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Nullus Anxietas

Postby engineeringsimon » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:50 am

More music! It's in a draft form...

Well, I'm off to my very first Discworld Con, in Melbourne, Australia. Which is closer to to Sydney than England. And it has a music theme.

As many of you know, I've been combining a long time wish to read the entire Discworld corpus of work with learning to compose music and have been using the scenes and characters in the books to inspire little projects.

The Australian conference is called Nullus Anxietas, which is posh speak for "No Worries", or perhaps "No Wuckas". Which we say sometimes in Australia. Apparently, the novel "The Last Continent" mentions this. I haven't read it yet, but it is next on the list.

So I wrote some music in honour of the occasion. Enjoy.
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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:35 am

Definitely read The Last Continent, it may remind you of somewhere :D
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:42 am

Have fun, Simon! Let us know how it goes. :)
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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:20 pm

Pictures too, please.
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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby majomull » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:34 pm

I cannot wait to use "No Wuckas" in a conversation the first chance I get. Have fun at the Con.
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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:29 am

Terry Pratchett ‏@terryandrob

Hello #naiv ; Terry now talking over a rubbish Skype connection to the Australian Discworld Convention. No worries! pic.twitter.com/AmzuEroqJ7
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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:06 pm

:clap: Have fun at the con Simon :D
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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:38 pm

He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby engineeringsimon » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:19 pm

Well, I'm back at work after my first every Con, of any kind.

It was a whole lot of fun. I had no idea what to expect. Everyone was really friendly and appreciated a good punderstorm, as all sophisticated people do. I met lots of interesting people.

I did not expect to:
  • be involved in 3 acts of the XXXX Factor talent show.
  • be improvising music on stage while banging a box with a stick and playing dodgy Kazoo won in a strange game of pass the parcel the previous evening.
  • be playing my tin whistle in public with an actual musician while people Morris'd.
  • be killed by a cute little 8 year old girl, who was a werewolf...

Now, I need some coffee....
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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:12 pm

engineeringsimon wrote:Well, I'm back at work after my first every Con, of any kind.

It was a whole lot of fun. I had no idea what to expect. Everyone was really friendly and appreciated a good punderstorm, as all sophisticated people do. I met lots of interesting people.

I did not expect to:
  • be involved in 3 acts of the XXXX Factor talent show.
  • be improvising music on stage while banging a box with a stick and playing dodgy Kazoo won in a strange game of pass the parcel the previous evening.
  • be playing my tin whistle in public with an actual musician while people Morris'd.
  • be killed by a cute little 8 year old girl, who was a werewolf...

Now, I need some coffee....

:lol: Nice one! Sounds like you had a great time.
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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby Penfold » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:37 am

Sounds like you had a great time. :D
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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby engineeringsimon » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:28 am

:D I did!

I even met a guy (Damian Perry) who is making a cool animation of this song I wrote....

The troll animation looks nothing like my wife, by the way.
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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:52 am

Glad you had a good time Simon. I will get to an Aust Discworld Con one year very soon.

I like Ruby's song.
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:56 am

Cons rock! :D Glad you enjoyed yours.
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Re: Nullus Anxietas

Postby michelanCello » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:08 pm

Glad you had a great time, Simon! :D
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