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I made a Pushing Daisies vid! It premiered this evening at Vidukon! Everyone was incredibly delightful about it and I was, as ever, super awkward.

Ne Me Quitte Pas
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Pushing Daisies
characters: Ensemble! Ned, Chuck, Emerson, Olive, Lilly, Vivian, Simone, Randy, Digby, Pigby and one or two others
music: Ne Me Quitte Pas by Regina Spektor
summary: The truth is that there are a lot of people like you, us, with strange hobbies or talents or gifts and we try to hide it because we’re afraid that it makes us seem weird or turn people off, but that’s a mistake. What makes me unique has bought every person I love into my life.
content notes: May contain traces of pie



Oh, this show. <333 It brings such joy to my life! I am absolutely and completely in love with Ned the Piemaker. It is MOST inconvenient that he happens to be fictional. Chuck, meanwhile, nestles in the deepest part of my soul reserved for adorable, weird, optimistic social misfits, who love reading and dreaming and making the world a better place.* Emerson is simply GLORIOUS, and I enjoy his personal brand of long-suffering sarcasm immensely ('Now where did I put that rat's ass I could give?') And tiny, spiky, big-hearted Olive, who deserves so much happiness. As do Lilly and Vivian and all the rest of this ridiculous cast of characters.

There are not many Pushing Daisies vids out there, alas - my favourites are Le Manege, Modern Nature, Angel With An Attitude and, of course, Can't Touch This. Let me know if you know of others! But all of these focus primarily on the adorableness of Ned-and-Chuck. The show would not be what it is without Emerson, Olive, the Aunts, even Digby, so I thought they deserved a vid too - and the first time I heard this song, it just sounded like Pushing Daisies.

Like so many of my favourite stories, Pushing Daisies a tale about the families we create for ourselves, about overcoming personal barriers to help your friends, and about learning to accept - and even embrace - each others weirdnesses. What a good show. <333

*See also: Willow, Kaylee, Luna, Rapunzel, Amelie...and others. There is a a vid that exists in my head for these girls, and one day I shall make it. But it is the vid of my heart and soul, and I'm scared it will never be as good as I need it to be.
 

download: 59MB @ mediafire

password: aliveagain

stream:

Ne Me Quitte Pas from Phoebe on Vimeo.



Lyrics

Down on Bowery they lose their
Ball-eyes and their lip-mouths in the night
And stumbling through the streets they say
Sir, do you got a light?
And if you do then you're my friend
And if you don't then you're my foe
And if you are a deity of any sort
Then please don't go

Ne Me Quitte Pas, Mon Chere
Ne Me Quitte Pas
Ah ah ah ah Ne Me Quitte Pas, Mon Chere
Ne Me Quitte Pas

And down on Lexington they're wearing
New shoes stuck to aging feet
And close their eyes and open
And they'll recognize the aging street
And think about how things were right
When they were young and veins were tight
And if you are the ghost of Christmas Past
Then won't you stay the night?

Ne Me Quitte Pas, Mon Chere
Ne Me Quitte Pas
Ah ah ah ah Ne Me Quitte Pas, Mon Chere
Ne Me Quitte Pas

Down in Bronxy-Bronx the kids go
Sledding down snow-covered slopes
And frozen noses, frozen toes
The frozen city starts to glow
And yes, they know that it'll melt
And yes, the know New York will thaw
But if you are a friend of any sort
Then play along and catch a cold!

Ne Me Quitte Pas, Mon Chere
Ne Me Quitte Pas
Ah ah ah ah Ne Me Quitte Pas, Mon Chere
Ne Me Quitte Pas

I love Paris in the rain
I love Paris in the rain
I love, I love, in the rain

I love Paris in the rain
I love Paris in the rain
I love, I love, in the rain

Oh I love, I love, in the rain
Oh I love, I love, in the rain
Oh I love, I love, in the rain

Date: 2014-06-29 11:00 pm (UTC)
chaila: Diana SWORDFIGHTING in a BALLGOWN. (mlp - stars in my eyes)
From: [personal profile] chaila
This is thoroughly DELIGHTFUL, on every level. The song and the editing and the focus, it's all just very happy-making.

Date: 2014-06-30 07:38 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Aw, that's so gorgeous! Wonderful! ♥ And you're right, there really needed to be a vid for everyone. :-)

Date: 2014-07-01 12:44 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
It does, and they do.

I was coming back to say that I did once see a lovely Aunt Lilly vid (but can't yet find it again - it was posted to [community profile] vidding some while ago (last year?) but they don't have a Pushing Daisies tag & I don't seem to have bookmarked it.

(In the meantime I accidentally clicked something when I reached this post, but I think I only granted you access to my Dreamwidth, so i left it. If it was anything else, I'm not being weird; I just clicked something and I'll undo it.)

ETA: Found it!
Edited Date: 2014-07-01 12:56 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-07-14 08:34 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
My pleasure - especially since I thought I'd bookmarked it before, and I really should have done. :-)

Date: 2014-07-01 12:31 pm (UTC)
beccatoria: (abbie + ichabod)
From: [personal profile] beccatoria
IT'S LIKE DISTILLED PUSHING DAISIES.

Seriously, the tone, the style, the characterisation, you nailed it all. It's just lovely on every level. Definitely downloading for keeps.

Date: 2014-07-01 02:48 pm (UTC)
cosmic_llin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cosmic_llin
This is JUST. SO. CUTE. I love everything about it! It has your usual wonderful timing, I love how perfectly the beats line up with Ned touching the fruit right at the beginning! I'm so desperate to rewatch, but until I can, watching this on a loop will help! ;D

Date: 2014-07-14 12:15 pm (UTC)
cosmic_llin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cosmic_llin
Hahaha, that makes me love it even MORE!

OMG ok I will try! ;D

Date: 2014-07-02 01:32 am (UTC)
vonniek: (Pushing Daisies: Chuck working)
From: [personal profile] vonniek
Awww, that was super happy-making. I love how you featured EVERYBODY, even Digby and Pigby! And a whole verse about the aunts! You captured the tone of the show just right.

Date: 2014-07-03 04:13 am (UTC)
grammarwoman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
I love this so much that it took me days to figure out how to say it. You completely nail the essence of the show: whimsy, joy, affection, all drenched in color, and all of them having so much fun circling around Ned's morbid handicap (even you, Emerson, don't try to deny it). *applause* Thank you so much for sharing this!

Date: 2014-07-17 03:02 am (UTC)
revolutionaryjo: (Cornucopia of Love)
From: [personal profile] revolutionaryjo
This fills me with so many warm fuzzies! :D

Date: 2014-07-20 03:47 pm (UTC)
tehlime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tehlime
This vid is completely enchanting! It captures the feel and the texture of the show so very well, and your clip choice was absolutely lovely. Wonderful job, you did both the song and the show justice! :D

Date: 2014-07-28 12:00 pm (UTC)
jb_slasher: jorma taccone, edward norton; the lonely island's "spring break anthem" music video (jormward)
From: [personal profile] jb_slasher
I'm not that familiar with the show but this is just delightfully cheerful and happy! <3

Date: 2014-08-17 04:33 am (UTC)
skygiants: the aunts from Pushing Daisies reading and sipping wine on a couch (wine and books)
From: [personal profile] skygiants
What a gorgeous vid! I love everyone in this pie shop. :)

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