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Fanmix: Meet Me Halfway (Avengers AU: James/Natasha)
by White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
at May 20th, 2010 (02:08 am)

This is a fanmix made for comicsbigbang.

Title: Meet Me Halfway
Fandom: Avengers (Figure Skating AU)
Pairing: James/Natasha
Summary: Competitive figure skaters Natasha Romanoff and James Buchanan Barnes were in love once. Their worlds have always collided, but now they have a chance to show they're stronger as a team.
Notes: I loved the concept of this fic and the final product is inspiring. Making this mix made me ship these two pretty hard. The mix is a companion piece and not precisely linear. I played with the thematic ideas put forth in the fiction. Liner notes at the end. Artwork features Josh Duhamel and Fergie.

01. History Repeating, Propellerheads (ft. Shirley Bassey)

02. Orange Crush, REM
We'd circle and we'd circle and we'd circle to stop and consider

03. Bottle It Up, Sara Bareilles
Only thing I ever could need, only one good thing worth trying to be and it's

04. Meet Me Halfway, Black Eyed Peas
Can you meet me half way (I'll meet you halfway) right at the borderline

05. Waltz (Better than Fine), Fiona Apple
No I don't believe in the wasting of time, but I don't believe that I'm wasting mine

06. When You Come Back Down, Nickel Creek
Angel, you were born to fly, if you get too high, I'll catch you when you fall

07. Where I Stood, Missy Higgins
I don't know who I am, who I am without you, all I know is that I should

08. She Is, The Fray
When it falls in place with you and I, we go from if to when

09. Bad Man's World, Jenny Lewis
Now that I’m still standing, I’ve got something left to prove

10. The Fear You Won't Fall, Joshua Radin
It hasn't felt like this before, it hasn't felt like home before you

11. I Want You, Rachel Yamagata
The only kiss I ever miss I shared with you

12. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want, She&Him
See the life I've had could make a good man turn bad

13. Crash and Burn, Savage Garden
Give me a moment please

14. Finally, Fergie
Walking through an open door that led me back to you

15. Who Wants to Live Forever, Queen

[ZIP: Tracks+Artwork]

Liner Notes:
01. Title song for the story.
02. James, US champion
03. Natasha, Russian champion
04. James and Natasha dance around coming together.
05. Natasha is defiant at the thought of retiring, she marches to the beat of her own drum
06. This is both Natasha's coach pushing her to leave and James offering support
07. Natasha makes the decision to leave
08. James realizes what has been missing in his life, and all she'd done for him
09. Natasha's mixed feelings about where she came from and where she can go now
10. They step toward each other tentatively
11. Only one regret
12. They make the decision to skate together
13. James
14. Natasha
15. The song they skate in competition together


Posted by: The Plotting Muses (wabbitseason)
Posted at: May 21st, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
just me

I just finished listening to your mix. And wow, thank you for this. I've never had someone do art or mix for my fic so this is all kinds of cool.

All the songs were fabulous. There was definitely an interesting range outside of my usual suspects. I think my favorite song was the Nickel Creek one. I loved how it captured both James & Ivan's POVs.

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: May 21st, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)

I am SO HAPPY you liked it. Your fic is great, I really enjoyed it and I hope I captured some of that -- but I am mostly just pleased you like it!

That song is one of the first I chose because it seemed to work for so much. Plus it's just so pretty ;)


Posted by: Humble Gerbil (harmonyangel)
Posted at: May 21st, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
Skating Johnny/Stephane

Yay! This is awesome. I'm so excited to read wabbitseason's completed fic, and I will be listening to this while I do so!

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: May 21st, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
p//Cuter Than You Kaylee

Yay! I did try to choose songs I could imagine someone skating to -- or used in an Olympic montage ;) It was great fun to make.

Posted by: Rachel (rachem_chul)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)

Looks wonderful! Thank you! :)

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Posted at: November 2nd, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)

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