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Title: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on May 15, 2019, 12:18:57 PM
So it begins, March 2008...




Eleven (plus) years later...




The modern Garfield of our times. Still going!

(Note: not audibly safe for work sometimes.)
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 08, 2019, 05:32:51 PM
These things are so addictive....

I have found the true beginning. Sort of.



As usual soft-R language.
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 09, 2019, 11:15:00 AM
Another early side-entry for today (despite the thumbnail he added later, it's all about Sylvester -- there aren't any other cats yet):




And today's classic entry:



"Y'know, you're being a real asshole." "Yup."
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 10, 2019, 04:54:40 AM
Today's entry introduces the first side character to the Talking Kitty saga (and mostly isn't about Sylv, therefore):



So arrives the "Opie". Or "Shelby" rather.

Back to more talking kitty per se tomorrow. I'm going to aim for posting around 5 minutes of videos a day, so I'll be caught up in about a month.
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 11, 2019, 04:41:35 AM
Today's five-ish minutes covers a lot of territory.

First off, this footage explains a lot of the talking kitty's attitude later. (Aside from cats being just crazy and/or asshats.)




The NSFW language starts up again in the rest of today's entries, so...

Next: "Y'know, if you ever have that problem again, we can always get the dog." "nnnNNOOOO!"




"Look, you need to tell her you're sorry." "....no."




Regarding the humorous cursing. "Kitty's harsh words hurt my heart."




"It's been seven days since you attacked the dog. Y'know what that means?" "...what." "Wet food!" "GASP!"  :DD

Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 12, 2019, 04:38:49 AM
Hm, this really should have been posted earlier, before ep 5, but in my defense Steve posted it later and I didn't notice, so...

"Dude! You're gonna kill yourself over wet food? C'mon!"



Go ahead, chase the laser dot! -- just don't touch the cat.



And last today, the introduction of the next new character... a big favorite among Talking Kitty fans! (This ep also features rare signs of Steve's girlfriend/fiancee.)
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 13, 2019, 08:40:20 AM
Something that isn't always very evident in this saga, is how much time goes past between entries. That first "mean kitty" song, with footage from when Sylvester was a kitten? That was eleven years ago.

Today's entries are from 8 years ago. Three-ish years have passed in the past five days of posting these.

That's part of what I mean when I say these things are an epic saga.  :smitten:

"Are you even going to try to get along with the kitten?" "No!"



This next video isn't mostly about the talking kitty saga; it just shows some behind the scene stuff (and talks about Steve's music projects). It can be skipped, but it does include some cat action and timing context, so I'm including it for completeness. (But not in the five minutes target for these posts, since it's very skippable.)



Gibson starts learning to talk. Sort of. "Wow, even creepier than before. Sylvester, you have anything to say about this?" "....meow."



Audio cameo from the girlfriend again! -- also, catnip enters the story for the first time.


Not for the last time either. ;)
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 14, 2019, 08:49:34 AM
In today's entries...!

Gibson says his first words! -- starting a running joke. "HELP!"



This is more of a bonus video, totally skippable. It will hurt your ears.  :buck2: No talking kitty per se, it's all about playing with Gibson.



Quite explainable. "Man, Gibson has got to learn another word!" "...f-ing kitten." "Yeah, I know."
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 15, 2019, 07:10:32 AM
"Ah, crap, it's not here." "GO! BACK!"


"Just for today--" "ECCHH!" Gibson learns his second word, kicking off a running plotline.


"Kitty!" "what." "Do you want a treat?" "Hell yeah!" Mostly about playing with Gibson tho, being cute.  :smitten:
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 16, 2019, 11:12:52 AM



Progress on the Todd storyline (plus cuteness and asshattery):



Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 17, 2019, 07:09:04 AM
"YOU CAN'T DO THIS!" "Yeah, I know, it's lame, huh!" "PLEASE!"


Note, y'all should be checking the box covers, if you're not already. "Crunchies! -- specially formulated for bad kitties!"

At this point there's a continuity blip. Talking Kitty Ep 13 was part of Steve's "main channel", since this one started being devoted more to TK related things; but Steve's main channel is gone now. There are fan edit recreations sort of, but they they clearly happen AFTER Sylvester returns, which would thus be after episode 14 (as Steve and his waifu and pets are preparing to move for the first time in the series).





