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  • Member: RottenJesus
  • Title: Living on the C-List
  • Premiered: 2010-09-11
  • Categories:
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Fun
    • Sentimental
  • Song:
    • Frank Turner I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Nan Desu Kan 2010, Nan Desu Kan 2010 (2010-09-11)
    • Anime Weekend Atlanta 16, Anime Weekend Atlanta 16 Expo Contest (2010-09-17)
  • Comments: **Won Best Nostalgia at AWA Expo**

    After several attempts of making a video for over 5 years, I decided to make a video for the exclusive AMV-Contest on the Connichi (in Germany). It didn't win any prices there though.

    On this project, I decided to make a serious attempt to complete the video, after I abandoned several projects over the years due to lack of motivation or WoW :/ I wanted to focus on storytelling here, which is why the lyrics are pretty important for the video (I'll post them here too). My aim was to visualize the great story Frank Turner is telling here with Beck, so I took a lot of time selecting the best scenes, and I think I managed to stay really close to the lyrics. I didn't use digital effects (at least those that can be seen) as I still have to gain experience in using those.


    Enjoy watching, comments and feedback are always appreciated!

    LYRICS:
    Let's begin at the beginning
    We're lovers and we're losers
    We're heroes and we're pioneers
    We're beggars and we're choosers
    Skirting around the edges of the ideal demographic
    We're almost on the guest list
    But we're always stuck in traffic
    We've watched our close associates
    Often play their parts
    Chatting up the "it" girls
    And they're tearing up the charts
    While we were paying with coppers to get our rounds in at the bar
    We're the C team, we're the almost famous old friends of the stars

    Justin is the last of the great romantic poets
    He's the only one among us who is ever gonna make it
    We planned a revolution from a cheap Southampton bistro
    I don't remember details, but there were English boys with Banjos
    Jay is our St George and he's standing on a wooden chair
    And he sings songs and he slays dragons and he's losing all his hair
    And Adam is the resurrected spirit of Gram Parsons
    In plaid instead of Rhinestone and living in South London
    And no one's really clear about Tommy's job description
    But it's pretty clear he's vital to the whole damn operation
    Dave Danger smiles at strangers, Tree's the safest girl I know
    And sullen hearts will scamper off to victory in the city we call home
    We won't change our ways
    We will proud remain, when the glory fades, when the glory fades

    Yeah I am sick and tired of people who are living on the B-list
    Yeah they're waiting to be famous, and they're wondering why they do this
    And I know I'm not the one who is habitually optimistic
    But I'm the one who's got the microphone here so just remember this
    Yeah, well life is about love, last minutes and lost evenings
    About fire in our bellies and about furtive little feelings
    And the aching amplitudes that set our needles all a-flickering
    And they help us with remembering that the only thing that's left to do is live
    Yea, the only thing that's left to do is live
    After all the loving and the losing, the heroes and the pioneers
    The only thing that's left to do is get another round in at the bar

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