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Minecraft Fail

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Comedy - Parody

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Apr 12, 2012 | 6:11 PM EDT

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Rated 0 / 5 stars

Wtf did I just watch???


Rated 5 / 5 stars

A many lulz to be had. Love the art style. Great job! Looking forward to more!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

i did not expect that.... but still awesome!!!!

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Gonzossm has this ridiculous notion that anything is better after a rape scene. In that sense, he's a genuine Alan Moore. Seriously. Look him up. For three--that's three--different graphic novels that he has written (V for Vendetta, Watchmen, & The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), each and every one of them has a rape or attempted rape sequence. Some sort of abuse on someone else via sexual means. In those cases, it is strictly for dramatic effect, although it can get hackneyed after awhile. In the case of Gonzossm's "Minecraft FAIL" (a parody, "because it hasn't been done before."), it is used for comedic effect. And without a great deal of substance and a whole lot of stereotyping.

So let's get the plot down: this obviously disturbed guy decides to waste our time building a house and protecting it from creatures that may destroy it. In this case, he gets proactive on a creeper's prostate. Disgraced and shamed, the Creeper returns and blows him and his house sky-high in the ultimate vengeful act.

Gonzo enjoys pushing boundaries and here, he sugarcoats the breached barriers with impressive cartooning and parody. Big deal. All that is for naught when it just happens to mask what is obviously a cheap shot at performing a rape scene. I suppose the greater intention is to deter others from making stupid Minecraft parodies. I doubt that will work. We can equate Gonzo with Shadman, whose emphasis on shock value and perversion, pervasive and unrelenting, will always spring up a debate about the ethics behind depicting a rape sequence. Perhaps this is why it is a Mature Rating and not Adult: Gonzo did not actually have us see the dick or any penetration--it's all implied through the reactions of the characters.

Another thing that Gonzo does--something that is part of the whole rape sequence and not in our conscious mind when he does it--is promote sympathy in the audience for the Creeper, among the most vilified characters in Minecraft for exactly the reason stated in the Flash: blowing up your houses. This results in a lot of hate on the creeper, to the point where people have forgotten its purpose as a device that necessitates maintenance and reserving materials in case of emergencies. Most parodies stereotype the Creeper as a pervasive destroyer without a conscience. Gonzo channeled that hatred into the unstable host and player, having him break horrible boundaries, as a means of showing us some of the things we do in this sandbox game can be unethical, unconscionable, and downright hypocritical, all in the name of securing, exploiting, and hoarding natural resources. It is, in fact, very much a satire of the game in addition to the many parodies it has generated.

Rice Pirate has, ONCE AGAIN, contributed all voice-overs for a front page production. I tell you, he's all over the place. There's no sign of him stopping either. This would not be the same without him. Pavelzuk's scoring, melodramatic and heartfelt, should prompt queries about his music. Of course, who can mistake Gonzossm's shiny wet work with the characters, from their exaggerated musculature to their priceless expressions? While everything shows signs of an incredible production, it's still freakish just to watch, gratifying at the end, and yet, not the best thing to have come from him.

"Minecraft Fail", another of Gonzossm's Fail series of parodies, is one of the really Shadman-esque parodies of Minecraft, in the lunatic fringe, but it's not the very best one in the collection. It's just one that goes another angle, crossing lines just to hold up a mirror to all the players. It's frightening, to say the least.

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