Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: The Straw Beast

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Does anyone have a transcript for The Straw Beast? I loved the voice modulation, but after a few re-listenings, I'm -still- missing key words that even tell me what side of the debate he's falling on. (Is it, "the debate itself is the problem?" I -think- so?)

BrownGaijin:
Saw Jim's poem, not sure who he was talking about, and then I went to the forum and figured that he was talking about (the community's reaction to) Sarkeesian and her ongoing series. And by community, I mean that one portion that (ahem) hastobeconstanlytoldtogostandinthecornerandthinkaboutwhattheyvedone.

:)

K.ur:
Candle Jack?
Man, Slenderman turns down ha

Ah, Candle Jack.

Ya really got to love that old m
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Tanneseph:
Does anyone have a transcript for The Straw Beast? I loved the voice modulation, but after a few re-listenings, I'm -still- missing key words that even tell me what side of the debate he's falling on. (Is it, "the debate itself is the problem?" I -think- so?)

He's mocking the side who rabidly go after Anita, and think the only people who support her are mind controlled "white knights".

Jim is being the one who controls them for an evil plan, until at the end he says pretty much; "anyone who thinks there really is something like this going on, is crazy."

As for the transcripts? Hmmm....They really should add that to the video description, but then I guess that would ruin some of the surprise elements to the show.

Imp Emissary:

Tanneseph:
Does anyone have a transcript for The Straw Beast? I loved the voice modulation, but after a few re-listenings, I'm -still- missing key words that even tell me what side of the debate he's falling on. (Is it, "the debate itself is the problem?" I -think- so?)

He's mocking the side who rabidly go after Anita, and think the only people who support her are mind controlled "white knights".

Jim is being the one who controls them for an evil plan, until at the end he says pretty much; "anyone who thinks there really is something like this going on, is crazy."

As for the transcripts? Hmmm....They really should add that to the video description, but then I guess that would ruin some of the surprise elements to the show.

Thanks for the clarification. And yeah, I don't think transcripts are normally necessary, or even a good thing. Also, wanting a transcript is definitely not meant to be a slam against the vocal effects - they gave a fantastic layer, and most of Jim's delivery made full, sonorous use of it. When he picks up the tempo, though, it gets a bit hard to hear. The effects require careful spacing - which he delivered on for the vast majority of it.

(Yeah, I'm a music teacher. Sorry ;p)

Jim seems to be stepping up his game, maybe if could understand what he was saying I'd be more favorable, but at least it's better than his last couple of attempts...

"Tickling Ganondorf"?

"Miltank, Miltank"?

I was thinking of Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget during Jim's performance. I really wanted him to turn around to show he had been petting a white cat the entire time.

I want that to be Jim's voice forever.
Though I felt it went on for a while this week, I've always enjoyed Jim's work...

Since some asked for it, and I really did indulge myself on the vocal effects:

You poor sad young fools, you're the downfall of man,
You're merely my tools, just part of the plan,
You bicker and fight, and believe you have choice,
But for all of your might, you speak with my voice.

I'm the whisper you hear, when you feel you are just,
The bug in your ear, when you do what you must,
You think you've a cause, but it's all my design,
I've the key to all doors, and you? You are mine.

You may feel you are used, but it's all for a goal,
I'll admit I'm amused, but the plot has some soul,
Your systemic corruption will draw us quite near,
To the utter destruction of all gamers hold dear.

It started out small, on the blogs and the boards,
You answered the call, and you raised up your swords,
You said games are for all, and you struck many cords,
For though you don't have balls, you play games too, you roared.

So you pointed at sexists, and wanted inclusion,
You crossed off the checklists, some cried out intrusion,
You criticized games, and to my delight,
Others joined you in blame, and were dubbed the White Knights.

This all came to a head, when your brightest young martyr,
Inspired mass dread, with a humble Kickstarter,
And oh, all the fights, on the Facebook and Twitter,
The fires you ignite, as you turn the air bitter.

Feminism in gaming is something I made,
The shouting and shaming is my escapade,
And I am your better, I'm beyond comprehension
Your leash and your fetter, of whom occultists mention

The gamers were right, when they said you must halt,
For your worthy fight, succeeded to a fault,
Because now there's a series, upon the YouTube,
Full of dangerous theories, of damsels and boobs.

