Snuff Out The Light-Unreleased song from The Emperor’s New Groove
A long time ago, the Emperor’s New Groove was called “Empire Of The Sun”. I don’t know how vastly different the story was from the final (probably a lot). Music was also made but never appeared in the movie. Thankfully, it did have a life in the official soundtrack.
This is probably one of my fave villain songs from any Disney movie, but never animated! Ah, how I wish storyboards from that segment could see the light of day…one day.
Since I got some good feedback on my post about writing characters of color (http://drinkmereadme.tumblr.com/post/18697000400/writing-characters-of-color), I thought that I’d expand on the topic a bit and delve into writing characters who differ from you in class. I’ll be doing another post later today or tomorrow about writing characters whose gender is different from your own. I have a lot of opinions on this subject, being an avid reader who is marginalised by her social status and gender. I often find myself frustrated with the way wealthy authors write poor characters, the way men write women, and the way women write men. So here goes.
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One was called the “Baxter’s List”. I supposed it’s named after Baxter, and I guess he invented it. I don’t actually know. But just roll with me. This is a list you make for every single character. It’s never published, nor is all of it necessarily included in your work, but it’s all important.
First you have your character’s name at the top, then you number down the list and you must fill in ALL the information:
1. What is their fear?
2. What is their indulgence?
3. What is their secret? (Or what is kept secret from them?)
4. What’s something ironic dealing with this character?
5. What is their best childhood memory?
6. What do they want?
7. What is one of their habits?
8. What is their pet peeve?
9. -14. you can make up. Some of mine have been what is their talent, their regret, what do they hate, what are their allergies, etc.
Once you have this for all of your characters (at least anyone who matters) then you know a. a heck of a lot more about them, b. some things you can use in the story. This is the kind of information you can just casually slip in there. If you keep it in a list, you also can keep it consistent.
This helped me a TON! It is also a good way to develop a story from a character idea, if that’s how your prefer to write (which is often how it happens to me). #6 is especially important because it has the potential to drive your character through the whole story. #3 could also have that sort of impact, if you let it.
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Some songs in the series just don’t get enough love, especially character themes. We’ve all heard Aerith’s theme and One-Winged Angel, but let’s take a look at some other songs of varying popularity.
The Red Wings (Final Fantasy IV) - This song serves as Cecil’s own personal theme. It plays at the beginning, when he’s plagued with doubts but continues to serve his king. It plays when he confronts his past sins. It even plays during the last stretch of the final dungeon, when the party’s hope has been renewed. It’s always relevant to Cecil’s ever-changing character.
Terra (Final Fantasy VI) - My dad and I were listening to this song while driving back from Distant Worlds. After a few minutes, he said, “I like this one. Let me guess: it’s about someone who’s afraid to go off to war.” …Yup, that’s pretty much it. And he’s never touched a Final Fantasy game in his life. This song is magical, and there’s no other way to explain it. One of my least favorite things about the latter half of VI was that this song no longer played on the world map. (Mod note: Haha, coincidentally, I once told my friend while playing through VI that I wasn’t looking forward to Kefka destroying the world because “Terra” no longer plays on the map. She laughed and responded, “Oh, never mind what Kefka does to the world, huh?”)
Zalbaag, The Holy Knight (Final Fantasy Tactics) - Truthfully, Zalbaag is not much of a prominent character… but he is one of many complex characters in the cast of a complex game. He is a veteran and hero of the Fifty Years’ War, as well as the protagonist’s older brother. Duty and loyalty mean everything to him. His theme begins with a noble intro, perfect for any gallant knight. But starting around 0:40, some minor chords are thrown in… and you get the feeling that Zalbaag isn’t really as wonderful as everyone claims. Though it is named for Zalbaag, this theme is used for any member of the Beoulve family, conveying the clan’s “honor.”
Rose of May (Final Fantasy IX) - Beatrix may not be a playable character, but she’s definitely one of the most memorable women in the game. Face it: you hated her guts after those three boss battles. This song gives you sympathy for her.
Cyan (Final Fantasy VI) - As a character, Cyan never really stood out for me. His theme music, though, is one of the finest pieces in an exceptionally brilliant soundtrack. It’s the perfect song for a man who has lost everything.
Elia, The Maiden of Water (Final Fantasy III) - III had one of the best soundtracks in the entire series. However, Elia (later retranslated as Aria) has the honor of being the first character to ever have her very own character theme. She joins forces with the Warriors of Light to restore the Water Crystal and dies in an attempt to save them.
Celes (Final Fantasy VI) - It’s no secret that I prefer the aria… but this has got to be one of the most moving songs in the entire series. It does help that it’s played during a suicide attempt.
Zidane’s Theme (Final Fantasy IX) - It definitely captures the spirit of a mischievous thief, but also a hero. Zidane is one of the most unlikely heroes in the series, when you think about it. He’s a thief, sure, but he’s also utterly devoted to his friends. What’s funny is that I’ve always been reminded of this song whenever I hear Sora’s theme from Kingdom Hearts II.
Epitaph (Final Fantasy VI) - This is the music that plays when Setzer tells the story of Darill. It’s her theme, but it shares a melody with Setzer’s. There are three VI songs that make me cry: the aria, Celes’s theme, and this song. You feel an emotional connection to Darill, even though she’s only present as a memory for about a minute.
Ovelia’s Theme (Final Fantasy Tactics) - Throughout Tactics, Ovelia is portrayed as the paragon of innocence amidst a brutal war. Her theme starts out bright and cheerful. As you learn more and more about her, you get to see just how much of a pawn she truly is. The tempo slows and the key changes around 1:04, and the song sounds mostly like a funeral dirge by the end.
Gogo (Final Fantasy VI) - Seriously. Listen to it. It’s catchy as hell and will probably be stuck in your head for the next two years.
Penelo’s Theme (Final Fantasy XII) - Penelo is one of two characters to have her own designated theme in XII, and one of four in Revenant Wings. (In Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, it’s remixed and renamed “Sky Pirates from the East” and given to both Vaan and Penelo.) Penelo acts like a mother to everyone from orphan children to Larsa Solidor to a grown knight twice her age. She doesn’t speak much, but her words always give some sort of help or advice. It’s safe to say she’s largely responsible for saving Ivalice quite a few times.