Sounds like carnage

Previously, I wrote on discovering my soundtrack with reference to the dust-gathering apocalypse novel. Today, John August's playlist post pops up on Reader. A few synapses fire and I think to myself "y'know, I haven't done that lately". Seeing as it was such a good idea the first time around, I thought I'd give it a go. If anyone has any tracks evocative of the British military, savage monsters tearing the place apart, or young women on journeys of self-discovery, drop me a line. So far, I have the angsty My Heart Is A Fist by Papa Roach, the wistful Airplanes by BoB feat. Hayley Williams, and my old favourite The Kill by 30 Seconds to Mars. And...just in case you wanted to be me for a day instead of Laurence... 1. Have a strange mash-up of Airplanes and Love The Way You Lie circulating the brain 2. Spend your afternoon hopelessly link-clinking on TV Tropes 3. Maybe go to work for a few hours, or something. 4....
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Discovering your soundtrack

It's easier to write if you know what your work sounds like. From character voices to the escalation of violin strings as the blonde girl rounds the corner in the dark creepy house, sound is vital for scene-setting. So I like to have a soundtrack for everything I write, whether it's a specific playlist that never fails to make me sad or a themed soundtrack for my novel's genre. Yesterday, I had one song on That Apocalypse Novel's soundtrack - O Death by Jen Titus. Known as "that song from the Supernatural Season 5 trailer", it's hauntingly beautiful and captures the atmosphere of shady immortals doing dark deeds. Today, while browsing TotalFilm's 6 of the Best Film Homages in Music Videos (TotalFilm is like Wikipedia in that you start off with Monty Python and end up with Jared Leto - in this case, it only took two steps), I remembered my love affair with 30 Seconds to Mars. The lyrics aren't entirely...
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