It’s not every day I’m in the New Yorker. Actually, it’s pretty much been zero days up to this point. But this week’s issue features a fantastic profile of voice-actor Jennifer Hale by my friend Tom Bissell, and it’s got a quote from me!
It’s just a little quote, but it’s a good one. I’m super-proud not only to be in such an esteemed publication, but to be a small part of such a terrific piece of writing. (Also, while I can’t prove it, I think that a piece I wrote back in February was the first published instance of the still underused nickname “BroShep.”)
You can download the iPad version of the magazine or find it on newsstands now, and I recommend doing so—like all of Tom’s work, the piece is excellently written and uniquely humorous, and it offers a really informative, neat look into the world of videogame voice-acting.
While I’m sitting here not-so-humblebragging, I’ll share a short story. One weekend back near the start of the year, I knew Tom was going to be down in LA hanging out with Jennifer, and was appropriately jealous.
I was sitting around my apartment that Saturday when my phone rang. I saw that the call was from Tom and thought, “Oh cool, isn’t he down in LA with Jennifer Hale this weekend?”
“Hello?” I answered.
“Is this Kirk?” a woman’s voice replied.
“Yes…” I said, slowly.
“This is Commander Jane Shepard. I have a mission for you,” she said.
And then I died.