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30 September 2011 @ 05:02 pm
2 fanmixes (Chiana and Scorpius)  
This is my entry for the farscape_land challenge Get Down. I apologize for possibly being crappy at this stuff, this is my first time doing fanmixes... I'm just happy I got something done. Please inform me if I do something wrong ^^ Ugh, I really didn't have the time to look for download links, so I just went with YouTube links...

I chose to do two very different mixes. The Chiana mix is probably more suitable to pop fans, while the Scorpy mix has alternative rock, punk rock and melodic metal songs ^^ (Try to look surprised that I picked Scorpy!) Also, the Chiana mix follows a pretty linear timeline, while the Scorpy mix is just random songs I think fit his character.





FANMIX #1 - Chiana's story





1. t.A.T.u. - Not Gonna Get Us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HL-N9oOjcs

An important point in Chiana's life was the escape from her home planet, away from the Nebari who she didn't fit with. So she left with her brother Nerri, and this is their song about how they were on the run with nothing else but each other to hold onto.

"We'll run away, keep everything simple
Night will come down, our guardian angel
We rush ahead, the crossroads are empty
Our spirits rise, they're not gonna get us

My love for you, always forever
Just you and me, all else is nothing
Not going back, not going back there
They don't understand,
They don't understand us"


2. Marina and the Diamonds - Rootless

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0ko4cjin78

Then she also lost her brother when they had to go their separate ways. From then on, Chiana was alone with nowhere to belong and nobody to love. This is the song I chose to represent that sad part of her life.

"I've got nowhere to go
I'm a stray cat on the roam
Choking on a chicken bone
For a home sweet, no sweet home"

"I'm a nomad walking on
Humming to the same old song
Lowercase society
Tied to no community
A kingdom without a king
With no sense of belonging"


3. Christina Aguilera - I Am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnIQyAEe7is

And then Chiana met the rest of our crew and found people she slowly started to trust, and one she grew especially attached to. This song represents the blissful phase starting at the end of Home on the Remains, when she starts to open up to D'Argo, who then tells her she's safe with him. This is also an overall look into the brilliant character that Chiana is, with her many flaws that make her so much more real.

"I am temperamental and
I have imperfections and
I am emotional
I am unpredictable
I am naked
I am vulnerable
I am a woman
I am opening up to you"


4. Bjork - Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy-gVib5QdQ

...But then things took another bad turn, as Chiana started to realize D'Argo wanted much more than she was ready give yet. This song represents how Chiana starts feeling anxiety, and wishes she could have D'Argo, but not too close; wishes what she has to offer would be enough.

"I wish I'd only look
and didn't have to touch
I wish I'd only smell this
and didn't have to taste

How can I ignore?
This is sex without touching
I'm going to explore
I'm only into this to enjoy"


5. Kwan - Tainted Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT5O79QXjzs&ob=av2e

The anxiety is growing and so Chiana decides to betray D'Argo to get out of this relationship that's clearly not for her anymore. She knows how wrong it is, but still seduces Jothee into it, knowing they'll both lose D'Argo. This is the song I chose for Chiana and Jothee.

"Should you give me a moment and let me think
I will come up with something you can't resist
demonstrating myself in a certain way
with the lighting so subtle and perfectly dimmed
A suggestion of mine which you will not take
is to pack your belongings and steal away
for the play is in progress and what's to come
may not be your thought of marvelous fun at all...

Are you ready to play the game?
Ready to lose it all?
Sure you want to play?
It's tainted love"


6. The Veronicas - Mouth Shut

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCVneMqeGG0

This song reflects on Chiana contemplating what she's done, knowing that D'Argo will find out about her betrayal before too long. She knows she should have told him earlier that their wants and needs never really met, but also knows that what's done is done and their story is coming to an end.

"I kept my mouth shut from the start
I guess I left you in the dark
You thought you knew me but you don't
You say you love me but you wont
When you find out who I am

I kept my mouth shut for too long
All this time you got me wrong
Now we're in this way too far
I'm about to break your heart
Tear everything we had apart"


* * *

So that's it for Chi, it's Scorpy's turn!

FANMIX #2 - Scorpius' story






1. Sonata Arctica - The Cage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nzwF3j4Gg4

This is about Scorpius' sad childhood, being imprisoned by the Scarrans, and how it made him want revenge more than anything.

"Empty stare, innocent and unaware, dragged out from my home, my lair
Earmarked me, hurt me, burned me"

"You will remember the day you crossed my path
Leave me without guard, now you'll feel my wrath
What you have done to me has made me bitter and cruel
I'll see that all the hate you spread returns to you"


2. Placebo - Black-Eyed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNP4Aap6P8U

This one tells more about the effects that his cruel upbringing caused in Scorpius - he became only loyal to himself, and has always had trouble trusting anyone.

"I was never faithful
And I was never one to trust
Borderlining schizo
And guaranteed to cause a fuss
I was never loyal
Except to my own pleasure zone
I'm forever black-eyed
A product of a broken home"



3. Sonata Arctica - Ain't Your Fairytale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8NIP7uMu3s

Even though this song actually tells about something else entirely, it always reminds me of Scorpius and the way he sees the Scarrans. For him, it's kill or be killed. The scene where he tells Braca how it must go - the Scarrans outnumber the Peacekeepers, and unless they do something about it soon, a war is inevitable - comes to my mind especially.

