The Synthetik news just keeps on comin’

typed for your pleasure on 26 December 2009, at 3.24 pm

Sdtrk: ‘The salt path’ by Roj and Wolfram wire

Three quick things to bring to your attention:

+ Once again, fellow iDollator Everhard has graced not only the pages of UK gossip rag Closer, but the cover as well! He and his affictitious lasses were featured in a two-page spread, where he’d dressed them up like Girls Aloud, which is apparently the Noughties version of the Spice Girls. Ah, thank Odhinn that particular music niche was filled. Guh.
It’s kind of a bittersweet article, as he’s been on the dole since summer, but thankfully, his Dolls bring him daily joy consistently, which is one of the many advantages of having a Synthetik partner. I could go on. I have gone on!


I’m sure dressing them is a tough job, but someone’s got to do it

When Closer last caught up with Everard in March, he’d just bought his sixth doll, Laura. Shortly afterwards he lost his job as a computer analyst, so to cheer him up we decided to bring him an early Christmas present – by transforming five of his dolls into his favourite girl band, Girls Aloud.

‘What a great way to cheer up December,’ he says. ‘Selling my dolls would ease my money worries but my life would be empty without them. It would be like getting rid of my family! I’d rather go without food.’
the entire article is here

For one, I’m glad to see him and his lasses getting the pro-iDollator word out there, but working with tabloid rags is always fraught with peril. ‘The article is not as I would have liked’, he confessed to me in an Email. ‘Getting these articles done is a constant tug-of-war between me and somebody at the magazine who wants a sensational slant, with the actual author of the article caught in the middle.’ O, I know, mate; believe me, I know…
Anyway, grab a copy if it’s still on the stands in the UK, or in your better newsagents’ if you’re not in the UK (pronounced ‘uhk’), and show your support for the iDollator lifestyle!

+ Euchre, another iDollator mate of mine — it’s not really a stretch to assume that most iDollators are mates of mine. Not all, but most — told me of a new company worth keeping an eye on: TrueCompanion.com, which has the grandiose claim of selling ‘the world’s first sex robot’. You can’t see me from there, but I’m raising a sceptical eyebrow.

TrueCompanion.com is comprised of a collection of very skilled artists and engineers that have designed the world’s first sex robot. Our caring staff deliver to you the specific sex robot which best meets your specific requirements. Your TrueCompanion.com robot will deliver the ultimate in robot sex. She will also be able to talk, listen, carry on a conversation, feel your touch, touch you and be your true friend. She can also have an orgasm when you touch her!

Obviously, I’ll believe it when I see it; I’ve subscribed to their newsletter, and I’m watching their website like a hawk. They’re supposed to make their debut at the 2010 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, and quite a number of personalities will be there to witness the unveiling, from what I gather. But as horny idealistic as I am, until I see concrete (or silicone) evidence that this company is doing what it says it can do, I’ll remain cautiously optimistic, which is why they’re not listed on the ‘Shouting etc etc’ sidebar. Frankly, their approach reminds me of that French-engineered Philips shaver ‘Perfect Woman‘ ad campaign from last year; which, as it turned out, had zero actual Gynoids in it. I say: put your money where your mouth is, TrueCompanion.com, and send me one of your ‘Roxxxy TrueCompanion’ Gynoids to evaluate. Will you accept the challenge??

+ And off and on during the past couple of months, I’ve been in contact with Emma Goddard, of UK company Landmark Films, who is working on a documentary… look, why don’t I just let her explain?

I work for Landmark Films — we are an independent television documentary company based in Oxford, England. We have made many films for BBC1, BBC2, BBC3 and Ch4 here in the UK. And we pride ourselves on making sensitive, honest and well crafted films and on having excellent relationships with our contributors.

I am currently developing a programme idea for Ch4 on personal intimate human relationships with robots, and whether this could ever become a reality? We are exploring the area about whether robots will become so human like in appearance that people could fall in love, have sex or marry them and exploring those who would like to have this kind of relationship.

The key thing I would like to find is people (UK based if possible) who would consider or would want a personal relationship with a robot.

So! I’ve not just reproduced that email for your edification — Emma has asked me to ask any iDollators or technosexuals that read ‘Shouting etc etc’ if they would like to be involved in the filming. If you’re genuinely interested, please pass along your email address to pulsedemon [at] gmail [dot] com, with the Subj.title ‘Robot Love documentary’, and I’ll forward it along to her. Your help is appreciated!

