robotic pet

things i love about Pidge
  • *hacker voice* we’re in
  • literally dressed like a 6th grade boy 
  • like 82.67% salt 
  • hates the outdoors— pilots the nature lion 
  • loves technology more than life itself (relatable) 
  • wears glasses that serve no ophthalmological purpose. just for the disguise aesthetic™
  • cannot contain her sass
  • small and bitter, like an espresso (relatable)
  • loves her fellow paladins 
  • but would sell them for one cornchip 
  • names robots like they are pets
  • *bullies you gently to show affection* 
  • is smarter than you and not afraid to let you know 
  • this screenshot: 

just so many rogue one emotions, spoilers ahead:

  • i thought being spoiled would mean i’d be prepared but NO. cried my way out the cinema. thanks disney.
  • ppl calling jyn unemotional and detached and like???!? she puts herself in very immediate danger to save a little girl and probably feels so much all the time she eventually shuts down cause SAME
  • cassian andor is every sexy girl love interest that’s been in the shit so much longer than the chosen one and is capable and dangerous and so emotionally closed off she should honestly not grow attached to one person so quickly but goddamn he didn’t even feel her steal his blaster 
  • welcome home JUST FUCKING DESTROY ME 
  • poe dameron always wanted a pet robot cause cassian andor had a pet robot
  • …what is saw’s deal i want a mini-series about him and the fact that the rebel alliance considers him an extremist though he was the one trying to protect a baby girl from being a pawn
  • baze no longer believed in the force but he sure as hell believed in chirrut and i want to cry
  • baze is actually 25 
  • living around chirrut ages a person
  • bodhi’s reaction when face to face with saw’s breathing apparatus makes me convinced he had a terrifying run-in with vader 
  • speaking of bodhi this man was a born leader and i’m so pissed he never got to do that
  • BAIL ORGANA I LIVE I DIE I AM BROUGHT BACK 
  • krennic’s crumpled-ass cape was a disgrace. no wonder no one likes you
  • so okay vader’s corridor fighting was awesome but what i most enjoyed about his return apart from his dramatic sauron tower was that they kept his fucking dorky finger-pointing hand gestures
  • the hugging at the end destroyed what was left of my shriveled husk of a heart
  • people knowing the odds and choosing to sacrifice themselves because someone has to fight, someone has to resist, someone has to draw that fucking line in the sand is the surest way to wreck me 
  • so fuck me this movie has left me void
Who's Who on Mass Effect 2
  • Shepard: Glorified galactic babysitter
  • Miranda Lawson: The equivalent of that kid who get's straight A's but never studies seriously Miranda not all of us are genetically engineered
  • Jacob Taylor: Kanye West in space
  • Mordin Solus: geneticist who somehow knows the dirt on everyone. How do you know who I'm dating Mordin? it happened five minutes ago
  • Garrus: literally your best friend in the whole fucking galaxy
  • Jack: The most Tsundere person to ever come from something other than an anime
  • Tali: A huge fucking nerd, but YOUR huge fucking nerd
  • Grunt: your actual murderous child
  • Samara: THE CODE
  • Thane: Cinnamon roll too good for this world, too pure
  • Legion: the cutest robot sniper pet in the galaxy
  • 707: Ugh! Today is the worst day ever!
  • Yoosung: Is it because you can't focus on your work, since you're so worried about MC and all you'd been doing is making robot pets while dropping lowkey hints that you have feelings for her??
  • 707: No, because it's a little humid-... OF COURSE! It's because I can't focus on my work, since I'm so worried about MC and all I'd been doing is making robot pets while dropping lowkey hints that I have feelings for he- WAIT WHAT!?!?

can we come together as a community and stop referring to genos as a robot lmao

Honestly season 1 of Voltron was so Iconic they pulled no fucking punches, like the cute robot pet was pretty much there solely for the purpose of dying in episode 5, they lost the old wise dude in episode 9, don’t even get me started on the season finale. Your fave could never.

i have robot feels

So I miiiiight have been researching Sony Aibos because some kind of aibo/aibo plush with AR glasses miiight be a thing I need in my life (and thanks so much for that weird compulsion, @snarp, @codedredalert).  

And I came across this fascinating article about people in Japan trying to care for their robot pets now that Sony has stopped offering support for them.  The owners have meet ups where they help each other with programming and repairr advice.  Failing joints are a big problem.  A repair person in Chiba, that started taking on cases after desperate please from owners “has begun collecting broken Aibos from owners who have died, in the hope that their remains can be used to help keep other robots running.”

