Aug 06

Stars... how clich. I wanted a double rainbow.Click for full image

Art Direction: We’re all women here and the book is written by women. Isn’t it clear what we need to have on here? A sky of dull looking stars surrounded by silver border. Oh wait… and a woman, who’s a bit pasty looking and has a earring to make all other earrings feel inadequate.
Published 1985

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: 5.74 out of 10)

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27 Responses to “Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind”

  1. cutmanmike Says:

    Must have been done in a very early version of the paint shop pro shareware

  2. SI Says:

    Nah the font would be more… clip arty. 😉

    That’s one hell of an adams apple. It’s lighting up the sky!

  3. SophaLoaf Says:

    Must have been a drag demon from the 80s possessing that poor woman’s mind in order for her to make such an extravagant accessory choice.

  4. Little Mi Says:

    I would like to make it quite clear that, as a female, my mind has no frontiers. It is an infinite plain of shiny things, and shopping, and frolicing baby kittens, and really impressive earings.

  5. Evad Says:

    Dispatch the tinted sideburn.

  6. SI Says:

    Nope, I am convinced that’s actually an alien boring it’s way into her brain.

    Little Mi> And as a man I now know how to impress the female mind. With kitten tea parties all served by teddy bears wearing exquisite shiny shoes. I can’t fail!

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    I really can’t get a handle on what’s going on with that earring.

    My theory is that it’s not an earring at all, but a snapshot of a tiny time-traveling alien spacecraft, fortuitously captured by a glamor shot photographer during a astronomy-themed session..

  8. Major Ypres Says:

    if you’re going to snark, you really need to be accurate. you meant ‘silver border’, referring to the frame around the image. not ‘silver boarder’, referring to the herald of Galactus.

  9. Nix Says:

    I didn’t think it was a spacecraft. I thought it was a sign of a really really bad ear infection.

    (oh, and the singular of ‘women’ is still ‘woman’; even when it was ‘wifman’ there was no ‘e’ in that position).

  10. admin Says:

    @Major – Yep I should really read things over 🙂

    @Nix – You’re just nitpicking! 😛

    No cookies for either of you! Just kidding, my ‘helper monkeys’ seem to have disappeared off on holiday or something. Thanks for pointing out!

  11. Major Ypres Says:

    I was just surfing, bored. spotted a meta-snark, and jumped.

  12. Parker Says:

    It’s a severed head floating through space! No wonder she looks a bit pale.

    And that’s no earring it’s a fly fishing tackle!

  13. Brian B Says:

    I’m curious about there being one female mind. I thought the whole purpose of the women’s rights movement–or at least one of the main purposes–was to get men to recognize that women are individuals and not a single category. The tag line as it is does sound better than “Dispatches from the frontiers of several-individuals-who-happen-to-be-female’s minds”

  14. anon Says:

    @Brian B
    Let’s also whinge about categorical uses of “male “!

    Is her ear re-entering the atmosphere? Must hurt like a grumblesmurfer.

  15. Stevie T Says:

    On closer inspection, I don’t think that’s an earring. I believe it’s supposed to be one of her “despatches” falling out of her ear.

    I’m not sure I like the implications here. It seems the artist is saying, “Females can’t keep a thought in their head.” Which I’m pretty sure the women who edited this thing weren’t intending.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Day 108: still dark, still bloody, still squishy. Am attempting to signal help through the right temporal lobe. The signal flare should burst out of her ear. May affect language functions of her cerebral cortex. But it is a sacrifice I am prepared to have someone else make for me.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    This is a typical example of “design by compromise.” Everyone had a say, anything that might offend anyone was removed, only the boring stuff remained.

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    Impressive how someone in 1985 foresaw 1994’s most irritating fads: Dreamcatchers and Magic Eye posters. All it needs is Whigfield.

  19. THX 1139 Says:

    “Must concentrate on the infinite to take my mind off how unbelievably tickly my earring is…”

  20. fred Says:

    The she looks up.

  21. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Hey, I think I see the Sword Above the Night up there.”

  22. Tor Mented Says:

    Do you see a face or the left side of a quartz vase?

  23. B.Chiclitz Says:

    This cover would make a good postage stamp celebrating National Whacky Earring month.

  24. Tor Mented Says:

    At least this title is better than the original one: “Discharges from the Female Ear.”

  25. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Maybe the ear rocket is delivering the dispatches? In any event, as I’ve always said, better a rocket out of the ear than down the throat.

  26. GSS ex-noob Says:

    So the female mind is best represented by a wan, silent-movie-star woman’s head and neck in deep space, and the dispatches are via a large earring or small spaceship.

    Yeah… no.

    Is her neck nothing but tendons? Why does her adam’s apple go Ting!

  27. JJYoyo Says:

    It looks like Lt. Cmdr. Data is having a difficult time transitioning to gynoid. Didn’t know that was a thing.

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