Visitors - Bless my Tail! Welcome to Fiver's Honeycomb!


This place is dedicated to Watership Down and its fans worldwide.

Here you can discuss all WD-related media, including both books, the movie and both TV series.

What? You are not registered yet?

Author Topic: Watership Down Contest  (Read 7782 times)

Deleted User

  • Guest
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2016, 02:15:38 PM »
Post deleted.

Offline Bright Side

  • Brighty
  • Chiefs enjoying retirement
  • Blackberry
  • ******
  • Posts: 1761
    • Show only replies by Bright Side
    • View Profile
  • Favorite WD media: N/A
  • I speak:
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2016, 02:49:18 PM »
Beautiful art with a great meaning. Thank you!
Thank you to Chipster-roo for the avatar!

Offline Chipster-roo

  • Growing Tree
  • Council of Chiefs
  • Fiver
  • *******
  • Posts: 4523
    • Show only replies by Chipster-roo
    • View Profile
    • http://www.fanfiction.net/u/6400714/Chipster-roo
  • Favorite WD media: The book
  • FHC contest winner:
  • I speak:
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2016, 04:53:51 PM »
This is a great picture Retsch.
I hope your sister recovers soon...
Have you considered making each day count - doing something meaningful each day - instead of letting the days and weeks and months and years fly into oblivion? --Bright Side

Thanks to Rosie Willowwater for the avatar!!


Offline Acacia Heartstrings

  • Fiver
  • *******
  • Posts: 2426
    • Show only replies by Acacia Heartstrings
    • View Profile
    • DeviantArt
  • Favorite WD media: N/A
  • I speak:
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2016, 06:53:13 PM »
Quote from: Quote:on 
(Not a big rival for other works)

The important thing is the fine art that you create. I do not care to win, just do something nice for the community of Watership Down.
Very good art Retschly.   :clover
I love Watership Down!
 
Everything is fine =) (?)

Offline Vesper

  • Blackberry
  • ******
  • Posts: 1221
    • Show only replies by Vesper
    • View Profile
    • DeviantArt
  • Favorite WD media: The book
  • FHC contest winner:
  • I speak:
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2016, 09:09:26 PM »
:silverweed3 Beautiful Art Retsch, My Best Wishes to your sisters Recovery.

Offline Bright Side

  • Brighty
  • Chiefs enjoying retirement
  • Blackberry
  • ******
  • Posts: 1761
    • Show only replies by Bright Side
    • View Profile
  • Favorite WD media: N/A
  • I speak:
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2016, 11:36:47 PM »
I also wish you and your sister the best.
Thank you to Chipster-roo for the avatar!

Deleted User

  • Guest
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2016, 04:52:27 PM »
Thankies very much.. :)

Offline Leo-rah

  • Efrafan
  • Dandelion
  • ****
  • Posts: 543
  • The other buck's grass is always greener!
    • Show only replies by Leo-rah
    • View Profile
    • http://www.youtube.com/watershipdowntv
  • Favorite WD media: The series
  • FHC contest winner:
  • I speak:
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2016, 07:33:04 PM »
Threnody for Efrafa


Download mp3

Description:
The revolution has failed. Many have fallen. The group of hurt and broken rabbits, who have survived the battle against the Owsla, are gathered in a small burrow. Distressed they are missing their friends, which have stopped running. An heavy oppressive atmosphere lies within. Gently, they mutter, striking up an old song to remember those who have fallen. The deep and sorrowful voice of a marli tries to interrupt the grieve, but misery overcomes her and she bursts in tears. She just tries again, she has to, louder and prouder, with tears in her eyes, her voice resonating in the whole burrow, she mourns for everyone, who had a brave heart, and fell to dust among the others. The revolution has failed.


Whoa, here it is! My song entry for the contest! :) (the main title is linked)
I was kinda busy composing it the last few days, burning the candle at both ends.
The trait I want to describe with this song and the upper description is the sad and desperate situation among the rabbits beneath the ground of Efrafa. As sad as it seems, I love those situations, so many facets to tell.
As soon as I read the description of this contest, this immediately flashed through my mind, to make a threnody for the warren of Efrafa. I even played as a little gimmick the typical Efrafan brass at the very end, like it is just a scene about to continue. I hope you like it, I even shed a tear here and there.  :snowdrop
« Last Edit: October 12, 2016, 12:48:30 AM by Leo-rah »
Quote from: Leo-rah
I love that buck.
I love him more than weasels love blood and meat.

