“I used to date the lead singer of The Cranberries, but she cheated on me.
Turns out she had some turkey on the side.”
― Jarod Kintz
If you are looking for how to cheat in WoW, I’m so sorry. This is about WoW cheating us.
I was at a dance audition one time. It was for original choreography. One of the choreographers did a piece with a very popular song and at the end, all the dancers went nuts and cheered and applauded.
I was sitting next to a judge, who looked at me and said, “Isn’t that cheating?” She said it with a smile, but it’s true. Using a piece of popular music to try to sway the opinion on the choreography was cheating. We should, in this audition, be judging based on technique, composition, originality etc.
Cheaters are everywhere. In the Arts, it almost always trying to layer someone else’s work on top of the piece to make their own work better.
- Baz Lurhmann’s vaunted trilogy: Strictly Ballroom, Romeo and Juliet and finishing with Moulin Rouge! is a rip off. Following two fine films, Mr. Lurhmann used pop songs in his “musical”. No, he didn’t overlay the songs on top of a scene, he had his actors sing them. Even worse, Elton John songs. His attempt for us, as an audience, to transfer all of our good feelings from the popular songs to his movie is weak and really, pretty sad.
- I only saw the trailer. It’s all I needed. The characters are shot into the space, I assume to save the world. And a narrator (I swear it’s Morgan Freeman!) begins intoning … “Do not go gentle, into that good night.” How dare they! Using Dylan Thomas and his great poem to try to invoke all the great feelings of that poem and put it onto their lame movie is shameful. Cheaters.
- I hate to say it. Sampling is “acceptable” in hip-hop music, it’s legal too. Still, taking the great opening riff from Rick James’ Super Freak — we all get up and excited, we love this song! And then … Stop, Hammer Time. It was a popular song because of cheating.
World of Warcraft
- They put a character in during Cataclysm; Harrison Jones. I love the pop culture references in Wow, it’s part of what makes the game great. Still, Harrison Jones was a comrade and quest giver and hero all through Uldum — and he’s Indiana Jones! Cheaters. They even have the fight against the bald German around the propeller on the airplane.
Bringing back the “old school” baddies for Warlords of Dreanor was okay. They designed a time travel story; fine, fine. But, Legion … Illidian comes back from the dead to lead us! Zomg, who is next; Abraham Lincoln, Demon Killer?
Move the story forward please; let’s see Wrathion.
I don’t want the World of Warcraft caught in some Marvel time loop. Every super-hero story begins with Beginnings. Batman, twice; Spiderman, twice; Fantastic Four, twice; Superman, Ironman. Eventually you have to tell a story with these characters!