The Daily Report
So, call this another day that didn’t begin quite the way I expected. I’ve been waking up early each morning and finding something to blog about to occupy myself and warm up before I actually start writing. Today I noticed that Rabid Puppy leader Vox Day had released a book he’s been promising for some time with the charmingly rhetorical title of “SJWs Always Lie”.
(Vox Day never lies, of course. He only speaks rhetorically.)
Well, I had to see it for my own eyes. I’d say I wasn’t disappointed, but I actually was. It was worse than I thought, not in the sense of being any more blatantly offensive or out of touch with reality, but in the sense that he didn’t even deliver the book he’d described. It’s far more concerned with re-hashing old sleights and old hurts. The chapter that’s supposed to be the tentpole chapter, outlining his premise of the “Three Laws of SJW” (hint: they always lie) is devoted to his bizarre recurring conspiracy motif about how author John Scalzi supposedly inflates his web traffic statistics, which is important to social justice or anything else because reasons.
He got one thing right, though: SJWs always double-down. Having spent 35 minutes of my life that I will never get back reading Vox Day’s magnum opus, I proceeded to spend the next few hours bringing to life the only possible response:
Yes, it’s Theophilus Pratt’s important new tract, John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular: How SJWs Always Lie About Our Comparative Popularity Levels. It should be available on Amazon later today. I maintain that of all the books with “SJWs Always Lie” in their title that were published today, it is the clear victor.
For one thing, Vox Day’s book only contains two Chapter 5s. Mr. Pratts boasts three, an increase of 50% over the next leading competitor.
Not how I intended to start my day, but there you go.
The State of the Me
It’s getting easier and easier to get up in the morning. I’ll say that much.
Plans For The Day
Man, I’m not even sure, really… all this Puppy stuff is just so increasingly surreal. Next week I might just have to put it all on block for a while.