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Feb. 1st, 2011


Feb 11 Songs: Love is in the air~

Hey, everybody! Happy February! Hope everything is going well for all y'all!

Since it's February, that means Valentine's Day, which means love (or another word that starts with "l", at least) is in the air! So this month's fictunes has a "Love" theme!

And the word "love" is open to all kinds of interpretation. XD

There are a lot of songs this month, sorry! I didn't really have time to prune them down, and for those of you on IJ, there may be some repeats, since it took me a while to wise up and make a searchable list of songs I'd uploaded before. OH WELL).

So without further ado, here is this month's fictunes, and happy ficcing! (And remember to push the comm--we need more people!)

1. Alanis Morissette - 21 Things I Want In A Lover
I figure I can describe it since I have a choice in the matter. )

2. Dixie Chicks - Travelin' Soldier
Never want to be alone when the letter said a soldier's coming home. )

3. En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)
I often tell myself that we could be more than just friends. )

4. Mozart - Voi Che Sapete
You know what love is, ladies, see if I have it in my heart. )

5. Poets of the Fall - Stay
Stay, I want you near, like a shadow in my wake. )

6. Live - I Alone
I alone love you; I alone tempt you )

7. Avenue Q - You Can Be As Loud As the Hell You Want
You can't put your finger there - OOH! PUT YOUR FINGER THERE! )

8. Jesus Christ Superstar: A Resurrection - I Don't Know How to Love Him
Yet, if he said he loved me, I'd be lost. )

9. 10,000 Maniacs - Because the Night
Love is a banquet on which we feed. )

10. I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt version / George Michael version
I'll close my eyes, then I won't see the love you don't feel when you're holdin me. )

11. Fiona Apple - I Want You
I'm afraid I won't know where to stop. )

12. The Cure - Lovesong
You make me feel like I am clean again. )

Bonuses (ie, no lyrics because I'm lazy):
K'Naan - Spoken Love

Marilyn Manson/Darren Hayes mashup - Insatiable Love

Aretha Franklin - Nessun Dorma (it's half Italian, half English, heh. And just to put this out there, in the Italian, she's singing to a "princess" but in the English to a "prince." Y'all have fun with that.)

Zip file with all the songs

Feb. 16th, 2010


If You Sleep - Final Fantasy VII, Tseng/Rufus, PG

Title: If You Sleep
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Pairing/characters: Tseng/Rufus
Rating: PG
Warnings: language and implied male/male sexual relationships.
Author's note: Inspired by the song 'Beautiful Gun', by Moses. Yes, if I was organised, this would have been posted to fictunes last September. I'm not.
Summary: Rufus doesn't like feeling at a disadvantage - in anything.

He's not a morning person. )

Oct. 27th, 2009


[Violinist of Hameln] Boy and the Ghost, Hamel

Title: Boy and the Ghost
Artist: elanor_pam
Fandom: Violinist of Hameln
Rating: PG
Song Prompt: Tarja Turunen - Boy and the Ghost
A/N: I was inspired by some of the artwork found at - I would point specific drawings, except the gallery is a forest of links, and finding anything in it is pretty close to impossible. Then again, anywhere you click you're bound to find something amazing. I wish I could sketch like that...

All he wanted was a toy... )

Sep. 5th, 2009


[Kingdom Hears] Queen

Title: Queen
Author: Yasha-hime
Fandom: Kingdom Hearts
Rating: G
Word count: About 950
Summary: Sometimes love is a big, open fireworks display, but others it's a quiet thing with depths unseen.
Song Prompt: Boats and Birds - Gregory and the Hawk
A/N: Not characters I usually (read: ever) fic for, but this is what struck me.

Queen )

Sep. 1st, 2009


[Metal Gear Solid] Ienai (Otacon & Snake, worksafe)

Title: Ienai
Author: joudama
Fandom: Metal Gear Solid
Rating: PG
Word count: 900-ish
Summary: For you, some things cannot be spoken; cannot be healed.
Song Prompt: Birdcage - Gackt
A/N: The title, "Ienai," is Japanese, and I picked it for three reasons:

1. Otacon (Hal Emmerich) is a giant anime otaku; you know that man knows Japanese.
2. The line in "Birdcage" I genked the title from is 「悲しみは癒えない」 [kanashimi wa ienai]--"my loneliness can't be healed."
3. In Japanese, the words for "can't be healed," 「癒えない」, and "can't be spoken," 「言えない」, are homonyms--the kanji are different, but they're pronounced the same: "ienai."

This takes place after MGS2 and assumes you know Otacon's terrible, awful backstory. ;_; If not, here, take a moment to watch this clip and feel your heart getting pulled out and stomped on. "E.E" is Emma Emmerich, Otacon's step-sister. Until the clip, he hadn't seen her since she was six. And that dumb bird was hers.

