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Chemo Therapy Taking Toll on Ann “A.C.” Crispin

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Steve Gould, Steven Gould, Strauss, Victoria Strauss, Writer, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers on May 15, 2013 at 1:09 am

Ok, team . . . are we (The Write Agenda)  . . .  Ann “A.C.” Crispin’s “foremost hate site”? Yes, we did say that she supports gay marriage. . . (she does . . . undisputed).  Where did we say she was going to hell? Where did we call her a “faggot’? Where did we say that she was “morally corrupt”? Ann . . . we’re amused at how you make SHIT up. To read what we DID post go here. If you find that we called Ann “A.C.” Crispin a “faggot”, or that we found her  “morally corrupt”  . . .  or that we ever stated that she was going to hell . . . contact us here. Ann, time to take a nap  . . . go to sleep . . . and die. Face your karma: DEATH.

Authors, this is a great example of what Ann “A.C.” Crispin, Victoria Strauss & Writer Beware have based their foundation on . . .  they make stuff up. This is another GREAT example of where things are quite different. These are the pictures . . . see what CANCER can do to you. Ann shut your pie hole.

Would it surprise you to know that I have enemies?If you’re familiar with Writer Beware’s work, probably not. In response to my post about attending my friends Anne and Kathy’s wedding, Writer Beware’s foremost hate site has gone berserk, announcing that since I support gay marriage, I’m (1) a “faggot,” (2) going to hell, (3) morally corrupt, yadda yadda yadda. You know the drill. This amuses me, and it brought back an old memory I thought I’d share with you, to give you a chuckle.Back when SAREK first came out, I had dedicated it to “Michael, with love.” Michael and I had just begun living together, and he’d been invaluable in helping me out, making dinners, cleaning up after, etc., so I’d have time to write. I was so happy to be in a (at last!) loving relationship that I got all misty-eyed just thinking about “My Guy” (remember that old song?).Well, the book had been out about a month, and of course I was checking the internet to see what people were saying about it, when one day I ran across a google search heading labeled, “A.C. Crispin — Gay?”
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UPDATED 05/09/13 – Protected: The “Victoria Strauss” Files . . . Yes, Here We Go! Hey TWA Members . . . This is pretty wicked … excellent job on the videos! WOW. The audio was perfect. Thank you! We love the Randy Dotinga audio! OMG! Can you say BUSTED????

In Randy Dotinga, Uncategorized, Victoria Strauss, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others on May 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Hey TWA Members . . . this is pretty wicked … excellent job on the videos! WOW. The audio was perfect. LG <<HUGS>>

Timing will be of the essence . . . Strauss & Dotinga made the case. Dotinga . . .  OMG what a dumb ass! ROTFL . . . We’ll post this at the right time. ((This was really  . . . REALLY . . .  good work!!!)

TWA12009878: “When will Strauss ever learn that she is a meaningless SOB?  This is awesome stuff! Perfect timing TWA. You guys rock! “

TWA13409998: TWA are you serious? LOL! You guys are awesome. Scalzi is a butt fuck! I’m cancelling my SFWA membership.I knew that there was more to this. Who the hell elects a President on less than 50% of the total membership?

TWA268409998: Lizzy! Are you serious? Well done! Miriam . . . this was an awesome job done by your crew. Was that really Strauss babbling? That was the best.

TWA2684882958: I’ll keep this short. TWA gets it. The SFWA is fucked up! 

TWA71433382: Why is Dotinga kissing Victoria Strauss’ ass? What’s in for him? You guys are really on something here. I had doubts but you’ve illustrated the voting patterns of the SFWA; these are very strange incidents. These are some really self-serving bitches here. TWA . . .  you nailed it. 

TWA71891275538: TWA, you warned Strauss about “karma,” . . . I’m a believer! So much irony. Crispin is dying, she previously sprained her ankle and Strauss raised the issue about karma? Oooo. . . Stauss . . . well  . . . let’s just watch. Thank you TWA!

