Bored of the quotes that came with the game? How do you find new quotes to use in your games of The Silver Kiss of the Magical Twilight of the Full Moon?
My favourite method is extracting a line or two from an emotional song. Most love songs are pretty sad and have stuff in them that can be used. For example the song “Talking to the Moon” by Bruno Mars has a few lines ripe for extraction and re-use. Like “am I a fool/ who sits alone/ talking to the moon?” would be especially good for a game involving werewolves. Or you could use the opening lines “I know you’re somewhere out there/ somewhere far away /I want you back” is a good all purpose quote that could be used in most games.
Or look at Katy Perry’s Firework, it’s an uplifting song, but it has examples of bad stuff in the verses. “Do you ever feel already buried deep/ Six feet under scream/ But no one seems to hear a thing“. Sounds pretty emo doesn’t it? It’s best to choose the parts of songs which don’t rhyme, because they sound more natural spoken. Unless of course, you want your players to be spouting couplets, which would be awesome if the characters were all poets or something,
30 Seconds from Mars have a good line in OTT lyrics “Come break me down/ bury me / bury me“. “Your promises, they look like lies/ Your honesty, like a back that hides a knife,” or “It’s a beautiful lie / It’s the perfect denial / Such a beautiful lie to believe in.” I was really pleased when my emo playlist threw up Beautiful Lie just as a dark fae was telling his human lover that there was nothing weird going on with him
You can also look to movies and television for inspiration. Here’s a good one from the first episode of Friday Night Lights: “Life is so very fragile. We are all vulnerable. And we will all at some point in our lives fall. We will all fall. We must carry this in our hearts. That what we have is special.” Of course, that’s quite long for a quote, you might want to break that up some.
From movies there are the big lines that everyone remembers like “I can’t seem to quit you,” and “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!” Just watch a couple of movies set at a high school and you should get some more.
Then of course, there are quotes from sessions of the game you have played. If anyone out there has some delicious actual play emo lines to share, please do so in the comments!
For inspiration Tickle-Me Emo.