First things first, folks: I'm so grateful for all of you. You're all on my flist for a reason, and I love reading journals for a reason, and some of you I would have been too shy ever to ask but through mutual friends or other things - I'm glad you're all here, is the bottom line, and I hope you're doing fantastically. I'm just feeling squishy and full of love today. &hearts &hearts

So I've been putting off posting this forever because I am lazy. Let's make it a Christmas present. Ahead of time, folks, this post is loaded with SILMARILLION and A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE and DORK. Also, if you have ever wondered why sometimes the folder name is different than the fanmix name, it is because I chance these damn titles about six times. I do this with everything. For example, "The Lost Son" on my fic journal is known as the (better) "The Damned" on FFN. I'm just too lazy to change all the chapters already on my journal, lol.

ALSO, one more reason to love the Silmarillion: it is a great fan of the words "great" and "doom" and when combined these words create a most excellent phrasething. Especially doom. DOOOOOM.

Medium: Book
Fandom: Silmarillion
Title: No Second Chance
Subject: One guess. :D But it really works for the arc of most of it from the Flight of the Noldor onwards.
Notes: I really, really like this. And coming up soon will be a compilation of all my truly favorite Feanorian (DEFINITIVE) fanmix songs, probably towards the end of the year. \o/


INTRO: Death Is A Disease - Clint Mansell

Planet Hell - Nightwish
My first cry neverending
All life is to fear for life
You fool, you wanderer
You challenged the gods and lost
Save yourself a penny for the ferryman
Save yourself and let them suffer

Hard Times - Patrick Wolf
Divided nation,
In sedation
Overload of information, that
We have grown up to ignore
Mediocrity applauded

Uprising - Muse
Rise up and take the power back, it's time that
The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that
Their time is coming to an end
We have to unify and watch our flag ascend
They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Niveneh - E.S. Posthumus

Blank Infinity - Epica
Do you cry to the heaven's high
when you're confined in here?
Do you not ever wonder
why these leaden tears will never dry?
They’ll leave behind so many shadows in my mind

Battle - Patrick Wolf
Battle the patriarch
Battle for equal rights
Battle, battle, battle
Battle back your liberty
Battle the long night
Come on
Battle, battle, battle
It's your time
To join your tribe

Fuck Them All - Mylene Farmer (translation, thus: approximate)
Fuck them all!
Make love, we’ll make war, our vices reversed
Fuck them all!
Make love, we’ll make war, bleed our hell
Fuck them all!
Blood and soul!

Nightquest - Nightwish
Nightquest a quest not for the past
But for tomorrow to make it last
Simply the best way to walk this life
Hand in hand with a dreamer's mind
Enter the realm don't stay awake
The dreams remain they only break
Forget the task enjoy the ride
And follow us into the night

The Dark Mark - Patrick Doyle

Apres Moi - Regina Spektor
I must go on standing
You can't break that which isn't yours
I must go on standing
I'm not my own, it's not my choice

Journey to the Cave - Nicholas Hooper

Haunted - Poe
Don't cry,
There's always a way
Here in November in this house of leaves
We'll pray
Please, I know it's hard to believe
To see a perfect forest
Through so many splintered trees
You and me
And these shadows keep on changing
And I'm haunted
By the lives that I have loved
And actions I have hated

Winter Born (This Sacrifice) - The Cruxshadows
Dry your eyes
And quietly bear this pain with pride
For heaven shall remember the silent and the brave
And promise me they will never see, the fear within our eyes
We will give strength to those who still remain
So bury fear, for fate draws near
And hide the signs of pain
With noble acts, the bravest souls
Endure the heart's remains

100 Generations - ThouShaltNot
So father kill your daughter
Mother kill your son
Swallow up the universe
'Til all the killing's done
It happens when you slumber
It happens unaware

Viva La Vida - Coldplay
I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sweep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own
I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing:
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"

Let It Rain - Carrie Clark
Fire inside, with passions that burn.
To let it all out, when will I ever learn?
I want to scream, but all I do is smile.
And smother the flame

Shh... - The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
No black no white no source of light
No second chance no end in sight
No flesh no blood no bones no mess
No hate no love no sweet caress
Nothing to see no links no ties
No time for that no long goodbyes
No lies no thanks no secrets

Thickets - Patrick Wolf
Have I been traveling so long
That I've forgotten how to stop?
Why are my brakes all broken?
Wheels spinning out of control
And in the mirror
Pale and deathly have become

Closer - Burn Season
Don't say that its over
I'd kill to be closer
A moment I'm passing to you
But to me
I will wait
And I'll take
Anything with your name
Don't say that its over
You can't live without me

The Eldar - Blind Guardian
I've tasted poison
When I drank the wine of fate
But the fear was in my heart
I realized too late
The house of spirits call

Borrowed Time - A Fine Frenzy
Thick as thieves the last of leaves
In the winter sun
Holding fast this freezing branch
Is home to us
Step, step right over the line
And onto borrowed time
When it's life, not waiting to die
Waiting to divide to divide

Get Out Alive - Three Days Grace
No time for goodbye he said
As he faded away
Don't put your life in someone's hands
They're bound to steal it away
Don't hide your mistakes
'Cause they'll find you, burn you
Then he said

Stand My Ground - Within Temptation
Stand my ground, I won't give in
No more denying, I gotta face it
Won't close my eyes and hide the truth inside
If I don't make it, someone else will
Stand my ground

Where Will You Go - Evanescence
But where will you go
With no one left to save you from yourself
You can't escape
You can't escape
You think that I can't see right through your eyes
Scared to death to face reality
No one seems to hear your hidden cries
You're left to face yourself alone

Listen to the Rain - Evanescence
Frantically searching for someone to hear
Their story before they hit ground
Please don't let go
Can't we stay for a while?
It's just too hard to say goodbye
Listen to the rain

The Speed of the Sound of Loneliness - Nanci Griffith
What in the world has come over me?
What in heaven’s name have I done?
I've broken the speed of the sound of loneliness
I'm out there running just to be on the run
You've a heart that burns with a fever
You've got a worried and a jealous mind
How can a love that'll last forever
Leave me so damn far behind?

