emmyette
18 November 2011 @ 12:00 am
Fandom: Star Trek AOS au
Subject: [livejournal.com profile] erynwen's [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang fic, Messages in Green
Title: It's All Just Alchemy

Notes: This fic is an exciting, urban fantasy cop au (trust me, it totally works) with an absolutely perfect re-imagining of the characters to fit into the setting. There are so many things about the actual plot that I just love, but I sadly can't tell you what they are without spoiling the story. What I can tell you, is that the world-building is aaaah-mazing and the imagery is spectacular. Plus, there is amazing art from [livejournal.com profile] nix_this. This is our second year in a row of creating art/mix for a story, so I knew from the moment match up emails went out that I would love what she did.

For this mix, I tried to capture the mix of magic/modern and wizard/cop, as well as the natural mix of characters offered up by the cast and the setting, by using a variety of genres. The mix focuses most strongly on the relationship between McCoy and Nero, with some McCoy/Kirk thrown in on the side. I can only hope I did this story some justice. Big thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] heeroluva who helped me out when I was stumped for tracks. She suggested a few, and then suddenly the whole mix came together even though I only used one of her suggestions. Because of this, the mix literally wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for her.

As before, clicking on the song title will allow you to download individual songs, and a download link for the whole schebang is down below at the end of this post.

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emmyette
11 November 2011 @ 10:04 pm
Fandom: DC Comics
Subject: Batgirls (Babs, Cass, and Steph)
Title: We Were Real

Notes: For this mix I wanted to use only upbeat songs sung by female vocalists. It proved to be a lot harder than I would have thought, which says a lot about my music collection (depressing, downbeat songs sung by men or instrumentals). I also wanted songs with a focus on something other than love. This mix fluctuated from anywhere between 20 to 6 songs, and at one point has "Little Seal Girl" from As Told By Ginger on it. I kid you not.

I wanted to do this mix because I really love all of the Batgirls. All three of them are such wonderful, inspirational figures for me. Each of these three women have their own individual strengths, and they've all helped each other and worked together. And as each of them has moved on from her cowl, they've only continued to grow and become even stronger. These are the sort of women I aspire to be.

 
 
emmyette
10 November 2011 @ 12:00 am

So this first story that I made a mix for was a really fun read. It's a Kirk/McCoy story, based on a fairytale. More information on the fic, as well as the track list and a download link, is over here @ [livejournal.com profile] galacticmoxy. (Or you could just click the cover art above.)

I've started posting my fandom stuff to [livejournal.com profile] galacticmoxy because my friend [livejournal.com profile] thegreatulysses wanted some place to post her stuff and I'd been thinking of getting a separate journal for my stuff, so we decided to get one place together. We...don't really have any fandoms in common and she's quite busy with school so mostly it will be me posting there, but whatever. We do what we want. So that is why all of the links for things will be heading over there instead of my lj.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] _samalander is bringing her pretty little butt down here next month. I am beyond excited to show her around and I cannot wait.
 
 
emmyette
Fandom: Halloween
Subject: Music for Fighting the Undead
Title: Smells Like ZOMBIE Spirit: A Halloween Mix for Screaming, Running, Fighting, & Everything in Between
Warnings: I used this mix as an excuse to use a terrible font. Apologies. Excessive use of Queen music.

 
 
emmyette
Fandom: Doctor Who
Subject: [livejournal.com profile] foxrafer's fic, Crossing Into Established Events for [livejournal.com profile] scifibigbang (master post here)
Title: If Next Time Is This Time, Then This Time We'll Get It Right

Notes: This is an absolutely wonderful fic. [livejournal.com profile] foxrafer has done an absolutely spectacular job of capturing Martha and Nine's voices, as well as creating a unique relationship between the two. It was so nice to see Martha interact with the Doctor without having Rose overshadow how completely amazing she is and how much ingenuity she has.

