capriuni: Text: If you want to be a Hero, be Good to the Storyteller. (Default)
Tir'd with all these, for restful death I cry,
As, to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity,
And purest faith unhappily forsworn,
And guilded honour shamefully misplaced,
And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted,
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disabled,
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly (doctor-like) controlling skill,
And simple truth miscall'd simplicity,
And captive good attending captain ill:
Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.

You know, as of today (17 January, 2017), the top three (American) Google auto-complete results for “Shakespeare Sonnet” are:

  • 116
  • (Let me not to the marriage of true minds),
  • 18
  • (Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?) and
  • 130
  • (My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun).

I predict this one will rise in the rankings over the next four years.
capriuni: Text: If you want to be a Hero, be Good to the Storyteller. (music)
[ETA: I was so unhappy with the quality of this video (and my singing on it) that I deleted it from my account; the video that I put up in its stead is here: ]

I put the word "video" in quotes, because the only visual are a few introductory titles, and a single still image of the song's musical score (I figure that's no worse than all the videos out there that are nothing but still images of the album covers... at least, I designed it so the score would look nice on a single page).

I'm also posting this as a public service announcement to demonstrate that it's really relatively easy to make a closed-caption (or subtitle) track for your videos. I used the free online program at If I can do it, there's little excuse for others....

The tutorials (watch both one and two before you start) are fairly straight forward (at least, if you're a sightie -- it's in flash video format), but they fail to remind you that if you want to attach your subtitles to your video on YouTube, you have to Export your file to your own computer, so you can upload it again, and posting your video there.

... But other than that, it's a really easy process. It took me a couple of hours to finish, but that was just 'cause it was my first time, and I had a cat who was climbing on me like a jungle gym, at the time, and fwapping the top of my head with her paw... And next time, I'll have the words I want to put in open in a word processor ahead of time, so I can just copy/paste, rather than typing out each line by scratch.

Anyway, here (I recommend turning the captions on just so you'll have some variation to look at):

the Words &cetera )

Here's a link to my original post about it on MudCat (with a low-tech code for hearing a midi of the tune).


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