When everybody (sic) was talking about TV Death Squad, the 8 bit kidd (not to be mistaken by the 8 bit kidd) was putting other people’s songs on his Myspace. Judging from this 8bc-thread, it has been music by Shirobon, Uoki-Toki, Unicorn Kid, and Stalecupcakes. His first Myspace was deleted rather quickly, but he put another one up just as quickly. This one has been up for a month or so – and it seems it will stay online. Oh well.
A few days ago I received an e-mail from an anonymous person who had been chatting with him, to try and figure out why he did what he did. I rather enjoyed reading it, so I thought I would post it here aswell. My summary for the lazy: he’s had his own music plagiarized and now he wants to troll 8bc and pass the account to his friends that will keep on doing it. And now, enter chatlog!
[01:34:25] <me> yo
[01:36:56] <him> /b/tard?
[01:37:02] <me> no
[01:37:19] <me> I’m some guy from 8bc
[01:37:34] <him> yus?
[01:38:06] <me> well, the shitstorm over you quieted a bit, and I thought I’d ask you some questions
[01:38:15] <him> you guys are the easiest to troll, thanks for teh massive amounts of Lulz.
[01:38:31] <him> buttt, ask away.
[01:38:38] <me> that’s what I wanted to ask about actually
[01:39:00] <him> proceed my good sir.
[01:39:06] <me> well, I don’t understand how this is trolling
[01:39:24] <me> when I troll people, I get them worked up over nothing
[01:39:35] <me> make them look silly
[01:39:50] <me> but don’t give them an actual cause
[01:39:58] <him> ah yes, but obv troll is obv.
[01:39:59] <me> see what I mean?
[01:40:17] <me> was that your intention all along?
[01:40:35] <me> we’re trying to figure out why people keep nicking stuff from us
[01:41:11] <him> I did it for the lulz. which I’ve gotten plenty of. thank the 8bc for me.
[01:41:11] <me> I don’t get it, personaly
[01:41:35] <me> well, is there any need now to keep the tracks up?
[01:42:09] <me> you seem to have gone under the radar, so why keep them
[01:42:32] <me> doesn’t do much for trolling now
[01:43:16] <him> yes, i’m handing the myspace off for a fellow troll to have. just start using a friend adder to add 8bit artist and watch the shitstorm ensue.
[01:43:39] <me> hmm
[01:43:52] <me> you have another music project, *******, right?
[01:44:03] <him> indeed.
[01:44:14] <me> is that also a troll account?
[01:44:47] <him> haven’t messed with it since my good laptop got fucked up. and nah that’s a legit project
[01:45:22] <me> soooo, you wouldn’t mind if took those songs and put them up as my own, right? :P
[01:45:38] <him> they suck, go ahead. rofl
[01:45:46] <me> heh
[01:46:29] <me> well, I got an answer, but I’m not sure if I got an answer
[01:46:47] <him> I don’t follow.
[01:47:01] <me> I mean, I put hours, sometimes days and weeks into my tracks
[01:47:25] <me> you didn’t nick any of me, but it happened to me once
[01:48:02] <me> I think my conscience would kill me if I did anything like that
[01:48:16] <him> as do I with my music me and my friend produce which is why I stopped uploading it. the Internet is a fierce plays for competition which ussually leads to stealing
[01:48:32] <him> trolls don’t have a consciense.
[01:49:05] <me> yeah, but you’d hate it if anyone would troll you the same way, wouldn’t you?
[01:49:44] <me> I’m trying to figure out if it’s just like… I dunno, nicking pylons from the street or a calculated thing
[01:49:46] <him> I wouldn’t give the troll the satisfaction he craves.
[01:51:05] <me> well, what would you do? let him go on, and let him get praise (you got some good comments on your myspace) you know is yours by right?
[01:51:57] <me> I know from experience that feels really shitty
[01:52:05] <him> or work to get it deleted and not just complain.
