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28 June 2005

tetka.swf A scantily clad body falling through an endless bubble landscape. You can grab, throw and shake her too.
Most fun I've had since I stole my neighbor's Ken & Barbie dolls.
posted by mudpuppie 28 June | 19:19
...28 ...29 ...30

(Which was many years ago.)
posted by mudpuppie 28 June | 19:19
That is just scary.
posted by Cryptical Envelopment 28 June | 19:20
It's actually kind of creepy in a "did you see that dead-girl-in the-bikini-falling video yet" way. They should have at least added some sound effects saying "ooomph" and "arghhhh" every time she hits a bubble.
posted by Slack-a-gogo 28 June | 19:23
Better yet, change it from a dead-girl-in-a-bikini to Homer Simpson and I think they're onto something. Especially with sound effects of bones breaking and assorted "doh!"s and "owww"s. And maybe change the clouds to kegs of beer.
posted by Slack-a-gogo 28 June | 19:25
It's actually kind of creepy in a "did you see that dead-girl-in the-bikini-falling video yet" way.
Is this a frequent way of being creepy?

And more seriously: does anyone know if this is a fetish of some kind? (That is, do you know of a fetish this applies strongly to, as opposed to thinking "yeah, it's probably a fetish of some kind"?)
posted by bugbread 28 June | 19:27
That thing is strangely disturbing and mesmerizing. It's so peaceful seeming, and then come the impacts and painful distortions.

The slippery bubbles make it look like the flash-author has a wet balloon fetish.

Yeah, there's a balloon fetish, with the sub-fetish of 'wet'. (Other subfetishes would include "popping" the balloons, sitting on them, and others. Probably related to crushing and stomping fetishes somewhere on the Perv-o-matic Venn diagram, along with rubber/latex fetishes.)

Google it for yourself, I'm not burning out my eyeballs for you.
posted by loquacious 28 June | 20:13
How Cirque du Soleil!
posted by scarabic 28 June | 20:29
I suddenly feel so icky for saying it was fun.
posted by mudpuppie 28 June | 20:41
Change it to a really skinny jonmc clad in flannel falling through beer suds.
posted by matildaben 28 June | 21:19
How about Bam Margera or Johnny Knoxville falling down an infinite progression of Escher-like stairways? Note: There should be lots of sharp, pointy handrails. Y'know, for the boys.
posted by loquacious 28 June | 21:26
Ah, I knew about the balloon fetish, but I didn't know about the "wet" sub-fetish. Crushing and stomping I knew, but I didn't know about sitting on balloons.

Is there a bounce fetish?
posted by bugbread 28 June | 23:59
There is now. Thanks so very much.
posted by Cryptical Envelopment 29 June | 00:13
It's mildly entertaining to pull her between overlapping baloons and leave her stuck there.

Yeah, I said mildly.
posted by George_Spiggott 29 June | 00:21
Yeah, I found that out by accident - creepy the way she keeps moving even when she is stuck. Plus, you can squeeze her through between really small gaps if you have a desire to.
posted by dg 29 June | 00:52
Don't know about creepy. I second the vote for mesmerizing (if odd). But maybe that's just my half-awake state of mind. (and stinkin' hot. can stinkin' hot be a state of mind?)
posted by dreamsign 29 June | 01:30
Yeah, that creeped the hell out of me. I stopped playing with it after about twenty seconds because it sort of made me feel like a bad person.
posted by ITheCosmos 29 June | 07:44
I had more fun with this than I should have. I'm a bad bad girl.
posted by hojoki 29 June | 11:21
Don't worry about sound affects. I'm providing plenty of them - oooh, ow, ouch, oh, eep, shit, that hurt, etc.
posted by deborah 29 June | 13:47
I'm naked. || Presidential Address thread