Lilo & Stitch's Star Trek v1
Lilo & Stitch Go To Japan version 1
Chapter 5: Too Much Romeo!

“Yo yo yo, what’s up in the hizouse?”

Lilo stared at 426. He was in one of her over-sized red jumpers, which almost completely engulfed him in a sea of over-sized red jumper-ness. He had on over-sized sunglasses; in his hands was a plastic microphone that Lilo hadn’t seen since she was three.

“He’s going through one of those phases,” 419 explained. “Basically, he’s been listening to too much rap.”

“Hey, shorty, it’s your birthday, we’re gonna party like it’s your birthday…”

“Uhuh. See what I mean?”

“…Nani says stop, but ‘Lo says go, we’re the first aliens with our own TV show…”

“Um… Jumba… do you know what he’s saying?” questioned Lilo.

“Well, seems to be ancient dialect known only as ‘rapparsi’. ‘Twill take me some time to translate…”

“…you love Little Girl, holler back, Disney Channel’s where she’s at…”

“I think he’s talking about you, Lilo,” said Pleakly with uncertainty.

“What’s Disney Channel?”

“Dunno… it’s not on the listings…”

“…hey, ‘Lo, watch it flow, it’s time for Stitch and Lilo…”

“ENOUGH!”

Everyone turned around (or in Jumba’s case, knocked everyone else over.)

“It… is time… for bed,” breathed Nani.

 

BRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!

Lights… shapes… voices… the Eiffel Tower in pink?

Lilo snapped her eyes open. All she could see was one giant eye.

“AHHHH! GIANT CYCLOPS!”

“WHERE?” came the squeaky voice of Pleakly.

Lilo blinked. Pleakly had backed off and was now looking for the ‘Cyclops’.

“Wha-wha-what time is it?” asked Lilo, trying (and failing) to stifle a humongous yawn.

“Five o-clock.”

“Is it that late? Did I miss…”

Jumba plodded in, also trying to prevent a yawn from escaping his diaphragm.

“No, no, li-li-little girl, in the mor-mor-morning…”

“WHAT?”

 

“What’s all the co-commotion?”

No experiment liked to be woken up at five in the morning, and of cause, 419 was no exception. She found herself thinking as she climbed down the bunk above Jumba’s something along the lines of this had BETTER be good…

“Pleakly was just about to explain why he woke everyone up at five in the morning. Weren’t you, Pleakly?”

Pleakly swallowed hard. Nani was still staring at him.

“I was? I mean… er… of cause… um… well…”

 

“Breakfast? Now, I found the recipe for sushi online, it’s fascinating!”

Lilo looked up from the table. Pleakly was dressed in what appeared to be some kind of uniform. On the table, raw fish rapped up in what appeared to be seaweed and rice.

“Er… no thanks, I’ll just stick to cornflakes. Stitch?”

Stitch, being Stitch, climbed up onto the table, pushed Pleakly aside and devoured everything on the plastic tray, followed soon after by the tray itself.

“Did the thought that someone else may have wanted that ever cross your mind, little monster?” Pleakly scolded.

“Um… naga…”

“And who would be wanting to consume raw aquatic Earth-food?”

Pleakly stared straight into Jumba’s eye… eyes… um…

“Well, you might wanna give me a little more support… who does all the cooking?”

“And who always is putting earth fowl in dishwasher?”

Pleakly scowled.


Author's Comment

I can only ask anyone who read this chapter to please, please forgive me, especially if you were traumatised FOR LIEF.

Okay, now that you've put away your pitchforks and torches, let me fill you guys in. Originally, as I've mentioned before in one of the commentaries for Lilo & Stitch's Star Trek, Experiment 426 was supposed to be a character who knew he was in a fictional world, knew what the "real world" was, and so on. So here, he decides to... to... *swallow* ...rap about it.

The rap in question is a parody of the theme song for the kidcom Romeo! (thus the chapter title). (Romeo! was... okay, not really good or bad. Or as the titular character might put it, a'ight.) I actually thought of the rap parody first, and then decided to write it in to the fic. This was later heralded as the second worst creative decision in all of history (third being the decision to give the Vogons their own radio show in which to read their poetry.)

The whole 'rapper' thing was intended to show how easily impressionable 426 was, and also how terribly lame he is. :D This was hampered by the fact that I have no idea how to write in 'rapper' (having heard maybe five raps in my life, not counting parodies), as well as the fact that I really didn't want to, and the fact that I preferred writing 426 as himself, not him pretending to be something else.

I eventually dropped the 'rapper' thing (although not really consiously - I just forgot about it, and when I remembered, I just thought 'eh, who cares?' and continued.) I also dropped the whole no fourth wall aspect of the character as well - now he's just somewhat genre savvy.

For your amusement, here's the entire rap:

Hey, shorty, it’s your birthday
We’re gonna party like it’s your birthday
Nani says stop, but ‘Lo says go
We’re the first aliens with our own TV show
Everybody dancin, we'll shake it like that
Explorin' Japan, we'll work it like that
You love Little Girl, holler back
Disney Channel’s where she’s at
Watch it,
Hey, ‘Lo, watch it flow
It’s time for Stitch and Lilo
Now Litte Girl's on
And my cuz' here's on
Now stop what you're doin'
The alien duo is on

Double space your story! I used to format each story section as a single paragraph, with each line ending in a line break instead of a paragraph break - this was so I could differentiate sections with a space (since the horizontal rule kind of looked ugly, and the FanFiction.Net editor, in its infinite wisdom, would strip out dingbats and extra empty paragraphs), and also because it resembled what Word displayed it as. Kioko, in the reviews below, would rather I use a paragraph per line, as it gives each line room to breathe, etc.

I eventually gave in and started using paragraph-per-line (as %DEITYNAME% intended), with horizontal rules to denote section breaks. And when I reformatted the chapter for display on this website, I did the old chapters as paragraph-per-line as well. (Of course, on this website I have full control over what I use to break sections, as well as line spacing via CSS, so I can really have my cake and eat it too. :D )

It reminds me of Japanese Games! To this day I still have no idea exactly what Dash Parr meant by "Japanese Games" in the reviews below. Perhaps Japanese gameshows? Maybe Japanese RPGs? I dunno.

Original author's comment:

Another day, another chapter... review away...

--MarkKB

Original comments

Kioko the pirate on 19 October 2005 @ 10:25 a.m.:

Actually, I don't think you ever said "Little" I think I just used it as my own discription. Anyway, this was a good chapter and pretty fun too. I just wish that you would double space your story. It would make it a lot easier to read. Anyway, update soon. Later.

HeMeleNoLiloLover on 19 October 2005 @ 2:59 p.m.:

Your humor is still humorous. (grin)

x636 on 20 October 2005 @ 4:58 a.m.:

Very funny I love it PLEASE UPDATE SOON

Dash Parr on 1 December 2005 @ 12:07 p.m.:

That was too funny. It reminds me of Japanese Games! Thanks!

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