China's "War of Internet Addiction" Creator, "Corndog," Speaks
“War of Internet Addiction,” the 64-minute machinima film about a battle with government Internet controls that has become an Internet sensation in China, remains unblocked, but its creator, Corndog, says that wasn’t always the case.
Bells ring out as the hero and his comrades combine forces to defeat the villain in “War of Internet Addiction.”
The network engineer from Beijing, who says he is in the “post-1980” generation, as people in their 20s are currently known in China, finally agreed to answer some questions. He said his video was removed from Chinese Web sites Youku.com and Sina.com when it was first posted in January, but it has since been restored. Even with that blip, the video has been viewed at least several million times. According to online video Web site Tudou.com, where he first published it, the video was viewed two million times within three days on the site.
Corndog also explained that the movie’s main character, Kan Ni Mei, whose name is made up of the characters “see you sister,” was the leading character in earlier films made by his team, including one for which he won an award at a film festival held by Tudou, and that the name has no significance. He declined to give his own real name, though.