X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, Chapter 11

will: Welcome back, readers, to Chapter 11 of X-Wing: Rogue Squadron. Z is in one of her Busy Weeks, so I’m covering for her here.

z: This is a Busy Week, three-sectionals two-rehearsals edition. The first choral recording session, for which I will not be in the booth but will actually be performing (eeeee) is not this Saturday but next Saturdayeeeeeeeeee.

will: In recognition of my cowriter’s busy week, here’s a chapter about things being rushed!

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X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, Chapter 9, Part 2; Chapter 10

will: Welcome back, readers, to our deep dive (or is it long flight?) into X-Wing: Rogue Squadron. Last week, we saw Corran get a much-needed dressing down, and now, he cloaks himself in wisdom very well. Meanwhile, Kirtan Loor sees gets scared out of his britches.

Did I mention I bought new clothes last week? I needed some new pants. Can you tell?

z: I’m fine in the clothes department, but I wouldn’t mind another brain or two. It’s our third recording day with the orchestra on Sunday.


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X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, Chapter 9, Part 1

z: Hello, gentlebeings, and welcome to Chapter 9 of Rogue Squadron, which is another chapter comprised of two dialogues.

In personal news, last weekend we had two seven-hour recording sessions in two eight-plus-hour days, and everyone was amazing, and everyone is exhausted, and I got to experience and do new things that I had never done before, and my heavens it was tough but exhilarating.

Two done, five to go.

will: In the words of my cowriter: eeeeeeeeee.

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X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, Chapter 8

will: Welcome to another short chapter, folks, for similar reasons. At some point we might just say “[PILOTING],” the way old Next Generation scripts would just say [TECH] for every “bounce a graviton particle beam off the main deflector dish.” But the rest of the chapter is a very familiar lesson, one I wish I wasn’t all that familiar with…

In other news, how in the name of all that is have we gotten halfway through 2018? That seems all kinds of wrong.

z: Uh, I. Um. The thing. The thing with the recording an album with a symphony orchestra thing. That thing. That thing that is happening on this weekend, thing. Like, in another sixty hours or so, kind of thing.

Don’t tell me any thing about how we are at any point in time, in other words, because I’ve currently got a Thing about Things.


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X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, Chapter 7

z: Hello, gentlebeings, and welcome to Chapter 7 of Rogue Squadron, wherein you find detailed instructions on the care and maintenance of your X-wing, which I bet you needed to know.

will: When I mentioned to Z that this was her week to take the lead, all she could say was “do I hafta…”

z: In personal news, rehearsals for our small ensemble showcase concerts in August are starting today, because we are all out of our rockers and recording an album wasn’t enough work for the summer. Or something. Details are fuzzy and likely to get fuzzier, even though we’re all cheerful still.

will: Things are quiet here, and really, it looks like they will remain so for most of the summer, Force willing and the creek don’t rise.

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X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, Chapter 6

will: Welcome back, readers, to the Moment After the Shocking Statement, which…kind of underwhelms.

z: Not the “onoez the point-of-view protagonist is a murderer” aspect, but the explanation and the resolution… one is a bit baroque and the other is a bit “oh, okay,” indeed. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

In personal news, with an approximately once-per-hour frequency, I keep getting hit by the thought “in about three weeks we’ll be trying to get an entire symphony orchestra into a professional studio and record an actual album and there are like five professional musicians among us and three of them are music teachers” and then everything shorts out for a few heartbeats. I’ll be okay. {bzzzt}

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X-wing: Rogue Squadron, Chapter 5

z: Hello, gentlebeings, and welcome to Chapter 5 of Rogue Squadron, wherein oh hi, Rogue Squadron.

On the personal side, within the next ten days I’m supposed to come up with full instrumentation lists of all our album repertoire, review and advise about the recording order, finish helping with launching the repertoire for the Small Ensemble Showcase in August, start practicing for said Showcase and small ensemble piece recordings also in August, and arrange a repertoire selection meeting with all the attendant preparations for the Fall 2018 season. And, um, arrange a piece for the SES.

will: Still all quiet on the northern front, though work has been filled with some weird and interesting projects lately.

z: I did have a sane workload, once. I vaguely remember that being a thing. I’m sure you’ll tell me if I’m misremembering.

will: Ahem.

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