Person of Piccolo Fullerton

Anonymous said: If each instrument in the orchestra was an animal, what would they be? Rules: 1) The oboe can't be a duck. 2) Provide reasons for your answers. 3) No, really, don't make the oboe a duck

rowing-and-reeds:

Sorry it took forever for me to reply!

Piccolo: That obnoxious parakeet that wakes you up at 5:00 every day. Does it really need an explanation.

Flute: Songbird. Flute is high, kinda squeaky, but really pretty sometimes.

Oboe: Chimpanzee or Dolphin. Kinda squaky, loud.

English Horn: Donkey. Low and somber, but only if played right. If not, kinda wheezey.

Clarinet: I can literally only think of the flamingos from the “Carnival of the Animals” scene in Fantasia 2000 and that accurately describes the character of the clarinet.

Bass clarinet: Humpback Whale. Somber, deep, rumbly, and lovely.

Bassoon: Lion. Often portrayed as being big and proud, but is mostly lazy and plays whole notes/rests all the time.

Contrabassoon: Basset Hound. Big, droopy, lazy, and kinda galumphs everywhere, with occasional fits of loud obnoxious barking, especially from newbies.

Saxophone: Duck. Really. Why did you ever need to include the sax.

Trumpet: Rooster. Ego as big as their sound. Need I say more.

French Horn: Elephant. Proud, loud, and oh so majestic.

Wagner Tuba: Pug. Derpy, curvy, and has all sorts of health issues.

Trombone (tenor and bass): Alligator. I think of them as being mildly sly and sneaky, but attacks really loudly and harshly.

Tuba: Hippopotamus. Large, lumbering, and most of all, LOUD.

Timpani: Stampede of some various animal like zebras or wildebeest or whatever and you all know why.

Mallets (Xylo, bells, marimba, etc): Fossils. Thanks Saint-Saens.

Violin: See: Flute

Viola: Tiger. Regal, but also fierce.

Cello: Can Yo-Yo Ma count as an animal because he’s my spirit animal?

Bass: See: Tuba

otakuadamsama:

Talk dirty to me

Wtf is this?

cleverlittlefox:

So instrument-shaming is a thing now, I guess?

cleverlittlefox:

So instrument-shaming is a thing now, I guess?

  • violins I:

    we're the superstars fuck everyone else its all about us

  • violins II:

    why do we always get the boring parts

  • flutes:

    we're so lonely

  • piccolo:

    lol fk your ears

  • french horns:

    and im not even french hONHONHON BAGUETTE

  • oboes:

    IM SORRY I TUNED BEFORE I SWEar

  • violas:

    evERYONE ALWAYS FKUCING FRORGETS ABOUT US

  • trumpets:

    wats 'p'

  • trombones:

    wats quiet

  • cellos:

    im either boring af or exciting af and there is no in between

  • bassoons:

    im so posh but i really just honk like a truck

  • clarinet:

    *squeaks*

  • timpani:

    EVERYONE LOVES ME BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM

  • bass clarinet:

    lol where am i

  • tuba:

    *waits for a wagner piece to do something exciting*

  • harp:

    im just a more sophisticated piano

  • piano:

    FUCK YOU HARP I GET CONCERTOS WRITTEN FOR ME SCREW EVERYTHING WHO NEEDS AN ORCHESTRA WHEN YOU CAN PLAY EVERYTHING ON ME IM THE STAR OF EVERYTIHNG

  • english horn:

    im literally only useful for dvorak's 9th like what am even i doing here

  • basses:

    semibreves, tied to a semibreve, tied to a minim, tied to a crotchet, oh wait a quaver wow exciting ok back to semibreves

  • cornets:

    trumpet wannabe

  • cymbals:

    BOOM CRASH CRASH CRASH CRASH IM SRO HAPYP CRASH CRAHS

  • xylophones:

    am i meant to be here?

  • triangles:

  • bass drum:

    MY TIME TO SHINE FUCK YOU ALL

clarissagoyle:

Thanks, google.

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punkrockgurl69:

yourataribaby:

videohall:

For some reason a bird speaking Japanese is mildly off putting.

> Literal translation

Bird:” ‘Uhm Hello, this is the Ono family.”

Bird: “What’s wrong?”

Owner: “Abe-chan, you’re a little too early. Once the phone’s picked up, then properly say hello.”

Bird: “Okay, understood.”

Owner: “Do you really understand? I’m counting on you. Hello, this is the Ono family residence in Gifu.”]

Bird: “Okay, I understand!”

Owner: “Got it.”

> That’s clearly some sort of Pokemon.

> Off-putting? It’s like birds were meant to speak Japanese!

> For some reason it’s never occurred to me that birds can mimic languages other than English. It’s so cool, though!

What is this bird? Like it speaks with such clarity and read her expression so fast?

This is fascinating

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