5.15.2012

The Modern YA Novelist

It's Reality TV/freebie week over at The Broke and The Bookish, so I'm taking the week off to participate in another internet meme: parodying Gilbert & Sullivan's "I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major-General" from The Pirates of Penzance. (Warning: particularly vicious earworm. Listen at your own risk.) Without further ado, then:

10 comments:

  1. Ok this. is. awesome. Absolutely love it! :) Especially all the internet meme images interwoven with your lyrics. Good stuff!

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  2. Splendid! Though I believe the "revised major-general" meme predates the Internet considerably.

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  3. I sang it all the way through! Nice job. and your meme images ARE fantastic.

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  4. Thanks, all of you!

    Donna, yay! I'm glad you liked it. I had WAY too much fun making it. Like, stay-up-most-of-the-night fun.

    Eric, HAHA. Good point.

    Jessi, :D I'm impressed! I still can't do that without getting my tongue tangled.

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  5. This is incredible!

    Writing parodies is very challenging (so is singing MMG to speed, which I had to do for a voice class, no breathing allowed; I think I saw stars as the black closed in). So clever the way you wove in the images and comments.

    You have my absolute admiration for this gem!

    --Arabella

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  6. I just looked at it again. What part of this isn't hilarious?? And props for "fetishes" and "instead of kiss." love all the type styles, too.

    Genius burned.

    --Arabella

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    1. Aw, thanks. This makes me happy. :D But seriously, singing MMG with no breathing allowed? (Not that the esteemed composers left the slightest space for such little singerly necessities as air.) My hat is off to you. I don't wonder the black closed in. :P

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  7. Well, breathing was allowed, but only after each verse, and a tiny sip it was. Especially for someone with small lung capacity. Seeing stars was a joke but hypoxia loomed!

    Did I mention that I totally agree with your parody points?

    --Arabella

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    1. :D Thanks. The tough thing about parody is that there's always the risk of giving offense, so that's good to hear. :)

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  8. This is brilliant. And perfectly in rhythm all the way through!

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