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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:35 pm 
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Mostly I'm now just pondering who would sing Rainbow Connection.
... and cackling because Orcish is 100% crying now.

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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:47 pm 
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OK, so, I love *everything* about this. But, if you were going to twist my arm, and force me to pick ten things that I specifically love about it, I would first say, "ouch, that hurts," and then I would list the following ten things:

1) I love that Kahr and Aamir are singing "Two Princes," and that they're going to try to "metal up" a Spin Doctors song.

2) I love that Aloise and Beryl are doing "Light My Fire." In my head canon, Aloise is just a huge Doors fan, and has no ulterior motive in choosing this particular song. Beryl, meanwhile, just keeps getting redder, and redder, and more nervous, and more nervous, until, FWOOSH. (I imagine some perturbed faculty member in the background rushing for the fire extinguisher and muttering: "I told them 'no pyro.' It specifically says 'no pyro' on the sign-up sheet. Side note: I imagine that Beryl gets sprayed with fire extinguishers *a lot* at this school.)

3) I can't explain why, but I am having fun imagining Hush-Hush in, like, full 80s costume, with white Members Only jackets, Flock of Seagulls haircuts, and oh so much eyeliner. And, if they decide against Thompson Twins, I think they could also crush "Don't Speak."

4) The joke about Antony immediately makes me think of the Cape Feare episode of The Simpsons, where Bart thwarts Sideshow Bob by goading him into singing the entire Gilbert and Sullivan. And this means that, from now on, I just know I'm going to hear Kelsey Grammer's voice in my head whenever Antony talks. And, you know what? I'm OK with that. :)

5) Gruff's song is the best thing ever.

6) I love that Gale calls Daneera "Danee."

7) Gale would crush "Come Sail Away."

8) I love that High School AU Tryst is, like, a complete 180-degree swap from canon Tryst, and I am never going to get tired of her cringe-worthy banter. Especially her line at the very end. I laughed unreasonably hard at that.

9) There is no such thing as a bad "Hungry Like The Wolf" joke in Daneera's context. Worth the price of admission just for that. Also, "Hungry Like The Wolf" is a top-10 dance party song of all time, and anyone who disagrees can FITE ME. :)

10) Lukas not being able to choose a 50s teenage heartbreak song because none of them are sad enough is so funny it's not even fair.

Thanks so much for sharing this, Raven -- and for starting this whole rollick in the first place. This thread is better than penicillin, I swear.


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Mostly I'm now just pondering who would sing Rainbow Connection.
... and cackling because Orcish is 100% crying now.

OMG WHY???? :cry:

And of course it's true. I don't even have to hear that song. I start getting a little misty just thinking about it.

(Also, Beryl would totally sing "Rainbow Connection," just her on stage, with an acoustic guitar that she probably doesn't actually play that well, but you know her heart's in the right place.)

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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:10 pm 
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OK, so, I love *everything* about this. But, if you were going to twist my arm, and force me to pick ten things that I specifically love about it, I would first say, "ouch, that hurts," and then I would list the following ten things:

Sorry, I'll try to be a bit gentler while twisting your arm in the future.

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1) I love that Kahr and Aamir are singing "Two Princes," and that they're going to try to "metal up" a Spin Doctors song.

As you likely guessed, I had a ton of fun thinking of songs and groups to pair with our characters. The fact that we have two princes meant that they HAD to sing "Two Princes." It's just too easy. And because there's basically no way that High School Kahr isn't a metal music/hard rock kinda guy, the "metaling up" was my compromise here.

2) I love that Aloise and Beryl are doing "Light My Fire." In my head canon, Aloise is just a huge Doors fan, and has no ulterior motive in choosing this particular song. Beryl, meanwhile, just keeps getting redder, and redder, and more nervous, and more nervous, until, FWOOSH. (I imagine some perturbed faculty member in the background rushing for the fire extinguisher and muttering: "I told them 'no pyro.' It specifically says 'no pyro' on the sign-up sheet. Side note: I imagine that Beryl gets sprayed with fire extinguishers *a lot* at this school.)

