Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for November 18, 2011
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling Billy Dare Boy Adventurer with Quentin in SMUGGLERS' CAPE Ch. VILXX: "Into the Uncanny Valley!" Billy is on the trail of the evil Dr. Mordu, when - Billy: Criminey! A NOTE! Billy Dare - Meet me in the Uncanny Valley. - Zmekberg Billy: Golly, he's the famous movie director! Billy: I'm looking for the Uncanny Valley. Man: It's down this road, but ya don't wanna go there, lad. Billy: Why not? Man: It's a hideous place, and some say it's where the undead live. Billy: Ha, ha. The superstitious old fool! Billy: This place looks so strange! Villain: Ah, Billy Dare. So nice of you to come into my domain. Billy; Augh! Villain: Horrible, isn't it? This is the place where the design of the human form becomes unspeakably creepy. Billy: NO! Villain: You see, as a representation becomes more human-like, it becomes more appealing to the human eye. Villain: But just as it becomes VERY realistic-looking, it bottoms out. Villain: It looks ALMOST human, but not quite, creating a disturbing sensation. Billy: Yech! Villain: If it is a perfect replica, it becomes appealing again, but THIS is the DEAD ZONE between! Villain: You'll never escape! You've been motion-CAPTURED! Billy: NO! NEXT: Billy escapes from the valley, but does he go TOO FAR over the mountain? Villain: come back to the valley! We're too abstract!
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