>And if the whole world is crashing down>Fall through space, out of mind with me>Where the emptiness we leave behind on warm air rising>Blows all the shadows far away>The falling of the whole empire, it's here to hold you>Rolling out and haunted till it sinksWho else enjoying some chill apocalyptic grooves while the world is crashing down?Previous thread: >>3439369
Also, Aries anticipation thread. Releasing in just over a week, on April 9th.
I hope Aries will be great like the previous 2 songs. I already love the preview, please don't disappoint
>>3443109I’m excited over seeing this plot thread continue to build. I can’t tell by the image if it’s a confrontation or if tension is continuing to rise, and I’d prefer the latter. Also noodle showing interest in actually protecting murdoc from getting his shit kicked in is nice. I do hope we get to hear from 2D at some point though just so I can be reassured that the song journal that came with the now now is canon.
>>3443102Murdoc is exclusively little spoon
truly hoping that in the next episode we'll see 2d and murdoc directly interact so we at least get a hint of how things are between them
>>3443151I desperately need this. we haven’t seen any of the band members interact since humility, the single cover is promising though.
Shit didn't realize that my pic is already posted. But anyway, Gorillaz finally gave us update about Aries and they made a Facebook fan group
>>3443312>FacebookI take it Tik Tok didn't fare well?
>>3443400I would take Facebook over Tik Tok any day
>>3443400Facebook is lame but Tik Tok is far worse. There's not much you can do with making videos with optional song on the background for 1 minute. Hence why they haven't even made Murdoc's bio there
Gorillaz-Unofficial put out a fanzine today that contains interviews with both Jamie Hewlett and Cass Browne. I don't think it contains any huge new narrative revelations the way the other Cass interview did, but it's still an interesting read.You can find it here: https://issuu.com/gorillazunofficialfanzine/docs/gorillaz_unofficial_fanzine_3_plastic_beach_10th_a
>>3443622That's such an interesting read. Shame about the Rhinestone Eyes cancellation though. He still seems very mad about that which is understandable. Really hoped that the future project after Song Machine have enough funding
>>3443622so apparently the rumoured big project is not Song Machine but something afterwards that is even bigger. i don't know what to expect but i stand by the idea of a comic book starting all the way from phase 0
I would love for that to be the case, but I think a comic is too pedestrian for them now. They're always looking for ways to outdo themselves technologically with holograms and AR and the like, so to them a comic would probably feel like a step backwards. I'm guessing they're planning something with Netflix, since Jamie has been singing it's praises and there have been rumors of that nature for over a year now. Maybe it will be a series of animated shorts. Probably with a 2-D rigged animation style to keep a tight budget. A mockumentary-esque show with animation on top of live action footage and the comedic stylings of Spinal Tap or What We Do In The Shadows would be glorious, but I'm probably asking for too much there.
>>3443685You're pushing all the right buttons anon, I would kill for something like this.
>>3443622>Confirmation there's a vast amount of unseen, fully fledged written material that's been shelved and preserved over the years>Will most likely remain out of reach forever That combined with the knowledge that Cass will never return to Gorillaz is pure suicide fuel
>>3443715this is such a wholesome scene. i'd love to see stuff like this, maybe in their next project.
>>3443685If Netflix existed when Gorillaz were at their peak they probably already got a movie. Damn>>3443715On the bright side Jamie and Damon is close again
not only that, but jamie has also learned to not be too ambitious with the videos, so hopefully this time there won't be any "budget issues". i personally am okay with the simple-mixing-with-live-action approach but i can see why so many people would prefer something like their demon days videos.
>>3443715>Very Good! 10/10What else really needs to be said about that?>>3443728>On the bright side Jamie and Damon is close againJamie also seems to be repping sea sides for us.
>>3443734It's understandable at least. Gorillaz is all independent now they don't have the fund to make as many all-animated MVs as they used to
>>3443728Adult swim existed and they did mighty boosh and loiter squad, plus they’ve got ties to warner already. Idk why it didn’t happen aside from Jamie and Damon being absolute divas, really over entitled.
