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Animación de un bisonte de 1887. Fotos de Eadweard Muybridge.
Always reblog the majestic bison
"Mua ha ha" my mother mutters to herself as she takes a piece of roasted squash
"BRRRRT" my father goes as he comes up the stairs and randomly pokes me in the shoulder and knee
See ya suckers!!!!
(that sure was an allnighter)
One of my favorite series (Tinker by Wen Spencer, also known as the Elfhome series) finally got a new book. Great! Wonderful! It’s fantastic so far!
I snatched the thing up and bought it before I even looked at the cover. Because if I looked at the cover and didn’t know the series was fantastic, I wouldn’t give this book a second glance.
Because what the shit is this.
Let me tell you about Tinker, the main female character of this series, who is supposedly the one on the cover. She’s a punky little badass mechanic chick who used to be human, got turned into an elf and married an elf prince, but still retains a lot of her spunk and no-nonsense practicality. That’s her defining character trait, along with her amazing intellect. The narrative goes out of its way, throughout all three books to point out that her down-to-earth way of thinking, speaking, and yes dressing is what makes her rather strange among elves. It’s a plot point a handful of times, damnit.
I looked up the artist. Because I’m that much of a dick.
Here’s what Wiki says about him:
“Clyde Caldwell is an American artist. Self described as a fantasy illustrator, he is best known for his portrayals of strong, sexy female characters.”
jfc the man is 65 years old, can he not illustrate the cover to my feminist fantasy/scifi novels? Who the hell hired him to illustrate for Tinker?
UGH I agree with you 900%! My cousin and I have been bitching about this cover for 2 years. Like, what demographic was Baen trying to attract, because it’s probably repelling a large chunk of Elfhome’s potential fanbase! Also I think that … horrible … oatmeal-coloured … thing is supposed to be Impatience, which is weird because Impatience was described as a bright red, five-toed, Oriental dragon. Just, ugh. Bad cover. Worst artist.
One of my future goals is to fanart up cover for Elfhome that actually suits the book. Eventually. When I’m done my thesis >.<.
At least the cover for the next book is better (Even though I’m miffed about how the artist whitewashed the twins)
That was actually a thing in Wen Spencer’s Ukiah Oregon books! Ukaiah’s little sister Callie was the biological daughter of both his moms OuO
as usual Fitz you arrive just in time to brighten my day
With awesome tidbits of literary knowledge too, FANTASTIC
Ugh reblogging is the best way I can share this right now :P ANYWAY
The Ukiah Oregon books were Wen Spencer’s first published series, so they’re a bit rougher than her more recent books, but I really liked them when I read them (I still like flipping through them occasionally). They are:
- Alien Taste
- Tainted Trail
- Bitter Waters
- Dog Warrior
As you can probably tell from the first title, they involve ALIENS! How? Well I’ll try not to spoil that OuO. Basically, Ukiah Oregon is a ~21 yo PI who was raised by wolves until he was about 13, when he was trapped by a graduate student who took him home to raise. His upbringing (or so he thinks) has given him certain abilities that make him an incredible tracker. He and his mentor/partner/father figure Max Bennett specialize in finding missing persons. During a track of a survivor from a brutal crime scene, Ukiah’s path crosses that of a mysterious group called the Pack who might hold the key to his past. There’s more to the plot, but it’s about as much as I can describe Alien Taste without being spoilery.
TBH it’s kind of an interesting science-fictional take on werewolves :)
It’s also canonically stated that Cally is Jo and Lara’s biological kid, during a dinner conversation where they talk about “female-on-female fertilization, gay marriages in the United States, and Mom Jo’s wolf dogs”
I like all of them except book 3, but it’s kind of necessary to the plot of book 4 so :P
I don’t think Canadians are as friendly as they appear. They stab trees and feast on their blood.
BLUUUH why is this room so cold; it has no windowwws! If you go into a room with windows in this building it is uncomfortably warm but actually sit in an interior room without a sweater and you feel like you’re freezing to death >:[
Crystagenesis => Christmasgenesis …
because it’s December …
don’t look at me >///<
*Looks at you really hard with moose-like stare*