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Yes, I'm the same one. Back on Tumblr now though!
Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it”
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect.
To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.
I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…
Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.
Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.
One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.
This is the best band post
Everyone else go home
ughuhgufh you know that feeling where you want someone SO BAD like not even in a sexual way like you just want to touch their skin and hug them and feel their warmth and smell their scent and feel how soft their hair is and look into their eyes and hear their voice and soak in their presence like it’s physically impossible to have them by your side but you need it so bad like you just want them to be yours you want them physically there for you
"Needs more lesbians."
Me, while watching literally anything
I thought this was an awesome casting for Hejmdal, I don’t know how many of you knows that Hejmdal according to Norse mythology is an albino with teeth of gold. (or white as light) His eyes can see further than anyone (night and day), and he can hear better than anyone, Asir, Jaette or human. And it is said that he sleeps like the birds, which should be understood as he sleeps very little, very rarely. Always on his guard.
Hejmdal can of course be spelled in a lot of different way, I spell it like this because I am Danish. It’s widely believed that his name is made up of two nouns, Hejm means home but can also mean Cosmos in old norse. And Dal (dallr) is a little more up to interpertation, but most thinks it means “light” in old norse. (and not valley, as the word would mean now)
He was born at the edge of the world by nine mothers, who was also sisters. (however that was possible) - He lives in recluse there on Himmelbjerget (the sky mountain) with his horse Guldtop (gold-locks).
He is the guardian of the realm of the Gods, (guarding the Bifrost which all must pass to enter Asgaard) - He is the god of “beginnings” and “entries” which could be understood literally, or as starting on something new.
Come Ragnarok, he will blow his giant horn (Gjallarhorn) which will be heard in all realms, (Middlegaard, Asgaard and Jotunheim) and so the Einheijre (the fallen vikings residing in Asgaard) will mobilise for war. So in that aspect he is the one who rings in Ragnarok. In the final battle he is to fight Loke, they will kill each other, and thus let Hejmdal be the last of the Asir to die.
There are loads of theories about who Hejmdal really is, but this is the most widely accepted. It’s also something about him being the father of the three lines of man, servant, farmer and earl. So he must have had time for a social life at some point. ;)
Anyway, I really thought it was a fresh interpertation of Hejmdal, and I think they made him hella more interesting than the original myth.
Sounds like someone has a case of “nice guy” syndrome :P
misogynists masquerading as “nice guys”
nope and nope
Sooooo… is the message the Nice Guy™ photoshop wizard is trying to convey that “Good Guys” are an alien species that feels entitled to invade the women’s space for its own edification, while the “Asshole” is a companion species that offers a mutually beneficial relationship?
They may have accidentally had a moment of self-awareness.
Pretty sure the “good guy” also eats those fish, hence why they’re avoiding him. The “asshole” doesn’t eat those fish and is pretty gentle to them, hence why they feel safe enough to hold onto them. What a nice asshole.
I expected this post to be so bad
And it was so good