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SAD PUPPIES 2: The Illustrated Edition

It is that time of year again, when I make a heartfelt plea to my fans to nominate some good stuff for the Hugo awards. And this year I’ve added cartoons!

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For the full interactive media effect as you read this VERY SPECIAL MESSAGE you should open this link in a new window and play this song in the background: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSz16ngdsG0

Note. I am a writer, not a cartoonist. However, since everybody seemed to like the silly cartoons I did for the special Kickstarter autographs I figured this was worth a shot.

Okay, click on it to blow it up. I have no idea what I’m doing. 🙂

Live from YMM

EDIT: Reader Steve Skojec made a helpful video for Voice Over guy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzGKlOkQsxY

VOICE OVER GUY: The ugly truth is that the most prestigious award in sci-fi/fantasy is basically just a popularity contest, where the people who are popular with a tiny little group of WorldCon voters get nominated and thousands of other works are ignored. Books that tickle them are declared good and anybody who publically deviates from groupthink is bad. Over time this lame ass award process has become increasingly snooty and pretentious, and you can usually guess who all of the finalists are going to be that year before any of the books have actually come out or been read by anyone, entirely by how popular the author is with this tiny group.

This is a leading cause of puppy related sadness.

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CorreiaTech CFO, Wendell the Manatee.

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Thank you, Wendell. Profound words indeed.

For just $40 you can register as a supporting member for WorldCon and nominate up to five works in every category. This year Warbound, the last book of the Grimnoir trilogy is eligible. And since FDR is actually one of the villains this book will make literati heads explode!

Only you can make literati heads explode.*

*Disclaimer. Literati heads might not literally explode.

But wait. There’s more! Normally all of the voters are sent a packet of all the nominated works to read, so you get more than your membership costs worth of eBooks. Sure, most of them are screeds about corporate greed, global warming, dying polar bears, or whatever the left wing cause of the day is, but that’s why we need to nominate some works that are actually entertaining.

If you would like to register to vote for the Hugos, you need to buy a supporting membership here http://www.loncon3.org/memberships/ before January 31st.  For those of you who are already registered, or who took part in Sad Puppies 1, you are already eligible to nominate here, http://www.loncon3.org/nominations.php

Thank you for your support.

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Okay, seriously. I don’t know how cartoonists do it. Writing is WAY easier.

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JesseL
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JesseL
2 years 6 months ago

This is fine art compared to some popular comics.

*cough*cyanide&happiness*cough*xkcd*cough*.

Hell, this is better that Charles Schultz’ art.

NR Pax
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NR Pax
2 years 6 months ago

*sniffle!* That was beautiful, Larry. All it needs is the sad music in the background. Maybe Bjork needs bus fare and she can help you out?

JFD
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JFD
2 years 6 months ago

Liked for sexy libertarian space pirates.

rawlenyanzi
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2 years 6 months ago

Here’s how one cartoonist does it:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPfTSZASIIg&w=560&h=315]

As for the voting, I haven’t read any of Grimnoir so I can’t make an informed vote.

Keith Glass
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2 years 6 months ago

Informed Voting ?? THIS. . . . IS. . . THE HUGOS !!!! (kicks poster into convenient, suddenly appearing pit.

Besides, if we DON’t stuff the ballot for Larry and others, the SMOFs will just have another Scalzi orgy-fest. And nobody needs to see THAT. . .

Tom
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2 years 6 months ago

Hell, I’m going to have nightmares about Scalzi orgy-fests now. Thanks. :/

rawlenyanzi
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2 years 6 months ago

So you’re saying our ballots will blot out the sun.

Keith Glass
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2 years 6 months ago

Tom. . . there are even more Eldritch Horrors which lie in the misty vales of the land of Hugo. Legend has it, that there’s a castle of a dark wizard, conducting unholy experiments, a sample of which has been loosed on our world.

I refer, of course, to Justin Bieber. . . .

Graham Bradley
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2 years 6 months ago

People don’t bother getting informed to vote for president. Do the right thing and just vote for Larry in the Hugos 🙂

Expendable Henchman
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Expendable Henchman
2 years 6 months ago

You’re really in luck! The Grimnoir trilogy is now finished and you can enjoy them without the year wait between each book. They are very, very, very good.

rawlenyanzi
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2 years 6 months ago

I heard, and I know I will like it once I start reading it.

Ansel
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Ansel
2 years 6 months ago

Howard Taylor has nothing to fear. But shooing a yard moose with a tetsubo is something I’ve not seen in comics before…

Larry
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2 years 6 months ago

Obamacare looks like pepperoni pizza.

I love pizza.

mmmm…pizza…

*choke*gag* that’s…not…pizza…

Rob Crawford
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Rob Crawford
2 years 6 months ago

Now we know what the use is for a fecal manhole cover: Democrat healthcare policy.

Doug Wardell
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Doug Wardell
2 years 6 months ago

I thought the cartoons were awesome, though the text was a little hard to read. 🙂

I’m up for buying two supporting memberships (1 as a gift), but do you have any insight into what that money goes to pay for? I know squat about the WSFS, but after the SFWA idiocy last year, I feel the need to vet this before I start cutting checks.

