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6 comments by Mr.Walrus on Apr 3rd, 2011

Well, as a good many of you probably already know (Yes, this is news from a month ago, so naturally I just got it today), Kelly Bailey appears to have disappeared from Valve. He's made the music for all of the Half Life games and several other Valve projects, developing a pretty large fanbase. His tracks are the embodiment of awesomeness, just like everything else in the Half Life series, and everyone agrees that without him it just wouldnt be the same. He also was the example used to construct the layout of Gordon Freeman's face. And now he's just gone. He's not on their site, Valve isnt saying or answering anything on the subject, and apparently he's been out for over half a year and there's no news from him or anybody else about what he's doing.

I've searched the web thouroughly and gotten no answers on why he's absent. Was he fired? Did he leave? Did Gabe Newell accidentally sit on him? I think that the theories involving him leaving without having something against Valve or him dying (Definately that one) can be ruled out. If he had left without argument or died, I'm almost certain that Valve would have put up something thanking him for his hard work on their games. But Valve isnt just ignoring the subject, theyre intentioanlly avoiding it; From what I've heard, literally nobody has gotten answers from them. There was apparently also a "last post" from him in Valve's forums, which got deleted. Hmm...

Did Valve fire him? I find that unlikely, as tons of their community simply adore his songs (Me included) and having him gone will likely decrease popularity. I also find it unlikely that he would just suddenly leave, as he's put enormous amounts of effort into the company. The really strange thing is just that neither he nor Valve seem to be saying anything whatsoever- There are no announcements on his new projects or reasons for why he left.

My current theory is that the Gman kidnapped Kelly Bailey, much like Gordon Freeman (They're arguably the same person) and Kelly Freeman will appear a few decades in the future to fight a giant alien race or make a soundtrack for those that do. That, or Valve decided to place him into stasis for defiance or something.

Anyway, the reason I made this post (Other than to gripe about it) was to ask the Moddb community the same questions everyone else is asking. Do any of you guys know why he's gone, or where his next piece of work will appear next? If not, what are your theories and thougts on the matter?

Thanks for reading,

Mr.Walrus

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Spooboy
Spooboy Dec 7 2010, 6:04pm says:

You the man. Don't kid yourself.

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Mr.Walrus Creator
Mr.Walrus Dec 7 2010, 9:25pm replied:

Fine. I am the Intergalactic Space-Traveling Victorian Walrus (Or the Walrus Warmaster), leader of the extremely secretive forces of the grand snail militia. The entie universe already bows before me and my armies.

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Spooboy
Spooboy Dec 7 2010, 9:41pm replied:

*bows* well played sir.

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Mr.Walrus Creator
Mr.Walrus Dec 8 2010, 7:50am replied:

l:D

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Psychedelic_Snake
Psychedelic_Snake Nov 27 2010, 12:37pm says:

I have just discovered the perfect nickname for you. WALRUS WARMASTER! Leading the snails toward universal conquest.

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Mr.Walrus Creator
Mr.Walrus Nov 28 2010, 10:26am replied:

Lmao Im going to have to take that one ^^ But Im afraid that no human (or walrus) can lead the snails, for they are beyond the weak minds of lesser beings...

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Admiral_Skeybar
Admiral_Skeybar Nov 28 2010, 8:31am replied:

lol, cool name :)

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Maggot4ever
Maggot4ever Nov 17 2010, 9:51pm says:

I should be studying for my math term exam but instead I'm here, writing this down.

I'm so awesome.

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SteveZombie
SteveZombie Nov 19 2010, 12:11pm replied:

I should be attending a funeral but instead I'm here, typing this reply.
You're that awesome.

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Mr.Walrus Creator
Mr.Walrus Nov 19 2010, 6:20pm replied:

I should be doing something but I kinda forgot.

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