I’m told by people who use Reddit for this sort of thing that this is, in fact, how it works. So, live within reality, not your fantasy world where altruism trumps self-aggrandizement. Work within the system and be successful. Almost nobody has ever denied the system and ended up successful. Even those that seemed to have done so have, in actuality, gamed the existing system to garner success, thereby changing that system.
This mostly for those of who are gamers – MMO and tabletop – and/or fans of certain sorts of genre fiction, but only mostly. Writings of Half-Angels go back to approximately 1800BC, specific references to Half-Demons to the mid-19th century, and Half-Elves and Half-Orcs to the 1930s. And, only the last two are specifically fiction. 😉
I’m not even going to equivocate. When one of my wives showed me these redone book covers for some of the classic sci-fi/fantasy novels, I: smoked, snorted, rolled my eyes, laughed out loud, and spit coffee over my laptop, depending upon each image. It was such a good start to the day that I decided to share with everyone.
Oh, and if all, most, or some of these images leave you wondering, don’t feel bad at all. These are comically redone first edition – I’m pretty sure the only edition is a few cases – covers of novels and novellas that I read as a kid. I’d hazard a guess that they’re all 50 or more years old.
Faces Of Halloween
I’d say that the 17th is close enough, especially since I really don’t celebrate Halloween for religious reasons. So, in the spirit of not being an ass about a secular celebration, here’s some striking Halloween faces to inspire your spooky side.