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01 July 2009 @ 09:33 pm
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This will more than likely be my last Clana video.   As much as I loved them as a couple (despite what TPTB did to them), there is no one else in Smallville world that I could ever see Clark loving as much as Lana.  I’ve been working on this thing for months but RL got in the way and then I got stuck and unmotivated but I’ve finally finished the damn thing.

 This video is based on the episode Requiem.  It follows the struggle Clark has coming to terms with the loss of his one true love.  Please leave the Clana wank at home, I made this video because that episode broke my heart and hopefully it will be moving for the rest of you.  Or at least the ones who can handle the Clana for 4 minutes.  LOL  (This includes you T.  :D )

On a more personal note  -  I started my new job on Monday and it's going great so far, it didn't take them one whole day before they threw me into working on stuff and I am loving it.  I've been there for 3 days and already I've knocked out about 6 computers that needed a total wipe and clean install on and today I got to build one from scratch.  I am in geekdom heaven.   Before I left my old job on Thursday my boss and co-workers threw me a 'Good Luck' party, they had lunch catered in and then we had cake and ice cream later on.  I am so glad to be out of there and doing what I love to do but I also feel a bit ... like I left them hanging in a huge way.  Two experienced co-workers went on vacation this week and now they have three new people (can you believe that shit?  They hired three people to replace me.  Man, I think I was waaaaay underpaid.)  but no one really knows what they are doing and even though I'm at the new job I've still been helping them out.  Am I completely stupid or what?  

How is my flist doing?  Anything exciting happening with you guys?  Anybody do anything really cool for vacation?  I've been dreaming of a beach someone with myself on it and a cold drink in my hand and of course Tom is there.  What?  You didn't really think I'd be daydreaming without him, did you?

How many people on my flist have been watching Merlin??  I am totally addicted to this show.  At first I thought it was cheesy and the guy who plays Merlin wasn't attractive to me at all but I started it from the beginning and Merlin grew on me along with everyone else.  And Arthur?  Is totally hot.  Not Tom Welling hot but still hot of his own sort.  I have totally got the bug to vid them next but I want to know how from my flist would watch?


"One Moment More"

Hold me
Even though I know you're leaving
And show me
All the reasons you would stay
It's just enough to feel your breath on mine
To warm my soul and ease my mind
You've got to hold me and show me now

Give me
Just one part of you to cling to
And keep me
Everywhere you are
It's just enough to steal my heart and run
And fade out with the falling sun

Oh, please don't go
Let me have you just one moment more
Oh, all I need
All I want is just one moment more
You've got to hold me and keep me

Tell me that someday you'll be returning
And maybe
Maybe I'll believe
It's just enough to see a shooting star
To know you're never really far
It's just enough to see a shooting star
To know you're never really gone

Oh, please don't go
Let me have you just one moment more
Oh, all I need
All I want is just one moment more

Oh, please don't go
Let me have you just one moment more
Oh, all I need
All I want is just one moment more
You've got to hold me and maybe I'll believe

So hold me
Even though I know you're leaving


 www.sendspace.com/file/7wdypl


www.filefront.com/13950819/Clana-One-Moment-More_final.wmv/

 

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serenography: clanahiddenserenography on July 2nd, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
Okay, I am DYING to see your Clana vid, but your link isn't actually linked, and even when I copy/paste the link, it won't d/l for me. I hate Filefront. :(

Can you upload it somewhere else? Youtube? Imeem? Yousendit?

netlynn: Clana Rooftop Kissnetlynn on July 2nd, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
Sorry about that, Rene. I've uploaded to another site and I fixed the link for the other one. Hopefully between the two of them something will work properly. :\ Hope you like it.
serenography: ClanaRelicserenography on July 4th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
This is so sad. I really want to see your vid SO badly, (I am having terrible Clana-nostalgia lately), but my PC is totally effed-up and I can't d/l ANYTHING right now. *cries*

I will try and access it later with my mini-laptop, but I wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about it!
serenography: clanatimeserenography on July 5th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
FINALLY, I got to watch it.
And now, I'm all teary from what a truly lovely job you did capturing the beauty and intensity of what those two shared - and yes, I mean both Clark and Lana AND Tom and Kristin. Those two made magic together on this show, and you made me feel it all over again. Thank you for that. *hugs*
serenography: ClanaCrimkissserenography on July 5th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
Um... I tried to rec this vid in my journal, but your entry is f-locked. Do you want me to just share the links, or unlock the entry? Or neither. :) I probably should have checked before I recced it. Sorry!
netlynn: Clana Lip Bitenetlynn on July 5th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
Ooops! I unlocked the entry, thank you soooo much for reccing it for me.

