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When I write poetry, I listen to Classical, Latin, Violin, Piano, or a combo of the aforementioned. It allows me to flow with the music, while my hand flows with the words.

As for Inspiration, I find it more difficult to find the right words to detail my inspirations, rather than to find the inspiration itself.

I have a very creative mind personally, but it's also a bit of a perfectionist. I dislike using the same word or words too many times, or the same string or flow for too long. I like there to be a change in direction much like the actual feeling that I am writing about.

For example, anger is not just all red lights and charging like a bull, there is also calm and collected anger, and bottled anger ect.
Each type of variation in a feeling has a different impact, and a different meaning.

Inspiration is easy if you see life this way.

For example:

Winter - Snowflake - Sadness - This is a perfect lineup for a deeper meaning piece of art with a touching or depressing tale.

Winter - Snowflake - Anger - A murder or crime in the mountains...

Winter - Snowflake - Happiness - A lighthearted story with a possible protagonist and antagonist situation, perhaps something touching, like a story about animals?

As you can see from above, by playing with the actual mood of something, you can change the entire point of inspiration from story to story, and those are just simple examples.

Perhaps the above only works for me, and I am just weird though.. I'm cool with that too.
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S4869hu wrote:

For discussing random things off the top of your head!

Where do you guys get your inspiration for writing/drawing? Personally I have difficulty moving my pen unless I see something so beautiful/touching that I can't help but try to put it in words. Sometimes I listen to music depending on the scenes I'm trying to write. Occasionally reading light novels also help a lot!


I sometimes get my inspiration from soundtracks But I can never manage to listen to anything with actual lyrics. I just end up listening tot he song instead of writing.

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S4869hu wrote:

Hmm interesting choices. That's interesting Cai. I don't think I could ever do anything creative if my music had lyrics in it. Those are some pretty neat songs though.


It can sometimes be difficult when they have lyrics, 2 Steps From Hell don't know which can be good. I also like to listen to Origa. Inner Universe is one of many of my favorites from her.
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Vatta
For discussing random things off the top of your head!

I sometimes get my inspiration from soundtracks But I can never manage to listen to anything with actual lyrics. I just end up listening tot he song instead of writing.



Ive ended up with a whole verse and chorus once..
What made it worse was that i was handwriting the story..
Definitely no songs with lyrics after that for me!
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Posted 5/13/15 , edited 5/14/15
PlatinumWolf Some really good points! yes i do the mood thing too, especially when im trying to figure out a basic plot outline for a story. Or even other factors more than just a mood- the lighting, the weather, the colour. Things can get really interesting, or take on a whole new spin like this!
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. I also like to listen to Origa. Inner Universe is one of many of my favorites from her.


Wow! That's a classic I haven't heard for some time, neat!
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S4869hu wrote:


Astrumwalker wrote:
. I also like to listen to Origa. Inner Universe is one of many of my favorites from her.


Wow! That's a classic I haven't heard for some time, neat!


Yeah. An ageless classic at that too. Origa was a wonderful singer, always love listening to her songs.

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Speaking of music, I am into Latin/Classical/Violin/Piano - Dark overtones but deep in nature.. Does anyone here have any suggestions on what I can listen to in order to get my fix?

Lillium from Elfen Lied is a very good example of the Latin that I enjoy, it is slow and sensual but dramatic.

My current list of Songs that I listen to when I want to write, or just chill with my vape is small, but you are welcome to it:

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I'd make suggestions but you've listed so many of mine... especially Lindsey. When I get home I'll check my playlist and post some others for you. I enjoy Celtic woman sometimes also. Less dark but I love violin..
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@Storm That would be highly appreciated, thank you very much ^-^ I forgot to mention Celtic lol I would love some more of that as well oh and music with a Lyre.
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PlatinumWolf wrote:

Speaking of music, I am into Latin/Classical/Violin/Piano - Dark overtones but deep in nature.. Does anyone here have any suggestions on what I can listen to in order to get my fix?



I think the first few pieces of Deemo music collection fit this nature. They may seem like upbeat piano pieces but if you string them together it actually tells a very sad tale. The interesting thing is the story may actually be rooted in reality since there are lots of indicators hidden in the game the pieces were ripped from. I'll save you the story so you can interpret it yourself first :lol:
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PlatinumWolf Vivaldi is great for violin/piano duos, as a musician myself most of my favourite pieces were written by him. Anything from the Baroque/Romantic period of classical music will get you those darker undertones with great violin+other stringed instrument action.

how beautiful are some of the gregorian chants?!
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how beautiful are some of the gregorian chants?!


I'll let you know, going to listen to it as I sleep tonight, maybe it'll get my dreams flowing again xD
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Posted 5/21/15 , edited 5/21/15
I find the Gregorian chants to be very calming, especially on my hour long drives to and from work lol @senzaa I will look into Vivaldi as well as into some more pieces of the Baroque/Romantic period of classical music.
I have also picked up trying to teach myself how to play the ocarina. I have always wanted to learn, but never so much until I listened to this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6eAZ3PiBsQ
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I had a great idea, once we all get a great collection of stories, what would you all say to creating books containing our works and getting them published? It would be a great way to share our works with the rest of the world, and get our names out there wouldn't it?
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