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Fanmix: In the Grip of a Hurricane

Medium: Book Fandom: Percy Jackson & the Olympians Subject: Percy Jackson/Annabeth Chase Title: In The Grip of a Hurricane Warnings: Spoiler-rific, particularly for The Last Olympian. Notes: Most songs are in mp3 format, but there might be some in m4a. Inspired by this mix by my darling mythologiced and the fact that while trying to make a generic mix, my iTunes decided I needed to make my own Percy/Annabeth mix.
How come I end up where I started? How come I end up where I went wrong? I won't take my eyes off the ball again First you reel me out and then you cut the string 5. Talking to Sirens - Thirteen Senses Annabeth convinces Percy to let her listen to the siren's song as they pass by, but he ends up going to retrieve her after she cuts her bonds and swims toward them. He pulls her underwater long enough to help her recover from the vision shown to her. And you must have come quickly When you heard the sirens talk to me And you know your way perfectly And you have such rhythm in your feet 6. Feel the Silence - Goo Goo Dolls [SPOILER] Luke's betrayal is a very sore spot for Annabeth, who wants to believe that he can still be saved. Percy tries to comfort her, but nothing he says can seem to console her, nor can he ever say what he feels. And if we feel the silence Holding this all inside us Looking for something more to say I don't know where I'm going Only know where I been But you move through my soul like a hurricane wind We've been so lost for so long I don't know how to get back again 7. Fill My Little World - The Feeling [SPOILER] "'You know...' She brushed her hair behind her ear, like she does when she's nervous. 'This whole thing with Beckendorf and Silena. It kind of makes you think. About..what's important. About losing people who are important.'" You misunderstand me All I wanted was some evidence that you really like me (you really like me) 8. Starlight - Muse [SPOILER] Percy takes a dip in the Styx in order to be evenly matched with Luke and it is Annabeth's voice that helps strengthen his lifeline and her memory that pulls him out of the river. I just wanted to hold you in my arms My life you electrify my life let's conspire to ignite all the souls that would die to feel alive I'll never let you go 9. Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeah They may not like each other 100% of the time, but Annabeth recognizes that sometimes she needs Percy's help. Made off Don't stray My kind's your kind I'll stay the same Pack up Don't stray Oh, stay stay stay Oh, stay stay stay 10. Hurricane Drunk - Florence + The Machine [SPOILER] When Annabeth shows up early for a 'date' with Percy, she finds him with Rachel Dare, who seems to know that Percy is a demigod. Percy tries to explain, but Annabeth seems too angry to want to discuss it, much to Percy's confusion. And you can't save me now I'm in the grip of a hurricane I'm gonna blow myself away I'm going out, I'm gonna drink myself to death And in the crowd, I see you with someone else I brace myself 'cause I know it's going to hurt But I like to think at least things can't get any worse 11. Mountain and the Sea - Ingrid Michaelson Percy may be a "Seaweed Brain", and Annabeth might never admit it, but she will be there for him the way he is there for her. You call me a mountain And I call you the sea I'll stand tall and certain And watch you swallow me You can move me if you want to You can move a mountain, you can move a mountain You can move me if you want to You can move everything, you can move everything 12. Perfect Circle - Katie Melua Though Annabeth still harbors some feelings for Luke, she seems to be drawn more and more to Percy, who seems to share a common bond with her. Why am I fighting, what's it for, Must let my mask drop to the floor. My scars I shouldn't hide from the people who are on my side, Rolling up my sleeves to fight against, All the things I locked up and all the things I fenced. But it's time to let it out so we can build a brand new castle. 13. Ocean Size - Goldfinger All Percy ever wanted from Annabeth was the truth, but extracting it is always harder than he anticipates - especially when she knows more about him than he knows about himself. Now you're acting like you just don't care Like you could find this one anywhere It isn't fair My life is an open book My feelings and my meanings Are oceansized Long before I ever met you 14. Cant' Help Falling In Love - Ingrid Michaelson Despite their differences, their actions speak louder than any words they manage to get out. Wise me say, 'Only fools rush in' But I can't help falling in love with you Shall I stay? Would it be a sin if I can't help falling in love with you 15. Love Story Meets Viva La Vida - Jon Schmidt [Instrumental] When the world you know may end at any moment, it's important to take stock of the small moments of happiness the gods grant you. DOWNLOAD AND COVER ART HERE **Tell me if the link doesn't work? **Cover art isn't mine, I found it on the internet. **Comments are lovely.

