other worlds or a life I felt passing through mine | say goodbye (to the world you thought you lived in) fanmix

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fanmixer's notes

At first, it seemed like a daunting task to create a fanmix inspired by the work of the crazy talented K/[livejournal.com profile] hitlikehammers. So imagine my surprise (and relief) when the mix flowed out with only a few minor hitches. Credit must go to K, who wrote a gorgeous fic. I took my cues from her, from her choice of point of view character to the way she developed the narrative. I've arranged this to mimic the emotional arc of Mark – and of his and Eduardo's relationship – as Mark goes through the process of setting things right/getting Wardo back only to lose him right after, again and again and again and again. I can only hope I succeeded somewhat in evoking say goodbye (to the world you thought you lived in)'s mood and events and general greatness.

credit where credit is due

Title taken from 'Other Lives and Dimensions and Finally a Love Poem', by Bob Hicock.

Here when I say 'I never want to be without you,'
somewhere else I am saying
'I never want to be without you again.' And when I touch you
in each of the places we meet

in all of the lives we are, it’s with hands that are dying
and resurrected.
When I don’t touch you it’s a mistake in any life,
in each place and forever.
don't go awash in this digital landscape | changing parameters fanmix

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This fanmix is almost two months in the making. Right from the start – from the first read through of Janonny's Changing Parameters – I thought about making a mix comprised mostly of instrumental tracks. Thus began the process of educating myself in the ways of contemporary bands and composers that don't add vocals to their music. It was a journey worth taking: Janonny and the great, fun fic she wrote deserved nothing less. I can only hope I did her work justice.

credit where credit is due

Title taken from the song of the same name (Don't Go Awash in This Digital Landscape), by British post-rock band Codes in the Clouds.

So a couple of days ago I watched Do começo ao fim (2009). And I've been thinking it over ever since.

For those who don't recognize the title, it concerns a brazilian movie whose trailer has been making the rounds. The movie tells the story of two half-brothers (they have the same mother) by the names Francisco and Thomás who enter into a sexual/romantic relationship later in life. The tag line reads as follows: "To understand this love, one has to turn the world upside down" (Para entender esse amor é preciso virar o mundo pelo avesso).


under my lids a splinter sharp

indistinguishable from magic fanmix

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fanmixer's notes

It was great fun creating this fanmix. Comprised mostly of instrumental songs, “Under my lids a splinter sharp” is my attempt at a soundtrack for barrowjane's incredible fanfic.
Indistinguishable from Magic is a tale about the power of storytelling – how the stories we tell ourselves and each other can be a prison as much as refuge, how they can speak to writers / readers' desires and fears alike, and how they can, ultimately, heal scars and bring people together. It is also a tale about a boy who dreams of space, who knows his fairy tales and sees clearly when no one else can. It is an adventure and a mystery, and a love story to boot. I can only hope the soundtrack I've compiled does the fic justice, in the ways it may evoke Indistinguishable from Magic's atmosphere and events.

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Title taken from "The Snow Queen" (The fact of a doorframe: selected poems 1950 - 2000), by Adrienne Rich.

Image by
multi-media artist Meg Fox at Healing through Literary, Visual and Performance Art.

Queer as folk UK is eating my brain. I have to write some thoughts down, get it out of my chest so I can go on leading a semi-productive life (there are classes to teach, tests to grade and a dissertation to write). Anyway, this british series is a new fannish obsession in a long line of fannish obsessions (The X-Files, Sports Night, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, The Wire, Veronica Mars, Battlestar Gallactica). It's not like I haven't been here before – falling head over hells in love with a show – but... There's something about this particular universe, these characters and their story arcs that has affected me like nothing else before. What follows is my trying to articulate the reasons why.

i. Do you believe in love at first sight? )

ii. I'm doing it backwards, or how I managed to survive till the dvd arrived )

iii. When gardinha met Stuart and Vince [and fell in love all over again] )

Coming later this week, for those who are interested: a recap of my favorite moments and some thoughts about Nathan (whom I like very much).
Title: Written on the Body
Author: gardinha
Pairing: Veronica/Logan
Word Count: 4,173
Rating: R/borderline NC-17
Summary: She wondered whether they became different people when they touched.
Disclaimer: I don't own these characters.
Notes: Written for yahtzee63 in the Yuletide 2004 challenge. Thanks to oxoniensis and whipper for the beta. Title taken from Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson.

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Saturday night: uneventful, unless one considers watching three movies in a roll a terribly exciting thing... I guess it would depend on the selection, really. Mine is as follows,

Tango - like all Carlos Saura's previous films, it featured beautiful music and great dance numbers. The plot, though, didn't do the musicians and dancers justice. As it was, Tango was a fine, fine effort by a director that I know can do better.

Lost in translation - lovely work; I dare say, close to perfection. Best acting by Murray since Rushmore and all his interactions with Scarlett Johansson broke my heart a little, in a good way.

Taking lives - entertaining enough if your expectations aren't too high. Cliches abound - I could spot the killer a mile away. Criminal under usage of the fabulous Marie-Josée Croze and the interesting Jean-Hugues Anglade. Angelina Jolie looks good amid the mess.
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( Sep. 10th, 2004 04:13 am)
And so it begins...

Channel surfing at four in the morning. As expected, there's nothing on that's worth writing home about. A quote, then, if nothing else: british author Jeanette Winterson, on time, physics and lies,

Lies 1: There is only the present and nothing to remember.
Lies 2: Time is a straight line.
Lies 3: The difference between the past and the future is that one has happened while the other has not.
Lies 4: We can only be in one place at a time.
Lies 5: Any proposition that contains the word "finite" (the world, the universe, experience, ourselves...)
Lies 6: Reality as something which can be agreed upon.
Lies 7: Reality as truth.

from: Sexing the Cherry, 1989.