The Current State of the Cannibal Feeding Frenzy

-Jack here. This needed to be archived…

So now the Hugo controversy cannibal feeding frenzy gets even better, where it comes out that the King Chorf they’re gonna blame it all on to make him the sacrificial goat to take away their sins has sexual harassment allegations against him too. Because of course he does.

Okay, a few things to note for my amusement.

First off, I told you so. ๐Ÿ˜€

Next, we all know this bullshit ain’t the fault of a couple of administrators. Being censorious, manipulative assholes has been part of WorldCon’s basic culture for a long time.

A lot of libs are crying about this. Oh well. I tried to warn you.

With these email leaks, note how it was already enshrined in WorldCon’s culture how to investigate authors for political wrongthink so they could be punished or excluded. That didn’t suddenly spring into being for the first time when the Chinese came along. They already had the methodology to fuck authors with the wrong beliefs down because they’d been doing it for a long time.

A clique of connected, politically aligned insiders turned what was supposed to be an award representing all of fandom into their personal little playground, where they could be horrific bastards to anybody who wasn’t part of their clique to drive them out. I demonstrated that to the world years ago, and their response was to double down and make it even worse.

All that happened this time was our amateur statist authoritarians ran into their professional statist authoritarians. Hilarity ensued.

Fandom observers are currently recoiling in horror that the awards are A. given for politics and connection rather than the quality of work itself. B. don’t actually represent all of fandom, but rather one narrow clique of assholes who made it their own little playground while pretending it was still for everyone.

All I can say to those people is… well duh.

When me and my friends exposed that, you all plugged your ears and covered your eyes while chant screaming “RACISSSSS SEXISSSS” over and over again, until we just said fuck it and bailed, leaving you to spiral into your inevitable doom.

Now, a note on how their chosen sacrificial goat suddenly and reliably has sexual harassment allegations… from clear back in 2011!

When I upset the Chorfs, they immediately combed through everything I’ve ever done or said. The Guardian (which is allegedly a British newspaper) even crowdsourced a witch hunt to go through all of my books, internet posts, and blogging clear back to the dawn of the internet looking for some sins to cancel me with. Something. Anything… They came up with nada.

So instead they fabricated a bunch of nonsense about how I was a racist sexist monster trying to keep women and minorities out of publishing… by nominating a bunch of women and minorities for their sainted award? (which in the prior year had been won by 14 white liberals and 1 Asian liberal and so they hailed it as a “triumph of diversity”) Yeah, it doesn’t make a lot of sense, but it is about narrative not reality with these fucks.

When an outsider threatened their status quo, they went out of their way to malign and destroy me. They had coordinated press coverage in a dozen different entertainment websites and magazines all repeating this same narrative. And even though after I busted out the lawyers and threatened libel lawsuits and the chickenshit outfits like Entertainment Weekly put retractions on their dumb articles, that foul stuff lingers to this day. Anything I do I have to listen to that same tired shit from the stupid gullible types and malicious liars.

And they didn’t just do it to me. They harassed the shit out of all my friends and threatened the careers of everybody I got nominated. Then George Martin threw a party for everybody who caved in to the bullies.

Only when it comes to being bullies, the Chairman Xi is way better at it than you’ll ever be. ๐Ÿ˜€ (well, maybe not Mary 3 Names. I’m actually surprised the ChiComs didn’t offer her a job with the secret police)

But now, the anointed scape goat, who these same cadre of assholes have decided will take the blame for their entire rotten culture, has sexual harassment allegations from 14(!) years ago, and these allegations weren’t ever a secret? And that wasn’t an issue for you fuckers before now? Only now that it is convenient and you need a bad guy for your hubris it becomes a thing?

Lol. ๐Ÿ˜€ You dorks.

An amusing side note on that. Of the loudest puppy kickers who screamed about my racist misogyny a decade ago, I think about a dozen of them have since been canceled for being gropy, rapey, sleazy, perverts. Go figure. Nice bunch y’all got over there. ๐Ÿ˜€

So anyways, I’ve just got to say that this whole sham has been wonderful to watch, and I’m having a wonderful time enjoying the same cadre of vapid fucks who made excuses for why it was good to exclude authors for politics years ago, freaking out and clutching their pearls about how excluding authors for politics is super bad now that the shoe is on the other foot.

Especially as every time this is getting discussed somewhere there’s an exchange that goes like- “hey, isn’t this exactly what Larry Correia/Sad Puppies was talking about when–” “OMG NO THAT WAS TOTALLY DIFFERENT REEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!11”

You have destroyed your legacy. You are a lumbering corpse. Everybody knows it. Plus, your scam where you just hide from all criticism by crying sexist is played out. You are all trash.
You sowed the wind. Now reap that whirlwind. ๐Ÿ˜€

Update 2/21/24:

As I’m enjoying the utter destruction of the Hugos, my friend who likes to keep up on the Vile 666/Cameltoe crowd (dude must be a masochist) pointed something fun out to me this morning.

