Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hugo-Nominated Asshole

So you've all read  "Opera Vita Aeterna" now, right? No? What are you waiting for? It's free on his site. If you're wondering, the title translates into King of Assholes. At least that's what Google told me.

A few thoughts about the nomination: I don't blame Vox. I blame Larry Correia. Vox has fans but they're mostly idiots. But Correia has an actual fanbase. He's got the kind of fanbase who will do anything he asks. Of course, many writers do, but they don't wield their fans like some weapon. Is there any question that George RR Martin, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King would win a Hugo every year if they used their fans like Correia?

Another thought on Mr. Monster Hunter. He's actually, in some ways, more despicable than Vox. In the same way that Sarah Hoyt and a few others are. Vox is openly hateful and dismissive of people. But Hoyt and Correia act a little more respectful. Not much, but a little. As if they're the voice of reason and only want to give everyone a fair shake. But what they really do is send their readers to Vox's blog, thereby endorsing those same hateful viewpoints. Then they can pretend as if their a little more moderate than Vox because after all, they never said they agreed with him. But that's bullshit. The difference between Vox and Correia is that Correia is a coward. He's every bit the hateful troglodyte that Vox is, but would lose fans if he had the balls to say so.

So, on to the story. I couldn't read it. I tried, though. I got through a few pages. What I found was a writer with a big vocabulary and absolutely no mastery of words. Sounds like an oxymoron, but it's not. Good writers can weave prose at any level of vocabulary. Weaker ones have to dig deep into a thesaurus to sound intelligent, but an experienced reader can see through that. The story may have been interesting, but the writing was so bland that it just didn't matter.

That's all for now, folks.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Abortion Open Thread

If you want to keep discussing abortion, do it here. Also, and this is the important part, do it respectfully. This is one of those issues that I'm split on. My gut instinct? I hate abortions. I want to see abortions greatly reduced, to the point of near elimination. BUT, I don't recognize the criminalization of abortion as a viable or moral solution.

And if one person believes that a fetus counts as life, then who am I correct them? Then again, how can they legislate their own moral convictions or enforce them on those with different convictions? It's a rough road and why there's so much anger in the debate. I'm asking that the topic be approached with some dignity on this site.

Thanks,
Pox

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Worst Boycott Ever

Vox has switched browsers because Mozilla's CEO stepped down. It's great to see a super-intelligence calling for a boycott of something that's offered for free. From what I understand, Mozilla makes it's money from selling new technologies to bigger companies, something a boycott couldn't affect.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Comments, moderation, and spam

Apparently some of your comments have ended up in the spam folder. They were auto-sent there and I didn't realize how many until today. Since they're all out of date I'll probably just delete them. But I'll keep an eye on it from now on.

Other of you are just assholes and I deleted your comments. It was fun.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sexism

This quote is so full of bullshit that I hesitate to even post it. Maybe he's just playing a character. No one can be this myopic right?

He's referencing computer programming courses here:

"The real reason the courses are being dumbed down, of course, is so that women can pass them. But they're not only being dumbed down, they are being prettied-up and sparkle-ponied in an attempt to make the girls feel as if they're actually able to do something meaningful. This isn't the case, of course, but the programs are being designed in such a way that the young women won't figure out that they've been sold a very expensive course in self-esteem until after they graduate and realize they can't actually do any real programming."

Vox must piss himself any time a woman walks past. He's both a misogynist and a gynophobe. I almost feel bad for him. No, wait, I don't.

Comment Moderation

If you're wondering why your comments are now subject to moderation, just thank GG.

I have very simple rules on this blog. They are as follows:

1. I delete whatever the hell I want.

2. See rule #1.

I'm okay with arguing, debating, discussing and any other synonyms you can throw in. What I can't stand is an apologist, and that's what GG was. Worse, he was an apologist for the biggest douchebag on planet earth.