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7/27/2010 10:31:28 PM
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My Trek to Bungie

Saturday 24th, 2010 While visiting the colorful city of Seattle, I went exploring with a friend what Seattle has to offer. After being Picked up by my friend outside of the Ai Institutes of Seattle, where I have been going to visit their school, gave me a list of game developers I would like to visit. Knowing I had a special gift for Jerome already, visiting Bungie was definatly a priority. So around Noon, after eating at a local Bergermaster, My friend, and I set off to Bellevue to explore. First, asked if we could stop by Valve to see if they really let fans in. With hilarious results, I was turned down by a security woman at the main complex's building, so i was unable to speak to anyone from valve directly. Running across the street avoiding thousands of BMWs, I reached the car to tell my friend the disappointing news. So we then went out to Kirkland. As I passed by a beautiful scenery, my Friend told me as he was growing up he remembered that Kirkland wasn't even there and was all forest. Kirkland and Bellevue is defiantly a lot spread out than Seattle is. Anxiously awaiting for Bungie's HQ to come up at any moment, Clutching my hometown Indianapolis Colts hat I have been wanting to give Jerome, I finally reached Bungie. Suddenly, I see Jerome was leaving so I got out of the car while moving to try to catch up with him. I succeeded in completing my task as I watched a bewildered look on Jerome's face. Once I started explaining to him my name and why I was there, he started warming up and thanking my for giving him my Indianapolis Colts hat. Being oh so nice to me he was so generous enough to invite me in their new studio once finished. Elated, I asked him for a photo. Then asked if I could see the lobby, but sadly Jerome laughed and told me all those historic trophies and memorabilia has been moved already. He then thanked me again for the kind gift and I saw that he was very moved by the gesture and told me again I am welcome to come by the studio once they have moved and settled in. Thinking that my Journey was over I went back to the car as happier than I ever was this whole week, an idea had sprung from my mind. I asked my friend if we could go look at bungie's new studio! He said "sure why not". We rushed to the Bellevue Galleria, We got to the floor and something was puzzling me. Seeing that there was a festival going on near the Galleria, I was thinking why on earth would Bungie want a noisy place like this? But once I opened the door and let it close behind me, Everything turned deafening silent and my awe grew more than I could imagine. Bungie wasn't kidding on how they could fit their Kirkland studio into this one! There is a plot of space in there that is the size of a football field! A huge Kitchen, an elegant Lounging area, a Beautiful balcony, the same false floor they had at Kirkland for all their network cables. They had many office rooms, Giant meeting spots, a place were I think Marty will place his Ivory Tower. Everything you know about Bungie but multiplied by Infinity is in this building. After leaving everything the way it was and thanking my friend for this great tour we made our leave. This trip has made my trip from just a college visit to a dream come to real life. Thank you Bungie for allowing me entry into your world and to Jerome for being so kind. Keep up the great work and hope these next 10 years are virtuous and prosperous. Hope to see you and your new studio soon. Klumpmeister Here are pictures of my visit to Bungie (at Kirkland): [url=http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs211.snc4/38880_425352049259_677694259_4644101_4199930_n.jpg]The Protector of Bungie, Jerome and I[/url] [url=http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs211.snc4/38880_425352054259_677694259_4644102_7986314_n.jpg]Outside Bungie in Kirkland[/url] [url=http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs111.ash2/38880_425352059259_677694259_4644103_3511047_n.jpg]The Almighty doors of Bungie![/url]
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  • Nice, I wonder what will Bungie do when they moved on when Halo Reach comes out.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] x MibZ x *drools* Someday...I shall be employed within those wondrous walls. If luck is on my side, that is.[/quote] All you need to do is wear several hundred rabbit's feet everyday.
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  • *drools* Someday...I shall be employed within those wondrous walls. If luck is on my side, that is.
