As I was away this Halloween and have no time for a full-blown picture, I thought I would dress up and do something silly instead. Unfortunately, due to exporting problems, I was unable to upload this until just now (Watchers in GEMA-countries will need to find a way around the block to view it, unfortunately):
I am frequently asked how Laz'ab's voice is supposed to sound--my psychotic, Twi'lek Sith Inquisitor on Star Wars: the Old Republic.
While he was inspired by real-life serial killers such as Dahmer, Ed Gein, and Dennis Nilsen, I always imagined his voice sounding not unlike Alice Cooper's. He's scratchy, capable of higher and lower intonations, and often times sounds as though he is constantly sneering at others.
The song is originally about Alice Cooper's character "Steven"; the analogy of being locked up in a mental asylum, confused, and constantly prodded at works well as a metaphor for Laz'ab's paranoid schizophrenia, and deep-seated fear of winding up "locked" under another Sith's control. The reference to "I was never young/Never just a little boy" alludes to his childhood spent in captivity as a slave, and never being a kid.
1 hour for makeup, 6 different takes using my Logitech webcam, 2 days of cutting and editing. It's not a very scary room, I know. For each consecutive take I attempted to channel a different personality or part of Laz'ab's psyche, which get progressively worse and more frantic as the song progresses. I also got more and more confusing about which lyrics were in which stanza, so some of the lip syncing is off.
Laz'ab © myself, Shamine A. King
Twi'leks © Star Wars/Lucasfilm
Music © Alice Cooper, no copyright infringement intended