Sorry, but I am a dismusician. I won't be taking part in the discussion except to point out why each and every song doesn't really count as music per se. You guys will thank me later.
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Oh, I see the problem here. You misspelled 'Linkin Park'
Silent Hill almost always works.
Tell that to the owners of the 360 version of the HD remake. Heyooo!
But yeah, Silent Hill has always had the character of something easily put to music to me. Maybe not these songs in particular, but that band actually has a few more somber songs. Might check that out. Thx.
@Little_Socrates: Woah, good response. I was honestly pretty sure that any suggestions would eventually involve something overtly Japanese, since I myself can't but imagine some of the AMV crap I've seen on YouTube. Generally, I don't buy into it, but Persona is of a quality I can go with. Of course, the music is a bit dramatic, so I still keep coming up with either memorable Metal Gear Solid scenes or Devil May Cry, with their panning action shots and all that.
Again, great suggestions, thanks.
Edit: I just realized, although I haven't played Spec Ops: The Line, I understand there's a dramatic twist halfway through the game, shifting the tone. Yellow Nights might actually be perfect for it, even though the fit might not be obvious, since at the exact half point of the song the notes and melody reverse and a mirrored version of the song plays until the end. Nice catch.
I'm working on a little extra credits project for school. It involves editing a finished project into a trailer, such as a video game, and choose music to accompany it. Preferably you make a few trailers from different projects each to a different song by the same band. I've chosen the band, and am now listening to their songs a few times over while seeing which video games pop up in my mind. Here are a few of their songs, pretty characteristic of the rest, but I of course recommend listening to the rest of their material. Any suggestions for which games might suit which song?
It's been a couple years since I've graduated with my degrees, but I'll offer some tips for supercharging your productivity this Finals Week:
- Unplug your consoles. All of them. Perhaps tuck away the power cable in a drawer or in the closet. Sometimes the mere idea that you have to retrieve the cable and plug the system in, while simple, is enough to dissuade you from spending the unnecessary time procrastinating with video games.
- Work somewhere outside the house. A coffeeshop. A library. In the commons building. Someplace where you'll find yourself surrounded with other students working as well. That environments can breed motivation and double your effort.
- Stay hydrated and fed. It seems obvious, but an empty stomach or a dry mouth might be the exact thing stopping you from putting your nose to the grindstone the way you'd like.
- Work in short bursts, not marathon sessions. It's better for your retention to do things in little chunks, but also less overwhelming to break larger tasks into manageable divisions. Fifteen minutes of work, a five minute break (take a walk and get some air!). A half hour of work, a small reward.
- Be mindful of the internet. When possible, work without your computer and your phone. Pretty simple here--out of sight, out of mind. The internet can be a huge timesink. Use it sparingly if you don't need it. Don't punish yourself for browsing the Giant Bomb forums or Twitter or Reddit for too long, but understand when you've started to waste time.
If you are writing a paper and can't seem to get going on it, Write or Die is a fantastic, if slightly psychopathic, website for people grinding for that extra word. It functions on a negative reinforcement system that alerts the user after a short period of inactivity. The user can set the severity of crazy punishment, ranging from simple internet-locking pop-ups all the way to having the writing backspace itself when you stop writing. You know, if you're extra crazy.
Anyway. Good luck, boys and girls. Work on your fucking shit. You'll feel better after it's done. Believe me.
Some grownup advice there. Thanks, man.
@GnomeonFire: How does an Auteur paper go? And have you chosen material for that Anime paper?