They say robots will take over the world one day. Keeping this in mind, the figmods have decided to prepare you for impending doom. What do we advise, you ask? Stock the basement, become a hacker, carry wire clippers, and get used to the idea of no more Hulu.
But while we have internet, we’re giving you the Robot Contest. Which was actually inspired by this.
Your task: Write a story, poem, play, etc. that is no more than 1500 words. It must include a robot/android, can be any genre, and can go in any direction. Your characters can be the creators of the robots, or be the robots themselves. The robots can take over the world SKYNET style, or make us peppermint tea – it’s up to you.
How To Enter:
All entries must be received by August 31, 2011 at midnight EST (that’s Wednesday going into Thursday). All entries will be reviewed by your beloved and esteemed Figmods, who will choose the semi-finalists. There will be polls of semi-final goodness, followed by the Death Match.
Prizes: There will be three (3) winners. The first place winner will receive a Walking King Crab kit, the second place winner will receive a Mega Mantis Building Kit, and the third (random) winner will receive How to Survive A Robot Uprising, so that you can survive when first and second place try to take over the world.
Get building, figs!