I revisited your Scooby Doo and the Super Shag review last night, and I remember saying at the time "This is the best video Caddy has made in a while" (Which isn't to imply that the ones before it were bad), and watching it again I still feel exactly the same. Pure, hilarious Caddicarus at it's finest. Easily your best video this year, amongst many great ones, and one of your best ever in my opinion. Huge fan, thank you for the content :)
You know what, thank you. Thank you SO much. Many other people would take what you were trying to say and basically come out with ‘this video was amazing and the rest have been shit please stop being shit or I’ll unsub just do what you used to do wa wa waaaa’. It’s like, they say it as if I’m DELIBERATELY trying to be shit. Makes no sense, doesn’t help - and for someone who uploads these episodes weekly, far too many people expect magnum opus videos that top their favourites (sometimes from years back) every single week. And to be honest, I couldn’t even tell you what I did differently in that video. No clue. I tackled it the same way as I usually do with any other video I ever make.
Truth is, since the beginning, my approach to EVERY video has been the same. I just like to think I’ve got technically better at it and everything with audio and visual quality can be seen as different over the years! I don’t give myself video length restrictions, I try my hardest to keep away from formulas (hence why I stopped Retrospectives, it wasn’t fun to do), some videos get live skits and others don’t - Caddicarus a free for all in which I can creatively do what I want - and it’s been exactly that way since Rascal Racers. It feels the same, and I just hope the quality of writing/video production has improved somewhat (I personally feel as though it has but anyone in the creative industry usually hates their older work no matter how proud they are of how they turned out). When people tell you to 'just do what you used to do when you were funny’ it makes no fucking sense at all and doesn’t improve the videos or change how I approach them, because if I thought exactly about why each video is done the way it is, I can tell you they were all tackled in the same way with the same feeling. Some people will like a video, some will love, some will dislike, some will hate. I would understand the hate complaints if I had deviated from Caddicarus or abandoned it or started only doing VO in them or something (Puppicarus is an example of something that didn’t work out), but for the episodes as they are now, I haven’t approached them any differently since the start - but the final product I HOPE has refined and appeared a little more confident over the years - and if it doesn’t or maybe doesn’t feel 100% right on my end but was worth the experiment to see how people reacted (Rascal 'drunk’ video being an example), then I’ll step away and return to what I know.
So yes - sorry for the ramble - but thank you, and thank you for sticking with me. I only hope that another video in the future can become your new 'favourite’, but if not, I’m extremely happy you’re still enjoying the videos!