History Music / TheBirthdayMassacre

26th Feb '16 2:05:11 PM aye_amber
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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: At least a third of the Website/{{Youtube}} comment sections for any of their songs will be people arguing about their genre.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: At least a third of the Website/{{Youtube}} Website/YouTube comment sections for any of their songs will be people arguing about their genre.



* StepfordSmiler: Discussed in "Play Dead."

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* StepfordSmiler: Discussed in "Play Dead."Dead:"
7th Jan '16 10:51:59 AM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:348: From left to right: Owen, Falcore, Chibi, O.E, Rainbow, and Rhim]]

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[[caption-width-right:348: From left to right: Owen, Falcore, Chibi, O.E, Rainbow, and Rhim]]
Rhim.]]
17th Sep '15 10:02:01 AM Yahya
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* HotForStudent: The main character, 6, in the video for "Looking Glass" has a crush on the teacher.

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* HotForStudent: The main character, 6, in the video for "Looking Glass" has a crush on the teacher. "Goodnight" also seems to be about this.
10th Sep '15 9:28:07 AM Absoltheharbinger
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** ''Lover's End'' reverses the pattern, with a deep growling verse, switching to a high, airy chorus that sounds almost like a ''terrified shriek''.

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** ''Lover's End'' "Lover's End" reverses the pattern, with a deep growling verse, switching to a high, airy chorus that sounds almost like a ''terrified shriek''.
10th Sep '15 9:27:39 AM Absoltheharbinger
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*** "Down" has beautiful melodic verses which distort into a sort of yelling and hard riff before the chorus.

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*** ** "Down" has beautiful melodic verses which distort into a sort of yelling and hard riff before the chorus.chorus.
** ''Lover's End'' reverses the pattern, with a deep growling verse, switching to a high, airy chorus that sounds almost like a ''terrified shriek''.
18th Jul '15 9:05:29 PM spirasen
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-->''We put her down in a shallow grave\\

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-->''We -->We put her down in a shallow grave\\
18th Jul '15 9:03:59 PM spirasen
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* ''Nothing and Nowhere'' (2002, rereleased in 2004)

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* ''Nothing and Nowhere'' (2002, rereleased re-released in 2004)



* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Show and Tell'' is a line from "Kill the Lights" ("This story's missing a wishing well / no mirror to show and tell.")
* AllJustADream: The video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLOfluH8mgQ In the Dark]]" [[spoiler:or so it seems]].

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* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Show and Tell'' is a line from "Kill the Lights" ("This story's missing a wishing well / no No mirror to show and tell.")
* AllJustADream: The video for "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLOfluH8mgQ In the Dark]]" [[spoiler:or so it seems]].



* CreepyDoll: The dolls in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp1FRKc24Zk Blue]]." And "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLOfluH8mgQ In the Dark]]."

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* CreepyDoll: The dolls in "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp1FRKc24Zk Blue]]." And "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLOfluH8mgQ In the Dark]]."



--> '''Owen''': When I first joined the band, they called me 'Waffles'...

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--> '''Owen''': -->'''Owen''': When I first joined the band, they called me 'Waffles'...



* {{Instrumentals}}: "Black," "Red," "Prologue," "The Night Loop," "The Spooky Loop," "Before Dark (Intro)," "Nowhere."

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* {{Instrumentals}}: "Black," "Red," "Prologue," "The Night Loop," "The Spooky Loop," "Before Dark (Intro)," and "Nowhere."



* MalevolentMaskedMen: The teacher in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREZ-ggSDjM Looking Glass]]."

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* MalevolentMaskedMen: The teacher in "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREZ-ggSDjM Looking Glass]]."



* MoodDissonance: "Blue" whiplashes between light, airy verses with upbeat keyboard accompaniment and a much heavier chorus with dark lyrics sung in something approaching a growl. It's jarring, creepy, and ''cool.''

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* MoodDissonance: "Blue" whiplashes between light, airy verses with upbeat keyboard accompaniment and a much heavier chorus with dark lyrics sung in something approaching a growl. It's jarring, creepy, and ''cool.''''cool''.



