ASH/NTB: Pointless Mini Contest!

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
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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