Aug 06

Bra's have come a long way on other planets.Click for full image

Scott B Comments: I have travel many leagues in my baroque unicorn-driven coach, accompanied by my viking-in-toga guard corps, to bring you this rare Long-Eared Pink Bust-Concealing Owl-Fox. Enjoy!
Published 1973

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: 8.70 out of 10)

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37 Responses to “The Halfling and Other Stories”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Sorry, Princess, the last thing we need is another draught excluder.

  2. Hep C Says:

    So, this is actually on the cover, it is not a modesty pink ferret fox-owl-C.S. Lewis alternative.

  3. Sophaloaf Says:

    @Hep C, I thought the same thing— this cover is self-censoring with a creation from Jim Henson studios.

  4. SI Says:

    Oh Princesses… Uses four unicorns to pull her coach… gets excited about a pink furry fox!

    Some people can never have enough mythical creatures!

  5. fred Says:

    The Greeks adapt their bearing gifts ploy after some bad publicity.

  6. Dave Van Domelen Says:

    Don’t forget the invisible pedestal for the owl-cat to rest its forepaws on.

  7. Ian Says:

    Ugh. Certainly not the best font choice here. Also the “Eerie, Fascinating” could be better phrased. I assume the tales are by a foremost writer, but maybe that wouldn’t fit.

    She is thinking “my cape slipped down, now how do I hitch it up?”

  8. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @DVD it leads me to believe that the owl-cat is stuffed.

  9. Jaouad Says:

    Stuffed? Pity. I was wondering if there were any good owl-cat recipes around. Or maybe one could stuff it with a unicorn?

  10. Green Says:

    What is that thing resting it’s paws on? And if she can afford the jewelry and unicorn driven carriage, why not clothes?

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    LOL I don’t think I’ve seen this one before.

    I nominate Space Fox for the new face of GSS censorship.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tom Noir – I second your nomination. It’s got such attitude.

    That vertical thing coming off the belt/g-string – where does it end? Is the owl-fox impaled upon it?

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    That has got to be the most baroque portaloo, like, ever.

  14. anon Says:

    The Lower Halfling and other parts

  15. anon Says:

    So… Is completely naked then no ling or full ling?

  16. anon Says:

    @Tat Wood: Too bad they all the carriers for the portafox escaped so the lady was forced to carry it herself. Or is she the greeter, giving you one to take it with you in the loo, because, you know, TP is so last season?

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘You BUFFOONS! I told you I wanted a tavern wench, holding A LIEN FAX at her BAR! How are we going to sell stories about interstellar real estate loans if we can’t represent the stories themselves?’

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Hey, Princess, maybe a bit too much kohl there?

    Also, uh . . . Unicorns!

  19. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B.Chiclitz – Foxy Lady


  20. Tat Wood Says:

    @anon (16): I’m not sure I’d let anything with a beak and pointy ears do that to me.

  21. anon Says:

    @Tat Wood: More than once anyway, right? That explains why they seem to be a traveling enterprise..

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The blurb rather gives up at the end, doesn’t it?

  23. Francis Boyle Says:

    ‘Ello, I wish to register a complaint.

  24. JuanPaul Says:

    THE HALFLING and a few other crap stories

  25. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    This is the end, beautiful friend
    This is the end, my only friend, the end
    Of your elaborate bra, the end
    Of carriages unicorns draw, the end
    No trousers on your thighs, the end
    I’ll never look into your eyes, again

  26. Bibliomancer Says:

    That is some righteous chainmail lingerie / crotch armor. Tag Wizard?

  27. Raoul Says:

    I wouldn’t give that thing a half-fling. I’d give it the full-fling.

  28. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @What is going on with the back end of that creature? I mean the purple-pink owl-fox-cat, of course.

  29. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DeadSWBT (22)β€”It’s not much at the beginning either. “Of” may be the most interesting word in the whole blurb.

  30. fred Says:

    If Boris Vallejo did this cover you just know we would be getting a face full of hindmost.

  31. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Bibliomancer – Shields up!

  32. fred Says:

    Whoever is in charge of security should be fired. I would have Unicorns! mounted knights instead of Vikings dressed in bed sheets.

  33. Tor Mented Says:

    Here is a belly dancer with a purple, furry owl-fox.
    Your argument is invalid.

  34. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tor: When I said it lacked support, I meant–you know what? Never mind. πŸ˜‰

  35. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I, uh… huh.

    If this has anything to do with any of the stories in the book, wow.

    Scott B’s caption says it all.

    Not only is the blurb a random assortment of words missing a resolution, the capital F is terrible in that font — and why is the second word also capitalized anyway?

    @BC (28): Is it a prehensile tail or a furry tentacle?

    @Tor (33): Yes. So true, and I hope it spreads net-wide.


    Speaking of brunette women and their love for canids, I happened across this today. Enjoy.

  36. Tor Mented Says:

    @GSS ex-noob, I’ve been meaning to ask you, is this a yiff in hell situation?

  37. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: Naw, the owl-fox seems to be only a fashion accessory or fancy gift, not a romantic interest. She’s certainly not furry.

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