History Blog / ToplessRobot

1st May '18 7:08:24 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** He then ran that one ("[[SickAndWrong How Videl Discovered Her Abortion Fetish]]"), necessitating more BrainBleach. He's now got ''another'' [[http://www.therobotsvoice.com/2011/10/um_fan_fiction_friday_just_defeated_me.php fanfic]] that he refused to post, even unriffed. [[note]]He described it as like ''KanashiiNoImi'', only written as legitimate erotica.[[/note]]

to:

** He then ran that one ("[[SickAndWrong How Videl Discovered Her Abortion Fetish]]"), necessitating more BrainBleach. He's now got ''another'' [[http://www.therobotsvoice.com/2011/10/um_fan_fiction_friday_just_defeated_me.php fanfic]] that he refused to post, even unriffed. [[note]]He described it as like ''KanashiiNoImi'', ''Kanashii no Imi'', only written as legitimate erotica.[[/note]]
24th Dec '17 8:38:19 AM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Topless Robot (which, despite [[JustForFub/IThoughtThatWas the name]], is [[BrainBleach usually]] [[{{NSFW}} safe-for-work]]) is a Village Voice Media owned blog dedicated to nerdy interests, formerly run by Rob Bricken, a former writer for ''[=ToyFare=]'', ''Anime Insider'' and Anime News Network. The site has become well known for its daily lists, entertaining contests which get hundreds of entries, and the notorious Fan Fiction Fridays, in which Rob gave the [[{{MST}} MST3K treatment]] to incredibly awful fanfic. In November 2012, Rob moved on from Topless Robot to io9, where he writes a column titled "Postal Apocalypse". Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), io9's higher-ups asked Rob to stop doing FFF after some readers complained that the concept was mean-spirited. His replacement as TR head was long-time contributing editor Luke Thompson, who revived FFF as a video series under the name "I READ YOUR FANFIC!".

to:

Topless Robot (which, despite [[JustForFub/IThoughtThatWas [[JustForFun/IThoughtThatWas the name]], is [[BrainBleach usually]] [[{{NSFW}} safe-for-work]]) is a Village Voice Media owned blog dedicated to nerdy interests, formerly run by Rob Bricken, a former writer for ''[=ToyFare=]'', ''Anime Insider'' and Anime News Network. The site has become well known for its daily lists, entertaining contests which get hundreds of entries, and the notorious Fan Fiction Fridays, in which Rob gave the [[{{MST}} MST3K treatment]] to incredibly awful fanfic. In November 2012, Rob moved on from Topless Robot to io9, where he writes a column titled "Postal Apocalypse". Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), io9's higher-ups asked Rob to stop doing FFF after some readers complained that the concept was mean-spirited. His replacement as TR head was long-time contributing editor Luke Thompson, who revived FFF as a video series under the name "I READ YOUR FANFIC!".
24th Dec '17 8:37:38 AM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Topless Robot (which, despite [[IThoughtItMeant the name]], is [[BrainBleach usually]] [[{{NSFW}} safe-for-work]]) is a Village Voice Media owned blog dedicated to nerdy interests, formerly run by Rob Bricken, a former writer for ''[=ToyFare=]'', ''Anime Insider'' and Anime News Network. The site has become well known for its daily lists, entertaining contests which get hundreds of entries, and the notorious Fan Fiction Fridays, in which Rob gave the [[{{MST}} MST3K treatment]] to incredibly awful fanfic. In November 2012, Rob moved on from Topless Robot to io9, where he writes a column titled "Postal Apocalypse". Unfortunately(or fortunately, depending on your point of view), io9's higher-ups asked Rob to stop doing FFF after some readers complained that the concept was mean-spirited. His replacement as TR head was long-time contributing editor Luke Thompson, who revived FFF as a video series under the name "I READ YOUR FANFIC!".

to:

Topless Robot (which, despite [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFub/IThoughtThatWas the name]], is [[BrainBleach usually]] [[{{NSFW}} safe-for-work]]) is a Village Voice Media owned blog dedicated to nerdy interests, formerly run by Rob Bricken, a former writer for ''[=ToyFare=]'', ''Anime Insider'' and Anime News Network. The site has become well known for its daily lists, entertaining contests which get hundreds of entries, and the notorious Fan Fiction Fridays, in which Rob gave the [[{{MST}} MST3K treatment]] to incredibly awful fanfic. In November 2012, Rob moved on from Topless Robot to io9, where he writes a column titled "Postal Apocalypse". Unfortunately(or Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), io9's higher-ups asked Rob to stop doing FFF after some readers complained that the concept was mean-spirited. His replacement as TR head was long-time contributing editor Luke Thompson, who revived FFF as a video series under the name "I READ YOUR FANFIC!".
15th Sep '17 4:49:02 AM Augusto
Is there an issue? Send a Message


