such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: martha looking fierce)
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2011-02-01 02:54 pm

VID: Tightrope (multi-fandom, for halfamoon)

Tightrope
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandoms: Avatar: the Last Airbender, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Merlin, Star Trek XI, Stargate: Atlantis, Torchwood.
characters: Katara, Mai, Anastasia 'Dee' Dualla, Cally Henderson, Tory Foster, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, River Song, Molly Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Guinevere, Nyota Uhura, Jennifer Keller, Gwen Cooper.
music: Tightrope - Janelle MonĂ¡e
content notes: none
summary: You dance up on them haters.
download: 22MB .avi direct download | subtitle .srt
notes: Made for [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon, the annual celebrations of female characters. Many thanks to [personal profile] eruthros and [personal profile] dharmavati for help with source, [personal profile] fly_to_dawn for the beta and hand-holding, and everyone else who offered tech help and put up with me tearing my hair out.

streaming with subtitles

streaming without subtitles:

password: tightrope

Tightrope from such heights on Vimeo.



lyrics:

Some people talk about ya, like they know all about ya
When you get down they doubt ya
And when you dip it on the scene
Yeah they talking 'bout it
Cause they can't dip on the scene
Watch ya talk about it
T-t-t-talking about it

When you get elevated
They love it or they hate it
You dance up on them haters
Keep getting funky on the scene
While they jumping 'round ya
They trying to take all your dreams
But you can't allow it

Cause baby whether you're high or low
Whether you're high or low
You gotta tip on the tightrope (tip, tip on it)
Tip on the tightrope (tip, tip on it)
Baby, baby, whether you're high or low (high or low)
Baby, baby, whether you're high or low (high or low)
You gotta tip on the tightrope (tip, tip on it)
Now let me see you do the tightrope (tip, tip on it)
And I'm still tipping on it

See I'm not walking on it
Or trying to run around it
This ain't no acrobatics
You either follow or you lead
Yeah, I'm talking 'bout ya
I'll keep on blaming the machine
Yeah, I'm talking 'bout it
T-t-t-talking 'bout it
I can't complain about it
I gotta keep my balance
And just keep dancing on it
We getting funky on the scene
Yeah you know about it
Like a star on the screen
Watch me tip all on it

Now baby whether you're high or low (high or low)
Baby whether you're high or low (high or low)
You gotta tip on the tightrope (tip, tip on it)
Yeah, tip on the tightrope (tip, tip on it)
Baby, baby, whether you're high or low (high or low)
Baby whether you're high or low (high or low)
You gotta tip on the tightrope (tip, tip on it)
Baby let me see you do the tightrope (tip, tip on it)
And I'm still tipping on it

You gotta keep your balance or you fall into the gap
It's a challenge but I manage 'cause I'm cautious with the strap
Doing damage to your canvas that a doctor cannot patch
See why you don't want no friction
Like the back of a matchbook
That I will pass as I will forward you and your MacBook
Clothes shows will shut you down before we go-go backwards
Act up, and whether we high or low we're gonna get back up
Like the Dow Jones and NASDAQ
Sorta like a thong in your ass crack, c'mon

I tip on alligators, and little rattle snakers
But I'm another flavour, something like a Terminator
Ain't no equivocating, I fight for what I believe
Why you talking 'bout it
Sh-sh-she's talking about it
Some calling me a sinner, some calling me a winner
I'm calling you to dinner, and you know exactly what I mean
Yeah I'm talking 'bout ya
You can rock or you can leave
Watch me tip without ya

Now whether I'm high or low (high or low)
Whether I'm high or low (high or low)
I'm gonna tip on the tightrope (tip, tip on it)
Baby, baby, whether I'm high or low (high or low)
I gotta tip on the tightrope, now baby tip on the tightrope
patelyne: (Default)

[personal profile] patelyne 2011-02-01 09:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I loved this song already, and it's the perfect choice for this video. Love love love!
selvage: (Default)

[personal profile] selvage 2011-02-01 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
This is amazing! I totally love "Tightrope" and Janelle Monae, and using it to showcase such fantastic characters = A+.

