Jun 28

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JuanPaul Comments:“I told you to stop interrupting my Taiko practice!”

Published 1983

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: 7.73 out of 10)

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27 Responses to “Battle Circle”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Ugh – argh – hey! Cool robot hand!”

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Sos the Rock
    Var the Paper
    Neq the Scissors

  3. fred Says:

    Why Jaime Lannister doesn’t have a Neq sword for his right arm has always bugged me.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    @fred GOT final season, Jamie gets a dragon-glass sword-hand!

  5. Ray P Says:

    What if Edward Scissorhands had been a buff cage-fighter rather than a goth/emo hairdresser?

  6. Raoul Says:

    Circle jerks

  7. Ray P Says:

    How does he get his leathers on? How does he go to the loo?

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:


    Sos the Rope (dumb-da-dumb)
    Var the stick (dumb-da-dumb)
    Neq the sword (dumb-da-dumb)
    Look at me-ee-ee

    All together now (all together now)
    All together now (all together now)
    All together now (all together now)
    All to-geth-er noooowwwww!

    (apologies to the Beatles)

  9. Anna T. Says:

    Those have got to be some of the worst prosthetics ever devised – all he can do is fight. He’d need help with eating, going to the toilet, etc.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T.: …and male grooming. America’s barbarous future still has hairdressers and waxing salons.

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – Nice! BTW Sos’s favorite Beatles song is “All You Need is Rope”.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—I guess Var’s would be “Stick Together”?

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – And Neq’s would be “Carry that Sword”?

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer—Of course. What else could it be? BTW, I like that “Florida man” stuff you were concocting with @JuanPaul. It could easily get out of hand, though, if we extend the rules and just put in “Florida” wherever we think it might be apt. Like here, for example, Battle Circle: The Visionary Trilogy of Florida’s Barbaric Future.

  15. Tom Noir Says:

    America’s Barbaric Future

    So this book takes place in… 2019?

  16. Innocent Bystander Says:

    Hey you there. Think you could lend me a hand?

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Hey, Var. Maybe you could take this one, looks like your sort of fight. Sticks, you know. Var? Buddy? Please?”

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Huh. Somehow this cover is less than the sum of its previous separate covers.
    Oh, that was just at first glance — embiggening reveals… too much.

    Where’s Mr. The Rope?
    Is the foreground guy Mr. The Eggbeater? B/c backgrounder could be The Sword.
    And who’s Mr. The Valet for Bad Prosthetic (Florida) Man?

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “It slices! It dices! Cooking is made easy – with the new Kitchen Hand! Chop off your old hand NOW and call this number to order the amazing Kitchen Hand…”

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    “But wait, there’s more! Call in the next five minutes and we’ll send you the Wonder Towel absolutely free! Perfect for your frenemy who stands in the background doing nothing to throw over his shoulder! Call NOW!”

  21. Hammy Says:

    Sos the Rope?

    Is that something like the old USA saying “So’s your old man!”?

  22. Tom Noir Says:

    Oh yeah, kids say that all the time. “Man, that fidget spinner is so lit!” “So’s the Rope!” “Let me snapchat this!”

  23. Tracy Says:

    I get the feeling the two human guys are twins. The fighting one looks up for a second, and recognizes his long-lost brother as the ogre makes a killing blow. Tragedy ensues. Prosthetic hand twin dies and stick twin has to finish the fight for revenge, all teary-eyed because although he found his twin at last, he never got to know him.

  24. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    What, no jazz-hands tag?

  25. Tag Wizard Says:

    @AS – Jazz Hands? They’re not even hands !

  26. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Come on @TW…Just cuz a guy is missing a couple of real hands, there’s no need to discriminate. You can see he’s clearly trying with what little he has….Ok, how about just Jazz Hand, without the plural 🙂

  27. A.R.Yngve Says:

    It’s too early for a “Jazz Knives” tag, I guess.

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