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Title of vid: She Keeps Me Warm
Recipient: Sanguinity
Vidder: such heights
Fandom: Saving Face
Music: She Keeps Me Warm by Mary Lambert
Summary: This could be good. Wil/Vivian.
Content notes: No standardized notes apply
Signed length: 02:44
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See the vid here.

Lyrics
She says I smell like safety and home

I named both of her eyes 'Forever' and 'Please don’t go'

I could be a morning sunrise all the time, all the time yeah

This could be good, this could be good



And I can’t change, even if I tried

Even if I wanted to

And I can’t change, even if I tried

Even if I wanted to

My love, my love, my love, my love

She keeps me warm, she keeps me warm



I’m not crying on Sundays, I’m not crying on Sundays



My love, my love, my love, my love

She keeps me warm, she keeps me warm

Date: 2015-01-31 05:18 pm (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
Aw! They're so sweet together! [personal profile] grrlpup watched it with me and she was sniffling by the end. (Me, I had a great big smile on my face.)

Such beautiful use of those looks they're forever giving each other -- Wil's great big eyes! Vivian's cat-with-the-canary smiles! -- and I loved that you included the thumbs-up from the mothers. (And I'm just as happy you skipped over the sourpusses at the final dance: this is a video to keep one warm!)

And I adore that you took this lesbian anthem and repurposed the line "I can't change even if I tried," away from an external protest about society's homophobia, and instead reworked it to be an internal, intimate plea between them, about all the everything of what it takes to negotiate a relationship. Wil spends so much of the movie stuck, unable or unwilling to be more available to Vivian, but also desperately wanting to rise to what Vivian requires, and the tension you created between "unable to change, even if I tried" and "(but) she keeps me warm" draws that out beautifully. The intricacies of negotiating a relationship is so much more compelling to me than the grind of dealing with homophobia, and I'm so pleased you took it in this direction, rather than the other.

I keep going back and rewatching it in the hopes of being able to say more cogent things, but I keep getting to the end and finding that once again I have drifted off into a happy smush of awwww. Which is a very fine place to be. :-)

Thank you so much, anonymous vidder! This was a lovely present to wake up to!


Date: 2015-01-31 06:25 pm (UTC)
ghost_lingering: Minus prepares to hit the meteor out of the park (today I saved the world)
From: [personal profile] ghost_lingering
This is really lovely!

Date: 2015-01-31 10:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] livrelibre
Aww my heart, my feels! This wonderful :)

Date: 2015-02-01 01:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] franzeska
Aww. That movie is adorable, and so is this vid.

Date: 2015-02-01 02:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shati
I have feelings!!

Date: 2015-02-01 05:06 am (UTC)
chaila: Diana SWORDFIGHTING in a BALLGOWN. (parks - leslie balloons)
From: [personal profile] chaila
This is wonderful! I have never seen the movie, but the end had me tearing up with awwws.

Date: 2015-02-01 08:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anoel
OMG AWWWWWWW!!!! THIS IS SO CUTE THAT I AM REDUCED TO TALKING IN ALL CAPS ABOUT MY FEELINGS! Okay, I'm good. I've never seen it but you totally won me over and I absolutely love how you framed it with the dancefloor scene and then made it so meaningful when they came together. I loved their loved ones giving them thumbs up too! Perfect use of song and this vid just makes me really happy :D

Date: 2015-02-01 09:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] walkthegale
Awwwwwww!! This is adorable and lovely, and SUCH good use of this song! Beautifully done! :D

Date: 2015-02-01 10:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cosmic_llin
Oh, this is just so lovely!

Date: 2015-02-01 11:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
This is so awesome and adorable and great. <3

Date: 2015-02-03 12:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silly_cleo
Awwwww! This is so adorable! <3 I STILL haven't seen this film but wow, I really need to. <3 <3

Date: 2015-02-03 12:38 am (UTC)
futuransky: Centurion cylon from BSG with pink heart superimposed (centurion heart)
From: [personal profile] futuransky
I haven't seen the movie (which I really need to remedy) but I love the song, and this vid was just utterly beautiful. Thank you for making it! <3 :D

Date: 2015-02-03 03:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bookherd
This is just the sweetest, and so very well done. Bravo!

Date: 2015-02-03 03:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sqbr
This is lovely and made me very happy!

Date: 2015-02-05 04:38 am (UTC)
skygiants: Na Yeo Kyeung, from Capital Scandal, giving a big thumbs-up (seal of approval)
From: [personal profile] skygiants
AW VIVIAN AND WIL. I love this whole thing, but my favorite moment may be the use of the thumbs-up at the end.

Date: 2015-02-05 07:40 am (UTC)
chagrined: Marvel comics: zombie!Spider-Man, holding playing cards, saying "Brains?" (brains?)
From: [personal profile] chagrined
This is very sweet!

Date: 2015-02-06 02:01 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
very moving, I really enjoyed it!

Date: 2015-02-06 02:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] some_stars
I love this, I love how sweet it is without being overly sentimental--it captures the feeling of their struggle, but it's unapologetically happy. AND THE MOMS :DDD

Date: 2015-02-06 05:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] unicorndust
This is stunning, Saving Face is one of my favorite movies and I had never thought that it would be popular enough to get a fanvid. I teared up by how beautiful this was (the thumbs up!).

Date: 2015-02-06 10:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elipie
Wow ummmmmm I need to see this movie immediately, don't I?? This vid was beautiful and my heart just melted. I especially loved the thumbs up near the end (I know everyone else is saying that, too, but it just worked really well!!).

Date: 2015-02-07 04:27 pm (UTC)
shinyjenni: Steph carries Cass in her arms (she was my friend)
From: [personal profile] shinyjenni
Aw, this is lovely! ♥

Date: 2015-02-08 02:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] were_duck
This is so lovely, you did such a great job catching the emotional beats and drawing the lyrics in with the footage you chose. Beautiful and sweet!

Date: 2015-02-11 11:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deirdre_c
Ahh, this is one of the best things about Festivids, is discovering wonderful new stories and being sold on them through the gorgeous vids. LIKE YOURS. So fun and sweet. Thank you!

Date: 2015-02-13 12:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kuwdora
omg omg omg this is so sweet and perfect and wonderful and amazing and all the adjectives in the world ever !!

Date: 2015-02-13 09:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] felis
I don't know the source, but this vid got to me immediately. To borrow from the lyrics, warm and patient are the exact right words to describe it. Really lovely.

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