-game hits rather than special favourites and often other factors drove the traffic […]

  • Hey, hey, hey, it’s Chris Chupik!

    Hi Chris! Thanks for dropping by and reading this blog and then reporting back. It’s certainly a thing that you do I guess 🙂 Anyway…I’ve a few questions if you don’t mind. You and other Sad Pups often made angry sounds about selective quoting, even when whole paragraphs of text were quoted…yet, you always make […]

  • John C Wright to Storm a Building

    Here’s a thing which is in turns wrong, absurd, despicable and then absurd again. The Daily Beast in late February carried an article on three Instagram ‘stars’ – the sisters have an apparently innocuous enough degree of celebrity from their lifestyle posts on Instagram. What the Daily Beast went on to reveal was that these […]

  • I’ll be Leaving Dave Freer Alone

    Dave, it appears, is feeling put upon in his latest column. He complains about Jim Hines and rambles about tarantulas and people putting things in their bum and compares himself to a victim of a witchhunt. It would be tempting to ask him ‘Seriously Dave, what the f_ck?’ At this point not even Vox […]

  • Aaaa-ber-dee-dee-deen-push-pineapple-shake-the-tree

    Well, I don’t want this blog to be all Freer all the time but Dave really is insistent. A second thing I don’t want to fall for is being pressured into revealing personal information because of continued threats by Dave Freer to attack the Meadows family. What anyone and everyone (including current allies of any […]

  • Book Promo

    I don’t usually do book promotions (except inept ones for the cat) but I did just buy a couple of books and hey, it might be nice if others bought them as well. This fantasy tale looks like the start of an interesting series: And it has a sequel!   On a different note, I […]

  • Dave’s little list

    OK, it maybe Victorian cultural appropriation but time for a bit of light comic opera from Gilbert and Sullivan: As some day it may happen that a victim must be found I’ve got a little list — I’ve got a little list Of society offenders who might well be underground And who never would be […]

  • Two Posts Relevant to the Freer Piece

    Jim C Hines has answered Dave Freer’s post here: Foz Meadows has written a very moving piece here: There’s a core issue here. Dave Freer appears to literally be unable to imagine the various people he is attacking now as human beings. The people applauding his honesty at Mad Genius, when a simple 2 […]

  • An Open Letter to Dave Freer

    My previous attempts to explain this don’t seem to have sunk in yet, so let me say it again. I am not in anyway that I am aware of related to, married to, employed by or have ever even met Foz Meadows or Toby Meadows. All I know of them is what I’ve read on […]