Monday, November 25, 2013

If you're happy and you know it wag your tail...

For a geek, I like to think that I tick most of the boxes.

I love Doctor Who to a degree that is, quite frankly, both unhealthy and kind of awesome.  I play World of Warcraft and have multiple toons at the highest level.  I've been to more than one midnight screening of Star Trek movies.  Hell, I even used to play Dungeons & Dragons, and I keep my dice in my bedside cabinet to this day!

But if there's one element of the geek lifestyle that I've yet to indulge in, I'd have to say it's cosplay.

For those of you who don't know, cosplay is the practice where someone dresses up as a character in a show, movie, book, or game that they love.  Gender doesn't matter.  Physical appearance doesn't matter.  Hell, species doesn't even matter!  All that matters is that you love that character so much that you want to pretend to be them, even if just for a little while.  

Truthfully, I've never felt any desire to cosplay.  I get why people do, but it never really appealed to me.

At least until now.

I saw this video the other day from a company who've invented an electronic tail that works depending on your mood and I had an instant and violent reaction.  I WANT ONE!  I'm not sure why, just that I desperately do.  I mean, come on, who WOULDN'T want a tail that wags faster the happier you are!

Okay, I know it's not really cosplay in the traditional sense ... in fact, it skirts closer to furries than I'm entirely comfortable with ... but I'm going to blithely disregard that fact.

Take a look and I bet you'll want one too ...even if you won't admit it.



I'm not even sure if they're being produced for sale yet, but if they are and anyone is looking for a Christmas present for me...

30 comments:

  1. I'm not surprised that the Japanese invented it. They're crazy, man.

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  2. They sort of look like furry windshiled wipers.

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  3. But I assumed you already had a nice tail!

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  4. If I were to see that in real life, I would think it was an automatic device to wave the fart odor away. As soon as the odor (or breeze) hits the fur, the tail starts waving to diffuse the smell.

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    1. LOL! You know, I wouldn't put it past the Japanese to invent that.

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  5. Bears have tails, but short ones. And we don't wag them as a dog does. Here ends the tale.

    Blessings and Bare hugs!

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    1. LOL! Well now you can correct Mother Nature's oversight!

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  6. That is quite hilarious. I thought of you the other day when I saw a Dr. Who teapot and tea brewer thingy. I don't know what it's called I don't drink tea, steeper maybe.

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    1. I've got a mug, but not a teapot! I should do some Christmas googling.

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  7. I admit it: I want a tail.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. Oh my days. What on earth will they think of next? It's amazing what people's brains come up with. To think that someone sat down one day and said 'let's give man a tail', ha ha ha. I think we should have horns on our heads. Great big fat firm horns which glow in the dark at night :) I'm sure I can make some good money out of it.

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    1. Funny you should say that, I think there's a company that sells devils horns that move with brainwaves too.

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  9. For some reason now I am thinking of MOG in Spaceballs!

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  10. That is very close to the whole Furries thing...which I don't understand in the slightest. I can think of a number of things I would like to have but a wagging tail isn't one of them.

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    1. I'm starting to sympathise with furries .... scary!

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  11. holy crap, I saw a headband with furry ears in a catalog that do the same thing---for a moment I was tempted. 70 bucks, though.

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    1. But imagine the look on people's faces when they moved!

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  12. But what if you meet someone you like and your tail is wagging like mad, but theirs isn't at all??? At least with no tails, you can kid yourself that they are interested.

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    1. That's true. I suppose in some circumstances ignorance is bliss.

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