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This has been stuck in my head for a few months now so I'm very happy to finally share it. Big thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mad_carrie, who listened to my whining and [livejournal.com profile] mustbethursday3, your lovely CM2 icon inspired the cover for this thing (every time I see it, my first thought is how pretty they are and the second, that it would make a great album cover). There's some more ramblings behind the cut.




This is a very personal list of songs, some of them have been following me since the beginning of season two. It's Charlie's POV, I'm not sure why it just happened this way. Or maybe it's easier for me to see this from her side. Bass and his beautiful, psychotic mind were a mystery to me. This is not a playlist for a love story or any kind of healthy relationship. It's for two people who are so much alike and so different at the same time. And when they meet, the other person isn't exactly who they expected them to be. They own their lives to each other. They fight. They hurt. They leave. But they always come back to have each others back. There are also some CM2 undertones in this because a) it started out as CM2 fanmix; b) with these two, Miles is always around, he's simply a part of who they are. But I'm probably the only one who sees that.

Okay, done now. This show never fails to give me a written version of verbal diarrhea. If you want to discuss 'why that song', drop by in the comments, you know I'm gonna love it.




The Civil Wars - Dust to Dust
You're like a mirror, reflecting me
Takes one to know one, so take it from me
We've been lonely, too long



Susie Suh & Robot Koch - Here With Me
Caught in the riptide
I was searching for the truth
There was a reason
I collided into you



Lorde - Glory and Gore
Glory and gore go hand in hand
That's why we're making headlines
You could try and take us
But victory's contagious



Lykke Li - Tonight
Watch my back so I make sure
You're right behind me as before
Yesterday the night before tomorrow (...)
And don't you let me go, let me go tonight



Polly Scattergood - Machines
Enough
Too much
You’re cold
Singing we are not machines
There is blood beneath our skin



MS MR - No Trace
The things I feel now I never thought I'd find
I wonder if our future was written in our past



Agnes Obel - Avenue
What is wrong in this old wasted game
May right and wrong be one and the same



Zola Jesus - Night
So come close, close to me
And I’ll come closer to you
In the end of the night when all we have is gone
Yes in the end of the night when I can be with you


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Date: 2013-12-01 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mustbethursday3.livejournal.com
AWH. A mention :D

Also YOUR COVER ART IS LOVE.

They actually look like they're in a band, or in space looking through a porthole.

And I'm super tired, so I'm going to sleep now and listen later.

I ALWAYS need more music.

Date: 2013-12-04 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] remainvanishing.livejournal.com
You deserve it, there was a cover before there was a fanmix :D

Thank you!

Hope you'll like it when you get a chance to listen :)

Date: 2013-12-04 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buttercups3.livejournal.com
I've listened to the first two songs an unhealthy number of times...I think they made this chapter I'm writing far angstier than intended. ;)

Lovely mix!

Just out of curiosity, since I've heard other Charm shippers say it before, what do you see Bass and Charlie as having in common?

You're like a mirror, reflecting me
Takes one to know one, so take it from me


I get that they've both lost loved ones but under very different circumstances. Do tell! This is partly for practical purposes, since I have to fic them. :)

Date: 2013-12-04 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] remainvanishing.livejournal.com
I've listened to the first two songs an unhealthy number of times...I think they made this chapter I'm writing far angstier than intended. ;)

As long as it's not a chapter of fluffy miloe porn, I'm all for angst! The second song is my CM2 song. ;) And thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

I get that they've both lost loved ones but under very different circumstances. Do tell! This is partly for practical purposes, since I have to fic them. :)

It is definitely is some part about losing the people they love. But more it's about what they're both willing to do for their family. They both give Miles the same reason You're my family, that makes it my problem/Because we're family. Both Bass and Charlie admit that what they did was to keep their brothers safe. It was under different circumstances and Charlie was more a mother than a sister to Danny, but it is there. And when Charlie doesn't hesitate to give her life to safe her brother, that's something Bass absolutely can relate, too. (I think that's part of that fascination we saw on his face, here's is that little girl, who got between him and his plan, all that to save her brother. I think he saw a little bit of himself in her in that moment) I believe that no matter how messed up the writers are trying to make them, if it comes to that, Bass would die to save Miles.