*hugs*
netlynn: Clana Rooftop Kissnetlynn on July 5th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
And now, I'm all teary from what a truly lovely job you did capturing the beauty and intensity of what those two shared

I am so glad that you enjoyed it, Rene. And I'm even happier that it made you all teary because that's exactly what I was going for. Even though I didn't agree with the way their storyline went, I will always love the Clana.

*hugs*
tariel22: clark-identity dp thoughtfultariel22 on July 2nd, 2009 08:48 am (UTC)
Oh, Net. I'm sitting here, crying, unable to see the keyboard through my tears. You have always had a way of telling the Clana story that goes straight to my heart. There have been many Clana moments I've loved over the course of this show, and you've included them all here: watching the movie in Craving, the loft kiss in Calling, the dance in Spirit, all the romantic scenes, both playful and intense, from Mortal and Hidden, especially the hug when Lana discovers, unbelievably, that Clark is still alive, and finally, that scorchingly hot almost-kiss in Nemesis. What stands between these two cannot be denied.

I love your use of b&w to show the memories Clark and Lana have made together, and the way you remind us how far they've come by showing us their whole journey, from the Pilot (Lana looks so young and innocent!) to Requiem. Your editing is wonderful, as always.

Your song choice is truly inspired. Of course One Moment More already makes me think of Clark and Lana, and their heartbreaking parting at the end of Covenant, and now you've deepened that association with this vid. The images you've chosen for the lyrics are perfect. I especially like the part with Lana's necklace, past and present, and the scene with the shooting star. And the silence at the end of the vid is very effective. *sniffles*

Leave it to you to draw such an emotional response from me, to a ship I haven't called my own in a long, long time. You say that you could never see Clark loving anyone as much as he loved Lana, and after Requiem, I felt the same way. That's what disappointed me the most about that episode. So our hero is destined to live a life of sadness, always denied the one who holds his heart? That was just too painful for me to bear. It still is.

Thank you for this, Net. It's beautiful, and emotional, and a fitting tribute to this couple, to whom you are so clearly devoted. I loved it, even as it broke my heart.

Your new job sounds amazing! I'm so happy for you! You've put up with a lot during this transition, both personally and professionally, and you're finally finding the joy you deserve! *twirls you*

I love Merlin! I adore everyone on the show, but especially the boys. Have you seen any of the BTS stuff from the DVDs (they've been released in the UK already)? They will make you fall for them even more.

It's so wonderful to see you here! I've missed you! *hugs*
netlynn: Clark Stunningnetlynn on July 5th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
I'm sitting here, crying, unable to see the keyboard through my tears. You have always had a way of telling the Clana story that goes straight to my heart.

That is exactly what I wanted to do, make the video emotional and I was hoping it would come out that way. This video took me forever but mostly because I got stuck and then unmotivated to finish but it was driving me insane that it was laying around unfinished. And? I'm wanting to vid to Merlin but I didn't want to start a new one without finishing the previous one first.

I am so glad you enjoyed the video, I know you aren't crazy about the Clana in the end (neither was I) but I guess part of me will always love them together.

So our hero is destined to live a life of sadness, always denied the one who holds his heart?

I don't know what the writers of SV were thinking on this issue. And while I know he ends up with Lois in the end for me they screwed up bringing her on the show so soon. And they especially cheapened their love later on my writing the episode the way they did. Clark and Lana didn't choose not to be together, they can't be together. Idk that's just my thinking.

