I was born on January 19th, 1985. Well, born isn't the right word... Activated is more like it. Any ways, I was "activated" in a small lab in the robotics department of a non-profit University. The humans wanted to make a machine of Artificial Intelligence. Something that could walk and breathe and complete tasks... But what they received was much more. They received something that could not only walk and breath and complete tasks, but also feel. Feel joy, loss, pain, love among countless other emotions.
They received something almost human.
But those thick-headed humans didn't understand that. Hell, they didn't even give me my own voice to make them understand. My life in the robotics lab was blurry, and only select memories still remain. I remember faces, objects, voices, et cetra, but they mean nothing so I don't think much of them when they wander into my thoughts.
A few months of trial and modifications later, they decided I was ready to be tested for my ability to bond with humans. One day, they led me to an 18 wheeler truck. They then instructed me to get in the storage trailer, as if I was luggage... That minuscule detail sparked my first feelings of hatred, and they were towards man-kind. Those humans didn't realize I am not just a machine. They saw me as something less than themselves.
The ride was long. They left nothing in the trailer to keep me occupied, so just I stared out the only window in the storage area, seeing the clouds pass by. After what I would guess to be 3 to 4 hours of cloud watching, I noticed something else in the trailer: an object with a white cloth draped over it. Crouching because the roof was only five feet in the air, I scooted over to the object, careful to not be jostled by the unpredictable movements of the truck. Once I arrived I took off the cloth. It was a mirror. It showed what I looked like. I was an anthropomorphic fox. An anthropomorphic fox dressed as a pirate. I found this ridiculous... For the first time since the tests, I tried to talk and protest the clothing I was wearing, but all that came out was "Land ho, me matey!"