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Sad Puppies 3: Only a few days to register to vote

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It is that time of year again. If you would like to register to vote for the Hugo awards you will need to do so before the end of January. If you participated last time, you are still eligible to nominate this year.

Sad Puppies is a campaign to get authors and artists nominated, who would normally be shunned by the politically motivated Social Justice Warriors who had become an insurmountable voting block. .

Last year I did a big push with several blog posts and cartoons (featuring Wendell as our spokesmanatee) to try to get people who aren’t typical WorldCon attendees to participate. We managed to get people and things despised by SJWs nominated to almost every category. The ensuing public freak out was hilarious and proved my point.

This year I’ve been pretty swamped with one big writing project (1st book coming out October 2015) and a couple other secret projects, but Brad Torgersen has picked up the gauntlet to make up from me being a huge slacker.

The announcement: https://bradrtorgersen.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/announcing-sad-puppies-3/

The explanation: https://bradrtorgersen.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/why-sad-puppies-3-is-going-to-destroy-science-fiction/

What you can do to help: https://bradrtorgersen.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/how-you-can-aid-the-valiant-sad-puppies-3-campaign/

So there you go folks. Enjoy.

For those of you who missed Sad Puppies 2: Rainbow Puppy Lighthouse the Huggening, but would like to see a great example of somebody proving a point, here is a recap of what happened last time:

http://monsterhunternation.com/2014/04/24/an-explanation-about-the-hugo-awards-controversy/

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Sir Brass
Guest

Larry, someone ought to turn all the Sad Puppies comics and Spokesmanatee PSA’s into a graphic novel where all proceeds goes to some good writing cause ;).

rainydayninja
Guest

You say that we have to be members by the end of the month to vote, but that’s only to nominate. Last year I didn’t get my supporting membership until well after finalists were announced.

Nathan
Guest

Ah, but the nominations are the real game…

Brad R. Torgersen
Guest
As Nathan notes, the real scrimmage is in the nominations. The SJWs have very specific criteria for theirs: they want gay authors, female authors, transexual authors, non-Caucasian authors. AND THIS IS A HARD RULE which they will seldom break. You can be none of the above, but your book or story must focus on: Gay characters, female characters, transexual characters, and non-Caucasian characters. It helps a ton if they are all sad and miserable in some way or another. Because sadness and misery are the only real components of “mature” fiction, according to every MFA program at every podunk college… Read more »
Christopher M Chupik
Guest

That Hugo looks mighty limp . . . (narrows eyes). I see what you did there.

m0r1arty
Guest

I suggest GTA V shows up as an Angry Wolf, Just Cause 4.

Kevin Findley
Guest

I sent the email to register. Although if they find me here, they probably won’t let me sign up. HA!

Dr. Mauser
Guest

Has there been any mention of a slate yet?

Radioactive
Guest

confusion, despair, hopelessness…

Radioactive
Guest

sorry, thought you meant state…

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Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik

Just a reminder: registering to vote annoys this guy.

“@damiengwalter
Ah yes. Hugo award nomination season. Which group of whacky sci-fi authors will successfully rig the vote this year?”

James May
Guest
Walter (and all the SJWs) are a classic example of the Okie from Muskogee appropriation of hippie culture. 10 years after rednecks might try and run over a hippie hitchhiking, rednecks had long hair themselves. The band Alabama all had long hair but their music was still B.J. and the Bear. Suddenly everyone had earrings. Years later everyone had tattoos and blue hair. Hippies backpack, rednecks take the Carnival Cruise. When a hippie gets to the destination, they’ll try some roast guinea pig and roe. A redneck wants a cheeseburger. There is nothing wrong with being a redneck, unless you… Read more »
Kit
Guest
They let anyone sign up who has a supporting or attending membership for Worldcon 2014, 2015 or 2016. If you’re getting your first supporting membership, (if 2015 is your first year) you have to do it by January 31st to be able to nominate. Nobody is going to check your politics. They honestly don’t care. As for “the protagonist must be miserable in some way” yeah, sure. Twenty years ago I was writing short stories, and the rule of thumb for “who is the protagonist?” was “who hurts?” Most stories involve a protagonist trying to reach a significant goal–the goal… Read more »
Earl Rogers
Guest

“they honestly don’t care”

…um…quite the hostile response from such apathy, then.

And “having problems”=”self loathing misery” now?

junior
Guest

In tangentially related news…

Wikipedia just dropped the hammer on a several SJWs who were causing problems with the Gamergate article. The troublemakers will no doubt just create new accounts, mitigating the effect somewhat. But this is still big news as Wikipedia seems to almost invariably veer left whenever a right/left opportunity presents itself.

Brian Niemeier
Guest

Good on Wikipedia.

It’s worth noting that most GG supporters lean to the left. This isn’t a clear-cut liberal vs. conservative fight. More like Raging intersectionalists vs. classic freedom-loving Liberals and some Conservatives/Libertarians.

jakesbrain
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For those of you who don’t know, there’s a famous image showing where a wide selection of GG supporters ranked on a two-axis political spectrum — the horizontal axis being the traditional Left vs. Right, and the vertical labeled Authoritarian at the top and Libertarian at the bottom. The overwhelming majority of respondents were in the lower left (left-libertarian) quadrant of the graph, with the lower right (right-libertarian) coming in second. If you still want to simplify it down to a single political axis, I would suggest the following interpretation. The institutional Left, in the media and academia, have been… Read more »
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[…] Having proven my point far better than I’d ever hoped, I was going to walk away, but Brad Torgersen is a very idealistic author and fan, and he was inspired to continue the program for another year. All of his explanations are available at this link: http://monsterhunternation.com/2015/01/21/sad-puppies-3-only-a-few-days-to-register-to-vote/ […]

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[…] Sad Puppies 3 started with a bid by Brad Torgersen to try get the authors’ works we felt were worthy of nominating into the Hugo nominations, but wouldn’t otherwise get nominated. Larry felt that Brad was being rather idealistic, but hey, Brad felt the Hugos could be brought back to it’s original meaning of being an award that represented ‘the best of SFF’ as opposed to ‘who wrote the ‘most important work’ by purely left-leaning talking points of ‘important’, or by the color of their skin, their politics, who they slept with, if they’d changed gender, or were female.… Read more »
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