I think we should keep the original lyrics due to the large amount of participants. It also won't take much time to record for those who already know the song, making it easier and faster. Either way, I like the idea.
I'm a bit late because I'm not at home, but I want to participate please @Kirn. Just maybe, I don't know if I'll make it, I have travel to NY next week, BUT I WILL TRY.
keep the original lyrics. i think they're fine the way they are.
Thanks for replying everyone! We've decided on everything for the most part, so deadlines will be announced shortly.
I believe that change of lyrics will be a bit difficult not only to sing but to think up in general. So I suggest staying with the original.
I don't know if I'm too late for this, since Ecstasy mentioned that the planning stage is mostly over with. I really wanted for the lyrics to be changed because it's so much more fun and special that way, but everybody has been saying how much work it would be to rewrite them, so I took it upon myself to do it. (During math class. Because it was boring.) I have permission from Kirn to post them, and I would just leave it up to the rest of you to decide whether you like them or not, or to change some words idk.
This was a triumph
I'm making a note here, 'HUGE SUCCESS'
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction
We do what we must because we can
For the good of all of us
Except for the ones who are banned
But there's no sense crying over every mistake
You just keep on trying 'till you stop getting hate
And the drama lives on, but we have a lot of fun
For the people who are still alive
I'm not even angry
I'm being so sincere right now
Even though you left the site and killed it
And acted like jesus
And angered some people, sparked some ire
As we fought it hurt because we scared the users away!
But it's all in the past and now everything's fine
Just as long as you are not an asshole this time
So I'm glad we got through
'Cause here's a giant fuck you
From the people that are still alive
Go ahead and leave me
I think I prefer to stay on site
Maybe you'll find somewhere else to please you
Maybe The Dollars?
That was a joke, ha ha, fat chance
Anyway, this post is dumb, it's so pretentious and wrong
Look at me still talking, when there's projects to do
When I look out there it makes me glad I'm not you
I've a forum to run, there are newfags to shun
Yes, us people who are still alive
And believe me I am still alive
I broke the rules and I am still alive
I got demodded yet I'm still alive
While you are dying we'll be still alive
And when you're dead we'll be still alive
Thanks, @TeruShinozaki, for putting in the effort to rework the lyrics. \o/
I enjoyed this CL-esque version. It is more or less melodically sound, and feels like it is written from Kirn's (or any previous mods') point of view.
Anyway, this post is dumb, it's so pretentious and wrong
Maybe saying this 'song' would be more appropriate though? :) Unless you're working towards a general forum outlook, in which then this 'post' would be perfect.
awesome job here Teru. We'll definitely look into a way of mentioning this somehow.
But there's no sense crying over every mistake You just keep on trying 'till you stop getting hate
'Cause here's a giant fuck you
And believe me I am still alive I broke the rules and I am still alive I got demodded yet I'm still alive
@Rinneko, I chose 'post' because in the Portal lyrics, it suddenly started talking about cake, and I wanted to make it as non-sequitur as it originally was. I thought it was also poking fun at how easily sidetracked people are here, just to bash a stupid thing somebody said lol.
But I'm glad you all enjoyed it, because I enjoyed rewriting the lyrics as well! It's okay if it doesn't get mentioned either! I did this completely out of fun.
@TeruShinozaki I see what you mean. :) The effect is noticeable, but I probably misunderstand it haha. We'll still try our best to involve your lyrics though. ;)
Alright. We decided to stick with Portal lyrics for this, as some users voiced proper concerns. Still, it will be about CL, don't you have any doubts about that. So, I am now pinging all singers.
@abinit123 @Aerosin @AnimeShifter @CloudVariasKira @Dec @Gargron @hellstorm901 @--Jack-- @johan_5179 @Kip @Kirn @MrTrain @Noodle @olivaisfire1997 @Seal @SirTingles @squareof3 @Taizu @Taro_Tanako @Teru @ZachA97
You can start practicing the song now. We are done with pre-production and now in the singing mode. We also have deadline - February 24th, which is 2+ weeks from now, so you should have enough time. Also, if you are not on the list or missed this thread before, but still want to sing... well, sure, go ahead, we will add you as you send your recordings.
Also, in addition to recordings, we would like to ask you to make some screens for us of the song's lyrics. Please check the second post of this thread for the full information on what we need and how to do it.
