Monday, November 9, 2009

Otter & Robot

©Ramey Channell 2009


Once upon a time there was an otter. This particular otter's name was Christopher, and he belonged to an otter tribe called The Others. Christopher had always wanted to do something no otter had ever done before in the history of otterdom. So, he decided to marry a robot.

Christopher's mother, Oma, said she thought this was an utterly excellent idea, though unprecedented. Her exact words were, "No Other otter has ever married a robot. So, this will be the beginning of a new epoch in Other otter history."

"Cool," said Christopher.

Christopher's father, Otto, said it sounded like his son was moving up in the world, technologically speaking.

So, with these encouraging words spinning in his little otterly cerebellum, Christopher approached the automaton of his dreams, and popped the question.

The robot's name was Krysalis Two, she called herself K2, but everyone knew her as Kristi. She said "YES!" She was programmed to say "There is a loose wire in the sprocket of my head space." But, she said "YES" anyway.

There was tumultous rejoicing in all sectors of the universe.

And they lived happily ever after.

5 comments:

Post your bids in Comments! said...

Qu'est ce que c'est une "sprocket"?

Ramey Channell said...

Une sprocket is an essential part of the wheel-like micro-mechanisms that turn like clockwork within the anatomical inards of robots.

Ramey Channell said...

P.S. Have you permanently changed your name to Post Your Bids in Comments? Should I use this for your future birthday and Christmas gifts, if indeed I ever give you any? And what about introductions?

"Your Majesty, may I present my sister, Post Your Bids in Comments ..."

Trois

Post your bids in Comments! said...

People keep hitting me on my sore spot. I don't know how my name got changed to Post Your Bids In Comments, and I can't figure out how to fix it. I guess just call me Pybic.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Joanne, have you e-mailed Blogger to see if they can tell you what pybic is all about and how to fix it?