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Music For and Inspirational to Ciem is a digital playlist that functions as an unofficial soundtrack for Ciem. It parodies the album Music From and and Inspired by Spider-Man, and also spoofs the idea of motion picture soundtracks in general by reversing the relationship between the production and the music.

Instead of the music being made for the the production, the production is made independently of most of the music and music is merely grabbed for association with the production as an afterthought.

For the book and its new universe, a new playlist was compiled and dubbed Soundtrack to Ciem: Vigilante Centipede.

Track listingEdit

  1. "I Believe" by Abra Moore
  2. "Falling" by Staind
  3. "Sleep" by Story of the Year
  4. "Truly Madly Deeply" by Cascada
  5. "Strange Condition" by Pete Yorn
  6. "Picture" by Mute Math
  7. "My December" by Linkin Park
  8. "Yesterdays" by Junkie XL
  9. "Thinking About You" by Norah Jones*
  10. "The Fire" by Papa Roach
  11. "Victorious" by The Perishers

*Not available as of June 5, 2009

Rationale of song selectionsEdit

Staind, Abra Moore, and Story of the YearEdit

The song "Falling" from the Staind album Chapter V was decided as a song for the credits page back in 2006 when that version of Ciem was being worked on. "Hero" by Chad Kroeger and Josey Scott inspired the choice of the similar post-grunge sound by Staind. Another motivation of the Staind song is the line "become the problem." Candi takes this line to mean: "become their problem," namely, her desire to turn the tide on the Meethlites and their loyalists by letting them see what it feels like to be hunted.

The music by Abra Moore opens up the credits soothingly. This was deemed appropriate because of the way that the story ends: namely, with Candi's renewed inner resolve and assurance that she has a purpose even after the loss of Denny in her life. The choice of the Abra Moore song is also because of the line: "Don't let these monsters make up my mind," treated as a reference to Candi's inner turmoil. Also, Abra Moore's song "Big Sky" was modified into the Simlish language for The Sims 2: University. This game expansion is one of three that was installed for creation of Ciem. The expansion was also one of two used for the 2006 attempt and was used for the 2005 version of Ciem 2.

"Sleep" by Story of the Year was originally going to be one of the songs in the 2006 version of Ciem, so it seemed appropriate due to its dark tone, especially when Candi gives birth to Angie.

Cascada, Pete Yorn, and Mute MathEdit

Cascada's adaptation of Savage Garden's "Truly Madly Deeply" added a feminine and 2000's touch to the song that was perceived to be ideal for a "pseudo-film" that featured a female protagonist. The song also chronicles Candi's romantic wishes with both her lovers. The inclusion of "Strange Condition" by Pete Yorn was a deliberate reference to the fact that the same artist's song "Undercover" was used for the first Spider-Man film. At the time the song was chosen, the thought was on Candi having a strange condition in being part-centipede. It was only later learned that the song also features on the soundtracks to the films Me, Myself & Irene, 40 Days and 40 Nights, and The Sweetest Thing.

The song "Picture" by Mute Math was included because of the fact that, like the singer's memories in the song, Candi's only secure place for Denny is in her heart and in their family album. The use of a Mute Math song was deliberate: reference to that band is a tribute to the fact that they became well-known for covering the Transformers theme song for the 2007 Transformers motion picture.

OtherEdit

"My December" by Linkin Park was included because the tone in the song of regret and the reference to the month of December is consistent with Candi's wishing she could take back getting pregnant right when the city most needed her not to be. "Yesterdays" by Junkie XL is included because of Junkie XL's work for the soundtrack of The Sims 2: Nightlife. "Thinking About You" by Norah Jones is on the playlist because of its smooth melodies, romantic insecurity theme, and because its jazzy sound adds some variety to the otherwise sterile compilation of mostly pop, rock, post-grunge, and post-hardcore rock.

