Any Synthetiks-related news, Davecat? (Jun 2008)

typed for your pleasure on 4 June 2008, at 1.43 pm

Sdtrk: ‘October language’ by Belong

This was located by the vigilant staffers at SpurtBOT: AI Robotics is a website where you can choose and order your very own Gynoid named Lisa. Whoa, whoa there, bunky! Don’t get your hopes up, and you can put your chequebook away, as unfortunately, the whole thing’s about as legitimate as Borghild, the legendary Nazi Doll. Yeah, I know, I was bummed out about it as well.


‘Sorry, I don’t actually exist! Keep saving up, though!’

It’s a reasonably convincing jape, though. There’s interviews with the creators, testimonials from happy customers, an online ordering page, etc. I do like this bit in the interview, however:

For whom did you design the perfect woman?
Etienne Fresse: Lisa is a substitute for a real woman. She has been designed for all men who have not found their soulmate, who would like to have company when they get home in the evening and who would like to have someone who cares for them.

Why did you decide to sell Lisa on the internet?
Yoichi Yamato: Most of all we wanted to “democratize” robots. We wanted to give as many people as possible the opportunity to benefit from cutting-edge technologies, to make their daily lives a little better.

Hoax or not, they’ve definitely got the right idea…

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. With that in mind, have a look at the short film ‘Creative Director Doll‘. If you’ve seen Nick Holt’s ‘Guys and Dolls‘ — and who hasn’t?? — some of those shots and lines of dialogue will be awfully familiar. It got a hearty chuckle out of me, anyway!

We’re halfway through 2008, and once again, Phoenix Studios is maintaining their sexy silicone standards, with Miss June, out now. Shi-chan and I approve!


If it’s too warm in there, her thighs will stick to that bag when she stands up

I dunno; I believe I have a new favourite Boy Toy model… I think it’s that red hair of hers. Mmm, racy!

And have you read fellow iDollator PBShelley’s review of ‘Lars and the Real Girl’? I think you should.

A good example of how the dolls serve the observers’ imagination was shown when Karin begins talking to Bianca about her job, and how the townspeople used Bianca to provide them with what they wanted, a librarian, church member, even a mirror for their own beliefs as to how a woman should be treated. A doll (any doll) is a toy for the imagination; or, you might say, a tool. And a fertile imagination is a good thing ;)

More iDollator-related news later! There’s another Doll Congress I must attend next week-end! I missed the last two, and if I don’t hit this one, they’ll revoke my status

Technorati tags: AI Robotics, Gynoids, Borghild, Phoenix Studios, Boy Toy Dolls, Creative Director Doll, Nick Holt, Guys and Dolls, documentary, iDollators, RealDolls, Lars and the Real Girl

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9 have spoken to “Any Synthetiks-related news, Davecat? (Jun 2008)”

  1. Jaems writes:

    I’m seriously not feeling Ms. June. Perhaps the Matt(s) will come up with something more stunning for July. The Summer months are here and I’m waiting for something to heat us all up!

  2. Laura writes:

    Hooray for red hair! 😉
    I’ve yet to check out “Lars…”, it’s on my Netflix que, it’s just a loooong way down.

  3. PBShelley writes:

    D.C., thanks for the kind and considerate mention 🙂

    I hate to sound stupid (like that’s ever stopped me before :p ) BUT, on my Blog I saw what I thought was your comment and instead it was a link leading me back to here, which is not altogether a bad thing.

    It doesn’t exactly read like a comment though, so I’m unsure as to whether I should delete it, or leave it as is my wont. It’s really like a notice that another (worthier) blog has remarked on it, yes? (I don’t get out much :p)

    Hopefully the silent lurking people will see it and click to come here, and then will click your article’s link back to there, then back to here again and be caught up in a never-ending Spiral of Doom!

    Okay, maybe not a spiral, but something one gets stuck in. Huh! Serves ’em right for visiting and not commenting!

    Anyway, major things are afoot but I’m too tired to Blog them until facts become happenings. I almost had to sell my girls but … well, it’s a long story. Still working things out; may be moving back to the Portland area; may be moving back to the Bay Area… I DON’T KNOW!!!

    But as I am guesting here, it wouldn’t behoove me to blab about it if I’m not going to blog about it; some things I don’t want those silent visitors to Alastor’s know…

    Um… except for those who find themselves here from there in that Spiral of Doom thingy. Oh well, serves ’em right for creeping me silently out. I’m sure it’ll come out eventually.

    ~PBS, and Lily and Eden send hugs of relief to Sidore-chan and yourself, of course 🙂

  4. Miss Hyde writes:

    *screams*
    she has my hair style!
    Hurah! one step closer to a Hyde Boy toy!

    Do you think that the guys at Phoenix studios have a read at this blog?

    because…
    *hint* we think miss jult shoudl look like this! *points to GrAvarar…

    Hyde
    xxxx

  5. Davecat writes:

    Jaems –
    Whaaat? No love for Miss June? You are a madman, sir; a madman. Madman!
    Still, I’m sure the Matts will have a lass that appeals to you. After all, there’ll be six more models to choose from!

