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12 March 2010 @ 09:31 am
New vid: "Lightning Field" (Legend of the Seeker)  

"I'll be everything I'm not." A Cara/Kahlan vid.

Length: 4:18
Fandom: Legend of the Seeker
Characters: Cara/Kahlan, with a bit of C/L and some R/K
Song/Artist: Sneaker Pimps
Spoilers through S2.12

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Hope you enjoy the vid. Please share your thoughts.
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bradcpu: Kahlan how so prettybradcpu on March 13th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
Yay, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Young Cara was such a wonderful visual device to represent grown-up Cara's under-the-surface vulnerability that I had to restrain myself... I mean it was so tempting to use *too much* of it, you know? C/K is such a difficult relationship to define, but that just makes it more fun to explore. And makes it so much more encouraging to read that I captured it for you. :)
Chanilietchaniliet on March 12th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
wow.. i'm kinda speechless right now, you had me almost in tears here.. the longing, the heartache.. poignant..
thanks for making me cry a little bit :)
bradcpu: C/K DEDbradcpu on March 13th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
You're welcome? :) Seriously, that's how Cara and her relationship with Kahlan makes me feel in general, so it's awesome to be able to express that through a vid. Thank you for sharing how you felt while watching it.
Alice: lots - cara/kahlan - hold meeebeerbad on March 12th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
I... really enjoyed that. *g*

UGH MY LITTLE SHIPPY HEART, IT HAS BEEN SQUEEZED! And now I just feel like I kind of want to cry. Hopefully that's what you were going for? Hah.

bradcpu: Confess mebradcpu on March 13th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
UGH MY LITTLE SHIPPY HEART, IT HAS BEEN SQUEEZED! And now I just feel like I kind of want to cry. Hopefully that's what you were going for?
That's EXACTLY HOW I FEEL pretty much every time I watch these two in an episode. Especially Broken and Hunger. It just tears me to pieces. So, I guess it is what I was going for?

Thanks, you. ... and, er, sorry. :) *hug*
Kittywinterevanesce on March 12th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Guh! So Amazing! Fantastic work, brad!
bradcpu: Cara Mord'Sithbradcpu on March 13th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kitty! Glad you like it!
Chiara: Lots - Kahlan+Carapookieandpookie on March 12th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
I'm..I don't..I...GKZ.ZV/AJFZ/VKJZFKVDKJXV! *honestly tried to avoid the keyboard smash, sorry*

Mad props, seriously. Such a great & inspiring job..


*Can someone be in love with a collectivity of strangers? Because I'm this close to make you all a mix tape and ask you to the prom. All of you.*
bradcpu: Kahlan lightningbradcpu on March 13th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
STEP AWAY FROM THE FANDOM. THEY'RE MINE!! I'm totes taking them to prom!

Seriously, I love this show and this fandom so much that it almost feels like I'm not worthy to be part of all this, you know? I've never felt so much of a burning desire to express something (and express it as well as I possibly can) as I did with this vid. It's just nice to think that maybe the vid deserves to exist. :) Cause... god I love this show and you people. Have I mentioned that, yet?
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bradcpu: Confess mebradcpu on March 13th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
Sweet Hay-Zesus on toast
LOL! That's gotta be the best feedback I've ever heard.

Seriously, thank you so much. The thing I love so much about Cara - OK, *one* of the things - is how she's so reserved with her emotions. That makes it SO much more affecting when the little cracks begin to show.
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Joana: Kahlan & Cara | Here for youana_jo on March 12th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
This is truly a beautiful video! The song is amazing and i love how you worked it around Cara and Kahlan. All the scenes you used and connections you created made a incredible video.
bradcpu: Kahlan rosebradcpu on March 13th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you. It's so flattering to read that. The song was a huge inspiration, and it was difficult for me to see anything *but* Cara and Kahlan when listening to it. When that happens, you just have to vid!
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bradcpu: C/K DEDbradcpu on March 13th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
I'm really glad you liked it! obsessive24 pointed me toward the song, and the first time I heard it, this video started playing in my head. It's awesome to be able to share that with you guys now.
Julie: LotS - Cara protecting Kahlan gifjulie_izumi on March 12th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
So very well done! (Like all your vids!)
So pretty and the editing is very clever! Love it!

And they are both so badass! :D
bradcpu: Confess mebradcpu on March 13th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! Really glad you enjoyed it.

