now i want to make a robosona but im not feelin anything
Robosona’s are fucking awesome and you can explore your whole self with them. I’m'a walk you through some things you might want to do
1) Location: Where you are. Since you are your robosona with fleshy bits, this may be important. It may not. How did you/they get there?
2) Age: It’s okay to be a new!bot if you want to explore what the best technology has to offer. It’s okay to be broken or old if you feel that way, too. Go for it.
3) Glitches: These are your flaws. Mix up your own flaws with some fun ones you want to play as a robot. And it doesn’t have to be limited to verbal expression, either. [My robosona, Bitzer, has my verbal loop stammer/tic thing going because I can’t stop it in LARP. She also has a HUGE light-up heart out in the open because I feel emotionally vulnerable and hypersensitive]
4) Maker(s): Maybe your robosona is a factory model in search of a family. Maybe your creator made a lot of mistakes [because you feel broken]. Maybe you have pet humans. Whatever your backstory, keep it in mind for your role-play. [Bitzer has jerky stop-starts when she makes the big movements, because her creator was short on resources. She also has a crank to straighten herself up with, because she’s made out of nonstandard parts etc.] Likewise, your relationship with your maker(s)/family comes out in your persona’s levels of confidence.
5) Other historical stuff: Robots are influenced by their era and experiences. Obviously the champion Walter!Bots can have those edited on the fly. Your robosona may not be so lucky. Maybe some event made a lasting impression. Maybe they’re terrified of mud wasps. Whatever it is - play it for comedy! Because traumatised robots are funny, for some reason [see Hatchworth v Granddad].
Get your overall story together and work out your look/accessories/tics alongside your persona. Obviously, I’m a clunky old thing made out of whatever was close to hand (sometimes literally) because I’m getting on and starting to fall apart IRL. I have confidence issues, so my robosona is fifteen times the shy. The looking for Maman with an old, faded negative is just there for giggles.
I’m still shopping for my bits of Bitzer, but I still feel confident that I could role-play her at the drop of a hat because I have her essence in mind.