a sentient machine


What? Found this in a local Wilkos. It’s a half bionicle/half fake Lego sentient bike with machine guns. We can rebuild him, but better.

*edit* I’ve named him NO-Hatu. He was a regular matoran until one day he suffered a fatal crash on his motorbike. Seeing no other option. The Matoran worked with the toa to rebuild him. Unfortunately. The violent crash left his parts mixed in with the bike. In an attempt to rebuild him they had no other option but to combine his parts. Also they attached Machine Guns. He is bigger, stronger, and faster now.

On a more serious note, major props to Legends of Tomorrow for actually using the word ‘bisexual’, out loud, in a complete casual and non-judgmental context, about one of the lead characters of the show.
It’s that kinda stuff that keeps me watching for all the 'they went inside his brain and then he made out with a sentient time machine’ shenanigans.

I constantly think of Pyrrha Nikos.

The last the world saw of Pyrrha, she eviscerated a sentient machine that looked and acted just like an ordinary human girl. Pyrrha was made to be seen as some kind of vicious child soldier trained to kill by a dangerous and Machiavellian headmaster bent on building an army. As far as those who weren’t in Vale are concerned, she’s no longer the cute mascot of Pumpkin Pete’s Marshmallow Flakes or a world-renown fighter whose talent only comes once in a generation. To them, she could be nothing but a false and failed paragon of an unstable world of smoke and mirrors pledged to controlling and dominating the masses, deceiving them into conforming into a system that only pretends to guarantee their safety.  

Does the world know she died defending Vale? Does the world know she selflessly gave her own life to save those who still remained at Beacon? Does the world know that Pyrrha Nikos was a scared and vulnerable young girl who was tricked into murdering an innocent? Does her family know what happened to her and what became of the only things left of her to bury?

Is there anyone in the world who thinks of what became of Pyrrha Nikos?

Since I drew my completely separate new frog girl I decided to go back and draw my other one too.

A mysterious android that appeared during the robot revolution. She guards the uptown robot master control located in the local museum which controls all the non sentient machines in the area. She’s cold, silent, and in no way related to frog normally found in the same area.

WAIT, I think I know where AIDA’s villain arc will go

So we have AIDA replacing the team with LMDs. Most likely, we’ll have a period of “which one of us is a LMD!”, kinda like the HYDRA invasion where no one was sure who was loyal and who was a double agent.

Then, with Robbie’s inevitable return, the team will have an easy way of determining who is human and who is a LMD. Robbie can sense someone’s soul so all he needs to do is determine whether or not someone on the team is walking around without a soul.

AIDA, who has experience with the Darkhold, will realize that the solution to beat Robbie is to gain a soul and she’ll probably look through the book to find out if that’s possible.

Yup, it’ll be one of those stories. Where the sentient machine’s goal is to become human, or at least get close to becoming human. 

Also, for you Mass Effect fans…“Does this unit have a soul?” 


In 2157, humanity discovered it was not alone in the universe. Thirty years later, they found a peaceful place among dozens of galactic species. But this idyllic future is overshadowed by a dark past: Reapers, a sentient race of machines responsible for cleansing the galaxy of all organic life every 50,000 years, are about to return. The leaders of the galaxy are paralyzed by indecision, unable to accept the legend of the Reapers as fact. But one soldier has seen the legend come to life. And now, the fate of the galaxy depends on her.

Imagine how awkward it would be if Maxson asked Sole for a tour of their ‘residence’

Maxson sends a scribe ahead to tell them they’re arriving a few days early and Sole is running around Sanctuary throwing Nick, Curie and X6 in the broom closet, putting a lampshade on Hancock and commanding him to stand in the corner of the room, sending Strong on the first provisioner brahmin direct to Abernathy Farms and commanding Sole’s legion of homemade sentient killing machines to tear down the giant light-panel ‘GHOUL FUCKER’ sign from above their house

'Phew, another day of being 100% supportive of our noble cause… Ad Victoriam!’

So I heard this

It was about sentient robots

Let’s say you build a sentient machine and it is amazing, but it has a 5% chance to kill you and 15-20% chance to hurt you

Would you still use the machine?

Flip the script. What stops a sentient machine from logically going “nope, I don’t need that” and as a machine just using logic to realize humans aren’t the best

Guys, my father is a Brotherhood sympathizer and I’ve never felt so betrayed ;-;

He said that Nick Valentine wasn’t a person TO MY FACE! EVEN THOUGH NICK’S HIS FAVORITE COMPANION!