--> ''We put her down in a shallow grave\\

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--> ''We -->''We put her down in a shallow grave\\



* SailorFuku: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREZ-ggSDjM Chibi]] in the video for "Looking Glass."

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* SailorFuku: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREZ-ggSDjM Chibi]] in the video for "Looking Glass."



* SubduedSection: "Forever," "Burn Away," "Blue."

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* SubduedSection: "Forever," "Burn Away," and "Blue."



* TeamPet: Gangle, Chibi's toy. From [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PTq9a8WgYI this video]]:

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* TeamPet: Gangle, Chibi's toy. From [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PTq9a8WgYI this video]]:



* TortureAlwaysWorks: "Midnight" has the line '"The only thing I need is time / to change your mind," I said'. Combined with the line about 'your fingers breaking as I place them over mine'... Yeah.

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* TortureAlwaysWorks: "Midnight" has the line '"The only thing I need is time / to To change your mind," I said'. Combined with the line about 'your fingers breaking as I place them over mine'... Yeah.



* YouAreNumberSix: A literal case in the "Looking Glass" video -- the main character's mask bears the number 6, and we have no clue as to her identity, or anyone else's, for that matter (all the students wear identical masks with numbers.)

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* YouAreNumberSix: A literal case in the "Looking Glass" video -- the main character's mask bears the number 6, and we have no clue as to her identity, or anyone else's, for that matter (all the students wear identical masks with numbers.)numbers).
24th Jun '15 1:33:55 AM tenryufan
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* CommonKnowledge: There are no videos for "Velvet" and "Make Believe." Some fans believe that there are, but the two videos thought to be "Velvet" and "Make Believe" are old demos of "Blue" and "Violet."



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: There are certain songs which can only be downloaded off the Internet due to never making it to an album -- (or only being on the demos, but those are so rare that getting a demo would be almost impossible...) TBM's cover of the theme to ''Film/TheNeverendingStory'', "Nothing and Nowhere," "Nighttime," and "Queen of Hearts," for a start.



* OneOfUs: Chibi is a ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' fan and Rhim plays Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.
1st Feb '15 7:34:33 PM spirasen
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-> ''"I wore my black and white dress to the birthday massacre, birthday massacre, birthday... I wore my black and white dress..."''
--> ''Happy Birthday''

The Birthday Massacre are a Canadian [[SynthPop synthrock]]/[[DarkWave alternative]]/{{industrial}} band who formed in 1999 under the name Imagica. In 2002 they changed their name the name to The Birthday Massacre after one of their earlier songs in order to avoid confusion with another group. The song "The Birthday Massacre" was then renamed to "Happy Birthday".

According to their vocalist Chibi: "it kind of works well for the music that we're making. Sort of contrasty, you know? Birthday, and massacre. Light, and dark. Cute, and evil".

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-> ''"I ->''"I wore my black and white dress to the birthday massacre, birthday massacre, birthday... I wore my black and white dress..."''
--> ''Happy -->''Happy Birthday''

The Birthday Massacre are a Canadian [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]] [[SynthPop synthrock]]/[[DarkWave alternative]]/{{industrial}} synthrock]] / [[DarkWave alternative]] / {{industrial}} band who formed in 1999 under the name Imagica.''Imagica''. In 2002 they changed their name the name to The Birthday Massacre after one of their earlier songs in order to avoid confusion with another group. The song "The Birthday Massacre" was then renamed to "Happy Birthday".

Birthday."

According to their vocalist Chibi: "it "It kind of works well for the music that we're making. Sort of contrasty, you know? Birthday, and massacre. Light, and dark. Cute, and evil".
evil."



* ''Walking With Strangers'' (2007)

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* ''Walking With with Strangers'' (2007)






* {{Animesque}}: The video for "Looking Glass".
* AntiLoveSong: "Burn Away".

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* {{Animesque}}: The video for "Looking Glass".
Glass."
* AntiLoveSong: "Burn Away".Away."



* AllJustADream: The video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLOfluH8mgQ In the Dark]]" [[spoiler: or so it seems.]]
* ArcadeSounds: Briefly heard at the start and end of "Video Kid".

