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Notes: I really need to talk about this mix for a second. This is the product of months worth of collecting songs (this mix was originally 35 songs long), and hours spent arguing with my buggy version of Photoshop. I had no intentions of getting this ready for public consumption any time soon, but then [livejournal.com profile] waywardmixes made this month's theme Heroes and Villains, and tumblr did #spnrubytuesday (which this was not completed in time for, but hey) so I got my ass in gear. This is pretty much the definition of a labor of fannish love, and is, without a doubt, my favorite fanmix to date.

All of the Ruby feels. I have all of them.

ETA: This mix won first place in the [livejournal.com profile] waywardmixes Heroes and Villains challenge! \o/







F I R E S T A R T E R

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About Supernatural: Dean has just sold his soul to save his brother, Sam. He has a year left to live, and Sam makes it his mission to save him. Ruby appears out of nowhere with a knife that can kill demons - the sort of weapon they didn't even know existed - and a promise that she knows a way to save Dean from hell.

She's also a demon.

About Ruby: Ruby skirted the line of good and evil. One minute, she's saving Dean from a hex, the next, she's advocating the death of an innocent woman. She's going head to head with demons and angels with powers far beyond her pay grade, then feeding Sam demon blood. Round and round she goes, and neither the Winchesters nor the audience know which side she's going to come out on. I always held out hope that she would be on the "good" side in the end, but if Ruby embodies anything, it's the idea that there is no good and evil, no black and white. Just different shades of grey.



"I'm the girl that just saved your ass."

Bones - MS MR
Dig up her bones but leave her soul alone
Boy with a broken soul, heart with a gaping hole

Heaven Can Wait (Nosaj Thing Remix) - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Heaven can wait and hell's too far to go
Somewhere in between what you need and what you know



"Not all demons are the same, Sam. Not all of us want the same thing."

Paradise Circus - Massive Attack
Oh well, the devil makes us sin
But we like it when we're spinning in his grip

For the Restless - Tom McCrae
She comes to me in dreams, a train wreck beauty queen
Now I remember her, and everything you love will break



"I'll be there with you - that little fallen angel on your shoulder."

Make It Home - Thenewno2
Oh won’t you let me know if your bones made it home alright
I see what you doin,' nobody can show me

Gramarye - Remy Zero
She moves and it's fire, fire underwater
Speaks of its flame, she speaks my name



"I remember what it's like. Being human."

Criminal - Fiona Apple
And I need to feel redeemed to the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love

Beat the Devil's Tattoo - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Everyone is king when there's no one left to pawn
Open up your eyelids and let your demons run



"Getting pretty slick there, Sam. Better all the time."

She's Long Gone - The Black Keys
Her eyes are rubies and pearls
And she's not made like those other girls

This Girl Is Taking Bets - Thea Gilmore
This girl is the black eye, she's the bruise on your knee
She's the ashes of the people that you really meant to be



"You really want to hear about the corners of hell I've seen?"

Lazarus - Placebo
It's horrid to see you again, unaware that all may not be lost
It's horrid to see you again so bored of being alive

Devil's Spoke - Laura Marling
All of this can be broken
Hold your devil by his spoke and spin him to the ground



"Scared to go there with a demon? Because it's wrong and it's bad and we shouldn't?"

Gypsy Woman - Anarbor
And then she took my soul, but I didn't know
That gypsy woman's got me under control

It's Over, It's Under - Dollshead
Lava turns to light, turns to waste
Swallow me and tell me how I taste



"I was the best of those sons of bitches! Even you have to admit, I'm awesome!"

Adam and Eve - Ani Difranco
I did not design this game, I did not name the stakes
I just happen to like apples, and I'm not afraid of snakes

Firestarter - Jimmy Eat World
I'm the bitch you hated, filth infatuated
I'm the pain you tasted, well intoxicated



"You didn't need the feather to fly, you had it in you the whole time, Dumbo."

Gold Guns Girls (Acoustic) - Metric
I remember when we were gambling to win
Everybody else said better luck next time

Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - Nancy Sinatra
Bang bang, she shot me down, bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound, bang bang, my baby shot me down

"You're too late."

Date: 2013-05-20 01:38 pm (UTC)
geckoholic: (SPN Sam/Ruby)
From: [personal profile] geckoholic
UNF, AWESOME. This sounds great, and it's so pretty and wheee, yes! :D

Date: 2013-05-21 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com
THANK YOU <3 (Also, icon love)

Date: 2013-05-20 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pocochina.livejournal.com
AAAAH OMG!

Date: 2013-05-21 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com
BREATHE *breathes with you* (Also, am happy to elicit this reaction from someone, as it is pretty much exactly how I feel about it <3)

Date: 2013-05-20 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] becksreid72.livejournal.com
AAAAHH! Oh my god! It's so pretty! I love it! Great song choices. I always love seeing anything for my girl Ruby!

