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 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 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."