TWA72891227538: Miriam, as you know, I’m a SFWA Member. I do appreciate the time that we spent together in NYC. This is very alarming. Shocking may be a better word.  TWA13409998 may have it right. Electing a president of an organization on less that 50% of the membership vote is a problem. So, Gould posts a “platform” and doesn’t campaign and gets elected? There’s issues here. Serious issues. TWA, keep up the good work! The new buzz word with these self-serving “weinerdogs” is “wing nuts.” Be proud. The fact that they acknowledge you proves that you are a force . . . otherwise  they would ignore you; they don’t.

TWA6145122333614: LOL, TWA you obviously struck a nerve. It’s so interesting that Victoria Strauss, Ann Crispin and Writer Beware have never commented on the Charles Petit case. He was their attorney and it was a publishing scam. I will not be renewing my SFWA membership. Thank you for sharing this.

If you are a member . . . click below. LOL Enjoy!

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/the-victoria-strauss-files-yes-here-we-go/

Protected: The “Victoria Strauss” Files . . . Yes, Here We Go! Hey TWA Members . . . This is pretty wicked … excellent job on the videos! WOW. The audio was perfect. Thank you! We love the Randy Dotinga audio! OMG! Can you say BUSTED????

In Uncategorized, Victoria Strauss, Writer, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others on May 8, 2013 at 10:47 pm

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An Alternative to the SFWA: The Society for the Advancement of Speculative Fiction (SASS)

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm

“A new organization for people who don’t want to put up with the PC bullshit.”

– Lou Antonelli

SASS was incorporated as a non-profit group in the State of Texas on July 30, 2012. The mailing address of SASS is: PO Box 85 Denton, TX 76202

Mission Statement:
The Society for the Advancement of Speculative Fiction (SASS) is a non-profit group dedicated to encouraging and mentoring aspiring and new authors of speculative fiction. Speculative fiction encompasses science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history and similar literary genres. It is not intended primarily as an organization for professional authors, although they are welcome as members.Instead SASS is geared towards anyone who has a serious interest in speculative fiction and wants to learn and grow as a author in a congenial atmosphere. Membership is open to unpublished, published and self-published authors. A mix of authors at different levels of achievement is intended to foster writing skills and stimulate creative talents among members. It is a group drawn together solely for furthering the common interest of its members in the love of authoring speculative fiction. Speculative fiction editors (and associated equivalents for other media) are also welcome to join.

SASS expressly disavows any socio-political goals while asserting the right of its members to discuss and explore any and all subjects in speculative storytelling. Overt ideological or political proselytizing of any sort is discouraged, for the sake of organizational amity. SASS prohibits any discussion of politics, religion or any similar personal beliefs under its auspices, and membership is revocable for any such “breach of the peace”.

For more information:

Note to Victoria Strauss: Karma Will Bite You In The Ass!

In PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Victoria Strauss, Writer, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers on May 2, 2013 at 2:31 am

 “Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow.”

– Sakyong Mipham

It’s a shame that you don’t get it!

Author Ann “A.C.” Crispin Supports GAY Marriage

In 2013 SFWA Elections, 2013 SFWA Presidential Election, A.C., A.C. Crispin, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers on May 2, 2013 at 1:28 am

Author Ann”A.C.” Crispin stated on her Facebook page the following:

” . . . Michael and I went to Anne and Kathy’s wedding on Sunday. They’ve been together as a couple for 31 years! Now they’ve made it legal, thanks to the law passing in Maryland. It was a beautiful ceremony, so touching that I was really glad I wore waterproof mascara. After the ceremony, the fun began. They had games, and dancing, and a lovely brunch, and a rainbow cake. Michael and I danced, and I also danced with my son. Anne and Kathy first met at my baby shower in 1979, and here I was, dancing with my six foot son who was the reason they first met. Isn’t that cool? . . . It was the most fun and heartwarming wedding I’ve ever been to. God bless my friends, and I wish them many more happy years together.”

Sure Ann . . . gay marriage is “cool” . . .  very cool. We’re going to vomit.

