Aug. 23rd, 2011 10:07 am
purplefringe: Amelie (Default)
[personal profile] purplefringe
I Do The Dumbest Things For You
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Stargate Atlantis
characters: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
music: You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate - Zoey Van Goey
summary: Why do I do the dumbest things for you?
notes: I made a vid! On my own! But it would never have happened had I not seen [personal profile] settiai's absolutely amazing and adorable Amy/Rory vid You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate (go watch it!....I apologise for stealing the song). It would also never have happened if the lovely [ profile] 1ightning had not introduced me to this wonderful fandom way back in October, and squee'd with me week after week until I was hooked. And finally, it would never have happened if [personal profile] such_heights, who is a truly marvellous human being, did not have the patience of a SAINT, and not only taught me from scratch how to vid, but dealt calmly with each and every one of my technical problems, beta'd the vid, and listened ENDLESSLY to my flailings. So thank you all of you! ♥

download: 30MB @ mediafire

password: dumbest


I Do The Dumbest Things For You from Phoebe on Vimeo.


I am drunk and on a ladder
Not the smartest way to start my night
You said I'd conquer my vertigo
That was a lie, that was a lie, that was a lie

And when we got up to the roof
You opened a little flask of gin
Like idiots we both fell asleep there
Until the sun came up again

I do the dumbest things for you
Why do I do the dumbest things for you?
I almost broke my collar bone
I didn't care, you were the most exciting thing I'd ever known

We both went out to the party
Down a long, great western road
You told the drunks I knew karate
That was a lie, that was a lie, that was a lie

They chased us through the city center
They chased us out to the east end
We had to hide behind the supermarket
Until the sun came up again

I do the dumbest things for you
Why do I do the dumbest things for you?
I would be safer on my own
I didn't care, you were the most exciting thing I'd ever known

And we just missed the last bus home
So we walked it fueled by adrenaline
And when I said I could do it all again
That was a lie, that was a lie, that was a lie

Your plans to make it bigger and conquer
Would put Napoleon to shame
I'm in a coma on the sofa
Until the sun goes down again

I do the dumbest things for you
Why do I do the dumbest things for you?
I would be safer on my own
I didn't care, you were the most exciting thing I'd ever known

I do the dumbest things for you
Why do I do the dumbest things for you?
I would be safer on my own
I didn't care, you were the most exciting thing I'd ever known

Date: 2011-08-23 03:47 pm (UTC)
seekergeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] seekergeek
This was adorable!

Date: 2011-08-23 05:44 pm (UTC)
wintercreek: Blue-tinted creek in winter with snowy banks. ([SGA] poetry and airplanes)
From: [personal profile] wintercreek
My goodness, that was lovely! I'm making the sort of wail-y noies of joy that McShep induces in one, and fighting the urge to go rewatch all of SGA RIGHT NOW. :D

Date: 2011-08-23 07:24 pm (UTC)
schneefink: River walking among trees, from "Safe" (Teyla and Sora cheerful)
From: [personal profile] schneefink
Awww! This is fun :D
Your first vid? Congrats!

Date: 2011-08-24 02:43 am (UTC)
pocky_slash: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pocky_slash
Here via [personal profile] such_heights and heeeeeeeee! This was ADORABLE and PERFECT FOR THEM, OMG. Awesome job! :D

Date: 2011-08-24 09:05 am (UTC)
happydork: A graph-theoretic tree in the shape of a dog, with the caption "Tree (with bark)" (Default)
From: [personal profile] happydork
Eee, so much fun! I really enjoyed this.

Date: 2011-08-25 12:02 am (UTC)
saffronhouse: (Rodney wincing)
From: [personal profile] saffronhouse
oh, such glee! this is marvelous!

Date: 2011-08-25 12:51 am (UTC)
apatheia_jane: starbuck shocked/happy, text: OMG (starbuck omg)
From: [personal profile] apatheia_jane
wow, that was great. I didn't think I'd ever enjoy another SGA vid again (too many!), and so to discover a new and fun angle by a first time vidder is pretty amazing.

Go you, I hope you make lots more!

Date: 2011-08-25 11:14 pm (UTC)
starlady: Charles/Erik: "Are you ready for this?" "Let's find out." (we are together at last though far apart)
From: [personal profile] starlady
This was funny and sweet. Congrats on your first vid!

Date: 2011-08-27 03:38 am (UTC)
karmageddon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] karmageddon
that is adorable

Date: 2011-08-28 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chagrined
Awww, it's adorbs.

Date: 2011-09-02 10:08 pm (UTC)
grammarwoman: (McKay/Sheppard - Stargazers)
From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
This is such a wonderful vid - wryly funny, beautifully timed, and such a great overview - and for it being your first, I think you're going to go far. *grin*

Date: 2012-03-27 02:59 am (UTC)
nellacitta: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nellacitta
Oh god, SO PERFECT. The song is quite a find, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you chose scenes and pacing was great, and their FACES and John at the end after the whole thing being the more obvious Rodney! sadofjlksadlkas!~/;sad;lka!!! (Seriously, I really heart this a lot.)

