COMECLOSER is the twentieth episode of TribeTwelve, and the 20th video of season 1. It was uploaded on March 16th, 2011.
[Note: Given that this is a "Collective" video, there are no spoken words to transcribe; below is the text that appears in the video in chronological order.]
[Scribbles appear in the center of the screen. They form into a cross shape, which becomes the intersecting eyes symbol. In place of the circle in the center of the symbol, an eyeball appears, looking around.]
[A shot of a sign (most likely in Victor Park) appears. The sign reads "Start! Walking Path". Then cut to a shot of the boardwalk in Victor Park. Cut to a video of the observation tower. The camera points to the top of the tower.]
YOU ARE CLOSE
[Tentacles appear at the top of the tower, flailing. The camera pans down, and the screen turns black.]
BUT YOU MUST COME CLOSER
[A sped-up video of someone walking along the boardwalk. Whoever is filming reaches the end of the boardwalk and appears to plunge into the lake.]
WE ARE STILL IN CONTROL
[Cut to a video of what appears to be a marionette's control bar. Then cut to a video of a hand, with the intersecting eyes symbol on its palm. The hand's fingers are moving.]
[A video of the tops of some trees.]
YOU ARE CORRUPTED
[A video of what appears to be bacteria in a petri dish fades in, then cut to a video of some sort of mechanism.]
[He walks inside Noah's house. Fade to a video of a printer.]
YOU CAN NOT ESCAPE US
[The printer prints out several sheets of paper; The first few are pieces of the intersecting eyes symbol, adding shapes with each sheet, until the printer starts repeatedly printing the intersecting eyes symbol. For an instant, a shot of the observation tower's staircase is shown.]
YOU CAN NOT STOP US
[In the background, two windows of code are shown. For an instant, a communications tower is shown.]
WE WILL NEVER TIRE
WE WILL NEVER SLEEP
WE WILL NEVER REST
WE WILL NEVER STOP
[The word "TIRE" changes to "SLEEP", "REST", and then "STOP", with each consecutive word growing larger. For an instant, a spider's web is shown. The Observer appears. He bows his head and removes his glasses. When he sits up, his face is replaced with one large eyeball. Fade to a video of someone walking along a wooden pathway in Victor Park. The camera is pointed at the ground. Fade to YouTube's video upload interface. The title of the video being uploaded is "THETRUTHISALIE". Every frame of the video appears to be the intersecting eyes symbol.]
WE ARE ALWAYS ONE STEP AHEAD
THE BOARDWALK AWAITS
[The shot of the boardwalk in Victor Park is shown again. The man who was standing in front of Noah's house walks out onto the path, his face still scratched out. Fade to a shot of a sign in Victor Park that reads "TRAIL OPEN". For an instant, several images are shown. One is of a trail in Victor Park. One is of the staircase at the observation tower. Cut to another video of what appears to be Milo wandering around Noah's house in "Submission 3". Milo opens a drawer.]
[The word "COMPLY" fades in multiple times underneath "YOU MUST".]
[A video of someone's legs, presumably Noah's. Someone pulls the person off-screen.]
WE WILL TAKE YOU AGAIN
[A video of Noah's face while he sleeps. Noah wakes up and looks around. His eyes roll back into his head. His mouth opens and shadows begin to cover him. Tentacles appear in the background.]
HOLD YOUR BREATH
[The O's have dots inside them. The Observer appears, sitting up and revealing his nightmarish face. He is smiling, and his reflective glasses have pupils. Cut to black, the video ending.]
- It was found on the Unfiction Forums that if the video's audio was reversed and sped up by a radio factor of 20%, it is a clip with some very relevant lyrics from Frank Zappa's song "I'm The Slime":
"With the stuff that I say
I'm the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I'm the slime oozin' out
From your TV set
You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help
no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold"
The audio clip can be found here.
- The scrambled text in the Youtube video's title is a reference to "ZALGO", an internet meme about an otherworldly entity that represents corruption and chaos in the world. This goes along with the Observer's claim that Noah is "corrupted". A similar theme is shown in the Vine titles.
- "WE WILL TAKE YOU AGAIN" refers to "Thanksgiving Footage: Day 2", where Noah is pulled out of bed. In that video, Noah appeared to have been under the control of the Observer, suggesting that "take" means that the Observer wants to control Noah.
- The hand with the intersecting eyes symbol is Noah's. Noah posted a Twitpic after uploading "Nature Trail Visit", showing that the intersecting eyes symbol was drawn on his palm.
- Some of the fast images at around 2:30 also appear in the "Fortunes" video.