I created the Fanmix "All the Wrong Turns" for Bandom Reverse Big bang and was lucky enough to get the really incredible story The Stumbles and Falls by fifteendozentimes.
Paul didn't know the mix was mine when he claimed it, but a month or so after claims I gave in and came out to him as his mixer, and I've loved getting the chance to watch his creative process. It's a really great story--it hits the emotional tenor of the mix squarely and does the thing that I love the most about his Jon fic--it's a deeply empathetic view of someone who makes a series of bad choices and refuses to talk about them and in doing so screws himself over even more. And then gets a happy ending anyway.
(Plus bonus Ian/Shane--how could I resist THAT?) (Never let it be said that fifteendozentimes doesn't know how to target a story to his audience.)
I'm so grateful to the BRBB mods for the hard work they put in--this challenge was run so well. Their organization has knocked my socks off.
[link to mix]
01. Bittersweet - Panic! At the Disco
02. Might Tell You Tonight - Scissor Sisters
03. My Phone's on Vibrate for You - Rufus Wainwright
04. Closer - Covered by Richard Cheese
05. Toxic - Covered by Nickel Creek
06. Sugar, We're Going Down - Covered by Goat
07. Careless Whisper - Covered by Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright
08. Don't Look Back in Anger - Covered by Devandra Banhart
09. From a Motel 6 - Yo La Tengo
10. We're Just Friends - Wilco
11. Together - Patrick Wolf
12. The Luckiest - Ben Folds