The Problem With Jewish Characters in Fiction (And My Solution)

(I was really tempted to work Jewish Question into the title of this article for extra edgy points, but I held myself back lol.) Now, to get the basics out of the way first. I’m a religious Jew myself, so obviously I don’t have a problem with Jewish characters existing in fiction. Similarly, I don’tContinue reading “The Problem With Jewish Characters in Fiction (And My Solution)”

The Sad State of YouTube “Culture Warriors”

I’ve talked a little but about this before, mostly over on twitter, but seeing as David V. Stewart has written an excellent article on the issue, it deserved another mention, even if it’s mainly to point you to his very comprehensive post. For those blissfully unaware of what we’re talking about, there’s basically a smallContinue reading “The Sad State of YouTube “Culture Warriors””

SFWA Doubles Down

To the surprise of exactly no one, SFWA (an organization which supports a terrorist organization–you can read more about that here), SFWA is doubling down on its recist policy that gives black authors–and only black authors–free registration to its convention and waiving their membership fees. They first announced this back in June. The Board ofContinue reading “SFWA Doubles Down”

SFWA Is A Terrorist Organization

That’s certainly a spicy headline, isn’t it? This is just a quick post, to formalize my support of Cirsova’s statement on the matter, which you can read over at his website. SFWA’s open endorsement of the violent Black Lives Matter organization makes this very easy to do. This doesn’t even take into account the supportContinue reading “SFWA Is A Terrorist Organization”

Wizards of the Coast Can Go To Hell

I guess the title makes things pretty clear from the outset, doesn’t it? As a company, Wizards of the Coast is dead to me. It’s been coming for a while now, but around last week was where it all solidified, and I’ve determined to no longer buy any sealed product from them. (With maybe aContinue reading “Wizards of the Coast Can Go To Hell”

A Final Thought on “Representation” in Fiction

Now, I’ve talked a bit about this nonsense before, so I’m not going to spend too much time talking about why the whole campaign for “representation” in fiction is stupid. In brief, anyone who feels some sort of personal┬áneed for characters who look like them is pathetic. All that should matter in fiction is ifContinue reading “A Final Thought on “Representation” in Fiction”

How to Get Work Done–Even in “Challenging” Times

Unless you’ve been living under a very large rock, or literally out in space, you’re aware that it’s been a rather… interest year, between the pandemic, the current riots, and other things. Now, while there have certainly been some inconveniences for me over these past several months, it’s been a super productive year, writing-wise. AContinue reading “How to Get Work Done–Even in “Challenging” Times”

Being “Apolitical” is not a Virtue

A little while ago, David V. Stewart made a solid blog post about the concept of being “apolitical,” and I had something to add to it. Namely, beware people who use their alleged “apolitical” nature as a virtue. You see, as David pointed out in his post, being truly Apolitical is all-but impossible. Just theContinue reading “Being “Apolitical” is not a Virtue”

Conservative Author Shadowbanned on Kickstarter

In the latest instance of forces conspiring against right-wing creators, bestselling author Jon Del Arroz’s Kickstarter campaign for his Dynamite Thor comic has been shadowbanned on Kickstarter, and google. Searching for the campaign by its name, or by Jon’s name, on the site won’t bring it up. You need the direct link. It doesn’t appearContinue reading “Conservative Author Shadowbanned on Kickstarter”

The Left’s War on Right-Wing Indie Creators Escalates… Again

Well, it’s happened once again. A right-wing author deplatformed due to the actions of the Left, in a clear attempt to hurt his career. This isn’t the first such occurrence for Jon Del Arroz, the #1 bestselling leading Hispanic voice in science fiction, but it deserves no less attention. (Full disclosure, I am friends withContinue reading “The Left’s War on Right-Wing Indie Creators Escalates… Again”