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Title of vid: Binary Orbit
Vidder: thingswithwings
Recipient: Laura Shapiro
Fandom: Babylon 5
Music: "Yumeji's Theme (In the Mood for Love soundtrack)" by Shigeru Umebayashi
Summary: Where I go, he goes. And where he goes, I go.
Content notes: contains physical violence, graphic scenes of torture, and some blood.
Signed length: 02:31

Link to signed vid post.

Thank you!!!

Date: 2012-01-21 04:07 pm (UTC)
laurashapiro: a woman sits at a kitchen table reading a book, cup of tea in hand. Table has a sliced apple and teapot. A cat looks on. (Default)
From: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Oh my gosh, thank you, Festividder! This is everything I wanted: epic in scope, grasping the true nature of their tragedy, but also showing the little moments between Londo and G'Kar, moments of respect, humor, and regret. The music is perfect, and I absolutely ADORE the title.

This is clever and beautiful and it makes my heart sing. Thank you so much!

Re: Thank you!!!

Date: 2012-02-23 05:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
You're very welcome. :) <3

Re: Thank you!!!

Date: 2012-02-23 06:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laurashapiro
♥ ♥ ♥

Date: 2012-01-21 08:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rebecca2525
Oh, this is so very beautiful and melancholy, and now I have ALL THE FEELINGS. Great song for these two!

Date: 2012-02-23 05:07 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: festivids! (yt - festivids! for the restavids!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Thank you so much! Yeah, G'Kar and Londo basically make me feel all the feelings, too. It is their gift.

Date: 2012-01-21 09:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] muccamukk
This is incredible. I love how your linked their stories, the violence of both of them at the start, then later increasing sadness. The doubled flashes of them killing each other, each time with a different meaning was really well done.

Date: 2012-02-23 05:07 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: festivids! (yt - festivids! for the restavids!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Thank you! Yeah, the way their uses of violence change over the course of the show is really interesting, I think. I'm glad the doubled-up death scenes worked so well - that's exactly what I was hoping for!

Date: 2012-01-21 11:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cienna
Wow, this was really beautiful! You did an excellent job showing the build-up of their relationship, including all the traumatic moments as well as the happy ones.

Date: 2012-02-23 05:08 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: festivids! (yt - festivids! for the restavids!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Thanks! Yeah, the balance between trauma and happiness is really what gets me with these two. :)

Date: 2012-01-22 12:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] huntress
Londo and G'kar....just wonderful! I love how you were able to show how the relationship changes over the years, how hatred turns into respect and the not too small alount of sadness.

Date: 2012-02-23 05:09 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: festivids! (yt - festivids! for the restavids!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Thank you! Yeah, these two really have the best arc, they both come so far . . . I'm glad that sense of scope comes out well in the vid.

Date: 2012-01-22 03:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] missbreese
Oh, what an excellent relationship vid. ♥

Date: 2012-02-23 05:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Thank you so much! :)

Date: 2012-01-22 07:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aris_tgd
This is fantastic! Oh, Londo! Oh, G'Kar!

And that last scene always makes me cry. *sniff*

Date: 2012-02-23 05:10 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: festivids! (yt - festivids! for the restavids!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Aw, thank you! And yup, me too with the crying. I was such a MESS while making this vid, srsly. ;)

Date: 2012-01-22 11:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yunitsa
Oh my goodness, that was amazing! This was my favourite relationship on the show, and I love how deftly you tease out all the complexities of it to this instrumental piece.

Date: 2012-02-23 05:10 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: festivids! (yt - festivids! for the restavids!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Oh, thank you so much! They're my favourites too, and I'm so happy to have done justice to their complexities. :)

Date: 2012-01-22 01:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] potted_music
OMG, these two!.. And to this music! Thank you, oh anonymous vidder, you've made my day, this vid is gorgeous betond words.

Date: 2012-02-23 05:10 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: festivids! (yt - festivids! for the restavids!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
I'm so happy that you liked it, thank you!

Date: 2012-01-22 04:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bironic
I've only seen an episode or two of B5, but I really like what this vid is doing, at least as far as I can grasp it - the journey from antagonists to friends, the growing respect, the match of instrumentals to gestures and emotions - although, eep, it sounds from comments that not all ends well in that relationship! This vid definitely makes me want to know more about the show. Well done.

Date: 2012-02-23 05:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Thank you! I'm so pleased that it worked for you even though you haven't seen the show. Yeah, these two have an ending that's . . . well, complicated. But very beautiful! I do recommend watching the show for their arc, which is one of my favourite character arcs on tv pretty much ever.

Date: 2012-01-22 06:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beatrice_otter
Wow! The beauty of this is stunning. It's harder to do a good vid to an instrumental piece, but you really did a good job.

Date: 2012-02-23 05:18 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: festivids! (yt - festivids! for the restavids!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Thank you, that's a wonderful compliment to receive! I love instrumentals in vidding, because it gives so much room for interpretation, but the scary part is, it gives SO MUCH ROOM for interpretation. :)

Date: 2012-01-22 09:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eruthros
I totally choked up watching this.

Date: 2012-02-23 05:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
awwwww buddy! <3

Date: 2012-01-23 03:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] franzeska
Wow, holy shit. This title! This vid!

Date: 2012-02-23 05:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
:D Thank you!

Date: 2012-01-24 10:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ladysorka
This is absolutely fantastic. I love the sense of melancholy that's so true to their relationship, the hatred and the respect and the regret and the tragedy and just. Londo and G'Kar! I need to go watch it again.

Date: 2012-02-23 05:19 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: festivids! (yt - festivids! for the restavids!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Thank you so much! I'm really pleased to have communicated all those different aspects of their relationship. Londo and G'Kar! Yes! Exactly! :)

Date: 2012-01-25 02:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chagrined
So much excellent epic tragicness! The torturey bits were my favvvvvvvvorite.

Date: 2012-02-23 05:20 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: festivids! (yt - festivids! for the restavids!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Yay! Thank you so much buddy! The torturey bits are PRETTY GREAT I must say.

Date: 2012-01-26 01:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bop_radar
This is wonderful! Gorgeous music and lovely pacing. Londo and G'Kar's relationship is definitely well captured here.

Date: 2012-02-23 05:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Thank you very much! I'm glad to hear it.

Date: 2012-01-29 08:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] colls
What a great vid! You've really pulled out the nuances of their rocky relationship very well. Very emotional.

Date: 2012-02-23 05:20 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: festivids! (yt - festivids! for the restavids!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Oh, thank you so much, that's wonderful to hear.

Date: 2012-02-24 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athena799.livejournal.com
Oh my gooooood. This is so beautiful! God, the music, the editing, the story, just wonderful. I just shared this over at Tumblr (with credit and link!) if you want to track how undoubtedly popular it will be there. This is amazing!

Date: 2012-02-24 02:57 am (UTC)
thingswithwings: festivids! (yt - festivids! for the restavids!)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Thank you so much! I'm really pleased that it all came together for you. I'd be interested to check out your tumblr post - do you have a link?

Date: 2012-02-24 07:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athena799.livejournal.com
Yes I do! Here you go http://avelera.tumblr.com/post/18159859104/binary-orbit-vidder-thingswithwings It's been really well received! There's a pretty active B5 community there, I invite you to come hang out with us! As you can see from the link, my SN is Avelera. Paramaline has also been linking to it and she had some wonderful things to say.

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