>>3444064Adult Swim's show at 2005 was low budget stuff (even though I love them), they didn't have the fund to make a whole ass movie. Their biggest property, PPG, also tanked at the box office at the rime so I doubt they had the balls to fund an animated movie for adults. Also might be wrong but didn't Warner acquire Gorillaz after Plastic Beach?
if warner still owns gorillaz maybe something with adult swim could happen, but i highly doubt it. it'll most likely be netflix
desu i just want more character-driven stories. huge lore themed things like plastic beach just put plot at the forefront. luckily plastic beach itself was almost entirely murdoc but it would have been much nicer if 2d interacted with him more.
I was so wrong to assume that a Facebook group would be any better than TikTok
>>3444206Jamie often makes empty promises so this probably won't happen at all>>3444237What happened?
>>3444247Apparently the Facebook group has become mostly fetish art, nsfw and nazi stuff. When will they understand they don't need any other social media accounts...
>>3444255Fucking kek. Also I think parts of the fandom is burning because Glow deactivated or something. This thread is pretty much the only comfy part of the fandom right now
>>3444261God bless this thread, there's drama on instagram too apparently
I want to bully, abuse, and gaslight 2D till he thinks he's worthless without me and begs for my attention and love even though I beat him mercilessly!
>>3444309>ywn beat up 2D till he's a sobbing heap on the floor>ywn spit on him and then turn around to leave >ywn feel a sudden tug on your leg >ywn look down to see 2D pathetically pinching onto the cloth of your pants, tearfully apologizing and begging you not to go>ywn roughly kick his hand away and lunge at him, pushing him against the ground with one hand on his neck, the other reaching down to palm between his legs, noting that he's hard as a rock >ywn hear 2D squeal in shock, limply gripping at your hand around his neck, pleading for you to stop>ywn mock him for being such a deviant slut that he gets wet over being abused and choked, laughing as he tries to shake his head in denial>ywn turn him onto his stomach and pull his pants down, roughly pulling the skinny thing back to you by his legs as he tries to crawl away>ywn part his cheeks and smirk to see he's still full of your seed from when you fucked him earlier in the day>ywn teasingly rub the head of your cock against his hole, about to plunge in to the hilt without any further prep, until you hear 2D weakly mumble "p-please, anon...I-I want to be able to hold you...">ywn smack his ass for being such a demanding little whore, noting his pleasured moan in response, before saying "admit how much you enjoy this first and I'll consider it, pet">ywn yank him up roughly by his soft blue hair after a few moments of silence, pressing the head of your cock into him at the same time, growling out "say it, pet, or I'll be putting my entire fist in you after I'm done">ywn hear him scream "y-yes, anon, I love it!! I love you so much, please do whatever you want to me, I'm yours and only yours!! J-just...please...let me hold you?">ywn turn 2D around onto his back, pulling up and spreading his long beautiful legs, before roughly fucking into him>ywn feel his slim arms wrap around you as he happily moans "I love you, I love you, I love you" over and over againWhy even live
new machine bitez!! we'll either get the new episode today or one more machine bitez + the song in 3 days.
>>3444312Please never disappear again from Gorillaz /cm/ thread anon>>3444422I was surprised that they talked about Murdoc crying in Desole, I thought it was just gonna be a one-time thing but seems like they went along with it. Gorillaz's PR manager is a disaster but I'm happy with Machine Bitez and Song Machine itself
>Feeling better now Murdoc? I haven't heard you crying for a few hourswhat has humanity done for such a sweetheart to exist?
>>3444206I wish p3 had given us a smidge of character content outside of Murdoc. Think of all the speculation fuel fandom got out of PB that was never explicitly embedded in the narrative if even present to begin with. Gorillaz in general never really fully delves into relationship depth despite overflowing with potential, sadly having nothing but subtext to go by just ends up feeling like headcanon at the end of the day.