Codec from jou (freq. 198.42) [aka, extended author's notes on 'Ienai']

Ienai )

Aug. 25th, 2009


Songs: Sept. 09

Hey, everybody!  I'm a bit early, but hey. For this month, I decided to do something a little different.

Most music nowadays is written in 4/4, also known as "common time."  For those of you out there with limited knowledge of music, this means that a measure (the basic block of music) is made up of four quarter notes, and the quarter note gets the beat.  It's called "common time" for a reason; it really is all over the place, and most music we think of is written in 4/4.  If you listen to music and can go, "ONE two three four ONE two three four ONE two three four," you're listening to 4/4.

4/4 is fun and all, but I have an intense love of music in 6/8.  6/8 means that the eighth note, not the quarter, gets the beat, and there are six eighth notes per measure.  It's different from 3/4 (three quarter notes per measure), which is mainly used for waltzes and stuff.  3/4 is "ONE two three ONE two three," whereas 6/8 is "ONE two three four five six"--the 'four' is a strong beat, but not as strong as one.  So there's a strong feeling of two, only it's subdivided into three. Trust me, it makes sense. ^^;;

Since there's not that much 6/8 stuff out there, and 6/8 is awesome, this month's fictunes are all songs written in 6/8.  Once you know 6/8, it gets a lot easier to pick it out when you hear it.  Personally, I love 6/8, because I like that feeling of paired threes, and how it feels like the music is rolling.

Oh, and a big thank you to everyone on my flist (ij and lj) who helped out with getting me songs in 6/8!  I only had a few songs in 6/8 time, and y'all came through with getting me some more. :D

1. Birdcage - Gackt
I lock myself up, unable to even atone )

2. Kiss from a Rose - Angela Aki
This is a cover of the Seal song. I went for Angela Aki's, since everyone knows Seal's, and the Japanese is totally different and really cool. And this and the Gackt translation aren't mine; I lazed out and found them online.
I saw you within the flames of the battlefield that burned me with love )

3. The Kill [acoustic version/acoustic version with violin] - 30 Seconds to Mars
What if I wanted to fight, Beg for the rest of my life )

4. The Bird and the Worm - The Used
You're the bird, I'm the worm/And it's plain to see/That we were meant to be )

5. From the Inside - Linkin Park
Tension is building inside steadily )

6. My Skin - Natalie Merchant
Well, contempt loves the silence/it thrives in the dark )

7. Boats and Birds - Gregory and the Hawk
You can hide underneath me and come out at night )

8. Runs in the Family - Amanda Palmer feat. Ben Folds
I say it runs in the family this family that carries me to such great lengths, to open my legs up to anyone who'll have me )

9. Protege Moi - Placebo
Are we fate's playthings? )

10. The House of the Rising Sun - Eric Burdon & The Animals
It's been the ruin of many a poor boy/And God I know I'm one )

11. Beautiful Gun - Moses
See if you smile while youre sleeping, youre sleeping/Beautiful gun )

12. Sleeping Beauty - Miranda Sex Garden
Tales of blood and tears lie cold on her face )

13. Glory - Kamelot
lord you know that I prayed/one for the glory/and one for the souls that I've slain )

14. Vermillion pt. 2 - Slipknot
She's a myth that I have to believe in. )

15. Breaking the Girl - Red Hot Chili Peppers
I am a man, cut from the know )


Harbor - Vienna Teng
This song is in 6/8, but it also goes into some other, funky-cool times. Part of it seems to be in 9/14, which is kinda awesome.
You've got a journey to make/There's your horizon to chase )

Colour My World - Chicago
This song seems like 6/8, but it's actually 12/8.
Color my world with hope of loving you )

Aug. 17th, 2009


Letters Home - Final Fantasy VII, G

Title: Letters Home
Author: [info]mystiri_1 
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Pairing/characters: Zack, Kunsel
Rating: G
Warnings: nothing really. A little mild angst, mentions of war.
Word count: 1,193
Prompt/Song: Shebeg and Shemor #2
Author's note: I was determined to get something up this month, because at last count I have three unfinished fics for this asylum sitting on my computer. One day I'll finish them, I swear! And if you don't already know, Shebeg and Shemor is an Irish song about two fairy hills going to war with each other.
Summary: At the end of another typical day in Wutai, Zacks tries to write a letter to his parents.

