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I Am Heteromediocrity.

 

 

 

This was found by a fan and posted to the Monster Hunter International, Hunters Unite fan page on Facebook on Mother’s Day.

heteromediocrity

A few observations.
1. Heteromediocrity is the best thing I’ve been called since that time years ago I was called a Cismale Gendernormative Fascist and had to look up 2/3 of the words. Sadly, even Google doesn’t know what this one is.

2. Does that mean that I’m mediocre in my heterosexuality? Because I don’t know how to take that. Uh… Thanks?

3. The literal meaning is that I’m different in my commonality, because I think that’s a compliment (and also the lyrics to a Rush song on the album Counterpoints)

4. If I have too much Heteromediocrity does that mean I should add some Homodynamism?

5. If you find yourself randomly falling asleep in bookstores and crashing into shelves you really should have yourself checked out for narcolepsy.

6. If she fell asleep due to the aura of heteromediocrity in my books,there must not have been a copy of Dead Six there, because there isn’t much hetero or mediocre about Big Eddie.


7. The really important part of all this is that there was a shelf FULL of Larry Correia books. Shelf space equals GETTING PAID!

So thanks for looking out for me, Heather. I hope you had a pleasant Cispatriarchal Slave-Breeder Day.

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Jim
Guest

Love those big words that only the self important use. Thanks for my first good laugh of the day.

Tomyironmane
Guest

Actually the self important don’t use big words. They take perfectly serviceable words and hideously maim them, butchering them, and then parade their accomplishments up and down the street to show their power and coolness.

The self-important are language terrorists.

Steffen
Guest

Thanks for brightening up my day. Heteromediocrity must somehow translate to awesome here in the land of sanity. Why else would I keep sending you money in exchange for cool stories?

detroyes
Guest

Expanded shelf space also implies that Larry Correia’s books are actually SELLING. Which is probably another bit of angst for her to be miserable about.

I’d be interested to see what Larry’s shelf space was like as opposed to, say, Scalzi or Leckie’s.

Chris Nelson
Guest

What would happen if you place Correia’s books adjacent to Scalzi or Leckie’s? Would there be some sort of “aural” confict?

Bugmaster
Guest

FWIW I really liked the first two books in the Old Man’s War series. I disagree with the author’s politics in real life, but he can write good fiction when he chooses to.

detroyes
Guest

I’ve said this before, but… while Redshirts the book reads like a piece of worn-out fanfiction, Redshirts the audiobook is actually not a bad listen. It works much better as an extended comedy bit read aloud by someone with at least some delivery talent than it does as a piece of fiction.

Chris L
Guest

It reads like fan fiction because it is. Specifically, it’s a funnier, better written version of “visit to a weird planet”. Entertaining, but hardly original.

Reziac
Guest

I liked the first. The second started pretty good, but by the end was starting to feel a bit retreaded and with bits of annoying preach. The third that I read (not sure if it’s 3rd or 4th in the set) was a long dull slog, and as a result I swore off Scalzi.

James May
Guest

His work is shite. Even a largely forgotten author like James Schmitz towers over Scalzi.

TomT
Guest

No one should ever forget the work of the mighty James Schmitz. He is awesomeness times a thousand sprinkled with Tapatio sauce for extra spice.

MInd you our host here is also awesomeness times a thousand dunked in Tapatio sauce for lots of extra spice.

James May
Guest

Trigger Argee’s one of my favorite characters. True to her name, the novel Legacy begins with her at a shooting range.

Jim3
Guest

He can only manage it by writing exactly the sort of protagonist he, often falsely, berates other authors for supposedly using; muscular males of the racial and ethnic majority, who rush in to save the girl.

Shawna
Guest

I’m picturing some sort of Toy Story-esque scene where when the lights go out, the books start fighting each other. The bookseller arrives in the morning to find all the Scalzi books scattered in shredded pieces across the floor and the Correia books sitting nonchalantly where they’d been all along.

SteveW
Guest

There’s an old Merrie Melodies cartoon like that. HAVE YOU GOT ANY CASTLES. Funny, but some of the references are dated, and it contains enough ethnic stereotypes that you’re not going to see it on cable any time soon. 🙂

Moses Lambert
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Bob
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Correia books: Don’t start no shit, won’t be no shit.

SheSellsSeashells
Guest

And exuding a “Canary? What canary?” aura.

Though I really did like “Old Man’s War” and am saddened that the author has overshadowed my enjoyment.

Reziac
Guest

Larry’s books would rape John’s books. Or maybe the other way around. I’m so confused…

60guilders
Guest

No, no, Reziac. Books written by Larry Correia shoot books written by George RR Martin off of books written by John Scalzi, then ride off into the sunset with books written by Sarah Hoyt.

Bob
Guest

I give early Martin books a fighting chance.

Joe in PNG
Guest

I thought GRRM books were mainly into other GRRM books?

The Phantom
Guest

Scalzi’s books would try it on (because eeeew), and Larry’s would bitch-slap the lot of them.

Taarkoth
Guest

Larry only has shelf space because he’s not a real author. REAL authors only have a single copy tucked away in the janitor’s closet to be used as paper towels.

Bugmaster
Guest

Pfft. What a poser. The really real authors have a Twitter feed and a Patreon account. Books are the tools of the heterocapitalist cismediocre white kyriarchy. Get with the program !

detroyes
Guest

No. Real authors get paid by the government to write their books, not rely on royalty checks fueled by the purchases of mere plebes. Don’t you understand that a Real Writer would never sully their artistic principles by actually writing something people would WANT to read?

