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Identity, p5

April 9, 2021 by Tim


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Hunter
Hunter
7 months ago

Lol woo talk about overreaction. To be fair, Gizmo was a stupid name.

foducool
foducool
7 months ago
Reply to  Hunter

does Zeke know about gremlins?

Logan
Logan
7 months ago
Reply to  foducool

It’s also oft used, though old,, slang for “weird mechanical thing with no name that does things I can’t explain”. (Or some such)

So it could easily be taken as disrespectful to Z.

foducool
foducool
7 months ago
Reply to  Logan

quite fitting, tho

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago
Reply to  Hunter

I dunno, I think I’d have about the same reaction if I was the lone human on a Bot planet, and they wanted to name me “Pudgeley Fluffertop,” on account that I have a squishy non-metal exterior and I’ve got hair on my head.

TomB
TomB
7 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Or ‘fleshy bag of mostly water’? Or ‘part of the carbon problem’? Most names can be taken more than one way. A lot of folks like to call me by the diminuative version of my given name. I prefer the full name (it is what was given me and is an honor to my grandfather) if they are work or other ‘ring 1’ friends (vs. the ‘ring 0’ besties who’ve bled with me and get to call me whatever the **** they want to call me). If it comes to a sales-critter, whose tactics of false presumption of familiarity are… Read more »

Freddie
Freddie
7 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

But you can call me “Pudge”

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago
Reply to  Freddie

I will accept Pudge, on account that he controls the weather.

Austin Mills
Austin Mills
6 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

His name is Punch.

TomB
TomB
7 months ago
Reply to  Hunter

It occurs to me that Gizmo is basically a cute little Muppet they kept as a pet.

That might p*ss off most of us (to be referred to as a cute pet).

Maybe he ought to pick a name from one of the folks who developed the constructs of thought or logic that have led to his creation and evolution? Not the maker, but to the pioneers and visionaries who imagined life beyond just the carbon based variety.

Oyee
Oyee
7 months ago

Time to look for a new storage space? XD

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
7 months ago

It’s ok guys, he is just hitting puberty, it’ll pass. Just give the guy some space for now.
That said, I feel like Gizmo’s overly intemperate approach to things in general is largely due to the fact that as a being he is technically quite young.

Also that last remark makes me wander which part would go first. And last, for that matter.

Tim
Tim
7 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Are your limbs not just arms and legs?
But maybe it could go something like:

  1. Left arm
  2. Left leg
  3. Right arm
  4. Right leg
  5. Torso

And maybe toss in the head too, but that would be the first to go then xD

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
7 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Are your limbs not just arms and legs?

I… will neither confirm nor deny that, fellow human.

Jokes aside, though, that depends on your definition of a limb. As usual, there are multiple schools of thought here. E.g. one’s nose can be counted as a limb, as well as… other protruding bits.

Bwauder
Bwauder
7 months ago
Reply to  Tim

According to merriam-websters primary definition – one of the projecting paired appendages (such as wings) of an animal body used especially for movement and grasping but sometimes modified into sensory or sexual organs.
So probably just arms and legs at risk for now, if “Gizmo” had said ‘appendage’ on the other hand, they should be fighting each other at the door to be first out of the room already.

TomB
TomB
7 months ago
Reply to  Bwauder

Does that not suggest that if you lost an arm, your other arm could no longer count because it is no longer paired?

And what would they say about the Centauri from B5? They have prehensile male bits that may be prehensile!… but I don’t think they are paired.

TomB
TomB
7 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Arm, Left
Arm, Right
Leg, Left
Leg, Right

Now if that is the full count of limbs, and he said it would be alphabetic by limb, he could mean:

Only the limbs will be deported (plus perhaps any parts that stay attached during the deporting of a limb, which leaves room for an arm pain compliance move to eject the entire offender)

OR

The limbs will be deported first, then the rest in an unspecified order

My vote would be saving the head for last then kick it through the uprights for 3 points.

Lone Wanderer
Lone Wanderer
7 months ago
Reply to  Tim

That almost sounds like a Fallout4 outfit 🙂

Freddie
Freddie
7 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Head first would give minimum enjoyment for the dismemberer, so, since there’s only one, simply replace “torso” with “the head”

Jeff CB Jones
Jeff CB Jones
7 months ago

Well, your knee bone’s connected to your thigh bone
Your thigh bone’s connected to the doorknob…

lechuckGL
lechuckGL
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeff CB Jones

You, sir, have my respect for all eternity

HappyWyvern
HappyWyvern
7 months ago

Whelp… The LED situation has resolved itself…

TomB
TomB
7 months ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

I wonder how many colour coded states he’ll end up with.

