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The Sad Puppy movement believes that the Hugo Awards have become too insular to a certain type of science fiction, namely the really liberal kind. The nickname Sad Puppy is actually shortened from Sad Puppies Think of the Children, a phrase used to mock those the community saw as bleeding-heart liberals. And, as sci-fi writer Brad R. Torgersen describes on his blog , the general quality of popular sci-fi stories werent to their liking: The book has a spaceship on the cover, but is it really going to be a story about space exploration and pioneering derring-do? Or is the story merely about racial prejudice and exploitation, with interplanetary or interstellar trappings?Theres a sword-swinger on the cover, but is it really about knights battling dragons? Or are the dragons suddenly the good guys, and the sword-swingers are the oppressive colonizers of Dragon Land? Despite having a problem withsubtext in fiction, the Sad Puppies also caught the attention of GamerGate agitator Vox Day (real name Theodore Beale), who rallied a more vocal group of online Hugo voters into the Rabid Puppies. Day published a list of his preferred Hugo nominees on his website and the Sad and Rabid Puppies alike ended up pushing a lot of the authors through . Vox Days list shares three of five actual nominations for Best Novel. For Best Novella, the lists are identical, including three separate nominations for authorJohn C. Wright, whose works are published by a company in Finland that was foundedby Theodore Beale.Wright has also come under fire in the past for being a tad homophobic, like when he called the creators of Nickelodeon animated series The Legend of Korra disgusting, limp, soulless sacks of filth for confirming that their lead character was in a same-sex relationship.
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When you need to actually get writing, Tumblr is now much more useful on mobile, bringing blog creation to the app. Tumblr also accepts video codes from YouTube or Vimeo, now, so your quick video share is now a video post. Great for vloggers who want to distribute their videos across platforms. When submitting content, Tumblr now shines. You can now create a post, right down to titling and description, inside the app. You can also contribute to other blogs you follow, say if your cute dog did something amazing and you want to share it to that funny puppies blog you follow. All done in the app, now. If you need to, you can also delete blogs from the app. Search is also a lot better, where Tumblr will now let you filter results by post type. The widget for iOS brings you trending tags, which redirect you to the app once clicked. You cant create a post or any other clever things from the widget (yet, at least).
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