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik

On a semi-related note: Damien apparently has a YouTube video called — I kid you not — “Why Writing is Hard”. 😀

I’m NOT linking it. For obvious reasons.

Doctor Locketopus
Guest

Not in the Chuck Tingle sense, I hope.

James May
Guest

Walter is a sleeping pill of whitemediocrity, malefragility, cisdiabolism, homostinkery and transblackboredom.

Moses Lambert
Guest

They keep George Rape Rape Martin’s in the restroom stalls for, um, “personal” use…

detroyes
Guest

For what is worth, the original sender sent out the following tweet:

Heather Anne ‏@cler_morgaine
@monsterhunter45 glad you appreciated the feedback and congrats on the book sales!

starlady
Guest

I will cut the original sender a break because she has the tag ‘Morgaine’ . I loved those books. I’ve been waiting for the sequel to ‘Exile’s Gate’ for almost half my lifetime now.

Alex Jeffries
Guest

Someone replied with the “no one shows up for his signings” thing again.

Professor Headbutt
Guest

I especially like that your books have an aura. That’s right, you are so powerful that your books can trigger neurological symptoms by their mere presence. Keep up the good work; I look forward to they day when your heteromediocrity reaches such an advanced level that your books are airdropped into combat zones as area denial weapons.

Chris Nelson
Guest

It would be worse if they were turned into a computer game. Then they could trigger even more unique snowflakes through network effects and “Let’s Play” videos…

wyldkat
Guest
All I can say is that bimbet up there apparently hasn’t read any of your books. I pretty much galloped though the Grimnoir series. [Ohoo, much love here. More, more, please.] Just finished MHI (#1) last night [stayed up past my usual bedtime too – btw, you sir, are a sadistic writer. (evil grin) Putting your poor characters through all that. Not sure what that makes me, since I am now wanting to read book 2. ] Or she is a fluff head that prefers literary drivel over good, hard, action. [I’m thinking of a certain story that is nothing… Read more »
Bugmaster
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I don’t think it has to be either/or. Personally I like Son of the Black Sword a lot better than MHI, because I get the feeling that there’s a lot more going on in the setting than just cool action. Don’t get me wrong, action is great, but it gets boring after a while if that’s all there is. That’s just me, of course, YMMV.

wyldkat
Guest

-chuckle-

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a well done thriller or a nice adventure, I just happen to be something of an aberration: a female that does not like fluffy, romance, stuff. I prefer lopped off limbs and flying blood to bed-room scenes. 😉

SotBS is on the list, but no where near the top atm. Too many other things (like some hugo noms) to get through first.

Dan Lane
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A happy life is a full TBR pile. *grin* I was worried that mine was getting a trifle short there for a while. But lo, there is now MH: Grunge, and the Black Tide Rising anthology, and a new Dave Drake, and… Well, I’m not so worried anymore. Hopefully Tom Kratman gives us another book soon, too, as that particular guy has *two* series I am waiting with baited breath on. SotBS has plenty of limb chopping, gut splattering, horde butchering goodness, but it also has clannish intrigue, betrayal, destiny, and a freaking cliffhanger ending that needs to be resolved… Read more »
Bugmaster
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Haha yeah, it definitely has limb chopping. Also, AoE effects. But what I like most about SotBS is that its setting has a life of its own. Even though we know very little about the history or even cosmology of their world (though we learn a bit as the book progresses), there’s still a feeling that it’s out there, with deep roots stretching into antiquity — as well as politics, intrigue, and a whole host of other events in motion. In MHI, by contrast, it feels like the world is just a thin backdrop for the characters to shoot at.
60guilders
Guest

Give MHI a little time–it is Correia’s first novel, and he’ll freely admit there were teething issues. By the time you get to Nemesis, you’ve got something going on.

Matthew
Guest

Larry, I tend to introduce people to your work with the first two lines of MHI.

Best. Hook. Ever. (ok, Austen’s “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” probably beats it, but that’s Jane friggin Austen)

Bugmaster
Guest

@Matthew:
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. ”
That’s one of my favorites…

Mark
Guest

I’d have to give the first line from “The Martian” the edge.

Larry: Just re-read MHI for the umpteenth time yesterday. Wouldn’t change a thing.

gingeroni
Guest

I’m kinda partial to
“This year the Ribeiro’s daffodils seeded early and they seeded cockroaches. ”
I love that book and Baen has it reissued this year (Mirabile by Janet Kagan)

Bugmaster
Guest

Hey wait a minute, I did say that I liked SotBS a great deal, didn’t I ? I am definitely including that in my judgement pile ! Plus, despite my negative comments about MHI, I did find it entertaining (just lacking “staying power”, as it were).

But, perhaps more importantly, I’m not judging anyone, I’m just stating my opinion. I’m sure there are people out there who prefer MHI to SotBS because the latter has too much story and not enough action for their taste. Can’t please everyone.

Rob H
Guest

The thing is, for a first book — and from a writer with no previous published material at that — MHI was pretty darned good. I remember only one or two lines in the whole thing that felt a bit awkward, the rest of it was solid. I found Jim Butcher’s first Dresden book much more awkward and clunky reading.

deadcenter
Guest

I introduced a good friend of mine to MHI. He read them all. In reverse order. Without realizing it until MHI itself. We still laugh at that.