(linked her by )
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[personal profile] selvage 2011-02-01 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Whoops, meant to say linked here by lizbee, herp derp.
gorgeousnerd: Christina Hendricks, smiling, with shoulder-length red hair and a black strapless dress. (Christina Hendricks.)

[personal profile] gorgeousnerd 2011-02-01 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
VID OF MY DREAMS OMG. A bunch of female characters I love to Janelle Monae? Brilliant! Excellent work!

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grammarwoman: (CB full of glee)

[personal profile] grammarwoman 2011-02-01 10:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Fan-fucking-tastic. So many great women being awesome!
laurashapiro: (over the moon)

[personal profile] laurashapiro 2011-02-01 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
So much fun. Great song choice!

Thank you for making this.
shinyjenni: Martha Jones looking happy (martha happy)

[personal profile] shinyjenni 2011-02-01 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this so much! So many great clips, the editing's fantastic, and the last shot in particular was just perfect.
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[personal profile] kel_reiley 2011-02-01 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
that was AWESOME! so so excellent
silveronthetree: dw:martha and the tardis (doctor who)

[personal profile] silveronthetree 2011-02-01 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
This made me so happy!
nocowardsoul: young lady in white and gentleman speaking in a hall ([multi] hist ya girls)

[personal profile] nocowardsoul 2011-02-01 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, fun, I liked this! The message at the end made me laugh.
sol_se: (Default)

[personal profile] sol_se 2011-02-01 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay!! I love this! <3
wanderlight: (Default)

[personal profile] wanderlight 2011-02-02 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
ads;lfja;lsdfjs SO MUCH YES FOR THIS VID.
♥!
lorax: Sarah Connor (SCC - Sarah "Sarah Connor")

[personal profile] lorax 2011-02-02 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
Eee! So much love! I was especially happy to see Dee in there.
leanwellback: phoebe dressed as supergirl (friends- one girl revolution)

[personal profile] leanwellback 2011-02-02 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
I always like vids about brilliant female characters, but it's especially great to see a celebration of these particular women who get ignored, left out or just plain hated on by fandom. Loved it!
merisunshine36: (gwen and morgana)

[personal profile] merisunshine36 2011-02-02 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
squee! I loved the clip of Gwen on the throne.
cat_77: (queen gwen)

[personal profile] cat_77 2011-02-02 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
Gorgeous (and kick ass)!

(Anonymous) 2011-02-02 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
I'm actually threemeows on lj, I can't figure out openID (lol) and I DO have a dreamwidth account I just never use it and forgot the password. Just wanted to say that THIS IS FANTASTIC. &hearts
emme: they only want to help (Sikozu)

[personal profile] emme 2011-02-02 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
TOO TOO AWESOME, as are they all. :D
srevans: Martha Jones, "bitch please" expression, telling the Tenth Doctor she's ending things on her own terms (who: AGENCY GIRL)

[personal profile] srevans 2011-02-02 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
HECK YES :D
tardis_stowaway: (rose smiles)

[personal profile] tardis_stowaway 2011-02-02 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
So much to love! This is a great song, and I love the concept of paying tribute to these awesome women who get stupid fandom hate, and I love what you've done with putting them together. Yay!
onestepforward: ATLA; Ty Lee & Mai ({I am the speed of sound I made a start)

[personal profile] onestepforward 2011-02-02 04:41 am (UTC)(link)
d_generate_girl: CM - Penelope Garcia, Oracle of Quantico (gimme the beat boys garcia)

[personal profile] d_generate_girl 2011-02-02 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
Haters to the left indeed. This is a gorgeous vid, with so many lovely characters. Martha! Ginny! Katara! River! Dee! Great to see some love for them.
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[personal profile] metonomia 2011-02-02 09:01 am (UTC)(link)
Loooooove, this makes me so happy! I think I especially love that you went with a varied but relatively small group of ladies; it was awesome to really get to appreciate all their win :D
beth_soprano: ([ATLA] Katara)

[personal profile] beth_soprano 2011-02-02 11:35 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome vid! ♥
serrico: (dwalley)

[personal profile] serrico 2011-02-02 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
This vid is yay. :)
alba17: (Affinity - woman falling)

[personal profile] alba17 2011-02-03 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
Cool vid!

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