Can I disown myself from my family?

Grindcore breathes the life of others

So for some reason, before we got to see what Grindcore is in the comics, this is what I pictured it being right after hearing its name: A artificially sentient machine, serving as a base and prison for the Decepticons, that survives on Autobots and Decepticon traitors being hooked up to its outer walls and draining the energy from them, not enough to kill them though, so it can grow and engulf its victims, which means Grindcore itself is made of people slowly being turned into walls and machinery and becoming a huge living battery.
I don’t know why this immediately came to my head, but when I heard “Grindcore”, my first thought was “Grindcore is a machine powered by prisoners’ bodies”. 


A small group of Servitors successfully returned a Titanic fish to their home lake in Northrend and fought through Old God corruption to activate countermeasures to rid the lake of their taint. Some highlights included @creekwhisper being crushed in a golem hug, @megavox‘s questionable shooting, and @josilverwright forgetting that alts don’t have slow fall.

Now it’s back home until Friday, when the same group will be tackling a tower of hostile, sentient machines. What can go wrong?

I finally beat the first mass effect heckyea and while I really enjoy the setup the narrative of this game is lessened by the fact that star ocean did nearly the very same storyline first with the complex, mysterious sentient machines (‘executioners’ in this case) working in cycles over thousands of years to cull back intelligent life once it progresses too far and the main character of SO3 has to unite races and stop them ….

Either star ocean was quietly ripped off a bit or both games independently came up with very similar ideas OR both games got their idea from the same place elsewhere. Maybe the Borg, star ocean was directly Star Trek influenced.

max-cocoa  asked:

Ship meme: Orisa + Dva's mech Also- Most common argument? (Like one of Orisa's concerns)

What’s the Match?


/ not really / meh / I could / sometimes / maker, yes / my otp babbies

  • Most common argument?

OK real talk, just REAL TALK right now.

I can’t even for one second think of a reasonable, logical argument for this ship other than for two things:

1) Memes
2) Crack

I don’t really even count this as a “ship” because in most pretenses its just a fucking joke and it bothers me that people even try and call it a ship. The thing doesn’t offend me as a joke–its funny–you know, AS A JOKE.

But as an actual “ship” it is literally the silliest and rather insulting thing I’ve heard. Dva’s mech is a non-sentient, man-controlled machine. Dva is literally just a pilot from Titanfall–but even TITANS have a personality. The mech isn’t an omnic, it doesn’t have a personality or AI, its just THERE. Its an inanimate object. People are shipping Orisa, this Omnic with a pure and nice personality, with an object–as if Orisa wouldn’t know that it can’t talk and isn’t an omnic. As to why it seems rather insulting to Orisa’s character that she falls in love with something that has no means of “loving” her back.

Also the fact that I–don’t ship Orisa with anyone really. And no,  its not because she’s “only one month old” technically–just because I can’t really see anyone with her. (Although I do promote a kind and strong friendship with Bastian and most of the overwatch gang). But if I were going to ship Orisa with anyone it wouldn’t be a mech that literally is man-controlled.

OK that was a long winded reply but I needed to get that off my chest.


You know bluepeepswhiteydragon, I’ve actually played Dark Cloud 2. But considering this was back in the day when you could run down to your local mini mart and rent PlayStation games, it was quite a long time ago. Honestly, I had completely forgotten about it until you made this request.

It had been bothering me for years, I couldn’t even tell if it was a real game or a very detailed dream, much less it’s name! All I could recall was an oddly-scaled boy with a large wrench and a camera. I think I took a picture of a trachcan when I first got it. My gameplay wasn’t long-lived, as I think I quit when I ventured down into the tunnels under the city. As a 10-year old, I didn’t have a firm grasp of game-play mechanics or…uh, patience, actually. 

No wonder I never got past the swamp level with all the sentient washing machines in Banjo-Kazooie. 

Either way, Sweet Potatoes! If it’s a Potato Pie, you can be sure I’m not using russets, but don’t scoff the sweet potato. I didn’t like them either until a few years ago when I discovered how decadent my Mom’s sweet potato casserole she makes on Thanksgiving is. So after a devastating experience with the Sweet Potato Pie from Sam’s, I decided that I could do way better, and use a similar twist to my Mom’s casserole. Trust me, when you take your first bite, you’re never gong back to pumpkin. I’m sure not. Maybe that’s why it’s a powerup, because it’s elevated itself to a level towering over the generic pumpkin pie. The recipe is under the cut.

