So as many of you probably know, Poppy steamed on YouTube on May 30th, with the stream titled “Where am I”.
This seemed like a normal Poppy video, but lengthened(video length 17:40) and more ominous. For any of you that didn’t see the video, it begin with Poppy wearing a piece of clothing similar to a hospital gown, walking around in a hilly desert saying simple things like “hello?”, “where am I?”, “do you know where I am?” and related questions/statements.
Although it was a live stream, many people quickly figured out that it was not live, because the words were coming out in an echoey tone in the background, while her lips were not moving.
At around 4:30 in the stream, the commenters began to notice something or someone in black at the back of the viewpoint very slowly moving in the distance. Poppy, of course, does not acknowledge this and continued with the same dialogue as the beginning. Slowly throughout the video, the figure comes closer and closer.
But at 13:06, the camera angle moves to a close-up of Poppy praying and staring off into the distance, the figure is not visible. It stays this way until 15:53 when the camera moves to its original angle and the figure is much closer. It slowly moves towards Poppy until it/they gets close enough to touch Poppy, and as they reach their arms up, the video cuts off.
Now for the analysis.
First of all, the basic information that can be seen about the figure. The figure wears a black hooded cloak, and from the bits that we can see close up towards the end, it is distinguishable that the figure/person is in fact human, likely female judging by the jawline, and white or light skinned. Not much else can be directly observed about this person but there are multiple theories about them.
Now the theory that I personally believe, and have seen others talk about parts of, is that Poppy has finally “escaped”. This is the first video on her channels (besides a 15 second clip in the Lowlife music video) that we have seen her outside her controlled white/pale colored studio. The gown that she is wearing is similar to one of a hospital or asylum patient, as I mentioned earlier, signaling that maybe that’s where she previously was.
If that is where she was, and has been all this time, then that would explain the title of “where am I?” and her confusion with being outside. The white room/hospital/asylum/lab is the only thing she has experienced, and the wild is foreign to her.
Here’s were this explanation becomes a bit darker, and the figure comes into play. I haven’t heard anybody say this, but I think that the cloaked figure is likely connected to Charlotte in some way, and is present to try and bring Poppy back to wherever she was before. Poppy’s messages towards Charlotte have become more fearful and chaotic, so the fact that she was trying to escape or leave makes sense.
How she escaped, or what will happen from the plot of this(if anything happens) is something I’m not sure of, but I have heard theories. I don’t want to simply regurgitate guesses from others, so I’d like to hear what some of you think about this in the reblogs.
I decided to update my masterlist, but since I made the post two years ago, the format didn’t cooperate with editing and I had to make a new post. All stories and series and AUs should be in alphabetical order, the pairings are not. Hope it’s all of them!
I’ve counted about 165 stories written where’s my medal .