March 21st, 2007

Loz Cola

Conventioneers...

Have you ever wanted to go to a convention, but been too shy/had no money/lived too far away? Don't you just wish there could be an online equivalent to a con?

Well, there is! rat_jam - the online companion to muskratjamboree.

rat_jam is an online event which will be held from March 29th to April 1st.

There will be meta! There will be fic, icons and art! There will be a screening party! And this is for multiple fandoms! You can come and go as you please!

I am so excited about this, I'm completely abusing the exclamation mark!

Join the community, because there will be locked posts with content you need to see. Go contribute meta ideas and fic/art/icons prompts. Come vote for what you want to watch at the screening party. And clear off your schedule, because there's nothing as fun as fans doing fannish things with other fans!
Loz Cola

Doe, a deer, a female deer...

So. I have a new voice instructor. Not by choice. Sarah and the place I go to parted company, not-so-amicably last week, which means I didn't even get to say goodbye.

Enter Michelle, who I feel bad for, because she has to adopt several students who have histories with Sarah. For my part, I tried to be friendly, but I couldn't help but be that annoying kid in the back who goes "well, Sarah had me doing this." Because I liked Sarah, dammit. She was a friend. I don't go to voice lessons to learn how to sing. I am a good singer. I know this. It's arrogant, but true. I go to voice lessons so that I can sing for half an hour and just do it, for me, and Sarah knew and accepted that. She put up with my quirks and helped me to continue improving my voice just because I want to, because I can.

Although she was clearly trying to assess where I'm at, Michelle had me doing scales and said things like "we just did an octave." Well, yes, I know, because I've been having voice lessons since June last year. And I already knew, because I studied Music up to year 11 in school, thank you kindly. She had a horrible habit of 'giving me positive encouragement' = saying "good" at regular intervals. She was doing it whilst I was singing the song. That really just annoyed me, you have no idea. If she continues to do it in a couple of lessons time, I'm going to talk to her and explain why that doesn't work for me, and hopefully she will understand. And then maybe I can explain to her why I take voice lessons and she'll get that too. And we can be happy as not-quite-student-more-person-using-it-as-a-reason-to-get-out-of-the-house and teacher.

I hate change! I hate knowing that I'm being petty. But... I miss Sarah.