Brian McGoldrick
Guest
Larry, MHI may have been your first book, but it’s still my favorite in the MHI series, though I haven’t read the Franks book yet. I don’t think being judged based on it is a bad thing. MHI isn’t perfect, but there is no such thing as a perfect book. You get some great hate-reviews from the leftist and self-proclaimed literati. They bash Owen as one-dimensional, and they bash the writing style. Fuck them. The way you wrote it and the style you used gave Owen a life of his own. His opinions and attitude make him interesting, but he’s… Read more »
wyldkat
Guest

That does sound like something I would very much like.

And, happy joy, our library does have it. 🙂

I wonder if I can squeeze it in by July….

Doctor Locketopus
Guest

I know that when I’m looking for a good night’s sleep, I always go for a book with werewolves and vampires fighting it out with automatic weapons.

Conversely, when I need to stay alert, nothing fits the bill like a gripping 5,000 page Marxist lecture, written entirely with non- gendered pronouns.

Bugmaster
Guest

You need to print out some of those round button dealies with that slogan. Maybe an MHI logo in the background. In Comic Sans.

Shadowdancer
Guest

Here. I was playing with fonts anyway so…

Elmdorprime
Guest

“Cispatriarchal Slave-Breeder Day”

That’s Naked Gun-level parody and yet one more reason I have a Correia fund.

Fruitbat44
Guest

I feel that someone somewhere should jump up and shout, “NO! I AM HETEROMEDIOCRITY!”

Or perhaps not . . .

TWS
Guest

How do you even pronounce it?

Richard McEnroe
Guest

Heteromediocrites (231 BC – 172 BC) Athenian citizen. Farmed statistically average olive vineyard, married Normatea, daughter of a similarly obscure family, six children, three surviving childhood. Marched in the middle of the phalanx with a blank shield and poked an average number of Thebans. No known suyrving quotations or writings. Best remind today as the inspiration for a pointless and self-satisfied gender insult.

Richard McEnroe
Guest

I’m just amazed at her courage foir risking falling on the floor someplace heteronormative males might gather.

Richard McEnroe
Guest

If you WANT too add some homodfynamism to your life, stick some pink grips on your 1911.

TRX
Guest

Isn’t that snakeskin holster mostly pink?

David Smith
Guest

Sounds like you’re annoying the right kind of people…

Dave H
Guest

Oh. At first I thought that title said “I Am Heteromediocracy.” I thought, “A government of different, average people? Sounds good to me.” This business of letting the “best and brightest” (according to their campaign literature) run things doesn’t seem to be working all that great.

John Brown
Guest

“Cispatriarchal Slave-Breeder Day”

LOL. Where do you come up with this stuff? You should be a writer.

James May
Guest

Lucky you’re not Jewish, female, black or gay cuz that may have come off as anti-Semitic, misogynistic, racist or homophobic.

Good thing radical lesbians have that special shield of moral invincibility.

The klonopin probably helps with the delusional double standards too.

John R. Ellis
Guest

Since “hetero” means “different, other”, I think what’s she’s really saying is she hates how diverse the casts of your novels are, Larry.

Like most SJW types, she’s been instructed that People of Differences -must- be segregated from each other, or else it’s “unsafe”.

KyleIsNeat
Guest

love it when smart people tell us how to think using smart, big, words… thank you smart people!

richard mcenroe
Guest

Reading internet are making our talking big words gooder.

James May
Guest

“Daniel José Older
@djolder Because airtime is a finite resource and it goes to white mediocrity instead of black & brown brilliance, again and again #IStandWithMHP (Melissa Harris-Perry)”

“Daniel José Older
@djolder This legacy of giving endless props to white mediocrity coupled with rabid insistence on american exceptionalism…it’s so trifling.”

There’s your ace SFF writer up for a Nebula and Locus Award right now, because apparently none of those shits knows how to ask someone to step outside.

detroyes
Guest

Meh. Another writer I’ll never read. Life is also a finite source, and I’ve got better things to do with it than read pontificating mediocrity.

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik

“White mediocrity”.

I’m sure some SJW can libsplain to us how a statement like that is not racist.

BobtheRegisterredFool
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BobtheRegisterredFool

The Democrats could’ve nominated Thomas Sowell in 2008, but they had to have a mediocre white supremacist like Obama.

James May
Guest
The built-in satire there is a lot of people are horrified by the rise of the alt-right in the last year or so. Turns out if you examine the rhetoric of the alt-right from a neutral point of view, they’re sounding a lot like people in SFF like Scalzi, Kowal, Jemisin, Older and all the rest. The difference is they’re not as openly racist, sex-hating and genderphobic as our social justice crew. Compared to SocJus, the alt-right have yet to concoct feminist-like faux-academic blood libels about PoC, gays and women, call for Eurofuturism conferences or segregated rooms, anthologies or awards.… Read more »
60guilders
Guest

We can be horrified by both, right?

Matthew Martin
Guest

I keep saying that it’s Decadent Pagan Romans against Savage Pagan Barbarians, with Christian Civilization almost a vanished memory at this point … 🙂

richard mcenroe
Guest

I don’t know, James. Redundancy like that when you’re talking about the left is a hard sell.

richard mcenroe
Guest

I might have believed Older if I’d never been to a comedy club open mike night full of “comics” of color. Brilliance was not greatly in evidence. That said, I’ve paid cash money to see Richard Pryor and Gabriel Igesias and higher praise I cannot offer.

Wild Ape
Guest

Is this a greater level than a D lister? I’m proud of you Larry. You are now a heteromediocre D lister gun mod dealer. I also found three converts to your heteromediocrity with Son of the Black Sword and Monster Hunter International. By the way, is your line of arsenals have a handgun in the future? I’m still saving my duck for the rifle.

