Category: Straw Puppy

  • Now is the springtime of our Bialystock…

    There is news…but first a refresher… Back, back in 2019 when global pandemics were mere speculation and I was focused on dinosaurs, Vox Day had a glorious idea to make a film. Day was set to rival Marvel not just in comics but also in the domain of superhero movies! Now, there were naysayers, feckless […]


  • I think the recent criticism of Baen’s Bar may have upset Larry Correia

    Free speech is a funny old thing, isn’t it? The thing is, I don’t think anybody actually, really genuinely believes in it as an absolute. There are lots of people who say they do and then they carve out their own idiosyncratic exceptions — often contradictory ones. Anyway, as discussed yesterday, there has been some […]

  • Larry Correia is a better writer than John C. Wright

    Oh, controversial stuff today! This isn’t about fiction writing though. Actually, it is about fiction but not fiction writing as a type of writing. Yeah, I’m still on about the Maricopa election “audit”. Hey, I invested time reading that report, so you all have to listen to me go on about it a bit more. […]

  • Looks like the Scrappy Doo era chapters will write themselves

    File 770 recently linked to the court documents in the long running legal dispute between Jon Del Arroz and Worldcon 76 which neatly has the history of JDA’s relationship with Worldcon and the SFWA written up in one place. Meanwhile, you will all be shocked to learn that Brian “Dragon Award” Niemeier’s 2016 “shadowban” […]

  • More Larry Nonsense

    More Larry Nonsense

    Baen author Larry Correia is currently banned from Facebook for bullying[1] but has back-up account for his fan page on the lesser-known social media service MeWe. I thought readers would be interested to know about a new project he is working on. Not sure what you’d call it? Muck raking? Quixotic quest for revenge? Doing […]

  • 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 […]

  • People may enjoy the figurative aspects of this

    I haven’t linked to former Sad Puppy outlet Mad Genius Club in a long while and nor have I discussed my compatriot Dave Freer’s unusual anecdotes for some time. I am a man of some restraint but when Dave literally loses his shit how can I not link to it? The background is that he […]

  • Tying up old plot lines

    Tying up old plot lines

    There is a lot of noise amid the right-SF social media sphere currently. It’s very free form and the broader cause is that in mainstream SF&F communities there has been the recent cases of some very prominent and well connected men being held accountable for the way they have been treating other people (earlier coverage). […]

  • Fascinating

    There’s a side-topic I’m trying to avoid (badly) covering mainly because it is 80% changing the subject from the actually topic du-jour i.e. shitty behaviour by authors in SFF and comics towards other people — mainly (but not limited to) sexual harassment and sexually exploitative behaviour. I more than alluded to it in this post […]

  • Back to Flint

    A follow up to yesterday’s post. One rabbit-hole I had to stop myself running down was Eric Flint’s 2015 post THE DIVERGENCE BETWEEN POPULARITY AND AWARDS IN FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. Eric Flint, often cast as the token left-winger of Baen’s stable, tread a difficult line during the Debarkle with many of his colleagues or […]