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A line I could never write a story to do justice to
A line I could never write a story to do justice to
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Quote:Oh, god, another musical universe.  I hate musical universes.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....
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#2
He was visting Moulin Rouge? Smile
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#3
Or any Bollywood setting. Or any Busby Berkeley setting. Or ...
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Rob Kelk

Sticks and stones can break your bones,
But words can break your heart.
- unknown
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#4
or a Disney setting, or a Broadway setting, or...
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#5
Or Macross.
Sucrose Octanitrate.

Proof positive that with sufficient motivation, you can make anything explode.
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#6
"Another musical universe. Mamma mia, here we go again!"
"Kitto daijoubu da yo." - Sakura Kinomoto
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#7
He could do Repo! the Genetic Opera.

It was produced by the same people that did "The Rocky Horror Show."

And has a much darker theme....
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#8
Bob has said that he "could never write a story to do justice to" the line. Nor could I. So, if somebody else wants to write the Stagger... Smile
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Rob Kelk

Sticks and stones can break your bones,
But words can break your heart.
- unknown
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#9
How about Jeff Wayne's musical version of War of The Worlds?
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#10
Actually, Bob has already announced a Step for which, in my considered opinion, this line would be perfect:

The Borribles.


Michael de Larrabeiti, of honored memory, Wrote:We are the Wendles of Wandsworth town!
We're always up and the others are down!
We're rough and we're tough and we don't give a damn!
We are the elite of the Borrible clan!
Reach for your Rumble-sticks! Try all your dirty tricks!
Nothing can beat us and none shall defeat us!
Say a wrong word and we'll hammer you down!
We are the Wendles of Wandsworth town!

That's from the muck epic's beginning, the tale of the Great Rumble Hunt, as is "River, River" (sung by, I believe, Orococco as The Silver Belle Flower begins its journey). The Borribles Go for Broke has at least two songs -- old Benny's ode to the boozing life (whose opening lines are escaping me) and Inspector Sussworth's "There's Law and Order in My Blood" (to whose onset one of the Rumble Hunt crew reacts "Blimey, he's actually going to sing..."). The head of the SBG gets another gleefully extra villain song in Across the Dark Metropolis, in which he lays out his plans for "Operation Catsmeat" (a general massacree of every Borrible whose ears he can't trim and probably some he can):

Quote:It's a catsmeat operation
With a limited objective
Oh, I'd like to tin the nation
But for now we'll be selective.
(...)
Every dissident defaulter
Be he Borrible or not
I shall apprehend and alter
I'll make catsmeat of the lot!

Sadly, my copies of the trilogy are currently buried in the inaccessible part of the Loomis household library, behind boxes we've not unpacked in years, but with our upcoming move to smaller quarters, they'll be uncovered before too long.
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"I'm your worst nightmare, Sussworth -- Chaos with a badge."
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....
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(11-03-2018, 04:49 PM)Bob Schroeck Wrote: "I'm your worst nightmare, Sussworth -- Chaos with a badge."

My brain just bubbled up something even better he could say, though I'm not sure even Doug would say it (maybe especially not Doug):

"Lighten up, Francis."
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"Lighten up" is relative - we all know the stories about dour-faced people who, when asked to smile for a portrait/photo, reply "I am smiling."

Bob's line is far worse, from Sussworth's point of view. Sussworth likes order, which make Doug his antithesis, and the badge makes it difficult-to-impossible for Sussworth to get rid of Doug. (Not impossible, mind you.)
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Rob Kelk

Sticks and stones can break your bones,
But words can break your heart.
- unknown
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Sussworth does not simply like Order, he worships it, to the point that he loathes and abhors any kind of individuality or free-thinking.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....
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(01-01-2019, 01:19 AM)Bob Schroeck Wrote: Sussworth does not simply like Order, he worships it, to the point that he loathes and abhors any kind of individuality or free-thinking.

That's not an exaggeration, by the way. He says as much in that first villain song I mentioned:

Detective Inspector Francis Sussworth, SBG Wrote:To make a new society
We must reform the human race:
If all the world were just like me
The world would be a better place.

CHORUS:     There’s law and order in my blood,
                         And disobedience leaves me mad;
                         I am the friend of all that’s good,
                        I am the foe of all that’s bad.


I hate the fools who won’t obey
The rules we set for them to keep:
It’s criminal to err and stray-
Good citizens behave like sheep!

Authority must always win,
Dissenters are a mortal blight-
I’ll straighten them with discipline,
Teach them to put their morals right!

CHORUS


For we know best what’s right and wrong:
We make the laws, we know the form-
I’ll come down hard, I’ll come down strong
On every sod who won’t conform-

Especially those little brats
The Borribles- the lawless shites
With pointed ears and woolly hats;
I’ll crucify the parasites!

CHORUS

Lyrics of Sussworth's Victory Song from the page linked, just one on a whole site including all the songs I mentioned and all the ones I didn't. (I still feel bad about missing out "Freedom's a Borrible's One Occupation".)
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Buffy Step: Wherein someone summons Sweet early. (Mind, the finish line of Buffy's revelation would be lacking, but still.)
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