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
happydork: A graph-theoretic tree in the shape of a dog, with the caption "Tree (with bark)" (Default)

[personal profile] happydork 2011-02-01 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
This brought such a smile to my face! A wonderful celebration of some truly awesome characters.

(Anonymous) 2011-02-01 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahh, awesome! Especially excited to see Molly and Ginny in there.

reflectedeve: Toph punching Katara in the arm, backs to the viewer. (this is how I communicate affection)

[personal profile] reflectedeve 2011-02-01 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, this was marvelous. What a perfect song choice. I got particularly flaily about all the Katara clips; I've just realized that I want a million more vids with her.
51stcenturyfox: (Gwen)

[personal profile] 51stcenturyfox 2011-02-01 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
HOMG this is amazing! \O/ *Happy!*

(Anonymous) 2011-02-01 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
What an awesome way to start my day! Loved the Molly inclusion; most vidders tend to forget about her because her part was fairly small in the movies. But this was fun and exceedingly cheering! :D

(retsuko on LJ)
giandujakiss: (halle)

[personal profile] giandujakiss 2011-02-01 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
That was so much fun! I'm at work and I had to jump through hoops to get it downloaded (from henceforth I'm calling my IT department Hosni Mubarak), but it was totally worth it!
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[personal profile] fly_to_dawn 2011-02-01 03:33 pm (UTC)(link)
\o/! You are getting one big virtual hug from me. In fact, I nearly put my arm around my computer.
fallingtowers: text icon: at this point 'Mary Sue' is applied to any female character under 70 who can make it home w/o drowning (Fandom: Fuck You She's Awesome)

[personal profile] fallingtowers 2011-02-01 03:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Wooo -- the idea looks very intriguing, and I can't wait until I'll be able to watch that vid!
dharmavati: Avatar Korra standing in front of a steampunk city ({a:tlok} so you think I'm alone?)

[personal profile] dharmavati 2011-02-01 03:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this vid! This is such a great song for such amazing ladies. :D
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[personal profile] rhivolution 2011-02-01 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Whee, a lot of fun, not to mention an ace message. Bless!
voleuse: martha jones (doctor who | martha jones)

[personal profile] voleuse 2011-02-01 04:23 pm (UTC)(link)
♥♥♥! This is so awesome!
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[personal profile] charmax 2011-02-01 04:47 pm (UTC)(link)
I love that you've focused on the more under-appreciated and unloved characters because many of them I do love. It's great to see them get their turn in the spotlight.

Fun vid!
emei: (annie [being human])

[personal profile] emei 2011-02-01 04:55 pm (UTC)(link)
This is such a perfect song for a celebration vid, and shock full of awesomeness, too. <3
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[personal profile] glass_icarus 2011-02-01 05:12 pm (UTC)(link)
(here on brain-break and) EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! &hearts &hearts &hearts homg I am SO GRINNY right now. :D
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[personal profile] pocky_slash 2011-02-01 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
This made me happy in my heart! ♥
were_duck: Ellen Ripley from Alien looking pensively to the right in her space helmet (DW Amy in SPACE)

[personal profile] were_duck 2011-02-01 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
You are my FAVORITE for making this vid! I love the reclamation of these characters, and you did such a wonderful job editing this. So much range, such great motion. <3 <3 <3
eruthros: Mai from Avatar: TLA mid-fight, with sunlight glinting off her shuriken (Avatar - mai kicks ass)

[personal profile] eruthros 2011-02-01 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
This is so awesome! I love the message and the themes and the ass-kicking and the sadness and basically <3<3<3<3
illariy: uhura smiles (uhura: smile)

[personal profile] illariy 2011-02-01 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Loved it. Seeing Ginny and Molly in there, too, made my day. Perfect lyrics, too. :D
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[personal profile] lizbee 2011-02-01 07:51 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] scintilla10 2011-02-01 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, this is just wonderful! ♥

[personal profile] quean_of_swords 2011-02-01 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Awesome! It's Katara and River and Molly and everybody! :D
themadlurker: (queen gwen)

[personal profile] themadlurker 2011-02-01 08:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Love! This vid makes me sad and happy at the same time. What a perfect song for them. :)
ext_29272: (Doctor Who // River Song)

[identity profile] 2011-02-01 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Love that you used this song! IT's a perfect kick ass ladies song. Loved the big of 'star on the screen' with River in her ball gown going out the airlock. Loved seeing Molly in this! Wonderful work.
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[personal profile] crooked 2011-02-01 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
HATERS TO THE LEFT~ omg that was perfect! the fact that i love this song so much only makes it that much better ♥
sasha_feather: Teyla from Stargate: Atlantis (teyla)

[personal profile] sasha_feather 2011-02-01 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
This is great! Love it.

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