This is my automaton (Steam Powered Giraffe inspired). I'll post her story probably later.
Edit: Back story.
Spade was built in 1827 by a women named Madeline Kurochi. Madeline was an engineer but, made small clock work toys as a living, her toy shop was known as "Clockwork Smiles." After saving enough money, she gathered the materials to build an automaton which she planned to give to her daughter, Alyce, for her 8th birthday. Spade was created to draw and be a friend for little Alyce for Alyce was a lonely child; she was home schooled and didn't have any friends because of more than a few disorders. Alyce and Spade were the best of friends and always played together until one day, when Alyce was to turn 12, she disappeared. Well, from Spade's perspective anyway. Alyce had become very ill over the course of a few months and, unknowing to Spade, had died in her sleep. For two years, no one explained to Spade what happened to Alyce and so, she always wondered and asked about her.
It was on the day of what would have been Alyce's 14th birthday that Madeline lost all sanity she had left. In a grief-stricken rage, she trashed her workshop and pushed Spade over, damaging her enough to shut her down. Madeline left Spade in the basement afterwards. It was three days later that Madeline's husband, Markus, came home from being overseas to find his wife hanging from the ceiling in Alyce's room. Taken over by sorrow, Markus packed his things and left the shop after Madeline's burial, closing it down for good. It was 5 years later that Markus remarried to a woman named Emily Raizot. Spade was left, unnoticed by Markus, in the deactivated in the basement for many years, the toy shop abandoned and left to rot until the year 2013 when Jane Kurochi received a letter claiming her to be the only Kurochi left and inherited the shop. She found Spade after a few days of cleaning up the old shop and took her to her own workshop, upgrading and fixing her. Today, Spade lives with Jane and has befriended many people in the S.E.O (my own organization from many stories of mine). But, she will live happily, never to know what actually happened to her first friend and creator.
Side notes/added info:
Jane is an engineer, doctor, and scientist among other things.
The S.E.O corresponds with stories and other characters of mine.
Spade likes to drink Faygo sometimes because it "smells" good to her and others. Red pop especially.
Spade cannot run.
Spade likes the sound of rain and watching thunder storms.
Spade can understand a language her friend, Mint, created made up of clicks and small screeches of various pitches.
Spade can use a sword.