It’s a super great webseries created by Adam Rosner. If you’ve heard of Marble Hornets, it runs along the same genre vein as that. If you havent, they’re a part of the Slenderverse, which is a group of webseries (that sometimes crossover just for fun) surrounding the Slenderman mythos. Each have their own little side monsters and lore, and it gets pretty creative.
TribeTwelve follows the story of Noah Maxwell, who starts the YouTube channel for a class project about the Twelve Tribes of Israel. However, the project is soon cancelled by the teacher, and Noah decides to turn the channel into a dedication channel for his cousin Milo, who recently committed suicide. But in the videos he uploads documenting his and Milo’s friendship, he starts to notice some… strange things.
Channels like this tend to start in a similar way to that. But that’s about where the similarities end.
TribeTwelve is pretty unique in that the main character, Noah, is very aggressive. At least in the beginning. He’s the only character in the Slenderverse that I’ve seen try and bring a handgun to an extradimensional eldritch horror. There are “Fuck” compilations on YouTube putting together how many times Noah has said fuck in the face of danger. TribeTwelve definitely has the strongest language out of all of the webseries I’ve seen. But his “fight me” attitude makes the series super enjoyable and actually kind of funny, along with tragic and scary.
As the series goes on, Noah becomes more and more broken, though. He’s in a very bad spot currently in the story, and it really makes you feel for him.
Another thing that makes TT interesting and unique is its lore. Noah encounters this thing called the Collective, which is a group of……. time demons? I’m not sure we’ve fully discovered what exactly they are yet. But they’re freaky. They also have a tendency to possess all of Noah’s friends and family. And… sometimes Noah himself. Without any spoilers: Firebrand is actually one of the most intriguing characters I’ve ever come across. His reveal was so satisfying, and he’s badass. I love him.
So… possession, demons, cults, time travel, dimension hopping, eldritch abominations, spirit breaking…. TribeTwelve is a wild ride. It’s one of my favorite webseries ever. There’s also a TT twitter which posts some story stuff, as well as such gems as “do you think being stalked by an eldritch horror counts as a pre-existing condition?” But it’s not necessary to follow to get the story, as anything notable that happens there, Noah usually goes over in his video.
I didn’t mean to go into such depth about it, but I just,,, I love TribeTwelve. I always say that if you’re going to get into the Slenderverse stuff, start with Marble Hornets. It is very straight forward and only includes one monster (unless you count the proxies), and the story is very easy to follow. But TribeTwelve is definitely one I’d recommend to anyone, regardless.
"But I want to tell my own story about a grizzled white male who’s irresistible to women!"
“I know X is over-represented in fiction, but I want to tell my own story about X.”
This has been an argument that has niggled at me for a while, because I couldn’t think of a simple way to counter it. Representation is a thing I think about a lot with fiction, how to do it right, when it’s important to think about it or when it should not be a concern. I think I’ve finally come up with a good metaphor for working through that issue.
Imagine you turn up to a party, and everyone’s been told to bring a dish. You turn up, expecting a nice meal with your friends and holy shit there are seven bowls of coleslaw on that table. Seven. There’s eight people in this room and seven of them brought coleslaw. What the fuck. Now coleslaw’s great, and with enough people hey maybe we could get through seven bowls of the stuff, but what the hell else are we going to eat? There’s no main courses, because everyone brought coleslaw. Also there’s mayonnaise in that shit and your mate Dave’s a vegan, he’s kind of fucked with things as they are.
Hey, Jess, have you ever played any of the Twilight Syndrome games (what the game in SDR2 Ch 2 was based on)? I don't think it's possible for you and Nate to LP any of them, but it would be interesting to have an idea of what they were about (because it was iconic enough for DR to include a dedicated homage to them).
I haven’t, which is kind of weird since I like murder mystery games and for the most part I find Suda51 at the very least entertaining if not really enjoyable. It’s actually super extra weird since the DS game was new when I was a study abroad student, and one of my biggest pastimes back then was playing weird Japan-exclusive DS games.
Not saying this is the only reason, or even the main reason, but I think that one of the factors in Twilight Syndrome getting an homage in SDR2 had to do with the fact that the series was scored by Takada Masafumi. (Though, to be fair, Takada works on Suda51′s stuff a lot…if Kodaka made more action style games maybe we’d get a No More Heroes nod?)
As for streaming, I’ll bring it up with Nate (hey, @xiil3gendary, we have a stream request!). We might be able to stream it at some point via emulation if we manage to find an actual copy of the games and get a chance to fiddle with OBS’s settings so that the quality isn’t awful.
Let me tell y'all asses about The Wonder Woman movie.
Literally just walked out of the movie and I am HYPE. This movie is a literal 100%
-First I was a little worried about the movie because tbh I’m tired of these all white movies with no diversity in the World War age (Ik some of y'all are with me)
-A decent amount of the movie was spent on the island where WW grew up and when I tell you on the island it was POPPIN with different colors, shades, skin tones, beautiful women, bad assness, I could have watched that ALL DAY!
-Even the white male lead was SUPER Enjoyable! Chris Pine was amazing I actually loved his character
-there was a Native American!!! He even threw some shade it the people who stole everything from his people ☕️☕️
-there was a Moroccan who even mentioned the struggles of being a brown person!!!
-the ACTION!! Was fucking FIRE 🔥
-slight low key mention of WW sexual life lol
-strong powerful women can never get old and they look literally amazing y'all I can’t stress this enough I was YES.MAM.FUCK.IT.UP to all of the Amazons
-the characterization of Wonder Woman was perfect lovable amazing
-the writing/story was incredible
-the acting was executed so well
-the MF effects
-the fucking Soundtrack!
YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE 🎥
-I have literally watched almost EVERY superhero movie out there Marvel, DC, and others and this is one of THE BEST
Ps: I am not a comic book fan however I have seen SO many comic book fans say this movie was amazing
This is a 6-card spread used to reveal situations or realities you would not normally have seen, and advise you on how to move forwards in the future.
1. The situation you see (”Illusion”)
2. The situation beneath (”Taboo”)
3. Something to watch out for (”Allure”)
4. The thing clouding your vision (”Trickery”)
5. The positive potential future (”Euphoria”)
6. The negative potential future (”Misfortune”)
This design is for the Spirited Tarot Challenge. It’s meant to emulate both a faerie (the centre pair is the body, the 4 outer cards are the wings) and an absinthe fountain (the centre pair is the fountain holding the absinthe, the 4 outer cards are cups to be filled).
How to read: Read the sideways card as you read your primary language (e.g., English is left to right, so left is up and right is down). You may read 3-6 in whatever order you desire (whatever suits your “Whimsy”!); the current order was inspired by the experience of getting progressively more drunk ;P
Hey guys, I wanted to ask you all for a favor! This girl, Vanessa is the cutest tiny little girly girl ever, she is super sweet and her videos are actually super funny and her accent is like so enjoyable to listen to. She is also part of our fandom, she is a Nate girl, so trust me she knows what all of you are going through as his girl.
I would love and appreciate so much if you would give her a chance and watch her videos, subscribe. We are a family and family helps each other right? :)