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06 December 2010 @ 07:18 pm
[vid] untouchable; misfits; alisha/simon  


title: untouchable
fandom; pairing: misfits; alisha/simon
song; artist: my skin; natalie merchant
length; format: 3:37; avi
spoilers: through 2.04
downloads: 28.5MBS
embed: here @ vimeo
beta watcher: gigglemonster





So, Misfits. I guess I owe this show some thanks. I wanted to do an Alisha/Simon vid that focused mainly on Alisha's pov. The beginning is something of a mini character study on dear Alisha. And then we've got superhero Simon and lots of angst and tragedy and you know, the rest is history. While the song seems kind of liberating, for Alisha, I am not really sure the events that unfold are. So it's a touch of irony if you want to call it that. In the end, she's probably more untouchable now than she was before. Sad, really.

On a personal note: This is probably my first full length vid in over three years. [I'm guessing.] So this is pretty special to me. Regardless of whatever else feels important. The fact that I did this? Is kind of insane to me right now. So yes, thank you Misfits. [And thank you gigglemonster for both introducing me to the show and making me the lovely art you see above! Oh! And she was my beta too!]


My Skin, Natalie Merchant
Take a look at my body
Look at my hands
There's so much here
That I don't understand

Your face saving promises
Whispered like prayers
I don't need them
I don't need them

I've been treated so wrong
I've been treated so long
As if I'm becoming untouchable

Oh, I need
The darkness
The sweetness
The sadness
The weakness
Oh, I need this

I need
A lullaby
A kiss goodnight
Angel sweet
Love of my life
Oh, I need this

I'm a slow dying flower
Frost killing hour
The sweet turning sour
And untouchable

Do you remember the way
That you touched me before
All the trembling sweetness
I loved and adored?

Your face saving promises
Whispered like prayers
I don't need them
No, I don't need them

I need
The darkness
The sweetness
The sadness
The weakness
Oh, I need this

I need
A lullaby
A kiss goodnight
The angel sweet
Love of my life
I need this

Well is it dark enough?
Can you see me?
Do you want me?
Can you reach me?
Or I'm leaving

You better shut your mouth
And hold your breath
You kiss me now, you'll catch your death
Oh, I mean this
Oh, I need this

 
 
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Magali - Lady Gawainladygawain on December 7th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
I wept. This song is really perfect for Alisha, and for the two of them. I just....

Beautiful. Thank you for this. I especially loved how you worked the beginning and the end, just really poignant and I think this is my favorite Simon/Alisha video ever. Just wow.

Edited at 2010-12-07 12:40 am (UTC)
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. Means a lot since I know there are a ton of them out there right now!

Dayln: ☠ s/a. love is like a singigglemonster on December 7th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
KC!
KC!
KC!
A VID! A GORGEOUS AMAZING WONDERFUL VID!
First of all I would just like to say that you rock and I'm so proud of you and this is a hell of a vid to come back on.
I'm so glad you decided to go with this song - it really is perfect for them and Alisha especially.
The editing in this just feels so fluid and natural. It's so pretty. I have to say again how much I adore the way you cut the love scene. Probably my favorite section of the vid. Next to the clever opening/closing shots.
YAY FOR THIS VID!
♥!
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
Dayl! Thank you so much for encouraging me and for getting me to watch this show and for beta watching and the graphic and the song and you know, just listening to every tiny little thing that was happening with this.

That's a really beautiful love scene -- I think I could have not cut it at all and it would be good! Haha.

YAY!
abarbiestoryabarbiestory on December 7th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
if you wanted me to cry then job well done!

seriously, this was such a good song choice! honestly i'm a lil speechless...just...great job!
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Aw, I'm sorry.

*hands you tissues*

Thank you!
goddess09807goddess09807 on December 7th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous. Great song choices and editing.
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Thanks very much!
Silvia Kunderasilviakundera on December 7th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
I loved the opening, and very nice cutting and scene transitions throughout. Good character stuff for Alisha in with the A/S. I've been wanting to see more good Alisha vids come out! (I think she's become a complex character and there's a lot to explore there.)
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
Yeah I think so too, about Alisha. If there's one (more) thing this storyline has done, besides transfix us all with its perfection, it is that is has added a million layers to Alisha's character. Or should I say revealed them. Thank you!
Glenn: cookhornshypertwink on December 7th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! This was very good (and admittedly, I'm not a fan of hers although Alisha/Simon is my OTP).
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
You're welcome! I haven't really had a chance to pick favorites yet, except I know that Nathan is some kind of psychological experiment being conducted on the TV audience. "How vile can a character get and still be liked?" Hahaha. I'm not falling for it!

Thank you, by the way! :)
miss c: david cook - ♥tiggz on December 7th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
wowowowow!!! that was all kinds of beautiful.
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Thank you for watching!
Semi-Obsessive Me: bn - Fiona side scrollsol_se on December 7th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
That was really beautiful and heartbreaking. I've never seen the show, so I'm sure I missed context stuff, but still really enjoyed it.

Also, yay you for finishing a vid! woo!

Edited at 2010-12-07 02:08 am (UTC)
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for watching, hon! You definitely missed some context but I'm so glad it worked anyway. That is always a wonderful compliment.

