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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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God, this show. This fandom! How is either one real?? It's so amazing in so many ways - all of the pretty and the fun and the slow motion Epicness, and all of the fans squeeing themselves into oblivion. I'm kicking myself for not getting into it sooner.

I started watching Seeker in season 2, not long after Cara showed up. I loved all of the crack to bits, but what really hooked me on the show was Cara's slow process of rediscovering her own humanity, largely through Kahlan. This vid's about that journey through the first half of S2, and the down side of Cara opening herself up to emotions again.

The relationship feels like a romantic one to me, at least in a certain way. I'm not trying to go AU with the vid, just trying to present Cara and her canon ship with Kahlan exactly as I see it in the show. More specifically, I'm trying to show how I think Cara has come to see herself (and how she's come to see Kahlan), in a way that Cara would never admit.

I think it's funny that I had to avoid using some of the most memorable C/K scenes because they don't really fit in a vid like this. 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!

Thanks to milly for the gorgeous banner, to obsessive24 for pointing me toward the song, and to my entire friends list for enduring my squeesplosion over this show. For those of you who haven't seen the show, hopefully the vid will give you some idea of what I've been so excited about.

Random thing: The night I finished and uploaded the vid there was a massive electrical storm here, and it hasn't stopped raining in the three days since.

Even more random thing: I'm way too amused by the fact that Legend of the Seeker + Sneaker Pimps = Legend of the Sneaker (spoilers). Did I mention the part where this fandom is insane?



"Lightning Field" by Sneaker Pimps

Strike me down, give me everything you've got
Strike me down, I'll be everything I'm not
Count the questions on one hand
You don't ask me what I've planned
Strike me down, should have asked me what went wrong
Strike me down, should have stayed away too long

Should have stayed away too long

Strike me down, give it everything you've got
Chance me now, I'll be everything I'm not
Hope's the child of what luck brings
Points to faith in higher things
Ask me now, fire at everything at once
Strike me down, take it any way you want

Take it any way you want

Strike me down, should have left it all unknown
Strike me down, should have held it all alone
Wash the questions off my hands
I'm the fate in no one's plans
Strike me down, give it everything you've got
Strike me down, I'll be everything I'm not

I'll be everything I'm not


Hope you enjoy the vid. Please share your thoughts.
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Emily Court: BRB dyingcourt_ship on March 12th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
I absolutely freaked out when I saw this- I've been watching for it ever since you mentioned you were making it. And-

Oh my God. You have somehow encompassed every little aspect of Cara, every part of who she was and is and everything she thinks she has no hope to be. Her desire to belong because she has been robbed of her individuality, her loathing of her own flaws of weakness and fear- and the way Kahlan with her beautiful white dress and the love of her life and the destructive imperfection underneath brings out the best in Cara.

Perfect vidding, friend. You have inspired me.
bradcpu: Confess mebradcpu on March 13th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
the way Kahlan with her beautiful white dress and the love of her life and the destructive imperfection underneath brings out the best in Cara
See, you say it much better than I can. A lot of times I vid something like this in part because I have so much trouble expressing it in words.

I'm really beside myself that you enjoyed it so much. It's lovely that we're part of such a creative community and can draw inspiration from each other.

You have inspired me
That's the best thing I've read all day. Seriously.
Emily Court: The Confessor and the Confessedcourt_ship on March 13th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
It's lovely that we're part of such a creative community and can draw inspiration from each other.
I came for the lulz and I stayed for the astounding amount of support and inspiration. It's just unreal.

I am thiiis close to asking you to co-author/vid something with me. The only thing stopping me is I have no idea how the heck that'd work.
bradcpu: Kahlan rosebradcpu on March 13th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
Unreal is a great word for it. :) This fandom just... can't be real.

I am thiiis close to asking you to co-author/vid something with me. The only thing stopping me is I have no idea how the heck that'd work.
Oooh, interesting! I have no idea how it would work either, but I'm always open to new ideas. My only reservation would be whether or not I'd have room on my plate in the near future.