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Cheap Shot
Aug 15, 2006

Help BIP learn gun?

This was an interactive adventure about an adorable robot named BIP. Art mediums changed from mspaint to actual paint, pencil, ink, digital colouring and even Lego. BIP's decisions were decided on democratically, and they altered the course of the plot, as well as the overall outcome of the story. The system was not complicated. There were no stats or convoluted procedures. You just had to get a feel for the character then vote or discuss the action you wanted him to preform. Please enjoy reading through the story, and have fun. It may be over, but BIP'll keep on truckin.

Scroll down for links to the whole story. The first update is just below. I assure you, the art gets MUCH better with each update.

Follow the thoughts of a retarded robot through his exciting adventure, see the pictures he draws, or read his occasional rap lyrics.
I don't actually like twitter, but it has it's uses.

The below is a 3-D animation created by Canis Ex Machina, with music by Alea Minerva and story/design by me, Cheap Shot.

(Part 4 in production)

Music Tracks by Alea Minerva. (Sound quality much better then on youtube.)

Youtube Slideshow:

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-That's all there is! Thank you for reading.


Update One

This is BIP.

BIP is a monotonous task preforming robot, designed to preform little errands around far traveling space craft. He is one of twenty five robotic units assigned to the Terraform class travel vessel, "Plethora". He is low on the ranker and knows very little of the ships destination or mission. Built without the ability to speak, or even the ability to read, he is subjected to pompous ordering around and verbal abuse from the human crew members.

BIP has been assigned to a solitairy room and givin the task of pressing a button.
He presses it when ever it lights up. He is very good at this job, almost as if he was created just to do this task.

He has been assigned to this task for fourteen days, and despite his intended programming, has begun to question his duties. It is not clea- oh wait hang on...

There we go. Robot 53,821 / Button 0.

An announcement comes over the ships intercom.

"All crew report to work stations. We have reached the destination and will begin settling the predetermined location in thirty-two minuets and counting."

This announcement does not apply to you as you are already at your work station. You do wonder what is going on though.

Voting on the next course of action will begin with multiple choice. The result will determine how much poo poo hits the fan.

(1)Press the button really hard next time. Really super hard!
(2)Discontinue pushing the button entirely. Explore the room.
(3)Don't wait for the button to light up. Press recklessly and with abandon!
(4)Keep pressing the button and do some soul searching.

The process of voting will change each time the story is updated in order to give a bit more variety and include more peoples ideas.

TWO IMPORTANT NOTES: If you think BIP should be re-named, Include a name in your post. If you see a name you like, quote it when you post. Only quoted names will be considered. Don't just post a number if you can help it. Try to explain a little why you think your choice should be made. This is open to discussion, that button isn't going anywhere.


Goon BIP Art

-Section Removed-

It got too big. Sorry.
You can find it all inside the thread though.


Now that that's all out of the way. Please enjoy!

BIP design and story 2007~2009 James "Cheap Shot" Claus-Nesbitt (Just in case of thieves!)

Cheap Shot fucked around with this message at Jan 1, 2010 around 07:33


Gin and Juche
Apr 3, 2008

The Highest Judge of Paradise
Shiki Eiki

Voting for 3. And if we rename BIP could it be Cherries?

Mar 15, 2006

Gaijin Smash!

(1)Press the button really hard next time. Really super hard!

BIP wants to be good at what he does, he needs to press that button like it's never been pressed before!

Jul 12, 2006

Is it a party?

Aww, cute robot! I'm going to go with (2), because he needs to be brave to conquer the big scary world! Plus, who knows? Maybe there will be ANOTHER big button to push.

Edit: Rename to Renaldo, Robot Extraordinaire!

Oct 26, 2007
Can't post for 3847 days!

i say 4, the inner workings of his robot soul intrest me greatly.

Feb 13, 2008

In a thousand years, Gandahar was destroyed. A thousand years ago, Gandahar will be saved, and what can't be avoided will be.

Grimey Drawer


Do robots even have souls?

Good ole BIP, he's just lookin for some meaning behind the button...

Moose In a Room
Sep 18, 2008

Party Time!

4 Sounds good

Mar 26, 2009


Voting for three.

