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Kirbified Glitch-Bob by jen-kollic Kirbified Glitch-Bob by jen-kollic
...you know, I think this guy might be TOO adorable. He's just so... happy! Which was entirely intentional, because I get irritated by folk going "wah, I don't like Glitch-Bob because he's all mopey and depressing!" Apparently being lost in the Web, separated from his friends, living with the knowledge that Megabyte's probably trashing Mainframe in his absence, degrading, being separated from Glitch and living on web slugs should have had no effect on his personality. Riiiiiiiight.

Made in Super Sculpey, painted with Citadel acrylics, hair, feet, eyes and mouth are gloss-laquered. Kudos to ~wings33 for originally coming up with the idea for ReBoot Kirbys. Oh, and ReBoot belongs to Rainmaker Entertainment.

Any suggestions for the next one? (just as long as it's not Daemon or Ray Tracer)
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MelMuff Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! I WANT ONE!!! I used to pretend on Edge of Beyond message board that I had a Glitch Bob plushie and I also luv Kirby so this is the perfect combo. *sequels in delight*
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CameoAppearance Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Mopey and depressing? He's just less happy-go-lucky than regular Bob! (And you amply covered the reasons why that might be.) He's still optimistic, remember when he was like "Don't worry, it's not like we're never gonna see each other again! :D" before wading into the Core?

...that wasn't directed at you, I was just venting. Also Kirbob is too cute to be legal.
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha ha, vent all you like, I totally agree with you. I get particularly annoyed when people argue that Dot was right to pick MegaBob over Glitch-Bob because 'she wants the happy Bob she remembers'. Because that actually really reflects badly on Dot if you think about it.
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CameoAppearance Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
And this is why people don't like Season 4 Dot.

Wanting your beloved to be happy is understandable, but that's a completely ass-backwards way to go about it.
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Though Bob is also stupidly noble and self sacrificing about the whole thing, since he goes off to try and split himself from Glitch instead of, you know, actually talking to Dot about it.

I always laugh at the conversation he has with AndrAIa and Enzo #2 in Al's where he's all "bawwww, I don't wanna be a copy, copies suck!" not seeming to realise or remember that AndrAIa and Enzo #2 ARE copies of their original sprites. It's a shame neither of them call him on it.

(it's okay Bob, I still love you, putting your foot in your mouth now and then is just part of your charm)
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CameoAppearance Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I'd forgotten that AndrAIa was a copy (good catch), but I did notice that he was being insensitive to Enzo 2.0. Also yes, it would have saved everyone a lot of trouble if he'd brought the problem up with Dot before going off for a horribly dangerous attempt at splitting himself from Glitch.

Wasn't Season 4 great?

Mind you, I can't entirely call that out-of-character, since he was impulsive and overconfident way back in Season 1 and 2. I can call it particularly stupid, though.
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Also I thought that going "well fine then, I'll just split myself from Glitch!" was pretty ungrateful to Glitch, who we know is a sentient being in its own right. "Yeah, thanks for helping me save Mainframe Glitch, but now I want the girl so get out!"

Season 4 was... rushed. There are things I really like about it (like Ray getting no lines lol) but there are things I don't. (like Daemon) A lot of it seemed like they were trying to fit a full season or two worth of story arcs into eight episodes, so I don't really blame the writers.

Yeah, Bob does have a history of doing dumb things so it's not entirely out of character, but you do think he'd do something like, I don't know, TALK TO DOT first. Plus given the way he bickers with her at times, you'd think he might actually take offense at her preferring MegaBob to him. He's the one that saved Mainframe dammit!
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CameoAppearance Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I hadn't thought about this in years, but yeah, that is seriously giving Glitch the short end of the stick there. I remember feeling pretty danged sorry for it when I watched the movie in years past.

Yeah I recently watched all of Season 3 in like two days and Ray's accent made me wince. There are a lot of silly accents in ReBoot, but Ray has the dubious honour of being cringeworthy for me even through a thick blanket of nostalgia. (Possibly it's because I have a bunch of Australian friends now.) I can see how they wouldn't have had the resources to make Season 4 as good as the previous seasons, so I don't really blame the writing staff for it either... but still.

