Robots go to the PetshopSong: Birdhouse in your soul
Artist: They Might Be Giants
If we are going to make this work, unlike last time, we need to stick together. Spine grumbled. Another shopping trip. Now we have to get just one pet for Peter's birthday. Only one. They trusted us with this. We can't mess it up again. Alright? He stared at all three equally in the eyes.
Hey I have a question! Rabbit raised his hand and bounced on his heels. When do we get ice cream?
After!... if you're good.
Jon and Rabbit both grumbled, kicking the dirt and put their hands in their pockets.
That is a good plan, Spine. Hatchworth golf clapped.
As they entered the pet-shop each bot moved to different corners. Splitting up wasn't part of the plan, but they each saw something shiny and totally perfect.
PUPPIES! Jon screamed as he walked past an open enclosure. Inside the small puppy pen were about 10 different breeds and mutts of dogs
Cavcaldium funCAMPINGCavcaldium fun2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Rabbit arent you supposed to be building a campire? Spine asked with a raised eyebrow, carrying a small basket of fish he and Micheal had caught during the day.
I did but Steve put it out. Something about, being a danger to society or something. Rabbit made quotation marks with his fingers. I have been taken off campfire duty.
And what are you supposed to be doing now?
Yea like keeping an eye out for bears. Like big ones. Like that one! He pointed as a giant black bear was pushing the Bands van over. Steve and Micheal screaming inside. Just like that one
Rabbit? Spine called out through the store. How did he get lost? Rabbit!? He walked past a circle rack of clothes. Something wrapped around his ankle, tripping him. Spine got on his knees and looked back to see R
Robots play minecraftRobots play minecraft2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The Spine: Hatchworth dont stand so close to me. Theres lava everywhere and you are going to push me in it.
Hatchworthnameyerselfanything: But Spine how will I find the Diamonds.
The Spine: You just do. You have to look for them.
JONTHESHERRIFMAYOR: SPINE! RABBIT IS KILLING ALL MY SHEEP!
RabbitIsTheMostAwesome: Im just trying to pet them.
JONTHESHERRIFMAYOR: But you are petting them with a diamond sword
The Spine: Rabbit why do you have my extra diamond sword?
RabbitIsTheMostAwesome: Jon and I saved it when your house burnt down.
The Spine: WHY WAS MY HOUSE BURNING DOWN!
JONTHESHERRIFMAYOR: We tried to make you a nice fireplace with wool molding.
Hatchworthnameyerselfanything: Spine. Theres a creeper watch out!
The Spine: Hatchworth hes all the way over on the other side- I- No Hatchworth stop. NO!
**The Spine tried to swim in lava**
The Spine: (◎_
MapsMaps2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Spine. This isn't the right way." Hatchworth grumbled over the seat.
"turn right ahead." The GPS announced.
"Not now Hatchworth. The GPS knows where its going." Spine smiled wide, very rarely getting the chance to take the wheel.
"But Spine. She's lying to us."
"Nonesense. Its function is to give us directions."
"But Spine you don't understand."
"continue going straight ahead."
"Hatchworth you worry too much. Everything is fine see-" Spine slammed on the breaks and stared out at
the cliff in front of them. Confused he looked down at the GPS that had lead them severly off course.
"It just... needs to recalcuate." Spine tried to adjust the screen.
"I've been trying to tell you. She's still mad about the breakup." Hatchworth growled, plopping back in his seat.
"What breakup?" Spine raised an eyebrow, then suddenly realizing he turned to Rabbit. "What did you do?"
"Wh-what me? Nothing. I did nothing." Rabbit huffed, crossing his arms. "She came on to me."
Intermission: Story Time with RabbitIntermission: Story Time with Rabbit2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"I Just Wanted to be Human"- A Steam Powered Giraffe fanfic
Song: No Head
Album: A society of people named Elihu
Artist: Atom and his Package
Song: Banana Phone
:A Brief Intermission:
Let's take a brief intermission for some story time with Rabbit.
