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A part of a terrible film festival montage, showing the borderline-performance art pretentious film entry in the series shown at the main stage. The film barely lasts 40 seconds before the speakers explode.
Led Zeppelin - No Quarter
A group of mechanics fix up an old race car, getting it ready for it's "last race" before they sell it to a museum of racing cars, the whole process is shown from replacing it's aprts to painting it with new paint.
John Lennon "Mother"
The theme of a family in crisis yet still clings onto hope with smiles on their faces.
Until the World is Turned to Ash from Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight. Lyrics are in the CC and here.
It is done. You and your friends had finally defeated the enemy's leader after a long but fierce battle. You see them on their last legs, barely able to move. The spaceship's bridge is battered and glowing red, signifying it's impending doom.
WARNING: SELF DESTRUCT IN T-MINUS 5 MINUTES...
There's no way you'd be able to reach the escape pods, much less with your friends.
So you did the only thing you could do.
Muttering an apology, you used up your leftover energy to teleport the rest of your friends, looking solemn as you do so.
You could hear their cries over the intercom, begging for you to not die alone. Begging for them to at least die together on this wretched ship.
But you smiled and refuse. Your friends still have a long way to go for their lives. Due to the disease in your organs, you knew you were going to die soon. Might as well make it quick.
You looked at the camera, and with a quick salute, wished them good luck.
The last thing they could see was you being engulfed in flames, smiling in comfort.
goddamn, that was really fun to write. I think I might use it for a tabletop RPG game the next time I run one.
Dream Theater - Astonishing
Edited by 4WD on Jan 7th 2019 at 12:58:44 AM
(0:00 - 1:23) High above the Earth, the remnants of a recently-ascended pantheon fight off a malevolent entity that was trying to spread The Corruption across the Earth. These newly-minted gods and goddesses have managed to rescue many people from the corrupted regions, but the entity his just finished charging up enough power to corrupt the entire world at once. Seeing this, one of their number, a god of knowledge and discovery, uses a single desperate attack to destroy the entity and free the remaining uncorrupted souls it had captured.
The strain of the attack and the entity's mental assault on him caused him to split into two individuals, one personifying exploration and the other personifying learning. The knowledge god awakens almost immediately afterward and helps the other deities bring their charges to an uninhabited world of monsters and magic, which pantheons of other corrupted worlds are also leading those worlds' survivors to.
(1:23 - 5:51) Unlike his other half, the god of exploration is still unconscious until he awakens on this new world. As the various worlds' surviving deities take up their domains on the new world to protect it and share wisdom with the people, he is unaware of his power and supernatural nature. He gladly helps the people in his region explore the land and study magic and otherwise lives a normal, but happy, life. After he passes away, he takes on the role he would have had as a deity of exploration and gradually grows into his duties, occasionally reincarnating himself to experience the world all over again.
Whew, that turned out pretty long. I'm actually using this as the origin story of the setting for a Pathfinder campaign I plan to start once the new edition is out. I just thought that the music fit it pretty well.
Hell Girl: Mitsuganae OST — Imawasashii Jiken
A military regiment is marching on a quaint port town, while our heroes are frantically evacuating the residents. Every subtle change in instrumentation corresponds to the cinematography cutting between different houses, each with a different mini-challenge inside that our heroes must overcome!
Spiritualized - I Think I'm in Love
From the beginning, it shows a brief but easy to explain synopsis of the character's childhood through stills, detailing his experience in the countryside, whether that may be good or bad. Around the 2:40 mark, the scene turns into an FMV, showing the same character returning to the same countryside two decades later. From there on, he catches up with his old friends, take in the new scenery that has been built since he left, before finally ending with him finding the love of his life.
Bandits Of The Acoustic Revolution - Here's To Life
After managing to save the world, a party is held in honor of our heroes, and everyone's having a lot of fun and is celebrating all the accomplishments of the heroes.
Chaos Gate OST #007 - Dies Irae
It's a buildup to the Final Battle in which the heroes are traveling towards the boss arena in the chambers of a dungeon of some sort. Ominous Latin Chanting ensues.
Masterpiece Theatre III - Marianas Trench
The musical number for a man recovering from a bad breakup. Here, the girlfriend has just left town permanently, leaving the man in a depressive funk. He sings the first few lines while struggling to sleep, but as the music increases in volume, the chorus enters and the girlfriend comes back on in an impossibly white dress, showing the happy memories of the relationship. Then the chorus starts singing "look around," which is a flashback to the beginning of the show when the relationship started falling apart, and our singer tries to deny how poorly the relationship went while one of the chorus members sets the record straight. Eventually, our singer finally makes some step towards recognition by saying "I don't know how it got this way," holding out the note.
Twenty seconds for standing ovation, then the intermission occurs, and we all go out for chips and drinks for 15 minutes.
Miles Davis - So What?
A recurring musical theme in a Slice of Life series about a bartender who talks to his patrons about their problems. This particular episode has a trio of construction workers talking about past romantic relationships. As they and the bartender swap stories, their conversation reveals things both about the bartender's backstory and details about the mid-size town the series takes place in.
Subnautica OST — Precipice
A theme that plays when you enter an Underwater Ruin.
[UT:HH] - No More Nuzzles (Cover)
A cat goes crazy after being whacked endlessly by an abysmal grandma and a trickster mouse. It retalitates by summoning a nuke and annihilating everything.