Did you see my post about my new job? I got that one I was telling you about with all the Macs. I've got about 250 that I take care of now. I am in heaven. And yes, I'm finally finding some long overdue joy in my life.

Thank you, my friend for taking the time to watch and leave such wonderful feedback that put a huge smile on my face?

I've missed you, too! How are things with you? Still workin' all the time?

*hugs*
tariel22: clark-turbulence supermantariel22 on July 5th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
And they especially cheapened their love later on my writing the episode the way they did. Clark and Lana didn't choose not to be together, they can't be together.

Exactly. I feel like if Lana could somehow figure out a way to remove the suit, or neutralize the kryptonite she absorbed, Clark and Lana would be back together in a heartbeat. Kelly Peterson spouted some nonsense about how we weren't supposed to take the kryptonite literally, that it was a symbol of all the reasons they could never be together, represented initially by Lana's necklace and then more emphatically by the suit, but I think that's hogwash. I think they just didn't have the guts to have Clark and Lana acknowledge that they weren't meant to be, because they were afraid it would alienate the Clana fans.

I think the Lana arc was a huge slap in the face to future Clois. The message I got was that Lois will always be Clark's second choice, his consolation prize. And maybe that's what the show wanted to say: that the ship they've featured for all these years is the real one, rather than the one we know from the comic books. But if that's so, they should have just gone for it, and given us an AU Supes story, where Clark and Lana do end up together. Because Superman as a tortured, heartbroken hero who never has true love or happiness in his life is NOT what I want to see.

Sorry for the rant, obviously this is still a sore point for me. And yes, I'm still working all the time, but I no longer go in on the weekends, and I'm pretty good about showing up for date night once a week, so I've definitely made progress! :)
redteekal: Redteekalredteekal on July 4th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
So I downloaded this (thanks to Miss Lilla's evil influence I have come to ship the whole Clana cruise liner - all expenses included) and I have already watched it three times, converted it to mp4 and chucked it on my ipod because as per your usual form it's one of those vids I just have to watch over and over. But it HURTS!!! And makes me all nostalgic and shit and why must I torture myself watching that final scene from Requiem over and over?? Because I am clearly a masochistic SV fan who is still in awe of how Tom's portrayal of a wrecked Clark can make me cry! Needless to say I loved it. But now demand happy Clark vids because I'm a demanding *coff*bitch*coff* like that. ;-)

On a lighter note - I am on HOLIDAYS!! Woohoo! And of the three shows I am going to try out these hols Merlin is #1 on the list - followed by my colleague's copy of Season 1 Queer As Folk and my sister's DVD copy of Season 1 Torchwood. So we'll see which show wins out or if I just make my life more time retarded by adding more interests to my out of control interests. If I get addicted to Merlin I am holding you and Miss Lilla responsible amongst others. Just so you know. *g*

New job? Congrats! Hope it's everything you want. May your geekery know no bounds :)
netlynn: Clana_Frantic kissnetlynn on July 5th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
I have already watched it three times, converted it to mp4 and chucked it on my ipod because as per your usual form it's one of those vids I just have to watch over and over. But it HURTS!!!

Awww! Now see? That just put a huge smile on my face because you chucked it on your iPod to watch over and over. And you said it hurts. I'm glad to know that I accomplished what I wanted to show in this video and that was so raw emotion for the good memories and the heart-wrenching end between them. I bawled like a baby during that episode and I just wanted to have that same kind of feel for the ending, you know?

YAY for holidays!! Are you doing anything cool for the break? You'll love Merlin, it is addictive and I can't seem to get enough of it.

How is your mum and dad doing after operation? I hope they are well and things are getting back to normal again.

Yes, my new job is the one I posted about working with all the Macs? I'm still at Emory I just moved to a different division. And yes, this is my dream job. ;-)

Thanks again for watching and for taking the time to let me know what you thought.
lillaw: pic#72682431lillaw on July 4th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oh God. OHGOD OHGODDD, you finished it??? (And it's now 3 days since you posted it and I'M SURE I COULD SUCK HARDER IF I TRIED. Wouldn't take much.) I'm so sorry I haven't seen it before now. I'm downloading it RIGHT NOW. Because I know--I KNOW--it is beautiful. I've already got tears. Big messy ones. This song, for one thing; it just... you couldn't have done this to anything more fitting. It's going to kill me, I know it is. The renders were heartwrenching enough for me, but I've known all along that the final version would be the thing that does me in. I've been trying not to beg for this, but I don't think I managed it very well.