Even more! We want to extend the participation in this beyond singing and editing. So, since this is Colorless birthday chorus, we now invite artists to draw some CL-related pictures to be added to the video. Doesn't have to be birthday themed, but should be CL-related in some way - users, Server-tan, chat, whatever you would think of. If you would draw for us, you don't have to join in the singing. Unless you would want to ))
Deadline for art would be the same as for singing - February 24th, Monday.
Let's get started!
(And seriously, check out the second post of the thread, I put a lot of stuff there)
I'm going to enter the airplane now. Going to record in home as fast as I can.
Have fun in NY, @Teru, and good luck with recording! :)
I'll be in home for a few days. Need to do the recording and the story for the sci-fi thread.
The artwork idea is a brilliant touch! Excited.
Yes, great reworking of the song right there. We decided to do the Portal version, but I will think of something to credit this too )
A question: where we're supposed to send the recording?
Send links to your recordings and screens me, Ecstasy or Rinneko by PM, or you can just post them in this thread is you want.
As mentioned in the first post.
Started marking the singers list.
= means you sent the screens
and + means you send us the recording
I simply cannot wait to hear this.
Oh my. GLaDOS found our intentions.
I stalk because I care.
You may only stalk if you provide cake..
So, I sent in the lyrics screenshots, I'll be sending in the recordings in a day or two.
I see good fast work done all around me. I'm happy :)
@Gargron are you even serious? "One hell of a task"? Singing should be one hell of a task. And making screens takes less than 10 minutes, including editing them so it's just the chat screen. Actually, I would imagine making a script (WHY!?!?) have taken you more time than that. Honestly, some people are sending the screens before the recordings for now, because it's about 100 times easier.
Now. I actually do need the screens before the deadline. Yes, in the end I will know what we will use, and it will only be a small fraction of the screens. But I do not want to make it into separate deadline of 'now make this and this screen' because that would take up more time, and that time would have been taken from editing time. Especially with the number of signed up people we have now.
.....so what you are saying is you were too lazy to post line after line of a relatively short song on your own or to use a browser extension for chrome or firefox to take a page-long screenshot, or take individual screens and use mspaint to clip them together, so you went ahead to write a script to post the lines automatically, and then went ahead to write another to take the screenshots, and now worry about how your screenshot thingy is killing your laptop for not being optimized.
I have a solution:
Don't be a dimwit, stop trying to code shit that's already freely available to use anyway, and do the rest yourself.
@Gargron You could use FF or Chrome extension which can capture full page. FireShot worked fine with FF for me on 4GB RAM laptop. I guess you could still use your script for typing in all the lyrics. So far I'm not sure how I'm going to edit the song (I mean what singers I'm going to chose for what parts), so it'd make video editing much easier and also save us time if you made these screens. If you think there is some easy and fast way for us to generate the screens - I'd like to know about it.
Also guys, I talked to one of the participants today and he said that he can't sing as high as the original song. So I'm mentioning this here: I'm free to add all sorts of filters (including pitch) and what not to the recordings, so I'm going to do just that. You just record it in the way you think you sound the best. I will edit it to match the song depending on what I get.
Alright. I wanted to make a short status update on Monday, but then I remembered that we have weekends coming, so pinging you now would remind you to maybe use that free time to get some work done.
So, I am pinging people who need to get both recording and screenshots done. And that's pretty much most of them yet: @abinit123 @AnimeShifter @CloudVariasKira @Dec @--Jack-- @Kip @MrTrain @Noodle @olivaisfire1997 @Seal @SirTingles @squareof3 @Taizu @Taro_Tanako @Teru @ZachA97
So, as I said, weekends is a good time to get some recordings done, especially if you feel that you want to practice some first. Also, I want to remind you to please read the second post of the thread. There are instructions on making recordings there and instructions on making the right kind of screens. Read them.
Also, reminding you that the deadline is 24th, so you have 2 sets of weekends and a bunch of workdays left to get this done.
PS. Also reminding that if you want to participate and are not on the list - just make a recording and screenshots like everyone else, and you will be added.
Full package had just been sent out to Ecstasy.
Sent the recording and the screens :)
Well, thanks to our admin @Warlock we are now stickied. Hurray! I will take this opportunity to remind him that he also can join at any time before the deadline.
Other than that - nothing new here, carry on as you were. Do your recordings, make your screens.