I just listened to Geshtro making a video for his YouTube channel. Normally his stuff just sort of mingles with the rest of the background noise and I don't pay much attention. This time though, I got caught up in his narrative. I can't actually tell you what he was saying, only how he was saying it. He wasn't stuttering. I'm not sure it's a stutter that he has really, but he does this thing at the end of his words where he repeats the last syllable 1-3 times before moving on to the next word. It's sort of like his mouth is moving faster than his brain and instead of just having silence while he gets out the next word, he draws out the last one. I can't really describe it properly. I've noticed that when he thinks about what he wants to say before he says it, it doesn't happen. I've also noticed he doesn't do it when he's extremely familiar with what he's talking about. It happens most often when he's unsure of what he's talking about. While listening to him make this video though, I noticed he kept the flow of the conversation going, quite rapidly actually, without the end stutter even though he was playing in a mod that he had never used before. I also noticed that all of those hours of watching others' YouTube videos has made an impact on the cadence of his speech and the phrases he uses. His narrative was seamless and witty, despite being totally off-the-cuff. It's quite a difference from when he first began making videos several months back. I may not always see the value in his choice of activities, but clearly he is learning.
I'll have to write a whole other post later about his musical accomplishments. They are really quite extraordinary as well!