Sunday, 13 January 2013

OC Fanmixes!

I've been working on these for a few weeks now and these two at least are more or less finished. They're just a couple of playlists that I think reflect the personalities or histories of some of my RP characters but they're good to listen to if I need inspiring - especially Kes' as it's mostly instrumental.

The descriptions kind of work as a narrative to the mix...kind of. XD I'd be interested to see if anyone can guess which tracks represent what moments actually! (although the track names are probably fairly self explanatory, lol)
I went into a little more detail with Skai as I've gone on about Kes rather a lot so it's probably already old news, lol.

Oh and click on the images to see them full size on my DeviantArt gallery - I finished them the other day. :D


Kes Varin's Mix

Kes, - or KE5VRN as he is officially known by the Syndicate - awoke to the world as an adult after only seven years of growth in a tank. He was developed, along with several hundred other Pilot drones, to fly ships more effectively than non specialised humans. He had no real knowledge of normal human behaviour, only the basics were ever explained to him as he had only one job and that didn't involve socialisation. The first year of his existence out of the tank was spent training and undergoing tests before he was finally allowed to take control of a ship. He took to flying instinctively, as he was intended to and discovered what it felt like to feel pure joy and exhilaration. However, he soon found himself questioning his identity and role in the world around him, but it worried him that none of the other drones seemed to realise what they were and that he was the only one who did. He kept these thoughts to himself as he was all too aware of what happened when you stepped out of line and stood up to authority. This changed when he met Lix, the AI of the [i]Elixir[/i], the ship he would go on to pilot in the years to come. She treated him as an individual, as he did her and the two of them grew close, eventually falling in love. They both hated the way they were being used by the Syndicate but knew there was nothing that could be done the way things were. The turning point came when the [i]Elixir[/i] was attacked out of the blue by an unknown enemy, releasing a virus into the system and rendering her inoperable. After a fierce battle, the captain issued a evacuation order which included everyone, including the Pilot. Kes defied a direct order - the first time he'd ever done it - and refused to leave his seat as he believed he could still save her. At that point Lix sent an energy pulse through him, knocking him unconscious and simultaneously uploading a copy of her own program into his brain, possibly as a way to save him as she knew they'd never kill him if he had such a valuable AI encoded into his port. (Kes doesn't know this however, he is still under the impression that the captain, who never liked him, did it for his own purposes.) He woke up a few hours later on a communal escape pod, just in time to see the ship finally destroyed via a video feed. He was devastated and, grief stricken and overwhelmed by the amount of data streaming through his head, he managed to escape the Syndicate when he landed and downloaded Lix into a data pod which he wore around his neck from then on. He spent the next few years trying to survive, still grieving...right up until he joined the crew of a little hybrid shuttle and started to feel the spark of hope once again. The first five tracks are of his 'birth' and awakening to the world as written -here-
  • 1. Apple Chamber - Jesper Kyd
  • 2. Welcome To The Real World - Don Davis
  • 3. I Swallowed Hard Like I Understood
  • 4. Help, I'm Alive - Metric
  • 5. Facial Reconstruction - Jack Wall
  • 6. Follow Me (Instrumental) - Muse
  • 7. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
  • 8. Northern Lights - Cider Sky
  • 9. Electric Feel - MGMT
  • 10. Strict Machine - Goldfrapp
  • 11. Untouched - The Veronicas
  • 12. The Fleets Arrive - Clint Mansell
  • 13. Scheduled For Deletion - Jesper Kyd & Lorne Balfe
  • 14. An Unsubtle Approach - Jesper Kyd & Lorne Balfe
  • 15. Love and Loss - Two Steps From Hell
  • 16. Labored and Lost - - Jesper Kyd & Lorne Balfe
  • 17. An End Once and For All - Clint Mansell
  • 18. The Feeling of Losing Everything - Archive
  • 19. I Was Lost Without You - Clint Mansell
  • 20. Old Souls - Hans Zimmer
  • 21. She Is The Sunlight - Trading Yesterday
  • 22. Back Home - Nitin Sawhney
  • 23. Nocturne - Daft Punk
  • 24. Save me - Globus
  • 25. Broken - Lifehouse
  • 26. The Revelation - Jesper Kyd & Lorne Balfe
  • 27. No Death in Love - Nitin Sawhney
  • 28. Holding On & Letting Go - Ross Copperman

Skai Azzura's Mix

Skai grew up on the desert planet of Asidura and always dreamed of travelling offworld and seeing the stars. Her dad had never left the continent, let alone the planet but her mum, who had died when Skai was very young, was born offworld and passed her sense of adventure and stubbornness onto her daughter who spent her childhood hoping that something would one day allow her to leave. When her cousin gave her the opportunity to travel around with him for a year she leapt on it and started planning her future as a trader/part time smuggler. She got into a few skirmishes here and there including one particularly horrible incident with the Syndicate which left her with scars, both physical and mental. It didn't put her off however, far from it, it just strengthened her resolve to make her dream happen and gained her a reputation back home for being someone you really didn't want to mess with. When she got back she threw herself into her work; repairing ships and racing speeders to earn enough money for her to buy passage off the world. Her cousin then gave her his ship, the then unnamed [i]Helios[/i], when he upgraded to something a bit more classy and Skai turned her attention onto adapting it for her own purposes. Unfortunately this got her into quite a bit of debt with a local gangster but she dealt with that in her own inimitable way. (in other words she legged it and hoped for the best. :P) Soon afterwards she managed to acquire herself a crew which she quickly grew very attached to and they headed off in search of adventure - all the while doing their damnedest to avoid detection by the Syndicate.
  • 1. Touch the Sky - Julie Fowlis
  • 2. Paradise - Coldplay
  • 3. I See The Light - Mandy Moore/Zachary Levi
  • 4. Merry Go Round - Tanner Patrick
  • 5. Big Bar Fight - Greg Edmonson
  • 6. Burning In The Skies - Linkin Park
  • 7. I'm Your Captain - Grand Funk Railroad
  • 8. Me and My Gang - Rascal Flats
  • 9. Pop That Lock - Adam Lambert
  • 10. Yes - Coldplay
  • 11. Romani Holiday (Antonius Remix) - Hans Zimmer
  • 12. Final Hour - X-Ray Dog


I'll get Ruby and Bacchus' up here eventually. :D

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