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)

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 [ 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.


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
xenakis: (carrie)

[personal profile] xenakis 2011-02-03 04:28 am (UTC)(link)

So amazing, BB!

*snuggles all the ladies (butespeciallyriverbecauseomgriver:D:D:D)*
gelasius: (atla_cabbages)

[personal profile] gelasius 2011-02-03 09:25 am (UTC)(link)
Not only is this a spectacular vid of fist-pumping awesome that brought a giant smile to my face, you have introduced me to Janelle Monae and I have now purchased her album. Stick that in your hat and call it a feather. :P
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[personal profile] calapine 2011-02-03 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)
So cool! Love the theme and it's an awesomely fun thing to watch.
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[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2011-02-04 09:36 am (UTC)(link)
This really made me smile - a great celebration of great characters.
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[personal profile] sophinisba 2011-02-04 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] walkthegale 2011-02-04 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
LOVE this! I adore how it's so many of the awesome women who fandom is often iffy about, and the perfect song choice for them. Brilliant! :D

Also, it reminds me of a piece of fanart I saw years ago, showing the Harry Potter girls wobbling on a tightrope with "bad role model" on one side and "mary sue" on the other. These characters just can't win with fandom too much of the time, but they definitely win in this vid! :D :D :D
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[personal profile] rustydog 2011-02-05 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
::cheers wildly::
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[personal profile] ali_wildgoose 2011-02-05 07:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Really enjoyed this -- thank you so much for making it!
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[personal profile] splash_of_blue 2011-02-06 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Loving it! This was excellent -- and with plenty of Martha, which is as it should be. :D
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[personal profile] sqbr 2011-02-07 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
This is great!
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[personal profile] livrelibre 2011-02-12 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
\0/ This was great! I love all these women (and that song).
kitsun3: Jaime and Kaji-Da are a badass team (Kaji-Da)

[personal profile] kitsun3 2011-04-15 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, I love this! \o/ Go awesome ladies go!
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[personal profile] thirdblindmouse 2012-07-24 05:53 pm (UTC)(link)
This vid made me very happy. Nice song choice and vid rhythm.
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[personal profile] swizzlespoon 2015-06-05 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
Pssst: Download link here is pointing to your "The Skins" vid rather than "Tightrope" right now.

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