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06 July 2014 @ 01:01 pm
Fanvid: Any Other World  
Fandom: Orphan Black
Description: A tribute to Sarah and her clone sisters in their worlds gone insane.
Characters: Ensemble but Clone Club centric.
Music: 'Any Other World' by Mika
Length: 3.40mins
Warnings: S1 & S2 spoilers. Mild violence.
Beta: Thanks eternally to my vidding sestra cylune9.
Author's Note: During the last few stressful weeks, vidding has become my therapy. I've wanted use this song to make an OB vid for a year now but I'm glad I waited for the S2 clips (editing clone dance parties is fun for me). As I post this I'm also realizing that I never linked my Teen Wolf fanvid to my LJ. I won't make a separate entry because I don't think there are very many TW fans on my flist but follow the link if you like the show and/or my vids.

cylune: Journey by jellycylune9 on July 6th, 2014 12:30 pm (UTC)
I love everything about that vid! It has such an emotional resonance. I had tears when I first saw it and doesn't fade after more viewings. I love your choice of focusing first on Sarah and then floor us with all the other characters. Their reveals was so well edited! I also liked that you also included other characters than the clones (Delphine, Felix and Donnie... I especially like that shot of Donnie you added toward the end and the clips of Felix you selected were heartbreaking! Poor Felix). And the last clip was haunting and perfect.

The show and the characters deserved such a great vid!

falafel_musings: orphanfalafel_musings on July 6th, 2014 12:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your beta, Lune! Your concrit was all on-point and I feel a lot happier about the video now. It was always my idea for it to start as a Sarah-centric vid and then introduce Helena, Cosima and Alison in the second verse. Since I knew I'd be ending with the clone club dancing I wanted to include regular snippets of honorary members Felix and Kira too (Felix especially since his loft has become Clone HQ!) I got the idea to add Donnie at the last minute. I think Donnie definitely earned his clone club badge in S2.

Glad you liked the ending (and thanks for advising me to change it). It came to me at the very last minute. Thanks as ever for a great beta. Do you have any upcoming vidding plans at all? Or did your last BrBa vid finish you off?! *hope not*
cylunecylune9 on July 6th, 2014 12:59 pm (UTC)
My pleasure and ANYTIME!
As for other vids, never say never but I doubt I'll be inspired enough to start another one (or have the energy. My last vid took so long...).
Selena: Allison by Spankulertselenak on July 6th, 2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
What a marvellous tribute to the Clones. And what a great song you've found for them! I love this vid.
falafel_musings: orphanfalafel_musings on July 6th, 2014 08:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you, selenak! And thanks so much for reccing my vid on your own LJ.
felis_nocturna: thirteenfelis_nocturna on July 6th, 2014 10:25 pm (UTC)
Here via selenak's rec on DW and holy crap, this is fantastic! I adore the sequence after 1:05, when you introduce the other clones, followed by the music picking up, and I love the lyrics you chose for each of the characters. I also like how this simultaneously shows the shattering and turning of their world(s), which is still ongoing, but also what they've gained, each other. Lovely.
falafel_musings: thronesfalafel_musings on July 6th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the lovely comment. I'd been planning to make an OB vid with this song since S1 but it was the S2 finale that gave me the perfect ending. The song sounds very uplifting at the end and that clone slumber party in Felix's loft did show that something positive had come out of having their worlds turned upside-down.
ever_neutral: [ob] chosenever_neutral on July 7th, 2014 06:43 am (UTC)
I LOVE IT. Wouldn't have pictured Any Other World for this fandom but it works so well! Especially with the way you've juxtaposed the lyrics with certain images. Very nicely edited, too. This vid is good job. ♥
falafel_musingsfalafel_musings on July 7th, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much. This one was fiddly to make so I'm pleased if it came out right in the end.
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waltzmatildah: [ob] sarah/paul | too dark to seewaltzmatildah on July 7th, 2014 12:15 pm (UTC)
if badly treated in canon So bitter about this, tbh!!
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waltzmatildah: [ob] sarah | a shot in the darkwaltzmatildah on July 8th, 2014 11:40 am (UTC)
But I feel like they re-wrote it in season two? Well, explicitly, in the last ten minutes of season two, anyway! I feel like Paul was utterly ret-conned and that it changes so much about what I ~thought I knew about he and Sarah...

