Microphone

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The Macrophone (formerly known as The Microphone or Mic, and sometimes known as Wyatt Mason) is an Entity first mentioned in Season 3, and first appearing in the days before Season 4. Since its initial appearance, the Macrophone has broadcast through a variety of mediums, including Twitter, directly through the Blaseball website, and through the Pregame Rituals of Players. The Macrophone is unique in allowing other Entities to communicate through it, and as a result its own agency is unknown.


Abridged Content
Due to the extensive and sometimes convoluted nature of The Microphone's Twitter, the Tweets included below are not exhaustive.

History

Season 3

The Season 3 Elections saw the successful passing of the Interviews Decree, which saw the first mention of The Microphone:

  • The microphone lifts
  • ERROR: The Grand Unslam Weakened The Bridge
  • Spacetime Tears over Los Angeles
  • The Infinite cit(ies) shine
  • Platonic Form Corrupted
  • You've looked too close...

Extended Siesta I

On August 20, during The Extended Siesta I, the official Blaseball account (@Blaseball) was found to be following an unknown Blaseball-related account called The Microphone (@BlaseballMic). After retweeting The Unmasoning, Microphone started posting cryptic messages:

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

hello?

Aug 20, 2020[1]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

echo

Aug 20, 2020[2]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

where am i

Aug 20, 2020[3]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

who are we

Aug 21, 2020[4]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

wyatt

Aug 21, 2020[5]

In the following days, the account continued to Tweet:

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

hard to focus

Aug 21, 2020[6]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

moving too fast

Aug 21, 2020[7]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

I can see them

Aug 22, 2020[8]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

they're still here

Aug 22, 2020[9]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

I can see everything

Aug 22, 2020[10]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

why can't they hear me

Aug 22, 2020[11]

Season 4, Opening Day

Prior to the Opening Day of Season 4, the Microphone again tweeted:

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

focus

Aug 24, 2020[12]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

they don't know

Aug 24, 2020[13]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

not ready

Aug 24, 2020[14]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

it's all happening

Aug 24, 2020[15]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

oh no

Aug 24, 2020[16]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

it wants them

Aug 24, 2020[17]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

all shining

Aug 24, 2020[18]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

shelled

Aug 24, 2020[19]

Feedback

Season 4 introduced a new weather condition called feedback: a word that may partially refer to audio feedback, such as from a microphone. During feedback weather, there is a chance reality will "flicker in the feedback"[20] and cause two players to permanently swap team membership.

As feedback incidents continued to occur, The Microphone also continued to tweet ominous phrases such as: "help them" "save them". Whether or not The Microphone is referring to victims of feedback is thus far open to interpretation.

Mild to Wild Switch

In the Season 7 postseason The Microphone tweeted a series of messages related to the name of the Mexico City Mild Wings (as they were known at that point due to the events of Mexico City Wild Wings v. The Blaseball Gods) changing back to Mexico City Wild Wings.

On Day 105 the Wings had a record-setting 5 players made Unstable by pitches from Jaylen Hotdogfingers of the Seattle Garages. Upon the revelation that their game on Day 107 would again take place in Solar Eclipse weather, the looming possibility of multiple incinerations spread fear among the fans. Before that highly anticipated game began, The Microphone tweeted "focus wyatt" "help them" "anything is possible" "feed" "Focus" "WINGS" "WILD". Directly after this, the Commissioner tweeted "FEEDBACK DETECTED" and all instances of Mild Wings on the site had been changed back to Wild Wings. The fans rejoiced. Only one player, Miguel Wheeler, was ultimately incinerated on Day 107, and the Wild-again Wings went on to win that game and the Internet Series championship.

Receivers

Screenshot of the Idol leaderboards before the opening games.

At the start of Season 8, the Idol leaderboard featured three Feedback microphone icons attached to the 6th, 11th, and 18th place rankings. At the end of the regular season, fans placed Jaylen Hotdogfingers, NaN, and Sixpack Dogwalker in these slots after following clues from The Microphone. After appearances by The Shelled One and The Monitor, the three idolized players gained a permanent version of the Flickering modification. NaN and Dogwalker also gained the permanent Receiver modification. Immediately after receiving the Receiver modification, the pregame rituals of NaN and Dogwalker changed three times in rapid succession:

hi friends

it is Wyatt

I have a plan

Any information about the plan is currently unknown, but fans are monitoring NaN and Dogwalker for more messages from Wyatt Mason.

