i sing with harps

The Adventures of Sutha, the Half-Orc Bard

A little context: my little brother DMs and 3 of 4 of my campaigns I’ve played are with him. Our dad and step mom expressed interest in trying D&D, so he and I gave them the introduction to playing. I have an undying love for Druids, but I decided to try something new this time. Insert my pure-shenanigans character, Sutha the Half-Orc Barbarian. Low intelligence, lower wisdom, high charisma and constitution. My proposal of this character was “They love music, but are not the greatest player. For whatever reason though, people love it.” Cue our introduction:

DM: So, you are all in a tavern in the evening. Why has each of your characters chosen to be there, and what are they doing?

Dad (the blue dragonborn ranger): I’m looking for someone. I am sitting in a dark corner watching everyone.

Stepmom (elf druid with the sage background): I’m in the city looking for knowledge, and stop by the tavern. I settle at the bar.

Me: I am of course, standing on a table, playing a song on my harp, singing along– I should mention, Sutha cannot sing– and when i finish each song, I down a pint of ale, and begin anew. There is a steadily growing pile of empty tankards around my feet.

DM: How big are you? How much do they weigh?

Me: uhhh… 200lbs, and 6ft 7.

DM: Roll to see if the table holds your weight.

*rolls a 17*

DM: Well, okay then. It is rocking back and forth a lot, but seems to be holding. Roll constitution to see how well you hold your liquor.

*rolls a 15+ 3*

DM: Theres a dozen or so tankards at your feet, and you’re slightly buzzed, but otherwise are fine.

I’m trying to let our parents take it upon themselves to push the introductions, let them find reasons for us to all interact, encouraging them to start roleplaying. I’m using my ridiculous character to make them laugh and get rid of any nervousness. It’s going slowly, my step mom is very quiet, but my dads getting right into character and playing around with voices. Finally, after about 5 minutes of awkward bumbling, I decide to try and give them an opening.

Me: At this point, my table breaks under me.

DM: *Smiling* roll dex saving throw.

Me: * rolls 18+3*

We all laugh.

DM: the table splits clean down the middle, the tankards land all upright, and you land on your feet on top of them.

Me: I look down in shock, and then cheer loudly over the hushed silence, arms raised in the air. I down another pint and start a new song.

Eventually the DM intervened, inserting an NPC who drags us on a quest. I tried, anyways.

Elastic Heart - Sia cover
Elastic Heart - Sia cover

Hey I know this is terrible but I was really nervous because my voice has been horrible recently but I tried! I’d really appreciate it if you gave this a listen! Also I played a wrong note on the harp at one point but ignore that! My voice is quiet because I didn’t feel gr8 but ignore that too lmao.

 [[I don’t own this song obvs it’s a cover.]]

Have mercy on me, God, have mercy for in you my soul has taken refuge. In the shadow of your wings I take refuge till the storms of destruction pass by.

I call to God the Most High, to God who has always been my help. May he send from heaven and save me and shame those who assail me. May God send his truth and his love.

My soul lies down among lions, who would devour the sons of men. Their teeth are spears and arrows, their tongue a sharpened sword.

O God, arise above the heavens; may your glory shine on earth!

They laid a snare for my steps, my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my path but fell in it themselves.

My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready. I will sing, I will sing your praise. Awake, my soul, awake, lyre and harp, I will awake the dawn.

I will thank you, Lord, among the peoples, among the nations I will praise you for your love reaches to the heavens and your truth to the skies.

O God, arise above the heavens; may your glory shine on earth!

Psalm 56 (57)

The poor receptionists

So my players are in a port city after finding out they got some business there. The party consists of a half elf bard, half elf rogue, a monk taxabi(catfolk), a monk kenku, and a human wizard\warlock.

The offices they go to are right next to each other. At the first office, in the main lobby the kenku and monk harass the gnome receptionist by pretending to shoot the kenku and the kenku making annoying noises. When they go to the second office, the receptionist there (the first ones twin sister) did her best to ignore them to deny a audiance with a academic counsol (they insulted the wizard’s sanity).

