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Short Skirt / Long Jacket
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Doctor Who (Classic Series)
characters: Romana I and the Fourth Doctor
music: Short Skirt / Long Jacket - Cake
summary: She is touring the facility and picking up slack
content notes: Romana > you

notes: This vid is dedicated to the wonderful [personal profile] shinyjenni! She bakes the world's best brownies, is fabulous and encouraging when asked to edit essays at the last minute or beta vids in secret, she can do MAGICAL THINGS with a sewing machine, she has good and thoughtful opinions on Doctor Who and superheroes and is really happy to share them, and is an all round excellent and delightful human. Every home should have one. :-) (I'm pretty sure her fingernails actually shine like justice too.) <3

Thanks to [personal profile] such_heights and [personal profile] cosmic_llin for beta-ing and squee and appreciating the perfection of Mary Tamm's eyebrows with me. And particular thanks to [personal profile] calapine who is completely responsible for introducing me to Romana I in the first place. IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT.

This vid premiered earlier this evening at the Nine Worlds Doctor Who vidding panel. It was very exciting! :-D (Until [personal profile] such_heights was a bad person and pointed me out to the rest of the room who all looked at me and it was terrible /o\)

download: 54MB @ mediafire

password: krollkrollkroll

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Short Skirt / Long Jacket from Phoebe on Vimeo.



Lyrics

I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
I want a girl who knows what's best
I want a girl with shoes that cut
And eyes that burn like cigarettes

I want a girl with the right allocations
Who's fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She's playing with her jewelry
She's putting up her hair
She's touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnng jacket......

I want a girl who gets up early
I want a girl who stays up late
I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity
Who uses a machete to cut through red tape
With fingernails that shine like justice
And a voice that is dark like tinted glass

She is fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She's touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnng.... lonnng jacket

I want a girl with a smooth liquidation
I want a girl with good dividends
At Citibank we will meet accidentally
We'll start to talk when she borrows my pen

She wants a car with a cupholder arm rest
She wants a car that will get her there
She's changing her name from Kitty to Karen
She's trading her MG for a white Chrysler La Baron

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnggggggggg jacket

Date: 2014-08-07 11:09 pm (UTC)
avendya: blue-green picture of a woman's face (Default)
From: [personal profile] avendya
This vid is everything that is great about the world.

Date: 2014-08-07 11:10 pm (UTC)
avendya: blue-green picture of a woman's face (Default)
From: [personal profile] avendya
(also A++++++++ song choice)

Date: 2014-08-08 12:05 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
I was so delighted to see a Classic Who vid pop up - and then I realised which Romana it was! Hurrah for Romana I and all of Mary Tamn's mix of utter cool, snark and glamour. (Not that more Romana II isn't lovely, too, but the original gets terribly left out). And then the vid was wonderful, too. ;-)



Date: 2014-08-13 04:12 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (dw - brig/liz)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
I think, to be fair, part of it is just that Romana II has more episodes and Romana I's are all tied up in a particular arc, so people often tend to go for Romana II first, and so then they're coming at Romana I as the replacement. Also Tom and Lalla's rl chemistry is fairly obvious on-screen for much of the time, so that suits shippers. With bonus Douglas Adams and Paris.

But Romana I is my favourite, definitely, and your vid is wonderful and does her justice - and how could a person not enjoy her face? And her awesome taste in fashion and everything? :-)

Date: 2014-08-09 11:24 pm (UTC)
tehlime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tehlime
This is absolutely lovely, I know personally it's hard for me to make a vid work when there isn't a ton of movement in the footage but you made it look effortless! Fantastic!

Date: 2014-08-11 09:09 pm (UTC)
shinyjenni: Romana 1's legs; text reads "Time Lord" (time lord)
From: [personal profile] shinyjenni
THIS IS THE BEST. ROMANA I IS THE BEST. YOU ARE THE BEST. ♥

I love all of the faces she makes, and the whole montage of her being unimpressed by villainy, and all the "sharp as a tack" bits, and the beginning of the instrumental section, and the part where she slides the Key to Time together, and her fingernails SHINING LIKE JUSTICE (I hadn't noticed how awesome her nail polish is before!), and the sequence where she's fixing K9, and all the running around and smiling and having adventures at the end and basically ALL OF THE OTHER PARTS TOO. :DDDD

KROLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.

Date: 2014-08-21 01:06 pm (UTC)
shinyjenni: Romana 1's legs; text reads "Time Lord" (time lord)
From: [personal profile] shinyjenni
True, Romana is the GREATEST. ♥

Yay, I am glad you had fun making it! I LOVE IT VERY VERY MUCH. (I haven't watched Pushing Daisies but from what I know of it that sounds a) accurate and b) awesome. :D)

I feel like Kroll was there in spirit. ;D And the Taran Woodbeast also made me v. happy. :D

Date: 2014-08-13 02:32 am (UTC)
morganfm: (Default)
From: [personal profile] morganfm
oh. my. gosh. I've never seen Romana, much less Romana I before, and I now officially ADORE her thanks to this video. She just looks absolutely clever, snarky, and self confident and just all around awesome. I may have to skip the first three Doctors just to get to her, instead of watching Classic Who in order like I'd planned. ;)
And the video is flawless, btw. perfect mix of song, character, and shots. everything worked together amazingly! A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
::applauds, then emails link to all whovian friends.::

(btw I had to spend like 10 minutes figuring out my dreamwidth account so I could post this, it kept throwing various restrictions at me.)
Edited Date: 2014-08-13 02:33 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-08-13 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shannonsequitur.livejournal.com
I followed shinyjenni's link here, and YAY, this is great! Totally worth all the wrestling with it due to my internet not working well today.

Date: 2014-08-24 08:51 pm (UTC)
starlady: The Welcome to Night Vale Logo, with clouds over the moon (welcome to night vale)
From: [personal profile] starlady
I should watch Old Who, shouldn't I? This is great.

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