January 8th, 2021

Venus

Last voting day

Today is the last day to vote for this week's Survivor Idol stories, so please take a look at my story here. There is a link to the poll at the bottom to vote for it and any other favorites you may discover. Thank you!

I think I'm about to need a new library book, because it feels like Set My Heart To Five is finishing up. This one has been very sweet—it's a story set in the 2050s (after humans have incinerated the moon and done other stupid things), and features a dentist-bot who unexpectedly develops feelings and wants to write the ultimate movie screenplay that will make the world safe for bots with feelings... because otherwise, such bots are 'wiped' for being defective.

The bot-narrator's sense of humor is kind of irksome at first, but then you realize how very innocent and chipper he is. If you've ever been on the Star Tours "Journey to Endor" ride at Disneyland, at the beginning of the ride the robot pilot introduces himself and then says, "I know this is probably your first flight, and it’s… mine, too! Ha ha!" The bot-narrator of this story is very much in that same perky-idiot vein, and he really grows on you. :)

So, what next after this? I'm not sure. A lot of the books in my e-library Wishlist are only available on-hold, and several from my Goodreads "Want to read" list aren't in our library's catalogue. Some are so unavailable, I can't even request that the library purchase them! :O