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12 December 2010 @ 12:40 am
Fanvid: Some Time Around Midnight  
Song: Some Time Around Midnight
Artist: The Airborne Toxic Event
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Summary: Lee knows that Kara will break him in two.
Thanks: To [profile] m_a_r_i_k_s for betaing and for sharing the difficult emotional journey with this vid and engaging with it more than I could ever hope anyone would, to [personal profile] supacat for not getting it at first... but then getting goosebumps, and to [personal profile] kuwdora for enthusiastic support and keeping me sane when I drifted from reality on occasion.

This one broke ME in two.

75.3 MB .mp4 (available shortly)


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Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: sadsad
Call Me OneTrack: K/L: Epiccallmeonetrack on December 11th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
So..is this the therapy vid or is this the one you did for therapy AFTER the therapy vid? Hee.

Either way it's lovely. Love the colorization you did and all the flashbacks that have echoes in the "present".

Of course, being a Kara girl, my first reaction is just, "But wasn't it all worth it, Lee?" I think he thinks it was. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee owns Karabop_radar on December 11th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
This is the one that I've been struggling with for the last couple of months, the one that had me on a crying/nausea/nightmares jag a couple of weeks ago. The therapy vid from it is infinitely more emo. ;)

Kara fans' reactions are fascinating to me! Thanks for watching!
(no subject) - amnisias on December 11th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee plottingbop_radar on December 12th, 2010 08:01 am (UTC)
Thank you. Yes, I'm tragically drawn to long tracks. I seem to think my viewers should commit to some kind of endurance-sport experience. LOL! Must be my inner sadist coming out ... or something. :p

But I'm glad you didn't find it too cliched. It's very daunting vidding such heavily-vidded material.
Blue: BSG :: Kara :: Kara Thraceblue_meridian on December 11th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
*squeaks with joy* I'm typically so inarticulate when it comes to vids but I loved it. It feels like a lifetime since I've visited with these two. ♥ ♥
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee boxing hugbop_radar on December 12th, 2010 08:04 am (UTC)
Hee! Your squeaks are very much appreciated. :)
jarrow: bsg-starbuck_bwjarrow on December 11th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
This is a really beautiful look at their whole arc, and I like the way you sequenced it chronologically when it made sense to, giving us that build from start to finish. (Also, wow, perfect song for them, eh?) I can totally see how vidding this broke you in two. *hugs* Reminds me of SfaG in that way. I feel you. *more hugs*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Leebop_radar on December 12th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm thrilled you watched.

wow, perfect song for them, eh?
Oh yeah! That was a huge part of my compulsion to make the vid despite feeling really tangled and conflicted about the idea of revisiting BSG. I wasn't sure anyone else but me would make this and the song was too perfect to pass up.

Reminds me of SfaG in that way. I feel you. *more hugs*
Oh, thank you! *hugs back* I can see that SfaG would also have been one of those vids that takes you deep into emotional territory, that you live with night and day while you make it, haunting you, because vids like that (these) require so much intimate engagement with the characters' emotions and both ships have such sadness and tragedy, as well as the more uplifting moments. In the end though, it's these vids that are the ones most worth making, I think, though they can take a temporary toll. Thank you for reminding me of that! &hearts
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thrace_adama: mini flirting pilotsthrace_adama on December 11th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
I think this vid just tore my heart out, but I do not regret it. In fact, I want to watch it about a million more times to catch all the little moments I know I missed the first time around. What a stunning, heartbreaking, honest portrait of Kara/Lee's journey through Lee's eyes. The way he loves Kara is just...there are no words to explain how I feel about it, which is why I'm beyond thrilled you've vidded them once more. It may tear Lee apart, but I don't doubt for an instant that he wouldn't do it all over again for Kara Thrace.

THANK YOU for sharing this. It means so much.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee/Kara boundbop_radar on December 12th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU for your amazing feedback! I am slow to respond because I guess i'm still a bit emotional about this vid and hearing everyone's responses is amazing. I'm so glad you felt this to be an honest portrait. I too feel that I can't describe Lee's feelings for Kara in words--I can only attempt to capture it in images and through association. And yes, he would do it all over again.
m_a_r_i_k_s: Lee_miniseriesm_a_r_i_k_s on December 11th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! You posted!!! *wipes away tears*

I'm downloading it and I will leave feedback tomorrow.

