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angrybabble:
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like mainlining Clear Channel cut with J-Pop
Mon, Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:42 am
A rant in hand is worth two on livejournal, or something.

Two rants I've wanted out of my system for a while.

1. FSTs about fanfic? Please no. It seems especially self-promoting when it's YOUR OWN fanfic. If you must FST fanfic, make it someone else's writing. Also: songs from Rurouni Kenshin make you think of Slayers? Because they make ME think of RK. Also also: songs from Slayers make you think of Slayers? REALLY?!? YOU DON'T MOTHERFUCKING SAY. I think your FST might seem more like you put thought into finding appropriate songs to represent your series if you didn't take music FROM THE SERIES. (This person is by far NOT the only person who has done this, but I'm picking on her because she was the most recent.) If you must share the anime OP or whatever with people, do it as bonus tracks or something. Don't make it part of the FST. (Similarly, if the series creator already said that such and such is the character's image song, it's sort of cheap to USE it, i.e. "News From the Front" by Bad Religion for Ichigo of Bleach, etc.)

2. I said this in a comment to someone else's rant, but: HOW ARE YOU A FAN OF ANNOYING PEOPLE?! OR OF BEING MELANCHOLY? OR OF DRIVING?!?! ARGH. This huge influx of what I'd call "theme" mixes" drives me up the goddamn wall. THOSE ARE NOT FSTS. I mean, I've really liked some of them! The one on "getaways" (i.e. car chases, etc) was brilliant and for once I even kept the album cover! But it's still not appropriate for this community? I think (ideally), one reason people might be in this comm and not just joining a theme mix comm or audiography or some other music leecher community is because they are interested in fandom stuff. This comm gives you a chance to learn about new fandoms or to see someone else's feelings on your old ones. Night driving is not a fandom. I don't care how good your songs for it are. The city-themed ones (I think there's been singapore and maybe chicago?) are a grey area to me, but I'm pretty sure "coffee" or "being sad" are not fandoms. I like coffee. I might even consider myself a fan of coffee. But I am not in "coffee fandom" and I doubt most people are. I guess I want to say to people, "If your FST would NEVER EVER GET POSTED without 'anything goes' month, maybe you should consider posting it in a different comm." It doesn't mean your mix sucks, it's just not really appropriate.

That is all. >_> For now.

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Current Music: The Good, the Bad & the Queen - Herculean

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lukita
lukita
Pi
Mon, Jan. 22nd, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)

Same rant, I'll delete mine. =)


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ladysisyphus
ladysisyphus
Lady Sisyphus
Tue, Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC)

I AM THERE WITH YOU SISTER

...I mean, okay, during fanfic month back over a year ago, I did an fst for my own fanfic, but that was mostly a thinly veiled excuse to share some of my favourite instrumental music, orz

But yes. On the first point, I think using songs from the source material just means ... you lose. And I think the latest example is not only the most recent, but the most egregious I've seen -- half the fst? Come on. And hopefully the second'll go away some with the end of 'anything goes' month, but my breath, she is not being held.

These people who are posting, like, five and six mixes a month make me wonder how much time really went into mixing them, and how much is just post-justification for putting on songs they liked.


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angrybabble
angrybabble
ka
Sat, Jan. 27th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)

it doesn't matter what month it is, people manage to sneak in their "this is for my fanon/fanfic/etc" FSTs. What is that an FST for? Are you a fan of yourself?? I suppose the answer to that is yes. -_-

Seriously, the usage of music from the series for the FST has to stop. It should be a rule or something. "This is an FST, so NO USING MUSIC FROM THE SOURCE MATERIAL!" People always write it up like "this song is SOOOO perfect for this series that I just couldn't leave it off!" and I'm like "OF COURSE IT'S PERFECT, THAT'S WHY IT'S ON THE FUCKING OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK YOU GODDAMN RETARD"

>_>


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ladysisyphus
ladysisyphus
Lady Sisyphus
Sat, Jan. 27th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)

I weep for next month's inevitable 'THIS FST IS FOR MY FANFIC WHERE OBI-WAN KENOBI AND VAMPIRE PRINCESS MIYU ARE MARRIED AND IN LOVE' offering.


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eibii
eibii
This Bastard's Carnival, This Vicious Cabaret
Fri, Jan. 26th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)

I hold out the hope that some brave, demented, brilliant soul will pull off a trly srs FST around the sort of thing you wouldn't have thought could be a fandom, in the style of one.

"A song for the brave harvesters of many a coffee bean on the slopes of Bolivia!"

"A piece dedicated to the first, nameless genius who thought roasting a bean and brewing it, rather than letting it get stuck in their teeth. We salute you."

"An accompaniment that reminds me of the chemical composition caffeol; I think it's the trombones that clinch this selection!"


... I'd do it myself, but boy howdy, I haven't the pretentious music collection to begin to try.


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