A couple of cuddlebots (Which are @makeshiftstory’s idea!), based on the Gansir and Serir races (Which are mine. \o/)

Both of these cuddlebots are part of a series of Standard cuddlebots designed to aid people with mental disabilities with various tasks, primarily communication (They will chat cheerily with the person they’re assigned to - typically referred to as “Client” or “Friend” or any preferred honorific the person defines, rather than “Patient” - to keep them from being lonely, and are also programmed to help those with depression or trauma communicate their experiences and help them to relax).

GAN/S1R (General Aid for Neurodivergents/Series 1 Retail) was the first on the market, and despite advances in technology, it is still popular enough to be distributed and maintained, usually with the latest Series 3 firmware, although it keeps its Series 1 designation. Perhaps their most popular feature is that their tail also doubles as a high-capacity USB drive, allowing them to store and play their friend’s favourite videos and music - they also come pre-stocked with a variety of calming audio and video themselves, which they can play if their friend is having a panic attack or is feeling down.

The S3R-IR (Series 3 Retail - Infra-Red) model loses the USB tail storage, instead having plenty of internal storage for such things, as well as being able to wirelessly download and/or stream per their friend’s request. The S3R-IR’s most commonly touted new feature is their Infra-Red imaging capability - they can actually read their friend’s body temperature and determine their mood from that (In particular this helps them detect when their friend is particularly stressed), and act appropriately.

There are other models of cuddlebot that may be covered in the future, so keep an eye out. \o/


Oh…coloring by mouse. How I don’t miss you.

Anyway…wanted to try and figure out the colors for my random, nameless Gansir character here, as well as see how well SAI and Photoshop would work on this computer.

Results are very…bleh to be honest, so I don’t know if these will stay.

Gansir belong to Chaz.

Just had an idea about chaz-gelf‘s Serir– a bit of a headcanony thing, in regards to a thought I had about why they would keep the nose and forehead plates as they evolved into a sapient species aaa

Serir sheildlocking- considered very aggressive, unprofessional, and immature, two or more Serir in a heated argument sometimes choose to escalate the argument with a headbutt, locking their faceplates against one another, and shouting. Rarely does this go any further, but can end in fistfights if neither side backs down.

Gansir arguements… are much less pleasant.

Really quickly-done ref for a “Native Gansir” or an Unmodified Gansir (This is primarily for the sake of worldbuilding, because in their setting very few Gansir have not undergone modification, if any at all.

Young/babby Gansir are not common, if at all existent, because there’s kind of a Half Life 2-esque “Suppression Field” thing going on in Gansir settlements which prevents the creation of offspring. I still haven’t figured out if there’s anything like the AMBROSIA modification from Intergalactic Truckstop that prevents aging and sickness, or if it’s just a case of “We’ll let you breed when you’re ready.”. These are still things I’m piecing together. What I can say for sure is that a Gansir doesn’t get their first vision implant until they’re of young adult age (18-23), at which point recieving the surgery is considered mandatory.

But yes! Enjoy a look at what a Gansir would look like if they didn’t have the goggle interface.


Since Chaz started work on his Gansir race, I thought I would try and work on a Gansir of my own for the fun of it.

This character doesn’t have a name yet, but I have thought of some background details on him: due to an accident (either an explosion or cave in), he was severely injured and was need of some new cybernetics. His left arm was amputated below the elbow so that has been completely replaced. His legs and feet were injured and he needed some cybernetics to give him the strength to use them without completely replacing them.

However, Gansir seem to be ‘second-class citizens’, so the fact that he needed extensive work like that, I don’t know how he was able to afford something like that. I had though of the idea that there was a 'secret benefactor’ that paid for his operation, so there is the fact that someone seems to have an interest in him, but who knows for what purpose.
As for what he does now…I’m not sure, that may depend on what new developments come for them.

Of course, this is just the initial idea, I dunno how much of this would actually stick in the world canon.

The first sketch was the initial concept that I wasn’t really happy with. The second sketch was some more concept work with the idea on notebook paper, while the last sketch is a larger version of that to get ideas and looks down.
Overall, I am happy with the look, and if I can figure out a way I would like to add some color to him, though I need to figure out colors and such.

Referencing that reblog earlier, here’s Ash, a Gansir specializing in energy engineering.

Ash possesses an innate (and oftentimes disturbing) affinity for fire, evidenced early on by his building of two large tanks to store geothermal energy (he refers to them as his space heaters).
His goggles are a slightly upgraded version of his older ones, allowing him to see the strange energies of the planet he’s been unfortunate enough to get contracted out to work on, though he lacks the zoom and night vision functions of Chaz’s (lava glows, he says, what’s the point of night vision if you can spot what you really want in the dark?).
Ash also seems to lack anything even vaguely resembling a survival instinct, having chased down quite a few Wisps and other aggressive denizens with nothing more than a sword and helmet, screaming obscenities the entire way. 

The company encourages this, as it also means that they may eventually have to stop paying him when he eventually picks a fight with something much bigger and angrier than himself.

Seems Gansir Chaz is having some trouble with his cybernetics. :c

(also behold, Zenoctrian!‘Beed, the bioengineer [think doctor with experience with biomechanical thingummies (thingummies is a technical term)])

Bonus: A zenoctrian’s touch is like licking a half-dead 9-volt so Chaz isn’t grimacing because of the overheating as much as his face is tensing from the light electric charge. =w=;

Goofy little comic I wanted to doodle, in which Sips’ dazzling salesmanship claims yet another victim in the form of the Gansir Mining Company.

I dunno, I just really liked the goofy little industrial espionage/sabotage stuff going on between SipsCo and Honeydew Inc. in the Yogscast’s “Jaffa Factory” series. :B

A guerilla fighter Gansir. This initially started with me just making a Gansir with a single-lens interface setup, Technically he could display two eyes on this single screen, but he’s rather fond of The Protomen so he’s decided to go for a little bit of a Sniper Joe setup with just the one eye. To complete the Sniper Joe setup he’s using a simple one-handed shotgun (A rather mangled version of the Serbu Super-Shorty, admittedly) and a police riot shield that’d “fallen off the back of an Estenir hovertruck”.