This shot of fantasy author Jim Hines's butt is funny, but it's also serious. Hines posed like the women on various fantasy covers as a way of showing how ridiculous — and sometimes painful — the poses would be in real life. He writes,

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My sense is that most of these covers are supposed to convey strong, sexy heroines, but these are not poses that suggest strength. You can't fight from these stances. I could barely even walk.

Guys, you should try it sometime. Get someone who won't laugh at you too much to try to help you match these poses. The physical challenge is far more enlightening than anything I could say.

Striking a Pose (Women and Fantasy Covers) [Jim C. Hines, via Neatorama]