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The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:02 pm
For those of you who didn't make it to Monday's (Sept. 1st) pretendiversary chat session, I've apparently been commissioned to arrange an official PCG Universe anthem. This post is where I'll give updates on my progress and post the final product.

Speaking of which, I need some input on how to share the finished anthem. I may use something like MediaFire to post the MP3 file when I'm done. What would work for you guys?


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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:31 pm
I'm good with whatever... I'm just excited we finally have something like this in the pipes! Razz

....how to share?.... erm, Dropbox?

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:09 pm
An official PCG anthem? Sounds great!

I know not every PCG member is religious, but since many are, I would like to suggest that some positive reference to God be made in the anthem. I know that Johnnyred, Dino, and Ant (if he were here) would back me up in such a request. Smile

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:15 pm
Sounds cool! I can't wait for the anthem. Very Happy IDK which, just HURRY UP! Razz (JK) Take your time, and I can't wait to hear it! Very Happy
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:19 pm
@Scare: Despite being a Christian myself, I'd have to disagree with this. The PCG itself is diverse, and it would just seem wrong to impress a certain view, even if it is my own.
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:45 pm
Kojan I think it comes down to if they majority of the founders held that view. And certain beliefs are not required in the group, but one's beliefs do heavily effect one's (and therefor a group's) actions.

Notice, that the USA was founded as a Christian nation, and is "Under God." And yet, it is perhaps the most religiously free nation in history, or close to it.

But, I'm not a founder, so the group's official views, from the beginning of the PCG, are not for me to decide. I'm not going to impose my opinion on others, but I am in favor of the possibility of Christian ideas being included, if PCG members are open to it. I definitely want to hear what other members think on this though.


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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:52 pm
Umm, guys, I'm going to stay out of this, but I kinda agree with Kojan. Like he said, you can't represent only the majority belief, even if only one person's beliefs differ. However, I am not trying to be antagonistic to anyone, and I understand if you disagree. Smile

EDIT: I would also like to add that, considering this is in an ST-era, there are probably other races with differing beliefs in the PCG. (i.e. Romulans, Klingons, etc) Thus, it might, in terms of like the 27th century, spark tension between the differing religious groups.
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:56 pm
Before this escalates anymore, I think I should add that in my understanding, Spud wasn't even planning to include any kind of lyrics, only instrumentals. At least that's all that was discussed in the Pretendiversary chat. (That I saw anyway, but I was on for most of the day.)

So this debate may not even be necessary.

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:58 pm
@Dino: You have good memory. Razz But yeah, I think the anthem is purely orchestral...
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:02 pm
Same here.
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:59 pm
I suppose no one can be offended if an instrumental orchestra doesn't have any lyrics at all, so I vote in favor of that. Smile
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:05 pm
I would like to concur with both Dino and Scare. Most if nit all of the original council were Christians and all the founders were. However I think an instrumental anthem ala Top Gun would be best and epic.

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:46 pm


As I last understood it, Spud was thinking something like that, but more orchestral, less electronica, and something that builds more quickly. *Spud, please correct me if I am miss-remembering*

The general chatbox consensus *Again as I understand it* was mostly orchestral with a slight touch of trailer mixed in.


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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:58 pm
*cough*Immajustleavethishere*cough*


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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:48 am
Progress update

Everyone: Thanks for the enthusiasm! That's right, the anthem is going to be instrumental, mainly because I can't actually incorporate lyrics even if I wanted to. I don't have the equipment to record someone singing. I'm a terrible writer anyway. Razz

Anyhoo, what Dino said was pretty much right. However, there have been some slight changes to the original idea. I've been working on the anthem for most of the day, and as I've kept tweaking it, it's evolved into something a bit different than what I originally thought of. It's currently just over 4 minutes long, which is about how long the final product will probably be. Not to give away too many spoilers, but it actually has a couple of parts that could be called "crescendos." I don't want to say much more than that, 'cause I want the thing to be a surprise. Very Happy

That brings me to another problem. I don't have any sort of copyright protection on the song, so I just can't risk releasing the file into the Internet and having someone else claim it as their work. Because of this, I can't use MediaFire, Dropbox, etc. to give it to you guys. I can't even safely post it on YouTube. The only other method I know of to get the anthem to you guys is by email, and I know that most of us would not like to have their email addresses "put out there." So, there's the possibility that you will all have to wait until I can get the song copyrighted before I can release it. I just wanted to let everyone know, so that you aren't surprised if it takes months to get the finished song to you.

That's what's going on. Anyone have questions?

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:14 am
Wow, this grew pretty quickly....


Why does it need to be copyrighted, if I may? Seems somewhat unnecessary (although, again, I'm no composer). Razz

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:30 am
I'm out. I'm not even part of the PCG so I could care less. Razz I would like to reply to Dino, but this is escalating quite a bit. Anyway, Spud, we're all excited. Just do what you feel is right. The crescendos sound exciting! Very Happy I hope you find a way to get in copyrighted.

@Tetra: If not, other people can steal it and release it as their own. I think. Razz

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:31 am
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:43 pm
Hm, I see what you guys mean. Another option that I thought about was to attach the song to a YouTube video that was a slide show of some of the ships that we've built over the last few years. I was thinking that we could all provide some pics and give them to someone who has video editing software. They could stitch the pics into a slide show, which I could then attach to the song and export as a video file. The I could upload it to YouTube. How does that sound?

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:17 pm
@Kojan:

I strongly disagree with you, but I will not go into that right now. Razz


@All:

Do as you wish with the anthem. I have said my piece. Now I must return to building ships. Wink


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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:29 pm
Good grief. xD

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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:02 pm
Technically, any creative work you make is copywritten as soon as you make them. So, yeah, don't worry about it. Razz

In regards to the video: I'll do it. I have experience with it.
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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:22 pm
I like that idea Spud! That would make it even more PCG-ified!



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Re: The Official PCG Universe Anthem

on Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:04 pm
That would be great, Kojan! If we do this, I suggest that each of you who wants to participate should pick 2-4 of your favorite ships, starbases, etc. that you have built yourself, then post a picture of each here (photo, LDD screenshot, GIMP'd pic). The song will be about 4 minutes 15 seconds long, so we'll need quite a few pics.

Also, if anyone has any other suggestions about anything please feel free to speak up.

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