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  • Member: Arigatomina
  • Studio: Forever Fornever
  • Title: Don't Wake Me
  • Premiered: 2003-09-26
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Character Profile
    • Romance
  • Song:
    • REM Losing My Religion
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Yaoi-Con 2004, Yaoi-Con 2004 (2004-10-29)
  • Comments: First, this may not be romance to some. I think you can easily see this as a purely 'friends-only' video. But you can also take it as shonen ai (see the lyrics "hint of the century" and the use of the 'Moonlit Battle' scene ^_~ ). Either way, the vid looks at Kenshin and his feelings toward Sanosuke and their relationship. Namely, on the fact that peace never lasts very long before they're tossed into battle. And since Kenshin is the protective type, he holds himself responsible for Sano (hence the "an eye on you" lines). The real 'dream' theme comes into play when you compare their 'quiet times' with the frenzy of Kenshin's fighting - in comparison to Kenshin as a fighter/battousai, those soft moments really do have a dreamlike quality. So the title - it's just a dream compared to reality (Kenshin as a swordsman/battousai), but it's a dream he'd like to stay in if possible since reality is much colder.

    Lots of effects, mostly the film fuzz since I think it goes well in between the guitar sections.

    Warnings: Yaoi, shonen ai, action, Kenshin+Sanosuke pairing
    Editing: Windows Movie Maker 2.0

    Song:
    There are currently two videos available for this song, none for this anime. I wanted to enlarge on the theme I used in my 'Keep Trying' vid (since that was in Japanese and lacked lyric sync) and this was the best song I could find to tell the story I had in mind. The pace is odd and difficult to sync to (too fast for me), but definitely worth it for the lyrics.

    LYRCS:

    Oh, life is bigger
    It`s bigger than you
    And you are not me
    The lengths that I will go to
    The distance in your eyes
    Oh no I`ve said too much
    I set it up

    That`s me in the corner
    That`s me in the spot-light
    Losing my religion
    Trying to keep up with you
    And I don`t know if I can do it
    Oh no I`ve said too much
    I haven`t said enough

    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try

    Every whisper of
    Every waking hour I`m
    Choosing my confessions
    Trying to keep
    An eye on you
    Like a hurt lost and blinded fool, fool
    Oh no I`ve said too much
    I set it up

    Consider this
    Consider this
    Hint of the century
    Consider this
    The slip
    That brought me to my knees, failed
    What if all these fantasies
    Come flailing around
    Now I`ve said too much

    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try

    But that was just a dream
    That was just a dream

    That`s me in the corner
    That`s me in the spotlight
    Losing my religion
    Trying to keep up with you
    But I don`t know if I can do it
    Oh no I`ve said too much
    I haven`t said enough

    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try

    But that was just a dream
    Try cry why try
    That was just a dream
    Just a dream
    Just a dream
    Dream

    NOTE: For the shonen ai fans, the fic this vid was done for can be found here:
    http://www.geocities.com/arigatomina/tobealone1.html

    Participation:
    Yaoi-con 2004.

Opinions (19)

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  • Overall
  • 9.20
  • 9.00
  • 9.67
  • 9.00
  • 8.67
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  • 8.60
  • 9.20

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