This is the closest I can get to the secret episode, I think, revealing what's up with Todd (sort of):

Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 18, 2019, 07:18:27 AM
The family has moved into their new house. Sylvester really likes the new table.
"Sylvester, we have to eat there!" "SO??!"

This has an epilogue where the search for Todd continues, which doesn't quite make sense do the (now sort-of missing) Episode 13. But whatev.

Not as much talking kitty in this side ep, but I include it for completion.


Hey, should we just go to ten minutes a day? Sure, if you've gotten this far then you either want more TK in your life, or you've already gone over to binge Steve's channel, so why not!

You might have seen a clue near the wet food back in Ep 15, about some of the plot coming up in this ep...



I'm unsure if or where the original footage of Sylvester coming home from the vet is incorporated. But there's an alternate extended ending to this video, which in itself sets up some plotlines later. Because the Talking Kitty has discovered computers now...

Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 19, 2019, 06:18:18 AM
A music video about the Talking Kitty, but it has quite a bit of talking in it at key points.


Also, that video introduces the topic for the next video...
"Look, we've gotta talk. Shelby has been really, really depressed lately." "--AND!?!"  :2funny:



So, exactly how does Steve get his kitties (mostly Sylvester) to talk?


Last for today, no plot progression but whoops, out of food again:
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 20, 2019, 05:25:42 PM
"Let me the f-k OUT!" "Fine, you little b--rd! Don't come back until you get a new attitude! Jeez."


"Kitty kitty, what're you doin'?" "...nnnnnnnNothing." A plotline returns (as hinted in the prior video)...


"How come you didn't tell me he was still out there?!" "Oops!"
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 21, 2019, 11:33:38 AM
Now up to 7 years ago...



"Kitty kitty kitty, are you ready?" "go away."



"Hey, that was pretty rough, you gonna be okay?" "...i dunno"



A new story development which shall be revisited on occasion...!

"Y'know what, it doesn't matter, we can always look back on the surveillance camera." "{gasp!}"


The "scary scary world" song at the end doesn't seem to have ever had a video attached, which is probably just as well as it doesn't fit Sylvester's attitude. The basic concept will be revised into a video later, however, with a much more Sylv-ish song: "It's a stupid, stupid world!"
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 22, 2019, 06:31:47 AM
A little bonus content showing off Steve's editing and timing skilz with a guest appearance by the Talking Kitty (briefly):

It's skippable so I'm not counting it toward today's 10 minutes.


"Where the hell have you been!? I demand food. NOW!" "Oh, and what happens if I don't give in to your demands?" "Y'dieeee!"  :DD



"Aren't you excited? It's your birthday!" "What!... right now?!"



"Hey, kitty, I see you found the Christmas tree. What do you think?" "DIE!"
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 22, 2019, 07:18:49 AM
Aha! -- quick bonus, I happened by accident (or rather by random YT algorithm) to run across the "Scary Scary World" video!

More explicably, it's for Gibson, not Sylvester.




I would save it for when we get to "Stupid Stupid World", but I'm afraid I might not find it again, so to be safe...
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 23, 2019, 06:49:32 AM
Shelby's birthday comes around! Can Sylvester be nice to her for just one day? "....no!"


And now, the first TK episode in high definition! (720p)

Up to 6 years ago now, btw.

Not strictly a TK episode (no talking from the kitties), but it does continue some plot from the last one, and also introduces a factor setting up a TK video later.
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 24, 2019, 07:07:45 AM
After trying out 720p, and then going back to 480 for a while, the series is back permanently in 720 (or better) here on out!

"Okay, I'll get your food, wait that's my phone..." "F--K YOUR PHONE!"



Steve comes to a horrifying (i.e. hilarious) realization. "Feed me, slave!"
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 25, 2019, 07:08:32 AM
Now up to 5 years ago. Somewhere in here, 1080p becomes available.

"Look, we're only going to have her for a week, could you just try to be nice--?" "...nnnoooooo..."


"Hey, welcome back! We've got some water, and Sylvester can't wait to see you--" "{squeak!}" "Wait, hold on, come back!"



Some bonus footage of the end of the previous ep.


