Drollery Archive

Reviewer Praise for FEASTS AND SEASONS

Posted February 26, 2015 By John C Wright

Yard Sale of the Mind has a fulsome and flattering review of BOOK OF FEASTS AND SEASONS. I had the odd sensation of wanting to read the stories thus described, they sounded so fascinating. The reviewer makes the unintentionally funny comment that I might mislike being compared to one of the most famous writers of […]

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A Fan Manifesto

Posted February 26, 2015 By John C Wright

Challenge accepted, Mr. Torgersen! Background: More than rabbit-souled one self-declared foe of the Sad Puppies slate of Hugo candidates has urged their fellow lapines to shun us and bite us with their wee square rodential teeth to drive us trembling into exile, away from the fuzzy and comfortable warren of right-thinking, that is to say, […]

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Unofficial Statement of Sad Puppies 3 on St Wulfric’s Day

Posted February 20, 2015 By John C Wright

Here follows an entirely unofficial, very special, and personal statement of purpose from the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Malignant and Universal Inquisition of the Doctrine of the Faith, as written by my hand, John C Wright, esq, Grand Inquisitor, Archdeacon of Darkness, Solicitor General and Attorney-at-Large of the Evil Legion of Evil Authors concerning […]

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Why DID the Wicked Witch Melt?

Posted February 12, 2015 By John C Wright

It has long been assumed that the reason why the Wicked Witch of the West melted when splashed by a bucket of water was due to the particular nature of the Witch. It is that conclusion I wish now to dispute.

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Ex Opere Operato, or, On Repelling Vampires

Posted February 11, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader with the Celtic name of Deiseach writes: I’ve always had a bit of a problem with that [nb: the concept that faith-based weapons depend on the faith of the wielder], possibly because I seem to incline to the Orthodox view on this, rather than the formal Catholic view (but I yield in filial […]

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White House Terrorist Identification Chart

Posted February 3, 2015 By John C Wright

Swiped from Michael Ramirez (http://www.investors.com/editorial-cartoons/michael-ramirez/737198-identification-chart)

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How to Deal with Compliments in a Dignified Fashion

Posted February 2, 2015 By John C Wright

If a writer you admire pays you the highest compliment you can imagine, what is one supposed to do? Vaunt like a pagan? Be humble like a Christian? Giggle like a schoolgirl at a slumber party eating an entire tub of rocky road ice cream with her giggling friends? Raise an eyebrow like Spock and […]

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Klavan on Gamergate

Posted January 28, 2015 By John C Wright

This is roughly two months old, but I only saw it today for the first time. Just in case my one fan or my six other readers has not seen it, I would like to pass it along. Andrew Klavan with the revolting truth about Gamergate:

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Four Anecdotes about Racethink

Posted January 28, 2015 By John C Wright

I have heard people, or, rather, Morlocks who look a great deal like people, using the term African American to refer to Blacks from England and France and elsewhere in Europe. I was in a time travel role playing game once, based on Roger Zelazny’s ROADMARKS. There was a mystical road through time the time […]

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The Nature of the Andromeda Realm is Abstract and Fluid

Posted January 20, 2015 By John C Wright

I was looking for the correct demonym for Andromeda. (Is it Andromedan or Andromedean or Andromedian? Andromedahin? Andromedaneese? Andromedine? Andromedaoi? Andromedishman?) So I typed in the word Andromedan, and I found this:

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