NaNo2011: The NaNoWriMo Song(s)!

To celebrate the relaunch of NaNoWriMo’s website – it’s so shiiiny! – I decided I’d do a quick post to inspire you all. And to entertain you, obviously ๐Ÿ˜€

Here we have my three favourite songs during NaNoWriMo. About NaNoWriMo, actually!

Yes. That’s right.

Kristina is a genius. ‘Nuff said. She loves Harry Potter, loves NaNoWriMo, is awesomely nerdy… squeee!

*giggle* Ohh, this one. The lyrics are absolute gold! ๐Ÿ˜€ All true, every single word.

And, finally…

NaNoWriMo by John Anealio

You can listen to it online for free, or purchase the song for just $1 – bargain! ๐Ÿ™‚

All three of these songs are just brilliant at getting me enthused for NaNoWriMo! But, be warned – they are ridiculously catchy. Seriously. They just get stuck in my head so easily, and I randomly find myself singing the lyrics – sounding incredibly weird too, I bet! Totally. Worth. It.

19 days to go!
Have fun!
Bri xx

‘All Blacks Don’t Cry’

I stumbled across this video yesterday, about John Kirwan and his personal experience with depression. He’s written a book of the same title, which my Mum owns… shall have to snag it off her to read during the summer. Anyway, this dramatised film is just a snapshot – and I encourage you all to watch it. It’s 13 mins long, but it will be an incredibly important 13 mins of your life spent.

The thing about depression is… it’s swept under the carpet. Forced to hide deep within your chest, caged there. To admit you need help is a sign of weakness, right?

Wrong. It’s a sign of strength.

I just hope that this reaches some of you, and if you pass the video/message on, it may reach others too. John Kirwan has done a lot of depression in New Zealand – the website which he supports runs a really useful looking programme called ‘The Journal‘, definitely recommend it.

Everyone deserves to have someone there for them.

And yes, this post may seem a tad out of the blue… but it’s just something that’s struck me as crucially important, and something I feel strongly about. So please, do bear with my sudden seriousness!

Oh, and just randomly, I’ve officially had my first dream – sorry, nightmare! – where the All Blacks lost the World Cup. Talk about depression.

Sorry, couldn’t help the black humour.

(Oiii, my mind…!)

Love yourselves,
Bri xx

Day 23 โ€” A YouTube Video

First of all, may I just apologise again for my absence! I managed to survive without internet (barely!), and then resisted distracting myself for two days while I focused on finishing my essays for uni – left them a bit late, but got them done on time, which is what matters!

So, on with the show!

Lil’ Beached Whale!

This is an epic video which makes fun at the Kiwi accent ๐Ÿ˜‰ My friend from America was the one who first showed it to me, ironically enough! Since then, I’ve showed to a couple other friends who aren’t from New Zealand – and according to them, I actually DO sound like this! Must be all lies, of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ Teeheee. I wish I could hear our accent…

1,667 words (a NaNoWriMo song!)

This is a MUST LISTEN for fellow Wrimos! Hilarious. And inspiring! I stumbled across this song just before NaNoWriMo last year, and seriously, this song helped me on the way to victory. And damn, it’s addictive – gets stuck inย  my head way so often! Captures the essence of this crazy novelling month perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚

Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography – Language

Now this is just plain cool! Really neat editing skills, and a very interesting topic too. That, and I could listen to Stephen Fry reading a freaking dictionary, his voice is that lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

How about all of you lot, then? I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets distracted and spends hours on YouTube… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Any recommendations?

It’s great to be back!

Have fun!
Bri xx

Sherlockology Trailer

In case anyone is interested…

A trailer for a new, upcoming website called Sherlockology (catchy, right?!) From what I’ve heard, it’s going to be an absolute pool of information – a guide, really – regarding the BBC series Sherlock. It sounds like exactly what I would enjoy, as a fanatic of the show. Hell, I was excited enough to find out that the websites mentioned on the show, Sherlock’s Science of Deduction, and John Watson’s Blog, were REAL! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m such a fangirl.

Have fun!
Bri xx