So now that season 2 has aired in the US, I feel safe enough to make/post my spoilery post-TRF emo Sherlock mix. Even though it's been all over EVERYWHERE since January, I didn't want to spoil anyone with art or anything! So if you still haven't seen it, sorry, but at this point I'm probably not the first to have spoiled you. XD I wanted to make a Sherlock and John mix, but somehow Sherlock is a lot easier for me to mix for than John. It's just as well, there are so many good post-TRF John mixes out there already. But after reading greywash's the sensation of falling as you just hit sleep (rec, rec!), I could not get in-over-his-head!Sherlock out of my head. Of course he'd be emotionally compromised with absolutely no clue what he got himself in for. Of course he'd be vulnerable, no matter how much he tries not to be. And of course he'd have regrets, even if he knows there was no other option. So, that's this. Emo, yes. Shippy (probably OOC-ly so), yes. If you're down with that, please enjoy. :D

O hi there, shiny new fandom! This probably holds the record for fastest mix made for me; I watched all of season 1 the week before Christmas (best Christmas present everrrr) and then season 2 started on New Year's, so I've only been wallowing in this delightfully slashy show for like a month. I seriously have ridiculous cartoon hearts in my eyes for this show, you don't even know. These two are like on Petrelli and Winchester levels of gay for me, I love it. So of course I made a big schmoopy sappy mix for them. Embarrassingly OTP, but when am I ever not? The songs alternate POV but I think they're pretty obvious to figure out and some could work for either, so whatever. Enjoy! :D

The Head + the Heart
a Sherlock/John mix

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20 October 2011 @ 12:53 am
So, it's been a while. I've wanted to make a mix for this movie since I walked out of the theater (yeah, like a year ago), but life tends to get in the way of these things. Also, every time I sat down to work on it, I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to go with a mix. One of the things I love about the film is how many different layers it works on. Do I make a relationship mix, or a multi-character mix, or do I go with the obvious (Nina)? And if I do, how do I make the obvious less so? So this ended up as an exploration of Nina's psyche throughout the film, because I seem to have this thing for linear mixes and fractured personalities and identity issues. Hi, psych major, go figure. I see Nina as someone who has a severe case of arrested development. She's been kept in this child-like state by her mother and her profession and it's the role of the Swan Queen that's the trigger for this integration of the various darker, more adult parts of her personality that have been denied for so long. So while the title may not be completely accurate (unless the deux is Nina and her mom, which totally works, but isn't this mix), it works with the portrayal of Nina's darker side as a separate entity: the Black Swan. Also, I've been watching a lot of X-Files.

Folie à Deux
a Nina Sayers mix

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Current Mood accomplished
Current Music Florence and The Machine - Breaking Down
26 May 2010 @ 03:06 pm
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26 December 2009 @ 02:08 am
Why, after a spectacularly awful year, this Christmas has been the best I've had in recent years:

No drama. No losing friends, as I did all that in the middle of the year and am much better off without them (thanks for finally defriending me, Kyle!). Family was just as annoying as it always is but was easy to avoid. Earbuds and The Fame Monster fixes a lot.

No severe holiday depression. I'm not sure what's made this year any different than others, but I haven't felt the intense post-semester depression I usually get this time of year. My sleeping hours are still quasi-normal, which accounts for a lot of that, I've realized. Also, I figure I've been put through enough already this year that the least my psyche can do is make its last few weeks psychologically bearable.

I have some stuff to look forward to before the year's end, so I'm not just counting the hours til 2010. Gaga is on Sunday and I got a pretty pretty party dress to wear while I was in Dallas! And I'm going to see Rae a bit on Tuesday while she's in town.

The grass is not looking that much greener in 2010. I'm going to be taking a lot of hours next year to graduate vaguely on time, my jobs might not be giving me very many hours, and I still don't have a car to be able to find employment off campus. At this point, I just hope I make it through alive and not catatonic from anxiety overload. Just thinking about it makes me want to die.

I started a Christmas tradition! Last night, I decided to watch all the Christmas episodes of shows I have on DVD. I watched SPN's A Very Supernatural Christmas, Arrested Development's Afternoon Delight, Sports Night's Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee and The Reunion, A Space Ghost Christmas, and Lost's The Constant (closest thing Lost has to a Christmas episode and what an episode it is!). I wanted to watch X-Files' How The Ghosts Stole Christmas, but I couldn't find it online anywhere. It has one of my favorite XF quotes: "If I heard Silent Night one more time, I was going to start taking hostages." MTE, Scully. ♥

I hope all of y'all had lovely holidays and received everything you wished for for Giftmas! Thank you to Rei, David, Cody, Josh, Maddie, and Rae for the cards (and lone gift!) I got as surprises in the mail! Mail is totally the best part of the season for me, as I never get any otherwise. :D Extra special thank yous to Val, Iraq Josh, and David for my awesome presents, I don't deserve y'all at all.

