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16 April 2009 @ 06:45 pm
What I'm Trying to Say: A Coffee Prince Ep 9 Picmix  
What I'm Trying to Say
A Coffee Prince Ep 9 Picmix

*Psst, "picmix" = picspam + fanmix.

Spoilers for the best scene of episode 9!
No seriously, it's really good and I'm going to spoil you for it.

Image heavy, dial-ups beware.
Featuring music from Azure Ray, Stars, Sarah Harmer and Joshua Radin.

Alright, guys. I've finally finished putting together a little something for the most awesome scene in Coffee Prince thus far! You knew I wouldn't be able to resist. This originally started off as a single scene picspam for picspammy's challenge this month. However, I spent so many hours in Photoshop, capping and resizing and recoloring, that I got super into the playlist I made for background mood music. And since the song "Across the Ocean" was so essential to the power of the scene* and I love that song so freaking much, this project quickly became a hybrid picspam/fanmix (I'm calling it a picmix, because I'm just clever like that. XD). So there are seven songs overlaying the shifts in the scene, with hopefully not too distracting lyrics laid over the picspam. I hope you guys enjoy!

*By the way, I completely flipped out (WITH GLEE) when they played that song. Azure Ray is currently one of my favorite bands. I could not have chosen a more perfect background song, even in my most wild fandomy dreams. Coffee Prince Music Supervisor, please marry me.

P.S. - If you're looking at this without having seen the show, the reason this whole scene is so heartbreaking is because the lead guy (Han Kyul) thinks that the lead girl (Eun Chan, in the yellow shirt) is actually a guy. And since he's always been very straight, this is causing him a lot of sexual orientation confusion and angst. Also, I made an introductory picspam/pimp post for the show over here. And go!

1. What I'm Trying To Say [Full Lyrics]

2. New Resolution (TPS Mix) [Full Lyrics]
Azure Ray

3. Easier to Lie [Full Lyrics]

4. Only You [Full Lyrics]
Joshua Radin

5. I Am Aglow [Full Lyrics]
Sarah Harmer

6. Across the Ocean [Full Lyrics]
Azure Ray

7. Sea of Love [Full Lyrics]
Cat Power

Download Zip (34 MB @ MegaUp)

As always, I love comments! Just don't spoil me as I'm moving through this show at a very contented snail's pace.
Also, please don't use the picspam for your own art. It's kind of ridiculous how much I fidget with the coloring.
Thanks for looking/reading/listening! :D
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Blueberry Pancakes - Fink
lavender gooms: himym: a better ted than tedthe_spin on April 16th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
I don't watch this show, but so pretty! And I will definitely be downloading, because we both know about my crazy feelings for your last mix, which I totally wrote an essay about. I trust your taste in music!
Top: CP: Half past awesome o' clocktopazera on April 17th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Awesome! Most people are probably going to check this out because they know the fandom, so it's really a treat to have it work the other way. The music choices aren't quite as deliberate as other mixes of mine, since it was an "I need music for Photoshopping!" playlist at first. I hope you like it! And thanks for giving it a download, of course. :D

Delta Dawn: Reachsaemiligr on April 16th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
... Can I marry you?
Top: FH: Brighter than Sunshinetopazera on April 17th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Totally! If you're okay with it being a group thing, I've already promised myself to whoever picked Across the Ocean to play on top of one of my favorite Coffee Prince scenes after all! ;)

I'm glad you liked it, bb!
(no subject) - saemiligr on April 18th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
just a Holocene voyager: {cp} invading han kyul's dreeeeeamsdharmavati on April 17th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
Eee! A Coffee Prince picspam/fanmix! I also loved this scene. :D
Top: CP: Half past awesome o' clocktopazera on April 17th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
Yay, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Coffee Prince sort of owns me right now.

Also, I love your icon so very much! Don't worry Han Kyul, Eun Chan in a tuxedo is a dream of mine too. Amaaaazing.
(no subject) - dharmavati on April 17th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - topazera on April 19th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
anenko: COFFEE PRINCE: flowersanenko on April 17th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
Oh, Coffee Prince. You fill me with glee, *and* stomp on my heart.

Gorgeous picspam. I can see how much effort you put into this.
Top: The Office: (so close but so far)topazera on April 17th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
I know, I was able to make a mix for just one scene because so many different emotions flicker by in a just a few minutes of this show.

Gorgeous picspam. I can see how much effort you put into this.
Thank you! That means a lot to me. It took me a while to find the coloring I liked on this one. And of course, I felt I needed to take the logos off all the caps because I'm a little bit crazy. I'm glad you enjoyed it! :DD
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Top: FH: Behold the power of a smooth chest!topazera on April 17th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Yes, that's actually a girl! She's playing a character that often gets mistaken for a guy, but the actress is really gorgeous in real life. I think the show does an great job of blurring the gender line a bit.

If you want more info on the show, I actually did an introductory picspam when I started watching it: here. It's really an awesome watch.

Thanks for checking out the mix/picspam even though you didn't know the show! That's awesome! :D
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Top: FH: Brighter than Sunshinetopazera on April 17th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
Thanks! Once I got these songs associated with this scene, I just couldn't resist! Coffee Prince totally owns me right now. :D
baby, we're invincible.: everyone says she's got the touchdarkblue on April 17th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)

Epic win! That is what you're made of. I watched this show about two weeks ago, and oh, how it owns my soul. I love love love this scene, even though it broke my heart at the same time.
Top: FF: The Parasoltopazera on April 17th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks! I'm so happy to see that there's all this recent love for Coffee Prince going around! I don't see how you could watch this show and not have your heart stolen by it.

