This is a completely egotistical mix for myself for 2011, mostly since this was one hell
of a year for me. There were far too many changes to count - some for the bad, a surprising amount for the good - and I'm looking at the next year in a way I never would've expected. These are songs that got me through the year, one way or another, and also helped me realize certain things. tl;dr - this is a mix of personal feelings, and I hope it's enjoyable anyway. Oh, and if you're curious - the art on the cover comes from a manga known as Cat Street. I related heavily to the main character, Keito, and it doesn't help she has the same hairstyle as me. :') I highly recommend it if you get a chance to read it.
READY TO START ( I'D RATHER BE A COMMA THAN A FULL STOP ) ❢ 2011 MLST
( And I think of my ways, I think of my days, and know that I have changed.Collapse )
Welp, so, clearly I just can't stop making stuff for this AU, even if it's been nearly a year since it happened.
Anyway, to c/p from my other FST post - this is kind of an AU of an AU of an AU. If that makes any sense. Or, for this challenge, a crossover between Hetalia and Harry Potter. :') Anyway, uh, another mix for a future-verse event that was held at sortinghat_rp
, which is where this crossover AU springs from. Aka I'm retarded and spend a bit too much time in fantasy lands.
Basically, Harry Potter AU Spain, with the added bonus of an event that sends him ten years into his own future - during the first wizarding war.
TL;DR - Antonio is a wizard, the war against Voldemort starts, he joins the wrong side to protect Lovino, Emmeline, and everyone else. But, of course, shit goes down, and then they run away before time turns back. Yes, I over think these things. And still totally attached to this AU like burning.
The fic in this one kind of jumps around a lot - I tried to get the bits here to fill in holes left in other fic/ficmixes I've done before, especially since this was the first one I've ever done that's exclusively from Antonio's point of view. I tried to start from right when he leaves to his own sort of absolution - which is about 6+ years of time, what. So ack, my apologies for the strange vignettes this has, but hopefully they flow together okay, even if you're not at all familiar with the RP or this particular plot.
Anyway, this was (yet again) accidentally made for singustosleep
's July challenge - with the theme of crossover, and the art prompt of primary colors. I have no idea how the cover managed to get red, green, and blue on it but... uh, there you go.
Again, my apologies for all the horrible fic inside. And yup, yet again I took some liberties with the timeline the event gave, but it's mostly on track with what had been planned and also played out.
ANYWAY, big giant thank you to confictionery
, who, as she always does, helped me read over the fic and talked to me endlessly about it. I hope everyone can enjoy it anyway, even if this is ridiculous. PSST - interested in this AU? Check this tag for more I've written for it. :')
THE DARK IS RISING ❢ ANTONIO TYL FST
( I don't wanna follow death and all of his friends.Collapse )
This I honestly have no idea what happened, haha. When I checked singustosleep
's prompt for this month - at the movies, with black and white for the art prompt - this was the first movie I thought of. I'm not sure why, but it wouldn't leave my brain, so I stuck with it.
The Fountain is a bit of a weird movie. Parts are about a conquistador and his queen - sent across the ocean to find immortality and free his queen from the hold of the church. Others a modern romance - the woman slowly dying, and the man trying to do everything he can to save her. And the last parts are of a man, seemingly travelling alone through space - a dying tree his only company as he hallucinates about the dead woman he still loves. They all intermingle and form a single story - which can be interpreted a number of ways. But at the core of it, it's a love story, told in three different times.
Anyway, the movie itself has an amazing and very haunting score to it, and I wanted to do something a little different from the score - so, I purposely picked songs with lyrics, instead of instrumentals. This is nowhere near as beautiful as the soundtrack and the movie itself, but I tried to at least capture the different parts of the movie, as strange as the timeline within it is. And, I hope that even if you haven't seen the movie, you'll enjoy the mix.
I WILL FOLLOW YOU INTO THE DARK ❣ THE FOUNTAIN FST
( I believe in anything that brings you back home to me.Collapse )
I've slowly been falling more and more in love with these two - either as affectionate friends or lazy lovers. Both are rather warm and loving - Spain, all smiles and sun; Belgium, teasing and sweet. Though their interaction has been limited in the series (let alone Belgium actually existing as a character in canon, what), the bit they've had have been sweet and silly, and their personalities are both as warm as summer air.
