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Fanmix: Catch Me When I Fall, Avengers (Steve/Wanda)
by White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
at April 26th, 2007 (07:16 pm)

This fanmix has been in the works forever. It is HUGE and finally done!! Captain America and the Scarlet Witch is my OTP in the whole of the Marvel-verse. So, here is a tribute.

Note: There are 2 volumes, 26 tracks total - all with individual art. Image heavy!

[Volume I: Testing the Strong Ones]

This volume more or less tells Steve and Wanda's romantic story.

Both Steve and Wanda have a past they both have to live up to and live down.
On the surface they're a odd pairing but gieven a chance they might have made it.

During Avengers Disassembled, Wanda bewitched Steve.
It was the punishment she chose for him:
making him feel not just professionally, but personally responsible for her.

"Sorry. Haven't slept a lot in a few weeks. Staring to see you everywhere."
-Captain America, Captain America and the Falcon 5

They share one night together and Wanda allegedly sleeps on the couch - but in Steve's clothes ;)

Ah, me. What might have been is so very, very pretty.

Dr. Strange tells everyone that Wanda is behind the Avengers Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Steve is devastated.

Steve tries to talk Wanda down.
The "Good" Imaginary Twin knows that Steve is "one of the good" ones and that "he loves Mommy".
Therefore some part of Wanda knows, and hears him.

Dr. Strange knocks Wanda out of the sky and she falls, but Steve catches her.
That one panel is what turned my affection for Cap and Wanda into an obsession.
It was exactly what I wanted to have happen.

"How about to all of us? Even Wanda."
-Carol Danvers

Steve, and the Avengers, must go on without her.

Wanda played with Steve's emotions though all of this -
but I believe that she was also reaching out to him.
That some part of all of it was in fact real.

After Avengers Disassembled Wanda is a shell of who she was
and by House of M, she's about ready to give up.

"There's always a way."
"Not always."
-Captain America and Wolverine, House of M 1

[Download Volume I]


[Volume II: Never Far Behind]

This volume is more or less made up of songs that belong to Steve and Wanda in my little OTP world.

When Wanda is troubled the world suffers with her, but when she smiles the world is better for it.

Train wreck is a pretty accurate description of Wanda Maximoff.

I really feel for Steve during Disassembled - his heart is truly broken.
Even if Wanda's feelings are pretense (they're not) Steve's are real.

She hurts him but she also loves him.
In fact, she hurts him because she loves him.

Steve just wants to be that one person she can count on.
He's a hero and he wants to save her.

No matter what Wanda tries it never seems to work.

The artist who drew this cover said he was hinting at the story inside
(in which Steve is Wanda's co-conspirator and lover) with the positioning of the hands.
It's perfect for the song.

"It's all because of him, father.
He's the only one who has ever really understood what I am capable of.
He has the will and desire to bring peace to this world the way you want it.
And I love him."
-Wanda, about Steve, What If? Avengers Disassembled

My poor little broken OTP. Doomed before it began.

Perhaps my favorite Cap and Wanda picture.
She's so battered and broken and yet she's willing to be strong for him.

They both live with the pressures of who they are to everyone else.
And they both deserve more.

This song just belongs to Wanda in my mind. She's bewitching.
I think all the Avengers are a little bit in love with her.
I imagine Steve watching her at a meeting and just suddenly realizing how special she is.

I think the art says it all.

I wanted to end with an old-fashioned love song about being apart...and yet still being in love.

[Download Volume II]


"The force that drives them is love.
From that love, for that love...they yearn--they strive--for an ideal.
What could be more primal? More profound?
Combine their power with such passion...anything is possible.
Even redemption."
-Professor X, speaking of Wanda and her father

Special thanks to sionnain, harmonyangel, likeadeuce and moowithme113 for music and scans!!

x Comments are Love x


Posted by: wryry (pausilypon)
Posted at: April 27th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC)
being modest is my best

That's magnificent. Great work. I can't wait to listen through both albums.

I was wondering, I have been thinking of making a mix for Billy/Teddy of Young Avengers, would you be interested in letting me get a chance to post it once I'm done? Do you think you'd all be receptive to something like that?

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: April 27th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)

Thank you :)

First of all, YAY Billy/Teddy mix! Second - do you mean post to this journal? Certainly I'd be receptive to that.

Posted by: wryry (pausilypon)
Posted at: April 27th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
Billy's Ball of Fun

I was meaning this journal :)

I'll begin tweaking the set list and looking over the comics again.