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* AllJustADream: The video for "[[https://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLOfluH8mgQ In the Dark]]" [[spoiler: or [[spoiler:or so it seems.]]
seems]].
* ArcadeSounds: Briefly heard at the start and end of "Video Kid".Kid."



** Don't mention BlackVeilBrides on the forum. Just don't.
* BreakupSong: "To Die For", "Kill the Lights", "Always", "Secret", "Forever", "Left Behind", "Over".
* CanadaEh: Mostly averted, although in one interview they do have an argument over [[CanadianAccents how to pronounce]] "about".
* CommonKnowledge: There are no videos for "Velvet" and "Make Believe". Some fans believe that there are, but the two videos thought to be "Velvet" and "Make Believe" are old demos of "Blue" and "Violet".

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** Don't mention BlackVeilBrides Music/BlackVeilBrides on the forum. Just don't.
* BreakupSong: "To Die For", For," "Kill the Lights", "Always", "Secret", "Forever", Lights," "Always," "Secret," "Forever," "Left Behind", "Over".
Behind," and "Over."
* CanadaEh: Mostly averted, although in one interview they do have an argument over [[CanadianAccents how to pronounce]] "about".
"about."
* CommonKnowledge: There are no videos for "Velvet" and "Make Believe". Believe." Some fans believe that there are, but the two videos thought to be "Velvet" and "Make Believe" are old demos of "Blue" and "Violet"."Violet."



** "Last Daze" by Left Spine Down.
** "Straight to Video" by Mindless Self Indulgence.
* CreepyDoll: The dolls in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp1FRKc24Zk=related Blue]]". And "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLOfluH8mgQ In the Dark]]".

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** "Last Daze" by Left Spine Down.
Music/LeftSpineDown.
** "Straight to Video" by Mindless Self Indulgence.
Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence.
* CreepyDoll: The dolls in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp1FRKc24Zk=related Blue]]". com/watch?v=kp1FRKc24Zk Blue]]." And "[[https://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLOfluH8mgQ In the Dark]]".Dark]]."



* EasterEgg: Their old site, [[http://thebirthdaymassacre.aslanosiris.com/ Nothing and Nowhere,]] had an Easter Egg in each section of the site.

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* EasterEgg: Their old site, [[http://thebirthdaymassacre.aslanosiris.com/ Nothing ''Nothing and Nowhere,]] Nowhere'', had an Easter Egg in each section of the site.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Lovers' End" is about... [[MurderTheHypotenuse well...]]

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Lovers' "Lovers End" is about... [[MurderTheHypotenuse well...Well...]]



** ''Nothing and Nowhere'': "Promise Me"-> "Under The Stairs" -> "To Die For".
** ''Violet'': "Prologue" -> "Lovers End" -> "Happy Birthday", and then "Violet" -> "Red", and then "The Dream" -> "Black" -> "Holiday" -> "Nevermind".
* FanDisservice: [[spoiler: Chibi's severed head at the end of the "Blue" video.]]

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** ''Nothing and Nowhere'': "Promise Me"-> Me" -> "Under The the Stairs" -> "To Die For".
For."
** ''Violet'': "Prologue" -> "Lovers End" -> "Happy Birthday", Birthday," and then "Violet" -> "Red", "Red," and then "The Dream" -> "Black" -> "Holiday" -> "Nevermind".
"Nevermind."
* FanDisservice: [[spoiler: Chibi's [[spoiler:Chibi's severed head at the end of the "Blue" video.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: The Doll in the video for "In the Dark" seems like a friendly character, but in the end of the video she returns and kidnaps Chibi.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Doll in the video for "In the Dark" seems like a friendly character, but in the end of the video she returns and kidnaps Chibi.]]



* FracturedFairyTale: "Kill the Lights".

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* FracturedFairyTale: "Kill the Lights".Lights."



* {{Instrumentals}}: "Black", "Red", "Prologue", "The Night Loop", "The Spooky Loop", "Before Dark (Intro)", "Nowhere".
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: There are certain songs which can only be downloaded off the Internet due to never making it to an album (or only being on the demos, but those are so rare that getting a demo would be almost impossible...) TBM's cover of the theme to ''Film/TheNeverendingStory'', "Nothing and Nowhere", "Nighttime", and "Queen of Hearts", for a start.

