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Don't Stop Me Now - A Selphie Tilmitt Mix 
9th-Apr-2010 06:30 pm
Been a while since I posted one of these. I've been working on this one for a while, but due to periodic laziness and fluctuating disinterest in... doing work, it's been on the back-burner for a few months. Anyway, Selphie is a fun character who is my favorite character from Final Fantasy VIII in theory. In practice, however, like most of the characters in that game who aren't named Squall, she isn't well fleshed-out or given a lot of depth. So I guess that Squall is my favorite character of VIII by default. But still, if given more of a chance, Selphie could have been made of awesome. Oh well...

This is basically chronological to Selphie's "development" throughout the game, but since there isn't a whole lot of that, some of the songs could probably also apply to FFVIII as a whole. I was torn between using some of them in a General VIII mix, but decided that one fanmix for this game was enough. Either way, they still work for Selphie, and I tried really hard to set the right mood for VIII through her eyes. I lack Selphie's inexhaustible enthusiasm for absolutely everything, so you'll hear no "booyakas" or "whoo-hoos" from me. Okay, fine, just one - WHOO-HOO! LET'S START THE MIX!

Ms. Positivity
1. More Than Fine - Switchfoot
When I wake in the morning
I want to blow into pieces
I want more than just okay, more than just okay
When I'm up with the sunrise
I want more than just blue skies
I want more than just okay, more than just okay

That eerie ass Train Song she's always singing - and her train obsession
2. Big City Train - No Doubt
This time I'll board that train
It won't be long
Check the label on my baggage
Destination in my song
Talk to the conductor
Ooh, I'll save my fare
Yakety-yak for a while
You'll always find me waiting for that train to come through
Come get me, take me, to the land where my dreams come true

"...Blow it to smithereens with a rocket launcher!?"
3. Kill The President - The Offspring
In a world without leaders
We might have a chance
But we'll never see it
As long as there's
Kill the president
Kill the president
Kill the president
Kill the president
Kill the president
Kill the president now!

General globetrotting to Deling City and the Tomb of the Unknown King and such
4. Adventure - Be Your Own Pet
Okay, so yeah, it's cool
Cuz we're like, adventurers
We are adventuring, we are adventurers
We've been to every place anywhere in the world
We are adventuring, we are adventurers
Castles and dodgeways and monsters and highways

Galbadia Missile Base Infiltration - Irvine: "...Geez... Selphie can be a little outta control at times..."

5. Boomin' - Mindless Self Indulgence
Here she comes - she's the one
Once again
Right back at you baby
Respect little girls
Boomin' at your woman - yeah - you're boomin' at ya motherfucker
Respect little girls
Boomin' at your woman - yeah - you're boomin' at ya motherfucker
Geez, geez, geez, geez, geez...

Ground Zero at the base, moments away from death - "...Squall chose us because he believed in us. I'm sure of it! We can do it. That's what he thought when he made this team. Isn't that right, Squall?"

6. Don't Panic - Coldplay
Bones, sinking like stones
All that we fought for
Homes, places we've grown
All of us are done for
We live in a beautiful world
Yeah we do, yeah we do
We live in a beautiful world

FH - Not only did she survive, but now she finally gets to perform in her dream band
7. It's Amazing - Jem
Don't be embarrassed, don't be afraid
Don't let your dreams slip away
It's determination and using your gift
And everybody has a gift
Never give up, never let it die
Trust your instincts, and most importantly
You've got nothing to lose
So just go for it

Visiting Trabia Garden
8. A Dark Congregation - The Hush Sound
A dark congregation, of familiar faces
Gathered around the quiet earth
A red rose, fell upon the soft snow
Prayers were whispered so slow
From our mouths
Our breath rose in the cold, like a hundred souls
Save me
I am swallowed by the guilt of this

Irvine's big reveal on the basketball court at Trabia
9. A Dance 'Round The Memory Tree - Oren Lavie
Lost memories
Grew into trees
Cover the doors
Swallow the cure
Winters have come and gone you know
Winters have come and gone you know
But I'll miss you young and free
For a dance 'round the memory tree

