Oct 06

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Good Show Sir Comments: Strong wind from the left or incoming knife from the right

Published 1991

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: 5.36 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “The Fulfilments of Fate and Desire”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    So…has he been stabbing at the neutral background, or what, precisely?

    There is literally nothing appealing about this cover at all.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Revamping the Cheeky Girls? It might just work!

  3. fred Says:

    There may be one or more hermaphrodites on this cover. Still boring though.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    For a long time, I’ve been casting about for a word or phrase that could fill the Christ, What an Asshole niche on this blog. I think fred’s on to something with ‘There may be one or more hermaphrodites on this cover’.

  5. Tom Hering Says:

    Previously published as “Jihadi John: The London Years.”

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Because nothing says “amusing cultural commentary” like:

    • an author named “Storm”
    • the word “fulfilments”
    • a levitating bloody dagger (ripped off from Macbeth)
    • a clawed, black hooded ninja wannabe
    • the least sexy cleavage image ever created

    Christ, what an asshole . . . .

  7. Ikari Gendo Says:

    Open auditions at the freak show.

  8. Ikari Gendo Says:

    There must be open auditions at the freak show. These two look they’re trying to be professionally weird.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    So THAT’s what happened to Muriel Gray.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    The cord on the dagger hilt isn’t blowing the same direction as the blood droplets or the strings on our telekinetic faux-jihadi’s outfit. And what’s with the punk girlfriend?

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    I’ll just let Dawn sum it up for you:

    I returned my book to the library so I’m going by memory – which is
    bad at best…

    When I first found out the 3rd book was from Cal’s POV I was so
    excited. Love him.

    Starting out with him arriving in the new city looking for work/
    lodging was a good lead-in, interspersed with him beginning to write
    down his history. I loved going right back to before he was incepted.
    It was interesting (though not suprising) to find out he was gay when
    he was human. Kind of sad him and Seel had to run away after Seel’s
    mom found them together but I guess sooner or later they would have
    been found by Wraeththu and incepted anyway.

    We first get an inkling of Cal somehow being special because Wraxilan
    wants to get him with pearl. Cal was lucky not to be killed for
    refusing, yet again showing he had something special for Wraxilan to
    spare him that. Zack was an interesting character too. I like that we
    found out that Cal lied to Pellaz when they first met about what
    happened to his friend Zack, for obvious reasons LOL. Naughty Cal.

    Ok bad memory time – was it Panthera or Pantherine? I think Pantherine
    was the nickname Cal called him. Anyway love love Panthera. So tough
    and mysterious yet vulnerable and damaged. I was relieved that his
    parents accepted him when he returned to them – I was so worried they
    wouldn’t. His love for Cal was deep and kinda broke my heart. 🙁

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Are ‘fulfilments’ the same thing as ‘fewmets’?

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    Here’s what happened: The publisher opened the illustrator file and got that message “font not found” and they just went with the default font.

  14. fred Says:

    I think they are in an art gallery posing for a cute selfie in front of a painting of the dagger.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DeadStuff—I thought that was spelled “phewmets.”

    I’ll bet Dawn spells it that way, and also seeks fulfilments, although with her bad memory and all she probably can’t recall ever using either “word.”

  16. Mister Dalliard Says:

    The blood drops and cord directions make sense if the dagger is supposed to be spinning clockwise. There’s even a semi-circular arc of blood drops to the right of the dagger that is probably supposed to suggest that. Why the artist didn’t choose to use motion blur to suggest motion is beyond me.

  17. Billy Awesome Says:

    What I’m trying to figure out is, is New-Wave William H. Macy trying to push telekinetic faux-jihadi out of the way, or does faux-jihadi have a disembodied hand growing out of his right hip? Also, what’s with the balaclava snorkel?

  18. Anna T. Says:

    @Mister Dalliard: Now that you mention it, yeah. It’s actually hard to tell if the dagger is supposed to be spinning at all – but floating knives always look cooler when spinning.

  19. MisterBob Says:

    The dagger conundrum is simple,the wind is blowing one way at the top and the opposite way at the bottom,as its a very big dagger very, very far away !

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The new ISIS recruitment poster failed to attract new Jihadists.

  21. HappyBookworm Says:

    @Ikari Gendo – Did you trademark that phrase “professionally weird?” If not, I am totally going to start using it to describe some people.

  22. THX 1139 Says:

    RIP Storm Constantine – she must have been lucky with the covers if this is the only one of hers on the site.

  23. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @THX 1139 – and at only 64? What a crying shame.

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