Jul 27, 2006

Definitely 4, after all there's a window to gaze out of. What's this big round thing out there? Will it be friends with us? What's this word "friends" anyway?

Jul 23, 2006


4! Keep pressing that button, if you stop the world might end or something.

Super Waffle
Sep 25, 2007

I'm a hermaphrodite and my parents (40K nerds) named me Slaanesh, THANKS MOM

I vote for

(1)Press the button really hard next time. Really super hard!

And I like the name BIP

Aug 21, 2004

Thats One Hoopy Frood!

#3 sound like a good idea to me.

Ghetto Wizard
Aug 11, 2007

I vote for #3.

I think we should call him Beepee.

fake edit: changed the name to something better.

Ghetto Wizard fucked around with this message at May 29, 2009 around 17:06

Dec 6, 2004
Scum Pirate

Gravel Gravy posted:


Voting 4, souls, dreams, robots, sheep and such.

May 3, 2008

Voting 4

and name him Bippy

Feb 10, 2004

Did-a-chick? Dum-a-chum?

I vote #1, and I think his name is fine as is. Stay the course, little BIP.

children overboard
Apr 3, 2009

Voting 1. It seems like the robotty thing to do.

Apr 23, 2004

I say 4. What will the others think if you stop doing your job?

Feb 5, 2009


I vote for #1.

Cheap Shot
Aug 15, 2006

Help BIP learn gun?

Lister posted:

I say 4. What will the others think if you stop doing your job?

The other 24 have no personality whatsoever. Bunch of boring pricks.

That does seem strange though. Could something be wrong with BIP's programming?

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

Skaven spotted!

Voting #1. His name should be Bippy.

Jul 5, 2007

Who's there?

Lipstick Apathy

My vote is for #1.

Maybe if you show the crew how well you do your job, they'll bother to respect you a little.

So drop the hammer, BIP!

Mar 13, 2007


Bip is adorable. I vote for (1) please.

Captain Monkey
Aug 23, 2007

I vote for #4 because I want to see the innards of his soul. And obviously introspection will lead us to our eventual further Awakening.

Also, I love the name BIP.

May 4, 2007


Grimey Drawer


Press the gently caress out of that button.

Feb 4, 2008
"Some people are just born human. The rest of us, we take a lifetime to get there."

That arrogant button... it make me SO mad! Press it really super hard!

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.

1. Show that button who's boss!

Nov 22, 2007
I suck

Averrences posted:

and name him Bippy

I vote 4. I want to know what that robot thinks about his job and being ordered around

Oh, and we don't have to necessarily rename him Bippy, but can we have some humanitarian soul nickname him and call him that every now and again?

Nov 24, 2006

Can I say "shit" around the baby?

Grimey Drawer

1 is the only logical choice

Sep 25, 2008

Go 1! Push that button!

Sep 12, 2008

Majoris Felidae Peditum

I vote 2, He needs to escape his metal prison and investigate the world around him.

Doctor Doctor
May 25, 2009

"I'm not a hero, I'm just an old killer"

I vote 3. Also I'd like to name it DAVE9000.

Jewbert Jewstein
Dec 4, 2007

Bring me a hard copy of the Internet so I can do some serious surfing

I'm thinking 3. Let's see what that button is capable of.

And is that some kind of drink dispenser in the background?

yoshinoya 5 a.m.
Mar 19, 2009

I vote 3. It sounds like a good way to increase BIP's self-esteem.

Ninja Toast!
Apr 22, 2009

#3 Red buttons are the most important, and therefore should be pushed the most.

Leave it Bip. Bippy can be his nickname

Jan 31, 2009

Hey pussy

I'd like to see the ramifications of option #1. After all, his programming says press the button, but did it specify how hard?

Cheap Shot
Aug 15, 2006

Help BIP learn gun?

Jewbert Jewstein posted:

I'm thinking 3. Let's see what that button is capable of.

And is that some kind of drink dispenser in the background?

BIP is unaware of it's functions. He can't read, and he's been busy with his button.

Soundtrack To Mary
Nov 12, 2007


Choosing Option 4, since it's only for a few more minutes anyway.

Also, BIP looks

Apr 27, 2008

Voting for option 1, we need really super hard button pressing action! Also, BIP sounds fine.


Aug 6, 2008

Number three! pound that bitch button!

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