Two flavours of Megan / An appealing disguise / Making rivets sexy again

typed for your pleasure on 30 August 2010, at 1.44 am

Sdtrk: ‘Einstein-Rosen bridge’ by Venetian snares

It has to be said: Megan Fox has never done anything for me. I’m not altogether keen on her generic looks, as she looks like she tumbled out of the pages of Maxim / FHM / Stuff magazine. She’s not repellent — apart from that clubbed thumb of hers — but her style just doesn’t stand out enough for me. I’m led to believe other people like the way she looks, but she elicits a resounding shrug whenever I see her. That is, until now.

Left, Megan Fox; right, Megan Fox

Apparently the June issue of Interview magazine (it saddens me that you can’t really refer to it by its original title of ‘Andy Warhol’s Interview’ anymore) had featured a one-on-one with Ms Fox, and the accompanying pictorial where she poses with a mannequin Doppelgänger of herself stopped me in my tracks, for obvious reasons. If she were to rock that Louise Brooks-esque style all the time, she’d really stand out in a crowd! Unless she were to go back to the 1930s; in which case, she’d blend into the crowd.

Elsewhere — China, to be specific — a photographer and Photoshopper team have transformed a lass into a Gynoid, in a shoot entitled ‘Robot in Disguise’. No points for the title, but still.

Don’t those parts look like they belong in like a car or something?

I’ve no idea what the model’s name is, as it’s in Chinese, which might as well be Linear A as far as I’m concerned. But why trifle with unimportant details like that, when you can check out the entire pictorial right here?

And for those of you who prefer your Gynoids more steampunk in appearance, you might find designer Dave Lowe‘s ‘Spooky Robot Lady’ to be more your cup of tea. Your steampunk tea, it should go without saying, in an appropriately steampunk cup.

I hear the patinaed look is in this year

One October, years ago, my own cheap version of “False Maria” (the classic robot in [‘Metropolis’]) was made. My niece Devin calls her “spooky robot lady”…the name’s stuck. It’s one of the oldest customized Halloween props I still use. She’s displayed on the dining table every season as the guardian of the party food. She was once a used and broken mannequin. Her creation became a team effort.
the rest of the article is here

Very nice! Kinda makes me wish Mario’s Mannequins were still around, so I could have a go at making one of my own! Also, kinda makes me wish I knew how to effectively create and modify stuff like that, so she wouldn’t end up looking like total cack.

More news of a media nature coming soon! I’m still writing the bastard. You’re familiar with how that goes round here by now, I’m sure

ta very much to fellow iDollator Euchre, for the ‘Spooky Robot Lady’ link

Technorati tags: Android, Gynoid, robot, Megan Fox, Interview Magazine, Louise Brooks, Photoshop, Linear A, Dave Lowe, steampunk, Metropolis, Mario’s Mannequins

5 have spoken to “Two flavours of Megan / An appealing disguise / Making rivets sexy again”

  1. Everhard writes:

    “I’ve no idea what the model’s name is, as it’s in Chinese, which might as well be Linear A as far as I’m concerned.”
    Looks more like Linear B. Actually, just to show I am not completely ignorant of such things, I have my old dad’s copy of The Bull of Minos somewhere, which details some of the adventures of Arthur Evans, decipherer of Linear A and B.

  2. Davecat writes:

    I can handle Japanese — in fact, Nao Nagasawa is one Japanese I’d like to handle, fnar fnar — but Chinese is complicated on head-breaking levels. Back when I was in high school, my Latin teacher Dr Forstieri (and you know he’s serious, as he has Dr as his honorific) explained that you can have the same character, but depending on dialect, it could mean something completely different. Which, I suppose, is not wholly different from sept (the abbreviation of September) versus sept (a division of a Scottish or Irish clan), but still. Either way, Chinese the language at least has some ‘recent’ history to it, as opposed to Linear A, which they’ve been trying to decipher for decades ever since learning it’s from the BC era, as your dad’s book has no doubt informed you.

    In any case, dead languages such as Linear A and Linear B — well, it’s all Greek to me. Thankyou, goodnight!

