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Mon, Nov. 3rd, 2008 01:20 pm
Bart the General

It's my nephew Robbie's last day staying here in Berlin with us, and some last-minute cultural exchanges are going on. Robbie's taught me the word machinima, a sort of machine cinema made by sticking new dialogue over computer game scenarios. He's watching one called Red vs Blue Reconstruction right now. The place to find machinima is Machinima.com, which has its own dedicated YouTube channel too. I did once link from here to My Day in Vice City, a really early machinima piece in which a guy just walks around the peaceful parts of Vice City listening to birdsong, but I never knew the genre term.



Meanwhile, I've introduced Robbie (who's started a LiveJournal for stories based on video game screengrabs) to Bart the General, the weird pisstake of The Simpsons made by Famicon, who made the image for the Joemus sleeve. Bart the General is more like David Lynch than The Simpsons, and we've been giggling helplessly as the sinister scenes unfold. Watch out for the Momus cameo in Episode 3, embedded above -- I'm sitting in the background of a cafe with a very rotund... that can't be Hisae, can it?

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(Anonymous)
Mon, Nov. 3rd, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
wow

i feel like i'm in a dream. i never thought i'd see bart the general on imomus. had no idea it was famicon. my friend and i found it on google video some time ago and were just horrified/incredibly impressed. i think i still say "don't get on my bad side" about once every week.


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korovision
korovision
korovision
Mon, Nov. 3rd, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)

no ur sitting with roseanne i think!


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Mon, Nov. 3rd, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)

Oh, okay. I probably didn't recognize her and just said "Is this chair free?"


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catthorpe
catthorpe
catthorpe
Tue, Nov. 4th, 2008 08:31 am (UTC)

actually I think it's Dawn French


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desant012
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Mon, Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)

I love what those Famicon guys do. Reminds me of that late 80s early 90s weirdy underground sensibility, like you would've seen on Liquid Television.


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tropigalia
tropigalia
Dewy-Eyed Disney Bride
Mon, Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)

it kind of makes me nauseous. i think that might be a good thing.


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fishwithissues
fishwithissues
jordan fish
Tue, Nov. 4th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)

there's probably at least 4'33" of silence in that one.


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robotmummies
robotmummies
ad reinhardt
Tue, Nov. 4th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)

that makes me think ray pettibon


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cap_scaleman
cap_scaleman
cap_scaleman
Tue, Nov. 4th, 2008 09:46 am (UTC)

I am not that fond of machinimas, but this parody of them is pure gold.


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audiodregs
e*rock
Tue, Nov. 11th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
BTG

Ha, I always wondered if that was meant to be a Momus cameo! It seemed like it must have been. I also made a voice cameo in Bart the General 3. :)


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