"The Fire" by Papa Roach also caters to the theme of romantic desperation that defines Candi's character throughout the story. "Victorious" by The Perishers is included as a celebration of Candi and Donte finally fulfilling their destiny of fighting crime together. The use of The Perishers is also a reference to the game engine used to gather the screenshots, where they recorded a Simlish version of their song "Sway."

See alsoEdit

GeroshaStoneActualSize The Gerosha Chronicles

Characters
SCALLOP

Database

SCALLOP: Insila MurtilloDarius PhilippineLex PhilippineMallorie WadeMitch BrandelFred ThernipTobey FlippoNancy PhilippineSilo WadeKyle MedsorJake AsawaMarion WevenilJim OisdaatShaniqua TameryChad OrvainThevia LogindilBrian MizgelFadimo Woziga
Gerosha founders: Marissa HoodAlison LigashStan FlippoShalia FlippoReily FlippoLionel SanchezTrina SanchezAshlee FlippoKirby Flippo
Phaemer Village Peacekeepers: Keet KaboTime CapsuleBolte ChipotleJackal SemicolonThe SocraticPillcenaryStrawcenarySlip-Sadie
Phexo Quartet: Centipede CharlieAnarteqArrowfrogBecky Ryba
Swappernetters: Tabitha PangTobias RenoSarah Ruben
Ming-Cho notables: Rob MarringtonHannah MarringtonBetty HarminCharlie RaymondBelle RaymondAnn KimMin LinZhoo Lin
Other notables: Aaron StefflinMonica ShellyMark StefflinAshley PhillipsMeredith CelestineWanda CelestineVance LingolinBob LusitalGeneral Feng ShooCaptain Henry LohtzLacey AkawaLord ZerasCatalina CarpathiusShortimoDephinolKicked DeerSadasheeva CheruparaHadley MintMaria SanmarcosAlexis HoodChancellor Avori
Villains
Hebbleskin Gang: MolaritySteve McNolanSgt. LuddinFantisk HebbleskinDuke ArfaasGunner SoorfeltSkellig SoorfeltMusaranMilpLobeCaptain AardwulfDon the PsychoWayne the VampireGarret WhalingCupricRockpapsciMerle HourvitzWishpon
Sleet Mountain: Clyde SpendelworthGeorge LawenceKyle Tugrass
Icy Finger: Samuel FortinEric SylvesterChillingworth IIScrewwormLionfishSalmonflyMarblefaunRappaccini
Miscellaneous: Markus MortikusBlazarikSam WrikonDwayne LloydJudge Terry BeliahGeorge VantinJawkneeNematodeEqquibusClarence FelickVictor NanaleStagtarMicrowave MouthSpoliatBlackveilBosom-SerpentRichard SartorHalal AffadidahShrouded EntityMajor Gosmerid
Non-canon exclusives
Ciem media: Poison Dart EddieKhumar HamiltonLindsay HamiltonDenny LevensEric LevensPatti LevensJessie LevensNolle BarretPete the ShouterAndrew TinselAngie LevensVienna DocklerMike and JeffTom FlippoLloyd KolumnJason and TanyaBetsy StansonCharlie McArthurJeff the InvisibleKelsea LinneySandy TinselGeneral XiangJustin HoganDominick and Tracy McAuleyHarga HebbleskinHenry MalestromOthers
Kozerlen: Jessie MorcinCorvin the CallerFuzzy MaloneJohnny OvaltMindy Liptash
Meshalutian Trilogy: Alison RintelCassie ManningDebbie RintelEarl RintelJared RintelTrisha MontoyaMeshalutaSanction HarlemTim LorganYenti RoyCarla RintelDewey ReynoldsLenny HiddsRick RintelEva RintelMandy RintelTom RintelHurricane Nekoda
Cataclysmic Gerosha canon
