Big Blue Dress Widescreen





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Published on Jan 18, 2009

This song is on my album, "Big Blue Dress".

This is a re-edit of my original music video "Big Blue Dress". Many people have been asking for me to upload a better version to YouTube now that it supports higher resolutions and wide screen. Also since I've started using YouTube to post my videos, some people wanted them all in one place. In converting this old video to wide screen, I actually had to edit it from scratch because just trimming the original didn't work as you might expect. As a result, there are some minor differences between this video and the original. Since I was doing it from scratch, I did change a few things that you might notice. However, I tried to keep these changes very small.

For you machinimators out there, I strongly recommend that you archive your footage and your project files because you never know when you might want to do something like this.

I wrote this song and shot all the footage in 2005. Not only was this before the Burning Crusade expansion pack, but also it was before the first "mage love" patch which made the mage more powerful. So please don't focus on the numbers you'll see in this video. The video was never about the critical hits. If I could have removed that text, I would have. In some cases I was able to because I was using a "camera man", but in other cases it was live footage with the UI turned off (try it some time), but I couldn't turn off the damage numbers. That said, these crits were about as good as it got in early 2005. I could have gone bigger with trinkets and arcane power, but this was considered bad form in videos at the time.

I'll include a FAQ about this video here. I'll try to answer some of the questions that have been asked over the years, and I'll try to add good questions as they crop up. If you have more questions, check my page (www.cranius.com) or send me some mail (cranius@cranius.com).

Where can I get the MP3? Can I find this on iTunes?
This song is available on my album "Big Blue Dress" on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and a few other places.

How do you fly?
That's not flying. That's falling with style. :) In this video, most of the flying is performed by casting Slow Fall, a mage spell that causes you to ... fall slowly. Then I mount up on my epic mount and run and jump off a cliff. You can jump from the Lumbermill to the Blacksmith in Arathi Basin, for example.

How do you cast a giant fireball while moving/flying?
The mage talent "Presence of Mind" (aka "POM") causes your next cast to be instant. So I cast this spell and then cast Pyroblast. Since it's instant, you can cast it while moving/flying.

What's that white horse? Where do you get it?
The white stallion was the original human epic mount. It's no longer available in game. Only those who kept their original epic mount still have one.

What are you wearing in this video?
Cowboy hat - Master's Hat
Pink - Magister's set (so-called tier 0.5)
Blue - Original PvP set
Brown - Twill "set" (it sucks, but it looks cool) :)

Who's the Author? Who made the music video?
I wrote the song, I go by "Cranius", and I made the original music video as well as this new version here. I didn't upload the original version to YouTube, though some other people did.

What are the lyrics? What are the gnomes saying?

I've been kicking ass since the dawn of time
I'm just a killing man that's reached my killing prime
I burn and I plunder as it suits my desire
The weapon of my choice is "great balls of fire"

So why, I ask, it just doesn't make much sense
That a man of my stature should have to wear a dress
I mean what, may I inquire, were you thinking on that day
When you conjured up for a man like me a robe that looks so gay

Ahhhh sit right back and your troubles melt away
Ahhhh he uses fire but his robe looks so gay

I was taught my craft at the dawn of pain
You may not like my methods but you'll surely know my name
I just think incendiary thoughts and my hands burst into flames
A few moments later and you'll never be the same


So if you're embarrassed and you hang your head in shame
You'd like an opportunity to redeem your worthy name
Well just remember this: when next you look to kill
That a man who's truly skilled can look quite good in twill



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