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Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and dim and dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly, you tread on dreams.
- William Butler Yeats

"She who reconciles the ill-matched threads of her life, and weaves them gratefully into a single cloth - it's she who drives the loudmouth from the hall and clears it for a different celebration where the one guest is You."
- Rainer Maria Rilke

"We are the music-makers and we are the dreamers of dreams."
- O'Shaughnessy

Quotations


"Art can teach without at all ceasing to be art." - C.S. Lewis

"I cannot expect even my own art to provide all the answers, only to hope it keeps asking the right questions." - Grace Hartigan

"Art is a window into that exploration of God... As God's creation, we are called to co-create and explore new things." -Nichole Nordeman

"When the characters actually come to life and say 'no way will I do that', then you've really got a book." - Kathy Tyers

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." -Victor Hugo

"I think music is robbed of something when it is manipulated for propagandistic purposes. Not that evangelism is propaganda, but Christians are often expected to accept bad art because it embodies a Christian message and reject good art because it embodies a secular message. I think Christian artists should focus on creating works of beauty that will speak for themselves." - Matt Slocum



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Infuze Magazine
What Is A Good Christian Movie, Anyway?
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Writer's Block [August 18, 2007 @ 9:39pm]

midenianscholar
[ mood | sleepy ]

Well. It's time someone posted something.

After seeing The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder, last night, this little play started coming out during a midnight writing splurge with Katherine. I like bits and pieces of it, though I'm a) not sure where to go from here, b) the story turned a different direction on me in the last page, c) not sure anyone but me finds it particularly funny. So, here you all. We'll see if this gets any comments.

Oh, and I'm not sure when exactly this takes place. Oh well.

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Ivory Keys [January 22, 2007 @ 8:13pm]

midenianscholar
[ mood | content ]

I had this idea like two months ago, but had some writer's block. Then today I read Snow Goose, and the writer's block went away. Weee! I'm not sure if I like the ending, but it's supposed to be short and sweet.

Based shortly after/near the end of WWII.

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Layout spiff-up? [November 17, 2006 @ 9:40pm]

midenianscholar
[ mood | geeky ]

So, perhaps a new layout would be more inspiring for people?

:)

(I'm looking around. If people agree I'll dig one up.)

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Abortion [September 25, 2006 @ 4:54pm]

midenianscholar
[ mood | Impressed With Myself ]

Well, I've been hankering to write this for about four months but was kept waiting by my Uncle Chuck's hectic, saving-the-world style life.

The "[?]" is where I need my dad's help. But I figured I'd go ahead and post this for ya'll input, too.

Note: I wrote this in like forty-five minutes.



Suggestions are very welcome! I'm afraid it sounds a bit too informative and not emotional, especially in describing his Navy victories. I also need a more interesting title. And I'm debating adding in his spiritual story. The reason for keeping it out would be, obviously, that the story would appeal to non-Christians too. The good part about putting it in would be that's really him, more than just some Navy officer.

So, thoughts?
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The Hobbit? [September 01, 2006 @ 9:45am]

midenianscholar
[ mood | sleepy ]

So, I randomly decided to see if there was more news on the makings of The Hobbit and stumbled onto this site.

Here are a few excerpts I found:

3/13/2005
Another 4 years to wait?
In an interview Peter Jackson said that it will be up to four years before he starts work on a film version of The Hobbit. It would be a lot of work for the lawyers until then, to solve the legal problems.
Article on BBC News

3/15/2006
MGM, the owner of The Hobbit movie distribution rights, has changed its company politics. They are looking now for partners for the production of new movies. How this will affect The Hobbit movie is unclear, but we can hope.
Article in Media InfoCenter


3/22/2006
Saul Zaentz, producer and one of the holders on the rights of the Hobbit movie expresses his optimism that the movie could be made soon.
From the following article: "And fear not, lovers of furry-footed wee folk: Zaentz vows there will be a film version of The Hobbit, just as soon as the slightly more complicated legal entanglements around that property are ironed out."
Article in jam! Showbiz

5/27/2006
Ian McKellen told in an interview again that he would love to play Ganfalf in "The Hobbit".
From the interview:
Q: If "The Hobbit," the prequel to "The Lord of the Rings," were made into a movie, would you want to play Gandalf again?
MCKELLEN: I would love to do "The Hobbit," yes. Partly because I would hate to see anybody else playing Gandalf.
Article in CNN.com

7/10/2006
Rumors tell that at WETA the Hobbit movie is already in production.

