T.W.'s I am Philosophy, and So Can You! Tonight's episode: Pee Force - OR - Tilde's Birthday Introspection Spectacular
With the original render gone, I'd like to bring up a subject I've been meaning to get into: The over-elaborated message behind a satirical Winter Chip IX entry called Pee Force.
Warning: Spoilers for Pee Force follow.
The original render consists of three minutes of me talking over classical music, fake ambiance, a real bottle of rum next to a bottle of water and a mug for deceptive SFX, and the faint noises of a simulated fireplace. In a wildly fluctuating accent, I praise the technological achievement of the TIA chip, express sympathy to the listener for having to sit through so many Winter Chip songs during the synclisten, and offer to give everyone's ears a rest by reading a poem I wrote that evening. After I give my best performance, which takes about two minutes, I lead slowly into the actual TIA entry, which is loud garbage vaguely imitating Atari melodies. Immediately after it ends, I drop the accent and ask in a loud, sarcastic voice whether it was worth it.
So, all bullshit aside, what exactly is this?
MY INTENTIONS ARE THESE: This song would be rated poorly, but favorited highly. My hope was that people would love it, and then vote all 1s. The point of Pee Force is that it is bad, and the entire joke revolves around this fact.
THE UNIRONIC SUBTEXT BEHIND THE RENDER IS THIS: Pee Force is a bad song, and I and many others don't like the Atari TIA chip. I find it to be a hassle, and this satire is my way of asserting myself and entertaining others despite those problems. In fact, it is only because the song is bad that the joke works. Unfortunately, my current skills in music do not match the ones I have for vocal work, editing, and comedic writing. I am an entertainer, and if I can't make pleasing music, I must find some other way to help the listener have fun. That Fire of Shibuya comes immediately after this is perfect happenstance.
So what happens now? Pee Force relies on its context; the fact that it's a bad song is what makes the surrounding mp3 worthwhile. Without it, it has no reason to exist. Without the render to work on, I would never have bothered, and what remains now is all skin and no meat. In my opinion, the original render should not have been removed, because I trust people to vote on the basis of the song while enjoying the satire. This is sadly my most popular entry, because I got to do something I'm already moderately good at: Taking the piss out of myself.
But I am not calling for the render to be put back. Whether or not it remained, this, the voting period, would have been the time to move on. The joke would have passed. This here is just an analysis I've been wanting to post for a while. It is the reality behind the goofiness. The legend of Pee Force, the briefly kind of funny three minute long mp3 file.
This has been KungFuFurby.