The Obligatory Hugo Awards Recap Post « terribleminds: chuck wendig

There was a serious attempt by two racist, homophobic and misogynistic (this is a tautology: you never get one without the others) groups calling themselves, respectively, Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies.
They are not house trained puppies. They are vicious little mutts who will, if they ever grow up, turn out to be unlovable mongrels the colour of their own shit. You know the sort.
Here are a couple of talented authors’ comments on the whole rancid affair.

First and foremost, let’s just get this out of the way:

Congrats to the winners of last night’s Hugo Awards, including the Not The Hugo Award, the John W. Campbell award for new writer. Well done, all of you. Including up and coming sci-fi superstar, Noah Ward, who I’m sure is drunk somewhere right now, joy-barfing off a balcony.

And, also, to the Sad and Rabid Puppies, those charm school rejects who thought they could wrest control of the awards away from some mysterious vile cabal of PC CHORF SMOF SJWS, one likes to hope that last night was a demonstration of your noses being rubbed in the mess you made. I know, I know, “it’s about ethics in award nominating”…

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You might also like to read this post on what the Hugo nominations would probably have looked like without the ballot-stuffing by the Sad and Inadequate Puppies: What the alternate Hugo Ballot would likely have been by Tobias Buckell.

It’s an indication of how out-of-touch these fuckwitted social regressives are that some authors they schemed to get onto the list of finalists actually went out of their way to ask people not to vote for them.

Wibbley-wobbley timey-wimey jelly

This one’s a quickie and dead easy to make. Ideal for Doctor Who themed evenings, Hallowe’en and whenever the kids are bored.

Ingredients:

  • Red jelly
  • Blue jelly
  • Milk (any kind, according to personal preference)
  • Water

Calculate the amount of jelly you’re going to use based on how much you want to end up with on your table. You’re going to use 50% red jelly to 50% blue.

Now, take half of the red jelly and make it up with water, according to the instructions on the packet. This usually boils down to: dissolve the gelatine cubes/crystals/whatever with hot water, then top up with tepid.

With the other half: put it in a separate bowl,  dissolve in a little hot water and top up with milk. Do not heat the milk.

Repeat for the blue jelly. Allow to cool.

When all four bowls of jelly are almost set, pour into one big bowl and swirl very gently so that the whole thing looks appropriately timey-wimey with a red-blue shift and eddies in the space-time fabric.

Put the whole thing in the fridge until needed, so that it finishes setting quickly.

Ideally there should be a little TARDIS at the heart of it all, but I’ve never found one suitable for cookery.