TDV 92: Infernobot

July 21st, 2016 by Sharkchild

Technology had connected the universe, making space suitable for recreational and residential dwellings, travel between livable planets acceptable in duration, and old age such a slow onset that populations overran worlds. Death was still the unknown, and I wanted to find it–not by dying, but by seeking its destination.

The purple sky—mingling with aqua light from the moon and a mercurial haze—crackled as if it were a pixelated gif. On the horizon, parallel, horizontal lines of neon green stacked—radiant skeletons of Twelpinc City’s downtown skyscrapers.

High on a hillside on the outskirts of the city, I extended my rocket bike’s rear, tripodal landing gear and tipped it backwards, propping its lightweight composition in the upwards position. The pearlescent finish on the burgundy metal husk sleekly reflected the slender, missile-shaped design and beauty of the chassis hidden beneath like a muscular body in skintight garments. I stepped up into the small, one-person cockpit, remaining in a standing position, and engaged the tinted canopy shield that slid behind me and enclosed me. After adjusting my jumpsuit, I activated the bike’s launch mode. Two sharp wings jutted outward and a resin compound enveloped my body, excluding my arms and face, and compressed, securing me in human shrink-wrap. A digital prompt with the options “launch” and “disengage” appeared on the visor display of my helmet. Below the “launch” option, a systems check icon flashed green, notifying me of systemwide approval.

I selected “launch” by focusing on its words with my eyes and double-blinking.


54 Responses to “TDV 92: Infernobot”

  1. avatar Az Says:

    FOR THE WIN!!!

  2. avatar raegan Says:


  3. avatar robert fontenot Says:


  4. avatar Eric S Says:

    This looks Awesome!

  5. avatar nagel Says:


  6. avatar Andy Strunk Says:

    Ooooo weeee

  7. avatar Felipe Silva Carvalho Says:


  8. avatar mrg Says:


  9. avatar Mattias Says:

    Great giveaway. Looking forward to the dark verse v1

  10. avatar Jimmy C. Broadhead, Jr. Says:

    Rolling for the win! Either way, keep up the great work Sharkchild!

  11. avatar Delah Says:


  12. avatar Holly Monroe Says:

    Awesome story as always! Can’t wait for the next one!

  13. avatar Michael W. Says:

    Hello, good read!

  14. avatar Tiephaine Says:

    Great news! 😀

  15. avatar David Neilsen Says:

    Twelfth time’s the charm!

  16. avatar LDP Says:


  17. avatar William Ide Says:

    Fantastic as always

  18. avatar Chris Says:

    Congrats on Patreon!

  19. avatar Winnie Says:

    Fingers crossed!

  20. avatar Tom Bryson Says:

    Good luck all.

  21. avatar ashley dioses Says:


  22. avatar sara garcia Says:

    I loved it.

  23. avatar Adam Says:

    First on Patreon 🙂
    I now have to listen to this new episode.
    Keep on the good work!

  24. avatar Lob Says:

    Big money, no whammy!

  25. avatar JDC Says:

    It was alright y’know

  26. avatar Jesper Lillie Says:

    Love your work!

  27. avatar John Schultz Says:

    Another great episode. Love your work.

  28. avatar Elodie Says:

    good luck everyone!

  29. avatar Arturo Cervantes Says:

    That was awesome! This is a great giveaway!

  30. avatar Dillon Says:

    Can’t wait for the reprint of Volume 1 to get here!

  31. avatar Yves Parent Says:

    good luck!

  32. avatar Raisa Says:

    Keep up the awesome work Sharkchild!

  33. avatar Daniel Rose Says:

    What a beautiful print…I want!

  34. avatar Rob Says:

    Yesss Sharkchild rules!!

  35. avatar Jorge Mombiela Says:

    I want it!!!

  36. avatar Kyle Owens Says:

    Casting my voice for the giveaway!

  37. avatar Rafael Lewkowicz Says:

    This time ill win This beauty! Haha awesome post as always.

    Ya Ya yogsottoth!!!!

  38. avatar Vince Says:


  39. avatar Jerry Leadbetter Says:

    I want this!

  40. avatar dezs86 Says:

    hurray, thanks!

  41. avatar Timpo Says:


  42. avatar Kelsey Says:


  43. avatar Tyler Says:

    Eldritch fears and strong dark beers.

  44. avatar muffincoil Says:

    This is exactly what the doctor prescribed.

  45. avatar Buddy H Says:

    Anything for more TDV!!!

  46. avatar Dexter Says:


  47. avatar Eivind Hagen Says:

    Yes plz:)

  48. avatar Dim Says:

    I’d like to win, since I’m a HUGE fan!!!

  49. avatar Josh C Says:

    Sharkchild, I choose you!

  50. avatar Chris M Says:

    Great episode! Time to listen to them all!

  51. avatar Gado Says:


  52. avatar Guy Says:

    Great story as usual.

  53. avatar Miranda Matos Says:

    May The Force Be With Me… Hoping to finally be chosen.

  54. avatar Edrick Says:

    Would love to win it!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: