A downloadable Light Novel

My Robot Sibling And I Swapped Functions To Fight An Invasion By A Mad Scientist, But What Do I Do If My Sibling Is Ready To Swap Back And I Don’t Want To?!

This light novel (in-progress) is about two robot siblings who find that they might be better suited to the other's role, so they swap. Along the way they'll discover their own identities, learn about their long-lost sibling and the sins of their creator, and ultimately decide how to live their own lives going forward. 

Any similarities to existing small blue robots who fight invasions by mad scientists using eight powerful robots who happen to have sisters with blonde ponytails who wear red skirts and are built by well-meaning older scientists is, of course, purely coincidental.

The light version is black text on a white background, and the dark version is light text on a dark background. They are otherwise identical.

This is an early version for the Light Novelber 2018 jam, and isn't complete. I'd love to hear your feedback!

Cover image by Juliana Chen (@fivepaninis on twitter), used with permission 

StatusIn development
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Tagslight-novel, Robots, Transgender


Robot_Swap_Publish_Dark_0.3.pdf 118 kB
Robot_Swap_Publish_Light_0.3.pdf 118 kB


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This... is adorable.


Oh man, this is amazing. I love it! All the references to a certain Capcom series, from the musical-themed robot sibling names to the older sibling to 'I cannot defeat Wind Knight', and more - and then all with the absolutely lovely queer themes and the two siblings never feeling quite comfortable in their assigned roles and being better at the ones that they chose - temporarily, they assure you! - along with what happened with the elder sibling instead of the dangerous power source... 

I cannot wait to see more, to see the scenes you allude to in the summaries and to watch Allegro and Sonata settle into the roles they choose - and hopefully find acceptance from the rest of their little family, once they realise they truly do fit in each other's assigned roles, as they never did in those assigned to them. And hopefully they can even heal the damage done to their family before they were born, bring their father to acceptance and understanding and their sibling back home.

Also I have to say, I loved how after the siblings switched, you referred to them in gender-neutral terms until they picked their new names and settled into their true selves, where you gave them the dignity of their chosen genders!

Eagerly looking forward to more on this project!

Wow, thank you! I haven't had time to write more on this for quite a while, but I do want to get back to it eventually! I have to say, I can't take credit for the way I used the gender-neutral terms during the swap - if you like that kind of thing, you should definitely check out Alex Zandra's work, which I drew a lot of inspiration from here. But, I'm very glad you liked it!


okay this owns