So. Going to watch it now because I can't wait another minute. *grabby sappy hug* LOVE YOU. ♥
netlynn: Clana Kissnetlynn on July 5th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
I'M SURE I COULD SUCK HARDER IF I TRIED

Heh. I could say sooo much about that comment right now but I'll refrain and just giggle to myself. :p

Tis okay that you didn't know, you've been extremely busy lately and you've had a lot of stuff happening. I've been dying to let you see it, though. Can't wait to hear what you think of the finished product.

*squeezes you tight* LOVE YOU!! ♥♥♥
lillaw: pic#90745932lillaw on July 7th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
I have to tell you first off that there has only ever been one video that made me cry (and you know which one that is ♥) but this one left me curled up crying in a corner of the couch with a cold washcloth so my head didn't explode from all my crying. I couldn't stop after I watched this. (I'll get to what did me in in just a minute.)

I even went back and made myself watch Requiem again before I opened up the final version of this video, and maybe that made me take it a little harder, because I have only watched that episode one time, when it aired. But still, while your work on this brought out the same sadness that Requiem was so full of, you portrayed what that episode had absolutely NONE of, and that is the literal years of sweet memories they made (whether they happened to be ‘together’ during each one of them or not), and most of all the love they felt for each other. That to me, out of everything else, was the truest thing Clark or Lana have ever known, no matter what secrets were between them or how tinged those happy memories might have been with secrets that could have been handled in a more mature, honest way. Even now, I don’t believe the way they felt can just be turned off. And I LOVE that you showed that along with all the rest. People tend to forget that, or they criticize and belittle how Clark felt about her. The fact that Lana couldn’t understand the necessity of being held away from the truth makes her not good enough for Clark to most fans, but Clark knew the exact depth of the hurt he caused her, and still he loved her for who she was, and he didn’t hold that bitterness against her.

One of my favourite things about what you did with the video is, as always, your timing. From the very beginning. At :30 when Clark is remembering the day in Nemesis when she ran to him, that moment when they’re so close, just breathing together for a few seconds before she has to walk away… that makes me tear up every time I see his face. It’s like he’s grabbing all he can get of her because he knows, really, that it’s pretty much all they’ll ever have. Just little snatches of moments to block everyone else away and there’s nothing else except how it feels to touch each other. But then watching them there, right where you put them along with the words of the song… It’s just enough to feel your breath on mine…” *curls up again and tries not to cry*

I love the effect you used when Clark holds up Lana’s necklace now, in the present, while he’s remembering the day in the 9th grade when he saw her wearing it at school. (And I CAN HEAR YOU LAUGHING AT ME because you told me what that fade thingy is called and I can’t remember what in the hell it is, but I love it so much.) I adore the fact that he remembers so far back, and that even though that wasn’t a particularly enjoyable few minutes for him because of what the necklace did to him, the memory is precious because he was seeing Lana; she was kind to him even when he felt awkward and fumbly and sprawled all over the sidewalk.

And … oh my GOD, I love that you showed them on her birthday watching Bugs Bunny on the side of the barn. *sobs and makes a mess* That has always been one of the sweetest things to me, Clark’s thoughtfulness for her, even though she technically was with another guy, he did that for her because he knew how much the memory with her parents meant. Whitney probably didn’t give a flip that she was missing her mom and dad, or what it would mean to re-live that little-girl birthday when she’d felt safe and normal. But Clark knew.

At 2:30, when he grabs her up in that desperate hug in the barn during Reckoning is another part that just… it kills me so much. I can’t imagine how he felt, he’d just watched her die, and here he was able to feel her alive again. The relief all over him is heartbreaking. But the fact that you put this scene here, where the lyrics say … It’s enough to know you’re never really gone. That was perfect.


