The Friendship Genre (!!!!)

My lovely friend "Mage" made a phenomenal proposal for a new literary genre: There should be a friendship genre, if there isn’t one already! It would be a lot like the romance genre, but the focus will be more on the platonic bonds between the characters. Instead of struggling to get together with the person … Continue reading The Friendship Genre (!!!!)

Writer’s Jukebox: Haikyuu!! OST

I can never remember the name of this show, only its unique punctuation and the epicness of its soundtrack.  But I've been listening to its soundtrack fairly often - it's very dramatic and upbeat, which is great for when your mind's gone all sluggish and you've got five papers to hand in before Wednesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwqVL0m-VUsContinue reading Writer’s Jukebox: Haikyuu!! OST

Writer’s Jukebox: “Uso no Honto”by Masaru Yokoyama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrKtbYWIey0 I don't watch much anime, but I find I really enjoy anime soundtracks.  I used to not understand why my peers would play songs like "Let it Go" on repeat, either for the fun of it, or for productivity.  But now, I've had this particular song on repeat, and I understand why this odd … Continue reading Writer’s Jukebox: “Uso no Honto”by Masaru Yokoyama

Writer’s Jukebox: Wintergatan

https://youtu.be/O0_r0SKc2oc?list=PLLLYkE3G1HEBjOwevVnv-x3OxNqjhVp5f This is the group that's famous for that amazing "marble machine" instrument which is powered by 2,000 marbles. Combining the sound of traditional instruments with a music box-like contraption, this album yields a sound my friend compares to quaint video game soundtracks. I love how quirky and unique Wintergatan's sound is, and these tracks … Continue reading Writer’s Jukebox: Wintergatan

Writer’s Jukebox: Fly Away Home Suite by Mark Isham ft. Mary Chapin Carpenter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gxCdvJBU5U This comes from the soundtrack of one of my favorite childhood movies, Fly Away Home, and it's very relaxing to listen to.  The first part of the track is "10,000 Miles" by Mary Chapin Carpenter, and then it moves on to other songs from the movie.  Overall, this suite evokes a variety of moods, … Continue reading Writer’s Jukebox: Fly Away Home Suite by Mark Isham ft. Mary Chapin Carpenter

The Writer’s Jukebox: “Safe and Sound” performed by Jackie Evancho

I remember being wowed by Jackie Evancho's performance on America's Got Talent all those years ago, and recently came across her YouTube channel showcasing her more recent work.  I hadn't heard the original version of this song, and I've yet to read the book that inspired it either, but I think the singer's operatic vocals … Continue reading The Writer’s Jukebox: “Safe and Sound” performed by Jackie Evancho