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    Something a little different from what normally gets posted here! PG-13 max rating for the time being.

    I'm quite into parodying songs on the go as some rl friends may tell you, and I've included some for fun in previous stories. So I'll be posting some song parodies I made up a while ago (coupled with a youtube link to the song being parodied as well - I usually find it's better to listen to the song while reading the parody lyrics). Cheesiness ought to be expected with some. =p

    I also will take on prompts! That is, you can request a song and theme for me to try to parody the lyrics too (although the theme will need to be Pokemon. I won't necessarily take on every prompt though (partly depends on interest/time for it) but I'll be trying to do so. I like a challenge.

    This is posted in the main section as at least some of these will be Pokemon themed, but prompts need not be restricted to Pokemon.


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    This post: The Day Care's Sublime (For the Longest Time, Billy Joel)
    House of the Trick Master (House of the Rising Sun, The Animals)
    Sidetracked (Starlight, Muse)
    Pokemon Trainer (Paperback Writer, The Beatles)
    Wild World (Wild World, Cat Stevens)



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    First up is one I wrote last year, and is a parody of the Billy Joel song For the Longest Time, one of my favourite songs. Some themes here that should be evident from the song title. ;p



    The Day Care's Sublime


    Whoa, oh, oh, oh
    The Day Care's sublime
    Whoa, oh, oh
    The Day Care's

    If you Bounce'd away from me tonight
    There would still be reason to go fight
    What else could I do
    I'm so Attracted by you
    This proves just how the Day Care is sublime

    Once I thought my Trainer up'd and gone
    Now I know that breeding shall go on
    That's when you found me
    When you sat yourself upon me
    This proves just how the Day Care is sublime

    Whoa, oh, oh, oh
    The Day Care's sublime
    Whoa, oh, oh
    The Day Care's

    I'm that Skitty you're hearing on the lawn
    Asking you to leave that Waterfall
    For how I need you
    And how you needed me too
    This proves just how the Day Care is sublime

    Maybe I am not very strong
    But I'm sure in hindsight
    You'll see we belong
    Maybe we should have used Safeguard
    And though it's bizarre
    You're the one that I adore

    Who knows how much further we'll go on
    Maybe once more I'll be sat upon
    I'll take my chances
    I forgot how nice Cute Charm is
    This proves just how the Day Care is sublime

    I had second thoughts at the start
    I said to myself
    You're as fat as a tart
    Now I know the Wailord that you are
    You're very large by far
    And it's more than I hoped for

    I don't care if you've had other flings
    I have been engrossed by lesser things
    I want you so bad
    Just don't make me a doormat
    I intend to show you the Day Care's sublime

    Whoa, oh, oh, oh
    The Day Care's sublime
    Whoa, oh, oh
    The Day Care's sublime
    (Fade)


    That's going to be as high brow as it may get. ;p
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    That's more PG-13 material, in my opinion xD. Not bad. It got a giggle out of me, so guess that naturally means I'm coming back to this thread for more parodies.

    I recall seeing a few of these threads scattered throughout over the years, but they didn't last very long. But I can see now how it's supposed to be done, lol.

    The only prompt I can think of is Train's "Soul Sister". Yeah, that might be... interesting.
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    You did get a few chuckles and snorts out of me, I'll say that. XD I sand the lyrics out loud while listening to the song as you recommended, and either I don't know the original song very well or my ears cannot handle the dissonance between the original your lyrics (get the karaoke version of the song?!), but I still got the idea and was quite amused.

    Anyhow, it took me until the end to properly get what was going on (unless I'm misinterpreting =o) but I do like how that worked out. XD Certainly not the most original pairing, but expanding on the imagery was what made this. :> Lookin forward to more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kutie Pie View Post
    That's more PG-13 material, in my opinion xD. Not bad. It got a giggle out of me, so guess that naturally means I'm coming back to this thread for more parodies.

    I recall seeing a few of these threads scattered throughout over the years, but they didn't last very long. But I can see now how it's supposed to be done, lol.

