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DAY 26 - crossover of your choice.

‘It’s a story that crosses the expanse of the world, you see. From the sweltering heat of Georgia to the disaster zone of Florida, from the heartland of Deutschland GmbH to miles underground. It’s about that empty place at the table, or whose blood is in your veins, and it’s about revenge and longing… and belonging.

But it begins, as most stories do, with a tragedy.’

It says ‘of your choice’ but honestly I’m legally obligated to draw for this crossover every available opportunity. It’s ‘the colour of your enemy’, a RWBY xValhalla crossover which I’ve drawn a little of before! I’ve kinda… fallen in love with it as I’ve been pinging ideas at @sky-fi-fangirl??? THERE’S SO MUCH POTENTIAL HERE………………..

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Here’s my full live set from our monthly residency “Beats And Geeks” at Vagabond in Richmond, VA on June 23, 2017. Enjoy!

Set list:
New Order - Elegia (F1NG3RS MGSV:TPP Remix) - 0:31
The Division - Ola Strandh - Precinct Siege (F1NG3RS Remix) - 4:07
Final Fantasy VII - Crazy Motorcycle Chase (F1NG3RS Remix) - 6:24
F1NG3RS - Neons - 8:42
ActRaiser - Birth of the People (F1NG3RS Remix) - 11:36
Noctis Dreams - (F1NG3RS FFXV Remix) Feat Mega Ran & Jermiside - 12:59
Gauntlet - Title Theme (F1NG3RS Remix) - 15:27
Mario Kart 64 - Toad’s Turnpike (F1NG3RS Remix) - 17:49
Streets of Rage 2 - Title Theme (F1NG3RS Remix) - 19:34
ToeJam & Earl - Alien Breakdown (F1NG3RS Remix) - 22:26
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time - Sewer Surfin’ (F1NG3RS Remix) - 24:00
F1NG3RS - Press Start (Mode7 Remix) - 27:36
Dino Crisis - Save Room (F1NG3RS Remix) - 31:30
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake - Zanzibar Breeze (F1NG3RS Remix) - 31:51
Maniac Mansion - Michael’s Theme (F1NG3RS Remix) - 34:45
The Sims - Danger Theme (F1NG3RS Remix) - 38:05
F1NG3RS - Blackout - 39:49
Snake’s Revenge - Big Boss (F1NG3RS Remix) - 42:29
They Played Us Like A Damn Fiddle (F1NG3RS and Fenakkusu MGSV Bitch Remix 2017 Edition) - 44:07
Street Fighter 2 - Balrog’s Theme (F1NG3RS Remix) - 45:08
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped - Warp Room (F1NG3RS Remix) - 47:28
Final Fantasy 7 - Sephiroth Theme (F1NG3RS Remix) - 50:14
F1NG3RS - Firestorm Feat. Mintorment - 52:53
F1NG3RS - Acid Rain - 55:28
Terranigma - Open The Door (F1NG3RS Remix) - 59:03

if the gems had tumblrs
  • steven: cute instagram photos of food, dragon ball nostalgia, and lost pet signal boosts
  • amethyst: ugly instagram photos of food, postmodern pseudoironic meme hell, avatar would be a photo of a screaming possum
  • pearl: austere photography in spare pastel colors, gardening tutorials, pictures of sand
  • garnet: empty blog with default theme; title says "garnet"
Rogue One Piano Lullaby
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Rogue One Piano Lullaby // arranged by onefine-morning, themes by Michael Giacchino

Main Title • Hope Suite • Imperial Suite • Imperial March/Force Theme (from trailer) •  Guardians of the Whills Suite • Rogue One • Your Father Would Be Proud • Jyn Erso’s Theme 

Stunningly beautiful film, stunningly beautiful soundtrack. Hope you enjoy. 

Other lullabies: Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, LOST

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The latest trailer for former Ghibli Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s new film Mary and the Witch’s Flower featuring the title theme song “Rain” by Sekai No Owari

Some Highlights from “The Music of Rogue One” Panel at SWCO17 (aka the panel that blew my mind)

So since I can’t find any filmed version of the “Music of Rogue One” panel with David W. Collins I’ll post some of the highlights here. I’m a music theory nerd myself but I was surrounded by people who have never paid attention to music analysis and were still moved to tears so I encourage everyone to check this out (and watch the panel please if it’s ever made available.)

