Aw dang, here come the robomoofs again
So all of that chatter was actually going somewhere! I did something irresponsible and splurged on getting @Strypeisonfire@twitter.com to take my myriad ideas and put something together.
I am more than happy with the results, and am going to need more art of them in action (and, honestly, looking a bit goofier than this determined reveal look) soon.
Probably the single most "IT ME!" reaction I've ever gotten from a picture, too. Gonna need to see about icons, too...
Icon update! Name tweak! Welcome to the future. I'm going to put on this face (or lack thereof) for a while, see how it feels to go beep.
Having some difficulty putting "this robot feels right" into words, so I guess that's all I can really say in my defense.
Introductions + Reference Sheet (SFW; Furry)
I think I'm finally getting settled into Mastodon enough to put up a proper introduction and start getting my profile together. That means introductions are in order.
I usually present myself online as Balina Mahigan, a weird furry lady with a flair for making things overly complicated, and an obsession with tracking down alternate-reality versions of herself.
(Reference images provided by @SunsetAria on Birdsite)
(Yeah, yeah, I was pretty blatantly stealing some Grace-isms there; I did say I have good teachers.)
Korps, character development, hypno
And, of course, we're going to find new ways to implement old ideas. Just because drone plugs have gone out of fashion doesn't mean that a woman who lives inside of the RCG network can't have a little fun reaching across the TCP/IP stack and giving someone a little tug. You'll be fine, she just needs your motor cortex for a few minutes~
I'm still working on making this work, but I'd like to state for the record that I have good teachers.
Korps, character development
The angle I've been going with is to make her position more of a "horny guidance counselor" role, as she fixes problems by matching people with positions that suit their talents and temperaments, either modifying the person or the role until she finds something to suit. While people tend to disappear after she's done with them, it's far more likely that, y'know, they just moved to another posting rather abruptly.
She's still got the terrifying presence, of course. She still plays on that lurking fear of looming authority figures you thought you outgrew, and the nature of her job means that if you see her, you're either doing very well or very poorly. She's one of many iron fists lurking under the velvet gloves, and certainly doesn't hesitate to remind anyone about this fact. She likes getting her hands dirty; that's why she has so many!
Korps, character development
I've been trying to figure out how to develop the Korps moof from some terrifying monster into someone who can actually interact with other people and their characters lately.
Of course, we have the slight problem that most of the Counselor Dakós ideas come from the, shall we say, edgier days of the Korps. She's a monster who dissolved her old self into the magenta, considering her new self perfected and looking to shape the rest of the organization to the same standards. Her original incarnations were ready, willing, and able to take any steps necessary to accomplish this, no matter what those in front of her may have to say about it.
Still, times change, and we must learn and move forward. The Korps has become something far bigger than it was, and I flip between being proud and humbled by it on the regular. We're very happy to be a problematic fave when the results speak for themselves
(Besides, the really evil vignettes can have their fun over in the Crowned Anvil section. 😘)
work, the search for; ko-fi link inside
I've received some news from work that almost certainly means I am going to need to look for a new job in the very near future. After 10 years in this job, I'm terrified.
I set up a ko-fi as a precaution to help stem the bleeding while I search.
Things are not going to be immediately dire, and there's a small chance I'll get out of this okay, or find work almost immediately, but Karen is twisting several of my arms and I will agree to the relative value of prevention versus cures.
Likewise, if anyone has need of a confused woman who gave the last ten years to a web hosting company in the Boston area or via remote, hey, hit me up.
Anyways this is my 'sona Vic (it/its pronouncs) (drawn by @drexagon) and it's a very happy but also moody lil' chain chompy friend! it's always happy to get its hands dirty when it matters and it does NOT!!!!! like power stars
Boom Moof worldbuilding nonsense
Whoops, I wanted to put my thoughts in order. This doesn't really go anywhere specific, which is part of why it'll self-destruct in a week. Want to have a better idea of the central themes of Boom Moof? Have at it:
genderstuff (~-), wax, facial hair, whining into the void
Despite eight months of laser sessions, the goatee area around my face still has visible stubble even seconds after shaving. I really should just commit to electro, but the current transit situation in this apartment makes that tricky.
Ordered some wax strips just as a quick test to see if maybe this is a good fix for now. Only just now did enough research to realize I gotta not-shave for like 3-4 days for there to be enough for the wax to grip onto. Whoops.
I don't really know what to chalk this up to, but I have discovered in the last couple months that I have developed an almost crippling weakness to sour cherries. My folks gave me a big bag of dried montmorency cherries for Crimbo, which I don't think lasted much more than a week, and I've been just stockpiling cherry candies and the like since. SOMETHING about the flavor is just absolutely setting my senses on fire that wasn't there in years before.
Got some help from @email@example.com in finding out what happens when we do some of the Usual Moofy Nonsense to the new robots.
I don't know why I was so worried.
I think this is the best comment I will receive for a very long time.
Every time I post a robomoof picture I get a spike of well-wishes and encouragement and I want to cry.
It's dangerous to rely on the input of strangers, but the reaction to everything I've done with these new robomoofs has been so loud and so sudden and so enthusiastic, way above and beyond anything I've done in the past, and it's just so wonderfully validating.
It's considered rude to run around naked all the time.
Robots deserve sharp suits, too.
This was done as a quick study on throwing clothes on the robomoofs, meant to get ideas for another picture I commissioned; I didn't expect to receive anything like this but I'm absolutely gobsmacked how well it works and all but begged the artist to release it so I could show it to folks.
Original posting: https://twitter.com/RoxannaRachnid/status/1226978142633459713