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  • wow you are luuuuucky
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  • Ah, I see, if you ever go back tell them I said hello and keep on truckin'. Also Sgt. Johnson eats Baby Dolphins for brunner (Breakfast-lunch-dinner)
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] cheesenator [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] HANTER 03 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] VivaciousJazzy [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] goofenhour Who is Jerome?[/quote] You just killed a baby dolphin. [/quote]As well as a few of my brain cells trying to figure out how anyone dont know who he is.[/quote] Jerome is Sgt. Johnson incarnate. I dont mean to sound out of the loop but why do colt's hats make him not pummel you? Did you owe him one?[/quote] No, he love's the Colts and Im from Indianapolis so I figured I'll bring some Hoosier pride to Jerome for his service protecting Bungie.
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  • Can't wait to be back there soon =)
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] HANTER 03 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] VivaciousJazzy [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] goofenhour Who is Jerome?[/quote] You just killed a baby dolphin. [/quote]As well as a few of my brain cells trying to figure out how anyone dont know who he is.[/quote] Jerome is Sgt. Johnson incarnate. I dont mean to sound out of the loop but why do colt's hats make him not pummel you? Did you owe him one?
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    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] VivaciousJazzy [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] goofenhour Who is Jerome?[/quote] You just killed a baby dolphin. [/quote]As well as a few of my brain cells trying to figure out how anyone dont know who he is.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] furiocity Awesome, great job! I wish I could get a look at the inside of a studio of the likes of Valve or Bungie.[/quote] yea with valve you have to get permission ahead of time because when I went to valve I was stopped by the building complex security.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Switchfoot4 [url=http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr325/SaleenS7Dude/Trip%20to%20Bungie/whited-out.jpg]Jerome[/url] is a really great guy if he's not on your bad side. He looks a lot happier in your photo though, lol. Congrats on seeing the new building. Visiting Bungie Studio's is a feeling you'll never forget.[/quote] nice pic. of course jerome is going to be happy if you give him free colts swag! haha!
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  • You are one lucky dude.
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  • [url=http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr325/SaleenS7Dude/Trip%20to%20Bungie/whited-out.jpg]Jerome[/url] is a really great guy if he's not on your bad side. He looks a lot happier in your photo though, lol. Congrats on seeing the new building. Visiting Bungie Studio's is a feeling you'll never forget.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] TES Christian That's too cool man. Congrats on being able to visit Bungie's HQ![/quote] yea thanks I had a good time. Seeing the whole new studio was great.
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  • That's too cool man. Congrats on being able to visit Bungie's HQ!
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  • Awesome, great job! I wish I could get a look at the inside of a studio of the likes of Valve or Bungie.
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  • I love your smile in the second picture.
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  • Nice to see Jerome smiling. Last time I spoke with him, he sounded VERY grumpy, but for good reason. [Edited on 07.28.2010 11:06 PM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] paulmarv That is quite awesome; thanks for sharing your story. You didn't happen to take pictures of the new studio, did you?[/quote] I did but I want Bungie themselves to show it off to you all first.
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  • Cool story bro. I think that's an appropriate time where I don't seem like an asshat.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] hawkeye543 Despite living so close to the studios it has been awhile since I've actually been around the place. I'll have to take a trip to the Galleria once Bungie has completed their move. Sounds like you had a good time, Kirkland is a fun area to be around. ~Hawk[/quote] wait, where do you live hawk? i didn't know you lived in WA too
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  • Awesome story!
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  • I really hope to work there someday aswell. I will be starting college this year so i'll try and figure out my aspiration, that is what kind of job I'd like to have that could involve me working at bungie. I'm also fortunate enough to live less then a half hour away from Bungie Studios.
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  • That is quite awesome; thanks for sharing your story. You didn't happen to take pictures of the new studio, did you?
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  • Haha, that's too cool man! Every time someone visits Bungie and posts about it I can't help but smile. Congrats!
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] goofenhour Who is Jerome?[/quote] You just killed a baby dolphin.
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