Rules: Answer these 92 statements and tag 20 people. I was tagged by @aquietkindofthunder and I really like these so I figured I might as well!
LAST: 1. Drink: iced coffee 2. Phone call: my best friend 3. Text message: my best friend again lmao 4. Song you listen to: Kids- Mikky Ekko 5. Time you cried: uuuh last Wednesday I broke down at work
HAVE YOU: 6. Dated someone twice: nope 7. Kissed someone and regretted it: uuuuuh 8. Been cheated on: no 9. Lost someone special: uh yeah my pixel arts all about that yo 10. Been depressed: for sure 11. Gotten drunk and thrown up: nu uh
LIST 3 FAVORITE COLORS: 12. pastel pink!! duh 13. grey! i like most shades of grey 14. pale blue,,,
IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU:
15. Made new friends: yeah!! I love them all esp @bat-slap 16. Fallen out of love: ahaha yeah 17. Laughed until you cried: only a couple times 18. Found out someone was talking about you: yeah,, both positively and negatively 20. Found out who your friends are: yea sure
21. Kissed someone on your Facebook list: idk what this means,,,
GENERAL: 22. How many of your Facebook friends do you know in real life: all of em 23. Do you have any pets: no but i pet sit a lot 24. Do you want to change your name: um I really like my name but it doesn’t exactly fit me 25. What did you do for your last Birthday: uh. I spent last birthday crying a lot and lying on the ground 26. What time do you wake up: lately I’ve been getting up at 7:45 (cause I’ve got work) 27. What were you doing at midnight last night: … I was watching the Simpsons (the Burns Cage is a v good episode) 28. Name something you can’t wait for: time enough to breathe and work on things I’m passionate about 29. When was the last time you saw your mom?: Just today 30. What is one thing you wish you could change in your life: I wish I was less busy 31. What are you listening to right now: Perfect Places- Lorde 32. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: uuuh probably 33. Something that is getting on your nerves: stress stress stress 34. Most visited website: hiveworks cause I love webcomics 35. Mole/s: I have some on my face and arms and I love them 36. Mark/s: I have a big birthmark on my leg and I love it 37. Childhood dream: to travel and tell stories 38. Hair color: dark brown 39. Long or short hair: long but I want to cut it all off (snip snip) 40. Do you have a crush on someone: ahaha 41. What do you like about yourself: I like how I write 42. Piercings: none! I’m afraid of piercings lmao
43. Blood type: idk man 44. Nicknames? I have sooo many,,, sushi, shoe shine, scadoosh, soosh… 45. Relationship status: I’m single 46. Zodiac: Leo 47. Pronouns: uuuuh I’ll get back to y’all on this one 48. Favorite TV Show: this is tough but rn I’m a big fan of 50. Right or left hand: Right for writing but I’m better with my left hand for other stuff (like piano and hammering stuff) 51. Surgery: never 52. Hair dyed in different color: Nope 53. Sport: ultimate Frisbee but I don’t play anymore cause I’m weak 55. Vacation: my fam used to drive to California but mostly we just go to Oregon and Canada 56. Pair of trainers: um idk
MORE GENERAL: 57. Eating: these gross noodles I didn’t like them 58. Drinking: that sweet H2O 59. I’m about to: drink a hot chocolate yayyy 62. Want: I want to have the time to work on things I care about 63. Get married: Maybe?? idk 64. Career: I really want to be a writer 65. Hugs or kisses: hugs I guess 66. Lips or eyes: lips 67. Shorter or taller: I like people who are shorter than me 68. Older or younger: uh I have issues with both,,, I guess I’d be most comfortable dating someone my age 70. Nice arms or nice stomach: nice arms! 71. Sensitive or loud: loud lmao 72. Hook up or relationship: ummmm I’d like a relationship but I’m also chill with hooking up 73. Troublemaker or hesitant: hesitant
HAVE YOU EVER:
74. Kissed a Stranger: nah 75. Drank hard liquor: nope 76. Lost glasses/contact lenses: yea 77. Turned someone down: yuppers 78. Sex on the first date: prob not 79. Broken someone’s heart: ….maybe? 80. Had your heart broken: sorta 81. Been arrested: naaah 82. Cried when someone died: no 83. Fallen for a friend: uh huh
DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
84: Yourself: sorta 85. Miracles: no 86. Love at first sight: No 87. Santa Claus: nope 88. Kiss on the first date: sometimes
OTHER: 90. Current best friend name: my best friend is so wonderful and great I love her so much,,, she doesn’t have a tumblr but I’m trying to get her to make one 91. Eye color: brown 92. Favorite movie: I really like “whisper of the heart”, “the grand Budapest hotel” and “the handmaiden
I’m mostly gonna tag my mutuals on my main (my main’s paper-island)
Prompt: I would love to read anything with 40s!Bucky just generally being a sweetheart/cuddly. I think 22, 73, 81, 90 and 94 are the best ones of those bunch for the time period. (Especially since “short skirts” were just barely above the knee, haha.)
22. ‘Come over here and make me.’ 73. ‘The skirt is supposed to be short.’ 81. ‘I may be an idiot, but I’m your idiot.’ 90. ‘Who gave you the black eye?’ 94. ‘It must be hard with your sense of direction. Never being able to find your way to a decent pick-up line.’