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* {{Instrumentals}}: "Black", "Red", "Prologue", "Black," "Red," "Prologue," "The Night Loop", Loop," "The Spooky Loop", Loop," "Before Dark (Intro)", "Nowhere".
(Intro)," "Nowhere."
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: There are certain songs which can only be downloaded off the Internet due to never making it to an album -- (or only being on the demos, but those are so rare that getting a demo would be almost impossible...) TBM's cover of the theme to ''Film/TheNeverendingStory'', "Nothing and Nowhere", "Nighttime", Nowhere," "Nighttime," and "Queen of Hearts", Hearts," for a start.



* MalevolentMaskedMen: the teacher in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREZ-ggSDjM Looking Glass.]]"
* MindScrew: the videos for "Looking Glass" and "Blue".

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* MalevolentMaskedMen: the The teacher in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREZ-ggSDjM Looking Glass.]]"
Glass]]."
* MindScrew: the The videos for "Looking Glass" and "Blue"."Blue."



** And "Broken", which has Chibi singing sweetly on the verses and much deeper on the chorus.

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** And "Broken", "Broken," which has Chibi singing sweetly on the verses and much deeper on the chorus.



* MurderBallad: "Lovers' End", "Happy Birthday"...
* MusicBoxIntervals: "Blue".

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* MurderBallad: "Lovers' End", "Lovers End" and "Happy Birthday"...
* MusicBoxIntervals: "Blue"."Blue."



* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: At least a third of the youtube comment sections for any of their songs will be people arguing about their genre.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Superstition'', which is very heavy on the synthesisers and has a very 80's feel.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: At least a third of the youtube Website/{{Youtube}} comment sections for any of their songs will be people arguing about their genre.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Superstition'', which is very heavy on the synthesisers and has a very 80's '80s feel.



* NonAppearingTitle: "Looking Glass", "Science", "Movie", "Queen of Hearts", "The Dream", "Sleepwalking", "Secret", "Midnight".
* OminousMusicBoxTune: "Blue".
* OneOfUs: Chibi is a ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' fan and Rhim plays Pokemon.

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* NonAppearingTitle: "Looking Glass", "Science", "Movie", Glass," "Science," "Movie," "Queen of Hearts", Hearts," "The Dream", "Sleepwalking", "Secret", "Midnight".
Dream," "Sleepwalking," "Secret," and "Midnight."
* OminousMusicBoxTune: "Blue".
"Blue."
* OneOfUs: Chibi is a ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' fan and Rhim plays Pokemon.Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.



* PowerBallad: "Movie".
* RapeAsDrama: "Nevermind".
* RhymingWithItself: The chorus of "Shallow Grave":

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* PowerBallad: "Movie".
"Movie."
* RapeAsDrama: "Nevermind".
"Nevermind."
* RhymingWithItself: RhymingWithItself; The chorus of "Shallow Grave":Grave:"



* SailorFuku: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREZ-ggSDjM Chibi]] in the video for "Looking Glass".
* ShoutOut: In the beginning of "Video Kid", the beeping noises sound identical to the ones made by the grandson playing the video game in the beginning of ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.

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* SailorFuku: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREZ-ggSDjM Chibi]] in the video for "Looking Glass".
Glass."
* ShoutOut: In the beginning of "Video Kid", Kid," the beeping noises sound identical to the ones made by the grandson playing the video game in the beginning of ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.



* StepfordSmiler: Discussed in "Play Dead".
-->''Thinking hurts and thoughts don't rhyme \\
For those of us who've never tried \\
To find a face behind our lipstick smiles. \\
And as our pretty faces die, \\
Our broken hearts will wonder why \\

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* StepfordSmiler: Discussed in "Play Dead".
Dead."
-->''Thinking hurts and thoughts don't rhyme \\
rhyme\\
For those of us who've never tried \\
tried\\
To find a face behind our lipstick smiles. \\
And as our pretty faces die, \\
die,\\
Our broken hearts will wonder why \\why\\



** And possibly "Promise Me".
*** And possibly 'Sleepwalking'.
* SubduedSection: "Forever", "Burn Away", "Blue".

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** And possibly "Promise Me".
Me."
*** And possibly 'Sleepwalking'.
"Sleepwalking."
* SubduedSection: "Forever", "Forever," "Burn Away", "Blue".Away," "Blue."



