kd7sov: (temple)
They heard His voice,
A voice so mild.
It pierced them through and made their souls to quake.
They saw Him come,
A man in white:
The Savior who had suffered for their sake.
They felt the wounds
In hands and side,
And each could testify:
This is the Christ.

This is the Christ,
The holy Son of God,
Our Savior, Lord, Redeemer of Mankind
This is the Christ,
The healer of our souls,
Who ransomed us with love divine.

I read His words,
The words He prayed
While bearing sorrow in Gethsemane.
I feel His love,
The price He paid;
How many drops of blood were spilled for me?
With saints of old,
In joyful cry,
I too can testify:
This is the Christ!

This is the Christ,
The holy Son of God,
Our Savior, Lord, Redeemer of Mankind
This is the Christ,
The healer of our souls,
Who ransomed us with purest love divine!

Who ransomed us with purest love divine!
kd7sov: (Default)
From [personal profile] leeshajoy:

step 1: put your music player on shuffle.
step 2: post the first line from the first 15 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
step 2a: Skip any instrumentals and songs where the first line is or contains the title.
step 2b: Also where the song is in a foreign language which you can't actually understand well enough to transcribe.
step 3: strike out the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
step 4: looking them up on google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
step 5: if you like the game, post your own.


Caveat: Several of these in fact use the first two lines, on account of I don't like cutting off in the middle of a thought.
Additional warning: Two of these are probably not what you first think they are, even if you know the source material.

Five-six-seven-eight! )
kd7sov: (mlp)
And, on an entirely different note, three days remain. Seventy-two hours.

I think I can get to the pony music on my mp3 player around then without cheating. Les Mis remains, along with Man of La Mancha, but if I have it playing while I make dinner tomorrow it should come out about even.

Wheeeee!

Oct. 3rd, 2012 07:57 am
kd7sov: (music)
Quite often, I enjoy having my mp3 player play all the tracks in alphabetical order. This can produce some very interesting effects - "Dulcinea (reprise)" goes straight into one of the boss battles from Zelda: Spirit Tracks, for instance. But I already knew about that one. Today I found a new amusing juxtaposition.

I know at least one of you will know exactly what I mean when I refer to "My Eyes are Fully Open", from Pirates of Penzance. The track on my player contains that song and the dialogue (trialogue? punctuated monologue? I'll just call it dialogue, even if talking to each other isn't exactly what happens...) that follows. In normal playthroughs, it is immediately followed by "Away, Away!" This morning, in the alphabetic play, it... was not. What followed it was, instead, "My Fluttershy". Which has just enough similarity in the opening notes to make it an absolutely hilarious follow-on.

Ghhhhhhhhh

Aug. 28th, 2012 05:19 pm
kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)
Oh, Brain.

Okay. So. Here's me, thinking about my Golden Sun Sims stuff. And it occurs to me that I ought to fold the laundry, so I go do that. I typically have my mp3 player on when I do the laundry. And today my sister was watching Serendipity in the next room at the same time.

Now. One of the major things I'm trying to do, in Sims, is to get Felix and Sheba to end up together without either of them dying or getting grievously injured or running off to wander the world in depression. So some of this is running through my head while I'm getting occasional glimpses of a romance movie - which I didn't actually like, what I saw of it, but that's beside the point. And the music on my player is from The Scarlet Pimpernel.

I believe I've mentioned a few times that my Felix headvoice, in some manners of speaking, handles incoming music. What I don't know that I've mentioned very much is that, for a long time, I was considering doing a Felix plot at Milliways based on Scarlet Pimpernel. So some of the songs, particularly Only Love, She Was There, and You Are My Home, are particularly associated with the Felix/Sheba ship. (Yes, I'm well aware that You Are My Home is sung by a pair of siblings. It has nevertheless always sounded like a romance song to me.)

So there I am, being bombarded three ways with roughly the same thing. I think I need a break; anyone willing to brainsit for me?
kd7sov: (myself)
Yes, it's that time again! From [livejournal.com profile] ceitfianna:

Comment with "Come at me, bro," or some variation you prefer and:
→ I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
→ Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
→ Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.


Fi asked:
Answer me these questions three. I mean, five. )

...

May. 31st, 2011 12:36 pm
kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)
In response to [livejournal.com profile] leeshajoy's response to the Millways App-this-plz thing the other day, on top of a variety of other influences, I have begun watching My Little Pony.

It's pretty fun. It's not Avatar, but not everything can be - and Avatar itself didn't really hit its stride until it was several episodes in.

