Jul 18

And.... Jazz hands!!Click for full image

Winged Wolf Comments: An excellent series, and one of my favourites. This scene actually appears in the book, and is depicted fairly accurately. Except for the tentacles. They never get the tentacles right.
Published 1983

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: 6.55 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Channel’s Destiny”

  1. Smith Says:

    It’s the awkward looking dog that does it for me.

  2. Jaouad Says:

    I see the Twist is growing in popularity again.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Why the long face this morning, Terry?’

    ‘Oh, Mr. Grimes, I just got in a fight with my wife. She asked me what I thought of her new nightgown, and I said it made her bottom look big.’

    ‘I’m sorry to hear that, Terry. Well, you’re here at work now, it’s time to forget your problems and concentrate on your job.’

    ‘Yes, sir. I’ll get to work painting this scene from Channel’s Destiny and leave my problems behind.’

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    “For the last time, stay outta my room! Geez, doesn’t anyone knock anymore?”

  5. fred Says:

    Best supporting role by green curtains since GWTW.

  6. Jaouad Says:

    But seriously, I can’t work out what’s going on here. Are the kid and the woman throwing up their hands in shock at the old man’s death? If so, then I’m sure the boy did it, given the insincere look of non-surprise on his face. Or are they doing magic over his body, or what?

    And what’s wrong with her arms? Not talking about the tentacles; her left upper arm in particular is far too long. And I don’t believe foreshortening explains the almost total lack of forearm on that side.

    And why is doggie sniffing her arse? Oh well, I suppose that doesn’t require an answer.

  7. Yoss Says:

    As Grandpa collapsed, we came to the distressing realization that he hadn’t been joking. He really would rather die than see our synchronized miming routine again.

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    In which CURTAIN-WINGED BOY faces off against the nefarious TENTACLED WOMAN and her henchman, BUTT-SNIFFING DOG!

  9. Linden Says:

    I thought they were reenacting the mirror scene from “Duck Soup.” But it works better when you’re dressed the same.

  10. Phil Says:

    “This octopus is called Sime, and this one is called Gen.”

    I’m trying to figure out why Nellie Oleson from Little House On The Prairie appears to be turning into a pair of octopi.

    What is Library Journal really telling us? Not that the Sime/Gen series is any good. Not that this is even the best Sime/Gen book. Just “perhaps”.

  11. Anti-Sceptic Says:


  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    In addition to the Sir Mix-a-Lot tag, this cover also could use the Sime/Gen tag, if there is such a tag.

  13. Tag Wizard Says:

    You… you judge me? YOU!?!

    …oh, ok then

    I got out of the habit of adding series as tags but, seeing as it’s right on the cover, then sure.

    also, tentacles

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    Tentacle porn just doesn’t do it for me.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Did anyone actually have the nerve to go into shops and buy these books?

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Yes, as a matter of fact they were quite successful and new ones are still being written.

    Not with these sort of covers, of course.

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