The Phantom
Guest

This is one of those that tells you that you’re pissing off all the right people, and you need to go bigger, higher and wider.

In other MEN ARE SCUUUUM!!!! news, it appears that the new Captain America movie has way too much “heterosexual virility.” Thus spoke Vanity Fair.

I view this as a positive sign, and eagerly await my opportunity to pay lots of money to see this movie. In IMAX if possible. Because the tears of the SJWs are as sweet nectar.

John R. Ellis
Guest

It’s a good flick. I enjoyed it more than the source material (which was just Mark Millar strawmanning every super-hero in site) and it brings the Avengers portion of the MCU to a more satisfying temporary stopping point than AoU did. Plus the action is sweet, Spidey and Ant-Man are hilarious, Black Panther is cool, and they managed to humanize Zemo without detracting from his iconic villain status.

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik

Managed to avoid the idiocy of the comic version, where Cap was humiliated for not caring about Myspace and then surrendered after getting jumped by the Village People.

The Phantom
Guest

I have thousand of comics I collected in the 1970s and 1980s. I stopped around 1993 because I couldn’t justify the expense, given the increasingly heinous quality of the stories. They were -boring-.

I have not bought more than a dozen comics in twenty years. The whole Civil War saga was one I managed to skip entirely, haven’t seen a single comic from it. So I’m pleased to hear that they stayed true to the older versions of Cap and didn’t go with the newer, hipster bullshit version.

And the SJWs -really- hate it, I’m stoked to go. 🙂

Camestros Felapton
Guest

//And the SJWs -really- hate it, I’m stoked to go//

We do? I’m obviously not getting the memos from HQ on time.
I thought it was quite good. Much better than Age of Ultron.
Some depth to it but also some good superhero stuff.

James May
Guest
You mean a memo from your radical lesbian ideologues. Let’s be honest Camestros: you’re at the far end of the spectrum from the hateful origin of this propaganda, along with Glyer, Scalzi, Hines and all the rest. That means that unless you’ve been told what to approve or not approve, you’re a relatively normal human. That doesn’t mean you haven’t signed on with and signal-boosted a hate movement without the slightest hint of awareness. That stuff flows from your friend Bonnie to you, not the other way round. You’ve probably learned just enough to know an all-male or all-white anything… Read more »
The Phantom
Guest
Since this is not Vile666 I will include linkage re: SJWs hating it: http://phantomsoapbox.blogspot.ca/2016/05/captain-america-tears-of-sjws-are-sweet.html Too much “heteronormative virility”, not enough “homoeroticism” according to Vanity Fair. I paid my money and took my chances tonight, it’s a good flick with not even a touch of homoeroticism/slime about it. Vanity Fair also didn’t like how the Scarlet Witch liked the Vision, calling it “frankly rather creepy given the relative ages of Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olson.” Vanity Fair apparently forgot the Vision is a robot who’s like a year old in Civil War, and Scarlett Witch is the only one with the… Read more »
Shadowdancer
Guest

I guess they liked it better if Scarlet Witch was in an actively sexually incestuous relationship with her brother, Pietro – and poor Cap was the only one apparently disturbed by this.

Oh wait, that did happen in the comics.

John R. Ellis
Guest

Only in THE ULTIMATES. Which doesn’t count. Alternate universe.

Alex Jeffries
Guest

Dead alternate universe, fortunately.

Alex Jeffries
Guest

Putting the State Department (led by a mentally unstable ex-general best known for playing a huge role in creating the Hulk) in charge of a UN paramilitary secret police force? What could possibly go wrong? Who could ever object to that?

It was like watching John Kerry’s deepest fantasies on steroids…

richard mcenroe
Guest

Some of the Marvel Writers were more clued in that that. In a crossover with one of the many Spider-Girls, women, persons whatever, the teenage heroine fights alongside Cap and later receives an “Avengers” ringtone on her phone with a text message: “Don’t tell anyone I know how to use a smart phone. SR.”

I suspect most of those writers were not hired to write the New Universe.

Leah
Guest

weird…. becasue every ultra liberal I personal know – loved it to pieces O_O then again, I tend not to associate with sjw subset of those, so maybe that’s that?

Brian McGoldrick
Guest
I saw a link to that somewhere, and that stupid human hater actually wanted Disney to make Cap and Bucky a pair of homos to satisfy their need for homo superheroes. The idiot thinks that there are no homo heroes in the Marvel Universe. They’re there. They just all bomb in the comic sales. Northstar from Alpha Flight was one of the best known. Marvel had him “come out” when Alpha Flight sales were going down, as what I think was one of their ideas to save the title. It didn’t work, nor did anything else, and the sales still… Read more »
richard mcenroe
Guest

They’re still trying to kickstart those two twinks from Young Avengers.

richard mcenroe
Guest

My wife mentioned the same thing. She was really pissed the Director didn’t let Cap fight the helicopter barechested.

John R. Ellis
Guest
The plot thickens! Right when CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR passes the billion mark in worldwide box office, during the character’s 75th anniversary….THE WEEK BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY, right when Steve Rogers has cemented his place in pop culture as the most popular, beloved member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe world-wide, Marvel Comics releases “Steve Rogers, Captain America #1” by SJW extreme leftist hack Nick Spencer. It reveals, among other things, that Captain America, the most famous creation of two of the most noted and beloved Jewish comic book creators in history…has secretly been a Nazi since he was a little boy… Read more »
vfm 0202
Guest

Your skill at manually arousing your keyboard until it emits great squirting gouts of money is auditably real. And that’s entirely independent of the keyboard’s gender. Heteromediocrity? WTAF?

