If you follow the Hugo Awards, you know that last year was a giant drama disaster and this year might not be any better. In fact, this year might be worse, considering it’s not getting as much media attention...and some of those nominated are just incredibly bad (like this “short story” that is supposed to be a satire about winning a Hugo or something?).
If the Sad and Rapid Puppies made one mistake, however, is was putting forth for the nomination Chuck Tingle for his short story Space Raptor Butt Invasion.
Yes, you read that right: Space Raptor Butt Invasion. You might think this was non-indicative of the story, something like Bimbos of the Death Sun, but nope. Here is the summary:
Space can be a lonely place, especially when you’re stationed by yourself on the distant planet Zorbus. In fact, Lance isn’t quite sure that can last the whole year before his shuttle pod arrives, but when a mysterious visitor appears at Lance’s terraforming station, he quickly realizes that he might not be so alone after all.
Soon enough, Lance becomes close with this mysterious new astronaut, a velociraptor. Together, they form an unlikely duo, which quickly begins to cross the boundaries of friendship into something much, much more sensual.
It’s not gay if it’s a man and a dinosaur, is it?
This erotic tale is 4,100 words of sizzling human on gay dinosaur action, including anal, blowjobs, rough sex, and space raptor love.
In fact, “Chuck Tingle” (clearly not his real name) is well known for writing his gay erotica, which includes stories about butts, dinosaurs, butts, living jet planes, butts, and more dinosaurs. His stories, all published by Amazon.com, started in December 9, 2014 with My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay Ass (sadly no longer available), then moving onto Pounded by President Bigfoot and Taken By The Gay Unicorn Biker. Soon, he even moved onto more meta-narratives, like Pounded In The Butt By My Book “Pounded In The Butt By My Book ‘Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt’” and Turned Gay By The Existential Dread That I May Actually Be A Character In A Chuck Tingle Book. And currently, his stories have even turned political with President Domald Loch Ness Trump Pounds America’s Butt and Feeling the Bern in my Butt.
Why would the Sad/Rabid Puppies nominate such an author and such a work? Surely it’s not to further their own agenda. For Vox Day, the man who set forth this slate, is incredibly homophobic. And also racist. And sexist. Perhaps it was the buff male form on these covers that called to his attention. Perhaps it was their inherent masculinity. Perhaps he missed all of those words that said “gay.” But perhaps Vox Day himself is attracted to those male models? Is Vox Day super gay? I can’t say.
But (or, shall we say, “butt”) the nomination of Chuck Tingle is a momentous occasion. For who could ever say that the author of I’m Gay For My Living Billionaire Jet Plane is now a Hugo-Nominated author?
I guess some people just want to watch the world burn. In the butt.
Voting on the final ballot of the Hugo Awards will be open to all Attending, Young Adult, and Supporting members of MidAmeriCon II.