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Apr. 5th, 2008

Arrrrrgggghhh why are robots so hard to draaaaw? *chews up paper and throws it around like confetti*

I have three new characters I'm trying to draw, and one is PARTICULARLY hard. Called Spotweld, he's an EMT who can physically divide himself into two from the waist up, so he can "be in two places at once" - so everything is slightly dualled on his body - seams down the arms, the eyes, etc etc. He's very unsure of himself, though, so pretty much everything he says is a question? Because he's not really sure if it's right? And he's kinda got a split-personality because his brain is in two disparate halves for when he needs to divide his attention? He's excitable and nervous and kinda skinny, but limber too, which he thinks the femmes like? But he's not sure, because he's not really asked? God, isn't this annoying? Gonna have to tone down the questioning before he sounds too "Australian". (No offence to the Australians. I know I'm being stereotypical. ;) ) Damn, now I'm seeing him as a surfer.

The other two are easy. Pulsar is a policewoman, and so she's skinny, spikey and sleek-looking; Forceps is a surgeon (well, registrar/student) and she's like a tank on legs. With a facemask. Huzzah.

Yay robots.


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Apr. 8th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
It kind of scares me when you type like that. Just so you know.

I had a long list of puns regarding this, and forgot most of them already. So you've been spared. Though I'm curious - how, exactly, does he split apart? Is it two seperate top halves that just stay connected most of the time, or is it swiss army knife style, where a second set of limbs is hidden inside the first?

Now, if this is on a duel processor (i.e. split task thingies), how well do they commicate? I could see you using one half for a task without the other knowing about it.
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
He splits right down the middle (to his waist), like someone's took an axe to him. Each arm splits into two, so he has a pair of manipulators on each "torso" (the front "half" slides away forwards), and so do his eyes, so he maintains some degree of depth perception. He just looks really creepily Picasso-esque, which is making him hard to draw.

Each side of his brain knows exactly what the other is doing at all times - so one couldn't "sneak around behind the other's back" - but it doesn't always look like it, as each side can handle a task completely independently of the other. Plus, he has slightly different mannerisms for each of his divisions ("Spot" and "Weld" ;) ) and chats to people from either side or both, like conversing with himself.

He's hard to write. ;_;
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
So wait - if each side, has a seperate personality, even if the differences are slight - do they interact?

(imagines a robot arguing with itself, now...)
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Nah, they just look like they do. He usually just lets the less-busy half deal with interactions while the busy half works, but if he's "equally busy both sides", either side will answer. :)

I'll just have to write with him some more and you'll see. If I ever get it written. ¬_¬ *neener*
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