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Interface - Episode 22 - Ascend to Solitude

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"My soul, where are you? Do you hear me? I will wander with you, and ascend to my solitude." ― Mischief


Description[]

The twenty-second episode of the Interface series was published by 'u m a m i' on December 19th, 2020. It features extensive use of 3D animation, including the work of Ray Elemento. ArtKarolina provided additional animations for the episode.

Official Synopsis[]

Henryk and Mischief investigate the lighthouse, and discover that it has been repurposed. Is it a trap? Greetings Robotics has been alerted of their presence.

Summary[]

The episode appears to take place after Episode 19. It begins with Henryk and Mischief outside of The Lighthouse as it pulses out cerebral electricity. Mischief notes that the lighthouse seems to be "beckoning" Henryk, who then steps inside. Henryk climbs the stairs to the top of the building whilst Mischief flies outside in his bird form.

As Mischief flies away, he lists off a series of dates and cryptic events associated with them. Henryk ascends to the lantern room and caresses the lantern as the shifting faces on its surface fade. The shot pans to Henryk looking out over the water at a white circle, which as it approaches, is revealed to be the Greetings Robotics baby-faced blimp.

The blimp begins to separate into different sections, not unlike rocket stages. Miscellaneous shapes and cerebral electricity in tentacle-like strands flicker around the blimp as its inner mechanisms are revealed. This could possibly a new ability gained by the blimp after it absorbed Chef.

Henryk gazes out at the approaching blimp as hands made from cerebral electricity emerge from the lantern and begin to wrap around his face. Ghostly whispering can be heard coming from the lantern, as well as his daughter's voice. Henryk then seemingly dissolves into the cloud of static.

Notes[]

Mischief's List[]

In the episode, Mischief lists off a series of dates and events. A comment by user blaisebaileyfinnegan offered explanations for each year and event:

  1. "The year was 1911. Two comedians take a bow, 54 years too soon."
    • 1911 was the year Dreamland burned down.
    • 1965 (1911 + 54) was the year that artist Edward Hopper painted "Two Comedians," representing himself and his wife Jo "bowing out" together. He died two years later, with Jo passing away the following year.
  2. "1943. Employers shot me down. I've already told you that one."
  3. "1946. The demon core struck twice. Will it strike once more?"
  4. "1954. The apple was a ruse."
    • Computer scientist and mathematician Alan Turing died in 1954, from what is believed to be suicide via a cyanide-laced apple.
  5. "1961... My soul, where are you? I will wander with you, and ascend to my solitude."
    • This is the year that Swiss psychologist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung died. Mischief is directly quoting a passage from his The Red Book:

"My soul, where are you? Do you hear me? I speak, I call you - are you there? I have returned, I am here again. I have shaken the dust of all the lands from my feet, and I have come to you, I am with you. After long years of long wandering, I have come to you again. Should I tell you everything I have seen, experienced, and drunk in? Or do you not want to hear about all the noise of life and the world? But one thing you must know: the one thing I have learned is that one must live this life. Do you still know me? How long the separation lasted! Everything has become so different. And how did I find you? How strange my journey was! What words should I use to tell you on what twisted paths a good star has guided me to you? Give me your hand, my almost forgotten soul. How warm the joy at seeing you again, you long disavowed soul. Life has led me back to you. Let us thank the life I have lived for all the happy and all the sad hours, for every joy, for every sadness. My soul, my journey should continue with you. I will wander with you and ascend to my solitude." ― Carl Jung

Gallery[]

Timeline
Main characters Henryk Niebieski · Mischief
Recurring characters Chef · The Ghost · Henryk's great-granddaughter · KAMI · Mr. Greetings
Universe Cerebral electricity · Dreamland · Greetings Robotics Corporation · Mechanical Saccorhytus · The Lighthouse · Montreal
Part I 01 · 02 · "Greetings Robotics" · "The Ghost" · "The Son of Man" · "Bear Witness" · "The Mechanical Saccorhytus" · "The Watchful Eyes" · "Camouflage" · "An Illusion of Time" · "Revelation" · "Metallic Evolution"
Part II "The Right Direction" · "Dreamland" · "The Winds" · "When Skies Were Still Blue" · "The Fall" · "Rebuilding" · "Entanglement" · "All That Perish" · "Restoration" · "Ascend to Solitude" · "An Unconscious Conscience" · "The Abyss"
One-shots "Big Smile's Order" · "Mischief is a Bird" · "Livestreaming from a Lighthouse with Henryk"
Adult Swim shorts "Open Wide Up" · "Stranger Danger" · "A Christmas Stalking" · "A Striking Ball"
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