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Springshift Commission by GrungeWerXshop Springshift Commission by GrungeWerXshop
This character was created by :iconcathuk:

NAME:Springshift
FACTION: Autobot
FUNCTION: Mechanic

ALT MODE: Daewoo Matiz

MOTTO: "Just because something's broken doesn't mean it's junk"

PROFILE:
More likely to be found under a console covered in dirt and muttering colourful Cybertronian insults then on a battlefield; Springshift is a self proclaimed grease monkey. She excels at keeping things running long beyond their usual limits and takes every broken piece of machinery on as a personal challenge. With a tendency to get lost in her work she can come across as a little absent minded, sometimes forgetting about shifts or misplacing tools.



Underneath the usually sensible and practical exterior lurks a stubborn streak to rival a mules and an almost perverse sense of humour. As many Autobots have learned to their peril, it never pays to annoy the one bot on base that maintains the doors, makes sure the recharge berths work properly, and can set the environmental controls for any given area.



Although generally friendly, she can be a little stand-offish and doesn't talk about her life before joining-up; however she does admit to living in Kaon at one point and has been known to sing questionable Cybertronian shanties when over energised.



Thoroughly fascinated with Earth technology she spends a lot of her spare time shifting through scrap yards looking for things to tinker with or wandering around off-base enjoying a bit of downtime by seeing just how agile her alt mode is on and off road.


STRENGTHS:
As long as it's non-sentient she can fix it, from Cybertronian energon converters to a microwave; Springshift can pull apart or put together anything she gets her hands on. Her alt mode is extremely fuel efficient and the benefits cross over to allow her to work for extended periods, or cover large distances, without needing to recharge.

WEAKNESSES:

She's a reluctant fighter at best and deeply uncomfortable with the idea of killing things. Not being particularly strong, fast, or skilled in combat she's more often a liability then a help in the rare times she does get dragged into battles, much to her own annoyance. The most violent she usually gets is when a machine isn't doing something it's supposed to, leading to the universal repair method of a good thump.
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
She could be Skid's 'baby' Sister!
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Writer
Agreed.
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Tramp-Graphics Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Looks good. I did find one key error in your profile write-up though. Twice, you used the word "then" when you should be using the word "than". The first instance is in the very first sentence, which currently reads, "More likely to be found under a console covered in dirt and muttering colourful Cybertronian insults then on a battlefield; Springshift is a self proclaimed grease monkey." It should read, "More likely to be found under a console covered in dirt and muttering colourful Cybertronian insults than on a battlefield; Springshift is a self proclaimed grease monkey."

The second instance is in this sentence: "Not being particularly strong, fast, or skilled in combat she's more often a liability then a help in the rare times she does get dragged into battles, much to her own annoyance." It should read, "Not being particularly strong, fast, or skilled in combat she's more often a liability than a help in the rare times she does get dragged into battles, much to her own annoyance."

Just an FYI
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:iconcathuk:
CathUK Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Yep - I noticed that a loooong time back and much as it niggles me I don't think it'll break the internet. Not while the LOLcats are still out there ;)
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011   Writer
You're sending this to the wrong person, I didn't write the profile. You should probably send a note to the creator, who also supplied the bio.

I don't proofread the bios they give me either, I just copy/paste them as is.
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:iconneonnerd08:
NeoNNerd08 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
She looks great! :D
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:iconcathuk:
CathUK Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
She looks fab - thank you so much :)
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009   Writer
Thanks! I was waiting with baited breath. ;)
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:iconmetalformer:
metalformer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice design, good lines/coloring, and very extensive Bio/Tech! Good work overall!
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Writer
Thanks so much.
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:iconscream01:
Scream01 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Nice ^^
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:iconkhaamar:
khaamar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
there're not enough badass TF girls -- I really like how you keep them feminine and yet strong looking.
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   Writer
Yea, I like feminine and strong, wonderful combination. :D Thanks for the comments!
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:iconsuzidragonlady:
suzidragonlady Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome job! :w00t:
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:iconlucycat410:
lucycat410 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Cool femme mechanic.
The lighting effect is awesome.
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   Writer
Thanks. :)
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:iconlorelai99:
Lorelai99 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o the lighting is awesome! really brings out the metallic feel to them
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   Writer
Thanks. It was experimental, but glad to see it worked out.
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:iconlorelai99:
Lorelai99 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: me too! i like shiney glowy stuffs! XD
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:iconsomvold:
Somvold Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job as always and they definitely can use another mechanic on the team.
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:icongalistar07water:
Galistar07water Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Love the lighting effects! ;P
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008   Writer
Thanks. :D
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:iconlaserbot:
Laserbot Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
suhweet!
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   Writer
:D
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:iconty-chou:
Ty-Chou Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! We're starting to see the commissions! I'm excited to see what you've been working on.
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   Writer
Thanks. I have a LOT of commissions coming.
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:iconder-der:
Der-Der Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Oh cool!
I love the coloring of her alt mode. ^_^
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:iconyondercat:
Yondercat Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
she sounds cool.

i love the art :D
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   Writer
Thank you.
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:iconyondercat:
Yondercat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
:iconrbyw:
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
this is definitely a cool TF =]
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:iconnightpounce:
nightpounce Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
She looks great and her profile is unique and really interesting :) Sounds like a good bot to have on your team! Her alt mode suits her as well^^ Brilliant job!
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:iconcathuk:
CathUK Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Thank you :)
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:icongrungewerxshop:
GrungeWerXshop Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   Writer
Thanks a lot.
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