Robot and the Echo Chamber

December 20, 2016

Robot and the Echo Chamber

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    Robot and the Echo Chamber

    Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

    Panel 1: ROBOT and FRANCIS in their SPACE SHIP, observing something off panel.

    ROBOT

    It appears to be some kind of sentient bubble.

    Panel 2: Pull out to see their small SHIP next to a giant BUBBLE.

    ROBOT

    Whatever we do, let’s not get sucked into it.

    Panel 3: Same as panel 2, except they get sucked into it. Sound effect: SHOOP!

    ROBOT

    Aw, crap.

    Panel 4: ROBOT and FRANCIS are inside the BUBBLE. They are confronted by very happy looking CLONES of ROBOT. There is a POP! sound effect as more CLONES appear seemingly out of nowhere.

    ROBOT

    Ack! Who are you?

    CLONE 1

    We’re your tribe! Welcome to your echo chamber!

    Panel 5: Close up of CLONE 1. More POP! noises in the background.

    CLONE 1

    You’ll love it here! We’re all the same, and completely impervious to view point diversity.

    Panel 6: Pull out to frame ROBOT, FRANCIS, and CLONE 1 in the panel. Another POP! noise.

    ROBOT

    But I like counter arguments. They prove how smart I am.

    Panel 7: The panel expands to see a bunch of the CLONES, all wearing the same UGLY VESTS. FRANCIS looks terrified, ROBOT has had enough. They are leaving.

    CLONE 1

    Being uninformed leaves us more time for our vests!

    ROBOT

    Aaand…I’m out!

    Panel 8: Mirror of panel 3, except their SPACE SHIP is rocketing out of the giant BUBBLE. Sound effect: SPLOOT!

    Panel 9: ROBOT and FRANCIS in their SHIP.

    ROBOT (exhausted)

    Being willfully stupid is just dumb.

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