So the other day I was in the car with my girlfriend on the way back to her place from seeing the Dark Knight Rises. We’d been talking about the characters, how well they were done, and comparing them to the comics today. We had a long discussion over the cast of the New 52 releases as we tried to piece together our opinions. Then it got quiet, you know, that silence that only forms in between conversations as your minds wander.
So we were quiet for a minute before she asks me what I was thinking about. The answer? (Paraphrased) “History’s Strongest Disciple: Kenichi has gotten new OVAs for the second major arc of the manga. I can’t wait for the third one. Right now there’s this fantastic music they use when the character begins his big turn-around in a fight. It’s kind of inspiring.”
“Yup. Good music is great for bringing an idea or a scene to life. That’s why I always listen to music when I write. It helps pump some creativity into the scenes I’m working on. Of course it has to be mood appropriate with some energy to it or I’ll pass out or something.”
“You have a lot of thoughts…”
So, is it a writer thing? Maybe I’m just weird. I’d be interested to hear from the rest of you on the matter.