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01 February 2008 @ 06:48 pm
Fanmix: Ruby/Sam - The Wolf and the Hunter  
I've been pining to make some fanmixes of my fandoms, and after the return of Supernatural the other night I decided now would be a perfect time to share one of my latest finished creations. Originally I wanted just a Ruby-centric one, but it became more of a Ruby/Sam mix though seen slightly through her eyes. This is NOT spoilerish for what happened in 3.09, it's just a general telling on their connection so far in the season.

I also chose songs that not only have fitting lyrics but the music to match the atmosphere.


01. "Amaranth" by Nightwish
Sam Winchester has a destiny and he must fulfill it or else the world is in grave danger, but he is not quite up for the job. At least, not yet. It is Ruby's duty to track him down and make him recognize his mission in the upcoming war, so he can take his rightful spot on the throne. But it's going to be more difficult than planned, but his persistance mirrors her own, and she's not giving up her purpose to get close to him.

Baptized with a perfect name
The doubting one by heart
Alone without himself

War between him and the day
Need someone to blame
In the end, little he can do alone

02. "Creepin' Up On You" by Darren Hayes
Ruby follows Sam around, tracking his scent, his every movement at any given location, taking her time before making her presence known to him. And that's where the fun begins....

I been hanging round all the places you haunt
Spying on your friends to find out what you want
Drinking from the glass that you left on the bar
Follow you around driving home in your car

03. "Heaven's A Lie" by Lacuna Coil
He doesn't believe her words when she offers her purpose for being there. Okay, she can take that, it's no big deal. But she turns his world upside down when she tells him that she can save his brother. Is she telling the truth? Is she lying, like all demons do? Why is she helping him? Sam thinks these things, but doesn't argue or kill her. Instead, against his better judgment, he believes her. But there's that curiosity at what kind of arrangement he's setting himself for...and Ruby wonders the same, as well.

Something wrong
with all the plans of my life
I didn't realize that you've been here

Dolefully desired
Destiny of a lie

04. "Razor Valentine" by Thea Gilmore
Crossing the line into a new realm where Ruby and Sam see eye-to-eye, Sam accepts his destiny to an extent and allows her to help him and his brother on hunts (even if Dean disapproves). Also, an attraction which causes Sam to rethink his objectives, while Ruby takes in his scent like an animal craving for the closeness.

I love you like a whisper
I love you all alone
I love you like a murder, babe
I'm burying the bones
I love you like the last shot
At the bottom of the bottle
I love you razor valentine

05. "What Have You Done?" by Within Temptation
Their relationship comes to a hault when Sam calls out on Ruby, telling her off about her so-called mission. This doesn't stop Ruby from playing the game back, telling him that he's repressing his true nature and she accept it before it lashes out against him. Will he continue on despite his conscience telling him otherwise, or will be back off and leave the only person who's helped him understand who he is, even though he doesn't like what he sees what's in store?

I, I've been waiting for someone like you
But now you are slipping away
What have you done now?
Why, Why does fate make us suffer
There's a curse between us
Between me and you

06. "7 Days to the Wolves" by Nightwish
The war is nearly here. Ruby prepares Sam, and they all must fight together. No matter what the cost....

Seven days to the wolves!
Where will we be when they come?
Seven days to the poison
And a place in Heaven!
Time drawing near as they come to take us.

This is my church of choice,
Love's strength standeth in love's sacrifice.
For the rest, I have to say to you
I will dream like the god
And suffer like all the dead children.

07. "Paint It Black" by Vanessa Carlton
Reflections through Ruby's eyes -- her blackened demon eyes, shall we say. She thinks about her relationship with Sam, the hunter, the soon-to-be legacy, the messiah. Was it all worth it, to stay by his side even though it may all be doomed at some point? She believes so. Because in the end, she'll be beside him. Always and forever, the Queen to his King, as she will have served her purpose.

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Nightwish - Wishmaster
Eden: Katie Cassidy: If you can stay proudoverstreets on February 2nd, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
Wow, awesome choice of songs!
Renée: Ruby. Deep-fried crack.rogueslayer452 on February 3rd, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! It took a while to organize this mix, trying to find songs that matched and what I personally felt was appropriate for what I was going for. So, I'm very happy that you liked it. :D
Dean Winchester: Dean: Seriouslyfullonobiwan on February 2nd, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
AWESOME. <3 Definitely DLing
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 3rd, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, and enjoy!
Laivine: rubylaivine on February 2nd, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
Dude, these songs are badass! GREAT mix.
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 3rd, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Why, thank you! :D
strawberry's, amazingness, oats, and steroids: Source of misery.valiant on February 2nd, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
Ooh, that is some awesome work! Very thoughtful! It's so funny "Paint It Black" by Vanessa Carlton is on here because I was listening to that all yesterday!
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 3rd, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Hee, thank you! It took a while for me to get the right songs I felt were appropriate for what I was aiming for with this mix, particularly the feel and atmosphere between Ruby and Sam through Ruby's eyes. I had like a list and I would cross things out that didn't meet my idea of what I wanted, and finally this was the final product. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. :D

Yeah, I love Vanessa's cover of the song and was impressed the first time I heard it.
twasadarktwasadark on February 2nd, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Way cool! Thanks for posting these!
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 3rd, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. Enjoy! :D
Billie Bowtrunckle: Sam the Geek Boybowtrunckle on February 2nd, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
I love "Paint it Black". Thank you.
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 3rd, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. :) It's an awesome song, isn't it? Enjoy!
Becky: Katie Cassidybeckytheelf on February 5th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
What an awesome fanmix! Suddenly there's an abundance of Sam/Ruby fanmixes and it makes me beyond thrilled. Those two are perfectly angsty and such an interesting combination.
Wonderful choice of songs! I'll definitely be downloading this mix =D
Renée: Ruby. Deep-fried crack.rogueslayer452 on February 5th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the lovely feedback! Yeah I definitely agree that there's a whole lot more Ruby/Sam out there in fandom now, as there should be. Hell, Ruby with either one of the boys is just dandy because let's face it, she has such amazing chemistry with them both. Gotta love her. ♥

Thanks again, and enjoy the mix! :D
just a girl: c.chase (ats) | am not scared_touched on February 5th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
Love this mix, thanks for sharing. :)
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 6th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome. :D
Sam: sn; sr; hello againeverything_inme on February 5th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
FANTASTIC song choices -- the cover art is really great, too. Snagging what I don't already have. Thanks!
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 6th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the compliment!
N: spn - ruby eyesamber_protocol on February 6th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
Snagged this, thanks. I've listened through it a couple of times and I really like your choices. Great job.
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 7th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Ashalchemyonfire on February 13th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
saved vanessa carlton.
awesome mix. :]
bonbonschnecke: Freak outbonbonschnecke on February 15th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Great music choice! Took all! Thanks!
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 16th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Thank you, and I LOVE your icon. I ♥ Jensen.
bonbonschneckebonbonschnecke on February 16th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
Me too!!!!
bitterbird on February 16th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
wow this one is awesome too! x
Renée: GG. Blair. Squee!rogueslayer452 on February 17th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
Hee, thank you once again! I have fun doing these mixes.