The creator of the viral hit “War of Internet Addiction,” a satirical take on government controls over online gaming, spoke to the Wall Street Journal’s Real Time China blog:
WSJ: How did you choose which social events to put into your script?
Corndog: The social events … had to be able to contribute to the development of the plot. After all, I wasn’t making a documentary. Secondly, they had to be hot-topic events, which anyone accessing the Internet would know. Third, it was better if they triggered more humor.
WSJ: Did you play the role of Kan Ni Mei? Did he express your own ideas? Does his name have any special meaning?
Corndog: Our team has developed three videos for the character Kan Ni Mei. He’s fictional. Some of the script expresses my own ideas.
There is a story behind the origin of Kan Ni Mei. One gamer uploaded his own photo to a gaming forum of a “Tauren,” a [Warcraft character] with a bull’s head, who was dressed
in clothes his character wasn’t supposed to wear. People who understood the game found this photo very hilarious … and it was spread widely, so we used it as the film’s protagonist. Kan Ni Mei has no other meaning.
Watch the movie with English subtitles here.