P L A Y L I S T S ♫ for the characters you love too much ♫ I love music! But I'm definitely one of those people that, when I listen to a song, I immediately associate the song with somebody, some place or most embarrassingly - a character. I have a lot of memories of driving around and listening to the radio - and hearing a song that reminded me of an RP I was in. Unfortunately, the internet has encouraged this habit even more. With the wonderful - or possibly terrible - 8tracks service, I've been enabled to create even more self-indulgent playlists for my characters. Some of this music gets me in the mood to write, and I can listen to it as I write. However, more embarrassingly, most of the playlists I make are just songs that remind me of the character. Sometimes individual lyrics grab me - but other times, the whole song just screams a specific character. I don't often end up listening to them when I write the character; but they give me inspiration for specific ideas or themes that I want to explore. One or two characters or RPs are special enough to get multiple playlists made in their honour, which is a whole separate level of silly. Even though I keep dismissing this as a very silly thing to do - I don't actually think its that silly. It's a fun thing to get you in the mood for writing. It seems as if a lot of people - if 8tracks user-base is anything to go off of - use playlists for this purpose. You can find, under the "RP Character" tag on 8tracks, over 500 different playlists for all kinds of characters, from heroes, to villains, to things slightly in between. In some ways, this seems like a useful exercise in exploring character's many different complexities ; albeit in a musical manner! Do you make playlists for your characters? If you do, post them ! ♫♫♫ I've made a ton of playlists for my characters. You can find them under my 8tracks username; lich-loved. I've made a whopping five playlists for my World of Warcraft character, Caleb. But I've also made some for Dungeons and Dragons games, and I'm working on making one for the original setting for my WITCH HUNT RP. I've listed a couple of my mixes below - click on the image to listen ! I made this mix in response to my World of Warcraft character dying. It's a mix of songs that just stuck with me and made me think about what it is to have a character die, and what its' like to go through grief - without the source of that grief every actually existing. There's also a B-Side version, which is more about the anger and frustration that comes with death, and unsatisfying stories than it is about grief. I made this mix in response to a pair of Dungeons and Dragons characters! My character, Jorah, and @Niiwa 's character, Dove, had a rocky relationship. He was, afterall, a Chaotic Evil werewolf, and she was a much closer to good Barbarian. They wren't made for each other, and neither was their relationship. It wasn't romantic, and certainly not platonic - but was strong and strange nonetheless. It made for a pretty rocking mix-tape. Give them a listen, if you like!