I love love love this scene, even though it broke my heart at the same time.
When this scene happened, I was pretty like "THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I WANTED TO HAPPEN!" I don't even know how CP seems to get it so right.
kairi_jaganshi: JJ ♪ LAST SMILEkairi_jaganshi on April 17th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)

I love the coloring for the picmix, and the fact that you did a picspam to go along with the lyrics! ♥ So many emotions in just that part of the episode, I love it! 8D

But damn you! Now I want to rewatch this amazing show, but I'm already running out of space on my harddrive. D8 *redownloads anyway*

Thank you so much for this picmix, I can tell it took alot of work and I appreciate it. 8D Never stop picspamming this show! lol /shot
Top: CP: Half past awesome o' clocktopazera on April 19th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Aw, I can't even tell you how happy your enthusiastic comment made me! Thanks for taking the time to leave such nice feedback, I really appreciate it!

I love this show so much, I really have no idea how I'm even going to finish watching it. I don't want to let goooo. Don't worry, as soon as I get through the series, I'm probably going to start a rewatch and picspam the whole damn thing from the beginning! ;)
(no subject) - kairi_jaganshi on April 20th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
I'm not inclined to resign to maturity: cp:: heartsspacemonkeyluvn on April 17th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Ahhhh! So beautiful~ One of my favorite shows/scenes. Downloading asap, thank you ^_^
Top: CP: Half past awesome o' clocktopazera on April 17th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks for the comment and the download! I'm glad you liked the idea. <3
these are hard times for dreamersquiet_fractures on April 17th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
Okay your picspam convinced me. I think I'm going to have to watch this show because it reminds me of Young Americans and well I loved Hamilton/Jake. It was both hilarious and angsty.
Top: PD: You've got pollen on your nosetopazera on April 17th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I'm downloading Young Americans right now. I've heard the title before, but I had no idea it involved a girl-posing-as-a-guy plotline. Cheesy as it may be, I love that conceit!

You should definitely check out Coffee Prince if you get a chance. It's one of those shows I rec to everyone, since a lot of people haven't seen it and it's such a well done and fun show to watch. I actually have a pimp post about it here (I don't know if that was added to the post before you commented!) and you can find the whole thing over at jdramas, if you like.

Thanks for the comment! And for cluing me into a new show. :D
rabu-rabu-zura?kiarasayre on April 17th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
Holy crap this looks so good! And I'm with you on the snail's-pace - I've been on episode ten for I think about three weeks now. XD Taking, obviously.
Top: FF: The Parasoltopazera on April 17th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the download! I hope you like the music. <3

And I'm with you on the snail's-pace - I've been on episode ten for I think about three weeks now. XD
*high fives* I'm glad it's not just me! This show is just so damn satisfying that I don't feel the need to move on for weeks. I'm still on episode 10 myself. :D Really, I'm going to make this series last me as long as possible because what will I do when it's all over!
Superfail!: COFFEEPRINCE:  Carry You to Bedaliaspiral on April 17th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
oh god! I saw the title and saw what scene, and INSTANTLY starting flapping my hands. this scene is AMAZING.

..admittedly, my write up of this scene adds in a LOT more smartassery, but i have problems, ok?

but he holds her HAND, and she lays down in his LAP, and he curls up all around her, and it's KILLING him, and im back to flapping my hands again, so i should probably go.

Top: FH: Brighter than Sunshinetopazera on April 17th, 2009 05:41 am (UTC)
Hah, I know! This post is like, painfully earnest but I just can't help myself! It's all so good. I swear, when I started I had no idea CP was going to be quite this emotional. I did not think they'd go to a place where there would be heartbreaking SECRET ANGSTY HANDHOLDING.

..admittedly, my write up of this scene adds in a LOT more smartassery, but i have problems, ok?
Oh man, is this an actual write up or an in-your-head write up? Because I'm totes stalking everyone's old Coffee Prince posts.

THANKS FOR COMING AND FLAILING WITH MEEE! I kind of cannot handle my love for this show. :D
(no subject) - aliaspiral on April 17th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
ahiru_duck on April 17th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)

:D Super Coolie!
Top: FH: This is right where we belongtopazera on April 17th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
homocoucho on April 17th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
Oh, I get warm and fuzzy feelings whenever my mind drifts to Coffee Prince. Definitely downloading the fanmix, although some of it I already have.

Great job!
Top: FH: Brighter than Sunshinetopazera on April 19th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you (and thanks for downloading)! Coffee Prince is pretty much the epitome of warm and fuzzy for me. I don't even know how they made a show quite this adorable! :)
Belén: [COFFEE] kissprincesaskater on April 17th, 2009 10:20 am (UTC)
omg!!!!!!this is one of my favs scenes, my fav I think when han kyul want hug her oh my god I almost die there ♥ hahaha

Donwloading the fanmix thank you ♥
Top: HK: OMG LOVE!!topazera on April 19th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks for downloading! As soon as I saw this scene, I knew I had to dedicate some fandomy project to it! SO SO GOOD COFFEE PRINCE, HOW DO YOU DO IT?
(no subject) - princesaskater on April 19th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)