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What I Learned From My Mother by Julia Kasdorf

"What I Learned From My Mother"
Julia Kasdorf

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Detail of the Fire by Richard Siken

“Detail of the Fire”
Richard Siken

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omitted scene from part 5

Here's an omitted scene from part 5! The tone and pacing didn't fit the rest of the fic, especially near the end of the story where the scene was placed.


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The Torn-Up Road

Richard Siken

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Lighthouse - notes

These are notes I wrote on 26 September 2015 while visiting the Montauk Lighthouse in Long Island, NY. It's more evidence of how badly I struggled with figuring out how the actual plot would unfold, but how I never had trouble with the tone I wanted. Some of these images I managed to work into part 5, but not all. I haven't retouched this all, so enjoy my typos lol.

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fanmix | Halcyon

Halcyon - a fanfic mix


  1. Keane - Atlantic
  2. The Accidentals - Odyssey
  3. Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
  4. The Lumineers - Ophelia
  5. Autoheart - The Sailor Song
  6. Sleeping at Last - Pluto
  7. Death Cab for Cutie - Brothers On A Hotel Bed
  8. Vienna Teng - Antebellum
  9. Bastille - Weight Of Living, Pt. 1
  10. Stars - Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It
  11. Kings of Convenience - Summer On The West Hill
  12. Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18: 1. Moderato - Allegro
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When writing a single story over a seven year period, you inevitably collect a pile of songs that remind you of the project you're working on. This mix is meant to accompany my pokémon gameverse redgreen longfic Halcyon, which takes place ten years after HGSS. It's about Green moving to a lighthouse, finding Red, and making peace with his own past.

The progression of the songs in this mix follows the narrative arc of that story. There's a prologue and an epilogue, and then two songs for each chapter. Many of these pieces talk about or sound like the ocean; almost all of them talk about growing up.

Cover Art was commissioned from the wonderfully talented [twitter.com profile] untamablecosmos.

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This is the Nonsense of Love by Mindy Nettifee

“This is the Nonsense of Love”
Mindy Nettifee

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Hi Rax I made you a mixtape!!!

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Snow and Dirty Rain by Richard Siken

Snow and Dirty Rain
Richard Siken (from "Crush")

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halcyon references


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1o6UOSaLq4 shore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DkTZHObWKM shore 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieIu2koGw34 on the sea 1
and 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV440X9ZyXY
and 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJyQ1DL0_0o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x7apr8bak8 standing on the shore

eels!!! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eel_life_history

sargasso sea / eel habitat / reefs / etc.

the pallet town boats look kind of like this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Koh_Tao_Mae_Haad_boats.jpg
research boat looks like this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RV_Neil_Armstrong_(AGOR-27)

bass harbor head light https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=bass%20harbor%20head%20light&tbs=imgo:1

the sandy beach with the cliff behind it https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=bass%20harbor%20head%20light&tbs=imgo:1#tbs=imgo:1&tbm=isch&q=punalau+beach&imgrc=_

rainy season fishing? maybe not applicable https://www.thevisitorpanama.com/2014/07/rainy-season-fishing/

but the fishing boats and fishing method is kind of like this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonl%C3%A9_Sap

artisanal fishing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonl%C3%A9_Sap
fishing techniques https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishing_techniques
commercial fishing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commercial_fishing
japanese fishing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture,_forestry,_and_fishing_in_Japan & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture,_forestry,_and_fishing_in_Japan

how to catch eels

tuna fishing in specific http://www.fao.org/fishery/fishtech/30/en

oilskins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oilskin

lighthouse at night from the ocean https://twitter.com/Sail4CF/status/854068461479264256

orange league ship names https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Badge#Orange_League
coral eye - johto
jade star - kanto
sea ruby - unova

nautical units of measurement

Who'll give me something in return [pkmn, redgreen]


that new-old fad in the fandom to make red literally mute is intriguing to me


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