James wrote the following fan fiction story which received a very amusing and thoughtful analysis by an anonymous source. The analysis is below the story. Read and enjoy!
Kirby Gets Chased by a Bee -
(Kirby - property of Nintendo)
"All was peaceful in Dream Land, it was a nice and sunny day. Squirrels gathered acorns, birds flew in the sky and insects roamed in their natural habitats. A bumblebee flew through a field of golden sunflowers, gathering pollen for its colony.
The bee landed on a sunflower and was gathering as much pollen as possible, minding its own business... until a large shadow fell over. The bee looked up and was terrified to see a huge, round pink creature with dark eyes observing the bee.
Curious yet willing to defend itself, the bee prepared its stinger and its eyes narrowed. Young Kirby's interest in this insect soon became replaced with fear when he saw the bee take flight and show its stinger, ready to attack.
"AHHHHHH!" Kirby ran for it, eyes wide with terror. BZZZZZ! The bee flew after the heroic defender of Dream Land, not keen on letting its predator get away. This bee was going to sting Kirby and would make him suffer.
Kirby made his way out of the sunflower patch and out into a grassy field, running as fast as his little feet could carry him and not bothering to look back as he knew the bee was behind him. If he stopped, the bee would catch up and the puffball would be stung like crazy.
In all his years, Kirby had heard of bees and had never been stung by one. He did see a few bees but had never gotten curious about one before, let alone try to make friends with a bee. Today, Kirby had let his curiosity get the better of him and was now being chased for it.
The bee chased Kirby through Whispy Forest, across Dedede Lake and through Grass Land, passing by trees and a group of Waddle Doos, who watched the scene with curiosity. Up above, Krako the Cloud was observing the world below when he saw Kirby running from the bee.
'Ugh, really?' The cloud thought, a bored look in its eye. Krako could not believe that Kirby was scared of just one bee, at one point, the puffball had to face his fear and confront the insect. Kirby could not run forever, everyone knew it, bees were also fast.
After countless minutes of running as fast as he could, Kirby started to feel tired and an idea came to him, he was going to eat that stupid bee. Coming to a stop, he turned around and, just as the bee was catching up, went into Kirby Inhale mode.
The puffball opened his mouth and a vacuum-like vortex appeared, sucking air into his mouth. Seeing this, the bee halted, its eyes wide with shock. The insect tried to fly away and escape, realizing the error of chasing Kirby. Try as it might, the bee could not escape.
In seconds, the bumblebee flew into Kirby's mouth and vanished along with all the pollen it gathered inside the bizarre pocket dimension. The bee was no more and Kirby was safe, he had overcame his fright of the bee.
Kirby danced a little jig happily and magically transformed into Bee Kirby as he copied the bee's form and powers, turning from pink to yellow n' black with two antennas and a stinger. The the puffball flew off to sting some enemies and get some flowers for himself...
Analysis by Guest
So my basic analysis is that this is a metaphor for how the working class is being oppressed by the 1% but if the working class would rise up and eat the rich it would make them more powerful in the end, but they chose to become the bourgeoisie instead.
You see, the second paragraph shows that the bee is gathering as much pollen as possible, the pollen symbolizing economic power,
but then it sees just how big Kirby (the proletariat) is and feels threatened, even though Kirby didn't do anything to provoke it.
So Kirby saw that the bee (the bourgeoisie) was preparing to attack (oppress the proletariat) and he began to run which in turn put the bee into power.
And it specifically says "This bee was going to sting Kirby and would make him suffer." Showing that the bee didn't just want to defend itself, but to actually make Kirby suffer.
What started as defending itself turned into offending Kirby.
So Kirby (the working class) has the ability to defeat (overthrow) the bee (the 1%) but because he is afraid of being stung (economically punished) runs away (voluntarily suppression).
"In all his years, Kirby had heard of bees and had never been stung by one. He did see a few bees but had never gotten curious about one before, let alone try to make friends with a bee. Today, Kirby had let his curiosity get the better of him and was now being chased for it."
This paragraph shows that Kirby has known that the bee existed, but never tried to intermingle with them.
But when he did try to climb the economic ladder he was punished for it.
The next paragraph shows Kirby running through multiple areas to escape the bee, but to no avail.
This shows that no matter where you are, the working class will always be oppressed as long as they choose to run from the bee.
But then Krako (the god figure) looks on this scene disappointed.
You see, God knows that the proletariat has all the power they need to rise up, but they still choose to run from the 1%.
So now it says that Kirby knows he cannot run from the bee forever.
And it also says that everyone knows, "bees are fast".
Now this shows that the proletariat has gained the class consciousness needed to realize that they can no longer be oppressed.
But also that they know if this continues, it will be their end.
So Kirby, tired from being oppressed, gets an idea:
He is going to rise up!
So Kirby stops running, he stops letting that bee get the better of him!
He turns around and starts to inhale (the proletariat starts their revolution).
The bee immediately realizes that this could be it's end, so it tries to fly away (the 1% tries to appease the working class).
But it's too late!
The revolution has begun!
Nothing they can do can quell the flames of the people!
And after a very short struggle, the bee has been inhaled.
"The bee was no more and Kirby was safe, he had overcame his fright of the bee."
So now that the proletariat has gotten over their fear they have brought safety to themselves.
But here's where it gets interesting,
You see, Kirby does not simply inhale the bee.
Kirby copied the bee!
After defeating the 1%, instead of redistributing the wealth and living on as a country of the people, they became the 1% themselves!
"The the puffball flew off to sting some enemies and get some flowers for himself..."
And not only did they become the bourgeoisie, but they started to act like it too!
Oppressing their enemies and collecting as much money for themselves as they can!
After freeing themselves they decided to continue the cycle instead of breaking the cycle.
Now that we have analyzed the deeper meaning of the story we can start to draw our historical parallels.
So you see, this story is obviously inspired by the American revolution.
The oppressed lower class rising up against the higher class, only to become the higher class themselves after their oppressors are destroyed.
In conclusion, this work has very deep metaphorical and historical meaning and I can't wait until the sequel comes out!
15/19 needs more cowbell