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Title: Stay Awake
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Fandom: Multi
Artist: Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, performed by Suzanne Vega
Summary: Don't close your eyes
Violence against women, implied sexual violence, strobing effects

[personal profile] elynross, [livejournal.com profile] destina and [personal profile] thuviaptarth provided thoughtful, extremely helpful beta that I really appreciate.

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on 2010-08-11 12:25 am (UTC)
kass: Veronica and Wallace stare at a screen (veronica and wallace)
Posted by [personal profile] kass
This vid knocked me out. It's amazing and creepy and gorgeous.

on 2010-08-11 12:28 am (UTC)
musesfool: boxing!Kara (but you can see the cracks)
Posted by [personal profile] musesfool
Eep! That is very creepy!

on 2010-08-11 12:43 am (UTC)
lotesse: (sarc_wifework)
Posted by [personal profile] lotesse
Damn. That was an impressive punch - and so beautiful at the same time.

on 2010-08-11 01:17 am (UTC)
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] jetpack_monkey
This vid hurts. But in a way that says, "[personal profile] laurashapiro is quite brilliant."

on 2010-08-11 01:30 am (UTC)
paxpinnae: A 20-sided die, with the 1 up.  Caption: shit. (Shit)
Posted by [personal profile] paxpinnae
Fwoar. I thought this was going to be another standard "violence against women" vid, and then, quite suddenly, it wasn't. I'm not sure I've ever come that close to screaming because of a fanvid before. *shivers* Now I'm trying to think if you could do a vid about body horror for men that would pack anywhere near the same punch. This is amazing.

on 2010-08-11 01:34 am (UTC)
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] crypto
Ooh -- this one's going to haunt me. The restraint makes it especially evocative and chilling.

on 2010-08-11 03:29 am (UTC)
rivestra: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] rivestra
Haunting and beautifully made.

::shivers::

on 2010-08-11 05:08 am (UTC)
heresluck: (x-files)
Posted by [personal profile] heresluck
Note to self: Never get knocked up on TV. Especially SF TV.

The song choice here is inspired, but it's the way you've cut together the different sources into a remarkably seamless narrative that really makes the vid (and freaks me out -- and I mean that in a good way).

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on 2010-08-11 03:01 pm (UTC)
f1renze: (me!)
Posted by [personal profile] f1renze
Sooo chilling and well done.

PS: I'm glad we got to spend some time talking! It was good to see you. :)

on 2010-08-11 05:10 pm (UTC)
norah: Monkey King, lookin' sly (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] norah
UGH CREEPY. Awesome. but CREEPY. And totally what paxpinnae said about how you could never make something like this for men - the images of pregnancy were especially CREEPY OH MY FUCKING GOD.

on 2010-08-11 07:51 pm (UTC)
skywaterblue: (corset)
Posted by [personal profile] skywaterblue
This video points out the disturbing number of Rosemary's Baby plots in genre television. Eep. Very well done.

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on 2010-08-11 09:52 pm (UTC)
rheanna: pebbles (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] rheanna
Creepy and terrifically effective. A punch to the gut, you might say.

on 2010-08-11 11:54 pm (UTC)
china_shop: Peter and Elizabeth are love (WC - Peter/Elizabeth)
Posted by [personal profile] china_shop
This is brilliant and chilling, and oh so disturbing! Ugh! Shows! Why do you dooo this?

Did I mention brilliant? I only know about half the sources, but it was still really powerful.

on 2010-08-12 05:02 am (UTC)
annaalamode: icon of jourdan dunn wearing alaia for i-D magazine (jourdan dunn)
Posted by [personal profile] annaalamode
I'm never, ever watching this again and I mean that in the best way possible.

on 2010-08-12 05:55 am (UTC)
livrelibre: DW barcode (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] livrelibre
This was amazing and creepy and I'm very glad you made it! It was great to get to meet you at VVC.

on 2010-08-12 04:28 pm (UTC)
sdwolfpup: (s&a: omfg kate)
Posted by [personal profile] sdwolfpup
Well that was unbelievably disturbing. Heh. Really well done, but, yikes. Gave me the oogies.

I definitely don't feel like this is just about demonic/alien pregnancies, with your inclusion of Teyla and Aeryn, since they both got pregnant the old-fashioned way (heh), and Starbuck was never pregnant. For me it is a very damning commentary on how SF treats women's bodies and the way that so much of the attack of women is on their specifically physically female attributes. Which...ugh, showrunners. UGH. We are more than baby-making machines!

Anyway - loved it, in that way that means I was horrified by it. *g*

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on 2010-08-13 03:13 am (UTC)
lorax: Derek Reese Lost the War (SCC - Derek "War Won")
Posted by [personal profile] lorax
Oh this was incredibly gorgeous and skin-crawlingly disturbing, at the same time. Beautiful job!

on 2010-08-13 09:34 pm (UTC)
sasha_feather: trinity from The Matrix (trinity)
Posted by [personal profile] sasha_feather
Wow. Creepy, and a surprising amount of varied source. Very effective.

on 2010-08-14 07:20 am (UTC)
maevele: (liza)
Posted by [personal profile] maevele
horrifying. and awesome

on 2010-08-24 12:19 am (UTC)
gchick: Small furry animal wearing a tin-foil hat (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] gchick
Oh, wow -- this was incredible. The combination of the very quiet, constrained audio source, and all of those dark shadowy shots of UTTER CREEPINESS. I want to watch it again and again, but at the same time, it's much too disturbing to try to absorb.

(I too kept realizing just how terribly many sources there are for this particular trope, and then around the next bend, there they'd be. Ouch. And again, holyshitWOW.)

on 2010-08-30 08:10 pm (UTC)
somnolentblue: statue of a woman from the waist up (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] somnolentblue
This is gorgeous and incredibly unsettling. Seeing the consistent objectification and manipulation of women, women's bodies, and reproduction was deeply creepy, especially in conjunction with the music.

/here via paxpinnae

on 2010-09-13 08:53 am (UTC)
jenwryn: (stargate • teyla; strength)
Posted by [personal profile] jenwryn
This... is really chilling.

on 2010-10-17 08:36 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tearful-eye.livejournal.com
ugh, i agree with everyone.
that was haunting & creepy, but so very gorgeous as well!

on 2010-12-21 02:27 am (UTC)
seraphcelene: (kickass zoe)
Posted by [personal profile] seraphcelene
This is haunting and packs one hell of a wallop. The commentary on women and reproduction in sci fi rings loud, clear, and very true. I'm having all sorts of fannish thoughts as a result. Brava.

on 2010-12-23 08:04 am (UTC)
Posted by (Anonymous)
Powerful and creepy. Well done.
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