"Better Than This" (Waitress fansong)

I saw Waitress for the first time last April, the hit musical about, uh, flawed relationships and unwanted pregnancy, with upbeat, poppy music by Sara Bareilles. At the time, one of my biggest…not complaints, exactly, but something…was that it was never explicitly acknowledged how crappy the men that both Jenna (the main character) and her coworker/friend Dawn have relationships with.

So I wrote this. I wrote it the next day, actually, but never got around to recording it until January, and didn’t finishing editing it together until now. Here’s a demo of “Better Than This”, to be performed by Jenna’s other coworker/friend Becky.

"In Our Eyes" (RWBY fansong)

Last year I was really into RWBY, an animated web series I’ve described as “a show about a magical girl combat college (there are boys there too)”. Part of my draw was a strong idea for a fanfiction story about the main characters’ parents, of which we’ve only gotten intriguing hints in canon. (I did end up writing this story; it’s called “Don’t Be Expecting Some Kind Of Happy Ending”.)

"Red Planet Nocturne" (sad piano)

If you play anything in minor on the higher octaves of a piano, it sounds bittersweet. Especially if you’ve been reading Steins;Gate, where they have multiple piano arrangements of the main theme that they use for bittersweet moments.

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  1. 2018-08-29 "Morning Glory"
  2. 2018-08-26 "Gauntlets and Greaves" / Re: Re: Fanfiction
  3. 2018-08-04 "Smoke and Guns"
  4. 2018-06-17 RWBY Character Study
  5. 2018-04-07 Celebrity Encounters
  6. 2018-04-07 "My Naym is Sam"
  7. 2018-03-31 "Okay, You Two!" (Yotsuha ver.)
  8. 2018-03-29 Yotsuha (WIP 2)
  9. 2018-03-28 Golden Sonnet #599
  10. 2018-03-27 Yotsuha (WIP)
  11. 2018-03-26 "Ohayou Sayori" Teaser
  12. 2018-03-25 Wakaba et al (sketches)
  13. 2018-03-24 Spoons
  14. 2018-03-23 "Okay, You Two!" (Yotsuha ver, early)
  15. 2018-03-21 "Okay, You Two!"
  16. 2018-03-20 "Memoirs of a Student" (part 6)
  17. 2018-03-19 Mitsuha (WIP 2)
  18. 2018-03-18 Ticket to Ride
  19. 2018-03-17 The Glade
  20. 2018-03-13 Mitsuha (WIP)
  21. 2018-03-12 "Don't You Want Me Baby"
  22. 2018-03-09 Golden Gate CSS
  23. 2018-03-08 "Fiend and Demon"
  24. 2018-03-07 "Maybe Maybe"
  25. 2018-03-05 "Memoirs of a Student" (part 5)
  26. 2018-03-04 "Morning Glory": Prologue
  27. 2018-03-03 "I Don't Belong To You" (WIP)
  28. 2018-03-02 "Okay, You Two", again
  29. 2018-03-01 "Okay, You Two" Teaser
  30. 2018-02-24 "Memoirs of a Student" (part 4)
  31. 2018-01-23 "Kimi-byō"
  32. 2017-12-09 "False Hopes" (DDLC 5)
  33. 2017-12-09 "Breathe" (DDLC 4)
  34. 2017-12-07 "And Then There Were None" (DDLC 3)
  35. 2017-12-06 "Photon" (DDLC 2)
  36. 2017-12-04 "A Sensation Unending" (DDLC 1)
