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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!