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Judge the Book by the Cover

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Judge the Book by the Cover

Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:50 am

First person to respond will rate the cover of the book I post (Minimum 0 stars, through to maximum of 5 stars), and then post a cover to be rated by the next person.



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Re: Judge the Book by the Cover

Post by Apollo the Just » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:29 am

1 star. Provides a face to a character immediately, and dude looks pretty generic. Reads like a cover based on a movie release which is never a plus imo. Nothing glaringly awful about it but nothing really good about it either. Would absolutely walk past in a store.

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Re: Judge the Book by the Cover

Post by е и ժ е я » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:25 am

2 out of 5. There's a lot of unpleasant contrast going here and it has 'How to' on it twice which is really kind of unimaginative as titling goes, and despite the originalish assets it looks like a lazy mockup that someone made in 40 minutes tops and then probably spent the next day laboring over where to add the bargain-bin lens flare because it just HAD to have one. It gets a 2 because the palette is okay and at least there's no papyrus or anything that tasteless happening here.

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Re: Judge the Book by the Cover

Post by Valigarmander » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:34 am

2/5. I get the Harry Potter part, but there isn't a whole lot about the cover that says "philosophy". In fact, the lighting and Daniel Radcliffe's penetrating gaze is more evocative of a romance novel than a philosophy book. Though if it were a Harry Potter-themed romance book, I'm aware of some even better photographs of Radcliffe they could use for the cover. Mmmm, daddy.

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Re: Judge the Book by the Cover

Post by е и ժ е я » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:42 am

Valigarmander wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:34 am
2/5. I get the Harry Potter part, but there isn't a whole lot about the cover that says "philosophy". In fact, the lighting and Daniel Radcliffe's penetrating gaze is more evocative of a romance novel than a philosophy book. Though if it were a Harry Potter-themed romance book, I'm aware of some even better photographs of Radcliffe they could use for the cover. Mmmm, daddy.

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This one looks a lot like it's probably about a sentient lime who wants to tell you about his idol, Max Schreck, the actor made famous by his performance as Count Orlok in the feel-good-hit of the summer, Nosferatu. I rate it Onion/10.

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Re: Judge the Book by the Cover

Post by Bomby » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:41 am

Not sure how I feel about setting fire to someone because you tried to take something of theirs. That's overkill. Say no to authoritarianism. On the other hand, there's something absurdly humorous about the fact that the defendant is making a dog shadow on the wall while being engulfed in flames. 1.5/5

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Re: Judge the Book by the Cover

Post by Valigarmander » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:47 am

1/5. Confusing, difficult to read, mildly irritating. The two half-guys aren't even facing the same direction. What's up with that? Would not read.

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Re: Judge the Book by the Cover

Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:12 pm

^ 10 OUT OF 5 WHERE CAN I BUY A COPY

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Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:25 am
2 out of 5. There's a lot of unpleasant contrast going here and it has 'How to' on it twice which is really kind of unimaginative as titling goes, and despite the originalish assets it looks like a lazy mockup that someone made in 40 minutes tops and then probably spent the next day laboring over where to add the bargain-bin lens flare because it just HAD to have one. It gets a 2 because the palette is okay and at least there's no papyrus or anything that tasteless happening here.
hmmmm funny because, respectfully, the objectively correct answer is 5/5, 5 stars because dragons;

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Re: Judge the Book by the Cover

Post by е и ժ е я » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:50 am

Apollo the Just wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:12 pm
^ 10 OUT OF 5 WHERE CAN I BUY A COPY

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hello hi i am a walking Cressida Cowell advertisement have u heard of our lord and savior's upcoming book release

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Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:25 am
2 out of 5. There's a lot of unpleasant contrast going here and it has 'How to' on it twice which is really kind of unimaginative as titling goes, and despite the originalish assets it looks like a lazy mockup that someone made in 40 minutes tops and then probably spent the next day laboring over where to add the bargain-bin lens flare because it just HAD to have one. It gets a 2 because the palette is okay and at least there's no papyrus or anything that tasteless happening here.
hmmmm funny because, respectfully, the objectively correct answer is 5/5, 5 stars because dragons;
Good cover overall, like the overall presentation a lot, although there's a crow on the cover and I honestly don't think he looks like a wizard and the crow is all like 'what who me?' like no one even told him that he is. Yer a wizard, polly.

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Re: Judge the Book by the Cover

Post by Valigarmander » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:36 am

3/5. It seems to include most of the guy stuff that a guy like me enjoys doing, like playing Guitar Hero or staring at my ample underarm hair. But it lacks other important guy stuff like petting dogs or taking midday naps. It's omissions like that that would make me hesitate to spend money on such a book.

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Re: Judge the Book by the Cover

Post by ScottyMcGee » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:54 pm

5/5 - would buy that book solely for the cover

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