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WoW Moviewatch: Baby He's your Man

Baby He's your Man is an absolutely bizarre piece of work by Mushanga that is dedicated to Olibith. The clip shows Jimmy the Gnome, from Mushanga's Wish Upon a Gnome series, suffering some significant setbacks to his love life. Of course, it turns out there's a genie to blame for it all. It obviously fits in the themes of Wish Upon a Gnome.

This was a hypnotizing video. I wasn't sure what to make of it, but I couldn't peel my eyes away. Something about the singing gnome and taunting genie just kept me riveted through the whole piece. It definitely inspired me to go back and enjoy the Wish Upon a Gnome movies again.

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WoW Moviewatch: WuaG: The Winter's Veil Whiners

Mushanga created a new Wish Upon a Gnome episode for his entry into the Christmas contest -- WuaG: The Winter's Veil Whiners. For those of you new to "Wish Upon a Gnome," the protagonist of the story happened across a genie (the Dranei), who'll help the gnome out in his various hijinks. This one is obviously themed for Christmas.

Grandfather Winter has been kidnapped by a cadre of Frost Mages, who will hold him hostage until they recieve further buffs and damage. Hijinks ensue, including a cameo by everyone's favor Midsummer's dancers. It all turns out all right in the end, of course, and has a nice little ending for our hero. You don't need to have seen the other WuaG episode to understand what's going on.

I especially liked the climatic fight scene, set to Christmas music. The character models are all well chosen, and Mushanga did a great job of using convincing scenery without letting that background take over the action. So far, this has been one of my favorite seasonal videos this year.


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WoW Moviewatch: Wish upon a Gnome, Episode 1

Creating a great machinima involves a delicate balancing act. You must use equal parts voice acting or visual expression of emotion, plot devices such as humor or fight scenes, engaging story lines, and proper editing and sound design, wrapped together in a neat little package. Too much of one single element can destroy an entire production. Today's featured movie makes a valiant effort at being complete.

Wish upon a Gnome, Episode 1, is the first of three episodes centering around a wee gnome that stumbles upon a Genie that grants him three wishes. His first wish finds him craving the power he feels is long overdue. However, as he soon discovers, not everything goes as planned. Given how disastrous his newfound fame and glory turns out, I can't wait to see what he asks for in the next two episodes!

Mushanga may just be the dark horse of the WeGame machinima contest. With only two unremarkable contest submissions prior to this entry, this is the first time he's involved voice actors, including Caruu and Jesse Cox, in his work. I found myself drawn into the story and rooting for the little guy, despite his flaws. If you get the chance, check out the higher quality versions of WuaG and give him some constructive feedback!

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