Influences: folk, filk, nerdcore, choral music, epics, musical theatre, barbershop, Celtic music, punk, chap hop, the Muppets, metal fusions, steampunk, Victorian era, sea shanties
Pronouns: I would like to try out they/them.
PSA: It takes me as long to compose a comment as a song. I don't know why. I seem to do all right in the forums, but I fear I will never join the Century Club.
This is by way of a roundabout apology to everyone, especially fellow skirmishers. I do go 'round and listen to all the participants, I just generally don't have several hours for commenting.
2021: I've been wanting to try writing some songs for Empire LARP's music-based magic system. I may also do more collabs this year as I've been craving more than ever being in some kind of band or choir or at least having someone to sing with occasionally. If anyone wants to start a virtual one, let me know!
2020: Since last FAWM I tried 💕✨antihistamines💕❤✨ for the first time. Turns out I've had allergies, asthma, and histamine intolerance this entire time. So I may have more energy for FAWM this year.
And yet, I had some Life Stuff come up and completely pull me out of FAWM right in the middle, and I wasn't sure I'd be able to get back into it quickly enough for a win this year. But oddly, I feel better knowing I'll be coming in just under the wire than I think I would have if I'd finished a week or two ago thanks to all the skirmishes I did right at the beginning.
It looks like I have loads of songs, but because the Life Stuff prevented me from getting my recording equipment set up, I got lazy and didn't actually give most of them melodies. So what I have is really about twice as many half-songs as the goal, which adds up to about the right number of songs - right?
2019: My songwriting lately has been skewing more and more toward darker punk songs, but I know better by now than to try to plan or predict what I'll be writing for FAWM.
2018: I'm thinking barbershop. Lots and lots of barbershop.
2017: Due to my grandfather's funeral, I was too busy to even think about starting for most of the first week of FAWM.
I thought I was going to do some instrumentals this year, but instead I think I've posted more a capella songs than ever before. Of course, I've never been able to participate in this much of a SuperSkirmish before. If I get my song count up high enough with skirmish songs now, maybe I'll have time for those instrumentals after all?
2016: I somehow didn't make the connection until well into the month of February, after finding myself doing a lot of songwriting, that this is when FAWM happens. So I'm starting late but at least I've got a head start on it? lol
I gave myself permission to write very short songs, thinking it would help me catch up. These short songs quickly took over my entire FAWM. I wrote 10 superhero themes and 10 songs forming a mini-musical. By the end, instead of fulfilling the leap-FAWM challenge by writing 14 and a half songs in 29 days, I wrote 28 half-songs and in half the time.
I got some actual recording equipment for Christmas, so hopefully what you hear from me this year will be a little higher quality.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).