Saturday, October 27, 2012

Part 1 - The Explaination

Hello. Today, I have a rather enigmatic experience to share. It's going to take me a while to explain, but the past two weeks have been anything but the norm. I won't say it was a particularly scary or negative experience, in fact, I rather enjoyed it for the most part, but it did make me think, and I still ponder if anything else will come of it. Also, if you're one of those people who likes having their stories wrapped up nicely, you're in for some disappointment. The fact of the matter is, that doesn't always happen in the real world.

Anyhow, I'll start by explaining a bit of back history that incited me to do what I did, and ultimately lead up to my experience. It might be a bit longer that way, but you wouldn't really be able to get the context of it otherwise.

Whether you are someone who embraces mainstream culture, or some kind of hipster that I've probably never heard of, it would only be logical to assume you're familiar with the eccentric pop superstar, Lady Gaga. The strange, self-made, enigmatic, and sometimes confusing musician who's one of, if not the most famous living celebrity. I obviously don't know your opinion of her, but a good deal of my friends, especially ones I know over the internet, to put it lightly, generally dislike her. It's understandable as to why, considering she's often lumped in with the rest of the mainstream radio pop that kids and teens eat up. Me? Though I also tend to stray from anything heard on my local pop stations, I've always taken a shine to the 'monstrous' singer. It started when I found her video for Poker Face around when it came out, one day after school on YouTube. I was sixteen at the time, and quickly developed a crush on her. Strange, yes, I know, but I've always been known for my exotic taste in women. Enough about me, though. I'll get plenty of time to go into detail later.

Beyond the garden-variety 'haters', there were some who had more apparent negative emotions towards her, making innumerable controversial claims, such as saying that she was satanic, or some other form of evil not of this world. This kind of thing was, for the most part, limited to extreme religious groups. One such notable group was the notorious Westboro Baptist Church, who tried to picket(and altogether stop) one of her concerts in St. Louis in 2009. Though they failed, they also produced a parody of Poker Face criticizing Gaga and her style, demeanor, etc. It was complete with a poorly-made music video with effects a 10-year-old could do in WMM.

Far more interesting however, are the conspiracy theories surrounding Lady Gaga's various songs. These are all over the internet, some more serious than others, and almost all of them tie into The Illuminati, much like the conspiracies surrounding Tupac Shakur's songs and his death. There's a lot of smaller theories out there, but the biggest and most discussed one revolves around the fifth and final single from The Fame, and one of my personal favorites, Paparazzi. The song, at face value, is about a stalker chasing after any given famous person. The music video tells a story(it's also much longer than the song itself) which had a sequel in the video for Telephone with Beyonce later on.

The video itself is a subject of conspiracy right off, having quick, rapid flashes of strange imagery, such as gold blood, goat heads, and other seemingly out-of-place, somewhat disturbing things. Given how avant-garde and generally weird Gaga has always been, this wasn't all that out-of-place after all. Hell, she probably did it on purpose to get people thinking. Still, there are always those who believe there is 'more to it', so to speak. This imagery, combined with Gaga often putting her hand over her eye(this is also done in Just Dance and Poker Face) sparked the initial discussion of her involvement in the Illuminati. Though the theories themselves are skewed every which way, and the fact that this is pretty far-fetched when you think about it, it's still something interesting to read into.

However, let's get to the most intriguing theory about Paparazzi. The one that drove me to actually try and find out...more; The reversed version of the song itself. Now, backmasking is nothing new. Just about every popular song has been played backwards on YouTube or some other media site, and claimed to have alternate, backwards lyrics, often with an unsavory motif. As you may have guessed, Paparazzi is no exception. Because there are dozens of videos claiming to have the "real" lyrics, I can't tell you exactly what they are. As you may expect, the lyrics vary from video to video, but the general idea remains the same: satanic themes, Illuminati, death, and the like. Furthermore, some also say that they feel uneasy, frightened, or sick after hearing the backwards song, similar to the theories about the Lavender Town theme.

I've looked into this several times, and, well.. I don't want to sound like a skeptic, but I didn't hear anything that I felt could be similar to a secret message. It honestly didn't even sound like real words to me, just the typical nonsense you hear when you reverse speech. I figured people were just being paranoid, or looking for something that they could say they discovered and scare people with it. My little investigation was not completely fruitless, though. After listening to the reversed song a few times, I did feel a bit unnerved, and had a headache as well. I ended up having to just get off and lay down for a bit. This could have easily just been from the generally weird sounds(the song does have a unique, peculiar beat to it, so you can only imagine how it is backwards), but it did cause me to wonder even more. I decided the following week that I would, well, let's call it going on an adventure. I was after all pretty bored, and there was nothing going on in my life of real significance, though I'd soon learn this was going to change.

Remember, every rumor has a kernel of truth to it.

Quick heads up.

