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Monday, December 19th, 2016
9:11 am
[filkferengi]
Bujold says - 5GU music
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 20:55:11 -0600 (CST)
From: Lois Bujold
Subject: [LMB] 5GU music

This has been sloshing around the internet for some time, I'm sure, but
it's very like what I imagine some of those 5GU 5-voiced Temple choirs
to sound like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yYcq1_Vxco

There's another recording of the same in a train station with acoustics
like a Cedonian stone temple. Minus the PA system and the trains, natch.

Ta, L.

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
12:45 pm
[filkferengi]
Friday, June 17th, 2011
4:32 pm
[filkferengi]
Cat Faber's Sharing Knife song
Cat Faber of Echo's Children, author of lots of excellent LMB-themed filk, has written a Sharing Knife song called "Common Ground." She has it up for free download on bandcamp, http://catfaber.bandcamp.com/album/trial-balloon [lyrics are there, too].

You can comment on her livejournal about it here: http://catsittingstill.livejournal.com/205820.html

Current Mood: giggly
Thursday, November 11th, 2010
4:04 pm
[filkferengi]
Public holidays in Bujold
It's Veteran's Day here, which brings to mind the question: what public holidays would they have on different worlds Lois has written?

On Barrayar, with its default assumption of military service, would every day be Veteran's Day, or would there be some general public holidays, with appropriate booming accompaniment?

On Sergyar, they couldn't do Count's birthday [too close to Emperor's birthday], but might do some Founder's Day type of celebration.

One is tempted to think of Beta Colony having some sort of Scientist's Day, but once again you run into the default assumption of everyone being a scientist [or at least scientific & rational].

I could easily see Komarrans having individual dome founding celebrations, planetwide Founder celebrations, and teeth-gritting-reluctant Barrayaran celebrations. The language used by dome maintenance departments after obligatory fireworks would make a Barrayaran blush.

Escobar would definitely rock Veteran's Day, though, and remember with pride the day they stood up to--and fought off!--those Barrayaran bullies.

Thoughts? Discussion? Fireworks? Bueller?


P. S. Happy Veteran's Day! To all who have, do, or will serve, thanks for your service!

Current Mood: quixotic
Saturday, October 30th, 2010
10:29 am
[filkferengi]
Sunday, July 12th, 2009
9:49 am
[firefly124]
Prompt-claiming starts today for Bujold fest
This comm is on hiatus for the rest of the summer, but there are plenty of prompts to be had for those looking for inspiration! The Bujold Fest 2009 prompt-claiming has started here.

Hope everyone's having a good summer, and happy creating!
Sunday, July 5th, 2009
11:55 am
[firefly124]
On hiatus for the annual Bujold fest!
As we did last year, we're going to take a brief hiatus to let people focus on the Bujold Fest, which is starting to collect prompts today. Weekly prompting will resume Sunday, Sept 6. Have a great summer!
Sunday, June 28th, 2009
8:43 pm
[bookish_brownie]
This Week's Prompt
This week's missing scene concerns what Whit and Berry and/or any of the other crew members from the Fetch were doing while Fawn and Dag were at New Moon Cutoff in Horizon.

Fic of all lengths and art are very welcome. If this prompt does not inspire, past prompts are always available.
Sunday, June 21st, 2009
12:35 pm
[philomytha]
this week's prompt: the dinner party
I've been reading ACC, and so for this week's 'missing scene' prompt, I thought we might take the infamous Dinner Party and fill in some of the gaps around it. Cordelia has off-screen conversations with the Vorthyses, with Alys and Simon, and with Enrique. Somebody tells Enrique about Cordelia's scientific attainments, and he starts to worships at her altar. Dono, Olivia and the Vorbrettens go off together - what do they say about it all, and is this the start of Dono and Olivia's romance? How does the gossip get loose and spread around the city? What are the servants and armsmen saying? You could go to the start of the sequence - what *is* Dono telling all the women over cocktails before dinner? There's Aral meeting the Vorkosigan butter bugs, the Koudelkas arguing, Simon feeling guilty, Galeni realising Kareen and Mark are together, the incident with the drains, and Ivan running off to hide... plenty of characters and possibilities to play with. Have fun!

Fic of all lengths and types is welcome, as is art. And, as always, you can use any past prompt instead if this one doesn't inspire you.
Thursday, June 18th, 2009
1:48 pm
[philomytha]
Fic: Dress Sense
Title: Dress Sense
Author: philomytha
Prompt: advice
Length: 800 words
Rating/warnings: PG, none
Summary: Miles has a favour to ask of his Aunt Alys. Missing scene for Winterfair Gifts.