>>3444544Especially since Jamie's interview explicitly confirmed that Murdoc doesn't really care about Noodle at all.
>>3444574Cass begs to disagree, but I guess one can't help but wonder to what extent word of god differs from ours still.>Okay, uh, I'd like to, uh, I'd to send out some, uh, very late Birthday wishes to a special little girl. A special girl who turned 19 last Halloween. Our very own, Noodle. Ahh Noodle, I do hope she's okay. I-I-I-I haven't seen her since the, uh, El Manana video. Oh, what a cock out that was. 50 grand of floating island crashing and burning. Noodle's on there. She, she was meant to parachute off. I-I think she did, but, well, you never know. The thing was- the thing was, shot down by these copters that tailed us down to the shoot. Same guys I'm running from now, yeah. The black clouds! So, (clears throat) y'know, maybe Noodle's no more... I managed to, uh, scrap up some bits and pieces and, uh, kinda put something new together. But, awwah, it's not the same really... Still! Great video! Happy birthday Noodle where ever you are.
I'm not in the Facebook group but heard that Murdoc and 2D are the new mods and I find it oddly endearing>>3444574Did Jamie really said that?
>>3444597>I think they all thought she was gone, never to return, and Murdoc built the Cyborg to replace her in the band. Murdoc was in control of Cyborg and could do whatever he wanted. It was Cyborg who helped build Plastic Beach. God, you're asking some difficult questions here aren't you mate? Trying to go through my addled brain to remember what happened ten years ago! But yeah, Noodle was always the one who got in his way with the band, so I think Murdoc was quite pleased that Noodle was possibly no more. But then of course, Noodle wasn't dead and came back traveling on Russel's bald head throughout the oceans.Is what he said.
>>3444574I think he meant he thought murdoc would have been pleased then. I don’t think people are properly acknowledging how cass explicitly said that Jamie wrote the music videos with their own narratives independently from him and cass wrote stories after the fact. I’m seeing too many people acting like Jamie retconned rise of the ogre when in reality Cass retconned el manana. Meanwhile, just last month we got a video released featuring murdoc crying over being left behind and 2 years ago we had The Now Now which made 2D having any strong feelings besides hate towards Murdoc canon. I think Jamie’s interpretation is a lot more human than Cass’s, I appreciate how invested Cass was but he made murdoc such a woobie and a god at the same time, and even while his murdoc cared about noodle he didn’t seem to care about anyone else. I’m not buying that Jamie believes Murdoc still doesn’t care for noodle when this interview was the first indication of that, ever since the Gorillaz returned we only ever heard Murdoc singing her praises.
>>3444607Only Jamie isn't writing for Gorillaz right now any more than he was when Cass was in the band. Cass didn't retcon El Mañana, he rationalized its existence. Murdoc isn't any more responsible for the windmill getting shot down wether it's Cass or Jamie's vision until stated otherwise, but they do differ in regards to what Murdoc's feelings over losing Noodle would've been. I personally think it makes more sense for Murdoc to praise Noodle now having an earlier precedent for his admiration than to decide he started caring later down the line.
>>3444607>he made murdoc such a woobieWhat the fuck? You've been reading way too much fanfiction, anon. Cass's Murdoc was not a woobie by any stretch of the imagination. Having emotional depth is not the same thing. He was possibly a more sympathetic character than Jamie had imagined, but he was also portrayed as having burst out laughing after running over 2D, would throttled or hit 2D at the drop of a hat, committed fraud at whore houses, and threw his band mates under the bus whenever possible. Cass consistently framed Murdoc as the orchestrator of his own misfortune by driving everyone away and reneging on deals. The only reason we have to feel sorry for Murdoc is his shitty childhood, but RotO even makes a parallel between him and his father, implying that he's become the same. That's a multi-dimensional character, not a punching bag that exists solely to garner sympathy from the audience.2D, on the other hand, is the king of all woobies. And the only time he wasn't is when Cass was writing him. I consider that to be a good thing.