  37. 2017-10-15 "Mirror Mirror"
  38. 2017-07-16 "Holding Back"
  39. 2017-05-16 Determination: Epilogue
  40. 2017-05-06 Determination (Part 10 of 11)
  41. 2017-03-31 Dogsong Variations
  42. 2017-03-29 "Dear You" (sketch)
  43. 2017-03-26 "Remember Me" (plus sketches)
  44. 2017-03-23 Traced Portrait: LEX
  45. 2017-03-22 "Weeks Later"
  46. 2017-03-21 "Twixt the Hand and Brain"
  47. 2017-03-19 "Rescue My Heart" (WIP 2)
  48. 2017-03-18 "Mado Kara Mieru" (Chiptune WIP)
  49. 2017-03-17 Umineko Sketch
  50. 2017-03-16 "Memoirs of a Student" (日本語で)
  51. 2017-03-15 "Buffer Overflows" (a rap battle)
  52. 2017-03-14 "Memoirs of a Student" (part 3)
  53. 2017-03-11 "Rescue My Heart" (WIP)
  54. 2017-03-10 "Future" (from Umineko: When They Cry)
  55. 2017-03-07 "Memoirs of a Student" (part 2)
  56. 2017-03-04 Determination (Part 9 of 11)
  57. 2017-03-02 "Memoirs of a Student"
  58. 2017-03-01 "Icons"
  59. 2017-02-26 Determination (Part 8 of 11)
  60. 2017-01-31 Determination (Part 7 of 11)
  61. 2016-12-26 Determination (Part 6 of 11)
  62. 2016-12-04 "Shining Armor"
  63. 2016-10-30 Determination (Part 5 of 11)
  64. 2016-10-23 Determination (Part 4 of 11)
  65. 2016-10-02 Determination (Part 3 of 11)
  66. 2016-09-25 "Love The Way You Lie"
  67. 2016-09-24 規則 (The Rules)
  68. 2016-09-18 The Rules
  69. 2016-09-06 "Colorless Sneer"
  70. 2016-09-03 Determination (Part 2 of 11)
  71. 2016-07-23 Determination (Part 1 of 11)
  72. 2016-04-20 "Usan no Kaori" (Chiptune)
  73. 2016-04-12 … x …
  74. 2016-04-10 "Soulless Pacifist"
  75. 2016-03-30 Losing Sleep
  76. 2016-03-29 The Ushiromiya Cousins
  77. 2016-03-27 "Umi no Shita Kara"
  78. 2016-03-26 … x Hermione
  79. 2016-03-26 Hurricane
  80. 2016-03-23 "Usan no Kaori" (Chiptune WIP)
  81. 2016-03-21 "Core" (Chiptune)
  82. 2016-03-19 Anonymous Confessions of the R.T.F.
  83. 2016-03-18 Ushiromiya Maria
  84. 2016-03-16 "hope" (Chiptune WIP)
  85. 2016-03-15 Undertale Doodles
  86. 2016-03-13 "Just the Same"
  87. 2016-03-12 Omen'ya
  88. 2016-03-11 Bridge (animation frame)
  89. 2016-03-09 "True Hero"
  90. 2016-03-07 Underwater (animation frame)
  91. 2016-03-06 "Haunted House"
  92. 2016-03-05 Tornado
  93. 2016-02-05 "UseRoaming no"
  94. 2016-01-10 "Lapis Lazuli" (Steven Universe)
  95. 2015-11-11 "Hey, Allison"
  96. 2015-11-09 Part 1: Office Blues
  97. 2015-09-29 Old Happened
  98. 2015-09-28 HI-Approved Finger
  99. 2015-09-20 Unending
  100. 2015-09-15 Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should
  101. 2015-09-14 The Assassin and the Wanderer
  102. 2015-09-13 Jack be nimble, Jack be Swift (TM)
  103. 2015-09-12 45 Self-Adhesive Security Lined Envelopes
  104. 2015-09-12 That One Time
  105. 2015-09-10 Bigger On The Inside Of The Death Star
  106. 2015-09-09 What did the penguin say to the chicken?
