Most women dream of the ideal guy with whom they will create the perfect family. I never wanted any children, I am perfectly content with watching my nephews and nieces grow up, trying to be a role model and a geeky influence in their lives, sharing my love for all kinds of fandoms, science, music, books and games and comics with them. I get all the joy and almost none of the responsibilities being “the cool aunt” and that’s just fine by me.
Yes, I am a very immature person. Most people are.
At least I am mature enough to admit that I am immature.
So, I never wanted any children and most probably will never want any in the future. But I have observed that I have developed a rudimentary kind of motherly instincts, like my love for Found Objects Bots, like Adopt-a-Bots, Fobots, and Nerbots.
Fobots (Found Objects Bot) are sculptures made by objects found anywhere and assembled in such a way that the look like robots. The most famous fobot is WALL-E.
My love for Fobots started about 4 years ago, when I first found out about Adopt-a-Bots. I fell in love with them immediately. It think it was mostly the idea of “adopting” these cute little thingies that attracted me. For the past 4 years I’ve been checking out Brian Marshall’s (creator of Adopt-a-Bots) blog, his facebook page and his Flickr account for new designs. I ‘ve never bought one, because they are rather expensive for me. I believe that one day I will meet the ideal guy, someone funny and smart and kinda geeky, but not too geeky, someone who doesn’t want children, but is open to the idea of us adopting a cute little bot together. You see, all women have a romantic notion of the future, even us awkward, antisocial freaks and geeks.
[Clicking on the images below will take you to Brian Marshall’s Flickr account]
I didn’t know about the Fobots site until very recently. I think I like them even more than Adopt-a-Bots, because they are a bit cuter and girlier. There is no way I could ever afford one, of course, but I like browsing through the site, the facebook page, and this awesome Pinterest board.
[Clicking on the images below takes you to the Fobots site]
The only ones I might consider buying one day are the Babybots.
Babybots are cheaper because they are smaller. They come in a tin gift
box and include a 30″ ball chain that can be easily shortened. But the best part is that the all open up to reveal their hearts inside. *awww*
You can follow/read Ammy Flynn‘s , creator of Fobots, wordpress blog here.
Nerdbots are created by a married couple, Nicholas and Angela from Kansas City, Missouri. I wasn’t so impressed with their designs, at least not as impressed as I was with Ann Flynn’s creations,
[Clicking on the images below takes you to the Nerbots site]
but I really liked their t-shirts merch!
An FYI for my Greek readers: I was recently informed that there is a Greek artist, named Vasilis Mpatsilas, whose work resembles a lot these fobots. You can check out his artwork here.
Some Useful Links for Fobot Lovers: