May 06

Missed cover art opportunity; she should be riding a Unicorn!Click for larger image

Dr Bob Comments: I’m pretty sure her horse is a statue.

Published 1988

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: 6.10 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Bright and Shining Tiger”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Is she AC or DC?

  2. fred Says:

    Those front horse legs look a little short and fearful tyger symmetry got framed.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    That’s a brave move for sidesaddle.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    Not loving this latest revamp of Spidey’s costume.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    This is a pizza delivery guy’s worst nightmare.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    We’ve had enough covers here by 14 year old boys so it’s about time we had one by a 14 year old girl. The horse may actually be two horses in a pantomime horse costume but at least our UAI graduate-to-be gets credit for not making it a unicorn.

  7. Ryan Says:

    In 1988, I would have bought this book immediately solely based upon that cover. Wow.

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    “A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty Hi Yo, sailor!”

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    That lightning is doing a Van der Graaf generator job on her hairdo.

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Fantasy castles tend to have terrible workplace security.
    Must be a macho thing.

    “My lord, could we please build a safety railing along the dangerously narrow path to the front gate?”

    “Pshaw! Railings are for wimps! Now, where is Princess Daisythor?”

    “She tried to ride the path to the front gate, my lord. She almost made it.”

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @A.R.Y.—They seem to have the same attitude about digging proper foundations. That fantasy castle is about to tip over backwards off its pinnacle.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Are those Vampire-Tigers?

  13. Tor Mented Says:

    @A.R.Y.: Not only is the road perilously thin, but it’s in a mountainous region, where earthquakes are probably common. A decent temblor while you’re trying to cross would either shake you off or cause the whole thing to collapse.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I agree with Dr. Bob, and raise them one more: she might be part of the statue. The statue serves as a lightning rod for that plateau, so she’s not emitting the green bolts, they’re hitting her. Maybe it’s a statue of the woman who built Castle Bad Perspective.

    The tigers are neither bright nor shining.

    @ARY(1): Yes. She’s a rejected album cover of theirs. \m/

    @THX (2): She’s riding a conventional Western saddle, sans stirrups. You can see her other boot’s on the other side of the extremely skinny horse (statue).

    @Tor (8): LOL! Yes!

    @Tor (13): Even when there aren’t earthquakes, you don’t want a path like that. I used to drive regularly through narrow steep mountain canyons, and the roads have lots of guard rails, and the cliff faces have heavy wire mesh to restrain the rocks from falling onto the road (with signs warning “WATCH FOR FALLING ROCKS” because they still do) just thanks to erosion and gravity. And there are heavy guard rails to prevent you from falling off the other side straight down into a river… or bouncing off the cliff way, way down to the river.

    Sadly, there’s no protection from the frustration you will have when a Midwestern tourist is trying to drive their giant RV along said road. You will get to exercise your less-polite vocabulary.

    So basically, it won’t be a problem for long since the castle will soon fall into the lake/Generic Fantasy Fog either from bad construction or erosion of the pinnacle. It’s a toss-up whether that happens before or after the pathway erodes.

    @Tag: can we get “booties”?

  15. Alice Says:

    She is obviously riding a charger.

  16. JuanPaul Says:

    And in a late turn of events Alice takes the day.

  17. THX 1139 Says:

    Palpatine Pony Trekking School.

  18. Dr Bob Says:

    So is there something wrong with the perspective on the lake, or is there a really impressive waterfall hidden behind the hill on the left?

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Alice: GSS!!!!

    @Dr. Bob: Of course there’s something wrong with the perspective. But I’m voting for lots of Generic Fantasy Fog.

    Her saddlecloth looks like a hankie or bandanna. Perhaps she’s Generic Fantasy Barbie.

    Oh, and is “B.S.” an editorial comment, or the name of the artist? Or both? And why did they choose that pseudonym?!

  20. Hammy Says:

    Based on the title, I expect an expose of Joe Exotic, the “Tiger King”….

  21. Tat Wood Says:

    @Hammy: ‘bright’ isn’t the adjective I’d use.

  22. Hammy Says:

    @Tat (prev.):

    The tigers might well have been bright and shining. Joe Exotic? Not so much….

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