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Robert Parker
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My Bio
Composer; theatrical designer; writer; percussionist; magician. Your typical Yalie overachiever.

Favourite Visual Artist
Kuro, Righteous Red, Tarkheki, and my other DA friends (And R. Takahashi, of course)
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Virgil Fox (organist)
Favourite Writers
Michael Cisco and J.R.R. Tolkien
Tools of the Trade
Finale and Gigasampler
Other Interests
Music composition and peformance, theater (design), magic

A reconnection

A reconnection

Well, it has been a (blush) YEAR since my last post here. I'm still here, I make the (too) occasional comment on my MS blog (see below for a link), but I'm kind of in a holding pattern at the moment. I've got a few pix still loafing in my phone, I'll share those RSN (real soon now), really I will. Have to get some music written. Have to book a recording engineer. Have to write even MORE music. Health is pretty much the gatekeeper nowadays.... we'll see what happens. Hope for the best, and as the Good Book says, pray without ceasing. And who knows, I might even... oh my, really... reconnect?

Robert goes to ... Texas!

Robert goes to ... Texas!

Earlier this month, I went to the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) conference in San Antonio, Texas. They were performing a piece of mine... when I was contacted last year (!) I knew nothing about "how Texas does music," but told them that of course, I'd be happy for them to do that. I had no idea about how serious Texas takes public-school music. Or how much of it they do. And how well they do it! I also had no idea that my piece would be performed by a FIVE-HUNDRED-VOICE CHOIR of All-State singers. That choir was selected from an applicant pool of 14,000. They were indeed, the best of the best of the best. And they sang like it!

The year in review

The year in review

I got this tradition from !Devikuro (https://www.deviantart.com/devikuro), one of my first Deviantart friends (who has, sadly, dropped off of my radar; last I heard she was doing fine, but I don't get much news any more... sigh). I think I've been doing this since at least 2009. 1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before? The best, and the worst, were all on paths upon which I have trodden before. 2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't do new year's resolutions. I have enough trouble keeping ordinary non-date-attached resolutions. 3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Nope. 4. Did anyone close to you di

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I just read through several of your Inuyasha stories; you have a gift for writing the most tragic, beautiful, and emotional scenes of people leaving this life. While reading those sections I can't help but tear up from the way characters grow young and healthy again and are reunited with lost loved ones, but leaving a hole in the hearts of loved ones still living. At the same time I am awed by the beauty of their passage and glad lovers and families are reunited in a better place. You are a master.
LovelyLadyGrayProfessional Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday, Robert.  Just thought I'd drop by to say, "HI!" and stay cool. =D

Been slowly getting back into writing original and fan fiction stories after not doing them in a while.  Began to draw anthropomorphic (animals with human-like bodies) OCs after not drawing them since October 2005.  Have a great school year. =D
Passacaglia28Professional Traditional Artist
I just thought I would check in and say hello. I hope you are doing well, buddy.
Well, "good" comes and goes... just like life, y'know? But at the moment, "good" is coming out a little ahead. Which is, y'know, good enough, right? :-)
Passacaglia28Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed. :D
wizofoz2kHobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:!
wizofoz2kHobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:!