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Robot Debate Club - Robot Day 2020

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It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it...

-Joeseph Joubert


Happy Robot Day Everybody! :D

I had myself a simultaneously busy and distracted August this year. When I wasn't busy, I was distracted. When I wasn't distracted, I was busy. Enter three days ago I realize that the toon I had been working on a while for Robot Day was too labor intensive to get done in the way that I want it to get done, so I did what any reasonable person does when they find themselves in a hole...I stopped digging. I spent a day thinking about what I could feasibly animate in a couple of days, and this was the result.

Whipped up a script, recorded with as many takes as I needed and then went straight to my friends to bounce ideas off of them. My emergency back-up plan was that if I didn't have time to finish this, I'd still have the audio I spent a good deal of the first day on. Luckily for me, if I am well rested and healthy beforehand, I can pull off the fabled 'Super All-Nighter'*, in which I can stay up for a whole day. Such a finishing move was vital and necessary to getting this done in time for Robot Day, so I hope you all enjoy the robot based festivities! ...because I'll be sleeping for the rest of it. lol

*Syrupmasterz does not condone All-Nighters. They are a finishing move, not a daily strategy. Only use it if you truly, TRULY want to get something done and there are no consequences for sleeping in late healthily afterwards.

Enjoy! :D


All voice-acting except for the audience is all done by me, and Debate Bot 900 was made with Tones generated by Audacity and then warped beyond recognition with filters and effects.

Additional Sound effects are from Youtube Videos that told me that the sound effects within them were free to use by anyone or in one case where it seemed like someone who had hunted for free to use sounds just like me, but of course since I don't always know when I can trust online strangers...if you are a big fancy company (or just any company and/or person) and it turns out I have inadvertently used your sound effects without permission, let me know which ones they are and I will work to rectify the situation free of charge.

No need to get all 'Let's Sue Syrupmasterz' happy or anything...haha







Made with Flash MX and Audacity

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Wow, great debate between robots!!!

Syrupmasterz responds:

Yeah! The Robot Debate Finals always draws out the best discussions. :D

The 2020 Presidential debate in a nutshell.. lmao nice work

Syrupmasterz responds:

Hopefully the Human Debates are less explosive than the Robots ones this year.
Thanks for hosting Robot Day again as well. :)

Both sides made valid arguments and I am so glad to finally see a civilized debate for a change. Now, I'm just worrying about how the spin doctors might pervert this for their own benefit. :(

Syrupmasterz responds:

The best thing you can do in such a situation is to make sure that you yourself don't fall for the tricks of the spin doctors. Education and self-research is key.

Well, you didn't ask to use my song so you can expect a strongly worded letter from my lawyer ;D I admire the argument put forth in this though, so I guess I'll let it slide for fear of robot reprisals.

EDIT - Just in case it wasn't clear, I was joking :D

Syrupmasterz responds:

Counterpoint; You have been adding 'when do you think you'll be using one of the songs in one of yours vids?' in a few of our emails, so in my eyes using a song of yours that I thought fit perfectly as credit music was to be a welcomed surprise out of the blue. Not to mention our ongoing business relationship and that any issues before continuing our music making-financing endeavors would be easily resolved before a new song was created if there was indeed an issue.

If you TRULY had an issue with me using a song, you'd slam the breaks on the songs in the works and any such progress would be denied until the matter was settled. :P

But yes, going forwards now that I've already surprised you I'll make to to ask beforehand to prevent lawyer-ly letter threats. haha
(thumbs-up motion)

Edit in response to your edit: I was aware you were joking, so I jokingly responded as if I didn't think you were joking on top of being extra concise as to explain my actions...jokingly. :P

That was interesting.

Syrupmasterz responds:

Yeah! I can't wait to see how the 23rd Annual Robot Debate Club Finals go. :)