And yes! I am so proud of myself just for finishing one!
ace_nikkeiace_nikkei on December 7th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
This was so beautiful!
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Thank you! Much appreciated! :D
peachytrivialidades on December 7th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
One of the most awesome videos i've ever watched.
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Oh wow! You shot me dead with that awesome comment, hit girl.
Melshotglasscandy on December 7th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
I love this. Most fanvideos I see lately, even if they're trying to be poignant, have tons of filters and textures and crazy transitions and ugh, it's just overkill, so I really really appreciate the clean simple editing work you've done with this. It's very pretty. Perfect song choice, too.
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. I really wanted to make something that really did them justice and wasn't too short (but not too long either). I very much appreciate the comment of the clean editing -- there is a touch of color and whatnot on here but that was really just to clean it up. I do appreciate effects when they serve to enhance. I feel like I just wanted the story to tell itself here. I'm so pleased that I achieved that goal!
Rikkilostinspace75 on December 7th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
cool
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
Woo!
daybreak777: daybreak mountains-no namedaybreak777 on December 7th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
That was a great vid! So good to see you vidding. It felt like a special vid and that song . . . it's such a good song.

I need to watch this show!
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
Thank you sweetheart! I am really really happy to be 'back in the game' so to speak. Even if it might be temporary. Haha. It is a really special story and a really excellent song.

You do! This is the most classically dramatic storyline on the show. The rest of it is pretty surprising but I'd recommend it. If only for the opportunity to get to this storyline and be able to appreciate the full weight of it. Because trust me, it is even heavier than it looks.
Kimthatonekimgirl on December 7th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
Oh God, this is gorgeous. Wow.

THIS STORYLINE, OMG.
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D

I KNOW. PERFECTION.
because I'm fun like that: Misfits - (201) Simon's stressedmarishna on December 7th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
I'm not a vid person at all, it's been literally a couple years since I've watched any but since this recent spate of Simon/Alisha vids have popped up I've been watching quite a few. This one is probably one of, if not the, best I've seen so far. Great pacing, loved the story, great song--it really showed Alisha's evolution and brought her across as a strong person.

Awesome!
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
Oh wow what an amazing compliment. I thank you so much. I really agree with you about Alisha evolving. Really nice development on that show and I wanted to exhibit it here!

Really, thank you so much for watching and so much for your comment.
Vanessajust_vee on December 7th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
So amazing! I love that it's in Alisha's point of view. I feel like she's the least developed, up until this Simon business, so you focusing on her was great!
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
Well thank you. I am so looking forward to watching her character in the next couple of episodes. It should be interesting!

Thanks again!
Stephanie: STOCK. born (lost) on the fourth of julyslybrunette on December 7th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
So I have no idea what's going on. It's better that way.

Um. THIS WAS VERY PRETTY. Also, this song is like a favorite of mine from my impressionable years and it is vidded to death but you, like, reinvigorated it. Or something. It's just really, really well done and new and shiny. Excellent flow as well.

So glad to see you vidding again bb!
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
Yes, YES. OMG The song is a vidders favorite and I was so damn hesitant to use it but I just had to because it spoke to this story so well. I'm glad I "reinvigorated" it. That is what I like to hear because using it was truly a leap of faith.

Thank you!
oldgurloldgurl on December 7th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
this was amazing. as heart-wrenching as Alisha and f!Simon's storyline is, I was like this by the end:

Photobucket

Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
Now that's a Simon I didn't expect to see popping up in this thread! Haha. I love it.

Thank you so much!
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Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear! I am so flattered! Really glad you took the time to watch and that it was worth it. :)
Christinadiableriewillow on December 7th, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
This song ♥

When I saw the title of the vid, I hoped it would be this song used.

Beautiful job! It captures Alisha and her relationship to Simon so well. Love it
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, this song is just beautiful. I had seriously reservations about using it though because honestly it is an extremely common song to vid but I thought I'd give it a go anyway because it was so perfect for Alisha and this storyline I thought.

Thank you!
(no subject) - diableriewillow on December 9th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
Wendy's Twiniamalreadyinuse on December 7th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
beautiful!!!
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you, hon! :)
more_lemonade: Misfits - Nathan - sadmore_lemonade on December 7th, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)
PERFECT. <3
Going straight to my ipod.
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
Oh yay! I was hoping to make it on to someone's iPod! Speaking of that do you know any good tools for converting video files for an iPod? I was thinking of converting this and providing and upload but I've no idea how to do it.
(no subject) - more_lemonade on December 7th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - crickets on December 7th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
JENSEN PADALECKI.websofseaweed on December 7th, 2010 07:29 am (UTC)
This video is just...incredible. I don't think the song choice could have been more perfect and your editing is flawless. Amazing job!
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
Aw wow, really? Thank you so, so much!
assguards: misfitsmrsfisk on December 7th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
;__;

OMG I can't even
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
Aw.

*hugs*

Don't cry. It'll be okay, really.
Genevieve: Misfits: Alisha's Sunglassesgenaschuyler on December 7th, 2010 09:36 am (UTC)
Okay, I kind of really love this. I don't do videos a lot, but I'm really glad I clicked through on this. I always pictured Future!Simon as the one who could finally touch her and we know that eventually, Current!Simon should be able to, but in the meantime, she's so terribly alone and I hadn't really thought of that before this.

Brava.
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 7th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad you clicked through too! Thank you! She is. She really really is and making this vid was almost as much as an eye opener for me as it was for you, haha! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :)