By Tom Siddell
He was practicing smiles with Shadow.
robot!! my boy!!!
Kinda want to see the earlier attempts.
#3028 is quite good, I think
New Robot face makes me uncomfortable. Somehow I get the idea that that's the point?
This version of robot is giving me slight uncanny valley vibes. Maybe that's intentional?
So Fannie meets an unfamiliar face with a familiar soul behind it. Kat, you did good! As for the smile, obviously Robot only needed the right motivation!
[annie voice] dad said it's my turn with the lineart
looking good robot :)
I am not okay with this new face
damn, this is so beyond adorable...
This is horrifying. Really. Not a good idea, Kat. Not at all. Should've picked a different design, this is straight out of silly nightmares. Then again the whole robot stuff in this comic is ridiculous, except for the King and Boxbot.
Oh no! What has science done?!?
Torches and pitchforks out everyone!
What have you done, Kat?
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?!?
I need that upgrade.
HES A REAL BOY! :D
Saitama is that you?
I don't know why this page makes me feel sad. That's great, Robot.
omg adorable!!! T_T
wow thanks robot I hate it
Pinging Fannie with 3028 smiles:
Reply from Fannie: words=6 time=
That simplistic face on that overly detailed body is kinda freaking me out
That's a good time!
Wow. Robot looks and dresses like my old gym teacher. He was a cool cat.
Just 3028 attempts and he's already doing it better than Jones that had millions of years to practice
man... I miss the square head.
Robot looks he (she? it?) is wearing the little green Emerald City spectacles from the original illustrations of "The Wizard of Oz."
This is adorable!! And now I'm sad about Forest!Annie having been away throughout Robot's transformation.. She looks so wistful in the last panel and it breaks my heart
Robot's smile is sweet unless I stare too long.
Whoa! He looks weird. No more purple limbs
I see we've moved on to the uncanny valley phase of robot's development
Ohhhh - we missed so much in these six months!
Ohhh just so many questions. Pleased he chose the microwave ping as one of his optional extras tho.
What an Upgrade...
Though... I still have concerns over Robot's mental state and ideological leanings. . .
Well, that's an improvement.
Kay has a serious case of Ditto face back there
It bugs me that robot is bald
Wow. So this is a thing. It's not a bad thing, but I do think we're reaching into something of uncanny valley here with this particular design.
So. Adorable. May I squee now?
Looks like the three thousand and twenty-eighth time is the charm :D
What a handsome boy!
They once misheard Kat and so spent an entire day practicing Similes.
wtf ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )
And we must see said practicing.
ALL THAT IN 6 MONTHS???
Ohh that's uncanny valley
smile 3028 is beautiful! and Shadow 2 seems so corporeal!
It's only a matter of time before he creates the zeroth law of robotics and learns how to read minds
To quote Owen Wilson, "wow"
I'm picturing the scene when the Terminator replicates a (creepy) smile in Terminator 2.
Why does Annie address Eglamore as Robot?
3027 is the flirtatious smile and 3029 is the American Psycho smile. A slight error would spell wild inappropriateness. He'd better be careful! (Also I really want to know how those eyebrows work.)
Nonono fuck this new robot is nightmare fuel.
I love him. If you hurt Robot, Tom...
He absolutely has. From servitor all the way to charismatic cult leader. Wonder if Shadow knows about that?
So, having two of her is just normalized now?
How far, indeed. Robot is - BEAUTIFUL. Kat has every right to be proud of her creations. She truly is a goddess of ingenuity :).
I'd wish to see attempts 1 through 1000 XD
Eeee. That is all.
Happy Good Friday. Also, Robot looks practically unrecognizable.
Already better at it than Jones, who's had more time to practise.
Will the eyebrows also be programmable in time?
That collarbone is hot
HOLY SHIT WHAT. I mean, it's not really that unexpected if I think about it, but seeing it is a DIFFERENT MATTER ENTIRELY.
Holy shit, Robot has evolved!! Even if he is a little uncanny valley! He is still our boy.
hmm. I can't really tell because this comic isn't highly textured, but I wonder what Robot's "skin" would look and feel like, in person.
It's gettin' weird, Kat.
Oh no go back go back
Maybe Jones could teach him to smile. I understand she has some experience with that.
Uh.... this is all kinds of uncanny valley
Oh that's Neat! ( he needs glasses though he has a glasses face.
hmm... kat is straying awfully and dangerously close to what diego did, isnt she?
The mind is the plaything of the body, I suppose.
That's a really good smile, Robot. But then, you've had a really good teacher. :)
Okay 100% honesty, he looks like a creepy marionette. Maybe that was intentional?
Eeeesh. Is the creepy intentional?
omg robot is so adorable
That's actually a not very creepy smile. Methinks he's grokked it.
I liked robot better before, now he looks creepy. BTW what happened to the other robot who was in love with that secret agent woman
robot is a proud member of the uncanny valley robots association
Slowly making his way out of uncanny valley.
How creepy. I can't see this ending well.
What ever happened with his army of robots obsessed with Angel Kat?
Maybe he can teach Jones now.
*pushes the upgrade button* ...Aand uncanny valley stage it is
Approach the uncanny valley aesthetic now I see.
Her little boy is all grown up.
Judging by Annie's reaction I think it's safe to say that Robot can at least smile better than Jones.
So this is why we needed a time skip.
I MISS HIS OLD FACE THOUGH
robots with nonhuman faces are valid ;-;
Oh wow, what a difference! Robot is running deeper towards the uncanny valley. I'm not sure why a body that feels pain and has breakable bones / tearable muscles is a better option than the body he had before, but curious to see how it all turns out...
Nice try, but next time, smiles are not supposed to do "ping".
Amazing job! Well done!