* TeamPet: Gangle, Chibi's toy. From [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PTq9a8WgYI this video:]]
--> '''Rainbow''': I think Gangle brings peace to Chibi.\\

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* TeamPet: Gangle, Chibi's toy. From [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PTq9a8WgYI this video:]]
--> '''Rainbow''':
video]]:
-->'''Rainbow''':
I think Gangle brings peace to Chibi.\\



'''Chibi''' * talking over the top of them* : A few years ago, we were playing and he came flying out of the crowd, right at me, and I looked into his eyes.\\

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'''Chibi''' * talking *talking over the top of them* : A few years ago, we were playing and he came flying out of the crowd, right at me, and I looked into his eyes.\\



* TeensAreMonsters: "Play Dead".
* TortureAlwaysWorks: "Midnight" has the line '"The only thing I need is time / to change your mind," I said'. Combined with the line about 'your fingers breaking as I place them over mine'... yeah.
* TwistEnding: How many people thought the video for "Blue" would end with [[spoiler: a shot of Chibi's severed head lying several feet from her body?]]
* VillainProtagonist: The POV Character of "Happy Birthday", and quite possibly the protagonist of "Midnight" too.
** And maybe the protagonist of "Blue".

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* TeensAreMonsters: "Play Dead".
Dead."
* TortureAlwaysWorks: "Midnight" has the line '"The only thing I need is time / to change your mind," I said'. Combined with the line about 'your fingers breaking as I place them over mine'... yeah.
Yeah.
* TwistEnding: How many people thought the video for "Blue" would end with [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a shot of Chibi's severed head lying several feet from her body?]]
* VillainProtagonist: The POV Character of "Happy Birthday", Birthday," and quite possibly the protagonist of "Midnight" too.
** And maybe the protagonist of "Blue"."Blue."



** Also possibly the protagonist of "Midnight".
* YouAreNumberSix: A literal case in the "Looking Glass" video the main character's mask bears the number 6, and we have no clue as to her identity, or anyone else's, for that matter (all the students wear identical masks with numbers.)

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** Also possibly the protagonist of "Midnight".
"Midnight."
* YouAreNumberSix: A literal case in the "Looking Glass" video -- the main character's mask bears the number 6, and we have no clue as to her identity, or anyone else's, for that matter (all the students wear identical masks with numbers.)
7th Jan '15 6:43:24 PM spirasen
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: There are certain songs which can only be downloaded off the Internet due to never making it to an album -- (or only being on the demos, but those are so rare that getting a demo would be almost impossible...) TBM's cover of the theme to ''Film/TheNeverendingStory'', "Nothing and Nowhere", "Nighttime", and "Queen of Hearts", for a start.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: There are certain songs which can only be downloaded off the Internet due to never making it to an album -- (or only being on the demos, but those are so rare that getting a demo would be almost impossible...) TBM's cover of the theme to ''Film/TheNeverendingStory'', "Nothing and Nowhere", "Nighttime", and "Queen of Hearts", for a start.



* TeensAreMonsters: "Play Dead"
* TortureAlwaysWorks: "Midnight" has the line '"The only thing I need is time/to change your mind," I said'. Combined with the line about 'your fingers breaking as I place them over mine'... yeah.

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* TeensAreMonsters: "Play Dead"
Dead".
* TortureAlwaysWorks: "Midnight" has the line '"The only thing I need is time/to time / to change your mind," I said'. Combined with the line about 'your fingers breaking as I place them over mine'... yeah.



* YouAreNumberSix: A literal case in the "Looking Glass" video- the main character's mask bears the number 6, and we have no clue as to her identity, or anyone else's, for that matter (all the students wear identical masks with numbers.)

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* YouAreNumberSix: A literal case in the "Looking Glass" video- video the main character's mask bears the number 6, and we have no clue as to her identity, or anyone else's, for that matter (all the students wear identical masks with numbers.)
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