The internet is a wild, wild place, with all sorts of insanely creative and creatively insane people. One such person, praise be done upon his name, is Merfish. Merfish, in his wisdom and glory, decided to grace the internet with this beauty a while back:
May the voice of angels buckle as they speak his name.
That masterpiece of high art was created using the Rockstar Editor, an in-built gameplay capture and video editing software found in the PC versions of GTA V. It allows players to view a recorded scene from many different cinematic angles, allows for the changing of lighting conditions and so on. Some skilled youtubers made extensive use of this tool, recreating various pop-culture scenes in GTA, and the popularity of this tool has been a major factor in GTA’s long lifespan, second only to modding (also, only on PC). Other notable creations include Breaking Bad and Mad Max.
This time around, Merfish has targeted another one of your fond childhood memories for sanctification. In his endless wisdom, Merfish has selected the late PBS cartoon, Arthur, to go through the rite of Grand Theft Autoification, and in his generosity, has allowed us mortals to glimpse it. As with the Full House video, a tad more violence was added this time around as well. Observe, and be humbled.
For those of you unfamiliar with the show in question, firstly, shame, secondly, here’s a side by side comparison of the original opening and merfish’s improved version.
As with the previous video, the attention to detail and the strife towards authenticity, coupled with the over the top violence (for a children’s cartoon, anyway) which is a staple of GTA, this creation is quite an accurate representation of just what extended exposure to GTA does to a human brain. It’s beautiful.
What show’s opening will Merfish, praise be done upon his name, tackle next?