elijah: speaking of game-making, what was the name of the fake game that y’all tried to get me into?
billy, dom, sean: oh, tig! tag? tig! tig!
elijah: oh my God…
billy: tig was when we were filming weathertop, and myself and dom just started tigging each other, you know just touching each other, going “tig! tig!” just for like, no reason. and then, sean came over, and he started doing it as well. and then we’d say, “tig tig, tig tag” like, for no reason. and then elijah came over and said, “what are you guys doing?” we said, “oh, we’re playing a game called tig.” he says, “well how do you play?” and we spent like the next two hours making up rules…
elijah: and trying to teach me, and of course, I was getting everything wrong…
sean: he couldn’t follow the game, and the three of us were forever frustrated that he wasn’t following these new rules that we continued to make up…
dom: so we, the three of us, were constantly getting it right, and every time elijah tried a new way of tigging, we’d say, “no, elijah, you can’t tig on a tog, you can’t tag on a tig, you have to do an elephant impression if you’re gonna tig billy… if billy’s gonna tig you back, you have to get on your knees and take your trousers down…”
billy: how many times, elijah, you can’t double-tig a tag!
dom: and for like three weeks, he was saying how much he enjoyed playing tig.
sean: and he wanted to get the rule book!
billy: and remember we forgot to say it was a wind-up! so a year later he says, “why do we never play tig?”
elijah: and then they finally let the cat out of the bag. my whole world came shattering down on me when they told me that that was a lie. for a whole year, I believed it was a real game, and then they told me.”
dom: sorry, elijah.
elijah: and then, what else was not true? that’s what I was asking.
sean: it undermines the integrity of the entire relationship.
“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.”—Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity (via bookoasis)