the delphic expanse

2013 Valentine's Day Challenge -- Song Reveal/Discussion

Here's where we'll post challenges, word prompts, round robins and other fun stuff.

2013 Valentine's Day Challenge -- Song Reveal/Discussion

Postby Aquarius » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:47 pm

Hey gang--

I am in the process of drawing numbers and emailing participants. After that, I'll post the song list, but give it about an hour or so from now before you check back. It's going to take me some time because I'm pasting in links to videos and lyrics.

Hope you get your lucky number! :cheering
Avatar by Misplaced.
User avatar
Aquarius
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5516
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:30 pm

Re: 2013 Valentine's Day Challenge -- Song Reveal/Discussion

Postby Aquarius » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:21 pm

And here it is...the much-awaited song list!

RU
1.“Meet Me Halfway” – Black Eyed Peas Video lyrics
2.“That Girl” – Stevie Wonder Video (audio only) lyrics
3.“Don't Walk Away” – Jade Video lyrics
4.“Strobe Light” – The B-52s Video (audio only) lyrics
5.“Ebony Eyes” – Bob Welch Video lyrics
6.“Say It” – ABC Official Video (audio quality = meh) Video (alternate Black Box mix, audio only,better sound) lyrics
7.“Hello, It's Me” – Todd Rundgren Video (audio only) lyrics
8.“Don't Stop the Dance” – Bryan Ferry Video lyrics
9.“ Breathe” – Faith Hill Video lyrics
10.“Unfinished Sympathy” – Massive Attack Video lyrics


And a little explanation of the MU selections is in order. These all show the un-pretty side of love and sex to varying degrees. Some contain explicit material -- I've tried to remember to warn you where applicable. These all lend themselves to dysfunctional relationships, love gone wrong, loss, adult themes, or any combination thereof. If you choose an MU option, you do not have to set it in the MU. We just call it that because this is kind of the "underbelly" of love. Likewise, if you select from the "RU" list, you don't have to set your story in the RU, either!

MU
1.“Fragile Bird” – City and Colour Video (nudity, adult themes) lyrics
2.“Once in a Lifetime” – Wolfsheim Video (sensitive subject matter - suicide) lyrics
3.“Crystal” – New Order Video lyrics
4.“Sour Girl” – Stone Temple Pilots Video Live acoustic version video, included because it's awesome lyrics
5.“Love, Etc.” – Pet Shop Boys Video lyrics
6.“Mass Production” – Iggy Pop Video (audio only) lyrics
7.“Rough Sex” – Lords of Acid Video (audio only) (mature subject matter) lyrics
8.“Sweet Nothing” – Clavin Harris feat. Florence Welch Video (violence) lyrics
9.“Destroy Everything You Touch” – Ladytron Video lyrics
10. "Crushed" - Front 242 Video (f-bomb, mature themes) lyrics

Good luck! I hope you enjoy your songs! Feel free to use this thread for discussion.
Avatar by Misplaced.
User avatar
Aquarius
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5516
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:30 pm

Re: 2013 Valentine's Day Challenge -- Song Reveal/Discussion

Postby Aquarius » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:36 pm

Oh, and I ought to explain the drawing: twelve people signed up, but instead of adding two more songs to each list, I threw the numbers back into the bowl when I ran out and kept drawing. Still random, and the duplication of a couple of songs isn't going to mean duplicate stories. ;)
Avatar by Misplaced.
User avatar
Aquarius
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5516
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:30 pm

Re: 2013 Valentine's Day Challenge -- Song Reveal/Discussion

Postby Artisticmom2 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:12 am

:happydance ooh.... this is going to be fun. :writer
Captain Archer: Do you know how to tell him to shut up?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: SHUT UP!
User avatar
Artisticmom2
Captain
 
Posts: 1446
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:10 am
Location: Somewhere in an alternate reality.

Re: 2013 Valentine's Day Challenge -- Song Reveal/Discussion

Postby Honeybee » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:43 am

I've already got an idea for mine - and into the MU I go! :)
User avatar
Honeybee
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5634
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:37 pm

Re: 2013 Valentine's Day Challenge -- Song Reveal/Discussion

Postby Kathy Rose » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:39 pm

So, I checked out my RU song, and had an immediate idea. Then, for the heck of it, since I'd never heard the corresponding number MU song, I listened to that, and really liked it. Now I have to decide which one to do ... or maybe both? Decisions, decisions.
Old enough to know better, but that's never stopped me before.
Kathy Rose
Captain
 
Posts: 2873
Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:50 pm
Location: Central Illinois

Re: 2013 Valentine's Day Challenge -- Song Reveal/Discussion

Postby Kylah618 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:17 pm

I already have an idea, and dialogue forming in my head. I can't wait to be done with on-call this week so I can start!
Malcolm: The radio! Or is it just the galaxy, giggling at us again?
Trip: It can giggle all it wants. But the galaxy's not gettin' any of our burbon!
User avatar
Kylah618
Lt. Commander
 
Posts: 443
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:10 am

Re: 2013 Valentine's Day Challenge -- Song Reveal/Discussion

Postby lfvoy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:02 pm

And here I was all set to write to my RU song when I decided that I should listen to the MU song at least once.

Oh, darn you, Aquarius. :roll: :bluemeanie Because now I have Kathy's problem: my brain produced ideas for both of them. :)

Decisions, decisions indeed....
Bridge looks a lot different from here. Think anyone would mind if I fired a torpedo? -Travis Mayweather, "Cold Front"
User avatar
lfvoy
Commander
 
Posts: 529
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:25 pm
Location: Planet G889

Re: 2013 Valentine's Day Challenge -- Song Reveal/Discussion

Postby Aquarius » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:49 pm

Here's a suggestion, reflective of my (and, I'm sure, your readers') self-serving motives:

Write both!

*ducks, runs*

:lol:
Avatar by Misplaced.
User avatar
Aquarius
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5516
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:30 pm

Re: 2013 Valentine's Day Challenge -- Song Reveal/Discussion

Postby Weerd1 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:42 am

OK, it's all in my head, now to get it on digits and posted! Going MU for a sad little tale in the Prime universe. Poor Malcolm.
User avatar
Weerd1
Ensign
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:25 pm

Next

Return to Challenges and Word Prompts

  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest