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Wanderer

titaniumtestified:

"Oh, yes." You smile at him, pointing to your head. "I suppose I should have explained what happened." You have to pause to collect your ‘thoughts’, but then continue. "I was walking after Dirk sent me here, and I believe I was attacked and suffered head damage. I’m not sure what happened after that, but somehow I ended up hidden in a bush, and then I woke up. I must have been hit so hard that I… Oh." You frown. "I restarted."

Dirk nods. He’ll have to work on repairing him before you can get all his data sorted out.

"Well, you’re alright, for the most part, if you remember that much. Hopefully there wasn’t too much damage done," your creator mutters, softly as if making notes to himself.

"You ready?" you ask him.

Wanderer

titaniumtestified:

"Thank you." You tell him, sitting on the bed. You stay quiet as you lift your hoodie to open up your front panel, looking up at them both. "Um, you can.. shut me down now."

"Alright, then…let’s see."

You sit down next to Hal, considering the switches. Dirk moves in closer too, but before he can get a chance to do anything, you ask the other android, “do you have any physical damage that you know of?”

Wanderer

titaniumtestified:

After watching his reactions to you, you back up away from him, grin fading. 

"I’m making you uncomfortable. I’m sorry." You say, doing your best to keep the glitch from your voice.

You let Hal put space between himself and Dirk, but you make sure to close the door so he won’t escape.

Your creator stands, hesitant, and reaches a hand out to the other android.

"No, it’s alright. Cal was a mess at first, too. We should be able to fix you right up—do you wanna sit down on the bed?"

Wanderer

titaniumtestified:

You stare at the other person for a few moments. He looks just like Cal, but you can tell he’s human. After your initial shock of how much he looks and even sounds like your Dirk, you grin at him and wave hello.

"Hi! I’m Hal. H-A-L, Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer. Originally created by Dirk Strider as an AI programmed to stand in for him in chats when he was unavai-”

You get further into your introduction this time, but not much before the glitching forces you to stop. You try speaking again, but this time to ask a question.

"Who are you?"

The harsh shrieking and beeping of Hal’s glitched audio logs has Dirk grimacing, but he doesn’t seem overly alarmed. You knew he wouldn’t be.

"I’m Dirk English, and I programmed Cal."

Wanderer

titaniumtestified:

"Can I meet the others here after you fix me?" You ask, looking back at him as you hurry up the stairs. "Or- do you want me to leave?" 

You don’t want to be a bother to him. You’re thankful he’s willing to help you at all. 

"It’s not for me to say," you tell him, but you’re feeling sympathetic, and you wouldn’t mind his company provided he’s not a massive dickweed once he’s properly functioning. 

You’re not surprised to find Dirk in your shared room, and you’re not surprised to see him go a bit pale when he sees your companion, either.

"What the fuck, Cal?"

"This universe’s Strider seems to have dumped his version of me. Or something. He’s in need of some repairs, will you help or do I need to do this on my own?"

Dirk’s gaze is suspicious and nervous, but after a moment, he says, “I’ll help.”

Wanderer

titaniumtestified:

greenprinceofhope:

"A bit, if you’re not given a warning." You open the door, guide him in. "It’s a bit different from sleeping."

"I… Shut me down then." You mumble once you’re inside. "I think you should hurry actually. I’m running on backup, and the glitching is getting worse."

Nobody seems to be obstructing the path to the stairs, so you lead Hal toward them quickly.

"Fair enough, if you’re sure. Let’s get you sitting somewhere first."

Wanderer

titaniumtestified:

greenprinceofhope:

"If you allow me to, yes. It will make repairing you a lot easier."

"I… does it hurt?" You suppose that’s not a good question. Even if it was painful, you could just turn off your pain sensors. "I mean is it scary?"

"A bit, if you’re not given a warning." You open the door, guide him in. "It’s a bit different from sleeping."

Wanderer

titaniumtestified:

You step up to the door, walking in cautiously. 

"You’re going to shut me down, aren’t you?" 

"If you allow me to, yes. It will make repairing you a lot easier."

Wanderer

titaniumtestified:

greenprinceofhope:

"It’s amazing your system hasn’t just shit out on you already," you comment, turning into the driveway to Al’s place, "I think you’ll be fine, if you’re this resilient."

He’s quiet as they walk up to the house, but he stops before they reach the door. 

"Have you ever been shut down?"

"Yeah, I have," you tell him, opening the door.

You neglect to mention that you hated it, shutting down felt claustrophobic and like dying.

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iggymarauder:

last summer i applied to be in the Artist Alley of DashCon 2014 and i was accepted. however, with the recent months of financial strain, i haven’t been able to save ANYTHING to buy the necessary room, food, merchandise, storage, and advertisement for it. so, i started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $3000.
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iggymarauder:

iggymarauder:

last summer i applied to be in the Artist Alley of DashCon 2014 and i was accepted. however, with the recent months of financial strain, i haven’t been able to save ANYTHING to buy the necessary room, food, merchandise, storage, and advertisement for it. so, i started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $3000.

donations would be appreciated!

please reblog if you can’t donate