Comic 296 - Disorientation is Normal

6th Mar 2013, 3:23 PM in Book Two: "R-37"
Disorientation is Normal
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Author Notes:

L8on 6th Mar 2013, 3:23 PM edit delete
I mentioned earlier that Majestic Matt Kish gave me some of the key ideas I needed for this story. I knew that I wanted Lancer to be in an army, and I wanted him to leave, but I wasn't sure why. If it was because of a personal tragedy it would be too similar to Sedgwick's story.

Matt suggested I focus on the existential horror of being a cog in a vast military machine, trapped in a never-ending war. He also suggested that the soldiers could be reborn in cloned bodies, so that even death would not be an escape. That was the concept I needed. After that, everything clicked into place.
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Matt Kish 13th Mar 2013, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
Again, Leighton gives me perhaps too much credit. We were having a rather animated discussion, tossing ideas back and forth. While I may have been the first to hit on this notion, Leighton's contributions were crucial and ultimately it was he who developed this idea into the story it became. I guess we really are like Jack and Stan, but we both acknowledge the almost symbiotic partnership and share the glory equally. Flurg!
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