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> In Teh Ghetto, (i like pie)
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Posted: Nov 25 2008, 02:59 PM
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I'm feeling very misty after writing this. Honest to god, there's actual tears.

edit: It's homage, Nekura, in all sincerity wub.gif. And it never really crossed my mind that you wouldn't see it.

In Teh Ghetto

As the forum cranks...
When you thought this genre was fully milked
Another pop-music song gets filked
In teh ghetto.

And Nekura rants...
'Cuz if there's one thing that makes her gruff
It's a forum set-aside for this silly stuff
In teh ghetto.

Cortana, doncha understand,
You gotta make a change of plan,
Or she's gonna be an angry young fan some day!
Take a look around this place:
The pit of forum cyberspace!
Or will you simply "ROFLMAO"
Along with Count and Ray.

Well the forums run...
And the poor little artists with their noses pressed
'gainst the window panes are locked away from the rest
In teh ghetto.

And they have no fun...
So they rewrite Piro's comic strips
And they learn how to scribble
And they learn how to fic,
In teh ghetto.

Then one day a mod named Wyndham
Proposed the forums merge,
She makes a thread, asks for views,
Some people post, but in the end they lose.

And Nekura rants...
As the mods lock the thread where an angry young fan
Left 29 posts and a handful of spam
In teh ghetto.

The proposal dies,
When you thought this genre was fully milked
Another pop-music song gets filked
In teh ghetto...

In teh ghetto...

[big finish] IN TEH GHETTO.

apologies to Teh King
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In the Ghetto
Elvis Preseley

As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto
And his mama cries
'cause if there's one thing that she don't need
it's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto

People, don't you understand
the child needs a helping hand
or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me,
are we too blind to see,
do we simply turn our heads
and look the other way

Well the world turns
and a hungry little boy with a runny nose
plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns
so he starts to roam the streets at night
and he learns how to steal
and he learns how to fight
In the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
a young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car,
tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

As her young man dies,
on a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
another little baby child is born
In the ghetto


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Posted: Nov 25 2008, 05:48 PM
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Posted: Nov 25 2008, 05:53 PM
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ph34r.gif Whoah. I lack the verbosity needed to properly praise this. ph34r.gif
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  Posted: Nov 25 2008, 06:24 PM
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Yanno Shoka, I hear a tablespoon of Phospho-Soda to 8 oz water can take care of these kinda of problems.

Seriously...I'm offended by how stupid you obviously think I am. Homage? Impressive backpedal. Cirque will likely be calling...contortionists are a rare breed.

Aside: I want to thank the handful of people who PMed me. It's nice to know that despite differences of opinion, some people still have lines they won't cross.

Nekura, don't pee down my leg and tell me it's raining
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Posted: Nov 25 2008, 06:36 PM
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dry.gif Low blow man, even I am not evil enough for that... Penalty for misrepresentation and backpedaling.
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Posted: Nov 25 2008, 08:07 PM
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I am not worthy to pass praise or criticism on the work of this master wordsmith, so I will just stand in awe.
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Posted: Nov 26 2008, 12:50 AM
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Just going to say that "In the Ghetto" is one of my favorite Elvis songs along with "Kentucky Rain." I didn't follow the original thread because I didn't really care that much but I essentially like the filk a lot.
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Posted: Nov 26 2008, 06:24 AM
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I'm not sure how anyone could feel offended when Shoka writes you into a filk.

Serious business, this internet stuff. Oh yeah.

Anyway, I laughed. Topical and inspired as usual, Mr !Penguin. I appreciated it.


(Note to self: Be less rational and more emotionally expressive next time to try and make it into a filk.)
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Posted: Nov 26 2008, 08:41 PM
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Great to see you back, Shoka - and with another great filk, too. At least something productive came out of that little thread.

EDIT:
Shoka's a tough act to follow, but imitation is the highest form of flattery, so here's something I started a couple days ago that this thread inspired me to finish.

My apologies to Tom Petty.

SDFW's Last Post
To the tune of "Mary Jane's Last Dance"

She grew out of a Megatokyo site
Had a straight sister-forum who never liked to write
But she drew nice art and she wrote nice scripts
With them Megatokyo fans 'bout a Megatokyo strip

Well she got kicked out in the Spring of '07
She'd blown the [disc]s away; seemed best they be splittin'
Filk to dedicate and we both started playin'
Some said, "I dig you, fanboy, but the forum's been strayin' - gone
The fun's moved on."

Last post on 'FW, one more filk to bury you
Summer influx creepin' in and I'm tired of this board again

Now we make art and we start threads
But Piro's slowed down ev'r since he had kids*
And views are goin' down, zilch to write about
Zilch to rescript, role-plays kicked out
“Oh why why?” “Please write more!”
“What do you think we pay you for?”
“Draw a dead-day,” “Bring back ol' Dom,”
“Give me some comics or I won't stay long!”

Last post on 'FW, one more filk to bury you
Summer influx creepin' in and I'm tired of this board again

There's no one past the “Fanworks” wall
Corty's shot down the “Merge 'Em!” call
Writin' filks in a ghetto town
Hit first page then fall right down
“Oh why why?” “Please write more!”
“What do you think we pay you for?”
I get too bored to draw when I'm workin' alone
I write my last songfic, I browse to some *chan

Last post on 'FW, one more filk to bury you
Summer influx creepin' in and I'm tired of this board again

*Okay, one kid, but that doesn't rhyme as well

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Posted: Nov 26 2008, 09:22 PM
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@Shoka: I don't know what to say to this other than that it really does bring out what happened with the 'merge? or not" thread. Good to see the !penguin back around here again.

@Ocelot: Oooh...Tom Petty is one of my favorites. happy.gif Turned out pretty good too. *sings along*

I really is good to see some filks back in here, nice work!

~shadowrider (who would try to filk something if she had any idea of what to do, envven though she's not that good at it yet)
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Posted: Nov 26 2008, 09:27 PM
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Ah... I love it when someone filks a band/artist I know. Now if only someone could filk 'Stairway to Heaven'.... (I know that it isn't by Tom Petty. I like him as well)
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Posted: Nov 26 2008, 11:02 PM
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Thanks guys, I'm glad you got some chuckles out of this thing.

QUOTE ('zilla)
I didn't follow the original thread because I didn't really care that much...

It was actually a pretty entertaining thread overall; you just have to approach it from the proper(-ly skewed) perspective. So to all who participated over there, thanks again! ^^

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Last post on 'FW, one more filk to bury you
Summer influx creepin' in and I'm tired of this board again

Yeah...verse/filk replies are the best. Rock on, 'ocelot!
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