On why Shatner always spoke his lines as Jim Kirk in an ‘interesting’ manner aka “I speak and breathe in pentameter”:
SHATNER: I had worked in Shakespeare for several years. There’d be a speech in which the character expresses himself or what he plans to do or what was done to him. The speech would be meaningful in terms of the character and the plot, but it would take a hunk. I had learned to speak iambic pentameter, and try and do – I’ve forgotten how many lines – on a breath, so that you would say these words trippingly on the tongue and with a rhythm and then come to the operative word and pause a moment, so that there was a little drama there, and then continue on. That’s the way I approach these things.
I went through all the times Dark made an
appearance in yesterday’s videos again, including the old ones (don’t blink, don’t
move and relax). Here are my thoughts (this turned out way longer than planned, and it’s not even all, yay for way to much theorizing?):
If you’ve found the Exit video, you know
that after you go through the door, you see Dark smiling at you and you get put back into prison. Dark made the loop.
Like @caustic-synishade pointed out here (and Mark “confirmed”): he wants you to get stuck in the game. Now I was thinking,
why the prison? Mark even said at
the beginning that he’s seen us before, so that would make more sense right?
But consider this: the only way you can get Mark killed in the game, without
Dark making a clear appearance, is by choosing to split up. That event only occurs when you escape the prison again, Dark wants you to find this other
option. This way, you make it easier for him to take over. He doesn’t even have
to go through all of the trouble of killing Mark, you took care of that. (More
on Dark taking over later)
So, Dark makes a clear appearance when you
choose the Horror play in the theatre. There are some (okay, way too many) things
that caught my attention regarding his powers. First, Mark disappears. Dark appears
on the stage, your vision gets stretched and weird. Next thing you know, you’re
somewhere else, with Dark in front of you. This, suddenly appearing somewhere
else, happens a lot in the videos with and without Dark. The ones with Dark are more sudden, unlike the other ones, where Mark hugs you, puts his hands before
your eyes, etc. I think he also did this during the Exit video, like I pointed out before, when you are
suddenly put back in the prison. This makes me think that Dark is capable of some
serious telekinesis (I have so much more to say about this! So I’ll probably do
a different post on what I think Dark’s powers are, with more detail and
His behaviour is also very interesting
(during the Horror, Freedom and Leftvideos)! Like @http-jack says in this post (thank you for putting my thoughts together so well!), Dark is serious business.
He wears a suit, makes sure he speaks clearly, puts his hands behind his back
and has good posture. This guy is bursting of self-confidence and he doesn’t play
around. But that doesn’t mean he never loses his temper. Every single time he
raises his voice, you can see that he didn’t mean that to happen. He fixes his
tie and jacket, sighs and continues his speech. If we say that the options
Dark gives you at the end of Horror are
the “canon” times he made an appearance, then he’s been around since June 2012. More than
enough time to get seriously pissed off.
Not only his behaviour, but also the things
he says lead me to believe that Dark is anything but happy with Mark. “I’ve been pushed
aside. Replaced. Mocked. And then, he had the gall to not invite me to his
little adventure with you. No more. Never again. It’s my turn now.”
He’s angry with Mark’s arrogance and ignorance towards him. He’s waited long enough, giving Mark the change to do this willingly, but if Mark won’t
let him in, he’ll do it himself. He’s jealous of all of the attention Mark’s
been getting, while he was humiliated and forgot. He’s desperate to show off
how stupid Mark was for ignoring him. “Take your pick, anything of four different choices. More than he could’ve ever given you. (…) If dinner is what you want, then I can
provide. And I can take you wherever you’d like to go. (…) I can give you
anything! (…) There’s nothing you, or he, can do to stop me!” He shows off how
strong he is and how weak Mark is beside him. He straight up says he can give you so much more than Mark, you just have to let him in, it’s as simple as that.
Dark’s loving all the attention he’s
finally getting. He’s putting up one hell of a show. He shows off his powers, mocks Mark and he pretends he gives you a choice (with the loop the choice at
the end of Horror). Even though Mark puts
up a fight, I don’t think Dark ever really leaves or gave any of us a choice:
I’ll talk more about the difference in the
speech of Mark and Dark in the Right
and Left videos in the powers post, but at the end of
both videos, it’s clear Dark is still there. When you “accidentally” kill Mark,
it’s clear Dark’s still here and here to stay. “But now we’re going to be
If you actually shoot Dark, he’s not gone. In the Right video, your vision is still somewhat distorted, but the
actual Mark is there. Dark never left and he didn’t actually give you a choice,
he took control. It’s his turn now.
Now, I was thinking, why is Dark so
obsessed with getting a connection between you and him? “I’ve been waiting a
long time to get some, personal time between us. (…) So, now that we are here
together, we can really get know each other.”
Consider this: he needs us. He can take over Mark, but Mark’s able to push him
out. But we’re not. Mark’s there in his physical form, we’re not. He knows that
Mark cares a lot about us, so what does he do? Make us suffer. He loves to see Mark suffer (in don’t blink and relax, Mark’s hurt in some way), and he knows he can hurt him by
If you read the whole thing, thank you! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.
I’ll do way more theorizing on things like: Is Dark there the entire time? What
are his powers? What even is he? How far
does this rabbit hole even go? Who knows Dark, who knows.
Hey guys! I’m at the airport right now about to board a flight back to Maine! I’m headed home for the week to spend some time with my friends and family and most importantly my dogs. All videos are prepped and ready for your eyes, so don’t worry about missing out on videos! Just wanted to let you all know though that with this week that I’m home I’m gonna take a little break from social media! I’m not gonna be on here or twitter or anything like that. Maybe a couple instagram photos here and there, but I really wanna take a break from my phone and completely disconnect from the YouTube world for a tiny bit! Think it’ll be refreshing!
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