Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Nova’s Big Day

Nova the robot climbed into the automobile last Saturday morning.

He was all ready for his big adventure to Stockbridge, Massachusetts to meet some famous robots.

The auto stopped for a drink of gas, but Nova could not drink any because he was electric. He only sipped a little bit of oil when he got tired and squeaky.

Nova sat in a flowerpot at a bread bakery, while the humans refueled. He liked the way the flowers smelled, but he didn’t understand their language. He wished he could grow a new foot, the way they grow new leaves.

Nova’s humans, called “The OH RATS! Club,” stopped in front of the museum.

Inside he met Stanley, a pot-bellied kitchen robot from the far edge of the galaxy.

He met a famous movie star named Rodney Copperbottom from the movie “Robots.” Rodney let him sit on his shoulder.

He got to try editing a movie, and he hung out with characters from “Rio” and “Ice Age” by Blue Sky Studios.

After the museum visit, the humans stopped to refuel again. Nova liked the shiny badge on the sheriff and the chrome on the old diner.

But he felt sad for Uri, an old porcelain drainbot who was sick. He tried to talk to Uri, who was wrapped up in bandages and not feeling thirsty anymore.

When he got home, Nova was so tired that he had a little drink of oil and went right to sleep.
The Nova character is from the book Nova's Ark by David Kirk.
Thanks, Susan Voss, for the photos!
Upcoming Blue Sky events at the Rockwell Museum 
Previously: OH RATS! Club


Dan Gurney said...

Cute story!

Moish said...

Uri the drainbot LOL!

Zoe, ontheroad said...

Made a hot, hot day kewl. :)

Dit said...

What a lovely story! Great pictures and very nice image editing :) Nova had a long day!

Tom Hart said...

Gee. I hope Uri gets well soon. We need him!

Are some of those images really paintings or is the canvas/painting appearance on the edges a digital effect?

Thanks for the laugh..

James Gurney said...

Tom, Susan, the photographer of those neat photos, says: "The reason those photos are that way is that I took them with my DroidX phone. I have an app for it called ToyCam I think it is. That's just one of the settings and I like it a lot. I need to figure out how to replicate the effect in photoshop and record an action set that would do it automatically."