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Jun 29

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Max Bathroom Comments: Why you should never use a magic sword to shave your chest.

Published 1982

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: 9.00 out of 10)
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17 Responses to “The Dancers of Arun”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Three blades style: left hand, right hand, and groin.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Is this a Looney Tunes sorta deal? The arm doesn’t fall until he looks down and sees the slice.

  3. fred Says:

    ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.’ That must be where the science is.

  4. Max Bathroom Says:

    Not wishing to argue with the tag wizard authorities, but:
    This ain’t the work of no UAI grind! It’s clearly the famous and fabulous Melvyn Grant behind this cover.

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    During the COVID pandemic, all participants in the pride parade had to wear masks.

  6. A. R. Yngve Says:

    But is it wise to go into a swordfight with a hairdo that covers half your field of vision?

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Someone tried a ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ reboot but consulted a focus-group back when ‘Game of Thrones’ was popular.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    They tried a reboot of ‘The Six Millon Dollar Man’ but ran it past a focus-group around the time ‘Game of Thrones’ was big.

  9. Leak Says:

    Vega from Street Fighter, the later years…

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Leak: Vega, the Las Vegas years?

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    At least he’s wearing a mask, so maybe his case of Skin Flowers won’t spread.

    And the way he wears that knife, neither will his genes.

    @Tor: Mostly true, actually! The gay community knows from plagues.

    @ARY: Tell that to the people who make anime! I don’t know how half the characters aren’t walking into walls regularly.

    @Max: Take it up with ISFDB, they don’t know that.

    @Tag: “dude” needs to be added.

  12. Hammy Says:

    Dancers? Not with *that* sort of dance belt….

  13. fred Says:

    Oh look, the Italians probably reached into the big box of covers and pulled something out at random?

    http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/3/33/DNZTRDRNPD1988.jpg

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The Chronicles of Torpor

  15. Tracy Says:

    I read this one, and AFAIK, this masked, sword-wielding, arm-gauntleted, loincloth-bundled, poppy-clad buff dude isn’t in the book. There IS a character of a young boy who had his arm cut off by an invading soldier, but he never got it replaced with a metallic one.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tracy: So *everyone* reached into the Big Box O’ Covers for this book.

    This is… at least not as bad as the Italian one.

  17. Emster Says:

    This nonsense made possible by Sir Paul’s catchy ditty:

    Well the first thing we noticed was a bloody slash, and the critique has begun
    With his bulgy purple undies, mask and flowy hair
    He’s the dancin’ assass-un

    The Dancers of Arun, dancey assass-un
    He’s a naked maaaaaan, three knives but only two haaaaaaands
    That metal arm must weigh a tonne
    For the Dancers of Arun, dancey assass-un
    Flowy hair but no man-bun, Dancers of Arun

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