  107. 2015-09-08 The Space in the In-Between
  108. 2015-09-08 "Let Her Cry"
  109. 2015-09-07 Floating Laptops
  110. 2015-09-06 stranger in a box
  111. 2015-09-05 qa and the developers tears
  112. 2015-09-04 vibrant red things awaken gently
  113. 2015-09-03 my mouth is slightly faster than my brain
  114. 2015-09-02 Eighteen Wizards, Two Kobolds, And A Dragon
  115. 2015-09-01 The Unbearable Politeness of Being
  116. 2015-07-26 "Walk on Distant Worlds"
  117. 2015-07-07 "Years Later"
  118. 2015-06-06 "In My Veins"
  119. 2015-03-30 "Bechdel Tests"
  120. 2015-03-29 Hell, Backpack, Pokémon
  121. 2015-03-27 "Motion Sickness"
  122. 2015-03-26 "Distractingly Hot"
  123. 2015-03-25 Goron (sketch)
  124. 2015-03-23 Simulated
  125. 2015-03-22 Towel, Ashley, Acxiom
  126. 2015-03-20 "Dungeon" (WIP)
  127. 2015-03-19 zsh Seuss
  128. 2015-03-18 Letters
  129. 2015-03-16 "Caravan" (excerpt)
  130. 2015-03-14 "Making Tracks"
  131. 2015-03-13 Draco x ...
  132. 2015-03-12 "Dark" (Teaser 2)
  133. 2015-03-10 "The 100% Perfect Boy, Part 2"
  134. 2015-03-09 "On Seeing The 100% Perfect Boy One Rainy March Afternoon"
  135. 2015-03-06 "How to Travel Between Star Systems"
  136. 2015-03-05 More Sketches
  137. 2015-03-04 Minsoo and Morgan
  138. 2015-03-02 "Superfish"
  139. 2015-03-01 "Writer's Block"
  140. 2014-10-12 "Shellshock"
  141. 2014-09-30 Untitled 1
  142. 2014-09-29 Krakatoa 1883
  143. 2014-09-28 "Down"
  144. 2014-09-27 "Nega Jordy" (the song)
  145. 2014-09-26 (a sedoka)
  146. 2014-09-25 Iambic kilometer
  147. 2014-09-23 banana bunny
  148. 2014-09-22 it started with a fart
  149. 2014-09-21 Nothing serious
  150. 2014-09-20 Hgalkh! 3AM!
  151. 2014-09-19 Cockroaches in a sink
  152. 2014-09-18 Not growing up, just burning out
  153. 2014-09-17 Charging Station
  154. 2014-09-16 The Broken Door
  155. 2014-09-15 Sweet Swift Sleep
  156. 2014-09-14 A Primer of Urban Physics
  157. 2014-09-13 Lingua Franca
  158. 2014-09-12 From Imperceptible Amelioration to Inevitable Fragmentation
  159. 2014-09-11 Democratically Elected Poems Don't Have Titles
  160. 2014-09-10 I am a tree, you are a bee
  161. 2014-09-09 Alternate Universe Nega Jordy Takes Over the World!
  162. 2014-09-08 Writing Home
  163. 2014-09-07 This sounds fun 😉
  164. 2014-09-06 Fifty seven
  165. 2014-09-05 Incidental Stuffs Forward Falling Bluffs
  166. 2014-09-04 The Golden Goal
  167. 2014-09-03 The Noodle Incident
  168. 2014-09-02 In the Abyss
  169. 2014-09-01 The Only Thing Left is Google
  170. 2014-08-13 "Nothing to See Here"
  171. 2014-07-04 "Heartbleeder"
  172. 2014-06-14 Re: The Traced Portrait Project
  173. 2014-05-25 "Ordinary Moment"
  174. 2014-03-30 NaCreSoMo "CubeQuest" & Pompeii/Daughter
  175. 2014-03-29 Pop Song Interlude
  176. 2014-03-28 "That It Be All Right"
  177. 2014-03-25 "Self Editing"
  178. 2014-03-24 "Death Mountain Jam"
  179. 2014-03-23 "Jizz in the Cafe" (Mashup)
  180. 2014-03-22 Seiyū
  181. 2014-03-18 Paint, Part 2
  182. 2014-03-17 Paint
  183. 2014-03-15 "Guard the Right"
  184. 2014-03-14 "goto fail"
  185. 2014-03-13 More Riddle Poems
  186. 2014-03-12 "Large Coffee", Part 2
  187. 2014-03-08 "Large Coffee"
  188. 2014-03-04 "Come Back Home"
  189. 2014-03-03 Negative Space
  190. 2014-03-02 Traced Portraits and Remixes
  191. 2014-03-01 Twitch Plays Pokémon
  192. 2013-12-01 "Everything's Alright"
  193. 2013-09-30 lost on me
  194. 2013-09-29 The Ballad of Joe Programmer
  195. 2013-09-28 Chainsaw Dynamo
  196. 2013-09-27 The Future I Envisioned
  197. 2013-09-26 Life is Beautiful!
