Today, I'm going to talk about Improv Club.
In the first month or so of college, I made a good friend who's not only in the music department, but also the drama department. She's a double major, like me. She's definitely the perfect kind of person to keep me open-minded and wild in a good way!
I haven't been a drama person since elementary school, when I was given a non-speaking role in a student-produced play. It upset me, and I realized then that I wasn't really that good of an actor. As a writer, I have to be able to step into someone else's shoes and take that perspective into the book, but I don't write with an audience right there staring at me. It's different. Plus, you can edit books to fix up what doesn't work. You can't exactly go back and edit a performance.
But my friend was convinced that I should come to this thing called Improv Club. It was at five on Mondays and Wednesdays, it had something to do with fast acting, and some of my other music friends were in it. That was enough to get me there one Wednesday evening, and pretty much, the rest was history.
I actually really liked it.
I'm still not into going up and doing it myself, although I have done so, but it is the best thing ever to watch. It's such a great creative environment. To see these people just walk up and make up things off the top of their heads--it's fantastic. Genius storytelling in seconds.
Hello, my friends. Today I'd like to talk about a new art medium that has come to my attention since I started college. Yes, I didn't discover music videos until college. Exploring the Internet has opened my eyes to the actual artistic quality of some of the music videos out there. So I thought I'd share some of my favorites and get your thoughts.
I'd love to expand my list too! Tell me about your favorite (non-explicit) music videos and I'll check them out.
My first set is going to be from Linkin Park--actually, the majority of this post will probably be from them. Linkin Park was already my favorite music group, but when I discovered the incredible depth of their music videos, I got hooked. Here are some of what Linkin Park has to offer:
In honor of the holiday, I'm going to tell you I'm grateful for this year. Feel free to add yours!
1) I finished #AfterworldStory on the eighteenth, after winning NaNoWriMo in eleven days! It's at ~70,000 words and ready to edit. That means, next year, I get to try and write two novels in a month. Wanna see how that goes down? Come next November and check it out. (This also means I've written seventeen novels total.)
2) I have an awesome website, an awesome blog, and awesome readers who make me look like less of a loser when I'm sitting here talking to myself. Give yourselves a pat on the back for keeping me from being pathetic! I can't tell you how much fun I'm having blogging.
Time for another round of humor! These posts are easy to make and fun to read. Plus, I get to indulge in my readerly obsessions. So this time, we're doing my favorite series ever, Harry Potter.
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This should be an interesting post, since I actually won NaNoWriMo last night! 😄 Yes, it's a record for me, 18 days early. Last year, it was 11 days. Now it's time to finish the actual full novel.
So how about we cover yesterday, the Winning Day in the Life of a NaNoWriMoer?
8:00 AM Alarm goes off. I roll over and go back to sleep because there's no class til 9:30.
8:30 AM I get up, get dressed, eat gluten-free Oreos in my room while watching One Direction award some random girls something random on TV.
9:24 AM I race over to Psych 101. sit down, and take the online Psych quiz instead of paying attention to the lesson. Then I work on NaNoNovel and hit a climactic point just as class ends.
10:50 AM I go back to dorm, and write a bunch more.
11:45 AM I realize I'm going to be very late to my church-sponsored religion class. I decide not to care because I'm working on my novel, and it's much more interesting than a church class.
12:00 PM I go eat lunch with my friends because I can't very well go to class on an empty stomach.
12:50 PM I go to English class in the library computer lab, work on PowerPoint for presentation on emotional abuse, and get so caught up in it that I forget to novel.
"Wordy Wednesday" is a blog segment that writers do where they share their writing, and today, I thought I'd present some of my poetry!.Poetry isn't, and never will be, my passion, but it's a good release when I'm feeling overemotional--which I'll admit happens often. I've had some of my poems published and awarded in the past.. So here are some of my favorites!
(Written on the 5th of May 2012)
Love is a murderous desert.
Look to it, and you’ll find yourself
starving sinking drowning dying
in the endless sands.
It doesn’t matter how you try.
Beauty is in the eye and I
have plentiful weaknesses.
Like caring too much.
The beating sun you so desire
Will never let you run.
Instead, you’ll burn silently, alone.
Only the scorpions see you.
Just try and reach the oasis.
I promise you, you’ll never get there.
Today we'll do simple music survey I found online, because I like surveys and music. If you want to fill it out yourself in the comments, I'd love to hear your answers!
Did you play in the school band?
No, but I was in the orchestra from fourth grade up, playing my cello to my heart's content.
Do you sing in church choir?
Off and on, yes. Right now, I do. It depends on how much time I have and how willing I am to stomach other people.
What is your favourite song right now?
Right now? Um... "Paradise" by Coldplay.
What are your favorite lyrics?
Well, a lot of the reason I'll choose a fave song is for the lyrics, so if I tell you I like a song, it's probably got some of my favorite lyrics in it. Unless it's a non-vocal track, obviously.
Who's your favorite band?
Who's your favorite solo artist?
Oh, geez. Uh, Demi Lovato, maybe?
What's your favorite musical (theatre)?
I've never seen a musical live in theater.
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