* I was working on a FST for Jaida + Helene friendship in the high school AU. It has turned into a serial killer BFFs fanmix. I should really be more surprised.
* JAIDA/KRISTEN ACTUALLY COMES OUT REALLY NATURALLY AND I KIND OF LIKE IT NOW?? WHAT.
* Check it out, I have found the best fanmix of ever! It is called Female Robbery, and it is a lady thief mix by Dangereuse, who has also made a great deal of fantastic mixes in the past. Please give it a listen!
* kjlrgkelrjg klertjfdk. SHADOW AND BONE. SHADOW AND BONE. I think I'm going to try to rec some YA novels, and you can expect incoherent praise for this book when I do.
I was asked for a Jem/Dawn fanmix, and I plan to make it. What I can only assume none of you know is that I was already working on individual mixes for both of those characters. You are gonna be so sick of Sour Times, Blather. You don't know it yet, and you might not even know the song, but you will.
The Little Mermaid FST is gonna be instrumental only. Is there any other way I could possibly make a Hans Christian Anderson Little Mermaid FST? Spoilers: no, there is not.
OT3s are hard. But not impossible, it turns out! I have at least one perfect song for Summer/Zack/Felipe and a bunch of good ones. This is actually better than I'm doing on the Ivy/Gina front, as tonally themed ficmixes are even harder than that.
Seriously glad I asked for these, though, because the douchebaggery factor this election is bringing just keeps on coming like it doesn't even fathom the concept of stopping. One day I will be thick-skinned enough that this stuff will glance off me, but this is not that day.
An FST for Huang Mengli, with a surplus of angst. PB is Hu Ge, because today is not my day drawing-wise.
Isana, I am so sorry and I hope you like it.
feelgood by numbers | the go! team
(bb!Mengli: fun, cheerful, and carefree.)
a very precious time | gil scott-heron
Was there the faintest breeze
and did she have a ponytail?
And could she make you feel ten feet tall
walking down the grassy trail?
Was it your first love, a very precious time?
the nursery | clint mansell
country carnage | danny elfman
(or, the raid on Feiyu.)
end of the world | ben zeitlin, dan romer
(If it isn't everything you've ever known changing forever, what is it?)
to build a home | the cinematic orchestra
When the gusts came around to blow me down
I held on as tightly as you held onto me.
'Cause I built a home for you, for me
until it disappeared from me, from you
and now it's time to leave and turn to dust.
stars are stars | echo and the bunnymen
The sky seems full
when you're in the cradle;
the rain will fall and wash away your dreams.
Stars are stars and they shine so hard.
Now you spit out the sky because it's empty and hollow.
both sides now | joni mitchell
(Put this on here for exactly two verses out of the four. Like a boss.)
pay the iron price | ramin djawadi
(Mengli makes the choice to seek revenge.)
enemy | chris cornell
Every time I take another breath, I feel the sting.
Everyone around me seems so numb, I feel everything.
No prize, nothing I pay will make it all right.
Nothing I see will make it lose sight.
Nothing I take will make me sleep at night.
siblings of destiny | shigeru umebayashi
(Yuyan and Mengli don't want to fight, but peace isn't in the cards for them.)
cold as it gets | patty griffin
To the end of the earth, I'll search for your face,
for the one who laid all of our beauty to waste,
threw our hope into hell, and our children to the fire.
I am the one who crawled through the wire.
... I know a cold as cold as it gets,
I fight a war I may never see won.
I live only to see you live to regret
everything that you've done.
i need a defense | alexandre desplat
(She was trouble. Which was good, because that was precisely what he was looking for.)
painful memories | normand corbeil
(Headcanon: Mengli's wife and daughter are always there, just below the breastbone; like a good whetstone, they keep him sharp when it's difficult to be merciless.)
time is running out | murray gold
(Even if he survives the rebellion, he won't survive the disease. But he has last days to live out and a war to win.)
the final shore ~ ah, to meet again | yoko kanno
(Mengli's last fight, with the prince captive and the end in sight.)
the drowning plains | mychael and jeff danna
You will never know how hard it was to resist including "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from the Mulan soundtrack in the mix. Never.
And I vaguely recall that For Once in My Life might be a good Conall/Yuyan song. Maybe. Because it's been a criminally long while.
And then I hear the lyrics:
For once in my life I won't let sorrow hurt me
not like it's hurt me before.
For once I have something I know won't desert me
I'm not alone anymore.
For once I can say "This is mine, you can't take it!"
As long as I have love, I can make it.
And I'm just
sitting here giggling and laughing
because, oh, Cyprian, your tears are my yellow sun.
So that's definitely going on Cyprian's mixed media. Just endless misery and Sorensen/Cyprian cockblockery and PTSD. SURE WHY NOT.
These are the current mixed media/ficmix projects, not including ones which are all completely compiled:
30's AU mixed media: Lysander's gang-centric | aiming for 13-18 songs (multiple songs for each prominent member + Jack Briggs, excepting Mashiro and Ragnar?).
Conall/Yuyan ficmix | aiming for 15-16 songs.
Ivy/Gina ficmix | aiming for 15-16 songs.
Mengli fanmix | aiming for 17 songs.
Vriska Serket fanmix | presently at 19 songs, currently glamorizing presentation.
Ivy EP | Planned 8-9 songs, will take down/not do if requested.
Abomination AU mixed media | 15-16 songs.
Possible Tohru Adachi from Persona 4 fanmix.
2) Turn on the music player of your choice to shuffle, post this to your own journal and dole out prompts. No, you can't hide your shameful music. If it shuffles up, that's the gig.
3) Write/draw/whatever way you create for the prompt you've been given: post it. Again, no hiding the shame. Even if you think it's awful, post it.
4) Link your finished product to the prompt comment, because it's always lovely to see the results.'
a bone deep fanmix
fall behind me
the life and death of mr. badmouth
your rain (reprise)
never forgive me, never forget me
where is my mind (bassnectar remix)
call me call me
in time *
before the war
* Platonically! For the love of god, this song, but platonically!