9/1/2006
A visitor of the New York Office of New Line saw 'The Hobbit' on the film schedule for July 2007.
Article at theonering.net


So, do ya'll think it's possible that The Hobbit's being made?
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The new info? [August 27, 2006 @ 9:19pm]

midenianscholar
[ mood | okay ]

So are we an open membership now?

(Alyssa the Slightly Paranoid feels slightly uncomfortable with that and would like a confirmation.)

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The Fray is Christian! [August 06, 2006 @ 12:56am]

faeriemaiden
[ mood | noddish ]

This is mildly amusing because I have read the lyrics for the How To Save A Life album and thought 'my oh my, this is the most Christian-sounding secular band I've ever heard!' (in a good way). Their permenant attitude towards romance has always been extremely refreshing to me. Then I found this interview at ChristianityToday.com.

 "If you're a painter, paint, but you don't have to have Jesus in every picture. Paint well, and if you paint well enough, they might ask you why you do that."

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Stone Garden [August 03, 2006 @ 10:06am]

midenianscholar
[ mood | busy ]

I wrote this...a year ago, Abigail? I don't remember exactly. This morning I felt like re-reading it, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I really, really like it (okay, I almost started crying, but that's because of subliminal things you guys won't catch). I wrote it for something, but I've changed the names and a few other things. Anyway, lemme know what you think.

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Further CB Things [July 12, 2006 @ 1:23pm]

midenianscholar
[ mood | headache ]

So, I was hoping to wait until I could at least write a blog entry for Alaith about it and make everyone (well, basically Kyra and Abigail, because they're the only people who might actually comment) to gasp in horror and go "what the heck?!" because that's fun to laugh at. But I'm a sucker at keeping secrets, and I think the plot twist...thing...still could use more tweaking. And once I actually get to writing it, I probably won't like to get feedback saying, "You have to rewrite this whole because you forgot this major reason this doesn't work!" This being because I'm a C personality, which means I like doing things once, the right way, and have a hard time going back. Anyway. I'm rambling.

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Rose Petals on the Sea [July 06, 2006 @ 12:50pm]

secretguardian
[ mood | pretty satisfied ]

This is something random and quick I wrote a couple days ago. Typed it up, edited it, and think it's pretty good. (especially for writing it in a couple hours) I just watn to know what you think about it, particulally the italics. Oh, and I'm trying to decide if I want to use Loreena McKennitt's song "Dante's prayer"'s chorus instead of what I used.

Rose Petals on the SeaCollapse )

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Random CB Sketches [June 29, 2006 @ 4:22pm]

midenianscholar
[ mood | satisfied ]

So, here's some things I wrote when Jolene made the plotbunnies attack me.


 


 


 

And there's more, but that's enough (and all that's written into scenes).

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A new kind of Flash Back [June 26, 2006 @ 8:36pm]

secretguardian
[ mood | frusterated at myself ]

Since I accidently put this in my thing and not here, I'm mad at myself but I should put it here anyway because I'm going to delete the other thing. (and it's a miricle I noticed that I messed up in the first place.)

I'm trying for this to be a flash back type thing, although it is drug induced/he's hypnotized unwillingly (I know that doesn't normally work but it's something like that). I need to know how much this works and if it can be followed with what goes in what order. Last the reader knows is that Richard was captured by the aliens and probably going to be tortured. The aliens are trying to find information about this haven where people are safe from them and there is a lot of information about the rebellion there. (At least that is one of the things I'm thinking.)

History note: Richard's family disappeared four years ago, when he was sixteen, and his parents were gone before that. Claire is his older sister, by ten years, and Jeff is her wife. He mentioned that they disappeared a night after a meeting and he was out late a bit back. Also, Badger is the name of the guy who is leading the rebellion. OH, and lastly, the reader won't know this but this is all suppose to happen in a less than twelve hour time period.


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Overview and subjects are evil [June 18, 2006 @ 2:14pm]

secretguardian
[ mood | I have cactuses! ]

So maybe I don't have as much as others but that is because I mostly force myself to concntate on one thing only at a time, except when it comes to ETOLT which we'll ignore for the time. But since there was so much and much of it seemed more complcated than it really is, it was extra hard to write. And no, I'm probalby making no sense so I'll just stop now.

