I mentioned elsewhere, recently, that I’ve spent my share of time arguing with street preachers and the like. There’s a special kind of determined antagonism towards reality they carry with them – I call it street-preacher stupid – and the best you can do at any point is to argue for the crowd, and let the preachers make themselves look like… themselves, really.

In that spirit, I present the following:

Sci-Fi Pundant insists that Worldcon defrauded its membership via the “asterisk” joke/charitable fundraiser, declaring the asterisks to be awards given outside the rules.

And, on the Puppies losing their captured categories to No Award:

And again, on the Puppies losing to No Award:

There is not a big enough facepalming gif in the world for this, so I will not bother appending one. h/t to Jim C. Hines for the unicorn-iconed claimant. Enjoy.

eta: Wait, on second thought, I came up with something:

There we go.

eta2: I’ve added a rather long quote in comments here. You may find it worthy as a fourth example.


This part of a series of posts on the Sad/Rabid Puppy candidate slate-based capture of the Hugo Awards, and resulting fallout.