why is every romance about a human falling in love with a robot amazing? there’s Her, Chobits, about five million livejournal original stories, and like a ton more robot romance content.
you know what those all have in common?
theyre absolutely delightful.
(as a side note you should all watch chobits, its a great anime)
i think i’ve discovered why i love robot romance so much and its because the couple don’t relate to each other much and you know what? i don’t relate to most people.
not to say i’m some uber special person but i do have many unique interests and i don’t meet a ton of people who are similar to me in more than maybe 2 ways.
perhaps i have such a hard time relating to others due to my emotional avoidance tactics that i developed during the height of my eating disorder, a very notable one being social isolation.
most of the time for me my audience surrogate isn’t the human but rather the robot.
whoa what if i’m a robot?
another way i find to relate to the robot is that while artificial intelligence is made to be perfect, i constantly strive to be perfect. the robots in robot romance always seem like something to strive toward, chii from chobits being a great example of this since i am obsessed with her character design and would die to look like her despite the fact that i know shes really pretty amorphous.
maybe i want to be a robot.