Music to abuse your keyboard to

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  1. The Mighty Snow

    The Mighty Snow Member

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    So, Jordan Rudess just dropped this absolute banger of a symphonic metal album, and I got really inspired to write some epic fantasy battles while listening to it. But, and here's the problem: my characters aren't fighting all the time. Kind of hard to listen to something so intense when my characters are supposed to be relaxing after a tough battle. So I was wondering if you guys had any favorite albums/playlists that you listen to while writing. I'm open to really any genre and theme, so please share anything that makes your skin tingle with anticipation!

    Also, if you have a song that takes you somewhere really specific, like the scene of a story you've written, then please tell about that as well. I've read a couple works where the author, translator or editor drops titles to songs that fit with the theme of the chapter, and I've always liked how they add to the immersion!
     
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    endel Well-Known Member

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    hmmm, i normally can't listen to songs with lyrics while writing bc anything with lyrics will distract me. so while writing I normally just listen to instrumental pieces. (like anything by Eternal Eclipse on youtube, so good)
    For pure inspiration for writing I usually go for AJR or Autoheart, both are great for a nice nostalgic or sad mood haha
     
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  3. Anra7777

    Anra7777 All powerful magic grammar hamster queen pirate.

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    “Dearly Beloved” has sometimes helped me with writing my Kingdom Hearts fics. Erutan’s “The Willow Maid” helped inspire me to write one... which I need to finish... :notlikeblob:
     
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    albeldayuia Can't-Re Member

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    Instrumental music makes me restless for some unfathomable reason so I don't listen to them normally. My jam is mainly Japanese and vocaloid, so I stick to that. One song that I keep associating with one scene is Uminaoshi by Maretu which I listened to while writing about murder. That song sounds like madness, it brings such chaotic thoughts to the forefront so it's my go to song when I need to frenzy write.
    But I mainly write sad-themed shorts so I usually loop one song that fits the theme of what I'm writing. I also have one or two playlists of sad songs that I keep on repeat, thankfully even after a long time I'm still not tired of that playlist, hopefully I never will because it's a pretty hard task to find vocaloid songs that sounded sad
     
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    wantek Well-Known Member

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    senbonzakura, iirc hatsune miku sings that
    to zanarkand FFX
    sis puella magica