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Title of vid: Odds Are (We'll Be All Right)
Recipient: lilly-the-kid
Vidder: sholio
Fandom: Lethal Weapon series
Music: Odds Are by Barenaked Ladies
Summary: Martin Riggs and the Murtaughs; or, how a miserable, suicidal hermit found a family. Also featuring lots of explosions, because Riggs. (Okay, they aren't ALL his fault.)
Content notes: brief scenes of suicidal ideation near start of vid






Lyrics
Struck by lightning, sounds pretty frightening

But you know the chances are so small

Stuck by a bee sting, nothing but a B-thing

Better chance you're gonna bite it at the mall

But it's a twenty-three four-to-one

That you can fall in love by the end of this song

So get up, get up

Tell the bookie put a bet on "not a damn thing will go wrong"



The odds are that we will probably be alright

Odds are we gonna be alright, odds are we gonna be alright tonight

The odds are that we will probably be alright

Odds are we gonna be alright, odds are we gonna be alright for another night



Hit by the A-Train, crashed in an airplane

I wouldn't recommend either one

Killed by a Great White or a meteorite

I guess there ain't no way to go that's fun

But somewhere in the world someone is gonna fall in love by the end of this song

So get up, get up

No it's never gonna let up so you might as well sing along



The odds are that we will probably be alright

Odds are we gonna be alright, odds are we gonna be alright tonight

The odds are that we will probably be alright

Odds are we gonna be alright, odds are we gonna be alright for another night



Sure things go wrong, but I'll take my chances

Odds are long, so why not play?



Struck by lightning, sounds pretty frightening

But you know the chances are so small

Hit by the A-Train, crashed in an airplane

Better chance you're gonna bite it at the mall

But it's a twenty-three four-to-one

That you can fall in love by the end of this song

So get up, get up

No I'm never gonna let up so you might as well sing along



The odds are that we will probably be alright

Odds are we gonna be alright, odds are we gonna be alright tonight

The odds are that we will probably be alright

Odds are we gonna be alright, odds are we gonna be alright for another night

Date: 2016-01-30 03:24 pm (UTC)
cupidsbow: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cupidsbow
You captured their buddy dynamic so damn well in this. All the feels.

Date: 2016-02-18 08:02 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you so much! I'm really thrilled you liked it. :)

Date: 2016-02-18 09:33 am (UTC)
cupidsbow: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cupidsbow
I should have known it was your vid from the buddy dynamic alone. :)

Date: 2016-02-18 09:42 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
haha, yeah, I was really not playing against type here. XD Though your guess was a good one!

Date: 2016-01-30 06:18 pm (UTC)
fairestcat: Dreadful the cat (Default)
From: [personal profile] fairestcat
Oh, very nice!

Date: 2016-02-18 08:03 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you; I'm glad you enjoyed! :)

Date: 2016-01-30 07:03 pm (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
Heh, such a hot mess.

I loved the humor and the earnestness in this, the embracing of how ridic over the top everything in this series is, but also how rock-solid true-blue those two are, even with all the amazing provocation to not be so.

Date: 2016-02-18 08:04 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
SUCH a hot mess. :D And yeah, I wanted to get both the movies' earnestly sweet emotions and the total over-the-topness of the whole series in, and I'm glad it sounds like I managed to do it!

Date: 2016-01-30 08:30 pm (UTC)
lilly_the_kid: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilly_the_kid
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! OMG OMG!!! My dearest festividder, please imagine me running around with flailing muppet arms, because that's what I'm doing :D This is every kind of perfect, this is pure happiness!! Their beautiful friendship, Riggs getting his will to live again, the wonderful theme of found and also regular family! I LOVE that you put Riggs kissing them all in, all the love!! And I love the moment he's having with Trish and I love it all! This is all I hoped for in a Lethal Weapon vid, thank you thank you THANK YOU!!! Now I'm gonna watch this a million times!! :D

Date: 2016-02-18 08:07 am (UTC)
sholio: heart in a cup of tea (Heart)
From: [personal profile] sholio
YAY. Thank you so much!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ This was such a total thrill to make! I absolutely POUNCED on your pinch hit when I saw it go up. I am pretty sure I'd considered treating you in past years -- this is the first year I've started vidding again after a long time away from it, but I have perused the Festivids letters before, and if you've made this request before, then I've thought about making this vid for you! So once I realized I CAN TOTALLY MAKE THIS VID THIS YEAR ... well, yes. It was a thing that had to happen. :D Your request was pure delight, and I am so utterly thrilled you enjoyed it! Obviously I couldn't say this at the time, but seeing your comment and knowing you liked it absolutely made my day. :)

I've put up the downloadable/signed post now, which is here if you're interested.

Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to make this vid, and for the absolutely wonderful and thrilling comment, and the great rec! ♥

Date: 2016-01-30 09:44 pm (UTC)
kiki_miserychic: A Dinosaur and Kate Spade Shoes Fairytale (Default)
From: [personal profile] kiki_miserychic
More heartwarming than I thought it would be. I'm not familiar with the franchise, but it looks hella cute and slashy and 80s.

