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08 May 2016 @ 09:21 pm
[FANMIX] Puella Magi Madoka Magica :: Reset  
Dipping my toes into 8tracks with a Homura FST I made a few years back, updated with a couple new songs! Based mainly on the original series, with sprinkles of Rebellion.

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Reset :: A Homura Akemi FST

1. Within Temptation - Frozen
2. Björk - Army of Me
3. The Cure - A Forest
4. Hikaru Utada - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
5. Patrick Wolf - Tristan
6. VAST - Here
7. Smashing Pumpkins - The Crying Tree Of Mercury
8. Train - Ordinary
9. Lacuna Coil - Enjoy the Silence

LYRICS & COMMENTARY

1. Within Temptation - Frozen

I can feel your sorrow

You won't forgive me
But I know you'll be all right
It tears me apart that you will never know
But I have to let go

Tell me I'm frozen but what can I do?
Can't tell the reasons, I did it for you
When lies turn into truth, I sacrificed for you
You say that I'm frozen, but what can I do?



Homura in a nutshell. "Frozen" could refer not only to her increasingly distant personality, but also the fact that she's stuck running the same time-loop over and over again... "frozen in time," to put it that way.


2. Björk - Army of Me

You're on your own now
We won't save you
Your rescue squad
Is too exhausted

And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me



Remember this delightful shot from Rebellion? Yeah, I thought so. Speaks for itself here.


3. The Cure - A Forest

Suddenly I stop
But I know it's too late
I'm lost in a forest
All alone

The girl was never there
It's always the same
I'm running towards nothing
Again and again and again



With each failed time-line, Homura gets more and more consumed with saving Madoka. What purpose does her life have if she fails?


4. Hikaru Utada - Boulevard of Broken Dreams

I'm walking down the line
That divides me somewhere in my mind
On the border line of the edge
And where I walk alone

Read between the lines
What's fucked up and everything's all right
Check my vital signs to know I'm still alive
And I walk alone



The path of a time-travelling magical girl is a lonely one.


5. Patrick Wolf - Tristan

I am the tragedy and the heroine
I am lost and I am rescuing
The storm is come and I am following
My name is Tristan and I am alive



Homura speaks from grim experience, yet maintains her grit. As explained in "Army of Me" and "A Forest," giving up is NOT an option.


6. VAST - Here

I have faith that you're out there
Living high up in the vast
Somewhere in eternity
And you're never gonna leave

Have I been telling lies to myself
Hold me now you know
I am so afraid to be at all

Have I been telling lies to myself
Hold me now you know
I am so afraid to love at all



The most Rebellion-specific song of the FST, focusing on Homura's thought processes and foreshadowing her ultimate decision.


7. Smashing Pumpkins - The Crying Tree Of Mercury

This is the sound I've been making my whole life
I've been waiting for this night
To clear up all the talk
Although I'm selfish to a fault
Is it selfish it's you I want?
You, I did it all for you
This love will stand as long as you
There's really no excuse
I did it all for you



"I was waiting for this moment." Homura's transformation in Rebellion. REBELLION ENDING.

8. Train - Ordinary

And when the world is on it's knees with me
It's fine
And when I come to the rescue
I do it for you time after time
Everybody seems to be getting what they need
Where's mine?
'Cause you're what I need so very
But I'm anything but ordinary



But in another timeline... Homura becomes the lead warrior of justice in the new universe that Madoka has created. SERIES ENDING.


9. Lacuna Coil - Enjoy the Silence

Words like violence
Break the silence
Come crashing in
Into my little world
Painful to me
Pierce right through me
Can't you understand
Oh my little girl?

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm



Wrapping it up with yet another Homura-in-a-nutshell song. Bookends, yo. ;)

This has been cross-posted from my DW account for your convenience and mine. Mwoiiiiing~!
 
 
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