Fanmix: Touch The Divine

Medium: Book
Fandom: Percy Jackson & the Olympians
Subject: Percy Jackson & the Olympians
Title: Touch the Divine
Warnings: Spoilers galore.
Notes: Most songs are in mp3 format, but there might be some in m4a. This is an attempt to make a general book mix - it's not perfect and there was some crack involved....only a little, I promise.

Tracklist and Download Link under the cutCollapse )
I tried my hand at another fanmix a few weeks ago and was too lazy to upload it.

Fair warning: Gossip Girl Season 4 spoilers.

Look under the cut if you don't care.

What About Breakfast at Tiffany's?Collapse )

Boredom Does Not Become Me

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Sparkle Like Bowie: a Twilight Not-So-Much-A-Fan Mix

I have no explanation for this nonsense, other than the fact that I get very bored at work.

Mad Paint Skillz. Oh Yeah.

Gimme Gimme Some of that Vampire Money, Come On!Collapse )

And I Thought My Driving Was Bad

In reference to the Writer's Block prompt about why teenagers are bad drivers, today the GMAC came out with a list of the states with the worst and best drivers.  The bottom five:

1. New York (like this wasn't obvious)
2. New Jersey (clearly, people are too bored to drive properly)
3. Hawaii
4. California (lower than I would have expected...)
5. Georgia

The top five:
1. Idaho
2. Wisconsin
3. Montana
4. Kansas (OH GOD ZACH MOVED TO KANSAS!! OH GOD!! I'm kidding...)
5. South Dakota

Apparently the top five states know more about safe driving than the bottom five, according to the article.

It makes me wonder if I shouldn't live in a different state....

You Make The Amish Look Like MTV


I was rather appauled when I read this: a kid in Ohio can't take his girfriend who goes to a public high school to the prom because in his school's contract, he is not allowed to engage in any dancing, listening to rock and roll...or basically be a teenager.  If he goes, he will get suspended and his diploma will be withheld until he completes his finals.

Really? How low can you go? At least the Amish let their kids be teenagers before they decide whether or not they want to follow the Amish way of life....

On a different note, I had an interview at Chipotle today that I think went pretty well - the manager asked me to come back next week and gave me a free burrito after the interview.  I'm also going to contact a lady at a job agency on Monday to see if I can get some clerical experience under my belt before I go to Boston....we'll see how this next week pans out for me.

Wish me luck!

A Country's A Country, No Matter How Small

I learned something new today...er, well, yesterday...whatever.

moondog186  totally got me hooked on a webcomic turned manga called "Axis Powers Hetalia" which basically chronicles the events of WWII under the assumption that the countries are actual people and have interactions with each other during the conflict.  It's hysterically funny and cute AND while it's history isn't 100% accurate, I'm okay with that.

Go here (http://nisecal.googlepages.com/hetalia--mainarcindex) or here (http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia) if that interests you at all.

Anyway, there is a character/country represented called Sealand-kun (or Sea-kun for short) that is (absolutely adorable and I want to huggle him so hard!!!!) actually an unrecognized country/principality.  Who knew forts could claim independence after being forgotten by the people that set up the fort in the first place (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand). And apparently, you can also get yourself an official Noble Title from the Official Principality of Sealand for fairly cheap (http://www.redsave.com/index.asp?pageType=3&pid=2091&catId=21&track=SealandShopLink).

Great gift idea?

But yes. Sealand is my new favorite micronation/principality and it should be yours too.  I mean, look, how cute!!!

Books Are Entertainment Too, Kids


I love books, possibly more than I love food, but that's a topic for a different entry.

Anyway, I know in today's world there is often the temptation to attach ourselves to the internet as our sole form of entertaining ourselves, leaving books on shelves to collect dust until some loving bibliophile comes to sweep off the dust, take it off the shelf and read it. It seems that somehow books can get forgotten as a means of passing time, so in the name of progress, I would encourage you to sit down and read a book.

Really and seriously, kids, read a book.

I don't care what book you read, just as long as it interests you.  It can even be something that you have read before and want to re-read.  And if you don't have a book at home you want to read, go to a library.  That's the place where there are thousands upon thousands of books stored up in one place for you to check out and read.  Heck, it's free, so why not take advantage?

Support books and reading.  I know I do. :D

Random Battle, Anyone?

I think my favorite part about this is not the fact that it's got an intellignt sort of humor to it, but that I am pretty sure the people I hang out with would do this.

And now I feel the urge to watch Advent Children....

Music Meme

Stolen from [info]spirit_of_fyre

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

1. Lovefool - The Cardigans
2. Love Like Winter - AFI
3. Lifelight - Andy Hunter
5. Last Hope - Apocalyptica