I hate gay ponies and I'm not ashamed who knows it.
Only Rainbow dash and Applejack are lesbians. Maybe Twilight.
Remember how jealous Pinkie got when RD was hanging out with Gilda, though... I think Pinkie is bisexual at least, if not pansexual.
Fluttershy is totally a carpetmuncher.
I am not current with My Little Pony or I'd happily point out an episode.
And you know I am all over nominating RH for best fan writer. Almost enough to buy a supporting membership just so I can vote.
Well if we're going to nominate trolls, might as well nominate Encyclopedia Dramatica, Season of the Red Wolf and Will Shetterly.
Your butthurt is showing.
You could save time and just nominate that mashup trailer. It's well-made and cleverly derivative without being particularly indicative of anything!
I've been impressed by every essay I've read at Starship Reckless. I should follow it more closely. And I continue not to quite get the big deal about RH. She's angry and she has a foul mouth. So? Did I just happen to go to school in a brief pocket of time when everybody was like that? A Hugo win would be hilarious, but I'm not a WorldCon member, so it's a moot point for me.
ETA: I should make it clear that I like RH's reviews, and her anger is often spot on.
Edited at 2013-01-10 05:16 am (UTC)
A large number of fans are wilting hothouse flowers whose ears burn bright red if anyone says anything harder than "Oh, damn it." Their lips quiver, eyes fill with water, you name it. Some of the "brave" ones will raise a finger to gain the room's attention and explain at length that when they were in third grade, teacher said that vulgarity was just a cover for a poor vocabulary.
You'll likely see that some fans happily embrace manufactured curse-words from novels and, these days, TV shows, to avoid saying anything truly "bad."
It is pretty hard these days to listen to public debates about fracking without thinking about nerd sex.
Thanks for that Seth; I'd managed to avoid that mental connection (and image!) before now.
I am suddenly having flashbacks to a consuite convo I had at last year's FOGcon, post-Trainwreck Panel.
I was berated for swearing too much by an audience member. I suggested that if it bothered her that much, she could have left the room.
I always swear by audience members, but I try not to use their real names so that no one takes it too personally.
Seriously. And her response was precisely as Nick says: "well, it's not so much that it bothered *me* [uh-huh] but it makes you look like you're uneducated and have nothing to say." I'd make a remark about self-appointed mothers, but even my mother, who hates swearing, has never laid that trip on me.
Fandom - the last preserve of politeness and etiquette! ;)
I suspect Nick still likes her because he seems like an elder statesman of fandom with her in the world. I actually liked her reviews until I started reading her twitter account which was a repetition of "ooh someone got mad because I said that they should get kicked in the face for depicting an Asian in a way that I didn't personally approve of." over and over again.
Ruined her reviews for me. Saw the shtick and realized just how often it was used to hide her basic ignorance and sense of entitlement.
Might as well nominate seasonoftheredwolf while we're at it.
Well now that I mention it...
"Basic ignorance and sense of entitlement"? Care to unpack?
Twitter is not a medium for nuanced dialog. RH's tweets are mostly trolling and random LOLs, but most people's tweets are inane and not very interesting. I don't see how that detracts from her reviews.
Serenity fans have an opinion about depiction of Asians? By all means!
Isn't Serenity the pilot for some series called Firefly which is especially famous for having an Asian-inspired future culture without a single Asian around, to the point where it was commented on by xkcd (http://xkcd.com/561/)?
If so, why are you using it alongside a comment that posits that RH is unjustifiably complaining about Asian representation? Aren't you undermining your own text?
Amen to all of that - especially the shout out for ACM whom I nominated last year.
I'm with you re. requireshate and Athena. Very much enjoy reading whatever those two come out with.
As for the other two categories, I'll vote for whoever mashes up with Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders with this toy
As a Who fan (god, I hate the term 'Whovian', like it was some philosophy) and a Brony, I emphatically agree. Both MLP and Who are kids shows that are smartly written and fun. But yes, they're family shows, and I'll be the first persont to admit that.
Wikipedia has it airing first on Feb 4, 2012! It's a go!
I dont know why i like Dr Who, to be honest.
Even for a tv show, the writing is kinda retarded, especially the post 2005 episodes.
It's the TV equivalent of a bad restaurant in an excellent location.
I think its more like Burger King (or the fast food restaurant of your choice).
You know its not good, but it tastes good, and sometimes youre just in the mood for bad food.
In my case its not about location-sometimes ill go out of my way to find a burger king.
There's a brew pub in my small town where the atmosphere's nice, the people are great, the beer's decent enough and the food is just awful. But they have no impetus to change, because it's the only brew pub in town, people are going to show up anyway. Everybody wants it to be good, so they act as though it were. It's like that.
That's an interesting and apt analogy.
I like these nominations for Best Fan Writer. And I say this as someone whom Athena has frequently taken to task.
And I am simultaneously skeeved out and amused at the thought of BtVotNoS cosplay being inspired by awards nods for the book. It would make for some crazy satire too. . . .
If we were nominating best Fan Writing, rather than writer, this post would get my vote. Because fuck you, that's why.