Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees) wrote,
Meredith Bronwen Mallory

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OTP's and Music (-or- Fandom on the Brain)

First off, I have to apologize that this post doesn't contain any actual music files. Since I mostly buy from iTunes, a great many of my MP3s are actually protected music files that resist being uploaded. *sigh*

Anyway, I was sort of spacing out in Physical Anthropology the other day, when I started thinking about my OTPs and their theme songs, or lack there of. I know a lot of people have OTP playlists or whatever-- this is just a list of three or four that apply to my top favorite pairings.


Meredith's Semi-Coherent List Of OTP Theme Songs:
+Jack/Daniel [Stargate SG-1]

  • "Run Around" by Blues Traveler
    I once downloaded a music video someone made for J/D using this pairing, and the juxtaposition of scenes and lyrics was just perfect. Also: "When I saw through the voice of a trusted friend that you humor me and tell me lies"? That's Season Five, in a nutshell.
  • "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies
    "How can I help it if I think you're funny when you're mad? Trying hard not to smile though I feel bad." Some of the best J/D snark, right there. Also, Daniel's frustrated plant-dance in "One False Step".

+Spike/Xander [BtVS]

  • "Not An Addict" by K's Choice
    ... I don't really have a theme for this pairing, but I do tend to play this song when I write S/X fic. It just feels right to me.

+Lily/Narcissa [Harry Potter]

  • "Just The Girl" by Click Five
    "She's cold and she's cruel, but she knows what she's doing/ knows just what to say so much whole day is ruined". In my mind, this pairing is part passion, part affection, and a hell of a lot of antagonism. We'll just ignore the fact that this song could also sum up my entire adolescence.
  • "Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet?" by Relient K
    "I think you know what I'm getting at./ I find it so upsetting that/ the memories that you select/ you keep the bad but the good you just forget." Driving home the point that you can love someone and not necessarily like them. X_x;;
  • "Drops of Jupiter" by Train
    This song is about Lily. I'm sorry, it just is. The whole damn thing.
  • "Those That You Love" by Relient K
    "The way that girl can break a heart/ it's like a work of art." "She's so confident that she's what everybody wants/ but nobody wants her to know that." More Narcissa, because-- if she were to have a bitching contest with Cordelia, I'm really not sure who'd win.

+Harry/Severus [Harry Potter]

  • "Mr. Brightside"-- by The Killers
    ... I have no explanation for this, except that I find it the song title humorous in relation to Severus. Also: "How did it end up like this?/ It was only a kiss. It was only a kiss."

+Clark/Lex [Smallville]

  • "Tomorrow" by SR71
    I have a love/hate relationship with the Smallville soundtrack, because a lot of times the music is just stupid pop trash *ahem* not my taste, but this is one place where I just have to bow to their selection. This is Lex's song-- "I'm not afraid of tomorrow/ I'm only scared of myself/ feels like my insides are on fire/ and I'm looking through the eyes of someone else." Because without Clark, Lex is a crazy person without the breaks on.
  • "Razorblades and Band-Aids"-- by Ecoline Crush
    I find it intensely disturbing that this song doubles in my Anakin/Padme category. But it's perfect for "strong, vibrant love that totally screwed over the world". Or galaxy, in A/P's case. "Did you think this would be easy, my friend?/ Did you you think it'd come to this, our bitter end?/ Kill the magic, suck the life out/ Follow me down, to this our bitter end." Yeah. Happy song. ^^
  • "Existentialism on Prom Night" by Straylight Run
    "There are moments when, I know it ends/ and the world revolves around us/ and we're keeping it, keep it all going/ this delicate balance-- vulnerable, all knowing./ Sing like you think no one's listening/ you would kill for this, just a little bit." 'Nough said. This is all Amber's fault. ^_~
  • "Watch the Sky" by Something Corporate
    Amber says this is a Shawn/Kyle song. She's right, but it's also a Clex song. "You live the life you're given with the storms outside/ some days all I do is watch the sky." Maybe it's just an alien slash pairing song. X_x;;

+Padme/Anakin [StarWars]

  • "Eye Conqueror" by Third Eye Blind
    "Oceans of love/ I've crossed them for you/ In the matrix of your garden/ I beg your pardon/ now that I'm hardened/ no one's gonna get around me". Heh-- this was my A/P song even before the second movie came out. Did I nail it, or what? ^_~
  • "Razorblades and Band-Aids"-- by Ecoline Crush
    "Did you think this would be easy, my friend?/ Did you you think it'd come to this, our bitter end?/ Kill the magic, suck the life out/ Follow me down, to this our bitter end." Because love can kill you-- literally. X_x;;;
  • "Deep Inside of You" by Third Eye Blind
    "Friends say I've changed/ I don't listen/ 'cause I live to be deep inside of you. / slide of her dress/ I'm seeing darkness/ I'm so alive, deep inside of you." Anakin, circa AOTC era. Oh yeah.
  • "Ruthless" by Something Corporate
    "This is your ghost that stands before me/ razors on her tongue/ body full of oxygen/ won't be the last time she'll ignore me..." Because Vader is so tortured.
  • "Fall From Grace"-- by Stevie Nicks
    "I choose to be his confidant and to keep him from the fire/ I choose to be quietly discreet, if that is his desire." From the "Trouble in Shangrila" album, so it's doubly appropriate. The last line is, "Did I come all the way here just to watch you walk out that door?" ROTS in lyric form!

Well, I guess this is what happens when I quiet up for a while-- huge fandom post. Anyone care to agree on my choices? Violently disagree? Wonder what the hell I'm smoking? ^_~
Tags: buffy, clex, femslash, harry-potter, slash, smallville, spander, star-wars, stargate, superman

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