At least it is a better way to depict emotional status than the exaggerated oversized eyes you get in some Manga.

Twilight Faze
7 months ago

I’ll be honest: Red Ring Zeke took that WAY better than I expected.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago
Reply to  Twilight Faze

I know! He warned them, rather than going straight into kill-mode.

Austin Mills
Austin Mills
7 months ago

So this basically confirms that the LEDs are more in correspondence with his mood, as now he’s mad again. Red = anger confirmed. But is purple happy? Or just…calmer? He seems to be running the full spectrum of emotions, but his LEDs can only keep up when it’s his general state?

Oliver Lacota
Oliver Lacota
7 months ago
Reply to  Austin Mills

Well, blue is commonly considered to be a calming colour, so perhaps purple isn’t outright clam, but at least… somewhat-tempered homicidal rage?

GraySkye
GraySkye
7 months ago
Reply to  Oliver Lacota

Could be red is the default colour and the addition of blue (as the calmer colour) is what we are seeing with the purple

TomB
TomB
7 months ago
Reply to  GraySkye

Well, maybe he watched too much Star Wars. The Sith sabers were red, the wise ex-Jedi Grand Master’s saber was purple, and the kinda hapless ones carried green and blue mostly. In that view, red would be tied to anger, frustration, rage, violent thoughts, and the like. Purple would be a balance of the total calm of the blues and greens and the red of the darker emotions, and the blue and green would be totally calm as GraySkye suggests. Yon silicon sapient might not reach blue or green in any particularly short period of time because… he’s still got… Read more »

Atros
Atros
7 months ago
Reply to  Austin Mills

I don’t think he was *happy*, per se. His rage was just tempered with guilt. I wager it will be awhile and require a rather dramatic sequence or two before we ever see him without the rage entirely. Everything will be a color mixed with red until then.

Austin Mills
Austin Mills
7 months ago
Reply to  Atros

That’s kind of what I was suggesting towards the end of my first comment. Maybe not “happiness” but just less anger. Like his colors shift depending on what he’s feeling, but stays with a red tint because the anger hasn’t fully left him. Mixing colors will make things weird for other emotions, though. Like, if he gets a mix of red and green that would make…brown. Brown lights. Weird. At this point, I think the color shift is more related to his general state, like rage, depression, comfort, etc. Purple might have been him getting “comfortable” in his new environment.

ocramot
ocramot
7 months ago

What’s wrong with gizmo? It’s cute!

…oh, you don’t like cute.

Johnny 5
Johnny 5
7 months ago
Reply to  ocramot

*meanwhile gizmo is simultaneously watching 42 tabs of cute cat videos on youtube*

Tomn
Tomn
7 months ago

Honestly, given his origin as a genocidal murder robot offering a warning before violence even when provoked is a step up.

Asterus
Asterus
7 months ago

And once again, humanity starts with the racial slurs before even getting to proper names XD

Peter Piers
Peter Piers
7 months ago

I laughed out loud!

CrushU
CrushU
7 months ago

https://cad-comic.com/comic/monikerd/ In case anyone wanted the comic where he got named this.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago

Thank God, people will finally stop calling him “Gizmo” in the comments.

7eggert
7eggert
7 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

*start

Leon
Leon
7 months ago

At least he didnt name you ‘Poopyface Tomatonose’

TomB
TomB
7 months ago
Reply to  Leon

Boxy McBoxface? Maybe he needs to run an internet vote to get his new name… as long as nobody tells 4Chan or Reddit.

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
7 months ago

Oh, there’s full out murder mode.

TomB
TomB
7 months ago

I suppose it could have been ‘Johnny Five’ or ‘C3-PO’….

Sheesh, for a non-organic, he’s sure temperamental enough to be organic.

KillerDragon989
KillerDragon989
7 months ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!! 🤣😂🤣😂👍👍👍👍👍

Del Cox
Del Cox
7 months ago

Damn. Critical fail on that diplomacy check.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
7 months ago

…And we’re back to ‘Murderbot.’ Red suits him better anyways.