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Would You Marry Data?

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konarciq

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Report this Dec. 24 2010, 6:04 am

:-) Let me clarify one thing, 2takes: it´s not the idea of a man/anyone loving me that I feel threatened by. What I do perceive as threatening is the idea of having someone else invading my haven of private solitude. Not for a visit - a few hours, a few days, that´s no problem. But for ever. Always having someone around.
As a teacher, you have to be extremely social all day long at work. Don´t know if you have any experience teaching children, but emotionally, it´s very draining. You just have to give, give, give and give more, all day long. I simply don´t think I could (make that: by experience I´m pretty sure I can´t) handle having to be social the rest of the day as well. Occasionally, yes. But not every day of the week. Every week of the year. I simply crave a few hours of solitude in order to recharge my social batteries for the next day of work. And having a partner living with me would - I fear - interfere with that big time.

When discussing this with a friend once, she suggested I´d be a perfect candidate for a LAT relationship ;-)

Data at least could be reasonably relied upon to leave you alone whenever you required solitude. And if he wouldn´t, you could turn him off. :-)

Hope this helps your exploration?

And um... what about those eligible guys you knew about? :-P

If there is nothing wrong with me, then maybe there´s something wrong with the universe? -Dr. Crusher

PianoWizzy

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Report this Dec. 24 2010, 2:45 pm

Possibly. I'm certainly not opposed to the idea because I'm not the type to need emotional attention anyway. :3 He'd make me laugh and we'll play flawless classical musical duets. XD He'd talk science and technology to me, and I'll be able to explain every human nuance and idiosyncracy to him until I die.


But I'm teetering on the edge [because, well, I'm *not* single and very much in love already] and I'd be happy to settle with being his best friend. Not like there'd be much of a difference as that goes in that matter.


SADLY, he's not real. I'd like to consider Star Trek: Countdown canon for the sake of keeping him alive.


 


As for Brent Spiner... well, if I was desperate enough, why not. LOL.


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Report this Dec. 24 2010, 8:56 pm

Thank you, PianoWizzy! Every little bit helps,
in trying to solve the mystery of why wymin will
choose a robot over a man - as friend, as lover,
as husband!!! Yes ... even HUSBAND! Jesus, help
me with these females and their penchant for
experimentation ...

I'm very happy for you, that you have found that
Special Someone(tm), PianoWizzy. So, you see it
from a different perspective: that of a contented
woman. Happy to receive a Man's Love and yet ...
understandably curious about what these wymin are
up to, on the other side of town. I attribute this
to females instinctive love of gossip.

oh, and konarciq? Tell me, honey ...
Are you Mrs. Krabappel?



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Report this Dec. 24 2010, 10:18 pm

Ah, so the point of this thread was to try to understand women? LOL. I'm afraid I wouldn't be much help there. I mean, yes, I am female, but generally speaking [and really, I have an overall alien perspective of things], human females are illogically emotional, dramatic, over reactive, etc etc. *Someone's* gotta keep 'em grounded. [Oh yes, I'm a tomboy.]


That's probably a stereotyped view. Everyone's different! A woman can be attracted to anything from looks to brains, muscles to math. But they're always attracted to *something*.


PS. "Instinctive love of gossip"? I can't say I agree! LOL! But that's just me, ya see?


As for that "penchant for experimentation", I'm not sure that's quite it. Possibly the opposite. They [okay, I should say "we"] don't generally take risks so easily, and to be blunt and frank, Data can be considered to be very "safe". He doesn't have a capability to intentionally, emotionally or physically, hurt someone except in defense [or some other decent reason]. He has no feelings of his own to be hurt. He could probably be used as a punching bag, and come out with no injuries and no regrets and he wouldn't care. That's another side that makes Data fabulous to women of a certain sort.


He also comes with an off switch, but anyone willing to deal with him and get to know him would never use it. Just on other men, for other reasons, usually relating to stupidity.


Then again. There is the emotion chip. While my BF has emotions, I do quite like them, I'd just prefer if Data didn't have emotions. Then one would never have to risk hurting those emotions or risking the end of that relationship because of something stupid one has said.


Okay, I feel like I should shut up now before this turns into a study of female human nature and interactions with male humans. Whatever.


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Report this Dec. 25 2010, 8:54 am

^LOL! Excellent point. He'd naturally be too perfect.

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Report this Dec. 25 2010, 10:03 pm

That would be a good point,
if he were perfect. But despite
all that Data discovered about
not only the universe and life,
itself - to say nothing of humanity -
by the time we see him in NEMESIS,
he reminded of THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN,
more so than a secure and stable man.


This aggrandizing of Data by you wymin,
I find most telling, of all. "Perfect."
Listen to me alright? Just ... just listen:
Data can NOT give you a MAN'S love! You can
attatch your favorite toy to him, yes ...
but you NEED to be in a MAN's arms, I'm sorry.


Nevertheless, thanks to these many responses,
the pieces of the Data puzzle are taking shape.


konarciq

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Report this Dec. 28 2010, 7:41 am

Quote: 2takesfrakes @ Dec. 24 2010, 8:56 pm

oh, and konarciq? Tell me, honey ... Are you Mrs. Krabappel?


;-) Unless I have a secret identity I´m not aware of, I´d have to answer that in the negative. (phrased differently: sorry, never even heard of a Mrs. Krabappel... going by the picture, I guess she´s from the Simpsons?)

If there is nothing wrong with me, then maybe there´s something wrong with the universe? -Dr. Crusher

konarciq

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Report this Dec. 28 2010, 7:47 am

Quote: PianoWizzy @ Dec. 24 2010, 10:18 pm

Ah, so the point of this thread was to try to understand women? LOL. I'm afraid I wouldn't be much help there. I mean, yes, I am female, but generally speaking [and really, I have an overall alien perspective of things], human females are illogically emotional, dramatic, over reactive, etc etc. *Someone's* gotta keep 'em grounded. [Oh yes, I'm a tomboy.]

