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April 13, 2010 1:46 PM   Subscribe

Maybe it was V, or maybe something clicked when Travolta and Cage did Face/Off, but at some point some people became fixated on women shedding their skin (horrible site design warning) to reveal other women, aliens/monsters, men, robots, or sometimes just to create masks, suits or shells (mostly NSFW, all creepy as hell).
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out (64 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
total recall
posted by nathancaswell at 1:50 PM on April 13, 2010


sorry, total recall.
posted by nathancaswell at 1:52 PM on April 13, 2010


Some people? Or just one guy?

One really, really creepy guy. That lives in a van. Parked on your street. And he's looking at you right now.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:53 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can't bear it.
posted by Nothing... and like it at 1:53 PM on April 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


randomly clicked on this jpg link for the William Hurt fans out there...

this site the best thing since velociraptor reverse rape slash fiction.
posted by Hammond Rye at 1:54 PM on April 13, 2010


I guess there are worse fetishes to get from watching V. Like women swallowing guinea pigs, or Marc Singer.
posted by "Elbows" O'Donoghue at 1:56 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nothing...I love that bear pic. If it was commercially available, I'd buy one :)

(no, I do not get off on these skin peel pics, just to be clear)
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out at 1:56 PM on April 13, 2010


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posted by HP LaserJet P10006 at 1:57 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: bestmostly NSFW, all creepy as hell of the web.
posted by davejay at 1:59 PM on April 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


what the shitting christ
posted by Sticherbeast at 2:00 PM on April 13, 2010 [5 favorites]


That Related was on the blue, if you missed the discussion (it is/was interesting).
posted by filthy light thief at 2:00 PM on April 13, 2010


Stay weird, internet. I <3 U!
posted by everichon at 2:03 PM on April 13, 2010 [6 favorites]


Can this be the thread where I mention that the new V sucks? Because man, it sucks so tremendously hard.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:07 PM on April 13, 2010 [7 favorites]


People became fixated? I'm people. I'm not fixated.

Unless there is a Darth Vader/StormTrooper outfit to be had. For some reason that whole thing started when I was little watching Star Wars and used to brag to my parents that one day I would marry Darth Vader.

We all have our "thing". Mine just is probably weirder than this post.
posted by stormpooper at 2:08 PM on April 13, 2010


Is this Freudian? Jungian? Mises? Hayek? Which Austrian do I blame for this?
posted by GuyZero at 2:09 PM on April 13, 2010


Roomy.
posted by fleacircus at 2:10 PM on April 13, 2010


It started long before V and Face/Off.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 2:11 PM on April 13, 2010


As I learnt in an AskMe there was the stripper from Vincent Price's Monster Club. Annoyingly, my net connection has turned to crap, so I can't find a decent video on youtube...
posted by twine42 at 2:13 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Can this be the thread where I mention that the new V sucks? Because man, it sucks so tremendously hard.

This my surprised face.

I mean, re-making something from the 80s that we all have pleasant memories of, but to be honest, always had some flaws? And then tacking on some bizarre anti-Obama hidden message for the "24" crowd? In the absolute creative wasteland that is today's network TV?

What could *possibly* go wrong?
posted by drjimmy11 at 2:14 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


We all have our "thing". Mine just is probably weirder than this post.
posted by stormpooper


You know, I'm gonna go ahead and trust you on that one.
posted by Ufez Jones at 2:14 PM on April 13, 2010


Ufez---actually it's not that weird. Some people like cop uniforms. Some people get all in a tizzy over ...oh fuck it. This isn't going to ever sound right.
posted by stormpooper at 2:16 PM on April 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


I mean, re-making something from the 80s that we all have pleasant memories of, but to be honest, always had some flaws? And then tacking on some bizarre anti-Obama hidden message for the "24" crowd? In the absolute creative wasteland that is today's network TV?

What could *possibly* go wrong?


Man, that hidden message is so cleverly hidden, too. I had no idea that the aliens peddling universal healthcare to the masses and "peace, always" were supposed to represent liberals! Who would have thought!

Also, I love that the pinnacle of alien technology is a camera taped to a jacket.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:18 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah but it's SPACE tape. You can't get that around here.
posted by Babblesort at 2:21 PM on April 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


i always though this was just a scifi twist on that whole thing where the homely girl takes off her glasses and ill-fitting clothes to reveal that she is actually a shy supermodel.
posted by fallacy of the beard at 2:24 PM on April 13, 2010


apparently it's even spreading to the pop divas...
posted by sexyrobot at 2:26 PM on April 13, 2010


Is this V program on the DuMont network? I can't seem to tune it in! Is it anything like Cavalcade of Stars?
posted by Mister_A at 2:28 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Can this be the thread where I mention that the new V sucks? Because man, it sucks so tremendously hard.

It's just boring and bland. TV science fiction should have some crazy over-the-top aspect to it.
posted by octothorpe at 2:32 PM on April 13, 2010


This is my surprised face.

No, in my hand.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:34 PM on April 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


No mention of Watchmen?
posted by shakespeherian at 2:36 PM on April 13, 2010


I'm pretty sure those are 'shopped.
posted by JBennett at 2:40 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


posted by octothorpe TV science fiction should have some crazy over-the-top aspect to it.

