Whatever Best of 2013
Posted on December 24, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 10 Comments
Christmas Eve is the time I take a look at my writing on Whatever to see what pieces I wrote that I liked, that others liked, and that had the most impact out there on the Intarweebs. For this year, this is the list, arranged chronologically.
- The State of a Genre Title, 2013
- A Personal History of Libraries
- Roger Ebert, RIP
- How to Be a Good Fan
- Women and Geekdom
- Apologies: What, When and How
- How I Keep Myself Amused on Long Flights
- Guilt, Mine, and Paying it Forward, Me
- My New Convention Harassment Policy
- Boycotts, Creators and Me
- There Shall Your Heart Be Also
- A Creator’s Note to “Gatekeepers”
- The Fatberg Saga, By John Scalzi and Paul Sabourin
- These Are a Few of My Favorite Things, On Tiers
- To the Dudebro Who Thinks He’s Insulting Me By Calling Me a Feminist
- Speech, Conversation, Debate, Engagement, Communication
- The 10 SF/F Works That Mean the Most to Me
- The Aftermess
- Don’t Live For Your Obituary
I also raised some money this year, which was nice.
In all, an interesting year for Whatever. Let’s see what 2014 brings.
I blatantly stole the “10 SF/F works” idea for my own blog, and it’s easily become my highest-traffic post of the year, so it’s neat to see that it was one of your favorites too. Glad to see the Fatberg post too. :-)
Scalzi – you do know that that dress does not go with your coloring at all? You should absolutely be wearing warmer colors, so your skin tone doesn’t wash out – especially if you refuse to dye your hair and beard!
There is a discussion going on The ONION’s AV Club blog regarding “The Demise of the Public Intellectual” that I think you should read, as I strongly believe that you fall into the category he’s claiming no longer exists. No, I don’t think you’re Norman Mailer – I should hope you’d aspire higher than that!:
I had forgotten all about the saga of Fatberg…thank you kindly for bringing it back to my attention :-)
It takes a real man to wear a dress.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
Happy holiday to everyone celebrating Christmas, as well as checking in at Whatever, and to you, John, and your family. Thank you for another year of thoughtful dialogue. Peace.
Totally speechless at the fashionable do. I’m also envious of the head ornament. So I’ll just wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas John, Krissy, Athena, Zeus, Ghaghghee, Loppy and Daisy!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Was the dress for a trip to Austenland, and if so, should I warn Shannon Hale that you’re headed in her direction?
Seriously though, the recap is much appreciated. You’re post on “The 10 SF/F Works That Mean the Most to Me” added a few titles to my reading pile and that’s always a good thing for me.
That dress…is awesome.
We need more pictures like that.