Today’s Video of the Day -- along with being fresh material from the House of Horbawrong -- delves into an on-going struggle I have in writing material for shows like krumbinesBRAIN. (Shows like krumbinesBRAIN: WEBCAMS, Talking Heads, ad nauseam.)(PS: Have you seen the new krumbinesBRAIN index here on horbawrong.com? Every single episode in one place for your enjoyment. You're welcome.)
“Conflicting Narrative Structures” addresses the fact that I like to employ SOME kind of narrative structure to my shows. Like the video says: I’ve used brotherly love (many, many times -- thanks, Jason!), relationships, holidays (hello, Devilmas!), and religion. Emphasis on religion.
(I mention Beanyism in the video which is a reference to the Beanie Boy Show -- but episodes that pre-date the published ones here on horbawrong.com. Yes, I am THAT pathetic, referencing material that technically doesn’t even exist online.)
Ultimately, it’s an interesting quandary. I need SOMETHING to write about but when you get right down to it, very little time within krumbinesBRAIN is spent in narrative -- in other words, we don’t move forward in any kind of recognizable story because I spend too much time arguing with myself. So I’d like to say big things are on the table for Krumbinism, but I’ve already written the next three episodes and my new religion is hardly mentioned. Is that good? Well, when you see the next episodes, you’ll probably think so, yes.
But if I can’t nail down a narrative structure, is krumbinesBRAIN relatable or enjoyable? Or is the whole point to strive for perfection (a narrative) and constantly fall short (the actual neurosis I live with)?
My goal with krumbinesBRAIN right now is to put more of my inner machinations on YouTube. I know, intellectually, that having some kind of narrative structure to drape them on can only help in the long (and short) runs, but I wonder if that’s even being true to the inner machinations in the first place.
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