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Title of vid: Automatic Joy
Recipient: Kitty
Vidder: starlady
Fandom: Ex Machina (2015)
Music: Coin-Operated Boy by The Dresden Dolls
Summary: Love without complications galore

Isn't that the point?
Content notes: Self-harm + graphic violence
Signed length: 04:03
Signed URL: https://starlady.dreamwidth.org/715161.html

Lyrics
Coin operated boy

Sitting on the shelf he is just a toy

But I turn him on and he comes to life

Automatic joy

That is why I want a coin operated boy



Made of plastic and elastic

He is rugged and long-lasting

Who could ever ever ask for more

Love without complications galore

Many shapes and weights to choose from

I will never leave my bedroom

I will never cry at night again

Wrap my arms around him and pretend....



Coin operated boy

All the other real ones that I destroy

Cannot hold a candle to my new boy and I'll

Never let him go and I'll never be alone [x2]

Not with my coin operated boy......



This bridge was written to make you feel smittener

With my sad picture of a girl getting bitterer

Can you extract me from my plastic fantasy

I didn't think so but I'm still convincible

Will you persist even after I bet you

A billion dollars that I'll never love you

Will you persist even after I kiss you

Goodbye for the last time

Will you keep on trying to prove it?

I'm dying to lose it...

I'm losing... my confidence

I want it

I want you

I want a coin operated boy.



He may not be real experienced with girls

But I know he feels like a boy should feel

Isn't that the point that is why I want a

Coin operated boy

With his pretty coin operated voice

Saying that he loves me that he's thinking of me

Straight and to the point

That is why I want

A coin operated boy.

Date: 2016-01-30 04:04 pm (UTC)
echan: Kaworu Nagisa from Evangelion (Default)
From: [personal profile] echan
HOLY WOW. This song is a brilliant match for this movie. I loved the bridge the best, the way you used the disco, and the lyric "never love you".

Date: 2016-02-14 03:04 am (UTC)
starlady: David 8 holding the holographic Earth in wonderment. (when there is nothing in the desert)
From: [personal profile] starlady
The disco sequence was almost the last thing I did, and it felt like the last significant bit of difficulty in terms of editing choices--I went back and forth from the beginning on whether or not I even wanted it in there, but then when I came up with the concept of integrating it with Caleb sneaking around, it felt right.

Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it! :D

Date: 2016-01-30 06:39 pm (UTC)
kiki_miserychic: A Dinosaur and Kate Spade Shoes Fairytale (Default)
From: [personal profile] kiki_miserychic
I loved the "this verse was written to make you feel smitten" with Ava making her image for Caleb.

Date: 2016-02-14 03:02 am (UTC)
starlady: Raven on a MacBook (Default)
From: [personal profile] starlady
I wondered whether that clip was too on the nose, but then I figured, why the hell not, the whole song is a bit on the nose.

Thank you! :D
Edited Date: 2016-02-14 03:04 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-30 06:39 pm (UTC)
leanwellback: a black-backed jackal looking right, into the distance (Default)
From: [personal profile] leanwellback
YESSSS. I was so excited to see this song matched with this movie, and you did not disappoint in the least. Such great clip choices and wonderful editing. Absolutely love it!

Date: 2016-02-14 03:02 am (UTC)
starlady: David 8 holding the holographic Earth in wonderment. (when there is nothing in the desert)
From: [personal profile] starlady
I thought about other songs, but really it had to be this one for so many reasons. Thank you so much, I'm really glad you enjoyed it!

Date: 2016-01-30 07:05 pm (UTC)
winterevanesce: (btvs: faith-knife)
From: [personal profile] winterevanesce
Yes x 1,000!

Awesome in every way! Wonderful editing and a great song choice! Really love the parts that build up too!

I love this! Thank you so much :)

Date: 2016-02-14 03:01 am (UTC)
starlady: David 8 holding the holographic Earth in wonderment. (when there is nothing in the desert)
From: [personal profile] starlady
Thank you so much, I'm really glad you enjoyed it. :D Thank YOU for requesting it!
Edited Date: 2016-02-14 03:02 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-31 09:29 am (UTC)
nicole_anell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nicole_anell
OH MAN, SO GREAT. I looove that you took this song and made it about Caleb, ironically the human-est person there, and it fits so perfectly. Really great editing that matched the different tones and intensity levels the song goes through (the build-up and climax of the "I want you" section was really great, and then the ending oof). Great job!

Date: 2016-02-14 03:00 am (UTC)
starlady: David 8 holding the holographic Earth in wonderment. (when there is nothing in the desert)
From: [personal profile] starlady
Oh Caleb. He may be the most Nice Guy™ ever to Nice Guy in cinema. His inputs are just different than Ava's!

Thank you so much, I'm really glad you liked it. :D

Date: 2016-02-01 06:48 am (UTC)
streussal: Picture of Anri from the anime Durarara!! - she is looking downward, her expression apathetic or perhaps disappointed. (Default)
From: [personal profile] streussal
aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

I love this so much oh my god. The musicality and lyric matches and oh my god.

The section of 0:26 to 0:42 with Caleb and Nathan's weird vibe (Caleb's face at 0:33 i am just. this is so sexual oh my god).

The "I will never leave my bedroom" with Caleb waking up to Kyoko.

"this bridge was written to make you feel smitten/with my sad picture" OF COURSE

"that i'll never love you" with the robot lady screaming at Nathan from her plastic cage. And just the tension of the music in that verse, with the horror of being trapped and scratching yourself to pieces trying to get out.

"saying that he's loves me and he's thinking of me" so she can ESCAPE hahaha

so so good

Date: 2016-02-14 02:59 am (UTC)
starlady: David 8 holding the holographic Earth in wonderment. (when there is nothing in the desert)
From: [personal profile] starlady
YES! Does Caleb want to be Nathan or do him??? HE DOESN"T KNOW. I didn't notice that weird bit of interplay until I was clipping, and then I couldn't not have it in there. As opposed to Ava, who knows EXACTLY what she is doing.

Thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :D

Date: 2016-02-04 06:49 pm (UTC)
condnsdmlk: (Cloud Heart)
From: [personal profile] condnsdmlk
Oh wow, this was so really excellent! You built tension so well and this is such a perfect song for the source. <3

Date: 2016-02-14 02:59 am (UTC)
starlady: David 8 holding the holographic Earth in wonderment. (when there is nothing in the desert)
From: [personal profile] starlady
Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun making it. :D

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