kit (mizkit) wrote,

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International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day

So there's this huge bruhaha going on in the SF/F community right now. Reigning VP of the Science Fiction Writers of America Howard V. Hendrix posted a madly controversial commentary about the SFWA and, among other things, writers giving work away on the internet. You can read the post here, along with all the ranting it's produced. There are a couple of money shots in it, including a bit where he calls people who post professional fiction online "pixel-stained technopeasant wretches".

The SF community being what it is, they seized upon this and there are now t-shirts, icons, banners, you name it, and to my absurd delight, papersky has declared April 23rd to be International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, and invites everyone to post pro-level writing that day. I'll be posting more of 100 Years. :)

Mom thinks anybody using the phrase "pixel-stained technopeasant wretches" in a rant is perhaps deliberately winding people up, which idea amuses the hell out of me. If he is, it's sure working. :) And whether he is or not, I really think I must have one of those t-shirts, yes indeed. :)

(thanks to kristine_smith for making me aware of International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day!)
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