No one’s ever used Kickstarter to fund a symphony. I can’t hardly believe it. But it’s true, and it makes me think that Kickstarter would’ve been pretty helpful for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
No one until Jeremy Soule, that is. Launched on Kickstarter on March 13, he’ll call his Symphony No. 1 The Northerner.
Jeremy’s written scores for some three dozen games, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and its two predecessors, as well as Guild Wars and its successors.
Why use Kickstarter for a symphony?
Well, writing a symphony is hard. Really hard. And time-consuming, unless you’re Haydn or Mozart. Honestly, though, a person could write one on a set of napkins. But who plays it, and once you find an ensemble to play it, where will they play? If you’re fortunate enough to line up those things, what about a recording?
This is when Kickstarter ends up being incredibly helpful. With Jeremy’s initial $10,000 goal already met, the additional funds (called a “stretch goal”) are used for all of those other less-obvious considerations… human performers, a performing venue, recording sessions and special offers for contributors.
Through the site, Jeremy is able to get direct feedback from fans and contributors. In his first update on the site, he posed a question close to many of our hearts, “What does it mean to go north?”
Turns out, people from all around the world know exactly what it means. For some, it means home. For others, it means adventure. One comment simply said, “I’m Australian; pretty much everything is north for me.”
Jeremy is a classical music nut, right at home discussing Bach’s seemingly alien abilities with counterpoint, Beethoven’s humanism and Mozart’s predictable cadences.
You can listen to my conversation with Jeremy Soule on a special episode of Top Score from Classical MPR. Subscribe on iTunes.
… So is Vivec’s penis split in two colors too, or was it in one pant leg or the other during the split?
COMPLETE WITH RED MOUNTAIN-ESQUE FLAMES AND OVER-THE-TOP METAL LYRICS
A++ WOULD WATCH AGAIN
There was a mouser in the tower named Mr. Wiggums. Only company I had when the templars locked me up. Miss that beast a lot, sometimes.
SOMETHING TO REMEMBER when the whole
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while he does indeed love them and appreciate their cattish ways and the kind of affection they share, the haughty kind of nudges they give you when they are cold or hungry, you should try to keep in mind that while he loves them - and there’s no debating that -
they probably remind him of being alone
they probably remind him why he’s better off in the company of animals and outcasts rather than actual human beings
they probably remind him of being treated as subhuman, less than alive, less than a person
they probably remind him of clutching quietly in the dark for a furry belly and hoping he is not alone this time
just keep in mind that (while he loves them), they probably carry a lot of meaning for him and it’s not all sweet fluff and forgetting and safety and being kept warm
sometimes it’s coldness and darkness and starving together on the stone floor of a dark cell and waiting to be remembered by someone other than a cat
can you imagine the resentment as the cat comes and goes, slipping in and out of the cell when it suits him, when it pleases him, with no thought given to his comings and goings? to be unpoliced, unnoticed, domesticated but fundamentally free? i am certain he loves cats (of that there’s no doubt) but sometimes there is more to things than whiskery kisses and kneading claws and whisper-quiet pawpads on the cold stone floor
…funny, i relate to this on a personal level, but i guess i’ll just… leave that story for another day
So I was doing some LOtR research because of course and a lot of people put Legolas’ last name down as Greenleaf. I got curious, and so i looked it up, and the word “Legolas” literally means Greenleaf.
Legolas is “Greenleaf Greenleaf.”
Legolas is Moon Moon
Too bad we can’t have the Staff of Everscamp in Morrowind.
sheogorath’s staff amuses me way too much. wabberjack was simply disturbing, but the staff of everscamp is that one thing that amuses me to no end precisely because it’s just so useless
and the best part is that it was designed to be that way
i prefer da:o graphics to da2 from the looks of caps
And they make that baby cry that cracks me up everytime.
Take an Exquisite Shirt and enchant it with a Grand Soul gem with a Golden Saint or Ascended Sleeper with permanent Summon Scamp. You have a follower.
If he dies, just re-equip the shirt.
it kept disappearing through doors so i just decided to sod it :|
If it’s not a diaper I don’t know what it is. They look like big babies with teeth and horns to me.
Are Ogrims baby Daedric Princes?
…MAYBE THAT’S WHY MALACATH IS AN OUTCAST
I MEAN CHECK OUT THOSE OGRIMS OH GOD WHY
Unless you mean it it a “dawww” way, which I always felt about scamps but not ogrims because they’re just really huge and the opposite of cute