I've been drawing a lot of robots lately and I think it's because, in addition to being a lot of fun, they also provide a lot of freedom. No one can call you out for drawing something poorly if that thing doesn't really exist. That probably explains why I draw a lot of monsters, aliens, people in helmets and anthropomorphized animals. But one of the side effects of drawing robots is wondering what it would be like if there were Robot Fairy Tales. Not fairly tales featuring robots necessarily, but fairly tales FOR robots. And how short they would be.
Think about it! Robots are generally much more logical than people so they don't get duped (Jackbot and the Beanstalk), they have lots of cool gadgets like GPS so they don't get lost (Hansebot and Gretelbot), and they are made of metal so they don't have to worry about getting eaten (Little Red Riding Bot).
Some more ideas include:
Guessing Rumpelstiltskin's name would be pretty easy to guess if his make and model and serial number were literally stamped into his metal!
The Little MatchBot wouldn't freeze to death. She'd just thaw out in the Spring. Or perhaps her arm is a flamethrower and she doesn't even need matches!
The kinds of stories that would be written by Hans Christian Andersenbot.
Or the Bots Grimm...
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