One day when little Rabbit and Spine were receiving lessons from Peter Walter the I. Rabbit asked a question.
"Are you a cannibal?"
Peter froze and turned slowly to the bot sitting at his desk. "... No. Why would you ask such a question?"
"I saw you eating Iris's face last night." He stated very matter of fact like.
Peter paused and rubbed his chin. "I wasn't eating her. That was. That was what humans call kissing." Rabbit and Spine gave him blank stares, obviously he would have to explain further. Was it too early to give the birds and the bees conversation? "When two humans love each other very much... they like to touch each other."
"Like a hug?" Spine asked with a ra
I just wanted to be human Intermission: Water-parkI just wanted to be human Intermission: Water-park2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Song: Space Unicorn
Artist: Perry Gripp
:A Brief Intermission: Water-park
Let's take a brief intermission for some story time with Rabbit.
A long time ago when the robots were young....
Alright guys. Spine announced to the group, trying to keep Rabbit and Jon in line. The humans spend a lot of time in this room, but they won't tell us whats in there. I walked past it a couple of times, but I didn't get a good look. Whatever is beyond this door, we have to stick together. Understood? He pointed a finger at each of them.
Roger! Rabbit saluted, bouncing in place.
Okey Dokey! Jon mimicked Rabbit, trying to see over Spine.
Spine gave them a nod, then sharply turned and opened the door. The room wasn't very big. It was bright and white, filled with cold hard surfaces and spotlessly clean. Similar to that of their creators lab. They split up, investigating the different objects in the room. Spine focused on the lar
Tumblr Ask ficsTumblr Ask fics2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Tumblr Ask Prompts:
Prompt: Valcano's~ mousegirl913
Rabbit stood at the top of the ladder. Holding the baking soda steadily in one hand. He turned back down to Jon and young Peter IV on the ground. You ready for this! He yelled so they could hear him since he was at least 20 feet in the air.
LET HER RIP! Peter cheered.
Spine panted turning a corner. Running as fast as he could since he had heard Jon and Rabbit volunteered to help Peter build his science fair project. He arrived too late as Rabbit dropped the giant container of baking soda in the giant 2 story volcano. oh no
A flood of red bubbling lava rumbled out of the volcano. Knocking Rabbit off his ladder and covering Spine, Jon, Peter, and Rabbit all in the red foam. RABBIT I AM NOT CLEANING THIS UP!
Spine stared at the table with a raised eyebrow. The table was new, s
Music promptMusic prompt2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Maccasmiz posted some weird elevator music and said: This just makes me imagine something ridiculous is happening in the Walter manor.
Do I want to know why the floor is covered in pears and there is a badger running around.
Rabbit and Jon turn to each other slowly, trying to hide something behind each of their backs
No . They say in unison.
MY PEARS! Hatchworth screams, dropping his tray of sandwiches he made for the group.
You see Spine when pears and badgers l-l-love each other very much you gotta-
Poke them with sticks. Jon interrupted pulling his point stick out from behind his back.
And thats where they make t.v. shows. Rabbit nodded, leaving Spine to just scratch his head.
Im not cleaning this up. He frowned, trying to console Hatchworth who was picking up broken pear pieces.
Kazooland HighKazooland High2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
SPG AU High School Fic
Kazooland High School was an interesting school, at least to us. But in this universe its pretty dull. A regular High School with all the clicks. You have the Lycanthrope Jocks, the geeky scientist club, the vampire art club, the Becile Bad Boys, class clowns (who are literally clowns), and everything in between. We focus our story on the 10th Grade Class President Spine Walter and his brothers. The always humerous, charming lady killer Rabbit. The 2nd in command, first to recite you the rules, Hatchworth. And the sensitive, deep thinker, and always the first invited to a party Jon.
