We all have skeletons in our closets that continue to whisper in our ears from time to time. For Dota fans, these include game-breaking bugs, odd ability glitches, and that guilty-pleasure Basshunter song. But even for the entertainers of the Dota world, some ghosts simply won’t rest in peace.
“Sir Action Slacks” has made a name for himself spoofing the many heroes of Dota with in-game voices to match their equally cartoony personalities. But one persistent request from fans and trolls alike haunts him like a gas station burrito: a pink-faced shaman with painted on teeth named Dazzle.
Mr. “Slacks” finally gave in. But with a twist: He wants us to feel his suffering. Throughout the 50-minute game, he channels one of the most terrifying characters in the history of film: Jar Jar Binks.
It takes only three speaker-crackling “YEAH”‘s and “I LOVE YOU”‘s to understand the burden the beloved personality has accepted. Just as the floppy-eared, CGI pejorative turned the Star Wars prequel screenings into fire drills, Dazzle’s screeching and “help” are enough to dissuade even the farm-hungry Anti-Mage from spending more than 10 seconds in lane.
If nothing else, “Slacks”’s video is a cautionary tale; a wake-up call for all who believe that words can’t hurt. The fact is, they do, and we now have the blown eardrums and persistent nightmares to prove it.