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Vid: Life for rent

I am spamming LJ today, it seems. But lo, I have finished a vid! :-)

Title: Life for rent
Song: by Dido
Footage: Friday Night Lights
Character: Tyra
Spoilers: through 1.13
Size: direct download Disclaimer: I threw this vid together on a whim. I'd been suffering from the vidding mopes and needed to free myself up. This song came on, it made me think of Tyra, so I through it down. I greatly enjoyed making it and still enjoy watching it but it is no masterpiece. It's unbetaed, so you have been duly warned!

Notes
The actress who plays Tyra is incredibly talented. On Smallville and the Aquaman pilot she played cold, invulnerable and chilling characters, bringing a real sense of menace to the screen. In Friday Night Lights she is vulnerable and sensitive, but still has an inner strength. She's also supernaturally beautiful and she was a pleasure to vid--I could stare at her for hours!

Tyra is one of my favourite characters on Friday Night Lights and I was delighted to be able to explore all her relationships in this vid. I didn't want this to be a shipper vid because I don't think Tyra is defined by any one relationship. Tyra wants to seize her life and make something of it, despite being stuck in this deadend town. She wears her heart on her sleeve, a characteristic I have always found attractive. She's not a saint, and she knows it, but she also knows that loving herself the way she is is part of buying into her life and making something of it. But she's also prey to the usual human vulnerabilities--particularly where relationships are concerned. She gets angry and frustrated, but she's got a loving heart.

I'm particularly a sucker for Tyra's relationship with her mother. I loved their fairground scene. Apart from the visual candy, I loved the way it subverted the cliche of the fairground date. This 'date' is part of Tyra's commitment to her mother, who also functions as a reflection of part of Tyra herself, something I was able to play with in the vid. She loves her mother, but she is also able to tell her what a loser she is when it comes to men. As Tyra says: 'my worst fear is to become you'. But by loving her mother (and that part of herself) Tyra is succeeding in buying into her own life. Tyra's a character on a journey towards strength and I think that's why I find her so interesting and attractive.

Lyrics
I haven't ever really found a place that I call home
I never stick around quite long enough to make it
I apologize that once again I'm not in love
But it's not as if I mind
that your heart ain't exactly breaking

It's just a thought, only a thought

But if my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

I've always thought
that I would love to live by the sea
To travel the world alone and live more simply
I have no idea what's happened to that dream
Cos there's really nothing left here to stop me

It's just a thought, only a thought

But if my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

But if my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine


While my heart is a shield and I won't let it down
While I am so afraid to fail so I won't even try
Well how can I say I'm alive

But if my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

But if my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

Cos nothing I have is truly mine

Cos nothing I have is truly mine

Cos nothing I have is truly mine
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