Episode #30: Deeds, not words

[Episode 30]
Episode #30: Deeds, not words
Volume I / Saturday, 17 May 2008

Episode Notes

I never grow tired of having robots flambé each other!

Emmeline Pankhurst used the expression "deeds, not words" for the Suffragette movement. It was originally quoted from the dramatist John Fletcher (1579 - 1625), "Deeds, not words shall speak me."

This episode features another guest appearance by Peter Reid's robots. Thid time, in addition to two red Taro robots, we have a yellow Crusader.

The FEMBOT-2001 is one of my own designs, part of a 1950s LEGO Competition (which I won!).

Credits & Acknowledgements

Robots by Peter Reid (legoloverman on Flickr).

Transcript

Panel 1: A female-looking robot carrying what appears to be a cooking pot and broom (a besom) is approached by three other non-female-looking robots - a Crusader (yellow) and two Taro (red).
Crusader 'Bot:
Greetings, FEMBOT-2001. Is that pot too heavy for you my little diode? Let a real robot help you! Ha ha ha!
Taro 'Bot 1:
Ha ha!
Taro 'Bot 2:
Ha ha!
Panel 2: Close-up on FEMBOT-2001 and Crusader.
FEMBOT-2001:
Despite my appearance and assignment to the kitchens, I am exactly the same as you and capable of much more than "housework". Last week I spent time in the Robotics Lab.
Crusader 'Bot:
Aww... did you need a replacement broom?
FEMBOT-2001:
No -
Panel 3: Zoom out on FEMBOT-2001 as her pot-carrying right arm moves so rapidly it is a blur.
SFX:
Click. Click. Zoom. Beep. Whirr.
Panel 4: FEMBOT-2001's right arm is now a BIG FREAKING CANNON blasting the other three robots.
FEMBOT-2001:
- I got upgraded.
VFX:
A large searing-hot flame blasts out of the arm-cannon. Smoke wafts off the Crusader and Taro robots as they are blasted.
SFX:
FWOOOOOSH!