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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Jedi Master Kenobiwan, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm on a Garbage kick right now. :)

    They've always been kind of boring to me. I think I listened to them in January for the first time since, like, 2010.
     
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  2. CosmicDust

    CosmicDust Jedi Knight star 1

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    Reminds me of Rey, Finn, and Poe after TLJ. :)



    Chrvches is also everywhere nowadays it seems.
     
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  3. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    I liked them a lot until this obnoxious guy who posted photos of fellow users on pr0n Reddits started aggressively promoting them on one of the other forums I post on. I should get over it and give them a listen again.

    But seriously, this theme should be active daily. Who writes in quiet, anyway?

    My most played song of 2018, so far...

     
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  4. FireKeeper

    FireKeeper Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I listen to music when writing all the time. Mostly instrumentals, but there are also songs if the I see the lyrics fit for a certain moment. I also pick the pieces depending on the mood of the scene I am writing, and I make Spotify playlists specifically for writing.
     
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  5. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Sometimes I have music on when I'm writing, sometimes not. Sometimes I will be listening to music and a song will make me think of a certain character.
     
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  6. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    The vast majority of time it's silent when I'm writing. I can't listen to anything with lyrics because it's too distracting. So if I do listen it's with instrumental music, but that doesn't always work for me either. If I'm some place in public and trying to write, I usually do listen to something instrumental because that's less distracting that everything else.

    However, I will listen to music before I write, especially if I need to get into a certain headspace. A few weeks ago I needed to get into a really sad place, so I listened to a song that makes me cry every. single. time. I listen to it: It's Quiet Uptown from Hamilton.

    So I listen, and then I turn everything off and write.
     
  7. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Speaking of music while writing... anyone got recommendations for something suitable for characters exploring a crystal cavern? There's one on ESB soundtrack, but I need something else more...mysterious.
     
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  8. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Try this. :)

     
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  9. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    Used to listen to this album all the time! Some very mysterious-sounding tracks. :)
     
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  10. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Force Ghost star 6

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    I find myself pulling from a lot of different sources when I create my chapter soundtracks. Lots of classical music, Enya, Danny Elfman, some ABBA, and I still need to bring the Doctor Who theme in at some point.
     
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  11. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Try Also Sprach Zarathustra, by Strauss.
     
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  12. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh, Kitaro! I'll have to find that; I haven't listened to his stuff in ages, but he does do wonderful mysterious stuff. I'll look for the Strauss, @Cowgirl Jedi 1701. I like soundtracks a lot too, @Nehru_Amidala, but so far only 2 have supplied me with Crystal Cavern music. Although maybe I'll have to listen to Superman again, maybe the Fortress of Solitude?
     
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  13. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

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    How about these?









    Depends on what kind of mood you're after for the scene I suppose, tension, neutral, wonder.

    For a more wonderful nature, how about this:
     
  14. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oooo, good ones, @darkspine10! I'd never heard any of these before. Yes, this is a huge help!
     
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  15. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I find Casting Crowns quite inspirational in general and in writing.
     
  16. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    Though I can only really write to music without lyrics, there are so many artists/bands/etc that for me are just great for sparking plot ideas. In other words, I'm just going to spam this thread with some of my favorites. ;)

    Taylor Davis is a violinist who has done really neat covers of various video game/movie soundtrack songs, but also lately has done a couple of albums from her own compositions (which I like best of all, though the others are good too)


    Vienna Teng writes really amazing songs about a variety of things. Some are more or less like pop songs, but the really good kind. Others go way out into introspective left field. And all of them are just really creative and well-executed.


    The Brevet is a band that apparently writes music for films I've never seen. :p But anyway, I really love the way they seem to combine some folk/country influences with something closer to rock music. And each of the songs seems like it must have a rich story behind it, but you only get a glimpse. (In other words, plot bunny heaven.)
     
  17. Pandora

    Pandora Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    A few songs roaming the playlist, on the Tatooine rebellion station:





     
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  18. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Same here.

    This is my latest music to write to:



    Along with my current fall back:

     
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  19. Sara_Kenobi

    Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I've mostly been writing fanfics for the Vampire Diaries for the last few years. If I listen to music when writing fan fiction I choose music from the TV series.
     
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  20. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    @Pandora, thanks for not making me feel like an alien for not having a problem with lyrics. :D

    Current oldie jam...
     
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  21. Pandora

    Pandora Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Usually, I don't have an issue writing to music with lyrics--and actually, if I have listened to a song enough times, I don't pay much attention to them, even when I'm deliberately listening for the lyrics and I want to--but there are times when music is too distracting for me, and when that's the case, it applies to instrumental music as well.

    Okay, music: recently, and at seemingly random, I was reminded of the band Astronaut Wife. I doubt anyone here will have heard of them--they were probably only ever known in the Twin Cities, where I first saw them perform in the haze of cigarette smoke at the 400 Bar in 1999. Basically, they had three--and then two--female vocalists with beautiful ethereal voices singing songs about alienation and outer space. Well--really mostly alienation.

     
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  22. teamhansolo

    teamhansolo Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm not totally sure that Fanfic is the correct place for this, but since it involves character descriptions and stuff, I thought I'd put it here. :)


    So, you know how sometimes there are songs that match a character? I don't really know how to describe it, but when a song fits a Character, It is "their song". I'm interested in seeing which songs you guys think go with different characters, and why.

    @ThisIsMe1138 can probably help explain this a little better. ;)
     
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  23. Findswoman

    Findswoman WIP Month Champion and Hostess Extraordinaire star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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  24. teamhansolo

    teamhansolo Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh, I didn't know there was a thread for that, thx! :)
     
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  25. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    I think what you're describing is a character's theme song---and yes, please do make a discussion about that in that thread if it applies---sounds really interesting!
     
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