    The only prompt I can think of is Train's "Soul Sister". Yeah, that might be... interesting.
    Hurrah for a giggle! Sorta my aim with theses - to offer mild entertainment, haha. Cheers for the comments!

    Soul Sister is a song I am familar with at least so I'll see if anything comes to mind that fits that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Psychic View Post
    You did get a few chuckles and snorts out of me, I'll say that. XD I sand the lyrics out loud while listening to the song as you recommended, and either I don't know the original song very well or my ears cannot handle the dissonance between the original your lyrics (get the karaoke version of the song?!), but I still got the idea and was quite amused.
    Hmm, if possible I might try to link to an instrumental version of songs then as well. And admittedly it's not a very mainstream Billy Joel song either.
    Anyhow, it took me until the end to properly get what was going on (unless I'm misinterpreting =o) but I do like how that worked out. XD Certainly not the most original pairing, but expanding on the imagery was what made this. :> Lookin forward to more.

    ~Psychic
    Not original at all, haha. Which kinda makes it the perfect choice for the theme I suppose. Thanks for the review!

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    Working on some others atm but here's one I made in the meantime on an excellent song House of the Rising Sun. The Animals version as it is imo the best and should be how you imagine this parody is sung too. =p Went with the same rhyming scheme bar the opening and last verse, but I feel it works.

    As per Psychic's suggestion, two links: an instrumental version of the song, and the sung version. Take your pick! Or go without!



    House of the Trick Master


    There is a house north of Slateport
    The House of the Trick Master
    And it's been the ruin of many a trainer
    And Mew, I know I'm one

    My mother was in contests
    She made my Running Shoes
    My father warned of that dark house
    And that it would confuse

    Now the only thing the Master needs
    Is a player and a maze
    And the only time he's satisfied
    Is when we’re in a haze

    Oh mother, tell your children
    That I’ve been here since winter
    There’s no exit, only misery
    In the House of the Trick Master

    Well, I got one foot in a trapdoor
    The other foot is missing
    But I’ve found myself some Harbor Mail
    That’s my only blessing

    There is a house north of Slateport
    The House of the Trick Master
    And it's been the ruin of many a trainer
    And Mew, I know I'm one





    An admittedly darker take on the location in RSE, haha. Given some trainers complain about being stuck in the place though, it's not that unlikely stuff goes wrong. =p

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    As I'm listening to the instrumental version, I swear I've heard this song before... *clicks other link* I guess not. Song's older than I thought it was. Hmm.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobandbill View Post
    But I’ve found myself some Harbor Mail
    That’s my only blessing
    I had to laugh, such black humor XD. "Yeah, my foot's missing, but hey, I got some Harbor Mail. Fly, my Pokémon! Give this to the next person you see!" But... you added a layer of Fridge Horror to the whole thing... *vows to never enter the Trick Master's house again*

    You know, if this really happens in the Trick Master's house off-screen, I'm surprised he hasn't gotten busted by the local police. Probably because they could never find the bodies... o_O
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kutie Pie View Post
    As I'm listening to the instrumental version, I swear I've heard this song before... *clicks other link* I guess not. Song's older than I thought it was. Hmm.
    Hmm, can't say any other songs come to mind that fit this one, so I can't help you there.
    I had to laugh, such black humor XD. "Yeah, my foot's missing, but hey, I got some Harbor Mail. Fly, my Pokémon! Give this to the next person you see!" But... you added a layer of Fridge Horror to the whole thing... *vows to never enter the Trick Master's house again*

    You know, if this really happens in the Trick Master's house off-screen, I'm surprised he hasn't gotten busted by the local police. Probably because they could never find the bodies... o_O
    Black humour is a kind I always like to try every now and again, heh. And I felt that it was a good way to also include the not-really-useful items of Mail found in that place often.

    Local police also just got lost themselves, I bet. Yes.

