Author: Chuck Tingle
WhatWhat: A powerful nanobot being arises and becomes author Chuck Tingle.
“Because it’s meaningless,” I counter. “I want to have meaning…maybe it’s the pornography inside of me, but I want to bring joy, pleasure, and sensation. I want to make the world feel something, even if that feeling is the sensation of getting pounded. ” (loc 83)
The nanobots start to form clothes and, as they do, I picture a way to reflect my interests; to fit in. The hobby that i randomly generate is martial arts and I go with it, manifesting an outfit derived from a porn film that takes place in an erotic dojo. (loc 165)
“A son and a wife,” I start, “but let’s add some character. How about the wife was in a tragic accident?”
“That’s dark,” the raptor counters.
“That’s life,” I tell him. (loc 173)
The Barbara backstory never fails to worry me. So I guess it’s working.
Seriously, following the hints about his ‘family’ that Tingle drops on Twitter is what I do instead of watching soap operas.
“Do it,” I command. “Teach me what it’s like to be fucked by a simulation of my own story from the future.” (loc 245)
This is a thing that I’m sure we’ve all wondered about.
I smile, realizing that, even if I was to confess my little secret to the world, nobody would ever believe me. (loc 329)
I’m never going to sleep again.
Verdict: We are all Chuck Tingle. We joke about it, but that’s because we know it’s true.