Do you know how hard it is to find things that start with 'X' that aren't xylophone and x-ray? I don't have any strong feelings about either of these concepts, good or bad, but I don't really feel the need to discuss them.
Sorry to all the xylophone enthusiasts out there. I know there are many.
So, I cheated. I'd just like to say I know that xtreme does not actually start with an 'X'. I am aware. But since it's my blog, I'm all right with suspending rational thought. Yet again.
Speaking of xtremes (finally), I wanted to direct your attention to the Cover Cafe Annual Cover Contest for 2011.
These are nominated covers which are then voted on, and there are winners in a number of categories. For example, the winner in the Alternate Reality Section:
So pretty, as so many in this category are.
And the Contemporary section:
And this gorgeous one from the Historical section:
And then there's the Worst Covers section:
What is going on with that dude's head?
Hence, my poorly-spelled XTREME.
This cover was the one which caught my eye the most for all the wrong reasons, but it's not the winner of the worst covers category. Go have a look.
I actually feel a little bad for some of these authors. Is that normal?
While you're there in that final section, check out the comments.
Xtremely hilarious stuff!