Jun. 30th, 2009


[Final Fantasy VII] Stranger in Midgar, Rufus Shinra, worksafe

Title: Stranger in Midgar
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (between the end of the game and AC)
Character/Pairing: Rufus Shinra
Author: [info]stopthatgirl7
Rating: PG
Word Count: 986
A/N: I...had a rather hard time trying to figure out who to write this for, but when it came, oh boy, did it ever come. And this is technically early, but oh, well.
Music Prompt: Michael Jackson - Stranger in Moscow
Summary: Take my name but just let me be.

Stranger in Midgar )

Mar. 13th, 2009


[Final Fantasy VII] If At First, Zack/Cloud, worksafe

Title: If At First
Author: [info]cleflink
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Characters/Pairing: Zack + Cloud
Rating: G
Warnings: Canon-screwing
Music: Alice in Chains - 'Down A Hole'
A/N: Yet another example of me doing really weird things with song lyrics. I blame the drugs being sick.

Summary: Sometimes help comes from entirely unexpected sources. And makes you question your sanity.

He knew the odds of them both getting into Midgar in one piece were somewhere between slim and abysmal, but that hadn't stopped him yet )

Feb. 28th, 2009


Songs: March 09

Hey, all! It's March (or close enough); glad winter is finally almost gone? I know I am! Ten mod-pick and two suggestion box songs for you this month; hopefully y'all will find something that plotbunnies you. :)

1. Youjeen - Sacrification

I am thinking about you / Just shaded by my evil sins / Wrong or right, you are darkened )


2. Alice in Chains - Down in a Hole

Down in a hole, losing my soul / I'd like to fly / But my wings have been so denied )


3. Tori Amos - Raining Blood (cover)

Pierced from below, souls of my treacherous past / Betrayed by many, now ornaments dripping above / Awaiting the hour of reprisal )


4. The Gathering - Analog Park

You see the sign / it's on the road / but I think you're crazy / You are, you are the sign / of my unrelief )


5. Matisyahu - King Without a Crown

My love will rip a hole in the ceiling / I give myself to you from the essence of my being and I / Sing to my god, songs of love and healing )


6. A Perfect Circle - Passive

Ever the optimistic one / I'm sure of your ability / To become my perfect enemy )


7. Matchbox Twenty - Rest Stop

It came to mind that I didn’t care / So I thought hell if it’s over / Then I had better end it quick or I could lose my nerve )


8. Filter - Thanks Bro

You left me out nowhere / I'm out of time / You got all those other things/ I've just got this one thing )


9. Otofuke - Over the Border (full mic version)
This song is just a guy on his guitar. I saw one member of Otofuke (they're brothers) performing on a street corner, and after listening to him play a full set, went over and bought his CD, something I never do.


10. Soemon - Yume no wa [Ring of Dreams]
Also instrumental, this is a group of koto players who play neoclassical Japanese music. This song is...creepy. Yeah, I'm gonna go with 'creepy.'

Zip file (does not include the two suggestion box songs)


Suggestion Box songs:
1. Snakeskin (Canta Tronic) - Etterna
2. Mark Owen - Head in the Clouds

Feb. 24th, 2009


[Violinist of Hameln ~Shchelkunchik~] Holding on - Great, Shchel

Title: Holding on
Fandom: Violinist of Hameln ~Shchelkunchik~
Character/Pairing: Gread, Shchel
Rating: Worksafe
Warnings: None
Music: Globus - Orchard of Mines
Summary: One step at a time.
Notes: This one's several months late :x

Don't taint this ground with the color of the past )

Jan. 6th, 2009


[Kingdom Hearts II] Auld Lang Syne, Riku, Sora, Axel, worksafe

Title: Auld Lang Syne
Fandom: Kingdom Hearts II
Rating: Worksafe
Warnings: teeny tiny language warning, at the very end.
Music: Boney M. - "Auld Lang Syne"
Summary: New Years' Eve is all about times changing.

Wherein New Years' Resolutions Are Made )

Dec. 6th, 2008


Re-Opening Present [Devil May Cry, R]

Title: Re-Opening Present
Author: [info]jlsigman
Rating: R
Warnings: language, mentions of sex
Word count: 871
Prompt: Gift, and “Future In My Hands” by rungran
A/N: Cat is an OC of mine (you'll see more of her next month in [info]no_true_pair). This is set 15 – 20 years after Devil May Cry 4, and currently she and Dante are partners in work and play. The short version of the backstory to this piece is that Dante's shop got trashed while they were on the run, and now they're faced with the clean-up.

