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VID: What You Are [Forever Knight] 
27th-Dec-2008 10:25 pm
FK--Janette






Title:
What You Are
Artist: Audioslave
Fandom: Forever Knight
Character(s):
Janette, Janette/Nick
Vidder: abby82
Download: Sendspace (44MB, WMV) or YouTube. ***uploading now...or rather it should be...kicks YouTube***
Length: 3:48
Summary: "It was an act of self-preservation."

Banner credits:
Textures created by 77words

Image of Deborah Duchene as Janette is from a publicity still of Forever Knight episode 103 "For I Have Sinned (1992). Image originated at kristin1228 's KnightVision.

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x-posted to fk_freaks  and vidding 

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Comments 
28th-Dec-2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
Very nice! That was extremely well done. I gotta say, I don't usually watch vids that much - I might start, but if I don't really like what I'm seeing I don't stay to watch the rest. Your vid really had me captured!
I loved what you did with the beats at the beginning. Also really loved the moment with Nat. The whole thing was great.

Thank you very much for sharing!
28th-Dec-2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
Also, do you mind if I friend you? It appears that we have a lot of fandom overlaps.
Sadly, I don't post much about fandom these days, but I definitely know I would enjoy reading your posts!
28th-Dec-2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh I don't mind at all. I've already friended you. :)

Fandom tends to be the main thing I do post about even if it's way after the fact.
28th-Dec-2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for commenting. I'm glad you liked it.

I don't usually watch vids that much - I might start, but if I don't really like what I'm seeing I don't stay to watch the rest.

I didn't get into watching vids until a few years ago. In the hands of a talented vidder I think just about any source can be turned into an awesome vid but I agree that when a vid starts dragging I too shut it off. Heck even my own! If you do decide to check out some vids I'd visit veni_vidi_vids, which is a vid rec newsletter.


Also really loved the moment with Nat.

Yay! I actually have a slightly different version of the vid with two scenes replaced and the Nat clip was one of them. I wanted to get Nick in the shot so I tried the little swing he does around her in the tag of 'Dark Knight: The Second Chapter". I think it's a much more appropriate clip but despite the nice movement it has it didn't "pop" for me the way the clip used did. Maybe it's Natalie's magenta suit, lol.

I'm dying to vid Nat. I've got this song in mind for a Natalie vid but I don't want to waste the song on what could end up being a subpar vid. I'm still a newbie and I want to get a few more vids and experience under my belt before I try it.
30th-Dec-2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Ooh thanks for the Vid rec link - I will have to bookmark that.

I very much am looking forward to an eventual Natalie vid. Can I ask what song you eventually want to use? Or is that a secret? ^_~
31st-Dec-2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Can I ask what song you eventually want to use? Or is that a secret? ^_~

Nope not a secret at all. The song is "Persephone" by Lauren Hoffman off of her Megiddo album. I'm aiming for it to be a Nat vid with a Nick/Nat undercurrent. :)

4th-Jan-2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Hmm, I've never heard this song. I will have to find it!
And I love that the vid will have a Nick/Nat undercurrent.
9th-Jan-2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Shazam! Persephone by Lauren Hoffman

Enjoy :)

I edited the link b/c originally I used sendspace however I've been reading on other journals about a potential virus infection when using it so yeah not good.

Edited at 2009-01-09 05:11 am (UTC)
1st-Jan-2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
Good golly! That is s surprisingly hot vid all through -- though I should not be at all surprised, as Janette was always the hottest character in FK. I love the transition from her on the loft balcony in "Killer Instinct" to her in the "Father Figure" flashback; that's beautiful. And I'm intrigued by the one moment in the entire vid that Nick walks away from her.
9th-Jan-2009 04:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for commenting!

Good golly! That is s surprisingly hot vid all through -- though I should not be at all surprised, as Janette was always the hottest character in FK.

There was so much pretty for me to wade through. It was extremely difficult. I don't know how I got through it. ;-)


I love the transition from her on the loft balcony in "Killer Instinct" to her in the "Father Figure" flashback; that's beautiful.

I'm rather fond of that transition as well. I also liked the bit where Nick is kissing Sylvaine and then it cuts to him kissing Janette in the exact same framing.


And I'm intrigued by the one moment in the entire vid that Nick walks away from her.

At its most basic level the vid is about Janette putting some distance between herself and Nick. However, I think the fact that over the centuries Nick has spent an extraordinary amount of energy seeking a way back towards mortality and subsequently putting distance with his vampire family is a large part of the Nick/Janette relationship. "I gave you everything but then you wanted more," the lyrics say at that point and from Janette's perspective it's up to her to put an end to the constant back and forth if her best is still not enough for Nick. If she doesn't it'll be another round of Nick walking away and then him wanting to reconnect.
10th-Jan-2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite things in recent years -- about which I keep meaning to write a story -- is Janette's remark in the tag of "A Fate Worse Than Death," in which she tells Nick that she hopes he succeeds in his quest, if it is what he really wants, and he seems surprised to hear that from her. (Then, much later in the season, one could read his enthusiastic run to her in "The Fix" as a misinterpretation/overinterpretation of her remarks in AFWTD.)

Again, thank you for sharing the vid. I really enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to suggesting Ravens and IBs in particular come see it as soon as I get my next "Recently on my LJ F-List" post together. :-)

(Getting your story beta-ed and back this weekend, really!)
21st-Jan-2009 12:05 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to suggesting Ravens and IBs in particular come see it as soon as I get my next "Recently on my LJ F-List" post together. :-)

I love that you put that list together. It's such a handy guide.

One of my favorite things in recent years -- about which I keep meaning to write a story -- is Janette's remark in the tag of "A Fate Worse Than Death," in which she tells Nick that she hopes he succeeds in his quest, if it is what he really wants, and he seems surprised to hear that from her. (Then, much later in the season, one could read his enthusiastic run to her in "The Fix" as a misinterpretation/overinterpretation of her remarks in AFWTD.)

That's a wonderful and very plausible interpretation of Nick's actions. I always liked how Janette called Nick "an eternal boy". I do think it's an accurate assessment. It's one of the things that's so appealing about him. Even after so much darkness, he's never lost that exuberance for life.
25th-Jan-2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
>"I love that you put that list together. It's such a handy guide."

Oh, thank you! I'm so glad it's useful!

And thank you for the support on that interpretation. I really do want to write that story. (Fanfiction time is just so hard to come by!)
15th-Sep-2009 11:36 am (UTC)
I really liked this video. I haven't seen this song vidded before. The song was perfect for the on-again, off-again relationship of Nick and Jeanette.
19th-Sep-2009 04:51 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love Chris Cornell's voice and when I first decided to jump into vidding this song was at the top of my 'to vid' list. :-)
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