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Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2014-06-28 11:43 pm
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VID: Counting Stars (MCU Phase 2)

Counting Stars
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: MCU Phase 2 (Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2)
music: Counting Stars - OneRepublic
content notes: none
summary: Everything that kills me makes me feel alive.
download: 55MB zipped .avi
notes: Premiered at Vidukon 2014. Thanks to [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] happydork for beta comments. Additional notes at the bottom of the post that are spoilers for the vid's post-credits scene.





lyrics:

Lately I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Yeah, we'll be counting stars

I see this life
Like a swinging vine
Swing my heart across the line
In my face is flashing signs
Seek it out and ye shall find

Old, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
And I don't think the world is sold
I'm just doing what we're told

I feel something so right
By doing the wrong thing
And I feel something so wrong
By doing the right thing
I couldn't lie, couldn't lie, couldn't lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Lately I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars

I feel the love
And I feel it burn
Down this river every turn
Hope is a four letter word
Make that money
Watch it burn

Old, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
And I don't think the world is sold
I'm just doing what we're told

And I feel something so wrong
By doing the right thing
I couldn't lie, couldn't lie, couldn't lie
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly

Lately I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I learned

Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Lately I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sink in the river
The lessons I learned

(spoilery note: additional footage from The Bourne Legacy, with reference to [archiveofourown.org profile] fabrega's wonderful story, Next New Message)
rthstewart: (Default)

[personal profile] rthstewart 2014-06-28 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
LOVED the "Marvel ending!" Fabulous, as always.
recessional: a small blue-paisley teapot with a blue mug (Default)

[personal profile] recessional 2014-06-29 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
I hadn't quite put together that all three of the boys' movies this time around were about taking a hammer to very carefully constructed identities and burning them down until now. Well done.
bluemeridian: (AVG :: Team)

[personal profile] bluemeridian 2014-06-29 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
FANTASTIC and the ending was the cherry on top! ♥
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[personal profile] kuwdora 2014-06-29 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
♥ ! this is so great.
ashpags: Natasha Romanov in Iron Man 2 (natasha-romanov)

[personal profile] ashpags 2014-06-29 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
Ahhhhhhhhh perfection! It was all so good and then the ending was the actual best! I love that story almost as much as I love your vids!
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[personal profile] metonymy 2014-06-29 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
This is GREAT. I love the propulsive feeling of it, the motion forward and forward and forward even as things get darker and stranger, and I absolutely adore keeping in as much of the entire cast as you did. <333
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[personal profile] cee_m 2014-06-29 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
This was so freakin' awesome. I had like a constant state of goosebumps during the entire thing!!! :D OMG. So much love.

Would you be okay with my using this during the Avengers Ball at Dragon Con? We'll be partially DJing it like VVC does Club Vivid.
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[personal profile] silverhare 2014-06-29 10:22 am (UTC)(link)
Beauuuuutiful. <3
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[personal profile] laurakaye 2014-06-29 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG that was fantastic! And the post-credit scene was even FANTASTICKER.
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[personal profile] giandujakiss 2014-06-29 06:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, this hit me right in the feels :-).
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[personal profile] sol_se 2014-06-29 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Soooo good!!! :D

(I laughed out loud at the post-credit scene. BWAH.)
Edited 2014-06-29 18:26 (UTC)
starlady: The Avengers regroup in Midtown (Natasha, Steve, Clint, Thor) (more legendary and more desperate)

[personal profile] starlady 2014-06-29 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
That stinger was GOLD. GOLD. The whole thing is great.
aria: (Default)

[personal profile] aria 2014-06-30 01:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Ohhh, I hadn't realized so much of phase 2 was about our heroes deliberately taking down or destroying those things they'd previously built up, I LIKE THAT SO MUCH, and I love that you pulled it out. Also, gorgeous as always <3 (And my entire apartment SCREAMED with laughter at the Clint tag :D)
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[personal profile] walkthegale 2014-06-30 02:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Such a fantastic vid!! :D I love the speed and motion of it all and how well it goes with this song, and how you've made it into this beautiful action-dance, and then how many EPIC FEELINGS about them all and their stories that you've worked in there.

(Particular love for the shots you've used on the lines Old, but I'm not that old / Young, but I'm not that bold .)

I really need to get round to seeing Cap 2, and then come back and watch this again for further appreciation... ;D
isagel: All the Avengers, a stylized drawing of their silhouettes. (avengers team)

[personal profile] isagel 2014-07-01 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
This vid makes me happy! Thank you for making it! <333
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[personal profile] beccatoria 2014-07-01 12:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Such a great retrospective, and then the ending just tips it over into brilliant hilarity!
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[personal profile] cosmic_llin 2014-07-01 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
This is so epic and heroic and majestic!
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[personal profile] ratcreature 2014-07-01 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Very cool. I liked the fast paced energy of it.
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[personal profile] dont_panic42 2014-07-05 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Fantastic! :)

Counting Stars

[personal profile] eileenlufkin 2014-07-13 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
I enjoyed watching Counting Stars. Thank you.
sixbeforelunch: a stylized woman's profile with the enterprise and a star field overlaid (mcu - science bros)

[personal profile] sixbeforelunch 2014-07-21 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, fantastic! The post-credits moment is brilliant.
fabrega: (hawkguy)

[personal profile] fabrega 2014-07-21 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
soooo somehow I missed this when you posted it? but omg, it is AMAZING. ♥
lilly_the_kid: (tony)

[personal profile] lilly_the_kid 2014-07-22 09:37 am (UTC)(link)
This is so so wonderful!! I love it! And the ending is perfect :D
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[personal profile] lynnenne 2014-07-23 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Can't get this vid to play on my iPad - the embed is missing and the YouTube link won't work. Do you have a long link? (Instead of the mobile). Thanks!

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