It took a whole lot longer than I expected, but I managed to record a video, despite the objections of the dogs, the fact that apparently there is not enough light in my house to film a video at midnight for some reason, and the fact that YouTube no longer believes I am who I am, so I had to make a new channel!
I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, so I’m feeling quite accomplished! Today we were at a wedding, and I’m still a gilded lily, so what better time, right?
Since the most popular poem on my blog (by a LONG shot) is Dear Sam Heughan that is where I began. (If you haven’t read it you may want to. The Twitter debate at the end is entertaining). Anyway, here I am, in all my animated splendour!
Oh- sorry about the hair flipping. I didn’t realise I do that quite so much! 😉 I’ll try to tone that down next time.
Also- YouTube offered me three options of mutated zombie type versions of myself for the thumbnail you see below. I apologize that you have to see this. Rest assured, the other two were worse.
Addendum: Diana Gabaldon made me feel like the most honoured person on the planet when amid a fire storm of the bizarre she dedicated her Daily Lines to me on August 5th. I read those hashtags and positively GLOW!
Aww loved this! Hope himself see it 😉 Thanks for sharing x
I suspect he is far from accessing his Twitter while he’s ‘lost in the wilds of Canada on vacation,’ but maybe he’ll stumble across it someday. lol
Well done, Shawn. I’d have gone to pieces but you did that great.
Thank you. I left in my goof up in the middle. Perfection is over rated. 😉
I’d have started with a goof and got progressively more goofy so don’t worry about it 🙂
lol Well. It was 3 takes to get this far. 😉 At least the dog didn’t butt into this one.
[…] And now this poem is the subject of my very first poem video! Click to see and hear it! […]
Awesome reading. Thoroughly enjoyed.
I’m glad! Thanks for stopping in.
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How fun! Video poems! You are raising the bar, lady! 🙂 Glad I’m taking a break from writing here for a while…
It was fun to do, though the dogs were confused and I’m sure the neighbours were wondering why I had the lights on in the sunroom at midnight (though they were all probably asleep).
I love it. I had a try at video poems too not long ago. You’ve inspired me to get back to it 🙂 Thank you!
It was a little daunting, that’s for sure, but I’m already thinking of what to do next! 😉 Glad to share some inspiration with you.
Interesting. And well done.
It was an adventure!
Very cool, lady bird 🙂
Thank you Melanie!
Wonderful! You have a great personality and honestly your students need that! I know I mentioned something similar before but this is the first time seeing a video you made! Kudos to you!
Thanks. 🙂 I like them, too.
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I haven’t had time to do another video poem in months, but here is a re-visit of my first one. lol This poem was written after a fantastically amusing night on Twitter with Diana and Outlander fans around the world. Hearing it still makes me giggle. Outlander the mini-series is filming! Next summer we’ll get to Sam being Jamie. The promo photos released are awesome!
This ALMOST makes me want to record a video poem. Reading the past comments, I’m surprised you haven’t done more. You have the personality for it. 🙂 I say record more. 🙂
It takes some time to prep, but I will do more eventually. I usually get the urge about one in the morning. 😉
😉 my favorite time to write. Totally random, but would you mind giving me a writing prompt, please? 🙂
This fall, I’ve been trying to put up visual prompts on Mondays. Here’s a link to all of them: https://shawnbird.com/category/writing/monday-meme/ Perhaps one will strike you.
Thank you! 🙂 I saw one awhile ago, but wasn’t sure you had a page for them. I was wrong, lol. 🙂
Not a page, but a category. You just search the category you’re interested in (in the right sidebar) and all posts filed in that category come up. 😉
Thank you again 🙂 (I feel a poem coming on using the words “thank you”. 😉)
Loved it! So great to hear and see you read! LOL! We must share some of the same fears for Sam and his “fans” cuz I wrote about it too! God, I hope he’s prepared. I have some maternal (and some not so maternal 😉 fears for him! This is gonna be huge!
I’m not sure if you read the original poem, but at the bottom I tell the story behind this poem. If you haven’t seen it, it’s here: https://shawnbird.com/2013/07/31/poem-dear-sam-heughan/