Friday, November 28, 2008
The lightbulb game
A fun thing I tried with different races from my stories. How many _____ does it take to change a light bulb?
A whole flag, but they’ll get bored halfway and start juggling the bulb. Then they’ll quarrel about who gets to keep the pieces.
Just one. She shoots all the Glores from a safe distance, steps over the bodies, changes the bulb and requests payment.
Three: one to change the bulb, one to reflect that in the past, they were elite bodyguards rather than changers of bulbs, and one to divide the metal parts of the old bulb equally for them all to eat.
Only one, as long as he has a monkey familiar to do it.
None; they can see in the dark.
None; they can glow in the dark.
Two: one to thank the dragons for giving them the light of truth that will never fail, not even in their darkest hours, and one to order a slave to change the bulb.
One; she reverses time to the point where the bulb was still lit, sits back and waits for admiration.
Iternans (Outward Way)
One; he uses telekinesis to remove the old bulb and fit the new one in.
Iternans (Inward Way)
One; he used psychic coercion to make the first Iternan change the bulb.
How many of the races or species in your work would it take to change a lightbulb?