Sunday, May 22, 2016

SAPD – Suggested Acronyms for Puppy Discussion

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?


  1. What? Someone call Chomsky....quick!!

  2. What? Someone call Chomsky....quick!!

  3. By the way, if anyone thinks of any more, feel free to share them!