a sentient machine

Alright, so a couple weeks ago I made this post about how Lance could become the Black paladin. So why don’t we get into some more sad stuff for what could happen after he was accepted by Black. 

Well what if the whole crew is shocked that the black lion would choose him, but eventually they run with it. Can you really fight with the giant sentient lion machine that has the power to choose who can pilot it? 

No, no you can’t. But here’s the thing, just because Black chose him doesn’t necessarily mean the others are automatically going to change how they treat Lance.

So imagine that they’ve finally caught up with another Robeast, Galran fleet now directed by Lotor, or a planet that needs saving from an active threat, and the whole group collectively has decided to pull together as Voltron. 

Lance has been thinking up strategies and after they’ve tried a few tactics from previous battles and failed, he notices a way that could work to defeat it. And as the new leader the others would have to listen to him for commands, right? 

So Lance is glad he can actually contribute to the team now, but he thinks it’s bittersweet that he finally has a chance to relay his ideas and it’s only because Shiro isn’t here to shoot him down.

So he tries to tell them his new plan.

However, the others are too busy referring to Pidge asking her what to do. Because while Shiro was with them, as he was shooting down Lance, he always used Pidge for ideas and listened to her input. The rest of the crew have just automatically continued this trend. 

He is tuned out, shushed or just not allowed to get a word in as Pidge is coming up with and relaying her idea. One that Lance knows would be much more dangerous even if it does work. Honestly Pidge, Keith and Allura are all pretty impulsive plan-wise, so the chances that a plan between the 3 of them being risky, with only Hunk being given the role as voice of reason, would probably be pretty high.

Lance isn’t given the chance to tell them why this plan was too Hazardous, or about his better plan because the rest of the paladins have already agreed and started to move, yelling as one to get into the action.

And what can a head do if it’s limbs have taken over?

In the end Pidge’s idea works, but everyone has taken a beating, just as Lance knew would happen. They all sound off that they’re conscious but that’s not much to reassure the new black paladin that they’re okay.

Once they get to the castle he takes stock of the cuts, bruises, and (unfortunately in Hunk’s case) broken bones and the sight causes such guilt in him. He had the ideas that could have helped his team, his new responsibility, to stay safe, but he’d failed as a leader. 

At least he is allowed to do the other half of his job. After they make a wormhole jump away from the scene he ushers those who needed a med pod, medical aid and medicine in the right directions, and treats them all before sending them off to heal up. 

Eventually all that’s left is attending to himself.

When left alone he’s given time to think about what happened out in the field and he just breaks down. He realizes that it doesn’t matter that he was picked as a leader by Black, he’s still seen as the guy who doesn’t have anything to add to Voltron and he’s just filling another role, like there doesn’t need to be a leader. 

And by the time he’s taken care of himself Lance is just crushed and left just as insecure as he was before, because if no one else could see him as a leader, then why would he?

Voltron Beach Headcanons

So, my mom and I have been traveling around and going to beaches and all that fun stuff until the lease for my apartment is up in a couple weeks. So, have some Voltron beach headcanons!

Shallura (established)

  • Shiro’s self conscious about the scars on his body and initially wears a wetsuit.
  • Eventually he becomes comfortable enough to just wear swim trunks, and Allura makes sure to apply a liberal amount of sunscreen on his scars every couple of hours.
  • Allura and Shiro nap and relax on the beach on their towels under the shade of an umbrella.
  • But you know after their nap they’re going to tear it up on the waves and get competitive and playful.
  • They dominate at the game “chicken”. So much.
  • Especially when Allura’s carrying Shiro on her shoulders. No one can stand a chance against them. They’re a powerful force when teamed together.
  • Lance was tackled off Hunk’s shoulders in seconds.
  • He saw his life flash before his eyes and then afterwards he high fived Shiro because it was so awesome.
  • If you thought they were unstoppable as chicken partners, wait until you see them play volleyball. Because they annihilate everyone.  
  • Shiro and Allura feed each other the planet’s Earth equivalent of ice cream.
  • They hold hands as they walk along the beach, away from the others, around sundown.
  • Shiro writes their names in the sand in a heart, like a smitten highschooler. Allura adores it, even though she can’t read it.
  • She learns how to write her name in English in the sand and practices it over and over until it’s as pretty as Shiro’s.

Klance (slow burn)

  • Lance is psyched to challenge Keith to surf boarding, because he knows he’ll have an advantage.
  • Keith is actually pretty damn good at surfing, for his first time.
  • Lance pretends to be completely unimpressed and says it’s just beginner’s luck.
  • He’s actually immensely proud and amazed.
  • Eventually he compliments Keith about it:
  • “Okay, not bad. You’re actually kind of a natural.”
  • “What was that? I couldn’t hear you? Was that a compliment?”
  • “Shut up, mullet.”
  • They insist on being a team for any of the sports they decide to play.


