Friday, January 4, 2008

Subliminal Messages in Daria, Part 2: Backward Masking!

Fellow fans, I may be on to something huge, bigger than big, perhaps the greatest discovery in the history of animated programs: proof that certain episodes of Daria contained subliminal messages. For my research I have selected the episode "I Loathe a Parade," which has exerted a disturbing influence over me since the first time I saw it years ago. The episode has a dark, almost frightening erotic power in the most unexpected scenes.

Look at the sequence of images above. (Click on them to bring them to full size.) Tiffany and Stacy are talking on the parade float, but there is something about their conversation that preys on the unsuspecting mind. I have run their conversation over and over again without discovery of the cryptic images or words that exert their baneful effects over me. The strangest and most perverse thoughts come to mind as I listen to the two Fashion Clubbers talking, and I am compelled to restart the scene and watch it over and over and over and over again. What forces me to do this? What horrendous and secret evil was inserted into this scene that allows it to invade my dreams, stirring such alien yet seductive longings in me?

In a burst of inspiration, I considered it might be caused by backward masking, the reversed recording of subtle words and sentences into the background of normal speech or song. The images above show such a reversed flow of events, so you can see what I saw as I listened. I am convinced that the dark forces that have tormented me are somehow tied to this scene in particular. I will not rest until I know the truth, and then I will reveal all to the world! They called me mad! Fools, all of them fools!

That's all for now. Have a nice weekend.


legendeld said...

Ok this is what happens when you aren't writing a fic. Just calm down and watch Happy Feet then write a nice angst filled quest where Daria torments her father with her new pet squirrl

yes the squirrl can talk.

E. A. Smith said...

Hmmm . . . doesn't seem to affect me. Maybe only those engaged in the most debased and perverse activities are subject to such diabolical influence. Like those engaged in penguin lust. Surely such debased souls are easy prey.

The Angst Guy said...


MMan said...

Stacy looks really hot.

Is there anything else to notice?

the bug guy said... I'm hungry. Perhaps I should make some stuffing and roast a bird.