I don't have name for this yet, maybe Rebel's Heart but it's not far enough to know anything. The main character's name is Hope though so hence, it is Hope. I’ve probably been working on it for a year or two. At least a year. Simply put, it is a story of a rebellion to rid the earth of aliens and a girl’s journey to get there (told from the doctor’s (Richard) and the girl’s (Hope) POV.)

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Following up to my last post... [June 17, 2006 @ 10:22pm]

lady_moriel
[ mood | MUST SLEEP ]

Well, not my last post exactly, but my last substantive post. First I should add to the Other Projects part--I wrote this Remusfic sort of recently and really need to edit it, so I guess that counts as a current project. (Any suggestions on that one are still quite welcome.)

And then faeriemaiden asked about my recent-ish Thieves' Honor plotbunny that bit me in the bathroom, as they are so oddly fond of doing. (Maybe plotbunnies nest under bathroom sinks. That might explain it.)

On to the plotbunny!Collapse )

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Adding to the memories again [June 16, 2006 @ 11:36pm]

lady_moriel
[ mood | 5.5 hours sleep last night ]

faeriemaiden mentioned ages ago that we could gradually add our old Blogger Dreamweavers entries to this one and backdate them. I just attempted it and discovered that I can't add backdated entries to a non-personal journal, so that's out.

Instead, I added all my major Blogger entries (i.e., none of the "Hey, I just changed the icons" posts) to lady_moriel and backdated them there, and then added them to thedreamweavers' memories. That way all my old stuff will be readily available, and I won't have to go hunting for it on Blogger when I want it. I'd do the same for everyone else, but as I don't have passwords to all your LJs, that...wouldn't work. Instead I suggest you all do something similar--just do make sure you backdate them, or you'll flood your flists with old stuff. I can add them all to the memories if you tell me you've added the posts to your personal journals.

Yes. I'm anal. I know.

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My turn! [June 16, 2006 @ 11:13am]

midenianscholar
[ mood | tired ]

So, because I was the one to suggest this, I suppose I should be one of the first to actually do it.





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In Which My Muse and I Attempt To Ramble Together, or Something [June 14, 2006 @ 9:24pm]

lady_moriel
[ mood | apathetic ]

Per midenianscholar's suggestion, I'm going to make out a list of my current projects. We'll see how long this gets.

Wormhole, my only true work-in-progressCollapse )

Thieves' HonorCollapse )

Kavin and Maera's storiesCollapse )

Out of the ShadowCollapse )

Other projectsCollapse )

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New member! [June 14, 2006 @ 4:23pm]

midenianscholar
[ mood | sleepless ]

Welcome secretguardian (otherwise known as Abigail)!

I was thinking it might be nice for people to post their current/soon upcoming story/book/things' plots/summeries so that we can all get up to date on what's going on in everyone's muses' lives.

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Forgot I'd written this... [June 09, 2006 @ 10:21pm]

lady_moriel
[ mood | okay ]

Apparently I wrote it in May. That's what I wrote when I typed it, anyway. Don't know when in May--certainly not in D.C.--but whatever. This takes place shortly after the scene of Naethiel being hysterical, which I've edited a bit--actually, I may as well post the edit here too.

Addition to the abovementioned sceneCollapse )

So then this is the scene I wrote recently, which I guess takes place...I don't know, the morning after she found out she was Túrin's child? *reads it over* Eh, no, it has to be several days later at least, because they're apparently traveling close to Angband here. Deliberately. I think. I really don't remember the (no doubt brilliant) rationale behind that. Naethiel's sitting against a tree here, if it matters.

Here we go round the prickly pear, the prickly pearCollapse )

Don't really like this scene either, because I fail at dialogue, and it's utterly unpolished. But there you go.

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Help The Poor Poem!!!! [May 28, 2006 @ 4:24pm]

midenianscholar
[ mood | okay ]

So, half of this I wrote while deprived of sleep and braindead. I really only like the first stanza (which is the one that came very easily). I'd be much, much obliged if I could be told the rest isn't trash and advised on how to breathe life into it. Thank you. :)

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