Offline Vesper

  • Blackberry
  • ******
  • Posts: 1221
    • Show only replies by Vesper
    • View Profile
    • DeviantArt
  • Favorite WD media: The book
  • FHC contest winner:
  • I speak:
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2016, 09:24:58 PM »
:frith Wow was What I felt after reading it.
Leo-Rah my dear friend, your entry was spectacular and very creative.
Your lament of those "behind the scenes" in Watership Down took me to imagine the situation of Efrafa that I have never even considered and I believe would be a great way to understand the true scope of the predicament in Efrafa. I'm glad that you immediately thought of this after reading the topic, and I'm glad I read it. From one writer to another, I believe you have done an excellent Job with this entry of yours for I can see the admiration you put into it. :frith
 :silverweed3 Ciao;)

@Leo-Rah-  :blackberry I just noticed your orchestra piece that came with your Lament, surprised I did not notice it the first time. I Am So sorry about that, my bad; I apologize.  It was really amazing to listen to and it sent my heart quivering for some reason. It sounds similar to the Munich Ost when the women were singing in some parts and also that of Fallout Equestria. Great Work Leo-Rah. :fiver
« Last Edit: October 12, 2016, 02:17:21 AM by Vesper »

Offline Bright Side

  • Brighty
  • Chiefs enjoying retirement
  • Blackberry
  • ******
  • Posts: 1761
    • Show only replies by Bright Side
    • View Profile
  • Favorite WD media: N/A
  • I speak:
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2016, 02:28:20 AM »
[CALL]Leo-rah[/CALL]

Oh my. This is rich. Nicely done, Leo.

Which programs/software do you use to compose?

Anyway, keep making music :)
Thank you to Chipster-roo for the avatar!

Offline Chipster-roo

  • Growing Tree
  • Council of Chiefs
  • Fiver
  • *******
  • Posts: 4523
    • Show only replies by Chipster-roo
    • View Profile
    • http://www.fanfiction.net/u/6400714/Chipster-roo
  • Favorite WD media: The book
  • FHC contest winner:
  • I speak:
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2016, 03:35:50 PM »
This is great Leo.  Your song fits the atmosphere described in your short story perfectly.
Have you considered making each day count - doing something meaningful each day - instead of letting the days and weeks and months and years fly into oblivion? --Bright Side

Thanks to Rosie Willowwater for the avatar!!


Deleted User

  • Guest
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2016, 05:21:05 PM »
It sound amazing ;) Nice composing.
Hast du da so gejodelt? So im Hauptteil ungefähr ;P

Offline Hazel

  • A wave in the ocean
  • Junior Owsla
  • Dandelion
  • ****
  • Posts: 533
    • Show only replies by Hazel
    • View Profile
  • Favorite WD media: The book
  • FHC contest winner:
  • I speak:
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2016, 05:59:13 PM »
Retsch, that is beautiful and powerful. All the best to your sister. What a lovely entry.

And Leo, yours is very moving. It's composed beautifully.
"People’s souls are like gardens. You can’t turn your back on someone because his garden’s full of weeds. You have to give him water and lots of sunshine."

Offline Leo-rah

  • Efrafan
  • Dandelion
  • ****
  • Posts: 543
  • The other buck's grass is always greener!
    • Show only replies by Leo-rah
    • View Profile
    • http://www.youtube.com/watershipdowntv
  • Favorite WD media: The series
  • FHC contest winner:
  • I speak:
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2016, 01:21:15 PM »
Thank you all so much! So glad it was to your all delight! :)

Vesper heh, yeah, at first I was wondering, why you were only writing of reading, hrhr. xP That's why I edited a download link beneath the cover in the middle of the night afterwards. Guess I didn't mention it well enough at first. x3
Thank you so much for your warming words, really appreciating it a lot!  :bigwig3
I really like those hopeless scenes, may it be writing them, or underlining them by music. Especially Efrafa is the perfect place to tell their stories beneath the earth, I thought. :3
Absolutely no need to apologize, I have to, not for not marking it more clearly to the mp3 over on soundcloud. :3 Funny, you mention the Munich OST. Remembering Munich is one of my most favorite tracks I use from time to time to get inspiration. Lisbeth Scott's voice in there always brings me in a deep and thoughtful mood, among my other favorite singers: Lisa Gerrard and Francesca Genko (the one singing in here).
Thank you so much! x3 Also for the like on Soundcloud!  :fiver

Bright Side Thanks a lot! The DAW (Digital Work Station) I am using is called Studio One 3. And the VSTs I've been using were: Mark Deutsch's Bazantar, CineStrings Solo (Bass), Schwarzdorn Horns Brasses (Metropolis Ark) and singing: Francesca Genko Voice VST  :snowdrop

Retschli Thank you so much! :3 Oh you! xP Of course, it's not me singing, hrhr. x3 It's Francesca Genko! ^_^

Btw this mention thing is kinda fun and useful! C:
Quote from: Leo-rah
I love that buck.
I love him more than weasels love blood and meat.

Offline Acacia Heartstrings

  • Fiver
  • *******
  • Posts: 2426
    • Show only replies by Acacia Heartstrings
    • View Profile
    • DeviantArt
  • Favorite WD media: N/A
  • I speak:
Watership Down Contest
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2016, 03:39:18 PM »
rather highlights the fact you read the description of the music, while listening Threnody for Efrafa. Recounting the events of a violent and cruel battle where protagonists lose and show what they are dejected. Poor bunnies ..       :blackavar

I hope soon upload a drawing for the contest, otherwise I will use a previously drawing done by me.   :blackberry2

And an important thing.
I do not care who wins, I really enjoy a lot, a lot, A LOT greatly all contributions and genius art to this beautiful community of rabbits of Watership Down.  
So really ... We all win.    :spartina

Although it sounds like joke a hehe ...
I love Watership Down!
 
Everything is fine =) (?)