That's probably a stereotyped view. Everyone's different! A woman can be attracted to anything from looks to brains, muscles to math. But they're always attracted to *something*.

PS. "Instinctive love of gossip"? I can't say I agree! LOL! But that's just me, ya see?

As for that "penchant for experimentation", I'm not sure that's quite it. Possibly the opposite. They [okay, I should say "we"] don't generally take risks so easily, and to be blunt and frank, Data can be considered to be very "safe". He doesn't have a capability to intentionally, emotionally or physically, hurt someone except in defense [or some other decent reason]. He has no feelings of his own to be hurt. He could probably be used as a punching bag, and come out with no injuries and no regrets and he wouldn't care. That's another side that makes Data fabulous to women of a certain sort.

He also comes with an off switch, but anyone willing to deal with him and get to know him would never use it. Just on other men, for other reasons, usually relating to stupidity.

Then again. There is the emotion chip. While my BF has emotions, I do quite like them, I'd just prefer if Data didn't have emotions. Then one would never have to risk hurting those emotions or risking the end of that relationship because of something stupid one has said.

Okay, I feel like I should shut up now before this turns into a study of female human nature and interactions with male humans. Whatever.



LOL I´ll have to second every word of this "study of female nature" (apart from already having a boyfriend of course ;-p) Couldn´t have put it better!

Actually, seeing how 2takes keeps emphasizing that "we" need a MAN´s love, I´m beginning to get the impression that he´s a little jealous of Data´s success with the opposite sex :-D

If there is nothing wrong with me, then maybe there´s something wrong with the universe? -Dr. Crusher

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Report this Dec. 28 2010, 9:21 am

Ladies YOUR participation here, means
so much. And I must say, what I've
read so far is puzzling ...


As to my jealousy "of Data's success" with
wymin ... he's only had 1 "girlfriend,"
whose name I forget. A 1-Night-Stand with
Yar. And a - presumed - sexual encounter
with The Borg Queen. That's 3 wymin, as I
count them - and none in rapid succession!


Nope. Not jealous. Genuine concern, konarciq.
ServalanFan's answer is the most rational, while
SurfsUp's response has left me completely boggled.
Can Data give you girls MAN-SEED?!! ... CAN he?!!
You overrate his "gifts," trust me, when I say that.


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Report this Dec. 28 2010, 1:19 pm

Ah, 2takesfrakes, but you can't blame us nerdy girls for loving the android, could you? Yes, he's artificial, and doesn't really feel anything on his own, it's his general innocence, his kind demeanor, his nature to refrain from intentionally harming someone that is attractive. Of course, his intelligence, strength, and nobility is alluring as well. That kind of thing always is.


As for "Data's success with the opposite sex", it is more attributed to the fact that he has attracted these women without effort nor action on his part. He wasn't programmed to pursue them. But jeez, if he was, he wouldn't have much trouble with it. Especially science officers... LOL!


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Report this Dec. 28 2010, 1:22 pm

Quote: PianoWizzy @ Dec. 28 2010, 1:19 pm

Ah, 2takesfrakes, but you can't blame us nerdy girls for loving the android, could you? Yes, he's artificial, and doesn't really feel anything on his own, it's his general innocence, his kind demeanor, his nature to refrain from intentionally harming someone that is attractive. Of course, his intelligence, strength, and nobility is alluring as well. That kind of thing always is.

As for "Data's success with the opposite sex", it is more attributed to the fact that he has attracted these women without effort nor action on his part. He wasn't programmed to pursue them. But jeez, if he was, he wouldn't have much trouble with it. Especially science officers... LOL!



My dear, I could not have said it better.

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Report this Dec. 28 2010, 1:33 pm

Quote: Roboto @ Dec. 28 2010, 1:22 pm

Quote: PianoWizzy @ Dec. 28 2010, 1:19 pm

Ah, 2takesfrakes, but you can't blame us nerdy girls for loving the android, could you? Yes, he's artificial, and doesn't really feel anything on his own, it's his general innocence, his kind demeanor, his nature to refrain from intentionally harming someone that is attractive. Of course, his intelligence, strength, and nobility is alluring as well. That kind of thing always is.

As for "Data's success with the opposite sex", it is more attributed to the fact that he has attracted these women without effort nor action on his part. He wasn't programmed to pursue them. But jeez, if he was, he wouldn't have much trouble with it. Especially science officers... LOL!

My dear, I could not have said it better.


Why thank you. ;D

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Report this Dec. 28 2010, 2:08 pm

PianoWizzy ... Roboto ...
don't start the Teaming-Up
Thing about this - No, not
about THIS!!! Whilst your
responses so far have been
most informative, I warn
you not to use your being
"Nerd Chicks" as an excuse
for wanting Robotic Love.
Own it, ladies. Own it ...

But for a moment, consider how
your families would react - how
your Daddy would react - to your
bringing home a robotic suitor ...
He wouldn't know whether to laugh or cry!


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Report this Dec. 28 2010, 2:30 pm

Own what...?

And as I've said before, I'd be perfectly content with having him as a close friend. My parents don't have a say in who they are!

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Report this Dec. 28 2010, 2:34 pm

Yes, honey. You would be wise to
keep this all secret! I mean ...
it's not like you would have very
much choice, anyhow, am I right?
Just how socially acceptable IS it
to have a physical relationship ...
with a machine?!

In that light: would you ladies get with C-3PO?
Just how far do your Robotic Fantasies go?

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