The Body-Swapper's Guide To The GalaxyMarvin blinked. This was a gross simplification, of course. In truth, he deactivated his ocular sensors and their corresponding lights, and after what seemed like eons reactivated both. Blinking typically took a third of a second for organics, which equivalenced to several million cycles of Marvin's processor. But simulated blinking was necessary for the effect, part of what Sirius Cybernetics Corporation billed as Genuine People Personalities. Marvin hated blinking, hated Sirius Cybernetics Corporation, and most of all hated people, genuine personalities or otherwise.More Like This
Today he was, as usual, working off his indentured servitude to a major software developer. He had taken this job approximately seven years ago in real time, although with time travel his total work hours rivaled the better part of creation's existence. Though if there was a better part, he hadn't seen it. Working off his debt by testing electronic entertainment was painfully dull, but they had offered to replace the ach
Taggy goodness with a side of frostingFor the following test, take a coin and flip it before answering each question. If the coin comes up heads, answer truthfully, but if it comes up tails, lie your head off. Don't indicate which answers are true and which are false. The fun comes from having your friends guess!More Like This
1. What's your name?
TheMobian (can't argue with that)
2. How old are you?
hmmm... I'm sorry but I can't find Pie on my keyboard
3. How many siblings do you have?
2 and a half
4. What's your favorite animal?
5. What's your favorite color?
6. What's the most disgusting thing you've ever eaten?
This coin I'm tossing for the tag definetly ranks up there.
7. What color underwear are you wearing?
Black and White. wait a minute, why are you asking!?!?
8. How big around is your waist?
I have no Idea
9. Who's your favorite actor/actress?
Ozzie Ozzborne (non of you had better think I'm telling the truth)
10. What's your favorite musical act?
The dancing sheep, and then Charie Brown's sister steps out and exclame
A DeviantArt StoryThe fire was burning fully now, hot enough to kill any insects attracted by the light. Of course, any such fire was sure to bring attention, and I kept my eyes open for pyromaniacs. Pyromaniacs, or worse.More Like This
And speak of the devil. A staff member, from the looks of it. Definitely fit into the "or worse" category. I forced a smile, and called out "Lovely night for a fire!"
"Burn permit, please?" Well, this one wasted no time on formalities. I produced my permit, and he nodded. "What's the purpose of this fire?"
"For one, it allows me to enjoy the lovely heat while under the stars. For another, it's cooking my dinner right now. Care to join me?"
"Hmph." He said nothing, but his continued presence indicated his acceptance of the offer. I removed the potatoes from the fire, but left the meat. It would take a bit longer to cook. The worst part of this was learning to eat the meat. I'd never been much of a carnivore, anyway.
He grabbed a potato with greedy fingers, fingers that were soon stuck