A little extra something for the weekend: for the first time in years, you can read the story that persuaded Markus (Notch) Persson that I was "the right guy to write the end game text for Minecraft".
the title sounded so silly at first but the further the story continued ... this is deeply unsettling and unbelievably creative, thank you so much for sharing this again!
HOLY SHIT THIS IS BACK!!! I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FOR YEARS
I haven't read the iHole yet, but have a couple of preread comments. I noticed the surname Persson which I had apparently overlooked previously. My great grandfather's name was Johan Magnus Persson before he arrived in America and became John Morris Peterson. Also I have just begun reading 'Connect' The first few chapters have absolutely grabbed my attention. Token of appreciation in the air👍🏼
I love all of this, but admit I am curious - is there a foreshadowing bit about his mother? I missed that and was curious if it was hinted at in any way :)
excellent story - and I was able to find that BBC reading you mentioned on Tumblr - delicious :)
Highly entertaining and frightening. As a mother of three sons, I cannot help but wonder what Thierry's mother did to deserve a trip into the iHole....
Still a great story. It's not often I want to return and re-read something, even things I enjoy, but I read this a few times after discovering it through a Minecraft Youtuber and I'm glad to have bumped into it today, as I was just talking about it with a colleague.
I also knew a few people at Comma Press back when I was at Edge Hill Uni. I had the 2013 collection, did not know you were in the 2012 one!
On another note, I'm upgrading my talk show set-up so should be in better shape to welcome you in mid-March/April. (It's Hologrammatical from the twitterverse). We already had the studio mic but proper editing and high quality video on my side is now on the way. Maybe a ridiculous dubstep intro as well.
Thanks for reposting this story. I'm going to cross-post it to my subscribers as I'm currently answering questions about what inspired me to post my short stories online
those two holes and German tourists. Sehr witzig, now there is one more Markus liking that story a lot.