  • the Panel began with Collins discussing the legacy of John Williams and the Star Wars main theme specifically. He discussed how it was originally meant to be Luke Skywalker’s theme, and how that interpretation can still hold true considering Star Wars is the Skywalker Saga
  • The coolest thing pointed out re the main theme is that it’s musical construction mirrors the structure of the Hero’s Journey, the monomyth structure that all of Star Wars revolves around. It rises suddenly with the call to adventure, then builds with the journey, drops during the abyss, is reborn with another musical rise, then returns to the beginning. Collins emphasized that Williams is without a doubt a musical genius and that Michael Giacchino had a big challenge in making a score that lived up to William’s legacy while standing on it’s own. This was a challenge he more than met, as this panel made clear.
  • Now moving on to Rogue One, Collin’s discussed the title theme “Hope.” This theme is clearly heard over the title of the film, during Jyn’s big speech to the Rebellion, and throughout the film.
  • Collins pointed out that, like the main Star Wars theme, “Hope” echos the structure of the film itself. There are heroic major key moments in the theme, but it ends in a melancholy way that almost sounds unfinished. It represents the sacrifice at the center of the film. This is a story of incredible heroism that merely paves the way for others to finish the journey. 
  • Collins moved on to discuss the musical themes for each character in Rogue One, with a lot of focus on Jyn’s theme. Jyn’s theme is the most frequently heard piece along with “Hope” in the film. In fact, we hear it three times in the film’s prologue alone.
  • The fascinating thing Collins pointed out is Giacchino’s use of Dies Irae throughout the score. Dies Irae, or Day of Wrath, is the medieval hym describing the end of the world. It is sung during funeral masses and musically is quoted widely to represent death
  • EVERY CHARACTER THEME IN ROGUE ONE IS STRUCTURED AROUND DIES IRAE. Jyn, Chirrut, Baze, even Krennic, ALL OF THEM
  • Giacchino was signaling from the beginning that this is a story about death. He wrote the sacrifice of these characters right into their themes.
  • A notable use of Dies Irae beyond character themes is it’s repetition as Cassian and Jyn begin to climb the tower in the archive during the climax. The first two notes of Dies Irae are repeated as they do so. When Krennic walks down the hallway with his Death Troopers, all three notes play (death literally chasing them). And when Jyn almost drops, than catches the data tapes, Dies Irae is replaced by “Hope”
  • Jyn’s theme in particular is a melancholy theme centered on Dies Irae, but with a lovely, lullaby like feeling. It tells you from the beginning that Jyn’s is a story of hope and inspiration but also death and sacrifice.
  • An interesting use of Jyn’s theme and “Hope” together is during Jyn’s speech to the Rebellion. First we here “Hope” swell as Jyn speaks to the Rebels. Then when her speech is shot down, the theme drops, replaced by Jyn’s theme. This represents that it is Jyn herself who inspires the sacrifice that will eventually bring on the Hope. Jyn is the hope.
  • Another mind blowing moment was a musical parallel that Collins pointed out with the character of Bodhi Rook. In the scene where he recalls his mission, repeating “I’m the pilot, I brought the message,” listen for the flutes. That exact same flute theme plays in A New Hope when Luke discovers Leia’s message hidden in R2. By doing this,  Giacchino is directly mapping the journey of “the message.” Bodhi receives the message of the Death Star and how it can be destroyed from Galen, he brings it to Jyn, who with Rogue One, transmit the message, which ends up in the hands of Leia, then to R2, then to Luke, who must return it to the Rebellion. Those flutes represent the origin of the message with Bodhi through to A New Hope.
  • This panel was full of mind blowing moments, but the most mind blowing moment by far was another musical connection to A New Hope. After we had become very familiar with Jyn’s theme over the course of the panel, Collin’s played a scene from A New Hope for us. It was the moment when Obi-Wan asks Luke to come with him to Alderaan and Luke resists. When Obi-Wan says he’s getting too old for this sort of thing, Jyn’s theme plays clearly under Luke’s hesitation. In the original context, a hint of Dies Irae was WIlliam’s way of foreshadowing Obi-Wan’s death, but after Giacchino used that musical queue to build Jyn’s theme, it suddenly has deeper meaning. It’s Jyn’s sacrifice calling to Luke, compelling him to be the hope she fought for. And it is connecting Obi-Wan’s eventual sacrifice with that of Jyn and her comrades.  
  • Collins also highlighted how Giacchino’s score for the final moments of the film, from Jyn’s confrontation with Krennic through the arrival of Vader and the death of Jyn and Cassian, is unconventional and incredibly effective. Jyn’s confrontation with Krennic is silent, no music, unexpected for such a key moment. Only when Cassian appears does the music return. And throughout the final sequence, as we witness horrifying destruction, death. the arrival of the Death Star and Vader’s Star Destroyer, the score stays distant, gentle, melancholy. It does not highlight the horror. It steps back and mourns over it, like the eyes of history or the Force itself, honoring the sacrifice. 
  • So yeah Giacchino’s score for Rogue One is brilliant, Williams’ music for Star Wars is brilliant, this panel was brilliant, and I can never get enough of analyzing Star Wars scores.
Many More Musical Theatre Themed Questions!

