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16 November 2007 @ 08:57 am
SGA Vid: Digital Ghost  


Song: Digital Ghost
Artist: Tori Amos
Spoilers: Through "Lifeline"
Size: 46.0 MB, wmv
Download: here
Streaming: embedded

Summary: A eulogy for Elizabeth Weir...Just take a closer look at what it is that´s really haunting you.


Notes:
Elizabeth is the City and its people. A towering foundation. I can go on and on about it in a massive meta (as it's such a fascinating and unexpectedly honest portrayal of a character), but I'll save it for the commentary.

Basically I really wanted to dig deep into this integral relationship. And this is the result.





DIGITAL GHOST


It started as a joke
Just one of my larks to see
if somehow I could reach you so
I swam into your shores
through an open window
Only to find you all alone
Curled up with machines
now it seems you´re slipping
out of the land of the living

Just take a closer look
Take a closer look
At what it is that´s really haunting you
I have to trust you´ll know
this digital ghost
But I fear there´s only so much time
´cause the you I knew is fading away

Hands lay them on my keys
Let me play you again
I am not immune to your net
Find me there in it
I won´t go even if in
your heart only beats ones and O´s
Switch you on my friend
Pull you from that rip current
But only you can fight against this and

Just take a closer look
Take a closer look
At what it is that´s really haunting you
I have to trust you´ll know
this digital ghost
But I fear there´s only so much time
´cause the you I knew is fading away

Fading
Fading
Away



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mood: groggygroggy
tunes: tori amos - humpty dumpty
 
 
 
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on November 16th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
That is beautiful sweetie. Oh my goodness. I have only seen 3 episodes of this show so far. (Just started a couple weeks ago) but but is just wonderful. Even not knowing the show well. Excellent work.
cortexiphan juice box: SGA - flyboyhollywoodgrrl on November 16th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
Dude! SQUEE!!! You're watching it! \o/

But thank you so much! I'm really glad that you gave it a shot and enjoyed it even with only 3 eps of SGA under your belt. ;) *tacklehug*
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junior miss tough chick of the universe: lom; if this ever changing world inyourfavoritesky on November 16th, 2007 12:25 pm (UTC)
OMGYESYESYESYES!! I'll comment back after I've actually, uh, watched the video.
cortexiphan juice boxhollywoodgrrl on November 16th, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! Enjoy! :D
Leslie: john/aerynsilver_venus42 on November 16th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
That was amazing! Such an honest portrayal of Elizabeth. I have to go watch it again.
cortexiphan juice box: FS - cylon!Crichtonhollywoodgrrl on November 16th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I really wanted to do her some justice. So glad you liked it! :D
junior miss tough chick of the universe: sga; stand in the rain you won't drownyourfavoritesky on November 16th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
Man, I can't decide if I should post with an Elizabeth icon, or my orgam face icon from Secret Diary of a Call Girl! Dilemmas, dilemmas.

All of your vids leave me speechless and in need of a post-coital cigarette (for the sake of clichés obv, I don't smoke) maybe we could replace this by some post-coital spooning. That's it, I want to spoon you right now.

This video is MAGNIFICENT. You have such a talent for getting inside the head of characters and it reflects in the brilliant accuracy and honesty of your vids. As always, you chose a song that isn't an obvious choice but works perfectly for the character and the emotions she went through. I'll be waiting patiently (who I am kidding? I WANT IT NOWNOWNOW)for the commentary/meta.

Okay, I've decided on the Elizabeth icon, because it's just too appropriate. (although the orgasm face one is ALSO VERY APPROPRIATE)

SPOONING TIME Y/Y?
cortexiphan juice box: SGA - Weir don't look backhollywoodgrrl on November 16th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
Well. I for one am pleased that you decided to go for the Elizabeth icon. It's very peaceful, similar to that post-coital cigarette (and I don't smoke either, but I'm running with what you gave me). I approve indeed. *nods*

Anyways I always ALWAYS appreciate your wonderfully flavored comments. And I'm so glad you enjoyed the vid. I really wanted to do Elizabeth some justice. Because, in a way, I felt that "Lifeline" was an excellent send-off.

Anyway...time for the spoon! :D
(no subject) - yourfavoritesky on November 16th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Amsie: Lantea Queenshadowserenity on November 16th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
Beautiful composition and such an appropriate song choice. I miss Elizabeth and her pretty facial structure and her pretty hair (I just have no urge to icon Sam). This vid is just so, so lovely. I'm going to rec it on my lj and hope everyone wanders over :).
cortexiphan juice box: SGA - Weir *smirk*hollywoodgrrl on November 16th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! I definitely made this vid in part for all my dedicated 'Lizabeth flisters. So I'm quite ecstatic that you enjoyed it so. And thank you for the rec!!! :D

(Balcony scenes and the color red are just not the same without Elizabeth. :/)

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chug-a-lug, donna: sga // weirohvienna on November 16th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
K, see, when I'm all by myself and not watching from behind your chair whilst hitting it, this makes me get all teary-eyed and such. :(

cortexiphan juice box: SGA - digital ghosthollywoodgrrl on November 16th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Awwws! Well that's how I got when I was doing it. But only when it wasn't frustrating me to the point where I wanted to hit myself in the chair or with the chair or possibly hit you. But yes, it does make me go meep now. Weir! :(
Rabbit-Hearted Girl: atlantis: john - greenedge_of_night on November 16th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful video!! Srsly. It's a great way to eulogise the character. I was never an Elizabeth fan at first, but then I met Torri Higginson and really, the show started getting better and she got some betters bits (read: she wasn't just standing at the desk barking orders type stuff.), and I really became a big fan. I miss the character already! I like Sam, but I liked her on SG-1 and Weir just fit. One of the few non-military people. Anyway, bravo on the video! I'm gonna go find the song now, like I did after watching your other SGA video that you made with Iron & Wine's 'Evening on the Ground'. :D
cortexiphan juice box: Tori // redhead dancing girlhollywoodgrrl on November 16th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Well, Elizabeth definitely grew on me over the years. She became stronger and stronger and more integral to the story. And I agree about Carter, mainly because of what it means to be leader of Atlantis. To Carter it's just another job. To Elizabeth it was everything.