  198. 2013-09-25 What lego said to playdough
  199. 2013-09-24 Almost learned
  200. 2013-09-23 Tsukareta
  201. 2013-09-22 Stephany
  202. 2013-09-21 Soul. Sole. Seoul.
  203. 2013-09-20 Not Quite Human
  204. 2013-09-19 Magikarp! I choose you!
  205. 2013-09-18 Ode to Limbaugh
  206. 2013-09-17 the story begins anew
  207. 2013-09-16 Holy Jesus Christ in a Milk Pail
  208. 2013-09-15 Double-edged Sword
  209. 2013-09-14 Made of Tape and Wire
  210. 2013-09-13 Berkeley Triangle Man
  211. 2013-09-12 Hotdogs and Camus
  212. 2013-09-11 Haven't we met?
  213. 2013-09-10 Tower of Brahma
  214. 2013-09-09 expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘*’ token
  215. 2013-09-08 Surprise me
  216. 2013-09-07 This Is How We Burn
  217. 2013-09-06 Duck Between The Lines
  218. 2013-09-05 More than PRose
  219. 2013-09-04 Bumpy train ride
  220. 2013-09-03 Lucky Penny
  221. 2013-09-02 Never Mind Reality
  222. 2013-09-01 nyarf
  223. 2013-08-19 "Nothing Left of Heaven"
  224. 2013-07-20 "Beautiful"
  225. 2013-06-05 Traced Family
  226. 2013-05-25 "My Rabbit Has Four Ears"
  227. 2013-05-12 "All for You"
  228. 2013-03-28 Mental Castles, Part III
  229. 2013-03-27 Mental Castles, Part II
  230. 2013-03-26 Mental Castles
  231. 2013-03-25 When the World Stops Spinning
  232. 2013-03-24 "Watershed"
  233. 2013-03-21 A City on a Lake
  234. 2013-03-19 Mask of Lies
  235. 2013-03-17 Reciprocity
  236. 2013-03-14 Self-Descriptive Poetry
  237. 2013-03-13 "Sisters"
  238. 2013-03-12 本当の大人 (Hontou no Otona)
  239. 2013-03-11 Ambigrams
  240. 2013-03-10 Flowers for Algernon
  241. 2013-03-09 A Slightly Different Yellow Submarine
  242. 2013-03-08 "Promise"
  243. 2013-03-05 NaCreSoMo Flyers
  244. 2013-03-03 The Exodus
  245. 2013-03-02 仕方 (Shikata)
  246. 2013-03-01 Haha Punctuation
  247. 2013-01-26 "Twenty-Five Ways to Die"
  248. 2012-12-21 "Love from the Linden Tree"
  249. 2012-12-08 "Ugly"
  250. 2012-09-30 A Postcard from the Pleiades
  251. 2012-09-29 A Reasonable Title
  252. 2012-09-28 are you sure shel sells sea shells by the shore?
