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Robots

Post by munsi » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:00 pm

I sit in my study, by the fireplace, musing to myself.

Truly, I have built robots.

Giant Robots, the sort that destroy cities, and smaller, subtler Robots, undistinguishable from men, to replace world leaders.

When armies were called for, Robot armies. I needed companionship, and the most beautiful Robots were by my side.

And yet, in my autumn years I’m unfulfilled. It’s as though I have tired of building robots…

From the corner, my Robutlers eyes glow red as he remembers his first command, accidentally given so many years ago.

“If I ever get tired of building Robots, kill me.”

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Re: Robots

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:28 pm

Be careful what you wish for, eh.

Dammit, Munsi. I hate you and your blasted drabble fecundity...

(Just kidding, of course, Munsi Drabbles are on my "must read first list" when I stop by...)
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Re: Robots

Post by PureChance » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:31 pm

Hmm, I'm having an unusual problem here with suspension of disbelief - would anyone really ever get bored of making robots? I mean, there are so many cool robots to make, and they're robots :)

I liked it :)
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Re: Robots

Post by Scattercat » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:20 am

I'm a little confused. Is he talking out loud? Does RoButler have a mind-reading chip?

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Re: Robots

Post by strawman » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:32 am

So a hundred years from now, it's still going to be the butler, in the pantry, with a frying pan?
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Re: Robots

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:08 am

Scattercat wrote:I'm a little confused. Is he talking out loud? Does RoButler have a mind-reading chip?
How else does Robutler know just what his creator desires, just as soon as he desires it?
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Re: Robots

Post by munsi » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:15 am

Scattercat wrote:I'm a little confused. Is he talking out loud? Does RoButler have a mind-reading chip?
...of course he read minds! i don't have time to say words, i have robots to build!!!

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Re: Robots

Post by Scattercat » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:17 am

Certainly a useful feature for a butler.

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