the best violinist

anonymous asked:

Ok prompt: baz is a swimmer (like damn all lean and muscly) and Simon is a guy who can't actually swim but I ly doggy paddle and they're neighbors and they get talking or smth and they're both like 👀👀😍😍 so baz offers swimming lessons and idk where to go with this I just woke up but try it maybe ?

Anon…. this is actually the greatest prompt EVER. 

I AM A SWIMMER. I can work this au so well… GET READY (also baz is totally like a distance swimmer like 200s and 500s and 1650s even and IF simon were a swimmer but hes not for this au he would totally be a flyer)

So this isnt exactly your suggestion but it’s close I think I hope you like it

(Normal boarding school, Simon and Baz are still roommates,
swim team au)

(there’ll be a part two, i think) (because i like this) (chaptered possibly) (because i need baz pov and less introduction more of the actual prompt im sorry) 


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A recent portrait of Donnell Best …my favourite violinist who flew in to play for my Birthday Party Glasses Tom Ford Shirt Muji


It’s out! It’s finished!!!

Uncommon Time is an RPG I’ve been working on since the end of 2013 about a group of young musicians (four strings players and a vocalist) who are on a Quest.

Eighteen-year-old cellist Alto Cantabile is heir to an ancient legacy, and in order to fulfill her duty, she brings her skeptical best friend, violinist Teagan Almace, along with her to the far northern country of Harmonia. Alto must gather three other players to form a quintet, and find the sheet music she needs for a very special performance.

This project is very important to me, and I’m excited (and nervous) to finally get to share it in full! Thank you to my testers and everyone else who helped me get this far!

You may enjoy Uncommon Time if you like:

  • music
  • worldbuilding
  • women being awesome
  • queer themes (sexuality, gender, and presentation)
  • silly party banter
  • interpersonal drama and other serious themes

Uncommon Time is a lengthy game (estimated play time 15-25 hours!) with multiple endings. It is recommended for ages 15 and up, and features disturbing/violent imagery and mild sexual content. There’s a detailed list of content warnings that you can find on the official webpage, but since some of the warnings are spoilers, please only check it if you know there’s content you need to avoid to stay safe. This game has also got a lot of flashy and screen-shaking animations, so if you have an illness or disability that does not do well with those, you may not want to play it.

If you have save data from the demo version of the game, you can continue from it, but I’ve made some small graphical changes since the last demo (v0.15) so you may want to start over from the beginning.

Uncommon Time does not work on Mac or Linux and needs the RPG Maker VX Ace RTP to be installed to run properly. PLEASE check the readme file before running the game for the first time.

You can see more screenshots and get a download link here from the game’s homepage! also let me know if you enjoyed it/are doing a liveblog or anything because this stuff keeps me motivated ok. Thanks for reading!!


Random Kid: Oh my gosh, you’re Silvia! 

Silvia: Why yes, I am. I’m guessing you’ve heard of me? 

Random Kid: Yeah! The name’s Zach! You’re so well known in school. 

Silvia: For being the best violinist. I know! 

Zach: More like for being the least “good” violinist in the entire school. You’re admired for hitting notes that no one can! 

Silvia: I’ll take that as a compliment. 

Zach: It’s not really..

Silvia: Being able to do something that no one can means it’s a compliment. 

I do think it’s worth pointing out that the “level” or “grade” of a piece doesn’t say anything except it’s objective technical difficulty. The way pieces get categorized is based on stuff like “This one has some chords” and “This one goes into 5th position for a bit”

Slow, emotional pieces can be every bit as challenging as fast showy ones, and your ability as a musician isn’t rated by how many 16th notes you can play at 180 bpm. 

When I was 14 I played the theme from Shindler’s List. It’s a gorgeous piece. It’s technically simple but emotionally so challenging and moving. Itzhak Perlman is one of the best violinists in the world and he performed it in concert regularly. The RCM would classify it probably around a grade 4 level.

Basically don’t feel bad if you feel like your repertoire isn’t as fancy or difficult as the people around you. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is every bit as important as Beethoven. What you’re playing doesn’t matter half as much as how and why you’re playing it.

anonymous asked:

do you have any orchestra/band au for the seven (plus maybe nico and reyna)? i hope you're having a nice day!

duuuuude I think about this a lot tbh 

  • Percy plays the snare drum and is lead of the drumline
  • Frank plays the saxophone
  • Leo plays the cymbals 
  • Jason and Annabeth play the violin in the school orchestra 
  • Nico is widely regarded as a viola savant  
  • Reyna plays the cello 
  • Hazel plays the flute
  • Piper plays the tuba to piss off her mom but she is actually really passionate about the French horn 
  • because of budget cuts, orchestra and band start having to share a classroom
  • one day after school Percy is headed to the band room for solo practice when he hears the most beautiful music he’s ever heard— it turns out to be Annabeth 
  • their friend groups quickly merge
  • and after a few months as friends Percy works up the nerve to finally ask out his too-smart-out-of-his-league-violinist best friend 

vivalamusaine  asked:

Prompt! ExR accidentally running into each other at two in the morning <3

Come read this on AO3 and drop a comment!

There were a plethora of reasons Grantaire chose to play his cello at unconventional times. Namely, his inability to sleep at decent hours and the music hall’s broken door lock. Besides, he’d made good friends with the nighttime security guard, along with some of the other students. If you brought a coffee or snack for him, he’d let you by no problem. The guard was a well-fed man, to say the least.

It was approaching two in the morning, and Grantaire was on his way to the practice rooms, inwardly groaning about how out of tune the cold air was probably making the instrument in his hand. He sent a quick prayer to whatever gods would listen that if a string were to pop, it’d be the A string; the cheapest of the four.

“Hey, how’s it going?”

Grantaire received an unamused grunt in response, Guelemer taking his only extra donut before opening the door to the building, muttering something about eccentric music students. Damn straight. Grantaire was the Eccentric Music Student stereotype, and he ate up every detail of it. His shared apartment consisted of himself, a poet and a photography student. Between the three of them, they encompassed Eccentric College Student stereotype quite well.

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