Then there's Miles of course. I think they both have a case of 'hero worship' when it comes to him, With Bass I think it started when they were kids and Miles was always the leader in their duo, the brave one, no adventure to scary. He might be getting over it now, though. I think he feels too betrayed by his hero. And it's pretty much obvious how Charlie looks at him like he can do absolutely anything. I wonder what's going to happen with Marlie when/if Charlie finally learns the whole story of Rachel's leaving, the affair. Will Charlie and Bass bond over being betrayed by the person they love so much?

Another thing is being lied to/the truth being withheld from them. Lie of omission is still a lie. Charlie asked Miles about what happened between him and Rachel more than ones. And it was obvious how much Bass wanted a family. Being lied to about things so important, by the person you love and trust the most, it's the betrayal that hurts the most. The lost trust. The lie itself is second. And it's quite obvious that both Charlie and Bass already have trust issues. (I know Miles doesn't look like a nice guy here, but you know I love him and that this is not really about him)

One more thing, I might be wrong about that but the new season 2 Charlie, she's become very practical. There are moments when she seems to switch off her emotions (or rather hide them very well) and do the thing that has to be done. It is a very Bass thing, though he takes to a much higher levels. In season one we see them both being ruled by emotions, in season two they're both much more toned down. With Charlie it's probably part of her growing up process. Bass, he doesn't seem to care about much anymore.

Well, that's what I have, as usual it made more sense when it was still in my head but I hope it's at least a little useful, ;)

Date: 2013-12-05 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buttercups3.livejournal.com
Hm. This is interesting. It's useful to hear your insights, and I appreciate it!

My main reason for not connecting with this ship is the lack of Miles, of course. I watch Revolution pretty exclusively (a wee bit of an understatement there) for him. Charm's a pretty ship, though!

Time for a CM2 icon, which is the closest I'll ever come to shipping Charm. ;)

Date: 2013-12-05 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] remainvanishing.livejournal.com
Hm. This is interesting.

Now I'm worried I sounded pretty crazy in there. LOL I just like talking about them a little too much.

I read the new chapter (and I LOVE IT again, I wish there was kudos option very every chapter, once is just not enough) and I'm gonna reapet what I said in my other reply, I lover reading your insight into Miles, The Charm parts make me all warm and fuzzy but the Miles parts are the most interesting ones, no one writes him like you do.

CM2 make everything better, I just wish we got to see more of them.

I'm done spamming you now ;)

Date: 2013-12-05 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buttercups3.livejournal.com
Now I'm worried I sounded pretty crazy in there. LOL I just like talking about them a little too much.

No - you didn't sound crazy at all. That is a very rational explanation. It's just that I can't ever quite understand Charm. I can read your explanation intellectually and even imagine it from your perspective but still not quite process them as a couple. I can't really explain it. I can even see it on my TV screen (Charlie's face when Bass is around, for instance), but I still can't understand how they'd work romantically. I get really intimidated by Charm shippers, because there's a bit of a vibe in the fandom like: if you don't recognize the chemistry between these two then there's something wrong with you. And I've kind of internalized this and feel like there's something wrong with me. ;) (And well, I already know I'm crazy.)

Anyway, I've had the world's most stressful day and can no longer use my brain. *squish, squish* I seriously can barely breathe, and I'm going to sit here for a moment and try to convince my body that breathing is important.

Thank you for your kind words on my chapter! I'll try to think about CM2 kicking butt together to improve my mood.

(And you're never spamming me. I love your comments! I can't reply to the other one at the moment, because it requires too much brain power, but I will...)

Date: 2013-12-06 07:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] remainvanishing.livejournal.com
I get really intimidated by Charm shippers, because there's a bit of a vibe in the fandom like: if you don't recognize the chemistry between these two then there's something wrong with you. And I've kind of internalized this and feel like there's something wrong with me. ;)

There's absolutely nothing wrong with you! Ships just click for you or not, it's not rational or logical. The chemistry between characters either works for you or it doesn't, you can't make yourself ship something because others say so. And lets be honest, I can go into this rational/logical psycho babble rants about Charm but 70% of what makes this ship for me is the chemistry between David and Tracy and how hot they are. It clicked for me from that first moment he said Hello, Charlotte and there was no going back :D I hope I'm not making you feel like that, it's in no way my intention.

I can even see it on my TV screen (Charlie's face when Bass is around, for instance), but I still can't understand how they'd work romantically.

