A Story of Black and White is a podcast hosted on the YouTube channel That Woman Articulating Tales.
A Story of Black and White is narrated by That Woman Articulating Tales, as they call themselves. Though they call themselves "That WOMAN Articulating Tales", they state that they have no gender, only referring to themselves as female because it's A Form You Are Comfortable With. In this audio-only podcast, the narrator tells us they are going to tell us a story about two beings that we would call "gods", though she does not like the word herself.
So the narrator continues telling us A Story of Black and White... And how these two very different yet equal beings lived.
A Story of Black and White includes these tropes:
- A God Am I: Seems to be where the story will be going later down the line.
- A God I Am Not: the narrator seems to hate the idea of being called or acknowledged as a god despite being a very god-like being.
- Color Motif: Black and white are the most prominent color motifs as well as the names of two titular characters. Grey is also a prominent motif be it presented directly or indirectly by using black and white serparately yet together.
- Cosmic Horror Story: Certainly contains elements similar to a cosmic horror. For one: the narrator is constantly telling us about things that are incomprehensible to us and trying to explain them in things that won't bring harm to the listener's brain by having them succumb to madness.
- In-Character Commentary: The descriptions for the videos in the series always start out with a message from the in-story narrator before anything else.
- Self-Deprecation: Reading the episode descriptions and comments left by the channel admin on their videos, they seem to love poking fun at the author's alias by calling them a 'weeb' or a 'weirdo' or any other number of insults.
- Subliminal Seduction: The show seems to love using back masking. In some episodes you might have to hear for it while in other episodes it's a lot clearer that backwards messages are being said.
- For those concerned however: the messages themselves are harmless when played backwards. Meta Twist: The backwards messages is the narrator's language and reveals more details about the main story line!
- These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: Very subtly implied trope when the narrator is constantly trying to explain to us how the universe works from her perspective.And if you've ever played the audio of any given episode backwards, that is also something you were never meant to know.