For the past day, day and a half or so I’ve been trying to learn an Irish accent. Accents are not my forte, really, so this isn’t as easy as it sounds. The husband says my accent sounds good, but I’m more critical about it and would rather keep practicing. And practicing.

The reason why I started on this venture is for a possible audition coming up. The character I have set my eyes on would need an Irish accent. But I t’ink I won’t be-a goin’ if I can’t get t’is accent down, now.

Well, there would be other factors.

Even if I don’t go, I plan to keep working on the accent. It would be nice to add an accent to my voice acting repertoire.

You know, for all that Youtube repressed some of my videos their system has the most annoying habit of suggesting those self-same videos for me to watch. Repeatedly. Are they thinking I’m going to change my mind?

If you don’t know, I’m talking about that 1 star review to the hairdresser I gave and the internet-wide blow up that resulted. I certainly learned some lessons out of that experience, mind you. I learned that being angry when you give a review is not good. Back off, give a calmer review with your thoughts in order, and let the bullies be the ones at fault. Not you.

I learned not to back down just because you’re being bullied by people who don’t like what you have to say. (Apparently being an unhappy customer can be dangerous to people’s feels or something.)

I learned not to care what they have to say to me on the internet, because in the end it doesn’t matter what you do. And lords know I tried to be reasonable through at least 3 videos despite knowing in my heart it was a waste of time. To the internet, you’re already the bad guy and it’s you that’s going to be punished for other people’s actions.

I learned that if people are seriously that threatened regarding a simple one star review, there needs to be more of them. And we need more people in the world brave enough to give them and not back down from it. Bullies should not be allowed to win.

I also learned that people truly don’t believe discrimination happens unless it furthers their agenda. The other matters aside that people have claimed I’m lying about… Yes, hair discrimination is real. Yes, I’m not the only person to experience it. Yes, it’s not a big deal thanks to a free market. (Well, except for when it happened to me in high school and on the job. But I am thankful those days are over, and as my own employer if I choose to be mean to myself over my hair then I also can write a savage memo to myself. Or something.) Also yes, being discriminated against for my hair still gives me the right to give a bad hairdresser a bloody one star review! Or even negative ten. LOL

Regardless of those lessons, though, I do prefer to spend my days balanced and reasonably free of drama. Youtube, dang it! You repressed my videos from searches because you said they were inappropriate or something… and then you shove the drama in my face at least once a day. Back off! Grrr.

Beyond that, the new year has begun with the usual routine. This isn’t bad, because it means the new year isn’t starting off with disaster. I hear there are people in California right now that don’t have it so good due to a massive landslide. I am grateful for what I have this morning, even though this is day five of me trying to sleep at night and failing. I have a house to toss and turn in at the very least!

Work on The Heavenly Bride resumed a few weeks ago. I realize that I didn’t mention it. The Holidays were unusually busy.

But you know what I should like to make right now, and I’ve been yearning to make for a few months now? Another music video. And… an animation.

Well there is a song I’m planning to record soon, if my autoharp will behave. That would be an excuse for a video, although what I’m *wanting* to do is use public domain and someone else’s music.

Sigh. So many things to create. I either need more time or more of me. Or both. I hate having to choose! LOL

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