Finding that G-D Lighthouse - er, returning to her forgotten childhood home for plot purposes
10. To The Lighthouse - Patrick Wolf
Now the bombs drop around our feet
Do we throw them back
Or bow and greet them
Everyone now, is so terrified
Of the glowing dark
And those orange skies
Sing it:
'Build your castle, stop throwing stones
Cos' those fire birds are
Coming down on our homes"
To the lighthouse my friends
It cannot even be a question
To the lighthouse my friends
We must go, we must go

Man, the old orphanage is wrecked - probably symbolism or something
11. Backyard - Natasha Bedingfield
Your cowboy hat, my tutu
You hide and seek, I catch you
Why can't we be how we were in the backyard
Simple days of hand in hand
And drawing our names in the sand
Somehow life just complicates
Our buried treasure it just waits
Lost in the backyard

"Whoo-hoo! We're flying!" RAGNAROK BABY
12. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Don't stop me now, I'm having such a good time
I'm having a ball, don't stop me now
If you wanna have a good time, just give me a call
Don't stop me now ('Cause I'm having a good time)
Don't stop me now (Yes I'm having a good time)
I don't want to stop at all
I'm a rocket ship on my way to Mars
On a collision course
I am a satellite I'm out of control
I am a sex machine ready to reload
Like an atom bomb about to
Oh oh oh oh oh explode

Irvine: "Is it over? Let's go! Let's go back to our time!"
Selphie: "Shut up! Just calm down and think where we have to go."
We didn't get to see anybody but Squall and Rinoa during Time Compression (of course), but
Selphie seems freakishly focused and in control afterwords. Creepy.
13. Preparedness - The Bird And The Bee
Do you know where you're from?
Turn around, your crumbs are gone
Are you lost?
Are you not there?
Are you shut down?
Are you prepared?

Vidcam party, cowboy hat, happy ending for main characters, tons of loose ends. You know how it goes. Selphie doesn't seem to mind.
14. Beautiful Day - Kerli
Someone is smiling
Someone cries
Whatever it is, it's alright
Someone is born
And someone dies
Something is holding the light
It's a beautiful day
The sun's coming up
The sun's going down for you
It's a beautiful day
And everyone sees the world's turning 'round for you

Lastly, because Selphie is such a party animal
Where The Party At - Jagged Edge
(Bonus Track)

About 70mb, "A Dark Congregation" is .wma, the rest are .mp3, covers are included.

I heard that people outside the US can't use Megaupload, don't know if that's true but just in case -

Zip is on Megaupload and Mediafire for convenience and (semi) maximum sharing capability.

Enjoy! Go ahead and comment, seize the day! BOOYAKA!

10th-Apr-2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
This is awwwwesome! Thanks so much for sharing. :]
10th-Apr-2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Selphie is just too much fun!
10th-Apr-2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
I love fanmixes, so thanks for sharing :)
11th-Apr-2010 02:15 am (UTC)
They're fun to make, aren't they? Thanks for commenting!
12th-Apr-2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
This is quite possibly the most perfectly timed mix EVER! I JUST got done replaying this game not even 2 weeks ago! love it so much and Selphie kicks so much ass!

much ♥ to this mix!
13th-Apr-2010 12:50 am (UTC)
Wow, haha how weird is that? Selphie is definitely an entertaining character, and pretty much the one consistent bright spot of the game.

Thanks so much! Enjoy.
12th-Apr-2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
Aww, Selphie is one of the best characters in the game. I'm so snagging this one! Great choice of songs!
12th-Apr-2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
Definitely taking this. I love Selphie.
13th-Apr-2010 12:53 am (UTC)
It's hard not to love her. Thanks a lot!
13th-Apr-2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Isn't she though? Her unexpected homicidal remarks are some of the funniest parts of FFVIII. Thanks, and enjoy the mix!
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