The Inktober prompts include “Battle.” An Altercation is synonymesque, but perhaps not synonymous. Cats are capable of fierce battle, as anyone who has seen a sincere cat fight may attest. This moustached bald guy is also battle-capable, but his stance and the expression on his face connote reluctance. The axially oriented doodads may be totems, or power sources, or mood indicators, or some supra-realistic transceivers–throw in a lot of And/Ors, and add what you will. You now have the image electrochemically preserved in your cerebral cortex. Consequently, it is now yours as well as mine, and you are free to make what sense of it you wish.