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28th Sep '16 10:35:46 AM Malady
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* Creator/CJCherryh was rather annoyed that the titular Morgaine of her ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'' was portrayed on covers in skimpy clothing. This annoyance was part of her motivation for making the main characters of the ''Literature/ChanurNovels'' a species of [[CatFolk anthropomorphic lions]] who always go completely topless and who have completely flat mammary glands, hoping this would preempt her publisher from doing the same thing with her new series. Her plan worked for the original English language publication of the novels. [[http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2011/10/chanur/ The French language translation of the novels, not so much]].

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* Creator/CJCherryh was rather annoyed that the titular Morgaine of her ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'' was portrayed on covers in skimpy clothing. This annoyance was part of her motivation for making the main characters of the ''Literature/ChanurNovels'' a species of [[CatFolk anthropomorphic lions]] who always go completely topless and who have completely flat mammary glands, hoping this would preempt her publisher from doing the same thing with her new series. Her plan worked for the original English language publication of the novels. [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20140819055936/http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2011/10/chanur/ uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/chanur.jpg The French language translation of the novels, not so much]].
27th Sep '16 8:52:15 PM PaulA
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* Creator/CJCherryh was rather annoyed that the titular Morgaine of her ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'' was portrayed on covers in skimpy clothing. This annoyance was part of her motivation for making the main characters of the ''Literature/ChanurSaga'' a species [[CatFolk anthropomorphic lions]] who always go completely topless and who have completely flat mammary glands, hoping this would preempt her publisher from doing the same thing with her new series. Her plan worked.
** Well, it worked for the original English language publication of the novels. [[http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2011/10/chanur/ The French language translation of the novels, not so much]].

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* Creator/CJCherryh was rather annoyed that the titular Morgaine of her ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'' was portrayed on covers in skimpy clothing. This annoyance was part of her motivation for making the main characters of the ''Literature/ChanurSaga'' ''Literature/ChanurNovels'' a species of [[CatFolk anthropomorphic lions]] who always go completely topless and who have completely flat mammary glands, hoping this would preempt her publisher from doing the same thing with her new series. Her plan worked.
** Well, it
worked for the original English language publication of the novels. [[http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2011/10/chanur/ The French language translation of the novels, not so much]].
11th Sep '16 10:18:06 AM Kinitawowi
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* The artwork used to advertise Dinamic's 8-bit computer game ''Game Over'' caused a bit of a scandal when it was imported to the UK, where the leading UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum magazines each handled it differently: while ''Your Sinclair'' magazine had the audacity to print it as a poster, partially exposed nipples and all, ''Sinclair User'' decided to CensorBox the offending area with a large Dinamic logo, and ''Crash'' had staff illustrator Oliver Frey subtly redraw the bustier's cups to be slightly less revealing while still showing AbsoluteCleavage.

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* The artwork used to advertise Dinamic's 8-bit computer game ''Game Over'' (a Luis Royo piece originally used for ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'') caused a bit of a scandal when it was imported to the UK, where the leading UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum magazines each handled it differently: while ''Your Sinclair'' magazine [[RefugeInAudacity had the audacity to print it as a poster, poster]], partially exposed nipples and all, ''Sinclair User'' decided to CensorBox the offending area with a large Dinamic logo, and ''Crash'' had staff illustrator Oliver Frey subtly redraw the bustier's cups to be slightly less revealing while still showing AbsoluteCleavage.
7th Sep '16 12:10:03 AM Chortleous
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* The infamous [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/psx/image/198843.html?box=28033 box art]] of the first ''Franchise/{{Suikoden}}'' game resembles the cover of a bad fantasy novel.

