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Oh, Boy

Notes: This mix has two parts. Up through track four is Dan's perspective leading up to around Crazy Cupid Love-ish and the following four are Blair's point of view from Cross Rhodes on. And lest anyone tell you fandom is not a social activity, this was not possible with much collaboration from [ profile] aragons and many textures from Natasha, to whom I am most grateful. Hope you all enjoy!

01. Boy - Oh Boy

She's so easy to fall for, but boy she's so hard to hold.
She looks at you like a warning, you know you're gonna be hungry when you get home
Her lips make the cherries and the berries and the apples look pale
She could ask anything you would do anything no matter what you would obey

And she turns every room into a dance floor
She turns and she sways and she spins
And you stand still like a statue and you can't take your eyes off her skin
Oh boy, you'd better slow it down, you're running on unsold ground
She'll never slow down for you
Oh boy, you'll never wear that crown, you're just one of one hundred clowns
I know it's sad but it's true

Everything that she touches every word from her mouth turns to gold
How can you ever get her right when she's all colors and you are grey and cold
Keep looking up but she'll never ever look down
Oh look at this part you've chosen, you're the jester of the queen
She's the queen of the town

02. Donora - Shout

I'm not trying to to to make this hard for you
I wanna shout it but I won't, I wanna shout it
Oh, I'm not trying to to to make a scene for you you you
I wanna shout it but I won't

I know about you you
You think as much as I do and
Waste your time not saying the
Words that keep replaying
Oh, I know about you you
You look at me like you you do
Maybe if they turned away
I'd mouth what you hoped I'd say

03. Eisley - Marsh King's Daughter (I want to note this is the most Dan/Blair song to ever exist and I want a fanvid.)

Stealing to your window, again
Now I say, "We could fall in love"
Sighing in exasperation,
"No," you say again "This simply is not love"

And I just know that we could work out
Even though you're royalty and I am not
But there's a chance that you are wrong and
I am right this time

Come on come on lets take a chance now
We could fall in love
Come on come on lets take a chance now
We could fall in love

Thrashing through the fen and dew,
I thought what I wouldn't do for you
Stealing hearts of Marsh King's daughters
Well this is something new

04. Stars - What I'm Trying to Say

North of the river all the streets are the same
We can pretend that they don't know our name
And the heat is turned all the way to full
So don't pretend that you don't feel the pull

I am trying to say
What I want to say
Without having to say
I love you

05. Gold Motel - The Cruel One

I was using loneliness and now it's using me
There's nothing left to give to you
One thing left to say to you

Oh no
I don't want to wake up feeling like I'm no one
I don't want to wake up wondering
How did I become the cruel one

I don't want to waste my time
Standing in a waiting line
When I know what I want, and you're just what I want
I don't want to waste my days, worrying what they'll say
Now I know what I want, you're just what I want

06. Tilly and the Wall - Falling Without Knowing

The feeling was psychic, passing through, electric
My palm against your fingers, pressing needles through my wrist
Hearts meet, though we didn't speak of those things
Falling, falling without knowing

Whatever happens now that I've changed
No one will ever stand in our way
We both sent the signal, it's been delivered, a crashing cymbal rings out
We both sent the signal, it's been delivered, a crashing cymbal rings out

Some kind of magic, moving was automatic
The days go on forever, reaching forward, not looking back
Synchronicity, I get the feeling
Completely falling, falling without knowing

07. V.V. Brown - Crazy Amazing

It's really kinda funny how you knocked on my door
It's crazy how you got me feeling funny oh so deep inside

I can't believe you lay here inside my bed
A guy like you won't leave things inside my head
You magically appeared in the secret winces of my life

He loves me so
I can't believe how he needs me, oh
I think it's crazy amazing
How you can just bump into a guy, fall in love, change your life

08. Kimbra - Two Way Street

And I'm waiting, waiting, waiting

For you to walk down the boulevard
To take me, take me, take me

But the moment you appear

You wake me, wake me, wake me

Out of the slumbers of my head

From the slums of loneliness.

And there's no conspiracy

Behind the way to heist me

When love is a two way street
And I think I'm ready

To let you get under my skin

I can't make you fall for me

Love is a two way street

We're coming close to our fate

They'll put a star beside our names

And I couldn't care for the history

When I've got you in front of me

The cars could all collide

The shards of glass 
won't catch my eye

'Cause you're almost by my side

We're counting down at the green light.

And there's no conspiracy

Behind the way to heist me

When love is a two way street

Date: 2012-03-09 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2012-03-09 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

okay so, let's address this right out of the gate: i'm in this ship for blair waldorf. i mean, dan is interesting-ish and delightful around blair even though he's an ass, but blair. my love. my queen. my everything. and blair's entire life has been in the hands of others for basically the span of this entire series. she went from being nate's destiny to being chuck's destiny to being louis' princess and in all of this, i'm just screaming, what do you want? what do you want your fate to be, blair?!

and in the last episode, blair was finally free, finally fully aware of the story happening around her and faced with a choice. and she could have had chuck and she could have been alone and she chose dan. she CHOSE him. AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY. all i have ever wanted is for blair to do something not because someone else wanted her to or for a scheme but because she wanted it. she wanted this. she wanted dan humphrey. AND THIS MIX HAS SO MUCH AGENCY ALL UP IN IT THAT IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY!