Spine closed his locker, twirling the combination lock before turning to his brother. You need to get a new backpack. He grumbled as he marched towards their 4th period classroom. He wasn't going to get his first tardy because of this.
Its fine. I can just carry them. Hatchworth grumbled, holding his books on his hips. He struggled to keep up with Spines fa
I just wanted to be human Chapter 27I just wanted to be human Chapter 272 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Song: Clockwork Vaudeville
Album: O_O if you don't know then I have something shocking to tell you...
Song: Steamboat Shenanigans
Artist: *cough cough you should know this cough*
Song: Make Believe
Song: Electricity is in my Soul
Album: Now I'm just listing my favorites
Chapter 27: Easy as Pie
Spine and Rabbit grew closer to the kitchen, the anxiety had faded and there was an air of content. The clattering of dishes and hushed murmurs could be heard from around the door frame. Hatchworth was passing out orders, keeping the whole thing organized for Spine while he was gone. Rabbit giggled under his breath, rubbing his palms together greedily. Creeping upon the light that overflowed from the archway when he was suddenly yanked back by two silver hands over his eyes.
Spine! Wh-what are you doing! He grumbled, trying to pry them off of his faceplate.
Shhh. I don't want you to peak. Spine pretended to whisper. His voice booming just loud enough that the ki
I just wanted to be human chapter 23I just wanted to be human chapter 232 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Song: War in Me
Album: New Sacred Cow
Chapter 23: Keeping Track
Rabbit gurgled on the building oil in his throat. Peter sr. continued to investigate the pain in his arm while his son began to work on the piping in Rabbit's neck. Just like all the other times they tested his circuitry there was nothing wrong. Connectors were synched, no lose wires, a strong electrical current to every piece. What could be causing the pain?
Oops! Peter VI gasped out, a tube snapping under his fingers. Oil began to spray everywhere. Rabbit started losing pressure to his faceplate and photoreceptors. The light in his eyes flickered as his body convulsed. The automaton's arms trying to grasp at his wound, but he was strapped down tight, leaving only his hands to flail frantically. He was choking on the continued build up.
I told you to be careful! This is the most delicate area! Peter sr. quickly pushed his son out of the way, trying to repair the damage as thick lukewa
I just wanted to be human. Ch. 1 A SPG FanficI just wanted to be human. Ch. 1 A SPG Fanfic2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"I just wanted to be human." A Steam Powered Giraffe Fanfic
Chapter 1: It starts
Rabbit looked over the bars at the ground below him. Not even a robot could survive falling from this height. Behind him he could hear the clanks as The Spine climbed the ladder, stretching himself and doing two steps at a time. If it wasn't for The Jon, Rabbit wouldn't have had such a good start. But now he was trapped at a dead end. The very top of the space needle, nearly 600 feet above the ground on a tiny platform. Probably not the best place in the world to escape to. He could feel the wind gushing past his face. Rabbit no longer questioned his emotions. This trembling, sickening, dizzying feeling definitely was fear. And with each clank behind his ears, this fear grew.
He took a deep breath, squeezing his eyelids and the bar tightly.
"You were supposed to be the sensible one!" His voice trembling with each syllable. The clanking continued as the Spine marched his way up. "To... to keep me and Jon fr
Kazooland High ch 3Kazooland High ch 32 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Kazooland High ch. 3: Its okay to be scared
Sometimes, our parents know us better than we know ourselves.
Jon was the first in the house. He kicked his untied shoes high in the air, laughing as they crashed in the foyer before skidding through the kitchen. Using his socks to slide across the wood flooring and giving a quick, Hi Pappy! before hitting the stairs and stomping his way up.
Rabbit grumbled, not taking his shoes of mostly because he didn't think of it than for his disrespect of rules. He followed behind Jon, still slightly worried for his youngest brother.
