Anna’s Friday Five: Breaking Out in Song

By | April 3, 2009

The lovely Anna has posted her Friday Five for today. Here goes…

* Does your character have any musical inclinations? Can he or she sing or play an instrument?

Threnn can sing, but she does it very rarely, often only if her sister goads her into a duet, or if she doesn’t think anyone’s in earshot.
Annalea is a bard before she’s a priestess. She sings and plays the lute, the harp and the flute.
Davien might sing the occasional lullaby to her niece and nephew, but that’s about it.

* If yes, are they trained or self-taught? If no, have they ever tried to make music of any kind?
Threnn and Anna both took lessons while they were growing up. Anna also spent a bit of time apprenticed to a bard her sister found.
Davien I would suspect learned a bit of chanting while she studied incantations at Ambermill, but otherwise, no.

* What kind of music, if any, reminds your character of home?

For Threnn, it’s battle songs, though northern music make her think of Bricu, and home is wherever he is.
For Anna, it varies — courtly dances remind her of Stormwind, tavern songs and ballads remind her of her favorite places to sing, and Kal’dorei songs make her think of the time she spent training in the Temple of Elune.
Davien would think of home if she heard music from Westfall, harvest tunes and farmer’s reels. I get the sense she doesn’t hear them very often.

* What kind of music would your character listen to, if given an iPod?
Threnn — bands with an Irish influence: Great Big Sea, Flogging Molly. Bands that can go from a drinking song to a tear-jerking ballad in a heartbeat.
Annalea — probably a lot of indie rock, though she’d have a hidden guilty pleasures collection filled with 80s pop.
Davien — classical music and a ton of traditional/folk songs from all over the world. She’s a collector of stories, so she’d be fascinated by songs that have survived hundreds (or thousands!) of years.

* If you had to pick a song or two to represent your character, what song(s) would that be?
We did this one in a Friday Five for today. Here goes…

* Does your character have any musical inclinations? Can he or she sing or play an instrument?

Threnn can sing, but she does it rarely.
Annalea is a bard before she’s a priestess. She sings and plays the lute, the harp and the flute.
Davien might sing the occasional lullaby to her niece and nephew, but that’s about it.

* If yes, are they trained or self-taught? If no, have they ever tried to make music of any kind?
Threnn and Anna both took lessons while they were growing up. Anna also spent a bit of time apprenticed to a bard her sister found.
Davien I would suspect learned a bit of chanting while she studied incantations at Ambermill, but otherwise, no.

* What kind of music, if any, reminds your character of home?
For Threnn, it’s battle songs, though northern music make her think of Bricu, and home is wherever he is.
For Anna, it varies — courtly dances remind her of Stormwind, tavern songs and ballads remind her of her favorite places to sing, and Kal’dorei songs make her think of the time she spent training in the Temple of Elune.
Davien would think of home if she heard music from Westfall, harvest tunes and farmer’s reels. I get the sense she doesn’t hear them very often.

* What kind of music would your character listen to, if given an iPod?
Threnn — bands with an Irish influence: Great Big Sea, Flogging Molly. Bands that can go from a drinking song to a tear-jerking ballad in a heartbeat.
Annalea — probably a lot of indie rock, though she’d have a hidden guilty pleasures collection filled with 80s pop.
Davien — classical music and a ton of traditional/folk songs from all over the world. She’s a collector of stories, so she’d be fascinated by songs that have survived hundreds (or thousands!) of years.

* If you had to pick a song or two to represent your character, what song(s) would that be?
We did this one in a previous post, so I’m being a bit copy/pasty:
ThrennConsequence Free by Great Big Sea and Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.
AnnaleaB.T. by Yuki Kajiura, from the ./hack soundtrack and God Says Nothing Back by the Wallflowers.
DavienFake Wings by Yuki Kajiura, also from the ./hack soundtrack.


1 Comment

Bricu on April 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm.

Bricu’s answers, as copied from Too Many Annas:

Does your character have any musical inclinations? Can he or she sing or play an instrument?

If the Old Horde didn’t kill Bricu’s parents in the last days of the first war, he’d have been a bard. As it happens, he never got to finish learning the tin whistle. He can carry at tune and he’s relearning the tin whistle (up next, I think he needs to learn how to play the Bodhran or the Azerothian equivalent).

If yes, are they trained or self-taught? If no, have they ever tried to make music of any kind?

Bricu started with a tutor, but lately its self taught. He’s never tried to write a song.

What kind of music, if any, reminds your character of home?

Fiddle, pipes and drums.

What kind of music would your character listen to, if given an iPod?

Bricu would listen to Punk Rock, a little bit of Metal, Delta Blues, Country and Western Music and a smattering of Opera.

If you had to pick a song or two to represent your character, what song(s) would that be?

Dirty old town (I added Kristy MacColl for a different flavor.

I’m still looking for another song for Bricu. This isn’t as easy as I had hoped it would be.



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