When I last spoke of the bobmale Youtube channel ( http://www.youtube.com/user/bobmale ) I did not mention that some of the videos are linked in at least two ways. The first is that I have a short series of ghost capture videos that I created with 3D software. The second is that each of these has a text intro describing something about where the video was "supposedly" shot and other similar details. This intro also carries a line that states, "Dr. Stephen Earl of the O.S.I.R. has verified its authenticity." I made up the scientist’s name. O.S.I.R. stands for Organization of Scientific Investigation and Research–popularised by the TV show Psi Factor, which I can hopefully use without any troubles even if that means redefining the name somewhat–there are similar named real groups, plural, so seems acceptable. I hope to do something with the character of Dr. Earl.
One of the things that was very exciting in the large sprawling body of work that Stephen King built–and is still at–is the way bits of stories connected, merged, flowed apart, and all of that associated goodness. It is still my intention as far as fiction goes to try and build a single mythos where everything true in one story is true in any other containing the same element, whether that is a type of monster, a form of magic, or the cosmology of the setting. These O.S.I.R. videos are a part of that, which I have no planned direction for yet. I’m just putting them out in anticipation of coming out with something bigger and more elaborate. For the time being there is just something nice about a connection for the ghost videos, something tying them together without limiting them. I can make use of this connection in a number of ways on a number of projects, or not, as desired.
Music: There Was a Time by Guns N’ Roses.