Wednesday, May 21, 2014

They need to need to get over themselves and start worrying about writing good books

The things you learn. This arises from some evolving contretemps in the science fiction arena, not an area in which I spend much time. Not bothering with the context or background, principally because I don't know it, I did come across a couple of acronyms which I had not encountered before, one at least of which is quite pertinent and useful. The source is here.
Frankly, it’s time for those running cons to understand that indie publishing isn’t the vanity press of years gone by. More importantly, the SJWs and GHHers need to get over themselves and start worrying about writing good books, books that people want to read, instead of enforcing their own political and social agendas. And now I’m going to get back to writing books where all I care about is writing a story readers want to read.
What is an SJW? The Urban Dictionary offers an unflattering but instantly recognizable definition.
Social Justice Warrior. A pejorative term for an individual who repeatedly and vehemently engages in arguments on social justice on the Internet, often in a shallow or not well-thought-out way, for the purpose of raising their own personal reputation. A social justice warrior, or SJW, does not necessarily strongly believe all that they say, or even care about the groups they are fighting on behalf of. They typically repeat points from whoever is the most popular blogger or commenter of the moment, hoping that they will "get SJ points" and become popular in return. They are very sure to adopt stances that are "correct" in their social circle.

The SJW's favorite activity of all is to dogpile. Their favorite websites to frequent are Livejournal and Tumblr. They do not have relevant favorite real-world places, because SJWs are primarily civil rights activists only online.
And what about GHH? I have no idea. Even with Google I am not able to track down a likely candidate (I am pretty certain it is not the Google Hack Honeypot nor is it General Hospital Happening, the Google offerings).

UPDATE: Found it. Of all things. GHH - Glittery Hooha.

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