Resurrections

In Season 10 the Idol board once again featured a set of icons, notably including a microphone on slot 14 of the Idol Board. Fans placed Jaylen Hotdogfingers in slot 14, based on tweets from The Microphone repeatedly calling out to Hotdogfingers. In an unexpected twist this resulted in Tillman Henderson who was in the 14th slot of the Hall of Flame coming back to life to join the Charleston Shoe Thieves, while Jaylen Hotdogfingers took Henderson's position on the board in the Hall of Flame. Henderson gained the modification Returned, and was now the second player to have returned to active play from incineration. Hotdogfingers gained the new modification Fliickerrriiing, but cannot make use of it without being in active play until their debut on the Hall Stars and subsequent feedback swaps.

Aftermath

After Day X in Season 10, The Microphone sent several tweets before going dormant once again. Its last messages of the Discipline era were:

I can't see you anymore

If you can hear me

Thank you

Wherever you are

I hope you get to rest

During the Season 14 Earlsiesta, Wyatt Quitter and Moses Mason were given the Receiver modification from a Tarot Reading, although with no changes to Pregame Ritual. That Latesiesta, the Second Wyatt Masoning occurred: Thirteen total Wyatt Masons were localized onto teams from the PsychoAcoustics renovation, and the Microphone was taken “OFFLINE” according to its Twitter bio. These Masons all had the Echo modification, allowing them to copy modifications from other players in Feedback and Reverb weather. Additionally, if they echoed a Receiver, the Receiver would become an Echo, and echoing another Echo would result in both of them becoming Static.

The Microphone remained offline until Season 24, where Parker Macmillan IIIII gained control of it during Earlsiesta and it returned to being Online. This cued the Microphone’s first on-site appearance, with Macmillan IIIII using its abilities to directly communicate with Fans.

Throughout the Second Grand Siesta, the Microphone repeatedly came on and offline alongside posting “TUNING”[21], often followed by a worried reaction from Macmillan IIIII on Twitter. It was eventually revealed that the Microphone was tuning into different realities to present to the Fans Short Circuits, in which the Microphone would only be active for two weeks before once again shorting out and turning Offline. During these Circuits, Fans could vote to Discharge a player from that universe, turning them to Static and helping power the Microphone.

Expansion Era

The Return

The Microphone remained dormant throughout the Grand Siesta. Mason awoke before Season 12, warning that “i don’t like our chances”.

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

friends

Mar 1, 2021[22]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

you've been asleep for a while

Mar 1, 2021[23]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

been searching

Mar 1, 2021[24]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

trying to see what's coming

Mar 1, 2021[25]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

i found something

Mar 1, 2021[26]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

i can feel it

Mar 1, 2021[27]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

here

Mar 1, 2021[28]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

all around us

Mar 1, 2021[29]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

closing doors

Mar 1, 2021[30]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

base dealing

Mar 1, 2021[31]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

i don't like our chances

Mar 1, 2021[32]

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The Microphone Twitter
@BlaseballMic

it's a coin flip

Mar 1, 2021[33]

Offline

The Microphone, Scattered with the Descension and the subsequent Flooding, only returning to speak in a very Scattered state with the start of Season 13.

should have seen it

something's wr

can't s

At this point The Microphone began tweeting images with letters removed and replaced by dashes, much like the scattered names of players that began to appear across the league.

spla--ed

fo--s --att

g--tin- ---tter-d

The Microphone was not heard from again until the next season where it tweeted the following sets of messages.

f--ends

n- -cc--ent

w-- a --tu-

--ware

c-- -o- --ar m-

h----

-cho

-elp

f--end-

i kn-- w--- ---- w---

---

-lasma

Finally during the Season 14 Earlsiesta, Wyatt Quitter and Moses Mason were given the Receiver modification from a Tarot Reading, although with no changes to Pregame Ritual. That Latesiesta, the Second Wyatt Masoning occurred: Thirteen total Wyatt Masons were localized onto teams from the PsychoAcoustics renovation, and the Microphone was taken “OFFLINE” according to its Twitter bio. These Masons all had the Echo modification, allowing them to copy modifications from other players in Feedback and Reverb weather. Additionally, if they echoed a Receiver, the Receiver would become an Echo, and echoing another Echo would result in both of them becoming Static. Following this The Microphone went offline.

