This is a static copy of In the Rose Garden, which existed as the center of the western Utena fandom for years. Enjoy. :)

#1 | Back to Top01-29-2011 12:22:42 AM

Postmistress Elf of Subtext
From: North Carolina
Registered: 11-17-2006
Posts: 5086

Fragile: A Shiori Fanmix (or, We Need More Forum Fanmixes!)

Who doesn't enjoy a famix? Well, I'm sure plenty of people do not care one way or the other-- I am not one of those people! Although I love seeing other people post them, I've never actually made one myself. That's all changing tonight! And really, who else would I dedicate my first mix to?

Note: As is typical of character fanmixes, certain songs will focus solely on Shiori, while others may have more of a Juri/Shiori slant (as friends, as enemies, and as lovers.) Hope you enjoy-- and I hope there's not too much eye-rolling at my freakishly loving view of Shiori. emot-wink

.zip with all the songs

1. The Fragile // Nine Inch Nails

She shines in a world full of ugliness
She matters when everything is meaningless
Fragile, she doesn't see her beauty
She tries to get away
Sometimes, it's just that nothing seems worth saving
I can't watch her slip away

2. Are You Hurting (the One You Love?) // Florence + the Machine

Are you hurting the one you love
When they watched the walls and the ticking clock?
Are you hurting the one you love
And was it something you could not stop?

3. This Celluloid Dream // AFI

You land as lightly as the new snow, cinematic
Onto the melting boy, and melt away
You light as gently, you're so cinematic
Bathed in your radiance, I melt
In the glitter, in the dark, sunk into velvet
Praying this will never end
In the shadow of a star, in static pallor
I realized I never began

4. A Long Term Plan // Acid House Kings

You’re young enough to cry
You’re old enough to comfort yourself
You’re young enough to lie
You’re old enough to see through yourself
So, if you fall apart
I know that you’ve tried so hard to make it happen
So, if you break your heart
I know that you’ve had it all, all you wanted

5. Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner // Fall Out Boy

I keep my jealousy close, 'cause it's all mine
And if you say this makes you happy
Then I'm not the only one lying
So wear me like a locket around your throat
I'll weigh you down, I'll watch you choke
You look so good in blue

6. Fuck Was I // Jenny Owen Youngs

If we weren't such good friends, I think that I'd hate you
If we weren't such good friends, I'd wish you were dead

7. Just Like a Woman // Bob Dylan

She takes just like a woman (yes she does)
She makes love just like a woman (yes she does)
She aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl

8. Drive You Home // Garbage

Isn't it funny how, even now, you still support me after all the things that I've done?
You're so good to me, waiting patiently, and isn't it sad that you still have to ask if I care?
I'm praying for a miracle, but I won't hold my breath
I never said I was perfect... but I can drive you home

9. Girl // Tori Amos

She's been everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own

10. I Am Terrified // IAMX

In your blood, the fetish, the prize
Of a million teasing moments blind
Will release you from the circus, the railway
But the gravity between us will keep us safe

11. The Prayer // Bloc Party

Is it so wrong to crave recognition?
Second best, runner-up
Is it so wrong to want rewarding?
To ask for more than is given to you?

12. Replacement // She Wants Revenge

You can pin it all on me, the blame is mine to bear
With all the things I've done to you, we're far beyond repair
But still sometimes I think of us and how things fell apart
And how you knew from the first kiss that I would break your heart

13. Blind // Placebo

Don't go and leave me,
And please don't drive me blind
Don't go and leave me,
And please don't drive me blind
You don't believe me, but you do this every time
Please don't drive me blind
Please don't drive me blind
(I know we're broken,
I know we're broken,
I know we're broken)

ah, man does not exist; ah, within the darkness; ah, the sound of the waves



#2 | Back to Top01-29-2011 08:58:11 AM

Chpn Dlst
From: Your window
Registered: 10-25-2008
Posts: 1939

Re: Fragile: A Shiori Fanmix (or, We Need More Forum Fanmixes!)

Awesome. Not my kind of music on the surface but will DL and give it a go, why not. Nice to see some fresh fancontent. emot-smile

/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\



#3 | Back to Top01-29-2011 06:36:34 PM

Ohtori Paramouri
Registered: 06-05-2009
Posts: 90

Re: Fragile: A Shiori Fanmix (or, We Need More Forum Fanmixes!)

