He considered robot butlers for a moment, but his better judgment prevailed.  It seemed a bit contrived to have the Ruler supply every household on earth with a robotic butler, which would, in addition to cooking, cleaning and performing other requested household duties, spy on the population and report persons of suspicious nature, only to have the hero reprogram his butler to assist him in toppling the Ruler, who of course is the robotic butler’s father figure but is conflicted because the hero had given him free will (or so he had been programmed to think so), so he now had to convince the anti-hero to take up the cause of his dead liberator and take down the robotic butler’s father/creator.  The whole thing is iRobot/Terminator 2 automaton madness.

Visions of selling his story to a film studio raced through his head, but lost steam as he imagined the inevitable venue for this work; a straight to cable movie on a channel less than or equal to SiFy.  He examined his white board for ways to escape his horrible fate.  The Neo-Noir, perpetually dark and rainy Blade Runner locales that were a product of asteroids being moved to block sunlight to certain cities had to be removed.  His heart fell a little as erased a picture illustrating this display of the Ruler’s tyranny.  The Ruler was renamed Flannan and the short-lived hero’s name was Todd.  All these changes exhausted and discouraged him to the point that he ceased working and relapsed to scouring the internet.


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