Date: 2016-02-18 08:07 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you very much! ... yes, yes, I think that is a very accurate description of it. :D

Date: 2016-01-30 11:00 pm (UTC)
rachelmanija: (X-Men: Best day ever)
From: [personal profile] rachelmanija
PERFECT song choice. I love the evolution of the relationship and Riggs himself, going from being suicidal and totally alone to being loved and with a family and kissing everyone. Also, excellent use of naked, bloody men hugging each other while shit blows up in the background, which is basically what the eighties were all about.

Date: 2016-02-18 08:13 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you so much! ISN'T IT THE PERFECT SONG. I had asked my flist for song recommendations, with suitable levels of vagueness, and as soon as this one was suggested, it was just ... YUP, that's the song.

naked, bloody men hugging each other while shit blows up in the background, which is basically what the eighties were all about

What else do you need, really ...

Date: 2016-02-18 07:42 pm (UTC)
muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (Musketeers: Serious)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
You should make that your summary.

Date: 2016-01-30 11:20 pm (UTC)
cmshaw: Leverage: when Hardison pushes the button, everything goes boom (Geeks bring the firepower)
From: [personal profile] cmshaw
i can imagine no more perfect song for these guys. this is so, so, so delightful!

Date: 2016-02-18 08:13 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you so much! IS IT NOT PERFECT. :D

Date: 2016-01-31 12:12 am (UTC)
archersangel: (you are here)
From: [personal profile] archersangel
very nice.

Date: 2016-02-18 08:13 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you! :)

Date: 2016-01-31 03:05 am (UTC)
were_duck: Ellen Ripley from Alien looking pensively to the right in her space helmet (Default)
From: [personal profile] were_duck
Such great buddy cop feels! Very fun :)

Date: 2016-02-18 08:13 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you! So happy to provide your daily allowance of buddy cop feels. :D

Date: 2016-01-31 08:30 am (UTC)
starlady: Raven on a MacBook (Default)
From: [personal profile] starlady
Oh man, this is so great. The song choice is perfect and you illustrate their relationship so well. Plus, you know, naked, bloody, lots of explosions. :D

Date: 2016-02-18 08:14 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you so much! Naked, bloody, explosions ... yep, that's the movies, right there. :D

Date: 2016-01-31 05:12 pm (UTC)
anoel: vidding festivids (vidding festivids)
From: [personal profile] anoel
Awwwww this is so cute and slashy and I enjoyed it so much! I really like the chorus lyrics working so well with the source and you picked just the greatest clips to bring out their love :)

Date: 2016-02-18 08:14 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you so much - so thrilled you liked it! The song really could not have been more perfect. XD

Date: 2016-02-02 10:39 pm (UTC)
dirty_diana: colored pencils sit in an empty latte cup. (Default)
From: [personal profile] dirty_diana
Aw, sweet and fun and a good job capturing the broship.
Edited Date: 2016-02-02 10:39 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-02-18 08:15 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you very much! :)

Date: 2016-02-03 02:57 am (UTC)
valoise: (Default)
From: [personal profile] valoise
This brought back all the feels I for Lethal Weapon when the series was fresh, and Mel Gibson was young and cute. Ah, memories of fan crushes in days gone by.

Date: 2016-02-18 08:15 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you! :) So happy to bring back the feels. (I did for me, too.)

Date: 2016-02-05 05:58 pm (UTC)
grammarwoman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
What a fun and affectionate vid for a seminal buddy cop series and Mel's Magnificent Mullet! :)

Date: 2016-02-18 08:16 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you very much! The mullet deserves its own credit. :D

Date: 2016-02-05 10:56 pm (UTC)
revolutionaryjo: A girl waving in silhouette. (Default)
From: [personal profile] revolutionaryjo
Aww, this really took me back! A lovely vid. :)

Date: 2016-02-18 08:17 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you so much! :) Nostalgiaaaaaaa.

Date: 2016-02-06 03:35 pm (UTC)
leanwellback: a black-backed jackal looking right, into the distance (Default)
From: [personal profile] leanwellback
I haven't actually watched these movies (I know, I know) but I am total sucker for found family narratives, so this was an utter delight! I'll have to get round to watching.

Date: 2016-02-18 08:20 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you very much! :) If you do watch ... the movies are, er, very 80s. VERY VERY 80s. I would not want anyone to go in with false expectations. But they always smack me in the face with found-family feels every time I rewatch them; the vid doesn't really exaggerate how much of that is in the series (right up to the characters explicitly talking about it, eventually). Anyway, I'm really happy you enjoyed this!

Date: 2016-02-12 04:35 pm (UTC)
echan: Kaworu Nagisa from Evangelion (Default)
From: [personal profile] echan
AWWW best buds through ridiculous circumstances, you've convinced me they'll definitely be all right.

Date: 2016-02-18 08:17 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
YESSSSS, mission accomplished. \o/ So glad you enjoyed it!

Date: 2016-02-13 08:22 am (UTC)
franzeska: (Default)
From: [personal profile] franzeska
;____________;

Feels 5eva! OF course they will be all right. My heart, however...

Date: 2016-02-18 08:18 am (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
Thank you so much! FEEEEEEELS. ♥

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