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The 2 year anniversary of Cassieiswatching is only 2 days away. We will be talking about it tonight. Glenn has dug out one of the original voice mail messages. We will talk about the history and a few things that Glenn has noticed. He might just have some insight into some of the behind the scenes info.
Next week we need to figure out how to collaborate online with Rock Band 2 and play some jams.
Glenn watched " The Sarah Connor Chronicles" on HULU and recommends watching it.
Glenn had an "awakening" or a change in heart. The episode Blink of Dr. Who was really good. Glenn is now someone who has an interest in Dr. Who. However he still makes fun of the Tom Baker years. Blink was written by Steven Moffat. Up until 5 days ago he did not know the dudes name was not "Dr. Who". Wikipedia has extensive coverage of Dr. Who. David Tennant is charming and quirky. Blink is awesome. There are statues and if you are not looking at them they can move and send you back in time. Parts of it reminded him of "Back To The Future", but it is really awesome.
This week Glenn prepared most of a "mix-up" ahead of time which allows him to fine tune it a little more. It is one of Glenn's favorites. After the mix we will talk about CIW.
Glenn then performed a 64 minute MIX-UP that was made of awesomeness.
Glenn - September 10th 2008 Mix-Up is Live and In Progress on BreeFM
Two Year Anniversary of Cassieiswatching
Two years ago we had the first mention of Cassie in the swimming video. Not much was referenced except for the exchange between Daniel and Bree. Around this time Virginia Heffernan had posted on the old Anchor Cove board that someone had sent her a message via skype. This coincided with the first video from CIW. There was an audio clue released and analyzed on "Anchor Cove". That trail went cold. It was the original trailhead that predated the first video by about a week. "WatchingCassie" took down all their stuff so Glenn has not been able to find a copy of the message. It would be interesting to put this piece into the context of everything else. Why did "Cassie" choose to contact Virginia Heffernan first?
"2. From “Cassie,” presumably the character Bree mentions in the “Swimming!” video:
take nobody at face value.
there is more than one girl.
that’s just unconscious knowledge."
The audio was e-mailed from "cassiestruggles18" to Virginia Heffernan so it all started before the first video. If anyone has it then it would be great to have a copy. At the end it was dismissed but perhaps it should be more closely examined.
This Is My Story Now captured everyones imagination because it was very well done. What was left at the dead drop? We saw a bag being dropped. Cu Roi recovered a Tarot card leading to a message from CIW leading many to believe that the drop was jacked because of the message left on the YouTube account: "TOO SLOW I DON'T PLAY CARDS YOU ALL FAILED I HATE YOU" A lot of people watching were not standard ARG players and there was a lot of confusion.
Cassieiswatching was a subtle ARG. The story was to stop Bree from doing the ceremony. Cassie became distant and did not interact with the audience a lot.
The first video had "i was here" and "come and get it". Glenn then played what he thinks was the actual voice that recorded "i was here" (slowed down a little to expose a male voice). Glenn thinks it was the PM or someone who worked on the ARG. He then played "come and get it". You can hear the female voice that is part of the message under a graspy dude voice. It sounds like a girl on a late night chat show. The male voice matches the voice in "i was here".
When Glenn did OpAphid he was Brother, Mari was the voice of OpAphid and they had a professional model play the role of OpAphid. In other words, you use what you have access too.
The first CIW video was brilliant. It was creepy and scary. We do not know for sure fact from fiction. Did someone get to it before Cu Roi?
In the 2nd video, When I Get To The Bottom Where I Stop , the inclusion of the Manson murders lost a lot of people. Manson followers believed they were saving who they killed. The ARG seemed to focus on the fact that Bree might die while the deamon of Cassie was being exorcised. The video seems kind of standard, featuring only the park. It used 3 simple effects. They walked from one area of the park where the pay phones are to the playground. It is 30-40 ft. They sped it up and used an "inverse effect". Glenn does not think the PM had advanced knowledge of the location. It is not nearly as elaborate as the first video. It seemed thrown together and impromptu.
With OpAphid Glenn had experience finding locations. Sometimes you know the perfect location. Sometimes you get recommendations from friends Sometimes you just get lucky.
A phone number was recovered on the bible page puzzle. Glenn heard a recording of the outgoing message which he played. The video had the Beatles song Helter Skelter. Glenn thinks the 2nd drop was "filler". The music on the phone message was another clip from Helter Skelter. It sounds like the voice says, "wait".
You have a puzzle that was not very complex. You burn out the numbers on a page in the bible that has a lot of numbers and that leads to a phone message that says "wait".
Glenn does not think CIW became a serious ARG until Oct 1. After the 2nd drop we got morse code puzzles that basically said wait. From sept16/17 till Oct 1 the PM basically took a break. It was drawing in people and attention. The PM realized that he had an audience and decided he needed to get their act together. Frank was introduce to move the story forward and serves as an in-between. We saw his introduction with the oct 1 "reboot". After that something was happening almost every day up to 2nd Life.
Glenn has kicked around the theory that someone on the LG15 team was involved. People at LG15 did not seem to be involved and they did not think Grant was involved. The Breeiswaiting video was an official ARG from the creators. Glenn no longer thinks Grant was the PM. It is possible it was just a fan of lonelygirl15. It may have been their first ARG. If they had been more experienced it would have been a smoother ride. It was however inspired, and helped inspire OpAphid as a way for Glenn to market his existing story. It is possible they have done other ARG's since and do not feel a need to take credit for it. A lot of people are still angry about the ending of CIW. The ending is actually tied up nicely and Glenn thinks the ending says "game over". As an independent ARG it is quite remarkable.
The Game Jacking
Someone hacked the voice mail message. Glenn played the original message. There were 2 "game jacks". Glenn then played the 2 game jacking messages. Glenn is sure whoever did it has paid for it "karmically".
We will talk more about CIW over the coming month.
There is a remix album coming out in a couple of weeks featuring a lot of Johnny Cash songs. There is a contest for a bonus track and Glenn played a track that he might enter.
"Johnny Cash - Cry Cry Cry (Glenn Rubenstein Remix)"
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