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Time for another Pink Room Sessions!

On Sunday, April 10 at 4 PM EST, I will be singing and playing live on Concert Window. This Pink Room Sessions show will be all about b-sides.

I'm a prolific songwriter, so when it comes to making an album, I have about two dozen songs to start with. From there, I whittle it down to the good stuff. Which leaves me with a lot of extra songs that are still awesome but which don't quite fit the album for whatever reason.

And this show will be all about those leftover songs! Some I've played before, others I never have. So you'll definitely want to tune in to hear those rare tunes!

This is an early show, so I'll be on at 4 PM EST. As always, the show is free to watch, but if you are unable to make the show, no worries. Since I will be playing all originals and no cover songs, I can upload the recorded show for later viewing to my YouTube channel!

I hope to see you there for a song or two!

http://www.bit.ly/cecishow

Also, if you are receiving an invite to this event and don't wish to receive any more notifications, let me know.
Pink Room Sessions
Sun, April 10, 4:00 PM
http://www.bit.ly/cecishow

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Time for another Pink Room Sessions show live on Concert Window! I'll be playing a show live on Sunday, March 27 at 9 PM EST. The theme for this show will be 80s!

I have a few 80s sounding originals, but also I've got quite a list of 80s covers I'll be mixing on the Launchpad and singing live, including a few that I've never done before

I'll also have a special announcement to make during the show! So you don't want to miss this!

Also, since I'll be doing mostly covers during this show, I can't upload the full show for future viewing on my YouTube channel. So if you want to hear my cover songs, make sure you watch the live show!

Hope to see you there!

http://www.bit.ly/cecishow
Pink Room Sessions
Sun, March 27, 9:00 PM
http://www.bit.ly/cecishow

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Hey everyone! :D

It's that time again: another Pink Room Sessions show, live on Concert Window!

I will be doing a special matinee show on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 4 PM EST. Last time, I did an all-originals Launchpad show. This time, it'll be all piano and all French songs! Expect to hear not only originals (j'adore composer des chansons en français!), but also covers of some of my favorite French tunes! I'm super excited! You know me; I love to sing in foreign languages!

I hope that you can tune in! If not, I will be recording this show using OBS (the program I use to broadcast to Concert Window) and then uploading the show to my YouTube channel for viewing later (without the cover songs for copyright reasons)!

So if you want to hear me sing the likes of Edith Piaf, Francis Cabrel, or Jean-Jacques Goldman (in other words, French songs from French people!), make sure you tune in live.

As always, the show is free to watch and can be viewed here when it's time:

http://www.bit.ly/cecishow

A dimanche prochain! (See you next Sunday!)

Also, if you received this invite and do not wish to be informed of my events on Concert Window, let me know!
Pink Room Sessions
Sun, March 13, 4:00 PM
http://www.bit.ly/cecishow

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Right, fellow gaming / law nerds: OGL vs. Creative Commons.
Ok, maybe this is all a little to esoteric.

But I've been thinking of it a lot this week.

With Tidewater Comicon coming up I’ve been packaging up some of the adventure content I’ve written to sell. Sure, some of those adventures completely crashed (sorry guys) and I doubt it’ll make me much, but if I sell 3 or 4 adventures it covers the cost of printing. Besides, it’s just fun to have a lot of content on my table. 

I really care about the ability to share gaming rules and stories, and truly believe non-profit sharing and that individuals should be allowed to sell their own adventures without licensing, especially when no rules are included beyond stat blocks... but do not think corporations or other individuals should be allowed to snag an individual author's work to sell.

My natural instinct is to license everything I create CC-BY-NC-SA, because that covers most of what I believe in (with the catch that people have to contact me to sell their derivative works). But it does prevent me from using anything that is OGL or making any of my content visibly compatible with the SRD. Meanwhile, OGL has its own long bugs and oddities, including the bothersome detail that I am 100% prohibited from mentioning D&D. (Obviously, I have to be extremely careful saying those lawyer-warded letters in anything non OGL, but the OGL utterly bans them). 

Tempted to go OGL but carefully contain most of my plot material as Product Identity... but then that gives me a bad feeling about other small producers being able to build on my work.

(Not that I have any illusions about anyone actually wanting to steal my plots, characters, whatever. I just think it’s important to actually pay attention to this stuff.)

Anyway... gone on too long. Anyone have thoughts on the OGL?

(And to head off any concerns: Everything I've written up so far is written in an entirely system agnostic manner, as I never know what I'm going to run it in. I just write the story and describe the encounters, then plug in D&D, Numenera, DREAD, etc. keywords and monsters on the fly as I DM).
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Stick with CC. OGL is a funky mess. CC is clear, concise, and can be understood by a person who doesn't speak legalese (granted the full text of the license is pretty legalesey, but it does what it says on the label).

Besides, making your stuff specifically SRD compatible means there's basically one game anyone will ever play it with: Pathfinder. At which point you should just write intentionally it to be a Pathfinder adventure, with full stat blocks and game mechanics so it's ready to use out of the box, and use OGL when you do.

Side note - CC-BY-NC-SA prevents commercial use, meaning they can't sell it under that license even with the "catch". Any distribution with monetary compensation is considered commercial under CC. You can't even charge your friends to print copies of a CC-NC document. CC is explicitly non-exclusive, meaning you can't issue CC on an exclusive or limited basis. Furthermore you can't add riders to CC that limit the terms of the license, because doing so explicitly breaks the licensing agreement. By attaching CC you've already agreed not to add riders to it.

