Anime Handles Cyborgs Better? - - THE VICE PIT

Topic started by No_name_here on Oct. 16, 2012. Last post by GokaiRed 2 years, 4 months ago.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11

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    Post by Marshal Victory (2,882 posts) See mini bio Level 14

    1st.. an this is not important in the least... You can have my Tick omnibus 1 an 2 when you pry them from my cold dead hands.Tick is a great way to learn if the people around you know why screaming SPOON! is a good thing.Comics were great fun . Fox animation series was great an live action was Campy Coolness. for those poor souls who do not know who the tick is.


    cy·borg (sbôrg)

    n.A human who has certain physiological processes aided or controlled by mechanical or electronic devices.

    an·droid (ndroid)

    adj.Possessing human features.

    n.An automaton that is created from biological materials and resembles a human. Also called humanoid.

    ro·bot (rbt, -bt)n.1. A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.

    2. A machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control.

    3. A person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others.

    looks like yall got all 3 right.

    Post by samweller999 (69 posts) See mini bio Level 9

    @Marshal Victory: Marshall Victory, thank you for your diligence, your effort, and your good looks.

    Also, I LOVED The Tick cartoon. Late night on comedy central at one point you could see old episodes... I always thought Arthur reminded me of George Kaztanza from Seinfeld.

    Post by Marshal Victory (2,882 posts) See mini bio Level 14

    @samweller999 said:

    @Marshal Victory: Marshall Victory, thank you for your diligence, your effort, and your good looks.

    Also, I LOVED The Tick cartoon. Late night on comedy central at one point you could see old episodes... I always thought Arthur reminded me of George Kaztanza from Seinfeld.

    Good looks? Must be happy hour .. or i forgot my glasses day.Their are no good looking hillbillies...Dukes of Hazard was a lie! But i digress...

    Since ya like The Tick ( as all gentlemen of goof err good taste do) His creator's other efforts have been pegged on the good portion of the speedomoter...

    he helped make The Venture Bros. an is a executive producer and writer on the TV series Supernatural.

    i also belive the Tick would enjoy spoon i say SPOON!

    wait did i say digress or regress... bah! Vid was fun keep'm coming.

    Post by XChile (115 posts) See mini bio Level 4

    Hey guys that was a really thought provoking conversation. Kudos. To summarize this whole thing go to the bottom Line.

    I have noticed the verity of ways in which "synthetic" life in anime copes with existence however some of the most meaningful examples did not do this with factual or internal examination/reflection but with social interaction within the society that they "belong" to. We can label the definition robot,cyborg or android but that can be meaningless at times as a person can treat any of the three very differently.

    In GIT 2nd GIG the treatment of the Think tanks(robots) varied from character to character. Some characters treated them as Tools some Pets Some as individuals( I think Batou). Cyborgs in particular we saw contrasting ideas were it would look completely organic and be human as you or I or even opposite to that and could be treated a such.

    In Star Wars R2D2(robot) relationship with Luke skywalker was very similar to Batou's relationship with the tachikoma, They treated each other as almost equals where emotions were exhibited. ( I know Im stretching that)

    For Androids I think Anime tends to introvert the character to force them to struggle internally with the society around them alienating them (I'm Soooo alone boohoo[Cashern,Kikider,) albeit a very human reaction. Boring at times and not really thought provoking

    In Star Trek Data is a far more thought provoking character with his struggle of trying to become more human knowing that will never be possible. His interaction with various crew members go from lover,friend,robot(Dr.Polaski) or Tool, a far more gratifying experience. I cant really speak about his dancing but watching him trying to laugh or to get others to laugh is hilarious. Damn I wrote a crappy paper again.

    The Bottom line:

    My ancestors came to the New World on ships not of their free will, they were treated like machines and denied their true identity Human Beings. What makes a Robot more human is how the society around it treats them.

    Please Keep the vids coming

    Post by GokaiRed (176 posts) See mini bio Level 7

    The Big O covered the aspect of robots playing music too, 'A legacy of Amadeus' I think.

    Is it me or was Kikaider the inspiration for VR troopers?

    Anyway, Tima in metropolis technically suffered a nervous breakdown when she found out she wasn't human in the traditional sense, when she snapped out of it the question "who am I?" was left hanging. Cyborgs and Androids have the most important aspects of life which is comprehension beyond it's function.

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