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I know I"m not the only one who uses music to get into character, and looks for songs that I like that "feel" like the character to me. I'm curious about what yours are.

 

For Dogberry, his song would be "Blood and Thunder" by Mastodon.

 

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I still can't think of anything for Reinbach. She's a tricky one.

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I don't like people using "theme songs" for their character, but I use music when getting into character as well. I also use it for writing (my friend and I are writing a comic book saga with a lot of medieval elements), reading, and drawing. I have quite a few songs, most from soundtracks, that I use when thinking about my character.

 

I like to think of different mood music for my character as well. I'm a big fan of multi-dimensional characters. Sometimes you have to get serious and defend the people, sometimes you just want to hang out in the market.

 

Since I have a lot of mood music, here are quite a few, though not nearly all, of my preferred songs:

 

Walking around Gridania and interacting with locals, or taking a sunday chocobo ride through the Shroud:

 

Epic aerial Dragoon combat:

 

Thinking about Ishgard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF0JKk4AaiU

 

Visiting Ul'dah:

 

Nighttime after an adventure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7nJyh_TDkI

 

If I had to pick a theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI_2N4ydfDc

 

Or this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-_g8NZr1tA

 

I know the last one is a bit cliche, but he's a dragon hunter from the mountains with highlander ancestry... give me a break.

 

Sorry there's so many. No one song should be able to describe a character, in my opinion.

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I struggle with the theme song business. There's always songs that may remind me of a situation or a scene or a feeling, but not like "THIS IS MEH THEME."

 

If I were to chose for Aysun, I like this one.

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Yes, usually I have a "soundtrack" for my characters that can be any number of songs that fit. I just posted one for the sake of brevity and discussion. I didn't want to bog anyone down with a thousand songs to listen to.

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There was a thread like this a few months ago. *goes digging for it* AHA!

 

My response there still applies, but I'm gonna go think about my other characters now.

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Great selection Uther - nice to see Kingdom of Heaven on there (Ibelin for Ul'dah seems to fit nicely

 

I tend to listen to the game music more often than not, or just a random playlist I've compiled that is for any gaming I do, leaving me to actually like having theme songs for RP characters. Not saying that one song can do a character justice 100% of the time, but in certain situations definitely.

 

My main - Lizzo Trange (Garlean refugee noble Hyur, Thaumaturge)

 

Main Alt - Sigyn Bloebloud (Sea Wolf Roegadyn, Conjurer)

 

(EDIT): Found more songs for my other alts - 

 

Crowe Bloebloud (Sea Wolf Roegadyn, Pugilist)

 

Zali'ah (Keeper of the Moon Miqo'te, Arcanist)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1J3GnKwECc

 

H'uang Fan (Seeker of the Sun Miqo'te, Pugilist)

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Great selection Uther - nice to see Kingdom of Heaven on there (Ibelin for Ul'dah seems to fit nicely

 

 

Thanks! And nice use of Grizzly Hills! I have that one on my iPod! :thumbsup:

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Cima Fhae

Everybody wants to be a cat,

because a cat's the only cat

who knows where it's at.

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Cima Fhae

Everybody wants to be a cat,

because a cat's the only cat

who knows where it's at.

 

Between your choice of music, and your Leon signature, I think I just developed a small crush on you.

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Cima Fhae

Everybody wants to be a cat,

because a cat's the only cat

who knows where it's at.

 

Between your choice of music, and your Leon signature, I think I just developed a small crush on you.

:D Thank-you kind sir, hopefully you'll dig Fhae too then!

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Love listening to everyone's music.

 

 

If Aldeus had a theme song, it would be something like this...

 

 

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Love listening to everyone's music.

 

 

If Aldeus had a theme song, it would be something like this...

 

 

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So glad you put this in. One of my favorites.

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spent a good portion of the last 2 hours trying to think of something that could possibly fit N'yumho, her design itself is filled with complexity in her own wavering sense of self.  So after all that time I was beginning to lose hope, till I stumbled on this.

 

 

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Pretty much this whole album is my soundtrack for Reinbach. It's a hardcore album about black magic, with a title referencing piracy. Very yes.

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Going to second the idea of having a soundtrack more than a single song for Rhio, although there are a couple of songs that fit her to the letter. I'm skimming off the top rather than making an exhaustive list.

 

 

Radiohead - Karma Police

 

 

 

 

 

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Hmmm there are a few songs I use when role playing during certain moods. Sorry I couldn't figure out how to emb them I posted the emb link but it wouldn't work x.x

 

This one is usually one I use during deep conversations. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJdCk_Kteog

 

I also like this one for roleplay fights 

 

this one for long travels 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjH4VkpXXnY

 

And this one for sad moments

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