Noticed a few yellow jackets in the house this week and found them entering at the ground level, where the siding meets the chimney. Been applying delta dust nightly, yesterday was the third application and I pumped it in really good this time. Previously the YJs zipped right into the house and now they either land and fly away, or struggle to get through the hole. I don’t see many leaving at all. What I DO see is more yellow jackets in the living space. This evening I dusted the interior around the fireplace. I haven’t been able to see the exact spot they use to get inside yet. Getting nervous since the numbers inside have seemed to increase. Does it sound like I’m getting there or is it time to call a pro?
#Ripping problematic author photos from dust-jackets of art you love, a dumb essay.
One of my all time favourite books of all time is Speaker for the Dead, I love how empathetic that book is towards its aliens, I love how the alien classification system is an instrument designed to halt alien colonialism, yet is also the instrument for alien colonialism. I love how Ender's purpose is empathy for other, for the voiceless, for the trodden. It's a book that touched me deeply, and I still think fondly off, yet I will never recommend it to anyone.
So I want to talk about Separation of Art and Artist; I want to talk about how it's okay to keep loving those formative works. I want to talk about how its okay to completely hate those works now, and I want to talk about escapism, which is seemingly a through line through all my shitty reddit essays.
To say this essay isn't fueled and prompted by recent events is a lie, but this essay is not about recent events - its about complicated feelings towards art and towards books and how reality and meta-data influences us. So Lets not rehash the recent controversies in the comments; the mods don't need that nonsense.
Separating Art from the artist is such a simple idea: Just enjoy art on arts terms, and don't think about the creator; their intentions, politics or actions prior, during and after the creation of your beloved book. The other side of the coin: If the artist is personally reprehensible, it taints the work in such a fashion that interacting with the art cannot be done outside of the problematic context, and if the taint is too dark, better put the entire piece in the trash. It's just not that simple; its not either or. There is no clean line between art and artist that you can cut, but neither is there a clear thread ready to tear away between art and yourself. There's a piece of you that you can't just throw away simply because the thought of the artist now makes you angry, or sad, or betrayed.
The furthest end of the spectrum is relatively easy to follow; you just cannot look at the art in the same way. Your memory is tarnished, Your experience feels betrayed, and the book is better off forgotten or banished. Even if that doesn't erase the feelings. This essay isn't going to focus a lot more on this part of the spectrum, I just want to say; yeah you're right: get rid of the toxic stuff in your life; get to the point you need not spare it a passing thought, but if you do, its ok... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am thinking of selling my copies of the BOTI volumes, all of the singles in excellent condition and all are in a dust jacket since the day I got them. I am not sure on how much I want for them so I will just wait to see your offers but I am looking for at least 400CAD for them. (SHIPPING PRICE WILL BE ON YOU) I don't mind shipping to wherever you are as long as you pay for it as well, also I'm located in Vancouver BC, so if you are here by some miracle lol, we can meet up and do the exchange personally 😊
I’ve been looking for pictures of the Preacher Omnibus, because I’m wondering if it’s got that same faux leather “bible” look that the Absolute version does, under its dust jacket.
Thanks in advance to anybody who has the Omnibus and wants to share pics!
So I'm hoping to print out the UK edition dustjackets so I can complete my hardback set without spending nearly £1000!!!
Does anyone know where I might be able to find a proper scan or pdf of those dustjackets? I've googled quite a bit and come up with nothing. May ask a designer friend to remake them from scratch if nothing comes up here.
Thank you .
Lowered the price a bit. :)
Like the title says. They’re in good condition -I showed the few defects in the pics. Text blocks are solid and so are the corners. The custom dust jackets really take this set to the next level! The DJs are matte print but look and feel great. I’ll pack and ship in a VERY sturdy box with foam and bubble.
FYI: I also have these listed on Facebook.
If I had more information I’d give it, honest, but instead you get the ultimate in “I don’t remember the title or the author but the cover is blue”.
The Imgur image link below is a cropped screenshot from the American TV show Castle, season 1 episode 4, released in the US on ABC on 30 March 2009. Scene is at the end of the episode (YouTube clip linked) and takes place in a bookstore. The book would have had to be released with the same cover on the Canadian market.
I swear to everything that I’ve seen the circled spine but I don’t remember and it’s driving me BONKERS. Any help at all is appreciated, including directions to a more appropriate community or other people who might know.
I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me, or point me in the right direction. Has anyone seen images anywhere of the Berserk Japanese tankobon full dust jackets? Covers are easy to find, but with the spines and backs (and inside flap art), I don't think I've seen, and can't find anywhere.
I'm working on a miniature (1/6 scale) manga collection, and no good manga collection would be complete without Berserk! But oddly, it's proved to be one of the harder ones to find the full covers for. Sorry for my first post being a request, but any help tracking down is really appreciated!
