Nerdery, Video Games

The Catackalysm Continues


Yesterday I posted an in-depth review of the new Cataclysm expansion for World of Warcraft by YouTube user stormylilac93, which was notable for 1) having 900 or edits in its 90 second running time and 2) the constant and ceaseless mispronunciation of the word “cataclysm” as “catackalysm.” Well, the internet loved it, G4 posted a little parody of it, and this made young Catackalysm girl’s day.

To Miss stormylilac93: Yes, definitely with you, not at you.To everyone else: Please god, no one tell her. I couldn’t handle the inevitable YouTube video response if she knew the truth. It would be a.. a… you know.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.