It’s April, and that means it’s time for the A to Z challenge. I really must be a glutton for punishment; April is my last month of college, and I’m still an amateur blogger, but I must say, I’m looking forward to the challenge. I’m going to be writing short little blurbs about some retired characters from my DISTANT past up until recently; all of them are failed concepts. Part of me is hoping that writing about these characters will inspire me…perhaps to write more during the summer when school is out.
FINALLY. A normal name. Henry Brough is a perfectly suitable name for a human being. I’m proud of myself. Well…for the most part.
Henry is a piano prodigy who lets his music speak for him. He can’t read music at all; he simply hears and feels it. He’s not much of a classical pianist though. He travels with his siblings enjoying the finer parts of folk music. (Actually, if you remember my post about Devlin, he’s in the same group as his elder brother.) Since his instrument isn’t exactly mobile, he usually gets a chance to play only at bars and inns. He’s most afraid of public ridicule, since he has the most awful accent I could imagine. I’m not event sure what I had in mind when I first started writing dialogue for him. I omitted so many vowels that his speech resembled Gaelic with a semi-French accent. It makes sense if you don’t think about it.
He’s another one of those characters that could potentially be interesting if I had more passion to work with him. I know in one potential plot line, he becomes the victim of a scientist and loses his will to play music anymore. I think that’s a pretty good starting point, but at the same time, it isn’t novel material. I may just have to settle and keep him a minor character at most.
Admittedly, I’m grateful for an easy challenge. I’m a little grumpy (because of a very long week), so I’m fairly certain that my writing wouldn’t translate well…
Put your music on shuffle and post the first ten songs.
Before you read this, I swear, my iPod was one shuffle…the ratio of Josh Groban songs to other songs is a little crazy though. I’m also surprised that more Japanese songs didn’t pop up. (Also, I’m not good at music. I have a very random collection, but compared to most cool cats my age, I really don’t have a lot of music. I’m more content listening to soundtracks on YouTube.)
1.) Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
2.) Higher Window – Josh Groban
3.) Hero – Skillet
4.) Hidden Away – Josh Groban
5.) Feed the Machine – Red
6.) Pink Rose – Ritsu Namine
7.) One Winged Angel – Nobuo Uematsu
8.) Keep on Shinin’ – Third Day
9.) Rock What You Got – Superchick
10.) Un Dia Llegara [LIVE] – Josh Groban
List 10 songs that you’re loving right now.
This one is going to purely be a list since explaining why I like each song could turn this post into a novella. (Also, I’m a little late getting this out. Life happens! Whoops!) I do highly suggest checking out any of these songs. Some are older. Some are newer. Some are obscure. Some aren’t. I like a wide range of music!
1.) L-O-V-E (Multi-language version) – Nat King Cole
2.) Jitter Doll – Ritsu Namine
3.) Pure Imagination – Josh Groban
4.) Shenandoah – Peter Hollens
5.) Fairytale – Alexander Rybak
6.) Ring of Fire – HomeFree (I know this isn’t the original version, but I love these guys and their acapella.)
7.) Footloose – Kenny Loggins (I will say that this is my favorite song of all time.)
8.) Piano Man – Colton Dixon and Billy Joel’s versions. (I can’t pick a favorite.)
9.) Build Your Kingdom Here – Rend Collective
10.) Feelin’ Good – Michael Buble