Posts Tagged 'music'


Another old midi recovered from my college days. This is a motif for Tycho Celchu of Rogue Squadron novels/comics.

Recovered from an old CD: Winter, a song I composed back in college (in midi format, in Noteworthy Composer) for Winter Celchu of the Rogue Squadron comics/novels.*

*also I’m calling her Winter Celchu because I can’t even remember at this point what her maiden name was…she married Tycho eventually, right?


I am in the mood for some Ecce Gratum because Spring Break has at last begun. 🙂

And oh, the list of creative productivity I’d like to tackle while there are no lessons to plan or papers to grade:

  • Finish Doll-Hawke’s knitted outfit
    • eta: Not finished but I got a decent amount of her tunic done at least!
  • Knit the giveaway prize Doll-Fenris
    • eta: Body is all knitted! Head is knitted but not yet stuffed, and I need to make the core thingy that goes in the neck for support/to make it poseable. Then embroider the tattoos, and facial features, crochet elf ears, and make the wig/hair and clothes.
  • Maybe knit a Doll-Metis for myself too 😀
    • And now thanks to Fenhawke Skype I also want to knit a doll Punk Fenris with jacket inspired by @fawxdraws‘ latest art, and a mermaid Fenris doll inspired by @therealfrankenberry‘s latest obsession…but those will all have to wait till these giveaway dolls are done.
  • Knit the peacock shawl I’ve promised my best friend for her birthday (I have about eight rows done so far…)
    • eta: Now up to row 27! This is definitely not a pattern I can knit on autopilot, but it is pretty in this sparkly yarn.
  • Um, maybe also seam the finished pieces of the sweater I finished knitting months ago…
    • eta: no progress whatsoever. 😦
  • Also block the Ever the Wind Shawl I recently finished knitting!
    • eta: Blocked, now I just need to get better pictures than the blocking pic below…
  • Finish writing Quis Custodiet
    • eta: This may not get finished this week, but I did get a bit of progress on the chapter…about 287 words of progress. It’s slow going.
  • And maybe come up with drabbles for the prompts I never got to during Fenhawke week. 😦
    • eta: Finally found an angle I like for one of them! Got a few paragraphs down last night, let’s see if I can finish it today.
    • eta 2: Done! Beneficium Accipere Libertatem Est Vendere turned out way longer than a drabble (three chapters…22 pages…) but it’s swell. Varania reconciliation! Always one of my favorite tropes!
  • Write a Kirkwall High teachers AU for Take Your Fandom to Work Day!
  • Alternately I could do a Modern Pastor Sebastian AU; as a Preacher’s Kid I know that line of work nearly as well as teaching…
  • Plan out and start writing Hawkquisition Part 5
    • eta: Ideas are still pretty vague; some of them made it down in the plotty notebook though.
  • Learn to play Fenris’ theme by ear on my flute, record it, maybe even transcribe the whole arrangement in midi form just ‘cause (I have a head start on this. I can already play by ear the Mage Pride part of the medley with it. I’ve worked on Fenris’ theme too but can never quite remember how it starts when I’m not actually listening to the track.)
    • eta progress: I sounded out a lot of it on my flute last night and got the first bit of the main theme down in the transcription software. There’s a lot going on in the background though…will I actually go to the effort of transcribing all the parts? We shall see…
    • second eta: I’ve transcribed the main theme part and some of the background bits too, and recorded flute on the main theme over the original mp3. It’s a little rough but I think I can check this one off anyway!
  • Finish the sketches for Metis’ Herb-Lore Book (Crystal Grace is all I’m missing) and maybe write some more lines of the poem so I have reason to sketch the rest of the Thedosian plants. And when they’re done I’m thinking of a drabble about his creation of the book to go along with the pictures…
    • eta: The pictures for the herbs mentioned in the rhyme as included in Warriors Such As are finished (and published on the Dragon Age Tavern as “Leaf and Root: The Herb-Lore Rhyme”), but I’ve also been researching more of the plants, thinking of adding some lines & sketches to the poem…
  • Draw something for the April Fools Fandom Bodyswap. Count the herb-lore book for it? Or actually draw my characters?
    • eta: Metis art accomplished! I still might digitally line & color the headshot sketches though…
  • Catch up on the AO3 Marked for Later list! I’ve set so many interesting-looking stories aside when I didn’t have time to read right then…
    • eta: Never gonna be finished with this list but I did get through a few stories this week.
  • Also finish the print books I have out from the library before they’re due and I have to give them back with only a few chapters read. 😦
    • eta: Finished reading Queen of Shadows! Now reading Ice Like Fire, but I’m not loving it. However this ominous note did appear in my email today:
  • Perhaps work on my latest DA:O playthrough (Tabris this time!) so I can go on to a new DA2 playthrough…
    • eta: Got a bit of Tullien Tabris’ playthrough done; now finished with the Fade puzzles, back to liberating the Circle Tower…
  • Oh and I’ve got Emmen’s DA:I playthrough to finish too!
    • Haven’t touched DA:I yet this week; maybe that’s what I should do today, on the last day of spring break…
    • Except I also need to finally do lesson plans. And taxes. 😦