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Sunday, June 14th, 2009
1:40 pm
[firefly124]
This week's prompt: Miles' death
Continuing this month's theme of missing scenes, this week's challenge is to write the scene when Illyan has to inform Count and Countess Vorkosigan of Miles' death in Mirror Dance.


As always, fics of all lengths and art of any kind are welcome, and past prompts are up for use if this one doesn't inspire.

The prompting schedule for the next few weeks is:

June 21 - philomytha
June 28 - bookish_brownie
July 5 - firefly124

If anyone else is interested in helping out with the prompt rotation, feel free to comment and volunteer!
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
7:41 pm
[philomytha]
Fic: Dinner for Two
I found this drabble jotted down in a notebook, from way back when I first saw this prompt. It's based on a real-life experience my mother had as a student...

Title: Dinner for Two
Author: philomytha
Prompt: Hearts
Word count: 150
Rating/warnings: G, gen
Summary: Ivan tries to save money

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Sunday, June 7th, 2009
11:09 pm
[bookish_brownie]
This Week's Prompt: Ista's flight

Sorry that I'm a little late, but at least it's still Sunday in my part of the world. For this month's theme, philomythahad an idea that we could do missing moments, so I'm going to run with that. Therefore, this week's prompt is what went on behind the scenes when Ista ran away after the funeral at the beginning of Paladin of Souls. Were her keepers frantic, angry; were they almost relieved? Or perhaps you could do a common person's perspective on the extra bustle of Ista's attendants.

If this prompt does not move you to create masterpieces, past prompts are always available. Fic of all length and art are very welcome.
Sunday, May 31st, 2009
5:10 pm
[philomytha]
this week's prompt: inspiration
The last week of May and of our information/communication theme, and this week's prompt is 'inspiration'. Dag or Fawn inspired for some piece of novel groundwork, Cazaril inspired about poetry, or politics, and Miles leaps from one inspired act to another. Fic of all lengths and types is welcome, as is art. And, as always, you can use any past prompt instead if this one doesn't inspire you.

Also, if anyone has any further thoughts for next month's theme, please make your suggestions here or on the previous post.
Sunday, May 24th, 2009
9:06 pm
[firefly124]
This week's prompt: warnings
This week's challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write, draw, or otherwise create something Bujoldian to do with warnings. Could be ImpSec missing the warning signs of a plot, Ista issuing a warning on behalf of the Bastard, or Dag and Fawn teaching farmers about the warning signs of a malice.

As always, past prompts are up for use if this one doesn't inspire.

The prompting schedule for the next few weeks is:

May 31: philomytha
June 7: bookish_brownie
June 14: firefly124

If anyone else is interested in helping out with the prompt rotation, feel free to comment and volunteer!

Also, we've been running this "types of information/communication" theme for a couple of months. Any thoughts on a theme for June?
Saturday, May 16th, 2009
3:07 pm
[philomytha]
Fic: Scars
Title: Scars
Author: philomytha
Prompt: remembering the fallen
Length: 500 words
Rating: PG-13 for barracks language
Summary: Simon sees a ghost

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Sunday, May 10th, 2009
2:22 pm
[philomytha]
this week's prompt: oath
This week's prompt is 'oath'. Perhaps someone taking oath in the Barrayaran fashion (could make a good piece of fanart, that-I'd love to see the scene where Baz takes oath to Miles), or breaking an oath, or swearing an oath by the five gods, or making a private vow, or just swearing, if you want to interpret the word that way.

Fic of all lengths and types is welcome, as is art. And, as always, you can use any past prompt instead if this one doesn't inspire you.
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
9:36 am
[firefly124]
This week's prompt: song
This week's challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create something to do with song. Could be someone writing a song, singing a song, or you could put your CD player/mp3 player/whatever on shuffle and write, draw, or otherwise make something Bujoldian inspired by that song.

As always, past prompts are up for use if this one doesn't inspire.

Happy creating!

ETA the prompting schedule for the next few weeks:

May 10 - philomytha
May 17 - bookish_brownie
May 24 - firefly124
Sunday, April 26th, 2009
12:44 pm
[bookish_brownie]
This Week's Prompt: Hint

This week's prompt is hint. You may interpret it as broadly as you wish. Fics of all lengths and art are welcome. If this prompt does not inspire, past prompts are always available.
Sunday, April 19th, 2009
12:48 pm
[philomytha]
This week's prompt: advice
Continuing the information theme, this week's prompt is 'advice'. Could be personal advice, political, military, theological, domestic... There's obvious potential for Cordelia-related fic for this, since she gives a lot of very good advice. Though there's no reason the advice has to be good advice - there's a lot of fic mileage in characters giving or receiving bad advice. Or, what if Bujold characters wrote in to an advice column? Fic of all lengths and types is welcome, as is art. And, as always, you can use any past prompt instead if this one doesn't inspire you.
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