And every time one of her videos play,
Games start to wither and start to decay,
Companies shut down, and designers frown,and publishers start to feel cracks in their crown.
And though I'm an alien monster of sorts,
I toy with emotions of gamers for sport,
And if that sounds dramatic and really inane,
Some gamers act like I am real ... which is fucking insane.

Nevermind the theme, I just dread at the time it took to render out the "video is fucked" effect.

What a lovely and quite disturbing pair of reviews.

And get away from Slenderman! He's mine!

Jimothy Sterling:
Since some asked for it, and I really did indulge myself on the vocal effects:

You poor sad young fools, you're the downfall of man,
You're merely my tools, just part of the plan,
You bicker and fight, and believe you have choice,
But for all of your might, you speak with my voice.

I'm the whisper you hear, when you feel you are just,
The bug in your ear, when you do what you must,
You think you've a cause, but it's all my design,
I've the key to all doors, and you? You are mine.

You may feel you are used, but it's all for a goal,
I'll admit I'm amused, but the plot has some soul,
Your systemic corruption will draw us quite near,
To the utter destruction of all gamers hold dear.

It started out small, on the blogs and the boards,
You answered the call, and you raised up your swords,
You said games are for all, and you struck many cords,
For though you don't have balls, you play games too, you roared.

So you pointed at sexists, and wanted inclusion,
You crossed off the checklists, some cried out intrusion,
You criticized games, and to my delight,
Others joined you in blame, and were dubbed the White Knights.

This all came to a head, when your brightest young martyr,
Inspired mass dread, with a humble Kickstarter,
And oh, all the fights, on the Facebook and Twitter,
The fires you ignite, as you turn the air bitter.

Feminism in gaming is something I made,
The shouting and shaming is my escapade,
And I am your better, I'm beyond comprehension
Your leash and your fetter, of whom occultists mention

The gamers were right, when they said you must halt,
For your worthy fight, succeeded to a fault,
Because now there's a series, upon the YouTube,
Full of dangerous theories, of damsels and boobs.

And every time one of her videos play,
Games start to wither and start to decay,
Companies shut down, and designers frown,and publishers start to feel cracks in their crown.
And though I'm an alien monster of sorts,
I toy with emotions of gamers for sport,
And if that sounds dramatic and really inane,
Some gamers act like I am real ... which is fucking insane.

Danke! I haven't listened and relistened to one of these this much since Yahtzee's "Cover Lover."

Now.... if he'd just post what meters he was using.... though it's gotten more grasp-able in more recent episodes.

Jimothy Sterling:
Since some asked for it, and I really did indulge myself on the vocal effects:

You poor sad young fools, you're the downfall of man,
You're merely my tools, just part of the plan,
You bicker and fight, and believe you have choice,
But for all of your might, you speak with my voice.

I'm the whisper you hear, when you feel you are just,
The bug in your ear, when you do what you must,
You think you've a cause, but it's all my design,
I've the key to all doors, and you? You are mine.

You may feel you are used, but it's all for a goal,
I'll admit I'm amused, but the plot has some soul,
Your systemic corruption will draw us quite near,
To the utter destruction of all gamers hold dear.

It started out small, on the blogs and the boards,
You answered the call, and you raised up your swords,
You said games are for all, and you struck many cords,
For though you don't have balls, you play games too, you roared.

So you pointed at sexists, and wanted inclusion,
You crossed off the checklists, some cried out intrusion,
You criticized games, and to my delight,
Others joined you in blame, and were dubbed the White Knights.

This all came to a head, when your brightest young martyr,
Inspired mass dread, with a humble Kickstarter,
And oh, all the fights, on the Facebook and Twitter,
The fires you ignite, as you turn the air bitter.

Feminism in gaming is something I made,
The shouting and shaming is my escapade,
And I am your better, I'm beyond comprehension
Your leash and your fetter, of whom occultists mention

The gamers were right, when they said you must halt,
For your worthy fight, succeeded to a fault,
Because now there's a series, upon the YouTube,
Full of dangerous theories, of damsels and boobs.

