Pirates Solve Bandersnatch Conundrum, Ensure a Future for Pirated Interactive Media

Andrew Anglin
Daily Stormer
January 18, 2019

Disclaimer: I am not advocating for piracy or the violation of any other laws, and you should check your country’s laws with regards to matters before you engage in any activities. Also, if you do pirate entertainment media in America without using a VPN, your internet provider will send you a threatening letter. 

The pirate community is great. They ensure that Jews cannot trick you into paying money for kiked entertainment by providing it all for free. That way you can peruse at your own leisure, download anything you want and view it free of charge.

Furthermore, information wants to be free and so on and so forth.

The release of Netflix’s “Bandersnatch,” which is a “Choose Your Own Adventure” style interactive video where you are able to direct the character, allegedly presented some kind of a challenge to the pirate community.

On January 3rd, the gaysite Mashable mocked pirates for not being able to successfully work out how to watch the show, which on Netflix relied on proprietary software.

People were saying that producing media in this format might be a way to “combat pirating.”

By January 8th, the problem had been solved by joric from Reddit, who put together the pirated video file with an HTML file and two Javascript files that allowed you to watch the show and interact with it using your keyboard and mouse.

This ensures that any further releases of this kind of media will be easily and quickly pirated in a format which is usable by the viewer.

Bandersnatch was presented as a “Netflix Christmas present,” and was basically just a proof of concept for this type of media, which I assume they are going to start doing more of.

I enjoyed it. It was as good as any Black Mirror episode. Great music. If you’re used to watching that show, you can ignore the fact that in 1980, there is a Paki running a British computer game company. The Pacman conspiracy was pretty good. We probably all have felt at some point in our lives that our entire lives are part of a government mind control experiment. This fear appears to be embedded in the fabric of our society, and is picked up on by anyone with an IQ above a certain threshold.

Unraveling the mystery of that through a series of deaths and rewinds was enjoyable.

I doubt that the “choose your own adventure” method of media will catch on too much though. Outside of science fiction, it is hard to imagine when this concept would be useful. And Black Mirror pretty much exploited the entire fourth wall-breaker narrative, meaning that can’t really be done again.

Also, Netflix is getting sued by the owners of “Choose Your Own Adventure” the books. I don’t know how that will affect the further production of such productions.

But if any of it is done again, it will be pirated successfully.