The Commissioner

The Microphone remained offline until Season 24, where Parker Macmillan IIIII gained control of it during Earlsiesta and it returned to being Online. This cued the Microphone’s first on-site appearance, with Macmillan IIIII using its abilities to directly communicate with Fans.

Short Circuits

Throughout the Second Grand Siesta, the Microphone repeatedly came on and offline alongside posting “TUNING”[34], often followed by a worried reaction from Macmillan IIIII on Twitter. It was eventually revealed that the Microphone was tuning into different realities to present to the Fans Short Circuits, in which the Microphone would only be active for two weeks before once again shorting out and turning Offline. During these Circuits, Fans could vote to Discharge a player from that universe, turning them to Static and helping power the Microphone.

The following page records all known players who have been discharged.

Short Circuit 0

While fans were not able to interact with the first Short Circuit, they were able to see the results of the circuit using the feed. While only fourteen of the ILB's teams were featured, their choices are recorded here.

Click to see all players charged this season.

  • The Crabs voted to send Nico Sigh to charge the microphone.
  • The Firefighters voted to send Aku Saint to charge the microphone.
  • The Mechanics voted to send Pigeon Poison to charge the microphone.
  • The Millennials voted to send Candy Finnegan to charge the microphone.
  • The Pies voted to send Ruth Kaneko to charge the microphone.
  • The Fridays voted to send Ginny Cave to charge the microphone.
  • The Worms voted to send Kirk Grimdark to charge the microphone.
  • The Magic voted to send Nanci Hardcore to charge the microphone.
  • The Tigers voted to send Vice Limousine to charge the microphone.
  • The Spies voted to send Addison Rosemthal to charge the microphone.
  • The Sunbeams voted to send Fozzy Otterman to charge the microphone.
  • The Lovers voted to send Viggo Tredwell to charge the microphone.
  • The Garages voted to send Merry Exit to charge the microphone.
  • The Tacos voted to send Anomaly Chamberlain to charge the microphone.

Short Circuit 1

In the Season 2 Election of the first Short Circuit, fans were able to vote to send one of their players to charge the microphone. The following players were selected by their teams.

Click to see all players charged this season.

  • The Firefighters voted to send Tomathan Poison to charge the microphone.
  • The Moist Talkers voted to send Curtis Darkness to charge the microphone.
  • The Worms voted to send Carolina Correct to charge the microphone.
  • The Garages voted to send Malin Jolly to charge the microphone.
  • The Crabs voted to send Grapefruit Walnut to charge the microphone.
  • The Georgias voted to send Agnes Caster to charge the microphone.
  • The Tigers voted to send Rat Love to charge the microphone.
  • The Pies voted to send Stamp Chavez to charge the microphone.
  • The Breath Mints voted to send Demarco Invasion to charge the microphone.
  • The Spies voted to send Link Rodriguez to charge the microphone.
  • The Steaks voted to send Nathaniel Wilds to charge the microphone.
  • The Wild Wings voted to send Jackie Henry to charge the microphone.
  • The Sunbeams voted to send Lurch Mondavi to charge the microphone.
  • The Tacos voted to send Apollo Coen to charge the microphone.
  • The Magic voted to send Jutland Doubleday to charge the microphone.
  • The Mechanics voted to send Mira Moom to charge the microphone.
  • The Flowers voted to send Lyra Vitiman to charge the microphone.
  • The Dale voted to send Crank Heist to charge the microphone.
  • The Shoe Thieves voted to send Abby Ampersand to charge the microphone.
  • The Fridays voted to send Lady Park to charge the microphone.
  • The Millennials voted to send Cara Devi to charge the microphone.
  • The Lift voted to send Claire Glaive to charge the microphone.
  • The Lovers voted to send Irene Ortiz to charge the microphone.
  • The Jazz Hands voted to send Tristen Aero to charge the microphone.