Again, just too easy to not do. Plus, I have this great mental visual of Aloise just getting really, really into it, which I find very cute.

3) I can't explain why, but I am having fun imagining Hush-Hush in, like, full 80s costume, with white Members Only jackets, Flock of Seagulls haircuts, and oh so much eyeliner. And, if they decide against Thompson Twins, I think they could also crush "Don't Speak."

Ohh, I wish I'd have thought of that one! Incidentally, I considered putting Jackie up there to sing some Dylan, but it didn't feel quite right for her character. The singing, that is, not the Dylan. Dylan will always feel right for her character.

4) The joke about Antony immediately makes me think of the Cape Feare episode of The Simpsons, where Bart thwarts Sideshow Bob by goading him into singing the entire Gilbert and Sullivan. And this means that, from now on, I just know I'm going to hear Kelsey Grammer's voice in my head whenever Antony talks. And, you know what? I'm OK with that. :)

I hadn't thought of that, although I love that episode. I was just trying to think of some way for Antony to go way over the top theatre-wise. Also, truth be told, I'm a big fan of Gilbert and Sullivan.

5) Gruff's song is the best thing ever.

This was 100% the reason this story got written. The "I want a rock! I want two rocks!" popped into my head, and I knew I had to write it. The rest of this story was created as a vehicle for Gruff's cover. And Daneera's reaction to it, a simple "gross," amuses me to no end for some reason.

6) I love that Gale calls Daneera "Danee."

:D

7) Gale would crush "Come Sail Away."

Again...just too easy!

8) I love that High School AU Tryst is, like, a complete 180-degree swap from canon Tryst, and I am never going to get tired of her cringe-worthy banter. Especially her line at the very end. I laughed unreasonably hard at that.

Yeah, and all because she has horns. We're horrible...and hilarious...

Actually, considering the entire thing came from wanting to get Gruff's song in, I had a bit of a hard time ending this one, so Tryst's immature reaction to Daneera's favorite song helped me out a lot!

9) There is no such thing as a bad "Hungry Like The Wolf" joke in Daneera's context. Worth the price of admission just for that. Also, "Hungry Like The Wolf" is a top-10 dance party song of all time, and anyone who disagrees can FITE ME. :)

Funnily, I actually do prefer "Excitable Boy" to "Werewolves of London." That song is wonderfully disturbing.

10) Lukas not being able to choose a 50s teenage heartbreak song because none of them are sad enough is so funny it's not even fair.

I have to admit to being pretty proud of this one, as there's a surprising amount of things going on with it. But also, Gabrielle's tragedy in canon being reskinned as "Gabby" breaking up with Lukas is so absurd that it just amuses me.

Thanks so much for sharing this, Raven -- and for starting this whole rollick in the first place. This thread is better than penicillin, I swear.

I somehow knew this one would speak to you, Orcish! Thanks a ton for reading.

(Also, Beryl would totally sing "Rainbow Connection," just her on stage, with an acoustic guitar that she probably doesn't actually play that well, but you know her heart's in the right place.)

Daneera wrote a poem about it once...

As for Beryl's guitar-playing chops, Angelsong suggests she very much knows what she's doing!


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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:09 pm 
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A throwaway comment inspired me to finally get in on this:

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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:58 pm 
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Aaarrrgh wrote:
She would never have admitted it, but in that moment, and that moment only, she found Lucas attractive.

This is my new favorite thing. :)


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You know what, I am going to introduce you to the gang. If nothing else, to see how long it takes you to get stabbed.

I retract my previous statement. This is now my favorite thing. :D

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 Post subject: Re: M:EM High School
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Thank you both for reading and commenting! I love genre-flipping stories (you may recall my Sci-fi Renn & Vasilias), and Lukas felt like a story that needed to be told. I am so glad you liked it!

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