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Oh, man. It's October. I realized just last night that I haven't even posted my VividCon vids. There is no excuse, but, see, I didn't even go to VVC this year, and not going to THE BEST THING EVER CREATED BY HUMANS is the SADDEST THING AMONG ALL OF THE WORLD'S SAD THINGS. And I think it threw me off! I lost my sense of time and reality and stuff! That is my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

So here it is. Yay!

A new empire in rags.

Song: My Rights Versus Yours
Artist: The New Pornographers
Source: Slings and Arrows
Characters: Ensemble
Range: All of Season 1

Download: HERE (DivX, 24.7 MB).

This vid premiered at the Sense of Play themed show (VJ, [livejournal.com profile] renenet). Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] absolutedestiny, [livejournal.com profile] renenet, and [livejournal.com profile] sweetestdrain for awesome beta and support. I miss you all.


My Rights Versus Yours – The New Pornographers

Under your wheels, the hope of spring
Mirage of loss, a few more things
You left your sorrow dangling
It hangs in air like a school cheer

Complex notes inside the chords
On every wall inflections carved
Deep as lakes and dark as stars
Remember we were the volunteers

(Ooooh) Courts knew this and nothing more
(Ooooh) Now it's my rights versus yours

Under your wheels, your hopeless reign
You fall too hard, we're up too late
We hang suspended from the heights
Until it's safer to walk here

Under your wheels, your chance is with
The easy call, the called-off search
The medicine, it still won't work
But there's dangerous levels of it here

(Ooooh) Same thing as the other time
(Ooooh) But now it's your rights versus mine

The truth in one free afternoon
The truth in one free afternoon

Under my wheels the chance is held
Gave me to save me from myself
Spectacles painted with my shaking hand

Fingers in paints, in paints we brought
Thinking we'd leave them when we're not
Flying the flags of new empires in rags

The new empire in rags
The truth in one free afternoon
A new empire in rags
The truth in one free afternoon

(Your rights over my rights now
We came to the right place
Your rights over my rights now)


Have fun, and as always, feedback is greatly appreciated.

PS: Thanks for all the birthday wishes yesterday! I am officially old, but happy! Whee!

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Date: 2008-10-02 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pharis.livejournal.com
Yay! This was one of my favorites from the con. I don't even have anything intelligent to say about it because it's ... just ... *happy sigh* ... perfect.

Are you going to vid the other two seasons?

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Date: 2008-10-02 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] renenet.livejournal.com
YAY! I love this vid so much! Thank you again SO MUCH for letting it premiere in Sense of Play!!!

A new empire in rags, Flo! The truth in one free afternoon! ::twirls you::

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Date: 2008-10-02 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dualbunny.livejournal.com
Watching this at the show reminded me again that *really* need to watch more of S&A. It's absolutely lovely. :D

::hugs you for pretty much ever::

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Date: 2008-10-02 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anoel.livejournal.com
I love this vid! So glad you posted. I will have more to say about it later but for now, it's absolutely wonderful and the end makes me cry a bit. Oh, show. Perfect premiere timing as I got into Slings and Arrows right after you premiered it.

And Happy Belated Birthday!

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Date: 2008-10-03 06:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serrico.livejournal.com
S&A vid! S&A VID!!!!

This makes me *ridiculously* happy, bittersweet though its story actually is. Oh, S&A. Oh, Hamlet. *g*

I like this very much.

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Date: 2008-10-18 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stultiloquentia.livejournal.com
Oh hug squish cherish forever!

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Date: 2008-11-19 10:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] jeviltwin.livejournal.com
I must confess I have never seen an ep of Slings & Arrows, but oh, this vid is so good I want to run out and buy whatever's available. Your work was just excellently heartfelt and surprising. Thank you!

Best,
A Total Stranger *g*

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Date: 2008-11-20 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zarahemla.livejournal.com
(here via JET: another total stranger)

A beautiful summation of the first season, added to my favorite NP song ... equals total awesomeness. What a moving tribute & a fine job done. Thanks.

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Date: 2008-11-23 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] denyeverything1.livejournal.com
The parade of strange people strangers continues (I'm also here via JET).

If anyone had asked me (not that anyone would, since what I don't know about making vids would fill a very large book), I would have sworn that S&A was about the last source anyone would look to for vid material. Yet, you not only did it, you did an awesome, amazing job of it! How joyful and sweet and triumphant this is, with that lovely, achey underpinning of loss and trepidation and sadness that made the first season so fabulous.

Thank you, thank you for this!

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Date: 2008-12-02 08:49 am (UTC)
alchemise: Stargate: season 1 Daniel (Default)
From: [personal profile] alchemise
Oh, this was wonderful. You so perfectly capture all the joy that is Slings & Arrows. :D

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Date: 2009-01-11 07:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nonsenseprocess.livejournal.com
Oh, this makes me tear up. It captures all of the character growth and the energy and the movement of Slings & Arrows, and that amazing, reckless, 'this is going forward and nothing can stop it' feel of a really good theatre production. It made me miss doing theatre, as much or more than the show itself did.

The song you used for it is perfect, and hearing it afterward in another context I was surprised to realize it wasn't overtly about theatre. *laughs*

I really liked how you juxtaposed the twin struggles of Geoffrey vs. Oliver as director, and of Jack vs. the Geoffrey of before as Hamlet - two people that aren't actually there anymore, but still have such a strong presence.

The slow pan across Geoffrey's desk on the 'ooh' at 0:39-42, leading to the slow pan across the reading table and to Oliver's copy of Hamlet 0:48-0:53, is a great moment of reflective stillness before the pace and energy picks up.

I keep watching it to find things to timestamp and getting caught up in the emotion again! Those first 'the truth in one free afternoon' lines, where Geoffrey really sees Hamlet in Jack and gives that little proud smile, are wonderful.

0:19-0:20, I love the internal motion of Jack kind of flailing around in stage combat on "It still won't work."

2:30 on, those shots of the audience watching raptly and Maria pushing the dial on the sound board up as the energy rises is great.

Really, I just adore this. It's a really, really wonderful tribute to the first season of Slings & Arrows, and the music and cutting and tone are just so right. It's struggle and grief all leading to that great, uplifting success at the end, and then finally being able to bury/let go of the past. I'm so pleased that a vid like this was made for the show. Thank you for sharing it!