09 May 2012 @ 10:34 pm
Fanmix - Mass Effect - The Scars Are Starting To Fade  
Medium: Video Game
Fandom: Mass Effect
Subject: Shepard/Kaiden, Shepard/Garrus
Title: The Scars Are Starting To Fade
Warnings: none
Notes: This fanmix follows my female Shepard's romance with Kaidan Alenko during ME1, her romance with Garrus in ME2 and her struggle to choose between them during ME3. I included serious movie style vids in the about section below, but if you're looking to get a quick (and funny) idea of what Mass Effect is about try Mass Effect Series Recap It's about 60+ hours of playtime from 1 & 2 smooshed into 5 minutes, but it's covers all the bases.
More Notes: Click the ♥ next to each song for individual download, ZIP at the end.
Even More Notes: made for waywardmixes @ lj, challenge #3: Quotes

Mass Effect in 10 minutes (youtube)
Kaidan Alenko, head of the SSV Normandy's Marine detail. Level headed and tactically minded, he makes a point to keep his flirting discreet and specifically refers to all romantic plans as 'after this mission'. The night before the final battle they decide it's not worth waiting anymore and consummate their relationship. Everything goes to hell when at the beginning of ME2 Shepard is killed and then resurrected two years later by Cerberus, a human extremist terrorist group.

Mass Effect 2 in 10 minutes (youtube)

Enter Garrus Vakarian.
He was a C-Sec officer who joined your crew in ME1 to help stop the big bad. Since Shepard's death he has become a vigilante on Omega (a wretched hive of scum and villainy). Distrustful of Cerberus but willing to set that aside to help Shepard; he provides much needed emotional support when Kaidan, angry upon finding out Shepard is now alive and working for Cerberus, turns his back on her.

Mass Effect 3 - Kaidan (youtube)
Kaidan apologizes for his previous hostility and after asking about Shep's relationship with Garrus, mentions that he never moved on and that he still cares.

Mass Effect 3 - Garrus (youtube)
Garrus eagerly joins back up with Shepard and expresses a desire to continue their relationship from the second game and a willingness to fight to keep it.

The Scars Are Starting To Fade
a Shepard/Kaidan, Shepard/Garrus Fanmix

"You're right. About everything. I think about losing you and I can't stand it. The galaxy will just keep on going. Everything, even the Reapers, will come around again. But you and I, we are important right now. This is what will never happen again, us. Shepard, you make me feel... human."

01. Get It Right - Jackopierce -
"I don't think I've ever met a woman like you."
She walks a different way, beautiful when she prays
I wanna see her every day, I wanna be her man
We'll be all right, we will stay strong
Standing up tall when storms arrive
Doing this all because
I'm gonna get it right

02. Beside You - Marianas Trench -
"I'd never leave you behind. I couldn't. You know that."
When you're overwhelmed and you've lost your breath
When the space between the things you know is blurry nonetheless.
When you try to speak but you make no sound
And the words you want are out of reach but they've never been so loud

03. Anytime - Kelly Clarkson -
"Kaiden, you make me feel like I could take on the universe... and right now I kinda have to."
Anytime you feel like
you just can’t hold on
Just hold on to my love
and I’ll help you be strong

04. Funeral Of Hearts - HIM -
"I was sent here for Cerberus, you were just a rumor. I wanted to believe you were alive, but I never expected this. You turned your back on everything we believed in, you betrayed the Alliance. You betrayed me."
She was the wind, carrying in
All the troubles and fears you've for years tried to forget

"Shepard, you're about the only friend I've got left in this screwed up galaxy. I'm not going to pretend I've got a fetish for humans but this isn't about that. This is about us, you don't ever have to worry about making uncomfortable. Nervous, yes. But never uncomfortable."

05. Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles -
"That's why I'm glad you're here Garrus, if I'm walking into hell I want someone I can trust by my side."
To lead a better life I need my love to be here...
Here, making each day of the year
Changing my life with a wave of her hand
Nobody can deny that there's something there

06. I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz -
"There's nobody in this galaxy I respect more than you"
When I look into your eyes
It's like watching the night sky or a beautiful sunrise
There's so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you've come so far

07. You Got Me - Colbie Caillat -
"I don't want something closer to home. I want you."
I give up. I give in. I let go. Let's begin.
Cause no matter what I do,
Oh (oh) my heart is filled with you.
I can't imagine what it'd be like
Living each day in this life - without you.

08. Change The World - Eric Clapton -
"I've seen so many things go wrong Shepard. I want something to go right, just once."
That I can change the world
I would be the sunlight in your universe
You will think my love was really something good
Baby, if I could, change the world

Making a choice.
"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."
- Barbara De Angelis

09. Half My Heart - John Mayer -
"I'm sorry Shepard, I just wanted you to know that for me there isn't anyone else. I still care."
but I can't stop loving you with half of my...
half of my heart (half of my heart)
half of my heart's got a real good imagination
half of my heart's got you
half of my heart's got a right mind to tell you
that half of my heart won't do

10. Letters From The Sky - Civil Twilight -
"it's going to take more than Reapers to come between this cross-species liason."
One of these days the sky's gonna break
And everything will escape and I'll know
One of these days the mountains
Are gonna fall into the sea and they'll know
That you and I were made for this
I was made to taste your kiss

11. Change The World - Cold -
"I never meant to hurt you, we were so far apart. Physically and after our fight on Horizon..."
Now you're gone I feel betrayed
You can't blame me you walked away
Now you're gone you can't blame me
You walked away

12. We Are Okay - Joshua Radin -
"I can't promise how things will work out, not with this war, but I missed you Garrus."
Simple times now seem so far
Used to be in my backyard
Yeah, the world was still in my backyard
But, we are okay, we are alright

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