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08 August 2011 @ 12:39 am
Vid: Land's End [Doctor Who]  


Title: Land's End
Fandom: Doctor Who
Music: Land's End - Lazerbeak
Summary: River Song, awake in the waiting sea.
Notes: Many thanks to hollywoodgrrl for beta. Spoilers through 6x07. (River Song, Amy/Rory, River/Doctor)

Links: Download (38 MB, DIVX, zipped) | Stream (YouTube)





Land's End
In the city where the tall shapes live
In the valleys where the walls cave in
Let the walls cave in
If you really want to float past the fields and canyons
Let the walls cave in
On the edges where the falls face in
In the crannies where the small snakes swim
Let the walls cave in
If you really want to row all the way to the land’s end

Don’t ever allow it, don’t ever allow it
Awake in the waiting sea, awake

In the city where the crawl space lives
In the tunnels where the walls cave in
Let the walls cave in
If you really want to float past the fields and canyons
Let the walls cave in
In the shadows where the claws break skin
On the ridges where the guard rail thins
Let the walls cave in
If you really want to row all the way to the land’s end

Don’t ever allow it, don’t ever allow it
Awake in the waiting sea
Awake and we’re waiting
Home will push you outward
Hope will pull you upward
Awake in the waiting sea, awake

When the time is right to raise some children, we will then
Like a roaring noise, filled with all the joys this life allows
When the time has come to lie beside us, they’ll find us
Like an open flame, let our smoke remain against the clouds
 
 
 
rhoboat: TARDISrhoboat on August 8th, 2011 07:07 am (UTC)
You posted! Parallels! ♥
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 10th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
I did! So glad you liked it.
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: River Songsabaceanbabe on August 8th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
I can't even leave coherent feedback other than to say this is INCREDIBLE. *runs off to download*
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 10th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you ever so much.
calvinahobbescalvinahobbes on August 8th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
OMG. WOW. I... That was amazing. I don't know what to say, except I feel so sad for little Melody Pond right now. Wow!
Cherry: avatarcherryice on August 10th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you ever so much for watching. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Lime: trio ☂ change of timetehlime on August 8th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS. I CAN'T EVEN FORM COHERENT WORDS RIGHT NOW. I'll just sit here and flail until the English language returns to me.

Seriously, the parallels. The space suits! The death scenes! THE EDITING IT IS GLORIOUS.
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
<3 Thank you ever so much for your kind words. There were so many parallels when when I went back to clip -- far more than I remembered. I'm glad I was able to bring them together for you.
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Cherry: power playcherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon!
promethia_tenk: kiss kiss bang bangpromethia_tenk on August 8th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
OMG, I'm all incoherent. It's . . . a River vid. I mean, not River/Doctor, not 'River Song is Awesome.' A vid about River, about her life. And it's amazing.

I think I've watched it five or six times already . . .
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! The world needs more River, in my opinion. Quite a large number of things are better with more River.
Di: [Producers] My brain is exploding!di_br on August 8th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD! That was absolutely amazing and gorgeous and... PARALLELS! VISUALS! MOVEMENT! I... I can't even form proper sentences right now, there was just so much going on in that vid, so much brilliant, gorgeous stuff that I was watching and constantly going "Wow! That was good-- OH, Nice! WOW! That was the bes-- No, THAT was the bes-- OK, THAT WAS DEFINITELY THE BEST-- How did that-- GAH! Brilliant. Oh, clever-- DUDE! AWESOME!".
I would love to sound not like a babbling mess right now, but I honestly wouldn't know where to start with this vid! It's just... amazing! Thank you for sharing this!
Cherry: oliviacherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
Thank you ever so kindly. I'm just tickled you enjoyed it so much!
Mrs Darcy: Riverelisi on August 8th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
*flails*

I need to re-watch it about million times because of how amazing it is (and to get to grips with all the layers), but I just wanted to comments straight away and thank you for making this, because it echoes so many thoughts I've had (and explores tons of other ones) and brilliantly so! Oh River.
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you! There were so many levels and parallels to explore in the (video) text and I'm so glad they resonated with you.
Lady Mercury: Riverladymercury_10 on August 8th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
Here on a rec by promethia_tenk. This is really lovely and creepy in all the best ways. You capture the dark side of Doctor Who well--the cost of traveling with the Doctor. Great vid!
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
Thank you kindly. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Amy: who: riversuch_heights on August 8th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
AHHHH THIS IS AWESOME. I want to watch it a bunch more times so I feel like I've pulled more out of it, but it's really smart and insightful and with completely gorgeous use of movement and parallels. The bit that got me most on this first viewing was River punching Ten and then Eleven staggering to the ground. Just wonderful. Also I really appreciated how much Amy you used and the ways in which you tied their storylines together. Wonderful!
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
Thank you ever so much, hon! I'm so glad you liked it. The parallels were really just sitting there, waiting to be teased out. I'd forgotten just how many there were until I started clipping. I'm rather fond of that punching-staggering sequence myself, so I'm so glad you liked that as well!
cortexiphan juice box: [dw] stay prettyhollywoodgrrl on August 8th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
This was truly, truly beautiful! It's one of those things where I loved EVERYTHING about it. Amazing music choice, amazing editing, really thought out storytelling. EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
Awww, thank you. There was something almost organic about making this -- the song itself pulled me out of a random new music play list, and it was like the parallels and arcs were just waiting to be teased out of the source.