Normally, those douchebags spy on everything I write and whenever I say anything even sorta controversial they quote me for hate clicks from their audience of angry inbred dipshit communist troglodytes.

“Tellingly, neither Glyer nor Cammy have mentioned the reactions of the former Puppies to the news. And normally everything you guys say and do is fodder for their blogs.”


I wonder why. ๐Ÿ˜€

Meanwhile, John Scalzi is screaming at people that he will not “re-litigate Sad Puppies” and immediately blocking anyone who points out Larry Was Right.

Gee whiz. I wonder why? Could it be because those assholes were okay with this kinda shit when it was them and their publishing house benefiting from the political games, but when it’s done on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party THEN it’s bad?

I voted for the Leopards Eating People’s Faces Party, but I never thought the leopards would eat MY face!

Sorry, dummies, I tried to warn you.

The sad part is, the ChiComs just manipulated the game, business as usual for them, it’s nothing personal, because that’s what they do. The CHORFs were petty dicks while they did it. China just fucked authors. You assholes fucked authors and CELEBRATED it. Even the genocidal Chinese secret police have too much dignity to make wooden assholes. The Chinese had some politically unacceptable authors silenced. You fuckers gleefully lied to try and destroy careers of anyone who stepped even slightly out of line while crowing about how righteous you were even as your pet weirdo deviant perverts bullied and threatened women. I think I might actually respect Xi Jingping more than George R.R. Martin, which is a really low bar, but damn, you guys fucking suck.
The world knows Larry was right and I’m fucking loving it. Quote that, you gravy-blooded hypocrite sack of whale blubber. ๐Ÿ˜€

update 2/26/24: I’m going to keep adding the updates here instead of making a new post in order to keep all the comments in this one place. – Jack

Lol. I told you these little scumbags spy on everything I say. ๐Ÿ˜€ (they are so incredibly easy to bait)

But let’s take a look at the janky disingenuous response from one unctuous parasite, shared by the fatter, dumber parasite. Glyers like some kind of bulky tape worm, and Cameltoe is one of those fish who get stuck in urethras. I don’t know. Whatever.  

To sum up this example of the typical intellectual honesty we’ve come to expect from Cameltoe Feppledouche-

First off, I’m obviously not “cross”, you wanker. To everybody watching this unfold, I’ve clearly been gleeful at the public disgrace and shaming of you mopes. Me and my friends have basically been sending each other links for the last couple months going “LOOK AT THIS! HAHAHAH!” as these morons have been screaming and floundering, then we high five each other.

On that note I wonder how many comments Scalzi has had to delete for posting #LarryWasRight ? ๐Ÿ˜€

Now, for Carnalsnob’s actual rebuttal: Years ago Larry said that a clique of insiders had taken an award that was supposed to be for all fandom and turned it into their own little personal playground where they were justified in excluding any outsiders they felt like because of their politics. But this time a clique of insiders has taken an award that was supposed to be for all fandom and turned it into their own little personal playground where they were justified in excluding any outsiders they felt like because of their politics… which as you can see is TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

(as I summed up previously, the biggest difference is that the Chinese were coldly proficient and they stomped on the American liberals, while the American liberals were absolute pricks as they openly stomped on the American conservatives. For the Chinese, this was just business, nothing personal, to our petty chorfs this was deeply personal and they delighted in being as viscious and cruel as possible)

I do love how every single thing this twit ever says is some kind of twisted lie-

Like I thought there was a “vast number of (Tor) employees”?

On the contrary, Mr. CamelStrawMan (see what I did there?) It was my getting to see the actual result stats after Reno that showed me a few as a DOZEN votes could swing whole categories, and my cruel auditor brain realized just how tiny, insular, and petty this game was, which was the moment I decided that somebody needed to screw with it! Duh! This moron wrote a book (which literally nobody read) about this so he knows better.
He left off the part that I also predicted that EXACTLY this would happen the day they announced WorldCon was going to be held in communist China (and you dorks responding by screeching THATS RACISSS!) I’ve loved watching this train wreck. In this case it was a train carrying toxic waste that derailed into a sewage treatment plant, and I want you to know, Cammy and Pearl, that I will continue to take great joy in your suffering. ๐Ÿ™‚

A new anthology of MHI stories, from the Czech Republic!