Receptionist: (ignores)

Taxabi: i jump on the desk and nuzzle her face. (Proceeds to act this out by nuzzling my face).

Kenku: While she does that i’m going to make random noises that annoy people. (Acts out some sounds)

Bard: i sit on her desk and play every catchy song i can think of on my harp. (Sings some fricking song)

Wizlock: i start shouting all the reasons why i should be allowed an audiance. (Proceeds to act THIS out.)

Rogue (sitting next to me, acting this all out): *leans in* i can make them stop, just give us entry and an audience… (Repeats similar phrases).

This goes on for a bit, the gnome somehow ignoring them all. They do not pause in their acting in character the entire time. Then the taxabi remembers that she is wearing eyes of charming.

TM: i lean in front of her and cast charm person with my glasses. “Click”

Gnome passes the wisdom save.

TM: i lean in closer… And try again. “Click.”

Gnome passes again, barely this time.

TM: “Click.”

The Poor receptionist gets a nat 1, which they all see since they are all literally watching me roll.

They cheer as i shout in frustration but laugh at the same time. I am thinking of how to do this as they contiune on, then i smirk as i then shout out as loud as I can…


I never seen them so happy to until then. I love my group so much.

anonymous asked:

Chris' audiobooks are MAGICAL All the voices <3 My fav is Red. Harp sings too!!! I only bought the hardcovers when I had the opportunity to have them signed by him... Chris' voice is one of the things I like about him the most (insert gif of Prof Shue telling Rachel Berry what she doesn't like about her is what someone will like the most).

You are all inspiring me to run to B&N and buy the audio books. I have never listened to a book in my life.  I guess it is time to start something new:)  

  “I am no king, and I am no lord, And I am no soldier at-arms,“ said he. "I’m  none but a harper, and a very poor harper, That am come hither to wed with    ye.” “If you were a lord, you should be my lord, And the same if you were a thief,” said she. “And if you are a harper, you shall be my harper, For it makes no matter to me, to me, For it makes no matter to me.” “But what if it prove that I am no harper? That I lied for your love most monstrously?” “Why, then I’ll teach you to play and sing, For I dearly love a good harp,” said she

                                     Molly Grue && Schmendrick                                                                                                             penned by Desii and Dory


Redesigned Infernal Devices covers

based on the new covers

"I held it truth, with him who sings / To one clear harp in divers tones, 
/ That men may rise on stepping-stones 
/ Of their dead selves to higher things." - Tennyson

the mortal instruments version


BOLD the statements that are true for your muse. Repost!

Tagged by @reapersofknowledge

Tagging: @betweenhumanandyoukai@exaltatuss@unbreakable-ribbons


  • I am 5'7" or taller
  • I wear glasses (used to)
  • I have at least one tattoo
  • I have at least one piercing
  • I have blonde hair 
  • I have brown eyes
  • I have short hair {Form Depending}
  • My abs are very defined
  • I have or have had braces


  • I “love” meeting new people
  • People tell me that I’m funny
  • Helping others with their problems is a big priority for me
  • I enjoy physical challenges
  • I enjoy mental challenges
  • I’m playfully rude with people I know well 
  • I started saying something ironically and now I can’t stop saying it
  • There is something I would change about my personality


  • I can sing well
  • I can play an instrument (piano, violin, saxophone, flute, harp)
  • I can do over 30 pushups without stopping
  • I’m a fast runner
  • I can draw well
  • I have a good memory
  • I’m good at doing math in my head
  • I can hold my breath underwater for over a minute
  • I have beaten at least 2 people in arm wrestling
  • I know how to cook at least 3 meals from scratch
  • I know how to throw a proper punch


  • I enjoy playing sports
  • I’m on a sports team at my school or somewhere else
  • I’m in an orchestra or choir at my school or somewhere else
  • I have learned a new song in the past week
  • I work out at least once a week
  • I’ve gone for runs at least once a week in the warmer months
  • I have drawn something in the past month
  • I enjoy writing
  • I do or have done martial arts


