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Title of vid: Anything Goes
Recipient: metatxt
Vidder: bessyboo
Fandom: Pitch (2016)
Music: Anything Goes by Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
Summary: America's national pastime, from Jackie to Ginny.
Content notes: No standardized notes apply
Password: Festividz!
Signed length: 02:40
Signed URL: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9470081

Lyrics
In olden days a glimpse of stocking

Was looked on as something shocking

Now heaven knows

Anything goes



Good authors too who once knew better words

Now only use four letter words writing prose

Anything goes



The world has gone mad today and good's bad today

And day's night today and black's white today

And most guys today that women prize today

Are just silly gigolos



And though I'm not a great romancer

I know you're bound to answer

When we propose

Anything goes (go! go!)



[Art Ditmar throws—here's a swing and a high fly ball going deep left, this may do it! Back to the wall goes Berra, it is...over the fence, home run, the Pirates win!]



[High fly ball into right field, she is...gone!]



[He's to the line and the left-hander...delivers! Puckett swings and hits a blast...deep left center, way back, way back—it's gone! The Twins go to the seventh game! Touch 'em all, Kirby Puckett! Touch 'em all, Kirby Puckett!]



[Ortiz into deep right, back is Sheffield...we'll see you later tonight!]



[The Cubs...win the World Series! Bryant makes the play! It's over! And the Cubs...have finally won it all!]



The world has gone mad today

And good's bad today

And day's night today

And black's white today

And most guys today that women prize today

Are just silly gigolos



And though we're not such great romancers

We know that you're bound to answer

When we propose

Anything goes

Anything goes

Anything goes

Anything goes

Date: 2017-01-28 03:02 pm (UTC)
anoel: vidding festivids (vidding festivids)
From: [personal profile] anoel
AHHH I love it!!! THE ENDING IS SO PERFECT I HAD ALLLLL THE FEELINGS :D :D :D It was so great how you went from Jackie Robinson (with all the references on the show) to the unbelievable Cubs win to Ginny pitching her no hitter game. And the signs were PERFECT, I looove them. Such a cool concept, I'm so glad this vid exists!

Date: 2017-02-12 05:20 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
YAY GINNY, #BAKERNATION!!!!! I'm so glad you liked it <333

Date: 2017-01-28 04:54 pm (UTC)
d_generate_girl: Hamilton - Aaron Burr, doing his best tragic antihero (we dream in the dark for the most part)
From: [personal profile] d_generate_girl
Oh man, what a vid. I don't even LIKE baseball, but Pitch magically infuses me with such intense emotions, and the history you've tied together (Jackie! Puckett! CUBS WIN! Ginny's no-hitter!) is just delightful.

Date: 2017-02-12 05:19 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
I'm so glad you liked it, even as a non-baseball fan, and I'm actually grinning so hard because your parenthetical has LITERALLY picked out the exact high points of the vid for me! (the Twins are my first-and-always team of any sport, and the Cubs are my NL team)

Date: 2017-01-28 05:24 pm (UTC)
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
From: [personal profile] rivkat
That was a really neat concept and I loved the execution!

Date: 2017-02-12 05:16 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

Date: 2017-01-28 06:06 pm (UTC)
akamarykate: (Schuyler Sisters by suchheights)
From: [personal profile] akamarykate
I have a million feelings about baseball, and Pitch, and this song...what an amazing concept, so well executed!

As a longtime Twins fan, though, my favorite moment in the vid is of *course* Kirby Puckett (back when he still was so full of joy). Game 6! 1991! The noise I made when that clip came up scared the dog. ;)

Date: 2017-02-12 05:15 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
OH MY GOD REVEALS ARE UP I CAN FINALLY RESPOND TO THIS COMMENT!!!!!!!!

No, srsly, you have NO IDEA the kind of self-restraint it took for me to not jump on this comment IMMEDIATELY, I am a LIFELONG Twins fan and I like, FLAILED at [twitter.com profile] war_kitten as soon as I saw it and realized I couldn't respond for WEEKS XDDD

I am SO GLAD that someone else appreciated that clip because including it, and the length of it in that little section, were absolutely the most self-indulgent part of the vid for me, I'm THRILLED there are other Twins fans out there that it paid off for :DDD

I'm so glad you liked it, thank you so much!!
Edited Date: 2017-02-12 05:15 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-02-17 04:53 pm (UTC)
akamarykate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akamarykate
Yay, Twinkies!

