A quick one before we go

typed for your pleasure on 28 December 2008, at 6.27 pm

Sdtrk: something from the ‘Space channel 5 Part 2 “Uki uki” Non-stop Megamix’ soundtrack

Heh; dreamt last night that a company had assembled a very lifelike and rather convincing Sarah Palin Gynoid. The technicians were stretching her silicone face onto her skull, and she had that glassy-eyed look that we all remember so well, and I was like, ‘yep, she looks just like the original’. My hope would be that the Gynoid version would be working for good, not evil, much like a reverse version of ‘Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla’.

This will undoubtedly be the last post on ‘Shouting etc etc’ *crowd cheers* until 2009 *crowd boos*, so I have to play to type and mention something about Synthetiks. As previously mentioned, Kokoro Co. Ltd. were finally prepping their latest Gynoid, Actroid DER3, for her debut; which, strangely enough, was in Thailand.



From that video, you can see that her body and facial movements are even more fluid than her predecessors — there’s probably more servos inside of her — but the one thing that really stood out is that she can actually move one of her legs now. When she’s singing that awful T-pop song and dancing towards the latter half of the footage, she’s shimmying a bit, as unlike her older sisters, she’s not bolted to the floor through both legs, which is obviously an improvement. One down, one to go!
There’s also a video you can grab from Kokoro’s site; the editing’s a bit rubbish, but it’s still worth viewing.

So when are we going to see all the mechanical progeny of Prof.Ishiguro gathered together? Simroid, Geminoid, the live-action Holon, Ando-san, all of the Actroids that were at the 2005 Aichi World Expo… even Repliee R1, the Gynoid version of Prof.Ishiguro’s daughter that, despite my dislike for the adjective ‘creepy’ in the context of artificial humans, even I have to concede that point towards her. But yeah, get them all together in one room, and I can’t conceive of a better opportunity for a family portrait…

And finally, I nearly forgot to add I got a wee mention and a link in a pro-RealDoll article on the site ‘Open Your Heart To The Love‘. I’m referred to as ‘the leading authority’ on Synthetik companions. Flattery will get you everywhere. 🙂

Until then, Sidore and I wish you a Happy 2009, and we’ll see you lot next year! Which is later this week. Nevertheless!

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

Any Synthetiks-related news, Davecat? (Oct 2005) on October 24th, 2005

Lonely hearts, lunar beauty, new faces, and much explanation on September 12th, 2012

5 have spoken to “A quick one before we go”

  1. Laura writes:

    Palin/Mechagodzilla hybrid doesn’t sound too far off.. hmmm.
    I, unfortunately have seen every Godzilla movie in exsistance. My brother is a huge fan

  2. Davecat writes:

    Godzilla? Nice bloke. He and I go way back. 🙂

    I’ve seen… err, probably 80% of the Gojira films out there; most of the ones I’ve haven’t seen would be the Heisei-era ones. But I love Giant monsters All-out Attack, and Final wars is fantastic if you focus on the kaiju battles instead of the human actors. Overall, I prefer the Showa-era films. But I would say that. 🙂

    My hope is that the Gynoid Sarah Palin would twist Organik Sarah Palin’s head clean off, in an ironic reversal of the Godzilla/Mechagodzilla clash from ‘Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla’. As long as Organik Sarah doesn’t somehow manifest electromagnetic properties, her Synthetik successor is destined to be victorious. But what’s the likelihood of something like that occurring??

  3. Stacy Leigh writes:

    Davecat, you are such a lovely person and I adore you from afar! You are eloquent, sweet, brilliant and beautiful. I hope you have the best year ever in 2009.

    Big kisses and tons of love,
    Stacy

  4. Laura writes:

    There’s no telling, Bush was elected twice…..

  5. Davecat writes:

    Stacy –
    Thanks, as always, for your kind words! You, on the other hand, are a constant inspiration. I remember back when you used to say on the Forum that you’d love nothing more than to take glamour shots of Dolls for Abyss creations. These days, not only can you say you’ve done that, but you can add 4woods and Phoenix studios as well, plus your Park magazine interview. Not only are your photos always fantastic (and arousing!), but you inspire by saying ‘I want to do ____,’ and then actually getting it accomplished.

    You may have had a near-death experience in 2008, but look at what else you managed to get done! You are a sexy force of nature; 2009 might be well-advised to watch out. 😉 Many kisses and hugs right back to ya!

    Laura –
    Bush? Who? O… that person. Is he still President?

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