Hey, how are ya?
This blog is going to serve as an official Q & A session, where I'll answer some choice questions people regularly comment or ask me in a fan mail message.
Here we go!
Q: How tall are you?
A: I'm 5'11" and a half without shoes on and not counting my hair. If we are counting my hair, then we can round up to 6 foot!
Q: How much do you weigh?
A: 150 pounds.
Q: What size shoe do you wear?
A: USA size 12.
Q: How old are you?
A: I'm a Millennial in my 30's. 90's kids represent!
Q: Where are you located?
A: South Carolina, USA. I lived in Ohio when I started my show but I moved down south in 2023.
Q: What's your relationship to the people formerly featured in your videos?
A: Everyone else you see on the channel is, or at one point was, a personal friend of mine. I met all of those friends organically at part-time jobs we worked at together.
Q: What's your current breath-holding record?
A: My longest record is 5:36 and there's a video of it on my channel. You should check it out if you haven't yet!
Q: How long have you been filming videos for?
A: I created The No Deo Hero show on YouTube on October 5th, 2015. I had a few solo channels before that which served as prototype precursors to this one, but The No Deo Hero is a show I'm proud of that I want to continue for my fans for as long as possible.
Q: When I'm emailing The No Deo Hero, who am I writing to?
A: I'm Primal Instinks, and I'm the creator and operator of The No Deo Hero channel and this official website. I'm also the one who reads and replies to all the comments, fan messages, and emails. Nice to meetcha!
Q: Do you read all your YouTube video comments and fan mail messages?
A: Yes, I read all of the comments and fan messages received, and I really appreciate them! I make time to "like" or respond to YouTube comments, and I enjoy hearing from fans who use the Fan Mail feature on this website to write to me.
Q: Are any of your friends available to participate in custom video commissions?
A: Not anymore. I had a crew of friends who used to film commissions with me in the beginning, but over time their lives changed and they either got married, had kids, went to college, fell on hard times, or moved out of state, and unfortunately they aren't available anymore. It's not easy to find new people who are comfortable or interested in committing to it, either, so I'm now an independent solo act and have been since 2023.
However, if you'd to purchase access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes videos involving me and these former friends, visit the Extras page of this website because there are hundreds of unique ones to choose from!
Q: How long do you wear your clothing before mailing it out?
A: I sell my personally worn clothing as merch, and I'm willing to wear a t-shirt, boxers, or a pair of socks for a week in a row before mailing it out to you in a sealed bag to ensure it maintains the full force of my natural smell.
Q: How do I donate or send a payment to you?
A: If you're a fan who lives in the United States, you can donate or send a payment using the cashtag $TheNoDeoHero on Cash App. You'll need to download this free app on your mobile phone in order to use it. US fans can also use Patreon to send a one-time payment or sign up for a monthly patronage if they like, and Amazon e-gift cards are also acceptable to send to email@example.com.
If you're a fan who lives outside of the USA, you're able to send a one-time payment using Patreon. You also have the option of becoming monthly patrons on my Patreon and viewing exclusive posts as a perk for their support. Fans who live outside the USA can also send Amazon e-gift cards to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need more help with anything, email me and I'll be happy to walk you through it!
Q: How much do I send to you if I want to watch some of your behind-the-scenes extras, or how much do I need to send you if I have my own custom video idea to film?
A: The pricing for watching behind-the-scenes extras are included at the top of the Extras page.
If you have a personalized video idea you wanted me to film for you, visit the Commissions page and email me the details of what you want to see and I'll respond at my earliest convenience.
For reference, I accept $50 for a general commission. The included cost of any requested supplies and the nature of your request could increase this amount. Payments always need to be received upfront in full.
Q: What kind of video commissions will you film for your patrons?
A: My goal is to try to never say no! If you want to see some examples, I have an ever-growing list of behind-the-scenes extras which can be viewed by clicking here. These are all video commissions I filmed that I make available as "extras" that fans can purchase access to.
If you're unsure if I'll be able to make your request a reality, just email me and ask. There's no such thing as a bad or weird video idea so don't be shy!
Q: Do you add music to the video commissions, or is there background music in your behind-the-scenes extras?
A: No, I only add music to some of the videos I upload on my YouTube channel. The behind-the-scenes extras are raw videos without music or sound effects added, unless the addition of music or sound effects was specifically requested and paid for, and the description for the videos will mention if music or sound effects are in them.
Q: Will you film any video requests for free?
A: No, I don't do that. Due to time constraints, I have to limit this opportunity to fans who commission me, and in order to be fair to all patrons I have to keep it this way. Thanks for understanding!
That's it for the Q & A! If you have any other questions, email me at email@example.com.