Sep 24

So... Can't help but notice you don't seem happy with my redesign of your space ship...Click for full image

Nanoalchemist Comments: The first 49 shades of grey apparently involved space furries. And giant furry based robots. And a bubble helmet, so you know it’s in space.
Published 2010
Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 7.55 out of 10)
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17 Responses to “Shades of Gray”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Just wind the key and its eyes light up – trust me, it’s top entertainment!”

    2010? There’s bad timing…

  2. Kim Says:

    I read the authors name as Insane Norman which made this a much more appealing read.

  3. Phil Says:

    I think Kusac is a pawn in the games of the gods. No, wait a minute; I’ve changed my mind. Kusac is the long-awaited Avatar of change.

    Final answer?

    Final answer.

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    “Are you the Avatar of Change?”

    “Yes, I am the long-awaited one!”

    “Terrific. Could you break this twenty?”

  5. Adam Roberts Says:

    I’m peeved by the cut-off text at the bottom of the image. A SHOL… what? A SHOCKING BAD NOVEL?

  6. fred Says:

    A curly tail must make putting on a spacesuit a real bitch.

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    Does the giant catbot thingy have a single laser equipped nipple? I realise it’s in the wrong place for a feline but if you have a nipple that can shoot lasers I imagine you can keep it where you damn well please.

  8. Phil Says:

    Clearer image here:

    …revealing the missing text to be “A Sholan Alliance novel”… of course!

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    So is this, like, the Furry sci-fi version of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY? (Oy vey! Cue the NSFW jokes…)

  10. SI Says:

    I’ve just got the power rangers song in my head now. Not that I have ever watched such a thing… *coughs*

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    The blonde is getting a pep-talk from a futuristic warrior who is the ultimate evolution of urban foxes. She seems remarkably unconcerned about the red energy-beam either hitting or exuding from her bum. Maybe she just sat on the remote and accidentally set Mecha-Kitten-Kong on a killing-spree. I’m also worried about what comes out of the hatch in its chest. A whole batallion of foxes in combat armour, perhaps. Or maybe the two having the conversation on a window-cleaning scaffold are about to go inside and give the Quorn Hunt the fright of their lives.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Remember those MAD Magazine articles where you take a piece of news boilerplate and just change some words and names to make it funnier?

    The same system would work on that pointless cover blurb too:

    “Is (1) a (2) in the (3) of (4) – or the long-awaited (5) of (6) ?”

    In the numbered slots, use any of these alternatives:
    - Kusac
    - Melvin
    - Barack Obama
    - Homer Simpson
    - Neo
    - Grignr the Barbarian

    - Pawn
    - Dork
    - Tool
    - Tax inspector
    - Plumber

    - Games
    - Pool parlors
    - Steamy baths
    - Waiting hall
    - Paper Rock Scissors tournament

    - The Gods
    - The neighbors
    - The Man
    - The Who
    - The little old lady who sells flowers

    - Avatar
    - Waiter
    - Pizza
    - Cable guy
    - Laxative

    - Change
    - Krypton
    - Petaluma
    - Mind-blowing wisdom
    - Cosmic flatulence

  13. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Thunder Cats hoooooooo!

  14. retrotorque Says:

    Oh this is the first 49 shades of grey. I’ve read several books in the series and there’s a lot of male cat-guy on human and reptilian women.

    Kusac likes his blowjobs with teeth too.

  15. David Cowie Says:

    Is Kusac the mopey blonde or the commando fox?

  16. Cathryn-Le-SPAMMMMMM Says:

    Really good post. I’ve got a question. As a web site owner, just how long did it take for your website to be profitable? Likewise exactly what do you enjoy most about blogging?

  17. GSS Admin Says:

    Why thank you Carthryn.

    Well it took at least two weeks before the website became profitable but that’s mainly because I started to steal peoples lunch money around work. So I’m not sure if that really counts as the website.

    The thing I enjoy most about blogging is giving people opinions. People love the opinions. Went to see Oblivion the other night… it’s basically every single sci-fi novel since 1963, but with lots of what looks like Microsoft Surface. It looked pretty… I guess… but if you enjoy something with a lot of plot holes, I’d recommend it to everyone.

    Thanks for asking.

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