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This is an Akito fanmix, made at [livejournal.com profile] dayari's request, at this meme. This goes far beyond what the meme requires, because for a very long time Akito Sohma was my favorite character in all of anime--and even though I've switched fandoms, he always will be. Besides that, a lot of the music I like tends to deal with themes that remind me of him in some way. Just so everyone knows, this is the anime version of Akito, except for one song. The two versions are very different in several ways, so I thought I needed to make that clear.

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Akito Alone

King Of Pain - The Police

/i have stood here before inside the pouring rain/
/with the world turning circles running 'round my brain/
/i guess i'm always hoping that you'll end this reign/
/but it's my destiny to be the king of pain/

Le Prince Bleu - Robert et Majandra Delfino

/sickly my prince's mood/
/so sullen shutdown the door today/
/sits tall my prince is bruised/
/he's so lame/his fairness ricochets/

Apres Moi - Regina Spektor

/be afraid of the lame/they'll inherit your legs/
/be afraid of the old/they'll inherit your soul/
/be afraid of the cold/they'll inherit your blood/
/apres moi le deluge/after me comes the flood/

/i must go on standing/
/you can't break that which isn't yours/
/i, oh, must go on standing/
/i'm not my own, it's not my choice/

Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

/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/

Life'll Kill You - Warren Zevon

/life'll kill you/that's what i said/
/life'll kill you/then you'll be dead/
/life'll find you/wherever you go/
/requiescat in pace/that's all she wrote/

Akito & Others

You Don't Know - Reel Big Fish (Akito & Tohru)

/this may come as kind of a surprise/
/i don't like you and i don't care/
/what you think about what i do/
/and most of all/i don't need your opinion/
/cuz you don't know what it's like to be like me/
/you don't know/
/so keep your mouth shut/

The Queen & The Solider - Suzanne Vega (Akito & Hatori or Akito & Shigure)

/"tell me how hungry are you/how weak you must feel/
/as you are living here alone/and you are never revealed/
/but i won't march again on your battlefield"/
/and he took her to the window to see/

Someone Is Crazy - Jonathan Coulton (Akito & The Sohma Family)

/we're all familiar with the tragedy of being you/
/it's hard to show you any sympathy when all you do is beg for pain/
/baby, someone is crazy and it's you/
/someone is crazy and it's you/

Cousin Kevin - The Who (Akito & Yuki)

/d'you know how to play hide and seek?/
/to find me it would take you a week/
/but tied to a chair you won't go anywhere/
/there's a lot i can do with a freak/

Just Like You - Three Days Grace (Akito & Yuki)

/you thought you were there to guide me/
/you were only in my way/
/you're wrong if you think that i'll be just like you/

Pressure - Billy Joel (Akito & Tohru)

/you turned the tap dance into your crusade/
/now here you are with your faith/
/and your peter pan advice/
/you have no scars on your face/
/and you cannot handle pressure/

I Like Birds But I Like Other Animals Too - The Lovely Eggs (Akito & Kureno/The Sohma Family)

/i like birds but i like other animals too/

Trigger Happy Jack - Poe (Akito & anyone crazy enough to love him or defy him)

/but there's nothing more sadistic than an infant/
/waving his pistol in my face/
/he wants me right down on my knees/
/crumbling in disgrace/

Akito's Theme

Mysterious Family - Fruits Basket

/instrumental/

Download the full .zip file here

Date: 2009-05-08 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diluted-thought.livejournal.com
THE POLICE. POE. THREE DAYS GRACE.



This is awesome. ;DD

/we're all familiar with the tragedy of being you/
/it's hard to show you any sympathy when all you do is beg for pain/


That is so perfect for Akito and pwns so hard.

Date: 2009-05-08 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speaky-bean.livejournal.com
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! I tried to put a variety of music on there, because everyone has different tastes. Though I don't think there's any arguing that The Police aren't amazing.

Yes, the song fits perfectly. I actually made an AMV of it back when I still could make AMVs...it's kind of poorly timed but it was fun to make, and it actually got mentioned in an interview with the singer, because I sent it to him and he was talking about his fan base. XD; That was awesome.

Date: 2009-05-08 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diluted-thought.livejournal.com
=O HE MENTIONED IT IN AN INTERVIEW? That's totally epic! Was he specific about it?

Date: 2009-05-08 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speaky-bean.livejournal.com
"The day I met him, he was examining a music video that a woman who identified herself as a 'blithering fan' had made for his song 'Someone Is Crazy.' It was a collection of scenes from anime cartoons, expertly spliced together and offered on YouTube." - Clive Thompson, The New York Times Magazine, 5/13/07

That's that. XD; I technically said "blithering fanthing", but close enough.

Date: 2009-05-08 04:06 am (UTC)
reka: A woman with short dark hair looking a little confused and/or skeptical. (I am now occupying this icon)
From: [personal profile] reka
I remember reading "blithering fanthing." That's how I knew for certain it was you.

