Mouseover title: "I sympathize with the TPP protagonist because I, too, have progressed through a surprising number of stages of life despite spending entire days stuck against simple obstacles."
Here's some of the context you may need to follow this (meta-)conversation:
Patricia Hernandez, "The Miraculous Progress of 'Twitch Plays Pokemon'", Kotaku 2/17/2014; Megan Farokhmanesh, "Twitch Plays Pokemon captivates with more than 6.5M total views", Polygon 2/17/2014; Andrew Cunningham, "The bizarre, mind-numbing, mesmerizing beauty of 'Twitch Plays Pokemon'", ars technica 2/18/2014; Lily Hay Newman, "Here's What Happens When 80,000 People Simultaneously Play One Game of Pokemon", Slate 2/19/2014; Nick Statt, "'Twitch Plays Pokemon' is now a fight for the soul of the internet", C|NET 2/19/2014; Tom McShea, "Twitch Plays Pokemon Is a Fascinating Vision of the Future", Gamespot 2/20/2014; Mittal Mandalia, "Twitch Plays Pokemon breaking Twitch chat", Techie News 2/21/2014.
Or you can just dive in and monitor TPP progress:
Marvin Minsky's Society of Mind in action? The start of an experiment in group selection, via Adam meta-Smith's Invisible Pokéball? The future of virtual society? Or evidence that history is not the only thing that repeats itself as farce?