Congrats to Ava March, who won the copy of Lights and Sirens by Stephani Hecht, which was released today!
Many thanks to author Clare London, who found at least a third of these covers! (If you keep an eye on the authors on these covers, you’ll figure out why she was so interested…)
Meet Wind-in-Hair Guy (WiHG), who was a victim of
, which left him with a bad case of
. Hearing rumors of a cure, Wind-in-Hair Guy tried
to see if her fabled
could save him. Instead, it consumed him with
, so he fled to the
, where he was forced to participate in numerous
in an attempt to quell his
, believing that
, there’s fire, tracked down Wind-in-Hair Guy and
him to make him
*blink blink* Yeah, I’m always surprised where these little stories end up, too.
“Yes, Mom, I see the black kitty. And I see the brown kitty. Why aren’t the kitties the focal point here?!? Hmph. Everyone like kitties better than they like naughty boys.” -Mayhem
40 thoughts on “Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 25th (Wind-in-Hair Guy)”
Gah, I don’t know why, but I find Wind in the Air guy much less attractive than most of the other cover victims. It looks like he could be a reject from a bad Highlander remake.
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I’m with Seanna Lea. I like the other cover models that you stalk much better. He seems to be a bit “puffed up” in some of these pics.
May, we all like kitties, but we like them in a different way. We need both kitties and naughty boys to survive.
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Seanna Lea – LOL! And yes, he is very puffed. I prefer Wind-in-his-Hair from Dances with Wolves *grin*
Chris – where your stories end up is truly fascinating 🙂
Yes May, we all like kitties, but I’m with Eyre – we need both kitties and boys. See, when you’re sleeping in the sun we need to be kept occupied…
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I had to look for the black kitty, but Malcolm is pretty sure he’s the brown kitty, Mayhem.
Wind in the Hair Guy looks…bloated.
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LOL. Well, I’m totally biased because I love him on *my* cover :):). He’s perfect for my hero, Maen, strong, sexy and loyal soldier that he is.
But I spotted the model somewhere else…then somewhere else again…then it became obsessive. I had to hand over to the expert – Chris – before it consumed me :).
I’m sorry, May, but I disagree. I like naughty boys, too.
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I agree with Mayhem. Was it a happy birthday, kitten?
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I feel breathless and in need of my own wind machine. He’s quite the guy. Ahem…
Mayhem, kitties ARE always the focal point. Don’t let anyone fool you.
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I’m with May
Clare: Aw, thanks! Heh. I totally can see him as a soldier from long ago.
Well clearly windinhairguy is all about the gay sex. Must be the long flowing locks of luuuurve.
Chris- Oh dear, I hope Mayhem didn’t have too much gluten-free kitty cake!
He doesn’t do it for me, either.
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He’s a bit muscley for me but at least it appears to be his natural hair and not painted on MSPaint hair. Great story.
.-= TamÂ´s last blog ..Books that end badly … =-.
I think May’s mostly right in this case, but the stories you put together are fun.
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Oh that first one! His head does not look like it fits his body
Yes, yes, good kitties are better than bad boys.
.-= lisaÂ´s last blog ..and we have a winner!!!! =-.
I was wondering who stole my traveling wind machine!
Too funny, Chris! Wind-in-the-Hair guy really gets around. Plus, along with the hair, he’s got this really distinctive pouty scowl. I think the whole thing is making Mayhem kind of peeved. Look at her with her ears going back, ha, ha!
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He’s cute but I don’t like those pronounced shoulders. That’s too over developed for me. The rest looks nice though.
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Thanks, May. I saw the black kitty and knew you’d be excited, but totally missed the brown kitty while following the plot line.
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I can see why Clare likes him! Although he’s a little pouty for my taste.
Maybe you should do a misadventures in stock photography with kitties, to appease Mayhem, of course.
My princess is something else!!!! She is right… in some of these covers the kitties are a lot better, lmbo!!!
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I also believe the wind is doing more than blowing his hair around – he looks a little over-inflated, no?
Maybe he’s pouting because of the chronic bloating?
But, I’ve seen worse guys on covers.
I love seeing where the stories end up…there’s usually a lot of blinking involved for me, too. 😉
Oh May, don’t worry, you’re cuter by far than any of these naughty boys your mom posts.
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He’s got that rock-musician pursed-lips thing going. HATE it! I’m not too fond of blond men, either, but that’s a whole different issue. 😉
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I like the lion cover because I like lions. Wind in Hair Guy looks a bit intense…My vet takes care of lion cubs…sigh. I’d love to hold a lion cub…segue…
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I swear I’m starting to see windy hair guy in my sleep. I fear I may see him on the street somewhere and hack his windy hair off…just for something different on book covers. 🙂
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well, I like him better than the blond version of him that is on almost every Ellora’s Cave cover.. or maybe it’s a tie… not sure. Does anyone have a name for the blond guy?
Wind-in-hair-guy seems to be a lot more boring than his blonde tresses may allow… maybe he needs to shave himself bald and pout–perhaps that will spice up his cover life…
I’m impressed that Wind-in-Hair-Guy is recognizable even when the top half of his head is chopped off. Good eye! And good face, with that little five-o’clock shadow of a mustache almost-poutiness that makes him so memorable.
I couldn’t get past his abnormally large neck muscles. I noticed that one of the covers seems to have airbrushed them out, but at first, I thought that his head was photoshopped onto a much more buff bod. But nope, he’s just a guy with a little head and HUGE neck muscles. Unfortunate.
Happy Late Birthday, May:)
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I don’t know, I kind of like wind-in-the-hair guy. But perhaps I’m just fascinated by the real hair.
Yeah, we all like kitties but sometimes we’ve just got to have a naughty boy. 😉
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Hopefully one of his friends will share their conditioner – all that wind is sure to dry out his hair!
I think May has a point, but sadly the kitty cover models seem to be more discerning with how often they let their likenesses be used. Since there aren’t as many kitties on book covers, what can you do but use photos of the naughty boys?
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Herbal Essence man titty award goes to…
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LOL, a bad case of venus envy!! 😀
Or is venus only in our language a word with a double meaning…
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Yikes – this is like the never-ending series of May’s naughty boys 🙂
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Cover models beware – Chris is on the loose…
Mayhem – you look stuffed like you had too much birthday cake..
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Wind swept and interesting. I always remember being at a Billy Connelly show and him saying something about wishing to be windswept and interesting. LOL 🙂
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