ASH/NTB: Pointless Mini Contest!
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Sun Oct 31 13:27:02 PDT 2010
On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 17:38:18 +0000 (UTC), Saxon Brenton wrote:
> So: Pointless Mini Contest Time!
> * Name this hypothetical member of the Net.Trenchcoat Brigade.
Ghost in the Machine!
> * Suggest any pertinent details about the character.
> (For my part, I think he looks very whitebread and middleclass. He has
> an inherent love of neatness, order and cooperation because of how he was
> created, but recognises that if he wants to retain his freedom he has to
> engage in carefully applied anarchy. So he goes about cheerfully, politely
> and helpfully poking a metaphorical umbrella between the spokes of the bicycle
> wheels of society at certain carefully determined points. As a matter of
> principle he'd like to take up a hobby as a way of expressing his
> individuality, but can't get the hang of liking something for its own sake.
> He has quite good interpersonal skills, but the fact that he doesn't blink
> bothers people on a subconscious level.)
I'm thinking he tries to refine it from "making things more orderly" to
simply "making already-existing things more efficient and less
destructive". That'd easily allow him to take on bureaucracies in RL,
simply because they tend to be bloated and wasteful.
> Any other ideas/alternative takes? And, yes, you just know I'm to put this
> character on the backburner for a story one day.
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, woo~~~
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