And there's no conspiracy / 
Behind the way to heist me
 / When love is a two way street / And I think I'm ready
 / To let you get under my skin

When I know what I want, and you're just what I want

you're too good at this, elyssa. i'm freaking out. i'm freaking out over these two and everything they mean for blair. because this wasn't blair drunkenly losing her virginity to someone in the back of a limo. this was blair thinking and having other choices and weighing the options and realizing that dan humphrey has her heart and acting on it, even though he's humphrey, even though he's brooklyn and has terrible muppet hair. because he loves her for her, every part of her, because he thinks she deserves to be with someone who makes her happy, because she wants the same for him, because HE HAS SOMEHOW BECOME HER CONSTANT.

i just can't with these two. you'll still have me. crying about it. you'll still have me.

Date: 2012-03-09 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

that's the thing with this ship — i walked into it because of faces and i've walked out being this raging blair waldorf stan and i almost want to watch this show from the beginning and watch what happens but i don't know if i could do this to myself. but yes, this is a mix about a ship that is about agency completely and that's why they're perfect gold stars forever otp. hence my tags collapse earlier this week ( this is a ship about what happens when blair waldorf has all the choices in her life she could want and she chooses something because she wants it, not because other people are begging her for it or because she's trying to win a game or act out a part in a movie. she wants it. she wants him. and he didn't connive for it, she just wants him because he was honest with her and he loves her just as she is and how many men have done that. and i can't wait — CANNOT WAIT — until he tells her he loves her because grace my face is going to melt off. because to get chuck to say that to her was SUCH AN ORDEAL and he was the biggest dick about it and with dan it's going to be so fucking easy, like he's going to look at her over waffles or some shit and said 'i love you. don't worry about it. can you pass me the syrup?' and they'll go about their brunch date and she won't say it back because she doesn't have to and these things take time and she's still catching up to the year of admitted-to feelings that dan has but she'll get there eventually and when she tells him someday it's going to be for her and i'm spiraling

i'm writing fic it's fine it's normal
Edited Date: 2012-03-09 02:43 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-09 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Don't tease me so! A world of YES to everything you and the other poster said. The Princess Dowry was Blair's Bridget Jones moment and it has been A LONG TIME coming! And as for the breakfast scenario you painted..go write that fic now because it's already my head-canon kthanx. *g* P.s. You really should watch it from Season 1. Xx

Date: 2012-03-09 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
this is so fabulous oh my!

Date: 2012-03-09 01:14 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-09 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had completely left Gossip Girl ... but the idea of Dan/Blaire intrigues me so much - I started a rewatch! i missed at least 2 seasons worth of material so... here it goes.

#things that I blame my flist for

Date: 2012-03-09 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
man, i'm right there with you. i just watch the dan and blair show on youtube i stopped watching the show entirely in season two. AND YET HERE I AM. losing control of my life.

Date: 2012-03-09 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
elyssa i love youuuuuuuuuuuuuu and these beautiful asshole romcom kids. gonna reblog it on tumblr because i can. <3

Date: 2012-03-09 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

From what I can ascertain, they live in great lofts. And own kitchen islands. A plus.

Date: 2012-03-09 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I DON'T i watch the dan/blair show on youtube and my life has spiraled out of control. i am a shell of my former classy self.

Date: 2012-03-09 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The first step is acceptance!

Date: 2012-03-09 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so ridiculous high on these two right now, I don't even know who I am anymore. HOW DO THEY EXIST ON THIS SHOW.

In other news, this is a flawless mix for the most flawless OTP of all OTPs.
Edited Date: 2012-03-09 03:42 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-09 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooh color me excited!! Will try and dl all the tracks later. Am so glad you're doing these.

Date: 2012-03-09 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aaaaah this is so great!

Date: 2012-03-09 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

A+. God it's just so perfect for Blair it's insane and thus I'm glad you agree and also I am ceasing to function like a normal human being.

Date: 2012-03-09 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, Dan and Blair. I didn't watch Gossip Girl beyond the first season because I honestly thought it sucked from Day 1. (I only got as far as I did because I felt a sense of obligation/horrified interest, having attended a Manhattan private school myself. Which was nothing like Gossip Girl. Because none of them are anything like Gossip Girl.) But someone tipped me off to watch the Age of Innocence episode in season two, and, wow, that was an hilarious piece of television. (Doubly hilarious because I've read the novel?)