Date: 2012-03-29 07:25 pm (UTC)
nellacitta: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nellacitta
I found it really interesting to compare the two! I'd certainly never thought to put John/Rodney next to Amy/Rory, but it was interesting to think about.


Date: 2012-06-17 01:29 pm (UTC)
luciazephyr: Old Spice Guy, tempting you with DIAMONDS. ([Misc] two tickets to that thing you LOV)
From: [personal profile] luciazephyr
Hello! I'm Lucy, and I'm at Con.Txt, where your vid closed out the first half of the vid show. I wanted to say it was magical! At that point, it'd been bouncy happy vids for a few, but yours was the bounciest and happiest. And may have single-handedly given me an SGA relapse. It was a big hit in the Loud Room. 8D

Date: 2012-06-17 06:54 pm (UTC)
mistress_penguin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mistress_penguin
I caught this video at the Con.Txt vid show and I just loved it. It is perfect for John and Rodney. I could almost hear Rodney's voice at the lyric "That was a lie, that was a lie, that was a lie."

Date: 2012-06-19 05:10 pm (UTC)
synn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] synn
here via Bironic's latest post.
That was adorable! utterly. : D


Date: 2012-06-22 10:19 pm (UTC)
lovekeller: (Jensen by Tx_Tart)
From: [personal profile] lovekeller
I saw this vid at Con.txt and couldn't wait to get the link so that I could watch it again and again. So funny! The clips match up with the lyrics so very well, such great timing. I had to buy the song and I see your vid in my head when I hear the song come up on my ipod.

Date: 2013-05-28 04:08 pm (UTC)
theoret: (Default)
From: [personal profile] theoret

sajvabjfd THESE TWO. They are my favourites when they do dumb things together. <333

Date: 2013-05-28 08:16 pm (UTC)
theoret: (Default)
From: [personal profile] theoret
:DDDD SGA is definitely one of those fandoms that will always have a place in my heart. DORKS IN LOVE.

No doubt your editing has gotten a lot slicker, but this is an amazing song for them and they are just so cute together that it's impossible for me not to just beam all the way through this vid. Plus, just because you've improved doesn't mean this is bad. Am I capable of not grinning like a loon at John hitting Rodney to the trumpets at 1:22? NO I AM NOT.

Date: 2013-05-28 09:24 pm (UTC)
theoret: (Default)
From: [personal profile] theoret
I think the show just makes more sense if you just assume that at all times John and Rodney are on a date with each other. They're just both quite bad at dating.

(Remote control cars! Accidentally dictating the lives of entire civilizations competitively! Discussing superheroes! Awkwardly expressing affection for one another! TOTALLY A DATE.)

Date: 2015-08-08 01:01 pm (UTC)
starlady: roy in the sunset at graveside (no rest for the wicked)
From: [personal profile] starlady

Here via the Vividcon hashtag on twitter. I was grinning like a loon from basically the first clip in this vid--it's really great, particularly since it's your first! And I appreciate that you managed to find a lot of clips that aren't the ones commonly used in SGA vids. (Of which I have watched…erm…many.)


Date: 2015-08-08 03:19 pm (UTC)
kass: Talk nerdy to me. (John/Rodney) (nerdy)
From: [personal profile] kass
This was in the BFFs vidshow yesterday and I love it so much I am kind of incoherent.

Date: 2015-08-09 04:33 am (UTC)
jb_slasher: david hewlett; stargate atlantis (falling for the first time)
From: [personal profile] jb_slasher
This makes me smile so hard and although it's not long since I finished watching the entire series, now I want to go again! Because! John! Rodney! RODNEY! I LOVE THIS. <3

Date: 2015-08-09 07:36 pm (UTC)
kronette: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kronette

Date: 2015-08-11 12:47 pm (UTC)
dogeared: (john + rodney (buddies))
From: [personal profile] dogeared
This is so, SO wonderful. OH, WHAT GOOD OLD DAYS!! ♥

Date: 2015-08-13 11:24 pm (UTC)
roga: coffee mug with chocolate cubes (Default)
From: [personal profile] roga
Iiiiiiiiiii have not done anything SGA for a WHILE and this gave me so many feelings <3 So, so sweet and lovely <3

Date: 2015-10-16 06:29 am (UTC)
runpunkrun: john sheppard and rodney mckay standing very close together, in uniform, text: John/Rodney (john/rodney: boyfriends)
From: [personal profile] runpunkrun
I have just re-discovered and re-enjoyed this vid. The song is perfect for John and Rodney, and the whole thing is cheerful and happy making.

Date: 2019-02-23 01:37 am (UTC)
escriveine: Atlantis glows amber at sunset. (Atlantis sunset)
From: [personal profile] escriveine
This is such a gem! I can't get over how perfectly the song captures these two adorkable space(mad)men and why we love them so. Everything about the clips you chose and the timing (the triple smack to the brass fanfare! the Gate falling into the lava as "we just missed the last bus home"!) was delightful. I was sharing squee over this with some friends and wanted to thank you for it. ♥


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