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Poetry and Artistic Writing / Fish Priest's Assorted Ramblings
« on: December 08, 2014, 12:33:26 AM »
So this thread's mostly going to be SF/fantasy-related songs I write- or rather shoehorn into bits of existing music. The first one's actually a song that exists (or at least 2 lines of the chorus do) in-universe. The universe in question is the 40k one, and this song's mentioned in Sandy Mitchell's Caiaphas Cain books.

The tune's traditional (Over the Hills and Far Away), and the lyrics are heavily based on the ones by John Tams used in the Sharpe series:

Through the Warp and Far Away

Here’s forty Thrones upon the drum
For all who’ll volunteer to come
Enlist to fight His foes today
Through the Warp and far away

And it’s far across the stars we’ll fly
To fight His foes beyond the sky
The Emperor points and we obey
Through the Warp and far away

When duty calls me I must go
To stand and face another foe
The Emperor’s trust I’ll not betray
Through the Warp and far away


When Chaos stalks across the land,
We'll neither hold nor stay our hand
But stand and fight both night and day
Through the Warp and far away


Through smoke and fire and shot and shell,
And to the very walls of hell,
But we shall stand and we shall stay
Through the Warp and far away


If I should fall to rise no more
Like many comrades did before
Then for my soul you all must pray
Through the Warp and far away


Then fall in lads, the dropship’s come
On rockets brighter than the sun
Across the void to come what may
Through the Warp and far away

Chorus x2

Some more coming- I've got one in the works based on Dwarf Fortress, and possibly one based on Starship Troopers...

The Welcome Hall - Start Here! / So I should make an intro thread, right?
« on: October 24, 2013, 11:12:06 AM »
Hi everyone,
I'm Alex, known as Fish Priest on certain parts of the Internet. I've been aware of the existence of Exilian for a while, but just learned that Jubal was someone I know in real life and decided to join up.

In general, I'm a scientist, SF fan, folk musician, metalhead, gamer and crypto-classicist currently based in Cambridge where I spend most of my time either in a lab, in a boat or playing music. As well as Jubal, I *may* know Mother of Dragons- unless there's more than one Tea on the Internet- and imagine various other people I know from various places may start coming out of the woodwork.

I've not done much modding, but the rest of the site looks fun, and while I don't have much technical experience with mods I'm usually quite good for ideas...

Looking forward to meeting all of you!

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