("Bas" is short for Basten, which is short for Bastendorf. Just contextualizing the title of this post...)
This will be the last blog post I make for the rest of the week. I have to go on winter vacation to see my family, and I won't have access to my pc or a web-enabled phone. They'll likely have a computer, there, but I'll be too bored to think of anything interesting to write anyway. I'll be gone until the 28th. But knowing my luck, it will probably be longer because something will come up and I'll be stuck there another 2 days. But I'll try to get off early. As mean as that may sound, she lives in a very small 2 bedroom apartment with my sister, and my brothers, two friends of one of my brothers', and a cousin. This isn't going to be fun for me...
Since my last post was about the paranormal, and a few posts ago, I talked about my own paranormal experience, I figured I'd take the time to explain why there will likely never be a paranormal detective show from me, or turn my paranormal hunts to meat space, even if I start doing more paranormal debunk posts.
First of all, I don't have the energy to fly all over the world visiting haunted locations. With how poorly I sleep, I barely have the energy to walk two blocks to the store and back, let alone fly out to another state or country. So I'd only be able to visit the ones in my county, or even at a stretch, my state.
Second, let's say I did get all passionate about trying to find real paranormal events (and a hot, female sidekick to go with me). Even if I posted on Youtube, the show would would be a ratings disaster. For starters, I wouldn't be able to talk myself into faking it like paranormal Youtube channels and paranormal hunter shows, so I'd just be sitting there most of the time, looking like a dumbass, waiting for something to happen, wasting time, wasting money on traveling, and wasting money on equipment. And if anything scary actually did happen, I'm not too good at hamming it up to boost suspense. I'm not too noisy, even when scared. (I'm not like Markiplier).
Every video would probably be boring with me turning up nothing at every location, besides scary sounds and my own paranoia.
Third, even if I did start faking it, it would be too obvious. "Gee, the game developer with professional 3D software, graphic design skill, extensive movie effects knowledge, and an eye for spotting paranormal hoaxes suddenly goes out and starts capturing paranormal events left right and center? Seems legit."
Fourth, I still wouldn't. I mean, if I had a team to help me, I could make damn good fakes, probably the best ever if I put my heart into it the same way I do with my games, and I guess people would still like to watch them, even knowing they're fake, but I just have no passion for doing so. It feels so... cheap. I get that movie makers decieve people to entertain, but I wouldn't feel right about using movie magic to create paranormal hoaxes. I'd be inspiring people who are fooled by it to go ghost hunting, too, and they'd end up wasting their money only to be disappointed that they can't find spectacular paranormal encounters like me, and I wouldn't feel good about that. I can feel good about inspiring game developers, because they can actually do everything I do. There's no deception.
So it's likely I'll probably never be more than a paranormal video debunker when it comes to ghosts and such, and that's only if I decide to continue doing it.