UFP Anthem

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Rush Limborg, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Sci

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    If the Federation Anthem did have lyrics, I suppose it'd be like this. Imagine the italics to be strikethrough.

    United forever in friendship and labor,
    Our mighty republics planets will ever endure.
    The great Soviet Union Federation will live through the ages
    The dream of a people
    Their fortress secure

    Long live our Soviet Motherland Federation land!
    Built by the people's mighty hand!
    Long live our People, united and free!
    Strong in our friendship tried by fire!
    Long may our crimson azure flag inspire!
    Shining in glory for all men to see!

    Through days dark and stormy
    Where Great Lenin Archer led us
    Our eyes saw the bright sun of freedom above
    And Stalin James Kirk our Leader
    With faith in the People,
    Inspired us to build up
    The land that planets we love

    Long live our Soviet Motherland Federation land!
    Built by the people's mighty hand!
    Long live our People, united and free!
    Strong in our friendship tried by fire!
    Long may our crimson azure flag inspire!
    Shining in glory for all men to see!

    We fought for the future,
    Destroyed the invader Romulan,
    And brought to our homeland homeworlds
    The Laurels of Fame
    Our glory will live in
    The memory of nations
    And all generations
    Will honor her name.

    Long live our Soviet Motherland Federation land!
    Built by the people's mighty hand!
    Long live our People, united and free!
    Strong in our friendship tried by fire!
    Long may our crimson azure flag inspire!
    Shining in glory for all men to see!
     
  2. CorporalClegg

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  3. Nerys Ghemor

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  4. Thor Damar

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    ^ Indeed, and they have proven to be...effective.

    {summons guards to take CorporalClegg to a reeducation center}

    It is also my proud and solemn duty to promote Gul Laser bream to the command of the Galor class battleship the Aman Evek.

    Long live Cardassia!

    Also just on Sci's version of the Federation anthem, I do like it a lot (mostly because I like the Soviet anthem as a example of the genre) but I think that it works better as a Cardassian one instead.
    Imagine if you will a particularly lazy state poet who has been tasked with writing a national anthem and decided merely to change the words of the old Soviet anthem.
    Below is how I would imagine this:

     
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  5. Nerys Ghemor

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    Nice! Especially the part about "service and duty." :D

    Now personally...I liked the idea of using a Communist anthem for the Federation, as well. It seemed to fit! But that's the cynical Cardassian in me speaking again. ;)
     
  6. Thor Damar

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    I'm not sure of that. It seems to me that the Federation is a more 'liberal' and dare I say PC version of Communism without the hard edges that defined 'real existing socialism'. So the anthem would be a wishy-washy love the world type affair.

    The old Soviet themes and leitmotifs suit the Union to a tee, plus soviet propaganda has a certain style that cannot be beat.
     
  7. Sci

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    If I were being more earnest, I would assume that a Federation Anthem's lyrics would probably be all about unity and diversity and multiculturalism and liberty and sentient rights and exploration.

    And it would probably have to be really carefully constructed so that translated lyrics could fit into it for the other three founding worlds' languages, too. In fact, since I subscribe to the novels' depiction of the founding worlds -- that Alpha Centauri, a former United Earth colony, was also one of the founding worlds, and that Alpha Centauri has a large diaspora of Chinese Humans -- I would probably infer that the Anthem is constructed to work in English, Vulcan, Andorii, Tellarite, and Mandarin (at least).
     
  8. Deranged Nasat

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    I like that idea...
     
  9. Deranged Nasat

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    You can't appreciate the Soviet anthem until you've heard it in the original Cardassian...;)
     
  10. Thor Damar

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    ^ Can I sig that please Speaker Deranged Nasat?
     
  11. Deranged Nasat

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    Of course! :)

    As official government-approved factual information, it is your duty to sig it, so all may be reminded.
     
  12. Thor Damar

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    It has been done so that all may see the glory of Cardassia!
     
  13. barnaclelapse

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    I would just use "Oh Canada" and replace the word "Canada" with "Starfleet."
     
  14. Thor Damar

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    It would look like this:

    Not good.
     
  15. Ríu ríu chíu

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    ^ Cardassia would be a much better match for that anthem. Although I feel I must point out that some concepts are not necessarily compatible with our collective good, such as "glorious and free." Well, glorious, obviously. What true Cardassian would not seek such a thing for their homeland? But free...I think that such a thing is best taken in moderation. After all, a society that is too free will collapse into anarchy. Order and stability, that is the true freedom! :cardie:
     
  16. Thor Damar

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    Behold the superior Cardassian version:

     
  17. TheWifeOfBrian

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    >>\\load file "borganthem"
    >>\\process file begin now


    **WORD UP
    WE ARE BORG AND WE'RE HERE TO STAY
    GONNA 'SSIMLATE YO ASS IN A MAJOR WAY!
    **

    [LEFT]>ERROR UNABLE TO LOCATE MODULE "getfunky.exe" PROCESS HALTED
    [/LEFT]
     
  18. Thor Damar

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    Whatup BorgBloods?!
     
  19. TheWifeOfBrian

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    >Error unable to process "humorous response"

    SYSTEM HALT
     
  20. Ríu ríu chíu

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    No way is Wife ever unable to get funky. I don't believe it.