Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Battle of the Imaginary Bands

So. I know today's entry is uber late, but trust me when I say it's worth the wait. (And apparently, I'm possessed by the ghost of Dr. Seuss.) Anyway, if you're on Twitter, you may already know that the illustrious Natalie Whipple and I were challenged to a Battle of the Imaginary Bands by Tracy Marchini and Sarah LaPolla. That's right, people. It's the pretend writer band versus the pretend agent band.


Natalie and I decided that if we were going to embarrass ourselves, we were going to do it with style. So I'd like to present to you the first official Preliminary Merpire video: Supernatural Boy. Because really, what would YA lit be without the supernaturally gifted hotties?

Natalie did some awesome video-making. And I sound like a 10-year-old when I sing. But show us some love in the comments anyway! Help us prove our imaginary superiority! Or even just imaginary-not-suckage! And stop by later for a link to Tracy and Sarah's entry, which is now HERE! And it's pretty freaking adorable too.

Supernatural Boy, by Preliminary Merpire
If you want my lovin, be more than just a guy.
Turn into an angel and fly up in the sky.
Otherwise you're wastin' my precious time.
But if you're more than mortal, we could be just fine.

I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want.
So tell me what you want, what you really really want.
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I really really really wanna supernatural boy.

If you wanna be my boyfriend, you gotta have a hot tail fin.
Pointy teeth that I can see every time you grin.
If you wanna be my boyfriend, you need super skills.
Normal is too boring; I want some major thrills.
What you think about that? Now you know how I feel.
Say you're a werewolf? Are you for real?
I won't be hasty. I'll give you a try.
But if you try to eat me, then I'll say goodbye.

Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want.

So tell me what you want, what you really really want.
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I really really really wanna supernatural boy.


Natalie Whipple said...

You do kind of sound like a 10-year-old, but I think it's funny.

Kristan said...

Ditto what Natalie said. :P

Carrie Harris said...

Yeah, telemarketers still ask me if my mommy or daddy are home. I tell them no. :)

lotusgirl said...

You and Natalie are too funny.

Myrna Foster said...

I have that problem with telemarketers, and I tell them the same thing. Maybe it's not a problem. ;)

To use a Natalie word - your song is YAWESOME!

Lindsay said...

Heehee. Loved the vid. I hav he same 'people think I'm a ten-yea-old on the phone' problem with my voice too. :)

Alissa Grosso said...

When they add the imaginary band category to the video music awards, you are a shoe-in to win!

Carrie Harris said...

I think we need to start a club for people who sound like 10-year-olds on the phone. I just like clubs.

I also want to start a movement for the Imaginary Band VMA award, Alissa!

Kelly Polark said...

I love love love parodies!
Awesome job, young voiced Carrie!

Stephanie Perkins said...

Your singing voice is lovely! I am jealous. :)

You guys rock. Seriously awesome job.

K. M. Walton said...

Well, that was funny. Do you have time to submit it to MTV? They have an awards show coming up...

Rebecca Wells said...

I think you totally won, no question. I mean, where's the singing in the other video? Come on!

- Rebecca

roh morgon said...

Freakin' awesome! I love it!

Sherrie Petersen said...

That was you singing? You guys are too funny!

Jamie Eyberg said...

That was too funny. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn V. said...

LOL, you guys rock. How funny! =)

Barry Napier said...

Pure awesome. YOU are the next American Idol.

Unknown said...

Yet another way to pump up young girl's expectations in men . . .

but it made me laugh ;D