Now, although my poor little netbook isn’t powerful enough to run “Skyrim” (insert flood of tears here), I fast became a fan of the main theme sung by a woman with a voice like Sarah McLaughlin. The song “The Dragonborn Comes” was written by Jeremy Soule.
Her name is Malukah. I hope you feel the same sense of depth and wonder that I did. Although it is for Skyrim, if you take it as itself as a stand-along piece, it can be applied to Mason’s story, or the story of any hero of any class that grabs your fascination. I tip my hat to Jeremy for his instrumental and lyrical skills, and to Malukah for her voice.
And play the game, folks. I hear you can punch a dragon to death. Curse my feeble computer!
(Yes, that is my hand catching a shaft of sunlight one winter day in 2011.)
If you were at the 1st annual Comikaze convention at the L.A convention center, you probably saw me ‘dashing’ around as the competitive attitude queen, Rainbow Dash. When I wasn’t being snagged for photo ops (which were all awesome!), I busted out my own camera and took some shots. If you dressed up, I may have caught you in one of my pictures. I’ve put up the ones that turned out on my photobucket page. Check it out! If you find yourself, that’s great! If you can’t find yourself, seek therapy. Or just wait for yourself to come home from where ever you were.
If you see yourself, please let me know and I will change the title on the picture. You can send me a direct message via the contact page on this site. 🙂 I’m not a professional photographer, but I do know how cool it feels to see a picture of yourself that someone snapped guerrilla style.
The number of intense, amazing, detailed, and jaw dropping costumes I saw at Comikaze landed somewhere in the… hundreds, maybe? We’ll say there were a lot, so please let your imagination fill in the rest. I ran into a plethora of Batmans, Supermans, Pokemon, and a few other ponies with Yaya Han. Even the guide for the Haunted Mansion ambled by lighting the way with his trusty lantern, and I got to race Sonic the Hedgehog (I’m still faster, by the way.)
As Rainbow Dash would say, the people, the costumes, the camaraderie, the friendships, all made the first annual Comikaze Expo “20% Cooler.”
Well folks, they’ve done it again!
Tomorrow, Saturday Sept. 24th, all day on Venice beach is a massive gathering of poets! I will be there with my books at the same booth with Apryl Skies (you may know her from her children’s book “Sky the Troll”). She will be reading some of her poetry at 2pm.
Come down. Listen to vivid poetry. Eat lots of food. Find all kinds of literary goodies. Enjoy the beach, and make your weekend 50% cooler.
For more information, visit the Calliope’s Closet link to the right of this page. 🙂
To everyone who loves fantasy, come see me at the Pyschic Eye Bookshop in Sherman Oaks. The date: October 1st. The time: 2pm–4pm.
I’ll be answering questions, and offering teases. And yes, there will be chocolate home made fudge. 🙂