I know Phil will be there – Will you?
In the summer of 2000, there was a special event held at GenCon (back when there was just one, and it was in Milwaukee) that will likely live on in convention and Club Jade infamy for generations. The previous fall, Del Rey had taken the reigns of the Star Wars novel line and started things off by killing Chewbacca. Club Jade, in turn, held a funeral and wake for the mighty wookiee at GenCon, complete with a processional bearing his coffin marching through the Hyatt led by a bagpiper tooting Amazing Grace. The Normals were stunned, I tell you.
This week’s featured filk is inspired by events in the Heir to the Empire trilogy, the book series that brought a group of online fans together and resulted in the inception of Club Jade. I Wanna Clone Your Hand by Echo was one of Club Jade’s first filks, and remains a classic. Every now and then, one finds a song and matching parody idea just begging to be filked, and I have to imagine this was one of those times. I’m not sure what I find more amusing: the clever twist on the original Beatles lyrics, or the mental image of Joruus C’Boath singing them!
Nothing embodies the holiday season quite like self-destructive love. Er, anyway, this week’s filk of a holiday song again takes us to Buffy the Vampire Slayer in its middle/late 6th season. She didn’t get run over by a reindeer, but apparently she did have a Shagfest with a Vampire.
After a short break for some turkey and gravy, Filk Friday is back and ready for the holiday season! To kick off the festivities, these week’s featured filk is actually a parody of a satire (filking a filk?). While not techically a filk itself, the song this filk is based on is one of my favorite Christmas songs ever: The Night Santa Went Crazy by reknown filk and satire artist, “Weird” Al Yankovic. While the filk is not technically a Christmas song, Shack’s The Night Mara Went Crazy surely captures the manic insanity of the original song.
This week’s featured filk has been coined by some critics (namely, the author) as the “greatest filk ever.” While I am not prone to such hyperbole, this is admittedly one of the most entertaining filks I’ve ever seen performed. Written by PG, the filk Lady Mara Jade combines two Star Ladies favorites: Moulin Rouge and Luke/Mara. Enjoy!