such_heights: korra and asami facing each other bathed in golden light (avatar: korrasami [golden light])
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2015-06-04 11:30 pm
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VID: Fly (multifandom, all the ladies)

by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: multifandom (full list below)
music: Nicki Minaj feat. Rihanna
content notes: none
summary: I came to win.
download: 42MB zipped .avi
notes: Huge thanks to [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] happydork for beta assistance. Also on tumblr.

Avatar: the Legend of Korra, Batman vs. Superman, Belle, Big Hero 6, Brave, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Community, Doctor Who, Elementary, Empire, Frozen, Game of Thrones, Glee, The Good Wife, How To Get Away With Murder, Humans, The Hunger Games, Jupiter Ascending, Leverage, Mad Max: Fury Road, Maleficent, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Once Upon A Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Pacific Rim, Parks and Recreation, Person of Interest, Pride, Sense8, Sherlock, Sleepy Hollow, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Supergirl, Steven Universe, Tangled, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, X-Men: Days of Future Past

(The 'get ready for it' section, in order: Batman vs. Superman, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Humans, Supergirl, Sense8, Captain Marvel.)

further notes: This is a spiritual successor to my previous multifandom ladies vids, Glorious and Tightrope. It reflects some of my changing thinking over time about female characters in fandom and the conversations we have. Many of the fandoms above I adore. Some I don't, and some I haven't actually seen, but I feel like all of these women are part of the conversation, and I'm so glad to have them.


I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly

I wish today it will rain all day
Maybe that will kinda make the pain go away
Trying to forgive you for abandoning me
Praying but I think I’m still an angel away
Angel away, yeah strange in a way
Maybe that is why I chase strangers away
They got their guns out aiming at me
But I become Neo when they aiming at me
Me, me, me against them
Me against enemies, me against friends
Somehow they both seem to become one
A sea full of sharks and they all smell blood
They start coming and I start rising
Must be surprising, I’m just summising
Win, thrive, soar, higher, higher, higher
More fire

I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly

Everybody wanna try to box me in
Suffocating everytime it locks me in
Paint they own pictures then they crop me in
But I will remain when the time begins
Cause I am not a word, I am not a line
I am not a girl that can ever be defined
I am not fly, I am levitation
I represent an entire generation
I hear the criticism loud and clear
That is how I know that the time is near
So we become alive in a time of fear
And I aint got no motherfucking time to spare
Cry my eyes out for days upon days
Such a heavy burden placed upon me
But when you go hard your nays become ya’s
Yankee Stadium with Jay-Z and Kanye

I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly

Get ready for it
I came to win

I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly
apatheia_jane: starbuck shocked/happy, text: OMG (starbuck omg)

[personal profile] apatheia_jane 2015-06-07 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
awesome. I had a moment of BUT WHERE IS STARBUCK? before realising nothing in the list is that old. Is Amy Pond the oldest footage? No, Leverage? Around about 2008? I like that you seem to have focused on significant moments in the recent fannish consciousness, as well as just scenes of women being awesome. I'm curious if there was a cutoff in what you decided was recent, and why. BSG overlapped with Leverage and Amy Pond's run. Is the answer tumblr? Was leverage ever big on tumblr, because everything else I know of falls into the category of being during the age of tumblr. I think of Pond, Leverage and BSG as similar age because I watched them all when at university, but now that I think of it, BSG is probably just old enough to predate tumblr, or at least the major fannish shift, which does give it a slightly different place in the fannish memory based on interaction trends.

Sorry, I fixate on weird things. Thakyou for this, it was lovely, uplifting and thought-provoking.
drglam: (I Promise)

[personal profile] drglam 2015-06-08 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
I'm crying over here. That was beautiful.
calvinahobbes: Calvin holding a cardboard tv-shape up in front of himself (btvs-buffy)

[personal profile] calvinahobbes 2015-06-08 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahhhh, this was so excellent D: It felt like all my new most favorite fandoms were there, and it was just a joy ride from start to finish. And yes, I am so ready for Supergirl and Captain Marvel!! What a good.
thelibraniniquity: (Default)

[personal profile] thelibraniniquity 2015-06-08 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I loved that so much!
mfirefly10: (Agents of Shield - MAY4THEWIN)

[personal profile] mfirefly10 2015-06-09 06:50 am (UTC)(link)
This is excellent. I love the rhythm and the pace of the clips you used. And I adored the "get ready for it" section showing us a glimpse of the female characters we will love in the future :D
shinyjenni: Freema Agyeman close up (freema!)

