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Notes: I’m actually pretty proud of this one, as I did it all in one shot, on the first try. I didn’t mean to re-do the whole Two Wolves story, but I love this story, and I had practiced it for the Silent Weekend but didn’t do it. So I guess it popped right out 😉
The woman in the background’s a hoot. I talked with her after I finished and she seemed to think the whole thing was cool. The thing is, I’m sitting there in the grass facing a concrete step (where my camera was positioned, gesticulating wildly…! Ha! It’s a nice little cul-de-sac, and I never see anyone there, which is of course why she popped up this time…
I blame Ocean for the sign off 😉 At the last minute I was thinking…Nope, I wouldn’t do a thumbs up. And that “Thank you all” doesn’t look quite right.
EDIT: The sign I’m using, “writer” I meant to refer to COMMENTERS on a vlog! NOT the OWNERS of a vlog! I’m very sorry for the misunderstanding! I may try to reshoot this one, since it was not at ALL my intention to come across as talking about the vlog owners, but only about the recurring issue of “Nasty Anonymous Commenters” aka “roaches” 🙁
Transcript (maybe this will help!)
Hey, I think this is enough light! A beautiful day! Yeah! OK. I think I confused some people with my last vlog…sorry! There were two vlogs I saw that gave me ideas. Which ones? Aidan’s vlog, and LaRonda’s vlog. In Aidan’s vlog, she talked about “Roaches” as “nasty anonymous commenters” [I signed “writer” here meaning commenter]. So I thought, hmm….we all have two kinds of commenters…let’s call them “roaches” which you want to stamp out and “angel” commenters. I don’t think angels are always nice and sweet, playing harps, etc. Remember in the bible, an angel and Jacob fought, and the angel hurt Jacob’s leg. Nope, not nice, not sweet. But I think “angel” commenters have reasons. They may argue, but with a reason. And all of us writers/commenters can look at the different perspectives and go “Ohhh…I see…” Levels of understanding go up. “Angel” writers contribute to the vlogs. Sometimes there’s arguments, sometimes there’s discussion, but the overall understanding is increasing. Now the nasty anonymous commenters destroy things. They tear the understanding down. They’ll say mean things to people. They’ll argue with people [attack personally] not ideas. Ugh, stamp those out.
Now back to the second vlog, remember. That was about the story of two wolves [re-telling of Two Wolves here]… OK, that’s the story. Now, my idea…”angel” commenters and “roach” commenters fight within our vlogs. Which ones will win? The ones we feed. Which ones do we want to win? Sorry for the confusion… I’m learning…patience…Thanks, all of you!