What an exciting title, It’s been a while since I uploaded the last one but here we go:

1. Favorite (Reprise)

2. Best Act 1 ending.

3. If you could go back in time to see a certain production, which one would it be?

4. Who should write a musical?

5. The routine you recreate when home alone:

6. A duet you’d love to perform and with whom.

7. A musical everyone can learn from.

8. Favorite set design EVER.

9. Favorite person to play (insert role)

10. Best digital #ham4ham

11. Make up a name and the ingredients for a Waitress pie.

12. Best tap number.

14. Express your love for the orchestras!

15. Favorite musical written by (insert composer, lyricist)

16. Which part (or parts) do you sing in One Day More?

17. A line that never fails to make you laugh.

18. An upcoming production you’re excited for.

19. Do you have any funny misheard lyrics from a showtune?

20. A musical you would NEVER see with your parents.

21. Musicals can introduce you to new cultures, interests, fancy words and so on. Name 3 things you’ve learned form musicals.

22. Favorite OBC.

23. Cast recording you know by heart.

24. Cast recording for a long car ride.

25. Favorite Miscast performance.

26. I really like these ones so: make 2 musical related confessions.

27. Showtune of the day:

28.  Who would play you in a musical about your life?

29. Who would play your best friend in a musical about your life?

30.  Who would play your romantic interest in a musical about your life?

31. 2 solos you’d love to perform.

32. Describe yourself with 3 musical theatre characters.

33. A character that inspires you to be better.

34. A showtune that always puts you in a good mood.

35. A showtune that makes you feel melancholic.

36. Best showstopper.

37. A place you consider to be your Santa Fe.

38. The name of the prettiest theater you’ve been to.

39. The most intense scene from a musical.

40. A great cover of a showtune:

41. Put your phone on suffle and write the first 2 showtunes that appear.

42. Best design of a Playbill.

21st century breakdown is so FRICKIN UNDERRATED like that album is literally a rock opera split into three acts and the entire soundtrack mirrors itself forwards and backwards to create a unifying theme through the song titles/lyrics and it discusses issues in our world that are still so relevant to this day and i’m just SO ANGRY

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oh come on! all the old kids’ stories are supposed to be beedle’s aren’t they? the fountain of fair fortune… the wizard and the hopping pot… babbitty rabbitty and her cackling stump…

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The Imamura Brothers & Fumi

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American Gods” is the new Starz series based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name. It’s scored by Brian Reitzell, who’s worked on Sofia Coppola’s Lost in TranslationMarie Antoinette, and The Bling Ring. Today, Milan Records has announced the “American Gods” soundtrack, which is out digitally June 16. The soundtrack includes Reitzell’s score, as well as collaborations with Mark Lanegan, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, and Garbage’s Shirley Manson. Below, listen to a new song from the soundtrack, “Queen of the Bored” featuring Manson. Scroll down for the full tracklist.

Prior to “Queen of the Bored,” Milan shared three offerings from the “American Gods” soundtrack: Reitzell’s “Main Title Theme,” Reitzell and Lanegan’s Lead Belly cover “In the Pines,” and their rendition of “St. James Infirmary Blues,” a song popularized by Louis Armstrong.

Garbage’s latest album, Strange Little Birds, arrived in 2016. Blondie recently released their new LP, Pollinator. The bands are set to tour together this summer. Find those dates here

American Gods OST:

01 Main Title Theme
02 Out of Time
03 Gumball
04 In the Pines [ft. Mark Lanegan]
05 Shopping
06 Bilquis Gets to Work
07 Salim Waits
08 Salim and Jinn
09 St. James Infirmary Blues [ft. Mark Lanegan]
10 Queen of the Bored [ft. Shirley Manson]
11 Laura’s Affair
12 Nunnyunnini
13 Media Bowie
14 Wednesday Heals Shadow
15 Vulcan
16 I Put a Spell on You [ft. Mark Lanegan]
17 Essie Accused
18 Bilquis Orgy
19 Tehran 1978 [ft. Debbie Harry and Shirley Manson]
20 There Here Finale

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Castle Title Cards:

  • Season 1, Regular Card
  • Season 2 Onwards, Regular Card
  • “Countdown”,  3x17
  • “Kick the Ballistics”, 4x04
  • “Always”, 4x23
  • “Secret Santa”, 5x09
  • “The Lives of Others”, 5x19
  • “Once Upon a Time in the West”, 7x07
  • “The Wrong Stuff”, 7x16
  • “Hell to Pay”, 8x21