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8-Bit Carl

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:32 pm
by basilgodevenos
Carl couldn’t get hired. He was tired of hearing “not enough relevant experience” when he visited the employment office.

One day Carl’s morning coffee came out of the spigot in tiny cubes. “Huh,” he grunted. When he collected the mail, the letterbox looked vaguely as if it were made of LEGO. “Odd,” said Carl.

He drove his suddenly blocky Tercel to the employment office for his weekly rejection meeting. There, on a rapidly cubifying notice board he saw “Wanted: Human General to Defend Earth Against Space Invaders”. Carl looked at his newly pixelated hands. “Maybe I should apply,” he thought.

Re: 8-Bit Carl

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:43 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Let me guess... His salary was a dollar per hour, two bits at a time, right? :)

Welcome aboard, Basil Godevenos!

Re: 8-Bit Carl

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:03 pm
by basilgodevenos
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:two bits at a time
Paid fully in shaves and haircuts.

Thanks - I've been listening since the beginning. Even had a submission of mine on the show in the super early days: ... -trifecta/. Good to finally be a part of the community. :D

Re: 8-Bit Carl

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:02 pm
by purplemur
I thought your name was familiar! I just recently joined and have been going through the archives so I can catch up. I really liked your story and this drabble was pretty cool, too. (For the record, I'm a bit of a LEGO nerd, and am glad to see it written correctly.) :wink:

Welcome to the community. Hope to hear more from you. :)

Re: 8-Bit Carl

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:35 am
by JMiriah
When I read this I thought the main character had become part of the "Minecraft" world. Nice story.

Re: 8-Bit Carl

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:44 pm
by basilgodevenos
@JMiriah - I've actually never played Minecraft. I hear it's addictive, so I stay away.

@purplemur - It's my intention to frequently post drabbles in this forum. And when I get caught up on the episodes (damn audio books have boxed me out of podcast listening time for too long) I will be contributing to story discussion. I'm just finishing up HP Lovecraft month right now.