Right, that’s me done. Sidore-chan and I now have to decide what to do first — watch a DVD from Amber Hawk Swanson that she made with her very own hands, or marathon all six episodes of the Synthetik-centric anime series ‘Time of Eve‘, now that one of the legendary otaku fansub groups has finally finished doing all six episodes. Decisions, decisions…


See, he’d be the exact sort of person who should be in the documentary

Hope you lot had a happy and fun Crimbo, as well as an entertaining Boxing day! Completely unrelated: part one of Doctor Who’s ‘The End of time’? EXCITED

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

In lieu of a decent post on May 16th, 2007

Any Synthetiks-related news, Davecat? (Mar 09) on March 13th, 2009

11 have spoken to “The Synthetik news just keeps on comin’”

  1. MontiLee writes:

    End of Time: WATCHED

    New Year’s Day: c’monc’monc’monc’mon
    c’monc’monc’monc’monc’monc’monc’mon
    c’monc’monc’monc’monc’monc’monc’mon

  2. Davecat writes:

    I don’t know about you, but I’m desperately hungry for some meat. Meeeeeaaaatt.

    Also, TIMELORDS FUCK YEAH

  3. MontiLee writes:

    The only thing better than James Bond as a Timelord would have been Wesley as a Timelord.

    Now if only we Joss Whedon to become a rabid Doctor Who fan, then we can get him to sell Alexis Denisof to Steven Moffat …

  4. Davecat writes:

    Frankly, I’m surprised Joss Whedon already isn’t a rabid Doctor Who fan.

  5. PBShelley writes:

    D.C. & Lovely Company,

    Great to see what Ev’s been up to; bummer about his financial status, with which I’m all-too-familiar. Hang in there Ev!

    I will not spoil, but do recommend marathoning The Time of Eve 😉 Besides, it probably comes closest to really exploring the relationships between synthetiks and organiks and so worth your while; on the whole an excellent series (if quite short)…

    High production values, intriguing story, and a great cast of characters. Little Chie-chan was among my favorites to watch! “I’m a cat! Nyaa~”

    PBS et al

  6. AngelnCat writes:

    Just stopping by to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year Davecat ! Best Wishes Angel n’Cat

  7. Kat writes:

    Yeah. I call em like I see them every time I get some media outlet approaching me about doing an interview about my lifestyle. Luckily most of them smell like a rat from the getgo, but there are always some deceptive mofos that you gotta be streetsmart in order to not be duped into being part of their rag media.

    Kat

  8. annie writes:

    omg omg omg…i saw a commercial with you in it yesterday morning!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Davecat writes:

    PBShelley, Lily, Eden, Pennie, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme –
    Yeah, I think both you and I are regrettably familiar with Everard’s financial bullshit carnival, really. We’re gonna need more money*.

    You’re right: ‘Time of Eve’ is undoubtedly the best anime series that not only covers the impending relationships, both good and bad, that Organiks will have with Synthetik humans in a sane, rational, and thoughtful fashion, but does so in a sympathetic manner as well. It’s a shame that the title isn’t getting wider distribution, but hopefully that’ll change…

    Which reminds me — did you ever see Yoshiura’s older short, ‘Aquatic language’? It’s almost like the prototype for ‘Time of Eve’. It’s not as in-depth as ‘…Eve’, but it’s still ace in its own right…

    And now we know why Shimei was always ‘cat-sitting’, as it were. 🙂

    *NOTE: not necessarily a better job, or even a job at all, but just more money. 🙂

    Angel & Cat –
    And a Happy 2099 to you and your Synthetik lad as well! Send me your proper Email address when you get a chance, as I may have some news about the *wink wink*

    Kat (awful lot of cats here, wouldn’t you say? 😉 ) –
    O, the tabloids get a whiff of an alternative lifestyle, especially if there’s sexuality involved, and they’re all over it, even to the exclusion of all the other non-sexual aspects, cos sex is what gets ratings, babeee. It unfortunately seems that for every legitimate media enquiry, there’s like ten sleazy ones…
    Basically what it comes down to is that we need agents. 🙂

    Annie –
    THE MISSUS AND I ARE EVERYWHERE
    Yeah, I guess that Nat.Geo episode is finally due out! Oddly enough, as it seems the film crew is almost patently avoiding me for some bizarre reason, as they haven’t responded to my Emails, I learned about its airing from friends on Twitter and Myspace. ‘When is it showing, Davecat?’ ‘I don’t know! You know more than I do!’ Etc. Very bizarre.
    To that end, I’ll make an official post about it soon. I was going to wait until I heard from Nat.Geo, but the episode might air long before that occurs…

  10. annie writes:

    Friday the 17th is when I saw it. Around 8 ya’lls time. OH MY GAWD I can’t wait I need my Davecaticus and Lady Shi-Chan fix NOWWW!!! I heart you both and hope I get to pop some Spumante and eat cheesecake through out the whole thing follwed by a swift Djarum fix..damn those things are tasty to me 🙂 It’s High Class and Beautiful People Night when your show airs!

  11. Davecat writes:

    The Missus and I class up any joint we visit. 🙂
    And it’s funny that you called me ‘Davecaticus’, as that’s what my friends goshou and Liann call me at times! Wh… how is this possible??

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