The human heart becomes the supreme object of fascination for a race of artificial beings.
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And of course, a link to the source, the short story.
[Video description: 41 seconds. Digital drawing. A young mechanic seen from waist up and in three-quarters view from the left, wearing gloves and manipulating some tool with the raised right arm and hand. The left hand, arm raised and bent, holds a mechanical heart in place. Hoses and tubes emerge from the heart and lead out of frame. A small mechanical arm emerges from bottom of frame and attaches to a panel on the heart. In the background, panels appear on the wall, tubing on the floor and ceiling. At right, silhouette of a humanoid body hangs from the ceiling. Wires or spokes emerge from the elbow of the left arm. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card over the image displays “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Mythology.” Story title appears at top, moves with animation and then fades as the title card fades. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “Because the heart was strong, enduring, and faithful. Its beat was steady and reassuring. Because the heart, through a system of vessels, reached to every edge of a person’s body, connecting all the parts as one whole. Humanity came to realize that the androids’ fascination with our hearts arose from one major quality that humans possessed and that the androids lacked. Emotion.” Website URL appears at bottom right throughout and fades as text box appears over image displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.” Title reappears at top.]
Note of Caution: Episode contains heartbeat sound effects.
They are not our creations. We did not build the androids. They came from the stars, and when they began to trust us, they pointed to the sky and showed us which star. And when we began to trust them, we let them into our hearts.
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Story: “When The Androids Asked For Hearts” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production: Nila L. Patel
Music by TRG Banks
Music by Chris Logsdon*
Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“Fugue For One Synthetic Heart”
Music by Albert Fernandez (Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
“Exploration Technologic Place (loop)”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by Andrea Baroni, Albert Fernandez, and Chris Logsdon is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
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