Paladin Playlist 55
Every time I do one of these I'm briefly reminded that for 55 weeks I haven't missed a single post. Has it been worth it posting every single day for over year now? I think so. It's drilled some amount of responsibility into me and forced me to dwell on my writing for at least a short time ever day.
But let's focus on the playlist, shall we? You know, Steven Universe is a beautiful, cute little cartoon. The music in it is SO good. So I couldn't let my playlist go without a little Rebecca Sugar and the main ending theme, Love Like You is just perfect.
Sure, it may not have much to do with vampires and werewolves, but it has everything to do with the humanity of the characters in the novel. It's two-fold, actually. You see, a lot of my characters were born from just snippets, thoughts about a character trait. People like Samantha were incredibly one-dimensional when I first created them, but while pondering them and listening to songs like Love Like You, I came to explore them more. I came to understand the humanity of these characters. This song was very special, not at helping me plot out a vampire kill or a demonic possession, but at helping me take a deeper look at each of the characters in my novel. It helped me understand that even in dark times and dark places, humans are humans. They laugh and cry. They joke and sing. And hopefully, they love, too.
Please enjoy Rebecca Sugar's Love Like You. I know I did.
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