Dec 12

I dig chicks!

Emster Comments: Here be rocs, jinns, destiny, empires – and there be a dude in a goofy hat hiding behind the sofa.

Published 1986

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: 3.13 out of 10)

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12 Responses to “Hasan”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    He really does have a thing about Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom. But this time with Emo Phillips.

    Here’s the soundtrack she’s moving to

  2. Max Bathroom Says:

    Cher’s latest video is going to be her best yet…

  3. fred Says:

    Props to the artist for the Thousand and One Arabian Feathers.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    I know, sometimes a tower is just a tower but for that she have to put some pants on.

  5. Ryan Says:

    First question: Does she put on her earrings with her toes?

  6. GSS ex-noob Says:

    At least the 2 on the cover look to be over 18?

    GSS to all today.

    @Tat: Emo Philips is who I thought of, too. Wonder if the artist did? Also, your finding of soundtracks for these covers is so good.

    @fred: They are quite nicely done.

    @FB: Now you’ve got me wondering. She hasn’t got feathers down there, so I guess Emo was hiding to see her as she came in for a landing. He’d have been disappointed if all she had was a cloaca.

    @Ryan: All her jewelry. Not sure how she gets the headband on either. Or even the ankle bracelet. It’s either a handmaiden (literally) or Magic.

    Is Mr. Ridiculous Hat* the Hasan of the title, or is Hasan Sir Not Appearing On This Cover?

    She seems to be a crane woman, judging by her hair and jewelry, and the crane head that’s just in frame at the left. Either that or Emo has nailed a crane head to the pillar, and that’s why he’s hiding from her. She wouldn’t like one of her flock being used as grisly decor.

    Not sure how they got from East Asia to West Asia.

    *Tag needed.

  7. NomadUK Says:

    Kid with the hat managed to sneak into the Poupoupidou Revue without paying just to catch the feather fan dance.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Hasan: or, Scheherazade lays an egg.

    If that’s an author self-insert behind the sofa, points for self-awareness!

    @GSS et al: I think she’s in the middle of transforming from Full Bird to Full Woman (where does the jewelry go when she’s Full Bird? Just tell yourself “a wizard did it” until the urge to ask questions departs.)

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: As I said, magic. Or magick. Maybe the jewelry is also magic and thus doesn’t have to be put on or taken off when she transforms.

    Also, at my age and condition, addressing me as “Lo, Mortal!” is rubbing it in. But Piers doesn’t write for people old enough to worry about that.

  10. Leak Says:

    At least it’s not titled “Harpy Holidays” or “Harpy New Year”…

  11. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Chapter 1

    The Bird Woman had been locked inside a room. She couldn’t open the door, as she lacked hands. The phone on the table began to ring. She couldn’t pick it up. The radio was on, and started to play Mariah Carey. The Bird Woman tried to shut it off with her nose. She failed.

    Surely, the Bird Woman thought, it sucks not to have hands…”

  12. JJYoyo Says:

    @GSSxN #6. Bullseye! GSS!
    In fact, GSS to everyone.

    Victoria’s Secret runway show — Extreme Poultry edition.

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