Right-wing trolls get trolled in the butt by Chuck Tingle
In recent years, right-wing activists calling themselves the Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies have taken over the Hugo Awards, a prestigious science fiction honor, and have conspired to flood the nominations with titles like “SJWs Always Lie,” mean-spirited monikers that nobody but their angry little cohort would be interested in reading. To give a sense of who these “Puppies” are, they’re connected to Gamergate and that whole ball of internet crapola. (Spoiler alert: Breitbart thinks they’re heroes.)
The trolls presumably had a good little chuckle at how they’d once again thwarted the social justice weenies and feminuts with their superior tactics, but this year they made a grievous error. You see, the Puppies don’t seem to have realized who they were dealing with. You can’t troll a troll as powerful as Tingle and hope to go untrolled.
As Tingle told Death and Taxes, he was happy to be nominated for the award, but by invoking his name these miscreants unwittingly unleashed the Tingle, a force far more devastating than the Kraken. Whether he’s an earnest, erotica-spinning Montanan as he claims or an absurdist comedian of the highest order, one thing that Tingle is not is a right-wing hate troll. He is, however, an internet prankster par excellence (see his meta releases such as “Pounded in the Butt By My Book “Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt“) and now his all-seeing, all-pounding Sauron’s Eye was trained on the Hugo trolls.
The Daily Dot has a good rundown of all the ways in which Tingle is now trolling the trolls.
First he quickly put out a new Kindle ebook titled “Slammed in the Butt By My Hugo Award Nomination.”
Then he took to trolling the Puppies’ de-facto leader and avid Trump Supporter author Vox Day, who, in Tingellian parlance, is “Voxman,” the leader of the “devilmen.”
Most recently, falling for the internet version of a fool’s mate, it turns out the Rabid Puppies neglected to register the URL “therabidpuppies.com.” Like a horny velociraptor, Tingle pounced, registering the URL to mercilessly troll them some more.
Rendered in Tingle’s signature style and madcap vernacular, therabidpuppies.com is now a monument against the sort of divisiveness fomented by the puppies and all allies of the so-called Gamergate movement. The page is complete with a huge picture of Channing Tatum – Tingle’s running mate in the 2016 election – and the inspiring Tinglism, “Being a soft devilman never pays.”
The site’s stated mission is coherently described thusly:
please understand this is website to take DARK MAGIC and replace with REAL LOVE for all who kiss the sky. here are some links that make bad dogs blue very upset (as angry NORMAL men)
It also features all sorts of things the Puppies will hate, including links to the Crash Override Network, an online abuse helpline started by Zoë Quinn, a game designer and one of the first women targeted by Gamergate’s misogynistic attacks.
As an additional poke in the eye, the reclusive Tingle has also nominated Quinn to attend the awards on his behalf.
To quote Flavorwire’s Tom Hawking:
This, one expects, is not exactly what the Rabid Puppies were expecting when they got together to get a omg-it’s-so-gaaaaaaay-lulz book nominated for an award they clearly both loathe and covet.
Oh, and Tingle also solicits donations for the Billings Public Library on the site, of course.
Truthfully, Tingle is the saving grace of this whole Hugo fiasco, which otherwise threatens to be so insidery as to be almost incomprehensible. With a controversy that’s just nerds getting up the butts of nerds getting up the butts of nerds it’s a veritable nerducken, as our own Jamie Peck put it.
Luckily these goons didn’t know who they were dealing with. This is Chuck Tingle, leading author of gay dinosaur erotica, licensed massage therapist, and outspoken enthusiast of hardness and love. Nobody nominates him for a prestigious award and gets away with it.