29 February 2012

Only on Leap Day

Only on Leap Day would I have a dream with two things that actually happened while I was dreaming.
       1) A thunderstorm (which was impossible in my dream because I was on the Starship Enterprise...in the far reaches of the Universe...where there is no atmosphere...)
       2) Nothing I can explain without being too weird (sorry)

So, I woke up to a thunderstorm. My yard was flooded. Actually, so was the building that I went to. One of the hallways literally had about 2.5 inches of standing water.
Need I mention that it's February?
And it's storming....again.
*lightning flashes*
Yes. It's about to storm soon.
My house is surrounded by cumulonimbus (storm) clouds with lightning illuminating them.
*checks the clouds outside*
and they're passing us.
They had formed a  horseshoe around our house. Come to think of it, they looked a lot like the clouds that I thought the Rocky Mountains were the first time I traveled to Colorado.

Here are some pictures:

Did any strange things happen to you today?

P. S.

Does Leap Day remind anyone else of Ireland? (Or is it just me)

11 February 2012

Inspiration (or, Writing Music)

Everyone (especially writers) needs a little inspiration every once in a while. Some people go to the scriptures, some to music, nature, pictures, architecture, and quiet.

I listen to music and read from Proverbs. (I'll post some of my favorite Bible verses in another post)

For those of you looking for good writing songs, I've posted quite a few below. Enjoy!

Doctor Who - All The Strange, Strange Creatures

You don't have to watch something to appreciate the music.

Doctor Who Series 5 - I am the Doctor
This has to be one of my favorites. It actually played in a dream that I had....

Doctor Who Series 5 - Words Win Wars
Play this song when someone is talking, and it'll sound like they're giving an epic speech.

How to Train Your Dragon: This is Berk

How to Train Your Dragon - New Tail

Braveheart - Mornay's Dream
I've never watched this movie, so I don't necessarily endorse or recommend it.
However, I do endorse and recommend the music.

Braveheart - The Legend Spreads
Movie soundtrack meets Celtic Music

Braveheart - The Battle of Stirling

Last of the Mohicans - Played by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Narnia - The Battle

A Narnian Lullaby

Pirates of the Caribbean - One Last Shot

Russian Christmas Music: Composed by Alfred Reed
This is long (about 16 minutes) but it's really good if you're writing about secret societies. ;)

Song for Sienna - Piano music by Brian Crain
Really good if your overstressed.

Lord of the Rings - Rohan

Lord of the Rings - The Realm of Gondor

Lord of the Rings - Hope and Memory

Lord of the Rings - Ride of the Rohirrim

Lord of the Rings - The Riders of Rohan

Abracadabra: composed by Frank Ticheli
This one is good if you're writing about or in the POV of a prankster.

Celtic Ritual - John Higgins

Irish Song Fairy Reels
For those of you who love reels as much as I do

Be Thou My Vision - sung by 4Him
Just a reminder of why we write.

Lord of the Rings - The Lighting of the Beacons

Lord of the Rings - Ash and Smoke

Lord of the Rings - Battle of the Pellenor Fields

Lord of the Rings - The Black Gate Opens

Lord of the Rings - Minas Tirith

Lord of the Rings - A Storm is Coming

Well, that turned out to be longer than I'd originally expected. I probably should have made it into two or three posts. Ah, well. If any of you have problems loading my blog after I posted this, please let me know.

Happy listening!