My most popular Jehovah’s Witness video is back on Youtube. Here it is:
This video had almost 60,000 views and, if memory serves me correctly, hundreds of comments before disaster struck: I accidentally deleted it. I was fiddling around with the settings on my Youtube account, trying to tweak the video and make it better, when, all of a sudden, it was gone!
I was stunned. To this day, I still can’t figure out what I did and how I deleted it, but the damage was done…it was gone. Incredibly, Youtube does not have a “revert” function that will allow you to “get back” a video you accidentally delete; once you delete a video, it is gone and gone forever. They need to change that because I’m sure I’m not the only one that had done this.
What’s worse, when I looked on one of my external hard drives where I store my JW videos as backups, the finalized Youtube version I had uploaded was nowhere to be found. Another disaster!
Yes, I had the raw, unedited footage, praise God, but I spent hours upon hours in putting the finalized version that you saw on Youtube together, and that finalized version was gone.
I did not have the stomach nor desire to tackle such a huge task again so soon, and I pushed it to the back of my mind. I always thought I would try and redo it, but, life goes on…
Then, a couple of weeks ago, someone left a comment on another of my JW videos asking me where this video was. He said he remembered it and wanted to watch it again, but could not find it. Like many people, he thought it was entertaining how insane and ridiculous so many of those JW thugs acted. He mentioned their faces, how funny their expressions were.
I explained to him that I deleted it, but his positive comment spurred me forward to undertake the herculean task of redoing the video. Finally, after hours and hours of more work, I finished the task, believing this second version is better than the first.
(More to follow.)