Edited at 2009-07-07 06:24 pm (UTC)
netlynn: Clana_Kiss_ Noir b&wnetlynn on July 9th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
Holy crap at the amount of feedback. Dude, did you like it or what?

I have to tell you first off that there has only ever been one video that made me cry (and you know which one that is ♥) but this one left me curled up crying in a corner of the couch with a cold washcloth so my head didn't explode from all my crying.

Let me guess? Idgy and Ruth? That's because it was more of us than anything else. I am glad to hear this video yanked at your heart strings, that is exactly what I wanted to do with this video. That last episode between them did the same thing to me, (at least the scene in the barn) and I just wanted to hopefully give something close to that but more of what I wanted to see happen.

But still, while your work on this brought out the same sadness that Requiem was so full of, you portrayed what that episode had absolutely NONE of, and that is the literal years of sweet memories they made (whether they happened to be ‘together’ during each one of them or not), and most of all the love they felt for each other. That to me, out of everything else, was the truest thing Clark or Lana have ever known, no matter what secrets were between them or how tinged those happy memories might have been with secrets that could have been handled in a more mature, honest way. Even now, I don’t believe the way they felt can just be turned off. And I LOVE that you showed that along with all the rest. People tend to forget that, or they criticize and belittle how Clark felt about her. The fact that Lana couldn’t understand the necessity of being held away from the truth makes her not good enough for Clark to most fans, but Clark knew the exact depth of the hurt he caused her, and still he loved her for who she was, and he didn’t hold that bitterness against her.

See? This right here is just one more reason why I love your brain. You can always summarize what I'm thinking without me even saying anything. This is exactly what I think between the two of them.

I love the effect you used when Clark holds up Lana’s necklace now, in the present, while he’s remembering the day in the 9th grade when he saw her wearing it at school. (And I CAN HEAR YOU LAUGHING AT ME because you told me what that fade thingy is called and I can’t remember what in the hell it is, but I love it so much.)

*cracks up* Yup, I'm laughing alright. That was called an overlay, bb. It's when you lay two different scenes on top of each other to show them both at the same time. But it's cute to think of you wracking your brain trying to remember what I said ... months ago. (Damn, did you ever think I'd finish it? This was driving me crazy.)

I love that you showed them on her birthday watching Bugs Bunny on the side of the barn.

I remember that being one of your favorite scenes and it's mine as well. And I love your analogy of Clark and Whitney because you're right, Whitney probably never cared about how Lana was really feeling or what would make her happy. Clark from the beginning always tried, even when his heart was breaking for her because he thought that's what she wanted.

Going to answer part 2 now ...
lillaw: pic#90745932lillaw on July 7th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
Um. I had too much to say, I guess. Because PART 2. *bangs keys*

God, I know I’m skipping around, but at 3:11 when they were smiling at each other under the covers. The song says, All I want is just one moment more… And THAT is what they want, more moments just like that one. Because had there ever been a time for them when they felt that connected and happy and close? When there wasn’t anything hidden between them and Clark didn’t have to hold back and Lana knew all of him. Even though I think that for all of his young life, Clark thought that all he wanted was to be ‘normal’ like other men, to be more human than alien because he thought he couldn’t be loved any other way; to feel that with Lana for those few days in Requiem, that he could be exactly what he was and experience how it felt to be adored by her, honestly for the whole man that he was, just makes me come undone. THIS is my favourite few seconds out of the whole video – out of Clark and Lana’s whole relationship – because of that truth, and how they held it to them under the covers for just a few seconds while they smiled with their faces close and the bed shattered underneath them and feathers flying all over the room. (And Jesus TPTB!!!! Why in the fuck couldn’t we see a little bit of how Clark’s pillows got ripped apart and how the bed broke in half?? You owe us 4 Clana fans at least that.) *scowl*

And God, the look on Lana’s face at 3:03 when Clark has to pull away from the kiss because the kryptonite is killing him. I don’t think there’s ever been a time when I cried harder for them. She looks like she must be thinking, “I should have known how precious he is, I should have clung to this all those times when he wanted me and I didn’t understand. I should have just let this be enough, because now I’ll never be able to have it again.” There needed to be that realization and I’m glad you put that exact moment in the video with this exact song and lyrics. Because this is the crux of everything, all of Lana’s mistakes – honest as they were – this is what she will have to live with knowing, that she had him for all of that time, if she’d only been able to see past what she didn’t know. And now that she values him, he’s been ripped away.

