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Hi all - anybody out there have songs they use that particularly inspire them one way or another when writing Who fiction? I thought it might be fun to post them into one jumbo, shared playlist.

Here's a few that inspire me:

"Uprising" by Muse - it has a real "Who" sound to it, and evokes images of battle and struggle and intensity.

"Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 'Redemption'"  by Muse, from the same album as above, it is very heartfelt and emotional. Listened to this a lot when writing the emotional parts of "Paradox Clones" - esp. the "Let me go," part. Very moving piece of music

"When We First Met" by Hellogoodbye - I play this one a lot when writing the silly fluff.

Anything by Woodpigeon, especially off the album "Songbook" is also good for twee/fluff. :)

Date: 2011-09-08 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] who-in-whoville.livejournal.com
Since I write all of my fics based upon Jazz pieces, I have created a Jazz!Verse playlist for my iPod which, of course, includes every song upon which I have based a fic.

I also listen to Who soundtracks, but I can only listen to Vale Decem a few times before I feel like weeping myself into a frenzy (LOL!).

I really love classical, so I listen to that often.

Classic Brit rock - Beatles, etc.. because it just fits Ten, and that's what i mainly write.

BTW, I really AM working today -- working on lesson plans for CDTG's schooling which begins on Monday. I am just one of those people who has to answer replies and posts immediately or else I feel overwhelmed by LJ.

Date: 2011-09-08 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timelord1.livejournal.com
Lovely stuff - esp. The classical and Beatles. Love the Beatles!!! :)

I'm actually working as well - my client is sleeping and until he wakes up I'm free to mess about on the internets and write. I should be writing, but I'm still in the note-gathering stage for Geisha Rose, so i'm puttering instead. :)

Date: 2011-09-08 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] who-in-whoville.livejournal.com
I am taking a break from lesson planning. I'm getting bleary-eyed staring at the elementary grammar text. I have about 2500 worse of LGL written, but I just don't like it. I think I may write for an hour and then go back to lesson planning.

Do you basically just hang out with a laptop while your client is resting?

Date: 2011-09-08 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timelord1.livejournal.com
I do - there's a table in his room about six feet from his bedside, and I'm right there, watching his ventilator. Not much to do while he's sleeping, unless he needs his position changed. It's a pretty sweet gig - he's super nice and a fun guy, (doesn't hurt that he's a who fan, too), and we kind of have this family feel to the days. Much better than the corporate hell-hole I was in for 11 years. Oy. Had a boss there that made everyone in our department keep track of what we did all day in 15-minute increments. Many a post in my log was "sat for 15 minutes trying to remember what I did the last 15 minutes, then wasted another 2 minutes as I filled out this log"

Do you home school? That sounds fantastic!!!! Write awesome stuff, teach, help prepare for the apocalypse AND bolster people's confidence on Teaspoon. That's a full day right there! :)

Date: 2011-09-08 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] who-in-whoville.livejournal.com
Yep. Just started this year. The Littlest Who is going to Kindergarten at a private (and reasonable) school up the street, and I'll be teaching CDTG at home. We were absolutely fed up:

1) CDTG was bullied almost every day in FIRST GRADE, punched in the stomach even!;
2) the way she started treating her sister; she adored her sister before, but the way that the kids talked about their siblings and parents really rubbed off on her;
3) her growing lack of respect for authority; the teacher didn't expect it, so, the kids didn't give it;
4) the lack of learning. They studied leaves and the parts of the tree for 6 months, but she doesn't know what a noun is, or that a sentence ends with a period.
5) we move every two years; she needs some consistency...
6) we wanted her to actually be able to experience the wondrous historical sites that this area affords, and they took two field trips all year long: one to the Kennedy Center to see a play about at a cat (which is really cool, but...) and one to a nature park to look at TREEEEEEES!!!!!! OF COURSE (see item number 4); Mt. Vernon is 10 minutes from our home... why not go there? Or to Arlington? Or a tour of the Pentagon? or to one of the millions of free museums downtown????

We aren't doing it to cloister or hide our kids away from the world. We do not wear long denim skirts (sorry, that's a homeschool stereotype/joke). We just want the best possible education for our girls... and right now, this is how we are going to do it. We are taking each year as it comes, but now that we are starting, I think it will be hard to go back.

