My question from last week is answered! Brown Hair used the randomise button and received an appearance within "normal human" parameters, Red Hair carefully crafted their own appearance and picked those fetching pink eyes. I wonder if any of the books they sorted were anime.
Also, I would like to claim my rightful cookies for calling that Brownie was the She Gave Us An Ocean robot last friday
Not sure about interpreting her personality as prideful. Maybe? They are probably both kids, in a sense - certainly no mature than Kat and Annie. Teens or younger? Also with a heck of a lot less experience in being human (-ish). I'm not sure how socially adjusted I'd be if I went from inspecting pipes in dark tunnels, basically running a simple program or state machine, to having a shocking experience and being given an ocean and a new body, then turned loose to be a person!
Oh, I am pretty sure most other readers don't get this impression. I am not sure where I get it from either. I think it is a combination of their display of superiority towards the Seraph, and those unnatural looking eyes. I know it's hard to tell in a comic, and there was already one panel where they closed their eyes, but my mind just imagines them having their pink eyes opened wide and never blinking, just to creep others out. I don't know. At least half of it must simply be my own brain's fault.
EDIT: I think the third part is recognizing myself in ex-pipebot as in introvert person who feels uncomfortable constantly being talked to, asked questions and made feel dumb with remarks that read between the lines as "\o/ you don't know what a barbershop is", or condescending ones of the "of course you have no idea what looks good, you didn't read books, like me".
- Kat is neither blind for Etheric beings/phenomenons, nor does she see all of them in boring simplified versions. All she does is see through Etheric "smoke and mirrors". - If(!) Coyote's Great Secret is true, then you can't change anything the moment you make some people believe in it. Humans have to die for their stories and beliefs to influence the Ether.
On their way to Kat's workshop with the CPUs they found, our two android friends show us that one of them knew some things about human bodies and standards of beauty, while the other didn't. The red-haired one apparently minimaxed her appearance parameters, while the other one just hit Random. One would think that the androids would have their own standards of beauty that wouldn't necessarily match those of humans, but panel 4 shows us that human beauty standards do seem to work for androids. Why this would be, I'm not sure. Something Kat hardwired in? Something Diego or his golems hardwired in? Something robots have just picked up over the centuries from humans? She was a library book sorter, while he did something with pipes; I'm betting someone's already guessed that he was this robot. It's possible that the shielding (which seems to have left no memory impressions) followed by She Gave Us an Ocean does quite a number on a robot/android's memory – although on the other hand the red-haired one seems to remember quite a bit. If he was the one in She Gave Us an Ocean, though, perhaps he was an early transfer and she was a later one. Or perhaps something was just not great about his memory chips beforehand. Perhaps a water pipe maintenance robot doesn't need a very sophisticated memory system – or just doesn't do anything that generates a lot of deeply meaningful memories in his day-to-day experience.