Reality Observer
Guest

Sigh. How do you get to be heteromediocre? I would like to quit looking for day jobs and start planning my own mountain fastness…

emdfl
Guest
Been to two organized book signing in my life. The one with Ray Bradbury was at a small California town in a store that was probably 10’X20′. He was signing a three volume set of horror books that he had just edited and the 50th(?) year anniversary of “Fahrenheit 451”. At least I think that’s what it was – might have been “Golden Apples…”. Anyhow he was sitting there by himself and we had a conversation that went on for a longtime. Probably didn’t have more then half doz people come in the whole time I was there. Found out… Read more »
James May
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It’s probably worth noting for the millionth time that such pointedly ideological slurs of racial and sexual defamation are so common from that community they don’t even think of them as slurs, though they carry the same weight and meaning as “Jewmediocrity” does to a neo-Nazi. Neither is it a surprise it comes from a transgender with OCD and autism who thinks the equivalent of “homomediocrity” is some form of social justice. Supremacist ideologies don’t bother with calling people fat and ugly and nor does anyone get fined for such things the way Kobe Bryant got fined for uttering a… Read more »
Shadowdancer
Guest
*very carefully puts away glass of cola* Isn’t the common bitching from the kind of people that complain about ‘hetero’ being boring usually that ‘you aren’t a real author because they don’t see your books in stores’? Ergo, you don’t have your books in stores at all. I love that this homo-(description here) or whatever she would like to imagine herself (?) to be – pretty much just put that lie to rest. By the way, what is WITH this obsession about ‘hetero’ being ‘boring’? I thought that homosexuality is supposedly something they’re ‘born this way’ and if it’s something… Read more »
TRX
Guest

I still boggle slightly at “hetero” being used as an insult.

As for “mediocre”… I’m surprised they rate Larry even that high. Remember, ephemerals like “sales” and “fans” don’t count in their world, where excellence comes from ticking all the right checkboxes and being in with the correct crowd.

James May
Guest
They’re not bigots in their own minds. “heteromediocrity” is a dead giveaway to the source material, and with this particular social justice crowd it’s always the same source material: Judith Butler and her coven of other mad lesbians; Monique Wittig, Gayle Rubin and Adrienne Rich. In their world heterosexuality as the “norm” is like Jim Crow. There is no such thing as insulting a thing like Jim Crow, thus they are freedom fighters, not bigots. That’s why an all-female Locus category is evidence of a meritocracy while an all-male one is sexism. That’s how the lesbian president of the SFWA… Read more »
TRX
Guest

> chastise

Mr. Carlson: “Do I hear dogs barking?”

Johnny Fever: “I do.”

They’re like the neighbor’s dog that never shuts up, except with even less informational content.

Doctor Locketopus
Guest

She should probably have her eyes checked, if she keeps running into shelves.

Also, why was she running in a bookstore in the first place?

SteveW
Guest

Oh look! MHI: Grunge is in!

SteveW
Guest

Sorry, that was supposed to be:

Oh look! MHI: Grunge is in!

(runs to SFF section of the bookstore)

Murgy
Guest

You meanie! I went to Baen. No E-ARC. 🙁 I went to Amazon. Release date: August. No Grunge for me. My hopes were dashed. Time to go get my eyes checked. (Meanie!) 😀

Stuart the Viking
Guest

NO FAIR!!!! Larry is using up all the Heteromediocrity! Larry you diode, leave some for the rest of us!!!!

Bugmaster
Guest

That’s cool, I’m shooting for pan-excellence myself, anyway. Heh.

xavier
Guest

Congrats Larry for irritating the right people.

On a serious note, it’s time we called their bluff and show the extreme contempt they deserve. The medieval philosophers had a saying that error has no rights.

It’s time to apply it and watch their heads explode and their shadows recede under the light

Greg
Guest

Seems like a modern feminist/gender studies way of saying ‘square’.

They really HATE happy, functional, sane people.

James May
Guest
Since it’s bound up in one’s biological origins it’s closer to the KKK saying “blacks are square.” Generally speaking, only two sorts are nominated for Hugos: A) Those who are not square B) Those who admit they are square It’s the same relationship Adolph Reed talks about in his famous essay “What Are the Drums saying, Booker?”, since the white male feminists of SFF are always asking lesbians and PoC what the drums are saying. Fops like Jemisin, Older, Hurley, Requires Hate and de Bodard have set themselves up as the authoritative voice through which speak all blacks, women, lesbians… Read more »
Tim H
Guest

When the drums stop, who is the bass solo?

James May
Guest

The drums never stop. Interpreters like Mikki Kendall, Requires Hate and Foz Meadows are on call 24/7 when it comes to advice for white cis dudes. They always say the same thing, and that is bad ju-ju is ahead, because white cis dudes are a traveling ghetto, a shitty neighborhood which needs to be gentrified by John Scalzi’s wise gurus. The drums talk to Scalzi, Hines and Wendig, and they in turn can talk to us in a white cis dude lingo we can understand.

BassmanCO
Guest

Nobody on their side is skilled or cool enough to pull off a bass solo.

Shank
Guest

RE: Point #3 — It’s “Counterparts” actually. Sorry, I’m a Rush fan. I even made a concordance for their lyrics once. Nobody wanted it though. Boo hoo, right? Funny story though: the guys at Anthem actually said, “what’s a concordance?” Do you know what a dictionary is? Sheesh.

