No Kill la Kill Liveblog Today…

Sorry, but I’m at Intervention, enjoying a con where for once I have no responsibilities and, if past years are anything to go by, regenerating my creative energies for the remainder of the year.

In the meantime, have some videos! Today’s theme: videos that celebrate the oft-forgotten minor enemies in video games.

First off, this great song parody by the inimitable Smooth McGroove and Dookieshed, “Pokemon: Try to Catch a Few!”

Second, this brilliant original song by Matthew Taranto of Brawl in the Family, “Ode to Minions.”

Speaking of Matthew Taranto, he has an *incredible* ability to make songs/videos that give me actual feelings about personality-less classic video game pixel-collections. For example, “If It Takes a Lifetime,” which examines what the video game concept of “extra lives” would really mean, passing through horror to something actually kind of sweet:

But the one that makes me actually, I kid you not, cry for a sprite with virtually no characterization is “Prodigal Robot.” I tear up at 2:11, and just lose it at 2:29 every goddamn time, because I am apparently a sentimental loser:

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