Aug 02

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Nigel Comments: “Who’s the ugly caterpillar now!”

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: 6.08 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “Araminta Station”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Well, that’s ruined the ending of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

  2. Framcis Boyle Says:

    Massive head and tiny boobs. It just ain’t right I tell ya’.

  3. SI Says:

    “I don’t know about you… but I prefer getting the normal pre-battle motivational!”

  4. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Francis Boyle: be grateful for what you get. Most insects don’t have any boobs at all.

    GSS, @THX

    So, guessing from the cover, Araminta Station is some sort of R&R facility for fantasy warriors. The butterfly kid is probably telling them about their great tennis facilities and the unlimited continental breakfast.

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    I’d station ‘er, amarite?

  6. Cornelius Says:

    At this point, the audience wondered why they couldn’t get tickets to any other show.

  7. fred Says:

    Looking at that crowd, the masquerade mask on a stick seems a bit out of place.

  8. Hammy Says:

    Per request, a fun link someone posted on my social media:

    Highly recommended.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    Float like a butterfly, stink like a SFBC cover.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    She takes the gold for the most creative use of Kinesio tape.

  11. Ryan Says:

    Jack was a guy with an amazing imagination and way with words, but I am wracking my brain to think of how this illustration is connected in any way to the story contained therein.

    Also, why does she have T-Rex arms?

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Ryan: came out of the cocoon too early?

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    She’s singing Puccini to Wagner fans. It can’t end well.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Araminta’s station must be on that platform, serving as a mostly-starkers carnival barker.

    You’d think with that big of a noggin, she’d have more brains and be able to get a better job.

    GSS to THX, fred, B’man, and JP.

    @Hammy: thanks!

    Here’s a little something I made last night using Hammy’s link:

    This thing is literally hours of fun. I first came across it in the non-lamented days of the Puppies and came up with something which was quite well received. I can’t show it to you, because it’s on an old dead computer.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    And here’s another shout-out to all you lot:

  16. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Space Burlesque – it’s the new “in” thing among the hipsters.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: I don’t know about “new”; the burlesque shows have been doing that regularly for several years.

    They don’t perform for audiences of D&D characters, though, just regular people and also hipsters.

  18. Emster Says:

    A 90’s Maleficent reboot musical that was quickly shelved but will be dug out of the archives later to thoroughly embarrass the now famous actors guesting on the Graham Norton show…

  19. C Says:

    That actually is a scene from the book although with a slight misunderstanding of cause and effect…

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