But, seriously, I hate marketing. It really almost makes me want to get into another Sad Puppy fight.... but if I really wanted to, I could go into a fight over GamerGate, I suppose, even though there's not really a connection. Yes. GamerGate. That's back again, but then, it's never really left.
For the record, GamerGate is not about the "Quinnspiracy," but came hot upon the heels, so the lines are blurred.**
I'd get into the GamerGate mess the way I did with Sad Puppies, but my most recent exposure is, well, news reports about how an anti-GamerGate trans person looks far, far, far too hard at a 6-year-old cousin while she's wearing a swimsuit. And, of course, all of the anti-GamerGate CHORF bastards are backing the pederast.
So. Yeah, it gets that messy.
I'm pretty darn sure I don't want to play with this level of screwed up right now. Sure, Arthur Chu was a little rapey, but mostly came off like he was a schmuck. Scalzi appears to be an arrogant snot, but who cares? And David Gerrold really does seem to scream Vox Day a lot. Then there's George RR Martin, who should try writing a book someday.
But I am not going to start fighting with people who feel the need to defense incest and pederasty.
Don't fight with a pig. You just get dirty, and the pig likes it.
You want my POV on video games and how and racist, and blah blah blah, Vox Day they are? That's easy. I'll let the lesbian gamer go into detail about that -- HINT: she is not, in any way, a fan of the anti-GG crowd.
So, I won't say that I'm an active supporter of GG. I tripped over "Daddy Warpig" on Twitter when the Puppy Kickers dragged him into the Hugos, saying he rigged the process with a handful of tweets -- 20 to be precise.
Yes. Every time you see how "GamerGate rigged the Hugos," that is what the claim is based on. Twenty tweets. Nice, huh?
The last thing I need is to dive into more politics at this point. Then again, I'm sure that everyone in GamerGate would be perfectly happy if they were left alone to enjoy their video games. But then again, GamerGate is perpetuated by the anti-GGs trying to claim that gaming culture is dead and Vox Day.
Seriously, Vox isn't Darth Vader, people, leave him the Hell alone. Grow up. Bother somebody else. Maybe he won't make it his full time job to make fun of you.
As for me, I should probably note that Sad Puppies 4 has begun. And I tossed my hat into the ring for the hell of it. Not because I really think I've got a hope in hell of winning a Hugo, but there really is no such thing as bad PR. Just ask Vox Day. Hell, his books making fun of Scalzi and Co have already outsold Scalzi. Proving that it sometimes pays to have the right enemies.
But then again, I have always believed that you can tell a lot about people by their enemies.
As for right now, I shouldn't HAVE TO be begging about sales just yet. By day 3, I have 8 reviews, and 6 are verified by Amazon. 7 of them are 5-stars. Yay
My reaction? You want to know how I feel?
**Quinnspiracy -- Game designer Zoe Quinn's messy and public breakup with her boyfriend, where she may or may not have been sleeping around with her boss as well as game reviewers.
**GamerGate -- in which a group of gamers who believe that there is collusion among game reporters to spin a politically correct CHORF/ SJW message against gamers and gamer culture, and make games "acceptable" to good, old-fashioned Soviet reprogramming. This includes Anita Sarkeesian and her ilk, who insist that video games are all racist, homophobic, misogynistic, and just scream Vox Day already, why don't you?