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
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[personal profile] fabrega 2015-06-04 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh gosh, this is so excellent. <33333
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[personal profile] kass 2015-06-04 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, wow. Wow. This is amazing.
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[personal profile] akamarykate 2015-06-04 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, goodness, I didn't realize until I watched this and my heart LIFTED how much I needed a lift. This lift. It is gorgeous and sweet and fierce and I've already watched it three times so yeah. Thank you.
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[personal profile] thingswithwings 2015-06-05 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
oh, buddy, this is LOVELY. I think it's particularly interesting comparing it with Glorious and Tightrope, because it incorporates elements and feelings that were in both of those vids to do a new thing. I like how slow and still a lot of the vid is - it's a bold choice to show all the ladies in those still moments of decision/determination/overcoming fear. But it really brings the focus to the emotions of all the characters involved, and centers their emotional experience rather than what they do/accomplish. It really shows how hard it is to do the kinds of things that women do in Glorious. Also, I was cheering so hard at the "get ready for it" section at the end with Supergirl and Sense8 and Carol Danvers!!!! I COULD NOT BE MORE READY MY BODY IS READY

I also loved the focus on women-loving-women at the end; showing women who have each other and have each other's backs is such a great way to finish off this vid in which a lot of women have individual journeys.

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[personal profile] calissa 2015-06-05 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
This actually made me cry. Thank you.
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[personal profile] opusculasedfera 2015-06-05 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
This is amazing and I am gloriously happy and also crying for some reason, but in a good way.
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[personal profile] pocky_slash 2015-06-05 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my gosh, this is SO FANTASTIC. I got CHILLS. What a beautiful showcase of all the excellent women we're lucky to have in our stories ♥
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[personal profile] livrelibre 2015-06-05 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
\o/ Awesome! So many wonderful ladies!
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[personal profile] longwhitecoats 2015-06-05 03:34 am (UTC)(link)



i just, omg, the way you edited it so it looks like Daenerys is watching Nat sail overhead?? and the 'get ready for it' section??? and omg all the love in it, so much love. MY HEART IS FULL OF FEELS. Thank you for making this. <333 (Also: this is one of my favoritest Nicki songs.)
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[personal profile] gorgeousnerd 2015-06-05 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
Beautiful! I love it.
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[personal profile] cee_m 2015-06-05 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
OH MY GOD. This was such a happy sigh place for me. I loved the whole thing even the fandoms I wasn't familiar with.

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[personal profile] teaotter 2015-06-05 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
Wow. Just. This is so awesome!
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[personal profile] no_detective 2015-06-05 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
This is AMAZING - it's like you collected all this... inner strength that crystallizes at the moment of HOPE, of CHALLENGE ACCEPTED, of EMBRACING OWN SUCCESS, and pulled it together into this gorgeous celebration. I've actually shed some happy tears on the first, second, AND third viewing. Brava.
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[personal profile] silverhare 2015-06-05 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
That is the best fanvid you have ever, ever made. It was absolutely glorious and I loved every second. The building and swelling themes; the bits from fandoms I didn't even know but could recognise; the epic love - just, everything. <3
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[personal profile] cosmic_llin 2015-06-05 11:00 am (UTC)(link)
OMG I just watched this whole thing scrunched up into a ball of delight, it's just so full of BAMFness and hope and confidence and determination and women looking out for each other I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT IT. SO MANY.
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[personal profile] cosmic_llin 2015-06-05 11:01 am (UTC)(link)
(OK I've identified where I started crying, it was on Leslie 10 seconds in.)
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[personal profile] kouredios 2015-06-05 01:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I really needed this today. Thank you. <3
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[personal profile] brainwane 2015-06-05 05:37 pm (UTC)(link)
It was so interesting to watch this and have my interest piqued in fandoms for source that does not exist yet! Many of the actions in the vid are women doing things out of hope; it's interesting to watch it and *experience* a hope that these shows and movies will be awesome and will have fulfilling arcs for the women within them!
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[personal profile] sophia_sol 2015-06-05 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
So many feelings! What a great vid. Thanks for making it.
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[personal profile] sophinisba 2015-06-05 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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[personal profile] runawaynun 2015-06-06 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] cantarina 2015-06-06 02:49 am (UTC)(link)

Okay okay okay I LOVE the ending, I feel like they are and everything that scene is is the perfect poster child for everything else this vid is. And wow I super love actually that the vid focuses on contemporary fandoms! It makes it as much a statement piece of where we are now, at this pint in time, as it is a celebration and it's working so hard for me. And that's why the Korrasami works? Because it's one of THE moments we've had this last year of media fandom. We'll always remember that, just like everyone remembers Xena and Gabrielle.

idk idk idk I just have so many thoughts on how it's so great for me that there are no older fandoms - Pacific Rim (2010?) is the most dated one I recognized - and how unexpectedly powerful that is! And how you've made Nicki and Rhianna the voice of all of this and how that really just adds to that of-the-now dynamic.

And also how instead of showing ALL the women you spend a lot of time revisiting a select but still broad set and how that actually improves the vid for me, like the vid is building this relationship between me and the way you're presenting the women, and it makes my heart swell.

There are a million other little moments, the women you chose for each line (heck yeah Leslie came to win, and wow, calling Korra's arc "thriving" is beautiful) and I want to comment on them all but I CAN'T because that's more than I can remember in one go.
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[personal profile] odessie 2015-06-06 12:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, this is just so gorgeous - loved the kind of rhythm of this, and the slower clips, it just moves beautifully. Considering how little of these fandom I've actually seen, I was really impressed at how it all pulled together and really said something, felt very much of the now iykwim. Brilliant.
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[personal profile] silly_cleo 2015-06-06 01:02 pm (UTC)(link)
OK, I can't words and nearly didn't comment as a result, but this is wonderful! (TWW has said a lot of what I would have, but yes, I love how clearly this is the successor to Tightrope and Glorious.)

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[personal profile] promethia_tenk 2015-06-06 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, yes, <3 <3 <3 <3

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