Any Synthetiks-related news, Davecat? (Feb 2010)

typed for your pleasure on 8 February 2010, at 11.52 am

Sdtrk: ‘Shadow world’ by Xeno & Oaklander

Figured I’d bang this ‘un out in between chapters of the current post freight train, ‘I burped at Vegas‘. Compared to the previous entries of this series, this one will be shockingly brief!

+ There’s been a surge in hits on ‘Shouting etc etc’ in the past couple of days, and through a quick bit of rooting through my referreral stats, I’d discovered that 4woods has linked to me, on the front page of its English site. Nice!

Gotta love that infinite recursion

As the print has shrunken to near-illegibility, it reads ‘Davecat introduces the latest love doll news from the world. He is a famous person in this field who has been on TV and magazines many times. 4woods met Davecat at 2010 AVN in Las Vegas and personally exchanged words, which was such an honor. He is very interested in Japanese culture as well.’ And cuisine, they neglected to add that I’m very interested in Japanese cuisine. Like right now, for instance. I’ll have an order of zaru soba, an age dashi tofu, and an eel temaki, here! *gestures to imaginary waiter*
4woods joins KnightHorse, makers of the Lovable Doll series, as being the second Synthetik companion manufacturer to link to this humble blog. Thanks Hiroo Okawa, and arigatou 4woods! You guys are awesome! Now, how about sending a charming A.I.Peach Akari round to ours to review? It’s for science.

+ Turns out Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Kuuki Ningyo’, aka ‘Air Doll’, which I’d written about back in July 2009, will be out on DVD in Japan on 26 March. ‘Great for the Japanese,’ you say, with not a small note of sarcasm in your voice, ‘but what about the rest of us who don’t understand moonspeak?’ That’s quite alright, as the Japanese DVD comes with English subtitles, which is actually rather surprising. Not that I’m complaining! CDJapan, for instance, has the limited edition slated as selling for $67, so it’ll go on the wish list — just not necessarily at the top of the wish list. Good lord, though; for $67, you’d think it comes shipped with an inflatable replica of the title star…

+ This interview with Abyss creations’ Matt McMullen, featured on the website 69adget, was more than likely a direct result of the 2010 AVN.

Do you think that most people want a companion in a doll or do they just want to have sex with it?

I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with doll owners that assign fictitious personalities to their dolls. I mean, to me it’s very heartwarming that this doll is able to fill a void that this person has in their life. You know, there are people out there that are incapable of having relationships, or they just don’t want it. Perhaps they’re socially cut off by their own choice. There’s always going to be a human need for companionship and to me there’s nothing wrong with those individuals who want to have a pseudo robotic doll to have in their house and build a relationship with. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it and i would be the last person to judge.

+ And just a wee reminder, you lot remember that the Missus and I will be on the ‘Strange Love‘ episode of National Geographic’s ‘Taboo’ documentary series this Wednesday at 10pm EST, right? Okay, just so you know. Well, know again, that is; some of you are new. Like you in the back with the Franz Ferdinand shirt on, for instance.

‘Shouting to hear the echoes’. Sometimes, I even write about things that aren’t Dolls! Anything’s possible

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Invasion of the pod(cast) people on January 13th, 2011

I just flew in from San Marcos, and boy, is this an old joke! on August 27th, 2006

9 have spoken to “Any Synthetiks-related news, Davecat? (Feb 2010)”

  1. Kat writes:

    Oooh, very very nice! 🙂 Now, be sure they know abuot Kitten With a Whip

  2. Davecat writes:

    I’d tell ’em more about ‘Kitten with a Whip!’ if there was more to tell! 🙁 Know any webdesigners that are willing to work for cheap (i.e: free)?

  3. annie writes:

    ohmegad! i can’t wait for tonight i’m autotuning NGC so i ca see you!!! You need to uput a general bbs system on your site laugh out loudness 🙂

  4. annie writes:

    you have a nice house!

  5. Davecat writes:

    Well, apartment; the Missus and I had a house once that we shared with someone, but it didn’t work out too well. Nevertheless, we thank you anyway. 🙂

  6. annie writes:

    I really need to phone you some day. I miss talking to you. You still have your same mobile number right? I hope you two are in good health and I hope things are okay on your end. As of late I’ve been in a HUUUGE funk and been feeling blue and your laughter seems to lift the mysts of despair. Love you guys a lot and hope Valentine’s Day goes very kinkily >: D

  7. autumn writes:

    So can we download this on the bit torrents? Me doesnt have a telly.

  8. Davecat writes:

    Annie –
    Sorry to hear that you’re in the dumps. 🙁 Unfortunately, I’m currently at loggerheads with my phone company. Apparently those tossers want money of some sort. Who do they take me for? The little bloke with the top hat on the Monopoly box? But you can always hit me up on Skype, you know…

    The Missus and I hope you had a stunning Valentine’s day as well!

    autumn –
    As far as I know, the INTERNET PIRATES haven’t been forthcoming with that sort of thing; at least, not as far as I know. Maybe I’m just looking in the wrong places? Hrrm.

    Thanks for the link, by the way! I’m not entirely sure what I’d done to deserve it, but it’s certainly appreciated. 🙂

  9. SafeTinspector writes:

    Which words did you get? I always get screwed in these word-exchange deals. I give them a nice, polysyllabic word that just rolls right off the goddamn tongue, and what do I get? A four letter word I already have several copies of, that’s what!

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