Aug 03

Heiress to the Joss Stick EmpireClick for larger image

Raoul Comments Hurry up and get dressed or we’ll be late for the Pride Parade!

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: 4.67 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Daughter of the Empire”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “The reason I called you… I’ve fallen in the hole in the floor again.”

  2. Adzel Says:

    Royal Guard: “Just checking to be sure you’re keeping that lit candle away from the drapes this time, yer Majesty.”

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    I think feather guy might me overcompensating for something.


  4. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @THX: (sigh) – ‘And I’ve had to leave our combined St. Patricks day/Pride parade to help you out of the hole in the floor, again.’

  5. fred Says:

    Sun Tzu says ‘Fight these peacocks on a windy day and victory is assured.’

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    Backstage, the hard-working Vegas showgirl has just about had enough of the diva’s shit.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Cuba Gooding Jr. in ‘Boat Trip’?

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    Mummer of the Empire

  9. Ryan Says:

    Surprisingly, this cover is a good and accurate representation of the text.

    Although with perhaps fewer Gay Pride references.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Her expression says it all:
    “Well, Centurion, that’s an impressive dongle you’re sporting.”

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Between blurb, two authors, title, and reference to another book the reader _must_ read to get all the plot points, this is a pretty wordy cover.

    Getting that headdress through the curtains must have been quite the struggle.
    Still, I shouldn’t make fun: there are clearly no flies on this guy. (He’s got a whisk for that).

    Can’t quite tell what’s going on to the left of the smoke, above kneeling woman’s hands. The shiny bits to the right are presumably artifacts of light reflecting off the cover, but to the left? Is she summoning a Smoke Ghost? The innards of a ghost?

    (She should be careful of that long tassel on the left. It’s a bit too close to the candle).

  12. fred Says:

    Looking at her fingers I’m guessing she either has a complicated back story or fingers are harder to draw than funky headwear.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My first thought was “She isn’t going to be late for the parade, she’s got a Flying Nun hat and can glide over the traffic. Plus be an aerial exhibit like Macy’s Parade balloons.”

    Overcompensating Centurion is going to be very popular at the Pride Parade. I bet he has a whole crew dressed like him, ready to strut their stuff.

    Her hat dangle is too close to that candle. Maybe he’s there to save her.

    @fred: Those are REALLY strange fingers. Are they even real? Did she burn off her original hands?

    @Tag: do we have a “too many words” tag? Because — well. Half the cover!

  14. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    ‘Tired of having to wear skirts made for women? At last you can now buy a male skirt designed to emphasize your maleness with our unique extended panel. Centurion/Cheerleader version shown here, other styles are available.’

    @Fred&GSSxn: She looks a little bit like she has some cat person in her ancestry, which might explain the strange fingers – or I might have seen so many cat people around here that I’m starting to see them everywhere.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Vlttp: Maybe she’s related to those cat nuns on Doctor Who?

  16. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Why are you just standing there, Centurion?”

    “Damn feathers got caught in the drapery again!”

  17. fred Says:

    How many people give her presents on her birthday?

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