Status Updates posted by S. Stormy
I HACKED THE PIANO!!
Okay, so actually not hacked. It's an electric piano(but it sounds pretty real), so you can transpose the key it's in! So I can play the lame All I Ask Of You sheet music in a boring different key, but it sounds like the original key! It's so cool!!!
Also, if you hold down the sustain pedal while you turn my piano on, all the notes are permanently sustained and stop being sustained if you press the pedal. It's fun.
Vibrato slowed down is hilarious. Try the main theme for Phantom of the Opera as a reference.
Oh, and it also sounds awesome on 1.5 speed.
I know I just did a status update, but..."There's still a lot of good in the world. Tell Dally. I don't think he knows."If you know, you know.
So you know how I was all excited about this play I'm in? Where I get to be a lead and have a bunch of lines?
Well, it's not going great. Mr. and Mrs. Mouse (Mortimer and Myrtle) barely know their lines and giggle every five seconds and the two stepsisters will always go WAY too far with their argument(they start screaming at each other and the only way to stop them is to physically move between them).
On the bright side, there are at least 6 kids who legitimately doing great.
Oh, did I mention that the show is two days away?
It's not a big deal... just a low-key play thing with only one performance... but I've worked pretty hard on this... and I'm frustrated.
You know that mom
Pop quiz for random bystanders! (no, not Random Bystander, although if you happen to see this, you can respond!): In Phantom, is the line "say you need me with you here beside you" or "say you want me with you here beside you"?
Put your answer in a spoiler!
Should I change my name to Shallan Stormy?
For some reason, something about the way Michael Crawford sings at 3:53 of Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer creeps the heck out of me.
This is all I have to say.
Yesterday was a wonderful day. After school, there was a fundraiser(buy and paint ceiling tiles to go on the ceiling). Here's mine(I did it with a friend):Spoiler
Also I had (marinated)caprese salad for the first time in a long time, and it was SO GOOD. As good as I remember.
The highlight! I finally watched Phantom of the Opera! (not live. But the recording: the 25th Anniversary Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall or something like that.) I've listened to the songs plenty, but I'd never actually seen it! It was SO GOOD, you guys! I did not love Raoul(Hadley Fraser); his All I Ask of You was NOT comforting or sweet like I would have liked, he seemed more... annoyed with her than anything(although apparently he didn't know the song as well as he liked). But other than that, it was everything I dreamed. Which is happying.SpoilerI probably would have cried more at the end if I didn't know exactly what was going to happen. Also Ramin Karimloo is such a good Phantom. Him covering his ears at the end of All I Ask of You?Perfection. Sad perfection.Oh, and also! His sad, lonely, broken rendition of Masquerade at the end is absolutely heartbreaking.Someone on the Internet articulated why I love PotO so much: because Phantom is clearly the antagonist, but he is so sad and sympathetic. Murderer, stalker... but so sad.Also, Raoul didn't do a very good job raising up his hand to the level of his eyes.Oh, and at the end during the bows, the actor still has the costume on but he's acting like a normal cheerful, friendly person and it's very disconcerting.Bye, y'all!(this felt like a @Kajsa :) status update for some reason. Not a bad thing, just odd. Huh.)
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We watched it in choir toward the beginning of the year, but all the kids were being so loud that I couldn't hear it...Quote
(this felt like a @Kajsa :) status update for some reason. Not a bad thing, just odd. Huh.)
lol this kind of does remind me of one of my own SUs.
I find it hilarious howSpoiler
Madam Giry is like, "now remember, KEEP YOUR HAND AT THE LEVEL OF YOUR EYES" and he's like, "yup, got it, will do" and then he confronts the Phantom, doesn't do it, and then Phantom puts a noose around his neck. Like... um, feel like you could have prevented this... pretty easily.
Also, I asked IheartKaladin4eva if she knew how it ended, and this is what she said:Spoiler
"Hmm. I think so? Smt like, oh u have to marry me, and she’s like, imma take off ur mask oh no ur hideous imma run away now and then he like, dies from sadness?Don’t tell me what actually happens"I'm glad she doesn't actually know. That will make it all the more tearful when she does watch it.
All I Ask of You is a gorgeous love song.
This is all I have to say.
Limiting Internet time to 15 minutes per day, at parent's request. Still love y'all, but won't be on as much. If I do it well, I'll get Stormlight miniatures.
I'm so sorry
I wrote fanfiction
(okay, it's not the worst thing in the world. But... it's weird)
Your profile picture broke my brain before I realized what was happening.
I wrote a ketek about grief. Please note that my feelings over Ivan(my cat, for those who didn't know)'s death are not as extreme as presented in this poem, but I wanted to do something to be sad, and I also wanted to write a ketek. So yeah!Spoiler
Lessen grief won't
It is there forever
Abating--but returning acutely.