I still remember coming in to grad school bleary-eyed after game 7 and a friend looking the same way; I said, "I was up watching--"

"The TWINS WIN!" she shouted, and that's how we realized we were both fans. Her sister lived in Minneapolis and went out in the middle of a blizzard to get us WS shirts.

One of these years, it *will* happen again!

Date: 2017-02-17 05:23 pm (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
Awwww!!! That sounds awesome! :D I was only an infant at the time, so the only memories I have are of the photos my dad has of me decked out in twins gear that is FAR too huge on me, sitting on his lap. We had the VHS tapes of the games from that series when I was growing up, though! In the vid, I actually ended up editing in the radio broadcast audio over the audio track that came with the video originally because "TOUCH EM ALL, KIRBY PUCKETT" is just so iconic.

I would say I have faith that we'll actually fix our pitching and middle infield and turn it around this year, or next, but...I've been a Minnesota sports fan for over two and a half decades now. Hope is for suckers, you will never know joy, go root for the Packers if you like winning, etc etc. Sigh.

Date: 2017-01-28 08:44 pm (UTC)
metatxt: animated, dinosaur drawing with "RAWR!" next frame, "it means I love you! in dinosaur" (art: rawr! means I love you in dinosaur)
From: [personal profile] metatxt
AHHHHHH YOU MADE FANTASY REALITY!!! As a baseball fan, in addition to being a Pitch fan, this is just WONDERFUL. As a Jackie Robinson fan (as allowed in SF Giants fandom by decency, humanity, his sheer likeability, and also the explicit "Jackie Robinson Clause" -- a notable legal precedent to the "Sandy Koufax Clause")... As a Jackie Robinson fan, just DANG THAT IS SOME SWEET EDITING with all of that archival footage and your timing is beauuuutiful.

I am really intrigued by your structure with this -- starting with Jackie who is this pivotal figure whose experience reflects the best and worst about Americans and baseball, whose experience is the biggest before-and-after moment in all of baseball, and then taking a wide-shot at the history and joys of MLB past and present (hehehe Cubs!), and then narrowing in again on GINNY -- I think really captures the parallel of Jackie to Ginny, but also contributes to why this vid really (effortlessly) makes me feel like Ginny's story is non-fiction. How it FEELS non-fictional. It feels real. She feels real to me. Her narrative feels real to me.

Um and straight up KUDOS for working in A-Rod Centaur as a totally normal baseball and media thing that happened into the sequence on media coverage of Ginny.

This vid is just DELIGHTFULLY FUN x 0.330 (ok you know that's a stupid good vidding average right?)

OMG AND THE SONG! Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga! YASSSSSSSSSS. Home team won. Time to play "I Left My Heart (in San Francisco)" THANK YOUUUUUUUUU <333

Date: 2017-02-12 05:48 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
AHHHHHHHHHH I AM RUNNING IN CIRCLES, I am SO glad that you liked it!! Seriously, thank you for making this request, I already had this idea when I looked at fv letters and was like, "well probably no one who signed up for Pitch has my extremely specific Baseball Feels" but then it turns out YOU DID \o/ hooray!!

And now let me just say: goddammit, a GIANTS FAN XD You have no idea how long I spent trying to subtly paw around your internet presence that I could find in order to determine who your team was so I could try to slip in some nod to them—I saw you lived in Washington and was like, "I wonder if she's a Mariners fan???" But I eventually gave up. I'm sorry the Giants only ended up in it in the headline about the Giants & Dodgers move, alas. (Also lol now sorry that the Dodgers were a fairly over-represented team! XD)

I'm SO THRILLED that the structure & parallels of the narratives worked for you and felt real. I actually was a little nervous, and had a moment of serious self-doubt post-submission, because even though you DID request a baseball RPF crossover, I was just like, "oh no, will people think this is ENOUGH of a Pitch vid? Is this cheating, too much source from a non-requested fandom?" Only a moment though, it passed, because to me, this has ALWAYS been a Pitch vid—because it's the baseball RPF vid that someone who existed WITHIN the universe of Pitch would make. That's really how I approached it; within the universe of this show, this is the vid that got made for a baseball RPF request for Festivids 2016. (#meta) I had this in mind through all my clipping of the actual show in the last section—I really wanted to only use footage that, conceivably, would be findable on YouTube within the show's universe, to not break that effect.

