This episode of VATAS was already featured on the New Henceblog when we were talking about Andrew’s “Happy Birthday Murderer” segment of THE TAPE. But, when it was posted before it was only available on the Henceforth Vimeo not (as we all can plainly see now) on the Henceforth YouTube. So, let’s go ahead and watch this Epostode again and see how it holds up when compared to the other fifteen episodes of VATAS:
Okay. So first, let’s clear this up: This isn’t an episode of VATAS. It fits much more into the realm of the Complicated Web of Papers and Lies, and there’s not much to link this episode to the others. Which is a strange thing to say, as VATAS episodes have been shown to be surprisingly versatile, however what I feel separates this from other episodes is that it’s surprisingly focused and straightforward. We don’t cut around as much, the titles aren’t as obtrusive, and we don’t have many off moments of “THE TIE IS FAKE”. This is much more of a documentation, a way of showing a package that would soon be torn up and capturing my reaction to said package on video, much like THE BOX earlier this year. So Epostode 15 is a very unVATAS VATAS episode, but does that detract from the enjoyment of the video? No. I don’t think so. I think my palpable excitement over the package comes through, I think even though the video is pretty dark all of the important pieces of the package were featured well, and the sound is also a massive step up from some of the other episodes we’ve seen.
Thus, although Epostode isn’t very much like a VATAS episode, I still rather enjoy it. But what about YOU? Do you think this deserves a place among the ranks of VATAS?