I made a mistake. Several actually.
First of all, I made a lot of assumptions, which I should not do at one in the morning. The major one being that people know what the Hell I'm talking about by "Sad Puppies Bite Back." I had someone on Twitter ask me what was going on, and I couldn't do exactly explain in 140 characters very well. And while I can direct them to the tab at the top of the page, it's a long, long story, and a bit of a slog.
And so, the following is presented for everyone who has no bloody idea what the heck I'm talking about when I mention Sad Puppies Bite Back.
Last year, I described Sad Puppies Bite Back as follows:
This is one of those fever dream moments. You know, that bit where you don't know where the ideas came from, or what you were thinking, or even why it happened in your head at all? It's sort of like how I wrote It Was Only on Stun! ....
.... if you look down the Sad Puppy backers, you have "Sarah Hoyt, Evil Yet Beautiful Space Princess" (Yes, as a proper name), Larry Correia has adopted the moniker as the International Lord of Hate. Brad Torgersen .... anyway, we'll get there in a moment.
To be honest, I have no idea how many were self-named, and how many just sort of ... happened ....
Anyway, back in January, I tripped over a funny piece by Vox Day .... which basically boiled down to "The monthly staff meeting of the Evil League of Evil" (in the Lair of the Puppies).
For some reason, ever since I heard about the death threats on the Puppies, and I wondered when Larry Correia or Brad would be SWATted, all I could think of was, well, what would happen?
For those people who are not familiar with the concept of SWATting, it's the practice where someone calls 911, insisting that the target has a gun, is violent and actively threatening to shoot people, in the hopes that the SWAT team knocks down someone's door and possibly gets them killed. Fun, huh? This has been a tactic that's come up in the last year. I was going to call this SWATing Sad Puppies, but I can't see that title going over well.
But just imagine....