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* The infamous [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/psx/image/198843.html?box=28033 box art]] of the first ''Franchise/{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' game resembles the cover of a bad fantasy novel.
4th Sep '16 3:30:22 AM MrKosta
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* The debut album of Infernal Torment, an obscure Belgian DeathMetal band, named Man's True Nature, had [[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/5/8/2/8582.jpg?1132 this]] as its cover. To say that it [[CrossesTheLineTwice crosses the line quite a few times]] is a severe {{Understatement]]. (Warning: link is NSFW)

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* The debut album of Infernal Torment, an obscure Belgian DeathMetal band, named Man's True Nature, had [[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/5/8/2/8582.jpg?1132 this]] as its cover. To say that it [[CrossesTheLineTwice crosses the line quite a few times]] is a severe {{Understatement]].{{Understatement}}. (Warning: link is NSFW)
4th Sep '16 3:29:20 AM MrKosta
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* The debut album of Infernal Torment, an obscure Belgian DeathMetal band, named Man's True Nature, had [[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/5/8/2/8582.jpg?1132 this]] as its cover. To say that it [[CrossesTheLineTwice crosses the line quite a few times]] is a severe {{Understatement]]. (Warning: link is NSFW)


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17th Aug '16 5:01:14 PM twilicorn
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** The album is finally receiving a retail release through Harvest in November 2013 (looks like Epic got what they wanted after all), complete with black paper over the cover stating that it "Contains graphic imagery that may be offensive to some people."

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** The album is finally receiving got a retail release through Harvest in November 2013 (looks like Epic got what they wanted after all), complete with black paper over the cover stating that it "Contains graphic imagery that may be offensive to some people."
15th Aug '16 5:24:42 PM Rabukurafuto
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* The original first-edition paperback of [[Creator/AnneRice Anne Rice's]] ''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire'' featured a Creator/BelaLugosi impersonator in a tux and black opera cape looming over a prone, voluptuous blonde in a CreepyCemetery. The back of the wraparound cover featured ''two'' such figures, presumably Louis and Lestat, one of them with arms raised and cape spread in a clear [[VampireVords "I-vant-to-suck-your-blood"]] pose. Considering how the book was largely marketed on how [[OurVampiresAreDifferent it wasn't like traditional vampire novels]], it's surprising this cover ever saw the light of day--so to speak.

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* The [[http://toomuchhorrorfiction.blogspot.com/2010/09/interview-with-vampire-by-anne-rice.html original first-edition paperback paperback]] of [[Creator/AnneRice Anne Rice's]] ''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire'' featured a Creator/BelaLugosi impersonator in a tux and black opera cape looming over a prone, voluptuous blonde in a CreepyCemetery. The back of the wraparound cover featured ''two'' such figures, presumably Louis and Lestat, one of them with arms raised and cape spread in a clear [[VampireVords "I-vant-to-suck-your-blood"]] pose. Considering how the book was largely marketed on how [[OurVampiresAreDifferent it wasn't like traditional vampire novels]], it's surprising this cover ever saw the light of day--so to speak.
15th Aug '16 5:20:03 PM Rabukurafuto
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* Aldous Huxley's ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' is a part of the English canon, which among other things, satirizes consumerism, sensationalism, and sexualization. One American edition has [[http://www.boingboing.net/filesroot/brave-new-world.jpg this cover.]] My lecture group eventually decided these two apparently irrelevant characters must in fact be the protagonists of "30 Days in a Helicopter", the porno flick the main character is persuaded to endure a ways into the book.

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* Aldous Huxley's ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' is a part of the English canon, which among other things, satirizes consumerism, sensationalism, and sexualization. One American edition has [[http://www.boingboing.net/filesroot/brave-new-world.jpg this cover.]] My lecture group eventually decided Perhaps these two apparently irrelevant characters must are in fact be the protagonists of "30 ''30 Days in a Helicopter", Helicopter'', the porno flick the main character is persuaded to endure a ways into the book.
7th Aug '16 5:34:31 PM Gravityman
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** This was apparently changed for the American release in light of what the [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_1phalanx_sfc_a_2840.jpg original Japanese art was]]. We have [[SarcasmMode no]] [[FreudWasRight idea why]]!

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** This was apparently changed for the American release in light of what the [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_1phalanx_sfc_a_2840.jpg original Japanese art was]]. We have [[SarcasmMode no]] [[FreudWasRight We have no idea why]]!
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