>>3444631Based anon. Cass compared Murdoc's character to the protagonist in Patrick Süskind's Perfume in the GU zine interview. I haven't read the novel, but for what I've understood from summaries I imagine it's got something to do with the character's ambition. It's interesting how consistenly he's conceptualized Murdoc's psyche even to this day.
>>3444544>>3444574Whereas it seems Jamie is good at establishing a character's baseline, I think he completely fails at elaborating on them beyond the utmost surface level, likely out of his own disinterest for such a thing. You could probably craft some interesting narratives out of Get The Freebies if you tried, too. Gives his part work it makes sense this would be more Cass' department.
>>3444624Except, of course, when Cass retconned El Manana from “noodle escaped” to “noodle escaped but actually she’s in hell now so basically resolving it was completely pointless”, whereas Jamie’s viewpoint as evidenced from the G-U interview seems to be a more straightforward “noodle didn’t escape, but she survived, barely”.
>>3444677She was not deliberately targeted by Murdoc but rather shot down by the random choppers seen in the video, which is the point I'm making when I say nothing was retconned other than Murdoc maybe being happy it happened and the choppers becoming plot relevant. On the other hand, ''Noodle escaped(the crash) but was wound up in hell'' vs ''Noodle didn't escape but survived'' is escentially the same sentiment reworded a bit.
Reading this whole discussion made me realize how Jamie himself can't remember most of what has been written for the characters. Reminds me of that time he said that Gorillaz wasn't about/don't do drugs/alcohol/etc when CN asked for Ace to not be involved. I think that his point then was that Gorillaz was not about just that, but a lot of people took it as him dismissing the obvious "NSFW" behaviour the characters have. Knowing him though, i'm sure he just forgot about the clip of Murdoc snorting cocaine kek
>>3444677Oh I see, you’re glow or that other dude that obsesses over his waifu noodle. I didn’t mean to trigger you, sperg. Get help
>>3444724At least upload an image, anon. This is nice board.
>>3444724No it's not Glow, that anon is pretty calm while Glow is really passive aggressive. That being said, I think Glow's obsession for Noodle is really unhealthy and I wish their artist friends would stop supporting their childish behaviour. I'd rather see more coomer Noodlefags thread on /co/ than reading another one of their complains about how Jamie is obsessed with hurting Noodle
shit, has it leaked???
>>3444841I want to listen to the leak but at the same time the song is officially released tomorrow and I don't want to ruin the surprise
>>3444851More like after tomorrow anon.
>>3444856Forgot that it's still April 7th in some places when I posted that, kek
Am I crazy, or are there a lot of parallels between Ike & Tina Turner and Murdoc & 2D?
>>3444841There is no way Murdoc hasn't fondled or taken advantage of 2D after drugging him at some point. Prove me wrong.
>Murdoc is riding the bike with 2DOh shit
>>3444973jesus christ, i let out a monkey noise. god i love them
Murdoc is strangely hot in this
>>3444975it's his forehead and eyebrows. jamie should draw him like that more often
>>3444978There's the yakuza one, but he looks really fucking old in that. Then again>phase 4
>>3444984kek, i personally pretend phase 4 art did not existor the whole phase itself.
>>3444973laughing at how murdoc refuses to hold onto 2d, yet the image still looks so gay
>>3445028I hope he gets very touchy feely before stabbing him
>Ed predicted the future
>>3445109Gorillaz' lead scriptwriter since Humanz
i know plenty hate on kevin, but 2d sounded so adorable at the end of the newest video. he's too cute fellas
Will 2d ever catch a break?
To be honest, kinda disappointed that we already seen all the animation in the trailer, but they probably have very little budget. I just hope Episode 4 continues the plot>>3445186Agreed, that clip is the closest thing to Nelson's 2D we will ever get
>>3445198i'm not very hopeful for continuing the plot too much, it's probably gonna be dragged out but i'm at least glad they give us more context in other ways like on twitter. after all the project is independent now so despite it being disappointing i can't complain that their videos aren't as good as back then.also, he looks handsome.
