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9-16-2010 @ 12:52PM
Sweet baby James... I have to take a moment to comment on this. Amazing find, Mr. Michael Gray; thank you for sharing it.Most WoW videos, particularly the original music videos I have seen, strike me as generally wince-worthy. I don't criticize aloud because people put their hearts into these, but so often the voice work is grating, the technical aspects overblown and the general effect is to frazzle the nerves and dampen the spirit. The rhymes fail, the jokes are juvenile and they simply don't do it for me. *But this? This a refreshing breeze of sweet perfection. The technical aspects (pacing, transitions, sprite effects, etc.) were handled professionally and were all appropriate to the story rather than being flashily present for their own sake. The voice work sounded -- well, like a grown up was singing, for one thing, which is a nice change of pace. :-)I could go on, but the point is that No Place Like Gnome is lovely work. I think I'll play it in the background for a time while I work and imagine Art Garfunkel has discovered the World of Warcraft and decided to balladeer his way through the game.Great work, Greyfoo! Thanks for this. And thanks for all the cool stuff you find for us, MC M.G.. That is your handle in the capacity of WoW video critic, right?* Am I a hypocritical grump if I make exceptions for loony delights like the first few NubTales or the How to Paladin series? Yeah, probably. That's okay. Guess that's where personal preference comes in, so my own subjectivity is one reason I try not to be too harsh on the ones I don't like.
9-16-2010 @ 6:55PM
The thing about How To Paladin is, it's *intentionally* wince-worthy, which puts it a cut above most WoW movie that are wince-worthy when they're not trying. It's glorious self-parody...
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