Pete

Uh, yeah, hello?  
— Pete
  Pete is a young male, between 28 and 35, working as your average mid-level corporate drone. He's not particularly good at his job, but not so bad that it requires reprimand, surgical improvement, or more Java. His managers think he's a nice guy; the kind you forget is in the room and always get to last when there's something that you need to assign to people.   He's also one of the most influential figures in Megacorpolis, mostly by accident.  

Wait, What?

  You heard me.   For reasons unknown, every time Pete makes some sort of social media post, it almost always goes viral - usually after he's stopped paying attention. An off-handed comment about the poor quality meal at a local restaurant has ruined corporations, while even faint praise for a game (or world-building article!) has set off economic booms.  

Pete doesn't typically notice most of this. He has a notoriously poor memory, and will frequently forget the details of his various accounts and ways to retrieve them. Instead, he makes a new one, posts a funny cat picture, and the cycle continues.
He also owns a cat, named Bonesy
No one has really put a face to the name, as Pete is pretty shy and never uses his own face on his profiles. It doesn't help that he's a fairly unassuming guy, described by most people as "having a face - you know, with two eyes, a nose, and ears".
Some say, that sounds far too unlikely, and that the mysterious viral sensation is just the Computer in disguise. Which, okay, that's a thought.
  And so, unknown to the world and with his notifications turned off, so he misses every mess that he causes, the whims of Pete bring prosperity or ruin upon corporations, starts or ends trends, and single-handedly determine the fate of entire marketing campaign, if he notices them. He's a pretty busy guy, and the boss is really on him to finish those reports.  
Pete's been thinking about getting a goldfish lately, and he better hurry. His tweet about it has made them the most sold pet in Megacorpolis.

Infohazard Status

 
This information is classified, Citizen - please wait there while an Auditor can help you. Thank you!  
          Perhaps the only entity who does know about Pete is the Computer (concidence?!), and it has largely kept this information to itself.   In some forbidden datavaults, there are references to an biological infohazard - an idea taken shape and form.    

Pete's Hobbies

 
  • Videogames
  • YetiCon Day
  • Java (who doesn't love a good cup eh?)
  • Sewer-Gators (they're pretty cool)
  • Apple Taters
  • Ghost Hunting Shows
         

Dislikes

Children

Comments

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22 Jul, 2020 18:36

Best cat name ever, hehe

22 Jul, 2020 22:03

(or world-building article!)
  *rolls over laughing*   Now, is Taskforce Monday looking for Pete? Because, just one post and the Monday infection could be a thing of the past!

— The wolf of Tales of Justice, Creator of Legends of Elohey, Star Wars: Shards, Fiven Chronicles and more!
23 Jul, 2020 08:30

Once they realize he exists and the power he wields, that might very well become a plot point! *Dun dun dunnnn!*

24 Jul, 2020 12:36

What is an apple tater?   I love the idea of Pete. My favourite thing is that he keeps forgetting his account information and has to keep making new ones. Hilarious. :D

Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
24 Jul, 2020 12:38

A Buzzfeed Unsolved reference :D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZnDoZsWntM   And yeah, I had to figure out some ways for him to not notice all this :D

2 Aug, 2020 05:29

Always good reading when I come here. Always.   Dang--you have a fantastic gift for writing, and Megacorpolis has become one of my top 5 favorite worlds of all time.   You are so delightfully twisted and clever with this world and I am fast becoming your biggest fan.   Damn.   Always good reading when I come here. Always.

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