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    Here's a prompt: Fuel's "Shimmer" with the theme being Shellder. (As in, replace Shimmer with Shellder)

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    Here's a prompt: Justin Bieber's "Baby" about Bonsly.
    I don't use "uber" Pokemon (because they're banned), I don't calculate stat values (the simulator does it for me), I don't use cheating devices (because I hardly ever play the actual game), I don't breed my way to perfection (because I use a simulator), and I do care about natures. I battle the most efficient way, so I can use my strategic skills to the fullest. I don't look down on others because of the way they play Pokemon, which non-competitive people seem to actually do more often. If you use this philosophy, copy & paste this into your signature. (Started by DittoDude.)

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    Funny, clever stuff here! Here's my prompt since it seems to be a pretty popular song at the moment (and darn catchy!): "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Meddler View Post
    Here's a prompt: Fuel's "Shimmer" with the theme being Shellder. (As in, replace Shimmer with Shellder)
    I might take a look at that, but we shall see!
    Quote Originally Posted by DittoDude View Post
    Here's a prompt: Justin Bieber's "Baby" about Bonsly.
    ...this however I am less keen of (see the interest thing). If only because it is a song I dislike, and I am not fond of the idea of listening to songs on repeat I do not like. But that's me! (That and I've more prompts I can handle atm (posted on other places too) anyways so at best this would be at the end of the queue).
    Quote Originally Posted by ESPNfanatic35 View Post
    Funny, clever stuff here! Here's my prompt since it seems to be a pretty popular song at the moment (and darn catchy!): "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen.
    Glad you found it amusing! That said the prompt is also one I'm not so fond of, but we shall see I suppose!

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    Anyways, here's the first parody I've written as a prompt! It came from Stoneman6666 of fanfiction.net, who suggested doing the song Starlight by Muse. He also supplied the opening three lines which did prove to be a bit tricky, especially as the original lyrics repeated themselves! In the end I made the theme of the song to be my personal take of part of the game FireRed/LeafGreen, compared to how things happened in the original RBY games. The Sevii Islands weren't my most favourite addition I guess - they were fine, but not great and in the end I wanted to get going to the 8th gym already.

    Sung version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P3SHXQEpRU
    Instrumental: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukoYZLT0JnE



    Sidetracked


    Far away
    This ship has taken me far away
    Far away to the Sevii
    With a guy I had met just once before

    Victory
    I will be chasing Victory
    But I do not see its Road
    I don’t know where we are going anymore

    Beat the Elite Four
    I just wanted to beat the Elite Four

    Side quest
    You’re giving me a side quest
    Something about finding plates
    Why is Team Rocket trying to steal them

    I’ll do what you say
    If you promise to take me back home
    Take me back home

    What is Moltres doing here
    Maybe it got sidetracked too
    What is Moltres doing here
    Maybe it got sidetracked too

    Beat the Elite Four
    I just wanted to beat the Elite Four

    Far away
    This ship has taken me far away
    Far away to the Sevii
    With a guy I had met just once before

    I’ll do what you say
    If you promise to take me back home
    Take me back home

    What is Moltres doing here
    Maybe it got sidetracked too
    What is Moltres doing here
    Maybe it got sidetracked too

    Beat the Elite Four
    I just wanted to beat the Elite Four
    I just wanted to beat...





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    Lol, this looks like it might've been an easy song to parody. Lyrics are rather simple and keep repeating over and over. Now I understand why Twilight is the way it is. But then again, you have to make a small story that also fit with the lyrics, so I'm sure it has its difficulty. This version is probably "based" off your experiences, if the author's note's anything to go by XD.

    I knew what the Sevii Islands were (and I did like their addition), but I still was imagining Dewford Island for some reason ^_^;.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobandbill View Post
    What is Moltres doing here
    Maybe it got sidetracked too
    Then I realized this part, and I laughed. Ain't that the truth.

