The Hugo awards for 2015 are over. The clear winner is Vox “Machiavelli” Day. He pretty much got everything he wanted. He wanted Three Body Problem to win and it did. He wanted the Hugos to No Award everything and it mostly did. He wanted to help the SJWs in general and the powers behind the World Science Fiction Convention to look like screaming idiots and it happened. And he was given so much help that a casual observer has to wonder how many of the people he was destroying were secretly his minions.
Before I go into how thoroughly he won I would like to offer condolences to Laura Mixon, Guardians Of The Galaxy and the others who lost because of his machinations. Yes I said lost. You see, they will be forever tainted by the actions of the body bestowing the award. They will be the winners of the Year of the Asterisk. For those who don’t know it, a vanishingly small body by now, the asterisk is both a sign that they weren’t real winners and a symbol known in SF circles to represent the common asshole. The work they did was certainly deserving of being on the ballot, the way they won will forever brand them as not good enough to win honestly. And the fault lies not with them. The fault lies in the machinations of a clique of mostly old, mostly white, mostly male morons who could not stand the idea that they were not the all powerful force they thought they were. Well, them and Vox Day.
I said before the awards that the winners would crow and the losers would claim cheating, I was wrong. Yes the SJW/ Torling cabal crowed, yes some of the Puppies feel there was cheating. The real winner though has been mostly silent. Vox is looking in other directions until next year when I am sure he will continue his destruction of Old Guard Progressive Fandom.
I have to admire Vox for his adroit handling of this situation. Lets take the block voting in rigid lockstep that went for No Award in numbers almost solidly of 2500 votes. The difference between 2500 and the actual numbers is quibbling. Anyone trying to pretend it wasn’t a lockstep following of Der Fuhrer is either delusional or lying. This is actually the part I admire the most. You see there were rumors that the last couple of thousand voting registrations were bought to lock in this result. I can believe that as readily as I can believe the old guard actually has 2500 members. Now most of the rumors have GRRM and Johnny Scalzi purchasing them. It isn’t impossible. Certainly after the ludicrously large contract Tor gifted him with this year Scalzi could afford it. And no doubt he owes them. Thing is, Vox could probably afford them too. And I can easily see him watching the numbers, knowing The Puppy vote would be an honest choosing of what they thought worthy, which means a split vote, and calculating that 2000 or so votes, added to the screamers of “I’m not gonna read it I’m voting Noah Ward” would ensure his victory. The truth is that we will probably never know.
And while everyone watching the Sunday business meeting Saw a couple of hundred show up to vote in the Tor E Pluribus Hugo and then leave. We’ll never know whether it was Tor employees or Vox employees. Who knows, it is possible they were even honest SJWs wanting to ensure their precious, I certainly wouldn’t bet against Vox
Perhaps his greatest accomplishment, in my honest opinion, was influencing the pre award festivities. After all you wouldn’t expect the Secret Masters Of Fandom to countenance a panel on the Sad Puppies which consisted only of avowed enemies of them without a single token Puppy on it. Well, not unless, as opposed to what they have been claiming for years, the SMOFs really are Cliquish Holier-than-thou Reactionary Fanatics. Nah couldn’t be. Vox obviously mind controlled them.
Another feather in his cap must be the wooden assholes they presented people. How he got them to be so blatant about how they felt is beyond me. He is truly a mastermind. His home in Italy must be hidden in a volcano!
Here I must admit there was one other winner on a small scale. Toni Weisskopf, upon seeing the wooden assholes, stood up and left with her head held high. She, along with Tony Daniel who left with her, showed professionalism and class. Some of the other publishers and editors should have watched her. They might, if they watch her long enough, and try hard enough, become professionals too. Nah, I don’t have enough Pollyanna in me to believe that either.
Then Vox got them to use a Dalek as a presenter. Sadly, despite the many years Dr. Who has been winning Hugos none of them realized that it was an agent of evil. Such inability to sense cultural mores was astounding. The cool factor of a Dalek was supposed to outweigh the evil it represents? Yep, Vox was on his game.
You know I could write another thousand words extolling Vox’s magnificent control of the situation, from getting the SJWs to behave offensively to someone’s religion and culture to claiming the death of the Puppies. but I won’t.
You have seen the evidence of his majesty here, if you believe he was responsible for all this. I look at it and am sure the SJWs will claim this is all true. Despite their screaming orders for Noah Ward before the ceremonies they are all backpedaling and claiming that none of them were mindless lockstep zombies. So I am sure they will soon believe everything i said was true because VOOOOOXXXX DAAAYYY!!!