Oct. 13, 2021

Behind The M.A.S.S.K. Part Five

Behind The M.A.S.S.K. Part Five

In the final installment of "Behind The M.A.S.S.K.", we hear the story of a Humble Farmer and his connection to three people forced to tell made-up stories.


In the final installment of "Behind The M.A.S.S.K."; Chad discusses the origin story of the Humble Farmer and its connections to a parallel universe where three people are trapped inside a secret organization being forced to tell made-up stories. 

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:05.960 --> 00:00:10.269 Dune, done, done, hey, we're back. It is the finale. 2 00:00:10.509 --> 00:00:13.869 It's time for the end, the end behind the mask, part five. 3 00:00:13.949 --> 00:00:18.230 Here we are, the end, the end of season one. We've 4 00:00:18.309 --> 00:00:25.100 made it all this way. We've we've grown, we've developed and continued to 5 00:00:25.140 --> 00:00:30.980 be completely full of Shit, and I want to talk to you about humble 6 00:00:31.179 --> 00:00:35.969 now, the finale, the last episode. So, going into this, 7 00:00:37.570 --> 00:00:47.450 the fun thing about the show is that Brett joined the show roughly halfway through 8 00:00:49.090 --> 00:00:52.960 and started as a fan, an avid listener of it, if you will, 9 00:00:53.200 --> 00:01:00.759 and there's a magic to that. There's a magic to audio dramas as 10 00:01:00.799 --> 00:01:04.390 this has become. I mean we still tell stories that are made up, 11 00:01:04.549 --> 00:01:12.989 but we're building a world here. So Up to this point, completely is 12 00:01:14.510 --> 00:01:21.700 it. We're starting to tell this story and it's I guess it's like filmmaking. 13 00:01:22.340 --> 00:01:27.500 You know, if you're a filmmaker, can you really go to a 14 00:01:27.620 --> 00:01:34.049 movie and enjoy a movie, especially since you know how movies are made? 15 00:01:34.170 --> 00:01:40.489 Is it still is there still magic there? I love watching like the pen 16 00:01:40.609 --> 00:01:46.370 and teller fool less show. I love seeing their reaction to magic because they've 17 00:01:46.450 --> 00:01:49.920 been doing magic for so long and when there's something that they can't figure out 18 00:01:51.040 --> 00:01:53.319 just how excited they get. You know, I mean they do it as 19 00:01:53.480 --> 00:01:59.959 they get pissed off, but you get it, um. So I really 20 00:02:01.069 --> 00:02:09.189 I wanted to create a space for bread and even Aeriel, where there's still 21 00:02:09.270 --> 00:02:15.659 a reason to listen to the show, even if even being involved in in 22 00:02:15.740 --> 00:02:19.740 the trenches and in the discussions of you know. Where should we go with 23 00:02:19.860 --> 00:02:22.539 this? Hey, I wrote this story and I put this story. I 24 00:02:22.699 --> 00:02:30.370 linked it to this story, those conversations. I have really sat on all 25 00:02:30.490 --> 00:02:35.889 of the mask stuff happening, anything happening outside of the two of them, 26 00:02:36.289 --> 00:02:42.409 I have kept secret from them. So the fact that episode twenty five ended 27 00:02:43.090 --> 00:02:47.000 with the story of the humble farmer, I thought was a nice way to 28 00:02:47.360 --> 00:02:51.639 and it was kind of my tribute to them, as my thank you, 29 00:02:51.759 --> 00:02:55.000 of saying thanks for six months of awesomeness. Here's the story you wanted to 30 00:02:55.080 --> 00:03:01.710 hear, and a lot of people have asked me what it means. Who's 31 00:03:01.710 --> 00:03:07.469 the booming voice at the end? Spoilers? I don't fucking know. I 32 00:03:07.629 --> 00:03:14.819 think I know, and that's what's fun for me is I can't say this 33 00:03:15.379 --> 00:03:19.580 is how the story is going, this is where it's going