If you recognize this just by looking at it, take a nerd point. Take a couple, even.
For those of you who didn’t instantly recognize it, it’s a Pierson’s Puppeteer! which is an alien species from some of Larry Niven’s books. I have no idea if they actually come in pink, that was the customer’s color choice, but overall this does look pretty much just like the critter should, far as I can tell.
It’s also posable, with a plastic jointed spine through its body, and some wire in the lip-fingers for a little additional posability. It was a ton of fun to do! (And also a ton of work, but very worth it.)
It is the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests. As a result, Chinese censors have blocked the words “today” “tonight” and “June 4” as search terms. Also the words “big yellow duck” as a result of this creative image that made the rounds on Chinese social media by circumventing the censors.