FROM...er...me: After the fossil fuel wars of 2140, oil is a commodity only available to the the privelaged elite. Without cars to consume the precious resource, the rich look for other methods of utilizing (see also: wasting) their black gold. The gun is designed to use a special "grip trigger" so that the decrepid weathy don't strain their clumsy arthritic fingers trying to pull a traditional finger trigger.
On a more personal note, this is the last Raygun of the Raygun52 project. While the endeavor has certainly been stressful at times, it's been a blast working with 51 other designers and illustrators to bring the project to fruition. Many thanks to all the contributors and everyone who has supported the blog over the past year. I'll write a more extensive post mortem on my blog in the coming week. Thanks again.
FROM BISHOP: “As expected, the United Sea of Tranquility managed to pass measures that ordered the shuttering of our time traveling ventures. Fortunately, The Company had been funding a secret endeavor to develop a method of time travel that was not reliant on the USoT’s own Time Travel Commission. You’ll forgive me for not mentioning it previously, but with the TTC monitoring all activity, The Company was afraid of tipping its hand. So, how am I writing you now?
My team and I, unbeknownst to the USoT, have traveled back a few years to a time when raygun technology is in its infancy. Here, armed with our new catalog of 52 rayguns, we’ll dominate the market, making it easier and more affordable for people to ignite small military conflicts and settle personal scores on their own terms.
Please extend The Company’s sincerest thanks to the 52 designers and illustrators that helped us to reinvigorate the raygun market here in the future. True to our word, their descendants have been handsomely compensated. We’ll be in touch should we need any more work from the past, but for now, this concludes your business with The Company. [***Kill Time Transmission Link***]”