Weird porn author who was dragged into Hugo Awards mess pulls off epic troll


#1

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Aircraft that looks like ass has crashed
#2

“Glorious” is an understatement.


#3

Man, that’s almost enough to make me want to pay for a voting membership. Not quite, but almost.


#4

I mean, to be fair, “Space Raptor Butt Invasion” is probably the greatest book title of all time.

But seriously, I like this guy. Although I’m not sure how much the poopies will care about Quinn, since they also put Lois McMaster Bujold on their slate. She asked to be removed, and they refused, so if she wins (and that’s a real possibility since she’s won a lot) she’s also got a platform from which to denounce them.


#5

he may be weird, but I think the author should also get the “Happy Mutant” badge


#6

Isn’t being weird a prerequisite?


#7

https://twitter.com/Pityophthorus/status/728275886571556865


#8

I think you’re overlooking the gem

  • Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt

And its sequels:

  • Pounded In The Butt By My Book “Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt”,
  • Pounded In The Butt By My Book “Pounded In The Butt By My Book ‘Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt’”, and
  • Pounded In The Butt By My Book "Pounded In The Butt By My Book
    ’Pounded In The Butt By My Book “Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt”’"

#9

I had no idea that behind the scenes, awards were filled with such rancor and chicanery. It’s fascinating to observe; like a family dinner where, for once, I’m just an observer.


#10

I mean that’s good and all, but it lacks the dinosaur aspect. And also the space part.


#11

Although it is indeed tedious, it is worth noting that the distinction between the “sad” and “rabid” puppy factions was made far more clear this year, since it turned out that the “sad” faction had little to no impact on the nominations. Much as I don’t like either of them for their posturing or their political positions, the last couple of year’s hijackings are pretty much entirely due to the “rabid” group (or, rather, entirely due to the person behind it); the “sad” puppies turned out to be, well, just sad.

I don’t think that this, admittedly amusing, response by Tingle is going to change the minds of too many potential voters though.


#12

#13

That cover. Jesus. The kerning! The space between the L and the A—you could drive a truck through ohhhh…


#14

The kerning in that whole word is a mess. People used to respect kerning. Why, I remember as a boy my father tipping his hat to the local kerner as we’d pass him on the street. Pops was quite thankful to him, you see, for ensuring my eyes and nose were correctly spaced in relation to each other.


#15

This is new. Some random group of internet assholes has been doing this for a couple years.


#16

Quoted because it’s worth repeating. This guy is brilliant.


#17

So haven’t the puppies succeeded? Aren’t the Hugos discredited completely? Why are they still doing it?

However, Space Raptor Butt Invasion is indeed a great title.


#18

I don’t like the rabid puppies for the positions, and I don’t like their opponents for the posturing.

This Chuck Tingle kerfuffle is probably the only thing that could have possibly made me visit a Hugo thread (and laffs were had - thanks, Mr. Tingle! I’m still not reading your stuff :slight_smile: ).


#19

Why have I not been following this guy on Twitter already?!

Come to papa, you gloriously bizarre being, you.


#20

Ah, the Buttesseract anthology.