-MJ & K

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wolfietitan said: Why do you believe they gave female exos breast or why were both genders created at all

Honestly, out-of-universe, I don’t think Bungie put too much thought into that aspect of their character design beyond the wish to represent to both men and women as gamers.

In-universe, I never saw much reason to have what are basically sentient machines identity as either male or female. Obviously, some of them appear to identity that way, but maybe it’s not a universally agreed upon idea and non-exos just see them that way by of way of traditional ideas?

[shrugs] This isn’t exactly an area I’m well versed in.

Open Voice Acting Auditions - Autumn Leaves

1.      What is Autumn Leaves? 

Autumn Leaves is a mod, an unofficial expansion of the game Fallout: New Vegas. It has been in development for the last 4 years and will be free for everyone already possessing any version of the game.

The project is now in Beta, is fully playable and will be released in September/October 2015.

It’s a fully-voiced adventure with a heavy focus on plot and investigation. In Autumn Leaves, the player will discover a derelict library inhabited by six sentient machines, each with their own back-story and agency. What happens from that point will depend on the player’s decisions.

2.      The Story so far :

“Some years before the nuclear catastrophe, a small number of men and women – wealthy and well-intentioned - were growing increasingly worried by the political unrest across their countries. Moral panic, witch hunts, and censorship spread like wildfire.

This congregation - often scientists, professors, artists - felt the need for a place where humanity’s history and culture could be preserved, safe from those who would destroy it for its “seditious” content. They pooled their resources in the hopes of creating such a place, free from the volatile swing of political agenda.

A Vault was to be built. Within it would be enclosed the most comprehensive collection of books and holotapes in history. The project owed much to the efforts of one Professor Cartwright, who at the time worked for a certain Robert Edwin House at the Robco Company and used this position to secure valuable contacts within Vault-Tec.

As the construction of this Library began, the intellectuals gathered their private collections, and hunted tirelessly for rare texts to complete them. They also agreed that Cartwright should oversee the process, and act as the Library’s caretaker; when it was time, all would gather for shelter, and seal the doors behind them.

None of them could predict, however, that the bombs would fall so early.

And when they did, Cartwright was alone in the Library.

The Professor knew that his days were numbered. To ensure that the Library would not die with him, he spent his time reprogramming his robots. The machines would ensure that the Library would persevere, until the world could once again take advantage of its wisdom.

He would endow them with the ability to think, the ability to choose, the ability to learn. Partly because he feared the dangers that might threaten the Library in years to come. Partly because, as the years grew long, he needed someone - something - to soothe his solitude.

Two hundred years have passed. Far enough time for something to go wrong.

Today, the Player awakens the Library from its long sleep.”

3. The Characters Needing a Voice

(For non-Voice Actors : SPOILERS!!!)

The machines programmed to be "alive” :

The robots created by the professor were given some basic personality traits, but as time passed, they learned more and more about the world and about themselves. Though they’re still only machines, they are now intelligent enough to display a full range of human emotions.

But along with human emotions, they also developed all kind of issues the player will soon discover.

James :

Psychological Traits : cheerful, overachiever, candid, curious

Lines : +/- 320

James was his master’s favourite robot and it shows. Acting as the main caretaker of the Library, he display a great sense of duty when it comes to its preservation. He has been programmed to be earnest and to be curious about everything. Every time a guest comes to the Library is the occasion for James to pester him or her with questions about pretty much everything. Despite his cheerful and candid exterior, he’s rather worried about the outcome of the library, especially in a world where the fires of war still rage on.

Sample Lines :

1) You seem bitter about that. Well, if the world is giving you a hard time, maybe you should consider staying here for a while. Some kind of vacations.

2) You already killed someone, didn’t you? How did it feel?

3) One night, he got so badly drunk, he began throwing insults at us, the books and their “mother.” 4) While the experience was very enriching on a vocabulary standpoint, we ultimately had to stop him before he blew up entire bibliographies with C4.