to end. 34 00:03:19.860 --> 00:03:24.419 I know pieces that I want to put into the story, but what Aeriel 35 00:03:24.620 --> 00:03:30.330 and Brett give me is ultimately going to tell the story more so than I 36 00:03:30.449 --> 00:03:37.330 am. So as they write these stories, I have to pick elements out 37 00:03:37.370 --> 00:03:44.599 of each and every story to drive it towards a conclusion. So the premise 38 00:03:44.800 --> 00:03:50.439 behind the humble farmer story was why a humble farmer? It started in episode 39 00:03:50.520 --> 00:03:53.520 one it was the humble farmer and his humble farmers humble wife, and then 40 00:03:53.520 --> 00:03:57.110 there was a slightly Hummer humble farmer towads the wind to go. I back 41 00:03:57.189 --> 00:04:02.830 in that whole deal. So my idea was, what if there's a town 42 00:04:03.469 --> 00:04:13.180 called humility and the residence of humility are humble? So a farmer that lives 43 00:04:13.259 --> 00:04:16.420 in humility is a humble farmer. Makes Sense. It's kind of word play, 44 00:04:16.899 --> 00:04:20.540 Gimmick joke, but you know that's that's the take. So then the 45 00:04:20.660 --> 00:04:29.370 people that move away from hum humility are formerly humble farmers and if you live 46 00:04:29.449 --> 00:04:32.610 outside of town you're slightly less humble farmers. And then I wanted to bring 47 00:04:32.689 --> 00:04:40.399 in the fairy God mother that Ariel has used multiple times where she she's got 48 00:04:40.480 --> 00:04:45.000 an agenda, but we really don't know what the agenda is. So we're 49 00:04:45.000 --> 00:04:50.199 going to have the humble farmer meet up with the fairy godmother and she's going 50 00:04:50.399 --> 00:04:57.029 to give us a mission, a task, because she always does. You 51 00:04:57.149 --> 00:05:00.470 know, the eggplan episode and everything, everything with the Hump, the with 52 00:05:00.629 --> 00:05:04.629 the fairy Godmother, she always put something out there. So in this case 53 00:05:05.389 --> 00:05:13.779 the humble farmer is allegedly selected by the Gods and goddesses that want him to 54 00:05:14.180 --> 00:05:18.500 tell stories and then as a gift, they give him a windigo costume, 55 00:05:18.939 --> 00:05:25.250 which again, I don't know what this story means, but it's the foundation 56 00:05:25.730 --> 00:05:30.769 of future stories. So what I've laid out now is that this humble farmer 57 00:05:30.930 --> 00:05:34.720 needs to write stories, create stories, make them happen. I let that 58 00:05:34.839 --> 00:05:38.519 soak in for a minute. And he's given a wind to go costume to 59 00:05:38.680 --> 00:05:43.839 protect his true self, and then there's a line in there that he wrote 60 00:05:43.879 --> 00:05:47.160 stories, caused play as a wind Togo use the shaggy defense. There you 61 00:05:47.199 --> 00:05:50.709 go. There's your set up for seconds second season and then we'll move for 62 00:05:50.870 --> 00:05:56.149 it from there, whatever it is. So then, as as the episode 63 00:05:56.589 --> 00:06:01.790 progresses, we find out that the humble farmer has recruited others and splinter cells 64 00:06:01.829 --> 00:06:09.860 have come off of his his group that we all know. Yes, it 65 00:06:10.019 --> 00:06:15.060 was completely a religion bash that I did, and because it's, you know, 66 00:06:15.180 --> 00:06:21.129 it's whatever group you're thinking of right now that has a lot of followers 67 00:06:21.290 --> 00:06:27.250 and is based on a foundation of made up stories, that's who I'm talking 68 00:06:27.290 --> 00:06:30.290 about. Yeah, that's a religion bash, organized religion, but the one 69 00:06:30.329 --> 00:06:35.319 I do name check in there is inavertently. Well, I do name check 70 00:06:35.399 --> 00:06:40.920 