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Title of vid: Lantern
Recipient: ciaimpala
Vidder: Isagel
Fandom: Donald Strachey Mysteries
Music: Lantern by Josh Ritter
Summary: If there's a book of Jubilations, we'll have to write it for ourselves.
Content notes: I prefer not to give content notes (viewer proceeds at their own risk: could be anything)
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It's a hungry world out there
Even the wind will take a bite
I can feel the world circling
Sniffing round me in the night
And the lost sheep grow teeth
Forsake the lambs and lie with the lions

And the living is desperate
Precarious and mean
And getting by is so hard
That even the rocks are picked clean
And the bones of small contention
Are the only food the hungry find

I'll need light for my lantern, light for my lantern tonight
Light in my lantern, light in my lantern tonight

Where the thistles eat the thorns
And the roses have no chance
And it ain't no wonder that the babies
Come out crying in advance
And the children look for shelter
In the hollow of some lonesome cheek

And the sky's so cold and clear
The stars might stick you where you stand
And you're only glad it's dark 'cause
You might see the master's hand
You might cast around forever
And never find the peace you seek

I need light for my lantern, light for my lantern tonight
Be the light in my lantern, the light of my lantern tonight

For every cry in the night
Somebody says, "Have faith!"
"Be content inside your questions"
"Minotaurs inside a maze"
Tell me what's the point of light
That you have to strike a match to find?

So throw away those lamentations
We both know them all too well
If there's a book of Jubilations
We'll have to write it for ourselves
So come and lie beside me darling
And let's write it while we still got time

Be the light of my lantern, the light of my lantern, tonight
Be the light of my lantern, the light of my lantern, tonight
Be the light of my lantern, the light of my lantern, tonight
Be the light of my lantern, the light of my lantern, tonight

Date: 2014-01-26 06:02 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: Donald and Timothy dancing together (Strachey - don tim dancing)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Oh, wow, I absolutely love this! Such a lovely contrast between chorus and verse, showing all the shit that Donald (and Timmy!) have to deal with, all the lamentations, and then how Timmy grounds Donald and lets him feel safe and home. Really beautiful!

Date: 2014-01-26 09:26 pm (UTC)
valoise: (Default)
From: [personal profile] valoise
so sweet and tender!

Date: 2014-01-26 10:38 pm (UTC)
settiai: (Festivids -- charmax)
From: [personal profile] settiai
Oh, this was lovely!

Date: 2014-01-27 07:06 am (UTC)
eruthros: Toph, Aang, and Momo from Avatar: TLA hugging Sokka (Avatar - group hug!)
From: [personal profile] eruthros
This is gorgeous! Such great motion and timing, and drawing out the contrasts between the joy and sadness so well.

Date: 2014-01-27 07:47 pm (UTC)
purplefringe: Amelie (Default)
From: [personal profile] purplefringe
Aww, this is great! I love the way you build from the sadness and violence of the start to the sweet and hopeful ending.

Date: 2014-01-27 10:57 pm (UTC)
nakedbee: photo of a bee (Default)
From: [personal profile] nakedbee
Oh my heart! So beautiful. What a lovely vid!

Date: 2014-01-29 10:47 am (UTC)
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
From: [personal profile] such_heights
eeeeee, this is so lovely. <3

Date: 2014-01-31 03:34 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
This warmed me to my bones! Brilliantly accessible and beautifully cut, this is a tidy package of theme, character, relationship, and political power. Everything a recruiter vid should be. A nugget of love.

Date: 2014-01-31 03:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] luthien82
Yes! This is everything I ever wanted from a Donald Strachey Fanvid and more! This was adorable and a little heartbreaking just like the series. I enjoyed this very much!

Date: 2014-02-01 03:48 pm (UTC)
shinyjenni: Buffy and Willow sitting crosslegged on a bed, holding hands (buffy and willow)
From: [personal profile] shinyjenni
So lovely! ♥

Date: 2014-02-01 05:43 pm (UTC)
ghost_lingering: Minus prepares to hit the meteor out of the park (today I saved the world)
From: [personal profile] ghost_lingering
Awwwwww, this is sweet.

Date: 2014-02-09 01:00 am (UTC)
felis: (Thirteen)
From: [personal profile] felis
Aw, I've never seen the series, but this was a completely heartwarming vid, all the more so because of the contrast between verse and chorus.
Edited Date: 2014-02-09 01:04 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-02-09 01:38 am (UTC)
franzeska: (Default)
From: [personal profile] franzeska
Awwww! Great editing: I got a sense of what a lot of the events were about without you lingering on them for long (and without having seen the source).

Date: 2014-02-09 03:14 pm (UTC)
toft: graphic design for the moon europa (Default)
From: [personal profile] toft
Awwwwww, oh my gosh, this gave me the chills and made me tear up a bit. I love how seriously it takes their relationship, and how well this illustrates that their love is at the core of those stories and it's how Donald is able to do his work.


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