It was pointed out to me recently that one of the characters in the story I'm writing is a cyborg... I hadn't actually associated that term with the character because I thought of her more as the bride of frankenstein mixed with supernatural elements.
But after reading this article, Cyborgs - How Science Fiction Failed Us, the author pointed out that really Mary Shelley's creation was like the first cyborg, Frankenstein existing solely because of the science involved.
I haven't worked on my story in a long while and I think perhaps because a large plot element was missing, possibly with this character. Thinking of her as a cyborg changes my perception of her and could also completely change her importance in the story... I already had her revealing a crucial piece of information in my mind at the end but I think I need to completely re-think who parts of her were and how it could affect her actions.
So of course I'm geeking out having just finished the entire Battlestar Galactica series & The Plan... Caprica is next. But I want to be sure that my character maintains her uniqueness because I don't want in any way for her to resemble what people think of as cylons. I started this story from a dream I had and it came purely from imagination before I had even started watching BSG.
My character does not have free will... it was not given to her - she is a forced companion and essentially a slave. I'm looking forward to exploring what she does with that...
and I think I might also have some more sci-fi to watch for ideas! and of course I draw from other sources like Supernatural & Buffy as well but I really want to aim for a new kind of character like we've never seen before...
yay research / scooby mode!