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Feb. 22: Fembot Confusion
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Ronald



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bitflipper wrote:
But I think Tat's trying to prove something about free will


khan wrote:
He could be arguing that some need to have outside control.


LadySunami wrote:
Or perhaps he's noting that autonomy and the need for help from others are not mutually exclusive.


I think he's just continuing the process of fitting a new character with her own set of strengths and flaws into the strip. What's left to say about free will, anyway?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ADDENDUM:

On another note, I hope there'll be just the one Android for a while yet. We've still got all those Devil Girls and Sisterhoodians to find out more about.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronald wrote:
What's left to say about free will, anyway?

Quite a lot, actually. Is free will self-born, or the product of upbringing and training? Does free will automatically imply an ethical sense, or must ethics be taught? (Although Pebbles seems to embody one answer to that: an innocent with no greater ethics than impulse.) How does free will balance independence with the burden of responsibility? Or even with the sensory overload of simple existence? Fembot has many ways open to her that she can develop, if she is indeed a true self.

Or Tat could choose to show that Fembot really is not a self, that exposure to reality is not sufficient to create a true person, that something else is needed, that, all along, "she" has only been a malfunctioning machine and we the audience have been deluding ourselves into seeing those malfunctions as a person. Is "selfness" a trait that comes from within, or is it something beheld from without? Is the Fembot a Chinese Box?

Truly, there's a vast wealth to be explored through this enigmatic character; I look forward to seeing how Tat uses her to manipulate our thoughts and feelings.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bitflipper wrote:
Is the Fembot a Chinese Box?


Heck, no, she was manufactured in the good old U.S. of A:

http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4401

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh! You think DevilTech doesn't outsource for cheap labor in their factories? Razz

...Actually, thinking about it, I wouldn't be surprised if DevilTech's/DevilCorp's factories were all staffed with unpaid denizens of Hell...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe Fern/Lime will take the Fembot home so she can have her very own nubile-bodied nymph who never ages or complains.

Or just offer her a place to stay as purely platonic pals. Whichever.

After all, she's already provided sanctuary to two other robots, the Drones. With some people it's stray cats...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One is a bubbly devil-girl.
One is a confused android.
They're sexy roommates. And they fight crime.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MerchManDan wrote:
One is a bubbly devil-girl.
One is a confused android.
They're sexy roommates. And they fight crime.


A sitcom with that premise would probably sell. Throw in the zen drones and you have bit characters pre-packaged for use too
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

with special appearances by big D!

we need a big-name star for that. actually, we need a whole cast list, and then we can take it to the networks.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
with special appearances by big D!

we need a big-name star for that. actually, we need a whole cast list, and then we can take it to the networks.


Clearly the special guest star Big D should be Don knotts.

/Actually it should be Alan Rickman, because he is amazing in everything.
//Or Tim Curry.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd go with rickman - he's got that slim elegance and dry wit. while curry would have fabulous in his youth, he doesn't have the physical beauty now. and don knotts is dead.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
i'd go with rickman - he's got that slim elegance and dry wit. while curry would have fabulous in his youth, he doesn't have the physical beauty now. and don knotts is dead.


I did not know that about Knotts.

And god I hope they cast Alan Rickman as either Crowley or Aziraphale in the BBC "Good Omens" miniseries they're making....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I don't know. I think if I saw Rickman playing Crowley, I'd just keep thinking Metatron. I could see Peter Davison playing Aziraphale, but I can't think of anyone who captures the 100% platinum-plated bastard that is Crowley.

I've seen suggestions for Benedict Cumberbatch...
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