Ironically enough, we don’t even have cable!

typed for your pleasure on 21 January 2011, at 12.59 am

Sdtrk: ‘New rose’ by the Damned

People! Peoplepeoplepeople. My sources tell me that the cable channel TLC will be airing the episode of ‘My Strange Addiction‘ that Sidore and I will be appearing in on Wednesday, 26 January, at 9 and 11pm EST (Earth Standard Time). Doubtless you’ve seen the trailer by now: it’ll be the one where my hair looks like shite, as it was hot in our flat, thanks to the film crew’s insistence on not having the noise of fans or an airconditioner unit be picked up by the lavalier. *grits teeth* Thankfully, Shi-chan was exceptionally gorgeous — this will be the television debut of her stunning new body, so there’s that to look forward to.

Also, it’s always fantastic when things like this occur:

[12:01:23 AM] MontiLee : Someone on my facebook thought Sidore was organic who made herself up as a Doll. She’s read about her but didn’t make the connection with you until after MSA aired previews of next week’s show.

You can’t see us from where you are — at least not until the 26th — but we’re smiling and nodding approvingly

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

Life with a rubber sheila, Part I on June 19th, 2009

Stars in their Eyes, Part II on August 5th, 2005

14 have spoken to “Ironically enough, we don’t even have cable!”

  1. Angel/Cat writes:

    Hi Davecat ! Thats what I thought when I first saw the trailer…” I know that women”…Aahhh Shi-Chan !! I was so excited !

  2. Davecat writes:

    I’m sure you and Angel will enjoy the episode! Although it’s not exclusively about myself and the Missus; that particular ep also follows the adventures of a woman that is addicted to picking her scabs. So, ah, viewer discretion is advised. 😐

  3. Laura writes:

    I’m so excited! I’m going to make Chris watch it with me. He hasn’t see Guys and Dolls yet

  4. Paul Cobb writes:

    Just a little something I found–thought you might be interested.

  5. Davecat writes:

    Paul –
    Hooooo wow. That’s, ah… what’s the word… Lynchian?? Good lord.
    Not to knock her creator’s efforts, but a large part of making Androids and Gynoids more acceptable to the general public is the presentation. And I have to say: presenting your Synthetik — who happens to resemble Andy Warhol, incidentally — in an insidious-looking room with dodgy lighting and a singing voice that’s like an icepick in the ear is not the way to gain popular opinion. And what’s up with that non sequitur shot of the woods at the 1.47 mark?
    This, ladies and gentlemen, is why the Japanese are racing past us to the Synthetik finish line. *slams fist on table*

    Having witnessed hey hey hey, however, RobotBetty9 would be worse. At least the Gynoid that you linked to doesn’t have a flashing, illuminated head. Let that be a lesson.

  6. RubyMoon writes:

    Hi Davecat.

    I just saw the episode you and Sidore appeared in on TLC. May I say – Sidore is stunning. This was something new and enlightening for me to watch, and though I may not understand it fully, you have my support.

    I don’t agree with how TLC portrayed your relationship as something problematic, and I think a lot of people will agree that your lifestyle, while not the norm, is really something unique and wonderful. Sidore obviously makes you happy, and you’re causing no one any pain, so more power to you! You clearly care for her deeply.

    All the best to you and your lovely lady.

    – Miss RubyMoon

  7. Davecat writes:

    RubyMoon –
    Glad to hear you dug the programme! I suspect that Shi-chan and I will have a copy to view next week, but Monti said it wasn’t altogether bad. She had to get round to one of her friends, as she has no cable, either!

    I suspected there was going to be some sensationalism afoot, as that seems to be the angle that most programmes in this country are leaning towards, which is ridiculous. But Sidore and I are Trying To Get The Message Out, so until people start reading ‘Shouting etc etc’ more and watching less telly, I suppose it’ll have to do… At the very least, our ‘My Strange Addiction’ segment has introduced us to a passel of new people. Like yourself! *points at you*

    You’d touched upon one of the parts of the aforementioned message: Shi-chan and I make each other happy. Most of the iDollators we know are no longer lonely, due to their Synthetik companions. I’ve never understood why people who think they’re being ‘clever’ are so disparaging of iDollators. Maybe they’re jealous of the happiness and contentment we have? I’m shrugging over here; you can’t see it.

    Anyway! Thanks again for commenting and your compliments! Do feel free to stick around! Sometimes I post things that aren’t Synthetiks-related! (not often, but still)

  8. RubyMoon writes:

    Thanks for the reply!

    That seems to be the case with most television. If it’s something the majority of people don’t understand, it becomes a bit taboo.

    I think the fact that you make each other happy is the key thing here. People point fingers at things that are different, and that’ll likely always be the case. I have my fair share of off-beat interests too, and being accepted by everyone is something I’m well aware will never happen. All one can hope to do is find acceptance among some, I guess, and educate others.

    Once again, all the best to you and Sidore.

    I’ll definitely stick around here, and thanks again for replying! 🙂

  9. Catherine writes:

    So thrilled to watch last night with some of my family members ! We had to turn away and talk during the picking segment :(. I could not stand the condescending Doc who made it seem like having a strong imagination is a bad thing ? How are most wonderful things created in this world?
    Well..I’m going to have a wonderful weekend creative art and hanging with my Sythetik partner ! Wonderful show Davecat !

