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Geogandhi wrote:As I said before, them tagging into our insanity and hijacking our own desperate straw clutched ARG's would be an insane outcome.
The tweets might have meant nothing until we gave them meaning and now they might have meaning... or not, ha.


I remember the days (a few years ago now) when Opethecary was the only one doing the numerology and the theories concerning social media. Quite a few people scoffed at him, but nowadays a good amount of the fandom is doing it.

What if during those years BOC saw what he was doing and decided they'd build their next campaign around it? It's why the Twitter is stalled at 69 posts for so long. For most fanbases, that would just be a number of tweets on a band's twitter, but for us, there's infinite meaning based on the band's history with that number. We are using that knowledge like Opethecary used to do, in order to build up in our minds that the 70th tweet is going to be something significant....and it probably is now.

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stomcode wrote:Not sure if you guys still interested in some more hoax/bigdimitri18 bullshit, but the guy just posted a video titled "amks.live" on Sep 15.

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Now, I'm not sure if this worth speculating or not, but it's still great song nonetheless.

My recommendation: put on headphones... reminds me maybe some kung fu training film (Kickboxer)...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIZ8tiQv38I
amks.live track is by Plateau

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I don't think invoking Opothecary is a great argument for numerology tbh, that went on for months and the predictions were always wildly off. I mean, the ones that were ahead of time "something will happen on this date" rather than starting from the time and date something happened and working backwards to find the pattern.

The social media likes are an irregular pulse that says BoC isn't totally dead, putting any more into them is overstating our importance in the artist-fan relationship AND the degree to which BoC even do this "coded" stuff.

I know I bang on about it like a killjoy probably too much but whoever said "qanon" was right, there's a point you over tune yourself to this stuff and suddenly everything is a signal. I know it's all in fun and everything but I really worry about what that does to people.

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I noticed some of the people who are doing the wishful thinking thing now are the same people that used to buy in to Opothocary's ravings. Nothing has come of it and I'm confident nothing ever will. To each their own though, whatever helps you pass the time.

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Your songs always sounded a bit vintage, as if they've been lying around an old factory for a long time. Nowadays you can create that effect easily with musical technology. You always seem to make beautiful nostalgic moving Super 8-movies but the Instagram generation is catching up"

"Eoin: "It's not something you do by simply pressing a button... Instagram is very nowadays, it's a trend and only has a connection with the past if you actually know that past: for young kids it's something modern. All those image and sound manipulations are extremely artificial, and they're being used very randomly. You can't just apply them onto anything and expect emotional depth.""


Old man Marcus on the Instagram generation circa 2013. Kind of funny in retrospect. Maybe they joined Instagram to show these whippersnappers a thing or two :lol:

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As with MySpace (remember that?) they likely joined to stop others hijacking their name.
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This seems like a good time to reveal than Opothecary was just taking the piss. He said as much in a private message back when he first started the numerology posts people seem to exclusively remember him for. Sort of a Poe's Law for Boards fans. He tried to get me to go along for a bit, but I couldn't keep up with all the posts. Shame he isn't around anymore. What ever happened to that guy?

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There must be a reason why I got drawn back to this place... Let's give it another year or two.
I sincerely hope I'm just cynical and not depressed

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PadraïK wrote:There must be a reason why I got drawn back to this place... Let's give it another year or two.


Only words from Hex Sun: Sit tight :)

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zeoevil wrote:This seems like a good time to reveal than Opothecary was just taking the piss. He said as much in a private message back when he first started the numerology posts people seem to exclusively remember him for. Sort of a Poe's Law for Boards fans. He tried to get me to go along for a bit, but I couldn't keep up with all the posts. Shame he isn't around anymore. What ever happened to that guy?


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zeoevil wrote:This seems like a good time to reveal than Opothecary was just taking the piss. He said as much in a private message back when he first started the numerology posts people seem to exclusively remember him for. Sort of a Poe's Law for Boards fans. He tried to get me to go along for a bit, but I couldn't keep up with all the posts. Shame he isn't around anymore. What ever happened to that guy?


Phenomenal piss-takery TBFH.

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zeoevil wrote:Shame he isn't around anymore. What ever happened to that guy?


He was actually Mike and/or Marcus and had to get back to the bunker to finish off whatever they are releasing :mrgreen:
There are a lot of different 'me's, you know. There's the mad me, when I get angry.

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Anyone see the new video posted on the Warp Instagram? Not too sure if it’s for Boards of Canada, but it definitely reminds me of BOC.

Edit:never mind looks to be for OPN

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Walkingcloud wrote:Anyone see the new video posted on the Warp Instagram? Not too sure if it’s for Boards of Canada, but it definitely reminds me of BOC.

Edit:never mind looks to be for OPN


I thought a similar thing, the teaser gave me an instant BoC vibe. Really excited to hear what OPN does next.
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Negamuse wrote:I don't think invoking Opothecary is a great argument for numerology tbh, that went on for months and the predictions were always wildly off. I mean, the ones that were ahead of time "something will happen on this date" rather than starting from the time and date something happened and working backwards to find the pattern.

The social media likes are an irregular pulse that says BoC isn't totally dead, putting any more into them is overstating our importance in the artist-fan relationship AND the degree to which BoC even do this "coded" stuff.

I know I bang on about it like a killjoy probably too much but whoever said "qanon" was right, there's a point you over tune yourself to this stuff and suddenly everything is a signal. I know it's all in fun and everything but I really worry about what that does to people.


Preach!

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tbh, the only reason i'm coming up with theories like that is because i'm excited and hopefully for the future. unlike the lot of you, I've never been around for an official release and for it to actually happen, that's huge for me. they are my favorite band. that's all.

that post about opothecary wasn't completely serious either and it was intended to point out (as a joke, I may add) that a lot of people are now doing what he was doing a few years ago. I don't care if he was being factious because it's become for a lot of people, something fun to do in the community.

but honestly, I think i'm just going to keep to myself now until something concrete drops. I think my enthusiasm is getting read as fantacism or delusion so I'd rather not dig myself deeper and just wait we have further reason to be happy. just know that I am neither a fanatic or a crazy, just someone who loves music and has had a lot of great memories listening to boards.

so yeah, peace til the boc transmission :)

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I think your enthusiasm is great bud. I mean, it’s literally hurting no one, and it’s entertaining from my end. Better than Twoism stagnation until something “real” happens. In other words, go nuts, because you may actually stumble across something, and wouldn’t that be super satisfying?

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Don’t feel bad about loving the things you love. What’s life without a little obsession here and there. At the end of the day it’s two dudes making tunes :)

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Navaru wrote:I think your enthusiasm is great bud. I mean, it’s literally hurting no one, and it’s entertaining from my end. Better than Twoism stagnation until something “real” happens. In other words, go nuts, because you may actually stumble across something, and wouldn’t that be super satisfying?


I appreciate these kinds words! Literally this is all I'm doing. For some reason I just think it's fun to see if I'm able to predict what's going to happen and when. Sometimes you hit a dumb, joke theory like the Opothecary one but I agree with what everyone said about it.

Thanks though. I needed to hear that :)

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