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July 6th, 2007
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Sharing the pain
Dear gamers and sci-fi fans: Please root around in your MP3 collection until you find that old, dusty copy of the Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls."

Put it on in the background.

Then go read this short post for context. Scroll down until you reach this comment.

Apologies for the earworm. And any implied slight to Star Wars fans. ];=8)

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From:soreth
Date:July 7th, 2007 08:24 am (UTC)
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Immunity! Never heard the song. :)
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From:ngarewyrd
Date:July 7th, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)
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This, we shall remedy forthwith!
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From:tangaroa
Date:July 8th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
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Perhaps you might have misheard it as "Eastern boys and Western girls", which is what I thought it said all these years.
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From:soreth
Date:July 8th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
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Eh... maybe? It still doesn't sound particularly familiar.
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From:nicked_metal
Date:July 8th, 2007 05:10 am (UTC)
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I made the mistake of reading the words and listening to the song at the same time (the instrumental intro took exactly as long to play as it took for me to read up the right comment), and I'm really fussy and annoying about cadence and rhythmn.

But it was cool that you did it!

(I... actually... like... the Pet Shop Boys. Probably half the problem here.)
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From:baxil
Date:July 9th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
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I'll admit that the rhythm and cadence are occasionally very sketchy. On the other hand, I wrote it in half an hour. :)

While filking, I'm fussy about those things in much the same way, but ignored a great deal of the verse mismatches because, let's face it, their own scansion varies a great deal from verse to verse. The only one that really bugs me is "Jedi fanboys," substituting four syllables for three in the chorus; I just couldn't find any one-syllable replacements for "Star Wars" in the same way that "Trek" did for "Star Trek."

Anyway, glad it gets a passing grade. :) And ... um ... (*looks around furtively, then gives you the secret Pet Shop Boys fan hand signal*)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 8th, 2007 06:34 am (UTC)
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There's also an implied slight to Star Trek fans in their perceived inability to make horrendously detailed articles extracting impossible ledges from emphereal data over some minor mention in the various series.* (http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Self-sealing_stem_bolt). Not to mention I don't recall Star Wars having any human-spoken languages made for it.
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From:arethinn
Date:July 9th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
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I don't actually have to dig very deep (\My Documents\mp3s), and it's not that dusty. ^_^

...eh. It's not that bad.

I remember the Klingons having the best drinks in the room parties on the 3nd floor one BayCon like five years ago.
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From:arethinn
Date:July 9th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
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2nd floor, that is.
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