Check out Sylv's lower lip at the end, heh...
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: bobarossa on July 25, 2019, 10:36:43 AM
Introducing Izzie to the Sylvester and Shelby could have certainly gone better.  No faking those reactions.
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 25, 2019, 10:47:03 AM
"hellllp"

Aww, Shelby just wants to love you, Izzie, and Sylvester just.... um.... wants to you dieeeeee.

One out of two isn't bad!

(Izzie's reactions to Sylv, and to Gibson for that matter, could have gone a lot worse. To some extent Iz kind of just ignores Sylvester's posturing.)
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 26, 2019, 07:06:03 AM
We have a specially epic sequence today, starting with some skippable bonus footage which will explain a reference in the next video...


Steve gets a Youtube award! -- and also a giant green screen. Which he will be putting to good use.  >:D TK cameo.



And now for the main feature! "Sylvester, what are you doing?" "...i'm sleepin'" "Yeah, I can see that!"


"I don't understand, I thought you and Gibson were like brothers!" "SO?!"


And the grand finale to the trilogy!
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 27, 2019, 11:42:09 AM
In today's special entry, I'm collecting together all the original "Diary" entries, which establish some long-running jokes (not least the diary entries themselves which hereafter appear in episodes integrally).

They all happen close to each other, but next time I'll go back a little to pick up a couple of spare entries in between them before continuing on.

"I spent most of the day asleep, and was thinking about taking a nap..." "Yeah!"


"Wow. I'm more powerful than I thought!"


"Dear Diary, Octember 34th" -- this starts the running joke of Sylvester having no idea how to actually reckon calendar dates.


"By the powers vested in me........ burn."


"eeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEK!" {blomp}


"Hm, what am I usually doing this time of day when I'm not trying to kill someone?"
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 27, 2019, 08:13:24 PM
I'm doing Sunday's entry early in case I'm not around enough to remember to do it tomorrow.

Catching up on some things that happened between the first diary entries... We're up to four years ago now, btw!

First, a flashback for context and comparison:


Well, now Sylvester has his own version! "Sylvester, what's with you, you've been mean all week, say you're sorry." "BURRRN!"


Sylvester vs. the Ice Bucket challenge! ...wow, that was so 2014. Also, a (faux) Facebook Lookback video, going back to 2008 in Sylvester's adorably psychotic fashion.


And now an official episode for today's entry!
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 29, 2019, 11:41:38 AM
Three official entries for today!


Picking up from the birthday ep (and its bad batch of catnip):



"Kitty! What did I tell you about getting into the trash!?" "...don't?"


"So, what -- she just won't leave?!" "No..."
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 30, 2019, 07:10:26 AM
I accidentally missed this entry which should have been slotted a few posts ago, so:



"F--k" "Excuse me, what did you say?" "...meow?"



Oddly, this next video seems to have the most watches (at over 10 million) of the whole series so far!
This effectively extends a prior incidental joke into a brick joke. Except with poop. (Not the main reason for the video, tho.)



One month later! -- the brick joke concludes. With more poop.
"Kitty, I don't believe you. What happened?" "Meow." "Don't fake meow me!"
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on July 31, 2019, 07:04:57 AM
The next plotline in their lives begins.

First, this "random short" which has nothing to do with the upcoming plotline except in its title, and an offhanded comment...



Then the plot advances off to the side while attention is focused on bling.
"How'd you like to go outside and eat some wet food like a pimp?" "YES!"



"Okay, she's coming up behind you, be good, okay? Say something nice." "Hey." "Oh my God she's terrified of you!" "Yep!"
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 01, 2019, 06:48:25 AM
"Wow, she thinks all three of you are bad." "I know!"



"It's MY day!" Steve levels up several times in using his greenscreen. Plus, integrated bonus footage of Sylv as a kitten! (Though that might be Izzy.)



"You've been sleeping in the same spot for 23 hours for the past two months! You're wasting your life!" "f--k it."
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 02, 2019, 07:13:54 AM
Today's 10(ish) minutes brings us to the point three years ago when the Talking Kitty video series suddenly exploded in popularity. If you happen to read the comments on LITERALLY ANY TK VIDEO, you'll know why already: the fanbase cannot bring themselves to ever stop talking about it.