[01:52:37] <me> we got yours deleted, and you put up a new page within minutes.. doesn’t seem to work
[01:53:28] <him> I don’t give up that easy, launch an attack againt the personal, hack the aim. I gave you guys plenty of info to take me down so it was actually fair and nothing
[01:53:46] <him> shows how strong your community RLY is.
[01:54:09] <me> oh come on
[01:54:19] <me> that’s not what I’m getting at
[01:54:30] <him> then what are you getting at?
[01:54:39] <me> what I don’t get is how, as a musician yourself, you can punch an artist like that
[01:55:22] <him> like I said, for the lulz.
[01:55:55] <me> where’s the lulz in that? getting people angry isn’t very hard
[01:56:24] <him> ahah, obv.
[01:56:27] <me> is it because you know you can get away with it? I mean, nobody is likely going to file a lawsuit or something
[01:57:15] <me> would you pull that with the likes of, say, sabrepulse?
[01:57:52] <him> too easily detected, obv troll is obv.
[01:58:30] <me> well, you know his opinion on music theft, don’t you?
[01:59:15] <me> (and btw, shouldn’t be trolling be easily detected anyways?)
[01:59:44] <me> and shirobon isn’t a nobody either
[02:00:02] <him> if it’s obv you’re a troll people will disregard you. yeah but idgaf about that one haha
[02:00:25] <him> gotta have at least one people would recognize and investigate.
[02:00:44] <me> you dont give a fuck about sabrepulse’s opinion?
[..chipflip note: 4 minute delay..]
[02:04:02] <him> I’m not down for an ethics lesson good sir, I am done here.
[02:04:16] <me> well, fair enough
[02:04:27] <me> thanks for the answers, such as they are
[02:04:43] <him> least I could do.
[02:05:21] <him> goodluck on your music, I might consider taking down the page due to you confronting me in an actually respectable matter.
[02:05:45] <me> thank you for that, too
[02:06:07] <me> I feel that actually talking is often more effective than screaming
[02:06:47] <him> indeed.
After a few days I received another chat-log, and this time mr.Anonymous wanted to ask why he chose 8-bit music and not some other music.
[21:48:30] <me> hey, I forgot to ask you a question last time. may I?
[21:48:41] <him> Sure, why not?
[21:49:17] <me> well, I was wondering if there was any special reason you picked 8bit (as a style).
[21:49:50] <him> i personally love the 8bit musice, i’m actually waiting for a LSDJ i got off ebay to come in the mail.
[21:49:58] <me> oh
[21:50:05] <me> I didn’t expect that
[21:50:08] <him> once that gets here im handing off the page to my /b/ros so i can start on my music.
[21:50:32] <him> Expect the unexpected.
[21:50:44] <me> why would you pick a style of music for trolling you like and not… screamo or something?
[21:50:55] <him> I also enjoy screamo.
[21:51:01] <him> harder to troll though.
[21:51:01] <me> haha oops sorry
[21:51:13] <him> i enjoy pretty much all music, besides country and the sort.
[21:51:43] <him> i mainly listen to 8bit/chiptune and hardcore/grindcore music.
[21:52:08] <me> so why pick it as a target? isn’t that paradox?
[21:52:38] <him> A bit, but because i know alot about it and how easy it was to obtain and impersonate with the music, i chose it.
[21:52:52] <me> ah, I see
[21:53:19] <me> you put up a new track, I noticed
[21:53:50] <him> Indeed, a track i had on my ipod for awhile that i wanted for my personal page.
[21:55:04] <me> It’s ******** by ********. Hope to revive the troll-roll?
[21:55:39] <him> i don’t that sceney weenie will notice.
[21:55:52] <him> so it was more for personal use than that of trolling.
[21:56:02] <him> I enjoy his music, but not him.
[21:58:06] <me> thanks for the answers again
[21:58:14] <him> Anytime.
[21:58:23] <me> see ya