“Rabbi Huna said in the name of Rabbi Joseph, ‘Thee generation of the Flood was not wiped out until they wrote marriage documents for the union of a man to a male or to an animal.'”

Genesis Rabbah 26:5; Leviticus Rabbah 23:9

Lev.18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination.”

Lev.20:13 “And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

midrash, Sifra Aharei Mot 8:8–9, states that this refers to sexual customs, and that one of those customs was the marriage of women to each other, as well as a man to a woman and to her daughter. Maimonides, in his Mishneh Torah, summarizes the matter as follows:[1]

For women to be mesollelot[vague] with one another is forbidden, as this is the practice of Egypt, which we were warned against: “Like the practice of the land of Egypt . . . you shall not do” (Leviticus 18:3). The Sages said [in the midrash of Sifra Aharei Mot 8:8–9], “What did they do? A man married a man, and a woman married a woman, and a woman married two men.” Even though this practice is forbidden, one is not lashed [as for a Torah prohibition] on account of it, since there is no specific prohibition against it, and there is no real intercourse. Therefore, [one who does this] is not forbidden to the priesthood because of harlotry, and a woman is not prohibited to her husband by this, since it is not harlotry. But it is appropriate to administer to them lashings of rebellion [i.e., those given for violation of rabbinic prohibitions], since they did something forbidden. And a man should be strict with his wife in this matter, and should prevent women known to do this from coming to her or from her going to them.

The dying Ann “A.C.Crispin replied here.

Is that SFWA Presidential Candidate Steven Gould?

Gould

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https://www.facebook.com/ann.crispin.5?fref=ts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaism_and_sexual_orientation

Victoria Strauss’ “Passion Blue” . . . The Negative Reviews Are Rolling In

In Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss, Writer, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others, Writers on May 2, 2013 at 12:32 am

“First, the author consistently uses the derogatory term “bastard” when what she means is the legal term ‘illegitimate’. ‘Bastard’ is a word that is intended to be a slur, to deliberately cause offense. The word ‘bastard’ has absolutely no place in a book aimed at young people. Why the author chose to use such an offensive term is anyone’s guess.” [Emphasis added.]

[TWA Note: Yes, and she likes to use the word “fuck” a lot too. Read here. Also, we warned parents about Victoria Strauss here.]

“My high school senior daughter did not enjoy Passion Blue. She tried reading it but it didn’t interest her so she never got much further than a chapter or two. I guess this is bound to happen at times.” [Emphasis added.]

” . . . This is someone so dumb she spends her life savings to buy a ‘magic’ talisman she thinks is guaranteed to find her a man to take care of her. And then even when it should be obvious the guy is a jerk, she still convinces herself he’s not right up until the end. As for the convent it seems more like summer camp or boarding school than an actual convent. The end also takes too long after we get to the foregone unsatisfying conclusion. Overall it was . . . unsatisfying.”[Emphasis added.]

“I would have liked to see some deeper development of characters.”

[TWA Note: You would think that Strauss would have developed this skill my now . . .  right?]

“Read the first five chapters, got bored, read the last two, and didn’t feel like I missed a thing. I know characters need a motive for doing things, but that’s no reason to beat the reader over the head with it!”

“I picked this up intrigued by the idea of the inner society of nuns and their work, but it ended up reading more like a fantasy novel. Not much depth and very little historical detail or feeling.”

“The story got boring for me and I had put it down for a few weeks, hoping that I could pick it back up and resume reading it, but my interest for it was lost.  And you know that when you get bored, you skip a few pages to see if things pick up?  Well, yeah.  I did that and also happened to spoil the rest of the book for myself and then the book was just completely ruined for me.  Sure, I’ve spoiled the endings of books I’ve read before, but no matter how hard I tried to keep my attention on to the page, I couldn’t do it.  Reading became arduous for me, and that’s not the reason why I read.  I’ve read and loved contemporaries before, so I can’t blame Passion Blue for the lack of action the reason why I didn’t like it.” [Emphasis added.]

