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18 May 2009 @ 11:55 am
SGA Vid: Liquid Bird [Sweet Charity Vid]  
 

Song: Liquid Bird
Artist: The Beta Band
Spoilers: Seasons 1-5
Size: 39.8 MB, avi
Download: here
Stream: embedded | BAM

Summary: A final farewell to the Team and the City that changed them all forever.

Notes: What seems like ages ago (lol cuz maybe it was ages ago) semielliptical won me for Sweet Charity. She asked for an SGA vid and gave me a variety of songs to choose from. I ended up with this one since I felt it had the greatest visual sound and is also rather unique in conveying just the right emotions for SGA, especially now that the show is over. There's a lingering sense of nostalgia (possibly a bit of the old coulda, woulda, shoulda?) that I really hope comes through. I think SGA deserves it. Now whether that feeling is happy or sad, well that's entirely up to you. I just hope you feel something. ;)


~Thanks again to semielliptical for challenging me, for letting me roam free, and then for being super chillaxed and patient with me while I ran around all free-roaming, somehow managing to finished this vid a whole bunch of months past deadline. Oopsies! Lololol.
~Vid pic made by the extreme awesome that isanimotus.


Password: Atlantis




LIQUID BIRD

Is this the legend of a liquid brain
That cluster-fuck muscle man who died in the rain?
He never guessed that the world would end
Crawling off the beach from the sea to the land

How far can a man go
Crawling on his elbows
Falling through his windows
How far can a man go
Crawling on his elbows
Falling through his windows

Is this the legend of a liquid brain?
You're just a turtle spinning in space
You're just a turtle spinning in space
You're just a turtle spinning in space
(And when you return)
With flat packages of stolen goods
If you don't give them weapons how you gonna get your food
We never guessed that the world would end
Drinking on the beach and we're driving on the land...

How far can a man go
Crawling on his elbows
Falling through his windows
How far can a man go
Crawling on his elbows
Falling through his windows

Is it true what they say
About life when you're dead
('Cause I'm going away)
Is it true what they say
About the curtains that close when you're going away?

Is it true what they say
About life when you're dead
('Cause I'm going away)
Is it true what they say
About the curtains that close when you're going away?




Check the memories for more vids and other fun things.


 
 
mood: accomplishedaccomplished
tunes: parov stelar - the flame
 
 
 
Amysuch_heights on May 18th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
AAAH DOWNLOADING SO EXCITED.

Too excited to write the grand total of ten minutes it will take me to d/l, watch, flail and come back, apparently. :D
Amysuch_heights on May 18th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
*wait, even, sheesh! Also too excited to type.
(no subject) - hollywoodgrrl on May 18th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Amy: sga: gonna make it countsuch_heights on May 18th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
I love it! Firstly, it is so pretty, the colouring on your clips is just gorgeous. And I love the musicality of it, the flow, like the song is weaving its way through Atlantis and all the things that have happened there. There have been an awful lot of SGA overview vids coming out of the woodwork, but this pulled up so many shots I haven't seen used, and made really great use of episodes old and new. It was lovely and heartbreaking to see Aiden, and Elizabeth, and all the sadness of that. Definitely nostalgic, and definitely a sense of the very best of the show -- which is a happy-sad sort of feeling. Oh, SGA.

See, the fact that this was the very first thing on my flist is clearly a sign that my attempt to stay away from LJ for a bit is not going very well, but I'm so glad I did stumble on this one! \o/
cortexiphan juice box: [sga] i'm a pimphollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you!!!! I had no idea there were a bunch of SGA retrospective vids coming out lately, haven't seen any on my flist, but in any case, I'm quite glad that you saw some things in this that were quite different. With 5 years under their belt it was a clip buffet really. :P Anyway your reaction is great and exactly what I was hoping for so thank you once again! Don't leave LJ haha!
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cortexiphan juice box: [dw] song in the air why should singerhollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Hello! Hello! No worries as usual that you know not what's happening, altho you've seen some SGA, right? So at least you vaguely know the folks in the vid. ;) Anyway as an actiony type of vid it's cool not to know what's happening, just as long as it holds your interest, lol. Thanks so much for watching, dude!
Jay: [SGA] John Sheppardstricken_uk on May 18th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Can I swear?

Because that was F***ing awesome in my opinion.


I'll leave now.
cortexiphan juice box: [sga] those crazy lantis beatshollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Thanks! And please, swear away cuz that's how I like it. ;)
(no subject) - stricken_uk on May 19th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: af: wheel's on fireohvienna on May 18th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
OMG IT IS DONE AND POSTED (despite internet adversity as well!). Excellent job, BB. *APPLAUSE* ♥

P.S. Remember the other day when I had that Atlantis dream? I will never get over this.

Edited at 2009-05-18 07:15 pm (UTC)
cortexiphan juice box: [lots] lol rahlsieshollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
O HAI! I LIKES YOUR A'LANTIS DREAM, BB! IT HAD SPARKY IN IT SO YUPS. I APPROVE! :D
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cortexiphan juice box: [sga] hey man evening on the groundhollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHH! Thank you for this comment!!!

This is exactly the kind of reaction I was looking for. Bittersweet nostalgia. :) The stuff at the end (with the old team and the new team) was something I knew I wanted to end on from the conception of this vid. That and the gate address thing. Haha! Oh man I'm so glad you liked!

