Tensile Strength: Exceeded

distressed android

This artwork may be found on the Factory 1019 site of artist Jeffery Scott, in a portfolio called The Machines, with a filename suggesting that the artwork may be titled Deletion Of A Dysfunctional Series.

The theme of androids in distress with bits of the mechanism showing through seems to run through a lot of Jeffery Scott’s work. Here’s another example, which we might choose to interpret as a couple cleaning up after a round of sex that was particularly hard on their android sex toy playmate:

rough night for the android sex toy

The artist also has an art book for sale on his website:

jeffery scott art book

This post is a reblog with added provenance from a 27 November 2013 post at Infernal Wonders. Its original source was a defunct post (not preserved at the Internet Archive) at the similarly defunct bulletproof2k tumblr (fragments of which are preserved). A tumblr reblog of the original source does survive here; no Internet Archive backup link for that tumblr post exists and, post-2017, none can be made, because Tumblr censorship in the form of an exclusionary robots.txt file prevents its inclusion in the Archive.

Caution: Batteries Beneath This Cover


At the tumblr post where this image was originally found (see below), the artwork was titled “Beatless” and credited to “Redjuice”. An accompanying never-archived link currently takes the unwary reader to cultish Christianoid ravings about chemtrails; sic transit gloria mundi.

Fortunately, DeviantArt is much less fickle, and this image is described there as “Novel BEATLESS cover artwork.” According to Wikipedia, Beatless is indeed a serial novel illustrated by Redjuice. Otaku Mode describes it as:

One-hundred years into the future. A world in which society is mostly operated by humanoid robots called hIE. With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia. For what purpose were these artificial beings created? Amid questions regarding the coexistence of these artificial beings and humans, a 17-year-old boy makes a decision…

We are, perhaps, all to be pardoned if we assume that his decision is “Yes, I will fall in lust with her and then jump the hell out of her artificial bones.” You know you were thinking it right along with me!

The series has subsequently inspired three spinoff manga series and a spinoff television anime series. This is the artwork as it appeared as novel cover art:

beatless cover art

Otaku Mode offers this information about artist Redjuice:

First place winner of the 6th Sneaker Taishō Award for his work Senryaku Kyoten 32098 Rakuen. His work Enkan Shōjo (Kadokawa Shoten) is also published under the same label. He has also been nominated for the 30th Japan SF Taishō Award and 41st Seiun Award for Anata no Tame no Monogatari (Hayakawa Publishing), as well as nominated in the Best Japanese Short Story of the Year category for the 42nd Seiun Award for allo, toi, toi.

The official Beatless website has a gallery of his work, and there is more in his gallery at DeviantArt.

This post is a reblog with added provenance from a 23 November 2013 post at Infernal Wonders. Its original source was this post at the Un flujo de Fotones tumblr. (A backup Internet Archive post link is here.)

Well-Ventilated Android Woman

pensive android

This pensive and somewhat drafty android woman is an artwork from something called the Nozon Project by Julian Pernes. It appears to be a 3D computer graphics art project that dates to approximately 2007. Four additional detail views of parts of the android are available, of which this one is representative:

android titties

There is also an approximately one-minute-long rendered movie, with some views of the fully-assembled android woman near the end:

Finally, there are more than fifty additional 3D images of this android from various angles that are locked into an obsolete Adobe Flash gallery here, available for viewing only if you can discipline your reluctant browser into running Flash. (This is an insecure and inadvisable practice that many modern browsers will balk at, but it is often necessary for the intrepid provenancer and the erotic-imagery adventurer alike.)

flash gallery nozon project

This post is a reblog with added provenance from a 21 November 2013 post at Infernal Wonders. Its original source was a defunct post at the long-gone “Tha Rabbit Hole” tumblr, of which no substantial trace survives even in the Internet Archive. However another tumblr source for the image exists at Cursed Makings, for which post there is also an Archive backup link.