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Tycho / on Wed, Oct 24 2012 at 12:01 am

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I’ll be honest; I had sort of forgotten that we make goofy comics.  I’d gotten used to being a purveyor of dead boys, girls with nominal “blessings,” and haunted-ass men!  I’m genuinely confused right now that this kind of thing is what makes up the bulk of our archive.  I like making those, too, I just…  forgot.

Gabriel being gone only compounded the process, giving further credence to the idea that I am the meshed gears of some hermetic thought engine.  I have been alone here for a long time, long enough to concoct a thoroughly convincing unreality, and when he walked in it was a tremendous surprise.  Eventually I was able to mimic his speech enough to ask him what he did while he was in “the not-here,” and he told me a bunch of weird stuff that we’re almost certain to collect in strip form.

I do not envy “343 Studios,” what Microsoft calls its Halo Manufacturing Center.  I think of myself as being reasonably capable; I can turn a blank page or similarly ornamented text field into something a person might want to read.  But I would never - never - take a job at 343 Studios.  There’s tempting fate, and then there’s telling fate to go fuck itself, and taking up that mantle bears those fate-fucking connotations.

They’re literally making it inside the building Bungie vacated to go be Bungie somewhere else, in a tomb, trying to create light.  Bungie left a lot on the table, as we have repeatedly said: they have a peculiar talent for making great stories they can’t subsequently tell in game form.  Even so.  Picking up four games in, I don’t know how you do that.  I wouldn’t be able to move.  I would sit perfectly still until I died in my chair.

(CW)TB out.

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