Lollipops, Sunshine, and rrrRRRrrr: Notes
Audio: The Bullet's Breath (Iniquity)
Awards: Otakon 2003 - Best Comedy, FanimeCon 2003 - Best Comedy, Best Overall (Judges' Choice)
(Warning: Contains, um, "mature themes")
"You people are sick, sick, sick for liking that video." -- Matt Pyson
This video was inspired by
and uses a longer version of the song.
In the first four months of 2003 I was mostly tweaking old videos. I didn't
have a very good idea for a video for Otakon, which had a deadline of the
end of May, until I thought of this. (I had been planning on doing an
Upbeat video for the con, rather than Comedy)
I found Growl Karaoke to be quite amusing. "Those rumblings are supposed
to be English words?" I looked up the lyrics (they're quite grim) and, well,
the vowel sounds sort of match... Anyway, although people have
with fake English for a
humourous effect, I couldn't recall someone subtitling poorly spoken
English in an AMV. I originally thought of contrasting the "evilness"
of the music with the cuteness of Card Captor Sakura. I came up with the
idea of Sakura turning evil during the video shortly thereafter, and that
part of the video turned out better than the original concept.
Although CCS is a long series, the fact that the video used mostly only one
source (and a good quality one, at that) meant that it was completed more
quickly than Right Now
. Unfortunately, a hard drive crash and other projects
delayed the online release.
I was thinking of deleting the video after completing the first draft.
The impact of it was hard for me to judge, but a few people convinced me
to keep going with it. I was going to have "cute band" footage during
the later instrumental portions, but figured the speech bubble cutaway
scenes would be better, despite the further reliance on text.
I was not consciously thinking of the song "Sunshine, Lollipops, and
Rainbows" when I came up with the title, but I guess that's sort of
where it came from. I only realised afterwards when people were asking
for "SLR" rather than "LSR".
The video uses more crude humour than I'm accustomed to using, but I
couldn't help it when I saw some of those scenes. Oh well.
Thanks to Jingoro, AbsoluteDestiny, ErMaC, and DWChang for commenting on
unreleased versions of the video.