Thursday, July 29, 2010

Angela Kay calls Peacebreakers "done tastefully"

Hey all! Peacebreakers received a 3 out of 4 rating from Angela Kay of Soap Box in My Mind!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Peacebreakers playlist...

Because you know that secretly, every writer builds a playlist in their head to fit their story.

These are in somewhat of a sequential order and this list may contain spoilers if you listen to the lyrics or even just read the title. Some of them are next to each other if they correspond to two events happening at the same time, so order's just there to keep it in a single-file list. On the other hand, a few of them have this back-and-forth thing going on, i.e. Animal is a direct response to The Pedestrian. Anyway, I'll just leave you to figure that out. (By the way, for those who don't know this, the Foxboro Hot Tubs is the same people as Green Day. It's like they decided they'd all go solo for a while...together. Or something.)

1. Across the Sky - Emilie Autumn
2. Don’t Let Me Get Me - Pink
3. Sugar Skulls - Envy on the Coast
4. Faint - Linkin Park
5. Stand Up - Garou
6. Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace
7. When You’re Evil - Voltaire
8. Time To Bring The Pain - Krypteria
9. My Coco - Stellastarr*
10. Dead Is the New Alive - Emilie Autumn
11. Last Night on Earth - Green Day
12. Getting Away with Murder - Papa Roach
13. Whispers In the Dark - Skillet
14. Tourniquet - Evanescence
15. Kiss from a Rose - Seal
16. Over My Head - Sum 41
17. Burn It To the Ground - Nickelback
18. Castle Down - Emilie Autumn
19. The ’59 Sound - The Gaslight Anthem
20. Sweet Revenge - Krypteria
21. Can I Play with Madness - Iron Maiden
22. The Pedestrian - Foxboro Hot Tubs
23. Animal - Ke$ha
24. Somewhere In Between - Hawthorne Heights
25. Zombies Ate my Neighbors - Single File
26. Deadbeat Holiday - Green Day
27. Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Overmind's Note: Ultimate.

Hey everyone. The Overmind here for a quick chat. This has nothing to do with writing but every once in a while we nonfictional people need to address our own issues, eh?

So the topic on my mind today is love. Why? Because I was just editing a story to a random playlist on Youtube and Lindsay Lohan's Ultimate came on. You know, that song from Freaky Friday? Anyway, it's pretty catchy for a pop song and it has guitar, but bits of the chorus threw me a little:

'Cause I've been waiting all my life
For someone just like you...

Wait. Hold up. The narrator of this song is assumed to be...what? Eighteen? And she's been waiting all her life for a guy to come along and sweep her off her feet? At that age, should we really be waiting for anything? I don't know about you, but if I was in the middle of the best years of my life, I would party hard, seize opportunities, and go out and accomplish things. If a love affair came along, I'd take it, but by no means would I sit around waiting for someone to hand me completion on a silver platter.

I guess I just overreact to the little things I hear on the radio, but I thought maybe I'd put in my two cents.

On that note, I leave you with a song by La Roux whose lyrics are a much more accurate summary of my outlook:

Been there, done that, messed around
I'm having fun, don't put me down
I'll never let you sweep me off my feet.