Just use CC-BY-NC-SA, and leave a note that commercial licenses are available on request (this achieves the thing you intend). Then give them a proper exclusive commercial license if you approve of their intended use. There are other license templates suitable to this purpose.
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Synth music for a synthetic holiday. :-)
 
Hello everyone! This Sunday the 14th, I'll be playing a show live on Concert Window at 4 PM EST. I hope you can come by and say hi, maybe even stay for a song or two! I plan to do some Launchpad songs, then end with piano covers of some of my favorite 80s songs.

So if there's a song you're dying for me to play, let me know and I'll try my best!

Also, you can tune in from all over the world, as long as you have the Internet and a computer. The event will be live at this link (oh and it's free!):

http://www.bit.ly/cecishow

I hope to see you there!

#music   #piano   #electronic   #launchpad   #indie   #indiemusicians   #80s   #fun   #hangoutrecords   #indieartists
Pink Room Sessions
Sun, February 14, 4:00 PM
www.bit.ly/cecishow

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Nice article about cosplay communities, specifically the people who enjoy Tomb Raider.
(+Cecilee Linke may enjoy)
Meagan Marie, Senior Community Manager for Crystal Dynamics says cosplay bonds fans Lara Croft, inspiring meaningful friendships in the Tomb Raider community.
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Three days left! Now with add-on novels!!! This is going to be a gigantic package of awesome, just like the other MCG kickstarters.
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Should be a good show. If you don't speak French, tune in for some nice background music.
 
Hey everyone! :D

It's that time again: another Pink Room Sessions show, live on Concert Window!

I will be doing a special matinee show on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 4 PM EST. Last time, I did an all-originals Launchpad show. This time, it'll be all piano and all French songs! Expect to hear not only originals (j'adore composer des chansons en français!), but also covers of some of my favorite French tunes! I'm super excited! You know me; I love to sing in foreign languages!

I hope that you can tune in! If not, I will be recording this show using OBS (the program I use to broadcast to Concert Window) and then uploading the show to my YouTube channel for viewing later (without the cover songs for copyright reasons)!

So if you want to hear me sing the likes of Edith Piaf, Francis Cabrel, or Jean-Jacques Goldman (in other words, French songs from French people!), make sure you tune in live.

As always, the show is free to watch and can be viewed here when it's time:

http://www.bit.ly/cecishow

A dimanche prochain! (See you next Sunday!)

Also, if you received this invite and do not wish to be informed of my events on Concert Window, let me know!
Pink Room Sessions
Sun, March 13, 4:00 PM
http://www.bit.ly/cecishow

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Looks amazing. So glad I backed this game and I can't wait to dig into it this summer. 
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Full outline of Oliver Lucas book 5. 
Clearly I should have been more organized when writing acts 1 and 2... and I felt it while writing. 
That's why I paused, re-assessed plot, and carefully planned the rest of the book. Should be able to knock out the first draft before Tidewater Comicon, but this one might take a couple revisions to be ready. 
That's OK though. Once I finish this draft I have so many other projects to work on.
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I swear I didn't make the graphic, just said the words :-)
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Can you take the heat with inventor of the Scoville scale, Wilbur Scoville?! #GoogleDoodle 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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  • Old Dominion University
    English Education, 2003 - 2007
    B.A. in English Education.
  • Home Schooled
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I write legends of things unseen in recorded time.
Introduction
A long time ago someone called me "eclectic". That's probably the best way to think about me.

Writing Credits
  • The Staff of Moses, an adventure novel set in the modern cities and ancient sands of Egypt.
  • The Eye of Odin, is the sequel to The Staff of Moses. When Oliver Lucas encounters a rival treasure hunter, he is drawn into an international conspiracy that threatens to destroy him. Packed with ancient curses, thrilling action, and the wrathful gods of the old Norse world, The Eye of Odin takes Oliver to places he had never dared to imagine. 
  • Burning in the Void is a scifi novel set aboard an interstellar colony ship which has been stranded between the stars for 300 years. 
  • Beasts of Dream is a short story about a woman who is haunted by monster that has the power to escape from her dreams.
  • The Dungeon Keeper's Wife is a short story about a young girl who meets her mother for the first time when she is trapped in the deepest cell of a dungeon.
  • Hunger for Fire, a short story loosely based on my own experiences camping in remote places, which introduces a series of modern fairy tales I call the Nearworld series. 
  • Gravity, a short story about a woman named Asha who is stranded in space, completely alone, after a solar flare damages the space station in which she lives and the other crew meet a series of violent deaths. This is an early entry in a fantasy series that I am developing.
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I am a 7th grade English teacher in Chesapeake, Virginia. I have served with Chesapeake Public Schools for over six years. 
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Worked seven summers at Pipsico Scout Reservation. Proud Eagle Scout and recipient of the Vigil Honor and Founders' Award in the Order of the Arrow.
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English Teacher & Writer
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  • Chesapeake Public Schools
    Teacher, 2008 - present
  • Tidewater Council, BSA
    Camp Counselor & Comissioner, 2002 - 2008
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