Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Der Kleine Franz

Such a beautiful song! ^^

New Frida drawing

My newest drawing: Frida!  :D
I have drawn this picture before, but this is one of my favorite pictures of Frida that I just had to draw it with graphite pencils.  ^^

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Moviestar, oh Moviestar o-oh

This song is sooo cute - you just have to listen to it!  Frida's backup vocals are so adorable!!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I had a crazy dream today

That I was at an amusement park/arcade thingy place and there was an ABBA tribute band there.  And they were singing "Take A Chance On Me", but they got the lyrics all wrong.  After their performance, I told them, "You're really cool, you sound sort of like ABBA, but, no offense, you got the lyrics wrong."  I told them various ways to improve their band, but they just left to eat pizza...  :S  Somehow I made better costumes appear out of thin air, and they posed for a picture with me and I put it up on my blog...  And the Bjorn and Benny guys, their wigs were made of yarn.  :P  Crazy dream, lol.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Agnetha Drawing

The scanner was very evil and made this picture look very blechy, but nevertheless, here is my newest drawing of Agnetha! :D  1 down, 4 to go.  You can just guess that that's supposed to mean.  :P

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

ABBA fanfictions? No way!

Something I really can't stand, besides tribute bands, is ABBA fanfictions.  Seriously, ABBA fanfictions?!  I wrote one once (and it was terrible), but I can't stand it.  Fanfictions about real people in general bother me.  Why write stories about real people when it obviously didn't happen? 

I saw a fanfiction today (I didn't read it) about Frida and Agnetha... talking blechy stuff about B&B and I was just like, WHAT?!?  ABBA weren't like that.  They weren't dirty people who talked dirty stuff.  Agnetha and Frida may have been really good friends but I don't think they'd talk to each other about that sort of stuff...

Another fanfiction I had seen was about how Agnetha and Frida hated each other and how they'd always fight.  I've seen a few articles about how they'd hate each other, but I don't think that ever happened.

And there are numerous other fanfictions, some of which are cute like if Benny and Frida had a child.

Okay, they're fan fictions.  But please, don't write them about ABBA. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

The things tribute bands always get wrong

Yeah, another anti-tribute bands post...  Sorry, I just can't stand it when tribute bands get everything wrong.  Please note that I'm not bashing any particular tribute band, I'm just speaking about them in general.

1. The Kimonos.

 Every single tribute band I see videos/pictures of, they always get the kimonos wrong.  Hello, ABBA wear pants with their kimonos.  Please don't try and mix the kimonos with the cat dresses - they're two separate costumes. :\  Sometimes they even get the colors of the kimonos wrong...  

2. What on earth are these?

I don't know where these outfits came from, but ABBA never wore them.  I believe these costumes first originated when Bjorn Again first started, as can be seen in their video for the song "Stop".  Now, almost every single tribute band has these outfits, sometimes with frilly skirts or pleated skirts.  Maybe they're based off the Mamma Mia! costumes (which I find to be super outrageous), but ABBA is not the same as Mamma Mia!....

3. Money Money Money

Whenever tribute bands sing Money Money Money, they always put on these fedoras and overcoats, and I don't know why they do it.  So that they look like gangsters or something?  ABBA never did that, so why are they..?  Okay, I've said this a million times: They're trying to give ABBA their own personal touch, but it'd be nice if they tried to do an authentic show...  :S

4. Those ridiculous "Swedish" accents.

I can't stand it when tribute bands do those ridiculous "Swedish" accents.  They sound... ridiculous.  ABBA didn't talk like that.  Swedish accents don't sound like that.  Just... ditch those stupid accents.  Please.  ABBA talked in their normal accents, you can too. 

There is tons more to talk about with all the things tribute bands get wrong and everything, but my hands are tired from typing, so...  :\

Before I end this post, just a little shoutout to ABBA the Show!  They wear pants with their kimonos! :D

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Head over HEALED

  Okay, yeah, nonsensical title, but my finger is all healed - well, almost healed.  I've got this white-piece-of-skin-that-feels-like-a-bubble-but-it-isn't on the tip of my finger that hurts only a little bit when I touch things with it, but it's such a minor pain that it doesn't hurt me.  Anyways, this means I can draw again!  Yippee! 

  In case I didn't explain, I burnt my finger a few weeks ago while baking cookies and it's prevented me from working on illustrations of The Story of ABBA for young readers.  (And guess what I did today to celebrate that my finger is all healed: I baked more cookies. :P )  So, time to start illustrating!! :D

ABBA4teens - In case I never mentioned it

My dear friend ABBAFan Seventies and I co-run an ABBA tumblr blog called ABBA4teens about ABBA... for teens...  :P  It's basically just pictures set up on an automatic queue, but it's active. More active than this blog...  Which reminds me, I should try and post here more often. 

Sunday, July 05, 2015

A drawing I did for a friend

I managed to draw this up last minute for a friend's birthday (though I posted it 2 days late... :P) and somehow I managed to color it all in with a burnt finger.  :P