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19th Jul '17 1:25:13 PM BossKey
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile#Duchenne_smile Duchenne smile]], named after the French neurologist Guillaume Duchenne, only involves the muscles around the corners of the mouth, where a genuine smile involves the muscles that contract around the corners of the eyes as well. This "fake" smile is used to show politeness. It's also been called the "Botox smile," because the cosmetic treatment paralyzes muscles to give a similar effect.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile#Duchenne_smile Duchenne smile]], smile]] (a.k.a. a "genuine" smile), named after the French neurologist Guillaume Duchenne, only involves contracting both the muscles around the corners of the mouth, where a genuine smile involves the muscles that contract mouth and those around the corners of the eyes as well. This "fake" eyes. A "fake," non-Duchenne smile only involves the muscles at the corners of the mouth, and is used to show politeness.politeness but often comes off as slightly creepy, as per the page image of StepfordSmiler. It's also been called the "Botox smile," because the cosmetic treatment paralyzes muscles to give a similar effect.
3rd Jul '17 2:41:14 AM Tightwire
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* Commercial animatronics for restaurants aimed at children, such as Chuck E. Cheese's and Showbiz Pizza, [[http://share.ojooo.com/30-delightfully-creepy-animatronic-shows-from-our-childhood-remind-us-how-weird-things-once-were seem to be uniformly horrifying]]. The anthropomorphic animals (and occasional human characters) are the approximate size and shape of a person, but thanks to their unnaturally stilted motions, perfectly round recessed eyes, and gawp-mouthed stares, they go from 'charming' to 'terrifying.' The startlingly human cast of many animatronic eyes or human-like teeth in animals that had no business with those features only makes the effect worse--[[http://r2-store.distractify.netdna-cdn.com/postimage/201410/9/5ce2254915b6d084c4fc7bf0374a68da.jpg Dook LaRue]] is one of the most visually distressing offenders.
** They can be manually overriden and controlled by individual operators in the control room if a special occasion calls for it, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB0-i6cdpcg this]] Showbiz Pizza training video shows. That's when things jump off horrifying and into the heart-attack inducing category.
3rd Jul '17 2:29:33 AM Tightwire
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** Some person in China decided to take this one step further and [[http://www.dreammask.cn/ produce ''realistic'' kigurumi masks]].
3rd Jul '17 2:22:24 AM Tightwire
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* [[http://www.geppettostudios.com/GEPPETTO_HYPERLINKS/Shanti_files/Lotta%20Luv%20%28Central%20Park%29232.jpg This abomination]], which looks like the bastard offspring of [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Jynx]] and [[Theatre/AvenueQ Lucy the Slut]] made real. Made worse by the fact that it's played by a man.
** It looks like one of those "Little People" costumes that serve as St. Patrick's Day leprechauns and Santa's Elves at Christmastime. Depending on one's age and size, they're either comical or ''very'' creepy, because of the oversized heads.
31st May '17 9:04:42 PM PaulA
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* Because certain details and structures are curiously similar to human faces (especially and mostly at a young age), cats can sometimes fall into the Uncanny Valley, depending on not only the cat and the viewer but also the context and facial expression. Though not immediately apparent in most breeds beyond kittenhood, it remains close enough that an oddly-drawn cat can be drawn in such a way that to humans its face can look like that of a ''[[UncannyValley very]]'' oddly-drawn human, such as on some editions of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''The Door Into Summer''.

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* Because certain details and structures are curiously similar to human faces (especially and mostly at a young age), cats can sometimes fall into the Uncanny Valley, depending on not only the cat and the viewer but also the context and facial expression. Though not immediately apparent in most breeds beyond kittenhood, it remains close enough that an oddly-drawn cat can be drawn in such a way that to humans its face can look like that of a ''[[UncannyValley very]]'' oddly-drawn human, such as on some editions of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''The Door Into Summer''.''Literature/TheDoorIntoSummer''.
25th May '17 7:20:58 AM TurtleTropes
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* Photorealistic, CGI furries. Too animalistic to be people, too humanoid to be animals.
** Sometimes, even traditionally drawn furry characters can slip into Uncanny Valley. It mostly depends on the style of the artist and how much animalistic or humanoid they look. Some artists like [[Webcomic/BrokenPlotDevice Lizardbeth]] makes them look cartoony enough to avoid this.

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* Photorealistic, CGI furries.PettingZooPeople. Too animalistic to be people, too humanoid to be animals.
** Sometimes, even traditionally drawn furry PZP characters can slip into Uncanny Valley. It mostly depends on the style of the artist and how much animalistic or humanoid they look. Some artists like [[Webcomic/BrokenPlotDevice Lizardbeth]] makes them look cartoony enough to avoid this. this.
** On a similar topic, most [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom fursuits]] can be this, with their dead, expressionless eyes and their mouths almost always being open. With a face like that, they can look like they want to eat your soul.
18th May '17 2:02:16 AM Cryoclaste
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** Same has been said of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knRyDcnUc4U Diego-san robot]] (which, by the way, looks like MegaMan).

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** Same has been said of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knRyDcnUc4U Diego-san robot]] (which, by the way, looks like MegaMan).Franchise/MegaMan).
6th May '17 12:41:12 AM Golondrina
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* Asian cultures tend to emote differently than Western cultures, leading to this perception when members of different ethnic groups meet.
5th May '17 5:27:13 AM Cryoclaste
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* [[http://www.geppettostudios.com/GEPPETTO_HYPERLINKS/Shanti_files/Lotta%20Luv%20%28Central%20Park%29232.jpg This abomination]], which looks like the bastard offspring of [[{{Pokemon}} Jynx]] and [[Theatre/AvenueQ Lucy the Slut]] made real. Made worse by the fact that it's played by a man.

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* [[http://www.geppettostudios.com/GEPPETTO_HYPERLINKS/Shanti_files/Lotta%20Luv%20%28Central%20Park%29232.jpg This abomination]], which looks like the bastard offspring of [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Jynx]] and [[Theatre/AvenueQ Lucy the Slut]] made real. Made worse by the fact that it's played by a man.
9th Feb '17 3:48:33 PM DavidDelony
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* Some film buffs find the sharp look of UsefulNotes/BluRay to be "too perfect" and prefer the fuzzier resolution of UsefulNotes/{{DVD}}.
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