"The ones who seek justice,
will pray for it all their lives...
They can and they will skin us all one day
oh can you hear them cry..."

"Fear is your deepest wisdom
For these last days...
Preying for the moon, hiding for the day
These might be our last times
I ain't gonna see you taken away"



4. Billy Talent - River Below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0m6CjQHiDM

This is a general song about Scorpius, especially the way he couldn't care less about getting blood on his hands and the hate and fear he inflicts in others.

"Rejected since day one
My name is bastard's son
I've been damned so many times I've lost count
Blue collar working man
Devices, masterplan
Bi-polar with a mental side arm

I'm sick and I'm twisted
I'm broken, you can't fix it
Don't make me, cause I'll do it
Red button and we'll all go"


5. Sonata Arctica - Destruction Preventer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48-z85QquO8

An interesting point in Scorpius' story comes near the end of Peacekeeper Wars, when he finally sees with his own eyes the destruction that the wormhole weapons he desired so much can bring. He even admits 'this is insane' and looks truly happy when peace is accomplished. Somehow he came to change his attitude. There's no doubt he still despises the Scarrans and what they did to him, but he now sees that wormhole weapons don't prevent destruction, like he had thought all along, but create it. I chose this song to represent this point in his story.

"Miss the times when I was roaring
in the center of all mankind
I said how you should live your life,
I controlled, I was in charge, now
I think the red storm will rise and destroy us all

Heat in the center, destruction preventer
If you release one, you release 'em all
You can't defend Her, kneel down and surrender
Your end is at hand, if they blow"


 
 
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Les divagations de Neljaflo_nelja on September 30th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Yay, I love fanmixes!
And Rootless is one of my favourite songs of this year. ^^ (Well, it's older, but I discovered it at the beginning of the year ^^)
a random javascript functionjsfunction on September 30th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comment! I love the whole Marina & the Diamonds album, also discovered it this year :)
nymeria_55nymeria_55 on September 30th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
I am *impressed*...
Your choices for both mixes are nothing but brilliant, and quite on-the-spot for both characters: the lyrics seem to be written with them in mind - it's something that never ceases to amaze me.

**wild clapping**
a random javascript function: aerynjsfunction on September 30th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! :)
vinegar_dogvinegar_dog on September 30th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
Great mixes J_S! You really are a perfectionist! This must have taken you ages to put together...a really lovely job!

Great song and lyrics choice and you introduced me to Sonata Arctica and their songs, which I had never heard before, so thanks for that!

Both of them are so on the spot and well thought out...thanks for sharing with us!

(please don't leave us! :( ....I just had to throw that in there! LOL)
a random javascript function: sikozujsfunction on September 30th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
you introduced me to Sonata Arctica and their songs, which I had never heard before, so thanks for that!

Yay, I'm always happy to spread Finnish music ^^ Thanks for the comment! And I'll think about it... :P
marieYOTZmarieyotz on October 2nd, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
These are phenomenal! The art is fantastic, can't wait to listen to the songs... Lyrics seem spot on!
a random javascript function: john harvey identityjsfunction on October 4th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!! :)
jacquelee: Harvey beachjacquelee on October 2nd, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
WOW, these are great!!! I love how you really put a lot of thought into these!!!

They both fit perfectly and I second that Sonata Africa is a great band (never heard of them before either), but my favourite was Mouth shut for Chiana!! SO GOOD!!

VERY GOOD WORK!! And I'm SOOOO glad you're staying on FSL!!!
a random javascript function: bff john harveyjsfunction on October 4th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
Aaw, thanks!!! I did put a lot of thought into them (lol, as if I could do otherwise - I think about EVERYTHING way too much :D), nice that you noticed!
Arevhat: LGM chi/d'argo credit johnscorpynebari_rebel on October 4th, 2011 07:51 am (UTC)
First, thank you for introducing me to Marina & the Diamonds - wow! Her voice is incredible, and her lyrics are right up my alley. Not too much singing about a boy, as far as I can tell LOL

I'll be listening to her all day. I enjoy so many of your choices here, for both fanmixes, but Rootless was the definite standout for me.

I had wanted to do a D'Argo/Chi/Jothee fanmix myself but wasn't succeeding...I'm soooo happy you incorporated that and love the progression of songs.

ETA - Rootless led me to Numb...which is screaming Sikozu at me LOL I may have to vid again...

Her voice is incredibly reminiscent of Kate Bush's. Gorgeous.

Edited at 2011-10-04 08:05 am (UTC)
a random javascript function: sikozujsfunction on October 4th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I love Marina & The Diamonds, such fresh pop music and lovely lyrics and voice (as far as I can tell... I'm not very musical so I don't often even hear the difference between good and bad singers, lol, but her voice pleases my unsophisticated ear so I'll just call it good!). It's one of my favorite albums at the moment :)

I'd LOVE to see a Sikozu video of Numb, so if you find the time, go for it!