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11 March 2011 @ 02:34 pm
Music for your 'ships: META (sorta)  
So, I have a couple of ships that when I write for them I have an image in my mind of the type of music that suits them. Not, to say, that they as a couple would listen to, but songs that I think "work" for them.

An example, in the Heroes fandom, I write primarily Claire/Rene "The Haitian" - and I always picture Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sarah Vaughn, Ella, and so on as music that suits them. No particular song, it sort of depends on the mood of the fic and the mood *I'm* in when writing as to which songs I envision. But primarily, for them it's that type of music.

I have other ships that I do this for, too, have in head music that works for them.

So, I'm wondering if anyone else does this? Has a sort of mental artist list or play list in their heads for certain ships or am I the only one who does that?
 
 
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Paynesgrey: unnaturalhistorypaynesgrey on March 11th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
That's cool! I've only really started doing this to be honest. I made myself a playlist for my Unnatural History fic of course, which does help, I think.
The Black Rose: bsg: bullet or gunbeautiful_void on March 11th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
I have music that suits the mood of certain stories I'm working on, or certain characters, but not really for ships. I don't write much fic, so I can't answer there :)
Elisabethdragonydreams on March 12th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
I get that way sometimes. I was listening to Indigo Girls when working on one Paire story that never did get finished/posted. Right now, I'm working on an Angel/Willow/Oz story, and work best when listening to Celtic Harp music.

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Amber: first monday | ellieminttown1 on March 12th, 2011 12:59 pm (UTC)
I do that -- not just playlists in my head, but actual playlists in Windows Media Player for a lot of my 'ships. As far as particular artists go, my big one is probably that The Postal Service perfectly fits either of my pairings on First Monday, and half my Smallville Lois/Clark list is Avril Lavigne.