An Xsms Carol

Since the dawn of time, mankind has worked tirelessly to adapt Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol into as many forms as possible. The original claymation special has been translated into all three languages, and has also been reworked in film, on stage, on paper, on differently-colored paper, and as a thing with Bill Murray in it. But until now, St. Chuck’s dream of an all-text-message version of his tale of ghosts and old people has gone unrealized. Which makes me, if you insist, a kind of literary hero.

But, yeah, basically I just wanted to play around with the idea of how a story like this might unfold in an age of electronic detachment. I think you’ll agree that NONE OF THE IMPACT IS LOST.

Enjoy. And don’t forget to come back one week from today, for the First Annual Noiseless Chatter Christmas Party, which is totally a real thing and it’s live so if you miss it then you might as well kill yourself because it’s gone.

Happy Christmas!

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

A Christmas Carol, in text message form

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11 thoughts on “An Xsms Carol”

  1. Well, it was less annoying than Scrooge (1970), more faithful than Christmas Carol : The Movie (2001) and a damned sight better than A Christmas Carol : The Musical (2004). Kudos.

    God bales us, everyone

  2. Dude! I LOLed FTW, and I don’t even have a smart phone. You should print this up and try to get someone to publish it as a coffee table book. I swear, this has market potential.
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    See you at the party. Oh, and post some info on that so I know WTF to do… TTL.

    1. Yeah, I did a bad job of conveying details. I’ll probably post a thorough post on Wednesday and then a reminder over the weekend…for now, though, I’ll say that it’ll be at 6:00pm Mountain Time, and I think you’ll need a twitch.tv account to use the chatroom. It’s free to sign up, of course, and that was the simplest solution I found, so feel free to set that up in the meantime.

      ALSO TRIVIA AND PRIZES

  3. So good, it’s so good! You should approach publishers about doing an anthology of text-based classic novels/ Dickens novels/ whateva. YOU COULD BE RICH srlsly

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