You know how I've given Bores crap for "misplaced effort"? Rather than focusing on writing or acting, he'd rather focus more on effects and other such similar nonsense? That's what we have here.
After a MONTH of nothing, Bores finally posted a new video. A four and a half minute Skylanders stop-motion short. Stop-motion, one of the most tedious forms of animation (to create) possible. Are you kidding me?
First of all, Skylanders have no articulation. They're solid statues and do not make for entertaining stop-motion shorts. Had he done real action figures, claymation, Lego, I would actually praise him because stop-motion isn't easy. But statues?
Okay, I'll give Bores the benefit of the doubt if he produces something interesting with this. ItsJustSomeRandomGuy isn't really stop-motion but he makes up for it with entertaining jokes, engaging writing, and great voice acting.
... This short has none of that.
I'm not going to do the usual recap because, truth be told, there's little substance to this short. Instead, here's a summary.
We open on Bores playing Skylanders, when a little girl runs in screaming "Daddy Daddy, there's new Skylanders under the Christmas tree!" I'll discuss this little girl later.
Then we pan over to the Skylanders as they come to life and discuss their plan of... welcoming the new ones. ... Laaaaaame.
So a few of them sneak off, move down the stairs, run into some MLP toys, then arrive at the Christmas tree where some Swap Force Skylanders await. Then they take a giant boat, pick up the MLP toys, and the video ends. Oh wait, there were bloopers too.
... Yeah, wasn't much to that now. Of course, there's the usual terrible jokes and awful voice acting mixed in there.
The little girl. According to the last blooper, her name is Emmy. She's likely one of Chris' girlfriend's kids, and she was only calling him "daddy" as "part of the show". Unless she really is his daughter... I don't want to think about it.
The story is basically a really lame version of Toy Story. Only without any of the conflict or heartwarming moments that made that series special. At least one of the Skylanders could have been like "What if we get replaced? Or no longer played with?" Like Woody was when Andy got Buzz Lightyear.
Bores framed two of DatBoiDrew's drawings and hung them on his wall (Aladdin and Kool-Aid Man). How strange.
Was the MLP bit really necessary? Maybe that was Emmy's contribution to the script. "I'll appear in the video if you put my Pony toys in".
Steve Masters was in the video as one of the Skylanders. Odd cameo choice...
According to the description, Bores invested 60 hours into this short. This is what I mean by misplaced effort. He could have spent that time doing actual reviews, providing content. Instead he wastes it on this dumb short that only solidifies how much of an obsessed loon he is for these damn toys.
Look, I know stop-motion isn't easy. I've tried it, it's not fun. But this was really stupid.
"Year of Irate Gamer" What a load of crap. You barely did a damn thing, and I'm sick of your Skylanders obsession. I'm pretty sure most of your fans are too. But do you care? No, you hide behind your multiple sockpuppet accounts, sticking your fingers in your ears and claiming that everything is okay and that we're the ones in the wrong.
We shall see how 2014 goes. Probably even worse.
By the way, it has taken over three years to complete his "epic storyline". Keep in mind, it started October 2010, and we're approaching 2014. What a joke.
EDIT: My Facebook informant was looking over the posts, and noticed fan pointing out how similar the video was to "Skylanders Shorts" from "Skylander Boy and Girl". Looking up the videos, I can see what he means. However, where Bores used the toys for the game (which are like statues), they used the Mega Bloks Skylanders, which are like Lego, and actually move around like stop-motion figures should. Once again, Bores jumps on a bandwagon and puts out a poor copy. *sighs* Will he ever learn?