Getting It Right, Without Getting Stuck: Metro Details In Code 45

February 20, 2020 – 9:27 am | Edit Post

When putting together Code 45‘s story, I had to make a conscious decision about how ‘realistic’ I wanted the representation of Montreal’s metro system to be.
Personally, I’ve always felt that story should come first when …

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The Early 2000s Weren’t Easy For…Anyone In Code 45

February 12, 2020 – 9:30 am | Edit Post

I posted earlier this week about the thought process behind the time period we used for Code 45 in terms of how it impacted the narrative. It’s also tempting to view the decision to set …

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Cronenberg to Code 45: How Do You Know What’s Real?

February 10, 2020 – 2:19 pm | Edit Post

One of Code 45‘s defining themes is the exploration of just how subjective reality might be. The idea that what I perceive as being ‘real’ might not match the impressions of the person standing beside …

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What Time Is ‘Now’ In Code 45?

February 8, 2020 – 8:05 am | Edit Post

Setting is such an important aspect of any storytelling, but it doesn’t just mean the physical location where the narrative takes place. The temporality of a tale is often just as, or even more important, …

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Why Is Code 45 Set In Montreal?

February 6, 2020 – 2:42 pm | Edit Post
Code 45 panel showing Montreal street

Using Montreal as the setting for Code 45 was important to me. Personally, I’ve grown weary of stories set in Los Angeles or New York City – not because I have any acrimony towards those …