    Heck, looking back on everything, it's freakin' hilarious, making it the funniest one to date. But I'm sure you can top it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kutie Pie View Post
    Lol, this looks like it might've been an easy song to parody. Lyrics are rather simple and keep repeating over and over. Now I understand why Twilight is the way it is. But then again, you have to make a small story that also fit with the lyrics, so I'm sure it has its difficulty. This version is probably "based" off your experiences, if the author's note's anything to go by XD.
    Yes, that's a fair point - a lack of differing lyrics meant there were less words to use before being 'done' and all, but it was also hardr in trying to make use of that limit in a way as well.
    I knew what the Sevii Islands were (and I did like their addition), but I still was imagining Dewford Island for some reason ^_^;.
    Hmm, I suppose one could twist it a bit to make it fit too. But then again, Dewford Island has trendy sayings. What's not to like about that? =p
    Then I realized this part, and I laughed. Ain't that the truth.

    Heck, looking back on everything, it's freakin' hilarious, making it the funniest one to date. But I'm sure you can top it.
    The funniest? Well, guess it's a matter of opinion then, glad it entertained at any rate once again! =) Thanks again for the review.


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    Another prompt, and one I must say I enjoyed, although it's probably because I'm a tragic Beatles fan. baltar of fanfiction.net suggested the following:
    i think the beatles song 'paperback writer' could be made into a song called 'pokemon trainer'
    This fitted rather nicely, I felt. XD

    Sung version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taADLPtyDb0
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    Pokemon Trainer


    Pokemon Trainer (Pokemon Trainer)

    Dear Sir or Madam, will you see my Poke?
    It took me years to train, will you take a look?
    I got him from a Prof named after a tree
    And I was quite bored, so I became a Pokemon Trainer,
    Pokemon Trainer!

    So I went and travelled, all across the land
    Beating Bug Catchers with my one-man band
    I defeated a gym, and got a HM
    And prize money is why I became a Pokemon Trainer,
    Pokemon Trainer!

    Pokemon Trainer (Pokemon Trainer)

    So I‘m training up to beat the Elite Four
    I'll be heading off in a week or more
    I can do contests if you like my style
    I can even teach you how to become a Pokemon Trainer,
    Pokemon Trainer!

    If you really like it you could pet him here
    Just be careful not to let your children near
    If you want to fight then let’s try tonight
    But I need a break and I want to go to the Game Corner,
    Yes the Game Corner!

    Pokemon Trainer (Pokemon Trainer)

    Pokemon Trainer (Pokemon Trainer)
    Pokemon Trainer (Pokemon Trainer)



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    Back from holidays so have a relatively simple song parody for now. Not quite as funny as others may have been too, so I'm curious to see how it turned out anyway. Taken from the HGSS perspective, but arguably it can be applied to nearly any game anyway easily enough.

    The song is Wild World by Cat Stevens, which is a neat chill song imo. No change with the song title here.

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    Wild World


    Now that you’re leaving town so soon
    And want to beat the first gym by next moon
    I’m still not sure that you should be leavin'
    Trainer, I'm grievin'
    But if you wanna leave, take good care
    I’ll give this nice Pokegear to wear
    But don’t spend all your money on Potions there

    Oh, trainer, trainer, it's a wild world
    It's hard to get by just with the starter
    Oh, trainer, trainer, it's a wild world
    I'll always remember you like a child, trainer

    I’ll save your money and see what I can do
    Maybe buy you a berry or two
    But don’t be afraid to seek shelter
    Remember your father
    But if you wanna leave, take good care
    I hope you catch a lot of Pokemon out there
    But just remember there's a lot of bad Teams, beware

    Oh, trainer, trainer, it's a wild world
    It's hard to get by just with the starter
    Oh, trainer, trainer, it's a wild world
    I'll always remember you like a child, trainer

    Trainer, I love you
    But if you wanna leave, take good care
    I hope you catch a lot of Pokemon out there
    But just remember there's a lot of bad Teams, beware

    Oh, trainer, trainer, it's a wild world
    It's hard to get by just with the starter
    Oh, trainer, trainer, it's a wild world
    I'll always remember you like a child, trainer

    Oh, trainer, trainer, it's a wild world
    It's hard to get by just with the starter
    Oh, trainer, trainer, it's a wild world
    I'll always remember you like a child, trainer





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