frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (BtVS: Buffy smirking)
Song: "Tightly" by Neko Case
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (entire series, no plot or character spoilers)
Character: Buffy
Download: 56 mb mp4

Buffy goes hunting.  Second in my "Neko meets Buffy" series, but could be considered a prequel to "Deeds That Have Made Me".

Password: "Under Stars"

My fourth vid, and I feel that I'm really improving in terms of structure and narrative, thanks in large part to the discussions (and undergoing an open beta on this vid) at vidpub.

Lyrics:
When I'm walkin' under stars
I covet all the waning hours
All the lonely houses stand like monuments
To thieves

When I'm walkin' in the dark
I'm free to covet all I want
You've made it all so very dangerous
I can't stay away

When I'm walkin' under trees
I'm free to covet all I please
New moons in the alley
And it's madness calls to me

Tonight, tonight, tonight...

If I meet you in the night
You're free to covet all you like
Don't you try and stop me
I cling tightly...to this life

frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (BtVS: Badass Buffy)

Song: "Furnace Room Lullaby" by Neko Case
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (entire series)
Character: Buffy
Download: 74 mb mp4

This is my second fanvid and the first that I’ve felt had anything substantive to say. 

(password: Deeds)




As I have been trying to understand dialectics I have also become obsessed with applying it to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and in particular to Buffy’s character development.  She struggles with the conflict between “Buffy Buffy” — a “normal girl”, a cheerleader, a middle class suburban teen — and “Slayer Buffy”.  Numerous moments on the show bring that conflict to near breaking point, and the consequence of this conflict is synthesis — by the end of the series she is just Buffy.  The aptly-named two-parter season finale, “Becoming”, is a prime example.

 

Vidding is helping me to understand this better, and helping me understand Buffy as a character better.  It doesn’t hurt that “Furnace Room Lullaby” seems like it was written for Buffy.  (Though one could argue it is just as well written for River, which is interesting.) I hope to write an essay about this eventually.

Lyrics:

All night, all I hear, all I hear’s your heart
How come, how come

I twisted you over and under to take you
The coals went so wild as they swallowed the rest
I twisted you under and under to break you
I just couldn’t breathe with your throne on my chest

Chorus:
All night, all I hear, all I hear’s your heart
How come, how come
So far under the bed
Into the beams you’ve gone
I’ve gone, you’ve gone

I’m wrapped in the depths of these deeds that have made me
I can’t bring a sound from my head though I try
I can’t seem to find my way up from the basement
A demon holds my place on earth ’till I die

Chorus

 

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