  • He is the best surfer. Literally the best compared to the others. But he doesn’t show off or anything, because he just wants to relax and have a good time. He doesn’t want to be competitive about it.
  • Hunk knows how to weave hats and baskets out of palm leaves. Mostly because it helped calm his nerves as a kid.
  • He also knows how to make lei and uses whatever he can find on the alien planet’s beach to braid them (flowers, vines, shells, etc) and give them to the team.
  • He used to make lei back at home for his little sister.
  • You know he likes checking out all of the food shops by the beach and talking with the locals.
  • They exchange tips and recipes.
  • They adore him.
  • He helps fix some locals’ boats. In exchange for him helping, they offer to take everyone out on the water, which calms Shiro’s nerves because Lance talked about pulling inner tubes behind Blue on the water (which is a big no-no).
  • “Uh, Lance? I don’t think Shiro’ll like the idea of you taking a gigantic, sentient war machine lion out on the water to pull a couple inner tubes behind it.”
  • “Why not??”
  • Hunk makes some pretty intricate sand castles. Big enough for Pidge to lurk in.
  • He makes sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, because he’s paranoid about everyone getting burned.
  • Showing Shay the ocean is definitely on his list of things to introduce her to.


  • Initially tries staying as covered as possible.
  • It immediately becomes impossible once she realizes how damn hot it is on the beach.
  • She settles for one of those zipup capri wetsuits with the tank top. Or swim trunks with a surf shirt (rash guard?) and a visor.
  • She tries staying in the shade with Coran, Shiro and Allura, and her tablet, but it’s still too damn hot and she’s sweaty and dying and there’s weird bugs that won’t leave her alone.
  • Sand is also terrible. It’s all over her. How did it get everywhere so fast?
  • Pidge caves and joins the rest of the paladins in the water.
  • She spends most of her time slung over an inner tube watching the boys goof off.
  • She also takes an interest studying the marine life along the shore and takes samples to be studied later.
  • She takes a liking to going underwater with a snorkel and goggles to check out the fish, but she’s sure to stay close to the shore, because deep water freaks her out.
  • Pidge gets Hunk to give her piggyback rides along the shore.
  • Pidge miraculously doesn’t burn to a crisp, thanks to Hunk. She gets a weird little tan stripe along her forehead because of her visor though. 


  • He’s never been to the beach before, so he isn’t sure what to expect at first.
  • The first time he jumps into the water and resurfaces, he looks like a drowned kitten.
  • He accidentally gets ocean water in his mouth. A lot of it. He is not pleased.
  • Despite putting on plenty of sunscreen, because of Hunk’s insistence, Keith still gets sunburnt to all hell somehow.
  • He looks like an actual tomato
  • Lance teases him so much about it
  • Shiro scolds him and he has to help put Aloe on Keith every hour or so, because Shiro’s tired of hearing it.
  • Keith’s the one who insists on starting a game of beach volleyball. There isn’t a place set up for volleyball of course, so he pulls together his own volley net and marks out the court in the sand
  • He and Lance make a good team™ against some of the locals who take them on. 


  • You know this boy LOVES the beach. It’s no Varadero Beach, but it’s an ocean and he’s going swimming, dammit.
  • He’s the one who insisted they have a beach day.
  • Lance tans very gracefully and has never burned in his life. He’s sure to use sunscreen anyway, because he’s all about keeping his skin healthy.
  • He’s sure to get a bunch of selfies with the local beach babes.
  • Permanently has a drink poised in his left hand whenever he’s not in the water.
  • Lance is an incredibly strong swimmer
  • He knows all forms of swimming and does them gracefully.
  • Except when he pretends to be a dolphin.
  • He makes sure to bring music. Loud, loud music that he can dance to.
  • He starts a dance-off on the beach.
  • Which of course escalates into a full-on beach party with the locals.


  • Coran mostly camps out on the beach with everyone’s belongings (sunscreen, inner tubes, surfboards, umbrella and towels, etc) sipping on some Nunvil and whatever’s native to the island.
  • He basically acts as a lifeguard when he doesn’t fall asleep.
  • He falls asleep a lot, but usually no one can tell behind his ginormous sunglasses. Unless he’s snoring.
  • He also takes pictures, because he’s Space Uncle.
  • He wears an old-timey white and blue striped one-piece swimsuit. The kind from the 1900s, to match his mustache.