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Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Passion Blue. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/Passion-Blue-Victoria-Strauss/product-reviews/0761462309/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_two?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addTwoStar&showViewpoints=0

Another Good Reason for Parents to Say “F You!” to Victoria Strauss’ next book “Passion Blue” | The Write Agenda™. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/another-good-reason-for-parents-to-say-f-you-to-victoria-strauss-next-book-passion-blue/

Millie D’s Words: Passion Blue by Victoria Strauss. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://milliedswords.blogspot.com/2013/01/passion-blue-by-victoria-strauss.html

Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America: The Friends of Nancy Steinbeck: 9781482095159: Amazon.com: Books. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/Passion-Blew-Scamming-Steinbeck-Attorney/dp/1482095157

Passion Blue by Victoria Strauss – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14843862-passion-blue

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb, Ann “A.C.” Crispin Thinks it’s OK: How Publishing Watchdogs Demonstrate Their Arrogance and Supremacy for Standards | The Write Agenda™. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/victoria-strauss-drops-f-bomb-ann-%E2%80%9Ca-c-%E2%80%9Dcrispin-thinks-it%E2%80%99s-ok-how-publishing-watchdogs-demonstrate-their-arrogance-and-supremacy-for-standards/

2013 SFWA ELECTION COVERAGE: Theodore Beale Nails the BIG ONE! . . . Move Over Scalzi, Hines & Making Light

In 2013 SFWA Elections, 2013 SFWA Presidential Election, A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Bauer vs. Glatzer, C. E. Petit, Charles E. Petit, Charles Emil Petit, Charlie. Petit, Crispin, DEFAMATION: Cretella v. Kuzminski: The Case Against Preditors & Editors David L. Kuzminski, Jim C. Hines, John Scalzi, John Steinbeck, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, Mystery Writers of America, Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Preditors & Editors, Richard White, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, SFWA, SFWA 2013 Elections, Steve Gould, Steven Gould, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Write Agenda, Theodore Beale, Victoria Strauss, Vox Day, Watchdog, Whatever, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others on May 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm

[Theodore Beale’s blog posting today. Once again, Beale has demonstrated that he is a real force to be reckoned with and why Scalzi, Strauss, Hines, Nielsen-Hayden & others fear him. Well done “Theo” . . .  Well done. Interesting that the statistics have increased during the 2013 SFWA Election – The Write Agenda]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 01, 2013

The One Million month

Thanks very much to everyone who visited here in April, especially those who took the time to get involved in the various discussions in the comments.  I remember scoffing when ten years ago a reader predicted that this blog would one day have a million pageviews in a year, so it seems incredible to me that VP and AG now see that level of traffic in a single month.  

With a few notable exceptions, most blogs hide their traffic reports these days, but I think this is a tactical blunder.  The primary problem with doing so is that it allows the Left to dishonestly attempt to marginalize right-wing blogs in the eyes of others.  Recall that I have been portrayed for ten years as an extremist whack-job whose writing no one read even as the readership steadily grown, and I was regularly reminded that PZ Myers, John Scalzi, and a number of other left-wing bloggers all had much bigger blog readerships than I did… until it was revealed late last year that the traffic here alone, (never mind that of the  WND columns that those bloggers were reading and attacking), had passed up some of those blogs almost two years ago!  Never forget, the Left is heavily dependent upon lies, and one of their biggest lies, perhaps the one to which they resort the most readily, concerns their pretense that their opinions enjoy much more popularity than they actually do.  Therefore, the more metrics that are visible to everyone, the less they can get away with it.

That is why I make my Sitemeter and Google Analytics statistics public.  (VP uses the old template, which is why there is no monthly traffic widget in the sidebar as is the case with AG.) That’s why I’ve begun a quarterly Top 10 Game blogs report that I expect to expand to a Top 25 report in the second quarter. That’s why I encourage everyone who is in any way sympathetic to the neoreactionary traditional Relightenment to be open and public with their statistics. The truth is on our side. Victory through data!

