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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:39 am 
 

Then you must not have read The Gods of Mars.  Issus is ANYTHING but beautiful.

Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote:"Let the man turn and look upon Issus, knowing that those of the lower orders who gaze upon the holy vision of her radiant face survive the blinding glory but a single year."

I turned as I had been bid, expecting such a treat as only the revealment of divine glory to mortal eyes might produce. What I saw was a solid phalanx of armed men between myself and a dais supporting a great bench of carved sorapus wood. On this bench, or throne, squatted a female black. She was evidently very old. Not a hair remained upon her wrinkled skull. With the exception of two yellow fangs she was entirely toothless. On either side of her thin, hawk-like nose her eyes burned from the depths of horribly sunken sockets. The skin of her face was seamed and creased with a million deepcut furrows. Her body was as wrinkled as her face, and as repulsive.

Emaciated arms and legs attached to a torso which seemed to be mostly distorted abdomen completed the "holy vision of her radiant beauty."
--The Gods of Mars, Chapter IX

Revel in the beauty of Dejah Thoris I have presented, and think not of this wrinkled, toothless, cannibalistic crone that has captured your imagination. :lol:



  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:55 pm 
 

Didn't Dejah Thoris lay an egg, or something?   :?

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:28 pm 
 

All Barsoomians do.  The reason Barsoomians became oviparous is that during the frequent migrations as the seas of Barsoom dried up, it was recognized that live births would be a detriment to the survival of Barsoomians.  So the Barsoomian scientists genetically altered the females.  This led to one other change in the Barsoomian women.  The size of their breasts shrank as their breasts were no longer necessary for a child's upbringing.  They did not disappear totally, but they did end up smaller (though it would be rare to find a Dejah Thoris pic without large breasts).

The eggs spend five Barsoomian years (ten Earth years) in incubators, and at the end of that time, the egg hatches, releasing a fully formed Barsoomian, identical to a full-grown male or female except for size.  Five years from that point, the Barsoomian is educated, and mature.

--Information extracted from John Flint Roy's A Guide To Barsoom.



  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:06 pm 
 

Bummer about the breasts.   :wink:

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:18 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Bummer about the breasts.

And thank the gods for Marvel Comics' John Carter: Warlord of Mars. There's plenty of comic-book breasteses to be found there ... :)

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:20 pm 
 

Heh. Looks like Steven's got the taste for this collecting lark, now.

*wonders what the step below surviving on lentils is* :D

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:25 pm 
 

Close run thing!

My local corner shop was doing two for one on boxes of cornflakes, so I have food for a week sitting in boxes in my kitchen.   :D


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:30 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Close run thing!

My local corner shop was doing two for one on boxes of cornflakes, so I have food for a week sitting in boxes in my kitchen.   :D

Tempted to go over $1k, but decided that wouldn't be too fair... was sure someone w/out a woodgrain would've been more than happy to pick that up at the same time. ;)

Cornflakes must be a lot more expensive than I recall, then.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:38 pm 
 

Seriously, shopping around for food is actually starting to be fun.  My local (posh) market sells oranges for 30p each.  Sainsbury's sells them for 20p each. But there is a greengrocer 2 minutes away by bike who sells them for 12p each - result!

(wow - how desperately sad do i sound  8O )


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:38 pm 
 

faro wrote:*wonders what the step below surviving on lentils is* :D

Worshipping thousand year old wrinkled, toothless, cannibalistic crones? :D



  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:49 pm 
 

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faro wrote:*wonders what the step below surviving on lentils is* :D

Worshipping thousand year old wrinkled, toothless, cannibalistic crones? :D

:o

Especially if under the mental illusion that they are otherwise... :P

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:24 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:wasn't  the price of the D&D prints supposed to be blacked on almost all copies and and an adjustment from $2.50 to $5.00 hand written in them?


The prints on my copy are unmarred, with the original $2.50 price.

otoh, a bit above that for "Multi-sided Dice Sets", the $1.75 is crossed out and $2.50 written in, in ink. I think mine was an early employee copy.

For what it's worth...

  
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