  • Probably has a similar vintage 1900s swimsuit like Coran’s (complete with sleeves and a skirt basically)–but after showing Lance, he insisted she needed to go to the Space Mall and get something more modern.
  • “Allura, you’re 10,000 years out of style. We’re fixing that.”
  • She purchases a wetsuit for practical use, and a bikini with a floppy sunhat.
  • “My stars, these are much more practical than my old swimming suit. I can actually move around in these.”
  • Cue Shiro dying at seeing her in a bikini, because wowie zowie.
  • A lot of locals flirt with her. Like, a lot.
  • Shiro also flirts with her. A lot. He might also give some of the aliens who’re hitting on her disapproving looks. A lot.
  • Allura has never played volleyball in her life, but she can spike a volleyball so damn well. It’s like she was born to do it.
  • Easily throws Lance and Keith into the water so they can do cool flips.


  • He starts off high strung and stressed when he gets to the beach, but it’s easy for him to relax and have some fun once he sees the rest of his team having a great time.
  • He wears a looooot of sunscreen to protect scarred skin. He probably puts a white strip of zinc oxide across his scar and nose.
  • The sun may not love Shiro, but Shiro loves the sun.
  • It makes him so happy, guys. It puts him in such a great mood. He is so happy to be outside.
  • When he and Allura are on a team during volleyball, he’s the one who sets the ball just right for her so she can spike it.
  • Helps Hunk grill things by the beach. Probably because it’s the one form of cooking he’s actually really good at.
  • The paladins insist that’s a Dad Trait and 100% makes him a dad.
  • “But I’m only seven years older than Hunk.”
  • Lance convinces Shiro to bust out some dance moves.
  • He’s actually not bad at all. Maybe rusty, but definitely not bad.
  • He helps Pidge dive for really good seashells.
  • Shiro and Keith definitely draw out a circle in the sand and spar. Because they’ve gotta be ready to battle in every environment, obviously.

Sentient time machine, fine.
Bigger on the inside, no probs.
Alien who cheats death, a-ok.
Billion-year old race of time-travelling Demigods, whatevs.
Empire of evil one-eyed alien mutants, gotcha.


(as posted by the excellent DMReporter over on Twitter)


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.

So I’ve noticed that people go out their ways to scold artist/other warframe players that the Warframe themselves (not the tenno) are non-sentient machines. That isn’t proven wrong, nor is it proven right.

With Digital Extremes, they’re never straight-forward about these questions. Like it took about 3-4 years of this game being existent to learn what the “tenno” even were. They tend to leave you in the dark and occasionally give you small fragments, there’s lot’s of reasons to prove warframes are just puppets but there are things to prove that they aren’t. That debate can literally go into a loop with what evidence we’ve been provided and honestly i’m sick of having that argument so i’m not even going to give evidence for either side.

Though if you’re one of those people who get fucking pissed off whenever you see a canon idea different from yours and you decide to go try to make them feel like shit because they drew their warframes with a personality/sentient, or even vice versa, then you’re a fucking asshole.
It goes further than just having a different opinion, i don’t care if you believe warframes are just a suit full of spaghetti it’s fucking rude to go enforce your opinion on others and get sour if they disagree, let others enjoy what they like.
They’re people who draw their warframes as humans, i don’t see that as correct lore-wise but i’m not going to go bitch at them for having their preference on what the warframe could be. 
Go ahead and believe that warframes are just a puppet like it’s canon, i really don’t care just stop trying to seem like the smart-guy and attacking people who like a different thing.

anonymous asked:

How would the main four(+ Mettaton and Gaster) react to an s/o (or friend) that had created a sentient robot. Thank you!


Hey, pretty cool. Kinda like Mettaton, huh? Or maybe not. He’ll ask you simple questions like “so, how does it work?” or “what can it do?” but once you start going off on just how you managed to build your bot, you notice that his expression gets more & more genuinely interested.


Wowie!! You’re making robots, the Royal Scientist is making robots, it seems like making robots is the hot new hobby of the season! The first thing he wants to do is know if your robot likes puzzles. Robots are great at puzzles, Undyne says so!! & so does Mettaton’s quiz show!!


Yooo, that’s sweet!! As long as your robot doesn’t start lounging on her piano & trying to feed itself grapes, she’s fine with it. Besides, she’s curious–does it have any weapons?? How much can it benchpress?? Can she train with it??? I hope your robot is durable, because she’s gonna make the most out of having a new sparring partner if it is.