Let’s face it, it is very difficult for the rabbits of Whatever to continue to claim that the Chief Gamma Rabbit of their warren is a vastly influential individual, and their sick transcis-quax-gendered view of human intersexual relations is the mainstream perspective, when everyone now realizes that Whatever has only two-thirds the traffic of my blogs and one-quarter that of the Great Prophet of the Crimson Arts.  Open metrics make it clear that it is the influential Cathedralites such as Jim Hines (Alexa Rank 729,110) and Making Light (375,254), who are actually the marginal ones. Despite their artificially elevated positions in the field of SF/F, they cannot maintain sizable blog readerships, not even with the benefit of occasional puffing by their ideological allies in the mainstream media.  They may be big fish, but they are big fish in a much smaller pond than the ocean they attempt to claim.

It’s not that their opinions aren’t relevant or that no one shares them, it is merely that their perspective is nowhere nearly as dominant as they are desperate to have you believe.  They can run from debate and they can refuse to permit substantive criticism or even a semblance of genuine discourse on their sites, but the one thing they cannot avoid is the harsh light of statistical reality exposing their pretenses.

It is ludicrous to imagine that it is popular writers such as Sarah Hoyt and Larry Correia who are the societal outsiders when their influence is an order of magnitude or more larger than most of the supposed “big names” in modern SF/F.   Sure, the Cathredralites sell more books, for the time being, because their capture of the genre’s gatekeepers means they have access to its media and distribution channels. But what we are seeing now is the early stages of a Fox News-style transformation in the SF/F industry, as new media outlets and new transmission channels is in the process of seriously upending the tilted playing field.  The cultural battle in SF/F isn’t over, as the self-appointed winners would have you believe, the heavy cavalry is just beginning to enter the field and the unarmored footmen without shields are quaking.

However, the fact that the Left is wrong about equality, wrong about economics, wrong about the past, and wrong about the future does not mean there is nothing that we of the Right cannot learn from them.  The one thing the Left does very, very well is the force-multiplication of its various assets, no matter how small and insignificant they truly are, and that is something that the neoreactionary Right will have to learn in order to mitigate the damage our progressive counterparts have inflicted upon us and upon themselves.  That’s why I’ve created the Standout Authors and Friends of Narnia, and I encourage other writers and bloggers of the Right to devote at least some effort to building up others of the Right even as they continue to pursue their own diverse and independent ambitions.

Consider that Prospect Magazine declared the top World Thinkers of 2013 on the basis of 10,000 votes.  10,000 votes!   That’s nothing, and yet the Left will gravely – and absurdly – pretend, on that basis, that Richard Dawkins is widely considered to be the greatest intellectual of our time.

We can do better. We should do better. We will do better.

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More Embarrassment for Outgoing SFWA President John Scalzi

In 2013 SFWA Elections, 2013 SFWA Presidential Election, A.C., A.C. Crispin, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Cretella v. Kuzminski, DEFAMATION: Cretella v. Kuzminski: The Case Against Preditors & Editors David L. Kuzminski, John Scalzi, Michael Capobianco, Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, SFWA 2013 Elections, Steve Gould, Steven Gould, Strauss, The Write Agenda, Theodore Beale, Victoria Strauss, Vox Day, Watchdog, Whatever, Writer, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others on May 1, 2013 at 12:37 am

More Embarrassment for Outgoing SFWA President John Scalzi

While SFWA President doesn’t need to be removed from office (He’s not seeking re-election. . .  he’ll be gone very soon)  . . .  the author of this blog posting does raise some very interesting issues . . .  enjoy James May’s post:

http://www.jamesmaystock.com/essays/Pages/Resignation.html

An open letter to the Science Fiction Writers of America

John Scalzi, N.K. Jemisin and Saladin Ahmed must be taken in hand. April 15, 2013

<<The Write Agenda>> NOTE: And they claim that Theodore Beale has issues? Thank you Mr. May for this informative posting.

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http://www.jamesmaystock.com/essays/Pages/Resignation.html