Mami Tomoe's theme from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
What would you do for a wish? That’s the question posed by the popular Anime “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”. When a strange little creature called Kyubey approaches Madoka Kaname one day offering to grant the greatest wish of her heart in exchange for becoming a magical girl, Madoka is sorely tempted. Madoka travels around with fellow magical girl candidate Sayaka and valiant senior magical girl Mami, watching how she hunts witches that spread chaos and despair, making “nobody” Madoka long even more for the chance to help others. However, a fellow magical girl, Homura, tries to stop her from such a decision. And you thought the Hobbit was confusing.
What the idealistic magical girls don’t know is that the emotionless Kyubey is tricking them into selling their literal souls for this power, and will allow them to turn into the very creatures they fight. Kyubey is NOT to be trusted, and it has been Homura’s obsession to save Madoka from the horrid fate of death by despair. Homura will allow nothing and no one to come between her and Madoka… nothing.
I can't dance or sing to save my life, but I love music. I was raised to love all kinds of music and to know about how music works mechanically. But nobody had to teach me how to let my imagination run wild to music. Sure, at first music was associated with already existing characters, but as the characters who would populate my own stories came to be, songs came to be associated with them instead.
Because of the huge diversity of characters, a huge variety of music was needed. You know that song, "Your Mamma Don't Dance and Your Daddy Don't Rock and Roll"? Not true in my house, my mom can dance and has great rhythm, and my dad's a big rock fan. The influence of rock music is undeniable, it helps that I grew up in the era that believed in driving rock solos over battle scenes in movies and TV.
The foundation of Avalon's music, though, isn't rock, it's the gentle folk music of my Gaelic ancestors. The wailing fiddles and bagpipes of the Scottish Highlands and the penny-whistles and drums from Ireland first informed the presence of the Elves.
The gentle love song "Sadhbh Ni Bhruinneallaigh" was the first song I attempted to adapt to English. This song tells the story of a boatman courting the beautiful, but poor Sadhbh, and her arguments to his points.
Even though Disney has made some decisions that have been boneheaded, I can't help but feel affection for the Mouse House. I was a Disney kid growing up. I still have the very fondest memories of the characters who taught me so much about story, character types, and what impact a story can have. It is because of them that I lament the demise of Disney, and wish they'd get back to the basics.
Number 1: Princess Jasmine.
Jasmine was the second princess I loved (first was Ariel) but the one I have the fondest memories of. I watched Aladdin over and over and the TV show when I could get it. Jasmine's feisty spirit, but ladylike demeanor inspired the characteristics that would eventually inform many of my own characters.
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