Tumblr favorite #152: Conjoinment

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Bonus Image Provenance: I commissioned Bacchus at ErosBlog to research this image further, and he has come up with the following additional details.

I have not been able to identify an artist for this image but the earliest appearances I could find on the Internet date to 2010 and 2011.

Let us start (for interest) at the home of the Multiple Breast Galleries:

http://f3.to/mbap/ggal.htm

Among many other interesting things, that page contains links to five pages of something called “the Dunno Gallery”. The fourth gallery (with a 2010 date) contains your image:

http://f3.to/mbap/dunno4.htm
http://f3.to/mbap/images/dunno/dun137.jpg

These galleries date from 2001 to 2013 and the images in them are a wild mixture of photomanipulations, manga, anime, and computer art of all kinds. I’d say this Dunno character has been collecting for a long time, but it was at first unclear whether he did all (or any) of the image creation or manipulations. Here are several other examples of conjoined (two heads, three breasts) from the Dunno galleries:

http://f3.to/mbap/images/dunno/dun152.jpg
http://f3.to/mbap/images/dunno/dun052.jpg
http://f3.to/mbap/images/dunno/dun107.jpg
http://f3.to/mbap/images/dunno/dun134.jpg

Moving on, your image also appears on Gelbooru, showing as uploader (you guessed it!) “TheDunno” in 2011:

http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=1184467

The “conjoined” tag there offers access to a considerable variety of art of similar theme:

http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=conjoined

Seeing “Dunno” associated with this image a second time engaged my suspicions, and sure enough, it turns out this character has a DeviantArt profile:

http://thedunno.deviantart.com/

Here he showcases a great many “conjoined” artworks which he presents as “photomanipulations” and “P’shop drawings”. His album contains many of the same images shown at the “Dunno Galleries”, but does *not* include any of the older, more primitive photoshop works from there. It also doesn’t seem to include your image, so I’m not sure whether it should be attributed to him, or not. I suppose one could ask him…

Finally, I’ll offer one more online gallery where your image appears in company with other “conjoined” artworks:

http://whyboner.com/post/list/conjoined/1

My reason for including it: this three-breasted, two-headed “goo girl”:

http://whyboner.com/post/view/5163?search=conjoined

Bacchus is actively taking image research commissions, and if you have adult imagery you’re curious to learn more about, I encourage you to visit Bacchus’s introductory post for his image-searching service, where you can find details about how to commission him.

Fusion organique

Here’s another Elvifrance cover, from it’s Série Blanche, No. 36, which is intriguing for the thaumatophile, because one has to ask, what on earth is going on here?

Are we looking at

  1. A conjoinment fantasy?  That would seem to be one obvious reading of une fusion organique.
  2. A liquid girl storyWiktionnaire gives the first definition fusion as “liquéfaction d’un corps par l’action de la chaleur” and there certainly does seem to be a bit of melting going on at the base of the illustration.
  3. Something A.S.F.R.-related even?  Women are not normally silver or gold like that.

As for the grotesque figure looming over them, I haven’t a clue.

It gets stranger from there, because there is some evidence that whatever was beneath the cover you see above was considered too naughty even to be published in France.  The index page for the cover art in the series tells us “Les n°35 et 36 sont des microtirages destinés à la commission de censure, donc jamais commercialisés.”

Which fact, of course, only makes this thaumatophile want it more.

Aesthetics of the Fly III

In the end, Seth Brundle decides he just can’t hack being a human-fly hybrid (one which is becoming more fly than human as time goes on).  And there have been complications, in the form of his girlfriend Veronica getting pregnant (with what it’s not clear).

So Brundle comes up with  what is clearly very much a mad science idea, which is that he is going to use his transporter to fuse himself, Veronica, and baby into a single hybrid, one which he hopes will be more human than fly.

It’s quite an audacious idea, I must say, and perhaps it’s one source of my idea of fusing Maureen Creel and Jill Keeney into a single woman named Jireen.  Unfortunately for science, Veronica is no more keen on the idea of being fused with Brundle than Aloysius was with Jireen, when Jireen proposed exactly that.

It’s a close call for Veronica, though.  She almost gets fused.  And I must say she makes a fetching mad science almost-victim.

Not a movie that really ends well for any of its protagonists.  But it’s a true classic all the same.

Conjoinment

At the end of Gnosis Dreamscapes, Aloysius attempts a Hail Mary play with the Apsinthion Protocol to try to save the lives of Jill and Maureen, both gravely wounded in their encounter with Madder’s thugs.

As so often in mad science, what happens isn’t exactly according to plan, and what results is a conjoinment of Jill and Maureen.  More personal identity porn

Now with a little bit of effort you can find a fair amount of conjoinment material out there.  This example is found at Gammatelier, which has a lot of this sort of thing, very fetchingly done too.

But of course this art, though perhaps appealing, isn’t quite what’s going on in Gnosis Dreamscapes.  Jill and Maureen fuse completely to make a single individual, not just a sort of conjoined non-twin (or triplet, or what have you).  Artistic representations of that more complete process are harder to find, probably because a single fused being looks rather a lot like just another human being.

But there is at least one fine example of a complete fusion.  Back in the 1990s John Byrne , a prolific comic book artist who has worked on more superheroes than most people even know exist (website here) created a short-run series called Babe.  Babe was created when five separate women were fused together through some weird process involving alien technology and arcane forces (can you hear the thaumatophiles panting?), creating a being geometrically stronger and tougher (and arguably, more comic-book outlandish) than any of the five women put together.

Eventually the situation got defused and we get to see Babe’s five component women:

Though in a later series Babe was re-created.  The scene in which one of her component women vanishes to recreate Babe should have a familiar feel to readers of The Apsinthion Protocol.

I don’t think Carolyn actually melts away — panels in the previous number suggest she spontaneously dematerializes/is teleported away while showering, in a scene reminiscent of one that happens in Mars Needs Women. (If you remember that scene, or indeed anything else in Mars Needs Women, you have my sympathy.)

And as for Maureen and Jill?  As the last intertitle says…to be continued.