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Eleanor Ripley

It's been a long time since I perpetrated filk. And then this happened.




So of course I had to. Annoyingly I then remembered that her name is actually Ellen Ripley, but then Abi pointed out that her middle initial is L, (Louise, apparently), so Ellen L. Ripley it is. Ripley herself really deserves something rather more badass, but the bleak grimness of the wider backstory fits this song rather well.


Ahh, look at all the sleeping people
Ahh, look at all the sleeping people

Ellen L. Ripley, followed a signal
That came from a species unknown
Now she's alone
On the Nostromo, fleeing a creature
That burst from the chest of her friend
When will it end?

All the frightened people
With nowhere else to run
All the frightened people
Were taken one by one

Weyland-Yutani, dragging her back
To the world where the nightmare began
See how they plan
Send in the soldiers, say there's a creature
We want you to bring back alive
Who will survive?

All the hungry creatures
Where did they all come from?
All the hungry creatures
This world is overrun.

Ahh, look at all the fallen people
Ahh, look at all the fallen people

Ellen L. Ripley, died in the furnace
Along with her alien spawn
Dying unborn
Weyland-Yutani, walking away
From the fire as their specimen burned
What did they learn?

All the greedy people
Where do they all come from?
All the greedy people
Where do they go so wrong?

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khrister
Jun. 6th, 2015 10:34 am (UTC)
*applauds* That was brilliant, and no contorted syllables anywhere in sight.
the_hatstand
Jun. 6th, 2015 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Ellen L. Ripley was the one contortion I couldn't get away from, it was the best option under the circumstances. But you can imagine my delight on checking Wikipedia and finding that the corporation she worked for was Weyland-Yutani, a perfect scan for Father MacKenzie. After that the form pretty much determined itself.
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