  3. PBShelley writes:

    Well, as you know, I think Megan’s a refreshing, aware, and intelligent young woman, from what little I’ve read about her. Haven’t heard her voice, watched her act, or ogled too many pics (well, except for the one you sent me 😛 ), so I’m not obsessed or anything; I just think she’s “different.”

    You also know that I think “different” is as wonderful as “conformist” isn’t. I don’t say many people are “cool” (with the exception of yourself :-P) but I can say that I suspect Megan is quite cool in person. Hell, Rolling Stone mag photographed her reading a Doctor Strange comic!

    Doctor Strange is cool too 😀

    Oh, and she’s pretty much a natural beauty, as you’ll recall from that luscious shot of her without makeup on my Blog (natural is my preference, always, as Lily will attest). Glamor girls (i.e. Maxim, Playboy, Penthouse etc etc) don’t do anything for me; I prefer Real Girls, and I say that without a hint of irony. NOT A HINT!!! *cough*

    I really hate the Cult of Celebrity, but she seems to break the mold, thank goodness.

    Thanks for the link to “ANDY WARHOL’S Interview Magazine DAMMIT!” as we think it should be re-titled. I would never have guessed that was Megan Fox though. As partial as I am to long hair, she looked great in that bob (if that’s what it is). Looking at the photos, I suspect (does that make me suspicious?) that she really “gets” the idea of mannequins and by extension, life-sized dolls. Either that or the photog is a good coach!

    So you had a Latin teacher named Mr. Forstieri? Sounds quite sinister, as if from out of a horror movie! I took Latin in High School (for one semester anyway), only my teacher was a Brother, and I don’t mean from the East Bay 😉 It was a parochial school run by Jesuits (IIRC), so you KNOW this guy knew his Latin! They’re big on that, y’know.

    Yeah, I left that school after that semester when I discovered girls and public schools after 9 years of all-boys schools. Yay!

    Anyway, ta 🙂

  4. plastikeyes writes:

    the megan fox shoot was rather incredible, thanks for sharing that. i never would have thought of her doing that sort of shoot. hats off to the lass!

    that photoshop gynoid was extremely well done. it was very creative and whoever pulled that off has major talent!

  5. Davecat writes:

    PB Shallot (a variety of the onion that has a wonderfully mild flavour with a hint of garlic) –

    The way you describe your lust interest in Ms Fox kinda puts it into perspective — you view her as similar to what Angelina Jolie used to be, i.e, an unconventional envelope-pusher working in Hollywood. I’ll tell you, though; if you don’t want your image of her spoiled, DO NOT watch her act, and especially STAY THE LIVING HELL AWAY FROM THE BAYFORMERS MOVIES. But that’s just sound advice overall.
    Your mileage may naturally vary; her acting style does nothing for me, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still appreciate her for what she is. Kinda like how I think Heidi Montag’s brain is actually a blob of raspberry Jell-O in the shape of a brain, but since her recent spate of cosmetic surgeries, she’s now artificially delicious. 😉

    I’d had Dr Forstieri as my Latin teacher senior year, and Mr Watson teaching me freshman year; both were fab blokes. Mr Watson was a gentleman in his upper 60s, and spent a class teaching us how to make a proper paper aeroplane, and Dr Forstieri had us watching ‘The Agony and the Ecstacy’ one day, for reasons I cannot exactly recall. All that, and the only Latin I can recall is ubi nunc equi sunt, and ite ad Inferos. Tuition well spent! 😛

    And remember: technically that photo of Ms Fox doesn’t count, as that is a ‘shop. Lovely to look at though, no question. 🙂

    plastikeyes –
    I think it would’ve been nicer if 1) visitors to the interview page could click and save full-sized pictures, and 2) if I’d actually posted this article back in June, when ANDY WARHOL’S Interview Magazine DAMMIT! was still on the racks. Sloth is my deadliest sin, it seems…

    And I’d agree that the Chinese Gynoid ‘shop/shoot was fab! There’s an artist that Everhard turned me on to last year that does similar Photoshopping work — more artistically-inclined, as opposed to the realistic angle that the Chinese Gynoid shoot was going for — but I can’t remember his name, and it looks like I might not have bookmarked his site. So really, bringing that artist up has done neither of us any good at this point. I apologise. 😐

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