Nicole
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This blog is a little of everything and a lot of inconsistency. I am Queen of the Queue and over-tag everything, so don't be afraid to ask me to tag something for you. I am planning a hobbit hole and you should talk to me about your dream house. Also Tamora Pierce. And The Posterchildren. As well as anything that's weighing you down (I am nearly guaranteed to be on your side).
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pyrokinetictigerprincess:

So: draft version of my first Posterchildren-inspired composition. It’s called Dysfunctional Duo (Dynamic Duo puns, anyone?) and it’s for Ida Mae and Maks. I will probably have further feedback from tutors and maybe a few more players - I might even see if I can get it performed live - so this is not the final version, just a recording from Sibelius. I hope you find it interesting!

Ida Mae is represented by a clarinet and has a melodic line, and Maks is a violin trying to join in. Every time he’s about to play a note in unison with her she plays starts her theme again, sometimes modulating to clashing keys. It’s supposed to represent the fact that Ida Mae is the Alpha and basically avoids working with Maks, while Maks is the Beta and very teamwork-oriented because of his background in the circus. He’s pretty smart and keeps trying different ways of working with the clarinet part (joining in directly, sneaking in, creating new material in the hope of latching on), which form the different sections. It’s not supposed to sound nice because Ida Mae is not trying to work with Maks, melodically or tonally.

It’s a partly-performed piece, in that there is acting from the players: Ida Mae’s player will stop and start and put her instrument down and eventually walk offstage.

It did occur to me that the most faithful way to end the piece would be for the clarinettist to walk off stage and for somebody else to walk on, grab the violin and smash it.

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For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, you should totally check out these links:

(Source: themajesticspaceconducktor)

inkfinch:

{ Power Portraits }


It’s almost three am and that is the only pun I can think of


Posterladies and gents who are kickass and awesome. With intervals of sad sandwiches and angst-ridden kickpunching. 

…which is my 3 am summary of Posterchildren. 

(will post close ups of these when I get some sleep)

mirabel-chan:

Thinking about all the ot3s make me think about THE OT3 and then I remembered I still haven’t drawn the third one in the series so I did :D WHEN ARE THEY FINALY GETTING TOGETHER I CAN’T WAIT

Bonus Ernest reaction to the first one:

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nivalingreenhow:

Rosethorn fidgets as Daja tries to measure across her shoulders. 
"Lark, can’t you make her stand still?" the girl demands. Next to her, Lark sighs.
"Rosie, love, this would be so much easier if you would just stop moving."
Rosethorn’s scowl intensifies, and she holds up her index finger. “One more minute, and then I’m leaving whether you’re done or not.”
"Careful, or you’re face will freeze that way," Lark grumbles, and continues taking measurements. 
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Modern Zombie Apocolypse Circle of Magic AU where Rosethorn is immune and is in charge of scouting out buildings. Lark and Daja are taking her measurements for some light armor to help protect her. 

nivalingreenhow:

Rosethorn fidgets as Daja tries to measure across her shoulders. 

"Lark, can’t you make her stand still?" the girl demands. Next to her, Lark sighs.

"Rosie, love, this would be so much easier if you would just stop moving."

Rosethorn’s scowl intensifies, and she holds up her index finger. “One more minute, and then I’m leaving whether you’re done or not.”

"Careful, or you’re face will freeze that way," Lark grumbles, and continues taking measurements. 

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Modern Zombie Apocolypse Circle of Magic AU where Rosethorn is immune and is in charge of scouting out buildings. Lark and Daja are taking her measurements for some light armor to help protect her. 

tameraali:

So I just finished Protector of the Small, and Kel has swiftly become one of my favorites
still playing with design, but my most prominent headcanon is that she has killer biceps

tameraali:

So I just finished Protector of the Small, and Kel has swiftly become one of my favorites

still playing with design, but my most prominent headcanon is that she has killer biceps

The very first time I saw you Harry, I recognised you immediately. Not by your scar, by your eyes. They’re your mother Lily’s. Oh yes, I knew her. Your mother was there for me at a time when no one else was. Not only was she a singularly gifted witch, she was also an uncommonly kind woman. She had a way of seeing the beauty in others, even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn’t see it in themselves. Your father, James, however, had a certain, shall we say, talent for trouble. A talent, rumour has it, he passed onto you. You’re more like them than you know, Harry. In time you’ll come to see just how much.

(Source: vondellswain)

thedisnerd:

+ Tangled (2010) concept art by Lisa Keene

Lisa made some of my favorite artwork for this film! 

markdoesstuff:

nyankee:

my-standard-break-from-life:

This Centuries-Old Musical Instrument Sounds Exactly Like Super Mario.

"Listen to this young girl playing her sheng, a Chinese instrument invented thousands of years ago. The woodwind may be ancient, but the sound is pure 1980s nostalgia—it’s the Super Mario Brothers theme, right down to the sounds of Mario collecting coins and mushrooms. Amazing!

Music was a big part of the old school Nintendo experience, and it’s eerie how the notes coming out of an instrument you probably never heard of sound so shockingly familiar. This young musician has certainly put in a ton of practice—clearly, all those hours playing Super Mario have paid off.”

WHAT THE HECK

WORTH EVERY SECOND

nivalingreenhow:

modern!AU grumpy botanist Rosethorn awkwardly courts dancer Lark. 

she says ‘made’ because she genetically engineered them specially for Lark. but it’s not a big deal jfc Lark stop making it a big deal