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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: You know you're an insane SC2 fan[boy/girl] when... on: August 28, 2008, 10:05:57 pm
The pun was entirely unintentional.  I meant that she'd wail it a la Bessie Smith (who has been dead for a few decades, sadly). 
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: You know you're an insane SC2 fan[boy/girl] when... on: August 28, 2008, 06:12:14 pm
  • At the end of a family prayer, you add, "Please don't let me die today."
  • You were sure you weren't intrigued by blue skin, chains, or tentacles before, but now you have your doubts....
  • When riding on an airplane, you don't worry about the plane running out of fuel because you're certain that the pilot will just contact the Melnorme in case of an emergency.
And as for the musical:

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With Admiral Zex of all characters too. I bet he would have his own segment on how much he loves the captain, only to be surprise attacked by the demonic beast of "beauty" by the end of the number.
As strange as it sounds, I've been mentally planning an animated sequence of this very idea.  So far, it involves cannons, the VUX version of a disco ball, and intrusions upon personal space.  I've written the first few bars of the accompanying song, too, though it may need to be overhauled.

Also, I'm trying to think of a good reason for a bunch of Spathi to sing in a chorus.  The Safe Ones are probably all going to sing together at certain points, but that's as far as it goes as of now.

Commander Talana's going to belt the blues about her homeworld's destruction before her duet with Zelnick.

3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: You know you're an insane SC2 fan[boy/girl] when... on: July 14, 2008, 09:53:53 pm
Those would be some elaborate costumes, there.  (That reminds me, does anyone know where to buy tentacle arms?  Gaia's link is broken, and searching for "tentacle" anything on there lands no results.)

Onto songs:

The Kzer-za would have a cool Villain Song, and/or their slaves could sing about how horrible their masters are.  Maybe the Kohr-Ah would sing an intense, menacing duet with their green foes.

The Spathi High Council would mix their countertenor, soprano, and sopranist voices as they retold the tale of the Evil Ones through song.  Fwiffo, too, would sing upon meeting the Captain.

The Thraddash would lyrically recount the glory of past cultures while simultaneously bragging about their toughness in rich baritones.

Talana would  have to have a contralto or mezzo voice.  Zelnick would be a tenor, young as he is.

As the only VUX who ever has any fun, ZEX would have a song to himself, one packed with military-related double entendres and sung in a light baritone (or possibly a tenor).


Yes, I have fun envisioning this.  (That's what happens when you're a deviant schoolgirl.)  Just imagine it! 




4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: You know you're an insane SC2 fan[boy/girl] when... on: June 27, 2008, 04:15:05 pm
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Personally, I prefer ZEX's flattery over the sex scene. "Beautiful, robust human" just rolls off the tongue~
I fully agree.  And it rolls right off the long, extended, batrachian tongue.

-Not only do you fervently wish for a film adaptation of Star Control II, but you think it should be a musical, and you even start writing songs for it. 


5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: You know you're an insane SC2 fan[boy/girl] when... on: June 26, 2008, 05:37:34 pm
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I had a dream in which I was abducted by aliens, but they were Syreen. By the end of it I ended up being the one probing them.
Three reactions came to mind here:
-You probed them with WHAT?

-So, you were a "Syreen-penetrator"?

-Now I want to be abducted by Spathi.


As soon as I get a boyfriend, I'm going to try quoting the Talana/Zelnick love scene.
6  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: You know you're an insane SC2 fan[boy/girl] when... on: June 25, 2008, 10:30:18 pm
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Nothing previously posted in this thread can even come close to this.  Thanks for showing everybody else how it's done.
Is that supposed to mean that I've achieved some sort of lifetime award for nerdiness?  Wow, I feel simultaneously honored and humbled.  Further hammering that dissonant nail into the cognitive wooden board is that I've actually done everything else on that list, except for the wailing.

So, I might as well add more:
-You play the game's themes on your instrument of choice (e.g., a piano).
-You use such quotations as "Our bodies are almost exactly alike--except for...certain parts," "We can get to know one another...expand our interspecies relationship," and "What are those glowy bits?" as pick-up lines.  (Bonus points if your attempt is successful; bonus bonus points if you call your new partner your "darling human" or your "human love" afterward.)
-You try to make your own Star Control plushies.
-You repurpose the Styrofoam balls and pipe cleaners that come in solar system model kits to build a miniature replica of a Spathi Eluder.
-You begin to notice similarities between the Deep Ones and the VUX.
-You write at least one essay analyzing either the game or its fanbase/fandom.  (Bonus points if you write it in professional, multisyllabic language--or, to put it another way, Spock Speak.)
-You describe terrestrial animals by relating them to Star Control II aliens, rather than the other way around (e.g., referring to caterpillars as "tiny Ur-Quan," humans as "Syreen of other shades," cephalopods as "bodiless VUX," or mushrooms as "non-sapient Mycon").

7  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: You know you're an insane SC2 fan[boy/girl] when... on: June 24, 2008, 10:20:24 pm
Share the love!

-You raise the temperature on your thermostat and conduct your domestic business in your underwear to simulate being a Syreen.

-In the ultimate display of lameness, you match up Bud Light's Real Men of Genius with species and/or individuals in Star Control II: the Spathi are either Mr. 80 SPF Sunblock-Wearer (http://www.sendspace.com/file/xjslrh) or Mr. Paranoid-of-the-Ocean Guy (http://www.sendspace.com/file/uf1y03), Admiral ZEX is Mr. Really Big Pet Snake-Owner (http://www.sendspace.com/file/r932ms) (or possibly a perverted spin on Mr. Exotic Cowboy Boot-Wearer [http://www.sendspace.com/file/8goy7r]), the Thraddash are Mr. Overly Competitive Touch Football Game-Player (http://www.sendspace.com/file/4naxh5), the Druuge are Mr. Dishonest Cable TV-Hooker-Upper (http://www.sendspace.com/file/iwiplg)....

-You try to get dates by wailing semi-seductively at people from a distance.

-You spend copious amounts of time trying to classify the ever-perplexing VUX according to Earth's taxonomy.  (Seriously, what are they?  They should be mollusks, but they're amphibious and bipedal.  Furthermore, how can the Shofixti be marsupials and rodents?)

-You call your species "erect hominids."

-You refer to the cosmic horror that resides in your house as an Orz.
8  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Something more in the UQM Universe on: May 31, 2008, 02:41:00 am
Yes, an animated movie would be an excellent addition to the Star Control canon!  It should probably be a trilogy, though, since the game is too long to compress into two or three hours.  The only better thing to do would be to make it a musical.
Incidentally, I have ideas for an H.P. Lovecraft crossover sequel.  One of the new species is based on my fellow deviants at Frungylovers, but with a horror twist slightly inspired by the Japanese voices-related PNF post.  Deviant schoolgirls combined with Orz?  I can do that.
As for the spoiler tags vs. small text option, spoiler tags may be intrusive, but you can read the hidden text once you've pressed the button.  And that reminds me, I should probably edit my personal picture so that the caption is easier to read.
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