The Ellen Page of Us
October 2nd, 2013 – Blog post By Eric
Sorry about the massive comic delay, guys. It turns out doing a completely realistic gag comic that literally took months to complete wasn’t the most awesome idea. We’re gonna be drawing much simpler, frequent comics from here on out. Even Andrew said he’d draw a Hatefarm soon. Rejoice!
So this comic stems from our recent experiences with The Last of Us, a stellar zombie game about Ellen Page. Your mileage may vary, but the game is one of my favorite cinematic, interactive experiences ever — so I definitely recommend picking it up if you haven’t already. And who could turn down lovable Canadian actress, Ellen Page, rendered in crisp, high definition computer graphics?
“The Last of Us” centers around a young Ellen Page (who is immune to zombie bites) and some other guy trying to find a cure for zombies in a post apocalyptic world. I know what you’re thinking — we’ve all seen that before! But Ellen Page really brings some of her best acting to the project. It makes for a harrowing experience! Naughty Dog, the game developer, did a phenomenal job at staying true to Ellen in digital form. The modeling, texturing, down to the animation — everything works together to suck you in — and keep you there until Ellen lets go.
There is this one part of the game where you are playing as Ellen and you have to hunt a deer in the forest with a bow and arrow. Now, I have seen the real Ellen Page practice archery before — (granted it was from a few blocks away with binoculars in the back of my minivan) but all of the realism and subtlety was there. As I watched her slowly pull back on the string, her taught buttocks clenching ever so tightly, the tension just raised and raised and raised until finally she released and I released and I cleaned myself up and cried the whole way home.
Yes, The Last of Us is a really great game. And when I found out her next video game, Beyond: Two Souls is coming out next week, I couldn’t contain my excitement. We figured, fuck it, lets just throw an advertisement in the comic and do everybody a favor. Rumor has it she is going to star in the next Mario game from Nintendo and that Sony is going to be releasing a smaller, cuter, quirkier version of the Playstation 4 called the Pagestation. What a time to be a gamer!
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I’d also like to talk a little bit about the movie Free Birds, which I had spent the last year working on as a lead animator. It doesn’t star Ellen Page, but it’s our studios first feature film and we are all incredibly excited for it to come out on November 1st. Check out the new trailer, show your friends and kids because it’s going to be pretty funny. Unless you can’t stand talking animal animated films and then…phew, you sound like an awful person, whatever man.