Artificial Love?

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Christi
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Artificial Love?

Postby Christi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:16 am

I saw my mirror image reach out and hit my beautiful wife. She saw me; her face expressed relief, she new she was safe now. I ran for the gun I kept it my bedside drawer. I looked into his rage filled eyes. Designed as a decoy to keep me safe, it made me sick that he ended up hurting the person I love most in the world. I pulled the trigger. I looked at the still corpse expecting to see the blue gelatinous plasma that substituted blood, but it was red. He was real, that means…I am the android.

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Re: Artificial Love?

Postby strawman » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:39 am

Nice twist.

The concept of the realization that you're not "Prime" has me thinking. Wouldn't it make a good story to have an alien invasion that consisted of aliens taking over people's dream personalities, which then take over their waking personalities?

[Does anyone remember that long-ago story about the evil parasites that drill into the doctor's brain?] Sizzle :idea:
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Re: Artificial Love?

Postby Christi » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:54 pm

Thanks Strawman, positive feedback from you is so encouraging.
YES! I do remember Sizzle – it was a good story.
That would make for a very interesting plot line. What if the waking personalities then retained the uninhibited characteristics of the dream personality??

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Re: Artificial Love?

Postby strawman » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:34 pm

In my experience that would make for a lot of frustration. We'd all be naked, but we'd always wake up before we could do anything about it. :(
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Re: Artificial Love?

Postby ROU Killing Time » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:45 pm

Very Philip K. Dickian.
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Re: Artificial Love?

Postby strawman » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:08 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:Very Philip K. Dickian.

So, ROU. You're a big Dick fan?
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Re: Artificial Love?

Postby Loren Eaton » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:33 pm

Nice, although I think the android might need a firmware update. Particularly in the self-awareness node.
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