why do i start things i know i won't finish

I’ll admit it: I’m not over “Who Killed Markiplier”…

Look. I’ll be honest with y'all. I started to watch Mark’s stuff because he was this doofy guy doing doofy stuff in video games. The “original work” he created at first, although cool, never really caught my attention all that much, because, I guess, they seemed very silly and kinda gimmicky. I can’t put my finger on it; something akin to lacking a purpose, besides “a funny video” just to be funny? I donno…

But, holy moly, this whole who-dunnit series, that is… it’s some wonderful story-telling, plain and simple. It’s a very solid display of balancing form and function. Especially from a visual perspective (my goodness, I am LIVING for the cleverly edited ‘one-take’ scenes)! Paired with the simple, goofy one-take Jim reports (a pretty impressive thing in and of itself). Like, what a way to give weighty, well-told origin/backstories to what essentially started out as these joke characters that, I think, were schtick and nothing more? A good amount of thought went into this, and it certainly paid off. There’s A LOT OF PLOT provided in such a short series, and it’s pretty dang impressive. I didn’t expect to be so smitten with this whole thing. I know this won’t ever enter his orbit, but…

Well done, Mark, well done.