Tag Archive | robots

TV Tropes Monday: Second Law My Ass

  Tweet of the Day: Industrial Fantasies East and West  Asimov’s Three Law of Robotic Ethics are as follows: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict […]

TV Tropes Monday: Robosexual

  Tweet of the Day: Why I’m Choosing Traditional Publishing ——- Sci-fi’s version of Rule 34, as in, if a robot is human enough, somebody (organic) will want to have sex with it (robotic).  The simplest for of this trope is some form of sex doll and many stories feature, almost as a throw away […]

TV Tropes Monday: Ridiculously Human Robot

Tweet of the Day: Video Games ——- Real life robots are basically an mechanical arm stuck to the ground with some kind of tool gun at the end of said arm. Not so in fiction. Enter this trope. Which makes perfect sense from a writing point of view, we been doing it for ages: Anthropomorphism […]

TV Tropes Monday: Humongous Mecha

Tweet of the Day: The Final Countdown ——- A staple of of Anime (those cartoons made in the Land of the Rising Sun with the giant expressive eyes) is the Humongous Mecha trope. Starting in the late 1960s it steadily took over the landscape and a decade later it had migrated to the States. You […]

Weekend Roundup: May 1 – 7

Tweet of the Day: Three Places Where You Should Show Not Tell ——– So far so good, 7 days, 7 posts. For those of you just tuning in, this is what the first week of May brought us: Sun- Sunday Tweet: The 2011 WordCount Blogathon. Participants pledge to post every day from May 1st- 31st. […]

Short Story Fridays: The Gate P.5- All Along the Watchtower

Tweet of the Day: Getting from notebook to novel- #2 —– Part 1 Part 5     Part 8  Part 12a Part 12b Aftermath Part 2 Part 6a  Part 9   Part 3 Part 6b Part 10 Part 4 Part 7   Part 11 —– -Unit 03 Status: Online. -Time: 0457 hrs -Location: Level 01, Arcology Ground Floor, 65 […]