Now that I think about it, all of the characters I've made playlists for started out as fandom characters. It is a lot easier because you've got the tone of whatever the show/film/etc is to help out with choosing songs.I’ve never successfully finalized a playlist for any non-fandom RP, but I’ve spent an awful lot of time telling my partners “hey, this song is perfect for this character/plot/situation”.
Fandoms are easier. But even then, I spend a lot of time looking for cool and unusual variants of the theme music from the movie or TV show (like this delightful smooth jazz cover of the Doctor Who theme).
I was just about to say, yeah, I do this too. Role-plays in general, not specific characters.I always do this. However, it might not be per character. Sometimes it’s per roleplay. I mean I certainly do that for characters. Which, if I might add, Spotify is perfect for it! But I really enjoy doing it for roleplays too. Really helps to set the mood of the story and scenes.
I couldn’t agree more with this post. I love finding music specifically for scenes. Especially ones that portray a certain feeling or that you can envision actually playing like in a television or movie scene as things are playing out in the scene. And like you, I hate listening to the same song twice. For me it’s a lot more fun to hear multiple songs while writing a scene. Especially because one song might sway me to write a character to do one thing and then another might inspire me to write a character do something else!I was just about to say, yeah, I do this too. Role-plays in general, not specific characters.
I always get into that trouble where I keep adding songs to one character over others because some characters don't make me think of any. Or two characters can fit a particular song and I hate listing it twice almost as much as I hate having to choose one over the other. And I never have a set standard for a character playlist. Like, are these songs that represent the character/would be playing as their theme when they enter a scene? All of the time, or just a particular scene/mood? Or are these songs that this character would be listening to and in that way represent their taste, yet not who they are as a character?
So, I much prefer a big very general catch all role-play list where all of those things count and I don't have to organize them or be specific.