quadruplify: John Watson (from BBC's Sherlock) standing in Buckingham Palace ([Sherlock] John - standing)
posted by [personal profile] quadruplify at 12:02am on 02/03/2012
I agree that Mass Effect and Dragon Age both look interesting too, for the reasons you described. It'd be nice if I had a credit card of my own to buy them with, though. Then I wouldn't have to explain why I'm buying video games when I'm Not A Gamerâ„¢. :PPP

Um. First off, I kind of take a Watsonian approach to robotporn to begin with - I don't have extensive biological/physiological headcanon for why robots would need to have sex because my headcanon is, outside the context of porn, they don't. If I'm writing gen or PG-13-rated romance, the Transformers don't have any need for anything we'd consider sex, so they have no concept of it. To take it even further, it's also my headcanon that they don't kiss. About a third of them have no mouth or have a mouth that's not shaped in a way that's conducive to kissing, so why would something be a part of their culture if a full third of them can't do it?

The more time goes on, the more I find myself agreeing with that, and everything you said in #2. I only got into TF fandom in the first place because I found the though of giant alien robots doing the horizontal mambo was, well....to put it euphemistically, interesting. XD But part of why I'm not really into it anymore is because after a while, I started coming to the same conclusions you did. I guess if I'm going to read about giant robots from outer space, I want it to make at least a little bit of sense, no? >_>; I have read fic, though, that involved some characters trying kissing for the first time, or doing something that's the equivalent of sex or kissing but doesn't fit nicely into what we might consider "sexual" or "platonic" or whatever because, y'know, alien cultural norms and all that. I tend to like stories like that, because then you know the writers put some thought into it. ^_^;

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