Hello Rabbit. Pappy nodded to him over his shoulder. In the kitchen he was getting dinner prepared. A nice autumn and aluminum salad for him and the boys. Sure they liked their cherry bolts and clockwork candies, but they needed their metals and vitamins.
Rabbit responded with a mmmeh... before sulking up the stairs. The disappearance of his usually light-hearted and chipper attitude brou
ClaustorphobiaPeter VI had always been a curious child, it seemed like he was always running, always active, always exploring somewhere new.Claustorphobia2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It wasn't until he was 10 years old he got up the courage to explore the basement. All of the bots had warned him at one point or another not to go down there, that it was dangerous. Up until today, he had listened to them, and stayed away, but with the bots gone, and no one around to tell him otherwise, there was nothing to stop him.
He grabs a flashlight from a drawer in the kitchen. He knew the bots would be home before too long, but that didn't stop him from going down into the basement. He turns on the flashlight, and holds it out in front of him like a weapon as he carefully descends the stairs, shining the beam of light on everything. Even with the darkness it didn't seem so scary, and he wonders why the bots had told him not to come down here. Boxes of Crystal Pepsi, both empty and full, litter the floor, tripping him on occasion.
Peter looks around for
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOX!HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOX!1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOX!
Song: Sentimental Johnny
Artist: Flogging Molly
Fox frowned, keeping his hands pinned over his eyes. “Guys is this really necessary?” He mumbled.
“You can’t look.” Jimmy growled shuffling about. Smokes started to respond but let out a grunt in pain, stubbing his toe. “Are you okay?”
“Piss off! WHO PUT THIS ROCK HERE!” Smokes huffed heavily. His anger fading as Fox laughed.
“It’s a headstone Smokes. The gravedigger put it there.” Jimmy gave him a confused glance.
“Yea well… it’s a stupid rock…” Smokes continued his low grumble. He limped his way over to Fox sitting in the grass. Snickering as he gave his brothers ears a good tug. “You can open your eyes now dork.”
Fox rolled his head out of Smokes grip and dropped his hands. Sitting on a blanket in front of him were many boxes. A cake in a plastic tin from the grocery store and lots and lots of candy.
Kazooland High Ch 6: She thinks I'm cute7th period meant band for the Walter Boys. Their favorite class. Not so much that they enjoyed sitting for an extra hour after school to memorize music sheets, but that they had lots of extra time to chatter and hang out.Kazooland High Ch 6: She thinks I'm cute2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Jon laughed from the back rooms where the tubas were stored. See if you can close it! He laughed crawling into one of the tuba cases. I'm a shiny gold sousaphone. He laughed, trying to form himself in a tuba shape. Getting roaring laughs from the other guys in his section. Tuba players are some of the nicest people you could meet. The clowns of any group. Knowing how to make the best jokes, and give you that shoulder to cry on.
Hatchworth went directly to work. He was the section leader of the pit crew and that meant he had a lot to do. Organizing the xylophones, chimes, bells, and all the extra whistles that gave the bad that flair. Being a part of the pit crew meant you had to master several different types of instruments and you were rarely
I Just Wanted to be Human. Ch. 3I Just Wanted to be Human. Ch. 32 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Chapter 3: 98.9%
Rabbit followed behind Micheal, slightly annoyed at the humans slow pace, but understanding the need for it. After the woman stormed off very little was said between them. Micheal knew that Rabbit wanted answers, and Rabbit knew that Micheal had to find the right way to word it. But neither one of them knew how to start.
They were almost at the bottom of the stairs and Rabbit paused. Just barely in his line of sight, on a rusted metal table to the side, laid The Jon. Torn into at least 3 pieces, but still recognizable.
"Jon!" Rabbit squealed, pushing Micheal off the last step. He ran towards the broken robot, his hands hovering over his brothers metal frame. He wanted to hug him, lift him off this disgusting table, put him back together again. But the realization came that, it wasn't going to be alright.