Date: 2009-05-08 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hervictory.livejournal.com
Okay, first off OMG REEL BIG FISH. PERFECT! :D

That being said, I love this FST. The tracks are perfect for Akito, especially Life'll Kill You, King Of Pain and Someone is Crazy. Excellent mix, I can tell you put a lot of thought and effort into it! *downloads and listens*

Date: 2009-05-08 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speaky-bean.livejournal.com
I actually wasn't sure about adding Life'll Kill You. On the one hand it fits, but on the other hand Akito seems relatively convinced that no one besides him is going to die. In the end I just loved the song so much I couldn't not use it. And yes, I did think about this a lot, but Akito is one of my favorite characters ever, so it wasn't THAT hard. XD; I hope you like the music!

Also thank you for making me this icon, I can't stop using it!

Date: 2009-05-08 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katia-chan.livejournal.com
I love this, and am downloading now. You took anime Akito, and you didn't turn him into cardboard like so many people do, and for this you are awesome. <3

Lovely lovely mix, seriously. I'm very gleeful over here. :)

TTFN

Date: 2009-05-08 05:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speaky-bean.livejournal.com
I saw the anime first, and I was totally enamored with Akito. I thought he was one of the most complex, fascinating characters I had ever seen. The manga didn't start getting published in English for quite some time, and when it did I had already spent a lot of time analyzing anime Akito. Manga Akito is fascinating and awesome, but she's not the same character and not the one I was so fascinated by.

I'm really glad you like the mix, and I hope you enjoy listening to it!

Date: 2009-05-08 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viola-canina.livejournal.com
This is really great! I like Akito a lot, too (and I really need to finish the manga, by the way). I actually like both of Akito's 'incarnations', but I'm more partial to the anime one for some reason. Anyway, cool FST! ^^

Date: 2009-05-08 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speaky-bean.livejournal.com
I did like both versions of Akito, I just preferred the anime version, mostly because it was the one I knew first. I'm not sure how I would have felt otherwise. I also felt a little more sympathy for anime!Akito's motivation, not to say that manga!Akito isn't sympathetic TOO, but. And, anime!Akito actually has medical problems! It's all in manga!Akito's head! I am a total ho for the sick!

I'm really glad you like the FST, I hope you enjoy listening to it. :D

Date: 2009-05-09 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisabell-angel.livejournal.com
I've never seen an Akito fanmix before... Thank you so much for making this ^_^.

Date: 2009-05-11 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speaky-bean.livejournal.com
No problem, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D

Date: 2009-05-09 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dayari.livejournal.com
AHHH! You've included "Trigger Happy Jack"--that's one of my favorite songs in the history of ever! :D

Oh my, this is so lovely--thank you for posting this, honey!! :D ♥ It's so well-thought-out, and I love it that you've portrayed Akito's relationship not only with himself (lol) but also with the others. (And I like that you've chosen anime!Akito; I... I don't really like his manga... self. Yeah. XD;)

I've always kind of loved Akito and Tohru together--even as a pairing, yes. XD I tremendously enjoy those mindfuck!fanfics out there, where Akito does everything in his power to try and break Tohru, because he thinks her kindness isn't genuine, but simply doesn't succeed because it is. And I love those fics even more when Akito and his mindgames get Tohru to drop her facade (because that's what I think it is once in a while--a facade, because no one can be THAT cheerful, supportive and upbeat all the time! XD) and admit that she does have feelings on the other side of the scale, too. *evil cackle* Um... yeah.

♥ But anyway, thank you so much for doing this, and including Tohru; I totally love this fanmix!! :D

Date: 2009-05-12 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speaky-bean.livejournal.com
I love Trigger Happy Jack. Poe in general is fantastic. :D

Hehe, I do like manga!Akito, but they're very different characters, and I feel like I have greater understanding and sympathy for anime!Akito. Possibly because I saw the anime first.

Oh my god. XD; Every time I talk to you, we just have more and more in common. Aside from Akito/Hatori, Akito/Tohru was one of my favorite pairings in Fruits Basket. I actually wrote a really long, ridiculously angsty and somewhat poorly-written Akito/Tohru fic back in the day. He almost completely destroyed her in that fic. *facepalm* I don't even know. I'm sort of proud of it but I'm sort of ashamed of it at the same time. I still really like the pairing, though. And yes, I agree, Tohru is probably not all that cheerful and positive on the inside. I mean, I'm sure most of it is real, but she's got to have her moments, everybody human in the whole world does. (Which is why in my RP with my sister, she's a sadist/bioterrorist, but that's going WAY too far.)

I'm very glad you enjoyed it! Akito was seriously the easiest person to make a fanmix about, so thanks for the request! The only one that's been equally simple so far is Mikami!

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