The most moving thing you did with the entire video was the silence in the end. That gripped me so hard and it still hasn’t let go. What an enormously heart-wrenching effect, and yet how beautiful it was, too. Because I felt like I was in Clark’s head during those quiet seconds, even though he was hurting so much both emotionally and physically, you made it seem much more real. Do you see what I mean? It was painful, but it was Clark. And of all of us who love him, who out of any of us doesn't want to feel what he's feeling, just to be able to comfort him more, even though we know we really can't? Must be a 'girl' thing, but that's what it did to me.

I’m too much of a mess to make any sense, I’m sure. But I just want you to know that I think this is a perfect complement to the end of Clark and Lana, forced as that ending was. And although I am aware that every scene, both from their memories and from what happened in Requiem is borrowed from SV, you gave them more to hold onto for all the years they’ll be apart now. No matter who else they find in their lives, ‘they’ were first, and I like to think that they learned from the hurt they caused each other, and yet despite all the painful times, the genuineness of the love they knew is what they will always remember.

So thank you for ‘your’ ending. I like it so much better than the one SV made. And of course, you know it definitely means more to me, because it’s yours. ♥

*Idgy loves very much*
netlynn: Clana Lip Bitenetlynn on July 10th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
Well hell, can you tell I got busy today and didn't get a chance to finish part 2? I'm loving my new job but I stay so busy the days are flying by and I can't seem to get everything done that I want to. I know you know what that's like. Anyway, I'm not complaining because I am loving every second of this job.

And THAT is what they want, more moments just like that one. Because had there ever been a time for them when they felt that connected and happy and close? When there wasn’t anything hidden between them and Clark didn’t have to hold back and Lana knew all of him.

See? Here is yet another time when your brilliant brain got the point across that Net didn't know how. That's exactly how I'm sure they would have felt and wishing for so many more moments just like that one.

THIS is my favourite few seconds out of the whole video ...

Srsly? favourite?? You speaking british english now? *cracks up* Maybe S just rubbed off on you or something. I don't know why but that cracked me up, Miss Editor.

And God, the look on Lana’s face at 3:03 when Clark has to pull away from the kiss because the kryptonite is killing him. I don’t think there’s ever been a time when I cried harder for them.

Same here. I knew that scene must be included in this video because I remember what this episode and just coming undone when I saw that. Tom and Kristin both did such an awesome job in that last scene, they should both be very proud of their work.

The most moving thing you did with the entire video was the silence in the end. That gripped me so hard and it still hasn’t let go. What an enormously heart-wrenching effect, and yet how beautiful it was, too. Because I felt like I was in Clark’s head during those quiet seconds, even though he was hurting so much both emotionally and physically, you made it seem much more real.

I couldn't wait until you watched the final render where I added the ending because I wanted to see your face and what your reaction would be. But what you said and how it made you feel was exactly what I was looking for. Except I originally had the voiceover included where they both tell each other they love one another but there's music in the background that just wouldn't ever sound right the way it was, so I took it out after I saw it wasn't going to work that way. I'm glad you liked that part, though.

I am aware that every scene, both from their memories and from what happened in Requiem is borrowed from SV, you gave them more to hold onto for all the years they’ll be apart now. No matter who else they find in their lives, ‘they’ were first, and I like to think that they learned from the hurt they caused each other, and yet despite all the painful times, the genuineness of the love they knew is what they will always remember.

Have I mentioned how much I love your brain? There is no denying Clark and Lana's love, no matter how trivial people want to make it out and no matter how much the TPTB screwed up their story lines, time and time again, what they had was real and I will never ever forget those two and the chemistry they shared.

Thank you again, bb. Reading your feedback always makes me feel so much better about what I've done and I can always depend on you to explain how I was feeling better than I ever could.

