Beneficium Accipere Libertatem Est Vendere
She should be grateful that at least he had spoken civilly to her tonight. She would be grateful, and go.
Except that his hand came to rest on hers, and he looked her in the
eye again. “Perhaps I am not the only one changed by the years, sister.”
She frowned. “Me?”
“I remember little of you,” he admitted. “I thought meeting you
again, reconnecting with my past, would bring a sense of belonging,
He glanced across the table, where Hawke sat talking with Varric.
Across the room, Isabela jabbed a finger erratically at Aveline,
underscoring some point she was trying to make, while the Guard Captain
crossed her arms and shook her head and her husband stood hiding a smile
behind his hand. Merrill, Sebastian, Anders had already all departed,
yet their presence too seemed implied in the gaze Fenris swept across
the room, taking them all in, the friends he had made in his freedom.
“But,” he continued at last, “the past was not the place to find that.
Whatever you and I were in the past, Varania, I…would like to get to
know you as you are now.”
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Tags: music, my stories, oh it's lovely!, piano improv by bettydice, so cool, this is awesome!, varania
Tags: both the story and the piano are so lovely!, cullen rutherford, dragon age, fanfic, music, rec
Between The Lines
by the lovely @tarysande
“I’ve read them.”
She grinned. “When do you find the time?”
He thought of words portioned out like morsels of food,
words held hostage, words stolen. He thought of all the books he’d held
over the years: the ones with fine, embossed leather covers; the ones
half-falling apart; the ones missing pages. Some he’d loved and some
he’d hated; all had changed him, in their ways both subtle and
shattering. He’d been mocked and questioned and sometimes admired, but
always, always he’d come back to books, to knowledge, with the thirst of
a dying man desperate for the water only words could provide.
He marked his place with a pretty ribbon he’d earlier
freed from her hair and set the book down beside the bed before turning
to face her, mirroring her pose. “I make the time,” he said. “It is… I
find it essential.”
Tags: choral, dragon age inquisition, music, the dawn will come
I began posting this with full intentions to add my usual dose of sarcasm, but it was actually pretty impressive. So now I’ll just behave myself and share this with you all.
I sing/sang second alto, basically deepest female voice, in a choir. So I can appreciate the hell out of this. I’d also like to know how they did this. Is this for church? A special performance? ALSO ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT YES 100% APRROVAL.
I think my only caveat is the soloist, could have sounded more confident and steady. However I understand that recordings can REALLY mangle a performance if not done right which is probably what happened here. (Then again, my pseudo-adopted mother throughout college was opera sopranoist o I may be biased…)
@mysdrym tagged me to say the last song I listened to!
End Credits by Eden
(TBH the whole Eden album)
Thank you for the tag @xenianyx
Lush life by Zara Larsson
The song just makes me really happy!
(Also: Slow down by Douwe Bob, gotta give that shoutout)
ooh I have to really think about this, I had Pandora playing at work the other day and it was one of those nights where every single song was perfect. I think the last one that played was Seabound – Scorch the Ground, but for some reason I want to say could have also been VNV Nation – Standing. Either way both songs make me ridiculously happy and give me Dragon Age feels.
HAHAHA well, since I just finished teaching today’s classes, the last song I listened to, by popular demand of my Latin I class, was this excellent thing:
Oh, and since I was so amused by the timing that I just had to post this from my phone while still at school, I neglected to tag anyone. So YOU ARE TAGGED! Yes you, if you’re reading this, feel free to join in.
Tags: boethius, latin, medieval, music, so cool
First performance in 1,000 years: ‘lost’ songs from the Middle Ages are brought back to life.
An ancient song repertory will be heard for the first time in 1,000 years this week after being ‘reconstructed’ by a Cambridge researcher and a world-class performer of medieval music.
Now, after more than two decades of painstaking work on identifying the techniques used to set particular verse forms, research undertaken by Cambridge University’s Dr Sam Barrett has enabled him to reconstruct melodies from the rediscovered leaf of the 11th century ‘Cambridge Songs’.
After piecing together an estimated 80-90 per cent of what can be known about the melodies for The Consolation of Philosophy, Barrett enlisted the help of Benjamin Bagby of Sequentia – a three-piece group of experienced performers who have built up their own working memory of medieval song.