Cat was the master of understatement... )

Nov. 2nd, 2008


[Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core] "On the Road", Angeal/Genesis

I was going to wait until the day before the election to post this because I knew I'd need a distraction, but I know the day before the election I'm going to be twitching and gnawing at things and drinking. So I'm posting it now. ^^;;

Title: In This Together: On the Road
Author: joudama
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core
Rating: worksafe
Warnings: hints of m/m; pretty much pointless teenboy fluff
Word count: 3,270
Summary: It's not just me/We're a stubborn pair.
A/N: More teenage!Angeal and Gen. I had to do it; I wrote two fic with them as teenboys for [info]areyougame ("Make It Up" and "Something to Prove"), and I have this thing where I like the number three. So. >XD All three of them are standalone fics, but they just fit well together.
Song Prompt: Soler - 惹我 [Je Ngo - Provoke Me]/堅持 [Jian1 chi2 - Insistence] (both)

On the Road )

Oct. 5th, 2008


[Soul Eater] The Basis of a Bloody and Cheery Life, Stein(/Medusa), worksafe

Title: The Basis of a Bloody and Cheery Life
Fandom: Soul Eater
Character/Pairing: Stein(/Medusa) & Mary
Rating: Worksafe
Warnings: Spoiler warning for events up through Episode 25. Content warning for my Stein's medical kink.
Music: Joe Jackson - Fugue 2 / Song Of Daedalus
Summary: He knows the precautions the Reaper's taking with him. He's not sure they matter.

The Basis of a Bloody and Cheery Life )

Oct. 4th, 2008


[Violinist of Hameln] Question, Hamel/Flute, worksafe

Title: Question
Fandom: Violinist of Hameln
Character/Pairing: Hamel/Flute
Rating: Worksafe
Warnings: massive spoilers
Music: Eisbrecher - Frage
Summary: He'd catch himself wondering, sometimes.
Notes: I'm not much of a fic writer, and pretty much jolted this down before I could put it off forever; apologies if it's not very good. I made some illustrations to make up for it. :D;

Mostly, he taught the children music. )

Oct. 3rd, 2008


[Sakura Gari] "The Walls Are Crumbling", Souma--> Masataka, worksafe

Title: The Walls Are Crumbling
Fandom: Sakura Gari
Characters: Souma --> Masataka
Rating: worksafe
Warnings: m/m; comments getting a little spoiler-y so be careful
Words: 725
Music: Meredith Brooks - "What Would Happen If We Kissed?"
Summary: I struggle with myself again / Quickly the walls are crumblin' / Don't know if I can turn away
Notes: Set during Chapter 2. I feel like the language is a little out of joint with canon, but I really like it. I was originally writing something else to this song when the Sakura Gari part bashed me over the head and I had to get it down fast or lose it.
ETA: OKAY clearly it is too late for me to be posting anything because I totally blanked out on Masataka's name and put his brother's instead. *facepalm*

I’m not pure like he is, I’m not clean like he is, perhaps I never was and I know I never will be. )

Oct. 1st, 2008


[Final Fantasy XII], "Not Your Average..." Balthier/Fran, worksafe

Because it's October where I am dammit, and I want to post this and then disavow it as soon as I can *dies*. I can't believe this. *dies more*

Title: Not Your Average...
Author: joudama
Fandom: FF12, pre-game
Characters: Balthier/Fran
Rating: worksafe
Warnings: kind of cracktastic. QUELLE SURPRISE. XD
Word count: 855
Song prompt: *buries face in hands* Wang Leehom - Not Your Average Thug. OH HAI THAR, IRONY.
Summary: This Sky Pirate cannot be contained by mere buttons.
A/N: This is what I get, man. I am more than mildly horrified that I've written this (Leehom makes me twitch, and this is the song I pull out to illustrate to people why Wang Leehom is a blight upon the earth and must be purged from it with fire. FIRE). That, and I'm laughing myself myself. Clearly, there is no god and I am beyond all hope. ...I can't believe I wrote a fic based on a Leehom song. I feel...dirty. Being serious, though, I had to stop myself from writing more, because a second scene hit me, and dude, that would have made this serious. XD;;; ...Leehom. WTF. There is no god.

Not Your Average... )

Sep. 12th, 2008


Tales of the Abyss, "Such A Long Way To Fall", Asch

Title: Such A Long Way To Fall
Fandom: Tales of the Abyss
Character/Pairing: Asch
Rating: Worksafe
Warnings: Set near the end of the game.
Music: Floater - "Zero Hour"
Summary: Approaching Eldrant.

Once, he'd dreamed of flying. )

Sep. 6th, 2008


"Bowing Out," Baccano!, Ladd/Dune

Fandom: Baccano!
Pairing: Ladd/Dune
Rating: not worksafe
Warning: snuff. er.
Song: These United States, "Jenni Anne"
A/N: Coyo, you know me too well. You're damn right that one pinged me. Never stop being so awesome. ♥

Bowing Out )

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