I am picking the word Notorious for this year’s Hugo awards.
It’s going to go down in history. All the people associated with it will likely be remembered for years to come. So, yeah, notorious.
I am hoping this doesn’t break the Hugo forever and ever. I am hoping it doesn’t set the tone for next year’s; I don’t like the idea of years and years of infighting, arguing and partisan politics. Just like real politics in this country, yeah? I disapprove of this mirroring of life and art.
That will destroy the Hugo.
If they don’t want that, all sides will have to cease and desist by next year. Because if one side does something, the other will have to respond. I cannot believe it will result in anything but the destruction of the Hugo.
I dread it.
But the Hugo will happen this year, because it isn’t destroyed yet. It had better happen next year, too, hopefully, with less drama. (I am not hopeful.)
And the awards haven’t even been awarded yet! I suspect this will all get worse when the winners are announced.
For those of you don’t know what Hugo are and what this present drama is about, there are plenty of blog posts on the topic. Plenty. The internet is overflowing with them.