And every time one of her videos play,
Games start to wither and start to decay,
Companies shut down, and designers frown,and publishers start to feel cracks in their crown.
And though I'm an alien monster of sorts,
I toy with emotions of gamers for sport,
And if that sounds dramatic and really inane,
Some gamers act like I am real ... which is fucking insane.

I never got into the whole Anita thing. From what I hear though, she's not the best person to discuss sexism, but her views aren't going to destroy games. So sayeth the most neutral man on this subject.

Jim And Yahtzee:
The Straw Beast

Put on your poetry hats and join two of the greatest wordsmiths of our generation as they fill your ears with verse.

Watch Video

6:58 Which isn't too far off,I'm willing to say. After all,YOU are the one who created me,and made me....what I am today. (Insert Demonic laugh here)

Jimothy Sterling:
Since some asked for it, and I really did indulge myself on the vocal effects:

You poor sad young fools, you're the downfall of man,
You're merely my tools, just part of the plan,
You bicker and fight, and believe you have choice,
But for all of your might, you speak with my voice.

I'm the whisper you hear, when you feel you are just,
The bug in your ear, when you do what you must,
You think you've a cause, but it's all my design,
I've the key to all doors, and you? You are mine.

You may feel you are used, but it's all for a goal,
I'll admit I'm amused, but the plot has some soul,
Your systemic corruption will draw us quite near,
To the utter destruction of all gamers hold dear.

It started out small, on the blogs and the boards,
You answered the call, and you raised up your swords,
You said games are for all, and you struck many cords,
For though you don't have balls, you play games too, you roared.

So you pointed at sexists, and wanted inclusion,
You crossed off the checklists, some cried out intrusion,
You criticized games, and to my delight,
Others joined you in blame, and were dubbed the White Knights.

This all came to a head, when your brightest young martyr,
Inspired mass dread, with a humble Kickstarter,
And oh, all the fights, on the Facebook and Twitter,
The fires you ignite, as you turn the air bitter.

Feminism in gaming is something I made,
The shouting and shaming is my escapade,
And I am your better, I'm beyond comprehension
Your leash and your fetter, of whom occultists mention

The gamers were right, when they said you must halt,
For your worthy fight, succeeded to a fault,
Because now there's a series, upon the YouTube,
Full of dangerous theories, of damsels and boobs.

And every time one of her videos play,
Games start to wither and start to decay,
Companies shut down, and designers frown,and publishers start to feel cracks in their crown.
And though I'm an alien monster of sorts,
I toy with emotions of gamers for sport,
And if that sounds dramatic and really inane,
Some gamers act like I am real ... which is fucking insane.

Allow me to add a line if you don't mind: Although that isn't too far off,I'm willing to say. After all,YOU are the one who created me,and made me....what I am today. (Insert Demonic laugh here)I thought it was appropriate.

I don't know what I'm more in love with, Yahtzee's Mask or Jim's voice D=

And what's this about Candlejacking? Frankly, it sounds like some kind of perverse sex act. This is the second time this week I've had to call stuff out on sounding like perverse sex acts and that's outright shameful.
SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME.

Oh, jeez, it's spread to Yahtzee now. We're basically never, ever going to be safe from rhyming declarations of perverse lust for video game characters, are we? We might as well start calling dibs on our own polygonal waifus. In iambic pentameter.

I enjoyed both of them.

Though I must say Jim's voice really creeped me the hell out quite a bit.

Nicely done Mr. Sterling.

Enough about Anita already
When it turns out dragons crown sells insanely well in Japan and overseas it will be obvious that if anything Anita's commentary and all the other ivory tower feminists only got people to buy it out of spite and free publicity.

Jimothy Sterling:
Since some asked for it, and I really did indulge myself on the vocal effects:

You poor sad young fools, you're the downfall of man,
You're merely my tools, just part of the plan,
You bicker and fight, and believe you have choice,
But for all of your might, you speak with my voice.

I'm the whisper you hear, when you feel you are just,
The bug in your ear, when you do what you must,
You think you've a cause, but it's all my design,
I've the key to all doors, and you? You are mine.

