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Alternate cover art contest!

Postby GregorR » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:15 pm

Found a book. An awesome book. A book I would totally put on my shelf to make people uncomfortable. A book that may describe the genesis of one of our most cherished pejoratives.

That book is Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean. Ref: http://www.abebooks.com/products/isbn/9780814712368

The cover art lacks the flamboyancy that one might associate with pirates. Or a kind of pirates, anyway. ... the best kind of pirates. Hmmm...

Oh sorry, got lost in my own thoughts. Anyway, I totally want to see some alternate cover art. I'd be willing to put up the dough to buy the book as a prize for whoever has in my opinion the best alternate cover, so that you too can put the book on your shelf and make people uncomfortable. Sorry, the prize book wouldn't have the alternate cover art! :(

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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby GregorR » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:26 pm

Maybe some ground rules:

  • Entries should be roughly the aspect ratio of a book. Y'know, A4ish or Letterish, not crazy.
  • The cover art should, y'know, contain the title.
  • Downright pornographic entries should be PM'd directly to me. I mean, err, they're forbidden!
  • Let's keep it tasteful and not entirely offensive ... only as offensive as necessary :P
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby jvcc » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:31 pm

GregorR wrote:Downright pornographic entries should be PM'd directly to me.

What, so no one else gets to enjoy them?
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby EvilJekyll » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:56 pm

You forgot the title. :wink:
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby jvcc » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:00 pm

ntw3001 wrote:you can't get raped if you always say yes
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby Null » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:03 pm

GregorR wrote: Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean. Ref: http://www.abebooks.com/products/isbn/9780814712368


The website in the link wrote:This is a stock photo and is not the actual image of the item available from this bookseller.

That's a pretty specific stock photo. They were lucky to have found that.
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby jvcc » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:32 pm

Null wrote:
The website in the link wrote:This is a stock photo and is not the actual image of the item available from this bookseller.

That's a pretty specific stock photo. They were lucky to have found that.

Well, there are some pretty specific stock photos out there.
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby GregorR » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:40 am

jvcc wrote:Fiiiine.


The expression on the parrot's face = priceless.
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby jvcc » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:08 am

Looks like I'm a shoo-in for winning the contest, given the disappointing lack of entries (read that as a double entendre, please). Is just me or has Spamusement been less obsessed with sex recently? Shame on you all.
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby GregorR » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:31 am

I guess they've all just decided to straighten up and fly right.

And read that as a quadruple-or-so entendre.
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby PonderThis » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:13 am

jvcc wrote:... disappointing lack of entries ...

I know I know! I'm so ashamed. :oops: I've been busy though honest!
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby Skimba » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:54 am

OK, ok...here is my entry, although I totally borrowed it from someone and somewhere else:

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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby EvilJekyll » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:59 pm

That pic kinda makes me sad as only three of the people really visit here anymore. :|
I do like the sentiment though. :)
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby chrismachine » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:48 pm

Looks like it was drawn by Kupo, too.
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby Skimba » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:35 am

Skimba wrote:...although I totally borrowed it from someone and somewhere else:
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby chrismachine » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:19 pm

Yeah I was supposing who out loud. :)
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby Skimba » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:52 am

Oh. You are correct! Ding!
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby jvcc » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:56 pm

ntw3001 wrote:you can't get raped if you always say yes
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby GregorR » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:20 pm

The book can have no theme song until it has cover art. I DECREE IT.
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Re: Alternate cover art contest!

Postby Null » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:51 pm

To be honest, I must confess my blasphemous lack of any real interest in pirates. Otherwise I might've done something.

There are some nice images in a Pictionary contest started by JVCC, but they are generally monkey (or monkie) pirates so that might be less suitable.
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