And I think this is just such a fascinating inversion of the more typical ‘immortal robot’/‘transient humans’ stories.  It really makes me want to see more of this stuff in fics:

  • Pet/companion robots that are no longer supported by their manufacturers and their human friends’ frantic efforts to keep them mobile and functioning.
  • Human-robot communities that evolve around group-sourcing parts and repairs and work-arounds and strategies for improving quality-of-life for non-supported robots.
  • Robots that are chimeras of the functioning parts of several failing robots, and have to navigate their new meshed identities and now tangled interpersonal relationships.
  • Robots that get their programming jury-rigged into newer systems they weren’t really designed for and have to deal with glitches and malfunctions and dysphoria.  Robots that still don’t have official technical support from manufacturers because they’re unapproved modifications.  
  • Robots struggling with whether they should they let parts of themselves be re-written to better fit their new bodies.
  • Lines of robots that suddenly have finite lifespans because a necessary part can’t be made or replaced anymore
  • or: Robots that suddenly have finite populations, because new robots can only be made by taking that limited part from old robots, and now they have to decide whether they want to be static immortals or turn over through new and better generations like biological beings.  
  • Robot cultures that mix both approaches.  
  • Robot cultures that are furiously divided on the topic.
  • Robots robots robots
some plot bullet points

-Hazel is the Witch of the West, cursed by her mother’s greed

-Frank is literally a babe (aka Glinda)

-Leo is obvs the mechanic who everyone thinks is a wizard???

-To be accepted as a “good wizard”  Leo must find “The Wicked Witch” and destroy her

-He finds her with the help of his pet robot dragon and then he’s like nah you’re a babe???

-So instead he tries to help her prove herself

-And they hear of Frank from some farmer and they’re like maybe he can help us

-So they go on a long and confusing journey like wtf Oz ugh why does your geography change so much I thought that river was supposed to be in the east???

-And then they find him and they’re like WOW YOURE SUCH A BABE????? PRECIOUS CINNAMON BUN TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD????? WILL YOU MARRY US????

-And so they go back and dude everyone knows Frank

-They’re like WTF what are you doing here? With them? The Evil Magician and the Wicked Witch???

-And he’s just like yeah I’m married to them stfu

-And Oz is basically so fucking prejudiced

-And they don’t believe that Hazel is cursed

-Except Annabeth, a General in the army

-Annabeth tells them that Reyna, once queen of Oz, may be able to break the spell, but she disappeared about 10-11 years ago

-Reynabeth I’m just saying

-So they go on a quest to find her and Annabeth sends Jason with them

-Jason is obvs like a lieutenant or SOMETHING

-And then they meet Percy at some point

-Percy is a wandering warrior obvs

-Like he left Oz’s army because they were so corrupt and shit and dude everyone thought he was dead

-Like wow Jason is so FUCKING pissed

-Basically they have a lot of UST

-And it’s really funny because in contrast Frazeleo is just like all comfortable and married????

-Just because they’re married and have always been pretty open w each other doesn’t mean they aren’t sexy tho

-They’re v sexy

-Frazeleo teases Jasercy a LOT

-LIKE GOD GUYS WE DID IT YOU CAN TOO

-and jasercy is just all NO BUT HONOR???? DIGNITY???? WE hATE EACH OTHER?????

-And frazeleo is just sooooooo done

-Like wow

-Anyways after a few adventures they find Reyna trapped by Calypso

-Ok so reynalypso where at first Reyna totally hated Calypso but then she figured out that the entire thing was super set up and that calypso was under a spell and like

-they’re not in love exactly

-if I had to describe their relationship I’d say they’re like a couple that has been in an arranged marriage for a really long time and is like super comfortable and trusting and just?????

-I couldn’t decide who set it up but then I was like OCTAVIAN

-LIKE PERFECT

-HE IS THE ONE WHO CONVINCES THE PEOPLE OF OZ TO SEND LEO TO KILL HAZEL

-HE IS THE ONE WHO SPREADS RUMORS ABOUT HAZEL IN THE FIRST PLACE

-HE IS THE ONE WHO ENCHANTS CALYPSO

-O H M Y G O D PERFECT!!!!!!

-and so after Reyna and Calypso tell them what happened they go to confront Octavian and they meet Drew

-Drew is the gatekeeper and she’s secretly on basically an underground revolution, whatever

-she helps them infiltrate the city with annabeth

-she’s basically super badass

-they capture Octavian and force him into freeing Calypso and Reyna

-reynabeth reunion smooching ensues

-Drew and Calypso meet and they’re like woah whaaat how are they so perfect

-Drew totally takes care of Calypso and keeps her company while she recuperates

-they’re super cute in love and everyone teases them

AFTER THIS WHOLE MESS:

-Piper randomly shows up

-Piper is Dorothy

-Piper is obviously Dorothy

-PIPEYNABETH

-LIKE SERIOUSLY REYNABETH IS ALL WOWOWOW YOU BABE

-UGH JUST EVERYONE GETS MARRIED  

-AND ADOPTS BABIES

-THAT IS THE ENTIRE GOAL OF THIS FIC