It’s time for Planetary Defense Command’s first ever Radioactive Dung Beetle Award. So far this year, the blog has featured six stories awful enough to be balled up and rolled away by my dung beetles. Now, it’s time to choose the worst of the worst. This will be done in a democratic fashion; it’s your duty as a citizen of Earth to cast your vote.
The nominees are listed below. I don’t expect voters to read the stories before voting; the “dung beetle” certification marks them as not-to-be-read. However, I’ve posted a link to each story’s review, and some reasons for the dung beetle classifications.
Change by Design – horrible writing – silly premise – unlikely plot coincidence
New Beginnings (Vitalis) – knock knock. who’s there? penis!
The Is Shop – pointlessly random – no logic to character behavior or physical events.
Whipping Star – idiotic super-being – puns – lawyers facilitating end of sentient life – big hippie hug ending
Making a Gilling – no spell check – no proofreading – no topic research
Seventy – implausible science – head-scratching ending
I haven’t set a date for the end of voting. When I detect a slowdown in votes being cast, I’ll close the poll and announce a winner. Feel free to post the reason for your vote in the comments section below.