OMigosh I cannot BELIEVE this is over!
And to think all of this started out as a dare! Yeah, I was double-dog dared by a friend to write a story at the breakneck pace of a chapter a day. And you should never back down from a double-dog dare. That's just a good life lesson. SO I did it and this fic happened!
So here's the playlist I promised you all!
Utopia (feat. Chris Jones) by Within Temptation
GREAT D/T song. I especially love the line "where I am going you won't be in the end" which I think is great for their especially angsty moments. I'd also say it became my unofficial angsty Tamina theme for the fic.
I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You (duet with Marc Anthony) by Tina Arena
Okay its for the Mask of Zorro but with words about the brevity of life and talking about spending the short time you have with another person just makes this song fit perfectly. And if Utopia was my Tamina theme, this was my Dastan theme.
Children of Dune Soundtrack by Brian Tyler
My go-to classical music for this piece. Just great background music with a beautiful, epic feel to it that suites this story very well. Also some of the more dramatic music is great for Tus.
Faithfully by Glee
I think this song made it on because I am a Gleek and the finale happened while this fic was in production. But its a great song for them, especially with all the words about "right down the lie its been you and me" which totally works for them.
The Good Ship Venus by Loudon Wainwright III
Very dirty drinking song that was done on the album "Rogue's Gallery". Its a dirty song with a great, light violin part and therefore the ultimate jam for Amar and the Valley.
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum by The Corsairs
Here's a funny story. My ipod was on shuffle when i was writing Zolm's entrance and this song came up. Maybe that's why it made sense for him to go with Sheik Amar at the end.
The Swashbuckler and the Fair Maiden by Future World Music
This things' been used in a TON of trailers but I think it is a great song to write a fight sequence to.
Septimus by Andy Brown
Off the Stardust soundtrack. Totally makes me think of Garsiv-or just riding in general.
At the Beginning from Anastasia
I don't know why but this song always makes me smile. I like it as the ending music for the fic.
Now a big THANK YOU to you all!
Well thank you to everyone who reviewed, be it by the review button or PM or email or AIM. Your words were very much appreciated. Thank you for all the encouragement, the suggestions and even the demands for updates once it had been established they would come every day!
This fic has been a crazy wild ride!
And we managed to get through it (almost) drama free! Well who cares about the drama? Everyone else was so incredibly awesome it makes my head spin! You guys and gals were a fantastic audience!
But don't go getting all upset. While this fic is done I've got another in the works that I am super-pumped about. AND we're gonna have the awesomeness of a fully M rated story. Oh and we'll have the smutty oneshots coming very soon as well. Now as of right now I've got no plans for a sequel to THIS story, but that might change.
So for now I bid you all adieu and leave you all with the quote that's been on my desktop since I first put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard if you prefer):
"Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
Alice in Wonderland
Thank you and Goodnight!