Thursday, July 26, 2007

Music Video Commentary - "I Am Murloc"

I posted this on Dumpin today but because it was a topic so near and dear to my own heart I felt the need to include it in my own blog.

Anyway, a week ago or so, my friends from WoW started asking me
whether or not I had seen the "I am Murloc" video. I hadn't, and so I
was directed to the Warcraft movies site to check it out. I had no
idea of what it was or what to expect. I kept meaning to watch it,
and then it got to the point where EVERYONE had except me, and then I was determined to check it out.

Here's my .02 on it. First off I've always felt the dudes at Blizzard
had one hell of a crazy mixed up sense (senses?) of humor. I know
they're also a relatively young group of guys, the programmers at
least. And when I say relatively young, I mean that for the most part
they grew up in the late 70s and 80s. That being said, I wasn't
surprised to discover that the song was in the genre of heavy metal.

The name of the group is: Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain, and their
band setup is pretty similar to the "traditional" metal band. They're
all members of the Horde and they've got this lineup:

Orc lead singer - Why they chose an Orc as their lead singer is beyond
me. I was unaware that Orcs were very metal-oriented, especially
considering that the female orc dance is basically droppin' it like its hot and making it clap. Not to mention that the male Orc dance is the Hammer dance. But hey, black people can do metal, after all, Ice-T did it, right?? Interestingly enough I think (in my uneducated about metal way) that he sounded most like Lemmy from Motorhead out of all the major metal bands out there.

Blood elf lead guitarist - I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that the
pretty boy blood elf was on lead guitar, only for the sake of the fact that there is no way in hell a blood elf, if not the lead singer or frontman for the band, would be a RHYTHM guitarist. God forbid. They love
themselves too much to make a sacrifice for someone else.

Troll bass guitarist - Another interesting choice. Most people that play trolls
that I know are actually into rock and roll despite the race's penchant for being
more along the lines of having a reggae/Jamaican style. I'd be less surprised
to see a troll smokin' that ganja and listening to "Welcome to Jamrock" or at the very least Juelz's "Murda Murda" or some shit. But bass guitarists are an awesome breed of guitarists because they can adapt to most any type of music.

Undead rhythm guitarist - Considering the genre of music, why wasn't
the undead made the lead singer? I mean, HONESTLY? Hit /dance on any
male undead toon, and what do they do...they fucking ROCK OUT with their undead cocks out!! Not to mention they throw the horns and everything? Personally, on behalf of all undead everywhere, I'm
highly offended. Highly. I hope some programmers at Blizzard read
this shit and think things out next time.

Tauren on drums - Okay, after being outraged that it was an Orc lead
singer and not an undead...I wondered, why wasn't a Tauren the front
man for a band called Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain I ask you?? However him being on drums made sense...if only 'cause the Tauren seem to be patterned after the Native Americans.

Backup dancers aka Video Hofessionals: I got one word for each of them.

Nelf chick - Whore

Belf chick - Slut

Dranei chick - Tramp

'Nuff said.

Now here's where I can appreciate the Blizzard humor. I had to see
the video 3 times before I realized that (I think) the lead singer was
doing some pelvic thrusts that were so hardcore that his pelvis
straight busted through the GLASS. Fucking hilarious.

More Blizzard humor I can get with, the chorus of the song:

I am more than a fish
I am more than a man
Death will rise from the tide
RWLRWLRWLRWL (murloc noises)
I am murloc
I am king of the sea
Not A Queen like Aquaman
Death will rise
Hear our cry
I am murloc
I am death!

Okay I SERIOUSLY laughed SO HARD when I saw them dress up a human pally like a gay version (lol...when isn't he gay, scratch that) version of Aquaman.

Fuck Aquaman. When there's a serious world
crisis, what is he gonna do, make dolphin noises? Call the whales?
Bitch please.

Anyway, the video was cool, the song was meh, and for god's sake THE
MURLOC NOISES?! I'll never admit to weakness but fuck all if those
murloc noises don't make me cringe a little on the inside. I remember
when I was a wee little shadow priest trying to stay alive on the
North Coast of Tirisfal Glades...those murloc noises struck fear into
my poor little squishy heart. The noises were usually followed by a
severe beating. I got beat the fuck up AND down by those murlocs...and
gangbanged with no lube more than a few times. And it wasn't pretty.
Neither was my repair bill. Don't tell anyone that the murloc noises
scare me though, or I'll have to melt j00 face. /flex

Friday, July 20, 2007

Go Go Gadget Gospel

So it's OFFICIAL!!! (Why do I feel like screaming..."CLUE!! REMIX!" now that I said that?)

I'm preaching the will and the word...the will of one young-ish Korean chick, and the word on the streets of Porn Valley as far as music is concerned. I'm officially contributing to Dumpin! Exciting shit. Made my introductory post today, and according to the BIG CHEESE Mike, he'd like me to be posting a few times a week. I always got some shit to say or some shit to talk/start especially about music these days, so it should be interesting.

So yeah. I'm excited. It'll keep me writing frequently, and also hopefully I'll learn not to be so god damned wordy which should help for my other writing ventures.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Are You Mad?

So random musings, I wondered if anyone ever noticed that my blog titles are almost always names of songs. And of hip hop/r&b songs at that. If I were to bet some cash monies on it, I'd say there are probably only two people who read my blog on the regular who have picked up on this...YES I AM TALKIN' BOUT YOU, CJ AND ADAM!

Anywho, so it's been brought to my attention that I need to talk about some uplifting shit like, the holes in the hozone or some shit. So I've got a few cool updates to this blog that aren't quite as "I'm a god damned minority female and I AM ANGRY!!! RAWR!"

