bazluhrmann: The inspiration for the scene between the fish-tank came when Craig and I were so desperately looking for a solution as to how to surprise the audience for the first connective moment between Romeo and Juliet. I was younger then and we might have gone out to clubs a bit more. That night after working all day we squirreled out to a place (if I recall correctly called “The Dome”) in Miami. When I came out of the bathroom to wash my hands I looked up and saw a woman combing her hair with a brush through a fish-tank. It was a brilliant device to get guys and girls to connect through the sitting rooms, while protecting each room’s privacy. Obviously you can see where this moment lead … #romeoandjuliet
So I was thinking about music earlier in a Earth is Space Austraila/Humans Are Space Orcs kind of way
Humans have a way of singing that if you are not careful can permanently damage your vocal cords
Humans are incredible mimics
Whenever we hear “This song can’t be sung by humans” we Immediately go “lol” and do it anyway
Humans have a wide variety in which they can pitch their voices naturally, Freddie Mercury being a shining example of this (even though he is an outlier)
Likewise some people’s voices are naturally super high pitched or super fucking deep, there’s a lot of factors in human vocals
Which got me thinking about how varied music would be in some Galactic Federation type of thing. How interpersonal relationships may be affected by a human hearing a song that is from a species that maybe descended from birds and a human is dancing and singing in the breakroom to some Avian Boy Band just nailing the lyrics.
A alien crewmate walking in to find that one of their human crewmates are trying extremely hard to sing this song that, as far as anyone could tell, isn’t possible for them to do but What would you Know they’re getting better and better and might just be able to Do It
People who are singers have to have amazing breath control because of famously long notes in various songs and are able hold them and keep on going where as a human who doesn’t have that same kind of practice or an alien that just might not be able to do it it would be really impressed at this.
Here’s my first impressions of ARMS with the demo they had this past weekend with the ARMS Global Testpunch. At first I wasn’t too into it, but after a couple of sessions playing ARMS, I got a bit used to the game and started having some fun.