Space Battleship Red Dwarf
Somehow recently I had the themes of both "Space Battleship Yamato" and "Red Dwarf" on the brain, and this mashup was the result.
Toast for Talos Builders
I've been trying to come up with a song for this bit of Final Fantasy XIV plot for a while now, and finally twigged to how close the feeling I was aiming for was to Leslie Fish's ode to the shipbuilders and Mission Control crew of Apollo...
The Arms of Thal
So this is my first Final Fantasy XIV Online song (to go with all the World of Warcraft ones I've written). Notionally, it's written by my bard character as a tribute to fallen friends (in at least two cases, falling specifically in the act of protecting him).
You Can Call Me HAL
Fairly obvious what inspired this one.
Demon in the Freezer
This was inspired by a parodic version of the "no one wants to work anymore" sign that someone taped to a Wendy's drive-thru menu, which other someones photographed and then shared to a Facebook group. As you might gather from the following, I have... opinions... about the allegedly non-parodic versions of that sign.
The Cloner Man
So, yeah, I had to get in on the "Wellerman" thing. This is connected to Matthew Legare's Institute for Irate Science project, imagining one scientist's... creative... solution to quarantine loneliness.
Beyond the Veil (Taelia’s Song)
Another World of Warcraft song, this time inspired by the character of Taelia Fordragon — who, as the new Shadowlands expansion bringing players into the lands of the dead begins, has just learned that her father, Bolvar Fordragon, didn't quite die the way she was told...
Inspired by watching my friend Kris Overstreet playing Kerbal Space Program on his own gamestream. (I have the game myself but haven't played it much mainly because I find the actually having to steer during launch incredibly daunting.)
Inspired, as you might well guess, by recent events. A song from the point of view of a lawyer and onetime mayor reflecting on the events that have brought him to this juncture...
Dr. Joan Feynman died in July 2020. Her brother, Richard, was of course much, much more famous, with a Nobel Prize and a wealth of stories to his credit. But his little sister, a world acclaimed expert on auroras and the magnetosphere, wasn't exactly a slouch. This is to Heather Dale and Ben Deschamps' Joan of Arc song "Joan."