Hey, guys! I know it’s been a while. I honestly thought I’d have more time with the pandemic, and being in self-imposed isolation for my own sake and that of my mom who is more at risk… But the truth is, being cooped up hasn’t helped me stay productive. I’ve been having my ups and downs in regards to mental health, so, I’ve been concentrating my efforts on my fiction writing so Shadows Rise doesn’t come out late.
I’ve had a lot of ideas for posts on here, I just haven’t had the focus to actually write them out, and, yeah, this is one of them. One of the things my family has been doing lately is a daily music challenge. A different category every day and we each send a link to a song we like related to that category. It’s been fun sharing music, remembering childhood favorites and having a good discussion around it.
This got me thinking about sort of an unpopular opinion of mine though… I don’t like video game soundtracks. At least, I don’t like just listening to video game music outside of playing the games. And a lot of the time when I played PC games as a kid I’d turn the music off and put a MP3 playlist on instead. Now, that’s not to say there isn’t video game music I like. There absolutely is. Even if I don’t listen to it outside the games themselves, there are several video game soundtracks that I absolutely love.
Rules to this list:
- One game per franchise
- Original game music only; no covers or fan remixes.
- Licensed mainstream music that wasn’t created for the game doesn’t count, obviously.
- This is a personal list, so if you don’t agree… Okay. Make your own.
- Also, I’m going to start off with games I played as a kid and try to follow somewhat of a chronological order. This isn’t a ‘top #’ type list. I enjoy all of this music in no particular order of preference.
Alright. Let’s start.
All serial killers have to start somewhere. >.>
2) Main Character Angst
Not edgy enough. Killing loved one will make it better. Flawless logic.
3) Couldn’t Justify Their Existence
Who even is this person? Oh well, down this random cliff with them.
4) Straight Up Got Bored
This story needs something. *randomly gets character stabbed to death* Much better.
5) Suddenly Realized I Forgot About Them For Half The Story
“Oh hey, so there’s where you’ve been all this time!”
– One paragraph later –
“Oh, no, you’re dead!” 😐
6) Specifically To Make Readers Cry
Hey, look at this precious human being you’ve been gradually falling in love with for pages worth of story! NOW WATCH WHAT I DO WITH THEM! *EVIL LAUGHTER*
Don’t worry, guys, I’ve grown up a lot since any of these things happened. I assure all character deaths from now on are well thought out and serve an important purpose in the plot of my stories.
I’m tired and character analysis takes time and attention span (I am doing it, though). So have this nonsense instead. 😛
1) The main characters not getting together portrayed as a good thing.
“Hey, uhm, so, we’re clearly attracted to each other and I’m not gonna pretend I don’t see it, but… The world nearly got exploded, reality as we knew it is a lie, and I think we might both have PTSD. So how about you hit me up in a year or so? I’m going to find myself a good therapist. I suggest you do the same.”
So, I messed up and actually did 11 songs in the last post instead of 10, because I can’t math at all apparently, so… I’m still doing ten in this one anyway. Sue me. 😛
9.5) Don’t Cost Nothing/Empire City – Mr. Greg
I’ve had discussions with my nephew on this, but I still count this as one song. And seriously, how awesome is Greg? He’s got 10 million and he just doesn’t need anything, he’s just happy being with his kid. I love my family, but I just want this guy to adopt me please. >.>
“And let’s bring Pearl!” < greatest moment in this show. lol
I’ve been binging some of these songs today and decided to make a little list. These are in order of preference, but… It changes sometimes. And I love almost every song in this show so much that a simple top 10 wouldn’t do. So here are my top 20 favorite songs from Steven Universe.
20) Let Me Drive My Van Into Your Heart – Laser Light Cannon
I’ve heard a lot of people complain about Greg’s singing voice, but honestly, I love all his songs. This is the first one and it’s so silly and sweet and I love his embarrassed face in the episode when Steven asked to hear it. He’s just such a lovable dude.
I’m not talking about movies that scared me when I was a kid, either. These are movies that I genuinely cannot watch if I plan to sleep at night. I’ll definitely be watching some of them this Halloween…
10 – The Original Friday The 13th
I know what people usually say about this; how can anyone be genuinely scared of a slasher film? They are so over the top and stupid!
Weell… That’s true. And I don’t know what to say about this, except this was literally the first horror movie I ever watched and Momma Voorhees made a very lasting impression on me.
Seriously, Jason’s got nothing on her! o.o
Remember my last post when I wondered how the human race isn’t extinct?
Yeah, let’s explore that a bit further. Because I can’t sleep again and decided to just go looking for some displays of stupid from around the internets… Let’s post the greatest hits. >.>
I Blame James Cameron For This Shit
Now, there are a bunch of these ‘Titanic was or wasn’t real’ posts around, but I picked this one for two reasons. One; this person isn’t wondering whether the events happened, she is questioning whether the movie is a fucking documentary, and two; drounding!?
Also, you do realize some people survived the Titanic, right? It says so right in the fucking movie you’re thinking may possibly have been recorded by someone’s primitive iPhone.
1 – Swooping (Dragon Age is at fault here, I swear)
2 – Bubbles (Try to say it and sound angry. I dare ya. It can’t be done.)
3 – Strumpet (yes, I know what it means)
4 – Squishy (there are many reasons)
5 – Arse (I like saying this, makes me sound like a pirate, sorta. :P)
6 – Doodle (It’s fun to say. Dooooodle.)
7 – Squiggly (ditto)
8 – Ditto (ditto!)
9 – Turd (yes, I am a child)
10 – Harlot (again; I know what it means)
11 – Soliloquy
12 – Don’t laugh
13 – It’s not funny
14 – Stop laughing. -.-
A little while back, Wifey showed me Disturbed’s cover of The Sound of Silence, by Simon and Garfunkel and; while I loved it, the original is still my favorite. The two versions just give me entirely different sets of emotions, which thinking about it, is great, but makes a comparison extremely difficult. So I’m not gonna say the original is better, I’m just gonna it’s my favorite.
While re-watching that video; here it is by the way:
I went into thoughts of what covers I believe to be better than the original and which should never be done.
For instance, I believed; strongly, I might add, that Bohemian Rhapsody was a song that should never be covered. EVER. That it was just blasphemous to mess with perfection.
Then I saw this the other day and holy shit:
Is it better than Freddy Mercury? No. But this was, honest to God, so good it made me cry a little bit. So it’s safe to say my preconceptions are changing, yes?
And I have to say, I’m not a huge fan of Panic! At The Disco; or their stupid exclamation point, but Brendon Urie can really fucking sing. And I love that guy.
Buuut… We’re not here to talk about stuff I like, are we? No, we’re here to talk about the stuff that makes me cringe. Because that’s what you all like, right? For me to suffer a little? Pffft, I know you do. However I’ll do another post for covers I think are actually better than the original at a later time.
Found some old notes with story snippets and stuff like that. Amongst those snippets were the following little lists:
RPs with scary names:
1 – High School never ends (I mean… WTF)
2 – The Haunting of a Fish (O.O)
3 – Colorless Color (colorblind nightmares)
4 – Anime Drama (emphasis on ‘drama’)
5 – Jericho’s Brain-Vomit (iw, vomit)
6 – STEREOTYPE FANTASY (if the title itself isn’t scary, the caps surely are)