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I'm working my way back into my Stargate Atlantis brain for Unascended, reminding myself of things and finding my fannish love for this show. This involves rewatching favorite vids and certain episodes, and also my music playlists that send my brain to the right place. Last night I rewatched SG-1 Lost City part 1, and I plan to cover Lost City part 2 and New Order 1 & 2 this weekend. Why? Because it's the first appearance of Elizabeth Weir and her backstory. Then it will be The Rising again.

Currently I'm listening to Bruce Springsteen's Devils and Dust, which is a really good example of how I write to music. This is the song that is The Lost to me, and if you listen you can hear echoes of the entire desert trek section and John's flashbacks in it. Another Springsteen song that's all over The Lost is Worlds Apart.

But those are John songs! I need Elizabeth songs! I need an Elizabeth playlist. Do you guys have songs that say Elizabeth to you? I'm not sure she's into bouncy pop like Sam. (The Hammond cruising through space to Janet Jackson's Escapade....) So rec me some songs for my Elizabeth playlist!


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Nov. 8th, 2013 01:07 pm (UTC)
Never Let Me Go by Florence and the Machine kinda puts me in an Atlantis-y mood. Not sure if it'll make you think of Elizabeth, but regardless, it's a beautiful song, and I think she'd like Florence.
Nov. 9th, 2013 12:53 pm (UTC)
Oh cool! That's a good one.
Nov. 8th, 2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
Vienna Teng! OH, Vienna Teng, but especially "Enough to Go By."

"I'm at your back door with the earth of a hundred nations on my skin
You wouldn't recognize me, for the light in my eyes is strange."
Nov. 9th, 2013 12:53 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! Thank you!
Nov. 8th, 2013 04:34 pm (UTC)
I don't know if the vid is still online, since it's been forever since I've been around Atlantis fandom, but one of the better Elizabeth vids I saw was to Superchick's "Stand in the Rain." (Appropriate to Eye/Storm but also very true to Elizabeth.)
Nov. 9th, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC)
I remember that one! Sadly I don't have it downloaded. One of the ones I have downloaded is Welcome Home. That's such a good one too.
Nov. 9th, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOcibM3ddDU This video? I found it while I was looking for the one to Dante's Prayer.
Nov. 8th, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
"Goodnight New York" on Vienna Teng's latest album feels like an Elizabeth song to me. Also possibly The Wailin' Jennys "Arlington."

Also try Dar Williams' "The Mercy of the Fallen," Martin Page's "Shape the Invisible," the Indigo Girls' "Tether."

I'm thinking in general more in the folk rock direction, the stuff Sam doesn't listen to because it'll make people think she's a lesbian.
Nov. 8th, 2013 06:48 pm (UTC)
And if you want less moody, "Level Up," also off Vienna Teng's latest.

if you are afraid, give more.
if you are alive, give more now.
everybody here has seams and scars.


yes, you are only one.
no, it is not enough
but if you lift your eyes, I am your brother.
and this is all we need.
and this is where we start.
Nov. 8th, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, Vienna Teng! Others from her that remind me of Elizabeth: Say Uncle, Lullaby for a Stormy Night, The Tower, and Whatever You Want.

Branching out from Vienna Teng, I'd also look at Dar Williams, especially As Cool as I Am or After All.

Carrie Newcomer: One Woman and a Shovel, The Fisher King, Air and Smoke.

Lorenna McKennitt: Dante's Prayer and The Lady of Shallot.

So, basically Elizabeth gets most of my modern folk feels.
Nov. 9th, 2013 01:00 pm (UTC)
I love Lullaby for a Stormy Night. I think my favorite Elizabeth vid is If I Wrote You with the vid by Leirdumona.
Nov. 16th, 2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
I am very excited for a continuation of the series and very happy you got the go ahead. I have a few questions that I'm not sure if you can answer.

Can we expect to see more of Jennifer and Rodney's relationship? I felt extremely disappointing in where the legacy books left off with this.(the only thing I was disappointed with)

Will there be any mention of Stargate Universe? I believe this is around the time it is set to begin. I'm wondering because of the crossover episode 'Seizure' and if the books will go that far into the timeline.
Nov. 16th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
I'll answer as best I can! Remember, we've only barely started, and the second book isn't even outlined yet, so I don't know for sure how everything will work.

Rodney and Jennifer -- I don't know. There will be a ton of Rodney. Rodney is emerging as one of two major viewpoint characters in Unascended, so I can safely say that there will be more Rodney than in most of the Legacy books to date. However, since this is only a few weeks after Inheritors, I don't think there will be much Jennifer in Unascended. She's off doing the retrovirus trial that she went to do at the end of Inheritors, so I don't think she'll be around for most of the action. I don't think much will change between them in Unascended, the first book, because they won't be in the same place most of the time. Endless -- I don't know. We haven't outlined it yet, so I'm not at all sure where Jennifer will be.

There will be some mention of Universe. I don't think we're going as far forward as Seizure however. Again, we haven't outlined Endless, so I can't say for certain, but I think it will end before Seizure.
Rhonda Scott
Nov. 17th, 2013 01:21 am (UTC)
Elizabeth Music
I totally see her as a Nina Simone (love 'Don't Explain') Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Miles Davis kind of lady. She would love the classy softer, but very powerful jazz that soothes the soul at the end of a day.
Nov. 18th, 2013 11:05 am (UTC)
Re: Elizabeth Music
Oh yes! I can definitely see that! Definitely Ella Fitzgerald!
Rhonda Scott
Nov. 20th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Elizabeth Music
Sam Cooke too.
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