Betty’s Certainly Not A Giveaway



Hello everyone!

Since this tumblr’s sort of second anniversary is coming up/already happened and I got a bunch of new followers in January I thought I could do a giveaway. Though the ~rules~ will be a different than they usually are for these things, to ensure that only people who are really interested in winning will enter. 🙂

What can you win?

One of my piano improvisations. Personally made for you!

You’ve written a fanfic/poem/song lyrics/idk whatever that you think deserves its own soundtrack? Awesome! Let me read it and I’ll record a track inspired by it! (If it’s a very long fic, maybe just for one chapter 😉 )

You have a favourite poem or passage or etc written by someone else and would love some music to go with it? Aw yeah!

Maybe you draw and think one of your drawings should totally have some background music accompanying it? Sweet! I’d love to try that!

You have a favourite song/soundtrack theme and would like a piano cover/piano version? Yesssss! [As long as I can find the piano notes and it’s playable, of course.]

How to enter?

Send me an ask! (and/or contact me on tumblr messenger, it might be more reliable, because tumblr… is the worst)

Yes, that’s all. Just send me a message like “Betty, I love you, play for me, play for me my angel of music” or something with less creepy Phantom of the Opera vibes. At the end of the Not Giveaway, I will pick 4 winners with a random number generator (if there’s more than 4 participants, anyway) and will contact the winners so they can tell me what they want me to do. [There’s always a chance I might do more than 4 later on, depending on my time/mood/need to play the piano!]

Who can enter?

Anyone who is following me!

(New followers welcome of course, but if you just follow for this that would be super rude and are people even that much into piano improvs that you’d just follow for this? I don’t think so.)

I’m going to accept entries until the 29th of February and will reblog this post a couple of times.

Feel free to ask any questions!

If you want to know what to expect, here’s my piano tag!

Thanks for following me! ❤

optional ?

Last day!

If you didn’t get a reply from me to confirm that you’re on the giveaway list, please send me a message again, tumblr has been rude!



honestly though reblog this with like your favorite video game soundtrack because game music is fun

(RannaDylin) The Fall of Gil-Galad

Now THIS one was a LOTRO rendition of a song by our kinship’s founder! You can hear the original song here. And you can hear me sing it above.

(RannaDylin) The Lay of Nimrodel

Another one that’s not from Donald Swann’s song cycle, I think? But so beautiful and it was a joy to sing! Especially since the first server I played on in LOTRO was Nimrodel…I was Linett Redfern, Lore-master, there. 🙂

Blogger Gatherings!

Click the button for reports from the 2010 Spring Blogger Gathering, hosted by Linett of Nimrodel!

Berethron of Brandywine hosted the 2010 Summer Blogmoot.

The Winter Blogmoot was held on December 4, 9 p.m. EST at the home of Telwen of Silverlode.

Next up: The Spring Blogmoot of 2011 shall return to Nimrodel with Tuiliel (Whart, aka user-1027520) hosting! Linett is looking forward to another local moot!



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