Many years ago, when I posted more actively on fanfiction.net, I made a tradition of posting a new Rurouni Kenshin-related song “parody” along with every chapter or story I put up. Most of them were very stupid, but there were a couple of diamonds in that rough (if I do say so myself) — and one such was My Favorite Guys. Years later it occurred to me that it wouldn’t be too difficult to dig up those old lyrics and make a music video out of them, so I did. In other words, yes, that is me you hear singing, and I apologize profusely for it.

The instrumentation comes from a karaoke CD called Just Tracks: Sing The Hits Of Rodgers and Hammerstein. It’s really a dreadful track; it has all this background noise like whoever made it recorded it off of something else by putting an actual microphone up against the speaker it was playing out of. I would definitely not recommend buying this CD, or probably anything bearing a similar title.

Many thanks go out to my mother (not that she sees this stuff) for her sound-related assistance. She couldn’t make me or the awful karaoke track sound any better, but without her I couldn’t have recorded this thing at all. She is awesome.

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Lastly, the lyrics:

Psychos with glasses and kanji-marked brawlers…
Weapon collectors and gay sickle-haulers…
Deadpans who never show any surprise…
These are a few of my favorite guys.

Paisley bandannas and big crimson collars…
Dark puppet-masters and kenjutsu scholars…
Warriors who fight with their bangs in their eyes…
These are a few of my favorite guys.

Red-haired assassins and wolves that are taller…
Prodigal smilers and cruel girlfriend-maulers…
Masters of moves in just one or two tries…
These are a few of my favorite guys.

When the real world’s jerks and losers start to make me mad,
I simply remember my favorite guys,
And then I don’t feel so bad.

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