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Janice Comments: Me ow! Look at the hairball I just warfed up!

Published 2003

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: 9.08 out of 10)
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36 Responses to “The Adventures of Myhr”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Half David Bowie, half really bad idea. No, at most 10% David Bowie.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TagWizard: I say, no Smirky McSmug tag for the fellow in the cowl?

  3. Tag Wizard Says:

    @DSWBT – I thought he was more of a Pensive Pete, but sure, I’ll tag him.

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    He’s called that because “myhr” is the only sound he can make.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    He’ll be starring as Skimbleshanks somewhere in a community theater production of Cats.

  6. Raoul Says:

    The Adventures of Meh?

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    He’s sporting the very rare “party in the front, party in the back” mullet.

  8. Francis Boyle Says:

    Half man, half cat, ten per cent David Bowie, ten per cent David Blaine and seven and three quarters percent Rod Stewart because where this cover’s coming they don’t need no steenkin’ arithmetic.

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    “So, you’re half cat, eh?”

    “Yep, that’s right. Pretty awesome, huh?”

    “Sure, can you jump 6 six times your height?”

    “Well, no, but-”

    “Do you have retractable razor sharp claws?”

    “Uh…”

    “How about a cool tail that you can swish around?”

    “no…no tail…”

    “My god, can you at least lick your own genitalia???”

    “Noooo! *sobs*”

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “And with the power of my crystal balls, I shall create—the world’s largest loofah!”

  11. fred Says:

    Myhr gots a web page. Myhr goes to cons. Myhr canoodles with Claudia Christian.

    http://www.vampwriter.com/myhr.htm

  12. THX 1138 Says:

    @JP #9: Oh, he can do that last one, all right.

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    @Raoul #6 He must be a myhrlennial.

  14. Ray P Says:

    “And here is Myhr at the police line-up.”

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    Satanic Sam Neill is pondering whether to sack his agent or take out a contract on him.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Putin seduces Trump by promising him the magic Hair Rejuvenation Crystal™️.

  17. Anna T. Says:

    I had no idea that cosplaying David Bowie as an anthropomorphic lion was a thing. It certainly didn’t need to happen.

  18. L.B. Says:

    “No, Gareth! Don’t send me to the Stench! Get someone else to clean your litter box!”

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    YES! Cat people, garish font problems, stupid outfits… it’s BAEN!Meow

    Does he have pals named “Meh”, “Rrow?”, “Mrrt-RRT!”, “Nyan”, etc.?

    @Francis (8): exactly.

    reads comment of @fred (11)

    O good lord.

    It’s fanfic
    of the author’s
    friend’s (the artist)
    Furry alter ego.

    Just when you think Baen can’t sink any lower, they publish a whole series of stuff that ought to be kept in a fanfic archive and ignored even there.

    Furry Sue, fanfic, cosplay, mullets, a really unclear distinction between real life and fantasy, and Baen.

    I am mildly nauseous and may hork up a furball.

    Yiff in hell, Myhr. Yiff. In. Hell.

  20. DaveM Says:

    At a workplace I once was employed by, if you wanted to see your payslips, shifts, group certificates, etc, you logged into your personal page on the Human Resources (H.R) division site. This page was known as “My H.R”, and while it may have been designed by persons who were only half human, and possibly half cat, there was no sign of anything heroic about it.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Here’s how we can all do this kind of thing! Good Show, Lady Sir!

    https://thoughtsonfantasy.com/2017/07/18/how-to-make-a-cliched-high-fantasy-cover/

  22. Bibliomancer Says:

    @fred – “Lock up yer wimmin,” indeed.

    @GSSXN – Excellent link on how to do cover design paint-by-numbers.
    Invite that author over here to join us kindred spirits!

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Right, I’ve asked her.

  24. ThoughtsOnFantasy Says:

    Thanks for the invite! This cover is priceless… you have to give it points for creativity at least – I’ve never seen an orb-wielding vest-wearing man-cat on a book before (perhaps I simply haven’t been on this site for long enough…)

  25. Tag Wizard Says:

    @ThoughtsOnFantasy – Welcome to our little site. I’ll your host if you need anything.

  26. RachelJ Says:

    @ThoughtsOnFantasy. Welcome indeed. I think you’ll feel at home here. In fact, after viewing your sterling work on The Last Assassin of the Unseen Throne: Book 1 of the Blood Magician Chronicles, I wouldn’t be surprised if our very own Dr J.R. Asimov chooses you to design the cover for his next #1 Bestseller. (It’s a great honour). B.t.w. do you think he needs an extra “R” in his name?

  27. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ThoughtsOnFantasy: Hello! Glad you stopped by.

    I’m certain the guy in the background of this cover might also appear in a later volume of “The Blood Magician Chronicles”, what with his hooded cloak and general air of menacing magic. Maybe The Last Assassin could take out man-cats.

    Don’t forget the Random Terrible Cover link up top in the sidebar for gems from the archives. I just clicked it and got http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=520

    And I think this one used your tutorial:
    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=4096

  28. ThoughtsOnFantasy Says:

    Thanks!

    @RachelJ: Wow, that cover is a thing of great beauty. I don’t know if I’m qualified to design something of that level for a best-selling author like Dr J.R. Asimov, but it would be an honour to be chosen. Though I would indeed strongly suggest an additional R for future publications. (btw, it’s nice to see C.S. Lewis is still providing quotes)

    @GSSXN I can definitely see the background guy making an appearance – the more hooded figures, the merrier. And I’ve already been enjoying some of the gems in the archives, but I’ll be sure to use the link whenever I need another terrible cover fix!

  29. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @ToF: perhaps we should read the title trilling our R’s? Since when has that ever been a bad idea? 😉

  30. ThoughtsOnFantasy Says:

    @DSWBT Since never! Definitely a good idea 🙂

  31. infoqueen Says:

    The artist’s website showed his real inspiration: the 90s TV show “Beauty and the Beast”, with a pre-badass Linda Hamilton. He has a fanpic that shows her canoodling with “Vincent” while Mulder and Scully look on.
    http://www.vampwriter.com/B-Files.JPG

  32. RachelJ Says:

    Ah, Myrh and Acorna, the twin beacons of hope for furry fanfic writers everywhere!

  33. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It’s fanfic
    of the author’s
    friend’s
    (the artist)
    Furry alter ego
    Rip-off
    of an old TV show.

    (b/c he had to be “Myhr” since no one’s as cool as Ron Perlman)

  34. RachelJ Says:

    Also pictured: Satan, to whom Elrod and Murray had to sell their souls in order to get “Myhr” published.

  35. Bibliomancer Says:

    Coming soon: The Adventures of Gold and The Adventures of Frankincense

  36. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Rachael J: Explains it all.

    Have I mentioned Myhr should yiff in hell?

    I am not anti-furry; indeed, I have partied (not like that you pervs) with some, and many furries are quite nice ordinary folk. But they still have a grip on reality, unlike Myhr and pals. Who should yiff in hell, as soon they will thanks to sunglassed Satan in the background there.

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