Now that I think about it, I haven?t really done much with droids other than a few bit parts or cannon fodder for the Republic. I should start using them more. Hmmm? ideas, ideas. Regarding astromech speech patterns, one can?t forget to add in the occasional blat for when the little domed one is really upset (if the particular droid in question has enough personality for that). The excerpts posted have all been excellent perspectives on droids. If computer programs count, the artificial intelligence Jen from Forcefire?s [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=9675219&replies=13]New Skin[/link] and [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=12122171&replies=0]Make Yourself[/link] is a unique take on the machines of the GFFA. I do have a small scene with a help desk droid in my upcoming humor fic. It?s still game for editing at some point between now and whenever I get to posting the story, but here it is ? keeping in mind the ?humor?: ****** ?Well,? the information desk droid said, scratching its dome-shaped head unit and biting its multi-purpose grasping tool with its vocal interaction device, ?It is possible for me to divulge the location of the most satisfying intake of pizza discs.? ?Sweet!? Jebediah Fett exclaimed, truly excited. ?That?s not what we asked!? Boushh protested. ?We asked how to beat a Jedi!? ?Perhaps a search of my local color banks will reveal the answer to this query,? the droid speculated. Its eyes turned gray, then back to yellow. ?Is this aforementioned Jedi an idiot in any way? Or blond?? ?No.? ?In this case, my local color banks are useless. I shall check the Holonet,? the droid declared, its eyes growing dull again. Later, the yellow color returned. ?Nothing but porn.? ?Try something else!? Boushh ordered. ?Or I?ll blast you right in the RAM!? ?Oh dear,? the droid responded. ?I shall interface with the giant cosmic brain-power, known to mortal meat units as Encarta.? It did so. ?To succeed in your quest, you must find the creature known as the ysalamari. It can neutralize the Force powers of any Force-user, including Jedi, Sith, and Cleo.? ?Cleo? I love her!? Jeb said. ?That just proves how big an idiot you are,? Boushh growled. He regarded the droid. ?How do I get one of these ysalamari?? ?Ysalamari can be found in any of the following fine locations right here on Duro: Jawa Jim?s Used Exotic Pet Superstore.? ?Is there some kind of ysalamari ice cream we can use?? Ice Cream Maker Guy asked in vain. ?Used exotic pets?? Boushh repeated. ?Those words are what I vocalized,? the droid confirmed. ?Thank you for speaking with the Duro Information Desk and please enjoy your stay.? ****** It?s odd, I know. And that is the Ice Cream Maker Guy from ESB that we all know and love. This is a good topic, spiritgurl, even though I can't muster more than a nameless cameo in regards to it.