*Ruth loves even more*

♥ ♥ ♥


Edited at 2009-07-10 02:49 am (UTC)
lillaw: pic#87265435lillaw on July 7th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
I swear I'll shut up in a second. But Arthur deserves his own icon and his own space for a comment here.

And Arthur? Is totally hot.

Hot is just... not covering him, GUH, oh God.

I have totally got the bug to vid them next but I want to know how from my flist would watch?

*stands on top of desk and jumps up and down* Me me me!!! I would! Ohhhh, yes. Dude, you know this. And … well. I’ll keep the Arthur lust to myself in here for now. (For now, mind you.) Because it could SO get out of hand. *grits teeth*

Um, you know I’m ready to spout off scenes and lines and stuff for that, right? :)

ILU! ♥♥♥
netlynn: Arthur Thinking of  Younetlynn on July 10th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
*cracks up* NOOOOO!! Don't shut up, I like it when you talk, I could listen for days on end. ;-)

Speaking of hot .... don't you owe me something?!?!? Cuz I swear you said something about that. Actually, now that I think about it, there were two different things you owe me. :-(

Um, you know I’m ready to spout off scenes and lines and stuff for that, right?

Ok. I am so ready but are you sure you'll have time? Maybe when you get back? I still wanna do the other thing we were planning too but ya know ... I never got any notes. :-( Whatever you want to do, I'm always game. But the Merlin thing has me especially pumped right now.

ILUUUUUUUUUU!!!


Edited at 2009-07-10 09:36 pm (UTC)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on July 9th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness! I am so glad you prodded me to watch this. I had downloaded it and it was sitting on my Desktop, waiting for me--I do that sometimes when I see a vid post and want to grab it but am too distracted at that time to watch properly. I have time now, and your vid is BEAUTIFUL.

I must rec it because I know at least one person who will love it, and I'm sure there will be more.

Firstly the song choice is very true to them--Clana does 'moments' so very well, as a ship. Those rare perfect, sparkling moments which they lived together are so poignant, so the idea of wanting 'just one more' really brings the sense of impending loss alive. But the tone of the vid is so warm and loving, by the end though it was tragic, I understood that she would always be with him and that even leaving was an act of love.

I love your use of the sepia images, and you use some beautiful shots of the early seasons, when they were both so young and innocent. Framing the vid within their farewell scene was very powerful--I found myself dreading the colour shots because it meant their tearful parting was coming, as I knew it would.

The 'maybe I'll believe!' line was so beautiful--I love that engagement shot in the snow and it was used beautifully.

The 'shooting star' line is so perfect! And I love the way you used the doubled image the second time it came. That really worked for me.

At 3.22, the shots of them in bed together are so gorgeous--they always were but somehow are even more powerful in sepia.

Finally I thought it was a very powerful choice to end in silence with Clark's despair. The whole approach felt very intimate and wove a strong connection between the viewer and the vid. Bravo!
netlynn: Clark Destinynetlynn on July 10th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness! I am so glad you prodded me to watch this.

*hides of embarrassment* I still cannot believe I did that but I am totally glad I did. I honestly wanted to know what your opinion would be and I have to tell you ... I am soooo excited! Like I said earlier, I have been a fan of your vids for a while now and I am always impressed by what you do and it means a lot that you took the time to watch mine and let me know what you thought. It means even more that you actually enjoyed it. lol

I must rec it because I know at least one person who will love it, and I'm sure there will be more.

Thank you! That is always the best compliment I could ask for, when someone wants to rec something I've done. It's so hard to find people who will take the time to put up with the Clana for 3 or 4 minutes to watch something but I'm glad you were able to look past that and enjoy the video for what I intended it to: A sad and heartbreaking farewell.

Those rare perfect, sparkling moments which they lived together are so poignant, so the idea of wanting 'just one more' really brings the sense of impending loss alive. But the tone of the vid is so warm and loving, by the end though it was tragic, I understood that she would always be with him and that even leaving was an act of love.