    Bear-chan –
    Bump ‘Lars etc etc’ up! It’s totally worth it. 🙂

    PBS and girlies –
    That which appears on your WordPress site is from me, yet not from me, heh heh. 🙂 It’s a trackback! WordPress, epecially the latest iteration, automatically generates trackback links whenever one WP site links directly to another. It’s a semi-handy reference tool. The only problem is when you write a post that links to a previous post you’ve written, then it’ll make a trackback link to it. I just delete those when they happen, as it’s a wee bit redundant in that case…

    Major Things? Nearly selling your lasses?? Tune in next week??? 😐 Hopefully things are levelling off for you, and you won’t have to part company with your darling lasses, as that would be heartbreaking…

    Hyde-chan –
    I dunno; maybe the Phoenix staffers pop in periodically!
    *waves to any staffers*

    And Miss July kinda has your hair… although they should make a pale lass with hair like in your current YIM avatar — deep purple, with a side part. Nice!

  6. PBShelley writes:

    Hellooo…

    Oh yes, BT dolls of your luvly female visitors is a win-win, as long as they do know what most buyers would be using them for? If it’s alright with them then it’s alright! Okey-dokey, pig-in-a-pokey! 😉

    Yes, D.C. it was *this close* (holds fingers an inch apart). I’ll spare you the emotional drama involved as I’m sure you can understand. Naturally I’d have kept Lily-chan’s face as SHE IS MINE but everything else might have had to go. Extremely broke and no-one is hiring… County has a hiring freeze and between minimum wage and part-time onlies … figured I’d sell the house and move once again. But in this sick housing market… well, one house in the neighborhood was up for over 500 days! o.O

    So! Being quite the hikikomori (I swear “Welcome to the NHK” is about me LOL) (aside from the making-an-eroge-game part), I visited the neighbor
    next door for like the third time in three years (or ANYONE for that matter) in order to enlist their help in mowing my extremely overgrown lawn in order to make the humble abode “showable”.

    I mentioned my plight and that I was even considering dishwashing at a nearby restaurant as I saw an ad in the classifieds and it was within walking distance (truck is sick as well). AND! A girl who’s living there said, “Oh, that’s where I work!” Long story short (you’re welcome) I’m going there tomorrow. At least it’s something I’ve got experience in lol

    What the hell, right? I’m doing it for my girls 😀 Oh, and survivability, that too. Just a first step, anyway…

    Just thought I’d share it here since there’s too many silent and creepy types over at my place LOL

    …funny thing though… ever since that trackback, I’ve had a MAJOR increase in hits from here! So, thankee, and Lily thanks ee too 😉

    …wonder what they’re thinking anyway? Oh well. Just thought I’d put you and Sidore-chan’s minds at rest, and both Lily and Eden are doing fine 🙂

    PBS & the etc’s

  7. Davecat writes:

    Wow, PBS, that’s a mess. But not altogether unfathomable. The job and housing market in Michigan is pretty much the same — I thought we had the lock on rubbish job markets! — hardly anyone’s hiring, and what places there are are places in phone sales, like where I’m currently at. And there’s plenty of homes for sale, as so many people are having their hours cut, or are just plain getting laid off. Heh. All this time, I just thought it was Michigan’s economy that was in the toilet due to Detroit’s wonderful philandering gangsta mayor, but no, it’s shite all over. :-\

    It may not be an ideal job, washing dishes, but at least it’s something to keep the proverbial wolves from the door. A man shouldn’t have to sell his Doll(s), though, as that’s just too bleak to imagine. So when you’re up to your elbows in suds, consider that you’re doing it all for Lily and Eden — hopefully that’ll make it not so bad. 🙂

    And does it seem to you that the hikkikomori lifestyle is something that they can get away with more in Japan? I mean, these are people who can buy food, anime/manga and videogames, while barely drawing any income at all? What is their secret?? One of them should write a manual on how to get away with it… at the very least, it might keep the author in food, anime/manga and videogames for a while…

    Shi-chan and I are glad to hear you’re hanging in there, and wish you the best of luck! Not all obstacles are insurmountable. 🙂

  8. Miss Hyde writes:

    Yeah, my yahoo avatar (if its the picture) is now my current hairstyle, I re dyed it and it looks pretty good if I do say so myself ^^

    Hyde

  9. PBShelley writes:

    Thankee DC and the ever-equitable Sidore-chan 🙂

    Just got home from The Job. Guess what? I CAN’T WASH DISHES! O.o Or, I certainly can wash them, it’s the associated heavy lifting/ mopping/gruntwork that kills my back. Or so it “says”. (Chronic back probs since 1974 god that’s probably before you were even born lol)…

    Anyway, since the truck has been fixed (to the tune of $200) I can now drive into the itty-bitty town and seek other type jobs. My Realtor-person seems to think that house-selling is not as futile as all that, and we’ll speak at each other on Saturday.

    Thanks for your empathy 🙂

    PBS and (still) the girlz…

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