Till then, I'll just lurk this community :P

Posted by: moowithme113 (moowithme113)
Posted at: April 27th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
mr//moulin rouge love

Working on downloading Volume 1 and will get Volume 2 right after. Love these songs. And you fit in Out of My League, which is one of my all time favorite songs yet never seems to work in one of my mixes. That means you win.

The art for this mix is particularly brilliant. I love its simplicity and its vibrant colors. It really just adds to the mix as a whole. I love it.

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: April 27th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
av//Cap&Witch Fall

Aww, thanks you!! I totally sould have given you a shout out for that song - *edits* - it is Wanda's song. I think you suggested it for Clint, which almost works better, but I really imnagine every single Avenger thinking about her in that way.

How are you? I feel completly out of touch with everyone.

Posted by: Slightly obsessed (resolute)
Posted at: April 27th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)

I have taken both mixes, and can't wait to listen to them today!

The sheer amount of work you put into these things is amazing, and I love it. :)

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
av//Cap&Witch OTP

I'm glad my obsession hard work is appreciated :)

Posted by: AngelofSnow (angelofsnow)
Posted at: April 27th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
erik jean

I'm downloading the mixes now and will listen to them after. But I just wanted to praise your artwork again that adds so much to your mixes. This is so beautifully done, with just the right scans and quotes. I love how your mixes usually include songs I never have. So not only do you expose me to new music, but new comics I haven't read too.


Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 01:20 pm (UTC)

I feel better about using songs that appear on a lot of mixes if I also include songs that are somewhat obscure :)


Posted by: prufrock, before he got famous (likeadeuce)
Posted at: April 28th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)

You used the BNL -- squee!

Great choices.

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)

It fit so well with the first song on the second volume I had to :)

Thank you!

Posted by: Humble Gerbil (harmonyangel)
Posted at: April 28th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
Marvel Wanda Arcana

Ok, you obviously know I love this, so, so, so, so, so, so, so much. You and I may be the only true shippers of this pairing in the entire universe, but that's ok because they are so pretty and tragic and wonderful. <3333333333333 I downloaded, of course. I'll probably listen all night. :)

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
av//Tony is a Fashion Plate.

Hey, I'm just happy I got you as a convert. ;P

Posted by: time is all she has to kill (lady_moriel)
Posted at: April 29th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)

Very nice art. Could I have the Copeland song separately, please? :)

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
av//Cap&Witch Fall

Thank you :)

here you go

Posted by: time is all she has to kill (lady_moriel)
Posted at: May 1st, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)


Posted by: perhaps it was a semi-permeable truck? (lavabear)
Posted at: April 29th, 2007 05:34 am (UTC)

This is so pretty! All your work has paid off--putting your art on some of these songs I already have.

Could you please oh please upload "Out of My League" separately please?

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)

Here you go

Thank you!

Posted by: perhaps it was a semi-permeable truck? (lavabear)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)

No, thank you!

Posted by: way up north (baleanoptera)
Posted at: April 29th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)

This looks great. I'll admit I don't know the fandom too well - but the artwork and the song choices are excellent!

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
av//Cap&Witch Fall

Thank you. I know it's sorta obscure compared with Harry Potter or even the X-Men, but I'm glad you gave it a look anyways :)

Posted by: braintastic (braintastic)
Posted at: April 29th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)

don't know the fandom, but the mix looks amazing. am snagging the first vol. now - may come back for the second - but anyway, thank you so much!

Posted by: White Phoenix of the Crown (imaginaryalice)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
tag//Thank you

Thanks - I love when people appreciate it without even understanding the context :) Enjoy!

Posted by: she makes her own dystopia as she goes (bedlamsbard)
Posted at: May 1st, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)

...the idea of Wanda and Cap is strangely entrancing. Marvel canon, where everything is possible!

Love, love, love your artwork, and especially the last panel, because it really does look like the little wallet-size photos you carry around of your loved ones.

Snagging, and thank you!

Posted by: butwhywouldyou (butwhywouldyou)
Posted at: May 13th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)

I really love all the artwork and I'm currently picking up the mixes (which include some of my favourite artists so I know I'll adore them). You must have put a lot of work into this... Thank you.

Posted by: Akazim (_zim)
Posted at: November 11th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)

This is fantastic thank you so much for sharing Cap/Wanda had been one of my otp in marvel since always I'm glad to see I was not the only one, it sucks that they've been doomed from the begining, I still have hope for them though.

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