Hey guys! Happy Thanksgiving Eve Eve (or just happy Tuesday to my followers who have no reason to celebrate Thanksgiving in their country). My wonderful mother has pointed out to me that I start literally every post by counting down to either the weekend or some holiday, which probably makes it seem as if I’m miserable any time that it’s not a weekend or a holiday. I promise I’m not, I’m just really awkward and I don’t know how else to start my posts.
Today’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is “Thanksgiving themed freebie”, which is probably a blessing because we all know that I can never play by the rules in these things anyway.
My choice for the freebie is: 10 Book Covers/Titles That I Edited Badly to Be Slightly More Thanksgiving Related.
The sad things is, I’m not kidding.
10 Book Covers/Title That I Edited Badly to Be Slightly More Thanksgiving Related
1) I mean, how can one claim to make a book-related Thanksgiving post without mentioning the Hunger Games? It’s the perfect opener! Not to mention that that pesky Mockingjay on the cover can be easily substituted for a festive turkey with just five minutes or so on a free app!
P.S.: Sorry to anyone that was hoping this post wouldn’t be as dumb as it sounds. It’s definitely going to be.
2) Erm… yeah. Replacing Cinder’s foot on this cover with a giant turkey was definitely a lot funnier in my head, but I can’t really say that I have regrets about it. I mean, I had to incorporate this fantastic series somehow. I promise that I’m getting the horrible ones out of the way first.
I mean, depending on what you consider to be horrible.
Just imagine if Cinder had a cooked turkey for a foot on top of everything else… Poor girl. Do they celebrate Thanksgiving on the moon? I’m sure Levana would be happy to roast her and serve her as a meal…
3) I mean, this one was kind of a given wasn’t it?
I wasn’t lying about the bad editing, guys. There isn’t supposed to be an incredibly obvious white line around the ham. These pictures were supposed to make people who hadn’t seen the original covers think that these were the original covers. I’m a mess.
Of course, there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
That’s a Hamlet quote, in case you didn’t know. I didn’t know either. I stole that off of Goodreads.
4) Okay guys. I know that this is going to be really hard to believe, but “The Complete Brothers Pilgrimm Fairy Tales” isn’t actually the real title of this book! I added in the “Pil”, and I know it’s really, really hard to tell, but that’s the truth! You’ll also notice if you look really closely that the witch is secretly wearing a pilgrim’s hat, but it’s hard to see because it matches the color scheme of the rest of the book so well. Maybe I’ll start doing Tutorial Tuesday so that you can learn how to edit pictures this fantastically.
(I really hope everyone knows that was sarcasm).
But seriously, the app I use to make these is called PicsArt Photo Editor and it’s super easy and fun to use if you’re interested. It can make things look a lot better than this, I’m just not particularly talented. It’s all good.
5) I don’t know what to say about this one.
Do people even eat beef at Thanksgiving? I’ve been around for almost fourteen of them… you’d think I know by now.
I honestly feel like I’ve offended Percy Jackson fans and Rick Riordan and vegetarians and anyone who knows what people actually eat at Thanksgiving with this single, poorly done edit.
Maybe we should just move on.
6) I’m thankful for Divergent’s wonderful pun-able title and conveniently circular logo.
You’ll notice that I don’t know how to crop out the original title and replace it with a new one, so instead I just wrote it over the original one, prayed that if you squint long enough you’ll be able to tell what it says, and pretended that I did that on purpose for artsy, overlay effect.
“Pievergent”, if you’re still struggling to read it.
Look, I’m not complaining about my horrific editing skills. Talented editors would have to put a watermark over their edits so that no one will steal them, but I don’t have to worry about that, because who in their right mind would try to take credit for this “art”?
7) This is actually the book title and cover idea that inspired this crazy freebie post. The issue was coming up with nine more ideas.
My sincerest apologies to the model whose eye just got a yam edited into it. I’m just getting in the holiday spirit.
Also, I would highly recommend not staring at this picture for too long. It gets creepy very fast.
(Behind the scenes fun fact: The image cropped into this picture is actually a sweet potato and not a yam. I thought I would just use a sweet potato because all of the pictures of yams were weird and shriveled, and there isn’t really a difference, is there? Actually, there is! You can learn all about it in this article I read while procrastinating writing this post, and then take the yam vs. sweet potato quiz! I got 2 out of 10 right so… see if you can beat me, I guess?)
8) It pained me to edit this gravy pouring into eyelashes. Can you imagine having gravy in your eyelashes? I feel like that would be an incredibly, unpleasantly sticky experience. What if your eyelashes got completely stuck together and you couldn’t even see anymore?
I don’t know why I’m thinking so much about this. I can’t imagine a single situation in which my eyelashes would be in danger of getting gravy on them.
Unpopular opinion: I don’t like gravy. At all. On anything. It tastes like salty sadness.
9) I acknowledge that this one is a pretty hardcore stretch.
I don’t know what my logic was behind this one. Maybe I thought because I didn’t like the book, I was excused for having an incredibly cringe-worthy pun?
That doesn’t really explain the horribly cropped, floating ship.
YAY FOR THANKSGIVING!
The sad part is that we’re nearing the two-hour mark for how long I’ve been working on this.
10) Out of ideas? Who, me?
I actually really loved The Giver. I haven’t seen the movie, but I read the book in fifth grade and it was the first dystopian I had ever read. I thought it was really beautiful and heartbreaking and terrifying to imagine actually happening. I own the rest of the series/companion books and I really need to continue on with them!
(I’m sorry that this edit is a little harder to see. It says “The ThanksGIVERing”. I didn’t realize how blurry it was until I uploaded it but I have school and don’t have time to fix it… and let’s be real, it would’ve been pretty bad either way.)
Thank you so much for adventuring through this crazy post with me! I had a ton of fun making it, and I may just return in future posts with some more horrific editing. We’ll see.
I hope that everyone has a safe and fun week, whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or not! Hopefully your food is better than what I made it look like on these books covers.
Thanks for reading! 🙂