Patience is the robot in His Robot Girlfriend. She went through a number of names in earlier drafts and was physically quite different in the first draft. She was originally a tall bimbo-esqu platinum blonde (who could change her hair color on demand). As I was rewriting, I began to picture a willowy brunette-- more of an Anne Hathaway or an Alyson Hannigan. I had originally thought I would write more of a story arc for Patience, but I decided to concentrate on Mike's story.