Before I start this fanfiction, I'd like to say that I've always wanted to write one with songs included. However, when I read songfics, I just ended up skipping the songs altogether if they were paragraphs and paragraphs of italics. It bored me out of my almost ADD brain. I needed story. I needed emotional angst. I needed action: I needed conflict.
So I asked myself, "What the hell are you going to do to fix this?" Excuse my French, sorry. But seriously: I needed a solution to this problem- I had to come up with ideas. So I thought, "Okay, if you were reading this story, what would you want to read? What would you want to see play out?"
So then I remembered that a big part of live concerts- the things that would be shown in my story- was the actual performance. So instead of focusing on what the singers were saying, I decided to focus on what the audience was seeing: the movements of the stage, the blackouts, the lasers, the spotlights, the outfits of the band members, the sounds blasting through the arenas, the dancing… And most importantly, the expressions of these singers.
Plus, I decided to break apart certain songs that involved one singer and made it involve two- maybe even three.
And in some songs, with this breaking apart, I made an entirely different song without changing the lyrics. I created a whole new message, a whole new feeling. I created an interesting idea: I made songs written and sung by one singer- into duets. Genius, if I do say so myself.
The songs aren't mine- none of them. But the idea to split them up as I have is.
So now, no more big honking paragraphs of italics. I'm not going to make you read it- I'm going to try to make you feel like you are actually at those concerts, or that you are actually listening to my two made up bands- Black Kat and the Pink Attitude.
Because hey, that's what I'm supposed to do, right?
Get ready for it,