  10. Davecat writes:

    RubyMoon —
    ‘Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities’
    — Albert Einstein


    ‘You have to do stuff that average people don’t understand because those are the only good things’
    — Andy Warhol

    Cat —
    Good to hear you caught our episode with your family, despite the Festival of Scabs! Was Angel present? He should’ve been. 🙂

    Regarding that doctor: I wish I could remember who mentioned the term to me — I wanna say Everhard — but the best term for ‘experts’ such as he would be paid opinion-makers. Cos that’s all they do. A true medical professional would not be discouraging free thought and creative expression, as it’s ridiculous, to say the least. I realise that everyone has an opinion, particularly on a unique topic such as Synthetiks, but comments such as those from so-called ‘experts’ are wildly irresponsible, and shockingly unprogressive.
    Ah well. The future will see people such as iDollators and technosexuals to be right, I’m certain…

    Give our regards to Angel, and have a fantastic and creative week-end! And thanks again!

  11. Silvermite writes:

    Hey DC,

    I saw the TLC show this past Wednesday. I was actually quite disappointed that the show was split with a different segment. The adverts made it look like the whole show was going to be dedicated to you. I found myself turning away during the other segment (which was pretty lame).

    The editing for that show is also quite lame. I think it would be better to just split the segments into halves instead of bouncing back and forth between them at will. It was impossible to watch and enjoy.

    Also, I kinda feel that the segment did no one any justice at all. There was no real emphasis on any point for or against the lifestyle. The show mainly makes spectacles out of people I think. The attitude is like, “look at these freaks, they’re not normal!”

    Anyway, glad to see you back on the air. I’m hoping that you one day get a better breakthrough appearance though. As a friend of mine would say, keep fighting the good fight!

  12. Davecat writes:

    Silvermite —
    Lots of people said much the same thing you did: ‘Davecat, it was neat seeing you and Shi-chan again, but OH MY GOD WHY DID THEY PAIR YOU WITH THAT SCAB PICKER.*’ I shrug in response usually, and tell them I wasn’t involved with that end of the programme, more’s the pity. All told, I think it would’ve made more sense to pair us with the woman that can’t get enough shoes in her life, cos, well… you know. Ahem.

    I’m also hearing from more and more viewers that it was a pretty sensationalist show overall. At the very least, Monti, who appeared in it as ‘Monti’, said the parting effect the episode had was that of ‘party on, Dave!’ The Missus and I are still awaiting our DVD copies, so we can witness The Spectacle for ourselves.
    That’s always a risk doing these types of shows, particularly in the States, that it turns into a display of freak-pointing. I say yes to shows like that sometimes — but not all shows, obviously — because it gives Shi-chan and I the opportunity to broaden peoples’ horizons. It’s a fine edge, cos for every one person that says Good job Well done, there’s like thirty that enjoy showing their ignorance in public. My ideal venue would be a bonafide documentary specifically about Synthetiks, or perhaps an appearance on NPR or Radiolab. I’m keeping my fingers crossed…

    Thanks for making another comment (your first in months!), and Sidore and I fully intend to keep on fighting. 🙂

    *You’d think that after picking your scabs for so long, eventually you’d run out of scabs, and then you’d be picking at raw flesh. Eventually there’d be nothing left of your body but a skeleton, surrounded by a pile of tiny hunks of meat.
    This paragraph brought to you by Clive Barker.

  13. Silvermite writes:

    Thanks for the reply. It’s good to be remembered! You’re right, I haven’t posted in months. In all honestly, it’s been a while since I’ve visited the site. However, there hasn’t been too many updates since I last visited. I will say though, I came back to the site BEFORE the whole TLC thing.

    I must say, you keep things interesting around here. I love your various blog posts and topics (ie: post-modern architecture). I’ve discovered all kinds of interesting things here. That’s why I came back. I wanted to see what else you had for me.

    And as you stated, it is a difficult position to be in where to reach out and gain one person, you run the potential of turning off 30. I’m sure by now though, you know that no matter what a person has going for them, there’s going to be some multitude somewhere that is against it.

    Anyway, I’ll leave you to do your thing and I’ll check back in later to read about it :).

  14. Davecat writes:

    ‘It’s been a while since I’ve visited the site. However, there hasn’t been too many updates since I last visited.’
    Heh, guilty. 🙂 Apart from that, it’s nice to hear that not only you dig the Synthetiks-related posts, but the six or seven yearly posts that aren’t going on about Dolls and/or Gynoids! I’ve been gathering many links related to the 20th century Modern architecture we know and love, so expect some more of those this year. Can’t get enough of those machines for living!

    Yeah; with a ‘hot-button issue’ such as Synthetiks, it’s still a case of there are more people out there that are against or repulsed by the idea than there are those that are for it — at least, those who are vocal about what side of the fence they’re on. But opinions are slowly starting to sway in favour, I believe. I’ve no illusions that it’ll happen overnight, short of Kokoro co. Ltd suddenly mass-producing Actroids and selling them at $1000 USD apiece to anyone with a willing chequebook, but it is occurring. And raising the public consciousness about Synthetiks is something I think is rather important, in order to get people to consider what Synthetiks can do for them. So, y’know, hey.

    Yes, come back in a couple of weeks! There should be some more things on ‘Shouting etc etc’ to look at/read/touch/smell (the last two only apply if you have a computer with Touch-o-Vision or Smell-o-Vision adapters)! 🙂

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