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VID: "Make Something Good" (Merlin)

Appeared in this year's Also Premiering show at VividCon.

Song: "Make Something Good" by Laura Veirs
Source: Merlin

The course stays true.

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Password: guinevere

Make Something Good from sweetestdrain on Vimeo.

Notes: I once spent about two months trying to write an epic Merlin fic in which Gwen is awesome and there is a lot of yearning and maybe a bit of threesome and I got precisely nowhere. Then I heard this song on a preview copy of July Flame and realized I could just make a vid. Thanks to the usual suspects!

I wanted to make something sweet
The blood inside the maple tree
The sunlight trapped inside the wood
Make something good

I wanted to make something strong
An organ pipe in a cathedral
That stays in tune through a thousand blooms
Make something good

It's gonna take a long, long time
But we're gonna make something so fine

I wanted to make something pure
An emerald field from steer manure
A wild-eyed child in a moonlit room
Make something good

I wanted to make something built to last
A bottled ship with a golden mast
And through the squall the course stays true
Make something good
Make something good

It's gonna take a long, long time
But we're gonna make something so fine

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Aug. 9th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
I can't play it on my computer? Download or in Safari. Am I doing it wrong?
Aug. 9th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
Whoops! Typo in the download URL, sorry. It should work now!
(no subject) - storm_of_roses - Aug. 9th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 9th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
I almost didn't click on this because I was pretty sure Merlin fandom didn't have much left to tell me.(there have just been so many great vids!) I was so wrong!!! This is different and quietly lovely and really makes me believe it. Love the premise of the servants behind the King. Since I usually overlay their destinies onto my view of the characters, it's easy to forget that Gwen and Merlin are no ones equals in the castle but each others. At least not yet.
Aug. 10th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
I really liked this vid--the pacing of it struck me as thoughtful and deliberate and considered in a way that really suited Gwen herself.
Aug. 10th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
Here from Astolat's LJ. Wonderful vid, love the OT3 balance.
Aug. 10th, 2010 10:45 am (UTC)
I am so in love with this vid. I can't stop watching it. The OT3 is perfectly drawn and by the end of the vid you can just feel the hope that is what Camelot will be embodied in the fusion of the trio.
Aug. 11th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
Oh, Gwen! And oh, OT3. I love the way you handle their relationships to each other, showcasing all of them, and Gwen growing. It's just beautiful.
Aug. 11th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
Love this!

I love your focus on Gwen, and the way present her as one of the architects of Camelot-to-come--this is all in the source, but fandom often downplays it. Also love the parallel you make between her relationships with Lancelot and Morgana--it would never have occurred to me, but oh so true!

I will rec this, if you don't mind.
Aug. 11th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
I don't think this could be more perfect. Gwen, OT3, you just lay it out exactly how it is and it's beautiful. I think I'm going to just watch it about ten more times, and then rec it on my LJ.

Edited at 2010-08-11 02:45 pm (UTC)
Aug. 11th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Beautiful vid, very well edited and excellent song choice. Thanks. I really enjoyed watching this.


(here via zahrawithaz)
Aug. 11th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Here on several recs from my f-list, this is just perfect, what a wonderful picture of Gwen, her loves and her strength. Thank you for making this!
Aug. 12th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Absolutely lovely ♥
Aug. 12th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
oh, I felt so much longing watching this. it is so beautiful. I think canon has been a little unfair to Gwen, and this is how I wish it would treat her. just lovely.
Aug. 12th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
Oh, holy shit, this is so good. So good.

I'm not sure what else to say about it: there's so much here, and it'll take a lot of rewatches for me to find half of it. There's heartbreak and hope and such deep love, and oh, Gwen, oh, their future, together. I had more babbling, but it didn't make much sense, so just: really, really amazing job. <3
Aug. 12th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
okay, the first time I watched it, I knew it was really, really good.

the second time it actually brought me to tears.
Aug. 13th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
Oh Gwen <3
Aug. 16th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
♥ Gorgeous! I really love the editing.
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