Been listening, emot-smile I like



#4 | Back to Top01-29-2011 09:38:52 PM

Registered: 01-15-2008
Posts: 4412

Re: Fragile: A Shiori Fanmix (or, We Need More Forum Fanmixes!)

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFI support this.  I am so IN TEH LUVS with fanmixes.... I mean, who can argue against free music and pretty graphics?  I've been wanting to do a fanmix for Saionji for quite some time, but I don't noes the ins and outs of filesharing, zippering folders and such.

(And gorgeous job on album art, by the by)

Last edited by OnlyInThisLight (01-29-2011 10:55:51 PM)



#5 | Back to Top02-01-2011 05:49:39 PM

Registered: 01-15-2008
Posts: 4412

Re: Fragile: A Shiori Fanmix (or, We Need More Forum Fanmixes!)

So, inspired by dollface (and heavily distracted while making this because I'm currently replaying the crazy out of her Shiori fanmix) I'm throwing in a famix as well.  This is my first time making one -though I have numerous character themed playlists on my itunes.  I had to whittle out a lot of songs, such as Leonard Cohen's Where the Wild Roses Grow, and John Murphy's In a House, in a Heartbeat because they either didn't mesh well with the other songs or just repeated the sentiments found in them.   Kind of embarrassed though, since I don't know how to share files and most of my music is pretty common stuff anyway.  I tried to create a fanmix that had a bit of a timeline, from Saionji's childhood and friendship with Touga, to the slow souring of that and his growing obsession with Anthy, to his disillusionment with the two them, eternity, and himself.   Realizing that he still needs a friend.  And finally, his acceptance of life's ephemeral nature and his own failings.  If you have any questions about any of the song choices just ask - more than a few I interpret a bit oddly.

Here's the final product~


Wonderful - Everclear
Promises mean everything when you're little
And the world's so big
I just don't understand how
You can smile with all those tears in your eyes
Tell me everything is wonderful now

Be Like That - Three Doors Down
He spends his nights in California
Watching the stars on the big screen.
Then he lies awake and wonders
Why can't that be me?

Andy, You're a Star - The Killers
On the streets, such a sweet face jumping in town
In the staff when the verdict is in
In a car with a girl, promise me she's not your world
Cause Andy, you're a star
In nobody's eyes but mine

Touch Me - Cast of Spring Awakening
Where I go, when I go there
No more shadows anymore
Only men with golden fins
The rhythm in them, rocking with them to shore

Perfect Situation - Wheezer
Get your hands off the girl,
Can't you see that she belongs to me?
And I don't appreciate this excess company.
Though I can't satisfy all the needs she has
And so she starts to wander...
Can you blame her?

Jenny Was a Friend of Mine- The Killers
She couldn't scream while I held her close
I swore I'd never let her go

You Make Me Sick - Egypt Central
You make me sick
but I love what we're doing here
You make me sick
and I can't be the only one

Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamen
As I burn another page
As I look the other way
I still try to find my place
In the diary of Jane
So tell me how it should be!

The Red - Chevelle
So lay down, the red is real
When his sight goes red again.

Were in this Together Now - Nine Inch Nails
You and me
if the world should break in two
until the very end of me
until the very end of you

Say It - Evans Blue
You were the animal
I held the reins and you pulled
Living on hope
Keeping your eyes closed
I was the animal
You held the reins while I pulled
Living on hope
You kept my eyes closed

Heaven's not Enough - Steve Conte
Heaven's not enough
if when you get there..
just another blue
and heaven's not enough
you think you've found it
and it loses you

Bulletproof - Evans Blue
Replacing comfort
With a false sense of sacrifice
Waiting your turn
For a guarantee to roll the dice

I Miss You - Blink 182
Like indecision to call you
And hear your voice of treason
Will you come home and stop this pain tonight
stop this pain tonight

In the Backseat - The Arcade Fire
I like the peace
in the backseat,
I don't have to drive,
I don't have to speak,
I can watch the country side

Last edited by OnlyInThisLight (02-01-2011 09:01:47 PM)



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