I'm Tephra, the new Fandom Wiki Manager for the Bendy Wiki. I am here to help the community and be your liaison to Fandom. If you need anything, feel free to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I don't know why I decided not to talk to you. Now that i'm here, I have a buisness proposition for the ages.
I would like your help with something that means a whole lot to me. It’s not only you I’m asking this to. I’m asking all of my closest mates from the wiki to pitch in and help with this project. I really want this to be my “lasting contribution” to the wiki, and I don’t want to do it alone. I want some of my friends here to have at least some type of contribution to this project. If you could, I kindly ask of you (if you want to) to help me with this.
You see, I’m currently typing a prequel to BATIM, titled “Bendy and the Ink Machine: Thirty Years Ago”.
It takes place during Henry’s abscenece, leaving only Wally, Sammy, Jack, Norman, Susie and Grant working. However, after a stroke of brilliance, Joey orders the titular Ink Machine from GENT, and gains several handymen, including Thomas Connor, from the delivery. The new workers are tasked with installing ink pipes and other machinery everywhere in the studio, and many of the other employees must try and adapt to the changing studio.
However, Joey soon becomes money hungry, expanding the studio and hiring more workers for his toy factory and planned theme park. With Thomas, he begins using the Ink Machine to create living cartoons for the world to see, sacrificing his workers to the ink to get what he wants, and the rest of the story is all about witnessing Joey’s bizarre creations take shape, along with everybody’s slow descent into madness.
The only scenes I have planned out and typed are the scenes in which Grant Cohen goes insane and transforms into a creature in his office, and another in which a GENT truck delivers the Ink Machine parts and transfers Thomas Connor and the other technicians to the studio. The latter was highly inspired by a scene in 2000’s Chicken Run, in which a giant truck delivers the parts to a pie machine to a farm.
I don’t want this to be a mashup of carbon-copied scene from other movies. I occasionally get writer’s block, and when I do, I really do. I can’t think of anything original for days! Just in case that happens, I want to have some ideas prepped and ready. If you contribute and I use your idea, your name will be listed in the credentials section. Please note that spelling/punctuation errors will be corrected in the story, but not in the credential. It’s format will appear as follows:
Artist Name - “Artist Contribution” - Page Number
Again, if you would like to contribute to the project, all I ask is that you lend me some story ideas that help explains things better/make the plot more coherent. For example, what shenanigans can take place in the studio Thomas’ time at the studio? Or maybe, what interactions does Wally have down in the warehouse with the other workers? You decide! I'll let you know what things have been implimented later. Make it as long as you want, just as long as it doesn't take up several pages of the story.