“In eight short years, the Republicans ran up seven trillion dollars on the national credit card, funding two wars, a new Medicare program, and massive tax giveaways. For them to now wail and moan about our deficit isn’t just disingenuous. It's pathological. To quote Dick Cheney, "Reagan proved deficits don’t matter." Most Americans could care less about our national debt. They’ve got more important things to worry about, such as how to feed their families. If the deadbeats in this Congress don’t want to pay their bills, let me suggest that they not incur them.”—Salon.com: What we wish Obama had said
Michele Bachman is the new contender, should give Sarah Palin a run for her money. She's already got one up on her; she hasn't resigned her office yet .
Ed Schultz post- State of the Union address 2011 link:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/41244529#41244529
Bachmann also earned my raised eyebrow with her musings on slavery —
a “scourge” — and the founding fathers, who she said “worked
tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.”
I think it is high time that we recognize the contribution of our
forbearers who worked tirelessly — men like John Quincy Adams, who
would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country.
Talking Points Memo corrected Bachmann’s history lesson by pointing
out that Adams wasn’t one of the founders and that he died 15 years
before the Emancipation Proclamation. Perhaps she was thinking of John
Adams, the second president of the United States, who is different
from John Quincy Adams, the new nation’s sixth president. And let’s
just forget about that whole three-fifths compromise thing in Article
1, Section 2, paragraph 3 of the Constitution that counted slaves as
three-fifths of a person for the purposes of figuring out how many
representatives would be apportioned to each state.
Do not miss Olivia Munn doing Michele Bachmann! One of those can’t stop laughing moments… Gosh…
Pretty sure J.Q. Adams had long since taken a dirt nap, and he wasn’t a founding father…
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Alright here it is, I did a rewrite to the reprise of Mother knows best from Disney’s Tangled with King Candy and Vanellope for Wreck it Ralph. I’m open to any opinions and feed back on this and might even try and submit it to Wreck it Broadway if I’m feeling confident, I also might draw for this some time. Mother knows best, Tangled, and Wreck it ralph all belong to they’re respectful owners and not me.
A-And he likes me.
Likes you? Oh please, Vanellope, that’s demented.
This is why you never should have left
Dear, this whole friendship that you’ve invented
Just proves you’re too naive to be here
Why would he like you? Come on now - really!
Look at you - you think that he’s impressed?
Don’t be a silly
King Candy knows b -
No?! Oh. I see how it is.
So the glitch knows best
The glitch so mature now
Such a clever grown-up miss
The glitch knows best
Fine, if you’re so sure now
Go ahead, then give him this
(He takes Ralph’s medal out and shows it to her)
This is why he’s here!
Don’t let him deceive you!
Give it to him, watch, you’ll see!
Trust me, my dear
That’s how fast he’ll leave you
I won’t say I told you so - no
Vanellope knows best!
So if he’s such a good friend
Go and put him to the test
If he’s lying
Don’t come crying
(Stops singing and talks next part)
Remember King Candy knows best…
rewriting an old script I made during the school year for a manga story.
I can never abandon it. It’s called Right Heart and it’s sister/prequel like story that has yet to be named.
I should go back to rewriting another stories of mine dating back to middle school to now. I really miss the plot lines actually.
it’s late enough to post dumb les misstuck rewrites, right?
between darkleer and disciple, to the tune of Fantine’s Arrest:
I’ve seen your face before.
Show me some way to help you.
How have we come to meet in such a place as this?
Highblood, don’t mock me now I pray.
It’s hard enough to hear his cries.
You took my Signless, hung him in chains…
You dragged him there, condemned to die.
He never did no wrong.
(I did what must be done.)
For him, my heart is crying.
(He’s no innocent troll.)
His only crime was love,
(But his word was treason.)
and still they want him dead.
For your sake, my task has just begun.
Don’t turn back when it’s done.
Go now, you must run.
Rewriting 101 - What's In A Rewrite.
Welcome to the first of our little dubbing how-to’s. This first one will mainly focus on the basics of dubbing and the differences between the two styles of rewrites. A fandub, rewrite, fancover, whatever you want to call it, should be more than just a translation. There are two styles of writing when it comes to dubbing lyrics.
1: Beat - Just like it’s named, it involves rewriting to the beat of the song. This is best done with an instrumental. Obviously, whatever the outcome of it is will be uniquely yours. There are no two beat writes that are alike due to how people interpret music. The cues will be different for you than for anyone else. There’s also a lot more freedom when it comes to word choice since you’re not nearly as constrained, however, writing by beat makes it near impossible to follow if you ever show anyone your rewrite.
2: Syllable - To put it plainly and simply — matching and counting syllables. This is the style we use and it’s best done with vocals. This is also, without a doubt, the harder style to write in, as your word choice is limited to syllable counts and you’re constrained in what you want to say. If you’re doing a full write-off, this isn’t so bad. When you plan on keeping the same message as the song, though, things get pretty tricky. Luckily, English is a very flexible language and there’s hundreds of ways to convey things. Pretty much any language can be successfully rewritten into English. Our resume alone includes Korean, Russian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Spanish, German, and Vietnamese. Some languages are obviously easier. Chinese, for example, is fairly simple to write for due to the fact that every ‘word’ is a single syllable long. Russian is more annoying, since Russian words can contain an ungodly amount of syllables. This sometimes leads to awkward lines. The main problem when it comes to syllable rewriting is in keeping the message of the song without making it sound plain stupid. There are times when you have to shorten a line, losing its entire meaning, or other times where there are too many syllables and you have to extend it. Typical extensions can include ‘Baby, Lady, Girl,’ etc. When you see those in a rewrite, it’s usually used as an extension to finish off a line. To properly do a syllable rewrite, one has to listen to the same line over and over until the lyrics pop into their head. From there, it’s a constant battle between phrasing and rephrasing the same thing in the small space you have.
That’s basically it for the introduction. Next time, I’ll have some tips for beat rewriting and I’ll try to explain the thought process behind wording and how to retain the message of a song through a syllable rewrite. Until then~
I’m finding out, slowly, that it’s so much harder to be a writer than I originally envisioned. I never thought, even as a child, that I would write the next Harry Potter, but I definitely thought it would be less writing. Let me be clear, I love writing. I have no problem with the amount I write, I simply expected (in naive, younger days) that that amount would be of differing projects, because what makes me nervous is extensive rewrites. Every writer rewrites, but sometimes I go in completely different directions and I have these tiny voices in the back of my mind that constantly ask me: “Is this new plot line really better than the old one?”
When I do these massive plot shifts, I have to fight the urge to ask people what they think. I don’t mind spoilers, but other people hate them, and will describe their hate quite artfully. And when I’m proud of a scene, a chapter, a rewrite, I have to fight the urge to tell everybody about it, because it’s one thing to talk about my book, it’s completely another thing to give away the entire plot.
It’s hard when you wrap up so much of your life in 360 pages. You’re proud of it. You want people to know about it.
Sometimes, I wonder how John Green does it. He sits in front of a camera and talks to a community, once or twice a week, and somehow never lets the cat out of the bag, while I’m reduced to snapping rubber bands against my wrist so I don’t blow it over coffee with a friend who hates spoilers.
I’m still in massive rewrites, and I’ve probably still got a year to go, but until then, I’ll have to stick to rubber bands and derp faces so as to not spoil the surprise.
Lucky: Another JadeKat Rewrite
I got bored during math and look what happened. Happy Valentine’s Day, Liz!