kaydeefalls: river in spacesuit, grinning: "you can't take the sky from me" (since i found serenity)
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So, this. I suppose it's yet another vid about Joss Whedon's broken dolls attempting to reclaim their feminist narratives.

Yeah.

Basically, while watching Buffy for the first time ever, I started to notice some...really, really obvious parallels. That everyone else was already well aware of, but hey, I'm new here. And I thought I might want to do a vid about all these "chosen" women, and how deeply fucked up that made them, but how hard they worked to reclaim their own identities and kick ass on their own terms. And I've done a couple of vids to Tom McRae songs, and his music had the right sort of tone for the vid I wanted to do. So I'd just downloaded several of his albums that I'd never previously heard, and I glanced through the song titles, and this one just JUMPED out at me. So I listened to it. And, wow, yes.


The Girl Who Falls Down Stairs
edited by kaydee falls
fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse
characters: Buffy, River, Echo, Darla, Cordelia, Drusilla, Fred, Sierra.
music: "The Girl Who Falls Down Stairs" by Tom McRae
summary: and I see myself turn into something else for a while. Sudden superpowers can really fuck a girl up, but she'll rise up and kick ass on her own terms anyway.
watch: embed below the cut, or on Vimeo
download: Mediafire or Megaupload (.mov, 79 MB)
disclaimer: not mine, no profit, don't sue.



Password: downstairs

The Girl Who Falls Down Stairs (vid) from kaydee falls on Vimeo.




LYRICS:

She says I know your face
But something's strange in your eyes
Your voice I know so well
Your words I don't recognize

And darkness creeps in
Borne on cold winds
Blows my footprints away

And I see myself
Turn into something else
Turn into someone else
For a while
And I know I'm right
Running into this night
Running another dream to the ground

The girl who falls down stairs
She calls my name through the air
She says I loved you once
I'd love you again if you dare

So wipe the sleep from tiger eyes
And put this moment aside

And I see myself
Turn into something else
Turn into someone else
For a while
And I know I'm right
Running into this night
Running another dream to the ground

Needles buzz like neon light and
I am stained by this town
And all my faith gone
All maps welcome
The stairs have twisted around

And I see myself
Turn into something else
Turn into someone else
For a while
And I know I'm right
Running into this night
Running another dream to the ground

Pull me out
Pull me out
Pull me out

Date: 2011-05-02 09:47 pm (UTC)
sentientcitizen: Rose Tyler throws her head back and laughs. (Default)
From: [personal profile] sentientcitizen
I started getting chills around the line "So wipe the sleep from tiger eyes," and they didn't stop until the end of the video. Loved it, very much so.

Date: 2011-05-02 10:24 pm (UTC)
lorax: River Hears the Drums (FF - River "Sound of Drums")
From: [personal profile] lorax
Oh this was great. The song fit perfectly with what you were going for I think, and I was particularly taken by some of your transitions, when the dancing/fighting motion of one woman carried over almost seamlessly to the next one. It really helped reinforce the parallels I think!

Date: 2011-05-04 10:14 pm (UTC)
grammarwoman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
Gorgeous piece of work here. The narrative is very strong, and I love your transitions. Bravo!

The Girl Who Falls Down Stairs

Date: 2011-05-05 05:15 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Gift Your Vidders (OTH-GiftVidders)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
Terrific vid, this has a great storyline across the shows and that was a great conclusion.

Date: 2011-06-04 01:54 am (UTC)
musesfool: River from objects in space (it doesn't mean what you think)
From: [personal profile] musesfool
This is fantastic.

Date: 2011-06-23 09:18 am (UTC)
goodbyebird: Buffy looking serious. (BtVS bw)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
I really enjoyed this. Well done!

Date: 2013-11-10 08:46 pm (UTC)
snogged: (Default)
From: [personal profile] snogged
This was chilling and wonderful.
<3

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