*NOTE* I was practically timed while making this, so I forgot to go and make the slides shorter so you could read them. Sorry about that. Just pause the video to read.
Hello there stranger!
I wanted to upload this a HELL of a lot earlier than I did. But a combination of homework (which I was willing to put off for this) and nonstop Skype calls of people thinking it was my birthday today (Don't know why that is) and a short period of time to work on this overwhelmed me. So if something seems wrong, spelling or general fact wise, I am sincerely sorry for that.
Regardless, I felt nearly obligated to make this video since I had been preping for today for a long time. It's the three decade mark of the disaster, 16 years after the turn of the century. 16 years, fun fact, was how long Pripyat was holding a population before it was alienated. Yup, from 1970 to 1986. So this day felt extra special. Given also that I had to write a huge essay in history class on Chernobyl, where I came in love with the concept of the city, the movies and the video games that came alongside it. And this may sound corny as hell but it did become a large part of my life at one point. In fact, probably one of the only things I can't do is map out the city. Well, i'm going to get to work on that.
It's just incredible that 30 years of being abandoned, no form of care whatsoever, the city still stands true. Falling apart, as it is, the fact that anything is still standing is, well, outstanding. So I felt that I would beat myself up in the future if I didn't upload this. I probably still will since I didn't actually get to upload this earlier, but meh. As long as it was uploaded on the 26'th i'm happy.
Song: Farewell to Pripyat - John McDermott
If you liked the song, you will be happy to know you only listened to a minute and a half of the five minute song, assuming you listened through the entire video. So there is still more! It's not the song I was going to initially use, but due to my ancestry being highly Scottish, and one of his best songs in my opinion is the best cover of Scotland the Brave, I kinda wanted to include him in the video too. I was kind of thankful I found his song though, and also a download link. I couldn't actually find the song I was looking for. So yeah, I was initially worried that I wouldn't even be able to upload this with a song.
Anyway, thank you for watching! If you enjoyed the video, hit the like button! That way this video can get more views and teach more people about what happened at Chernobyl. I don't want to think that this video was made for nothing. And while you're at it, hit the Subscribe button and it will show even bigger support to me to continue making video's like these!
PS: Please no COD references, Jesus Christ I get extremely heated whenever I see people all like "ERMAHGERD, THERT FERKERN PERL LORKS LERK THER WERN FERM CERL ERV DERTY! NYERH" Like, "Really? What makes you fuckin' say that? Oh, they're the SAME FUCKING PLACE YOU RETARD."