Bad Music: Anything that causes you to yell, "Honey! Could you turn down the 8-bit crap?!"
My husband is quite the gamer and he especially loves retrogaming with the classics. He is a huge fan of Mario in all his forms, from boxing match referee to gorilla-thwarting barrel-jumper to race-car driver, and everything in between.
Another aspect of Mario he loves is the music. Yes, the music is catchy and happy...
But not very welcome when I'm working on revisions for a tense scene.
8-bit music and writing about srs bzns do not mix. ;)
When it comes to music, I actually compile playlists for my stories. Sometimes a playlist will run the course of the story, from start to finish - not in actual playtime, but representing the plot, the ups, the downs, big fights, and exciting, happy or unexpected endings. It can be very easy for me to get caught up in music, particularly if it represents a heavy scene. Music can, at times, enhance the writing experience.
Then there are times when... er... not so much.
How do you feel about music when you write?
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