SAD ROBOT: an autobiography of my unfortunat...
My name is Hiram and I like to blog about stuff on the internet, especially about my friend that I live with - Milo, an unhappy young man troubled by the downward spiralling trend of his life. Milo doesn't know I write about him on the internet. But Milo also doesn't know a lot of things about me, he rarely pays attention. You see, Milo just assumes I am what I am, just a run-of-the-mill servant who looks after him.
I also should mention that I'm a robot. Yes, Hiram the robot; second generation Companion-oid with a plus-five sense of humour module. I still unfortunately look like a C-3PO from the Star Wars movies, even though technology has far surpassed me. You see, Companion-oids are incredibly life-like human replicas that can easily pass for being human. Not me though; I'm an old, out-of-date, obsolete model. Thank goodness I've learned it's what's on the inside that counts or I'd have zero self-esteem.
A short while back, my best and only friend Milo spontaneously purchased me in a desperate effort to derail his depression and help motivate him to turn his life around. Whether that was a good idea remains to be seen.
You see, I learn by observing. And all this observing that I've done has caused me to somehow have more of a unique personality than the average household robot. I'm not more intelligent by any stretch; in fact there any many, many robots smarter than me, however, I do not think any of them would be apt to write a memoir about themselves.
Unbeknownst to Milo, I have a bit of a life of my own. I regularly write blogs about my life with Milo, take subway rides alone, re-watch my favourite robot movies, and have a strange fascination with finding Milo a human female companion to fill the void in Milo's life that I know I myself cannot do.
If one day I shall fade away from existence, I leave you this to remember me by - my memoir.
Book cover by @kario12
Artwork by Matt Dixon [http://mattdixon.deviantart.com/]