Missy Elliott is the Borg. You will be assimilated. Her distinctiveness will be added to your own. Resistence is futile.
We were assimilated on your Stardate -321898. (And we were geek enough to look it up.)
Missy Elliot disperesed an aural assimilation agent called “Work It”. A supplementary visual agent broadcast through the entertainment network MTV was also employed.
Assimilation was effortless. Aural antidotes — what is usually called “rock ‘n’ roll” — were irrelevant.
Missy Elliott further dispersed the aural agent on the data module named Under Construction. Module saw penetration into millions of data playback components. Margin of success: significant, but flawed.
Accompanying agents on data module did not match “Work It” in effectiveness and memorability.
On Stardate -320898, Missy Elliott introduces This Is Not a Test! as an upgrade to data module Under Construction.
Missy Elliott scales back intra-track homilies, deploys adjunct perfomance units — what is called “collaborators” — clarifies themes of previous release.
Module This Is Not a Test! does not contain agent with an effectiveness factor comparable to “Work It”. Agent “Pass the Dutch”, released prior to introduction of This Is Not a Test!, achieves comparritive torsal response but inflitration into memory engrams shows degradation over time.
Lack of comparable effective agent is irrelevant.
Overall focus and cohesion of module This Is Not a Test! compensates for any single agent. Module compensates for flaws of last release.
One of Nine Binary Adjunct to Unimatrix Zero — obsolete designation: Timbaland — provides stronger sonic backdrop over which Missy Elliott deems playas, fake weaves and skinny bi-yaaches insignificant.
Margin of success: closer to perfection.
The following agents contain distinctive characteristics contributing to the whole:
- “Ragtime Interlude” serves as respite to overall synthetic timbres.
- “Toyz Interlude” appeals to prurient interest by charting errogenous effectives of mechanical aide compared to actual mating rituals.
- “Don’t Be Cruel” quotes Salt ‘n’ Pepa’s “Push It” without resorting to parody.
This Is Not a Test! achieves further assimilation. Other data modules are irrelevant. Antidotes to Missy Elliott agents — ineffective.
Resistence is futile.