Nov. 15th, 2011

caper_est: The grey wolf in the red gloaming. (golden kate)
...with a marathon session of 3,800 words, and by golly I'll know it tomorrow.

Go well, proud Kate, fell Luke, Katy my bravest and dearest; and thou, even thou, mad bad Kit Fox!  There will be Redraft; there will be Reworking; there will be Carving Something Readable Out Of This Whopping Big Monster.  But for now, there is this: four years I have known you, and the best part of three years written you, and well I have grown to love you all.  If it is in my power, you and your friends and lovers, companions and children, will see this outer world through many other eyes than mine, and your tale be made a fit one for remembering deep and wide, with joy and tears and catches of sudden ridiculous laughter abounding.  Let us see what I can do for you, who have done so much for me.

It's done.  I don't know what to say.  I don't know what to do.  I think maybe I'll have a glass of red in celebration, to start with.

Iechyd da, all!

caper_est: A cartoon virus. (meme)
Via [ profile] heleninwales:


1. Open up your music player. Hit shuffle.
2. Record the first few lines of the first 20 songs that come up that do not give away the name of the song. [This cuts out a lot!] Skip instrumentals, but don't skip the embarrassing ones.   [I have a lot of embarrassing ones, but my player seemed too embarrassed to select any of them.]
3. Make hapless LJ* denizens guess the song names and artists. Google is cheating. For musical songs, the name of the musical is acceptable in place of the artist.
4. Least hapless LJ* denizen wins admiration.

* Or DW.  - Ed.

1. Melinda was mine, 'til the time that I found her, holding Jim, loving him.
2. I come from the moor and the mountain, from the waterfall and stream.
3. I am an ex offender.  They let me out in the summer.
4. Some sunny day, babe, when everything seems okay, babe, you'll wake up and find that you're alone.
5. When the evening sun goes down, you will find me hanging round.
6. Ten years ago on a cold dark night, someone was killed 'neath the Town Hall light.
7. You should be so happy, you should be so glad, twentieth century man.
8. If you want to play with my soul, why don't you take a look at your own first?
9. About the time that Daddy left to fight the big war, I saw my first pistol in the general store.
10.  I believe your new girl turned you down, and they say she's pushing you around.
11. Colour me your colour, baby.  Colour me your car.
12. Well my name's John Lee Pettimore, same as my daddy and his daddy before.
13. He's got his little Y-fronts and he's got his little vest. He's got his little parting in his hair.
14. Oh do you know, where to go, where to go? 
15. To cross the wide sea I deserted, from the shore I did fly.
16.  There is a woman in Somalia, scraping for $TITLE by the roadside.
17. I'd like to rush into somebody's arms and lose myself inside.
18. Had me a trick and a kick and your message. 
19 (a) is in a language which I can neither speak nor spell, so instead we'll move along to the total transparency of
     (b) Cuma westas chickadee, have a housemaid on your knee.
20. When the call of the dove can be heard across the land, you'll be there - you'll be there.

I don't believe the Clementine shuffle is as random as all that.  Also, the music library is not very random, because I'm only half-way through transferring my collection, and there is a heavy bias relating to the way CDs are presently stored upon my shelves. 

If all the time in the world was mine, I'd be tempted to try to make a story of those twenty lines, just for the ducks of it. 


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