>>3445202Same, Jamie is definitely trying his best to make good videos with very little crew and budget, not to mention that he made all the keyframes by himself. His artstyle is also really hard to animate while in Phase 1-3 Robert Valley helped a lot to simplify his art. As long as the songs are good I'm fine with the lack of plot.The interviews are sometimes still painful to read though
on that note though, it's a bit frustrating that the majority of the fandom complains every time. i agree that we are not being nearly fed as much as we should but the project has taken a completely different direction (especially after the cursed events throughout phase 3, it was an eventual downfall for gorillaz as a whole) + the fact that they are not nearly as popular as they used to be doesn't really help. i was going to bring up the fact that they are also just a band and not a cartoon show but that's a kind of a dumb argument kek
>>3445202Hes so fucking cute.also>didnt see Murdoc actually stabbing 2D Pointless
Apparently Murdoc and 2D are now missing.>somewhere out there Murdoc is raping a comatose 2D as we speak
>>3445294According to a press release and a cryptic reply on instagram from Jamie, the needle had truth serum in it. I guess that they’ve realized how bad their handling the whole “dubunks thing” with how many people can’t tell truth from a lie, so russel is supposed to be online Thursday double-debunking everything murdoc says.
>>3445300So debunked times two. Couldn't they have contextualized this drama by dropping hints of conflict during interviews? At least TNN had something established at the beginning.
>>3445300>the needle had truth serum in it.For what purpose? When the fuck was it established 2D is hiding something?
>>3445389Today, I guess. With this in mind and murdoc still crying in the machine bite today I feel a little bit better about the chances of them actually doing something with this.
>>3445202I haven't been very attracted to 2D in a year but this pic makes that all go awayhe looks like he could fuck my fat twink ass and I'd say thanks
oh no my crush is coming back
>>3445437Shame on you for ever suppressing that crush
>>3445436You got it backwards anon
>>3445458>>3445465Okay...maybe you're right
>>3445650Why is his ear attached to his cheek?
>>3443099What song is that
so... more thoughts on the video/song?
>>3445716I wish that the trailer revealed less stuff like Desole but I still like it. The song is also good but it really depends on whether or not you like New Order, unlike the previous songs. I wonder what Murdoc wants to know from 2D. Sometimes I just want them to smooch but I guess that's asking too muchAlso new art from Hewll
>>3446134i want to fuck him so bad bros
>>3444607>Cass>Woobified MurdocNah. Cass brought out the true tortured asshole in Murdy--the BEST Murdoc, honestly. This isn't my typical go to insult but let's be honest, it was the tumblr addition to the fandom that brought on way too much 'woobified' Murdoc. All the stupid pickleman shit. All the bottom!Murdoc made my fucking roll, honestly. These two used to be my muse, tell me, is it worth getting back into the fandom? Can I catch up quick? Fell out around Plastic Beach.>>3445458This.
>>3446448oh anon, good luck joining today's fandom again if you don't want woobifiers
>>3446467>>3446448At least we have /cm/
it's annoyingly difficult to get an answer from him on debunk aries... where is russel
>>3446833Debunk always gives non-answer, I don't exactly have high expectation for it
>>3446833I don't understand, is the debunking series supposed to tell a story or be a collection of throwaway gags?
>>3446890Is this a real quote?? kek. I loved Murdoc's early twitter. The style is so much different now.
>>3446891Throwaway gags>>3446892It is real, I miss Cass so much lads https://twitter.com/MurdocGorillaz/status/11107805854?s=19
If you could give this phase a story what would it be?
>>3446965This sounds gay but I want to give Murdoc/2D storyline a closure
>>3447003same here, it seems like the only active possibility too.
