Grand Adventure of the Nonsensical Kind

Just to give you a glimpse of the madness that seems to permeate my life lately:

So for some mundane reason I’ve decided to look up the World of Warcraft entry on wikipedia again:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_warcraft

Which leads me to check out the pop culture reference page again, in case I missed anything or something got added:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_culture_references_in_World_of_Warcraft

Mmm, the new female Blood Elf dance is based off of Britney Spear’s Toxic music video? Time to look it up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY5h61k5ikg&mode=related&search=

… ur … right. Well the link to the correct video is just a click away:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krq2_9ifMLc&mode=related&search=

And I wondered, that looks nothing like the Blood Elf female dance. Let’s see that again:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7945728706470651477

I still can’t see the resemblance. Whatever, if wikipedia writes it down, then it must be true, right? RIGHT? Wait a minute… Blood Elf character creation video. Should be interesting…
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1005107921511998733

5 seconds into the video, I was having this major flashback. Hey, I’ve seen this hairstyle before! But where? And when? I remembered reading about a horror game for DOS a long time ago from a gaming magazine.
Here’s the stuff I remembered:

– The main character is a semi-popular celebrity of some sort. Her name is Esmeralda? Emilia?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmeralda

Not having any luck here. Going to keep thinking:

– It’s a horror game. The plot revolves around a B- horror movie studio that turn haunted for real, and the main character’s job is to rescue this chick… with the hairdo.
– It features VGA graphics, so it must be made in the late 1980s – 1990s, right? Time to pull out the underdog. I started searching around the years 1989 to 1998, starting from 1994…
http://www.the-underdogs.info/year.php?offset=100&id=1994&sort=genre

No luck. Nothing even close. Alright fine, let’s try google again and just find DOS horror games, period… and the google machine churns out this big list:
http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-ms-dos-games

Well fuck. On the one hand this is a BIG list… on the other hand I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep without figuring out who the hair-do belongs to, so after carefully scanning all the game names from A-E, I finally found something of interest:

Elvira – Mistress of the Dark
Elvira II – The Jaws of Cerberus

Sounds extremely familiar, and the game that I read about is indeed a sequel… this has to be it. Finally:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvira

Finally ends the search. And I also realized how much time I’ve wasted over a whole lot of nothings. I swear, sometimes google and wikipedia are such tools of the devil himself.

EDIT: On second thought,

makes much more sense and seems to match the Blood Elf dance stuff. Now to find the elusive source material for the female Draenai dance…

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