Monthly Archives: November 2009

STAR WARS IN CONCERT

So oh, my god. Last night I had the best experience ever. I went to see Star Wars in Concert at the ACC in Toronto (that’s the Air Canada Centre) and my god. It was amazing. Like bloody brilliant. Like totally jaw-dropping awe-inspiring, breath-taking wow kinda amazing.

Matty and I had the absolute best seats. We were sitting directly across from the orchestra. We weren’t on the sides of the arena and we were in row 18 section 103. We were at screen hieght and while it would have been nice to have been on the floor, I totally would have gotten a crick in my neck. So, best seats in the house. The image is basically what we saw–on telezoom–but the angle is right.

As for the performance–man did it go by quick. They did the major themes (Droids! Rise of a hero! An unlikely Alliance, Across the Stars (my fav) etc) and the shots of the movie were so perfectly timed. They started by playing the THX and the Fox Searchlight opening and then of course the A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… title and then it started.

Anthony Daniels was amazing as the narrator and the orchestra was beautiful. What they say is true–there is no beating the actual experience of hearing the music live. The orchestration was just jaw-dropping. I’ve never heard the music sound so good and now I so wish that I had taped it. Hopefully George Lucas will release it on DVD.

As a souvenir I got a little lightsabre key chain and I got one for my parents and sister. Matty didn’t want one. Overall it was a kick-ass awesome experience and I wish that I could have held on to more images from the concert in my brain.

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2009 NANO DAY 15

Today is day 15 of NANO and I’m way far behind. I’m only at 13190 handwritten words and in order to make the month it will take me handwriting 2300 words a day to catch up. Now if I can maintain 30 words per minute it will only take me 77 minutes or 1 hour and 17 minutes however maintaining that pace is near impossible. I am going to keep trying however. I’m going to keep trying.

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2009 NANO DAY 2

Title: My Life of a Teenage Witch
Word Count: 3370
# of 6×9 Pages Handwritten: 37
Excerpt:

I kept on breathing in and out until I suddenly found myself staring at a crystal lake with mountains of green in the background. In that moment I wasn’t sure if I was awake or dreaming and after a moment the sun on the water blinded me and I could suddenly see a female form silhouetted against the sky. My heart constricted and I thought in my soul that I knew the figure. I reached out and the image shattered like an image on water, to the clang of a bell.

My eyes opened and I saw that our meditative time was over. Our coven was gathering but I was too stunned to move. The vision I had had, the figure bathed in light, the natural scene, I wasn’t sure whether or not I had been blessed with a vision of the Lady or if—

Now it is time for bed.

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