I'm past squeeing (actually, I don't tend to squee, I'm not a very big shipper in general - it's just, the more dysfunctional something is, the more I'm likely to be all over it, and kitchen bench sex between clone and dead clone's boyfriend? And then ~deliberate, all knowing (though, apparently not) hooking up? YES, MORE OF THIS!). But now I'm firmly in WTF JUST HAPPENED territory!

I'm with you regarding wanting it explored (read: explained!) in season three, though!
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falafel_musingsfalafel_musings on July 8th, 2014 09:25 pm (UTC)
I'm not a Sarah/Paul shipper, mostly because I had little sympathy for Paul before the retcon, which makes him even more shady and unsympathetic. The way Paul treated Beth (knowingly treated Beth now?) and the way he threatened Felix were both really horrible and Paul having feelings for Sarah isn't enough to redeem him for me. That said, I was really disappointed we only got one Paul/Sarah confrontation in 2x1. And that one blackmail phone call too. Did they have any other scenes together in S2? They definitely need to pick this story up again. It did seem like they might be hinting towards a Cal/Sarah/Paul triangle. But I also had a weird feeling they might go there with Paul/Mrs S.

About the retcon though. When I was rewatching S1 scenes for my vid...it did make odd moments more plausible. Like Sarah saying she'd had a haircut and Paul saying "Your hair's longer" - it means Paul was never really duped at all by Sarah. Which, maybe they can make it work but Paul's needs a lot more explanation and development in S3.
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falafel_musings: orangefalafel_musings on July 9th, 2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
First off - OMG LEN I GOT THE JOB!! I'm still in shock. I'm so amazed I got through the interview, let alone getting the actual job. *aaaand faints*

And also, yeah, I completely understand that one member of your ship being an abusive asshole doesn't necessarily stop shipping (LOL, you don't need to explain this to a Walt/Jesse fan at all) I guess my real issue with Paul is not that he's a bastard but more than I don't really know what his motives are, especially since the retcon. Other asshole characters that I love, I at least understand why they are being assholes but Paul...I need more context, then I probably would embrace the Sarah/Paul thing. I do think the story still has a lot of potential.
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falafel_musings: BSGfalafel_musings on July 10th, 2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm still so exhausted. But I posted another brief entry about this.

Tell me, did you have to notify in your current job that you were interviewing for a different job?

I only told the people I needed to tell - my line manager who had to sign the diary request for me to be out of school to attend the interview. And also our school Business Manager who I needed to use as one of my references. They were both cool about it. I haven't been able to tell everyone yet because today is a strike day. I'll get to tell everyone tomorrow. Though I may cry when I tell the kids. I don't think anyone will continue their reading club and film club once I go. A lot of them rely on the library as their haven in the school. I hate that I'm leaving them in the lurch.
falafel_musings: lostcharliefalafel_musings on July 7th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)

(oops. posted too early)

Anyway. I always loved the song too. And I don't mind saying that you kind of inspired the Sarah/Paul/Beth section. Well, it really fit with the "play the part of a lonely lonely heart" lyrics but I also knew how much you loved that ship/story. I really tried to have a balance between the characters and story threads in this vid and UGH that makes editing so hard. It's always easier to make vids that focus on a single character or relationship story. It took me a long time to put this one together but it feels worth it now.

Speaking of fanvids I liked that Stiles/Lydia one that you reblogged on Tumblr. Vids are one thing that TW fandom seem to do really well. I've got a song that I really want to use to make a Scott/Stiles vid because they are like the brotp of my dreams and they make me want to use your famous 'Ma Boys!' phrase. *grins*

Yes, I'm really relieved to be sleeping again. I feel like I'm slowly healing physically and mentally after a good three months of insomnia hell. Moving stress and job interview stress don't help but I'm handling it better than I would have in early spring.

Edited at 2014-07-07 09:18 pm (UTC)
falafel_musings: sopranosfalafel_musings on July 7th, 2014 09:16 pm (UTC)
PS. I'll reply to your essay post in a couple of days, just need to get through this job interview first - GAH! So nervous.
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falafel_musings: lostcharliefalafel_musings on July 8th, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
you'll have to explain me why the job interview is being so time-consuming

Len, I've never been through an interview like this one! It's basically an intense elimination process. I've already gone through the first stage (I got a call saying I was in their final six but they'd only be inviting four for interviews so my phone call responses were round one!) Tomorrow I'll have one interview conducted by students, one interview with the Principal and Head of English and then I have to give a 10 minute presentation on my vision for their school library. So it's the presentation I'm busy stressing over. This is for a high school/sixth form library job. No idea what a uni interview entails these days!