Meanwhile, Sylvester has been reduced to post-its for the nonce...
"Kitty! What are you doing on my bed?" "m'bed." "Oh, it's your bed; I thought it was my bed." "it's not."



"Don't you know what this means? We could have kittens running all over the house!" "THE F--K WE WILL!!"
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 02, 2019, 07:28:25 AM
The ending of that prior video?

That was not a joke.

I'll put the relevant video epilogue behind a spoiler tag here just to be safe:

: show


Not one of his most-watched videos ('only' over 3 million); but maybe the most commented at nearly 75,000 in less than three years, some of them only a few hours old, one of those only an hour old, at the time I captured the code for posting!

I'm not exaggerating when I say the fanbase talks about this in the comments of practically every TK video. Except for the previous video -- where comments were disabled.  :'(

Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 03, 2019, 03:23:36 PM
Enough sadness. Back to the plot!

Just a reminder that the Talking Kitty series is not safe for work (and a more lighthearted entry after the cat-astrophe):



When kittens hiccup at you while jumping into the camera for attention...  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
"--are they gone yet?" "No, the kittens are still here." "F------k!"  :DD



"Sylvester, did you do something to the dog?" "Nooo...." "Are you sure, because it looks like you did." "HOW?!"
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 04, 2019, 12:08:35 PM
"Guess who's finally moving out?" "YOU?!"  :2funny:



"Random kitty, are you okay?" "Yeh, noooo."



Now up to two years ago, so a quick bonus video on the evolution of the Gibbyson:
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 06, 2019, 10:43:55 AM
Huh. I was SURE I had posted the next ten-ish minutes yesterday. Oh well, 20ish minutes today I guess!




"Hey, Random Kitty," "Heeeyyy." "I wanted to ask you a question--" RANDOM NOISES!  :2funny:



If you look carefully in the background, you can tell Steve and his waifu have a walk-training baby now. ;)



*squeaking**squeaking**squeaking**squeaking**squeaking* "Would somebody kill that f----ing DOG!?"
Steve upgrades his filming skilz to include the ability to do a Spielbergian rack-zoom, btw.
(Also the baby has a cameo at 0:15)



"C'mon kitty, let's go downstairs, there's nothing to worry about. ...okay, that's not how you go down stairs, that's not even how you go up the stairs!"
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 07, 2019, 07:22:32 AM
"Sylvester! Say you're sorry!" "I'm sorry your dog's so DUMB!"


And now we're up to 1 year ago!
"So you're telling me you have no empathy." "NOOO!"
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 08, 2019, 07:44:52 AM
"Are you sure you don't want to try [the new dry food]? It's got a new cov-er, I think you'll liiike it..." "F--k awww-awwffff!"


"Kitty, you can't have wet food, you know you're still grounded, right?" "Yeah?" "Yes, and do you know why?" "Because I'm black."
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 09, 2019, 06:54:50 AM
"This is my f--king catnip and you can both GO TO HELL!"



"No, kitty, for the last time, we're not getting rid of the dog." "SHE'S DISGUSTING!"



A new plot point gets set up. And the fans must accept that Sylvester is getting old.  :'(
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 10, 2019, 07:38:26 PM
"Why do you always do this to me?!" "What?" "Argue with me, now get off your lazy butt and come into the kitchen--" "NO!"



The plot advances again with the 3rd generation Gibson arriving! "deattthhh commmes forrr youuuuuuu..."  :DD


There will be about an 8 month time skip forward after this...
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 11, 2019, 11:49:32 AM
We're up to three and two months ago now! 2019, woo!




Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 12, 2019, 05:20:11 AM
Steve's tribute to another famous cat passing away a few months ago:



"We've got too many kitties, we can't afford wet food anymore." "You messin' with me?!"


So we have returned to the starting post!


Since then, about a month ago, Steve has added the following Random Kitty video (guest starring Sylvester):


And that catches us up entirely! ....and now the forum engine will explode, trying to load this page. ;)
Title: Re: The Epic Saga of TALKING KITTY!
Post by: JasonPratt on August 18, 2019, 05:43:19 PM
Wait, did I say we were caught up!?

New video!
"Get the {bleep} outta my BUTT!"


Now we're caught up.