Monday, April 1, 2013

There's Something About Carl...

Carl Pukwudgie is a bit of a strange bird. He had a strong interest in strange creatures and the paranormal from an early age, and eventually grew up to become a bona-fide cryptozoologist. He was also always good with electronic things, having as a child taken apart and (sometimes) put back together various electronic devices around the house with nary a shock, but many blown fuses.

We first meet him in Chapter 3 of Alien Law:

Carl's place was almost Hollywood cliché. It was in the old warehouse district and occupied the entire third floor of a building fit for a mad scientist. The cavernous room that comprised his work space was filled from floor to twelve-foot ceiling with blinking and beeping electronic equipment. The big warehouse windows were mostly blacked out and the crumbly brick walls between them were covered with posters from old monster movies as well as blown up newspaper photos and eyewitness drawings of Yetis and Chupacabras and the like. There was also a colorful and nicely framed picture of Chessie the Chesapeake Bay sea monster painted on velvet.
And Carl himself fit the movie role, too. A diminutive creature with a shiny cue-ball head, large protruding ears and a thin blonde pony tail wriggling down between his shoulder blades representing the last few hair follicles remaining in his cranial area.

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