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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 5799221 times)

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146550 on: August 18, 2019, 11:02:54 pm »

Archive of our own (a fanfiction archive site, for the unaware) won a Hugo. Best related works, 2019.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146552 on: August 18, 2019, 11:19:36 pm »

Wrong isn't the right word. It's friggin' weird, though. For one, it's utterly unlike, as near as I can tell, literally everything else that's ever been awarded a hugo in that category. It's not really an individual work, it's very nature renders it basically impossible to complete, it's not so much any particular sort of content itself so much as a container for it... it's like giving a hugo award to book binding or somethin'. So on, so forth.

For two, at least by the wiki page on the category, it wasn't published or translated within the last calendar year (AO3's been around like a decade or so). Individual works within it were, but... still.

For three, it's not really anything specifically to do with sci-fi or fantasy, either. The stuff's heavily involved, sure, but it's not nearly as closely tied as most older/other winners seem to be. It's just a really odd choice.

It's not a bad thing, exactly (and it's not even remotely like I dislike AO3, even if I probably wouldn't mention it in polite company due to how much smut is on it and how extreme it can get*). Just weird. My reaction's varyingly intense confusion with a side of disappointment I probably won't be able to get the library I work at to mention it much or at all due to all the smut on it.

* I didn't check too hard on the other ones, but this might be the first hugo winner that qualifies as child porn in some countries :P
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146553 on: Today at 02:26:28 am »

Welp, my calculator died. I'm not too sure what happened to the screen.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146554 on: Today at 02:49:27 am »

That's what happens when you apply too much pressure to an LCD screen. Since I see dents on the screen, I guess that's what happened.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146555 on: Today at 02:50:46 am »

Wrong isn't the right word.
No, you're right, wrong is the wrong word. That's what it does.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146556 on: Today at 03:49:30 am »

it's like giving a hugo award to book binding or somethin'.

Or to Wordpress, or maybe just a mainstream publisher.

"Congrats Gollancz, you got a Hugo for best related works! 'Cause you know, you published all those books by the same authors."
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