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  • Member: Gene Starwind 21122
  • Studio: Full Metal Outlaws
  • Title: Hunters or the Hunted
  • Premiered: 2007-02-19
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Crimson Orchid Decisions (lyrics by Bryan Carmella)
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Genericon XX, Genericon XX AMV Contest (2007-01-28)
    • AMV RAW Ultimate Vengeance, Ultimate Vengeance (2007-02-22)
  • Comments: *WARNING SPOILERS*

    This video was a great experience. It let me us a song that I wrote the lyrics to. The original idea was for me to create a song that I could listen to. Then as I developed the song the idea for an amv came to me. So this video is about "Decisions" we make in our lives. The song has several messages in it. As for creating this video. It turned out to be more difficult than I thought. The reason is that I had to be careful of not killing off any of the characters before when I suppose to. The reason I made these anime selections is because I feel that they contributed to the feel of the song. The main idea behind the song is that are you going to fight or are you going to back down. If you do fight do you know what the limit is? Are you fighting for the right reason? Then the song makes comments on traits for when we do fight “we are no better than the animals facing their rivals.” Then the last thing is the whole “is an image that can’t be held.” This line here refers to your life falling apart when it seems like everything was going right. So the more you look at the song the more things you can extract from it.

    Here are the lyrics to the song

    There comes a time when there is no neutral,
    And you have to ask yourself,
    Are you going to hunt,
    Or be the hunted.

    Now we must fight / in this battle,
    Our paradise we live in / has been rattled,
    But to how far / do we extend this fight,
    Saying we know what we're doing/ is right!,

    Time and time again we are faced with these decisions,
    To hunt down our prey or hide and to be the hunted,
    Why is it so hard to make clarity out of this world,
    For what we are is an image that can't be held.

    When it comes down to it, it comes down to survival
    We are no better than animals / facing their rivals,
    For the strong will survive / and the weak will fall,
    The price we will pay / is the greatest of them all!,

    Time and time again we are faced with these decisions,
    To hunt down our prey or hide and to be the hunted,
    Why is it so hard to make clarity out of this world,
    For what we are is an image that can't be held.

    Now we are constantly being watched,
    Knowing we have to make the right move,
    For if we don't...
    The world will come crashing down...
    Spelling our doom… Spelling our doom… Spelling our doom!

    Time and time again we are faced with these decisions,
    To hunt down our prey or hide and to be the hunted,
    Why is it so hard to make clarity out of this world,
    For what we are / is an image / that can't be held.
    Oh noooo....
    It can't be held.
    Ohhh ohhh...
    It can't be held. x4
    oooohhhh

    I hope you all enjoy the video. I want to thank Crimson Orchid for working with me on this song. I also want to thank all my beta testers, you know who you are.

    Awards

    WINNER OF "BEST ACTION" at Genericon XX
    WINNER OF "BEST ACTION" at Otakuthon 2007
    Runner up "ACTION" at ConnectiCon
    Runner up "ACTION" at Anime Festival Orlando 8
    WINNER OF "BEST ACTION" at Sugoi-CON
    WINNER OF "BEST TECHNICAL" at The Reactor's Visual Overload AMV Contest

Opinions (31)

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  • 8.56

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