When the Starcats Come – Kari Maaren

“This song was inspired partly by Sandra Kasturi’s deliberately terrible poem, “Starcats!” (written for ChiZine’s twisted tribute to National Poetry Month, Shitty Poetry Month), and partly by my memories of being bullied and ostracized all through my childhood. If only I had had some Starcats to come rescue me. Ah well. At least I have the satisfaction of knowing that all my bullies likely now have prosperous families and careers, while I live in a box and must reapply for my job every four months! Er, wait…”

 “When the Starcats Come,” by Kari Maaren

I love this song because I had a shockingly similar coping mechanism in elementary school, except it involved dragons and sometimes shapeshifting and because I’ve been watching Voltron

The Prophecy Hotline – Kari Maaren

“Whenever a prophecy turns up in a story, characters behave with steady, maddening predictability, doing EXACTLY THE WRONG THING IN EVERY WAY. I have set up a musical telephone hotline for these characters. It may help, but that’s up to them.“

“The Prophecy Hotline,” by Kari Maaren

Fake Geek Guy – Kari Maaren

“Fake Geek Guy,” by Kari Maaren

This song was tangentially inspired by The Doubleclicks’ “Nothing to Prove,” but “to be absolutely frank, the Doubleclicks’ song is a moving autobiographical anthem, while mine is just kind of mean.”

It’s mean in a good way, though, and, as Kari says, more songs ought to name-drop Gail Simone.

The lyrics and chords can be found in the FilKONtario 24 songbook