Friday Fun: Mermaid Edition

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. πŸ™‚

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.

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About Kate Sparkes

Kate Sparkes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, but now resides in Newfoundland, where she tries not to talk too much about the dragons she sees in the fog. She lives with a Mountie, two kids who take turns playing Jeckyll and Hyde, two cats, an intentional boxer and an accidental chihuahua. She's the author of the bestselling Bound Trilogy (mature YA Fantasy). www.katesparkes.com View all posts by Kate Sparkes

8 responses to “Friday Fun: Mermaid Edition

  • Kat

    One of my favourite songs of all time!!! How have I never seen the mermaid dance??

    • katemsparkes

      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. πŸ™‚

  • L. Marie

    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!

  • L. Marie

    “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!

  • Jae

    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! πŸ˜›

    Also, the accordion player cracks me up. It’s like he’s not quite sure what to think about everything.

  • Camilla Kyndesen

    Good luck in June! I hope you will have time to update us on your progress – but not too often πŸ™‚

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