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Feb 05 2013

Wretched troll is also self-interested troll

In case you were wondering why Vox Day is trolling the heck out of John Scalzi (other than the known fact that Vox is a hateful human being who trolls in the same way he takes a dump: regularly and pungently), all is now made clear.

Scalzi is the current president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. Theodore Beale aka Vox Day is now running for office. He’s got to make himself known to the voting public, and since his sole talent is to be an embarrassing sphincter, he’s going with his strengths.

By the way, that link will take you to Jim Hines blog, who does a marvelous job of documenting Vox Day’s revolting ideas.

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  1. 1
    David Gerard

    Oh dear, and I thought “vote carefully or you’ll get aburt” was a dire enough warning.

  2. 2
    whheydt

    Sheesh… It’s not like the *public* gets to vote for SFWA president.

  3. 3
    Ing

    dare I want to know what Vox has written that is judged of value? Intersteller Bum Pirates?

  4. 4
    dianne

    Calling Vox Day VD seems vaguely unfair to spirochetes. And Scalzi versus VD…it’s not even really a Bambi versus Godzilla situation. More of a small cockroach versus Godzilla situation: VD’s so badly outclassed it’s pathetic. Even more pathetic is the fact that VD will never realize it. Glad Scalzi came up with a way to make some good come out of the situation anyway.

  5. 5
    Marcus Ranum

    dare I want to know what Vox has written that is judged of value?

    Perhaps he’s a shoo-in for the L. Ron Hubbard sci-fi prize for most prolific author suffering from verbal diarreah. I imagine anything Vox produced would read like a “Gor” novel written by Hubbard while he was sick at sea.

  6. 6
    dianne

    I imagine anything Vox produced would read like a “Gor” novel written by Hubbard while he was sick at sea.

    I doubt it’s that good, actually.

  7. 7
    Ing

    @Marcus

    So he’s Piers Anthony?

  8. 8
    David Marjanović

    :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

    That is all.

  9. 9
    ChasCPeterson

    How anybody manages to discuss the guy without linking to this worth-a-thousand-worder is beyond me.

  10. 10
    Marcus Ranum

    How anybody manages to discuss the guy without linking to this worth-a-thousand-worder is beyond me.

    When your Great Big Sword is on fire like that, it’s usually a fungal infection. Hmmm…. Is that the origin of the expression “flaming asshole”?

  11. 11
    Marcus Ranum

    So he’s Piers Anthony?

    Imagine if one of Piers Anthony’s toenail clippings was able to reach a keyboard…

  12. 12
    mythbri

    @Ing

    Vox Day’s “work” is discussed in the comments on the Jim C. Hines link. Some kind of Christian dystopic fantasy, from what I could gather, co-written with one or more other people.

    I was frankly surprised to learn he was a member. It kind of makes his obsession with John Scalzi a little less random.

  13. 13
    Ing

    I’d hope one would need more than one work to be president

  14. 14
    d.f.manno

    @ Ing:Intellectual Terrorist (#13):

    I’d hope one would need more than one work to be president

    One work could do it. SFWA Active Members are eligible for office, and the publishing requirements to be an Active Member are:

    Established authors with three qualifying short story sales, one qualifying novel sale, or one professionally produced full-length dramatic script.

  15. 15
    pixelfish

    I know who RSHD reminds me of now: The Monarch, insisting to Dr. Venture that he is his Nemesis. (Except the Monarch is kind of adorably dopy in his desperation and the RSHD is not.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBSlxIYMmW0 – “He’s my arch-enemy!” “I’ve never even heard him mention you!”

    See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy8IspjFLnk “It must be dreamy to have a costumed nemesis! Chasing you, wringing his gloved hands in concern over you every move…”

  16. 16
    Jadehawk

    someone out there published, at a cost, something VD wrote? And someone somewhere bought it?

    O.o

    This sort of raises the question though: does this mean Left Behind is in fact NOT the world’s worst book?

  17. 17
    Stacy

    HA ha!

    The Guardian picked up this story–and they don’t name Beale! He’s just referred to as “one particular individual.” :D

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/05/trolls-prompt-author-charity-donation

  18. 18
    David Marjanović

    The Guardian picked up this story–and they don’t name Beale! He’s just referred to as “one particular individual.” :D

    :-D

    They’re trying not to feed the troll! FOR SCIENCE!

    This sort of raises the question though: does this mean Left Behind is in fact NOT the world’s worst book?

    …Wwwwwell, Left Behind in any case isn’t the worst theoretically possible book. Imagine Left Behind written in the style of The Eye of Argon.

    Or, y’know, rather don’t.

  19. 19
    Louis

    Vox Day is truly a Fractal OmniDouche. There is no area, and no level, which, upon further examination, he is not a colossal arsehat.

    I defy anyone to find one single redeemable feature for the excrescence.

    Louis

  20. 20
    strange gods before me ॐ

    I am fond of his nym. I suppose it might be redeemable for 1/10¢.

  21. 21
    strange gods before me ॐ

    On further consideration, though I am fond of the pun, it can still be said to be douchy and arsehattish. I suspect it is not at all tounge-in-cheek, or not very.

  22. 22
    Ing

    Permutations in his nym pun adopted by others could be funny to watch him go ballistic.

    Vox Gay
    Vox May
    Vox Play
    Vox Gray
    Vox Drea (Dr)

  23. 23
    Louis

    Hasn’t our beloved Josh already taken Vox Gay in a manner of speaking?

    Louis

  24. 24
    John Morales

    Louis, I’d say so.

  25. 25
    Chris Clarke

    Vox Day. Vox Day. Where do I remember that utterly inconsequential name from?

    Oh, right. This.

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