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Aerden [userpic]
Singing to Voldemort

Happy Birthday to Kaitlin, my niece, who turns 12 today!

Voice Lesson: My teacher is trying to get me to put more personality into my voice, to not try to make it pretty. To this end, she is having me sing a song from the musical Oliver. It's called "As Long as He Needs Me."

So I decided to try a bit of acting, tonight. I pretended to be a character I created for the sphogwarts RPG. Her name is Mary Elizabeth, and she fell in love with Gregory Goyle who (along with Vincent Crabbe) was played by scuppernong. In the RPG, goyleandcrabbe were played for laughs--until the very end, when they became very, very serious. Both boys, of course, wound up joining the Death-Eaters. We were never shown in-game how willingly they did this, but my impression was that they would have had little choice in the matter.

Mary Elizabeth was almost ready to join the DE herself--not because she wanted to be one, but because she wanted to give Goyle an outlet through which he could still retain some humanity, could still, for instance, like poetry and have someone to talk to about normal things.

Her cousin talked her out of it off-stage, but in my head, she was quite serious about following Gooyle into the DE for a while there, no matter the cost to herself.

My teacher wanted me to sound ugly. So there I was in her studio, singing to this picture on the wall, and I pretended that it was Voldemort, and I was Mary Elizabeth, telling that bastard that I would love Gregory Goyle forever, with every fiber of my being, despite it all, that I would never abandon the decency that was in him.

It felt--fantastic!

LJ: My time-stamp is still screwed up. I posted this entry at 6:44pm Central, and it's telling me I posted it at 11:44pm. *sigh* I'll have to check and see if this is a widespread problem or not.

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

I've been having problems with my time-stamps as well! I have no idea how to fix it, though.

Hi! *Hugs*

Yeah, it's annoying, because I have to backdate posts so they'll show on the correct date, and then they disappear from people's friends lists. Oh well...

How've you been? And how's Yodie?



I usually just change the time-stamp without backdating. That way the posts don't disappear from friends lists.

I've been very well! Yodie is very happy as well, as she just found out where all the geckos are nesting. She also found a very big lizard on the roof, though I'm keeping her away from that one - it looks rather dangerous.

Rin--LOL!!! I can just imagine Yodie chasing after the geckoes! Hee-hee! I'll bet they make her work for it, too!

We need to get a cat.

Say, was there some kind of motorcycle event in Kuching a week or so ago? I thought I heard something about it on the news, and I was all interested because it was happening there.


Do get a cat! They make lovely pets.

I don't recall hearing about any local motorcycle events, but then again I don't even know when the local football matches are held until I'm caught in a traffic jam near the stadium. It might have been dirtbike racing, that's the most likely motorcycle event I can think of.

That might well have been it. I meant to ask Gette but forgot to.


The Mat Rempit issue seems to be in the national news quite a bit. I don't know if it would be of international interest though. O.o

Who/what is Mat Rempit?


They're the Malaysian equivalent of Boy Bikers/Racers. They usually ride their 125cc bikes with no regard for road rules or other drivers - doing stunts and what not. They usually race late at night on the few long, straight stretches of road we have.

I think there are videos of them on YouTube.

To my surprise, Wikipedia actually has an article on it. Call it our 2-wheeled version of Fast & Furious.

The most recent news I read about them is that they are moving their operations to deserted stretches of road outside the city to avoid the police.

I just hope they will avoid other drivers at the same time.

I've seen motorcyclists here in Houston doing wheelies on the freeway at high speeds, which is insane. One time, while driving to gaming, Mark and I were in the middle of seven of them, and we were praying that we wouldn't be treated to someone's brains getting splattered in front of us. Popping wheelies is bad enough, but doing it without helmets is suicidal. *shudder*


Rin--I found out what's going on with the time-stamp.


"As Long As He Needs Me" is one of those throat-throbbing songs you've got to reach down and grab by the vitals. :D I'd have loved to hear you perform it!

Another one that needs to be "throttled"? "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables. ::chokes up::


Heh...Mark said he had never heard me sing as loudly as I did at yesterday's lesson. The voice training is helping a lot.

As for grabbing the song by the vitals..."Take THAT, Voldemort!" *snickers*

It's fun to be able to make productive use of the RPG stuff.