Introducing the Captain Reasonable Vlog

Great news: you can now watch me. I don’t mean all the time, and certainly not from behind some wheelie bins, or through my office window. But you can now have the next best thing to me telling you my thoughts in person, because I’ve started vlogging.

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I’ve been wanting to vlog for a long time now, but something always got in the way. The videos I’ll be producing and uploading will mostly be the kind of material I would have performed as stand-up comedy were there more opportunities where I live to do so.

Instead, I just have to imagine (or, more accurately, hope) that there is laughter. The supportive kind, that is. Not the kind of laugh you do after you see someone fall over on a skateboard.

Meet Captain Reasonable; the World’s Most Affable Superhero

Captain Reasonable is my vlogging alter ego (my dictation software initially thought I’d said ‘flogging’ – that’d be a very different video series). If you’ve read a few of my posts on here, you’re probably already able to understand the inspiration behind him. I spend a lot of time considering how other people will react to what I say and write, which isn’t really my job. People can make up their own minds without me chipping in.

The Captain Reasonable vlog starts with Episode Two. Why? Well, you’ll just have to watch the video below to find out.

Dear Journal

The other type of video I will be regularly posting will be as part of a series entitled Captain Reasonable’s Journal. These are essentially podcasts, or narrated newspaper columns, with added snazzy visuals. I’m putting together lots of footage and effects, so while they will follow the same format, each one will be just as interesting to look at as it is to listen to.

They are only a couple of minutes long each, so do give them a watch. You can find the first one below.

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If you enjoy these videos, the best thing to do is subscribe to my YouTube channel. This ensures that you never miss my latest upload. They’ll get shared on my other social platforms as well, including Facebook, Twitter, and of course on here. If you haven’t yet done so, subscribing to this blog lets me know that you’re enjoying this and gives me more motivation to keep going.

And don’t forget to comment and let me know what you think of my videos.

2 thoughts on “Introducing the Captain Reasonable Vlog

  1. The question is: Does having watched these videos mean my brain will, when reading your blog posts in future, try to overwrite its default “sound of Rewan Tremethick’s words” audio with the voice heard in your vlogs, or will it reject the facts in favor of the fiction it dreamed up? Gosh knows the latter alternative has authorial precedent on its side…

    1. I guess you’ll find out as you read this reply. I say go with whichever one sounds better – I’m cool with you overdubbing the memories of my actual voice if, in your head, you’d made me sound like a pirate or an imposing cinema villain or something up until this point.

      I remember reading an article a while back that you do actually read slower when you have a person’s voice in your head to go alongside your imagining of the character (say, for example, if you are reading a book the film adaptation of which you have previously watched).

      It’s funny, isn’t it? I think in our heads we’re all actually really good at impressions. I can fabricate an entire speech by a celebrity whom I have heard speak quite often that sounds exactly like I imagine it would if they were to speak it. But give it to the vocal cords and they make a right hash of it…

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