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Title of vid: Who Are You, Defenders of the Universe
Recipient: findthesea
Vidder: ohvienna
Fandom: The Americans (2013)
Music: Who Are You, Defenders of the Universe by The Dears
Summary: All's fair in love and cold war.
Content notes: I prefer not to give content notes (viewer proceeds at their own risk: could be anything)
Signed length: 03:47
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Lyrics
We want your information
We will do what we must
But not here, or in front of people, or on the phone

We're not all blood sucking leeches
For we all have families too
But that don't mean that we really
love them or that we don't
'Cause I can't love you
And you can't love me
But I can love you
And you can love me
Love me

It's not a confrontation
(all across the world, open your mouth)
We are here because we are broke
(give us what we want, we've had enough)
But we don't expect a hand out or anything
(soul soul soul soul soul)
'Cause I can't help you
And you can't help me
but I can help you
And you can help me
I can help you
You can help me
I can help you
You can help me
Help me
Help you
It's not an impossible situation
Help me
It's not an impossible situation
Help you
It's not an impossible situation
Help me
It's not an impossible situation

I know there is doubt we can do this but I can help you

Date: 2014-01-26 04:59 pm (UTC)
valoise: (Default)
From: [personal profile] valoise
I'm intrigued now. I haven't watched the show, but this vid has convinced me that I should.

Date: 2014-01-26 06:40 pm (UTC)
soupytwist: Dude says NO to heterosexuality. (mmm... vice)
From: [personal profile] soupytwist
This is such an awesomely, yet bizarrely, creepy vid! I love the way the beat keeps the whole thing moving: it felt to me like the way the show has the characters going through their lives, if that makes sense, that they HAVE to because, like the beat, it just keeps on going. It made me feel bad for them, in the way the show does.

Date: 2014-01-26 08:38 pm (UTC)
astridv: (Default)
From: [personal profile] astridv
Wow, fantastic. This vid captures all the ambiguity and grey-shades of the show, and it looks stylish and exciting on top of it.
(I was about to say this looks like a perfect recruiter vid... and reading the first comment it looks like it is, indeed. :)

Date: 2014-01-26 09:01 pm (UTC)
wendelah1: Paige Jennings from The Americans (Paige)
From: [personal profile] wendelah1
This song is perfect. The clips you chose really capture the cold war paranoia and sense of impending doom that hangs over every episode of this fantastic series.

Date: 2014-01-26 10:12 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
The cutting and clip choices here are flawless. I don't know the show at all, but the vid has inexorable narrative power.

Date: 2014-01-27 12:21 am (UTC)
jae: (theamericansgecko)
From: [personal profile] jae
Thank you so much for the rec! I am in awe.

-J

Date: 2014-01-27 12:43 am (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
My pleasure!

Date: 2014-01-27 12:21 am (UTC)
jae: (theamericansgecko)
From: [personal profile] jae
Okay, I don't even really seek out vids to speak of, but that was outstanding. The song choice was so inspired that it made me jump up and down, and jesus, the effort that must have gone into the clip choice (using some of the shots from the previews as well as scenes from the show was totally genius)--I can't even imagine. I'm more of a fic person than a vid person, so I'm totally talking through my hat here, but if even I can tell that you have an impressive talent, then there's really something there.

Anyway, I hope that whoever you are, you're already hanging out with us at [community profile] theamericans! But if you aren't, please join us! Because you are talented like WHOA, and you understand this show so well.

-J

Date: 2014-01-27 01:11 am (UTC)
serrico: (dwwaves)
From: [personal profile] serrico
Oh wow, this is GREAT. You draw out so many parallels between the Russians and the Americans and their various spycrafting activities (manipulation via sex: such a tried and true tactic), and you tie in all the messy--and, as the song lyrics point out, so easily questionable--"personal" life details, and no one can ever trust ANYONE EVER AGAIN.

The editing's great, too: very kinetic and tied so tightly in to what the music's doing. I enjoyed this!

Date: 2014-01-27 11:07 pm (UTC)
alba17: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alba17
Oh my god, oh my god, this is so freaking amazing! I love this show so much and this vid is sooo good. The song is perfect and this vid is like the whole show encapsulated. It's just perfection. I love the climax with the repeating "can't love, can love" Argh, wonderful.

Date: 2014-01-28 02:09 pm (UTC)
katiac: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katiac
Very nicely done!

Date: 2014-01-28 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] treonb
This is beautiful! I love the editing, and the use of the previews, and how every bit focuses on a different char.

Date: 2014-01-29 12:09 am (UTC)
franzeska: (Default)
From: [personal profile] franzeska
Oh my! I love, love, love your editing. The half-haunting, half-menacing vocal quality of this song is perfect too.

Date: 2014-01-29 10:03 am (UTC)
shapinglight: (Andromeda galaxy)
From: [personal profile] shapinglight
Wonderful. Captures the feel of the show so well.

Date: 2014-01-31 06:18 am (UTC)
talimenios: (Default)
From: [personal profile] talimenios
Wow. This was stunning.

Date: 2014-02-08 11:46 pm (UTC)
isagel: Lex and Clark of Smalllville, a black and white manip of them naked and embracing, with the text 'Isagel'. (Default)
From: [personal profile] isagel
This is so brilliant! I love the complexity and intricacy of what you've done here.

Date: 2014-02-09 01:27 am (UTC)
aruan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aruan
It sure seems impossible, but I'll definitely take your word for it, vidder, and check out the show.

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