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lantean_drift
Oh my gosh, one of the girls recorded this while I was rehearsing over the weekend - please keep in mind that I was learning a part and the male voice you can hear is the M.D.
But, this is what I sound like when I’m singing (in rehearsal, I stress, my performance voice is more refined…you know, when I'm aware I have an audience. You're lucky she cut off the recording before I spoke. There's nearly always swearing at the notes I fudged. Lol).

Bei Mir Bist Du Schon, here:
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lantean_drift
SpRel
My gorgeous, gorgeous sister-in-law is running to raise some money for Sport Relief - it's a great cause and she is a wonderful person, please consider giving a little in support if you can.
My S-I-L has the sort of past that nightmares are made of, a history of grief, despair, abuse and awful dependency. She has fought an incredible fight to get where she is now and that fight left her virtually alone in this world. She has us, my brother and our family, and we love her and we’re fiercely proud of her but she’s still been forced to leave virtually every childhood memory behind her. Despite this, she overcame her demons and is doing her best to raise money to help others – the problem is she doesn't have many people to ask. So I'm here to do what I can to help. Please just give a little – the link below leads directly to her Sport Relief page so you know it’s going straight to the charity. Please give what you can and show her that people can be so wonderful and that this is a good cause.
My thanks, lovelies.xx.

http://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/lisawakeman1

p.s I’m not above selling myself for donations – if you want to send me a confirmation of your donation and a fandom/pairing/prompt, I’ll happily write a little something for you. Just let me know.x.
http://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/lisawakeman1

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Current Music: Vienna Teng

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lantean_drift
Bodie

Rest in peace, Lewis Collins.
27 May 1946–27 November 2013

"3.7, this is Alpha One; time to come in now, Laddie."

Our beautiful Bodie, you will be missed.xx.

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lantean_drift

Heavens. I haven't updated in forever.
I've got some pics that I wanted to share that I took backstage while in dress rehearsal for 'Dracula' today. We go up tomorrow night and I can't wait - it's a Gothic Steampunk extravaganza; the audiences are gonna love it. (We hope!!)

Poor old Renfield, stuck in Bedlam:
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I really should update properly soon.
I hope you're all happy and well (& still playing on LJ or this is going to be a lonely photo set *g*)

Loves.xx. 

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lantean_drift
There's a quiet that falls when the Elgar piece is over, when the actors have exited and the stage lights have faded. It's a quiet that waits in the wings, only taking its cue as the props ladies have finished resetting for the night and the staging crew have swept and tidied away. It waits for the last laugh from the dressing room, the calls of goodnight in the dark, the final click of a heel on the cold concrete steps, and then it fills every breath of space in the studio theatre. It claims the stage as its own and if you're still and silent it'll let you in and fill you with peace and anticipation.
Tomorrow night the space will ring with the chaos and crowds of opening night. There'll be frantic pacing, nervous breaths, whispered wishes shared between grasping, squeezing hands and the press of foreheads. Tomorrow there'll be an audience sweeping in, bringing the cold air from outside and filling the studio that has been just ours for so long. There'll be coffee in the foyer, coats in the cloakroom, applause in the blackout.
But, for now, there's darkness and peace. The lights are off, the actors have left, my theatre is empty and silent and I can stand in the middle of it all and breathe a sigh of every performance that came before ours and every one yet to come.  
This is my home - and my privilege.
.xx.

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lantean_drift
I have been pretty busy recently. Lots of things taking up my time and some of it making me very happy. My oldest friend came home from Toronto (she emigrated when we were nine) and she stayed with me for a few days. It was wonderful and hilarious and ultimately heart breaking. *g* We talk on the phone or via social networking when we can and we visit each other whenever funds and timing will allow. It always kills me to say goodbye but it's always so wonderful to see her. And, my brother got married. It was a gorgeous day. Both my brother and his wife have been through some very hard times and it's wonderful to see them so happy. They've fought very hard and earned every moment of happiness they've found. 

I have a couple of photos to share that I took on the big day. 

The bride and groom caught in a quiet moment:




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Hope you're all happy and well, dearest Flist. 
*hugs*
.xx.

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Eeeeeeeeeeeeee! Meet Miss Pepper! She belongs to my brother and his girlfriend. She's an eight week old Shar Pei and she's absolutely gorgeous. I am in love.

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.xx.

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At least, I think it is. I've just come across this random analysis tool that scans your word choice and writing style and compares it with famous authors. It then gives you the closest matching result to your style. First I put in an excerpt from The Velveteen Doctor and got this:


I write like
Arthur Conan Doyle

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!




So, I wanted to know how much was based on content, seeing as The Velveteen Doctor is a Sherlock story. I put in a few paragraphs of a Merlin/Arthur story called All the White Horses and I got this:


I write like
Douglas Adams

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!




In conclusion, I have no clue what it really means and suspect it's all crap but it was a fun distraction for a few minutes.
:-)

.xx.

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Current Mood: amused amused

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lantean_drift

For sgamadison on her birthday.

I wanted to write you something but the muses weren’t cooperative, so instead I wrote a little diary of fact, mostly because I wanted to say happy birthday and I appreciate having you in my life:

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. - Anais Nin.

As far as I can remember there wasn’t a definitive moment when we shifted from acquaintances to friends. I suppose there could have been one but I find it a testament to our relationship that it doesn’t stand out in some dramatic fashion, we are what we are and just being us made us this way. 

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I want to wish you the happiest of  birthdays, my sweet. May all your dreams come true, you deserve them.
Love and hugs. 
.xx. 

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lantean_drift

The view from my window tonight as our stormy skies finally started to settle in time for sunset:

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Love y'all. 
.xx. 

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Current Music: Patty Griffin - Impossible Dream

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