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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 161st (Being the 10th post about SOBJG)

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be trying to catch up with Slouching Open Black Jacket Guy (SOBJG).

Unfortunately for

, he couldn’t resist the

of the


(even though he knew

), so he wasn’t terribly surprised by

, which left him

and feeling like

in the middle of a

, where he’d been

(looking very

) – hoping the

would follow the

and not decide to turn the


Whoa. I feel dizzy after that one!

“I can’t believe you continue to find so many naughty boys, Mom!!” -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 122nd (SOBJG, back again)

Congrats to Melissa E, who won Where Nerves End (Tucker Springs #1) by L.A. Witt! Where Nerves End was released on June 3 by Amber Allure.

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll catch up a bit with Slouching Open Black Jacket Guy (SOBJG), for something like the ninth time. 🙂 Remember, you can always hover your cursor over the covers to see how I used the title in the Misadventure.

Once in a

, a

for a

goes very, very wrong and the


– not just any treasure, but

– now

on a map for any

to find. If you think the one man was happy about that,

, how wrong you are! At first he was

with fury, burning with the

of anger – anger hot enough to start a

or anywhere else he happened to be

. But then he had some

to calm down, considered his possible

, and decided maybe things weren’t as bad as he feared. Maybe he was just in an especially dark frame of mind because he’d been


) during a

and gone down after a

, ending


Heh. You think your brains hurt – you should try writing these! 😉

“I… just can’t believe there are so many naughty boys!!” -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 80th (SOBJG returns for the 8th time)

Congrats to Midia, who won Static by L.A. Witt! Static was released over the weekend by Amber Allure.

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll catch up a bit with Slouching Open Black Jacket Guy (SOBJG). He’s always so busy – this really is the eighth post featuring him! (And if today’s Misadventure seems a bit short, it’s because I limited it to a single pose.)


and he played it with


to get hot tips. This led

cre Vil to refer to him as

, then to claim he had a

because his

stole her

. Um…


Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 61st (Well, hello again, SOBJG)

Congrats to Juni, who won Yearning (Green’s Hill Werewolves, Book 1) by Amy Lane! Yearning was released by Torquere Books on Saturday.

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll catch up with Slouching Open Black Jacket Guy (SOBJG). Onward! (And keep an eye out for Trying To Tip His Hat Guy!)

Returning with

upon completing Operation

and rescuing the

(after making her

), SOBJG traded her for some of

and prepared himself for the many

before he would reach his

. When he finally got there,

yelled, “

! What happened to the rest of the


“I’m sure they’re all

and hearty,” replied SOBJG. “But you know me and my

! I just felt too much internal

to the idea of hanging around and waiting for

to finally be complete, when instead I could be back home,

and enjoying

in the


The end, because you’re all terribly out of breath from reading run-on sentences to yourselves.


Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 58th (The Many Faces of WiHG)

Congrats to Wren, who won Threadbare by Clare London! Threadbare was released by JMS Books yesterday.

Congrats to cturtlechick, who won Sandpipers’ Secrets by Jade Archer! Sandpipers’ Secrets will be released by Total-E-Bound today.

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today, you’re going to see many more photo variations of our old friend Wind-in-Hair Guy (WiHG). If, at any point during my narrative, you doubt that a cover is actually WiHG, head over to fotolia and check out the two pages of his photos. Hard to believe, but all him. Oh, and keep an eye out for Slouching Open Black Jacket Guy! Onward!

If you’re

or a

, I hope you’re prepared to face both

if you want

. You’ll start out


in his voice reminds you that

are looking for a

. Some are looking for a

, while others crave

, a


, or


That’s it for today, but never fear! We haven’t seen the last of WiHG yet…

*sigh* -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 34th (The Return of the Return of the Return of SOBJG)

Congrats to Kaetrin, who won Priority One by Stephani Hecht! (Priority One was released on August 1 by eXtasy Books.)

Congrats to Jessica, who won Fugly by K. Z. Snow! (Fugly was released today by Liquid Silver.)

Congrats to Laura Reece, who won Loving Edits by Mickie B. Ashling!

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’re revisiting our old friend, Slouching Open Black Jacket Guy (SOBJG).