The Elf Knight - Steeleye Span (In my head, this is for Celegorm and Luthien.)
With his own sword-belt, so fast she's bound him
Fine flowers in the valley
With his own dagger so sore she's stabbed him
As the rose is blown

Memento Mori - Kamelot
Who wants to separate
The world we know from our beliefs
And who sees only black and white
Distinguish loss from sacrifice
Some day we may come to peace
With the world within ourselves
And I will await you
Until I close my eyes

Guinevere's Lament - Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel

Cinder and Smoke - Iron & Wine
Give me your hand
And take what you will tonight, I'll give it as fast
And high as the flame will rise
Cinder and smoke
Some whispers around the trees
The juniper bends
As if you were listening

The Eye of the Storm - The Cruxshadows
And all who stood by and did nothing
Who are they to criticize?
The sacrifices of others
Our blood has bought their lives
This is the moment of truth
At the point of no return
Place faith in your convictions
As the boundaries start to blur
There is no love untouched by hate
No unity without discord
There is no courage without fear
There is no peace without a war
There is no wisdom without regret
No admiration without scorn
There is strife within the tempest
But there is calm in the eye of the storm

Meadows of Heaven (Orchestral) - Nightwish

This Game - One Star Story
This empty feeling, blame it on me
Do I deserve this? I must deserve this
My soul is sinking; guilt watches me
What is my purpose? I must have purpose
So I stop and breathe.
You tell me I'm fine, no reason to cry
Tell me again and try not to lie
There is no difference; everywhere's the same
And there is no way for me to win this game

OUTRO: Radio War - Iron & Wine
And the train track will take
All the wounded ones home
And I’ll be alone
Fare thee well Sara Jones
Now we lie on the floor
While the radio war
Finds its way through the air
Of the dead market square

Mad World - Gary Jules
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cos I find it hard to take

Accordion Player - Voltaire
And so he stayed and played at home until they burned it down.
And when there was no bench to sit on he would just sit on the ground.
And when he held his wounded friend in his arms and death was all around.
He said,
It's not about you anymore,
It's not about you anymore.

Things I'm excited about this Christmas, on that note: GAME OF THRONES CARDS FUCK YES, CHRISTMAS CTHULHU FUCK YES, LE CHEVALIER D'EON/PLANET EARTH/LIFE AFTER PEOPLE FUUUUCK YESSSSS. Not many books, though, clearly I'll just have to wait for my wallet to heal and head to the bookstore on my own.

The Silmarillion
Mostly from one artist, who not only gives me a Silmprettygasm, but she draws Maeglin and lots of him omgggggggg. THIS IS EXCITING GUYS and she shows the whole story arc and even the kidnapping one I love his little face because he looks so freaking crazy and desperate and that is just what I want. Eeeeee. Also Caranthir. I don't like her Celegorm, though, pity pity. Le sigh. If I could just find one artist who draws a good dark haired Celegorm often...I would be happy. Yes I would.
Maedhros and Caranthir by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
And the brothers espied them by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
Constellation by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
Haleth and Caranthir - First Meeting by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
Hurin, Huor, and Maeglin by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
Maeglin, Prince of Gondolin by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
Maeglin dancing with the Sting by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
Maeglin laid hands on Earendil and Idril by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
Maeglin was taken by orcs by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
This is my son, Maeglin by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
Caranthir and Haleth by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
Idril and Maeglin by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
Your Mom! by Katarzyna Karina Chmiel
Caranthir by Unknown?
Maglor by ilxwing

A Song of Ice and Fire
Tristayne and Myrcella by IntheArmsofUndertow
Sandor and dogs by Algesiras
Khaleesi by Algesiras
Stark Sisters by Algesiras

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Art by [ profile] zweihand, [ profile] mathia, and Amok.

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Found this and dlkf it's true at least for me. First time I cried. Ever. In these books, I mean, otherwise I am a freaking leaky faucet. ALSO hey hey bitches.


And lastly, THIS FREAKING CRACKS ME UP mostly because in RP land interactions between Daeron and Feanorians end in near death. Not hugs. Also I just. Can't see this going well? Maybe it's just me. Horz.


P.P.S: When Yuletide archive loads I will have recs for yinsall. NOW TO FINISH THOSE LATE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS *scampers*
ext_221084: Beautiful landscapes and delightful poetry (ASoIAF:Targaryen | Wake the Dragon)

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LFkdjfldkjfldk this post. So much goodness in it. OMG. The FST. The icons. The /ART/. Oh god the /ART/. SOMEONE DRAWS CARA AND IT'S JUST OMG OMG OMG.

So. Yes. OMG. *flails like a flaily thing*

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