Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Churn

" head that way and take a left..."

Dude, yo...what is up? I just read this Rolling Stone article by Hideo Kojima. Which is crazy fucking cool that Hideo has reached that level of...uh...know-ability? Fuck, I don't know. I'm sure there's a word that sums that up.

At any rate, you be in it. Briefly mentioned, but in a good way.

The article is good, and heartbreaking, because it's a thousand percent true. I feel like the studio I'm at is a little island of creatives still trying to do something unique. It isn't perfect, but it's ours. I keep hearing stories from friends and others who have friends on thousand plus person teams. 

"What you doing there?"

"Gun sights."

"Oh right on! You always designed cool weaponr-"

"No.....just the sights."

These massive corporate multi studio assembly lines are a far cry from what this industry was in 1997. I know, I'm old, shit changes...but fuck. 

How can you really drive creativity and take chances when the recipe is always the same?  How can you really be something unique or express yourself when the safe choice is all the chance you're allowed? On the flip side, how can you gamble surviving on an indy salary with a family to support?

I don't have any real answers, but I know we're pushing against that tide. I think you and the Oats crew are too. I guess that's the only option. Do your best, and hope shit works.

What a bummer post. I don't post forever and this is the shit I spew? Cry me a river garbage? Fuck that. 

Butthole, nipples, chili-fresh, rat smells and shopping mall decor. Ahhhh. Ok, that feels more like the old me.

I shouldn't complain, I've had more chances than most, and continue to live the dream others would kill for. I'm selfish though, I want more.

Anyway, keep it up with Oats. I fucking love it, and not just because of the content. I love the idea.


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