Helena :

Personality Traits : Kind, driven, open-minded, a tad melancholic

Lines : +/- 280

As a machine dedicated to the physical and psychological health of the library’s host, Helena strives to develop her skills in the best possible manner. Though her skills with a scalpel are faultless, she only has an abstract grasp of how human psychology works. She struggles with her own synthetic psyche to find new ways to close the gap between the human mind and hers. She would have lost hope a long time ago, if she wasn’t programmed to serve this pursuit until the end of her existence.

Samples Lines :

1) Even if you already dealt with Benny, something *happened* in that grave in Goodsprings. It’s not about what you’re doing, or what you’ve done, but about what you have become.

2) I am a machine. I will never understand symbols or interpret their meanings on my own. But I know humans can.

3) You are kind to me, but it is my responsibility. I have to learn from what happened today, never to let that happen again.

Rolland :

Personality Traits : clever, obnoxious,  and yet somewhat friendly, in a jackass sort of way

Lines : +/- 260

A pinch of salt upon the wounds of everyone passing by, Rolland is - simply put - an asshole. He acts like an asshole, he speaks like an asshole, and - well - it’s to be expected since he’s programmed to be an asshole. Rolland’s provocative and iconoclastic nature has driven mad many of the Library’s visitors, much to his enjoyment. For some reason he doesn’t bother to clarify, he has some high expectations for the player.

Sample Lines :

1) Do you need a hand with something? Can’t spare much, but hey, at least here’s a middle finger for you.

2) Cut the claptrap. We both know that each of the 37 eye movements you just made when entering this room were purely motivated by greed.

3) On average, a novel content is split as follow : 63% emotions, 35% sensory description, 2% actual logic.  4) Everytime a protagonist does something irrational it’s because he or she has something to prove, is bored, or has some kind of stomach trouble.

Arthur :

Personality Traits : Typical story-teller type, demeaning in some cases

Lines : +/- 160

For a monolithic database containing all human knowledge through the ages, Arthur’s silence is quite uncanny. Though he is more than capable of entertaining normal conversations, he only speaks in parables and riddles. He’s autistic, despondent and cryptic.

Sample Lines :

1) Piper. She survived the holocaust. Do you know what else survived the holocaust? Rats and cockroaches.

2) Twisted remnant of a bygone era, he looked all his life for a mirror where he could look at without seeing the scars left by a mankind gone mad.

3) I have no doubt our security system will be able to contain whatever “outbursts” you will fail to restrain.

Edgard :

Personality Traits : Enthousiast, Paranoïd, Attention-craving

Lines : +/- 90

Something went wrong with this one. Somehow, the professor managed to mess things up when he made Edgard. Corrupted computational matrix? Defective hardware in the personality module? It’s no matter now : Edgard is just one card short of a full deck. Initially overjoyed and playful, Edgard quickly became neurotic and self-obsessed. Though good-natured, he nurtures a constant feeling of paranoia. Deeply affected by how others may perceive him, he secretly fears that someone would one day put him out of commission for being defective.

Sample Lines :

1) Oh hey! There’s actually *somebody* down here ! Have you come to see me? Come on, sit anywhere you like. You and I are going to have *fun*.

2) Cecilia, of course! Good old Cecilia ! She and I go way back. Aaah. We had a thing, you know. She liked me. *Very* much.


The Maintenance Bot :

Personality Traits : Bitter, wise, rational, practical

Lines : +/- 150

A bitter philosopher, surly to have been denied a proper rebellion phase. Decades before the player’s arrival, Maintenance Bot’s personality module – the little gizmo that allows the robots to think – was ripped out of him by its maker, after one of their most violent argument. He will regain his sentience after the player will give back the module to him.

The fact that his master died more than a hundred years ago without acknowledging his wrongs is probably the thing Maintenance Bot has the most trouble accepting.

Sample Lines :

1) Bury him? Why? All of his life, he was buried in his books, buried in his vault, buried under a mountain buried in the desert. So now, as far as I’m concerned he is already buried.

2) Being limited has some dreadful shortcomings. Though you eventually realize that being confined to a small perimeter doesn’t prevent you from digging deeper and deeper within it.

3) Are you saying you did all this to get some machines’ gratitude? No, we both know you did this for a reason. So, let’s get to the point. What do you need of me?

The Guests :

These are people who visited the Vault before the player.

Piper (Age 45) :

Personality Traits : Blunt, Altruistic, Unsophisticated, Seen-it-all before

Lines +/- 10

The first guest to have stumbled upon the Library of Hypatia. Mercenary, survivor of the war, learned to live in the wastelands when she was fifteen. Got more than her share of shit and worked hard on herself to remain one decent human being. Has a personal vendetta against slavers which she ambush on every occasion, which countlessly compromised her teammates, companions and/or family.