And they are both so badass!
They are, aren't they? :) I think that's what makes it so powerful when Cara gets all weepy.
raspberry_splat: Kahlan1raspberry_splat on March 12th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
I'm speechless....this is gorgeous beyond gorgeous beyond gorgeous. Sooo powerful....guh, I just can't pull all my thoughts together yet. Maybe after another dozen or so ...or 50 viewings. Two words I can gather however...Oh Cara..Oh Cara...
This is just exquisite, Brad...you took the pretty, the angst, the powerful connections you felt..and made a tapestry that just glistens.. and the emotion just pierces me. Again...guh.......wow wow wow. I must come back later. :)

It was bizarre to spend so much time trying to tone down the sex metaphors. I mean, Cara fights using a magic phallus, and Kahlan turns people into mindless love slaves by touching them and staring into their eyes. This show!OMG....YESSSS, This show!!!!!!!

And I am thrilled out of my mind that I now know what all the fuss is about, I wish I had gotten into it sooner too, but it's been awesome anyway. Actually, this show came at just the right time for me, with many of my RL issues stepping back it feels grand to fall into a fandom again, marathoning my way through 2 seasons of this....and gasping for more!!

As you said..oh this show!! Um,..my vidding mojo is definitely tapping me on the shoulder.

Oh and one more thing..you are completely and utterly...amazing.

Edited at 2010-03-12 10:44 pm (UTC)
bradcpu: C/K DEDbradcpu on March 13th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
Holy wow. I'm just blown away by your reaction. ... Seriously amazing to read that.

Two words I can gather however...Oh Cara..Oh Cara...
That totally should have been the vid summary. I think I was saying elsewhere that she's just so reserved with her emotions, such a rock, so when the little cracks peek through it just... I don't know. It tears me apart. And those cracks usually seem to show up when Kahlan's around.

Which is a very long way of saying that the show and the actors and the canon relationship give me a LOT to work with. But that doesn't make it any less rewarding to read your reaction. :)

I still can't believe how fast you made it through 2 seasons! LOL! Though after seeing milly mainline S1 in like two days, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. It's total crack, in so many ways.

my vidding mojo is definitely tapping me on the shoulder.
I cannot WAIT to see what you do with this show!!
cortexiphan juice box: [lots] bffshollywoodgrrl on March 12th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
Well...just so you know, the first time I watched this I sat there unable to breathe. The second time I had my hand on my chest and there was water threatening to leak from my face! I thing those are called ~feelings~ that I was experiencing?!

Yeah this was not only BEAUTIFUL, it was a brilliant character study and had a kick ass tune. My favorite combination for a vid. Also I've missed LotS "story" vids. There are just so many straight up shipper vids out there but there are hardly any vids that dig in and twist the knife like this. It's truly spectacular and hella refreshing, my friend.

I can't really timestamp it since everything was spectacular. But just so you know, I definitely felt a shipper vibe in the old fashioned sense. Like the double meaning of "strike me down" in the first verse versus the second. GUH! SO MUCH BRILLIANT EDITING!!!!


Can't wait to stick this sucker on my iPhone and watch it forever and ever.
bradcpu: Seekerbradcpu on March 13th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
You have NO ONE TO BLAME BUT YOURSELF. You're all "Oh come to LotS you'll love it and then there'll be vids" and blah blah blah. But then the angst starts and it's all OH NOES. I mean, seriously, have you *seen* my vids? I'm not Mr. Happy Joking Around Guy over here.

Seriously, it's really flattering to read this. Like crazy flattering cause... you're you. I was sekritly scared you would be all disappointed. Everyone seemed to have expectations and, yeah, I'm not good with those. So I front.

Like the double meaning of "strike me down" in the first verse versus the second
Hee, I love shit like that. Can't. Resist!

Dude, I will vid Seeker for you until you're sick of it. And then keep vidding it. Watch me.
ex_rachelca on March 12th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)

Thank you.
bradcpubradcpu on March 13th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
LOL, I think that's the new winner for Greatest Feedback of All Time.

Seriously, thank you. (A lot)
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bradcpu: Kahlan how so prettybradcpu on March 13th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Sneaker Pimps are great, and I can't thank obsessive24 enough for turning me on to the song. I knew and loved a lot of their other songs but had never heard this one. The moment I heard it, it just screamed Cara/Kahlan to me.

This fandom is so amazing. Happy to be here!
tessercat: Caratessercat on March 13th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
I found myself holding my breath. It was that beautiful.
bradcpu: Cara Mord'Sithbradcpu on March 13th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful thing to say. Thank you.
Rezrez_lo on March 13th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
The drop of blood striking the flower was an instant of perfection, audio and image and story all coming together like a blow. The whole thing made me shivery: it's dark and gorgeous and true. Thank you for making it.
bradcpu: C/K DEDbradcpu on March 13th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's so incredibly flattering. You make it sound so poetic. I really appreciate you taking to time to tell me how it came across to you.