‘The Christmas Star’
Big-time YouTuber ‘Porky-pie’ is on course to break all records. With a Christmas live stream scheduled that promises to break the internet, he could not be any more arrogant if he tried.
Seeing Christmas as ‘just a marketing tool’ he shuns those around him in exchange for bathing in YouTube Analytics and sycophantic comments.
The night before the biggest online event ever, Porky is met by three ghosts. The ghost of internet past, Berners-Lee attempts to show that the internet was never designed to sustain Porky’s ego, and that if he continued on his megalomaniac course he would bring about server-overload on a global scale.
The second ghost, Zuckerberg , shows him the true meaning of Christmas- writing on the walls of those that you love whilst viewing targeted advertising- there can be a human connection even in the face of the rampant capitalist machine.
The third ghost; the ghost of the internet future shows a baron wasteland of distorted kitten memes masking right-wing hate, where lesser YouTuber’s drop a billion view videos daily .
The next morning Porky awakes to find that he is suddenly a nice person. He goes out into the street and starts hugging random strangers, and not because of the ‘likes’.
DAY 1 of my Christmas Writing Challenge Watching: Love Actually