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Poses: Round One

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DAY: If we make it to the $5000 fundraising goal, then the reward will be a group cover photo with myself, John Scalzi, Pat Rothfuss, Charles Stross, and Mary Robinette Kowal. I’m already starting to make arrangements for this to happen at ConFusion in January.

Thus far, we’ve raised more than $3700 for the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation. More information about the fundraiser and Aicardi Syndrome is available on the original post, here.

I spent much of this weekend gathering props and trying to figure out how to turn our office/library into a makeshift photo studio. I’m pretty happy with the results. Thanks as always to my wife Amy, the eternally patient and helpful photographer, who kept limping over to adjust the angle of my knee or move my hand.

If part of a pic gets cut off on your screen, clicking the picture should open up the full image for you.

I began with Summoning [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy], by Carol Wolf, which is probably the least flattering shot of me I’ve seen in a long time.

Next, I went to At Grave’s End [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy], by Jeaniene Frost. I figured this one could be a warm-up to my pose-off with John Scalzi.

I probably could have gone out and bought stiletto heels, thigh-high stockings, and so on. But I think some of the humor and fun, at least for me, comes from trying to mimic the poses and wardrobe with what I can find around the house. (Or in this case, what I can borrow from my mother.)

Then it was time for the first pose-off challenge with Scalzi. Tune in tomorrow to see the awesome and/or nightmare-inducing results!

In the meantime, I’m continuing to work on the rest of the poses. And if you want more, including the EPIC $5000 cover shoot, there’s still plenty of time to donate!

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.


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Dec. 10th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
When I first saw the cover of Grave's End, I immediately thought of you! And damn, that woman has a looooooooong leg! I call shenanigans.
Dec. 10th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
I don't know. From that angle, we can't really see or judge torso length.
Dec. 10th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
What is this, I don't even...
The second one almost makes my hip hurt just looking at it.

While my brain recovers, let me just say that I am excited by the exciting announcement!
Dec. 10th, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, Jim. That skirt is so you. You might have to permanently steal it from your mom.

That first pose looks hella awkward on the spine, but I actually found the Jeaniene Frost post was surprisingly comfortable. I didn't feel like I was about to throw something out in it. Of course, that doesn't explain any of the why in the pose (or why she's doing it in stilettos... on ice...), but at least it didn't hurt.
Dec. 10th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks. That's actually my bathrobe, strategically draped :-) The shoes were the only things I swiped from Mom.
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Dec. 10th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
You are most welcome :-)
Dec. 10th, 2012 03:19 pm (UTC)
Hah! I should have volunteered do this as well...
Dec. 10th, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
Jim likely wouldn't say "no, too late!" if you volunteered now...
Dec. 10th, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid I need to ask you to redo Dislocating: You're not exposing your throat to the oncoming vampire.

Otherwise, if you ever want to give up the day job, I'm sure you'll have a great future as a cover designer/cover model.

Dec. 10th, 2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
I think the glasses make these poses work! ;-)

I guess I'm going to have to break out my checkbook to see the big group pose!
Dec. 10th, 2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
*spit take*

I approve!
Dec. 10th, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
Interesting that Graves.jpg shows more cleavage whereas Dislocating.jpg shows less. Clearly a quality control issue.

Otherwise -- nicely done, good sir!

Dr. Phil
Dec. 10th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
meanwhile, I am giving myself gigglefits trying to imagine the dialog between you and your Mom when you are borrowing her clothes..

Dec. 10th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
I think "dislocating" would have worked better with a long flowing wig. I'm assuming your mom didn't have one. LOL.

And that either your mom has very large feet or you have relatively small ones...

You are a brave, brave man.

Also completely nuts. but I'm pretty sure you knew that :-)
Dec. 10th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
Well, let's just say I think I have smaller feet now than I did before, thanks to squeezing them into those shoes...
Dec. 10th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
Is that a hair scruncii on your arm in the first pose?

I really think that the green comb in the garter is what pushes that second pose to absolute stardom!
Dec. 10th, 2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
Yes. Yes it is.

The green thing is actually a plastic kitchen knife for pans that would get scratched up by a metal knife. It had the advantage of not slicing up my leg when I try to get it in place :-)
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Dec. 11th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
This is awesome, as always!
Dec. 11th, 2012 03:13 am (UTC)
You, sir, are amazing.
Dec. 12th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
DISLOCATING.... First thing I saw, first big laugh. Second big laugh was, of course, the second, and is tht a cut-out of some kind, representing the blade in tht trick garter, or was it a child's toy?

Ah. Plastic kitchen knife. Okay.


Edited at 2012-12-12 01:20 pm (UTC)
Dec. 13th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
I LOVE these!
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