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In Our Like of Work
A ficmix for Fee's (aka [livejournal.com profile] linckia_blue) Inception story In Our Line of Work [LJ] [AO3]
Fandom: Inception
by wandrinparakeet
15 songs plus liner notes plus cover image

Notes: I had intended to get this mix made for the two year anniversary...but obviously that didn’t happen quite on schedule.  Still, of all of the many Inception fics I love, and I love many, this story is the one I go back to again and again.

It actually took me a long time to pull this mix together, as a fan letter to the story and the author, simply because I wasn’t sure I could do it justice.  I hope I have, here, and I hope all you listeners out there enjoy it!


Tracks after the cut )
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Something Wicked This Way Comes Cover

Something Wicked This Way Comes
A Teen Wolf and Sterek fanmix
Fandom: Teen Wolf, seasons 1-2
by wandrinparakeet
40 songs plus liner notes
(listen & dl)

UPDATED: Now with a pretty cover!  Or at least I think it's pretty.

Enjoy!

Comment and let me know if anything goes awry with the download or, of course, with any reactions/commentary. :D
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So, after months of noodling around, I have finally gotten some of my new mixes together!  Hopefully those of you who've enjoyed my other fanmixes will enjoy these as well.

First off, a Brick fanmix:

Title: Yeah is under Y (Go ahead, I'll Wait)
Inspired by the film Brick
Fandom: Brick
(links currently down)
I started this 6 whopping months ago when [livejournal.com profile] osaraba prompted me when we were chatting over [livejournal.com profile] sho_no_tabi's Life During Wartime stories & mix.  Yes, it has taken me this long to actually get it finished (and to be honest, I'm not totally happy with it, but if I didn't post it now, it would never go up.)  So, [livejournal.com profile] osaraba, I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you'll spread to the word to other Brick fans.

For those who just enjoy mixes, I offer two very bouncy mixes:

Title: E's Challenge Mix
Inspired by my friend E who commanded me to make a mix with one, only peppy songs, and two, only songs that I had not yet used on a mix.  As I told her, since I've made about 40 mixes in my life, this is not as easy as it might seem.
(links currently down)

Title: Spring 2011 Mix
Inspired by: springtime! (Yes, it's been a while since I made this mix.) I needed music to walk to, and which were happy.  Hence this mix.
(links currently down)

Up next, I've been noodling around with a mix for [livejournal.com profile] gyzym's Carpe Brewski, but I will wait until it's finished before I really get that organized.  Happy listening, all!
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Title: Life During Wartime
Inspiration: stories by [livejournal.com profile] sho_no_tabiMost of her current stories, including A Soul Awake, Dig, Lazarus, Dig, Something Like, Life During Wartime, Keep Calm and Carry On, Red Oni, Blue Oni, and Glitch
Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Summary: Follow the image (or the link) to download (links currently down).  Includes 25 individual song files plus liner notes.



Note: This mix started without a particular fic focus -- it was just an Arthur/Eames BAMF action mix. It was supposed to be the opposite of the last mix I created for [livejournal.com profile] gyzym's stories Wherever You Will Be (That's Where I'll Call Home). No more love songs! All badassery all the time! Any hint of sappiness? Rejected!

 And then I read [livejournal.com profile] sho_no_tabi's stories. And I focused. Helpful, of course, because it made me weed out songs and zero in on a theme.  And it let me be a little more romantic when the stories called for it...which was satisfying.  Mainly, though, as always, this was my way to express my enthusiasm and appreciation for a wonderful universe of stories that truly fired my imagination.
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But dude, [livejournal.com profile] sho_no_tabi's Inception fic is glorious.  Thanks, Inceptionwips!  You introduce me to the nicest people.

While I'm as partial to cheerful banter and romance (give me His Girl Friday any day of the week, my friends) as the next girl, the thing I fell in love with about Inception ALMOST as much as the pretty men is the action and the heist.  The sense that most of these characters were brilliant, calculating, daring criminals.  Even Saito, despite not being part of the official team, is undoubtedly badass.  (It helps that he's played by Ken Watanabe.)  Heck, even Fischer gets to be badass.

Yes, I admit I would not kick any of these men out of bed (except Leo, really, but even him I wouldn't actually kick out of bed).  But I also want to BE all of them.  And that's because they're so smart.  I drool over smart.

And [livejournal.com profile] sho_no_tabi's fic gives me JUST WHAT I WANT for that.  Arthur being impeccable but human.  Eames being the smartest damn man in the room.  (I also cannot say how much I appreciate that Cobb is not a maudlin ass in these stories.)

They have PLOT.  They have beautiful, subtle character shifts, synced in with what I gleaned from canon.  

And most of all they have both compelling, brutal action (that scene when Arthur's leaps across that fucking 15-foot gap stories above ground in Life During Wartime is just what I needed but didn't know I wanted.)  Action that is charged with emotion, but not wallowing in it.  Action is not easy to write clearly, either, and this is done efficiently and engagingly.  It brings me right back to what hooked me about the film when I saw it the first time with no expectations.  

These stories are not romances, not in the traditional way.  There is very little in the way of smut (what's there is potent and effective, but not the point.)  So look elsewhere if you want straight up porn. 

Go forth and read!

As an aside, there are many bonus nods to the excellent Brick.  And it just makes me want a fedora that much more than I already do.
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Title: Wherever You Will Be (That's Where I'll Call Home)
Inspiration: stories by [livejournal.com profile] gyzymWherever You Will Be (That's Where I'll Call Home)
Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Summary: Follow the image (or the link) to download (links currently down).  Includes 28 individual song files plus liner notes.

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 While I've been on LJ for more than a decade, I've finally decided to get a bit of a crowbar in here and separate out my fandom flailing from my other, less flail-y life.

So, this journal is here for fandom purposes.

Fandoms I have loved (in vaguely chronological order):
X-Files, Sports Night, Due South, Harry Potter, Smallville, FAKE, Pet Shop of Horrors, Sherlock Holmes (of various incarnations), Supernatural (Dean/Castiel only), Star Trek (also of various incarnations), Tsubasa, Primeval, Wild Adapter, Merlin, Inception
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Here it is, after hours of shuffling and vetoing and rediscovering old CDs, my Inception mix!

To declare my own rules for making mixes:

I try very hard not to use the same songs I’ve used on other mixes.  Of course, this gets harder the more mixes I make, but I my mixes are also a snapshot of what I’m drawn to (new and old) at any one time, and how my brain processes the inspiration.  That usually means enough new stuff has shown up on my playlists that I can succeed in not repeating.  It also means I’m not just listening to my own favorite songs over and over, but actively seeking out songs correct to the mix.  Otherwise, where’s the fun?

I also try hard to not use the same artist twice (although I caved here because Franz Ferdinand was too awesome, twice, to pass over using their songs.)

This is very much a fanmix -- an Arthur/Eames pairing fanmix for Inception, to be exact.  Now, a lot of it is Inception in general, but then it veers off into fanfic land, because, well, that’s where my imagination headed as well.  I’ve linked to the stories specifically where appropriate.

All of that being true, I actually think this is a mix you can enjoy very much even if one, you’ve never seen Inception, and/or two, you have no desire to pair off Arthur and Eames.

Download and liner notes not currently available (working on updating.)  Keep reading for liner notes, with links to fic!

Dream a Little Bigger Darling Liner Notes )
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