Charybdizs wrote:Xenu wrote:Yet the same can be said about numerous other themes we've had in previous MIDI contests.
Not really.What determines whether a song is fitting to the theme of an owl? What determines whether a song is fitting to the theme of Halloween? What determines whether a song is fitting to an "element" such as fire, water, earth or vegetal? What determines whether a song is fitting to any sort of picture?
Halloween = Dark, Ghostly, Scary, Misechevious, Enchanted.
Owls = Wisdom, Quietude, Flight, Forest, Library.
You see, each theme has a set of moods behind it. You might ask, what makes a song sound "scary", for example? Chords. Harmonies. Whether we can consciously identify them or not, different combinations of notes mean different things to different people, in an almost universal way. It's just the way humans react to sounds. The problem I had with this contest is that I can't figure out what those underlying themes are. But, what Anthony Morgan said helped me out on that one a little.It simply has to *feel* like an anime intro theme.
That's actually exactly what I needed. We don't really have an established list of what makes an anime theme an anime theme. There are certain characteristics that are shared between most themes, and those are what we need to try to embrace. Write a story, a synopsis of plot, with one short song. Now I'm getting excited, I might take part actually. I have story that might work perfectly. I must ask one thing though, what defines anime? Does that mean any general animated series, or does it have an actual tie in to Japanese roots?I'd suggest something like this:
I laughed so richly. Dave Harris the hipster, writing pony music before writing pony music was cool.
The scary thing is that I recognize half of those ponies as earlier incarnations of modern ones. I could probably place a name to most.
For me and most of the peeps I know around here anime=japanese animation ...anything else=cartoon.