[LMB] Fwd: Re: Old SF
baur at chello.at
Mon Sep 28 23:31:41 BST 2020
for what it is worth that also fits my idea of the sad puppies and why i
suppoerted them ..
Am 29.09.2020 um 00:18 schrieb Zan Lynx:
>> 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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