Mark Villa - Atlas
A dock that has run on hard times is scrambling to send what may very well be its last ship on its maiden voyage. The workers are still enjoying their jobs and pressing on, but it's still sad to see the whole place shut down.
Brilliant Future from Star Ocean: Till the End of Time.
The hero and their companions look out across a lake and reflect on their journey so far. This happens immediately before they begin the final section of the plot, which takes place within the Big Bad's lair.
A careless merchant, who by chance got hold of an artifact granting him power over people's minds and used it to become the most powerful nobleman in the kingdom, is about to repay his debt to the supernatural, as it turns out that the artifact was stolen by its previous owner from a demon who has now come to take it back. Unwilling to part with the source of his power, the foolish mortal is chased up to the spires of his lavish new palace and ends up slipping, about to fall to his death. As his pursuer approaches, the merchant begs for mercy, promising to give anything he can in return. The demon simply grins at that. The townsfolk never find their liege's body, but one thing's for certain: he did not hit the ground.
HEALTH - Feel Nothing
An elite trooper enters a comrade's mind to purge it of a memetic virus that feeds on feelings of hatred and anxiety.
Bani-Chan - Somber Thicket
Having found out that a friend of his is deathly ill of a supernatural plague, the protagonist rushes to a specific grove in a forest outside the city. There, he meets a nature spirit that knows of the disease. The spirit tells him that curing the disease is beyond their power and thus the protagonist must either find either a different source of magic or some mundane means to cure it. The only help the spirit can give is to explain how the disease works and point the protagonist toward the beginning of a solution.
Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage OST — The Secret Whispers
A visit to an old abandoned castle with a decrepit old man living in it, the portagonists get him to tell them information about said abandoned castle, during thi tiem he explains that he was once an ancient guardian of the castle, which housed the most beloved royal family of the world, but eventually they were betrayed by their prince, who lusted after complete power above all things, the man witnessed the betrayal and was helpless to stop it. He also remarks how the family had a magical artifact that could give ultimate power but he hid it from the prince. It's all shown in a flashback.
Wario: Master of Disguise - Battle Against Terrormisu
A superhero team fights to protect their city against a villain that feeds on life force to fuel his powers. As he has been near-continuously feeding on people for months now, his energy-based attacks have become much more dangerous than the last time they fought him. The battle takes all of the teams skill and coordination, but they are ultimately able to defeat and contain the villain using combined attacks that are too varied for him to adapt to.
Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage OST — Dark Forest
The setting is a XX century-type monarchy in a world that leans slightly into fantasy. The whole country is in mourning over the unexpected and unexplained assassination of the young princess, the only capable heiress to the throne. An open-casket burial is held at the palace grounds, televised across the capital. A noir-style detective, watching said funeral on his primitive black-and-white TV, suddenly gets a visitor, a member of the royal guard. The young man has left his post without anyone knowing because of one thing that has been bothering him: he thinks the princess may not be really dead. The detective is eager to dismiss the ridiculous claim, but then he sees the sum of money he's offered - almost all of the savings of the guard's late father - and begrudgingly agrees to look into it. Whatever the case may be, he's already sure of this: the princess and the guard have had some history of their own...
Tyondai Braxton - (A Sentence Worth A Thousand Words) Great Mass
Edited by Small_Mess on Mar 20th 2019 at 2:03:05 PM
We begin in a metropolis. But not one that's right. Just as October rolls 'round, fate decides to be funny, if not a bit pervy, and deploys a virus. One of those quasi-jokey, but still take seriously viruses. A furry transformation virus. Changes in skeletal structure, an abundance of fur, and a primal desire to spread it.
We cut to a suburban household, with family and neighbors in the basement. Camping stove set, radio on, sirens shrieking out the eternal signal of "LEAVE."
We called them silly. Time for them to call us one of them.
A Modern-Day B-Movie
And now for something, a bit less grim: Soft Machine - "Hazard Profile".
Edited by casioonaplasticbeach on Apr 4th 2019 at 8:59:44 AM
In a city where night never ends, it's always party hearty with the weird and funky friends you have and can find! Even the people who don't want to go onto any dance floors, there are top-class bars, restaurants, and even a whole district full of arcades where they can relax and excite themselves in their own way. Once the people do get tired, the beds must be some kind of enchanted because their dreams always seem to be just as weird and wacky as this city is. Even then, they sleep deeply and soundly.
We Must Go from Run With The Wind.
It's twilight. Just before the dawn. Our main character has woken up early, though their mind is a bit slower on that front. Unable to fall asleep again, they head downstairs to see the dawn break. The doves fly overhead, reminding them of friends long gone in times long passed in places a long way away. They drink whatever leftover coffee the machine still has.
At 2:26, their mind now fully awake, our protagonist steps outside, the fresh air feeling, in an indescribable way, fresher than it normally does. They go for a morning jog to the train station, taking great care to notice the little things along the way. A million beautiful things seem to happen, though they can't seem to notice more than just a few ones at a time... a kid playing with a ball, a butterfly landing on a dragonfly, even the mosquitoes giving birth in a long-abandoned fountain has a sort of odd mesmerizing quality to it.
At the 5:07 mark, they finally reach the train station. As they board the train, the views from outside the windows slowly turn into a white void, while the train itself remains normal and visible.
Charles Mingus - Freedom
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