This is one of those rare mixes where I hit the nose at fifteen tracks, which is significant for me because fifteen is what I consider to be a perfect amount of tracks because you get the number by multiplying my two favorite numbers--five and three. Just wanted to brag a little about that because I love it when the right songs just happen to be one of my favorite numbers :)



tracklist under cut )



Mix + covers @ dropbox (.zip)

 
 
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emmyette
Fandom: Doctor Who
Subject: Rory Williams/Amy Pond
Title: Legs to Walk Me Back to You

Notes: This isn't so much of Rory/Amy mix as it is a "Rory loves Amy but the writers like to fake us out repeatedly with hints of Amy/The Doctor so we and Rory are left constantly wondering even though we know Rory will always love Amy and Amy loves The Doctor just not like she loves Rory and in the end it will always be Rory and if it came down to a choice between the two of them Amy has and will always choose Rory because even though he's real The Doctor is still her imaginary friend and Rory is her real friend and real love." And that is my long-winded head canon about the Rory/Amy/The Doctor triangle that keeps coming up even though the subject is closed, so very closed, at least in my mind.



tracklist under cut )



Mix + covers @ dropbox (.zip)

 
 
emmyette
Fandom: Doctor Who
Subject: Donna Noble
Title: She Who Can Sail No More
Warnings: Usually when I make a mix, I only use .mp3 files. However I have yet to install everything I need on my (new~) laptop/figure out Windows 7, so this mix is comprised of several different file types (.mp3, .wma, .m4a). I apologize if this is an inconvenience to anyone. This is also why some of the tracks have the correct album art while others don't.
Notes: Because Donna Noble is the baddest of bad asses and should have traveled with the Doctor forever.



tracklist under cut )



Mix + covers @ dropbox (.zip)

 
 
emmyette
Fandom: Star Trek TNG/VOY
Subject: [livejournal.com profile] oparu's Shards and Fairy Tales
Title: Bring on Ever After

Notes: Here it is. My last entry for [livejournal.com profile] classictrekbb. I love mirrorverse and [livejournal.com profile] oparu has done an amazing job of showing all sides of that twisted reality while still managing to squeeze a love story in there. And of course, you all know how much I love mirrorverse.



tracklist under cut )

Mix + cover @ dropbox (.zip)

 
 
emmyette
Fandom: Star Trek Voyager
Subject: Hard Won by [livejournal.com profile] skeelojoe
Title: In the Mersey so Free

Notes: This is a day late, and that is my fault because I decided to make the mix and then not upload it immediately like I usually do. Many apologies to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] skeelojoe, who deserved this on time.

This is a wonderful story, and despite it being an AU the characters are all so true to their canon counterparts I thought I was watching the characters in a game on the holodeck. Because of the setting of the story, I decided to use all instrumental tracks, even if they weren't period pieces, and it proved to be a fun challenge since I'm still such an orch dork years after quitting my violin. The title of the mix comes from "The Dreadnaught," a song I found quite fitting given that the story is based off VOY.



tracklist under cut )

Mix + cover @ dropbox (.zip)

 
 
emmyette
Fandom: Star Trek DS9/VOY crossover
Subject: [livejournal.com profile] classictrekbb fic by [livejournal.com profile] parcequelle
Title: Love in a Time of Tribbles
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] parcequelle's wonderful fic, Tribble in Paradise. It's a wonderful fic about time travel, tribbles, and crushing on teachers, featuring my two favorite captains Sisko and Janeway.



tracklist under cut )

Mix + covers @ dropbox (.zip)

 
 
emmyette
Fandom: Star Trek AOS
Subject: [livejournal.com profile] trekreversebang fic, Perceptions Q-liding
Title: Quintessence




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Mix + covers @ dropbox (.zip)

 
 
emmyette
12 February 2011 @ 03:25 pm
Fandom: Star Trek AOS
Subject: If We Lived and Were Good, a dystopian au fic by [livejournal.com profile] _samalander
Title: If We Lived and Were Good
Warnings: Please see the fic for warnings pertaining to the story.

Notes: I was so excited when [livejournal.com profile] _samalander first mentioned wanting to write this story. I thought it sounded completely amazing and it was definitely something I wanted to read. Following her as she's written it has been such an astounding experience. Sam is one of my best friends, and getting to see just how she works her magic to create such wonderful characters within her story has been such an honor. When she won me in fandom auction, she asked me to make a mix to go along with this story, I unfortunately had to tell her that wouldn't be possible and to pick a different prize--because I had already started to make one for her as a surprise!

This is a mix in two parts. Usually when I make a mix, I take into account the story being told as well as the characters within it, and try to balance the tracks between the two. However, there is just SO MUCH story (and it's all so good!) and such wonderful things happening with the characters, that by the time I had gathered all the tracks, I realized it was way too much to fit in just one mix.

The first "disc," Reasons Not to Fear the Sky, follows the story chronologically. In that way, it serves as a true soundtrack.

The second part, Nine Miles Beyond the Dwelling, is more of an inspired-by, character-driven mix. The title itself refers to Fiddler's Green, the final resting place for sailors.