Just to let anyone reading this know, the next post, which will be up in a couple hours, will be the first part of my creepypasta. I'm going to section it off into chapters since it's really long, and update it at least weekly. So yeah, just saiyan. If you like it, help spread it around. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

This world has enough dead heroes. +Pokemon White 2 Impressions, etc and new creepypasta

Time for a new post, eh? Well, I figure I'll get the bad news out of the way first. On October 12th, I learned that I had lost my grandfather on my father's side, Wes Franks. It has been many years since I have lost family, so this hit me especially hard. I used to live with him, and we never once had a fight or disagreement. He was a firefighter as well as a soldier in the Korean War. He helped me find my cats when they got lost. He taught me that it was right to be different at an early age. I don't feel as bad for him as I would others. He got to live a long life, a year from making it to age 90. He was rarely ill until around 2 months ago. Most importantly by serving the people, he made something of his life, and I think because of that he could die happy. Sometimes I look in the obituaries, and while I do feel bad, I feel even worse knowing that these people really didn't try to make anything of themselves, and died a proverbial "no-name". I'm going to do this world some significant good, make others happy, and make a noticeable impact here before I leave, you can count on that.

In other news, I did end up managing to get my hands on Pokemon White 2. It was a bit of a struggle. I broke down, made another rash decision, and sold my Wii, along with 2 games. I was only able to get a used DS, and it wasn't in the greatest condition, having a shitton of residue on the back from one of those sticker-cover things you can put on a DS. I must say my decision was well worth it. This game is the best I've played in the series in a long time.

When I first bought Pokemon White back in March of 2011, I felt it was little more than an obligatory purchase. I didn't have a computer at the time, so my only source of entertainment was Xbox Live, which was getting godawfully stale to be honest. I had money at the time, so I figured I'd move right on to the 5th gen the day after it was released. What I got was a depressingly mediocre experience. A small handful of new Pokemon designs that didn't look too embarrassing to even have on your team, a generally unappealing story with only one particularly interesting character (N), an almost depressing atmosphere, the worst overworld music in the entire series, which only took about 30 seconds to loop for almost every town and route, rivals worse than May, bland aftergame content, too much reliance on owning another DS(which I didn't), and worst of all, extremely gimped online play; no level 100 set battles(the 50 flat battles are NOT the same thing), terrible wifi connectivity(No, it's not just my internet. Everyone I knew had to enter/exit the Wifi room multiple times just to so much as trade), and they really seemed to up their security in stopping hackers. In fact, they upped it so much that I couldn't make it into the room sometimes! Funny how that works when I only use Pokemon I've caught, and don't even own a cheating device! All in all, I felt as though I'd been jipped, and only got the game because everyone would be moving onto the 5th gen for online play. As soon as I beat the champ, I barely put any effort into the game. I got a few level 100's, EV trained about 4 pokemon, and rarely turned the game on after that.

Naturally, I was reluctant to even give the sequel a chance. I was as dirt-poor as ever on its release, and therefore didn't give it much thoughts. Then, I started to hear about the game more and more. Saw more posts and pictures my rich-ass friends made and took relating to the game. It looked...appealing. By this time I was about as burnt out on Borderlands 2 as a stoner a week after landing his plane in a pot field, so I wanted something new to play, more specifically White 2. It didn't take very much playing to figure out how amazing this game was. It fixed so many of White's problems. All of the new town music is amazing. Sure, the shitty old town themes are still there, but some are even remixed. Your rival is very interesting, and most of the characters have great development, making for a gripping story. It actually involves things like morals, which is a bit new for the series. The selection of Pokemon is superb, with a great variety. I think any fan can find a good team through their journey. Though still a bit wonky, the wifi room works much better for trading/etc. It expanded on the series the right way, and it's something I can appreciate.

Onto a few other notes before I end this long ass post. I've got a good bit of my creepypasta done and the first chapter will be up early next week. I was originally just going to post the whole thing at once, but splitting it up adds suspense. I really hope you enjoy, as I consider this my best work.

Friday, October 12, 2012


So, yeah. Figured I'd make one of these, too. I guess I'll use this as sort of a journal type thingy as well as a place to post my creepypastas.

Not much of interest happened today. Sick as fuck with the flu. Cough syrup put me to sleep around 11 last night. Internet was being sluggish as all hell anyways. Couldn't even load videos because of shitty new YouTube. Slept til around 5pm. Eh.

I'm in a bit of a conundrum because I really want Pokemon White 2, but I had to break down and sell my 3DS to get Borderlands 2 at midnight release. Coulda gotten it normally, but my dad had my money and he decided that was a great week to disappear off the face of the earth. Anyways, I'm selling my Wii along with all it's games(except for Skyward Sword, gonna beat it on friend's Wii) tomorrow. That is, if I can get a ride. It's in amazing condition, has 2 controllers(one being a MotionPlus) and has everything it came with, sans the box and papers. Hope gamestop doesn't rip me off too hard. Got about $70 for a 3DS in shitty condition, so hopefully will get more for Wii in great condition. Don't really want to sell it so much as I have to, but playing Brawl by myself has kinda lost its luster.

Didn't do much gaming today. Played a little Audiosurf then ragequit after hitting a gray I didn't see in Avril Lavigne's "What the Hell". Wanna play some Borderlands 2 but no one will get on. Wake your asses up, guys.

Working on a few projects as well. A couple new creepypastas for y'all, and some rap songs for 2 Stoned Records, my satirical rap group. Right now anything in the field of academics can go fuck itself.

But I'm not in all that of a bad mood. Pretty pumped actually. The money I was gonna use on Xbox stuff ended up going towards a ticket to a Lady Gaga concert in Dallas. So fuckin' pumped you don't even know. Got amazing seats, too. Toying with the idea of trying to kiss her or something at the end. I dunno. A few broken bones would be totally worth it.