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Feb. 9th, 2013 04:03 pm
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I'm basically only here for BandomBigBang, and don't plan on posting anything unrelated. Visit my blog @ fisa-is-your-friend.tumblr.com for shenanigans.
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Love They Say
Tegan & Sara

Into the Ocean Blue October

Protége Moi Placebo

What the Water Gave Me Florence + the Machine

Falling in Love Miami Sound Machine

The Lethal Temptress The Mendoza Line

This Is What it Feels Like Armin van Buuren

Kingdom Come The Civil Wars

Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop Landon Pigg

Last Night I Dreamt that Somebody Loved Me The Smiths

In the Songs Midtown



The fiction I chose was a crossover between Panic (and some other bandom) and the classic Little Mermaid story (with a not-so-terrible ending). The fix was longer than the 10,000-word requirement, so I felt justified in going over the 5-song requirement. This fix gave me a lot of feels, and I really wanted to represent them all in my mix. I have a few love songs, marking what I thought the type of attraction Brendon fell into. I tried to find songs that had water and music themes, as that was what the story branched off of. Into the Ocean fell pretty well in the beginning of the mix, when Brendon longed to be on land, but couldn’t figure a way to get there. Florence + the Machine was one of the artists my writer said they listened to while writing, so I looked for a song that fit. I think What the Water Gave Me showed some of the hurt Brendon felt when he realized the gift the Sea Witch gave him wouldn’t be used. The Lethal Temptress showed that consideration he felt when Brendon realized there was a way to get back home. The Civil Wars was another one cited when I asked my writer what they thought would be good in the mix. Kingdom Come is the only one I have from them, but I think it worked well during the time when Brendon was on the road, looking for a new home. In the Songs is the final track I chose, because it raps up the mix nicely. People are happy with their loved ones and enjoying their time on land. Brendon can use his beautiful voice again, and not to much was lost on the way to a happy ending :)

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Take California

In the Pretend World Scarling.

Kiro TV Sneaker Pimps

Toy Soldier I:Scintilla

Punching in a Dream The Naked and Famous

Shiny The Decembrists

Monster Hospital Metric

In the Shadows Rasmus

Wolf Mother The Mynabirds

Machine Gun Portishead

Sanctuary Antidote for Annie

Radar Detector Darwin Deez

Being Bad Feels Pretty Good Does it Offend You, Yeah?

Believer Kill Hannah

Queen of Hearts Darlia

Uprising Muse

There Is a Light that Never Goes out Dum Dum Girls

Infidel The Bouncing Souls

Ready Fuels Anberlin

Radio, Radio Elvis Costello & The Attractions


With this mix, I tried to illustrate the progression of a plot line in the Killjoy universe. I wanted something with confusion, realization, and liberation. Take California was meant to be exposition. I wanted to get the feel that not everyone in the situation was there of their own accord or consent. From Pretend World to Wolf Mother was a slow decline from compliant citizen to someone questioning. Shiny and In the Shadows illustrate the lack of trust of both Battery City and the Killjoys. “They say that I must learn to kill before I can feel safe; but I’s rather kill myself than turn into their slave” is a good instance of this. After coming from a city of robots, who would want to lose themselves in the Zones? My writer pointed out that the turn from suspicion to trust happens during Sanctuary and Radar Detector. From there, it continues until the final songs, Ready Fuels and Radio, Radio, in which the protagonist and their new partners have become fully united.

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This BandomBigBang, I chose to mix for a podcast (something I usually avoid). Lucky for me, Dapatty is a magnificent story-teller. I often have trouble paying attention to audiobooks and podcasts, but her voice kept me engaged throughout the entire fic. Here is what I came up with for Séance Weather. Download the podfic here.)



Gorazde Disparition

Irish Goodbyes The Menzingers

5 Ghosts 1 Nine Inch Nails

Mulder and Scully Catatonia

You’re So Rad The Bouncing Souls

Main Title Steve Jablonsky

Darkshines Muse

Bucaresti Disparition

See the Sky About to Rain Jeff Rosenstock

Demons Chelsea Wolfe

Ende Disparition

You’ll Be in My Dreams Today Screeching Weasel

Walking with a Ghost Tegan & Sara

Johnny & the Ghost Sewer Rats

Bird Caught in Throat Disparition


When I talked to Dapatty about music to complement the podfic, atmospheric & punk was brought up. I was lucky that most of my spooky-themed songs were one of the two. We also thought playing some songs for scene breaks, as well as an intro and outdo would be cool. All of the atmospheric was chosen to either lead into or out of a scene or feeling frank was having. The rest were added as a sort of soundtrack. Irish Goodbyes was (I felt) a good illustration of how bored Frank was, being the only one interested in dark and spooky things. Mulder and Scully & You’re So Rad were meant to show his joy at having found two new friends (and their mom) who shared this interest. I also wanted songs to get the “feeling” of being in the Way house for the first time, as well as the disappointment at Frank’s mother’s reaction to meeting the Ways. The climax music had to be creepy and intense, and I think I found that in Demons. The last two were easy. The one thing I might have changed was switch out the original Walking with a Ghost with The White Stripes’s version, to keep with the punk. Alas, I only had Tegan & Sara’s to share. I hope you enjoy the tracks and podcast!

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 Wave Three for this BandomBigBang, I was fortunate enough to mix for Cock Zero, whose fics and tumblr I frequent. The story was amazing and I was so happy to be the one to add a soundtrack to it! Here's what I came up with:

This Year –Bowerbirds
Asleep –The Smiths
A Crush to Pass the Time –Plushgun
Wow & Flutter –Stereolab
Waterfall Prinston –Pisellini
Currents –Eisley
Skin Naked –Raven
Secrets Redeeming Room Theme –Thump Monks
Flowers Bloom –High Highs
Scarborough Fair –Christophe Héral
Fairy Dance James –Newton Howard
Sleeping in –Menswear

Blood Ties

Jul. 21st, 2014 08:10 pm
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 This year at BandomBigBang, I mixed for the fic The Academy, written by volrosso. Here is what I came up with:

People Don't Understand (People Like Me) - Trey Lockerbie
Kill All Your Friends - My Chemical Romance
Kill Monsters in the Rain - Steel Train
Call Them Brothers (feat. Only Son) - Regina Spektor
We've Got a Big Mess on Our Hands - The Academy Is…
Fight Inside - Red
I'm Not Your Hero - Tegan & Sara
Let's Kill Tonight - Panic! at the Disco
In for the Kill - La Roux
The Heretic - The Sounds of Animals Fighting
Burn Away - The Birthday Massacre
Heroes - David Bowie
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 Download Mix

Mechanical Reaction– Transitional Override
Engineering– The Stiffs, Inc.
Ship in a Bottle– The Bouncing Souls
In Space– Ludo
The Wasteland– Chelsea Wolfe
Nocturne– Daft Punk
Are You Receiving?– Clint Mansell
I'll Find a Way– Rachael Yamagata
Hoping It's Not Hopeless– Epicure
Spit in the Dark– Empires
I Can't Wait to Come Home– Dreamboat Money
Digital Love– Daft Punk
Space Phase– Aperture Science Psychoacoustics Laboratory
Underneath the Stars (Renholder Remix)– The Cure
Lucky Star (Version 2)– Elliot Minor


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