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Sep 26

Uh, is that dog wearing an ear trumpet?Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: Tech support guy shows up to troubleshoot the Norman’s old iMac.

Published 1985

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.14 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “Fanglith”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    This cover looks strangely familiar:

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=8311

    I didn’t know you could plagiarize sci-fi cover art. Looks like Mark Peyton is two-for-two.

  2. fred Says:

    Back cover.
    http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-135796431451137/fanglith-by-john-dalmas-1st-oct-1985-baen-sf-pbo-5.gif
    ‘Return to Fanglith’. Font problems increasing.
    http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-135796431451137/return-to-fanglith-by-john-dalmas-1st-aug-1987-baen-sf-pbo-3.gif
    ‘Return’ back cover. Plot problems increasing.
    http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-135796431451137/return-to-fanglith-by-john-dalmas-1st-aug-1987-baen-sf-pbo-5.gif

  3. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—Good catch! I guess adding the dog (and the battle axe) makes it original. Or maybe the dog did the cover and cleverly inserted a self-portrait.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    One of the people on the cover is Fanglish.

    Two are not.

    Let’s learn how we can find out.

  5. Billy Awesome Says:

    I hope the installers used plenty of high-quality weatherstripping on that one curvilinear window in the otherwise straight-edged room, or else the Norman is looking at decades of water-damage problems behind his instrument console.

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    “Tell me varlet, do those Lords of Midnight cheat codes work or not?”

  7. Ikari Gendo Says:

    Hurry up! I need to check if the SCA Meetup event is on or not.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    Tech support for the busy time traveller, at your service!

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘You need to run a grep in the home directory, monkey. You need to grep the home directory, pipe the results to a new text file, and then add THAT to config directory. But do the monkeys ask me? No. I get a scratch behind the ears and a “Good boy”, and then everyone’s back to fussing over operating system compatibility. Well, forget you all anyway.’

  10. Ray P Says:

    Fork you all surely? It’s a t200 tty line terminal btw.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @RayP: not if he’s been neutered. And don’t call me ‘terminal’. 😛

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    Norman’s got a shield with a picture of an axe on it. Isn’t that like wearing a target on your head or painting an iceberg on the side of the Titanic?

  13. Tag Wizard Says:

    GSS Admin: Flashback Friday is so popular! I’m thinking of adding Throwback Thursday and Wayback Wednesday and …

    Tag Wizard: Log off and get dressed. We’ll be late for the Battle of Hastings Re-enactment!

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Fanglith? Wasn’t that a zine published by Richard Bergeron back in the Seventies?

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “No! I shall not remove my dog until you have helped me install the new Windows update!”

  16. Tag Wizard Says:

    FANGL↓TH

  17. HappyBookworm Says:

    @ Ikari Gendo – Nice one. I used to be a part of the Northshield SCA when I was in college…

    The look on the knight’s face is priceless, like he’s so fed up with tech support taking so long…”YES, I already tried Ctrl alt delete!”

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    “AND I turned it off and back on, and restarted the modem and router!”

  19. Tor Mented Says:

    Because Spanglish is a mixture of Spanish and English, then Fanglith must be a mixture of English and doggy talk.
    “Have you tried arf-arfing the yip-yip through the woofer?”

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