[LMB] Old SF

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Mon Sep 28 23:18:38 BST 2020

> On Mon, 28 Sep 2020 09:59:32 -0700, "Jean Lamb" <tlambs1138 at charter.net> wrote:


>> ---It means 'there are too many black people, too many women, too
>> many gay people, and it makes me uncomfortable. I can handle a
>> legion of alien bugs, but I don't like having to read about people
>> who are *that* different from me'.
>> That's what I meant, especially after reading some of the responses
>> here on this list.

On 9/28/2020 3:12 PM, Marc Wilson wrote:
> That's what the whole Sad/Rabid Puppies debacle was about.

That may be what SOME PEOPLE thought it was about. I support Sad Puppies 
(don't talk about Rabids) and that is not what I SUPPORTED.

I support the idea that GOOD STORIES come ahead of any amount of 
political correctness. A story should never be given an award because it 
happens to have the correct mixture of character types or have authors 
from whatever identity group is trendy.

Awards should only be given because the story is considered good by a 
large number of award voters. And YES, that is from my white male 
definition of a good story. Other voters can use their personal 
definitions and what gets the most votes wins.

So I reject the notion that Sad Puppies was about "too many black 
people, too many women, ..." and being uncomfortable.

If anyone thinks that's what it meant, I believe that says more about 
them than it does about Sad Puppy supporters. Because to believe that 
meant rewriting Sad Puppy statements into what the observer thought it 
must have really meant, and COMPLETELY IGNORING what was actually said.

And ignoring plain statements in favor of made up imagination is 
something that drives me NUTS.

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