Also, awesome that you met Torri!!!

And yes, enjoy the Tori. :D
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god: SGA; John: bodygroundrunonmoonlight on November 17th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
I, just love your editing style. So so very much. You just hit so very often, and get it. And it always goes with the music and you clearly think about all the different aspects of it.

*sigh* Oh so lovely. I absolutely loved it.

(oh that note, I'm two eps away from finishing that Farscape re-do that got paused in the summer when the laptop died, and as soon as I was done We're So Screwed Part 1, I totally went and rewatching Micro-Cuts *g*.)

I'd use a gorgeous Elizabeth icon, however the paid account ran out two months ago and the only one I have without having to delete all my icons is Elizabeth giving her 'wtf' look. Which isn't really appropriate here.
cortexiphan juice box: SGA - Shep *facegrass*hollywoodgrrl on November 17th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! That's a really wonderful thing to say, and I really appreciate such a complement. :) *hugs you*

(oh that note, I'm two eps away from finishing that Farscape re-do that got paused in the summer when the laptop died, and as soon as I was done We're So Screwed Part 1, I totally went and rewatching Micro-Cuts *g*.)
Hee! Oh that's such an oldie now. Wow.

Oh and look, we're now icon twins. :D
Zelenkie says: lolz! - runonmoonlight on November 17th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Zelenkie says: lolz! - hollywoodgrrl on November 17th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
Ebinia: Pretty Lizzieebinia on November 17th, 2007 08:11 am (UTC)
Beautifully done as usual, I LOVE your stuff so much, it's always a cut above the rest. The transitions are so great and all the little bits from the less obvious episodes. It must take you ages! I think my favourite bit is John alone on the balcony after seeing them there together just before, it's so poignant.
Also, I was gonna ask, what font did you use? Tis ever so pretty.
cortexiphan juice box: SGA - just take a closer lookhollywoodgrrl on November 17th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! Thank you SO MUCH! Your comment really means a lot. :) I am quite the perfectionist when it comes to vidding, and I'm quite hard on myself, so yeah, it does take a bit of time. I wish I could put them out faster! *kicks self*

The transition you speak of was exactly what I felt like when I saw that shot of him on the balcony. Alone. It was a wonderful touch in the episode, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it in the video.

Thank you so much for watching! :D

(And the font is called ConradVeidt.)
emma_mageemma_mage on November 17th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
What a lovely vid. Great editing makes the song match the character's dilemma so well. Thanks also for introducing me to another great Tori Amos song -- I don't know why I don't own any of her albums yet.

I still disagree strongly with the decision to get rid of Weir. :-(
cortexiphan juice box: Tori // a sorta fairytalehollywoodgrrl on November 17th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the vid and that I got the point across in terms of Elizabeth's struggle. ;)

I still disagree strongly with the decision to get rid of Weir. :-(
I just...I...*sigh* *hangs head in despair*

Thanks also for introducing me to another great Tori Amos song -- I don't know why I don't own any of her albums yet.
Did someone say they don't own any Tori Amos albums??? Voila! American Doll Posse. This is her latest, and the one this song comes from. Enjoy! :D
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cortexiphan juice box: SGA - flyboyhollywoodgrrl on November 17th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
Hee! Well thank you for being naughty. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. ;)
rhoboat: Rooftop TARDISrhoboat on November 17th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
*buh*

*gug*

*bug*

*guh*

There we go. I couldn't even get that out right, you left me so speechless with teh pretty, and the sad, and the OMG, can we have Elizabeth back? I haven't been paying much attention since she left. *wibble*
cortexiphan juice box: SGA - the doctor's newest companionhollywoodgrrl on November 17th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Aw!!! Thanks so much, rho!!! I mean it's Elizabeth! I had to do it. *sniff*
Anaana_br on November 17th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! That almost made me cry... absolutely beautiful!!!
Your editing makes me jealous in a way I can even begin to process! It's that good!

... oh god, how I miss Elizabeth right now! *cries*
cortexiphan juice box: SGA - just take a closer lookhollywoodgrrl on November 18th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! Good Lord I don't know what to say to something like that, but thank you, lol! You have skillz yourself, you know. ;)

And yes. Elizabeth. *sigh*
antique skies.: [tori amos] held in.antiqueskies on November 18th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
Oh, Tori.
And it's Elizabeth and, oh. Very beautiful. Very fitting song from John's perspective.

Yes. Very good.
cortexiphan juice box: Tori // redhead dancing girlhollywoodgrrl on November 18th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
Tori and Torri. *giggle* I'm such a little fangirl. :D

Thank you so much for watching and commenting with that gorgeous icon. *sigh*

I'm glad you enjoyed the video! :)
suehsi on November 18th, 2007 08:56 am (UTC)
wow, thanks for sharing. awesome vid! the scenes you choosed are brilliant and the song is very good! well done
cortexiphan juice boxhollywoodgrrl on November 18th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you for watching! I'm so glad you enjoyed. :D