It was only

before SOBJG, tired of being

to the

, would follow the urges of his

and begin the

pattern of

that would lead him away from his

and into the arms of

for many long, sultry

. The end. For now. 🙂

Is anyone keeping track of which of these Misadventures posts contains the most preposterous run-on sentence?!

“Hmph. More naughty boys. I think I need a refund on my hypnosis class!” -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the Fifteenth (Slouching Open Black Jacket Guy, with Towel)

Many thanks to Sydney, who helped me find the actual stock photos of our friend Slouching Open Black Jacket Guy. As you will see, the stock photos were particularly helpful this time. Shall we proceed?

Here’s the stock photo used in the next several covers. Carefully note that he is wearing jeans.

So… where did his jeans go?! And just whose lower body is that?? O_o

Maybe it’s safer to just leave those jeans alone and give him crazy blond hair instead?

Um, no. Not so much.

And is it

to be a

? SOBJG’s friend doesn’t look

on the idea, does he?

*blank stare* I got nothin’ for integrating this next cover into my little narrative. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Moving right along – let’s have another stock photo interlude, shall we? Again, carefully note that he is wearing jeans.

And despite attempts to get him to wear a

, he refused and instead slipped into something a bit more comfortable… and apparently emascualting. Because I don’t think that his lower half exactly looks male anymore in this next cover.

Thoughts? To help you in your analysis, here’s what SOBJG actually looks like in bikini bottoms…


“Mom, that poor boy has no fur at all! He must be so cold! I can’t bear to look at that poor cold boy anymore.” -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography (Part the Tenth: Oh oh)

So I’m starting to get this sinking feeling that maybe this is actually Slouching Open Black Jacket Guy with better posture and no jacket… Thoughts?! Until I’m sure (or you’re sure and convince me), meet Looking Down Guy. His hobbies include home remodeling,

collecting rent,

horseback riding,


hanging out with the guys,

taking moonlit walks,

being snowbound in the mountains,

raising werewolves,

I really wish I knew what this cover had been… all I know was that it was eXtasy Books…

and hanging out with Candy Cane Guy, helping him move

and decorate for the holidays. (Whoops! It’s Slave Boy in this next picture)

He also seems to be a bit torn between darkness

and light.

I wonder which way he’ll go? 🙂

“…zzzzzzz… Wha…? Mom, what are you doing? You aren’t taking more pictures of me, are you?” -Chaos

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Burning Questions

Several of you have wondered if Slouching Guy and Open Black Jacket Guy (OBJG) are the same person.

Hmm. Good question. I can’t quite tell.

What do you think?

I think they both have the same… belt.

And is this the same guy, or just someone else wearing that same jacket (now with bonus cop’s shield)?!


“These are my pink sparklies. Mine. MINE!!! You stay away, you big kitty, you.” -Mayhem

I think it’s safe to say she likes them, Nicole – thank you!

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the Seventh (OBJG)

Happy Release Day, Mia, Bronwyn, Brynn, and Dakota! (Dakota? Don’t read the rest of this post, ‘k? Um, no reason. Really.)

In Part 4, I mentioned that we would see Open Black Jacket Guy again. That, kids, is what’s known as heavy-handed foreshadowing. Don’t try it home, ok? SoC accepts no responsibility if you do.

To refresh our memories, here’s Open Black Jacket Guy (OBJG), hanging out with his pal, Slouching Guy. Both have been growing their hair, to ill effect.

Fortunately, OBJG came to his senses, got his hair cut, and ditched Slouching Guy. However, he couldn’t give up on those long-haired boys just yet.

But the emo finally got to him, so he moved on.

Then it turned out that the brooding emo bit wasn’t tied to hair length.

Woe! Woe! Woe! Poor OBJG. He kept trying…

…and trying, but even the most promising turned out to have some fatal flaw (that demonic possession was just the worst), so he decided maybe he’d had enough of the boys.

And that he needed to spend a little time on his own, forgetting.

That was boring, so he got a cat, but there were… complications.

So he ditched the cat, but…

…the girls, they were just as much trouble as the moody boys.

And combining the girls and the moody boys?! Bad, bad idea.

Then in a freak karaoke tattooing accident, his head and body got sort of distorted and cropped; thereafter, everything was a-ok with him.

The end. Until I find a bunch more covers of him. 😉

“Still not forgiving you for letting that mysterious unmoving interloper sit on top of the bookcase.” -Chaos