Date: 2011-09-08 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timelord1.livejournal.com
I think that's tremendous! (glad to hear you eschew the denim skirts though lol) What in the world kind of education gives kids that much information about trees and nothing about how to use the English language? That's insane!!!

In such a richly historic and cultural area, you'd think they'd be out every other week looking at stuff. I'm glad she's going to get the chance to see it all. Sorry to hear she was bullied, though.

With the negativity so pervasive in public schools (Mr. Timelord was a substitute teacher for a while and is in process of getting his final certification), I can completely understand homeschooling. If we ever have kids, I will probably do the same thing. Which is kind of sad, considering I just mentioned that Mr. Timelord wants to be a public school teacher. The kids are ridiculous, they don't listen, and the administration is generally so apathetic that nothing is going to change to make it better.

At least this way you know what she's learning, you know she's learning it correctly, and that she's not going to be tormented for being a good kid by the other little...kids... <-- nice word instead of bad word I was thinking. :)

Date: 2011-09-08 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kelkat9.livejournal.com
I'm still blown away about your leaf story. Before I moved to GA, I lived in Jacksonville, FL. Talk about a scary educational environment. I have several teacher friends who got out or would only work at certain schools. Inner city schools are scary places. Most of my friends put their kids in private school for the first couple years of middle school or privately tutored them. The real ironic part is that Jacksonville has two highschools on the nation's top 10 list. Those highschools are really hard to get into and I think do a great job but the rest of the school system is awful.

When I was doing my historical tour stint. I would take around middle schoolers. One of the people we talk about on the tour is Stephen Crane. Not one kid knew who Stephen Crane was! So I would follow up with: "You know, The Red Badge of Courage." Nothing. I got nothing. Maybe I just had a good education but that was something you read in 6th or 7th grade where I'm from. I mean we were reading The Odyssey in 6th grade. I can't comprehend them not knowing who Stephen Crane was.

Homeschoolers were great fun! I loved taking them around. The kids and the Moms (yes it was always Moms!) were so much fun. They really got it and loved the whole thing. LOL - no long denim skirts. Just nice people.

Date: 2011-09-08 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kelkat9.livejournal.com
I do use alot of music as inspiration. It depends on what I'm writing as to what I listen to though.

For my BadWolf Rose/11 stuff - I usually listen to Nancy Sinatra's These Boots are Made for Walking to write Rose. I have no idea why. It' just get's me into a mature Rose mode. For Eleven, I usually listen to one of his eps and the the new music. Usually something fast paced and crazy to match his personality. Whe I wrote the last fic in that series it was all about the 80s so I listend to stuff like Open Arms etc and incorporated it into the fic. Oh for the Smurfs, it's a classical piece that they used in the cartoon!

I've listened to quite a variety. I have one chapt in TEA when it was all about the Tango. Loved listening to Tango music. I do highly recommend it to give you that sexy vibe. Later, I listened to lots of the Beatles for adventurey stuff.

Lordstorm is probably more the line of I'm Too Sexy for this Shirt or whatever I'm writing about. Hmmm not sure about the sonic ducky part. Oh yeah, I incorported it into the fic - Unforgettable - duet by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole! I think I started that off with something romantic before I got to the smut. Hee.

Anyway I listen to just about any kind of music so anything could set me off in a particular direction. Someone on my f-list had a video of Black Velvet so I've had that playing in my head lately. It makes me think of 9/Rose though. I haven't written 9 yet. I want to but I haven't set myself to do it.

Date: 2011-09-08 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timelord1.livejournal.com
Black Velvet is a great song - always evokes images of long dirt roads and old farmhouses in my head, though I'm not sure if that's because of the music video or not. :)

Have I yet mentioned that I thought the sonic duck was awesome? Cuz it was! :) You were right about how you can start romantic and it suddenly slides into smut-land, which is not bad atall... :)

Date: 2011-09-08 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] country-who.livejournal.com
I wrote a series where all the stories were inspired by old country songs, but that might not be what you had in mind.

Date: 2011-09-08 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timelord1.livejournal.com
No that's exactly it! :) I love to hear what people listen to that makes them think of the Doctor! :)

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