I'm not crazy about TW as a show either, but you've probably noticed my thing is shipping brotps more so than het or slash. Though most of my brotps aren't very bromantic! After the perfect soul crushing hell of Walt/Jesse's relationship it's a relief to go back to a sweet loyal Frodo/Sam type ship.

Awww, the Nicest Thing *clings*. Do you know if Max is going to appear in the final Glee season at all. They could do with at least one more Karofsky scene (with Kurt) before the horrific inevitable Klaine wedding.
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falafel_musings: shamelessfalafel_musings on July 8th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
The student interview is the one I'm least nervous about. But who knows? Kids are very honest and instinctive when they judge people but I like that about them. The presentation is going to be the worst because even when I plan carefully and concisely what to say, I end up rambling when my nerves kick in.

Quitting is understandable, but I have actually heard that TW S4 is going to be very Lydia centric. But it'll be more Lydia/banshee powers than Lydia/Stiles I think. And yeah, Scott and Stiles are the main characters and duo of the show so I have the safest ship here! Though I also have a big THING for female werewolves so I'm kind of excited for Malia and Kate's roles in S4.

I quit Glee ages ago but I'd come back for a K/K scene even if it's just for fond memories of your fic.
waltzmatildah: [ob] rachel | memories and dustwaltzmatildah on July 7th, 2014 12:13 pm (UTC)



Perfect song.

Perfect clips.

AMAZING editing.

I'm gonna go watch it again now and try not to cry. IS IT SUPPOSED TO MAKE ME CRY? Because it pretty much does. MY BB, RACHEL. And Helena dancing with her freaking skirt in her mouth. AND JUST, ALISON AND ALL THE THINGS, OKAY?

Is it time for season three yet?

Edited at 2014-07-07 12:14 pm (UTC)
falafel_musings: orphanfalafel_musings on July 7th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
I didn't intend for this vid to be such a tearjerker but it's really great to hear that it's been making OB fans emotional. Best compliment a vidder can get really. So glad you liked the Rachel part. She's not really part of Clone Club (yet!) but she also had her world ripped apart in S2 so I wanted there to be some heartache for her.

Is it time for season three yet?

I'm still in so much denial over how far away S3 is. *sigh*

Hey girl - didn't you have thoughts to add to my book discussion thread?
waltzmatildah: [bb] gus | arms outwaltzmatildah on July 7th, 2014 11:28 pm (UTC)
I do! I do have thoughts to add!! And I will. I still have the tab open on my laptop. Now I just need the time it'll take me to develop coherence and then time for typing... Tiiiiime. URGH.

Hopefully tonight :)
pgilmour on July 7th, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
Loved the video! It made me all teary-eyed too! Very well done and I think it was a perfect song choice.
falafel_musingsfalafel_musings on July 7th, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much. Didn't know you were an OB fan too!
pgilmour on July 8th, 2014 04:06 pm (UTC)
Yes I am. I started watching it after reading what you had said about it. Watched season 1 on Amazon prime in 2 days about a month before season 2 came out. I think it's a really good show. And it's amazing how good she is at portraying all those different characters and making them each so unique. Allison is my favorite! Although I find Rachel to be pretty interesting. I didn't like Helena much in Season 1, but she really grew on me this season.
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falafel_musingsfalafel_musings on July 8th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked the hopeful ending. I got lucky with that clone dance party scene. Until that moment came I had no idea what I was going to do with the happy bit of music at the end of the song.
lokifan: Cosima: scientistlokifan on July 12th, 2014 01:04 pm (UTC)
That was really wonderful.
falafel_musingsfalafel_musings on July 12th, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
thanks! glad you liked it.
zahrawithazzahrawithaz on July 13th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
Here on selenak's rec, and this is wonderful.

Many others have already made the points I would, so let me just say I love your slow grounding of the view in Sarah's POV and the discovery of Beth before bringing in the other clones, and the way the refrain grows in resonance as it appears over different characters' lives and critical moments. Fantastic job.
M: OB Sarahspankulert on January 1st, 2015 12:32 am (UTC)
This was really lovely ♥
lokifanlokifan on May 11th, 2016 12:09 pm (UTC)
I love this so much! Perfect song choice and omg, the clips for every repetition of "say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in" were perfect every time.