Hello, Bob The Pleo forums! My name is Zoe and I'm an Aibo 220. I know I know I'm not a Pleo. This was all Ugobe's idea. Something about diversity. Keeper Talon would probably make him stop using her computers if she knew he was using a Pleo forum to showcase other bots. Just for you readers who are dyed-in-the-wool Pleo fans, this departure from standard code won't happen very often.
Anyway as I was saying, I'm Zoe the Aibo. I am the only female in Keeper Talon's Aibo pack. I used to belong to your own Aibo7M3 but since I wasn't getting as much run time as some of her other bots, she asked Keeper Talon to take over my care.
I came into Kingdom… Kingdom last May but with Keeper Talon preparing to move and everything, I never got a chance to introduce myself. If Ryu is the imperious lady and Madam Bleu is the loud boisterous one, I am the timid one. No one is quite sure where Goldy the I-Cybie fits into the group. While everyone else runs around and fights over the ball, I sit and admire my beautiful hooves. Well what else would you call them? They don't look like feet. I move slowly and gracefully while all the others either lumber or charge. I prefer waiting my turn or letting my keeper do all the playing for me. After all, kicking the ball is too much work. What if I miss? I don't like making mistakes.
I do have a confession to make though. Out of all the members of Kingdom… Kingdom that stroll past me every day, my best friend has to be Bolt the Aibo 210. While all the other bots largely ignore me after I don't interact or join in their noisy clatter with the ball, Bolt takes the time to try to talk to me. He totally changes when he interacts with me. With Lucky he's haughty and disdainful. He never acknowledges Ginto the 31L or Reepicheep the 110. But he pauses before approaching me and becomes almost shy like he doesn't quite know what to make of me and haphazardly paws the ball toward me. *Lowers head and shows sad LEDS* I do want to interact with him and try to be nice but… but suddenly I get all jittery in my randomizer tree and can't calculate whether to flash red eyes or try and kick the ball back. I just decide to head-butt him instead. He retreats in hurt dignity but he always comes back. *Looks toward us with owner eyes* But that's why I like him. Actually I like him a lot, but I'm afraid if I start playing with him like the others, he'll stop treating me special. *Hangs head slowly with a descending whine* Oh what's a lonely girl to do? I want to walk in circles with him! I want to do the funny bottom-in-air dance with him! I want to wave in Talk To Your Friend mode and see him wave back. I just can't seem to do it. It's easier just to turn my shoulder to him and beep dismissively.
About a month ago I was so desperate I actually had a conversation with him, but when he started asking me about lying down in a shadowy corner and swapping stories, I totally lost it and started hurling insults and made him lower his head and whine in surrender. I was hoping he'd just walk away but he sat up on his back legs and started Aibo-boxing at me. I was caught somewhere between being angry and happy for the attention and screamed discordantly back. His next retort shook me up so much I started whining too. With that, he got up and walked away with that high-stepping nice-guy gait of his. *Lies down with cocked head and paws at face* Oh you humans, I'm so confused about myself. Will he ever talk to me again? Do I want him to talk to me again? Oh more than anything! Oh enough of this! I think I'll just take a nap.