Thanks again so much for beta help, too!
Becka: chicks at stonehengebeccatoria on August 8th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Absolutely amazing video. The parallels are brilliant - a few in there I'd never considered, even though they're so clear in retrospect, like Amy and River discovering each others' childhood photographs in dark abandoned rooms. The editing is gorgeous, full of snatched pieces of movement and tiny visual parallels to match the narrative ones, and I love the overlays, particularly at the end - the hint of Melody regenerating before it fades to River falling is a stunning way to end it.

I still have conflicted feelings about the reveal, but I feel this is so all encompassing and complicated it...I'm not sure, helps sell me on the tangled web of family surrounding River and think less about the individual relationships within that web that I'm no longer certain how I feel about?

Regardless, it's a perfect vid to a perfect song - thank you for posting it!
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it. The overlays were fun to work with, and there was something almost organic about making this. I'd forgotten just how many parallels there were until I went back and started clipping. I'm so glad that it came together for you.

Personally, I think I like the reveal -- though I've always been a sucker for a dramatic reveal, so that might be a part of it. I can certainly see where people would be conflicted! I love a lot of little details in retrospect -- like that River Song is currently a Doctor, not a Professor, and to the people of the Gamma Forest, Doctor means mighty warrior. I love that bit especially.
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Cherry: boomercherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
Thank you kindly! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
celinejanewaycelinejaneway on August 9th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
Holy Crap that was amazing!
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Sarah!: [DW] Rainbow in Timekillmotion on August 9th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Gaspppppppppp. This is amazing. (Here via Vera!)
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
a lanky brunette with a wicked jaw: dw || river at the controlsintrikate88 on August 10th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
OMG. OMG. This is absolutely amazing.
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
Thank you ever so much.
farsh_nukefarsh_nuke on August 10th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
let me put it this way, 2 question mark umbrellas arrived from America yesterday and now I have a new tv but this video is still more epic and I have just realised the reason River was angry about the spaceman and was distraught/disturbed by it was because to her it was the distant past, something she didn't know she would be involved in, again, and a reminder of the similar fate approaching her, the day the Doctor wouldn't recognize her. Perhaps that's why they always meet in reverse, because each sees the other after they've seen the other's 'death' and the only way they can go is at odds to the other's personal timeline and when each approaches the other from the wrong end, the timelines are destined to run opposite each other most of the time.
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 11th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
Thank you ever so much! That's high praise indeed, and I'm humbled by it. I'm both glad and flattered I was able to get you thinking about the show again, in a different way.

Thanks so much!
Derry: Rory & Amy - cosmic bluederry667 on August 14th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
Brilliant! Downloaded it and I anticipate many, many rewatchings because there are so many layers that I couldn't possibly appreciate fully on the first viewing (even though it kinda blew my mind).
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 17th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Thank you ever so much!
Silvia Kunderasilviakundera on August 15th, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)
Astonishing! This is by far the best River vid I've ever seen.
Cherry: inceptioncherryice on August 17th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! There sure are some amazing River vids out there, so that is high praise indeed.
raspberry_splat: taridis glowraspberry_splat on August 15th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Just watched this..and am slightly incoherent, but am trying to pull some words out to say this is some of the most incredible bits of DW vidding I've ever seen. Still soaking it in need to watch a few more dozen times. The parallels, ...the gorgeous movement...visually, beyond beautiful. This vid is incredible.

Edited at 2011-08-15 07:04 pm (UTC)
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 17th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you ever so much. There are so many amazing DW vids out there that I think that's one of the highest pieces of praise you can get for a DW vid. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Starrylizard: A - dw River Song being awesomestarrylizard on August 19th, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
Great stuff, downloaded so I can rewatch and get it all straight in my mind, but really interesting vid. :D
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 20th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you kindly!
Semi-Obsessive Mesol_se on August 20th, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
Whoa, that was AMAZING. I need to watch this about a million more times.
Cherrycherryice on August 20th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, hon! I'm so glad you liked it.
cinderbella333: River in mistcinderbella333 on August 30th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
This was completely and utterly brilliant. It made me feel all those strong emotions that were the reason I fell in love with River Song and brought me into Doctor Who. Thank you for making and posting this.
Cherry: doctor whocherryice on August 31st, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you ever so much for your kind words.
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Cherry: rivercherryice on September 3rd, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you ever so much. I'm so glad you liked it.
mariana.mareeana on September 6th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
So I saw this vid right before leaving for my vacation and took it with me and basically watched it on loop for two weeks. It's just phenomenal. I LOVE the song choice. And just gah, everything about it.

Favourite things! :

- 0:34-0:36 is so smooth and awesome!
- all the parallels you draw DRIVE ME CRAZY, dude! Amy crying! All the deaths! Kissing!
- the "in the shadows where the claws break skin" section is SO BEAUTIFUL I CAN'T. RIVERRRRR!
- the whole 2:16- 2:37 section is my absolute favourite because of lyrics! and also because i hadn't noticed the River in Amy's house/Amy in the orphanage parallel and it's just wonderful and yeah, again, the lyrics and what you match them to is just chill-inducing dlkfjdsljf
- "when the time is right to raise some children, we will then" OUCH, THAT WHOLE SECTION. :/
- that whole bit with the battle at the end of day of the moon is so awesomely edited!

So yeah, I kind of really love it! I might have gone into too much detail about it but that's the main thing. Great job! :D
Cherry: inceptioncherryice on November 8th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Awwwwww, thank you. There is no such thing as too much detail (though there is such thing as taking too long to reply to comments, sorry!) I set out to make a River vid, but to be honest, I was not expecting all these parallels. The song was one that I hadn't really listened to before, but as soon as it came up in rotation I had to do it.

I'm so glad you liked it, thanks!