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VID: "Lead Balloon" (Doctor Who)

My laptop is apparently missing some codec and my brain is too stuffed with con crud to deal with it right now, so this file is not encoded in xvid. Thus, it is slightly large. Sorry! Will update with a new link in a few days once I get things straightened out -- in the meantime, enjoy the slightly larger, prettier version?

Song: "Lead Balloon" by Liam Finn
Source: Doctor Who

He knows what he's looking for.

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Notes: Because Mickey is awesome. This vid unofficially premiered in the Nearly New show at this year's VividCon. Thanks go to fan_eunice for being basically one of the coolest people I know, and to everyone else who joined me in my squeals of "OMG MICKEY" when I showed them drafts.

It's a sad day when it comes to this
but a free man is a happier man
Walk home and reminisce
You were the highlight of the party
My head feels like a lead balloon
I've got little to no memory
I blame myself and so do you
in the wee hours of the morning

Stuck in traffic
Lost in memories
of when we were naked in love
Take no prisoners
Leave no traces
One day we'll be laughing loudly

Mad man with a nervous twitch
you'll find love in a cemetery
Young girl enormous soul with a
heart full of her family
Stumbled on something gold
Is it IQ is it metaphor
Dab hand at a million things
but you know what you're good for

I know what I'm looking for


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 21st, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
Yay! This was one of my favorite vids of the con--I've been craving a Mickey vid for the longest time, and when he showed up on the screen it made me flail a little. Because Mickey is awesome. And this was so well done in showing his journey.

Aug. 21st, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
I join my own "Oh Mickey". I love this character and I loooved his storyline and how he went fom a comic character to a full-fledged kick ass one and...really, oh Mickey.

You vid really highlighted so well his journey and I love the pacing through the entire thing. Loved the section with the basebal bat and the gun.
Aug. 21st, 2009 08:23 am (UTC)
Because Mickey is awesome.

Oh hell yes. *BG* This was *awesome*, Mickey is my favorite character so I love finding someone else who clearly gets it. ;)

Excellent vid, totally love how you went through his arc and loved how you incorporated Rose and The Doctor without letting them take over (which is easy to do). Really just, this is one of my favorite vids now. *Squee*
Aug. 21st, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Goddamn, I loved Mickey.
Aug. 22nd, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Oh, Mickey. This totally made me mist up at Mickey's total awesomeness and the sucky way he'd been treated, especially at the start. I'm so glad that you made a vid for him, it's total win. :)
Aug. 22nd, 2009 07:12 am (UTC)
This is fantastic! One of my favorite things about Dr. Who was how Mickey came into his own, and this vid showcases his journey so well. Yeah, he was kind of screwed over by The Doctor/Rose/his own fears, but he rises above in the end.

Great song choice, too!
Aug. 22nd, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
I was wondering how a Mickey vid managed to slip past my radar when I saw this in Nearly New, haha. I love this so much. More Mickey love!
Aug. 25th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
omg. MICKEY, *flails*

i love this so fucking hard! i don't think i've ever seen a vid about him before & i didn't really mind. but somehow this vid made me fall in love with him all over again & much harder this time - he changes so much during the series. and i love it! your vid shows that so perfectly - first the humour & pain and humiliation, and then he learns that he can actually be somebody just by himself. this is such awesomish awesome!
Aug. 29th, 2009 08:12 am (UTC)
Oh Mickey! :D I am so glad you made this, he needs more vidding.
Aug. 29th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
You know it's a great vid when it makes you like music you don't normally listen to. Fab!
Aug. 30th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
OMG, how did I miss this?


This is so great, so MICKEY and perfect and eee! ::wibbles away, squeeing::
Sep. 20th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Eeeeee, Mickey!! This was absolutely delightful.
Oct. 5th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
I loved this at VividCon (it's been stuck in the back of the mind for the past two months), and it makes me love Mickey even more than I already did as it illustrates his trip from "kicked aside" to "so awesome anyone can see it".
May. 22nd, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
Awww. Mickey! I have long felt that he is vastly underappreciated, and this vid does a lot by way of reparations :) Thank you!
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