Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Episode 07 is coming... Pause these video streams and watch when you want to

Alachia from WoWCast joins me for Episode 07. But, well, there's a ton of editing to do. We sort of rambled on about other topics at some points... porn, and variations of it, mainly... and I have to cut this thing down in size; we rambled on for around 2 hours. Well, that is as soon as I get the whole thing.

See, my laptop's sound card didn't support a feature of Audacity that would let me record us over Skype... so she had to do the recording on her end. But, she also had to get up for work, so I have to give her a little time to get the MP3 to me. Probably tonight, though, I'll have the full thing to edit. Some of the bullshit will stay in the podcast, though. Some of it is funny, some of it is just me being, well, a dumbass (like you expect any less).

But, I mention a funny as hell WoW video I saw in there, so I wanted to let those of you who have not seen it see it. The video uses WoW characters to recreate a song from the musical Avenue Q, called "The Internet is for Porn." (A pattern? We speak of porn, and a song about porn? Nah, coincidence...) There are a lot of compression artifacts in it, but, still, you can get the gist.

I also mention the female Night Elf dance, and how it was copied from a French pop star (OK, she's apparently from Corsica, originally, before her fans eat into me), named Alizée. I'm posting the videos of the two songs where when she performs them, you can definitely see where the guy who came up with the female Night Elf dance animation had a serious thing for Alizée. Not that I can truly blame him... she is hot. Married, with a kid, but still hot.

Ironically, each of the songs with the videos below have English versions (I guess to try and break her into the UK charts)... however, the songs were completely re-written for their English versions, and make little sense in English. Basically, they needed to re-write the words so the song lyrics had the same flow in English that they do in Français. And, even though she can sing in English, when you hear the English versions, it really shows she is more comfortable singing these songs in French (though she does do a passable cover of Madonna's La Isla Bonita).

The first video is from the song entitled J'ai Pas Vingt Ans (I'm Not Twenty is the English translation... and yes, she was only 18 when the video was made 3 years ago), and you can see a few elements that were incorporated into the female Night Elf dance moves. The guy who made this compilation took shots from the music video, and a bunch of live perfomrances (they all use the same choreography) and put them into this video. Yes, he has way too much time on his hands... and is apparently unhealthily obsessed with her.

The second is from the song Jen Ai Marre (I'm Fed Up is the English translation), and the choreography is only in her live performances of the song, the music video has no choreography. At about 3:25 into the song, you will definitely see the move incorporated into the female Night Elf dance... or you are fucking blind.

Yes, these are in French. Yes, it's pop music. Kind of catchy, but that is what pop music is for... mindless, catchy songs. And, to all the guys... you don't have to like her voice... just look at her. Obviously the animator did.

So, enjoy the eye candy while you wait for Episode 07 to come out. It should only be a few days or so, at the most.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Crap she's hot! that is the Night Elf move but I have to wonder if that is a standard (somewhat) dance move or if she (or choreographer) was the first to ever do it.

12:29 PM, March 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude your a fucking idiot. Do you really think the developers at Blizzard found this piece of shit video and incorportated it into the game? Or maybe, just maybe, they hired choreographers. Think about it.

4:25 PM, March 03, 2006  
Anonymous Amberfox said...

Ooh... Where did the mix video come from? I found the other one, but I don't have enough information to hunt down the one for "J'ai Pas Vingt Ans" reliably. (I wanted to show it to some people, and frankly, the embedded one stutters too much to watch. *shrug* Not your fault, but it does.)

Oh, and I'd like to thank you for getting me to finally watch "The Internet is For Porn", which has been languishing in my WoW video folder for months now. I had no idea it was going to be that funny.

6:00 AM, March 15, 2006  
Anonymous B. Grumble said...

I always thought the female Night Elf dance was, sort of, standard stripper-esque dancing. I see the similarites you speak of, but I wonder if it is simply coincidence.

"The Internet Is For Porn" is comedy gold. At least it is to WoW nerds.

9:47 AM, March 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's most definitely where they got the dance from - be it her or her choreographer. Just check the wikicylopedia comments.

(read: the poster that doesn't think it's true, is a fucking moron.)

4:40 AM, May 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI it was her they made the animation from. I know. I asked the guy that did it.

3:03 AM, July 14, 2006  

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