the Mormon Church. Gritge, Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints, grew up 71 00:06:41.040 --> 00:06:45.199 like that. So I'm allowed. I'm probably not allowed to bash the Mormon 72 00:06:45.240 --> 00:06:48.310 Church, but I and it's not really a bash. It's a hundred percent 73 00:06:48.350 --> 00:06:53.750 true what I said. You know, Joe was a good guy. He 74 00:06:53.870 --> 00:06:57.230 had a shit ton of followers, but you know, the best story ever 75 00:06:57.350 --> 00:07:00.149 came up with was the whole crickets and single thing. Look it up. 76 00:07:00.500 --> 00:07:05.620 So that was that. So up to that point, because I know Brett's 77 00:07:05.660 --> 00:07:11.019 been trying to decipher this and and figure out where to go in season two. 78 00:07:11.339 --> 00:07:13.980 So, Brett, if you're listening right now now, I have told 79 00:07:14.180 --> 00:07:19.050 Brett directly that mask is off limits when he's making stories. Mask is off 80 00:07:19.129 --> 00:07:25.529 limits. He can write whatever he wants, and so I did it in 81 00:07:25.649 --> 00:07:30.279 two parts. There's two parts to this story. There's more of a backstory 82 00:07:30.319 --> 00:07:34.519 for the humble farmer. We know that him and the fairy godmother are working 83 00:07:34.720 --> 00:07:43.639 together to create stories, that he's gaining power, or is he and that 84 00:07:44.040 --> 00:07:47.470 someone has shared this story and knows what's going on, that this person is 85 00:07:47.709 --> 00:07:53.910 becoming this omnipresent being and will soon have more control over the world than the 86 00:07:54.350 --> 00:07:58.110 Gods and goddesses that gave him the gift. That's the button on the end 87 00:07:58.110 --> 00:08:01.339 of the story. I tell the story as the story progresses. I finally 88 00:08:01.459 --> 00:08:07.100 decided to throw a little little nugget in there for anybody that's been listening for 89 00:08:07.180 --> 00:08:11.459 a while, and we did the glitch chat, which is presumably robot chat, 90 00:08:11.660 --> 00:08:16.490 and then someone, through the tail end of the story, is walking 91 00:08:18.970 --> 00:08:24.730 down the hall. The music changes. The music played is the Hello Zep 92 00:08:26.089 --> 00:08:30.040 theme from the movie saw, because this is how I'm seeing this in my 93 00:08:30.160 --> 00:08:37.240 head unfold my original version of humble was going to have a much bigger reveal 94 00:08:37.840 --> 00:08:41.990 and clips throughout the run of the the first six months of the show, 95 00:08:43.149 --> 00:08:48.990 piecing together like laying it out in front of you and saying this was connected 96 00:08:48.070 --> 00:08:50.990 to this and this is connected to this, and we came to this point. 97 00:08:52.549 --> 00:08:58.460 I deleted that file because it was too on the nose. I want 98 00:08:58.820 --> 00:09:03.580 to keep this a guessing game, because it does. It takes the guard 99 00:09:03.580 --> 00:09:09.090 rails down for me personally concocting this world that is mask, because I only 100 00:09:09.250 --> 00:09:15.250 have ninety seconds a week to tell the story of the of mask. Ariel 101 00:09:15.450 --> 00:09:18.929 and Brett and, to a lesser degree, myself have, you know, 102 00:09:20.090 --> 00:09:26.639 a half an hour to craft the world of DTF, but as far as 103 00:09:26.759 --> 00:09:31.279 mask gooes I get ninety two little nuggets. So in this particular episode, 104 00:09:31.320 --> 00:09:35.840 even though you think this whole thing is about the humble farmer, if you 105 00:09:35.000 --> 00:09:39.269 time it out with a stop watch it's not in a row, but there 106 00:09:39.389 --> 00:09:43.470 is exactly ninety seconds of humble at the end, the story of the end, 107 00:09:43.789 --> 00:09:48.789 that are directly related to the mask storyline. Everything else is DTF universe. 