A thought inspired by a phrase my brother said in a conversation (“some chaos in the back end”) – humanoid robots of the retro futuristic sort, with old-fashioned monitor type screens for their heads, which normally show a person or person’s face, or whatever the robot is talking about.
But one robot is different: whether a glitch caused by some variation of “spirit”, or simply a display of that spiritual variation, it displays static, and its vocalisations are also static. The static may vary in intensity for various reasons, expressive or unknown. It flickers black at times, as if blinking; flickering top down normally, or contracting to a point if more emphatic (like turning off and back on again). One of its hands it does not use, except at certain very specific times, which many people do not know about.
I imagine it sitting in a dark room, with the static going on and on.