ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
Title The Thing With Feathers - Soundtrack
Series: TDS/TCR
Rating: PG? Some swearing in the lyrics.
Disclaimer: Same as on the chapters of the story. In short, not mine.

The compilation, a .zip file, contains the cover art, the entire lyrics booklet (sixteen pages; you could literally print yourself a copy), full text lyrics with annotations, and of course the music itself. There are as many songs as there are chapters (although they don't exactly correspond to each other), plus a bonus track for the epilogue.

The bonus track is one of those songs that was written to be religious, but never actually mentions a deity. As for the rest of them -- I was pleasantly surprised to find just how many songs refer to "this world", "our world", or even "two worlds". (Not to mention "hope".)

Some of these are general enough that I may end up vidding them anyway. Others are delightfully specific to the events of the story. But I love 'em all.

Clean versions of the background illustrations are over here.

In stores now )

( Fanfic Soundtrack Downloads )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers
Series: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Genre: Drama
Rating: Through PG-13
Words: ~28,400
Disclaimers: Found on individual chapters. In short, not real, and not mine.

Stephen hasn't been himself lately.

This is an idea that I've been toying with for some time. The title has a couple of layers of meaning, as you will see.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—

Emily Dickinson

The Story
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Epilogue

The Extras
Movie poster
Trailer (the one I wanted to make)
Trailer (the one I actually made)
Soundtrack
The Next Five Times Stephen Switched Universes (sequel)
Art by [profile] saturnkitty99: Hope
Fan Trailer by colbearlo

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Next Five Times Stephen Switched Universes
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report, The Lord of the Rings, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Rating: G
Words: ~2500
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: A follow-up to The Thing With Feathers. You'll want to glance at [livejournal.com profile] middle_america, too.

Wingfic, character death, comic nudity, gratuitous Elvish, self-insert, cameo by [livejournal.com profile] imoldfashioned, cameo by Haruhi, generally cracktastic crossover, me having way too much fun.

Deities can't seem to stop dragging Stephen out of his universe. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Epilogue
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG
Words: ~1600
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: Wikisource has Candide (and a translation). Not a great parallel, but an interesting one.

For the full table of contents, click here.

Things change. Or don't. In two (?) worlds, lives go on. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 16
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG
Words: ~1800
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: For the full table of contents, click here.

Worlds scoop their arcs, and firmaments row. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers: Trailer
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: G
Words:
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: Unfortunately, this story is a little too esoteric for me to cut together my ideal trailer. Here is the trailer that I actually made.

What follows is the script for the trailer I wanted to make.

For the full table of contents, click here.

Don't stop believin', Stephen, Stephen... )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 15
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG
Words: ~1400
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: As the geometrician, who endeavours
To square the circle, and discovers not,
By taking thought, the principle he wants,

Even such was I at that new apparition;
I wished to see how the image to the circle
Conformed itself, and how it there finds place;

But my own wings were not enough for this.

--Dante's Paradiso, Canto XXXIII

For the backstory, watch this segment - but only AFTER reading the chapter.

For the full table of contents, click here.

We meet the thing with feathers. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 14
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG-13 (pain, suffering)
Words: ~2300
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: Seriously, this gets painful. Consider yourselves warned.

For the full table of contents, click here.

Stephen suggests to Jon that the world may not be what it seems, and Jon flat-out tells Stephen that it isn't. )
ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 13
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG
Words: ~2300
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
--Hebrews 11:1

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio...
--Hamlet, I.v

For the full table of contents, click here.

Jon soothes Stephen, Stephen soothes Jon, and things are explained to Tad and Bobby. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 12
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG
Words: ~1600
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: For the full table of contents, click here.

Stephen watches Stephen pretending to be Stephen, while Stephen pretends to be Stephen. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 11
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG
Words: ~1700
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: If you want to know exactly what Stephen means by "high-status idiot", and why, in the Vanity Fair article, he made a point to distinguish it from "high-class idiot", the Improv Wiki can help you out.

NoFactZone, as always, has a recap of this episode.

For the full table of contents, click here.

Stephen pretends to be Stephen, while Jon tries to explain Stephen to Stephen. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 10
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG
Words: ~1400
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: This chapter is shortish, but important. So much so that it gets an epigraph.

Grand go the years in the crescent above them;
Worlds scoop their arcs, and firmaments row.

--Emily Dickinson, "Safe in their alabaster chambers"

For the full table of contents, click here.

Jon starts using his head. So does Stephen. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 9
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG
Words: ~1800
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: Makes reference to this 2003 interview.

For the full table of contents, click here.

Stephen asks Jon about Stephen, and Jon defends Stephen to him. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 8
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG (cursing, drugs)
Words: ~1700
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: These won't come up in the story, but in case you want to know happened to some other correspondents in the TDS-is-real-news-'verse:

Ed is undercover at a paper factory in Scranton. Steve is a reporter at Eyewitness News Channel 7. Rob is on stakeout in an airport men's room. And Mo, well, Mo's still blogging.

For the full table of contents, click here.

Stephen learns about Jon and The Daily Show; Jon, Eric, and Allison work out a few things about Stephen. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 7
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG
Words: ~1900
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: Makes time-and-space-travel references to Narnia, Stargate, Sliders, and Doctor Who.

For the full table of contents, click here.

Stephen and Jon have a very meta discussion, and Stephen tries to understand what's going on. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 6
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG (drugs, cursing)
Words: ~2500
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: If you're not familiar with the legend of Urashima Taro, Wikipedia can help you out. You may also want to refresh yourself on 1 Corinthians 13:13.

For the full table of contents, click here.

Jon, Eric, and Allison try to work things out, while Stephen tries to explain things to Jon. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 5
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG
Words: ~1600
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: The coolest thing about this story so far is how much people are predicting what's going to happen next. In this chapter, some of you will find that you were dead-on.

For the full table of contents, click here.

In which Stephen misreads the situation, and Stephen begins to figure things out. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 4
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: PG (cursing, creepiness)
Words: ~1500
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: I was working on this story when the October 2007 Vanity Fair article broke. This is one of the chapters where the influence shows most clearly.

Jon's story about his kids can be found, among other places, in this appearance on Letterman.

For the full table of contents, click here.

Stephen goes home with Jon, while Stephen stays at the office with Jon. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 3
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: G
Words: ~1300
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: I'm being awfully consistent with chapter lengths, aren't I?

For the full table of contents, click here.

Jon and Jon arrive. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Thing With Feathers, Chapter 2
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Rating: G
Words: ~1300
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: Second verse, same as the first.

For the full table of contents, click here.

Stephen's staff starts to notice that something's up. So does Stephen's staff. )

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