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(io9)   And now a report from a guy who knows a guy who saw some of the first Ender's Game trailer   (io9.com) divider line 6
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2013-04-19 01:18:45 PM
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fustanella: Dhusk: Orson Scott Card is a vile homophobe.

Do not spend any money on this movie or any of his books.

Do not give a single dime or one iota of additional prestige to such an unmitigated bigot.

Dhusk speaks truth. I wasn't aware of this before kindling this book, so my apologies there.


[True story Bro]

Orson Scott Card was the guest author/lecturer at Lenoir Rhyne Univeristy back in early 2005. My dad and I went to hear him. At the last minute, Card decided to charge 20 bucks per person for admission (something that no other guest speaker had ever done). He was 45 minutes late getting to the stage, and then he spent most of his time railing on about "The Dreadful Gay Choice."

After about 30 minutes into his tirade, some of the audience began to leave. Card taunted them, saying that they were Pink Americans and homosexual enablers.

The line for the booksigning was embarassingly short. I left with my copy of Ender's Game unsigned. It wasn't his agenda that made me leave; it was the fact that he was as crazy as a shiat-house rat.

[/True Story Bro]
2013-04-19 10:17:26 AM
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Psycoholic_Slag: fustanella: Dhusk: Orson Scott Card is a vile homophobe.

Do not spend any money on this movie or any of his books.

Do not give a single dime or one iota of additional prestige to such an unmitigated bigot.

Dhusk speaks truth. I wasn't aware of this before kindling this book, so my apologies there.

Lots of great artists are douche bags.  If you are going to be consistent with your outrage you really need to take a look at your library of books, music, art, etc.. and start burning sh*t.


This.

Why would I care what a guy that writes about alien bugs thinks about same sex marriage?

My disdain for scientology doesn't stop me from enjoying Top Gun or Mission Impossible.

The fact that I enjoyed the Terminator series doesn't mean I agree with Arnold's political career.

Yes, metallica is a band comprised of some of the biggest douches in the world. Enter Sandman is still a great song.

Separate your opinions of the individual from their work and you'll find a lot more in life that you can enjoy.
2013-04-19 10:10:08 AM
2 votes:

Psycoholic_Slag: fustanella: Dhusk: Orson Scott Card is a vile homophobe.

Do not spend any money on this movie or any of his books.

Do not give a single dime or one iota of additional prestige to such an unmitigated bigot.

Dhusk speaks truth. I wasn't aware of this before kindling this book, so my apologies there.

Lots of great artists are douche bags.  If you are going to be consistent with your outrage you really need to take a look at your library of books, music, art, etc.. and start burning sh*t.


There's douchebags, and then there's Card advocating treason and armed insurrection against the US government to stop the legalization of gay marriage.  That's beyond some guy being egotistical and saying occasional stupid things a la Frank Miller or Dan Simmons.
2013-04-19 10:40:10 AM
1 votes:
Just remember, the enemy's gate is down.
2013-04-19 09:50:03 AM
1 votes:
Well I hope I like the movie better than I like the book..... it was written by an idiot.
2013-04-19 09:28:14 AM
1 votes:
I have high hopes for this.

Minor spoiler WARNING:

The author seems to think that the battle room is to physically train the students to be warriors. He says "the child warriors train for zero-G battle".

This guy seems to have missed that the whole point of the battle room is that it is a strategy training tool. This is why Ender excelled there - he understood this. Let's face it, neither Ender or Bean are ever going to be 'zero-G warriors'.
 
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