As requested.
posted by mattdidthat at 2:41 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Of course, some people take it to the extreme.
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out at 2:42 PM on April 13, 2010


Wait, wait, wait... Was she a big fat lady?
posted by Artw at 2:43 PM on April 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


Rule 34.
posted by squorch at 2:48 PM on April 13, 2010


Wait, wait, wait... Was she a big fat lady?

The line is actually "was she a great big fat person?" Which makes it much funnier for some reason.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:51 PM on April 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


/puts lotion in basket.
posted by Artw at 2:54 PM on April 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


Didn't it start with Cocoon?
posted by emelenjr at 3:17 PM on April 13, 2010


Yeah, emelenjr, the scene from Cocoon was the first thing I thought of.
posted by wanderingstan at 3:26 PM on April 13, 2010


come on, jessica tandy was not that scary.
posted by fallacy of the beard at 3:29 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


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posted by Sparx at 3:29 PM on April 13, 2010


mattdidthat: "posted by octothorpe TV science fiction should have some crazy over-the-top aspect to it. As requested. "

Oh that was just awesome. How did they talk John Houseman into playing the weather controlling/fembot creating villain on The Bionic Woman?
posted by octothorpe at 3:36 PM on April 13, 2010


I'm pretty sure those are 'shopped.

I could tell because of the pixels, and having seen quite a few 'shops in my time.
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:38 PM on April 13, 2010


I find this all very deeply distressing and would welcome a more aggressive turn toward a discussion of how the new V sucks (it is improving under its new showrunner, though).
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:42 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Is the resistance shouting "Wolverines!" and having laser beam fights with the alien Death Panel Troopers yet?
posted by Artw at 3:44 PM on April 13, 2010


kittens for breakfast - if it helps the Kirby thread has been derailed into a discussion of the Corman Fantastic Four.
posted by Artw at 3:45 PM on April 13, 2010


...oh God.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:53 PM on April 13, 2010


Cue dive behind the soda...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:56 PM on April 13, 2010


Dinosaurs fucking mollusk-husking robot cars in incest yaoi fursuits and cling-wrap in balloons shedding their skins in a bowl of pudding in a pile of clown suits with one cup and Shatner and McCoy fisting Legolas with Lego and scolded mildly by giant women and WHAT IN THE BLUE BLAZE IRREGULAR SHIT MONKEY RUTABAGA IS GOING ON HERE?

Thank you internet for making me feel very tame and normal. I guess I only thought I was a weirdo. I think I'm going to go look at scans of vintage department store catalogs now.
posted by loquacious at 4:35 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dammit, I was pleasantly in denial about the Teabagger elements of V. Now y'all have gone and ruined another of my guilty pleasures.

I need a mental mallet to bang that realization back down into my subconscious.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:04 PM on April 13, 2010


Here's a gorilla stripping to reveal it's actually Marlene Dietrich.
posted by Wolof at 6:22 PM on April 13, 2010


and we may never meet again
so shed your skin & let's get started
and you will throw your arms around me
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:19 PM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Some people like cop uniforms. Some people get all in a tizzy over ...oh fuck it.

"Getting in a tizzy" all over a cop's uniform is probably assault. Or twenty bucks, same as in town.

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My neuron in charge of memes prompted me to google "rule 34 pope".

Nothing came up. I'm disappointed in the Internet, and feel hope for humanity.
posted by sebastienbailard at 7:24 PM on April 13, 2010


Not so fast there sebastienbailard. Humanity is in fact doomed.
posted by Babblesort at 8:31 PM on April 13, 2010


This is my earliest "face-off" movie memory: the mutants from "Beneath the Planet of the Apes"
posted by pt68 at 8:44 PM on April 13, 2010


Such an appropriate post. I just saw The NeverEnding Story II last night.
posted by spamguy at 10:40 PM on April 13, 2010


Is this Freudian? Jungian? Mises? Hayek? Which Austrian do I blame for this?

You must have missed it: Schwarzeneggerian.
posted by Anything at 11:16 PM on April 13, 2010


I find this all very deeply distressing and would welcome a more aggressive turn toward a discussion of how the new V sucks

I'm watching it, but I'm not really sure why. At best, it's something to keep my eyes busy while I do a boring weekly medical thing I have to do.
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 12:28 AM on April 14, 2010


Roy Scheider emerging as Dr. Benway in Naked Lunch.
posted by sonascope at 7:43 AM on April 14, 2010


Pioneered by Scooby and the gang every single episode.
posted by Aquaman at 8:04 AM on April 14, 2010


Hey guys, did someone phone in a request for a "little 'shop of horrors" joke? Because I've got one all ready.
posted by pineapple at 8:19 AM on April 14, 2010


Posts like this make me love the internets so much.
21st century sexuality is one helluva ride!
posted by Theta States at 8:25 AM on April 14, 2010


posted by sebastienbailard My neuron in charge of memes prompted me to google "rule 34 pope". Nothing came up. I'm disappointed in the Internet, and feel hope for humanity.

Here you go! You're welcome/I apologize.
posted by mattdidthat at 1:27 PM on April 14, 2010


Forget the lotion, just get your own FemSkin!
posted by Evilspork at 1:43 PM on April 14, 2010


Here you go! You're welcome/I apologize.

Hmmm ... I'm aroused, but only partially. It's still not memey enough for me to "get my snark on" if you know know what I mean. (I think you know what I mean.)
posted by sebastienbailard at 9:45 PM on April 14, 2010


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