>>3446891Word on the street is that the social media marketing team messed up with the inclusion of russel on their promotional posts, and they’ve all been removed now. A fan account, which Jamie follows on Instagram, posted complaints about the debunked series and about how they lied about Russel. After which Jamie spoke to them in them privately through Instagram’s direct messaging about the fan’s problems with the debunked series, and later posted that Russel piece and cheeky emoji caption as a nod to them - and possibly all of us.
>>3447484this might just be a rumour, i'm not sure, but is that a hint that russel will still be speaking out despite the mess up?
>>3447484So we're getting Russel debunked soon?
>>3447484Why would they ''accidentally'' include Russel? Seems oddly specific.
i just wish the debunked series didn't exist at all. if they can't execute something, why would they still go through with it.. i thought this was clear since phase 3. it's concerning how fanon can at times be more organized than actual canon. goddamnit jamie, just hire an army of creative way-too-invested fans to do this shit, from writers to even fucking artists who can almost flawlessly recreate his style. why attain so much pride???
>>3447564They want more interaction with fans I guess
i miss mocap interviews, sad that they don't have budget anymore
>>3447792I found them pretty cringe desu, though that was primarily because 2D and Murdoc are now written terribly.
>>3447873Phil is still very funny
what a teasethe whole crew is the worst 2doc shippers of them all.
>>3447972Ed and Damon are closet 2doc shippers
>>3447873Mocap wasn't scripted anon.
Jack Black hinted a Gorillaz movie but everytime they hinted for a movie it always crashed and burn so take it with a grain of salt
His Do Ya Thing hairdo is back
>>3448344Now I'll have to hope he brings this one back
>>3448344Now do the artstyle
https://www.loudandquiet.com/short/gorillazs-murdoc-niccals-at-16-school-expulsion-and-slate-quarry-dates-on-the-path-to-music-immortality/New Murdoc article feat. Kelly O’Driscoll
>>3448515i think the current style is alright. at least the members don't look as horrid as phase 4. i swear to god if jamie gives murdoc and 2d those pointy crimson chins again,now, speaking about complaining, how disappointed are you with the current writing, /cm/ ?
>>3448519On a scale of 1 to 10 I've already lost count.
>>3448516Sucks that Ed didn't use ROTO backstory but this is quite well written to be honest. >>3448519Probably 9, the new interview is an exception
Song Machine episode 4 in next 2 weeks, probably?
>>3449020Is there something I'm missing or
>>3449020What's this shit
>>3449023>>3449271Looks like a retard trying to make an ARG ignore him
>2d's guilty pleasure is 50 Shades of GreyWhere's the greentext anon when you need them.
>>3449609With the volume turned down
>>3449609what did they mean by this?
>>3449609>50SOFGlad they're willing to go there again but they should've at least picked a good one. 2D is geeky enough for salo or the 120 days of sodom.
>>3449703Hmm in all honesty, it being a bad choice fits with his character. I don't think he'd go as far as to watch Salò or the 120 days of Sodom
>>3449609Any other interesting answer from the Facebook thingy? Haven't catched up for a while
there needs to be more porn of 2d
>>3449783Imo, not much. This was probably the only highlight.Speaking of, if a new song machine ep is being released on the 28th day, we might get a machine bitez tomorrow
>>3449785I agree. 2D solo porn or even 2doc is hard to find nowadays
Seems like Song Machine is delayed once again. Also new thread time
>>3450202You sure? maybe they wont post machine bitez this timeI'm just too hopeful.
>>3450220That could be a possibility too since it's hard to arrange a meeting for making Machine Bitez during quarantines. Though I assume they already recorded it a while ago
>>3450291Thought they did those over skype desu audio quality is ass
>>3450303Probably recorded it on a cheap headset microphone on a pub
Sorry, sorry. I'm here.New thread: >>3450382
>>3450272> " im waiting " ;Us too
>>3452651Anon, please don't bump this thread now that a new one exists. If you want to post in here put "sage" in the options field.