Anyway, that made me curious about Dan/Blair, but apparently the show has never actually gone there? I read a few fics, but this was all years ago now. So I'd appreciate any recs you have! They were charming and feisty. I'm sure better stuff has been written since I lost interest.

Date: 2012-03-09 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
the show did go there! they are there now! i'm losing control of my life!

anyway, i'm reading a bunch of dair fics rn (research for my own, etc.) but the few i've read and bookmarked so far are in my delicious:

Date: 2012-03-09 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow! I might need to actually watch the show! Which episode should I start at?

Date: 2012-03-09 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you can just watch all their scenes on youtube if you want! if you just search dan/blair season 1 or whatever number the fangirls have already compiled most things. i mean, you probably have to watch season one to get the broader show context of everything but i stopped watching in s2 and i can gather the relevant information from the youtube clips. but i've also been relatively up to date on it because of tumblr so i don't know! personally, i'm maybe hating myself enough to watch the whole thing from the beginning, which means i don't really know how to advise you, but i would say that dan/blair actually kicks off in season four, so if you wikipedia the first three seasons you should be just fine.

that was a really long answer i'm sorry.

Date: 2012-03-09 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well I know what happened for sure in the first 2 seasons because I did watch season one and my roommate was still watching through season 2 so I heard about it. I'll poke wikipedia and see what I should watch. I really don't think I want to sit through the Blair/Chuck soap opera.

Date: 2012-03-09 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ohhh okay, i thought you said you hadn't watched any of the show but i must have misunderstood. anyway, yeah, season four. 4x11 is when i'd say things really get rolling. there's chuck/blair soap opera throughout, but you know, we struggle through. or you can just watch the dan/blair clips on youtube which is what i did and be happy. :)

Date: 2012-03-10 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
AAAAH. I totally watched a bunch of recent episodes yesterday and am not even within spitting distance of "caught up" but SEASON FIVE DAN AND BLAIR OMG. I am so on your team right now. THEY ARE SO SHINY AND HILARIOUS.

Dear lord. You think I'd know better than to join one of your ships by now! THEY ALL SINK. WITHOUT FAIL.

Ugh, Elyssa.

Also, I'm staying at my parents' because I'm sick and my mom was totally judging me for watching Gossip Girl last night. She's used to me having taste. She laughed out loud and threatened to call my sister.

I hope you're happy.

Date: 2012-03-10 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i am ecstatic. did you watch fanvids yet? i have recs! i've watched this one ( like ten times no regrets.

and listen, i used to have taste too, but as dan/blair is the only tasteful thing LEFT on gossip girl, i think we can get away with it. shining beacon of quality in a cesspool of regret and shame.

i'm not sure what it says about me, but so many people i know have commented on my ships of late to remind me that everything i ship is doomed. common theme in my life, yes, but it seems to be a subject of conversation more often these days. maybe because i'm spiraling and people are trying to pull me back from the ledge before i pull them over with me. BUT NO. IF I'M GOING DOWN, YOU'RE ALL GOING DOWN ALONGSIDE.

Date: 2012-03-10 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
AAAAH, I LOVE THAT VIDEO. I actually prefer this one (, which is set to the same song but with better editing. The other one is longer, though.

I really hope this show runs with the plotline for a while so I can be entertained. I sort of doubt they will, though. Gossip Girl is all about melodramatic relationships, and the whole appeal of Dan and Blair is that they actually seem like they could be happy and largely drama-free together. I mean, they fight. But it's a healthy, funny, non-destructive kind of fighting. And Blair schemes less when she's with him. And he's always offering to genuinely help her, while getting nothing in return, which is what partners do.

Actually, an interesting next step might be seeing if she learns to do the same for him in return. Because, while it's pretty obvious she has feelings for him, she hasn't really been returning the favor. Maybe she could start by... oh, I don't know, reading his whole book?


You are a life-ruiner. JSYK.

Date: 2012-03-10 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

but downloading asap. and the cover is loveliness.

Date: 2012-03-10 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Snagging this too because again perfection. You seem to have a way with fanmixes.

Date: 2012-03-10 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2012-03-14 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lovely! Just snagged and can't wait to listen to.

Date: 2012-03-31 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Can't wait to get this in my ears!

Date: 2012-04-23 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
this looks great! I was just about to download it, but apparently mediafire isn't in a cooperative mood. I quote: "File Blocked for Violation."


Date: 2012-04-23 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
it just does that sometimes because of the prefix. if you delete it, it'll work just fine!

Date: 2012-04-24 09:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
aaah I just tried that but it didn't work. it does show a new statement though: "invalid or deleted file".

Date: 2012-04-24 09:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh it must have been deleted. i'll reupload it and let you know when it's up!

Date: 2012-04-24 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh boo. as it turns out, i don't have the zip anymore. i'm so sorry!

Date: 2012-04-25 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
noooo that's too bad! it's okay though - I'm 97,5% sure I'll survive this tragedy! ;D
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