Official Frank R. Paul Gallery, submitted by a Google search for "science fiction pulp covers robots" -Today's link isn't an awful link. Oh no. This link is a wonderful link. This link the link of the lifetime. This is today's Astounding Link of the Day.
It may at first look like just one of many collections of Science Fiction pulp magazine covers that you can find on the web, but this particular site has one important difference. That difference is this picture, a work that will change the way you think about art forever (click for big):
You can find the explanation for this picture on the website, but I wouldn't recommend reading it. Some things, I feel, are better left unsaid.
The Amazonians value combat prowess and purity of spirit. By wrestling half naked, they pay homage to both virtues by displaying their battle-forged bodies while preserving as much modesty as their society deems necessary. The gelatin in which they wrestle is symbolic of the fluid nature of battle, a concept the Amazonians call ‘akgor-gra.’
Pros: Much more comfortable than my last toilet seat, which was a transparent resin with seashells embedded inside. The outer layer wore off from friction, exposing the sharp jagged edges of the seashells, which were constantly scrapping my backside and causing major cuts and open sores.
Awful Links of the Day spotlights the worst and weirdest websites on the internet. And we're not talking "weird" in a good way either.