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Re: General Battuta is now canon
Date: 2/13/14 8:03 pm
In Response To: General Battuta is now canon (General Battuta)

: Hey HBO, long time! Louis Wu's mysterious powers of fate* just did something
: remarkable.

: After dropping out of grad school to write full time for a year, I decided to
: apply to Bungie on the strength of my writing portfolio and my work on the
: Blue Planet mod for FreeSpace Open. During my interview I was asked a
: question of philosophy - I won't spoil it (I'm ginger about breaching The
: Mystery), but it required me to identify an item that had value in three
: distinct psychological categories.

: In the weeks before my interview, my partner wrote to her father, who used to
: play Marathon with Louis Wu. He'd kept his old Marathon tshirts out of
: sentimental value, and he shipped one out to me along with a good luck
: note. My partner, who's a sartorial genius, retailored the shirt for my
: Adonis-like physique, and I ended up wearing it under my traditional
: flannel to the interview.

: Return to the moment of the fateful question: I sat in terrified paralysis
: for a moment, then tried a response using (I shit you not) the novel
: Twilight as an example. Sensing immediate disaster, I floundered, cast
: about -

: - realized that the SHIRT fit! I leapt up out of my chair, ripped off my
: flannel overshirt, and, thumping the Marathon logo at my breast, cried
: "It's here! I have it!"

: Needless to say, I got the job, and I'll be puttering off to Seattle to work
: at Bungie as a writer. Thanks to everyone on HBO for our intermittent but
: ferocious story discussions - it's been a blast. I should probably go say
: hi over on DBO, since I suspect a bunch of regulars have jumped ship.

: *Louis Wu cannot get you a job writing for Destiny, don't bug him

Wow that is awesome! Congrats. The dream job. The real one. I guess all that Reach story workshopping had its good points, huh? Any idea what you'll be writing? Like scripts, background universe stuff, etc? I get it if you don't know/can't say.

Messages In This Thread

General Battuta is now canonGeneral Battuta2/13/14 5:36 pm
     Big CongratsCody Miller2/13/14 5:50 pm
     Awesome! Congrats good sir! Now don't screw up!MacGyver102/13/14 5:55 pm
     That... is awesome.Louis Wu2/13/14 5:55 pm
           Re: That... is awesome.General Battuta2/13/14 5:56 pm
                 Re: That... is awesome.Louis Wu2/13/14 6:03 pm
                       brb, off to buy a new trapLouis Wu2/13/14 7:24 pm
                             Re: brb, off to buy a new trapRevenant19882/14/14 8:26 am
     Congratulations!Xenos2/13/14 6:02 pm
           Re: Congratulations!Leviathan2/13/14 7:13 pm
     Re: General Battuta is now canonTDSpiral2/13/14 6:23 pm
     Congratulations!The Lionheart2/13/14 8:00 pm
     Re: General Battuta is now canonAvateur2/13/14 8:03 pm
     Yay! *GIF*Grizzlei2/13/14 8:10 pm
     Another one ascendspadraig082/13/14 9:41 pm
     Bat-tu-ta! Bat-tu-ta! Bat-tu-ta!Quirel2/13/14 10:22 pm
     Re: General Battuta is now canonRevenant19882/14/14 8:41 am
     Re: General Battuta is now canonStephen L. (SoundEffect)2/14/14 8:46 am
     Re: General Battuta is now canonChrisTheeCrappy2/14/14 10:37 am
     So awesome. Do your best! *NM*yakaman2/14/14 5:10 pm
     Re: General Battuta is now canonstabbim2/15/14 1:38 am
     BIG CONGRATS!!! *NM*GrimBrother One2/15/14 12:44 pm

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