Emphasis on the observation part because I’ve never really been good with theories. I have a number of things to do today but unfortunately, I watched this video and now I can’t stop thinking about it. Hopefully this’ll quiet my mind and let me function, and who knows? Maybe it’ll help someone out there with their own theories too. :)
So, let’s talk about this scene:
We got one hell of a group here BUT what I’d like to focus on is their seating arrangement and what that could mean, because if there’s anything I’ve learned in videos like this it’s that EVERYTHING is by design. This entire table scene (props to the Editor btw) has so
much hidden psychological subtext
in it, so while I’m no professional I’ll still do my best to uncover them all.
First off, let’s look at the table: Rectangular with two long ends and two short ones. Pretty normal setting yeah, but is it beneficial to their situation (i.e. finding a way to ‘take control’) where everyone easily agrees? Nope. Because tables like these embody competition and a clear sense of authority, and I love this detail. It means that while they could’ve easily gone for a round table to promote cooperation, they go for this because of course, no one’s going to cooperate that easily.
This setting, however, works better in the business cooperative world, because you got two people (Darkiplier & Wilford) who can control the meeting from both ends of the table and are essentially the people everyone will need to look up to.
Here’s a great detail though: In this kind of setting, the more powerful of the two is usually the one opposite the entrance to the room. This allows him not just a vantage point of whoever comes in and goes, but complete control as well. And as we see where King of the Squirrels pops up:
Which we can easily tell was from the right of the room based on the direction his body and eyes shift to, we can point out where the entrance is and who was right there:
But yeah, in this moment it didn’t seem like Will had control over King’s sudden entrance but let’s face it: he doesn’t care. He already knows that there’s more than one king in that room.
Speaking of, let’s move on to the seating arrangement.
Obviously we got Dark and Will at the ends as the higher ups, but I’d like to talk about Googleplier and The Host.
In medieval times, kings would often have their advisors right at their side at the table. This actually explains the term “right hand man”, because the king would have them close at hand to help him rule, unless of course, he was left-handed. Looking back at Dark’s antics, I have reason to believe that he’s either left-handed or ambidextrous.
Which I guess would make sense, considering that while Ed, Bim, Silver and Dr. Iplier were all concerned about their parts in the video, only Google and The Host were able to keep a level head and not lose sight of their main goal/situation.
Now the last thing I want to talk about is Wilford’s idea for Markiplier TV. I must warn you though because this is going to be a bit of a stretch so stop reading if you’d like BUT… I think he may have been inspired by Anti.
AGAIN, please bear with me. Jack’s mentioned before that Dark and Anti ever meeting each other was very unlikely, which in Dark’s case (being the alter ego that’s been pushed inside the most) could be more than true. However, Wilford makes up for this as he’s the only one not bound by the laws of physics and is, potentially, omnipresent. So it’s possible that he’s aware of Anti (since he was aware of Septiplier after all) and his methods (i.e. using social media to have his fans notice him which then gives him control) BUT, being Wilford, he goes about it in his own roundabout way which is, of course, TELEVISION.
So, yeah, this is all I can come up with. Excluding my attempt in theorizing at the very end I hope this was helpful. Now I’m just hoping that my thoughts on Antisepticeye don’t get too hectic and end up like this long wall of text. Thanks for reading. :)
i just wanna say i love the way you visually express voices when you draw! like you seem to put a lot of thought into how each character's text boxes look and make them vary depending on the character or situation like i've never seen any other artist so accurately portray a VOICE through the shape of a speech bubble but you do it so. well. and there's the little things, too! like jeremy's (literal) voice crack and the way you typeset rich's lisp with the lines through the s's. i'm so in love.
I wanted to completely disappear. • You went so far down the rabbit hole. • Well, there are the monsters. • What do we want to focus on? • What happened at the time? • There was no contact between them. • You may recognize the name. • It’s tiny, isn’t it? • What are you working on? • Are you blowing things up? • Are we in trouble? • Can I come in? • Would you lend it to me? • Is it a secret? • What are you testing? • It’s very rare. • Who tracks these things? • What’s making that sound? • It happens every day. • It’s too cold in here. • What do the reports say? • Is it a good theory? • I want to tell you about my life. • Can we get married tonight? • It’s a good enough explanation. • What are we hearing? • That’s a little atypical. • We are very slow. • It was just a bright spot. • What can cause suck explosions? • Stop giggling! • Is it hilarious enough? • I have the best idea. • Look, bubbles! • Where did you hear that? • Can you solve it? • It’s just math. • Where have you been to? • Are you throwing rocks? • He can’t stop talking. • I love your left eye. • I’m hearing what you’re saying. • Maybe I could just change my name. • One day I’ll run out of possibilities. • Does that ever happen? • Where do I place it? • Help me disappear. • We saw none of that. • Did it fall off? • Who was there to light it? • Let’s have fun. • Is it too random? • I want to punch it. • You are very specific. • That’s the answer. • Do you remember the number? • I came for you now. • Just say no. • It’s a good mix. • Cuddles are good. • That’s exactly the problem. • Is it a serious situation? • It can be very loud. • Where are the sources? • Why would they lie about it? • Can someone tell me? • You can email me. • Do you want to watch it? • It’s a storm. • What a waste of my time.
I’d just like to remind everyone that Zircon, a gem we knew for exactly one episode, literally flipped and smashed the show AND the fandom into pieces. She opened a door to new theory’s and ideas as to who Pink Diamond was and what happened to her. Please never forget this amazing gem and I hope that she’ll be okay in the future.
So I just opened a box to find MORE Yams and Tsukki merch, haha!
I’ve got MORE Tsumtsums, they’re $10 each!
Two more deforme clip keychains (Hinata and Kageyama) that are also $10 each!
And a very tall Tsukki plastic printed-enamel keychain and two cloth cellphone keychains of Tsukki and Yams, which would be $5 each!
And, also my Tsukki nendoroid is being sold for $40!
Let me know if you’re interested in any of these items, as well!