Oct 23

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There are few times in life when I boast of attaining perfection. The fonts, the scary woman who looks a little too desperate for a man, the man frozen as he runs away, the mist, the obligatory quote and lets not forget the glow. I can see it now. We are giving them something so beautiful that people will shed tears of joy.

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: 8.73 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Dead on My Feet”

  1. CSA Says:

    Good show sir, good show.

    It’s not as busy as most of the Baen covers, but its just as good anyway.

    the ‘F’ on Feet is incredible.

  2. little mi Says:

    A big welcome back to our mate Wm. I think the look of desperation on the man’s face perfectly reflects the absolute horror of the scary lady behind him. Run for the hills man! Run!

    (Sorry, I’m a bit excited today as I am going on holiday tomorrow! Hurrah!)

  3. SI Says:

    I think it is brilliant and the manic vampire look.

    Ohhhh Holiday. I’m on holiday all next week! Wooo. Going anywhere nice?

  4. Roses Says:

    Take me to her dealer. I too need her drugs, they look like fun.

    ‘Dead on my feet’ to me does not suggest running. Even in a suit. He looks like a TV Evangelist running away from the tax man.

  5. JustinLeego Says:

    I did chortle at the mouseover text on this one.

  6. Roses Says:

    It’s no good. I had to wiki Wm Mark Simmons.

    It turns out his first name is actually William.

    Am I going to read an author who is too lazy to type out his first-name in full?


  7. Adam Roberts Says:

    By jiminy if it isn’t Dead on my P-eet, the classic novel about, um, ‘P’ variable eets.

  8. The Tag Wizard Says:

    Fair point, AR! Dead On My Peet is now part of the “font problems” tag group, its rightful home 🙂

  9. FéarofMusiç Says:

    Oh Great and Mighty Tag Wizard,

    Why should Oz get all the accolades. The man is a fraud. Oh, err, hmm. Excuse me. Herefore and towith(?) do I humbly present another worthy candidate for the Phil founded BEHIND YOU! tag. Thankfully the process of hunting these down is easier on my tender psyche.

  10. David Cowie Says:

    And what a happy coincidence that one of the books on the shelf is called ENDLESS BLUE.

  11. The Tag Wizard Says:

    If only another background book was called WHY ALWAYS ORANGE.

    (thanks chaps)

    ((ps. just wondering if this is a true, surprise ‘behind you’ moment?))

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Aren’t there any unglamorous, unsexy female vampires dressed in shabby Adidas gear on a bad hair day?

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I don’t think this is exactly what Salinger had in mind when he wrote “Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes.”

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Followed by Dead on Someone Else’s Feet wherein she catches him!

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    Reminds me of this lady.

  16. THX 1138 Says:

    Simon Fuller realises the implications of allowing Nicola Roberts into Girls Aloud.

  17. fred Says:

    Vampires in drag.

  18. Mellie M. Says:

    It’s Vampire Olivia Newton-John! She still wants to get physical.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Mellie: Which makes ya wonder about the running man — back in the “Physical” days, a lot of guys wouldn’t have fled from her, vampire or no. OTOH, in the video, the hawt guys who worked out turned out to be gay and she had to play tennis with the fat one.

    So maybe the artist watched too much MTV.

    BAEN! whaaaaat?

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