Yeah Bob had some perfectly legitimate complaints to bring up! The main one being, where was MegaBob when the system was crashing? If Dot preferred MegaBob over Glitch Bob just because he was a pristine undamaged version of pre-Web Bob, that's kind of shallow and awful of her. I'd cut her a bit of slack for being more attracted to MegaBob, because at least for humans that's not something you can really control, and I don't want to use an argument that makes it sound like she owes either version of Bob her love, but kicking Glitch Bob to the curb over that is a bit not good.

*throws up hands* New plan: Ditch this love triangle clusterfuck and pair Dot up with Mouse. And... I'd go with Bob/Hex if Hex wasn't inconveniently dead at the moment.
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really dislike Ray mostly because of how they paired him up with Mouse, like "oh hey, mouse doesn't have a boyfriend and she needs one, she can have this random guy who previously seemed a little obsessed with AndrAIa!" I know there's a lot of people who don't like Matrix, but I have a huge soft spot for the guy, and he and AndrAIa are my favourite canon couple.

It's not so much that GlitchBob would think Dot owed him her love, though there might be a bit of that in there since love isn't always rational and can be pretty selfish, but she totally DID ask him to marry her, before the other Bob turned up. I think he'd be more "okay, so after all I've done you pick that guy because he's pretty? Screw you guys, I'm going back to the Supercomputer!" And if he HAD done that, well, those guys would have been pretty screwed when Megabyte tipped his hand. Then again, Mouse could totally have saved the day and got the girl (Dot) because she is Mouse. EPIC DUEL ON THE PRINCIPAL OFFICE ROOF!

LOL, I actually do ship and write Dot/Mouse liek woah, they're my favourite non-canon pairing and I totally think they were sleeping together during that part of Season 3 nobody sees where they're left in Mainframe while everyone else has wacky Web/Gamejopping adventures...
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Juunibi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
There is no reason not to like Glitch Bob. He has all the reasons in the world to be depressed.
I personnaly love Guardian Bob and Glitch Bob equally. But I gotta admit long hair suits him...
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Exactly, if Glitch Bob wants to be a bit emo, I think it's perfectly justified. And I wish he'd kept the long hair, there was no reason for it to go short again when he became Guardian Bob again! Sure, it might have gone back to being all shiny again, but why would it get shorter too?
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Juunibi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
I wouldn't call it emo (though I understand what you mean XD). I'd call it emotionally scarred. Given all the trouble they got from only ONE web creature, I can only imagine what it would be like to be trapped in their homeworld. They never explained what happened to him in the web (I wish they did, though) but anyone would have been affected by such an adventure.
I personally see Glitch Bob, not as a depressive guy but as a more careful, adult and mature Bob. Guardian Bob is kind of happy-go-lucky (which is what I like the most about him) but you simply can't stay that way when you go in a place where your life is put at risk every nano. Glitch Bob is simply more adult and less innocent, in my eyes.

As for the physical appearance, I do prefer Glitch Bob's. My theory about why he went back to the way he was is because Megabyte had a copy of his code (which seems to be the same as DNA is for us), the code Bob used to have back in season 2, which allowed him to take the appearance he had back then. Glitch Bob had longer hair and web scars and all, and his code was damaged (I'm not sure if it's because of the web degradation or because Megabyte stole a part of it.) At the end of the wedding, Glitch took the missing part of his code from MegaBob and gave it back to the real Bob. That seemed to nullify all the effects time and code damaging had on Bob and basically gave him back the appearance he had before his code was stolen from him. He directly went back in time. That is my theory as to why he lost his web scars and got his short hair back.
But I agree with you, I prefered him with long hair. And web scars :)
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Calling it 'emo' does trivialise it somewhat, I do agree with you that he has every right to be emotionally scarred, and it makes far more sense for him to BE emotionally scarred than to stay the same happy-go-lucky Guardian he was in Mainframe. I mean, if he was all "Oh well, Megabyte tricked me and is probably laying Mainframe to waste right this nano while I'm stuck in the Web and can't get home, but what the heck!" then I'd be concerned.
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Juunibi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
lol Yeah. I'd really want to know what happened to him in the Web. That would explain a lot.
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Demontales Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
haha this is lovely
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Ryoun-Atsumi Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
:eager:REBOOOOOT~!:heart:
OMFG Reboot was of my favourite shows when I was a kiddylet! It was totally state-of-the-art graphics for back then. Hell, I think I was watching reboot in the age of our Windows 3.1.1 PC.
But me being a kiddylet my memory is kinda fuzzy
But I remember Bob! And I remember Enzo turning into a grumpy old man, with a beard and emo hair. And I vaguely remember bob returning. Was this when Bob returned?

