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2-03-2012 @ 7:30PM
This column reminds me of all the kids who scream "(insert item) IS A REFERENCE TO (modern song which is a remake of an older song)!"Or, "The Joker quoted WoW!" (Unstoppable Force, Immovable Object.)But this example seems spot on. Good eye catching that. Must have been a poetry fan to notice that.
2-03-2012 @ 7:49PM
But he joker didn't quote WoW... The unstoppable force and the immovable object conundrum has been around forever. Longer, even, than WoW.
2-03-2012 @ 8:09PM
2-03-2012 @ 8:12PM
That's my point. After the movie, it seemed like every kid who plays the game screamed "The Joker quoted WoW!", because of that line.Not everything is a pop-culture reference. Most of the people claiming something is are referencing something from after the game and item were put out. I am sure if you check the mining pick entry on Wowhead, someone would claim it was a reference to Minecraft.
2-03-2012 @ 8:14PM
That was his point, dude. That was his point.
2-03-2012 @ 8:49PM
I don't know, at least in the example above most of these seem pretty stretchy to me. I mean, equating a plot of land with slippers just because they both use the word "melodious?"Maybe if Keats was the only guy to ever use it, but a lot of those "comparisons" hardly seem relevant.
2-03-2012 @ 9:03PM
Scunosi, go check out the linked article. Look at the sheer quantity and density of them. Even if some are off mark, there are still more than enough that it's way beyond plausible, and it's astonishing work.I'm so impressed - I had noticed something about the names of a lot of the items this expansion, but I never thought that everything from Helm of the Brown Lands to Cloak of the Dryads would be linked in this way.
2-03-2012 @ 9:06PM
Every time an allusion in WoW is attributed to Anime, I die a little.
2-03-2012 @ 9:32PM
Nathanyel, I hate to tell you, but they're there. Plenty of them!Chemists Fuely and Cuely of Undercity would like to say hello. Not to mention a small series of Felwood quests with particularly "inspiring" titles.However, people assuming everything is a pop culture reference to something else still drives me insane, too. It's painful to read comments on Wowhead some days.
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