THE POWER OF DARKNESS | an instrumental sarah rees-toome mix

The seduction of power, the descent into the dark.
Sarah’s life up until fire at the school.

black of hair > ramin djawadi | sarah
a quiet corner > adam skorupa & krzysztof wierzynkiewicz | finding the realms
time > paul cardall | gradual decline of her magic
greed > ali helnwein | the want for power
into the woods/the witch > danny elfman | wandering the darker parts of the garden
hello night > zoe keating | finding the Winterlands
something wicked lurks > two steps from hell | the slow seduction of the darkness
nox arcana > midnight syndicate | dwelling a little too long in the dark
power of darkness > two steps from hell | the sacrifice and the fire - fleeing the academy 


posted on April 15 with 47 notes

“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved
In secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
- Pablo Neruda

t h e  s i s t e r s; devoted and besotted, they yearn for one another as blood calls to blood, body, heart and soul. 

And I’ll cross oceans, like never before so you can feel the way I feel it too | Love’s the sweetest feeling | You steal me away with your eyes and with your mouth | In the day, I can be your lover, in the night, these words are true | Love, the kind that kills and scars will make you kneel and crawl to hell and back | Maybe I could be yours, maybe you could be mine | Heaven is a feeling I get in your arms | 'Cause I'm feeling for her what she's feeling for me | Yes in the end of the night when I can be with you


QUEEN JEZEBEL | the life of catherine de medici {instrumental: 1hr 15min}

"She was, above all, a courageous survivor and a true product of her times…A sceptic at heart and a pragmatist by nature, neither morals nor remorse encumbered her fight for the survival of her children, her dynasty and France.” 

childhood & marriage

childhood - alexandre desplat {orphaned at a young age and then a hostage when Florence was in revolt against the Medicis, she was placed the care of nuns who taught her well}
no sleep tonight - tyler bates {hearing the men calling for her humiliation and execution outside the convent walls}
who you were - jamin winans {never forget she’s a Medici}
betrothal - borgia ost {Pope Clement VII arranges the union between herself and Henry of Orleans}
you’ll be queen one day - ramin djawadi {the promise}
going to court - the other boleyn girl ost {arrival in France}
wedding march - andrew bird {the wedding}
you don’t belong here - borgia ost {the distance of Henry and lack of pregnancy and the death of Clement which jeopardized her position}
becoming a mother, soon - borgia ost {her first pregnancy and eventual birth of a son, Francis II}

queen & widow

the king dies - trevor morris{death of King Francis I}
coronation - harry gregson-williams {Henry and Catherine ascend the throne}
the burdens of duty - rob lane + an emotionally detached king - trevor morris {having little political power and forced to endure Diane’s presence}
a mother’s heart - borgia ost {further children}
watching - martin phipps {Catherine’s informants at court}
henry is hurt - the other boleyn girl ost {a jousting accident}
colorless - venetian snares {the critical days after where she stayed by him}
whitecap widow - fat segal {the death of Henry}
stillness of the mind - abel korzeniowski {coming to terms with his death and from now on to always wear black}

queen mother/regent & politics

new start - eicca toppinen {the short reign of Francis II and then Charles IX}
the council chamber - tyler bates {rising political unrest}
the night before - james horner
ironheart - two steps from hell {st bartholemew’s day massacre - forever the stain upon her reputation}
these bloody days - trevor morris {the aftermath}

her final years

대조영 - various artists {reign of Henry III and her continuous political efforts}
adagio for strings - leonard bernstein {her death and remembrance}


posted on April 9 with 109 notes


WE FOUND LOVE - josie mardle/florian dupont 

And I think the dress looks nice on you. Yes, I can see a lot of life in you || This heart of mine was so beaten down before you came around || And the heart, it will not be denied. Can’t you show me how you feel? Now come on, come talk to me || My body is a cage that keeps me from dancing with the one I love || I want to bathe you in the light of day. And just watch you as the rays tangle up around your face and body. I could sit here for hours finding new ways to be awed each minute. ’Cause the daylight seems to want you just as much as I want you || Maybe we can make this last. And all the rules grow wings and fly away and all the black and white turns into colors ||And it’s been a while but I still feel the same, maybe I should let you go. Give me love lover || Just please don’t say you love me ’cause I might not say it back. Doesn’t mean my heart stops skipping when you look at me like that ||'Cause I will wait, I will wait for you || Turn away ‘cause I need you more. Feel the heartbeat in my mind. It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny. We found love in a hopeless place


