Hey! I’m going to try and start blogging some things here every now and again. This one is mostly a status update, but I’m open to ideas about what else I could write! Let me know if you think of anything.
I had a really bad month creatively. I thought that when my overall mood improved after moving back to Washington last year I’d be back to uploading a couple of times a month, but that hasn’t happened yet. Instead, I’ve started a few different video projects and abandoned them all when they were almost ready to post. I really want to deliver the kinds of videos that people are asking for, but they’re all turning out so lifeless because I’m just not feeling inspired.
The latest video that I bailed on was the Seattle GameWorks video that I mentioned in the Quest for the Cosmic Crisp. The footage that we ended up filming wasn’t great visual-quality-wise, but it seemed usable so I went ahead and recorded voice over and edited most of it. I’m sure the video is probably fine, but I was so miserable putting it together that I likely won’t look at it for a while. I just feel like I’m not doing anything new, like I’m just uploading videos to get clicks. It’s not a fun headspace to be in.
So, I hit pause on a couple of videos and I started on something fresh, which leads me to my next topic…
Mystery Tapes gets promoted to FULL SERIES!
In my Treasure Hunt video (which I really would love to do another installment of, by the way), I mentioned wanting to do an entire show where I check out sold-as-blank VHS tapes. Or at least I think I mentioned it? I know I talked about it but I can’t remember if it made the cut.
Anyway, I’ve decided FUCK IT, Mystery Tapes is getting it’s own series. Treasure Hunt is very much styled as a thrift show with a review segment at the end, but this is all about the tapes, baby.
The idea is pretty simple – I’m just watching sold-as-blank tapes and reporting about what’s on them. My plan right now is to keep it simple and cover one tape a video, but I bet that’ll change depending on the kinds of tapes I come across. Exploring these kinds of tapes is just a really fun hobby for me even if I don’t find anything good, so I hope you guys end up feeling the same way!
This first episode is going to feel a little scrapped together, but I’m hoping that by episode 2 I’ll have the vibe of the show solidified a bit more. I only started making this show on Monday and was really hoping to have this done in February, but it’s taking a little longer than expected. I’m really happy with how it looks so far, though, and I think die hard brutalmoose fans are going to enjoy it! Look for that some time this week.
That’s all for now, but I’ll try and write something else soon!