:+favlove: This is painted with such exceptional skill and precision. Miniatures are so hard to paint, so I'm so very much impressed.
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup, when Bob returned he had longer hair and cool-looking scales. And Enzo/Matrix was pretty much a grumpy old man too. (only with a gun!)

Thanks! I paint a lot of wargame minis, so I'm used to dealing with small details.
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kamu-sama Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
OMG kriby ate Bob D: sweet! 8D I love it <3
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japookins Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
that is FFF'awesome
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L0ckD0wn2341 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
That is way too cute. But yet so awesome at the same time. :D
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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L0ckD0wn2341 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
No problem.
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genocyber Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I was sad when glitch bob turned back into old bob.From nice guy to cocky musclehead.
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I liked him better as Glitch-Bob too. He was also 500% more shiny.
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genocyber Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
dont forget the awesome mullet <3
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ZIM402 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
AHHHHH CUTE!
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, KirBob is definitely the most adorable out of all the Kirbys so far.
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Da-Wabbit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...that's great!
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! He's my favourite out of the bunch, because he's just so happy.
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Emptygoldeyes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So adorable. ^_^ I love this one!
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! KirBob is my favourite, because he's just so happy.
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subomouse Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Heeeee little silvery spots. I love it XD <3 That is really too cute. The hair just astounds me
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! He's my favourite out of all the Kirbys I've made, he's just so unrelentingly cheerful.
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PencilMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
OH GOD... OH GOD YES :D
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He's disgustingly cute, isn't he?
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PencilMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
i was thinking of Mike the TV... but that would be redundant :D
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LeeshaJoy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Glitch Bob is my favorite flavor of Bob, and you've captured him perfectly in Kirby form. I love his little blue blush.
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! He's my favourite version of Bob too, I think he's definitely the most adorable of all the Kirbys so far. It's the expression that does it.
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boggart Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Student
G-Bob can never be too adorable. Though I prefer the "WEEEE" look he has here to the kicked puppy look he sometimes has in S3.

Great job on the texture of his hair! I can barely replicate it on paper, I can't imagine how you did it in sculpy.
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wellll... he does have a tendency to look mopey, I'll admit that. But what can you expect when his girlfriend has apparently had a frontal lobotomy? :P

Thanks! The hair wasn't actually that hard, I just attacked it with a sculpting tool before I baked it, then added paint and ink and hoped for the best. Which has been a recurring theme when making these things...
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Great job, again!

(Bah to others, I think GlitchBob is among the attractive characters of ReBoot.)
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

And I agree, I'm sure I can't be the only person who went 'awwww!" when he lost the scales and awesome hair.
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AniDragon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People don't like Glitch!Bob? He's actually my favourite! And he makes an adorable Kirby! XD
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know! I thought Glitch!Bob was way better than the original, because he had ACTUALLY DEVELOPED ZOMG but apparently some folk took issue with that. Boo to them.
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Winterous Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
:D
I love you, you're awesome.
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know you do. *patpat*
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NotSoUsual Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008   Digital Artist
That's an awesome verb. To Kirbify. :D


"Freeze! Or I'll Kirbify you!"
"So, last night, I totally Kirbified that chick!"
"Here, let me Kirbify it!"
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jen-kollic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*lol* Kirbifying makes EVERYTHING better. Or at least cuter.
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prfctcellrulz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
OK. Since you did Bob, How about DOT?

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