Tag: musician

#14 Daphne #15 Serena

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Daphne is a wonderful dancer who has just ended her scholarship at a dance school and is now looking for work. Her teachers say she is skilled in most dance styles and is a very good potential choreographer as well. She finds a very small ad in the paper that seems promising, but when she shows up at the place, she’s somehow transported onto an alien mothership.
The aliens, sort of giant lumps of flesh and goo, deeply admire human culture and art. They tell her they have stolen her for her dancing talent and that she must dance for them every day. They have serums that prevent her from aging and she cannot escape. If she refuses to dance or if they get bored wth her, they will kill her. She is dismayed that she’ll be stuck forever until they murder her, but tries not to complain. This is partly because she sees no point and partly because she tries to tread carefully around the aliens.
The aliens give her an accompanyist (who they have also recently stolen) named Serena. Serena is as good a musician as Daphne is a dancer. The aliens supply her with pilfered instruments. Serena had a string of fame for a while. She was known as a child prodigy, playing instruments with ease at 7, but now that she’s an adult, people’s interest has petered out. She refused to attempt playing in an orchestra because she wants to be the center of attention. She was also desperate for work and also answered the ad. Serena is irritable and snappish, angry at the aliens for taking her away when she feels she could have become a star again. She passive agressively antagonizes them and complains loudly to Daphne behind their backs. She’s also irritated at being the dancer’s accompanist rather than playing solo. She tries to escape at any chance into the aliens’ escape pods even though Daphne tells her there’s no use.

Both Daphne and Serena are worshiped by the aliens as gods of a sort because they can do these things and the aliens can’t. Daphne feels uncomfortable about it and Serena is mostly disgusted.

Daphne and Serena constantly collaborate and try to come up with radical new material to keep the aliens appeased.

#13: The Cellist

| November 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

The ones who play the cello

are puppeteers at best

because the instrument is human

just the voice, the very best.

A cello couldn’t move;

it’s up to her to bow.

A cello cannot cry

but the sound will let us know.

A cellist is the one

who puts life into the shell.

With breath and blood and tears

and the will to play it well.

SECRET: This one’s probably my favorite so far.

If you can’t tell, I played cello once upon a time. I just really love this instrument.


#6 Pip

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Age: 18

A musically talented teen who loves to play her guitar and sing.

Somewhat rebellious.


#15 Jake Boneswarm

| November 22, 2010 | 2 Comments

Jake Boneswarm is a new character in the world and story of Art Geek Zoo: The Way of Sound.

Jake Boneswarm is known to Musica’s gholhems and mystical instruments as a roaming undead musician. Initially seen as a threat, now Jake is well respected among the instruments as they appreciate his considerable talent. He’s also seen as a cursed artist to have respect and pity over as he’s bound to his skeletal form, cursed to perform once per day for as large of a crowd as he can find or gather at a moments notice when the curse takes effect.

What the unsuspecting instruments and gholhems don’t know is that Jake became cursed when he stole the spirits of a few famous musicians some years ago. The musician’s spirits all cursed Jake so if he didn’t perform for as big of an audience as he can find every single day – Jake would turn to dust.

After the curse Jake Boneswarm swore he’d never steal a spirit again. However, such a promise could prove hard to keep if he crossed paths with a bunch of talented musicians all at once – such as the bunch of talented musicians in that have joined Professor Razorclaw’s class at Polytechnica.