What would people be surprised to find you listening to?

Status
Not open for further replies.

Minibit

Returned from the Void
Original poster
Invitation Status
Looking for partners
Posting Speed
One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
No Preferences
Genres
Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Quest, Sci-Fi, Time Travel and World Hopping, Steampunk, Action/Adventure, Modern Drama, Mystery, Slice of Life, Romance, and many more.
Do you have any music you like that many people who know you might be surprised to learn you like?

My eldest sister was very pleasantly surprised to find Destiny's Child albums on my phone last road trip when it was my turn to DJ

My other older sister said she "Wouldn't have figured me for a metalhead" when a couple of Black Sabbath's old songs came on last time she visited

Nothing surprises my brother xD
 
B

BitoftheUltraviolence

Guest
I'm not proud of it, but - The Partridge Family. I like metal (just like Black Sabbath) so, I think I'll keep my David Cassidy love a secret from friends and family.
 

Muscular Garfield

Formerly 'Pete Pete lePete'
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Beginner, Elementary
Genres
Mostly nothing.
People are surprised I don't listen to music.
 

Jorick

Magnificent Bastard
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female
Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
The bulk of my musical tastes seem to surprise people who know me IRL. It seems less pronounced online, probably because I don't post pictures of myself. I'm a big, hairy dude and the inevitable musical taste assumption is that I'm into hard rock and heavy metal.

In reality some of my favorite bands (Florence and the Machine, Metric) are indie rock and my metal preferences run toward female-fronted symphonic metal (Within Temptation, Epica). The majority of my music lately has been random single songs from various genres of electronic music from Youtube channels like SuicideSheep and Monstercat.

The most surprising thing is probably the bits of straight up pop that I listen to. Sometimes I'm in the mood to listen to some Katy Perry, so I do it. Some (especially those who don't know me very well) would also be surprised that I listen to some J-Pop and Vocaloid music. I have no shame or guilt in my music choices. :D
 
K

Koschei

Guest
Vaporwave and synthwave probably, but most likely because people have no idea what it is.

Since I dress like a toned down hipster, classical music and DnB seem to surprise people more often than classical/indie rock and house music. But, honestly, the people that know me both IRL and online are aware my music tastes range far and wide. It's hard to surprise people when you play K-pop one day, and heavy metal the next.
 

Darog

Kawaii on the streets, Senpai in the sheets
Invitation Status
,
Posting Speed
One post per week
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genres
High/Dark Fantasy, Science fiction (Preferably the more earth or single planet kinds) Steampunk/Cyberpunk, Horror, Modern with a twist.
My close friends, and people I talk to online know my musical tastes all over the place xD.

Most people think I either like Metal, Rock, Indie, Electronica. So it surprises them when I put this on.

Or this.
Or this.
 

Midian

Stars fear no distance
Invitation Status
,
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Occasionally Tuesdays.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Preferred Character Gender
Female, Futanari, , Primarily Prefer Female, No Preferences
Genres
Magical Realism, adventures/action, scifi and fictional modern, Medium-high fantasy, complicated romance, Adult, Horror, Japan-friendly, fanbased, LGBT*-friendly, flexible period drama, dystopias, mythological influence, psychological drama and horror... Open to other suggestions as well.
Anything that isn't weird, obscure music not in English, apparently.
 

Minerva

The Times They Are-a Changin’
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Multiple posts per day, 1-3 posts per day, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Roughly 9:30 AM-2:30 AM (CST)
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Intermediate, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female
Genres
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Alt History, Anything really. It honestly depends on how I'm feeling. I am always up for a good, solid Cyberpunk RP. I'm also up for Crossover RPs.
J-Pop, J-Rock, K-Pop, K-Rock, Vocaloid, and Nightcore.

I usually listen to classical music, or a soundtrack from a film and not really anything else, so when Someone finds out that I listen to one of the above, they're seriously surprised.
 

King

I read it in the paper so it must be true.
DONATING MEMBER
Invitation Status
,
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
I'm an afternoon and 1am poster lmao
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Female, Transgender, Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
- Horror
- Paranormal
- Supernatural
- Biblical
- Sci Fi
- World War I II
- Roman / Greek
- 80s / 90s
- Romance
- Occult
Probably nothing lmao. We all know I listen to nearly every type of music.

I guess people are thrown off when I'm jamming to something like this.

 

Jorick

Magnificent Bastard
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female
Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
A woman.

AMIRITE FELLAS?

*runs around the locker room naked, whipping people with towels and rubbing his dick on a smartphone while expressing his disappointment with sports teams*
 
  • Like
Reactions: Muscular Garfield

Hatsune Candy

The best kind of candy!
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Genres
Hard science fiction, Modern fantasy, Slice of life, Romance
Given that the majority of all music I listen to is Japanese pop music sung by completely fictional characters, I'd say yeah, the people I know would be pretty surprised.

At least the people I know offline, online it's nothing new.
 

Dervish

The Dastardly Pirate
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per week
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genres
Fantasy, Scifi, Historical Fiction, Horror, Select fandoms
Surprisingly, there's not enough on my iPod that's terribly unique or different from other stuff that already exists. About the closest thing that comes to being jarring other than the occasional (although semi-plentiful) video game soundtrack or those sea shanties from Assassin's Creed Black Flag, everything's pretty typical stuff, except for the more poppy stuff my girlfriend uploaded on my iPod. I usually skip over most of it, but for some reason that stupid Call Me Maybe song by Carly Rae Jepsin is something I usually sing along to and not unironically enjoy, which makes it hilarious when it goes from something like Suidakra or Amon Amarth and suddenly some bubbly happy pop shit comes up and acts uber jarring for anyone who happens to be listening to the iPod.
 

Vanilla

⚡ Ƿɍīƞȼɇȿȿ Ǿⅎ Ỿỉïƨƨɇ ✗
Invitation Status
, ,
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Multiple posts per day, 1-3 posts per day, 1-3 posts per week
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Female
Genres
"Edo (Tokugawa/Sengoku) Period" - Fantasy - Realistic - Series Based - Up for almost anything.
I like a mix of things as well. Not just one soul focus on one genre.

Zen

The Bartender
Invitation Status
, , ,
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female
Genres
Fantasy, Modern, Magical, Romance, Action, Urban Fantasy

Dipper

???
Posting Speed
One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week
Online Availability
Shake a tin of dice and tell me what numbers they give you.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, an assortment of others. Ask and you shall receive (an answer).
People are surprised when I mention that classical is among my favorites. It was played to me when I was a kid, and I still use it now when trying to concentrate.

And then I go on to play EDM and smooth jazz.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.