Origins and Fallout The Tragedy of Lord ZerasFirst MeethlitesRise of the PhaelitesWhat is Nin-Chyo?Experiments and OffspringA So-Called HereticWealth of a SeashellWhen Tobey Met AlisonThe Battle for GeroshaOf Emeralds and SapphiresPath of the Ming-Cho
Gerosha Legends The Gray Champion: Modern Legends: The Gray Champion: Freedom's ApparitionThe Gray Champion: Chillingworth's Revenge
Pilltar Adventures: PilltarPilltar 2Pilltar 3
Tales of Extirpon: ExtirponExtirpon 2
Exploits of a Navy Rope: NavyropeNavyrope 2
Standalones Blood Over WaterSodali†y (InstigationAdaptationDeterminationAugmentationVindication) • SorbetPhaemer Village Peacekeepers
Video games Sodality: Battle for MetheelThe Gerosha Chronicles: Centipede + 49
Miscellaneous / Non-canon PercolationPercolation: Legends
Comprehensive Gerosha canon
Legacies of the Marlquaan The Tragedy of Lord ZerasFirst MeethlitesRise of the PhaelitesWhat is Nin-Chyo?Experiments and OffspringA So-Called HereticVile Magenta CloakWealth of a SeashellA Miner Named Sam
Flippo Clan Origins When Tobey Met AlisonThe Battle for Gerosha
Gerosha Legends Of Emeralds and SapphiresPath of the Ming-ChoThe Gray Champion: Freedom's ApparitionThe Gray Champion: Chillingworth's RevengeExtirponNavyropePilltarPilltar 2KozerlenSorbetJawkneeAbolitionCiem Tomorrow
Ciem Trilogy Ciem: Vigilante CentipedeCiem: Nuclear CrisisCiem: Condemnation
Meshalutian Trilogy 90 Has No SecantCursed is the GroundThe Natural Logarithm
Other Blood Over Water
Classic Gerosha canon
Ciem Webcomic Trilogy: CiemCiem 2Ciem 3 Related webcomics: The Battle for GeroshaPath of the Ming-Cho Volkonir imports: The Blue Face Film StripsVolkonirVolkonir JournalsVolkonir Journals: Attempt #43 Other: Grillitan DinerGrillitan Diner 2
Despair Gerosha canon
CiemPath of the Ming-Cho
Gerosha Prime canon
The Battle for GeroshaCiemCiem 2Ciem 3: Curse of the Millipede
Mythology
Multiverse G0G1G2G3 / G3.1G4G5G6G7G7.2G7.2.1Other
Notable locations CratervilleBoonvilleGeroshaDirbine / EvansvilleVironViron UniversityFarrenvillePhaelonMetheelGerosha CemeteryHazy Eighties Bowling AlleyLatin TownTriangulum
Rules, events, and phlebotina Zeran hole tech: Zeran wardrobesZeran teleportersOther: BezeetolRemotach pillsDecolarent eam, eviscerate eumAI backvisorCentilegPhaelon-Metheel WarDandelion effectMarlquaanCurse of Honeybee SamuelCentuitionMeredith's songKirby ActS'Poling
Items / vehicles Hester's locketGerosha StoneQueen Illaka RubyMing-YoMing-ChoThe Chen
Creatures MarlquaaniteMeethlitePhaelitePhexoMeethexoCenthuenCenthuen PrototypeMilthuenMilthuen PrototypeEmwault
Organizations Sodality of GeroshaSodality of FlorenceSCALLOPPhexo QuartetHebbleskin GangCrooked RainbowKerpher GangMik-NonFPBSociety of the Icy FingerSleet MountainScrewworm Network
Tie-in works
Ciem 3: Curse of the Millipede bonus features Corando's "Don't Lose Hope" Music VideoStar Flops: Curse of the Medium SideLo-Mun's Cooking AdventureViron Counselors Network Ad
Music albums Music For and Inspirational to CiemMusic For and Inspirational to Ciem 2Music For and Inspirational to Ciem 3Ciem: Vigilante Centipede: The Album

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