The process by which John and I produce a new comic is twisted and torturous, not entirely unlike the dark rituals one might use to summon a baleful demon to this earthly plane. It’s not uncommon for both of us to come away from our Skype chats feeling drained of vigor and full of bile. One unlucky listener once characterized our conversations as “contentious and blunt”, a charge we seem to have taken to heart over the years of our collaboration.
Inspired by other, greater individuals than ourselves, John and I have been considering for several months now how to best inflict our creative process upon you, dear readers. I think we’ve finally come up with something.
And so, with the hope that I’ve dissuaded at least a few of you from listening, I present to you the very first episode of Tempus Fugit, the Chronillogical Podcast!
The title of this episode is Scatillogical, for reasons that will become distressingly clear should you choose to listen to it.
Although we are billing this as a “podcast”, we can’t really promise these on anything like a regular basis. To be honest, it’s not entirely clear that we’ll be doing another one of these. The main difficulty in producing these things, we’ve discovered, is the sheer, mind-numbing drudgery—the drudgery of sifting through bucketfuls of old material to extract those few meager flakes of gold.
Also, the eerie horror of listening to a recording of your own voice saying vile, appalling things—things that clearly would never have passed your lips in a sane state. Mustn’t forget about the eerie horror.
Finally, a few notes of preparation, explanation, and clarification:
- The intro/outro music is a track called Just What I Always Wanted by MizukisLastChance, from the ever-awesome chiptune repository, 8 Bit Collective.
- John and I have potty-mouths. If you don’t like potty in your mouth, then we definitely recommend you give this MP3 a pass. Consider yourself warned.
- Early in the podcast, we start talking about the film Metropolis. If you’re confused why we abruptly start talking about “the mediator between the head and hands” and robot sluts, it’s because we’re referencing to this movie. I just want to clarify that I do not generally bring up robot sluts in conversation as a matter of course.
- You will hear the name David Schultz; he is a mutual friend of ours. Fun fact: he was the inspiration for the design of Professor Malloc!
- We spend a lot of time discussing “pavilions”. Specifically, we are referring to pavilions as implemented at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World. If you have no idea what that previous sentence meant, then I honestly have no idea what you will make of this recording. Good luck.
Alright, there’s clearly been too much ado here, and I need to wrap things up. Shoo, ado! Shoo!
Here, while I’m finishing up with the ado, take the podcast and enjoy.