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The 2014 Hugo Awards

M1FCJ Re:I am stupid (178 comments)

A lot of golden-age novels would be treated as novelettes and even novellas these days. Thanks to publishing industry & consumer pressures, anything below 900 pages becoming harder to shift! I used to be able to read a book in a day, no longer.

5 days ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

M1FCJ Re:You cant make much writing Science Fiction (178 comments)

YA SF/F novels are still SF/F novels. I fully approve any writer who can write good YA stuff. Just because it's for youngsters doesn't mean it has to be bad.

5 days ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

M1FCJ Re:So, what controversy? (178 comments)

We have sampled enough of so-called writing, thanks to his blog and no one should have any qualms abous his qualifications for his racism and unpleasantness. His Hugo nominated work, on the other hand, appears to be a solidly written pile of turd. Even then some might like it - there's no account for taste.

5 days ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

M1FCJ Re:It's not an attempt to "game the system"... (178 comments)

Funnily enough, Hugo has zero with the New York-based publishing industry since Hugo nominees are nominated by World Con attendees and voted by the next World Con attendees. Anyone who can spare some cash for a supporting membership can nominate and vote as they like.

If you were talking about the Nebula awards, however, you might have been right.

Especially at this age, publishing a book via Kindle is trivial and if a so-called "wrong type of person" writes a good book, he will be able to sell it, or made it read enough to be nominated. The award to related-work went to a fucking blog post, and rightly so, it was a well written article related to SF. Three of the stories who won were "printed" on Tor's web site.

Any idiot who can design a web site and gather enough readers who will like it and nominate it in the next World Con has the chance of winning the next Hugo, no conspiracy required.

5 days ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

M1FCJ Re:It's not an attempt to "game the system"... (178 comments)

[Citation Needed]
The only shithole that has been expelled was done so because he used SFWA channels for his own racist propoganda. Until then he was still a member of the SWFA while being an active obnoxious asshole.

If you're attempting to say successful and best-seller writers like Scalzi and co. are "amateurs", I think youre more than deluded.

5 days ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

M1FCJ Re:well-documented attempts to expose nomination b (178 comments)

But GOP has been telling everyone that people who follow the conservative view are richer, has better employment and more cash to spend on the capitalist system. Hence you would have thought that they would be able to afford to go to WorldCons or buy a way cheaper supporting membership and still be able to vote w/o attending the convention by person.

Hence, I can only conclude, you're talking out of your orifice usually used to expel brown smelly stuff.

5 days ago
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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

M1FCJ Re:Assuming you are Christian (139 comments)

Please, don't confuse him with these... These... Words?

about a month ago
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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

M1FCJ Re:Dang... (139 comments)

My money is on Zeus. If Zeus and Flying Spagetthi Monster had a fight and I know who would end up being the lunch.

Never piss off Zeus. He might turn into a bull and shag you to the next Tuesday.

about a month ago
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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

M1FCJ Re:Dang... (139 comments)

Science is not wrong. We get new knowledge and gain from it, refining our ideas about the past, instead of getting stuck with our heads deep in our asses and insisting the world was created 4004BC, on a particular October day, 23th to be exact.

about a month ago
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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

M1FCJ Re:Whelp. (139 comments)

I knew the bird in Up was real.

about a month ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

M1FCJ Re:No, no unfair advantage at all... (175 comments)

If a spring was helping him, IMHO, he wouldn't be the 9th, but the first. I am sure his kit has been tested and found fit according to the regulations.

about a month ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

M1FCJ Re:No, no unfair advantage at all... (175 comments)

Not all runners can -afford- the $500 shoes. A lot of third world country athletes train in abject provety.

about a month ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

M1FCJ Re:Wow. Terrble Turn. (752 comments)

I guess a dot at 6K looks the same as a dot from a larger target at 10K.

about a month ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

M1FCJ Re:Wow. Terrble Turn. (752 comments)

There were multiple transcontinental flights in that path at that time. The MH17 wasn't the only one nor the NOTAM was covering them, they were legally flying over the closed airspace. Of course, that distinction won't stop a twat throwing a missile at you.

about a month ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

M1FCJ Re:"Issue on board" (752 comments)

I love that movie. I don't think many /.'ers will get the reference.

about a month ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

M1FCJ Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

Looks like the bastards were under the impression that Russians had closed the whole airspace down whereas the NOTAM only closed it up to 32k feet, the flight was at 33k feet and legally flying over the area...

The captured audio calls between the rebel scum clearly show they thought it was a military plane.

about a month ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

M1FCJ Re:If only Bill Waterson inspired other cartoonist (119 comments)

Erm, "he should have stopped before doing those" because he never did those?
They are completely unauthorized drawings and not done by him.

about 3 months ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

M1FCJ Re:If only Bill Waterson inspired other cartoonist (119 comments)

IMHO, Matt Groening's real genius can be seen in Life in Hell sketches. The Simpsons is a pale mismash of typical American values compared to Life in Hell.

about 3 months ago

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