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee solacebop_radar on December 11th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
No 'oh dears!' I got your email!! I had fixed most things to a place I was happy with (or at least could live with) and then I got your email and was able to check through the things you raised and stay up and just finish it off. Thank you!! It feels such a relief to put this to rest.
Silvia Kundera: lead me not intosilviakundera on December 11th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
This was beautiful. I saw this rec'd on delicious and I'm so glad I checked it out. Though maybe not a hardcore shipper, I've always found the Lee/Kara storyline compelling on the show and I though you captured Lee's POV on it wonderfully. I loooooved some of the parallels you set up here.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee smilebop_radar on December 13th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! It's lovely to hear it was bearable to non-hardcore shippers! Thank you for leaving such lovely feedback. :)
scifishipperscifishipper on December 11th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
Just fantastic. Your Summary really sets up the vid to accentuate the pain of their journey. And for every second of anguish, I know he'd do it all over again if he could. Gah. It's just so good. I can see why it would feel like an emotional journey with all of the painful moments. I love the chronological build and the acceptance and love at the end. It has everything. Bravo.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee dreamybop_radar on December 13th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
Thank you so very much! I'm so glad you saw the struggle towards acceptance. It was a very tough emotional journey but pilots are worth it and it's lovely to share that with others. :)
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee solacebop_radar on December 13th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I know they're not your thing so it means a lot that you watched. I am so glad you liked that sequence--it was one of the earliest ideas I had for the vid, as I think these two 'speak' to each other through their flying and actions... they're a lot more functional there than when their emotions flail at each other! :p

Yay you liked the colouring! It took me eons to learn all that and it's probably still clunk-a-rama but it was a big step for me. :)
cupidsbowcupidsbow on December 12th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
You just reminded me why I love Starbuck so much!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara glowybop_radar on December 13th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
Ha! Well she is awesome.
allowed to randomly offer accidental insight.: stop - hey - what's that soundsweetestdrain on December 12th, 2010 06:56 am (UTC)
I downloaded this vid this morning and I've already had to come back to it and rewatch it several times throughout the day. I was never a big Kara/Lee shipper, especially from season three on, when a lot of their big significant moments seemed to only serve to remind me how fucked-up they were. But I wasn't ever NOT a Kara/Lee shipper, either. And I think what makes me love this vid so much is how you both acknowledge that fucked-up-edness that bothered me on the show and yet still make me ship them anyway, because -- oh man, Lee. How could he not?

Perfect song choice, great editing, totally epic. Love it.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee dreamybop_radar on December 12th, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you SO MUCH. I really love that you can see the acknowledgment of the fucked-up-ness, because I really wasn't comfortable not acknowledging that. For me, this is in part an exploration of the fact that the ship had/has so much power (for Lee, and for some viewers) despite that.

because -- oh man, Lee. How could he not?
Exactly! :)

I'm thrilled you liked it so much, especially as someone with conflicted feelings about the ship. Lee was always my point-of-view character, through which I saw the show, so I'm down with conflicted feelings. :)
imelda72: starbuck blue dress hotimelda72 on December 12th, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD! *is drooling*

That was amazing. You isolated Lee's POV really well. Great song choice. My favorite bit was 1:28-1:58; especially, "she's laughing, she's turning, she's holding her tonic like a cross" or whatever.

*off to watch again* ♥ ♥ ♥
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Karabop_radar on December 13th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for such enthusiastic feedback! :) I am really happy you liked the 'she's laughing' sequence as it was the cause of some angst in beta/production, but I am happy with this final version--glad it popped for you! :)
Becka: lee!beccatoria on December 12th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
Lovely. The song manages to really ground the vid in Lee's POV while letting the footage linger on Kara without muddying that clarity of POV. You make really good use of expressions throughout their conversations; it really makes the vid feel emotive, and brings out the emotional narrative - especially Lee's view on it, since he was a very reserved character, in ways the show itself did not always manage to do.

Plus lovely colours in it - understated, but gorgeous. I never have the patience to colour correct on such a wide scale.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee smilebop_radar on December 13th, 2010 06:05 am (UTC)
*clings to this feedback* Clear POV! Understated colours! OMG YAY!! The weeks of angst pay off over those things pay off!! \o/

I'm all about emotional narrative. :)
Cosette: [bsg] hot kiss EoJcosetteferaud on December 12th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
Wow, I don't have any coherent thoughts left. Just wanted to say that I LOVE THIS SO MUCH, it tore me apart in the best possible way. The way you captured Lee's love/obsession for Kara is just stunning and heartbreaking, it made my heart ache for him... The song is so fitting for their story arc, and I love the pace and build of this, you manage to convey Lee's pain, anger and need beautifully. No wonder why the making of this became an emotional toll for you, but thanks so much for the effort: this was simply perfect and epic. I want to watch it over and over and savor every little detail you've included.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee boxing hugbop_radar on December 13th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Naturally you were someone I hoped would enjoy this vid. There was a point in making it where I nearly gave up, I was so ill with worry over it, but getting your feedback makes it all worthwhile. *hugs*
diarmi on December 12th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love this vid! I don't have words to say how much but this is absolutely awesome job! It's a long time since I enjoyed A Kara/Lee storyline, thank you for this!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee boxing hugbop_radar on December 13th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm thrilled you watched and enjoyed! (And have I told I've started watching Farscape at long, long last and am loving it! Up to 2.10 or thereabouts! Looking forward to watching your vids with fresh eyes.)
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