Clockwork Taxidermy

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  • w00t 20 Feb 2008 12:28:49 11,049 posts
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    Woah.

    Bionic fawn with robo-knee!

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  • essential 20 Feb 2008 12:33:50 661 posts
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    Think this must be the most depressing thing I have seen today.

    Love the whole cyborg look in general in films etc, just not on woodland folk.

  • MetalDog 20 Feb 2008 12:34:17 23,708 posts
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    I like it... couple do with looking a little less 'stuck on' and more integrated for the most part, like the crocodile. I'd expect her to more more in that direction, definitely one to watch.

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  • w00t 20 Feb 2008 12:36:19 11,049 posts
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    Depressing?

    I think it's rather cool.

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  • essential 20 Feb 2008 12:40:31 661 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    Depressing?

    I think it's rather cool.

    Sort of thought we were moving away from stuffing animals to have as interesting conversation pieces thats all.

    I know the Victorians used to kill and stuff kittens for use in fluffy kitten scenes :(

    Can't she find another medium to work in rather than teh deaded animals?



  • MetalDog 20 Feb 2008 12:44:45 23,708 posts
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    If you eat meat, you need to be quiet now. If you're a vegan, carry on! =)

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  • Nuttah 20 Feb 2008 12:46:06 1,840 posts
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    Not a fan of taxidermy myself. I do find the stuffed animal heads/animals a little morbid I suppose, come to think of it I really couldn't tell you why I don't like it.

    This however I actually quite liked. The ferrt was not very pleasant to look at but the deer and the croc is ace.

    Nowadays i'm pretty sure killing animals to stuff them is not common practice.
  • catterz 20 Feb 2008 12:46:41 8,763 posts
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    Uh-oh!

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  • Tiger_Walts 20 Feb 2008 12:51:06 16,582 posts
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    "For every animal you don't eat, I'll eat three."

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  • essential 20 Feb 2008 12:53:05 661 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    If you eat meat, you need to be quiet now. If you're a vegan, carry on! =)

    Ahh... you got me there MD ;)

    I guess that it's because I find the look to be totally incongruous to be honest.
    I think animals are just so aesthetically pleasing to the eye anyway and then someone sticks a few springs etc out of their arse and its wow cyber animals.

    However I do realise that is totally my opinion, so err... good find then w00t.

    /slopes away from thread with cyber tail between legs :)




  • MetalDog 20 Feb 2008 13:15:49 23,708 posts
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    You're talking to a metal dog, so, you know...

    I suspect she buys the animals pre-stuffed in second hand crap shops - I certainly would. Taxidermy is a time consuming, sticky, smelly process.

    I agree that many animals are naturally pleasing to the eye and some of her work does look very 'I glued a cog to a duck's arse', but I'd expect her to move towards more intergrated, complicated pieces as she learns. I've welded metal onto bones a time or two myself - I like my cyber animals skeletal!

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  • Nuttah 20 Feb 2008 13:21:54 1,840 posts
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    You read Diamond Dogs and Turquoise Days by Alastair Reynolds MD?

    I think you may like it (two short stories)
  • MetalDog 20 Feb 2008 13:36:51 23,708 posts
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    Haven't. Are they in a compilation?

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  • Nuttah 20 Feb 2008 13:46:48 1,840 posts
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    Not that i'm aware of. It is basically a smallish book with those two short stories in it. I know there are a few sci-fi compilations in with some Alastair Reynolds stuff, like this one

    not sure i've noticed the Diamond Dogs short story in it though.
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