Joe in PNG
Guest

Looking at the Geddy Lee wiki- most of the article is about his stage gear… which is awesome.

Chris H
Guest

I was wondering if anyone would catch that 🙂 I’m too much of a Rush ultra-nerd to let it pass even though it’s really not the point.

TWS
Guest

Can I borrow the keys to the tank this weekend? There’s a movie at the drive in and we could all sit outside on the armor. i promise not to scratch it.

Amaryllis
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I love ‘shelf full of Larry Correia books’ being used as an insult. I thought I was going to be the one to make that observation, but…naturally, Larry had to notice it immediately himself./ Funny story. Okay, not really funny at all, but modestly interesting. At my local Barnes and Noble, we have a Bestseller’s rack for genres, but we also have a ‘Featured’ rack as well. I don’t know what B&N’s official corporate stance is in the culture war (I can guess), but SOMEBODY in the store is keeping a bunch of Tor books, N.K. Jemisin, Anne Leckie, etc.… Read more »
TRX
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> obsessed with being literary … and then
> the people who actually moved books.

I was never a Mickey Spillane fan… but when reading a bunch of stuff from the late 1940s and early 1960s I kept running into foaming denunciations of him, the most memorable being in one of S. I. Hayakawa’s language books.

The Literary Elite were outraged that a nobody like Spillane and his “trash” were *allowed* to be printed; Heads Were Going To Roll. And the dirty underclass that kept buying that trash instead of their Approved Literature.

Lawson
Guest

So I googled heteromediocrity to test Mr Correia’s claim, and this blog post was the first thing to come-up. Actually, the top six results are from Monster Hunter Nation,

Lawson
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The rest seem to be various tweets complaining about stuff.

trackback

[…] think this should be the new official motto of Rotten Chestnuts.  Author Larry Correia finds an interesting neologism aimed his way:….and suggests that, to increase sales, he “should add some […]

MikeG
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Heteromediocrity? All these made up words meant to express their delusions remind me of the stilted phrases in Mao’s little red book.
Maybe they’re trying to reenact the Chinese Cultural Revolution, with the SJWs cast as the Red Guard.

Shadowdancer
Guest

They wish. The Red Guard were much more lethal.

DeTroyes
Guest

Give the SJW’s real power and time, then see what happens. The Red Guard is what they aspire to be, whether they understand it or not.

Joe in PNG
Guest

Not really- they’re wanting to be the Gang of Four, not the Red Guards. Every SJW wants to be a chief, but not one will pick up their guns and become a proper streetfighter.

I hope that one of the torments for Marx, Lenin, Stalin, and Che in hell is constant footage of what spoiled, pampered, privileged little pajama boys the Vanguard of the Proletariat has become.

Shadowdancer
Guest

Occupy Wall Street is what happens when they gather in force, ditto Mizzou and similar. Reality rickrolled them rather savagely, and weren’t there more than just a few sexual assaults and thefts?

They’re more likely to maneuver or manipulate to get Authority Figures (TM) to do the dirty work for them.

Joe in PNG
Guest

That may work in the short term. Long term, if your group won’t take up arms (and learn to use them), your group won’t be able to either seize or hold power. Nor are they making friends with people who do have arms (cops, soldiers, armed citizens).

Arathian
Guest

Is everyone else getting the urge to kill the brain cells that remember such petty, hateful, bigoted, pretentious imbeciles against with some good bourbon?

Shadowdancer
Guest

Mmm. Not particularly. I’d want to enjoy my drink and take pleasure in the flavour and the buzz of mild tipsyness, because a good drink (I’m more of a sweet wine / cider person) is wasted on any other reason for drinking. Just my AUD$.02

CR Williams
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Nah. Get some more ammunition, do some more dry-practice work, touch up the edges on some of the knives, though…I get that sort of urge on occasion seeing this.

David H.
Guest

Mr. Correia, Spot on! It’s the Trump supporters who brought us to this place, not the Trump hold-outs. Keep preaching it.

Hansen
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Another of her comments on Twitter: “penises have evolved separately at multiple points on the animal phylogenetic tree. the category ‘male’ has no more reality than ‘pachyderm'”

https://twitter.com/cler_morgaine

(She is a writer of science fiction and fantasy herself)

Apparently novels with gay and lesbian characters are ten times more fun to read than novels without them.

Old Cannonballs
Guest

That explains it. she’s stark, raving mad!

Lawson
Guest

Okay I have to look at her feed. I am curious now. If I don’t come back…. tell my cousin he still owes me 20 bucks.

Lawson
Guest

Dear God I regret that, and yet I am compelled to read more.

Yep I am done with that feed.

Joe in PNG
Guest

Well, the avatar doesn’t exactly scream “warm and friendly”.
More like “Beware of Left-Puritan Scold”

Lawson
Guest

Ya… you’re right I should have known by the profile pic. Now I need something to cleanse my mind.

Matthew Martin
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I haven’t checked the feed, but for general sanity, I recommend Chesterton.

Brian McGoldrick
Guest

If her novels are so much more fun to read, how come I never heard of her before?

I still remember the first I saw Larry’s hetermediocrity on a bookstore shelf. I picked it up and saw that it was about B movie monsters and guys with guns actually fighting back instead of screaming and crying like little girls. My immediate reaction was “Oh, that’s too fucking cool.”

I’ve yet to regret buying one of Larry’s hetermediocratic books, but I’m not an elite, homosexual literary connoisseur and damn proud that I’m not.

James May
Guest

She/he’s not a novelist. She’s a poet.

