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Day 1

This month I’m doing a Creative Writing challenge! Today’s installment:

1. Something you love ♥

Pounding. Endless pounding. Faster, faster, faster than any human heart can ever beat. The pace of the acoustics is overwhelming, but my foot attempts to keep time just the same. 

A wailing strain of heavily-filtered strings introduce the melody, and I’m transported to a place of soaring emotions. Fear, anger, and aggression rise, balanced with hope and determination to survive. A post-appocalyptic image opens in my mind, with visions of great battles. Solitary heroes wield magic and weapons of great power against legions of dark minions. What they fight and why is unclear; all I see is the fight.

Words now. A voice yells out words that describe tales of woe, of warriors lost in a winter storm of time. The soprano sound lifts the adrenaline from my veins and into my soul. At the peak of the song, I envision myself in the midst of the battleground, valiantly fighting the masses of evil with force and intensity never before seen. I am the mightiest master of power ever legends have told. Now it is time to fight!

The lyrics subside, and the guitar intensifies into seemingly random patterns. My weapons swing about me, and magical spells radiate from my person into  the armies I face. Faster I fight, harder I surge, destroying all that stand in my way. In a world with nowhere to go, all I can do is fight forward. Let them come and feel my wrath, let them die at my hands!

The final blast is coming. I can feel it. The guitars and the drums grow louder and louder and louder, until they pause. The single, crying note strains for a second, and the voice returns to deliver the final verses. It’s the most intense part of the song, where I can visualize a beam of pure, powerful emotions blasting straight from my chest into the crowd. I’m super-charged now, no one can stop me, and at last I stand victorious.

I open my eyes. Back to reality. The iPod in my hand shows the cover art of the song changing, from “Inhuman Rampage” to “Sonic Firestorm”. I smile, and glance over at my friend. 

“Ready for the next one?” I ask.

“Funny,” he says, “I didn’t think you were a fan of metal.”

“Power metal,” I correct him, “DragonForce has been my favorite band for years. I don’t know how to explain it, really – it just fires up my imagination.”

And the impossible beats begin anew. 

Driving in the car the other day, I realized that Lorde lyrics and DragonForce lyrics make about the same amount of sense. I’ll have to remember that next time someone gets on my case for listening to DragonForce. In the meantime, I’m going to turn down Lorde and turn up the DragonForce!

DragonForce – The Flame Of Youth

Lyrics and Favorite Parts:

Close your eyes, hear the thunder and rain
Fear inside of the torturing pain
For the cries of the world and the last lives remain
Chain your heart, swear to die for their gain
Deep inside slowly fading away
And the last breath’s in vain, and the fear turns to rage

Locked in a world by the fallen evil souls
Torn right apart for your life insane
Burning in my mind now to bring my life to hold
Reach out and die in the flames

See through the lies and their ever staring eyes
Now is the time to defend your ground
Destiny will call to remind us all now

Fly free so far from here
This life we know will end
In dreams of everlasting pain
The fallen now rise again

Through the fire, through the flames
Like the sun will rise again
Lost in time
Lost in space
To the end of all their days

See their endless ways, insanity
The quest deranged, not meant to be
In flames will now forever burn, eternally

So free your heart, leave your life far behind
In the cold of winter skies escape the pain inside
Now feel your soul lost in seas of all eternity
Everyday this life defending, and the flames of youth not ending
In a lifetime, searching, we must fight through the eternal pain

So alone in a world far away
Memories of a dream will remain
As the world falling calls and our lives all in vain

Fire in my soul will forever rise again
Nothing in my mind to remember now
Broken by the fear of the dark night calling
Ride free on endless seas
The final curtain falls
Cut the ground from down below
The time to lock and to load

Through the fire, through the rain
Far across the distant plains
Feel the wind beneath the steel
As your mind becomes insane

Save the pain from all humanity
That rides throughout our destiny
For freedom now we rise for all again

So free your heart, leave your life far behind
In the cold of winter skies escape the pain inside
Now feel your soul lost in seas of all eternity
Everyday this life defending, and the flames of youth not ending
In a lifetime, searching, we must fight through the eternal pain

[Guitar solos]

So free your heart, leave your life far behind
In the cold of winter skies, escape the pain inside
And when the memories are all left behind
And the days have gone forever, lost within my mind
Now feel your soul burn in seas of all eternity
Every day this life defending, and the flames of youth not ending
In a lifetime, searching, we must fight through the eternal pain

We fight through the eternal pain

Music: Nightwish or DragonForce?

oursethofarda:

flyingonconfidence:

oursethofarda:

flyingonconfidence:

christian-libertarian:

Haha, I have no idea

But surely you’ve heard of them?

Yeah, I just haven’t heard enough to make a choice.

You must remedy that. Do you need suggestions?

Hell yeah. I mean, they would be appreciated.

Nightwish:

Storytime
Dark Chest of Wonders
Planet Hell
I Want My Tear Back
Bye Bye Beautiful
The Phantom of the Opera
I Wish I Had an Angel

DragonForce:

Through The Fire And Flames (you’ve probably heard this one)
Inside The Winter Storm
Valley of the Damned
The Flame of Youth (current favorite)
Operation Ground and Pound
Heroes of Our Time

These should get you started pretty well – let me know what you think!