You may feel you are used, but it's all for a goal,
I'll admit I'm amused, but the plot has some soul,
Your systemic corruption will draw us quite near,
To the utter destruction of all gamers hold dear.

It started out small, on the blogs and the boards,
You answered the call, and you raised up your swords,
You said games are for all, and you struck many cords,
For though you don't have balls, you play games too, you roared.

So you pointed at sexists, and wanted inclusion,
You crossed off the checklists, some cried out intrusion,
You criticized games, and to my delight,
Others joined you in blame, and were dubbed the White Knights.

This all came to a head, when your brightest young martyr,
Inspired mass dread, with a humble Kickstarter,
And oh, all the fights, on the Facebook and Twitter,
The fires you ignite, as you turn the air bitter.

Feminism in gaming is something I made,
The shouting and shaming is my escapade,
And I am your better, I'm beyond comprehension
Your leash and your fetter, of whom occultists mention

The gamers were right, when they said you must halt,
For your worthy fight, succeeded to a fault,
Because now there's a series, upon the YouTube,
Full of dangerous theories, of damsels and boobs.

And every time one of her videos play,
Games start to wither and start to decay,
Companies shut down, and designers frown,and publishers start to feel cracks in their crown.
And though I'm an alien monster of sorts,
I toy with emotions of gamers for sport,
And if that sounds dramatic and really inane,
Some gamers act like I am real ... which is fucking insane.

Bravo, Jim! How delightfully dark and ingenious, too!

Brilliant one by Jim, playing the all-controlling mastermind behind it all and then ending by saying he doesn't exist. One of his best I think.

SO many layers of humor/criticism in this one! XD Gamer Fears referenced: Sexism, Feminism, Homophobia, Slender....yep I think we have it covered. No mention of the new console Gen though xD

Interesting works, and much thanks for the transcript, Jim!

I half expected Jim to turn around wearing a scarecrow mask, or something. I was thinking it was a scarecrow theme.

Rebel_Raven:
Interesting works, and much thanks for the transcript, Jim!

I half expected Jim to turn around wearing a scarecrow mask, or something. I was thinking it was a scarecrow theme.

With Jim's sense of humor I actually half expected him to turn around wearing a Hello Kitty mask!

I don't know if you realise this Jim but you just spoke with my voice...

Now I know why I all but stopped gaming.

I didn't even have a choice.

As for you Yahtzee, you captured my mood, I don't think I'll ever be the same.

I'm still bitter and vengeful.

But I feel a little less pain.

So thanks for that I guess...

Sorry about dodging you and everything.

It was for the best.

Ah I was waiting for something like, "Still with all the feminists you got dragon's crown with it's giant breasts." Loving the game :)

Eh your problem Jim is your always following yahtzee, and yahtzee's poems are always like a dark somber type one. So basically people are still in that mood, so when you follow with bitter irony or something somberish or something dark like this it works, and fails if you do something lighter or weird. So either go first sometime when your doing lighter or funnier or have you both write the same mood of poems.

I find that Yahtzee tends to have funnier poems that i really enjoy, while Jim's make me think a bit. I find myself re-watching Jim's poems more then Yahtzee's because it takes a replay or two to understand them. I find poetry is at its best when you want to hear it more then once.

I just remembered that Yahtzee himself has created "the Thin Man" *old spoilers: Cabadath, the Proud Man* for his old-ass Trilby series. That was a while before "Slender Man" was made happened.
Not that the idea itself is new, its just kind of ironic.

...did Yahtzee just make a Marble Hornets reference or two? (grainy video in a mask, memory lose)
My month was just made. Thank you, good sir

great poem by Jim as well.
Remember way back when Anita started her series & got all videogames banned? Me either

Yahtzee's poem came dangerusly close to turning me on, but Jim's modulated voice and villain air pushed me over the edge.
Verrry good, gents, verrrrrrrry good.

So I wanted to contratualte Yathzee for taking the "Borealez" One from JIm and outdoing him, but then Jim struck his magic supremacy and once again won. For a person who usually hates poetry, i enjoy this show way too much, you do have mind control over me it seems, you were right!

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