Friday, July 12, 2013

Birdhouse in Your Soul Video

I finally finished the video I've been working on practically all summer! It's another Wizard101-Pirate101 crossover :D. And here it is:

I'm going to The Happiest Place on Earth (Disneyland, not Wizard101) in a few days, so I won't be able to post next week.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Oracle Part Two- That Blue Thing

If you've been to the Oracle a few times, it may have given you this fortune:
This post is about the story behind that line.

Fans of the band They Might be Giants probably would have gotten this right away, because it's part of a rather memorable series of songs called Fingertips. I made a video where you can listen to the Oracle say the line, then the song plays.
You can find the whole song here.

I happen to know that the person who suggested that saying for the Oracle is Arthur Wethersfield, and that Wizard101 isn't the first game that he worked on that he got the line into.
(Sorry about the quality, it's hard to take pictures of Game Boy screens.)
Ultima Runes of Virtue II was released for the Game Boy in 1994. In the game there is a town that has a secret room under a well. Just inside, there is a sign that reads "Welcome to Origin." In it you can talk to people who worked on the game, and each will say a short line. The character Gnu Gnu says this:

Gnu Gnu is Arthur Wethersfield's alter ego I guess. I think it's funny because the game was made for Game Boys that could only display four shades of green.

And that is what that blue thing is doing here.