Loveliest Starkids versed in ASL…
I’m working on my sign language version of “Status Quo.” This is my attempt at the first verse and first chorus. Could anyone look this over and tell me if it looks right? Below is the translation I’m signing. Also, it’s supposed to go with the song, so the timing is weird (and, like, I sign “show” about fifty times).
THANK YOU. I want to get this perfect so I can show it to the Starkids. :D
It start not ask about answer
Give up before you start
Lock all door increase stress
1 second your time finish before you finish
You not know how it can feel to feel
Me say no no no to [status quo]
Who want other people same
Not best me can have
Me show [status quo]
Who want normal
Me not same
Me happy to detest [status quo]
I really love the song “Status Quo.”
I mean, REALLY.
The thing is, it’s an articulation of so much that I’ve tried to express my whole life. My entire raison d’être is to fuck up the status quo and make people question everything they believe in. I don’t want to just file along through life like others do. I want to make a difference.
Long diatribe under the cut.