Though an intelligent species with the ability to issue verbal warnings, Cybertronians do have an instinctual physical reaction to potential threats, meant to intimidate and warn others away.
This reaction can of course be over-ridden by the rational processor. Still, minor elements of it will usually manifest in an angry or frightened Cybertronian’s body language.
Though it varies depending on frametype, the display is typically both a visual and audial one. Visually, the bot will flare any loose plating, along with spreading appendages such as wings or extra limbs, in an attempt to make themselves appear larger. This will be accompanied by flashing biolights wherever visible.
Audibly, the bot will make some manner of noise with their systems, which grows gradually louder if their warning is not heeded. For ground-type bots, this often manifests in revving their engines; for smaller flier frames, they will release air through their vents in a hiss.
Still others have been known to partially transform parts of their frame back-and-forth between alt and root modes. This might be meant to insinuate a willingness to initiate combat if needed; it also might be a side-effect of a preparation to flee.
As previously mentioned, this response is fairly easily over-ridden by the rational processor, and full threat displays in Cybertronians are quite rare. However, the behaviour is known to manifest in soldiers suffering from combat stress, or in (usually first-time) creators defending their young.
that feel when your incorporeal Dark Lord cbf coming up with a Cool Villain Name for his least fav follower X)
based on this post, and because I can’t get over learning that Asmodean literally means “Musician” in the official Wheel of Time companion book, I’m still flipping out poor Asmo, this is why I love you
Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to throw anything in for the Farewell to the Falls gallery show in California for Gravity Falls, but I decided to be a good sport anyway and just do something for it simply for fun.
So here’s my *unofficial* piece for Farewell to the Falls.
I’m getting my first shawl!! I’m super excited. I think I’ll be getting this design, but I gotta see if it’s even possible to sew all this xD
Front: Medicine Wheel with four eagle feathers (obvious symbolism) and a Compass Rose / Sun / Star in the center of the wheel. The Loopies are actually a symbol from my tribe representing the four directions. We are said to have come from the water also, so it’s neat that it looks like a wave. There are 6 intersections of swirliness and seven stars (not including compass one).
Back: The moon protected by two swirlies! Also ten feathers that represent drops of moonlit rain and prayers.
Overall, the design is basically representing the duality of everything- Sun, Moon, Day, Night, Male, Female, Sky, Earth. It also represents the seasons, the cycle of life and death, etc. via the medicine wheel.
Switch Up! For those who have been with me for all the other routes, I don’t do the Heaven Scenarios until I finish the endings. But, for some reason I wanted to start now. So, at the end of each arc, I’ll be posting a Heaven Scenario. After this will come Maniac Prologue. Heaven Scenarios are just extra situations not necessarily tied to the plot.
[Note: The Heaven Scenarios can be found in the “special” section on the main menu. You unlock them by choosing the correct word choices at the end monologues during Chapters 06-10 of each arc]
-Scene: Yui’s Bedroom-
there’s an award ceremony for the schoolwide English speech contest
top of that, Ruki-kun definitely got first… …he was pretty
the ceremony, he’s supposed to give a speech in English. I’m
really looking forward to it)
I’m all ready, so I’ll go see how he’s doing.