Austin
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Austin
2 years 6 months ago

Did anyone who participated in Sad Puppies 1 get their PIN yet? I seem to be missing mine.

Steve
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2 years 6 months ago

I also didn’t get mine. Although, I didn’t realize I was eligible to nominate again this year, so this is a bonus.

WoodyTX
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WoodyTX
2 years 6 months ago

How do I get banned from Applebee’s for life? That sounds AWESOME!

mekadave5
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2 years 6 months ago

Just snorted out loud when I read the pie chart and saw Cismale Gendernormative Fascism. Co-workers giving me the side-eye. Must be quieter!

Warren Hall
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2 years 6 months ago

Nominated your book and John Ringo’s “Under a Graveyard Sky” That should cause some heads to explode.

In case everyone doesn’t have it here is Baen”s list for the Hugo
https://www.facebook.com/notes/baen-books/baens-hugo-eligible-titles/10153718081450271

Larry is your artist for Grimnoir on that list? I got Kurt Miller for his work with John but I didn’t know who you had for your covers.

Uncle Lar
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Uncle Lar
2 years 6 months ago

Dude!
One does not shoo moose away from the homestead.
One entices that 500+ pounds of high quality protein around to the back yard where it will be made most welcome.

Steve
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2 years 6 months ago

Larry, I made you a little something to insert in the “VOICE OVER GUY” section:

jabrwok
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jabrwok
2 years 6 months ago

That was awesome!

rawlenyanzi
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2 years 6 months ago

Funny.

mekadave5
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2 years 6 months ago

HI-larious!

Erich Forschler
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2 years 6 months ago

Love it. How dare you be multi-talented and more entertaining than the orthodoxy!!!

larry13767
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2 years 6 months ago

Larry Hopefully, if you win you can do what Scalzi did when he mocked John Ringo for being “jealous”.
Some of these characters are quite insufferable. It will be nice to be part of giving them a reality update.

Tom
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2 years 6 months ago

So….um….when are you going to write about sexy libertarian space pirates???

mekadave5
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2 years 6 months ago

“The Adventures of Black Annie Rand and the Galt Buccaneers!”

I’ll buy that for more than a dollar!

Pete
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Pete
2 years 6 months ago

$1.50 at least.

AndonSage
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2 years 6 months ago

Sarah A. Hoyt already did that, if you consider the Darkship Thieves to be Pirates 🙂

trevalyan
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trevalyan
2 years 6 months ago

Oh man. Between puppy sadness, a comic strip that should at least win an Eisner for Most Hilarious One-Shot, and the MHI author, I am just about ready to buy this membership in the name of Sad Puppies everywhere.

Maybe it could be possible for WorldCon voters to get discounted copies of the other books in the Grimnoir trilogy? Or discounted copies of older MHI books? I imagine there’s lots of people who would hand over the money if they got tons of books from people who aren’t snooty award-winning writers (ie: Larry Correia).

Good luck at the voting!

alligosh
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alligosh
2 years 6 months ago
I did this last year, love to support Larry, but did anyone actually read the drivel that came in those ebooks? “most of them are screeds about corporate greed, global warming, dying polar bears, or whatever the left wing cause of the day is” puts it very mildly and is being nice. Several were “wow, this idea will blow your mind” about topics that would bore a 9 year old (at least my 9 year old), while others had some very racist things in them (actual racist, not the current liberal definition of racist), though I guess they were done… Read more »
alligosh
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alligosh
2 years 6 months ago

and of course, by “slipped through” I mean one of the good works that made it though the Hugo process. Love that Schlock Mercenary.

C.S. Gilmore
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C.S. Gilmore
2 years 6 months ago

I tend to go by author rather than awards myself, with some judging of the book by its cover, name, picture and inturesting stuff written on the back or just inside the cover.
Though I admit if Larry wrote a book called “The real global warming” or some such with a picture of a polor bear on it and no inturesting info, I would probably still buy it just because I can’t imagine Larry actually writing something not awosome, I would just expect guns, and lots of violance to be in there somewhere, and maybe exploding heads.

Guy
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Guy
2 years 6 months ago

“Where’s the Ka-Boom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering Ka-Boom!
Larry, I clicked on the cartoon and it didn’t blow up! Dang, guess I’ll have to go back and read MHI (again) to get my fix.

Achillea
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2 years 6 months ago

Allrighty. All signed up. muahahahaha

Alauda
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Alauda
2 years 6 months ago

So… you’ve accused the Hugo Awards of being an elitist popularity contest so you’re going to spam your way to one. Can someone explain what this is supposed to prove?

Let it be said that I’d vote for The Adjacent, would that I could be arsed to obtain a membership.

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Nick
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Nick
2 years 6 months ago

Once again, surprisingly good illustrations! You’re like an evil right wing gun-nut Shel Silverstein 😀

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