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Ryan Comments: The elves insisted on wearing their best uniforms even for a simple game of catch.

Published 2004

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: 6.27 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Wind Rider’s Oath”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Duncan “Chase Me” Norvelf?

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “The Saga of Lothario Elf”

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    I think the poor guy’s had a shoulder prolapse.

  4. Dr Bob Says:

    The woman seems to have accidentally gone out wearing someone else’s legs.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    This is so bizarre. The artist must have tuned out while the teacher was covering foreshortening. It’s like he is aware of foreshortening. Likes the idea of foreshortening. Just doesn’t quite know how it works.

  6. Max Bathroom Says:

    I just want to know what the free CD inside had on it. Wind-Rider farting along with a renfaire lute band?

  7. fred Says:

    I have an ominous feeling regarding that untied bootlace and its future effect on
    an intricately plotted master plan for world domination and running away.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    @max I think that is an actual act I’ve seen at a ren faire. They called themselves Tootin’ Lutes. Or Lootin’ & Tootin’. I can’t remember. I was drunk on $12 Killian’s.

  9. fred Says:

    The CD. Well this is disappointing.

    The Baen CDs were an experiment to raise sales by giving away a lot of author’s backlist novels, free and without copy protection. Each of these CDs, helpfully copied so that you can just browse them, contains as many as 20 or 30 full novels, in a large variety of formats so you can view them on whatever e-book reader you use, or on your computer. Most also contain wallpapers and music, as well.

    Wind Rider’s Oath
    Another Fantasy focused CD, this is a collection where David Weber shines once again, containing the Bazhell trilogy, as well as more Honor Harrington novels, and more novels by more authors – including Keith Laumer’s hilarious send-up of diplomatic processes, Retief!

  10. NomadUK Says:

    Having beaten Kirk with the lirpa and the ahn-woo, Spock now battles T’Pring with the han d’bal.

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    Is this on the CD? It ought to be. There’s no way these two are running as we humans understand the term.

  12. Max Bathroom Says:

    Wow, and I thought I was joking.
    Thanks for the heads up. I hope they played outdoors or in a well ventilated tent..

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    @Max It’s not true…at least I don’t think it is. But it doesn’t sound far fetched

  14. Tracy Says:

    They look like two of those little LEGO figurines came to life and attempted real-world running.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Sequel: The Broken Wind Rider’s Oath.

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Does the CD come with a patch for the cover illustration?

  17. A. R. Yngve Says:

    These “bonus media” offerings have a longer history than you might think…

    1990: “Free Floppy Disk Inside!”

    1985: “Free VHS Tape Inside!”

    1980: “Free Compact Cassette Tape Inside!”

    1970: “Free Record Inside!”

    1965: “Free Magnetic Tape Inside!”

    1955: “Free Punch Card Inside!”

    1945: “Free Ticker Tape Inside!”

    1925: “Free Telegram To Each Customer!”

    1915: “Free Phonograph Roll Inside!”

    1905: “Free Sheet Music Inside!”

    1805: “Complementary Slave Delivers Free Song And Dance Act With This Publication!”

    50,000 B.C.: “Thag play on this hollow tree while you watch cave painting!”

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @JuanPaul: I knew your story was bogus when you said you were drunk on purchased alcohol at a Ren Faire. Nobody’s got that kind of money to spend.

    @Tracy: GSS!

    @ARY: I’ve probably still got a floppy and a record around here somewhere from some magazine. There might have been free sheet music. And Thag definitely played on hollow log while painting or story time was on.

    I can’t figure out what the barely-visible ball is for in this scenario.

  19. DaveM Says:

    A. R. Yngve: GSS!

  20. 1Thunderfire Says:

    It’s a bit cruel forcing this elf lady to play catch when her legs have clearly been horribly injured.

  21. Emster Says:

    Hah! I thought she looked familiar, and the same artist too:

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    If they’re Windriders, does that explain why they look like they are incapable of running like normal humanoids?

    @fred: I came across one of those CDs the other day. Not sure how it got into the house in the first place, but by EOB tomorrow, it will be in my local dump.

  23. JJYoyo Says:

    @GSSxN: Before you toss the CD, try playing it backward to see if it says “Legolas is dead.”

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