• Louise Fowler posted a new activity comment 9 hours, 36 minutes ago

    Yeah, I agree, I would love to be able to do that.
    That being said, I did manage to create something of a nice (if repetitive) tune when my brother and I were trying out a violin pick-up my conductor lent to me. 😛

  • @cindygreen No and yes. 😉 I’m Australian, and I play violin and sing. 😀

  • Louise Fowler posted a new activity comment 3 days, 6 hours ago

    Yeah, reading music is a really good skill. But I know what you mean about fiddling. The luthier who restored my violin can’t read a bit of music, but he’s an amazing Irish fiddler. 😀 And one our friends, he can’t read music, but he’s really good on the piano.

  • Louise Fowler posted a new activity comment 4 days, 7 hours ago

    So, I’m guessing you can read music and all that sort of thing? 😀 It’s handy to know, unless you plan on being an Irish fiddler? 😉

    • Yup. I learned basic music theory when I learned piano, and while I’m not an expert, I know quite a bit, and can sight-read easily. It is quite handy.
      I do wish I could fiddle in addition to classical, though, seriously. 😛 I wish I knew how.

    • Yeah, reading music is a really good skill. But I know what you mean about fiddling. The luthier who restored my violin can’t read a bit of music, but he’s an amazing Irish fiddler. 😀 And one our friends, he can’t read music, but he’s really good on the piano.

    • Sounds amazing, of course. ;P I have a good musical ear/sense of tune, too, which I’m thankful for as well, but I still can’t make gorgeous harmonies and improvise amazingly like nobody’s business and that sort of thing. Much to my sorrow. I can harmonize and improvise if I work at it, but it’s not second nature or anything.

    • Yeah, I agree, I would love to be able to do that.
      That being said, I did manage to create something of a nice (if repetitive) tune when my brother and I were trying out a violin pick-up my conductor lent to me. 😛

  • Louise Fowler posted a new activity comment 5 days, 9 hours ago

    Very nice! I hope you enjoy it! 😀

    Yeah, YouTube is great.

    • Thanks. 😀

      • So, I’m guessing you can read music and all that sort of thing? 😀 It’s handy to know, unless you plan on being an Irish fiddler? 😉

        • Yup. I learned basic music theory when I learned piano, and while I’m not an expert, I know quite a bit, and can sight-read easily. It is quite handy.
          I do wish I could fiddle in addition to classical, though, seriously. 😛 I wish I knew how.

        • Yeah, reading music is a really good skill. But I know what you mean about fiddling. The luthier who restored my violin can’t read a bit of music, but he’s an amazing Irish fiddler. 😀 And one our friends, he can’t read music, but he’s really good on the piano.

        • Sounds amazing, of course. ;P I have a good musical ear/sense of tune, too, which I’m thankful for as well, but I still can’t make gorgeous harmonies and improvise amazingly like nobody’s business and that sort of thing. Much to my sorrow. I can harmonize and improvise if I work at it, but it’s not second nature or anything.

        • Yeah, I agree, I would love to be able to do that.
          That being said, I did manage to create something of a nice (if repetitive) tune when my brother and I were trying out a violin pick-up my conductor lent to me. 😛

  • Louise Fowler posted a new activity comment 5 days, 10 hours ago

    Whooo! That’s so exciting! Have you ever taken lessons before, or are you two self-taught? (If so, that is extra impressive, because I would have no idea how one would do that! XD)

  • @dekreel Is that your quote? Because it’s from the same movie. 😛 XD

  • @catwing “We survived but we’re dead!!” XD

  • Louise Fowler replied to the topic Another Question in the forum Plotting 1 week ago

    Lots of works have more than one villain. For the BBC series of Robin Hood, they had the Sheriff of Notingham, and Guy of Gisborne. Guy mostly worked for the Sheriff, but he also had his own personal axe to grind with Robin Hood, which didn’t just make him the main villain’s lackey.

