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Knock Oot. Psst. Get closer to me.
shatterscreen

This much closer?  *takes a baby step towards him*

((Early bed tonight!))

... Uh, hey, Cardinal?
cherryprettycmo

cherryprettycmo:

totally-an-autobot-clone:

cherryprettycmo:

totally-an-autobot-clone:

Cherry?  What’s up?

… Maybe. 

Well, I won’t insist if you don’t want me to.  But I did just get a load of new cosmetics from Soundwave.  Seems a shame not to use them.

Oh, come over then.

On my way!

Is … er … no, nevermind.  Be right there.

*He wants to ask if Breakdown is there because he really, really does not want to see Breakdown, who yelled at him.  But really, the best option is to think about Breakdown (any of them) as little as possible. Right?*

My understanding, incidentally, is that Ratchet’s fingers house a variety of medical tools that can be switched out on a whim—a miniature welder, an injector, and so on.

Convenient?  Yes.  But as far as actually performing surgeries in limited spaces—well, imagine Ratchet trying to operate on Laserbeak, for example.  He wouldn’t even be able to see past his servos.  Fact.

perfectpractitioner:

cherryprettycmo:

oh my primus did I just say that to him

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'Cherry… never forget who you we are… The sass is in our blood. Never turn your back.’

Whether or not a medic's servos are dull, tapered or clawed.. it is generally an appearance thing. Functionality should not be judged by appearance alone, Ratchet's dulled, but tapered, servos can still perform delicate surgeries just like Knock Out can with his clawed servos. It all depends on their ability to use their servos and what level of experience they have.
Anonymous

second-incommand:

I sense I’ve scratched a raw nerve, calling out the Autobot medic.

Rest assured I have nothing but the utmost respect for Ratchet, and like the rest of the medically disinclined I stand in awe of his skill at picking through internals and putting them back together.

Don’t fail to notice, however, that I stated only that Knock Out’s hands always just seemed, to me, some poor clueless scrap of a mech, the better default design.

What would I, naught but a humble scientist, know about the benefits of a design that vastly improves performance right off the bat with minimal instruction?

*purrs of approval*

... Uh, hey, Cardinal?
cherryprettycmo

cherryprettycmo:

totally-an-autobot-clone:

totally-an-autobot-clone:

Cherry?  What’s up?

I could use a good spitshine myself.  Maybe some mutual polishing is in order?

… Maybe. 

Well, I won’t insist if you don’t want me to.  But I did just get a load of new cosmetics from Soundwave.  Seems a shame not to use them.

... Uh, hey, Cardinal?
cherryprettycmo

cherryprettycmo:

totally-an-autobot-clone:

totally-an-autobot-clone:

Cherry?  What’s up?

Now wait, don’t hang up.  Obviously you called about something.  Tell your mirror-image about this ‘silly’ thing, hmm?

It’s just… well, I need a polish and Bre— I mean —

*sigh*

Nothing, Cardinal.

I could use a good spitshine myself.  Maybe some mutual polishing is in order?

... Uh, hey, Cardinal?
cherryprettycmo

cherryprettycmo:

totally-an-autobot-clone:

Cherry?  What’s up?

Do you think you could …

oh, nevermind. It’s silly. Sorry for bothering you.

Now wait, don’t hang up.  Obviously you called about something.  Tell your mirror-image about this ‘silly’ thing, hmm?

I'm sure Ratchet would make a note about how breakdowns hands are too large for medical work. but frag him, i'm sure breakdown will be a fine, medic.
Anonymous

highglossfinish:

Ratchet is in no position to talk.

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I know I should be looking at his hands, but all I can think about is how filthy his plating is.  Ugh.