Jordan S. Bassior
Guest

So, apparently, she doesn’t know the biological definition of “male” as regards animals (it has to do with the production of sperm as opposed to eggs, not the possession of a penis).

Old Cannonballs
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If you’ve already read this , please skip over it. I posted it about an hour ago, but way upstream in response to some comments Larry made early in the thread about good writing. Double-posting is generally obnoxious, but I thought this was important enough to move it to a spot where more people would be likely to read it. I hope I’m forgiven the obnoxiousness. Anyway, here goes… Ever wonder why SJW’s write such abysmally boring tripe? True story: I once spent a few years behind enemy lines in a brainwashing facility called a “university.” At one point I… Read more »
Tim H
Guest

Are you reading Real Peerreview on Twitter?
https://twitter.com/real_peerreview

Post extracts of academic journals and theses, which suggest that Salsa dancing is racist, lead guitar playing is sexist, and so on..

Old Cannonballs
Guest

I think I’m going to throw up.

Christopher M. Chupik
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Christopher M. Chupik

That’s exactly why I don’t do this as much as I used to.

Lawson
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Unfortunately, this is why peer reviewed journals are not necessarily intellectually honest. I once had two professors who recounted frequent rejections of a study they were publishing. You see it was an abuse study. The results of the study showed that women more often emotionally abuse kids and men more often physically abuse children and that both types were equally detrimental to development. The study was rejected from peer reviewed journals for “promoting sexism against women.” I should note that the lead author was a woman, so there is that. Unfortunately, this is apparently not only in the social or… Read more »
Zsuzsa
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At its best, peer review can provide good feedback and make sure that the science being published is the best possible. A diligent peer review can spot mistakes that someone who’s even a little bit outside of the field might not notice.

At its worst, peer review is academese for “circle jerk.”

Lawson
Guest

At its best, that is what it should be, pity I have never seen that. I am currently trying to get a study published and I got hit with a “I would really like it if you use this theory I developed last year.” “But it is not relevant and cannot logically be applied.””Well your study is not getting published then, best go to a different journal.” It almost always a circle jerk from my experience of politics or a “I want my theory to have more facetime even if it is crap.”

deadcenter
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If peer review was doing its job, the Retraction Watch website wouldn’t exist.

AuricTech
Guest

I just mentally replaced “-ist” with “-y” in those two examples. The substitutions both made more sense and explained the bitter jealousy of the SJWs.

Tim H
Guest

SJWs consistently make the same mistake Nigel Tufnel made….

Bugmaster
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Where do people find time for all that stuff ? When I went to university, my schedule looked like this:

* Wake up
* Lecture
* Lab
* Lab
* In the name of Turing and Maxwell, why the hell doesn’t it run correctly yet ?!!
* Lab
* Sandwich
* Fall asleep on the couch in the lab
* Wake up
* …

Are humanities courses just really easy, or what ? I don’t want to fall prey to stereotypes, but I can think of no other explanation…

60guilders
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Depends on the humanities courses. Some are easier than others.

BobtheRegisterredFool
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BobtheRegisterredFool

They’ve attempted to increase University throughput, and apparently have substantially hurt quality in the humanities. I think the big STEM fad is at least partly because a STEM degree has retained its value much better.

Now they want to get more people into STEM.

Zsuzsa
Guest

In general, yeah, the humanities are a lot easier, but you’ll note that the people who come up with these “Catharsis is tool of the patriarchy” theories are professors. Doing that sort of stuff IS their reason for being at the university and what will eventually get them tenure.

Cameron
Guest

Made the mistake of looking at her Twitter feed and found this gem: “god these ppl have such a hateboner for neopropisms it’s frankishly embarrassifying”

What did the English language do to her to deserve this kind of treatment?

richard mcenroe
Guest

How come it’s a neopropism when she does it but a malapropism when George W Bush does it?

James May
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In SFF, these people have been pointedly making racial and sexual insults against men, whites and heterosexuals for going on years now and every single fucking day. In fact, “incitement” might be a better word. In return, they have been conspicuously rewarded for their efforts. N.K. Jemisin is as vicious a racist as has ever been seen in SFF. She openly brags about her disdain for whites. For that she is a Hugo, Nebula and Locus nominee this year. Aliette de Bodard has been similarly obsessively in her open hatred for whites and been similarly rewarded. Alyssa Wong has come… Read more »
Brian McGoldrick
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You bring up an interesting point about the Social Justice Psychos and their ilk creating their opposition through their actions. It seems to be their real goal, creating an active opposition based along the lines of race, gender, and sexual identity. For a while now, at least a decade, I’ve been wondering if the racist, sexist, heterophobic left has been trying to foment an actual shooting war between whites and other races, straights and homos, men and women. Their rhetoric and actions seem like they are trying to push people who are not white, male, and straight into taking violent… Read more »
Joe in PNG
Guest

If they’re trying to formulate a war, they forgot the part about ‘having an army’.
It may that, decades ago when all the nonsense started, it was thought that the Glorious Soviet Red Army would step in and impose peace, happiness, and brotherhood on the collapsed remnants of the former USA. Yeah…

Shadowdancer
Guest

I gather that they seem to imagine that the dirty lower classes filled with the colored people and various minorities that they’re claiming they’re fighting to free from the various imagined oppressions they suffer in the relative-heaven-on-Earth Western nations will happily do the work of ‘army’ for them.

