Influences: SJ Tucker, Wax Chaotic, Mercedes Lackey, Heather Dale, Cheshire Moon, The Cruxshadows, Nightwish, Kamelot, Keldian, other filk & symphonic metal bands.
Hi, I'm Gabrielle! What I write is closest to filk, otherwise known as fantasy, sci-fi, and convention music. Year 6 it is!
I was thoroughly inspired to spice up my profile after reading all your lovely intros, so:
Favorite weird animal: Three-way tie between pangolin, platypus, and panda. Yes, I must like the letter P. Yes, I edited this to include the Oxford comma. Yes, pandas are super weird. Fun fact - their teeth don't match their digestive systems. I love patchwork designs.
Favorite obscure internet reference: Tie between "Large generic blunt object" and "That is also my egg." Google if you must. Happy hunting!
Claim to fame: I have won one song contest in my life, in senior year of high school, at a local sci-fi convention. The topic was "Godzilla". I am still proud.
Other tidbits: My day job is at an academic library, and I have several fantasy novels in the works.
If you want to get in touch with me 'cause something looks nifty, or you have a question unrelated to my work, feel free to send me a message. I like meeting new people. Good luck everyone, and may the sporks be with you.
|#2||The Fall of Avalon||
|#3||Iguanas Are Invading||
|#5||Left to Wander||
|#6||Lord of the Clouds||
|#7||Come Down the Mountain||
|#8||A Lonely Place||
|#9||Jewels of the Field||
|#10||Made of Music||
|#11||Dreams Don't Make Sense||
|#13||Don't Give Up||
|#14||When It's Over||
Thanks for your sweet comment, and I'm sorry to hear about the kitty you loved and lost last year.
ALSO, congratulations on your FAWM win!
Thank you for commenting on my song "The Naked Eye", I appreciate it!
Thanks for your lovely comment. Yes, this FAWM has basically been me working through my break up 😀 It has come just at the right time.
You are too kind with all your lovely comments. It really means a lot.
Thanks for the "This Ghost" comment. It was certainly influenced by the cats not being here. (E.g. I can't walk past the spot where they were fed without looking to see if I need to top up a water or food bowl.) But, while I was working out what I wanted to say, I started seeing it as more general. I may re-work the last verse to emphasize that at some point.
I'm glad you liked the imagery and some words in "Nostalgia." Thanks for checking it out.
Thank you for your kind comments on my lyrics.
I never tell what I intended 😀 just becourse I really love to hear how differently People interpret my work and what it awakes inside them.
Thank you for your kind comments on my song, "Wash Me Clean"!
Thank you so much for listening/commenting!
Hi Tawny the demo for girl with the voice is up
Thanks for listening to Cast Away, and your kind comments. I'm enjoying reading your lyrics!
Yes! I am just NW of the city. Singing is a bit touch-and-go with me due to chronic illness, but I'd be open to connecting outside of FAWM sometime in the future for sure!
Tawny, Thanks for reviewing "The Other Side Of The Song".
Thank you so much for your lovely encouraging feedback on Wizard's Apprentice lyric.
Following your prompting, I decided to try and put it to music. Your thoughts would be most welcome 😀
Wishing you a magical FAWM!
I should have checked with you first...anyway it is now removed...all the best for the rest of FAWM...
Thanks for your feedback on Next Door!
Hi Gabrielle, thank you for your comment on Normal Bethlehem.
Thanks for you feedback on Girl with the voice! 6 years wow I’m on year 4. Looking forward to following you work ! Have an awesome Feb
Thank you for your comment. It was really lovely.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment on “Jupiter is Rising in the Morning”! 😊
Thank you for your kind comment. I had never heard of Hack Sign, I'll definitely have to check this out. 😀
Hi hi! Happy FAWM!
My hat is off to you sonnet people!!
Happy FAWM to you as well!
Just listened to "Garments of Gold". How intriguing! There's far more story here than I understand. It makes me want to know more.
Fun to meet another novel writer here! I'm also firmly in the fantasy camp with several novels in the works. Many happy songwriting wishes to you as February approaches!
What fun! I too love patchwork designs. Thanks for connecting!
Huzzah! Noveling! Happy FAWM! 😁
There was a ton-o-fun and there were moments of great beauty. There was a song that made me cry because it was so perfect. I'm hoping she posts it online soon so I can hear it again. Out of respect for her privacy, I am not going to post the artist's name in a public forum where almost everyone uses aliases, but the title of the piece is "The Entwife."
Thanks for ringing the doorbell (so to speak). Sorry I wasn't home to answer it. Just got back from Conflikt 14 up in Seattle and am chomping at the bit to start writing and recording again! Looking forward to hearing your music! Woot!
Good luck to you for FAWM too, Gabrielle. And all the best with your novel writing too!
Thanks for dropping by! Good luck to you this year!
Nice to see you active here! I hope you have a great month.
oh yea, Stratovarius is fairly well-known, too. There's like a million metal bands in Finland tho. Too much to go through all. Haha. But if you like symphonic stuff, check out Beast In Black, Nightwish, Arion, and Dark Element. 😀
Thank you for dropping by my page!! I really do think I'll give into the temptation and give it a crack this year 😝
Hi! Yep, I’m going for it again. Best of luck with your writing!
Hi Gabrielle! Thanks for your comment. I'm a bit nerdy lol I'm a librarian and love sci-fi and fantasy novels. Only just heard about filk music a week or so ago. I can't wait to hear what you create!
I wish you good fortune in the carnage to come.
I'm getting there. Thank you! Have a wonderful FAWM yourself.
Hey! Thanks for the message, and the listen! 😀
Yes I would like to write a book or... album (*cough*) of songs that fit a fantasy style / theme. 😀 Maybe this year I'll get a bit closer.
Looking forward to hearing you songs, February here we come!
Thanks! 😀 We liked it too.
Haha! It pleases me that you remember last year's oracle deck! They have another similar deck out there...hmm, maybe it will be used for FAWM 2021!! 😁
Welcome. I have a passing acquaintance with filk, but have no idea what the genre is like these days. Im looking forward to listening to you.
Got a little stockpile of ideas I'm ready to get going on. Hope you have a great FAWM, too!