August 12th, 2004

disco star

*childish snicker*

this was on the first 'rock album' i ever owned (or maybe the 2nd, i think the Footloose soundtrack was my official first non kiddy rock album, and i got this one + aha's hunting high and low for Christmas when i was 10ish..)

amazing to think that lyrics that i sang so innocently and LOVED when i was 10 years old, takes on quite a different meaning when you grow up:

i see him every night in tight blue jeans--
In the pages of a blue boy magazine
I’ve been thinking of a new sensation
I’m picking up--good vibration--
Oop--she bop--

Do I wanna go out with a lion’s roar
I wanna go south n get me some more
Hey, they say that a stitch in time saves nine
They say I better stop--or I’ll go blind
Oop--she bop--she bop

She bop--he bop--a--we bop
I bop--you bop--a--they bop
Be bop--be bop--a--lu--she bop,
I hope he will understand
She bop--he bop--a--we bop
I bop--you bop--a--they bop
Be bop--be bop--a--lu--she bop,
Oo--oo--she--do--she bop--she bop

they say I better get a chaperone
Because I can’t stop messin’ with the danger zone
No, I won’t worry, and I won’t fret--
Ain’t no law against it yet--
Oop--she bop--she bop--


i chuckled heartily at the part in the video where she was in cartoon form at a gas station and she was pointing repeatedly at a sign that said 'self serve'...
disco star

(no subject)

Tas came to the edge of the grove of oak trees and - here - his heart almost failed him. Kender are normally immune to the sensation of fear, so only a kender could have come even this far. But now Tas found himself a prey to the most unreasoning terror he had ever experienced. And whatever was causing it was located within that grove of oak trees.
They're ordinary trees, Tas said to himself, shivering. I've talked to spectres in Darken Wood. I've faced three or four dragons. I broke a dragon orb. Just an ordinary grove of trees. I was prisoner in a wizard's castle. I saw a demon from the Abyss. Just a grove of ordinary trees.
Slowly, talking to himself, Tasslehoff inched his way through the oak trees. He didn't go far, not even past the row of trees that formed the outer perimeter of the grove. Because now he could see into the heart of the grove.
Tasslehoff gulped, turned, and ran.
At the sight of the kender running back toward him, Flint knew it was All Over. Something Awful was going to crash out of that grove of trees. The dwarf whirled so rapidly he tripped over his feet and fell sprawling to the pavement. Running up to him, Tas grabbed Flint's belt and pulled him up. Then the two dashed madly down the street, the dwarf running for his very life. He could almost hear gigantic footsteps thudding along behind him. He did not dare turn around. Visions of a slobbering monster drove him on until his heart seemed about to burst from his body. Finally they reached the end of the street.
It was warm. The sun shone.
They could hear the voices of real live people drifting from the crowded streets beyond. Flint stopped, exhausted, gasping for breath. Glancing fearfully back down the street, he was surprised to see it was still empty.
"What was it?" he managed to ask when he could speak past the thudding of his heart.
The kender's face was pale as death. "A-a t-tower..." Tas gulped, puffing.
Flint's eyes opened wide. "A tower?" the dwarf repeated. "I ran all that way - nearly killing myself - and I was running from a tower! I don't suppose" - Flint's bushy eyebrows came together alarmingly - "that the tower was chasing you?"
"N-no," Tas admitted. "It - it just stood there. But it ws the most horrible thing I've ever seen in my life," the kender avowed solemnly, shuddering.