I can’t find it on YouTube any more, anyone know what I’m talking about? Maybe he’s even here.
It was an entry for some Robert Llewelyn-fronted competition or other in the early years of YouTube, c.2008. Other people did animations and stuff, this was just a rural goth going about his day and intermittently berating Red Dwarf VII to camera wearily.
I guess I mainly remember it because it was the first vlog I ever saw. I found it weird that someone would put that on the internet expecting people to actually watch it, and even weirder that I was actually enjoying it. It didn’t win.
Worst nostalgia ever? I may be procrastinating from loads of work.
Wasn’t there a competition to make a video about what your favourite extra was? I can’t remember what the prize was, or what won, but I do remember that I was going to enter and didn’t; and also that 2008 sounds about right for when it was.
>>”this was just a rural goth going about his day”<<
You absolute bastard. Here I am, a semi-pro writer trying to make a name for himself, hugely fond of ghost stories, somewhat resentful of Mark “I Bloody Love Nigel Kneale, Me!” Gatiss getting recognition for coining the term ‘folk horror’, about to unleash the epithet ‘rural gothic’ on the world in an upcoming article for a well-known film magazine, and you trump me to the term before it’s even reached print.
How do you sleep at night, eh?? Not knowing I was here, never having heard or met me, but getting to put into print a term that I was hoping to dine off for years…