Not in cruelty
Not in wrath
The REAPER came today
An ANGEL visited
this gray path
And took the cube away
"Frylock, I'm friends with a toilet paper tube, an apple, and a box. I'm crazy in the head."
— Meatwad, Aqua Teen Hunger Force
The cube had food and maybe ammo.
"Right, need that... need that... can't take that bit off..."
— Richard Hammond trying to strip down Oliver the Opel, Top Gear
Though earth and man are gone,
I thought the cube would last forever.
I was WRONG.
These are my friends
See how they glisten
See this one shine...
How he smiles in the light
My faithful friend...
"Treat your cardboard box with care. Take care of the box and it'll take care of you. Don't think of it as just another box. Treat it with love... Don't be rough, okay?"
"Ryuko loves this uniform more than anything! She's always whispering to it. Pretty creepy, huh? My whole family's creeped out by it! But that's what people with only one set of clothes are like! Taking the clothes off the back of someone like that is the same as taking away a friend!"
— Mako Mankanshoku, Kill la Kill
Tuvok: Curious. I have never understood the human compulsion to emotionally bond with inanimate objects. This vessel has done nothing. It is an assemblage of bulkheads, conduits, tritanium, nothing more.
Captain Janeway: Oh, you're wrong. It's much more than that. This ship has been our home. It's kept us together. It's been part of our family. As illogical as this might sound, I feel as close to Voyager as I do to any other member of my crew. It's carried us, Tuvok, even nurtured us. And right now it needs one of us.