Man, I’m announcing all sorts of cool stuff this week. ๐Ÿ˜€

Here is a whole new anthology of MHI stories, and some background-

This is a pretty unique thing to have happen as an author. My MHI series is translated into a bunch of languages and published in different countries. It has been really popular in the Czech Republic. (Coolest book signings Iโ€™ve ever done have been in Prague!) Because of that I added a Czech monster hunting company into the series, and they showed up as background characters. (Fantom, which is also the real life name of the publishing house) And the series is so popular over there that my Czech publisher asked if they could do an anthology about these Czech hunters, by Czech authors, in Czech. I said that sounded awesome.

(and I wrote one for it, which they translated like they do my regular books) It came out in Czechia a couple of years ago, and my American fans got jealous because they couldnโ€™t read it. So now by popular demand the anthology has been translated into English! I have got the coolest job.

As of right now I believe this is ebook only, though Jack is currently working on Audible.

Announcing a new upcoming fantasy novel

Here’s a project I’ve been working on that I can finally talk about.

This story is pretty damned fun. I’m borrowing heavily from a whole bunch of RPG campaigns I’ve run or played in over the years. I’ll give you guys some more story details as it gets closer.

To answer the inevitable questions, don’t worry, this isn’t really interrupting my regular series, those are still moving right along, and there’s more regular series MHI coming next year. Why Aethon instead of my regular publisher, Baen? This one’s a sub-genre that Baen’s not into (progression fantasy). Plus, Aethon are masters at working Kindle Unlimited, which is an area of publishing that I’ve never messed with. And I’m one of those guys who tries not to get stagnant, so that’s an area I need to get some experience with (can’t cohost a writing podcast if I don’t keep up on one of the biggest markets in the industry).

The story itself is in a setting that’s based on a few different games I’ve run (and one realm I stole from Steve’s last campaign), crossed with some ideas I got editing the Down These Mean Streets anthologies (I had a killer idea for a magical hub city but didn’t have a chance to develop it then), mixed with wizard academies that fight against each other like the schools in kung fu movies, only WITH MAGIC GUNS. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I hope you guys like it.

Larry is not a fan of social media companies

Larry posted this on the Book of Faces, so I quickly grabbed it before they could memory hole it:

To put into perspective just how profoundly dishonest social media companies are, and this one in particular, and how hard it is for creatives to stay in touch with the audience who wants to buy their work…

I’ve been frozen around 24k FB followers for years. That number never seems to go up. It rose steadily for years, and then suddenly, poof. It just stopped. Cold. I could write something super viral with hundreds of shares to new readers, and literally thousands of comments, but nothing. Follower count stays the same.

Over on Twitter my follower count grew steadily for years, and then suddenly, for no apparent reason it just stopped around 10k if I recall correctly. No matter what I did or said, it was frozen. Elon buys Twitter, and for the first time in years that number started to grow. Now it’s at 27k with steady growth, and big jumps whenever I write something that goes viral.

Also amusing after the Elon purchase, I’d tweet something, and somebody who’d followed me years ago would go “wow! You’re using twitter again? I haven’t seen you tweet in forever.” Oh, I was there, they just didn’t show you anything I wrote.

When FB does show my followers what I wrote, it is often days later. This was one of the things that utterly ruined the Book Bombs I used to do for authors. It also pisses me off when I’m trying to do some charity thing and trying to build momentum to help somebody, but FB is all like, nope. Fuck you.

Not that the FB follower number actually means anything, because near as I can tell whatever I post only gets shown to a small fraction of them anyway. If I use any no-no or hurt-hurt words that offend the algos (which is basically everything) that percentage is far smaller. But even the most innocuous things only get shown to a handful.

I hear Instagram is better about the throttling, but I just don’t get it, and hardly ever use it. It’s pictures and hash tags. I’m a writer. So I mostly use it when I post a picture of a new book coming out.

Blogs? Blogs are a shadow of what they once were because the social media companies tricked all the creators into aggregating our followers into one convenient place before they pulled the rug out from under us. So now most of the audience doesn’t go to blogs anymore.

Email newsletters? I’ve got one that I use strictly for book product announcements only. (you can sign up for it on my blog) but how much of that ends up in everybody’s spam folder to do no good, I don’t rightly know.

It would be so nice and convenient if the social media companies had a feature we could simply pay for that was basically  “show this post to all the people who voluntarily clicked to see my all posts.”

That’s it. Just a button with a dollar sign and an amount on it.

But nope. We get feeds full of ads for shit tier holsters and “fuel filters” and “recommended” pages of total fucking bullshit clickbait garbage that we don’t want. But we don’t get to see the actual stuff we signed up saying we wanted to see.
Seriously, I would pay actual money for that. I know your robots are reading this. Add that button, you greedy bastards.