  253. 2012-09-27 I Wish You Would
  254. 2012-09-26 Neighborhoodie
  255. 2012-09-25 Monday in Hell
  256. 2012-09-24 The Reader's Dilemma
  257. 2012-09-23 Ode to a Crotchety Nun
  258. 2012-09-22 Blood
  259. 2012-09-21 Living in a Dreamworld
  260. 2012-09-20 Treading Water
  261. 2012-09-19 The flirt was up to no good
  262. 2012-09-18 Gumdrops
  263. 2012-09-17 Freedom from thought
  264. 2012-09-16 The Prophet
  265. 2012-09-15 Love at First Spite
  266. 2012-09-14 BARTing on the BART
  267. 2012-09-13 The Base Case
  268. 2012-09-12 Chicks and Chickpeas
  269. 2012-09-11 What is 1 + 1?
  270. 2012-09-10 But for the Loveliness of Potatoes
  271. 2012-09-09 Love and Fear
  272. 2012-09-08 Romancer of Reality
  273. 2012-09-07 Spork Etiquette
  274. 2012-09-06 Twice
  275. 2012-09-05 Once
  276. 2012-09-04 The Kingdom of Bacon
  277. 2012-09-03 Sleep Now
  278. 2012-09-02 Fluffy Dog
  279. 2012-09-01 Blue Air, Sitting Lazily
  280. 2012-08-19 More Newspaper Blackout Poems
  281. 2012-02-10 "City Hall"
  282. 2011-12-04 "Don't Cry"
  283. 2011-10-24 Three Sides (Afterword)
  284. 2011-10-20 Three Sides (Part 3)
  285. 2011-10-12 Three Sides (Part 2)
  286. 2011-10-07 Three Sides (Part 1)
  287. 2011-08-17 Newspaper Blackout Poems
  288. 2011-05-28 What Do You Say At Graduation?
  289. 2011-01-01 Dibs! ZOMG DIBS!!!
  290. 2010-12-30 Jack
  291. 2010-12-30 the fish who realized it was swimming in its own toilet
  292. 2010-12-29 A Perfectly Indented Sea
  293. 2010-12-27 Just Maximizing My Utility Function
  294. 2010-12-27 On the Perils of Allowing Partial Credit
  295. 2010-12-26 Off by 1 errors and the face palm of justice
  296. 2010-12-25 if i comment on this, without even bothering to read the other comments, something great will happen to me.
  297. 2010-12-24 Gradient-Colored Douglas Firs
  298. 2010-12-23 2007 Financial Crisis
  299. 2010-12-22 I'll Be Damned
  300. 2010-12-20 Platypus Pie
  301. 2010-12-19 Fish and Fiddlesticks
  302. 2010-12-19 Butternut Squash
  303. 2010-12-17 The 10-dollar tricksters
  304. 2010-12-16 The old cellar door
  305. 2010-12-16 Love, or How I Conquered the World
  306. 2010-12-15 Daytime
  307. 2010-12-13 Memoirs of a Park Bench
  308. 2010-12-13 A Portrait of the CS61A Student
  309. 2010-12-11 And how can man die better?
  310. 2010-12-10 Dotting the Eyes
  311. 2010-12-09 the one with the flaming zombies
  312. 2010-12-09 Syphilis, As Far As Strainers Go
  313. 2010-12-07 A Suitable Excuse for a Polka Dot
  314. 2010-12-06 Plaid Flannel and the Space Hipsters
  315. 2010-12-05 Sticky Corpses
  316. 2010-12-04 Terrible, Terrible Damage
  317. 2010-12-03 A Sad Excuse for a Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  318. 2010-12-03 I Wrote a Story!
  319. 2010-12-03 A Scathing Invective on Foreign Food
  320. 2010-12-01 Defenestration of the Polar Bears
  321. 2010-06-01 Hǎoqù: A TR Fanfiction
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  323. 2010-04-11 Bad Romance
  324. 2010-04-11 Chromacy
  325. 2010-04-11 Carroll Wordplay
  326. 2010-04-11 Writer's Reminiscence
  327. 2010-04-11 Visual Poems
  328. 2010-04-11 Haiku
  329. 2010-04-11 Lyttle Lytton Contenders
  330. 2010-04-11 Short Poems
  331. 2010-04-11 Very Short Stories
  332. 2010-04-11 Six Word Stories
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