Triple C TWC
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|Triple C TWC|
|Born||2001; 21 years ago|
|Also known as||Triple C|
|Total views||201,336 views|
Triple C TWC is a prominent personality within The Weather Channel fan community based out of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He is pseudonymously also refered to as Triple C. His YouTube channel is aimed primarily at the TWC community, but it is also home to some general content, including Milinoket Cabbl, an animated web series chronicling the life of a fictional cable worker and his son.
The Triple C TWC channel has its roots in a much earlier channel known as Triple C Studios that began in 2013. The original channel was named for its three owners, whose names all start with a C, and its focus was primarily gaming content. An increasing personal lack of interest in gaming content drove Triple C, who wanted to expand his weather-related content, to begin a second channel, Triple C TWC, in 2014. This was also simply to avoid mixing TWC fan content in with gaming videos on the original channel.
For around a year after the beginning of the channel, it sat idle until mid-2015, when Triple C uploaded an overview video of his recently-acquired WeatherStar 4000 unit. At the same time, the original channel had already fallen out of use, making Triple C TWC a standalone channel. Later, he would document his local IntelliStar 1's replacement Stars and begin to produce WeatherStar simulations.
Rise of Milinoket Cabbl
The WeatherStar XL overview video was notable for a cartoon-style cutaway segment lampooning cable workers and attempting to jokingly posit a reason why a port on the back of the XL was slightly damaged. Despite the technical limitations of the segment, which was a series of images thrown together at the last minute and voiced using text-to-speech, the segment was received with approval from the community, perhaps more so than the original video itself. In The Weather Chat, a then-popular community gathering place, Triple C was encouraged to continue the segment. The new creation was entitled Milinoket Cabbl, a purposeful misspelling of "Millinocket Cable" that was meant to exemplify its humor at a time when it was heavily influenced by surreal meme culture, which made consistent use of misspellings.
After more encouragement to continue, the creation turned into a series, with five more episodes being produced through 2017. A notable shift occurred in the middle of development, changing the series from a more comedy-based direction to a mixed bag of comedy and drama with a mystery plot at its core. At the same time, the production quality improved drastically over the course of the episodes, and episode length increased with each new installment. These changes led to Triple C reconsidering moving forward with future episodes for the time being to focus on recreating the first few episodes. However, this quickly turned into a hiatus for Cabbl, as he ran into numerous roadblocks, including technical issues that required hardware repair.
Slowdown and content transition (2018-2020)
The years of 2018 and 2019 saw a decrease in video output that eventually resulted in a hiatus that was several months long, primarily due to life changes. This coincided with a transition from simulator content to recordings of actual Star units, which would become more evident in 2020. In mid-2019, the channel celebrated its 5th anniversary. Around the same time, Triple C made public announcements about improvements to Milinoket Cabbl that added eye movements and blinking as well as lip-syncing to the animation, hinting at a return of the series, but this also was postponed due to previously stated reasons.
New developments (2021-present)
Since 2020, Triple C TWC has largely been oriented towards Star recordings. Special request events occur occasionally, in which requests for videos are open to the public. One event, the 12 Nights of Christmas, was held in December 2020, but was abruptly halted after six videos due to an unforeseen technical error that held back production. Nonetheless, the event was highly notable for the return of the Milinoket Cabbl characters for the first time in three years, complete with previously-announced animation changes. On December 14, 2020, a video of the previously-showcased WeatherStar 4000, now with working software, was uploaded to the channel, a major milestone considering the original showcase of said 4000 was the video that launched the channel into popularity.
In August 2021, the channel premiered a custom hurricane coverage livestream themed with 2005-era TWC-style graphics for Hurricane Ida. The channel passed the 500 subscriber mark on March 24, 2022.
Triple C uses the variety of WeatherStars he owns in his YouTube videos as a means to allow others to reminisce over memories of TWC's past. In addition to WeatherStars, he has publicly showcased a collection of IntelliStar-themed stress relievers signed by TWC personalities that he bought from well-known fandom personality Charles Abel-Lear (The Weather Chazz).
- "About Triple C TWC". YouTube.