Video: Azumanga Daioh
Audio: Conet Project audio clips
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In 2007, I noticed people discussing a multi-editor project that godix was
running in the #amv IRC channel. It seemed they were using audio from
The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations,
recordings largely consisting of recited numbers, believed to be secret encoded
messages. This seemed to be pretty out of the ordinary audio to use, and I
wondered what they'd come up with.
One of the first things that came to mind when I thought of numbers was
"math class", so I figured I could do something with Azumanga Daioh. I talked
to godix to see if there was room for another video in the project. Without
fear for my sanity, I listened to all the Conet recordings I could find, to
find bits and pieces to use.
The recordings are not entirely made up of recited (English) numbers.
There are also short songs to help distinguish one station or message from
another, numbers in other languages,
Morse code, and the
NATO phonetic alphabet.
I took snippets of all of these to create a video portraying a day at school.
A couple of the images used in the computer segment were found on the
Internet, uncredited. The "One Time Pad" banner refers to the
type of encryption used to encode messages.
The segment near the end with Kimura-sensei is a
yaoi joke, since the character names in that show are based on numbers.