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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by Tahi, Mar 21, 2009.

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  1. Tahi

    Tahi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Title: Always look on the bright side . . .
    Author: Tahi
    Genre: Song parody, humour
    Characters: Anakin Jnr and Snr
    A/N: If you haven't guessed already, this is a parody of Monty Python's "Always look on the bright side of life." :D


    [b]Always look on the bright side . . .[/b]

    Even though he made a conscious choice to give up his life, Anakin's first few days in the after-life were a bit of a struggle. Suddenly being incorporeal was bad enough, but there was such a lot to get used to, it was all a bit overwhelming . . . until he looked up to see a kindly face staring down at him.

    ?Um, Grandfather?? he asked tentatively, feeling rather than seeing the relationship.

    ?Well, well ? Anakin. I guess there's no point in asking what you're doing here??

    ?No,? said Anakin glumly. ?It would be a stupid question.?

    The older Anakin laughed ? his voice surprisingly non-wheezy. ?Oh, it takes some getting used to. But as you can see there are plenty of friendly folk here ? maybe not the folk you'd choose to be with, but there are advantages.?

    ?Advantages?? the young Anakin's lip twisted in his trademark scowl.

    His grandfather waved for him to follow. Curious, Anakin did as he was bid, and eventually found himself standing in front of a huge lens through which the vast panorama of the present and future could be seen.

    After about an hour of watching things unfold, Anakin Snr took the somewhat unsettled boy's arm and led him away ? and, to Anakin's surprise, his grandfather began to sing . . .



    Although it sounds quite cheesy
    To say that life's not easy
    I know you always miss it once you're dead
    You sit here and you wonder
    What's going on down-under
    So maybe this will help you clear your head . . .

    Always look on the bright side of death
    (dee dum dee dum dee dum dee dum dedoo)
    Always look on the light side of death
    (Come on, boy, whistle- what's that? Me whistle? Are you kidding?)

    Death is not so rotten
    It's more a chance to blossom
    And have a little fun along the way
    I don't think you could deny
    The Code can have its downside
    All work, no play is dull, or so they say

    So, always look on the bright side of death
    (That's more like it ? what? No, I don't think I ever remember being able to whistle.)
    Always look on the light side of death
    (Something to do with jaw shape I think ? that's the problem with being conceived by the Force. No, I never understood it either.)

    So Barris does karate
    And Mace took up pilates
    And Obi's teaching Yoda how to drink
    And Aayla's body-sculpting
    Will get your blood a-pumping
    See, it's really not as bad as you might think

    So why not look on the down side of life
    (Yeah, you're right, mine did kind of suck .)
    Sometimes it's all rules, trouble and strife
    (Yeah, Luke [i]did[/i] do me a big favour.)

    It wouldn't be untrue to
    Say life's a piece of poodoo
    And lately it's been getting more like hell
    At least you died a hero
    The chances now are zero
    For any of your friends to do so well

    So always look on the bright side of death
    Always look on the right side of death
    (Come on everybody, join in! Cheer the kid up!)
    Always look on the bright side of death
    Always look on the right side of death
    (It could be worse. I mean look at Jacen.)
    Always look on the bright side of death
    (Hey not a bad move, boy. Mind if I try it? Woohoo ? see, I couldn't have done that in that stupid suit.)
    Always look on the right side of death.
    (Yeah ? it was fun, wasn't it. See, it's not so bad. Want to come and watch Mace ? always good for a laugh. What? Aayla? Yeah, okay. Heh heh ? chip off the old block, eh boy. Good on you. Ah, best day I've had for years. Come on, kid, give your old granddad a hug.)
    >
     
  2. QueenMother_LK

    QueenMother_LK Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Feb 17, 2009
    lol [face_laugh]
     
  3. YodaKenobi

    YodaKenobi VIP star 6 VIP

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    So Barris does karate
    And Mace took up pilates
    And Obi's teaching Yoda how to drink
    And Aayla's body-sculpting
    Will get your blood a-pumping
    See, it's really not as bad as you might think


    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    I started laughing at "Mace took up pilates" and it just kept going :p

    It wouldn't be untrue to
    Say life's a piece of poodoo
    And lately it's been getting more like hell
    At least you died a hero
    The chances now are zero
    For any of your friends to do so well


    Hilarious and painfully true all at once!

    Want to come and watch Mace ? always good for a laugh. What? Aayla? Yeah, okay. Heh heh ? chip off the old block, eh boy.

    [face_laugh] :_|

    Terrific post, Tahi =D= :D Death really isn't the end in Star Wars. I hope Anakin is having this much fun in the Force netherworld :p I think I'm with him on rather seeing Aayla's body sculpting though [face_mischief]
     
  4. JediKaren

    JediKaren Jedi Youngling star 3

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    lol this was well done!
     
  5. Tahi

    Tahi Jedi Knight star 5

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    QueenMother
    Hi there - I'm glad you were amused. ;) Thanks so much for reading. :)

    Yoda
    Glad you had a bit of a laugh :D especially about Mace.

    Hilarious and painfully true all at once!
    LOL sadly, yes. Sometimes we laugh till we cry and other times we cry till we laugh.

    I'd like to think they were all having fun up there. :) And tut, tut about Aayla. [face_shame_on_you]

    KediKaren
    Hey there - thanks so much for reading. Very happy you enjoyed it. :) I just had the sudden urge to write something silly.
     
