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I AM TOTALLY WORKING ON MY FESTIVID, I PROMISE. /o\ Absolutely definitely. Yep. I just got a little...distracted...by the DW finale.

edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Doctor Who (Season 9)
characters: Clara, Twelve
music: Kansas by Vienna Teng (yes, I vidded Vienna again. No, I don't care)
summary: It's not regret / Just an unexpected accounting of debts
content notes: Major spoilers for all of Season 9

Thank you to [personal profile] such_heights and [personal profile] elisi for beta-ing and general reassurance :-)

NB. The music doesn't start for a couple of seconds into the vid. Do not adjust your set.

download: 86MB @ mediafire


CLAAAAAARAFAAAAAAAACE. <3333! I haven't written anything about the S9 finale yet, because it's still processing and percolating through my brain. I have about 1000 words of random (and kind of unintelligible) notes about various meta points and parallels and things I would like to think about further. But really, my main feelings are twofold:

1) That is the BEST COMPANION ENDING EVER, and EVERYTHING I wanted for Clara-My-Clara. She DOES end up on Gallifrey, as I've hoped all along, but she goes there the long way round :-) :-) And she steals a Tardis and runs away with her space girlfriend to have adventures and she is alive and dead at the same time and oh, it's all so perfect my little heart nearly exploded with joy.

2) I AM SO VERY SAD FOR TWELVE. :-( :-( That is what made me make this vid. I needed to do something to process all my sadness for Twelve and everything he doesn't know he's lost, so I can move on and be *properly* happy for Clara. So I made this. This is a song I've wanted to vid for a long time, but have never had a fandom for it until now - and, as with Never Look Away, the more I listened to it, the more apt the lyrics seemed.

I was intending for my third Clara & Doctor vid to continue in the meta-vein of Never Look Away & Pompeii, and I do in fact have a whole list of potential songs for Big Shiny Meta Vid about their whole wonderful arc...but I got distracted by Feels and made a sad S9 vid instead. I'm sorry /o\

Sun sets in an ocean of brown farmland haze
Power lines draped across roads you could drive on for days
Well it's all too perfect
Time to look back at us now

Endless and empty like Kansas
Our cities of clouds
Flat on the table like Kansas

I lay down in sheets suddenly worn threadbare
Every wall I lean on transforms to sliding doors and thin air
Well I hope yours is kinder
Let go of this when you find her

Bury this hard
Down underneath your white canvas
Our houses of cards
Flat on the table like Kansas

It's not regret
Just an unexpected accounting of debts
Only now called
No it's not regret
Just remembrance is all
Of how close we had come
The war almost won
But I sent up our flag and moved on

You and I
Lost to the winter like Kansas
And all my goodbyes
Flat on the table like Kansas

Date: 2015-12-22 05:45 pm (UTC)
selenak: (Clara and Twelve)
From: [personal profile] selenak
I love them so much, and you summed up the season of endings for them so beautifully with this vid. Thank you!

Date: 2015-12-22 08:21 pm (UTC)
shinyjenni: Clara looks at a model of the TARDIS that Amy made (clara)
From: [personal profile] shinyjenni
So beautiful! ♥

Date: 2015-12-31 06:47 pm (UTC)
shinyjenni: Tom Baker reading Doctor Who Weekly (shocking)
From: [personal profile] shinyjenni
Well, as methods of procrastination go, that's a pretty great one. ;)

Date: 2015-12-22 10:53 pm (UTC)
silverhare: drawing of a grey hare (misc - stardust)
From: [personal profile] silverhare
This was a gorgeous moment of stillness and pain and longing that I have had sitting in an open tab all day, just waiting to savour it.

Date: 2015-12-26 07:39 pm (UTC)
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Default)
From: [personal profile] be_themoon
You monster.

/flies into the night

Date: 2015-12-28 03:45 pm (UTC)
juniperphoenix: The Twelfth Doctor on Gallifrey with guitar and sunglasses (DW: Twelve rebel)
From: [personal profile] juniperphoenix
I love it.

The first time through I was most struck by the section where you cut back and forth between "Face the Raven" and "Heaven Sent," which so powerfully draws out the parallels between Clara and the Doctor (something that continues as they depart in their respective TARDISes).

On repeat viewings the structure of the vid really shines. I love the way the whole thing is framed as a flashback in which memory interacts with the present (the moment where she throws the screwdriver and he catches it: gorgeous).

I really love what you did on the line "the war almost won." Seeing them say goodbye, knowing that the Doctor is headed for Gallifrey... for me, though I thought "Face the Raven" was a beautiful sendoff for Clara, one of the painful things about that episode was knowing that the Doctor was about to go to Gallifrey and that Clara would just miss it and would never see the result of her actions in the Time War. So I love that your clip choice on this line highlighted that moment and explicitly connected it to the war.

Date: 2015-12-28 06:08 pm (UTC)
juniperphoenix: The Twelfth Doctor on Gallifrey with guitar and sunglasses (DW: Twelve rebel)
From: [personal profile] juniperphoenix
Oh, and also: there can never be too much vidding of Vienna. <3


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