I just picked up Revenge of the Sith secondhand but it didn’t have a dust jacket. Normally I’m not picky about the condition of my secondhand books but I really like all my books to have dust jackets. I was going to just print one myself, even if it didn’t look perfect, but I can’t find a picture of the whole dust jacket in decent enough quality to be worth printing. Would anyone with a hardcover copy be willing to take a decent picture (or maybe a scan, if you have a printer?) of the whole dust jacket for me? It would be greatly appreciated :)
I just bought my first SK book and I'm just kinda wondering. I'm usually not a fan of dust jackets because they get damaged so easily and it's slightly annoying to keep them on if you're reading the book. Do all of the hardcovers have that?
Has anyone ever created a custom dust jacket for their books? I picked up the anniversary copy of storm front that penguin was selling because I love alt art covers. Was thinking about doing the same for the other hard covers.
I've a 1st edition of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72" and actually bought one of those recreation dust jackets, and am thrilled with it. It's obviously the identical cover, perfectly reproduced.
However, in St. Helena in 2002, in front of a book store there was a coverless Charlie, and it was in a box with other books that said "free". I simply grabbed it because I was like the book (in an innocent way prior to understanding Dahl's themes of capitalism, society, etc in an adult way).
It turned out that it's the controversial 1st edition! Red cover. GREAT shape, still is. But there's a big of candlewax on it that I've never attempted to clean.
SO... is there a site or a place I can properly figure out what dust jacket would marry to this edition and be the same as the original? What's more, any of you have advice on getting candle wax off the red fabric/linen covering to the hardbound board of the book itself? If you need pics, let me know! =)
I'm a novice collector, and don't have many special books. I do have an Arion Press Moby Dick which I am extremely proud of. =) OH WAIT!!... I do have pics. You'll note the wax is even worse than I remember, but I am sure there's a way! =) Definitely not the first time in history a book has been hit with candlewax.
I still cannot believe I got a 1st edition of this book totally randomly, without realizing it. =) (the imgur link is a gallery, you'll scroll a bit. Hope you enjoy tho!
**Extra copies:** CROSS-POSTED
Ninja High School Textbook vol 1=$100
Ninja High School Textbook vol 6=$100
First come, first serve (Kickstarter Backers ONLY PLEASE as some didn't receive their pledges or are missing books).
note: If this doesn't follow rules for some reason or should be somewhere else, I'll take it down.
So I've recently begun hunting down unique/customised dust jackets for some of my favorite series that I'd like to display differently.
For anyone out there who has, for whatever reason, switched dust jackets. How are you storing the originals to ensure they are preserved safely? I currently have mine lain flat atop one another in a tupperware thingy ... it feels wrong.
I'd really be interested in hearing other's ideas on this.
Please and Thank You
If anyone else does this, but does it to their smaller YA dust jackets, what size covers do you buy to fit the smaller jackets?
Hello everyone. I come with a question today. I need 2 dust jackets made for two marvel omnibus.
Is there a reliable website I can use or someone in the community that could make them for me? I will pay accordingly, I would just like a quality job on them! The omnis are Fantastic Four by Hickman and Annihilation Conquest. I would like to keep the original art and text so I have no idea on how to go about this.
Any and all feedback is appreciated!
Has anybody purchased these before?
They look amazing, but $150.00 for JUST the dust jackets seems a bit mad.
It developed a tiny tear on the edge of the front cover at the base, how might I fix it? Ive heard the magical clear tape is verboten since it yellows and it screws with things.
I'm in the middle of TGH and i'm LOVING IT! But. I'm noticing that, in reading the cheap-o Mass Market Paperbacks, I'm left without a decent synopsis/teaser of each book before I dive in. It's something I miss since I love hyping myself up for the next entry comin' my way, plus the traditional dust jacket blurbs avoid spoilers for the most part. I've looked around for the original dust jacket blurbs (oftentimes people will transcribe them to a wiki) but can't find them anywhere. Anyone wanna be my saving grace?
Everything's in the title: I'm French, and in my country, most books, whether paperback or hardcover, are sold without any jacket. The title, publisher, title, and illustration are directly printed on the cover.
But when I buy a hardcover book in English, they're almost always covered with a dust jacket. And I absolutely don't understand why (it's not a big deal, but I'm curious).
Hey guys! I’ve been a huge potterhead for a while now and I’m organizing all of my Hardcovers to see what I have and thankfully I have all my books but I’m missing a Dust Jacket for Order of The Phoenix.
Does anyone have an extra dust jacket they can spare? I know this is an odd request..
Preferably English, Dust Jacket by Mary GrandPré, possibly a decent condition and no stickers on it or anything..
I know this is an odd request but you’d really help a witch out with this one :)
There’s nothing more annoying when reading a good hardcover book than having to deal with a floppy dust jacket. Ever since I was a kid I would immediately take it off and throw it out or lose it.
Sure, it makes the book look a little nicer if it has illustrations on it but to me a nice simple cloth/paper bound cover is so much nicer feeling that a thick glossy piece of paper that slides around while I’m trying to read. With the invention of silk screening books could have their illustrations printed right onto the book itself without having to deal with a piece of paper that’s gonna get thrown out.
Some people might say “it’s so the book doesn’t get dusty or damaged during storage” but if the book is on a bookshelf sandwiched between other books nothing is going to happen to it.