In terms of the second half of the final season, hell I'm not even sure I used that much stuff from it. The only ep that truly resonated with me, which I think you should check out, is Vegas. That one had some amazing JFlan acting in it. ;)
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(no subject) - hollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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cortexiphan juice box: [sga] people don't understand timehollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
Wheee! I'm so glad you liked! And thank you for the rec! :D
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(no subject) - hollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
just heather: SGA: Teylaheather on May 18th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
OMG <3333

That is seriously the coolest thing I've seen in ages. Makes me want to watch the series through again. I felt nostalgic and sad for Weir and Ford, and full of love for the Team. Which is basically how I feel about the show in retrospect. Gah!

The editing, the effects and coloring, the the music - I'm not well versed in the technical stuff but it just all worked SO well together.

Just, win. Win, win, win.
cortexiphan juice box: [sga] love is a placehollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
Wow thanks! I'm so pleased that you're having the exact reaction I was going for, so yay! Thanks for watching! :D
Lady Not-Appearing-In-This-Film: serenity blow your minddemonqueen666 on May 18th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Man, I don't even watch SGA, but your vids totally make me want to. This vid is epic, seamless and beautiful - I'm in awe of how you tell such an expansive narrative that seems to go on forever without feeling rushed or overwhelming. I love the way you matched the little tricks in the music to the images, especially in the very opening.
cortexiphan juice box: [sga] maybe i'm meant for the seahollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you! THANK YOU! That's a great compliment and I really appreciate it. :) Whenever there's an opportunity for a good bit of action, it's always nice to try to show off the show as it easily could recruit viewers. I'm glad it held your interest! Thanks for watching! :D
animotus: [Sga] Never hide!animotus on May 18th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
VERAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the kind of vid that would get me to start watching this show,because you captured the awesomeness of Atlantis!It's the perfect way to wave goodbye to this show,the perfect circle Vera...you made me start watching and now you end everything with this fantastic little movie!♥
You win!
P.s.I posted the requested icon a while ago!They are not that special but...still yours!:P
cortexiphan juice box: [sga] how YOU doin'?hollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Sil! I'm so glad you liked it!!! It really did feel like old times there for a sec. :) Thanks so much for making the graphic. It really made everything come together. *squishes you*

P.s.I posted the requested icon a while ago!They are not that special but...still yours!:P
OMG WAT?! HOW DID I MISS THEM?!!!!!!!!!1 *runs*
(no subject) - animotus on May 19th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Dayln: sga; r/j; do you think we can go ongigglemonster on May 18th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is stunning!
I'm sure I've told you this before, but I'm always SO blown away by how unique and just all around creative your vids are! You always seem to be trying new things and it's just awesome to watch.
I LOVE the way you matched that sound with the firing of the guns, that worked perfectly.
It's a little bittersweet, but I think that's a good feeling :) You captured all the happy and sad really wonderfully
cortexiphan juice box: [sga] satedan firehollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
WOAH. COMMENT. 0_o Thank you SO MUCH! I can't even begin to tell you how much what you said means to me. I'm just -- :o THANK YOU! *epic squish*

Your reaction to the vid, the bittersweet nature of it is exactly what I was going for, so yay! And I'm glad you liked the gunfire. That was semielliptical's idea from the start. I just made sure to honor it. ;)

What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss?: tv; sga; delusionslostcointoss on May 18th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
DUDE. IT IS AWESOME! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

I don't know, for reason reading your comments above I was expecting something very different, energy-wise. I think maybe something not as dark? But never mind, because that was brilliant. And I love the way the violence and the sadness play off each other to give it such a manic feel. AND YOU SYNCED GUNSHOTS TO THE BEATS HOW GENIUS IS THAT?! AND IT MADE ME SO SAD AND YET SO HAPPY AT THE SAME TIME. WELL DONE, WELL DONE.

♥ (Also downloading for many future viewings.) :D

Edited at 2009-05-18 09:08 pm (UTC)
cortexiphan juice box: [sga] how YOU doin'?hollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
WOOOOOOHOOO! I'm thrilled you liked it so much! It's always great to get a good action vid done. And you know, when there's an opportunity for dark themes I'm there! So glad you liked that. :) I definitely had issues with this show as it broke my heart a bit, but hopefully that added to this vid, especially in that back half. ;)

Glad you dig the gunshots but I must put credit where credit's due. semielliptical said originally when she sent me the song that that sound reminded her of gunshots. And I just made sure to honor that. ;)
Amsie: Companionshadowserenity on May 18th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Wow. Fucking blew everything away.
cortexiphan juice box: [lots] shock me like an electric eelhollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks, man! Glad you liked! :D
Sophie: Seasophiedb on May 18th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
That is an absolutely fantastic vid. Amazing all round!

(followed a link from shadadukal's journal)
cortexiphan juice box: [sga] love is a placehollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed. :D
Zed: SGA {I LURVE MY BAZOOKA}zed_pm on May 18th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
This vid is awesome. <3<3<3
I especially love the way the drum roll goes with the P90 gun fire. XD
cortexiphan juice box: [sga] i'm a pimphollywoodgrrl on May 19th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you dig it. The drum/gunfire was semielliptical's contribution. It's really kick ass how it fits perfectly. :D