She’s a little bit jealous. She had to enlist the help of a ghost to get a believable “sentient machine” thing going–but at the same time, she’s actually kind of excited (robots are so cool!!). She just hopes no one will start to notice the little “differences” between Mettaton & your robot, at least, not off the bat.


Darling he’s–he’s speechless! He plays like it’s all amazing, & makes a show of circling the bot to take in every little detail about it–but really he’s sizing up the competition. He wants to know what differences could be picked up on between the two of them that could lead to…questions. & he might be a little bit jealous. Is there no room for just one glamorous bot in your life, sweetheart?

W.D. Gaster:

It takes a lot to impress him, but by the stars, you’ve done it. He’s amazed by your creation, & spends much more time than necessary questioning the bot about it’s abilities, how it’s processor works, all that science-y stuff. You may have unleashed something terrible, because Gaster’s not going to stop studying your creation for a good while.

Fable [An Overwatch/Reader Story] Video Diary #1

Originally posted by heartbreakhur

I’m so fucking angry right now. I’m sorry that I couldn’t keep to my word. I’m just so mad that I had to write. I’m late to the Overwatch party… but I’ve been playing since the start! :) THought I should contribute

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I have a question. So I've seen certain people saying that there's no need to be vegan if you live in eastern countries (like Japan for example) because they "treat the animals so much better", and that doesn't make sense to me? I mean, they still slaughter them, the animals still don't want to die. Right? What do you think about this?

Hi! You’re right it doesn’t make sense. Plus, I feel like that’s somewhat just what people think. I remember a time when people thought it was just the US that treated it’s animals horribly, but more and more footage came out from places in the UK and people were shocked. Shits not that different. I know we’re talking about farm animals but watch the documentary The cove, japan has serious issues with whaling and dolphins and there’s a lot of shady and deceitful shit that goes down with animals there too (that greatly harm humans as well). There are places who aren’t as disgustingly abusive as say the US but yes, but I think once you’re vegan you can’t really go back to a time when you thought using a sentient animal as a machine was okay. None of them want to die, they fight like hell just like you and I would. So useless and terrible. I know there’s parts of the world eating one hundred percent vegan isn’t exactly easy though. But like, if you’re reading this on an iphone right now I don’t really wanna hear it. y’know?

mutantgurls  asked:

Ok, I just wanted 2 say that I live your voltron evolution au. Plus. What would Podge be. Definitely something planet.

Pidge evolved to a Cervari (a cybernetic space faun species) who are technomancers and part sentient machine so she can telepathically connect with the ship and her lion over significant distance. She and Shiro have the strongest bonds with their lions because of his telepathic and her technopathic natures. In fact, Pidge generally knows what’s wrong with a Lion who needs repairs before Alura does which makes things easier. Her horns (because she has little nubby horns) are what connects her to the technology. So on that planet where they manipulate plant matter like tech? They’d sing her praises probably. 

Laws of Gravity need not Apply

Tagging @awkward-dumpling by request!
Chapters: 3/3 (~11.1k words)
Author: Yuu_chi
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Warnings: none
Relationships: Keith/Lance
It’s a difficult thing to go from secretly crushing on your school rival at a distance to sharing a tentative psychic connection with him, an audience of three other people, and an assorted collection of sentient machines.

Harder still to watch that crush come to be something more.

Grumpy Space Doctors

The definitive list.

Originally posted by justavon

1. The original. 

Originally posted by readysteadytrek

2. My literal beating heart

Originally posted by blackdogs-world

3. Sex. I mean, angst. 

Originally posted by jessiebaby2592

4. The first one I ever loved.

Originally posted by hamsters-win

5. The doctor I would be if I were a doc… Oh.

Originally posted by timeandspacegifs

6. Not always grumpy but hot damn.

Originally posted by surrealistadventurer

7. The most badass motherfucker to pilot a sentient time machine in all the history of the multiverse.

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. 

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”. 

naopao  asked:

Your OC drawings (the one with Wunder in particular) makes me think you'd be great at drawing human!zenyatta. If it's not too much to ask: a doodle of human!zen hanyatta? No pressure or anything though, but your art is hella and it's such a good rare pair. :')

I actually don’t really like human versions of Zenyatta because I… like robots… and the fact that he’s a sentient machine is part of what makes him such a great character and so appealing to me. But since you asked and I can always use a quick design challenge…

Figured he’d be Newar/Nepali to put his roots in Nepal and tie him to the fictional Shambali probably since birth, attempted to make him look like he’s actually just twenty years old and gave some obvious nods to the original design. Lazy and unoriginal, but, well, there you go. No Hanzo to go with him, tho, sorry. :< Maybe later!


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.