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February 17th, 2011

First LoM fanart @ 05:24 pm


Title: Daddy's Gone
Fandom: Life on Mars
Music: "Daddy's Gone" by Glasvegas
Summary: A fanvid centered on Sam's relationship with his father, drawing primarily from the finale of Series 1.
Notes: This is my first time working with Life on Mars, and the first fanvid I've made in ages, so feedback would be great!



Download link (in case YouTube takes down the audio): http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3M5K328N
 
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From:mountland
Date:February 18th, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
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Wow thats great! Really great!

Congrats on such a brilliant first fanvid. It's nice to see a fanvid that focuses on a major part of LoM that often gets forgotten in favour of the prettyness of other parts.

Downloading this and popping it onto my mp3 player :)

*rolls around in the beautiful angst of this video*

Also poor Sam your daddy may be gone but I am sure Gene will happily play (sugar)daddy for you XD <- well someone was going to have to make that joke at somepoint I'm just being honourable and saving someone else the pain of being the person to make such a bad joke ;P
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From:isaytoodlepip
Date:February 18th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

The theme all came from hearing this song months ago and flashing on the scene where Sam plays footy with Vic in the park. Thought it was perfect but it took me a while to get around to doing something about it.

As for the prettyness, well, anything with John Simm in it, right? Can't be helped. And kudos on the sugardaddy joke :D I'd have put more Gene into the vid only I thought it might detract from the main focus. Still, had to stick a few bits in. And with that turn of phrase, here's hoping for more bad jokes ; )
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From:mountland
Date:February 18th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
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It truly is a brilliant idea, with the line 'all i wanted was a kick about in the park' I can see why it inspired you it fits so perfectly.

Everytime I watch this I fall more in love with it, the song is great - I have never heard it before but I just want to drown in the man who sings it voice, it has such emotiona dn pain and is so beautiful and rich. I love it so much.
I love the 'I wont be the lonely one, sitting on my own and sad...reminising what I had' as we never find out what happens to Vic and even though that is what Sam wants to warn him against it ends up as Sam being the one in danger of fitting that description, missing everything he lost/had, all alone and sad. Shows pain going down the generations. The insight into how Sam would feel about his mum, he obviously adored her and I can just imagine him saying 'what kind of way is that to treat your wife.'

The longing in this vid breaks my heart, I am really feeling the pain, you feel the loss of a small child with the words of an adult which just sums Sam up. I can imagine him telling himself forget your dad he's gone yet still wanting to ask his dad why like a small confused child. Your editing just adds to the emotional depth, meaning and feeling behind this.

I want to agree with that but have never made it through human traffic despite the simm prettyness so am not allowed to agree even though i want to XD hahahaha lol well we all know Gene would love to play daddy for sam, give him a spanking when he's naughty and sit him on his lap and tell him what a good boy he's been when he is good :P Yeah, the bits of Gene you put in worked but anymore and it wouldn't have, as much as I love him and his own Daddy issues this was def a song for just Sam and Vic.

Honestly I was listening to this constantly while preparing for my debate today, falling more and more in love with it.Anyway I'll shut up now before you think I am a lunatic (which probaby wouldnt be far from the truth)
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From:isaytoodlepip
Date:February 19th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
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The song really does most of the work in this vid, I must admit. When I first found it, I played it on repeat for ages, so I'm glad you like it!
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From:isaytoodlepip
Date:February 18th, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
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Thanks :) I'd worried that the 1x06 scene might be a bit obscure for people who don't remember what Sam was "hearing" at that moment, but I liked the parallels between these two moments when Sam has a gun to his head and how in one Vic (the memory of him) saves Sam's life while in the other he's threatening it. Something to do with the perhaps idealized version of Vic living on in Sam's childhood memories versus the reality Sam has to accept as an adult...so it stayed in! And hopefully people like you will get the connection or else it'll just look wonky ; ) Thanks for the comment!
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From:fern_tree
Date:February 18th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
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Wowwwww! This is amazing! And AWW it made my insides wibble for poor Sammy D:

The pacing of the song and the whole video is just brilliant. I'm gonna add to my Youtube faves right now for rewatching later :D <3
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From:isaytoodlepip
Date:February 19th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the comment! Yeah, that whole episode made me want to give Sam a big hug.
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From:rincewindy13
Date:February 20th, 2011 10:14 am (UTC)
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From:chamekke
Date:February 20th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
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I love this! It's a truly refreshing take on LoM. And the way you worked in Sam's memories of Vic from 1x06 was masterful.
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From:isaytoodlepip
Date:February 21st, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
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Thanks very much for the comment!
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From:space_oddity_75
Date:February 24th, 2011 09:10 am (UTC)
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What a great vid! Thanks for sharing, it was really good. :)

P.S. - Hope you don't mind if I friend you. Feel free to friend back if you want to. Cheers!
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From:isaytoodlepip
Date:March 12th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
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So sorry that it's taken me so long to respond, but I just wanted to thank you for your comment!
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Date:April 15th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
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From:tawneyzev
Date:November 4th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
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Love your site man keep up the good work


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