I follow singles groups on FB because they’re fascinating. I saw a guy post a photo of a woman who he said catfished him, and the replies were full of guys flirting with the photo. https://t.co/8rlFjC40qT
— Jean-Michel Connard (@torriangray) January 30, 2023
Every folk tradition has a story warning young men that the mysterious hot chick out of nowhere is *not* good marriage material — if you’re lucky, the worst that will happen is she’ll steal your heart and your
social security kids when she breaks cover. But sometimes, the.. heart, it wants what it wants…
guy who’s just walked into a spooky hut and seen a beautiful naked woman sitting on a pile of bones and her hands are covered in blood and the air smells like rotting flesh: whoa haha booba
— simone! (@parasocialyte) January 30, 2023
shit, dudes, we’re busted…
— kordo (@QuasiAnarch) January 30, 2023
Ok but how big are the demon lady’s cans?
— 2022 Jump Street (@IrateMaxwell) January 30, 2023
What are they? pic.twitter.com/P4Yoz9DYJr
— Dr Yaketysmakety (@yaketysmakety) January 30, 2023
What’s the demon lady’s @ asking for a friend
— ??von honking ton?? (@vonhonkington) January 30, 2023
Uncanny Valley Snu-Snu? Up for it.
Reminds of David Crosby’s “Cowboy Movie”.
Looks like AI it’s at that stage of development where it can’t draw hands.
So, like most artists really.
Mr. Bernstein, you have the floor.
I think it’s fascinating just how widely prevalent ‘hot naked monster woman’ folklore is. It’s worldwide, and some of the elements are eerily common, like when you see her up close she has some trait that marks her as clearly not human. ‘Hollow from the back’ for one example. Other than the luring, what they want varies wildly. They may be murderous, they may mischievously get the guy lost in the woods, they may be in love but the guy screws it up, they actually just might want sex, or sex with dangerous strings attached like the guy loses interest in life, or the monster girl may be the victim because the guy forces her to marry him. Oh, and on rare occasions, nobody knows what she wants. She’s just hanging around and it’s all in the guy’s head that she’s doing it because of him.
Distinguishing human males from turkeys: might be trickier than imagined.
eta. or spider mites.
“Just My Imagination”
Switching gears (so to speak), Allan Sherman.
That’s strange because it draws boobs just fine, albeit a little too big.
@Amir Khalid: Boobs have fewer moving parts, mostly
ETA it’s amazing what Cipro does to your sleep habits.
The turkey thing is kind of relevant. The point there isn’t sex, it’s finding out what stimulus turkeys use to identify females of their own species. That’s why the mention of humans they imprint on. Apparently turkeys are astonishingly stupid for a vertebrate and ‘back of the head’ is all they need to trigger species recognition.
The writer is being coy with the dead mites, too. ‘Parasite drives the host to mate’ isn’t rare, and in something as simple as a mite (an arachnid, not an insect, Josh), it’s easy to trigger a super stimulus.
Super stimulus is neat, and also relevant to the post. ‘More is better’ is common for desires in nature, far beyond just mating. You can go off the realistically achievable scale and get more intense responses than with actual, realistic stimulus. It’s the opposite of the uncanny valley.
Movement is the big uncanny valley thing anyway. Humans are very sensitive to body language and get major creeps if it’s wrong. Heads turning backwards, the weird poses and janky walks in horror mannequins, spider crawling, zombie lurching…
We (Maryland/DC/Northern VA) are getting dusted with an inch or two of light snow right now. A predicted low probability becomes reality.
I dunno. Remember the strip club scene from The Graduate?
Being rejected by an AI chick is really disheartening.
So I’ve heard.
You could always develop a hobby.
“Very nice. Now where’s my friggin’ drink? Sometime tonight, dude.”
Dude, knock it off. Just make me my drink.
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Meh, AI “art” is pretty obvious, the real tech deep fakes are CGI now. Take this one, is this a picture from some LORT spin off or CGI done with freeware?
@Spanky: School buses running on schedule here in Calvert.
Who needs a hobby like tennis or philately? ;-)
@Frankensteinbeck: I see it as sexist guilt. The way non-white people become demons in white supremacy.
I play with AI art generators all the time. At one point I was trying to get it to draw a reasonably realistic human woman in a track suit. I got one really good one, seven meh, and one fabulous one that would have been perfect if the AI had only drawn the head on the right way around. Apparently AIs like drawing sexy obvious demon ladies.
Why are we doing this? Why are we doing any of this?
@Llelldorin: When you consider much of world code is written by lonely men in sexist societies, it might be a Jungian inevitability.
@different-church-lady: Because it’s there.
@NotMax: Oddly enough I also thought on Sam Lowry and Harvey Lime.
This post reminded me of a Buzzfeed article- one of those “17 Really Stupid Things People Said on the Internet” ones- someone captured a screenshot of a guy asking if you were redesigning the human body and decided to give breasts an actual function, what would that function be?
Sorry for being late to the party, but this is hilarious to me.
On my IG and Reddit, there are ads for “AI girlfriends” and the benefits thereof—including “spicy” chats.
Talk about marketing to incels…
@WereBear: One way to encourage reading… SMUT
Bruce K in ATH-GR
Maybe my eyes are deteriorating due to bad genetics, or I don’t know what to look for any more, but I have difficulty finding the telltales that scream “FAKE” to so many others. I mean, I can see the problems with the hands when others point them out, but I can’t do it unprompted. For what it’s worth, I would probably also have been fooled by the famous head-swap in “Rogue One”, except that I remembered watching the CBS News with Dan Rather mentioning the passing of Peter Cushing back in the 90s.
And I know it was a low probability event because I didn’t have a dozen or so alerts on my phone from WTOP yesterday about what might happen.
Perhaps it’s a sign of maturity or perhaps I’m just a suspicious sort, but when I get friend requests or comments on social media from what look like attractive young women I don’t know, I am oddly reluctant to accept them.
wasn’t there an Onion article about developing the technology in video games to draw women with non-gigantic boobs?
According to one of my old man’s few-yet-accurate gems of sex ed, Always keep in mind: some men will never get over having been weaned.
@Anne Laurie: Love that your dad said that.
@Frankensteinbeck: In Dominica I heard a story from a man who actually did get lost in the woods following one of those ladies. They are referred to here as la diablesse. His story of having been lost was confirmed by family members. A search party found him.
There’s an excellent, very funny and very NSFW web comic based on the whole “demon women and men tempting people into sex” premise, Oglaf.
@Spanky: YES. I always hated it because it was like taking speed…
@El Cruzado: Leonardo aka Terry Gilliam demonstrates
I’m sure someone else has made this point, but what’s the difference between an AI generated image of a woman and a heavily photoshopped “real” image of a woman?