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the story of an invisible girl
"I probably need some dramatic music," he said factiously.

I glanced up. "What?"

"I'm about to [imagine something complicated that we've been working on a long time] with the production server."

"Oh cool, finally! I can probably find something for you." I double-clicked on iTunes. "It might take me a few minutes though."

"That's okay, it will take me a few minutes to set this up."

I looked through my playlist hopefully. I have recently deleted a whole lot of mp3s off my work laptop though, in need of space for actual work. Scrolling through, hoping for something triumphant, I was rather disappointed. Finally I selected a song and pressed play.

The music started kind of quietly, and I turned up the volume. As it hit the first chorus, he looked at me, an eyebrow quirked. Before he said anything I confessed with some embarrassment, "Yeah it's an acapella group's version of Eye of the Tiger. But don't worry, soon it will morph into the theme part from Rocky, and that's pretty dramatic. You know, duh dun daaaa, duh dun daaah..." I lifted my arms above my head as I sang, fists like a boxer, to demonstrate.

He nodded, "Okay," although I'm not sure how convinced he was. The singer sang away, "It's the - eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight," with the acapella backup beat-boxing enthusiastically.

My timing was perfect, and just when he submitted the program, the theme part started. "See?" I raised my fists in the air in victory. I could practically feel the boxing gloves on my hands, and he grinned at me.

He looked at back at his screen. Then back at me meekly. "Um, it didn't work."

I clicked stop. "Oh."


Ah well. It's still a good tune, and eventually this thing will work....


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cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: May 3rd, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good practice for when it DOES work, though!
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: May 3rd, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
You need a montage!!!
pstscrpt From: pstscrpt Date: May 3rd, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
"I'm just worried this whole session is going to turn into some training montage from an 80s movie."
"Well, if we hear any inspirational power chords, we'll just lie down until they go away."
anderale From: anderale Date: May 3rd, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh how anticlimatic! *sigh*
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: May 3rd, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Fun to do for any reason.
ellison From: ellison Date: May 4th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Hahaha! Damn computers. You had the timing right and everything! Oh well, do it again when it does work, and it will be very satisfying, I'm sure!
From: writerwench Date: May 4th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a cool job and cool colleagues, that you get to play MUSIC while you work!
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