It is... very interesting, though, to watch episodes of that in between listening to songs from the Phoenix Wright Musical Project. Such different tones.
kd7sov: (temple)
He is risen! He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice!
He hath burst his three days' prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice!
Death is conquered, Man is free,
Christ hath won the victory.

Come with high and holy hymning,
Chant our Lord's triumphant lay.
Not one darksome cloud is dimming
Yonder glorious morning ray,
Breaking o'er the purple east,
Symbol of our Easter feast.

He is risen! He is risen!
He hath opened Heaven's gate!
We are free from sin's dark prison,
Risen to a holier state!
And a brighter Easter beam
On our longing eyes shall stream.
kd7sov: (music)
I have now seen Tangled.

It was fun. Not up to the Second Pixar Threshold - also known as "let's see that again!", which has only been reached by WALL*E and Toy Story 3 - but still fun.

I absolutely love being able to feel the shape of music. It's nothing huge, but I can usually tell when there's going to be a change in whatever music I'm hearing, and often what sort of change. For instance, there's a song in Tangled called "I See the Light" (Probably vaguely spoilery, but not if you are up on your Disney tropes.) Having never heard it before, beyond my brother singing snippets of it in the shower, I was able to "cue" the start of the singing. This isn't the only time this has happened - at the ending climax part of Stardust, the first time I saw it, I cued changes in the camera angle based entirely on the shape of the music. Every time I hear "When You Believe", from Prince of Egypt, I raise my right hand at a particular point. Every time.

Incidentally, I am informed that the Flower song is called "Healing Incantation". This produces interesting resonances in my brain - I tend to associate that phrase with the following:

J'den encour. )
kd7sov: (Default)
My little sister has been making a plush version of Toothless, from How to Train Your Dragon. She finished it last night, and this morning I took a few pictures.

I have become convinced that Brain is taunting me. It started innocuously enough a few months ago, when I sort of started idly statting out Felix for Homestuck. All was fine for a while, until... someone posted this to one of the Golden Sun groups on deviantArt. Buried in there is a snippet that changes (inner) worlds: "[S] Ivan: Do the windy thing" Immediately, Brain started in on the parallels, and before long had decided that I needed to set up all sixteen party members from the Golden Sun games for Sburb sessions. Soon I had set up a spreadsheet with all the HS kids and trolls, their colors, titles, lands, and so on, and started in on the Sunnites. Now Brain has decided that I ought to set up Himi - the last person to join in Dark Dawn - as being related to Mary, from Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. Due to the rather twisted way Brain works, this would make her a one-person four-way crossover. (Because, you see, Mary entered the picture as another potential ship for the version of Felix in the Young Wizards 'verse, after I decided it would be too much trouble to make Sheba work both as a similarly-transplanted character and as a love interest for this Felix.)

And, as long as I'm here, [livejournal.com profile] ceitfianna has presented me with questions from the Interview Meme:

→ Leave a comment saying you want to be interviewed.
→ I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
→ Update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
→ Include this explanation.
→ Ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.


Here's what she asked! )
kd7sov: (Felix)
November 30, 2010
2:41 p.m.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

As the countdown approaches its end, it is interesting to note where my mind goes. At the moment, the most pressing question is "where do I direct my singing?" Do I remain somewhat serious with West Side Story ("Tonight"), or a bit sillier with My Fair Lady ("Get Me To the Church On Time")? Perhaps I should jump the gun a bit with Jekyll & Hyde ("This Is the Moment"), or abandon sobriety altogether with VeggieTales (Josh and the Big Wall; "Going to the Promised Land"). I could go for redundancy with an undertone of ironic uncertainty with Shrek: The Musical ("I Know It's Today") or eschew words entirely by humming some of the more epic music tracks from the previous Golden Suns.
kd7sov: (maaaaagic cat)
From [livejournal.com profile] ceitfianna: Comment and I'll pick six interests of yours, which you then have to describe!

Fi picked:

These six. )

If asked, I could ramble on about Avalon Code for considerably more time, but it wouldn't be long before the discussion dissolved into spoilery stuff or disjointed musings about characterization and worldbuilding.
kd7sov: (TOPH)
It's called Spitzer Space Telescope: The Musical, although there are a lot of applicable musical tropes it doesn't have. It does have singing cartoon suns and a guy who reminds me of Johnny Depp as Wonka.

Sadly, I can't download and save it, as they seem to assume everyone's using iPods or at least iTunes.