And I will leave you all with some Christmas tree porn, courtesy of my gorgeous new lens.

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Current Mood thankful
08 December 2009 @ 10:56 pm
Reading ONTD. Reading really really hot porn. Window shopping. Stealing stuff from tumblr to post here. Writing Christmas cards. (Most of which will go out this week!) Buying Lady Gaga tickets.

What do all these things have in common? All != studying for finals! But that's okay, because I fucking rocked this semester (academically, anyway) and can do pretty abysmally on all my finals and still make As. I still feel slightly guilty about it, though.

Speaking of stuff to post, here's what I've been enjoying while I have not, in fact, been studying:

Album: The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga. Goes without saying, I have been taken hostage by Lady Gagalupe since the Bad Romance vid got released. Even though I only love about two songs off The Fame (Paparazzi and Poker Face), I cannot get enough of this new direction of her's. I love music about vices and violence and horror and sex, especially when the horror is implicit vs explicit. Also, I pretty much want a SPN vid set to all eight songs on this album. Yes yes, all roads in my mind lead to SPN, but I really do love the music. So much so I'm going to see her on the 27th in New Orleans! ~SHAKING AND CRYING~ OMG I'M SO EXCITED!

Album: Lungs, Florence + The Machine. I feel so late to the party on this band, but Jesus Christ, I love them so. It has been the only music to break the three week long spell Lady Gaga has had me under. I love the mix of violent sexuality of Howl, Girl with One Eye, and Kiss with a Fist with the dreamy romance of Blinding, Between Two Lungs, and Cosmic Love; this band is right up my dysfunctional, bipolar romantic alley. If you like offbeat stuff with a female vocalist who sounds like Feist and A Fine Frenzy only less boring (sry2say), give it a try!

Link: Once you see it, you'll shit bricks. Or, ONTD discovers complementary colors! I think the thing I enjoy the most about this prevalence of orange/blue in film posters is that it's so goddamn easy to do from a design perspective. All you have to do is use the Kelvin temperature slider for white balance and put it to either extreme. Voila, instant blue or orange picture! I'm onto you, lazy designers! Or maybe film posters are being made by crappy LJ icon makers now, idk. :(

Vid: Acapella Poker Face, sung by seven awesome men. Fuck Cartman, this is the best cover of Poker Face ever. I love how they threw in some Bad Romance choreography too. Work it, bitches.

Vid: Surprised Kitten is Surprised! I don't care how many times you've seen this or its gif incarnations, watch it again. And again. Nothing can be bad when faced with such adorability, I promise.

Oh, and I heard Heroes might be getting canceled. Please Lord please, I've been so good!

It feels like it should be Thursday already. Why is it only Tuesday?
Current Mood good
Current Music Florence + The Machine - Drumming Song
26 November 2009 @ 11:06 pm


brb buying so I can hang them from my ceiling and stand under them and pretend I'm a sim omg DON'T JUDGE ME
Current Mood amused
Current Music final countdown.
16 November 2009 @ 07:15 pm
A meme seems like the best way to start posting again after like 2 months of being dead to the Internet.

Sorry about that, guys. :(

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Annual holiday address post up soon, and also (best part of the season) CHRISTMAS LIST! :D
Current Mood okay
So, I'm not really feeling season 5 all that much. The mytharc is standing on shaky legs and the MotW eps watch like rejects from earlier, better seasons. Sure, Sam and Dean made up and still are each other's world entire (when Cas isn't around D:) and are working together again (eeee boys!) and it should feel just like old times, but it doesn't and I miss it! I miss it a lot. So I made this mix, as a love letter to The Epic Love Story of Sam and Dean, which I'm desperately hoping hasn't been taken over by an overly ambitious mytharc. This is, in my own schmoop obsessed mind, my fantasy s5, once there is no Lucifer to defeat and no meddling angels making things difficult and no imminent apocalypse to stop. It's a happy ending mix for two men who desperately deserve a happy ending that I'm not sure we'll get in canon. Vintage OTP Sam and Dean, with some added hurt/comfort from seasons 4 and 5. If there's anything the latter seasons have given us, it's h/c opportunities in spades, and I can never say no to h/c. :D

I fix things I don't like with music and it makes them more bearable. If you're like me and tire of the veering direction of the show, maybe it'll make you feel better as well.

You Can Sleep While I Drive
a Sam/Dean mix

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Current Mood schmoopy