You can still find the site's official twitter account [[https://twitter.com/TheRobotsVoice?s=09 here]] even though it longer updates. [[https://twitter.com/LYTrules?s=09 Luke Thompson's account]], on the other hand...

to:

You can still find the site's official twitter account [[https://twitter.com/TheRobotsVoice?s=09 here]] even though it longer updates. [[https://twitter.com/LYTrules?s=09 Luke Thompson's account]], on the other hand...
updates.
14th Sep '17 9:39:56 PM Augusto
Is there an issue? Send a Message


You can still find the site's official twitter account [[https://twitter.com/TheRobotsVoice?s=09 here]], even though it longer updates.

to:

You can still find the site's official twitter account [[https://twitter.com/TheRobotsVoice?s=09 here]], here]] even though it longer updates.
updates. [[https://twitter.com/LYTrules?s=09 Luke Thompson's account]], on the other hand...
14th Sep '17 9:34:34 PM Augusto
Is there an issue? Send a Message


You can still find the site's official twitter account [[Confira The Robot's Voice (@TheRobotsVoice): https://twitter.com/TheRobotsVoice?s=09 here]].

to:

You can still find the site's official twitter account [[Confira The Robot's Voice (@TheRobotsVoice): https://twitter.[[https://twitter.com/TheRobotsVoice?s=09 here]].
here]], even though it longer updates.
14th Sep '17 9:33:09 PM Augusto
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

You can still find the site's official twitter account [[Confira The Robot's Voice (@TheRobotsVoice): https://twitter.com/TheRobotsVoice?s=09 here]].
6th May '17 12:04:06 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BerserkButton: Do NOT bring up Creator/MichaelBay's films. Especially [[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers]].
** After ''TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' came out and was proven to be a very bad movie but not a wretched cinematic atrocity (according to Rob), Bay and his movies just became a punching bag for Rob rather than a satanic abomination that must be wiped off the face of this earth.

to:

* BerserkButton: Do NOT bring up Creator/MichaelBay's films. Especially [[TransformersFilmSeries [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries Transformers]].
** After ''TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' came out and was proven to be a very bad movie but not a wretched cinematic atrocity (according to Rob), Bay and his movies just became a punching bag for Rob rather than a satanic abomination that must be wiped off the face of this earth.



** That applies to {{Transformers}} as well, although he does seem to like WesternAnimation/BeastWars and admits he doesn't have any opinion on TransformersAnimated because he never watched it. The [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries live-action films]] [[BerserkButton are another story]]. He also isn't too fond of WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime, but he stated in a later post that it was more disappointment than outright hate, and in a LATER post, he admitted that, while he still doesn't like it, that he can see why others do.

to:

** That applies to {{Transformers}} ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' as well, although he does seem to like WesternAnimation/BeastWars ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' and admits he doesn't have any opinion on TransformersAnimated ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' because he never watched it. The [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries live-action films]] [[BerserkButton are another story]]. He also isn't too fond of WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime, ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', but he stated in a later post that it was more disappointment than outright hate, and in a LATER post, he admitted that, while he still doesn't like it, that he can see why others do.
26th Nov '16 4:07:38 PM DarkStorm
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[http://www.toplessrobot.com Topless Robot]] (which, despite [[IThoughtItMeant the name]], is [[BrainBleach usually]] [[{{NSFW}} safe-for-work]]) is a Village Voice Media owned blog dedicated to nerdy interests, formerly run by Rob Bricken, a former writer for ''[=ToyFare=]'', ''Anime Insider'' and Anime News Network. The site has become well known for its daily lists, entertaining contests which get hundreds of entries, and the notorious Fan Fiction Fridays, in which Rob gave the [[{{MST}} MST3K treatment]] to incredibly awful fanfic. In November 2012, Rob moved on from Topless Robot to io9, where he writes a column titled "Postal Apocalypse". Unfortunately(or fortunately, depending on your point of view), io9's higher-ups asked Rob to stop doing FFF after some readers complained that the concept was mean-spirited. His replacement as TR head was long-time contributing editor Luke Thompson, who revived FFF as a video series under the name "I READ YOUR FANFIC!".

The site was given a new tagline in 2014, replacing the former slogan "[[TakeThatUs Nerd News, Humor, and Self-Loathing]]" for being too dark. The next year, the site received a total overhaul and was renamed The Robot's Voice. Unfortunately, later that year, the site stopped publishing new articles citing [[http://www.therobotsvoice.com/2015/12/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-whose-responsible-this.php financial difficulties]] as the reason for the blog's closure.

to:

[[http://www.toplessrobot.com Topless Robot]] Robot (which, despite [[IThoughtItMeant the name]], is [[BrainBleach usually]] [[{{NSFW}} safe-for-work]]) is a Village Voice Media owned blog dedicated to nerdy interests, formerly run by Rob Bricken, a former writer for ''[=ToyFare=]'', ''Anime Insider'' and Anime News Network. The site has become well known for its daily lists, entertaining contests which get hundreds of entries, and the notorious Fan Fiction Fridays, in which Rob gave the [[{{MST}} MST3K treatment]] to incredibly awful fanfic. In November 2012, Rob moved on from Topless Robot to io9, where he writes a column titled "Postal Apocalypse". Unfortunately(or fortunately, depending on your point of view), io9's higher-ups asked Rob to stop doing FFF after some readers complained that the concept was mean-spirited. His replacement as TR head was long-time contributing editor Luke Thompson, who revived FFF as a video series under the name "I READ YOUR FANFIC!".

