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All Things Flash [updated] [Jun. 8th, 2005|10:18 pm]
Nicodemus
[Current Mood |flash-blind]

I just stumbled upon the Homestar Runner Wiki, an encyclopedic reference of all things Homestar. Very helpful for looking up details and hidden things in Strongbad Emails. Now you can look up details on everything from Trogdor to Butter-Da!

(If you don't know what Homestar Runner is, you've not been paying attention to web trends or you've got real things to do with your life and a strong surreality deficiency. I recommend starting with some Strongbad emails or the longer cartoons.)

And, in other web-flashy-things, there's this inexplicable thing. I don't know what to call that one. It features a singing anime fox, Sirius Black, and a metroid -- among many others. Very sketchy animation. Maybe I'm not the target audience, but it's an incoherent amalgam of characters. (It's still a step about the singing gerbil one that went around... If you didn't see it, don't ask.)

But it does have some fun dance techno goin' on... So I have to kinda like it for that. [ Edit: The song is evidently "Move Your Dead Bones" by Dr Reanimator. Thanks, graafen. And "thanks" to jonasbagel for the link originally. ]
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-06-09 01:48 pm (UTC)
Thankee! You rock. (More than the song, even.)
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[User Picture]From: crocodile
2005-06-09 05:44 am (UTC)
It's a decent song.. though the animation I'm afraid is pretty much lost on me. It doesn't really seem to have a point, and although I like weird, I like my weird to be more striking I guess.
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[User Picture]From: m_tiger
2005-06-09 10:20 am (UTC)
It's full of what seems to be totally random references (some video game ones), as seen in the credits. But yeah, it doesn't seem to have a point.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-06-09 01:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have no idea what the point of it is. Strangeness. It's not quite good enough that I really like it but not quite stupid enough to revile... It's in web-link limbo.
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[User Picture]From: foxcoon
2005-06-09 03:28 pm (UTC)
A fanfic writer "reanimates" dead characters for whatever evil purposes the author intends. When you view it from that angle, it's actually a clever concept.

The song is apparently the only really good thing that came out of the Reanimator 3 DVD.
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[User Picture]From: shockwave77598
2005-06-09 05:43 pm (UTC)
Maybe I should write fanfic, then :)
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[User Picture]From: foxcoon
2005-06-09 08:10 pm (UTC)
You mean you don't? :)
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[User Picture]From: loranskunky
2005-06-09 05:50 am (UTC)
Strongbad email is so damm funny :)
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2005-06-09 06:12 am (UTC)
Apparently the song is from a music video included as a bonus on the DVD release of "Beyond Re-Animator", a sequel to "Re-Animator".
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[User Picture]From: crocodile
2005-06-09 06:44 am (UTC)
Okay, now THAT's weird. They made a one-off eurodance track as a horror movie DVD extra????

It's actually kinda good, to boot.
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2005-06-09 07:03 am (UTC)
'Pparently!

Maybe the song was supposed to be in the movie but got bumped, or something.
Or maybe the song actually is in the movie and I don't know what I'm talking about because I haven't seen the movie.
I'unno.
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[User Picture]From: penh
2005-06-09 08:25 am (UTC)
I'll have to check my DVD. :)

UPDATE: OK, I've checked it. Suddenly the Flash video is a masterpiece.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-06-09 01:52 pm (UTC)
Wait, that animation appears on the DVD? Or is the video different and this is a parody/recreation of it?
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[User Picture]From: penh
2005-06-09 06:29 pm (UTC)
The video on the DVD is this god-awful movie tie-in with a Duran Duran-looking creep doing insipid dance moves with zombie mimes intercut with footage from the movie. The only reference to the original video in the flash version is the bit with the chalkboard.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-06-09 01:53 pm (UTC)
"weird" is a polite way of putting it...
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[User Picture]From: pippinbear
2005-06-09 08:44 am (UTC)
n's journal had a link to both the flash animation and an MP3 of the song (and the words) a few weeks ago. I've had the song on my playlist since then!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-06-09 01:54 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... Perhaps I should read n's journal?
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[User Picture]From: penh
2005-06-09 06:31 pm (UTC)
Holy crap... as I suspected, the lyrics are so bad they make my brain cry. But I like the song a lot -- if only it was in another language so I couldn't understand it. :)
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[User Picture]From: pippinbear
2005-06-09 07:46 pm (UTC)
Well, I wasn't really recommending one way or the other, just giving a link to an MP3 version of the song. I don't have a clue what the animation's trying to be, either, but I found the tune catchy enough that I was glad to have the MP3 version. :)
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[User Picture]From: polrbear
2005-06-09 03:40 pm (UTC)
I think the idea was that the characters were all killed in their respective storylines and the reanimator brought them back to life. And, apparently, gave them jobs as backup dancers. :) Great music.
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