Sunday, January 14, 2007

Pointless Update #2!

^^a More videos for your entertainment, but they're not mine. It's a Harry Potter fan-made flash video series called the Potter Puppet Pals; the videos are ridiculous, bizarre, and positively hilarious. And, although something so random should not follow a sequence, they have a specific order in which they must be watched. Here they are:

The first...

...the second... (slightly longer than the first, and more entertaining)

...and now the third.

I don't know if it helps to have a vast knowledge (trans = the tendency to do obsessive-compulsive Wikipedia searches for all those weird little questions that fans ask when they have way too much time on their hands) of the Harry Potter world, but they're still fun. The third video deals quite a bit with things related to Order of the Phoenix, like all the wizard angst and Harry's random outburst of swearing, and it kinda helps to know who Dobby is and why it's funny to the fans that Harry has nightmares about him...
On the other hand, if you're a Harry Potter fan that gets injured by fanstuffs easily (not that I blame you, considering the never-ending supply of fanfics that make you beat your head against a wall), let me warn you that these flash videos are actually a bit irreverent and rather stupid as entertainment goes. A naked Dumbledore is such an absurd idea that it goes through the back door of comedy and comes all the way around the universe until it's funny. Personally, Wizard Angst (the third) had me laughing out loud, and now there's the running joke between myself and three others on my hall that we Bother! each other in passing... so...

On an ADD note, Crossing Jordan is finally back on the air tonight! W00T! *dances*

16 comments:

Caroline said...

I like to think of myself as one of the more discriminating fen, but there's a world of difference between this sort of 'stupid' humor and what goes on on FF.net. My childhood innocence was stolen by some of the, erm, less-supported pairings, shall we say?
Anyway, I have *loved* the Potter Puppet Pals for practically ever, though I must say I found the first and second inexplicably more entertaining than the third.

Elizabeth said...

I completely understand. FF.net began the destruction of my innocence with fans' "alternate" pairings for several of my favorite Anime characters. I gave up Digimon and Gundam Wing fanfics a long time ago (it's a bit scarring to figure out that 1x2 doesn't just mean "Heero and Duo are in this fic"), and I don't tread into the realm of FMA fics. Edo/Roy is not only SICK and WRONG, but it's also illegal. Honestly, some fans have issues...
It was really funny explaining "yaoi" and "yuri" to one of my guy friends back home, though. He writhed painfully on the ground about that for quite a while, clutching at his brain and moaning...
I dunno, I like the second one best, but Harry beating his head against a wall going "Angst... angst... angst... angst..." in the third was just too funny for some reason.

Caroline said...

The tangible angsting was funny, I'll admit. Two was my favorite as well.
I could wax indignant about my various fandoms and how yaoi fanfics have nearly destroyed them all for me (yuri...we don't even joke about yuri), but let it suffice to say that there's quite a few, and it's quite disgusting.

Jobber said...

Broccoli!?!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, did my first attempt with the cauliflower miss by that much? Darn. I thought I'd gotten it pretty close to y'all's table, too. Now, was it you or Justin who threw the toothpick from someone's wrap?
The Great Hall: dinner AND a show!

Jobber said...

The cauliflower went by too fast for identification, cleaving the air between me and james, and causing an abrupt pause in the conversation.
The toothpick was all me. Justin just went to see how far I had gotten it.
I am a primarily non-food thrower, preferring to stick with the more sanitary and easier to clean up wet napkin...or were you looking the other way when that went by? It was a little over your head, but my x-vector was perfect.

Elizabeth said...

Ah, alas, I missed the wet napkin. And frankly I'm glad it missed me :)
Food was all I had that was available, and the vegetables were the easiest clean-up. I could've thrown my fork like I'd originally threatened (more like mimed, but whatever), but I nixed that along with the ideas to throw ice, brussel sprouts, and a piece of meat speared onto the toothpick. I'm ashamed that I didn't think of using a wet napkin.
Beware, lest ye findeth thyself on the wrongeth end of a throwing war...eth...

Jobber said...

Oh, by all means you should have thrown the brussel sprouts. Not only are they expendable, but it amounts to psychological warfare.
All, we just had a 1.5 hour long presentation and response on how the reformed church should treat T.U.L.I.P.
It makes me grin.
(I liked it).

Jobber said...

We studied trajectories in Physics today. Mmmhmmhmm.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, you don't know how tormented I was sitting there at lunch with a perfectly open shot and nothing to throw except broccoli and those conveniently projectile-shaped potatoes... I almost readied a wet napkin, but the girl who would've been my human shield left the table. Curses, foiled again. I'll have to remember to bring a projectile to the Great Hall that isn't food, to avoid making a mess or starting an all-out battle between two tables.

Jobber said...

Yeah, I was pretty tense the whole meal. And I had a nicely sized and weighted corn-dog stick, too.
There is a rather hefty fine for everyone at a table that starts a food fight.
I feel shallow talking about food fights (just thought I'd let everyone know).

Caroline said...

Joben, you feel shallow talking about anything that isn't theology. I don't think you need to be concerned.

Elizabeth said...

Aw, c'mon, it wasn't even a food fight! Besides, I think you'd have to try very hard to accomplish a sufficient level of "shallow".

Anne and I were sitting in our room after lunch when we heard a loud crack from our window. Anne opened the blinds, looked around, and turned back to her computer with a shrug. "I guess it was just the window, no one's out there."
"Did you think someone was throwing rocks at the window?"
She grinned at me. "No, I thought it was Joben throwing frozen cauliflower at you."

Well... If nothing else, we keep my roommate entertained.

Jobber said...

Oh, no, it was broc...*COUGH*...I mean, wow, that's weird.
But see Caroline, I even feel shallow talking about theology sometimes -- a lot of times lately. Because what good is a bunch of sound doctrine if I only have it in my head, and don't live by the truth that it stands for? Theology is the study of God. To study God and not love Him is like being a historian who specializes in a certain person. They do not know each other; they have no relationship; the historian simply knows >about< the person in question. If the summary of what we're supposed to do is to love God, talking about theology should not make me feel non-shallow. It actually makes me feel hypocritical -- because I will claim to anyone for the asking, (or for the not-asking), that I love God. But where does it pan out? Is it not mostly talk?
Humph.

Jobber said...

Wow. I never knew there could be an awkward silence on a blog comment thread. *grins at self*

Elizabeth said...

We were just cast into speechlessness in awe of your deepness.
...okay, I'm actually serious. I had nothing worthy of posting in response.
But you do get cookies for causing an awkward silence on a blog! *gives Joben cookies*