In December of 2008, a new AFI mystery began. An image on AFireInside.net slowly revealed itself until finally led to a new contest, called Begin Transmission. This contest allowed fans to send in two-minute vides of themselves. The band watched each video and selected 5 winners to join them in singing “I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here” from Crash Love. Here is a complete documentation of the mystery and contest.
The main page of AFireInside.net turns completely black. However, thanks to some photo manipulation by DF member Go Away White, we get the following image:
The image on the site changes three times that day, revealing a bit more with each transition.
- 1st image: http://www.afireinside.net/images/01.jpg
- 2nd image: http://www.afireinside.net/images/two.jpg
- 3rd image: http://www.afireinside.net/images/iii.jpg
December 16, 2008
Images four and five are posted, revealing a bit more of the image.
- 4th image: http://www.afireinside.net/images/4.jpg
- 5th image: http://www.afireinside.net/images/Five.jpg
December 17, 2008
Images six, seven, eight, nine, and ten are posted. However, image ten has a different kind of URL. It is an Albert Einstein quote, with the word “tomorrow” missing.
- 6th image: http://www.afireinside.net/images/6.jpg
- 7th image: http://www.afireinside.net/images/seven.jpg
- 8th image: http://www.afireinside.net/images/8.jpg
- 9th image: http://www.afireinside.net/images/Nine.jpg
- 10th image:http://www.afireinside.net/images/learnfromyesterdaylivefortodayhopefor_theimportantthingisnottostopquestioning.jpg
December 18, 2008
After the tenth image, the images are longer numbers. They are instead denoted by a combination of the letters V, L, and C. The images are put together into this .gif file(animation) by board member killingxlights23. Here is the full listing of the URLs:
- 10:50 http://www.afireinside.net/images/01_V.jpg
- 11:18 http://www.afireinside.net/images/02_LLLL.jpg
- 11:38 http://www.afireinside.net/images/03_LVL.jpg
- 12:00 http://www.afireinside.net/images/04_VVV.jpg
- 12:20 http://www.afireinside.net/images/05_LLV.jpg
- 12:38 http://www.afireinside.net/images/06_VVL.jpg
- 01:00 http://www.afireinside.net/images/07_LLLLjpg
- 01:18 http://www.afireinside.net/images/08_C.jpg
- 01:28 http://www.afireinside.net/images/LV…LLLVLLCVLL.jpg
Message Board member Dark.Stalchild made the following post:
When all of the file names were converted to morse code, we get the phrase “THROUGH OUR BLEEDING WE ARE ONE” from the opening song of Black Sails in the Sunset.
Rest of the summary coming soon!