TR Contest: Life in the Mirror Universe



Your contest: Tell me what life is like in our parallel universe. Is Michael Bay talented and considerate? Are the Transformers movies good? Is Fringe about carpet sales or something? Hell, what am I and Topless Robot like?

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each entry should cover only one aspect of the mirror universe, not an entire shopping list. This means I don’t want to hear about the entire world — just one person/franchise/web site/videogame/etc. One entry, one aspect. Speaking of, you get two entries altogether, because I honestly doubt I can trust you guys to keep these short.

OTHER IMPORTANT NOTE: You don’t have to do the good/evil parallel universe of Star Trek‘s “Mirror, Mirror” episode fame, but I assume that’s what most of you will do. Any parallel universe is fine, really. However, there will be a small bonus given to those who manage to work in an evil goatee into their entrees.

And that’s that. The contest ends at 12:01 am EST on Monday, March 16th. Have a great weekend, folks! Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to throw out every single vegetable in my kitchen (admittedly, it won’t take long).

About Author

Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.