"I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-" Knowing Rabbit was having trouble, Micheal placed his good hand on the robot's shoulder. Tightening a screw. Rabbit paused his replay and started ag
Jon's Visit to the ManorJon's Visit to the ManorJon's Visit to the Manor2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Rabbit raced down the corridor, squealing with delight, The Jon not far behind.
"J-J-J-Jon! Just wait till I show-ow ya'! Ya' miss'd so much!" He barely managed to turn the corner, slamming into the wall and leaving a huge dent. But that wouldn't slow him down, he just grabbed The Jon's hand and kept running, loving the feel of it after so long.
"Look, aren't th-they amazin'!" He gushed as they burst into the kitchen, giving Walter Girls Paige and Brianna a grand gesture.
All eyes turned to Rabbit. The Jon smiled meekly and gave a small wave.
"Rabbit, are you okay?" Michael took a step forward, eyeing Rabbit suspiciously.
He pushed The Jon in front of him and grinned madly, "Whadda ya mean? Of course I-I'm okay! Loo-ok who's back with us!"
Michael's eyebrows drew together slightly, "Who's with us, Rabbit?"
"Come on guys, why ya actin' so funny? I-I-Its Jon!" He threw his arms in the air in exasperation.
The Spine put down the many sandwiches Hatchworth had been
Feeding GiraffesIt was the night before Yulemas, and all through the manor, not a creature was stirring, except for a certain eccentric automaton that was creaking quite noisily down the hallway. His joints squeaked as he practically ran through the empty doorframes of the manor, approaching the only door in the house.Feeding Giraffes2 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Good morning, The Spine!" Rabbit screeched as he burst through the door into the Hall of Wires. The room had a dark red glow to it, due to the lateness of the hour. Amidst the conglomeration of wires that littered the area there hung a metallic, snakelike figure with spines protruding from along its back. Blue lights flashed down its back as it slowly whirred to life, glowing green eyes scanning the room.
"Rabbit, it's 1 am—" The Spine droned irritably, only to be cut off by the energetic copper automaton.
"So I was b-b-b-browsing the interwebs when I found a most curious v-v-v-video of you trying to f-f-feed giraffes!" Rabbit said, his blue and green eyes flashing. The Spine looked aw
Kazzoland High Ch 2Kazzoland High Ch 22 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
CH 2. Bad Dogs
Spine focused intently on the words on the page, his entire face shoved between the pages of his book. This was a feat considering Hatchworth hadn't stopped talking since they sat down. They were waiting on a bench outside the front doors of the school, waiting for their brothers so they could walk home.
“I'm a free man again!” Rabbit cheered as he threw both glass doors open, he sauntered out and leaned over Spine's shoulder. He knew all to well that reading over his shoulder was one of Spine's biggest pet peeves.
“Mr. Wisdom missed you at band practice.” Hatchworth stated, following after Spine as the tall Silver automaton stood and closed his book. “He says you still have to pick up your solo practice sheets.”
“Did P-p-paige miss me?” Rabbit shuffled nervously. He did a good job keeping his stutter hidden in school, but any time he talked about Paige it leaked. And of all the girls that he was courting she was the only o
Rabbit Chapter 15The Spine pulled away from her touch. "I'm sorry. I just…. I'm sorry." He said backing away.Rabbit Chapter 152 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Holly was still staring at him trying to make sense of the streak of silver that had appeared where she touched. She did something unexpected then, she walked towards him cautiously. She removed the handkerchief from his pocket with shaking hands and gently started to wipe away the make up.
The Spine caught her hand. "Why?"
She remained silent as she continued to wipe it away. The Spine let her, feeling it was the least he could do to show her who he really was.
"I guess I should properly introduce myself," he said once she finished. "Hi. I'm The-"
She cut him off. "I know who you are. I didn't recognize you under all that makeup…. Spine."
He flinched when she said his name. The truth was out, and she hadn't run away yet, this was a good sign, but then again, she hadn't truly reacted yet.
"Why didn't you tell me instead of all this?" She held up the makeup covered handkerchief.
"Most people fin
Rabbit Chapter 1Chapter 1Rabbit Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Spine sighed as he stepped through the door way into Walter Manor, home once again. He stepped out of the way allowing Rabbit and Hatchworth to enter. Rabbit immediately raced off in the direction of his room, rambling on in unintelligible squeals. Hatchworth looked quizzically at The Spine. "Is something wrong The Spine?"The Spine took a moment before answering, "No Hatchworth, everything's fine. Why don't you go see what Rabbit's up to." Hatchworth gave him another quizzical look before heading off in the direction of Rabbit's room.
The Spine walked over to a window, looking out from behind the dark curtains at Michael, Matt, and Steve who were still unloading the band, usually The Spine would offer to lend a hand, but not today. He closed the curtains once again, savoring the darkness of the room. He felt peaceful, but something was not quite right. The Walter wi-fi was eerily quiet, there were no sudden outbursts of gleeful laughter from Rabbit, the air didn't buzz wi
Rabbit Chapter 11Hours passed as Holly and The Spine talked. The more time he spent with her, the more that The Spine felt a connection to Holly. She was intelligent and unafraid to speak her mind with passion and conviction.Rabbit Chapter 112 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As the night wore on, he realized she had one outstanding trait, she was stubborn. The Spine had only ever met one person as stubborn as her, and he had spent 116 years living with him.
The bar slowly began to empty as the night began to sweep into the early morning. Holly looked at her watch before fishing a pen out of her jacket pocket. "I had a great time talking to you tonight, and I'd love to stay longer, but I have a bus to catch." She scrawled her number onto a napkin and slid it across the table to The Spine with a smile. "You should call me sometime… soon."
He picked up the napkin with her number before tucking it into his left pocket. " I most definitely will, ma'am." He stood up to escort her to the door, and tipped his hat to her as she left. Once she was gone he produ
I just wanted to be human. Ch. 2 A SPG fanficI just wanted to be human. Ch. 2 A SPG fanfic2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
*System Fully Charged. Start up initiated. Good Morning Rabbit*
Rabbit slowly opened his eyes, letting them focus in the dim light. Had he been outside all night? No. He was in a bed. A room with a ceiling. How did he get inside? Who pulled him-
"Spine!" He gasped sitting straight up and stretching his arms outward. No, somehow in the night he was moved. His grasp was empty. And he was under a blanket? He swung his legs over the side of the canopy bed, still very confused with the whole situation. This room was not familiar, nice, but not familiar. The wooden floor was very worn down, a vanity in one corner with a small pink lamp. This was obviously a girls room, and a well used one.
He scanned the frequencies to see if he could pick up any Intel, but no response besides a couple of smart T.V.s and a DVD burner that was really really into him. Cautiously he opened the bedroom door and peaked out into the hallway. He could hear talking in the distance, maybe two floors down. It was a sm
I just wanted to be human Chapter 21I just wanted to be human Chapter 212 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Song: Writer's Block
Album: Britt Daniel
Artist: Stranger Than Fiction OST
Song: Lost! (Acoustic)
Album: Viva La Vida
Song: The Past ~ Personal History
Album: Shadow Hearts 2 OST
Chapter 21: Rabbit, The Sorceress, and The Beast
And he's... okay now?
And he... can't hurt me?
No he won't.
Or... or hurt you?
Peter V let out a sigh, setting his needle-nose pliers to the side. Placing both hands on the little robot's hands, to be whatever level of comforting he would understand. His broken legs laid out to the side as Peter V was working on them. They had to be disconnected to make repairs. Making the smallest of the robots look even smaller.
We don't know everything yet... He started soft but grew louder as his words became more solid. Spine came back online, but Rabbit hasn't been able to. Spine is fine. There are no rogue programs. No interference. He is himself again. Lifting a hand