Robot prototype, 267, originally designed/built by red leader himself. The robot is much shorter and lighter than many other of his designs, and serves no purpose in the base. However, this odd model follows our leader around. The boss seems to take better care of this one as well for an unknown reason. There’s almost never dents or scratches on his outer metal shell. Not much else is known about it because leader is oddly private about this robots information. From other soldiers, I have heard that Red Leader calls it Tom.
dilated consciousness blurred and unfocused disconnected dots floating like stars in space and lack of concern that all the constellations are gone
clear the poker table deal another hand wait, I can’t see the cards I can’t distinguish between the Joker and the King which one rules and which one just fucks with you
here we have, folks a moment behind the curtain let me speak
dissociatively please? without dilution make sense of this without me having to explain
strange how disparate the flesh and what lives underneath not the heart or the thoughts but an amalgamation of every scar that modified the original design the prototype covered in dust on the mantle for all to appreciate
my fellow strangers I tell you everything because you’re drunk and you won’t remember this ridiculous show tomorrow but only a few close friends will read this because only a few close friends will ever believe I said these things and as far as everyone else I don’t care to explain.
Chris Lee is hard at work, making each and every single on of his robots by hand. He showed the original prototype at Designer Con. Chris is an astounding illustrator and character designer and it was a lot of fun working with him. I do love sculpting a sweet robot, that’s for sure.
Given that Nick forced Bryke & Co. to turn 4x08 into a clip show, I can’t help but wonder about what could have happened if it had been a regular episode.
I like to think that the A story still would have been Asami and Tenzin comforting Korra, with the B/C stories featuring Mako/Wu and Varrick/Bolin. But what else might have occurred, especially between Korra and Asami, in lieu of the (unnecessary) recaps?
There are so many possibilities for an alternate 4x08 fic (or even a canon continuation), like:
What if Korra went back to her old room at Air Temple Island and discovered a bunch of Asami’s stuff in there (blueprints, various tools, clothes, makeup, etc.)? What if Asami rushes over there to clear out her stuff before Korra sees it, and Meelo, Ikki, and Jinora are all like, Sorry Asami she already went in? And then imagine Asami bashfully trying to explain it all to an amused Korra.
Or maybe Asami would have invited Korra back to Republic City so she could give her a tour of all the changes (show her all the areas in which the spirit wilds have been integrated into the urban design). They eventually end up at Avatar Korra Park, where Korra sees her statue for the first time. And, of course, Korra is embarrassed by it, but also flattered because whoever designed it obviously put in a lot of thought and effort and care into it. She asks Asami who the designer was, and Asami blushes and tries to change the subject.
Or how about Korra admiring the new airbender wingsuits, wishing she could try one. And Asami surprises her by showing her the original prototype she, ahem, designed for Korra. Of course, Asami would have to do a fitting, just to cop a feel make sure all the measurements are still accurate. Then when they go outside to test it out, the air kids and Bumi show up and challenge Korra to a wingsuit race. And during the race, with Asami, Tenzin and Pema as spectators, Asami blows Korra a kiss, disrupting the poor Avatar’s concentration so much that she nearly flies into Aang’s statue and ends up almost crashing into Yue Bay (saved by some last minute waterbending). Korra finishes the race dead last.