A/N: THIS WAS SO CUTE TO WRITE. MY GOD. 1940s!Bucky can play piano for me ANYTIME. Anyway. Thank you to @1940sbarnesgirl for the adorable prompts!
Machiaveli, Nietzsche, Da Vinci, Shakespeare and Sun Tzu (on a student exchange from China) share an apartment in Vancouver and have to deal with the everyday problems of negotiating chores, keeping steady jobs, and arguing over whose turn it is to pick up pizza for dinner.
Every night they play a different game. Sun Tzu always wins at chess, Shakespeare at Scrabble (though the others complain that making up words is technically cheating). Nietzsche loses at everything, but this is okay because nothing means anything and he just wanders the apartment with a lamp crying that God is dead until he feels better. Da Vinci always wins at Pictionary.
They also play Charades on occasion. Shakespeare and Da Vinci team up, and usually win because Machiavelli and Nietzsche always pick abstract political or philosophical topics that the other never comes close to guessing.
Beethoven lives upstairs.
And they’re constantly trying to get him to shut up… Shakespeare makes an impassioned monologue, which he ignores, Da Vinci paints a picture of him sleeping peacefully and leaves it on the doorstep, Sun Tzu threatens him with a sword, and Machiavelli just calls the landlord. Nietzsche just shows up outside his door with his lamp and intones “God is dead.” Beethoven slams the door in his face and goes back to attacking his piano with a hammer.
“Neptune, the Mystic” from The Planets (1914-16) by Gustav Holst
Gustav Holst set out to write an orchestral suite based on the planets of our solar system in 1914. He ended up writing seven movements - Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. He gave each movement a subtitle, based on their astrological symbols.
Holst achieves an eerie, unearthly sound in “Neptune” through the use of unusual meter - the entire movement is in 5/4 time, unlike most Western music, which is in 4/4 or ¾ - as well as etherial harmonies and distant sounds. The score directs that the entire orchestra is to play “sempre pianissimo,” or always very quietly. Additionally, Holst makes use of some unusual instruments – a bass flute, a bass oboe, and a celesta. The bass flute is an uncommon instrument, an octave lower than a normal (concert) flute; it can be heard in unison with concert flutes at the very opening of the movement. The bass oboe also sounds an octave lower than its “normal” counterpart, the (soprano) oboe. Its sound approaches that of a bassoon, but it has a much brighter tone. Next, the celesta: it’s a small keyboard instrument, and works similarly to a piano. Unlike a piano, the hammers do not strike strings, but rather metal plates, which ring somewhat like a bell. The celesta produces a “twinkly” sound, which Holst takes full advantage of.
Finally, Holst also uses a 3-part women’s chorus, and makes a special note in the score: “The Chorus is to be placed in an adjoining room, the door of which is to be left open until the last bar of the piece, when it is to be slowly and silently closed. The Chorus, the door, and any Sub-Conductors that may be found necessary are to be well screened from the audience.” Thus, when the chorus first enters, the audience has no idea where the sound is coming from; they simply hear a eerie, otherworldly singing that comes out of nowhere, and, at the very end, fades out slowly after all else is gone. This is actually one of the earliest examples of a fade-out in music, and one of the few examples outside of popular music.
I still need to write birthday fics for some friends, but I think that Bartolomeo Cristifori deserved a birthday fic and I knew just what to write.
Big thanks to the wonderful and incredible rebornfromash for betaing. I love you so much darling!!
A party. Soul was throwing a party for death’s sake. He hated his own birthday, but this, this, was a special occasion that “needed to be observed with the highest respect and celebrated in the greatest fashion.” So there she was on her way to Kid’s mansion to see what the hell Soul had planned for this party.
Whether they’re fans or detractors of Steinway — and there are many of both — top artists are looking not for bells and whistles but the inspiration that comes from playing on a superb instrument, superbly prepared by a knowledgable technician. And inspiration, of course, is as individual as a player — and as a top-of-the-line piano.
“When the piano responds on all dynamic levels, from pianissimo to sforzando and fortissimo, and gives the pianist tonal palette, you never want to leave that piano bench,” says Garee. “It’s when that particular instrument went together, when all the stars went together, material science, geometry, engineering, and the resilience of the piano hammer to respond to its soundboard. When all that comes together, it doesn’t matter what brand it is. It’s magic.”
It seemed like hours and then slowly turned into days since he last saw her. Was their argument truly that upsetting? Was she really gone for good? He had taken his sorrows out on his piano. Hammering on the keys in tears and weeping over the wooden object in despair when his music didn’t bring her back. At least her disappearance had awoken his muse. Sheets of music notes scattered all over the study. All the lights had been turned on and the house had looked lived in. Well, lived in by a lonely seeming bachelor. Maybe she really was as upset with him as she claimed. Should he have taken her concerns more seriously? A bunch of thoughts passed through SS’s head as he moved around in the living room noticing there were so many pictures of her family but none of them. Since when did he become so sentimental? “Of course i’ve grown soft. The woman makes me soft…” he grumbled as he folded his arms along the fireplace mantle and rested his head. Melancholy taking him over in one giant swoop of thought. “Why does the lady torture me so? Is it an endless punishment for not being a very welcoming man? Where is the understanding… the unity in our love that overlooks what she might perceive as a flaw of mine,” he muttered to himself.