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29 August 2014 @ 10:09 am
New vid: "My Own Worst Enemy" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)  


Length: 2:45
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Song/Artist: "My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit
A Buffy Jonathan vid made for my arch-enemy, me Eli.
AO3 / Tumblr

elipie won the Polka Slayer guessing contest last year and asked for a Jonathan vid. It was supposed to be a vidlet but it took a while. So, vid.

Thanks to kuwdora and milly for their help and encouragement.

Download the M4V



Lyrics
Can we forget about the things I said when I was drunk?
I didn't mean to call you that
I can't remember what was said or what you threw at me
Please tell me

Please tell me why
My car is in the front yard and I'm sleeping with my clothes on
I came in through the window last night and you're gone, gone

It's no surprise to me I am my own worst enemy
Cause every now and then I kick the living shit out of me
The smoke alarm is going off and there's a cigarette
still burning

Please tell me why
My car is in the front yard and I'm sleeping with my clothes on
I came in through the window last night and you're gone, gone

It's no surprise to me I am my own worst enemy
Cause every now and then I kick the living shit out of me
Can we forget about the things I said when I was drunk?
I didn't mean to call you that


Thanks for watching!
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Settiai: Buffy -- break_me_lovesettiai on August 29th, 2014 04:52 pm (UTC)
\o/
bradcpubradcpu on August 29th, 2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
:)
elipie on August 29th, 2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPYYYY <3 <3 <3 The lyric matches are so clever (you know how I feel about lyrical interpretation -- I LIVE for it) and the pacing works so well. Thank you again!!
bradcpubradcpu on August 30th, 2014 01:45 am (UTC)
Yay! I was so worried you wouldn't like it. You deserved something you really loved, so your reaction really meant the world to me. <3
dancing till the world ends: buffy: one girllynnenne on August 30th, 2014 04:27 pm (UTC)
Very nicely done. I always love your vids.
bradcpubradcpu on August 30th, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! I really appreciate you saying so.
laurashapiro on August 31st, 2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is splendid! I love how shit gets real at the key change -- that was a great decision.

Jonathan's story is a tragedy and it's easy to forget that, but this made me ache for him.
bradcpubradcpu on September 1st, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
I love how shit gets real at the key change
Whee, thanks! I was fretting over how to handle the final third because it's such a big tonal shift, and yet the song stays very much fun and bouncy. Really happy to see your reaction.

Jonathan made a lot of mistakes, but so did the Scoobies. I think the most painful part in the rewatch was when Andrew leads him to the basement by promising that what they're doing will let them be part of Buffy's "gang." Jonathan thinks about it and comes back with the most hopeful sounding "Do you really think she'd let us join her gang?" Broke my heart.
laurashapiro on September 1st, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
Aww! I'd forgotten that! ):

Just showed the vid to P. and it affected him, too. He said, "Jonathan deserves a better ending than he got."
bradcpubradcpu on September 1st, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
Glad P. liked it! Yes, I agree he needed a better ending.

I did a tumblr search for Jonathan and almost everything on there was a scene in which Spike or Andrew was the focal point and Jonathan was *also* in the scene. Kind of appropriate in a way, I guess.
laurashapiro on September 1st, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
Totally appropriate! And also sad.
littleheaven70 on August 31st, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)
Loved this! Hilarious and tragic in equal measures, which I guess is what was great about the whole show, and you've captured that superbly. Poor Jonathan.
bradcpubradcpu on September 1st, 2014 03:33 am (UTC)
So glad you liked it! :) Yeah, Jonathan's story was so bittersweet, such an odd mix of fun, awkward clumsiness and true tragedy. I'd like to remember him as one of the good guys, though.
littleheaven70 on September 1st, 2014 09:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, a little misguided perhaps, but not evil :o)
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on September 6th, 2014 03:06 am (UTC)
Ahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaahhaahhaahah.

Heh.

Ahahahaahhahahahahaha.

bradcpubradcpu on September 6th, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
The Heh is the best part. :)
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on September 8th, 2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
I have complicated feelings about him and I don't feel as bad for him as I think I should. That's the heh.
bradcpubradcpu on September 9th, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
That's fair.
Limetehlime on September 27th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
This is so great, I love it!
bradcpubradcpu on September 28th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
Hey, thanks so much!
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 15th, 2015 05:39 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit late here, but I can't lurk away without saying that it's terrific character study. And it's even more amazing considering how little footage there was to work with.
bradcpubradcpu on January 19th, 2015 03:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! The Jonathan source is definitely limited, but it's a strong arc with so much nostalgia. Really glad you enjoyed this.
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 16th, 2015 09:38 pm (UTC)
Here from buffyversetop5
Aw, glad I didn't miss this. Jonathan's always been one of my favorites in the series.
bradcpubradcpu on January 19th, 2015 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Here from buffyversetop5
I really appreciate you saying so! This almost became a meta vid about Jonathan becoming a "Superstar" in reality as a screenwriter, but I decided to go more straightforward in the end.
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 19th, 2015 04:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Here from buffyversetop5
Ha! As it happens I was thinking that very thing when watching it -- that the bit player ended up becoming a showrunner and Emmy winner.
redrikkiredrikki on November 27th, 2015 08:52 pm (UTC)
Well, that was incredibly apropos. Oh, Jonathan.
bradcpubradcpu on December 30th, 2015 05:38 pm (UTC)
Ha! Oh Jonathan, indeed. Thanks for checking it out. :)