Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

A 14-year-old's perspective on the recent Realms of Fantasy cover

So Adam and I were talking about the brouhaha over the Realms of Fantasy cover (read here). Specifically about the art director's claim that, as the art director, he has nothing to do with font selection.

At which point Elayna went o.O

Yes, even the 14-year-old knows the art director's job better than he does.

Elayna's other notes on the cover: "The font is really weak. I mean, they have a great font for the logo. Why such a step down?"

When asked about the art itself: *pained look* "Well. The feather is neat."

Me: "Yeah, that's the only thing I like about it. Any thoughts on the rest of it?"

Elayna: *another pained look* *long pause* "She has a grid on her breasts. No, seriously - it's like she was wearing a mesh shirt and fell asleep on the beach."

(She also notes that the "HARRY POTTER" is perplexing in its lack of specificity, and that the lede of the article is "not a lede. It's just not. It doesn't have the lede format, but it also doesn't have the format of a regular sentence. I cannot think of where I'd find a sentence like that." No, wait, she thought of something - Successories.)
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