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WoW Moviewatch: Code Monkey

On this beautiful Sunday afternoon, we'll continue our Staff Picks series by sharing Robin Torres's favorite machinima. It's not functional or elegant but maybe manager wants to write machinima himself. Here's what Robin said about Code Monkey:

Code Monkey was first machinima I ever watched. It was also my first introduction to Jonathon Coulton's music. It's a fun song set to a fun video and still one of my favorites.


Experienced machnima viewers know that Spiffworld provides all the JoCo love you could ever want in machinima form. Plenty of WoW fans learned about the performer through Spiff's ambassadorial work.
Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at moviewatch@wowinsider.com.


WoW Moviewatch: Code Monkey

Blog Monkey get up in morning. Blog Monkey get up, get coffee. Blog Monkey write post about Spiffworld Code Monkey, which is much better parody than what Blog Monkey do.

Code Monkey is an older video, of course, but it's been long enough since we've had it around that many new readers might not know it. The song is obviously performed by JoCo, while the video itself is created by Spiffworld. This is the sad, angsty tale of a code monkey who crushes on the local night elf. C'mon, we've all been there. Don't worry, it turns out all right in the end.

Thanks to Robin Torres for the rerun suggestion. She calls Code Monkey "my first machinima love."

Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at moviewatch@wowinsider.com.

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WoW Moviewatch: Code Monkey

Code Monkey is one of the classics of machinima. It was created by Spiffworld to serve as a music video for JoCo's inspired creation. It does an amazing job of capturing the heart of the song and translating it into the World of Warcraft. I mean, really, how can you not feel for the poor code monkey in this movie?

This video is about three years old, but it's still brilliant. It doesn't feel dated at all. This video proves how a good concept, some careful consideration while building the imagery, and a strong sense of fun can maintain a video through the years. Your graphics don't have to be fancy if your overall craftsmanship is strong.

Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at moviewatch@wowinsider.com.

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Why Gnomes (supposedly) rock

I can't say I agree with the premise of this post that reader Syp wrote and sent to us (I'm Horde to the core, so for me, Gnomes only rock when eaten with a side of fries and Horde soda), but I can't really argue with most of his points. He sets out 10 reasons why Gnomes rock, and I have no doubt that they're sure to inspire lots of cross-faction discussion.

I do have to admit-- the Gnome mount is one of my favorites, and engineering has gotten to be lots of fun. Escape Artist is an excellent ability (especially since it went instant a little while ago), and I have missed out on the fun that I hear is Toshley's Station-- I'm trying to work my little Gnome Warrior up to the mid-60s so I can get in on the Star Wars references, too.

But I do take issue with Syp's "underdog" and "conformity" points. If you really want to play a race/gender that doesn't get a lot of love, try a Dwarf Female.

Filed under: Gnomes, Engineering, Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, Virtual selves, Humor

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