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Post by annis » Fri May 18th, 2012, 6:40 am

Some years ago I read a time-slip novel by Kiwi author Elenor Gill called Miriam's Talisman, where the modern-day heroine becomes caught up in events which took place in ancient Ireland. The heroine (who lives on her own) is haunted by the phantom sound of a carnyx at night - very creepy :)

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Thu May 24th, 2012, 10:18 pm

[quote=""annis""]Some years ago I read a time-slip novel by Kiwi author Elenor Gill called Miriam's Talisman, where the modern-day heroine becomes caught up in events which took place in ancient Ireland. The heroine (who lives on her own) is haunted by the phantom sound of a carnyx at night - very creepy :) [/quote]

Whoa. That sounds cool. I'll have to check that out. Thanks.

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Mon June 25th, 2012, 4:04 pm

Hey the carnyx made an appearance in Disney's Brave! I was so excited to see it.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon June 25th, 2012, 4:13 pm

[quote=""Alisha Marie Klapheke""]Hey the carnyx made an appearance in Disney's Brave! I was so excited to see it.[/quote]
I saw that too, and thought, 'Hey, thanks to Alisha, I know what that is!'

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Post by fljustice » Mon June 25th, 2012, 7:25 pm

[quote=""Alisha Marie Klapheke""]Hey the carnyx made an appearance in Disney's Brave! I was so excited to see it.[/quote]

Beat me to it! Saw the movie Saturday night and was going to comment on it today. Wonder where they got the audio?
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Tue June 26th, 2012, 1:26 am

[quote=""MLE""]I saw that too, and thought, 'Hey, thanks to Alisha, I know what that is!'[/quote]

Glad I could enrich your Disney experience. ;)

FLJustice, I don't know where the audio came from...have to find out. And I think I might have to include a carnyx in my next ms.

I'm thinking: teen goes to Edinburgh for a summer internship at her dad's gum company to do some delicious and weird R&D, her dad finds a carnyx on a slice of property he owns, when she touches the object she sees the past--her spirit rides on the shoulder of the dude who was in charge of blowing the instrument??? Just brainstorming here. Indiana Jones meets The Apothecary? Okay, I'll shut up now.

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Post by fljustice » Tue June 26th, 2012, 2:52 pm

[quote=""Alisha Marie Klapheke""]I'm thinking: teen goes to Edinburgh for a summer internship at her dad's gum company to do some delicious and weird R&D, her dad finds a carnyx on a slice of property he owns, when she touches the object she sees the past--her spirit rides on the shoulder of the dude who was in charge of blowing the instrument??? Just brainstorming here. Indiana Jones meets The Apothecary? Okay, I'll shut up now.[/quote]

Sounds great! I have a carnyx in my current WIP (several chapters set during the Boudica rebellion,) but didn't have much detail on what it looked and sounded like. That's changed!
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Sat June 30th, 2012, 8:42 pm

Well FL if you need a beta anytime soon--I'd love to read it. I've learned a great deal about craft since my last ms. : )

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Post by fljustice » Sun July 1st, 2012, 3:31 pm

[quote=""Alisha Marie Klapheke""]Well FL if you need a beta anytime soon--I'd love to read it. I've learned a great deal about craft since my last ms. : )[/quote]

Thanks, Alisha! I'll PM you.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 27th, 2012, 1:23 pm

There was a mass bell-ringing across the UK this morning (tho I didn't hear any!) to herald the start of the Olympics, and in Berwick on Tweed John Kenny walked through the streets playing his carnyx - yayy! Story on the BBC's website, with a lovely pic of the instrument.
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