I've been pining
for new AI for weeks now, and your Robby makes all my dreams come true, Drea! I'm gonna first throw maybe an *obvious* choice at him: ahem
, how about, idkkkkkkk, my
Wait wait wait! This isn't just
because they're both androids (I'm not--Racist? Technist? What's the term here?)! I think there are a lot of really good, really rich ways Néstor & Mark connect & don't. It's like they have the perfect hills & valleys for friction, and what kind of RPer/fanboy would I be if I didn't suggest use of that? Néstor too is preoccupied with humans and humanism, but I think (it seems) in a distinctly more affectionate
way than Mark. Néstor is very
proud to brag about how many human friends he has, and he generally counts them as better than, say, any robot acquaintances he might have.
He's actually a little haughty about his AIness. He thinks he's a bit better
, a bit more human than your average Tin Man, and he likes to be differentiated as something special or more.
One of the reasons for this is that Néstor just dosn't jive
with some common robot apathy or the blanker processing of emotions. Néstor is very
emotional--a bleeding heart--and he counts a lot of his other kin as particularly cold or heartless.
But check this out, Drea: they both dislike the lower-grade work they're assigned to (&& both in sector 2 too!! Néstor, personally, *hates* Aquarium duties the most), while Mark counts other AI as his "siblings" Néstor counts them as his "neighbors," &&&&&&&&&&&&&!!! They both look very convincingly human on the outside but have some rigid robot movements that give them away, right?? (In Néstor's case, it's really bad mechanics, maybe more severe? I call it "robot arthritis;" he sees @Juno Guerrera
for it regularly--@Samira Mahajan
&& @Dr. Mayar Mahmoudi
too). That's so... gosh
, brotherly? Spit-balling here, but maybe they could have been from a similar batch or model base?? IDK if that works with your creator subplot, but I think it would be fun to have them as somehow closer brothers, so let me know if it does!! But also let me know if it doesn't!! xDD
Part of the reason the possibility of these two excite me is I think they'd very likely have friction. I've been looking for some Néstor friction, cause he pulls it off in such loving, hating, catty little ways! I think there could be some A+++ low-simmer conflict here, a love/hate, push/pull, frenemy, or
rivalry, etc. Let me know what you're thinking though!! :)