Friday, December 19, 2008

Things are just shutting down everywhere

In spite of my earlier bravado, things are actually looking quite scary around here. This recession is kind of like the Nothing from that Never Ending Story film. It's just sweeping through the streets. I don't really think I've seen anything like it in my lifetime.

Every day, I see another empty office, another set of 'To Let' signs, another shuttered shop or restaurant. The buildings around the studio are vacant. The car parking spaces empty.

It's getting eerily quiet. You know, as opposed to peacefully quiet, which would be a good thing.


Red Pill Junkie said...

Things are pretty tough here in Mexico, too. Business in the firm I work for was the slowest in the 8 years I've been here; my brother-in-law got the sack this week and there are a lot of projects on hold in one of the biggest avenues in the city —Paseo de la Reforma.

Andy Latham said...

Oddly in our company, business is fine. We're even taking people on all the time. I guess when the going gets tough, people stay home and play video games!

Red Pill Junkie said...

No, Andy.

It's because everybody that works in the video game industry is already A ZOMBIE! :-P

susan said...

Dear Mr. Animator-

I love your blog and I am so happy I found it through James. (Finding Optimism). We both have been featured in his blog.

I have been working for the last couple of months on a new internet award. A Hoy- and I don't know if you accept these things or not, but I want to know I have one at my blog for you, and I really do enjoy reading you.

Happy Holidays.