108 00:09:48.149 --> 00:09:52.549 I'm not going to tell you what ninety seconds that is, but there's 109 00:09:52.590 --> 00:09:58.139 exactly exactly ninety seconds of that episode that is telling the story of mask and 110 00:09:58.220 --> 00:10:01.100 I intertwined it with the humble story. See, and you guys thought I 111 00:10:01.139 --> 00:10:07.809 was dumb this whole time. Fuck you. So it's integrated in and I 112 00:10:07.929 --> 00:10:11.769 will give you a piece of it. It deals with the footsteps, the 113 00:10:11.929 --> 00:10:20.370 computer activating and Chad, quote unquote, being shut down. One last joke 114 00:10:20.490 --> 00:10:24.879 beat in there is when it shuts down. It is a new female voice, 115 00:10:24.960 --> 00:10:30.159 not Jessica Johnson. That says initiating shutdown sequence. Thank you for choosing 116 00:10:30.279 --> 00:10:35.990 wet suit enterprises, which is the maker of the Human Waste Chili maker. 117 00:10:35.190 --> 00:10:39.870 So wet suit enterprises checks in at the end. I shut down and we 118 00:10:39.990 --> 00:10:43.029 hear a booming voice that says but that, my friends, is another story 119 00:10:43.389 --> 00:10:50.379 for another time. Setting up the cliffhanger ending moving forward. So now go 120 00:10:50.580 --> 00:10:56.580 back and re listen to the end of humble and see if you can figure 121 00:10:56.580 --> 00:11:01.379 out where this season is headed. You will never guess because I pretty much 122 00:11:01.460 --> 00:11:07.570 don't know. kind of know, but pretty much it all comes down to 123 00:11:07.009 --> 00:11:11.169 these two cats. I do the show with whatever they throw out there is 124 00:11:11.289 --> 00:11:16.889 what I got to run with. So season two, what's happening? I 125 00:11:16.929 --> 00:11:20.639 don't know, man, get a tune in and find out. More Dr 126 00:11:20.879 --> 00:11:24.919 Callahan, more characters coming, more Dana? Yes, don't worry, Dana's 127 00:11:24.960 --> 00:11:31.440 coming back and hopefully a bigger brighter, beautiful world inside of DTF. So 128 00:11:31.600 --> 00:11:35.710 tune in because big things are coming. Remember, Instagram is where you can 129 00:11:35.750 --> 00:11:39.190 find as DTF stories. Link is in the bio there if you don't want 130 00:11:39.190 --> 00:11:41.909 to go to our website, but you can go to our website to it's 131 00:11:41.950 --> 00:11:48.539 DTF storiescom'or DTF stories. We are DTF stories. Are You DTF? 132 00:11:48.019 --> 00:11:52.700 Yes, you are. So I hope you enjoyed the first five parts of 133 00:11:52.860 --> 00:11:56.620 behind the mask. I will be back with more of this in the future. 134 00:11:56.100 --> 00:12:01.529 This will probably be how we fill the void in between seasons. So 135 00:12:03.009 --> 00:12:05.850 new season coming next week. Can't wait for you guys to hear it. 136 00:12:05.929 --> 00:12:11.129 It's going to be awesome and you guys are dope for keeping coming back so 137 00:12:11.769 --> 00:12:16.440 awesome. Thank you so much for listening again. I'm sure Ariel and Brett 138 00:12:16.440 --> 00:12:22.120 are throughout that you're listening to but it's been a rough run and I'm still 139 00:12:22.200 --> 00:12:26.519 here and I'm glad you're still here with me. So see you guys in 140 00:12:26.559 --> 00:12:31.669 the discord see on the gram. Don't forget to reach out. Send us 141 00:12:31.669 --> 00:12:35.230 a voicemail message on our website. DT Have Storiescom and we'll talk to you 142 00:12:35.350 --> 00:12:39.750 next time. I hope you had a good I hope you enjoyed chapter one. 143 00:12:39.110 --> 00:12:41.710 Chapter Two's coming soon. Thanks for listening. Guys,