wherein Gizmodo calls me a “complete creepbag”

by Violet Blue on January 26, 2009


Photo credit, via いつき: A worker bags sex doll torsos at Orient Industry’s factory in Tokyo May 23, 2007. Orient Industry makes sex dolls to order with a variety of bodies, faces and hairstyles that cost from 140,000 yen (US$1,150) for a basic model to 650,000 yen (US$5,400) for models with realistic latex skin and internal metal skeletons. REUTERS/Michael Caronna (JAPAN).

I originally saw artist Bob Turek’s art piece Object Remix via JWZ’s blog – and it’s making the blogrounds since, with attribution all over the place. But I’d like to take a step back and thank Gizmodo for posting about it in a way that takes my “wow, cool, I want one” into calling my appreciation for Turek’s body-mannequin-speaker remix something only a “complete creepbag” would enjoy. Thanks for that.

Meanwhile, this video (seen before) about Japanese sex doll collector and dollsexual Ta-Bo is making the rounds again and currently is on Japundit — here is my original post on the Reuters piece (and full video) from September 2007. Here’s a link to find the great accompanying photoset.

In other sex and tech news, did you ever see the hilarious, sexually explicit Hong Kong action film and comedy, “Sex and Zen“? It’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever sat agog and watched, I mean we’re literally talking flying-through-the-trees sex-battle scenes, Hong Kong style. It’s one of the biggest porn LOLZ ever. Today some blogs are reporting on today’s news item at LiveNews, “3D porn to revolutionise industry” that says “Hong Kong film makers are preparing to leave filmgoers goggle-eyed by releasing the world’s first pornographic movie in 3D, a news report said on Sunday.” They’re missing the fun: the best part is that it’s a *remake* of this purposely outrageous, bizarre cult film:

Shooting on the Chinese-language film 3D Sex And Zen, budgeted at 4 million US dollars, is scheduled for April with producers promising some of the most realistic close-up sex scenes ever.

“Just imagine that you’ll be watching it as if you were sitting beside the bed,” Stephen Shiu Jnr told the Sunday Morning Post.

“There will be many close-ups. It will look as if the actresses are only a few centimetres from the audience.”

Twenty five to 30 per cent of the movie, an update of one of Hong Kong’s best known erotic films Sex And Zen, will be sex scenes, Shiu told the newspaper. (…read more, livenews.com.au, thanks Praemedia!)


Photo credit, via いつき: A worker bags sex doll torsos at Orient Industry’s factory in Tokyo May 23, 2007. Orient Industry makes sex dolls to order with a variety of bodies, faces and hairstyles that cost from 140,000 yen (US$1,150) for a basic model to 650,000 yen (US$5,400) for models with realistic latex skin and internal metal skeletons. REUTERS/Michael Caronna (JAPAN).

{ 7 comments }

1 Jim January 26, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Oh I just ignore their blogging of Anime in general. The general publics ideas of anime are so beyond jaded thanks both to early anime in general (being either really kiddy fair or hentai) or more often stupidity on the subject so thus generalization.

Your honestly more likely to see a true conversation about anime on Kotaku, then io9. What I find hilarious is io9s generalization of anime=hentai yet their constant blogging of poor skinimax skin flicks as if one is bad and the other is perfectly acceptable.

2 Drunkio Sakebito January 26, 2009 at 7:04 pm

This is the same Giz that encourages their readers ‘it’s easy to pwn your iPhone.. then publishes a whoopsie article after things backfire:

http://i.gizmodo.com/5139388/warning-jailbreaking-iphones-using-1056-macbooks-can-bite-you-later#c10316692

I used to think journalists were creeps [ala Adam Curtis / Charlie Brooker]. Seems Giz bloggers have the same disease.

And don’t get me started about io9 and anytime they decide to blog about anime.

3 Luke Baggins January 26, 2009 at 6:54 pm

The story of international fuckdoll-philia is not complete without Skippystalin’s take on it:

http://enjoyeverysandwich.blogspot.com/2007/07/beyond-valley-of-dolls-what-do-you-get.html

It was that post that inspired me to keep my own archive of his shit for re-reading.

4 littleshotlarry January 26, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Well, I think the speakers are awesome. Those geeks are so worried about getting laid, they’re pretending they know what would turn women off. And of course, they make the sexist assumption that only a man would want one.

5 Ken January 26, 2009 at 4:04 pm

You know, I like to think of myself as the planet’s most non-judgemental redneck. If it gets people off, I’m down with it – but I have to confess that the whole sex doll thing weirds me out just a *little* bit.

Having said that, getting called a “complete creepbag” by Gizmodo is high praise indeed. I envy you that one.

6 Jim January 26, 2009 at 3:11 pm

and i just idiotically wrote sights…… I need a drink, I spell better with booze.

7 Jim January 26, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Dont sweat it, Nick is doing his best to destroy the Gawker sights with irrelevant bloggers being kept while the good ones are kicked to the curb and constant stories of Jobs has cancer even when he doesnt.

I have almost completely given up on Giz and Gawker in general. Only io9 has had anything of interest to me.

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