You know what I love about writers the most? I love that you can explain what I'm thinking and how I see things when I can't get my thoughts out or down on paper. Or the way you have this ability to see things in a different light that I'd not even thought of. What you said about Lana always being with him and that even leaving was an act of love. So very true.

I'm glad you liked the sepia toned images. I wanted to be able to distinguish between what was a memory and what was happening now. And the framing of the vid was basically the whole purpose, i started getting this idea at the very beginning and I had the hardest time making it work. I got stuck so many times and I had a few betas that helped me get 'unstuck' and gave me some really good suggestions that it just worked itself out.

Finally I thought it was a very powerful choice to end in silence with Clark's despair. The whole approach felt very intimate and wove a strong connection between the viewer and the vid. Bravo!

I'm so glad you liked the ending with the silence. I was worried about that part at first but my first idea just wouldn't work for me and when I saw the render of that silence I thought, 'I have GOT to use that.' Thank God it worked and people actually liked it.

Thank you again, for taking the time to watch and for leaving me some awesome feedback. I really do value your opinion and it means a lot to know that you actually enjoyed something I made.

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lana :Dbop_radar on July 13th, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad to hear you had a successful beta process! It can be really tough when you get 'stuck', can't it? I have been stuck so many times, and it can be quite a despairing position. I'm glad you stuck at it because I must say I couldn't see any traces of it having been a struggle--it felt very coherent.

Thanks so much for your words about my own vidding. I'm trying not to feel shy or embarrassed about it! I'm really touched. I am so glad you've found your own vidding 'voice' with this work, and I feel very lucky if my vids helped inspire you in any way.

I'm reccing vids every Wednesday and will rec yours this week.
netlynn: Clark Stunningnetlynn on July 15th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad to hear you had a successful beta process! It can be really tough when you get 'stuck', can't it?

With the exception of my first vid, I've always used a beta and I think it's easier for me that way. Not only to make sure the flow seems right but at times the beta will help me think of something else that would work better. This was my 10th vid that I've done and my first with using Vegas. I have to admit, I ended up putting the titles on in WMM because I was getting frustrated trying to figure it out in Vegas. LOL

I'm trying not to feel shy or embarrassed about it!

NO!! Don't feel shy or embarrassed about it, I meant it. I love watching how flawless your vids are and I hope that mine will be somewhere near that one day.

I'm reccing vids every Wednesday and will rec yours this week.

Thank you again, for everything. For taking the time to let me know what you thought and for reccing my vid. I truly feel honored. You are sooooo sweet.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Batgirlbop_radar on July 13th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
PS. You totally did the right thing to nudge me. With the best of intentions, I frequently miss a lot of things on my friendslist and have heaps I mean to catch up on, and I'd rather people waved me in their direction rather than felt disappointed I missed something if they wanted me to see it--because chances are it was completely accidental on my part.
LuckyKryptoluckykrypto on July 12th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
Oh Net, this was so worth the wait. You capture Clana better than anyone. I seriously cried watching this, my heart just broke. They were such a Great couple and went through so much. I love the old Smallville moments you brought in to this, I love the early episodes so much!! I am just completely speechless with this one, it was so good. Thanks for giving me a heads up on this. I had never heard this song before but it just fit so well with what you were telling. Very well done, you are just so good. :)
netlynn: Lana Legionnetlynn on July 15th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Heeeeey Jennifer!! You finally got to see it?? I am so glad you enjoyed it! Can you believe it took me half the stupid season to finish? I got seriously stuck at the end and then .... ya know. RL sort of kicked me in the ass again. BUT. I am much better now but I miss talking to you. *hugs* How are things with you??

You capture Clana better than anyone. I seriously cried watching this, my heart just broke. They were such a Great couple and went through so much.

Awww, thanks! I'm glad you got choked up while watching this one, that is exactly what I was hoping for. That last episode of Requiem just about broke my heart and I wanted this video to show me things I wished they had done on SV. No matter what happened with their storylines, there is no denying their chemistry together and I will forever miss them as a couple.

Thank you again my friend, for taking the time to watch and for leaving me such sweet feedback.

*hugs*