Any Synthetiks-related news, Davecat? (Jul 2005)

typed for your pleasure on 10 July 2005, at 11.05 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Lesson 3003 (Part one)’ by Pizzicato five

As a matter of fact, yes! I just had a rather pleasant catching-up phone conversation a couple of hours ago with Elena Dorfman, and she informed me that after four years of work, development, and setbacks, the book ‘Still Lovers’ is finally coming out this September. All feckin’ right! 🙂 It’ll also be available at Barnes & Noble, which we found strange, as it was an uphill battle to get any American publishers to buy it in the first place, but nevertheless. So preorder a copy! Hell, preorder a couple of copies! Make Sidore-chan a happy Doll!
Also, Elena mentioned that her partner-in-crime, Elisabeth Alexandre (of the oft-mentioned ‘French shoot‘) is releasing a book as well about RealDolls and their companions, entitled ‘Des Poupées et des hommes – enquete sur l’amour Artif (Dolls and Men – Investigation into Artificial love)’, which is also due out in September. I can’t remember which, but she’d mentioned that either Elisabeth’s book would also be released in English, or Still Lovers would be released in French, or both, but there ya go. How cool is that?

And it seems that Shi-chan and I will be in front of a camera again, as documentary filmmaker (documentarist? documentalist?) Allison de Fren will be filming us at the end of July, for her as-yet-untitled lives of iDollators project. She had put together a brief film about the ASFR (alt.sex.fetish.robots) community back in 2001, and shortly after that, she made a post on the online forum where we iDollators congregate, asking if there was anyone who’d like to be interviewed for her documentary. I’d messaged her saying yes, but didn’t hear back from her until this past week. So we’ve made plans, and unless something unforseen comes up, she and her cameraman will be jetting out to Michigan, and filming myself and the Missus in an outdoor setting at the end of this month. Fab? Yes. I just hope it won’t be altogether too hot that day..

Finally, Vol.5 of Mitsukazu Mihara’s Doll should be out this week. The difference between supposed release dates and when merchandise actually appears in stores is sometimes vast, so I’ll believe it when I see it, but that’s still good news..

I’m excited. Are you excited?

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5 have spoken to “Any Synthetiks-related news, Davecat? (Jul 2005)”

  1. PBShelley writes:

    We are very excited for you and the lovely Sidore-chan!! Thanks for the E & E updates as well, I was wondering about the release dates.
    Methinks I’ll have to don the Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril-Sensitive Sunglasses though in order to look at my shots LOL…
    :-O

    Yay!

  2. Davecat writes:

    Thanx to the pair of yez! As long as the climate is in no way jungle-based, all will be well. 🙂

    Yeah, I cannot wait for those books, but that goes without saying. Don’t forget, you still have to autograph my copy, too..
    And as long as Lily doesn’t bust out laughing when she sees you in the photos, all will be well. 😉

  3. PBShelley writes:

    Lily thinks it’s funny that I was asked to be in the shots anyway. I loathe being in photos; between ages 15 and up there are maybe a dozen pics of me (excluding wedding and party photos).
    Lily on the other hand, has become quite a ham, despite my concerns! Presently, she is molesting me (I mean BUGGING me) to finish polishing the damn book already and try to get it published!
    Guess that’s another autograph I’ll owe ya LOL (if/when)!
    Back to work! 🙂

  4. Davecat writes:

    Ahh, so you’re like Thomas ‘There are only three known photographs of me in existence’ Pynchon. Or J.D ‘Cameras will swallow my soul’ Salinger. Huh!

    Well, Shi-chan tells me to tell Lily to tell you to get back to work. 😉

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