Date: 2013-05-21 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com
THANK YOU! <3

Date: 2013-05-20 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] counteragent.livejournal.com
Beautiful work! The graphics are stunning and I love the way you ordered the songs in progression with Ruby's character and then matched it with supporting graphics.

Date: 2013-05-20 05:40 pm (UTC)
ext_8730: ([stock] hit harder)
From: [identity profile] maerhys.livejournal.com
AMAZING! dling it now. plus, the graphics, bb, lovely.

Date: 2013-05-21 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com
Thanks muchly, bb <3

Date: 2013-05-20 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ohcaptain.livejournal.com
This looks like an incredible mix.

Date: 2013-05-20 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ohcaptain.livejournal.com
Also, I want to squee and thank you for introducing me to MS MR. I am now obsessed.

Date: 2013-05-21 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com
Thank you! and HEE! You're welcome :D I was only recently introduced to them myself, and I love them.

Date: 2013-05-20 05:58 pm (UTC)
cyprinella: a red octopus on a white background with a red star above it (Default)
From: [personal profile] cyprinella
MF seems to be blocking DLs now based on the Placebo track.

Date: 2013-05-20 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com
Damn. I am at work, but I will re-up to a different site when I get home. Thanks for the heads up :)

Date: 2013-05-20 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com
Should be working now, if you're still interested in dling :)

Date: 2013-05-20 10:03 pm (UTC)
cyprinella: a red octopus on a white background with a red star above it (threegoldfish)
From: [personal profile] cyprinella
Thank you for reupping! I'm looking forward to listening to this!

Date: 2013-05-21 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com
You're welcome! :D Hope you enjoy it!

Date: 2013-05-20 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amoama.livejournal.com
YES. This. I am all over this!

Ruby is awesome and this mix is too. All the lyrics and song choices are perfect. <33333

Date: 2013-05-21 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com
Thank you so much :D

Date: 2013-05-21 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deadduck008.livejournal.com
oh my god, this is beautiful. I don't watch supernatural but this makes me want to.

Date: 2013-05-21 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com
THANK YOU!

Also, I can refer you to specific Ruby-awesome episodes, should you feel so inclined :D Sadly, this show has a multitude of awesome females, but they don't survive long. Sigh.

Date: 2013-05-21 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] someplacetobe.livejournal.com
This looks like an intriguing mix; thank you.

Date: 2013-05-21 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com
Thank YOU :D

Date: 2013-05-21 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oddishly.livejournal.com
I have been listening to this mix obsessively since I got home to dl it yesterday. OBSESSIVELY. IT IS SO GREAT. And I've been thinking about the kind of fic I want to write for it all day, so if that actually happens then the fic will be all yours! I have never cared so much about Ruby before!

I'm not sure of mix etiquette, can I rec this in my journal? More people should hear it <3

Date: 2013-05-21 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacyevans.livejournal.com
YES YOU CAN REC THIS YOU AWESOME, WONDERFUL PERSON YOU <333333

You don't know how happy it makes me that I gave someone else Ruby feels, since I have all of them ALL THE TIME. If you do end up writing a fic, that would be AMAZING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH I AM SO HAPPY I AM ABUSING CAPSLOCK \o/

Date: 2013-05-22 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bertee.livejournal.com
here via [livejournal.com profile] oddishly's rec and ahhhhh this is so awesome. *_* I love your cover art and pictures and lyric choices, and am totally enamoured with your song choices. I've only heard about two of them before and most of the rest aren't what I'd usually listen to but they are fantastic and excellently chosen and giving me so many Ruby feelings. :) seriously amazing job with this!

Date: 2013-05-23 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kingdmforahorse.livejournal.com
This is such a beautifully made mix. I've never watched Supernatural, but it sounds really interesting. I might have to check into it. Kudos on your work!

Date: 2013-05-26 09:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redbells.livejournal.com
OH MY FUCKING GOD JACY THIS MIX

THIS MIX

I JUST

The SONGS and the ARTWORK and the CODING and RUBY--

Coming back later when I remember how to breathe because, jfc, this is incredible and I need to asdflkajsd at you about it :)

*slinks away with mix*

Date: 2013-06-04 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purenegative.livejournal.com
These are some great song choices for Ruby! I don't actually like the character that much for purely selfish reasons, but this is an amazing mix. It makes me like her a little bit more... maaaaybe. XD

Date: 2013-06-05 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] devyn-rose.livejournal.com
God, this mix! This is so awesome I can't even- gah! All of my Ruby feelings are summed up better than I ever could have myself in this mix. And Adam and Eve is kind of my number one Ruby (and Sam) song? Which just takes this to the next level. And the art and the coding and...it's all so great!

Date: 2013-06-05 09:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] an0ther-dreamer.livejournal.com
I knew from the opening song that I was going to love this mix and it did not disappoint.

I was impressed at how many different facets of Ruby's character you were able to fold into the mix as it progressed.

Also, I hadn't heard a lot of these songs before and they all suit her very well.

Thanks, I really enjoyed it.

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