  • I have had my first kiss
  • I have had alcohol
  • I have scored the winning goal in a sports game
  • I have watched an entire season of a TV show in one sitting
  • I have been at an overnight event
  • I have been in a taxi
  • I have been in the hospital or ER in the past year
  • I have beaten a video game in one day
  • I have visited another country
  • I have been to one of my favorite band’s concerts


  • I’m in a relationship
  • I have a crush on a celebrity
  • I have a “crush” on someone I know
  • I have been in at least 3 relationships
  • I have never been in a relationship
  • I have asked someone out or admitted my feelings to them
  • I get crushes easily
  • I have had a crush on someone for over a year
  • I have been in a relationship for at least a year
  • I have had feelings for a friend


  • I have at least one person I consider a “best friend”
  • I live close to my school
  • My parents are still together
  • I have at least one sibling
  • I live in the United States
  • There is snow right now where I live
  • I have hung out with a friend in the past month
  • I have a smartphone
  • I have at least 15 CD’s
  • I share my room with someone


  • I have break-danced
  • I know a person named Jamie
  • I have had a teacher with a last name that’s hard to pronounce
  • I have dyed my hair. {Transformation wise.}
  • I’m listening to one song on repeat right now
  • I have punched someone in the past week
  • I know someone who has gone to jail
  • I have broken a bone.
  • I have eaten a waffle today
  • I know what I want to do with my life
  • I speak at least 2 languages

Weekly Thorin Oakenshield Challenge # 26: If you could spend one day with Thorin …

I can’t help but imagining something that would totally fit into a domestic winter fluff AU … You know, not out to do something special, but enjoying each other’s company: sitting in front of the fire place, talking (I want to know ALL about your life, honey), cooking together, going out for a stroll in the wintery landscape, warming up with a cup of hot chocolate after that … And I’m sure I would ask force Thorin to play the harp and sing in the evening :)

So nice as that imagine sounds … Truth is: I would probably stare at him all day long and grin like the mad fangirl I am. So just another day at the office.

anonymous asked:

You know a lot about music, do you play an instrument?

I do play a handful of instruments competently, but not well. :) I studied music when I was younger, but half-heartedly, where I didn’t practice much or even learn to read music until I quit lessons. I play piano, flute, and the guitar, and even a bit of clarinet and harp. I mostly sing nowadays though.


A faith like David,
I sing with slings and strings of harp
for character like he.
His shepherd staff and sword, a lead
for sheep on the steepest of cliffs.
A wealth like Solomon,
the Queen of South impressed
with gifts of gold and stone
and leave of satisfaction
upon seeing the city on the hill.
A daring like Josiah,
I long to purge and heal
the temple within my ribs.
Young heart, I desire, for its purity
is favored by He who is.
A mourning like Hezekiah,
a compassion amidst conquest against
Assyria. I weep facing the wall,
hoping my illness recedes, plus fifteen,
in so, I may praise as these kings.

kanadianwithashippingproblem  asked:

you heckin made me want to know more about fane so gO PLEASE AS MUCH ABOUT FANE AS YOU CAN MANAGE

Fane is actually a relatively new character compared to most of the others, so he’s not as developed as the others. However, I’ll list some stuff about him:

  • He is very musical. As I mentioned before, he plays harpsichord, harp, and he sings. 
  • He’s very awkward and clumsy. 
  • He’s short. 5′3″ short. 
  • He has quite a bit of a sweet tooth. 
  • He loves the outdoors, but he can’t keep plants alive at all. 
  • He also loves animals!
  • He just loves life. 
  • He has wavy brown hair, light blue eyes and light skin. 

anonymous asked:

I like joanna's music but I think it requires a certain *mood*. Also I think maybe she could hire someone else to sing? because she's a great harpist but her singing voice can't reach her harp notes? idk I love her and I'm not like qualified to determine this stuff, but I think her music would benefit from it btw. I mean she makes renassaince music, it calls for lots of vocal training

I love her singing voice so I disagree there but I do think her music requires a certain mindset