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OH HEY ALSO. [community profile] white_lotus Lunar New Year Exchange reveals are up! And once again, I made the only vid in the exchange this year. I am super predictable.

Title: Galileo
By: [personal profile] kaydeefalls
Recipient: [personal profile] kouredios
Music: "Galileo", Indigo Girls
Rating: PG
Characters: Korra, Aang
Summary: How long 'til my soul gets it right? A reincarnation vid.
Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] such_heights for looking it over!

Download: Mediafire (.mov, 56 MB)


Password: whitelotus

I'm not gonna lie, I have planned to make a Korra vid to this song since the existence of the series was announced. Not a single episode of LoK existed, and I already knew I would vid this song about Korra and Aang and the Avatar line and how fucking pressuring and confusing being the Avatar is, and how they both suffer and learn from past lives' mistakes. And then the series actually aired, and the song continued to obviously be completely about Korra. Ugh, the lyrics are just too perfect to pass up -- "then you had to bring up reincarnation over a couple of beers the other night / and now I'm serving time for mistakes made by another in another lifetime", or "but then again it feels like some sort of inspiration to let the next life off the hook / but she'll say look what I had to overcome from my last life, I think I'll write a book."

So, I'm super glad that [personal profile] kouredios requested a Korra introspection/aangst vid, because it was exactly the excuse I needed to actually make this thing. :D

As I was clipping, I noticed all kinds of AWESOME parallels between the Gaang and Korra's Team Avatar that I badly wanted to include, but it started getting too bloated and disjointed, so for this particular story, I stuck with Korra and Aang. Someday I will find the right vid to tell the story of the parallels between Zuko and Asami, for damn sure, and also all the rest of them. (I feel like Asami's true inheritance is from Sokka and Suki's line of nonbender genius, but goddamn, she and Zuko have an awful lot in common. Another time.)


LYRICS:
Galileo's head was on the block
The crime was looking up for truth
And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode
I try to trace them to my youth

And then you had to bring up reincarnation
Over a couple of beers the other night
And now I'm serving time for mistakes
Made by another in another lifetime

How long till my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of night vision, king of insight

And then I think about my fear of motion
Which I never could explain
Some other fool across the ocean years ago
Must have crashed his little airplane

How long till my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of night vision, king of insight

I'm not making a joke, you know me
I take everything so seriously
If we wait for the time till all souls get it right
Then at least I know there'll be no nuclear annihilation
In my lifetime I'm still not right

I offer thanks to those before me
That's all I've got to say
'Cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime
Now I have to pay
But then again it feels like some sort of inspiration
To let the next life off the hook
But she'll say "look what I had to overcome from my last life
I think I'll write a book"

How long till my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach the highest light
Except for Galileo God rest his soul
(Except for the resting soul of Galileo)
King of night vision, king of insight

How long
(Till my soul gets it right)
[Til we reach the highest light]
How long
(Till my soul gets it right)
[Til we reach the highest light]
How long

Date: 2013-03-05 02:10 am (UTC)
phoenixchilde: Korra from "Legend of Korra" in the Avatar state, glowy eyes and all (korra: you gotta deal with it)
From: [personal profile] phoenixchilde
Oh my goodness, this vid is wonderful and now I am one big wibbly mess of Korra feels. Awesome job!

Date: 2013-03-05 03:32 am (UTC)
tassosss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tassosss
Love it! This is going to be one I watch over and over to see the nuance. Wonderful job!

Date: 2013-03-06 04:11 pm (UTC)
fiercynn: Isabella with a sword [from Galavant] (Katara calls bullshit.)
From: [personal profile] fiercynn
augh, this is gorgeous. I, um, haven't actually seen past the first episode of Korra, for a variety of reasons, but from what I know of the series and obviously from my love of AtLA, this really got to me. Also, while I know reincarnation is a narrative kink for me, somehow I'd never really connected it with AtLA/LoK, wow Deepa. /o\

Date: 2013-03-06 05:16 pm (UTC)
rymenhild: Manuscript page from British Library MS Harley 913 (Default)
From: [personal profile] rymenhild
I've seen... two, I think, episodes of Korra, but this is completely marvelous. I can follow all of Korra's hopes and dreams and regrets and worries, and the way they go back to Aang and further back to Roku, and the way she gets to be a triumphant Avatar in herself because of her predecessors and in spite of her predecessors... yesssss.

Date: 2013-03-06 09:08 pm (UTC)
attractivegeekery: (happy)
From: [personal profile] attractivegeekery
This is utterly glorious and beautiful and masterfully made. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Date: 2013-03-08 10:39 pm (UTC)
umadoshi: (LOK - Korra smiling (sugarplums))
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
This vid is a joy. *^^*

Date: 2013-03-10 12:56 am (UTC)
skywaterblue: (death)
From: [personal profile] skywaterblue
The minute I saw the song title and fandom I was like 'yep, this gonna be good'. And it was.

Date: 2013-05-24 07:29 pm (UTC)
theoret: (Default)
From: [personal profile] theoret
Eeee, ohmygosh this is great! KORRA. ALL OF THE KORRA FEELS.

Date: 2013-11-09 07:38 am (UTC)
majoline: picture of Majoline, mother of Bon Mucho in Loco Roco 2 (Default)
From: [personal profile] majoline
here via fancake, and this vid is brilliant ♥

You've given me all the Korra feels!

Date: 2013-11-09 08:39 am (UTC)
dogstar: Fireflight! (Default)
From: [personal profile] dogstar
H.o.l.y. CRAP.

I saw this recced on fancake and I'm not a huge Korra/Avatar fan (I've seen a few eps (mybe 10ish?) of ATLA but none of Korra, just sort of got the gist from Tumblr) but I *adore* this song so I had to come see it and now I have FEELZ and am off to start watching Korra. Well, maybe tomorrow, because it is 2:40AM.

Who am I kidding. A few episodes before sleep. But still! LOVELY vid, and you picked the most wonderful emotive faces for it- lookingforward to coming back and rewatching when I have more of a grasp on the characters :)

Date: 2013-11-09 11:23 am (UTC)
andeincascade: (Swirly heart)
From: [personal profile] andeincascade
I'm here via the fancake rec and I can't stop watching this vid. I'll be honest, I know nothing about either canons, but Galileo is one of my favorite songs ever so I had to come see. And this is brilliant. You've woven both canons together so seamlessly it's like this vid was always meant to be and I will be getting my hands on the source material ASAP so I can come back to this and really get it.

Thanks for sharing your talent. You're an amazing vidder and you, obviously, have kick ass taste in music!
Edited Date: 2013-11-09 11:24 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-11-09 06:12 pm (UTC)
sasha_feather: Aang from Avatar the last airbender TV show (Aang)
From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
This is really wonderful!!

Date: 2013-11-10 06:59 pm (UTC)
musesfool: korra, looking hopeful (all that heaven will allow)
From: [personal profile] musesfool
This is fantastic. It totally made me all teary.

Date: 2014-04-17 12:03 am (UTC)
piscaria: (Default)
From: [personal profile] piscaria
I saw this at the vidshow at Bitchin Party and loved it! I've never watched Avatar or LoK, but this vid kind of makes me want to.

Date: 2014-08-25 01:05 pm (UTC)
beccatoria: (Default)
From: [personal profile] beccatoria
Just got this recced to me after mainlining both series. Beautiful!

Date: 2015-08-31 01:33 pm (UTC)
starlady: Korra looks out over Republic City (legend of korra)
From: [personal profile] starlady
This is a great vid: I love the way you draw out something that was actually kind of subtle in S1 and illustrate all the deep parallels going on.

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