It’s why I think they encourage and choose to ignore Islamic atrocities committed on Western soil, pooh-pooh black on black violence, and support pedophiles. There’s a lot of ‘feed the croc to be devoured last’ feel to their ‘strategies’ and ‘actions.’

Joe in PNG
Guest

As I once said on John Wright’s page, they probably won’t be taking over, but they’re more than able to open the gates to the barbarians.
And will be honestly shocked & surprised that the ‘others’ are more oppressive, more close minded, and hold more hatred for them and their ideas than the previous lot.

Brian McGoldrick
Guest

Since they’re Politically Correct and all, they may think they don’t need an army and the faries and unicorns will come out and fight for them. After trying to hold semi-rational arguments with the left a few times, I’m not entirely sure that I’m making a joke . . .

Joe in PNG
Guest

Makes about as much sense as anything Marx wrote

Hansen
Guest

That’s because you are blind, one of those who still believe that race, gender and sexuality actually exist and is not just a social construct. They have seen the light and understand that it’s all an illusion.

James May
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I was thinking the same thing myself, but I don’t think anyone is trying to invite a reaction in a larger sense. The pattern is more along the lines of inviting a reaction and then claiming harassment and hello Patreon and career. But I think a lot of them genuinely have no self-awareness. When I quoted Kate Elliott on Eric Flint’s site she showed up and seemed genuinely surprised anyone would think she is anti-male. But her Twitter feed at that time and daily for months on end so was obsessively paranoid and focused on lighting up men I can’t… Read more »
Joe in PNG
Guest

I would guess that “Radical Chic” and a desire to be hip and trangressive to be the big motivators here. That they really don’t understand, or care to understand- a bit like dedicating The Police’s “Every Step You Take” to the one you love.

BobtheRegisterredFool
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BobtheRegisterredFool
It is probably messier than any one succinct explanation. Yes, conspiracy exists, see organized crime. Yes, Soviet Intelligence apparently pulled off a number of grand conspiracies. Some of it may be organized, and have some sane strategic objective. Some of it seems to be the Leninist organizational gone mainstream for personal ends. (Look at this Hugo stuff and tell me that Russian intelligence gave someone a budget to orchestrate it to some end. Yeah, there are elements that are clearly potentially profitable for some of the organizers. Some of the individuals are hard not to see as too crazy to… Read more »
James May
Guest
One obvious difference between us and these wacky feminists is we are happy and even eager to confront third wave feminists in head-to-head public debates. Feminists want nothing to do with that, preferring to shut down debate, lecture us from inside their safe-bubbles and claim disagreement is not only racist, sexist and homophobic but active harassment. I’ll go with the side which isn’t afraid to have their ideas tested and challenged. Feminists are pathological and ideological liars who use their falsehoods to cover up con games, sociopathic hatred and even mental illness and paranoia. There are so many examples of… Read more »
James May
Guest
http://nebulaconference2016.sched.org/ That’s the schedule for Nebula Awards Weekend. If you’re familiar with the names, it reads like a fucking feminist KKK rally. Honestly, if that were a block party in my neighborhood, I’d treat it just like the Nazis marching in Skokie, because that’s all the SFWA is – a fucking bund. The older members either don’t know who these people are or are holding their noses. Who in their right mind would let a feminist bigot like Annalee Flower Horne give a talk about “Protecting Yourself and Others Against Harassment Online.” That’s like David Duke giving a talk on… Read more »
Hansen
Guest
Another example of how the SJW tries to force their agenda on speculative fiction: http://fantasy-faction.com/2016/harry-potter-should-have-kissed-some-boys-an-argument-for-queer-characters-in-main-stream-fantasy “Harry Potter Should Have Kissed Some Boys: An Argument For Queer Characters In Main Stream Fantasy Harry Potter should have kissed some boys. Or Hermione should have kissed some girls. Even just some passing lip-action between any of the main cast would have been sufficient. Even just an obvious and mentioned crush would have been better than the great hunk of nothing we were dealt. ” The solution is very simple; write in the LGBT subgenre. Instead they are trying to force the genre as… Read more »
James May
Guest
They do write their own stuff, and no one wants anything to do with it because it’s a sleeping pill. Contrary to what they think, having Harry Potter sharing gay love stories with Dumbledore or having a lesbian solve crimes is not genre but a genre-killer. Or rather it is a kind of a genre… the gay section of the bookstore. The unending unbelievable fascination these activists have with themselves would kill any genre and it has certainly wrecked our hobby the way the Tiptree Awards has been pre-wrecked for 25 years. Why they’re trying to flog that crap into… Read more »
analogkid
Guest

Back in my day people like this just posted bad slash to fanfiction.net.

Hell, it’s probably the same people.

DeTroyes
Guest

Back in my day, people posted their bad slash fanfiction in their APA disty, and maybe got it into a like-minded slash fanzine afterwards.

Ashley
Guest

Beggars belief.

PS: Hate to nag but can the RSS feed be reinstated? I’m missing updates – I know my bad, but my excuse is that I have a busy life.

Shadowdancer
Guest

Ahhh. I was wondering why I wasn’t getting updates to this post even if I’m subscribed to it.

Jon Krupp
Guest

Bwah HA ha haaaaa!

guest
Guest

The word gives me the mental image of a spoiled and neurotic fourteen-year-old girl whose “friends” on Tumblr convinced her to call herself “gender fluid” (remember to get yer gender fluid changed every three thousand miles, folks) trying very hard to scowl and growl like Immortan Joe from Mad Max and say “mediocre,” but her voice squeaked.

EscapeVelocity
Guest

She might like Chuck Tingle’s work.

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