Never will it leave permanently.
Pain won't leave.
I'd love to forget
Will emptiness hurt more?
...Yes. More hurt.
Emptiness would forget love.
Would it leave?
Will not pain?
Permanently leave it will?
Never. Acutely return.
There it is:
Won't grief lessen?
My first role with real lines I actually have to put in time to memorize.
Turns out there are benefits of having a Drama class where people aren't as committed as one might want.
So I finished Warbreaker, skipping all de sketchy parts.
AAAAAAAAAHHHH that was a good book.
I NEED TO REREAD ALL THE AZURE PARTS IN OATHBRINGER
WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED THERE?
I already posted this in the Bad Day thread, but:
My cat, Ivan, passed away today. It was extremely sudden.
I got home from school and he was yowling. He's old(16)... and I knew it was coming at some point.
Just... sometime later. Tomorrow. Not today.
Sorry, I got distracted, not making sense. He was old, and he didn't do much but poop in the wrong places and puke on the carpet. But... he was snuggly.
We got him to the vet, and they said he had either a stroke or a mass in his brain. He was disoriented, and he couldn't walk. So they said the kind thing to do was put him down.
So... he's gone now. I'll be okay. It was just so sudden, and...
I don't know. I'll be okay, but it's sad now.
OPENING NIGHT TONIGHT!!
Wingfeather Season One finale has come out. Since the Wingfeather thread died a while back, I'll put my thoughts in here. Sorry followers that don't know Wingfeather.Spoiler
Soo... they moved My Love Has Gone!
Which... I don't entirely agree with. I think it's perfect where it is in Book Three, withSpoiler
Esben dying and Leeli singing to comfort him, and having that as one's first exposure to that song. Because he's really dying. And then he says the line from it (In death, my love, I loved you best) and those are his last words? Oh my gosh, it's so hard-hitting. And here? At the end of Book One? It just... doesn't quite live up to that part enough to claim My Love Has Gone Across the Sea. It's just Podo "dying", and then he wakes up and everything's fine. It just... lacks the tears. Although I did have the sniffles while Nia was singing. Maybe I'll change my mind when the end of Book Three rolls around in the show? I don't know.
So that, above, is spoilers for book 3. And I just... I dunno. It's not the same. Still pretty good though, although they didn't hint at Peet/Artham's guilt overSpoiler
I did love Nugget's deep barks and stuff, that was fun.
Oh! And the warning at the beginning? Kind of odd, because if they stick to the book's plot, they'll have to put warnings for maybe older than 7-year-olds. Did that make sense? Anyway, they'll have to start putting that warning at the beginning of every episode.
Spoilers for Book One above.
Ohhh your member title! I love that song.
I already posted this on the Members of the Church thread, but it was an incredible experience for me, so I'm going to put it here too. It's about my beliefs.
I had a really spiritual experience two nights ago.
I haven't really mentioned this on here before but, since I'm the youngest in my family, I'm the only sibling at home.
And... it sucks sometimes. I miss my siblings so much. It's a big gap between me and my next youngest sibling... but we're close. And... it's really hard, knowing that to some/one of my siblings, my home... their home, once... will never be their home again. My brother... has a home of his own. And I barely remember the time before he left home.
And that hurts.
And hearing in books about sibling rivalries and among friends... they don't seem to care about their siblings. They don't seem to care, when their brothers and sisters leave home, that the people they've grown up beside aren't there anymore. It feels, sometimes, like I'm the only person in the world who misses my siblings. I just felt... alone in feeling this kind of pain. I was curled up in the corner of my bed when I felt like I should go to the window.
And then I looked out the window, and saw the moon and thought "we've been on that!" And it reminded me of this video:Spoiler
And it was unthinkable, unimaginable that...
Jesus suffered for us. For me. He knows every kind of pain. He's experienced what I'm experiencing right now. He knows what it's like to have siblings move away, and I am in no way alone.
And I realized that He knows the deepest, darkest, stupidest parts of our souls. And he loves us, wholly, purely, and completely, anyway.
The Spirit was washing over me, and I knew that Jesus knew exactly what I was feeling. I imagined Him sitting next to me and wrapping his arms around me and holding me.
I have a testimony that He knows us. All of all of us. And He loves us. All of all of us.
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I'm so happy that I could brighten your day. Although saying I did isn't quite accurate... you know who I mean. I hope you can feel God's love during your trials.
And to be clear, I'm not scolding people who aren't as close to their siblings. It's just that I think I'm uncommonly close with mine, and I'm sad that it sometimes seems like I'm alone in missing them.
I didn't read it as scolding at all.
- S. Stormy
A while back
You posted on my story thread
it was some show reference? You never responded to my response to you.