(via Geek Tyrant)
I've seen Not Literally, the YouTube channel, a few times before, but I'm not really intimately familiar with their work. So I probably wouldn't have stumbled upon this otherwise, and I'm glad I checked out the main page of Geek Tyrant today, where it was linked -- they've released a new music video today, called "Sorted This Way" -- a parody of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," extolling Hufflepuff pride.
The video, which features brilliant filmography and great music, and a bunch of cool visual gags and clever moments, is very funny, and weirdly moving. "Sorted This Way" absolutely deserves its place in the tradition of geeky meta-media that brings to the surface the valuable existential lessons that lurk implicitly in the media a lot of us grew up loving.
This one's a bit older, having come out early last month, but it's brilliantly clever and deserves as much signal boost as possible. It's also got some recognizable faces in the middle of it, and that's always fun.
Clever Pie and Isabel Fay's "Thank You Hater!" is overflowing with sarcasm, and fills in the first half of the self-esteem narrative that "Sorted This Way" closes out, bringing attention to the existence and severity of the kind of hate that gets thrown at people who put themselves out there trying to be themselves -- in this case especially content creators.
I don't always keep up on Geek and Sundry, but I'm glad I stay subscribed -- because sometimes things like this show up in my YouTube feed. I try not to post things on my blog that are just a link and the text "What is this I don't even", but this video came really damn close.