Being different, Good and Bad
We’re geeks, that means a lot of things. It generally means higher than average intelligence, a more active imagination, and the ability to be obsessive about getting details right. Those are the good things. Well, for some values of good. There are some bad things too and I wanted to talk about them a little. […]
I’ve been a lot of different types of geek over the years, S.C.A. SF Nerd, The class History or Literature Maven, Gamer, a lot of others. One thing I have noted consistently across the board is a lack of timing. My D&D group has been together for over three decades, I don’t think any of […]
Dining out! That has always been a thing for people. To be able to go somewhere the wife doesn’t have to do the cooking. Or the husband, depending on the household. It is supposed to be a treat, these days too many people see it as the only way to eat. I know people whose […]
Hugo worthy writer denied?
With all the talk about Hugo worthy books and authors I was reminded of Barry Hughart. He blamed the end of his writing career on publishers being idiots and not knowing how to sell his books. I know many people who bring him up as the perfect example of what is wrong with the Hugo […]
Give it a rest
So I sighed with relief last week when I did the final post on the Hugo idiocy that has been going on since last spring. Looks like I was premature. The idiocy isn’t going away. If anything it is intensifying. I can’t figure it out. Maybe my problem with understanding it is that I have […]
Congratulations to the winner
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 […]
Where did the fun in Fandom go?
Why do we stay involved in our various groups? Sometimes I think it is inertia. I know that at least once a month I look at the idiots on social media and think about walking away. Then I want to ask a friend a question and log onto FarceBook to ask them. Two cute puppy […]