As many science fiction and fantasy fans are already aware, the Sad and Rabid Puppies are at it again this year. <sigh> In a post last year I discussed the Puppies’ vision of the “acronym-laden hellscape” of SFF fandom – SMOFs and SJWs and CHORFs, oh my!
I’ve noticed, however, that non-Puppies (Happy Kittens?) aren’t as keen on the acronym game. Maybe this is a good thing. Maybe we don’t need snarky acronyms to make our point. Would that be sinking to their level? Does that make for intellectually virtuous discussions? Is it respectful? Self-defeating? Necessary?
I’m honestly not sure how to answer these questions, but maybe seasoning the discourse with a few acronyms would make the drudgery of dealing with the Puppies again this year a little more bearable, maybe even fun!
Next time a Puppy pees on a comments section or eats a Hugo award, maybe it would be more fun to talk about LaRDoFs or EWDADs (and no, I'm not saying that all Puppies are LaRDoFs or EWDADs, but many are). So I present to you, gentle non-Puppies of the internet, the following Suggested Acronyms for Puppy Discussion (SAPDs).
LaRDoFs – Libertarian and Right-wing Defenders of Freedom
NRCs – Nasty Reactionary Conservatives
CADs – Cads Against Diversity
EWDADs - Entitled White Dudes Against Diversity
CAPPoFs - Cry-baby Annoying Party Poopers of Fandom
ABDOWs - Anonymous Basement Dwelling Online Whiners
What do you think? Are these lame? Amusing? Useful?