I'm not sure I can see them happening in romantic way, either. Sure I'd love them to have endless hate sex on my screen but they're not a couple I want a white picked fence and happily ever after for. I just want them to be partners, to work and fight together, maybe become friends. And I have fic for all the porn I need. And this is not the direction most of the shippers is going, mostly on Tumblr. The more talk about soul mates and babies I see, the more I feel the need to stay away and ship it my way. Hot and angsty.

I'm doing this again, stop asking me about them or I'll never shut up! Talk to me about Miloe, I love when you talk about the boys :D

Anyway, I've had the world's most stressful day and can no longer use my brain. *squish, squish* I seriously can barely breathe, and I'm going to sit here for a moment and try to convince my body that breathing is important.

*HUGS BUTTERS* Hope you have a chance to relax and yes, breathing is good, very good. And it's Friday, there's hope! (I saw some AO3 porn alerts in my inbox so I hope you're doing better. )

Date: 2013-12-06 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buttercups3.livejournal.com
I hope I'm not making you feel like that, it's in no way my intention.

Oh no, you don't at all!!! Actually, I did porn myself into a better mood last night, and I began with carlier's request for Charm porn! That's the thing - even stuff I don't feel that visceral chemistry connection, I can still porn with glee! And carlier had mentioned Bass doing something to Charlie's brand, so it was just too fun to resist! I loved that prompt.

Ships just click for you or not, it's not rational or logical. The chemistry between characters either works for you or it doesn't, you can't make yourself ship something because others say so. And lets be honest, I can go into this rational/logical psycho babble rants about Charm but 70% of what makes this ship for me is the chemistry between David and Tracy and how hot they are.

I think this is the absolute perfect description of shipping. I tend to think when one loves an actor and finds them irresistibly charismatic, we see their chemistry with everyone. So I see that for Billy and you see that for David. ;) But I seem to be kind of similar to you on Charm when it comes to Mayhem. I see them having a big crackle (I know not everyone does), but I think they're wrong for each other and probably shouldn't work out. I still want to see them make out as much as possible in the meantime, and I enjoy reading fanfics about them. (I remain annoyed that Miles' character has been almost entirely given over to that relationship though.)

Miloe is a ship that grew out of both the boys being so hot, and me just being fascinated by the friendship and dynamic. *shrug* they're my OTP. Obvi.

I'm doing this again, stop asking me about them or I'll never shut up!

But no, I love when you explain Charm!!! Your answers are very logical and yet delightfully laced with feels! You should never stop. Besides you are nice about it and unintimidating, so I can ask you about things I need to ponder for my canon-based story. Because I do see Charm things happening on my screen especially from the Charlie direction, and I need to figure out Charmy things. Further, a lot of prompts for my porn challenge are Charm, and I get really excited to make people presents, so I want to catch the infectiousness of people's Charm joy, so I can make those fics properly dirty, fluffy, and fun. Does that make sense?

Also I'm on a huge, undeniable Bass kick in my fics right now. ;)

Thanks for the hugs! I'm glad today is a new day, but I'm dreading work...

Date: 2013-12-06 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] remainvanishing.livejournal.com
I did porn myself into a better mood last night, and I began with carlier's request for Charm porn! That's the thing - even stuff I don't feel that visceral chemistry connection, I can still porn with glee!

And for that (among other things) we love you! I read it and it was lovely porny with a dash of angst, the kind of Charm I like the best! And the brand! I have such a thing for for Bass having a thing for the brand, I was actually going to include it in a prompt but I was too late. I'm still trying to come up with something but there's so many great ones already posted, people in this fandom are way to creative, I can't keep up!

I tend to think when one loves an actor and finds them irresistibly charismatic, we see their chemistry with everyone. So I see that for Billy and you see that for David. ;)

This is so true.

But no, I love when you explain Charm!!! Your answers are very logical and yet delightfully laced with feels! You should never stop. Besides you are nice about it and unintimidating, so I can ask you about things I need to ponder for my canon-based story.

Awww, thank you! If you ever want to talk through something Charm, just shout, I'm always very happy to do that. Especially if it could be useful to you :)

Also I'm on a huge, undeniable Bass kick in my fics right now. ;)

And you have no idea how happy that makes me :D

I'm glad today is a new day, but I'm dreading work...

Hope it wasn't that bad and now you can have a nice and relaxing, porny weekend! ;)

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