Tomorrow marks the beginning of JuNoWriMo. I don’t know if I’ll make 50,000 words, but I’ll try. If I do, I’ll have about half of Torn re-written, which wouldn’t be a bad thing. It’s a story of adventure, questions about whether love can last when it happened too quickly (seriously, why is this not addressed more in YA literature?!), kidnappings, poison, revenge… and the return of two of my favourite secondary characters from Bound, who just happen to be mer-folk. Yay! Missed those guys.
In honour of their return, I’m going to leave you guys with this song by Great Big Sea (and if you’re not familiar with them, you’re missing out). This song is perfectly Newfoundland: the accents, the music, the theme, and the fact that the whole thing is basically a set-up for the kind of off-colour joke your grandpa might tell after a few too many drinks at Thanksgiving. The mermaids in this song aren’t quite the same as mine (mine have grey skin, not blue, and legs aren’t an issue), but I think they’d love this song anyway.
I’m posting the live version because these guys are fantastic in concert, and the banter is adorable. Also, the mermaid dance. I LOVE THESE GUYS. Below it you’ll find the studio version, which sounds better but is notably lacking in both dances and banter. Take your pick and make your click. 🙂
And with that, I leave you. I’ll be around, but please yell at me if I’m posting here more than 3x a week and not making my JuNoWriMo daily goals. I do procrastinate like that, you know.
May 31st, 2013 at 9:39 am
One of my favourite songs of all time!!! How have I never seen the mermaid dance??
May 31st, 2013 at 9:41 am
I don’t know, but I’m so glad you’ve seen it! Are they not the most adorable band ever? I just want to hug and squish them. And have them over to my house for music and parties. I don’t like parties, but I would party for GBS. 🙂
May 31st, 2013 at 9:42 am
It would be a fun party because it would be a kitchen party. I don’t do parties unless they happen in a kitchen.
May 31st, 2013 at 9:43 am
I prefer the live version with the mermaid dance!! If you were creating a playlist for your book, I can see why you’d add this! They are adorable!
May 31st, 2013 at 9:44 am
Great Big Sea is my happy band. 🙂
May 31st, 2013 at 9:53 am
“a story of adventure, questions about whether love can last when it happened too quickly (seriously, why is this not addressed more in YA literature?!), kidnappings, poison, revenge… and the return of two of my favourite secondary characters from Bound, who just happen to be mer-folk.” Yay!!!! Glad you’re doing this! Great topic!
May 31st, 2013 at 1:35 pm
Seriously, this part is gonna be in my head all day: “But I only liked the upper part, I did not like the tail.” Thanks a lot! 😛
Also, the accordion player cracks me up. It’s like he’s not quite sure what to think about everything.
May 31st, 2013 at 4:36 pm
Good luck in June! I hope you will have time to update us on your progress – but not too often 🙂