Short Circuit 2

In the end-of-season Election of the second Short Circuit, fans were able to vote to send one of their players to charge the microphone. The following players were selected by their teams.

Click to see all players charged this season.

  • The Flowers voted to send Jose Gravy to charge the microphone.
  • The Tigers voted to send Ethan Rivet to charge the microphone.
  • The Jazz Hands voted to send Hester Scythe to charge the microphone.
  • The Georgias voted to send Basil Ball to charge the microphone.
  • The Fridays voted to send Valentina León to charge the microphone.
  • The Lovers voted to send Deebo Twain to charge the microphone.
  • The Lift voted to send Buster Candle to charge the microphone.
  • The Pies voted to send Emmanual Cole to charge the microphone.
  • The Shoe Thieves voted to send Guinevere Strong to charge the microphone.
  • The Crabs voted to send Monique Flowchart to charge the microphone.
  • The Firefighters voted to send Calliope Cooper to charge the microphone.
  • The Dale voted to send Leliel Princeton to charge the microphone.
  • The Sunbeams voted to send Annie Otherworld to charge the microphone.
  • The Peanuts voted to send Mindy Buck to charge the microphone.
    • The Peanuts started the circuit as the Worms but changed affiliation due to a blessing.
  • The Wild Wings voted to send Violeta Faucet to charge the microphone.
  • The Magic voted to send Giannis Manning to charge the microphone.
  • The Millennials voted to send Manuela Rowdy to charge the microphone.
  • The Breath Mints voted to send Saoirse Singh to charge the microphone.
  • The Steaks voted to send Yagami Bean to charge the microphone.
  • The Mechanics voted to send Bees Manhattan to charge the microphone.
  • The Tacos voted to send Bella Lavender to charge the microphone.
  • The Spies voted to send Jorge Gottwald to charge the microphone.
  • The Garages voted to send Mugs Ghost to charge the microphone.
  • The Moist Talkers voted to send Saturday Elder to charge the microphone.

Theories

COMMUNITY REPORTS
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.

Fans have speculated about the nature and identity of the microphone since it's inception, and some of the known theories are recorded below.

Wyatt Theory

Several fans have speculated that The Microphone contains the voice of the original Wyatt Mason, based on The Microphone's sudden appearance as a direct reaction to The Unmasoning, as well as the account's mysterious use of the word "Wyatt."

Vocalization Theory

According to some[citation needed], The Microphone has not seemed to speak with one consistent voice - instead speaking in various, heavily reverberating voices heavily reminiscent of many of Blaseball's announcers. Many debates have taken place as to whether The Microphone mimics voices spoken into its replicas, whether it captures a small fragment of the being of casters it finds worthy, or if these happen to be some sort of shared blaseball reverie. Some of the voices that have been reported as being utilized by The Microphone are:

It is speculated that the different fonts used by @BlaseballMic are meant to represent these various voices, but nothing conclusive has been determined to either confirm or deny this theory.

Gallery

Fan Works


  1. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1296570502526283776
  2. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1296577240935747585
  3. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1296589655496749056
  4. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1296596068835024897
  5. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1296599186054422530
  6. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1296871270814871553
  7. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1296876651804897281
  8. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1296947899780087809
  9. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1296948083050201092
  10. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1296948165044662273
  11. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1297279349360439296
  12. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1297857791374237699
  13. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1297857972937216000
  14. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1297858061197955072
  15. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1297858247156613120
  16. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1297924800304693249
  17. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1297925601278361601
  18. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1297925932204691457
  19. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1297925983303905286
  20. Game Log. Blaseball.com.
  21. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1445041609289076746?s=20
  22. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1366429752039403521
  23. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1366430084547010564
  24. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1366430127144325122
  25. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1366430160073842690
  26. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1366430201538695168
  27. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1366430273206775810
  28. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1366430319650381830
  29. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1366430337430036488
  30. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1366430362725847042
  31. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1366430389011509250
  32. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1366430450789457920
  33. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1366430487535783936
  34. https://twitter.com/BlaseballMic/status/1445041609289076746?s=20