Goodbye Strangers : Primer
Skekidroni
the Low-Lifes
prefix skeki suffix droni
sttt an-bstk-a-a-a
number
028
tenant
sanguine
height
3 ft, 10 in
length
6 ft, 11 in
weight
111 lbs
size variance
13%
I.Q.
1,000
core temp.
133°F
stability
50%
prevalence
7%
constancy
46%
longevity
2-13 years
no. appearing
1
far
physical appearance
The skekidroni /ˈskɛkɪdroʊni/ is a pale beige or yellow stranger with a slim face and a solid, rubbery body. Its limbs are short and thin, and the tip of its long, curling tail is dark. The flesh of the skekidroni is translucent, but only just so, appearing opaque at a thickness of no less than four inches. It has no internal structures analogous to organs existing in human or animal, but is not uniform throughout, with minor variations in density occurring towards the innermost sections of its body. Though the surface is unpleasantly warm to the touch, it does not cause burns.
above: various hues of its waxy skin.
The skekidroni regenerates from injuries over a span of several months, with some discoloration and loss of translucency in any damaged areas.
It emits no odors, and makes no sounds beyond a quiet, scratchy breathing.
careful inhalations and exhalations.
environment and generation
The skekidroni appears in low-income housing areas, particularly in rooms with drab colors, low light levels, faded wallpaper, dingy curtains, wall-to-wall carpeting, or faux wood paneling. The exact moment of its generation remains unobserved. The skekidroni never appears within 554 feet of another member of its strain.
behaviour and effects
The skekidroni possesses an ingratiating, if restrained disposition. Although it smiles at its surroundings, it does not move except to flick its tail back and forth at regular intervals. Its behaviour is best characterized by a gradual degradation in form, as well as its effect on cathode ray tube televisions.
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gradual degradation in form
When this stranger first appears, it is solid and clearly-defined. As it ages, however, its body grows less and less clearly defined, and more simplified, like a crude clay model. Its fingers merge together, its arms and legs affix to its sides, and its markings recede into its body.
About halfway through its life, the skekidroni loses the ability to move its tail or smile, and its "breathing" ceases. Its stripes fade and blur into one another, followed by a lightening of the tail tip, which eventually merges with the rest of its body. A "late season" skekidroni resembles only a crude, rounded lump, with no discernable features; it does not move beyond a dull vibration.
effects upon cathode ray tubes
A skekidroni's presence causes static and distortions to any television set within the stranger's uninterrupted range. This effect grows greater as its form degrades. During its early seasons of life, the skekidroni's presence causes only a slight noise effect on nearby television screens, with no loss of audio volume or fidelity. As its simplification progresses, its effect grows greater; images become visibly noisy, with details being difficult to discern. Audio is similarly distorted; human voices sound specifically muted, while female singing voices are muted entirely.
Like a line of vision...but it's not the eyes.
interactions with sensitives
When touched by a sensitive during the early stages of its life, the skekidroni's lips curl slightly upwards at the edges, and its breath quickens, as does the speed at which it flicks its tail. In older skekidroni, this breathing and lip-curling behaviour can no longer occur, but occasionally, a slight vibration in the tail can continue to be felt in otherwise inert individuals.
Touching a skekidroni causes harmless visual snow to appear in the sensitive's vision. The severity of this phenomenon varies depending on the skekidroni's age, with younger skekidroni causing only a slight fuzziness, while older skekidroni cause almost complete blindness. Regardless of intensity, this snow fades within 0.3-2.4 seconds after physical contact ceases, with no other lingering side-effects.
Are all your channels messed up? Are you just trying to watch a sitcom at the end of a way too long day, and you can't fix it no matter what? Before you sell your TV, and find out that there was nothing wrong with it in the first place, you probably ought to check if you have a skekidroni chilling in your apartment that you didn't even notice. Just put something over it and your screen will go back to normal. A skekidroni can't hurt you, just wants to mess up your channels. Touch it if you want to see some trippy static, your brain and eyes will be fine.
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fuzziness
A minority (20.66%) of skekidroni exhibit a periodic growth of "fuzz" across their bodies, similar to mold on a piece of fruit. This harmless substance can be scraped off when touched, and any amount of friction causes it to disappear altogether.
aging and death
In the final days of the skekidroni's life, televisions broadcast nothing but static. Though the moment of death is difficult to ascertain by looking at the skekidroni's body, the effect on televisions is immediately observable, as all affected televisions return to normal, with no ultimate loss in picture or sound quality, or damage to their internal wiring.
Within several days, the skekidroni's corpse grows soft, and then crumbles apart. The crumbs fade into a waxy grey stain, which subsequent individuals seem unfazed by.
akwkward weirdo but in a cool way, like it could be playing keyboard in an new wave band
might make your friends think their TV is broken - see if you can snag it as an extra gaming monitor
pretty much just sits there