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Twitch streamer creates hilarious Shrek mashup with 90s alt-rock classic

Published: 5/Nov/2019 4:35 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 5:22

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch musician ‘Faezaria’ has riffed out a hilarious Shrek mashup on stream, combining the cult classic film with 90s alt-rock hit Zombie by The Cranberries.

Shrek is a massive cultural phenomenon. The Dreamworks classic was a staple in the childhoods of many people born in the 1990s and 2000s, and still lives on to this day as one of the most popular animated series’ of all time.

At the same time, British alt-rock band The Cranberries were dominating the charts with their 1993 hit Zombie becoming an all-time classic. However, what happens when you bring the two cultural icons together? You get this wonderful earworm mixed up by Twitch streamer Faezaria.

Instagram: FaezariaFaezaria does covers of popular songs on her streams, but now she’s venturing into mashups.

During her Shrek stream special, Faezaria took many notable pop and rock songs from the last couple of decades to perform on her stream in short bursts. While most of them were just as it was intended straight out of the studio, her cover of Zombie by the Cranberries had a distinctly green flavor.

She did an exquisite cover of the first verse and chorus, before kicking into Shrek mode on the second verse, improvising the lyrics to suit the popular movie series.

“And it’s the same old thing since 2003, in your head, in your head, they are knocking,” she sang. “With their swords, and their lanterns, and their pitchforks, in your head, in your head, they are dying.”

“What’s in my swamp, what’s in my swamp, Donkey? Donkey?”

By this point, Faezaria could barely hold back the laughter, cutting in and out of the song while giggling and trying to finish the performance off. 

The stripped-back guitar of the iconic song mashed up with the improvised lyrics about Shrek and Donkey made for quite the unique listening experience. Her quick thinking to shift into the parody, right after singing the original, gave her viewers a good laugh.

Twitch: FaezariaFaezaria even donned an entire Shrek cosplay for the performance.

Sure, she might have gotten some of the facts wrong – Shrek was released in 2001, not 2003 – but it’s part of the performance. She’s got the talent to pull the song out of thin air and make it her own, and that’s pretty impressive.

Faezaria usually dresses up and does mood streams based on what she’s wearing that day, so who knows, maybe another pop culture related cosplay will lead to another ingenious mashup.

World of Warcraft

Shroud explains why WoW feels “completely different” in Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 2:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 2:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Like most popular streamers, Shroud has been getting stuck into the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands grind, but although he’s enjoyed it so far, he said he feels like the game is “less immersive” than it used to be.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has taken the world by storm ever since it launched on November 23. Players have been hopping back into Azeroth to take the reigns of their characters once again.

Popular streamers like Mike ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek have been getting stuck into the grind too. He’s been very open about how much he loves the game and has streamed hours upon hours of World of Warcraft Classic. He even said he was willing to lose viewers to stream it.

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Shroud has thoroughly enjoyed playing World of Warcraft for many years now.

However, Shroud isn’t blinded by his love and adoration for the game. He still has some criticism for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and MMORPGs in general, and he mentioned them in his latest stream.

“I feel like [MMORPG’s] and WoW, in general, have transcended into something completely different,” he said. “In the past, you [played] because you were immersed. You were leveling up your character. You were getting new items. It felt good to be more powerful and do better things.”

“Now I feel like WoW is like play with friends and kill some shit,” he said. “That feeling of immersion and truly having an impact on the world and your character feeling there has kind of nullified.”

“When I played vanilla WoW in 2005, I was 11 years old, and it felt amazing,” he said. “It felt incredible. It felt like I was in my own realm. I was in my own world. Now it doesn’t feel like that. That feeling is gone.

The relevant part of the video starts at 2:00.

It’s a sentiment that others have echoed time and time again. The consensus is that MMORPGs have been streamlined throughout the years.

However, it hasn’t stopped millions of players, including Shroud, from enjoying World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. 

Plus, despite his criticism, he thinks now is the “best time” for new players to start playing the game because the new leveling process is “really cool.”