Music from a Game

Yes, a video game.

I generally have an aversion to in-game music, truth be told. I wrote a whole piece about it when preparing for my very short-lived career as a video game journalist. (Why short? I explain in this Kabobbles on Kabobbles piece.)

I was writing on The Not-So-Super Superhero today when I made a connection to Alice in Wonderland. Every time I think of Alice in Wonderland, I think not of the book, but of the video game made by American McGee.

I love that game.

I love the music from that game. I have the soundtrack on my computer and in my stereo, and my computer has a particular fondness for pulling it up when it’s playing random music.

Today wouldn’t be the first time the soundtrack inspired fic, either. It has before, and probably will again. Chris Vrenna did an amazing job with the music, I think, and the added soundbites from the game are haunting in just the right way.

The hardest part about talking about this soundtrack is picking a song, lol. They’re all good. Still, for the soundbite and the picture from the exit screen, I’ll do this one:

Kabobbles Sing Along is just what I think when I hear songs. I sometimes see images when I hear lyrics, pictures or movies in my head. Sometimes I relate it to stories. My interpretation of the songs and lyrics are probably nothing like their original intent.

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