Filk Friday: World of Filkcraft

Saturday, September 18, 2010

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Somehow when I edited a phrase in this post late Thursday night, it messed up my scheduling. Sorry it's late, but I hope you'll enjoy anyway.

World of Filkcraft is something I stumbled into, and I have to say that their parodies are phenomenal. If you don't know World of Warcraft, you may not understand some of the references, but I think you may enjoy these anyway. Aergor and Aquilae are fabulous singers; their two co-conspirators, Maeril and Aeslin, are wicked lyric writers. Here are two of my favorites.

A Gnome is about a young lady who had been playing on the Horde side with an online buddy. After she'd not seen him around for awhile, she ran into a gnome who waved at her. Her buddy had switched factions to make an Alliance character. A gnome. (I love my gnome rogue, but I think her dismay is hilarious.)

I've Been Everywhere is an Orc's travelogue. The game keeps track of everywhere you've explored, and after you've passed through everywhere, you get a special achievement. The song cleverly fits in so many places with a perfect video capture at the end. Follow this link if you want to go to the video itself. The guy doing the song has a little bit in the comments about how he put it together. Pretty neat.


Emily White said...

Hahaha! Very funny! I liked the second one especially. :D

Brad said...

I don't play WOW (I have an addictive personality), but even I can come in with "HAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!"

Jai Joshi said...

Like Brad, I've never played World of Warcraft but this is definitely funny!

Have you seen the South Park parody of the game?


Jaleh D said...

Ohhhh yes, I've seen the South Park version. One of our friends taped it and played it for us. I'm not a fan of SP, but I laughed at the parts I understood about the game. It just would have been better without the stomach-churning vulgarity.

Jennifer said...

Love them, especially the second one. Very funny. I've never played WoW, but now I'm actually feeling interested. :)

Jaleh D said...

If anybody ends up deciding they want to try out the game and lets me know before they download it, I can "Recruit-a-friend" to give us both some fun in-game benefits. *nudge, nudge, wink, wink* Not that I'm trying to talk anyone else into joining me in such an addictive game. Hehe.

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