Thursday, March 8, 2012

So, Todd is a Weaver

I tend to fangirl over things that have small (if not nonexistent) fanbases, and/or which my real-world friends don't even know exist and are resistant to learn about. This makes it very frustrating when I hit upon fanon revelations and want to share them.

Then I remember that I have a blog, and what else is a blog for if not for bringing pointless shit to the attention of whoever happens to stumble across it?

Anyway, today's topic concerns the That Guy With The Glasses site, specifically one reviewer known as 'Todd in the Shadows'. He does mainly pop-music reviews and other music-related things. His shtick is that, unlike other reviewers who actually, you know, face the camera, he sits perpendicular and keeps his face entirely in shadow. He also plays the keyboard. When forced in front of a camera elsewhere, like in the various crossovers, he wears a mask that hides the top half of his face, including his eyes. He usually wears a hoodie with the hood up.

Now, recently, I began reminiscing about the LucasArts game 'Loom'. It was a pretty great game, all around, though I didn't really like the ending -- kind of a downer. Anyhow, it's been awhile since I've played, but I remember a lot of it very clearly. I remember that the main character is a kid called Bobbin Threadbare, a member of a group (a 'guild') called the Weavers. They all wear hoods that, other than their eyes, obscure their faces entirely. This is a good thing because, as we later find out, seeing a Weaver's face apparently kills you. Painfully. Bobbin carries a staff that allows him to cast magic spells that consist of particular four-note arrangements.

Wait a moment. Constantly obscured face? Hood? Works with music?

But wait! The Weavers show their eyes and not the rest of their faces, and in public Todd only hides the top half of his face, including his eyes, right?

Well, that's another thing. See, if you search up some of the close-up shots of the Weavers, you do see their eyes -- and see that they have blue sclera. Naturally, this would tend to stand out. For whatever reason, Todd is trying to hide his Weaver identity, and those blue-tinted whites would be a dead giveaway.

As for showing the bottom half of his face, well, that's just to throw us off the trail. He somehow discovered that the nose down doesn't kill people, and so to further confuse his enemies, left them uncovered.

It's a tenuous connection, to be sure. Further investigation, however hazardous, will be necessary before a definite conclusion can be made. For the time being, though...

I'm on to you, Todd. 

Update: As of To Boldly Flee, Todd's unmasked face was exposed to both Obscurus Lupa and the borg'd-up Nostalgia Chick. While Lupa exhibited no ill effects, the Chick exhibited a strong negative reaction that caused her to un-borg. Despite this reaction, since neither of them died, this would seem to negate the Weaver theory.

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