  6. Jaded_Girl

    Jaded_Girl Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh, this is hil-AR-ious!!! :D :D :D



    So Barris does karate
    And Mace took up pilates
    And Obi's teaching Yoda how to drink
    And Aayla's body-sculpting
    Will get your blood a-pumping
    See, it's really not as bad as you might think


    [face_laugh] Could not be more awesome!

    I don't know what I love more, this stanza or the Anakin Sr. digressions! (Especially regarding his inability to whistle and Luke doing him a favor!)



    At least you died a hero
    The chances now are zero
    For any of your friends to do so well...
    ...(It could be worse. I mean look at Jacen.)


    YES! Take that, current state of the GFFA! [face_mischief]


    Great job, Tahi! [:D]
     
  7. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The older Anakin laughed ? his voice surprisingly non-wheezy.

    Priceless! [face_laugh] =D=
     
  8. Niju

    Niju Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mar 25, 2009
    lol moment:

    The older Anakin laughed ? his voice surprisingly non-wheezy.

    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]
     
  9. TahiriSoloFan

    TahiriSoloFan Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 20, 2003
  10. THE_PIED_PIPER

    THE_PIED_PIPER Chapter Rep Knoxville, TN star 4

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    Quote=Tahi

    A/N: If you haven't guessed already, this is a parody of Monty Python's "Always look on the bright side of life." :D

    :D



    ?Um, Grandfather?? he asked tentatively, feeling rather than seeing the relationship.

    Great emphasis on Anakin's Force connection. [face_peace]



    The older Anakin laughed ? his voice surprisingly non-wheezy.


    lol... good one Master.


    After about an hour of watching things unfold, Anakin Snr took the somewhat unsettled boy's arm and led him away ? and, to Anakin's surprise, his grandfather began to sing . . .

    Anakin Skywalker singing? [face_raisied_brow]


    I like it. :cool:





    So Barris does karate
    And Mace took up pilates
    And Obi's teaching Yoda how to drink
    And Aayla's body-sculpting
    Will get your blood a-pumping
    See, it's really not as bad as you might think

    Okay, these things I must see. Sequel? o_O


    (It could be worse. I mean look at Jacen.)

    lol Yeah. [face_laugh]



    I enjoyed this Master. =D= It was a great mood lifter. An interesting take on death coming from a man who let the fear of it drive him insane. Vader has definately chilled out in the afterlife here. Good stuff! :D


    ~Kick :)
     
  11. Lady_Misty

    Lady_Misty Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  12. Tahi

    Tahi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jaded Girl
    Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed it. Especially glad that you liked Anakin Snr?s between-line replies to his grandson?s questions.

    Heh heh ? any chance for a low blow to the latest series. ;)

    Thanks for reading ? appreciate it.

    Vadie
    Thanks. :) That was actually a kind of throw away line ? so glad you found it amusing.

    Niju
    Another one who likes that line. Wow. :D

    Thanks for reading.

    TSF
    Hey there. [:D] Glad you had a giggle.

    Kick
    Hi ? good to see you. [:D]

    Great emphasis on Anakin's Force connection
    LOL ? I figured it would take more than death to kill that. ;)

    Anakin Skywalker singing? [face_raisied_brow]


    I like it

    Well, I figured he couldn?t be too much worse than Michael Palin. ;)

    A sequel? [face_thinking] The Force-user?s guide to the after-life? ;)

    It was a great mood lifter.
    Cool ? then it did what it was meant to do. :)

    An interesting take on death coming from a man who let the fear of it drive him insane.
    Actually ? that?s a good point.

    Vader has definately chilled out in the afterlife here.
    Hee hee. :D

    Thanks for the great feedback. [:D]

    Lady Misty
    Thanks for reading and glad you had a laugh from it. :)
     
  13. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think she put it best D I second this and add that it's freaking hilarious!! :D
     
  14. Jedi_Master_Cazz

    Jedi_Master_Cazz Jedi Master star 4

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    [face_laugh][face_laugh][face_laugh] So totally win! Genius!
     
  15. dianethx

    dianethx Jedi Master star 6

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    Very cute.
     
  16. Alion_Sangre

    Alion_Sangre Jedi Padawan star 4

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    *snicker*

    Let's add this to your Palpatine/Exar Kun bit - there's something downright cockle-warming about seeing your take on the afterlife :D
     
  17. RebelJoseWales

    RebelJoseWales Jedi Master star 3

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    Win.

    The best parts:



     
  18. Tahi

    Tahi Jedi Knight star 5

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    NYCityGirl
    Hey there. :) Thanks so much for looking in, and very happy it made you giggle.

    Jed-Master_Cazz
    Hi - great to meet a new reader. :) Thanks so much for reading. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Diane
    [face-hugs] Thanks.

    Ali :)

    Yay - great to see you again. How are things? Do PM me with news.

    Let's add this to your Palpatine/Exar Kun bit - there's something downright cockle-warming about seeing your take on the afterlife
    Thanks. There's something weirdly compelling about thinking about the possibilities for the Jedi after-life. 8-}

    RJW
    Hope you don't mind me shortening your name. :) Lazy Sunday mood. ;)

    Thanks so much for reading.


    Thanks guys. You are da bomb. ;)



     
  19. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Force Ghost star 6

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    Sniff, brilliant... [face_laugh]:_|[face_laugh]...

    That was the kind of good night story that I needed.

    [face_peace]
     
  20. Tahi

    Tahi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Hey there Azure :)

    Thanks for reading. Glad that helped you get off to sleep. :D
     
  21. padawan lunetta

    padawan lunetta Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Hehhehee this was a great little fic Tahi! LOVED the song!!!!
     
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