This, ironically, isn't very history heavy; I tried to focus more on their general relationship, although a few songs here and there might point towards a certain timeframe or point in their lives. Really, I tried to make it as warm and sweet as they usually are, and I hope that feeling gets across. :') I suppose this could even work for a general "summer/love in the summer" FST, I dunno.
Anyway, this was yet another FST I picked at randomly for months, only to find songs when I'm not looking for them. Originally, this was a request from a quick FST meme from confictionery
, and I liked both the pairing and the general mix enough to expand on it. Hopefully I did okay. Cover art comes from here
on Pixiv. My bad for using fanart, but it was too perfect for what I had in mind.
Another giant thank you to confictionery
, who helped me - as always - with song suggestions, encouragement, and helping me dork over two very silly characters that both of us can't seem to do anything but love. Thank you bb, this is for you. ♥
OUR SUMMER SKIN ❣ SPAIN/BELGIUM FST
( There's something in the water that makes me love you like I do.Collapse )
This is honestly something I've been picking at and shelving on and off for months
, and I only just recently finished it for real, haha. For something I originally made on a whim, it certainly turned into something I scratched my head a lot over. Romano, you are a very complex little guy, I swear.
This ended up being made (somewhat) for singustosleep
's April challenge - with the theme of minor character, and the prompt of repetition. The repetition is in the trees and details on the covers, see? Yeah, it's bad, I'm sorry.
I nearly missed the posting date - silly me, thinking April lasted another day - sorry about that! While Romano may not exactly be the most "minor" character - even with the crazy amount of characters in Hetalia - he's definitely not one of the main characters, and that certainly messes with the poor guy's head.
Romano is one giant ball of insecurities and swear words, and I'm not sure I can accurately put into words just what a mess this poor guy is. With a history of being lorded over and slapped around, and a little brother that everyone pays attention to instead, he's got a ton
of reasons for his prickly attitude. But, he's still a stubborn little hothead, who tries so hard and usually ends up getting the short end of the stick. I love him to death, and I hope this FST does his character some justice. Lord knows I scratched my head over it enough.
I also want to throw a big thank you to confictionery
, who - as per her always - patiently listened to me babble while I tried to figure this out, and gave me some lovely song suggestions. ♥ THANK YOU, BB.
LITTLE LION MAN ❣ ROMANO FST
( Your boldness stands alone among the wreck.Collapse )
So er, this is kind of an AU of an AU of an AU. If that makes any sense. Anyway, uh, another mix for a future-verse event that was held at sortinghat_rp
. Aka I'm retarded and spend a bit too much time in fantasy lands.
Basically, Harry Potter AU Spain and Romano, with the added bonus of an event that sends them ten years into their own futures - during the first wizarding war.
Anyway tl;dr - they're both wizards, the war against Voldemort starts, Antonio joins the wrong side to protect them, shit goes down, and then they run away before time turns back. Yes, I over think these things. And I'm a little too attached to the idea, even after all these months... I don't expect anyone outside of the RP (or really, the friends I babbled at endlessly about Antonio and Lovino during the event) to really get it AND THAT IS OKAY. I kind of accidentally made this mix anyway.
Anyway, this was accidentally made for singustosleep
's March challenge - with the theme of AU, and the art prompt of negative space - and very quickly wrapped up so I could post it before the deadline. Seriously, I had this sitting around in my head for a while, and then managed to make a cover to fit the prompt. I figured why not.
My apologies for all the horrible, rushed fic inside. I also took some liberties with the timeline the event gave, but it's mostly on track with what had been planned and also played out.
Oh, and the cover art comes from one of 8-go's wonderful doujinshi - I picked it since they were in cloaks, and it worked perfectly. :');
ANYWAY, I hope you enjoy it anyway, even if it's rather bizarre, in and of itself.
SET THE STORY STRAIGHT ❢ ANTONIO/LOVINO TYL FST
( You had your doubts, we had our rows, said our goodbyes, but now we're taking vows.Collapse )