T H E  W I D O W 

"Now I sleep all alone in my ivy colored home
and the crickets outside, they’re chirping they say “oh you done wrong”
and the wind blows scolding me through the house all day long and it says “you killed someone, out in the woods you killed someone
and I’ll never believe that you did it for love”


WHO WE ARE | a mini-mix for Chloé/tywinllannister (graphic [x])

her favourite hard, temperamental and somewhat antagonistic men 


THE DEPTHS  || a mix for the fake!tv show The Depths found here

of siblings on the run, pirates, mermaids and all the complications of life and love

BLACK SAILS : bear mccreary | THE PIRATE’S GOSPEL : alela diane | SALTWATER QUEEN : the battle of land and sea | THE DEPTHS : the blackwater fever | WHAT THE WATER GAVE ME : florence + the machine | SAIL : awolnation | SLEEP ALONE : bat for lashes | SHELTER : the xx | TERRIBLE LOVE : the national | I GAVE YOU ALL : mumford & sons | I LOVE YOU : woodkid | ALL MY RAGE : laura marling | SWIMMING : abel korzeniowski 



A GRIEF MOST PROFOUND : artemisia ii of caria [artemisia/mausolus]

For the widow who, with a grief most profound, longs for her brother-husband, doing all she can to honour his name. And all the while she dwells in memories, every sense recalling him so that, in the haze of her dreams, she can believe he is still there with her. 


(THEY CALL IT) DANGER LOVE - an older Harry/Pansy mix

"She’s the worst thing
I’ve been addicted to.”

It starts with a glance, a lightening hit, and no exchange of words (just then). Then there’s a hand slipping by a key, lightly scratching those well-polished and sharp manicured nails on skin. Chills trickle down the spine and the heartbeat quickens.
There is a room that is taken up by a large bed made by unknown strangers who will latter tut and grimace at the mess. The kisses are wanting, they are gasping and burning. Only then the door is locked and the do not disturb sign stays until mid-morning.
It’s a pattern they have started, made to be repeated over and over. It’s of alternating hotels, her room and strange beds, and the taste of lust glosses the wreck it leaves inside.



b l u e-b l o o d & g l i t t e r i n g c r o w n s
[for my 2k+ followers <3 a mix on the 10 royal ladies from my history meme (linked and in historical order)] 

ARTEMISIA II OF CARIA message for the queen - tyler bates | memories - within temptation [In silent moments imagine you’d be here/All of my memories keep you near.]

FREDEGUNDbetrayal, revenge and murder -  cris velasco and sascha dikiciyan | seven devils - florence + the machine [See I’ve come to burn your kingdom down/I’m gonna raise the stakes, I’m gonna smoke you out.]

IRENE OF ATHENSwhat must a king do? - tyler bates | woman king - iron & wine [Woman king, sword in hand, swing at some evil and bleed.]

MELISENDE OF JERUSALEMcoronation - harry gregson-williams | control - poe [Well you may be king for the moment but I am a queen, understand? And I’ve got your pawns and your bishops and castles all inside the palm of my hand.]

MARGARET OF DENMARKyou’ll be queen one day - ramin djawadi | strong - london grammar [I’m wide-eyed and so down caught in the middle/I might seem so strong.]

MARGARET OF ANJOUwar/realisation - a.r. rahman | raise your red flags - ego likeness [Burn your white flags, refuse to surrender then raise your red flags to remember.]

KATHERINE OF ARAGONstillness of the mind - abel korzeniowski | reverie - megan mccauley [Somehow I’m locked inside this cage/I am lost to all I know.]

CATHERINE DE MEDICIyou win or you dieramin djawadi | lacrymosa - evanescence [And you can blame it on me/In this short life, there’s not time to waste on giving up, my love wasn’t enough.]

HENRIETTA MARIA OF FRANCEfeelings for something lost (p.2) - library tapes | pearl’s dream - bat for lashes [And when the battle was done I was promised my son/To any kingdom I run.]

CATHERINE THE GREATjourney north - marco beltrami | empire - alpines [I’m building an empire and now I’m never gonna look back.] 

epilogue - son lux 

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