I am quite sick today, but not as sick as yesterday (or as dizzy or as perpetually asleep), and for some reason, my brain said, "Perfect timing! Finish that k-pop mix and write a story!"
Yes, I'm still making these, although much more slowly. I actually have a mix album before this that I haven't posted, because the story is potentially much, much longer. Really, these are more like mini-prompts for me, though I hope you enjoy them as well. This one is slightly different, stylistically, with one song per independent clause (mostly).
The challenge is:
1. Have a well-balanced mix-album
2. That can make a coherent story
3. With tonally appropriate songs (For example, Carnival of Lunacy had songs with circusy sounds and this one has songs with creepy sounds. Not universally, but noticeably.)
4. That I like. No picking songs because the titles are cool! I must actively like the song.
Anyway, here we go:
Shadowland – Part 1
Her parents exchange a strained look. “Sleep well,” they say, and turn out the light (Good Night).
Dawn huddles the blanket close, trying not to look, or to think about what might emerge from the mirror (Monster).
But all too soon, the whispers come (Think Hole). “Your soul is ours,” they tell her (Seoul), and by now, she’s heard it so many times, she’s begun to believe them (Déjà Vu). “Stop resisting,” they whisper beguilingly (Say Yes). “Come” (Go Beyond the Barrier).
Dawn closes her eyes, but she cannot block out the voices, and so she obeys (Into the Mirror).
The moment she steps through the Mirror, new life blooms upon her (Blaze). She spreads her arms and throws back her head, dancing in the strange mirror land, under the pale moonlight (Moondance).
From the shadows, the one who summoned her watches admiringly (Tight). He is the Master of this place (Master), and what he wants, he takes (Give me dat). But even as he steps out and reaches for her, the sun rises beyond the mirror (Think of Dawn), and she dances back to her own bedroom (Adios).
No matter; the Master is content to wait for the night to come again (BingBing).
Shadowland – Part 2
Her parents tell her that it’s her imagination (Impressionable) and leave her to her fate (Dead or Alive). As if in a dream, she again passes through the mirror (Silent Night), under the watching eyes of the Master (Romanticism). He smiles secretly to himself, for on this night, his power is so great that he can keep her with him forever (Checkmate).
But Dawn, too, is different in this mirror world, and she laughs and dances without seeing him (La Di Da), until he steps out and takes her hand, joining the dance (Hello). They spin around, and he admires her power in this place (Time to Shine). “Be my wife,” he tells her, along with many fine promises (Piano).
Dawn, vibrant and unimpressed, laughs. “No” (No).
The Master is angry and shocked (Dangerous); and in his confusion, Dawn skips away and vanishes into the night (Blind).
As he watches her go, a mysterious smile comes to the Master's lips, and he finds himself vastly pleased (Secret Door). The night is long, and it seems he has at last found his equal (Endless Night).
1. Paranoia – Kang Daniel
2. Good Night – Dreamcatcher
3. Monster – SuperM
4. Think Hole – B.A.P.
5. Seoul – Ghost9
6. Déjà Vu – Dreamcatcher
7. Say Yes – IZ
8. G.B.T.B. – Verivery
9. Into the Mirror – Victon
10. Blaze – Rolling Quartz
11. Moondance – B.A.P.
12. Tight – Leo
13. Master – TVXQ!
14. Give me dat – Argon
15. Think of Dawn – Ghost9
16. Adios – Everglow
17. BingBing – Oneus
18. Full Moon – Dreamcatcher
19. Rewind – B.A.P.
20. One (Monster & Infinity) – SuperM
21. Impressionable – Taemin
22. Dead or Alive – Oneus
23. Silent Night – Dreamcatcher
24. Romanticism – Leo
25. Checkmate – Boyz
26. La Di Da – Everglow
27. Hello – TVXQ!
28. Time to Shine – AboutU
29. Piano – Max Changmin
30. No – CLC
31. Dangerous – E’last
32. Blind – B.A.P.
33. Secret Door – Block B
34. Endless Night – Dreamcatche