Also, these people have Felicia Day in one of their most recent other videos, along with "Sean Astin". Yes, the quotes are required. You'll see why if you watch.

*wanders off singing* "There are lights in the sky that we can't see In the darkest parts of the galaxy; With Spitzer's spectrum we can detect 'em Easily."
kd7sov: (music)
1. Put your music on shuffle.

2. Link to the lyrics of the first 25 songs that come up.

3. Allow others to give you prompts based on these songs.


One or two of these may be links to videos instead of lyrics. I make no apology.

Ze songs )

I don't promise promptness, but I do promise to get to each prompt I'm given.

I wonder why, exactly, so many of the songs I have aren't on the internet.

Arrrgh.

Nov. 8th, 2009 08:26 pm
kd7sov: (comparison)
I have a CD that I recently ripped onto my computer, and I'm having some trouble with it. It's several songs, mostly but not all Christmas songs, that a church leader who since moved away burned for each member of our youth group. Unfortunately, there's no track data, so my mp3 player simply lists them as "Track 1" "Track 2" and so on. I'm trying to change that by editing the properties, but it doesn't seem to be working. I got "Track 1" replaced with its title, but I can't seem to do the same for any of the others, even when I think I'm doing the same sequence of actions. Do any of you know how to help?
kd7sov: (Felix)
(...by now I really ought to know it's impossible to just quickly check Wikipedia for one thing.)

Last night, in crackchat, there was some discussion of Disney heroines, and as a result I wandered over to YouTube and watched "I'll Make a Man Out of You", from Mulan. Then, later, I got to thinking.

My thoughts on the song )

My thoughts on Felix's thoughts on the song )
kd7sov: (Default)
It'll be so nice when you can say to Google, "What song is this?" and it'll say, "Hum a few bars", and you do and it says "That sounds like this song."

This post brought to you by the fact that instrumental tracks on unlabeled discs can be difficult to identify.
kd7sov: (Default)
This could get a little long. )

It's quite interesting to notice which journals I recognize on which interest lists, and where from. It's particularly interesting to see which people share several of my interests without my having encountered them anywhere on LJ.

One of these days I want to find out what sorting algorithm LJ uses for the entries on the interest lists.
kd7sov: (crusade)
Because I haven't done it in a while, and I have more people to guess this time, and there's a nontrivial probability at least one of the relevant songs won't be from a musical.

I give you the first line - or, at least, an early line, or a few lines that make a complete thought - and you try to guess what song it is. Simple, no? I choose to excise first lines that are, in fact, spoken rather than sung.

Here we go! )

Yes, I'm a bit free with punctuation. I may also have misspelled #2. Let's see how you do!
kd7sov: (Felix)
Oh, Felix, why do you do these things?

Relevant fact 1: I have always - since, at the latest, the second time I watched the film in question - associated Sheeta, from Castle in the Sky with Sheba, from the Golden Sun games. This is based on a number of factors, including events, MacGuffins, and mannerisms.

Relevant fact 2: At some point in 2006, Felix, having showed up as a result of joining [livejournal.com profile] milliways_bar, became in charge of my incoming music. This means, among other things, that one of the first things I think of when I encounter a song - especially a love song of some description - is usually whether it can legitimately be applied to Felix. (This, incidentally, has utterly ruined at least one song for me. The song in question is "Love Is My Legs" from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is just a bit too "modern" to truly fit Felix. However, that doesn't stop the associations, which means at one point I invariably crack up due to envisioning a row of Djinn - alternating Venus and Jupiter - lined up on a tree branch like Zoombinis swaying and singing along.)

Relevant fact 3: Since he returned to [livejournal.com profile] milliways_bar, Felix has taken a rather more active interest in what I do with him. In particular, he has requested that certain things happen at Cubefall next year. I'm not currently at liberty to say what.

Relevant fact 4: I've had some success, particularly lately, at finding scenes and songs from a variety of musicals and movies on Youtube.

The situation: Thursday, July 9, I attempted to find the opening credits of Castle in the Sky on Youtube, in part for the music underneath. Though I was unsuccessful, I did find
this. Felix became enchanted, and has demanded something similar, albeit more text-based, as a run-up to Cubefall. Specifically, a dream-state non-sequential series of flashbacks and might-have-beens fitting that song.

Naturally, this means that I have to start on the writing thereof Right Soon. I feel like I've been drafted into one of those hundred-themes ficlet communities.

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