On a Related Note

On a Related Note

Sky Hernstrom comments on Jeffro commenting on a post he shared by Kevyn Winkless [https://plus.google.com/u/0/106512618424209956610/posts/LdUXkQpmL3D] commenting yes, yet another article on how the old days of SF hated women. > I’m at the point now where I just don’t give a shit. Articles like this come out on a weekly basis. Other movements follow the same pattern. Articles and articles, Grievance + Something Must Be Done. The point is to read it, savor the delicious righteous rage, bonus ro…

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David Weber and Womens Lib

David Weber and Womens Lib

I still remember when I first stumbled into a copy of Honor Among Enemies at the base library. No, I didn’t start David Weber’s epic mega-series at the beginning. So it’s not with great sadness anymore – as this decision was made over a year ago – that I’m basically buying nothing of his anymore. I may – mayI repeat – get the Zahn prequels, but the overlapping stories of the two main current-time branches are losing me, and he did two things that really turned me off on an author I’ve otherwis…

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Equitable?

Equitable?

The internet, of course, gave us Poe’s Law:without a clear indicator of the author’s intent, parodies of extreme views will be mistaken by some readers or viewers as sincere expressions of the parodied views. So of course, given the rise of social justice warriors, race baiting, feminism, etc., more and more things become normalized enough that they cannot be parodied. Take this recent article from the Huffington Post [https://web.archive.org/web/20170118165921/http://www.huffingtonpost.com/en…

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Blast From the Past

Blast From the Past

One of the reasons I will effectively drop anything and everything to read a book by Larry Correia, aka the “International Lord of Hate”, is that he not only is nearly as prolific as John Ringo, but is, if possible, even funnier when he goes off on a rant. Given the high bar needed to exceed the utterly inspired Ravencon AAR [https://thelastredoubt.com/content/images/2016/12/RavenCon202006.pdf], that is saying something. So, in part due to slow blogging activity over at Monster Hunter Nation,…

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