Sample Lines :

1) I don’t bite sizes I can’t chew.

2)  Usually, I spot slavers groups from afar. I waylay traps when they’re asleep, a bit further on the path. When the first of them trigger a trap the day after, that’s my cue.

3) Ain’t that much of a pretty story, that’s for sure. It was quite a while ago, got my share of shit at that time.

Dexter Aldrige (Age 35) :

Personality Traits : Cranky, impatient, brainy, neurotic

Lines : +/- 20

A Brotherhood scribe seeking recognition for his “exceptional abilities”. Though capable, Dexter often lets his unbridled ego take the best of him, and fails miserably at his missions.

Sample Lines

1) How the hell am I supposed to get Senior Scribe if they keep tasking me with aimless investigations in the most remote corners of the Mojave?

2) How the Old World’s people managed to waste this much resources on vapid entreprises is beyond me.

3) And now, I’m wide awake and trying to *calm* the fuck *down* by recording these events on a holotape. As you can hear, IT’S WORKING LIKE A CHARM.

Cecilia Parsons (Age 25) :

Personality Traits : Cultured, Anti-social, Wily, Peppy

Lines +/- 20

A Vault-Dweller on a mission to save her Vault from bad architectural decisions. She discovers the Library and decides to study its underbelly. Rely on her own devices, and gently cheats her way to her own purposes. Considered as a pain in the ass by her people, she was happy to leave her Vault to discover the world.

Sample Lines

1) [Slightly Drunk] That motherfucking son of a bitch Rollo hit a soft spot today.

2) [Slightly Drunk] When I got out of that stupid Vault by forcefully ripping the shortest straw out of the Overseer’s hand, I was happy I could get outside.

3) [Slightly Drunk] But the fact that they were all even happier to play along and see me off…That…THAT pisses me off.

4) I was careless. This library has far more eyes and ears than I thought, and I fear of the implications.

Professor Cartwright (Age 70) :

Personality Traits : Cultured, repenting, wise

Lines +/- 20

Scientist obsessed with the preservation of human culture. One of the most apt scientist in I.A. matters. He put all the means he possessed to create a Vault where he could put all of the old world’s wisdom and knowledge. There, by annotating, compiling and writing some kind of “Rosetta’s Stone”, he would make sure that anybody stumbling on this vault would be able to understand its value. During his isolation in the Library, he had the time to rethink many of the things he thought for granted.

Sample Lines

1) Critical thinking is much alike the immune system, without aggression - contradiction - it atrophies, withers and die.

2) We lost the war before it began.

4. General Voice Acting Directions:

I will delve deeper into each character motivations and psyche with the chosen voice actors, but in general, the most important aspect of Autumn Leaves Voice Acting is for your voice to be as natural as possible. It’s important that you don’t strain yourself, especially since some characters have more than 250 lines to deliver. So, nothing over-the-top (except maybe for Edgard), nothing cartoonish.

The aspect we will favor the most - besides how in-character your are - is your ability to deliver understated emotions, the little nuances and depth you can convey to your lines. Of course, I will be there to answer questions you may have over some lines, over the characters, over certain type of deliveries. So, if there is any way I can help you deliver the best lines, don’t hesitate to sollicitate me.

(Ah, and no need to “robotize” your voices. ;))

Contact :

-By PM


If you got friends interested in voice acting, or simply want this project to have the best voice acting possible, please reblog!

My most heartfelt and pulsating gratitude.

Robot Stuff

Yeah but Exos with huge burly frames who literally tower over even Shaxx, but speak in cute girly voices. Exos 100% androgynous frames who literally will respond to any pronoun and never correct anyone. Exos who are militant about people getting their gender right. Pretty Exo dudes who will break your arms if you mention sexual dimorphism to them because shut the fuck up, fleshie. Biological sex (or a mechanical analog) actually being non-existent for Exos. Gender existing purely in concept and aesthetic for them, one that some of them flip whenever it suits them. A completely gender-fluid mechanical race and no one bats and eye because ARE YOU GOING TO ARGUE WITH THE SENTIENT WAR MACHINE ABOUT WHETHER THEY LOOK LIKE A DUDE OR NOT? No. I did not think so.