Basically, my boy CJ put me up on this blog, which can also be found on the address of I read that shit and was like "Okay, these dudes are high-larious, not to mention the fact that, as CJ said, the shit they talk about is only shit that people our age that are SERIOUS hip hop heads would talk or think about." So after reading through several posts, I decided to hit up the main head over there on a whim and ask if I could write for them. Admittedly I am NOT the absolute most knowledgable person I know on hip hop, but I do know a lot about, grew up around it, and have been given props by a lot of other hip hop fans that I DO know my shit. Not to mention that I like to write and feel like I've got some half-coherent and articulate things to say.

Lo and behold, they said they'd consider me. They prolly don't realize it but I was pretty fuckin' ecstatic about it. Furthermore I am planning on doing quite a bit of writing in the near and immediate future, so this will just help me even more get those creative juices flowing.

As far as the other writing is concerned, I got big plans and ideas for some shit I wanna kick off this year...which hopefully means I'll be going from a HUNGRY, unknown angry minority female to a more well known, angry minority female! bell hooks would be proud. On second thought, no she wouldn't...most of the shit I say probably goes against everything she believes in, but hey, fuck it.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Free Your Mind...

Rac*ism (n) -

1. A belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. A policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. Hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

Looking at the description of what racism is makes me really think about how freely that word is thrown around in this day and age. To be honest I am not sure how well the first definition of the word matches with what racism has connotatively become to mean, and for reference's sake, let's include the definition for ethnocentrism in this little discussion, shall we?

Eth*no*cen*trism (n) -

1. Sociology. The belief in the inherent superiority of one's own ethnic group or culture.
2. A tendency to view alien groups or cultures from the perspective of one's own.

I felt the need to talk about the subject of racism here because it was very recently brought to my attention that it is believed that I'm racist. Let's be even more specific, though. My best friend/little brother has a quote of mine on his Facebook profile. I don't remember it verbatim, but it went something along the lines of..."I hate dogs. Well not all dogs, but most of them...sort of like white people, I hate them, but you can find a good one here or there." Taken out of context, yes, that damn sure did sound hateful and racist...but let's think about it for a moment...IT WAS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT. I have no excuses or reasoning to say "Oh wait, no that didn't come out the way I meant it..." and I'm not ashamed I was quoted as saying so on what might be considered a public forum. (And as an aside, we just so happened to be talking about the numerous encounters with racism I've had with white people specifically, so *I* believe it to be justified.) However, an "ex" of his saw what I said and took it way too seriously, didn't bother confronting ME on the matter, and "assumed" quite a few things about me and my character, which thereby lowered my estimation of her by quite a bit. But hey, she's an ex and no longer involved in his life, so what do I care, considering my LAST blog entry, "Fuck you, I'm me."

Never one to discount the possibility of having a trait that might be considered negative, I thought about this for some time. Am I racist? Taking the definition of the word literally, I'll address it per definition.

1. I don't feel that differences between the races make them any better or worse than each other. (And incidentally, shouldn't this sort of mean....stereotyping or perhaps racial profiling? Ah, well, I'm strictly going by this definition in any case.) I don't think all Asians are good at math, for fuck's sake I never got an A in any math class, nor am I particularly good at science, and I don't believe any member of my family is good at math either. Nor do I think black people are automatically better at sports because they're "built" that way, etc, etc. To make the comparison, I know plenty of Asians who can dance and play sports well and plenty of black people that are good at math. So whatever. And god help us if I felt that Koreans or even Asians in the broader sense needed to rule over everyone else...I don't know what the world would be like if we did, and I'd really rather not think about it.

2. See last two sentences of above statement.

3. Here's where we enter what's traditionally known as racism. Do I have a hatred or intolerance of other races? Yes, most definitely. I'm not afraid to admit it, and would be more than willing to do so to anyone at any time...I'm not ashamed of my feelings, and ALL of my hatred or intolerance is derived from DIRECT experience with said races. Going back to what I said earlier. Do I hate white people? Yes. Do I hate black people? I do hate a lot of black girls, and have no issues with black men, because I've never had negative experiences with them. Do I hate Hispanics/Latinos? I hate a lot of the women, and dislike a lot of the men (Mexican and Central American, usually...and yes I can tell the difference because of the way they speak Spanish. I WAS fluent in Spanish at some point in my life) because they're so god damned "I don't give a fuck" about eye-raping me on the regular. It's disrespectful. Do I hate Middle Easterners? No. I haven't really had any bad experiences with them that would make me hate them. Do I hate Asians? Yes. Do I hate Europeans? No, again because I haven't had any bad experiences with them. And just to cover EVERYONE, I don't have issues with Australians and have never met anyone from Antarctica.

The absolute bottom line here is this. I AM racist, yes. I DO hate other races. However, thinking back on my life in general, I've been, as Jay Z says, "fucked over, left for dead, dissed and forgotten" by EVERYONE. By my family, people I considered friends, and this goes BEYOND the color of their skin or ethnicity. I hate men as well, and I REALLY hate women. Again, all based on my own personal interactions with them. I sometimes hate myself, and most of the time hate everyone else regardless of what race they are. What it really boils down to though is...I am not so much a racist as a misanthropist. I detest the human race as a whole. I can't stand the human condition. People on the whole make me sick. People and their petty ideas and their greed and their selfishness make me wish I was born an animal and not a human being at all, fuck being higher up on the food chain. I don't trust very many people, and even if I SAY I trust you, let it be know I only let you about 75% of the way in...because I've been royally fucked over so many times I can't afford to let it happen again, not here, not now.

In closing, with all this said...let it be known that I hate you all. Each and every last one of you. :D Any one of my true close friends though, knows this and knows that despite the hate I feel for all human beings that I still do have the capacity to love them anyway. So the n ext time you hear me say some racist shit? Think about what you're hearing. You're really just hearing me hate people. And don't do too.