(Submitted by @jayordragon)
concept for the host’s (official) introduction video:
him with his white cane in a book store, feeling the spines of the books. and muttering under his breath
cut to someone screaming in pain as they’re beaten by an unseen assailant.
back to the book store, he holds his hand out seconds before another, unseen patron knocks a book off the shelf.
the assailant slams a bat on the person, and they cry out in pain.
the host hands the book to the patron, who smiles gratefully. “thank you…. do you need help finding anything? I don’t work here but you look a bit…. erm…….”
the assailant stabs the person’s eyes.
“the host likes feeling the books. their stories are very interesting.” “do you have someone read them to you, or….?”
the assailant swings the bat again.
“the host can read just fine on his own.”
the person begs for release.
“alright…. have a good day.”
the person is still, lifeless. the camera pans up to the host, who pants heavily as he leans on his bat.
back at the book store, the host watches the person walk away. the camera pans up, it’s the same person he beat to death. “the person feels a sudden urge to go for a walk in the forest, where he will find a lonely cabin….”
((in case you couldn’t tell, the host narrates the person into going to his cabin. the scenes with the attack are in the future))