[personal profile] shinyjenni 2015-06-09 01:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this so much. I can feel my heart lifting every time I watch it. ♥ So many wonderful things, like Leslie voting and Amy's victory dance, and the Supergirl section, and just the sense of joy and hope and strength it has all the way through. ♥ ♥ ♥
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[personal profile] walkthegale 2015-06-11 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
AMYYYYYYYYYY, this vid is gorgeous and perfect and wonderful and amazing and delightful and I LOVE IT, and I love that it's all about recent and current fandoms, and I love your brain, and I love everything you're choosing to say with this!

And now I have to go and rewatch Glorious and Tightrope and this in quick succession. Possibly many times over. ;D
schneefink: Parker grinning, from First David Job (Parker smiling before jumping off a buil)

[personal profile] schneefink 2015-06-11 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
This is so lovely :) Wonderful atmosphere.
garrideb: Ms. Marvel flying over New York (ms. marvel flying)

[personal profile] garrideb 2015-06-15 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
Beautiful! So many of my favorite lady characters! I loved so many moments here, but one that stood out was the cymbal crash when Supergirl reveals her costume beneath her blouse. Wonderfully edited, and with such evident joy!
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[personal profile] rosaxx50 2015-06-28 10:36 am (UTC)(link)
I've watched this so many times, and it's actually made me cry because of all the feelings. I especially loved the Supergirl sections (I am certainly ready for that to take over fandom). Chills when she revealed her costume.

The other thing I loved were the transitions between the sources. Mundane/RL settings suddenly switching over to explosions and giant vistas. Each was so wonderfully attention-grabbing.
Edited 2015-06-28 10:41 (UTC)
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[identity profile] 2015-07-12 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I admire how this video evolves from being about individual women to focusing on relationships between and amongst women--and different kinds of relationships, too (friends, sisters, mother-daughter, mother figure-daughter figure, lovers).
just_ann_now: (Default)

[personal profile] just_ann_now 2015-08-10 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I am crying from the wonderfulness of this!
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[personal profile] opportunemoment 2015-08-11 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Just swinging by in the middle of rewatching all the Nine Worlds vid show vids (btw excellent choices all round it was awesome) to say eeeeeeeeeeeee this vid and its feels eeeeeeee.

Favourite bits: the Johanna wink at 2:16 (immediately followed with the shot of Bella challenging me to widen my definition of strong female characters a bit...), and the 'get ready for it' section, that bit of Leverage at 2:56 and then Sian... and also that Black Widow shot which got a very well deserved laugh in the vid show.

lokifan: by unlockable (Korra/Asami)

[personal profile] lokifan 2016-01-31 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
This vid reliably makes me cry. I love it to pieces.
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)

[personal profile] cesy 2016-05-20 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
This was lovely. Thank you!
schneefink: (FF River and Kaylee)

[personal profile] schneefink 2016-11-11 01:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I watched this vid at least half a dozen times in the past three days. Thanks.
jadelennox: Abbie Mills from Sleepy Hollow looking up and smiling (sleepy hollow: Abbie smiling)

[personal profile] jadelennox 2017-01-26 10:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I just followed a two-month old rec to this vid, and I'm so glad I did. First of all I love it in the same way I love Glorious and Tightrope, and so many of the other fantastic woman-and-girl-centered multi vids people make. And so many amazing women of color, not as an afterthought!

But I also love it because of the inspirational and battling-against-the-odds musical nature of the melody and lyrics both -- and because to me it evokes the original music video, which has a rise-out-of-the-ashes vibe which I need right now.

Thank you.
sol_se: (Swan Queen)

[personal profile] sol_se 2017-08-23 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
Still wonderful <3

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