The site was given a new tagline in 2014, replacing the former slogan "[[TakeThatUs Nerd News, Humor, and Self-Loathing]]" for being too dark. The next year, the site received a total overhaul and was renamed [[http://www.therobotsvoice.com/ The Robot's Voice.Voice]], complete with a new URL. Unfortunately, later that year, the site stopped publishing new articles citing [[http://www.therobotsvoice.com/2015/12/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-whose-responsible-this.php financial difficulties]] as the reason for the blog's closure.



*** Which was latter topped [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2012/05/fan_fiction_friday_fievel_from_american_tail_in_th.php The Fievel Story MST]], which required ''over 50 Tohts'' to properly express his horror. By the time he's done he's worshiping {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} and calling for him to end everything.

to:

*** Which was latter topped [[http://www.toplessrobot.therobotsvoice.com/2012/05/fan_fiction_friday_fievel_from_american_tail_in_th.php The Fievel Story MST]], which required ''over 50 Tohts'' to properly express his horror. By the time he's done he's worshiping {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} and calling for him to end everything.



* SchmuckBait: Admit it, the way in which Rob introduces [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/03/fan_fiction_friday_the_other_story.php "The Other Story"]] (real title: "How Videl Discovered Her Abortion Fetish") just makes you want to read it ''even more.''

to:

* SchmuckBait: Admit it, the way in which Rob introduces [[http://www.toplessrobot.therobotsvoice.com/2010/03/fan_fiction_friday_the_other_story.php "The Other Story"]] (real title: "How Videl Discovered Her Abortion Fetish") just makes you want to read it ''even more.''



** And [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2012/08/my_internet_killed_fan_fiction_friday_or_fff_kille.php now]], one session of FFF was deleted before he could save it. Rob explains it as either the Internet refusing to upload it, or the fic being so bad it killed his connection.

to:

** And [[http://www.toplessrobot.therobotsvoice.com/2012/08/my_internet_killed_fan_fiction_friday_or_fff_kille.php now]], one session of FFF was deleted before he could save it. Rob explains it as either the Internet refusing to upload it, or the fic being so bad it killed his connection.



* UpToEleven: In one episode of Fanfiction Friday, he [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/02/fan_fiction_friday_harry_potter_and_the_surprise_p.php makes a brief reference to a fic he believes to be worse than]] ''The Pokémon Story''.
** He then ran that one ("[[SickAndWrong How Videl Discovered Her Abortion Fetish]]"), necessitating more BrainBleach. He's now got ''another'' [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/10/um_fan_fiction_friday_just_defeated_me.php fanfic]] that he refused to post, even unriffed. [[note]]He described it as like ''KanashiiNoImi'', only written as legitimate erotica.[[/note]]

to:

* UpToEleven: In one episode of Fanfiction Friday, he [[http://www.toplessrobot.therobotsvoice.com/2010/02/fan_fiction_friday_harry_potter_and_the_surprise_p.php makes a brief reference to a fic he believes to be worse than]] ''The Pokémon Story''.
** He then ran that one ("[[SickAndWrong How Videl Discovered Her Abortion Fetish]]"), necessitating more BrainBleach. He's now got ''another'' [[http://www.toplessrobot.therobotsvoice.com/2011/10/um_fan_fiction_friday_just_defeated_me.php fanfic]] that he refused to post, even unriffed. [[note]]He described it as like ''KanashiiNoImi'', only written as legitimate erotica.[[/note]]
21st Nov '16 2:37:49 PM lamoxlamae
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The site was given a new tagline in 2014, replacing the former slogan "[[TakeThatUs Nerd News, Humor, and Self-Loathing]]" for being too dark. The next year, the site received a total overhaul and was renamed The Robot's Voice. Unfortunately, later that year, the site stopped publishing new articles.

to:

The site was given a new tagline in 2014, replacing the former slogan "[[TakeThatUs Nerd News, Humor, and Self-Loathing]]" for being too dark. The next year, the site received a total overhaul and was renamed The Robot's Voice. Unfortunately, later that year, the site stopped publishing new articles.
articles citing [[http://www.therobotsvoice.com/2015/12/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-whose-responsible-this.php financial difficulties]] as the reason for the blog's closure.
This list shows the last 10 events of 41. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Blog.ToplessRobot