Slog News & Arts

Line Out

Music & Nightlife

« Hell Hath Frozen at the Seattl... | Letter from Amsterdam »

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fun With Photoshop

posted by on November 3 at 16:00 PM


This and many more sci-fi and fantasy book titles edited for truth at Mighty God King here, here, and here.

Many of these are very funny if you spent your teen years reading sci-fi and fantasy. But the second collection of these, when linked on BoingBoing, took down his server and rendered his site inactive for at last a week. They’re not that funny. (Although I have a special place in my heart for Knights Who Say “Fuck” and It Sure Would Be Cool if Your D&D Game Was for Really Real.)

RSS icon Comments


'A Tale of Five Million Experience Points' was the one I probably laughed the hardest at. Which shows what sort of a dork I am.

Posted by Stacy in Austin | November 3, 2008 4:30 PM

2001's is great.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 3, 2008 4:32 PM

Anne McCaffrey's Mary Sue Gets a Dragon made me laugh.

Posted by Greg | November 3, 2008 4:36 PM

I'm vaguely embarrassed by how many of these I read in junior high and high school.

Posted by Sheryl | November 3, 2008 4:41 PM

Robert Jordan's Characters Show Up was good too, although I wish it had been the cover from The Dragon Reborn with the title Mars and Venus on an Epic Quest.

Posted by Greg | November 3, 2008 4:45 PM

My Little Pony Goes to War was pretty sweet, but I'm embarrassed by how many of these I read and own.

"Characters Show Up", "Dogshit", "Stop with This One, You'll Be Better Off", and "Child Porn is Acceptable in Some Cultures" were pretty awesome, too.

LOLZ@ "Elric in Opposite World".

Posted by Jessica | November 3, 2008 5:00 PM

I was slightly depressed at how many I didn't know. Although being aware of some of them helped.

Needed more Sci-Fi...

Posted by Jeremy from Seattle | November 3, 2008 5:04 PM

I've read over half those books, and recognize almost all of the rest.

I'm sure I should feel very ashamed by that.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | November 3, 2008 5:52 PM

Thanks, Paul! As both a SF/F bookseller AND full time geek, nearly every one of those made me laugh. However, I won't say how many I've actually read.

The Stephenie Meyer was especially dear to my cynical jaded bookseller's heart.

Posted by MisterWinter | November 3, 2008 6:26 PM

Man, I loved Mary Sue Gets a Dragon when I was in middle school.

Posted by Abby | November 3, 2008 6:35 PM

Do not fuck with Lessa and Ramoth. Ever.

Posted by Big Sven | November 3, 2008 8:32 PM

The Illuminatus trilogy cover is by far the funniest. A distant second is the Fat Fuck cover.

Posted by R.I.P. R.A.W. | November 3, 2008 8:56 PM

Wow.... too funny.

Thanks for the election distraction.

Posted by drewl | November 3, 2008 10:08 PM

I loved A Canticle for Leibowitz but I never did get the Wandering Jew. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who was confused.

Posted by Luke | November 3, 2008 10:57 PM

Add Your Comments

Please click Post only once.