Jul 25

That's ok... I had ZERO interest... a ha ha ha...Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Art Direction: Look it’s based off a role-playing game so we’re technically a franchise… which means we don’t need to care about appearing on the website Good Show Sir… whatever that might be in the future. I want to see plenty of clenched jaws, and unnatural glows… like they’ve been sitting on a reactor!
Published 1999

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: 6.70 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Zero Point”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    The kind of expressions that say, “You know, I’m not sure about this. There are better books.”

  2. Jaouad Says:

    I keep seeing the word TURD in the upper righthand corner. This does not imply anything, of course.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Is that bug-alien-thing in the front photobombing the cover shoot?

    Zero Point … zero stars … that’s how I roll!

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    Lady, it’s time to buy a new shirt.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    Well, if Moira Stuart could do ‘The Adventure Game’ and Kenneth Kendall could play himself in ‘They Came From Beyond Space’ then Richard Baker could do a game-novelisation AND ‘Mary, Mungo and Midge’.

    (Apologies to Bibliomancer for yet another culturally-specific British reference on a British-run website. Walter Cronkite or Anderson Cooper aren’t exact analogies but start there – look these extra-mural projects up and marvel).

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    I assume you spell patronising with the ess rather than the zed rather than the zee.

  7. Jaouad Says:

    If it’s any consolation to you two, 5 & 6, I’m from Holland and I get even fewer of those no doubt extremely witty references you fling at each other with such cheerful abandon.

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    Hahahaah this is like that one Seinfeld episode

  9. fred Says:

    Is that bewinged besworded bearmored betattooed behanded alien wearing a sporran or is it just glad to see me?

  10. The BooMaster Says:

    The holes on the shirt look like an upside down wifi signal.

  11. Jeff Vader Says:

    May I present the proud winners of year 2148’s world squinting championships!
    (Male, female and bat-gremlin competitons respectively)

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Goodness, what happened to the shading on the gentleman’s face? Either there’s a crucifix between him and the light source OR he’s got three cheeks pointed towards us!

    …I suppose there would be zero point to me repeating everyone else’s joke?

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I know that look. That guy’s got something stuck between his teeth, that he’s trying to poke out with his tongue.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    There is something very wrong with the lady’s mouth. Her upper lip disappears. It’s as if it’s evaporating off of her face.

    And is she supposed to have her hair in a bun? Her bun is sticking out rather far…

  15. SI Says:

    I like to think the artist took a picture of these people before drawing them. This was their reaction to being told they’d appear on a sci-fi roleplaying game book cover.

  16. Rev Says:

    Who broke her nose?

  17. Rags Says:

    @ Jaouad: I feel your pain. As a Canadian myself, i politely laugh while whispering to my Brit ex-pat buddy “WTF does that mean?”

    @ Biblio: we role with the ZED here, although I never liked singing the alphabet and ending with ZED, it was too rough. I like saying ZEE, in that America got it right. haha

    I would like to change the name of this cover to really express what I am seeing “Look at my Boob Shirt!”

  18. anon Says:

    Smug Looks at Star Dive by Richard Baker

    @The BooMaster: That’s because she’s trying to send signals.

  19. FeárofMüsic Says:

    To me books based on RPGs always seem to say “Are you fascinated by the idea of role playing, but lack the imagination to actually play? Here, here’s a book by an author who can’t be bothered to think up a setting and mythos of their own.”

    Yes R.A. Salvatore I include you. Drizzt/Elric whatever.

  20. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    I keep seeing the bat-alien’s horns as a pair of calipers measuring the woman’s breast.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Alessandra: they are hooked at their tips, aren’t they? Perhaps they got caught, and as the bat-alien tries to escape, she suffers a wardrobe malfunction.

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