And look, LOOK, you can't give me a lyrical line of "most guys today that women prize today are just silly gigolos," in the context of Professional Baseball In 2016 and expect me to NOT bring up ARod Centaur. You just can't. *g*

I actually got the idea for the vid while listening to one of my musical theater playlists, but the moment I knew I HAD to make the vid was when I found this cover of the song. I was like, "this is the perfect style and length for this vid, IT'S FATE, IT MUST BE DONE NOW" :D

I'm so incredibly relieved and elated that you liked it, you are very, very welcome <333 YAY BASEBALL \o/

Date: 2017-01-28 11:13 pm (UTC)
no_detective: (Default)
From: [personal profile] no_detective
This is a DELIGHT (and also, as a New Yorker, I howled at the centaur clip so thank you for that).

GINNY <3333333

Date: 2017-02-12 05:50 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
ARod Centaur is one of my favorite bits to pull out for non-sportsing fangirls when I'm like, "no seriously, there's some truly bananas fun stuff to be had in sports fandom, I promise you" XD

YAY GINNY \o/ I'm so glad you liked it, thanks!

Date: 2017-01-28 11:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
I really enjoyed the way you set Ginny's story into the larger story of baseball and its fandom. Great song choice for it, the old and the new.

Date: 2017-02-12 05:50 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
Thank you so much! Glad you liked it :)

Date: 2017-01-29 02:03 am (UTC)
kiki_miserychic: A Dinosaur and Kate Spade Shoes Fairytale (Default)
From: [personal profile] kiki_miserychic
This is soooooo awesome. Fantastic concept and execution.

Date: 2017-02-12 05:51 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
YAY! Thank you :) <3

Date: 2017-01-29 05:29 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 lovely -- what a great mix of historical reality with currently fiction-but-someday-maybe-not. I also love how you handled the audio editing.

Date: 2017-02-12 05:56 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
I really HOPE someday it's no longer fiction! This show hits all of my buttons about women + pro sports and gender integrated pro sports and yeah, I could vomit several thousand words about this here but I won't XD

And thank you, I'm so glad the audio editing worked for you!

Date: 2017-01-29 06:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] giandujakiss
OMG Festividder, this is such a great concept - and love letter to both the show and to baseball!

Date: 2017-02-12 05:57 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
Thank you!! "Love letter to both the show and baseball" is PRECISELY what I was aiming for :)

Date: 2017-01-29 07:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
This is glorious; I grinned all the way through it!

Date: 2017-02-12 05:57 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :D

Date: 2017-01-30 12:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fiercynn
this is so cool! I love how you weaved Ginny's story into our actual history, even though I know so little about MLB history that pretty much the only people I actually recognized were Jackie and Joe DiMaggio. Delightful!

Date: 2017-02-12 06:03 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
The fact that you recognized DiMaggio puts you up on pretty much all of the non-baseball people I showed this to, tbh, so you're ok there I think ;) (The other guy in that first section is Babe Ruth!)

I'm so glad you liked it :D

Date: 2017-01-30 02:31 am (UTC)
valoise: (Default)
From: [personal profile] valoise
One of the guys I work with is an enthusiastic baseball historian (has written about the Negro League teams, plays on a vintage baseball team) so I've developed a second-hand appreciation for the development of the sport. Even though I haven't watched Pitch I absolutely love this vid. As an archivist and trained historian I love it when history invades popular culture!

Date: 2017-02-12 06:05 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
Thank you! I'm so glad it worked for you, even without the context of the show :)

Date: 2017-01-30 02:33 am (UTC)
seekingferret: Photo of me with my 2012 Purim beard, with stripes shaven into it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] seekingferret
I love the sweep of this. It's such an ambitious story to tell and you pull it off perfectly.

Date: 2017-02-12 05:59 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
Thank you so much! I'm so glad it worked for you :)

Date: 2017-02-05 02:37 am (UTC)
chaila: (supergirl)
From: [personal profile] chaila
This is such a cool idea, and so well executed. The Pitch footage fits seamlessly, it really feels like recent history.

Date: 2017-02-12 06:00 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
Aww, thank you! I'm so glad it feels real, I really approached it as if it was a baseball RPF vid from within the universe of Pitch. I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D

Date: 2017-02-06 03:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lannamichaels
This is so awesome, I love it! :D

Date: 2017-02-12 05:58 am (UTC)
bessyboo: (default, blonde version) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessyboo
Thanks :D

Date: 2017-02-07 06:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] primeideal
Wow, this is so great!

Date: 2017-02-12 05:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bessyboo
Thank you!

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