    Lord of the Rings has both Sauron and Sauraman Again, Sauraman…[Read more]

  • @inkling-for-christ Thanks! This will make it much easier to give you specific and understandable feedback. 🙂

  • @inkling-for-christ I would love to read you work, if you still want feedback. But may I make a suggestion? Reading it in a post like this is a bit hard, and makes it tricky to comment on what might need revising. If you could put it in a Google Doc and share the link with us on Suggest mode, that would give us the ability to highlight sections to…[Read more]

  • @dragon-snapper Sounds amazing, especially since all this is because of a fruit. 😀 I can’t wait to hear where this goes. 🙂

  • Louise Fowler posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Summer. I love our summer Christmasses, they truly feel Christmassy to me. I have experienced one white Christmas in my life, and I would like to have another, but so long as it’s not too hot or humid, our Christmasses are fine. 🙂

  • @dekreel Only to those who have seen it. 😛

    “Oh, that’s nice! Ash on my tomatoes!”

  • Louise Fowler replied to the topic Lack of Plot in the forum Plotting 1 week, 3 days ago

    @dragon-snapper Congrats! Can’t wait to hear more. 😀 And I thought so, I had seen that movie, and it looked like it came from it, but it’s been a while. 😉

    @introvert_girl Yes! Character aspects and relationships I also find inspire me. 🙂

  • Louise Fowler posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Well, we’d love the joyful, but cosy and warm, not so much thank you. 😉 How about cool and breezy? 🙂

    • *facepalm* I FORGOT. XD Yes indeed… It’s quite hard for me to imagine what it’s like having Christmas in Summer. Or Spring. Whichever it is over there. 😛

    • Summer. I love our summer Christmasses, they truly feel Christmassy to me. I have experienced one white Christmas in my life, and I would like to have another, but so long as it’s not too hot or humid, our Christmasses are fine. 🙂

    • Well, I guess that works. You’d probably find 20 degree Christmases odd. 😀

      Guess what? My oldest sister, Elizabeth—the other violin player in our family as of right now—and I have a chance for lessons! It came up sort of unexpectedly… We went to audition to play in the Christmas program of Ohio Christian University (which is only about…[Read more]

    • Whooo! That’s so exciting! Have you ever taken lessons before, or are you two self-taught? (If so, that is extra impressive, because I would have no idea how one would do that! XD)

  • Louise Fowler posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Yep. 😛 I have stuff I need to do, but it has to wait until after Christmas at the very least because of all the other stuff we have to do. 😉 We haven’t even decorated yet. D:

    • Christmas can be hectic. 😛 But it’s so worth it because it’s SO COZY AND WARM AND JOYFUL. And means so much, obviously.

      • Well, we’d love the joyful, but cosy and warm, not so much thank you. 😉 How about cool and breezy? 🙂

        • *facepalm* I FORGOT. XD Yes indeed… It’s quite hard for me to imagine what it’s like having Christmas in Summer. Or Spring. Whichever it is over there. 😛

        • Summer. I love our summer Christmasses, they truly feel Christmassy to me. I have experienced one white Christmas in my life, and I would like to have another, but so long as it’s not too hot or humid, our Christmasses are fine. 🙂

        • Well, I guess that works. You’d probably find 20 degree Christmases odd. 😀

          Guess what? My oldest sister, Elizabeth—the other violin player in our family as of right now—and I have a chance for lessons! It came up sort of unexpectedly… We went to audition to play in the Christmas program of Ohio Christian University (which is only about…[Read more]

        • Whooo! That’s so exciting! Have you ever taken lessons before, or are you two self-taught? (If so, that is extra impressive, because I would have no idea how one would do that! XD)

  • Louise Fowler posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Uhm… I practise when the musos have our rehearsal, and I’m going to start bringing my violin for the choir rehearsals to play with the songs I’m not singing, so that’ll be about 4 times a week if I understand the schedule correctly. But not much otherwise. 😛

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