All of these songs can be found @ [http://www.playlist.com/user/35521250/view]My Project Playlist account under the name of Bliss Authority,[/url] which should be working again.
Image song for the main character, Josh Preston: Winterborn (This Sacrifice)
- The Cruxshadows.
Lyrics that caught my eye: Cast out regret, that in this debt, a better world is made - that children of a new tomorrow may remember, and avoid our fate. ~Prepare for battle!~
Why: Joshua is commited to the war effort, and scarred less by his mother Blissing Out than by his surviving father and Commander, Jim Preston, being so cold and distant to him. He up to the beginning of the game bit his tongue about it, though - because no cost is too great if it means that no one else has to go through what he did. Also, it sounds BADASS.
Suggestions: A techno or metal remix for battle scenes, as well as a sadder, more hymnal version for Interludes.
Image song for the innocent moe love interest, Sara Smith: Simple And Clean - Kingdom Hearts OST.
Lyrics that caught my eye: Hold me! Whatever happens past this morning, is a little later on! Regardless, of warnings, the future doesn't scare me at all! Nothing's like before!
Why: To the supremely innocent Sara, being a Pilot is the equivalent of being a magical girl / Sailor Moon type - frightening monsters, desperate battle, ultimate fear; but she is also literally pushing back the nightmare with the power of love. She may be frightened, but but she "knows" with all the conviction of a first lover that, if she falls far enough in love with someone who deserves and returns it, that the resistance WILL win.
Suggestions: Slow piano or violin.
Image song for your romantic and professional rival, Keenan Caine: Karma Chameleon - Culture Club.
Lyrics that caught my eye: I'm a man without conviction, I'm a man who doesn't know, how to sell a contradiction. You come and go, you come and go... Karma-karma-karma-karma chameleon! You come and go, you come and go... Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dream; red, gold and green - red, gold and green...
Why: First off, because the Keenan in original creator Ben Lehman's head is a tall, handsome black dude, and since I'm respecting his wishes in my character designs I may as well have Southern stylin's in his image song.
More to the point, this is a man who isn't sure if he's capable of feeling love - while he thinks that practically every female in the resistance is made of pure hot, and has tried to sleep with all of them (and is working on Sara), he cannot bring himself to trust any of them with his fears, ESPECIALLY post-Anna Lin. Which is yet ANOTHER fear of his, of course.
Suggestions: Jazz, blues, or zydeco remix. Edited to add: ...or calypso, for that matter.
Image song for certified Tsundere and veteran pilot Anna Lin: Death - White Lies
Lyrics that caught my eye: ...So frightened of dying... Relax? Yes, I'm trying... But this fear's got a hold on me... Yes, this fear's got a hold on me...
Why: Anna is the (at 17) oldest, most traumatized pilot, who has one foot on the real world and one in the Bliss, and knows it. She already has a 2-year old toddler, Archer Lin, and refuses to discuss HOW she got pregnant: she finally broke up with Keenan for his indescretions, painfully...
and she is desperately, desperately afraid - less that she'll die or Bliss, more that she will die or Bliss and no one will be there to take care of Archer or win the war.
Suggestions: Slower and on bamboo flute. Both for the mournful qualities of that instrument and for a touch of Asian influence in a song about someone who refers to the enemy as "ALIEN SONS OF CHOBAIOXI!"
with all the force her lungs can muster.
More tomorrow. Crossposting to the BS:VS page.