On Tuesday, September 16'th, 2014
, I had my third and final adventure
of my abbreviated 2014 season, where I made a really fun submergence video. That day, I had brainstormed about what to do, and didn't feel like repeating any of the stuff I already did the last two times, instead opting for more variety in this short sinking season. So, I settled on a scenario that I had played over and over in my mind for a long time, and felt that it was time to give it a try, and hoped that it would work. It was a success, although I may have to refine it in the future!
At first, I thought that I wouldn't be able to upload it to YouTube without cutting it into two parts, because even the minimum essentials ran slightly over 15 minutes, and when you exceed that limit, you have to give them your mobile phone number to verify that you are the owner of the account, something that I can't do (I sure wish they would add a verify by email option).
Since I wanted to keep it whole, I thought about uploading it elsewhere.
But then, I discovered that the time limit wasn't 15 minutes, but 15 minutes and 30.00 seconds
!!!!! However, if you go a fraction beyond that, then the video is inaccessible until you verify your account. As it turned out, I was just in luck!
I was able to trim some stuff off at the beginning (the title followed by offscreen talking about going for a swim, and a comment about how muddy it was around there), and the end (closing caption "The End?") and was left with a video that was 15 minutes and 28.4 seconds (rounded to 29 seconds)!
It uploaded without any problems, and so, you can watch the entire 15 minute 29 second video unbroken!
In the escape video, at the end, I toss some mud into the center, since it was the lowest spot, where the rainwater tended to accumulate.
They are best viewed in 720p.
I should warn you. If you tend to suffer from mud/qs withdrawal during these short, cold winter days in the Northern Hemisphere, watching these videos might aggravate your symptoms! You have been warned! Enjoy!
You have always been told that if you fall into quicksand, you should lay down on it to spread out your weight and easily float, and then you can make it to safety. But, as one man out for a swim discovers, it does NOT
work for THIS
When he stumbles forward into a patch of quivering quagmire, he lands on his front and can't get back up, although he manages to free his feet. He can't pull himself forward at all! Then his arms get stuck in the doughy muck! He continuously tries shifting his weight to his lower body to try and stand up in the mire (and hopefully find a bottom with his feet), but it only causes his lower body to sink down deeper into the bouncy bog, while his upper body remains stuck!
He starts to notice a pattern - each time before the bog sucks him deeper, the pressure of the mud underneath him starts to drop, and then so does he!
But, even though he knows when he is about to be sucked down deeper, there is nothing he can do to stop it, and he also continues to slowly sink the rest of the time as well, with the doughy, elephant-skin-like surface pulsating and heaving around him, slowly engulfing him! There is no way out! He soon discovers that the hungry mire is going to swallow him no matter what position he is in - horizontal OR
The quilt-like, elephant-skin-like surface of a patch of doughy mud undulates and pulsates as if it is alive. Then, it farts out some bubbles of gas, which turns out to be the escaping breath of a 6' 2" man that has been gulped beneath its surface, standing up, and is now suffocating!
He manages to fight his way back to the surface, and slowly work his way out of the smothering mire, finally pulling himself to solid ground! BTW, those aren't muddy hands on the surface, but globs of mud that dropped from the victim's hands before they disappeared beneath the surface!