I chose to use the "Jolly Roger" (aka pirate flag) for the cover because when it was hoisted, that indicated the pirates would be willing to show mercy to their enemy.

[edit] [livejournal.com profile] theoreticalpixy has also written a lovely companion piece telling the story of One and Pike's relationship and how it develops from enemies to lovers: Maps of a Compass Rose.



(click cover to view tracks and to download each part separately)

          



download the whole thing (.zip) @ dropbox

 
 
emmyette
Fandom: Star Trek AOS
Subject: If We Lived and Were Good, dystopian AU
Title: Nine Miles Beyond the Dwelling

 
 
emmyette
Fandom: Star Trek AOS
Subject: If We Lived and Were Good, dystopian AU
Title: Reasons Not to Fear the Sky
Notes: Track 10 is very quiet, that's just how it is and how it's supposed to be. So if you decide to turn your speakers up, remember to turn them down or you'll be surprised when it moves on to the next one.

 
 
emmyette
Fandom: Harry Potter
Subject: Severus Snape/Lily Evans
Title: Never a Coward
Warnings: Making this mix made me cry. Seriously. And considering how rarely I cry, I thought it deserved a warning.
Notes: This is for [livejournal.com profile] danica_enjolras, who tells me she has "a soft spot for Sev/Lily." So, just in time for the holidays, I present to you a tear-jerker of a mix, dedicated to Snape and his one-sided love for the woman who made him good.



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Mix + covers @ dropbox (.zip)

 
 
emmyette
Fandom: Harry Potter
Subject: Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger
Title: Always the Tone of Surprise (But Only for You)
Notes: This is a gift for [livejournal.com profile] cheapen, who is "a bit obsessed" and needed something to feed her inner fangirl. I made this mix with the seventh book in mind, but I think it can also work more generally in terms of their relationship and it's evolution throughout the books.



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emmyette
Fandom: Star Trek AOS
Subject: If Wishes Were Horses by [livejournal.com profile] fringedweller
Title: If Wishes Were Horses
Notes: I love Janice Rand and it's a well-known fact that I've contemplated the place she could hold on the Enterprise in the new 'verse set up by the latest movie. Because of this, I was so excited to be able to read [livejournal.com profile] fringedweller 's take on my favorite Yeoman. In addition to the beautiful story, [livejournal.com profile] nix_this has created some GORGEOUS art, so I really suggest y'all stop what you're doing and take a look!

If Wishes Were Horses

The Fic | The Art    

fringedweller | nix_this              






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emmyette
Fandom: STXI/[livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang
Subject: Measure of a Man by [livejournal.com profile] alexajohnson
Title: Measure of a Man
Notes: I was so excited to create a mix for this beautiful McCoy/Kirk friendship fic. They are my favorite duo from the entire Star Trek 'verse and [livejournal.com profile] alexajohnson did a wonderful job of telling their story.

Measure of a Man

The Fic | The Art

    alexajohnson | shingo_the_pest





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emmyette
Fandom: Star Trek AOS
Subject: What Our Lives Again Could Be by [livejournal.com profile] tocourtdisaster
Title: What Our Lives Again Could Be
Notes: I was so lucky to be able to mix for this amazing story. [livejournal.com profile] tocourtdisaster is a wonderful writer and her retelling of Winona and Sam's lives in this fic is both beautiful and heart-wrenching. [livejournal.com profile] shinychimera's artwork for it just as stunning. I literally gasped with delight when I saw it. I highly recommend reading it and viewing the art as soon as you can.

What Our Lives Again Could Be

The Fic | The Art

tocourtdisaster | shinychimera   





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Mix + covers @ megaupload (.zip)

 
 
emmyette
Fandom: DC Comics
Subject: Stephanie Brown/Spoiler/Robin IV/Batgirl III
Title: It all went Eggplant-Shaped
Warnings: Apologies for my bad music taste.
Notes: The title is a play off the metaphor "gone pear-shaped," meaning "something that has gone horribly wrong." Because it's not purple, it's eggplant.

Another cob-webby mix fresh off my hard drive. While the cover art for this one is exactly where I want it (give or take a few things, as I don't think I've ever felt 100% about anything) and was actually finished first, contrary to how I usually do things, the mix is a rough one. Looking at this one and the one I just posted for Gaila, they have several songs in common, but the Gaila mix was made a good number of months before the Steph one. Enough of a time difference that I am pretty positive it was complete coincidence.



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Mix + covers @ dropbox (.zip)