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Shout out to FreezairForALimitedTime,:

 1 Last Hussar, Sat, 7th Apr '12 4:44:52 PM from the place is here.
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"Nuclear Fruitbowl? What sort of a name for an album is that?" said Lucy, looking at the CD.

"It's not, " Gabe called from the kitchen, "it's the name of a band. The album is 'The Candle Incident'. It's one of Martin's I'm holding hostage until he returns my 'Clash' albums. I keep meaning to rip it. I think they are friends of his"

"Bet he was mortified when he found out the Old Man liked his music. What are they like?"

"Clash, Damned, the sort of stuff I listened to at Uni."

Lucy took the CD out of the case, and put it in the stereo. "Not exactly Sinatra and Mozart, then."

Gabe put his head round the door "You know me, like to get in touch with my teenage side occasionally, " he said, looking at her and waggling his eyebrows. "Do want Worcester Sauce on this?"

"Yeah, okay."

Lucy listened to the first track. "Oh how very us, " she called to him, "all teen angst in the back of the bus."

"Will you shut up about Annie, " came the reply. She smiled, and as the second track, 'Masquerade' came on, sat and checked her text messages. After about thirty seconds she listened more intently.

I guess what I mean to say/What mask is it you wear today/And won't you tell me, /What does it mean?

Lucy wondered if Gabe knew about Charlie's 'Masks'

"Have you actually listened to the lyrics?"

"Yes, why?"

"It's just, No, don't worry."

Some chapters later

"He's got this CD by some rock band, and it seems like they wrote half the album about him, and he hasn't seen it. He's heard the lyrics, but not joined the dots!"

"We told you sweetie, he's very good with other people's relationships, but can't see his own!"

edited 9th Apr '12 2:02:48 AM by LastHussar

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[lol] It's my first fanfic!

...Well, kind of. Just warning you, though, this will probably be locked. Posts about specific tropers generally aren't allowed.

I'd leave the lyrics to most of their songs informed, as it were, because I'm not a lyricist and haven't written many songs I'm proud of. The sole exception is "Masquerade, " which is here. Warning: Crap. Also, "Die Before I Wake" is a song idea I've had bouncing around, but even my low standards regarding my own lyrics haven't been satisfied with my results there.
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Congrats on your first fanfic fan :)
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 4 Last Hussar, Sun, 8th Apr '12 2:26:06 AM from the place is here.
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Dear Mods,

This is isn't about the lovely Miss Freeze,

It's just when I saw the track list description, I thought 'Gabe appears to have his very own Adele - writing his biography in song'

. "Back of the Bus": - Yep, that sounds a lot like Gabriel and Lucy the first time around,

. "Masquerade": Definately Gabe

. "Forget-Me-Not" He didn't forget his first love - that's the plot

. "Titania": 'It's about how great relationships are always a little bit imperfect, and it uses famous fictional couples to make its point.' He's very well read (I read Candide, because I knew he had - how's that for Shown Their Work), and he is so in love with Lucy

. "Corner Pieces": This is him and his 3/4 closest friends.

More of a trope in joke shout out than a fan fic.

edited 8th Apr '12 2:28:29 AM by LastHussar

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Oh my.

Still, I would write more song lyrics if I was actually good at it. But I know here my weaknesses lie.
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
 6 Last Hussar, Sun, 8th Apr '12 2:41:40 AM from the place is here.
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Ok just read the lyrics...

I guess what I mean to say/What mask is it you wear today

From one of the earliest sections I wrote (I write out of order)
“I didn’t realise he...” but she trailed off. “How did he get so, so, well confident?”

Lizzie looked thoughtful. “He’s twenty five years older, to start with, he’s learnt a lot. Plus he seems to be able to put on a different persona. Charlie calls it ‘Gabriel’s Mask’. It’s like he wears someone else, He talks himself into a different person, the hero he always wanted to be. I think under it all he’s a mess, I don’t think he can handle his own relationships very well. We think his marriage is rocky; and under it all, underneath everything, he’s still the kid who doesn’t fit in.”

But are you tryin' to save the world/Or do you need to be saved? Oh!

His estranged wife to Lucy and him.
“I’ve warned Lucy you can be a damn fool who can be tiring to live with as you try to save the world.”

“You know me, show me an underground base guarded by sharks with frickin’ lasers on their heads, and I just can’t help myself.”

“I was more talking about your misplaced sense of duty to those you hold close.”

You bought the God complex on 1st Street

In the lead up to the above (Jennifer, his wife, is a psychiatrist, he is a psychologist and psycho-analyst. They have bumped into each other at a conference, and she suggests having dinner together)

Can’t an Adlerian symptomatic bitch take her God complex ex to dinner anymore?

...

“I haven’t got a God complex. If anything I’m too scared of failing.”

“Ah, so you disguise weakness with a presentation of hyper-competence?”

Gabe smiled. “We’ve talked shop for half the meal. Let’s not ruin it by trying to diagnose me.”

Sweetie, are you stalking me?

edited 8th Apr '12 2:43:19 AM by LastHussar

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 7 Last Hussar, Sun, 8th Apr '12 2:46:34 AM from the place is here.
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[up][up] Fancy a collaboration - I write the odd lyric now and then! Trouble is I'm not musically creative, though Bernie Taupin doesn't have to worry about this - He said that sometime the tune that he thinks goes with his lyrics is nothing like what Elton (John) actually writes!

Message me (I'll leave it up to you) and I'll send you my email.

edited 8th Apr '12 2:52:09 AM by LastHussar

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Thanks, but no thanks. I'm not comfortable collaborating creatively because I'm a bit of a Control Freak. Only one person has figured out how to do it properly, and he's known me for well over half my life. In fact, it's fair to say he didn't figure me out so much that he knew me when my personality was still in formation, and we molded ourselves around each other.
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
 9 Last Hussar, Sun, 8th Apr '12 4:46:06 PM from the place is here.
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 10 D Jay 32, Mon, 9th Apr '12 12:54:47 AM from Cornwall Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
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I'd just like to say, in case this thread does eventually get locked, Freezair is a very wonderful troper. :D *disappears*
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 11 Last Hussar, Mon, 9th Apr '12 2:03:16 AM from the place is here.
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Original post edited in the lyrics.

Would you take suggestions/advice?

edited 9th Apr '12 2:05:14 AM by LastHussar

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Songwriting is one of those things that would be pleasant to know, but not essential enough to me that I feel like seeking it out. To borrow a metaphor I heard someone else use, I write songs not like an architect building a home for a family, but an old man putting together birdhouses in his garage. I do it more for the fun of it, and while it'd be nice to be better, I don't really plan to make a career of songwriting, so it's not something I'd really pursue.
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