Friday, August 13, 2010
What is a Prehistoric Robot?
I need to write a detailed character brief of a prehistoric robot called Bamff.
One that roamed with the dinosaurs in the Jurassic period? Or one that lived amongst us in the near future, while the story is set in such a distant one that historical records of Bamff's existence were wiped out during an Apocalyptic reboot? Both can explain the "prehistoric" label.
Being a robot, Bamff should have some form of trace memory in his circuits. Perhaps phantom images will flash across Bamff's optic sensors that hint towards a lost history of the universe; Pieces of information that may reveal how Russia became the bleak backdrop to the story; Random gigabytes of data that bestow Bamff with an unprecedented French-Canadian accent, suggesting roots that lead to a small town in Alberta, Canada called Banff, the modern day robotics capital of the world.
On the other hand, Bamff's circuits could have been utterly fried during the reboot and the Russian boy who finds it rebuilds him from scratch. Bamff then learns the cultures of a bleak human race through interactions with the Russian boy and other modern day robots who are far superior in technology and intelligence, except when it comes to free-style rapping which is the one ability that Bamff excels in. It talks in rhyme and Bamff is suspected to be of African make and model, pitting the Russian boy and him against discriminatory peril to triumph over robotic racism.
To be continued...