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You Can't Do This, it's a Suicide Mission!

By scottux on January 21, 2018 11:05 pm

Started this week with a super unfinished project, and ended up completely abandoning the previous work.

The theme for this week was empathy, and that led me to craft a short story of sorts, in my mind as I was composing, about a captain taking on a suicide mission to get his crew back to the nearest safe sector out on the edges of human occupied space.

Everyone knows it has to be done, but no one wants to admit they're too scared to sacrifice themselves for the greater good, and so the captain steps forward to say goodbye one last time before closing himself into the fighter craft that'll be his final resting place. It might've been a long time since he was behind the stick like this, but he knew he could still pull off a few tricks once more. Academy training hadn't been put to use in years, but the skills he'd learned were permanently etched into his mind.

As the captain's plan pays off, the crew make their escape, laser fire mere pixels in their rear display, converging on the captain's ship as he drives it straight into the mouth of the alien battle cruiser. A transmission request reveals the captain's face, saluting with one hand as he pilots his fighter through overwhelming laser fire. "It's been an honor," he says, with just a little less composure than his crew has come to know him for. As his ship becomes too small to track and the vidfeed stutters out, they know they're safely away as the alien battle cruiser begins to fissure and bloom, each flower of flame a sign that their former captain's efforts were not in vain.

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January 23, 2018 8:35 am

Very emotional song. The middle part has a nice vaporwavy vibe, at least for me smile Good work!

January 23, 2018 4:23 pm

It sets a very nice mood, full of tension and adventure.

January 23, 2018 8:40 pm

January 23, 2018 10:49 pm
NinjaBaka wrote:

Very emotional song. The middle part has a nice vaporwavy vibe, at least for me smile Good work!


I think I was going for that a little! TY!

Devieus wrote:

It sets a very nice mood, full of tension and adventure.


Thank you! I love when a song fits my intended vibes


ecso wrote:


January 24, 2018 6:55 am

I feel like the track complements the narrative you had in mind quite well. Mission accomplished!

January 28, 2018 9:54 pm

Great story. The track is just about that. The second part is especially awesome because of the arps and the lead.
Thanks!

January 30, 2018 12:09 am

wow that totally just gave me chills - listening to the song & reading your story!

February 3, 2018 6:09 am
hypnogram wrote:

I feel like the track complements the narrative you had in mind quite well. Mission accomplished!

Thanks! I can't exactly say which parts came before which (the suicide mission concept came as I started writing the lead, but then did the crash and burn part match up with the more distorted lead or did the story for it follow the synthesis design?)...anyway thanks!

Coauctor wrote:

Great story. The track is just about that. The second part is especially awesome because of the arps and the lead.
Thanks!


Thanks! I almost felt like the arps were too subtle, but I think the final mix is really solid as a result!

kaedo sevaada wrote:

wow that totally just gave me chills - listening to the song & reading your story!


Actual emotional response!! That's the highest praise, thank you!

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