Video Information


  • Member: BigshotSpike
  • Studio: Industrial House of Light and Morons
  • Title: Here I Stand (Sad and Free)
  • Premiered: 2002-01-07
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  • Song:
    • Ben Folds Five Evaporated
  • Anime:
  • Comments: The video will mostly be focused around Tenchi and his continous confusion about where he is and the events that take place around him. This will also be a tribute video to the Tenchi sagas, so expect the video to be pretty sentimental and have scenes with most of the characters (like "There Will Be an Answer").

    "Evaporated" by Ben Folds Five is the ultimate depressing song.But at the same time it's also very beautiful and has a great bridge.Whenever I buy a CD, I tend to listen to the last song on the album first(why? I don't know). When I heard this song for the first time on their highly underrated "Whatever and Ever Amen" album, I knew that I had to make an AMV to spread it's excellence around.
    lyrics wise, I think it'd fit Tenchi Muyo pretty well:

    What I've kept with me
    And what I've thrown away
    And where the hell I've ended up
    On this glary random day
    Were the things I really cared about
    Just left along the way
    For being too pent up and proud
    Woke up way too late
    Feeling hung over and old
    And the sun was shining bright
    And I walked barefoot down the road
    Started thing about my old man
    It seems that all men
    Wanna get into a car and go anywhere

    Here I stand,
    Sad & free
    I can't cry and I can't see
    What I've done
    God...What have I done

    So don't you know I'm numb, man
    No I don't feel a thing at all
    Cause its all smiles & business these days
    and I am indifferent to the loss
    I've faith that there's a soul
    whose leading me around
    I wonder if she knows
    Which way is down...
    I poured my heart out
    I poured my heart out
    it evaporated...see?

    Blind man on a canyon's edge
    of a Panoramic scene
    Or maybe I'm a kite
    That's flying high & random
    Dangling a string
    Or slumped over in a vacant room
    Head on a stranger's knee
    I'm sure back home
    They think I've lost my mind.

    As far as the technical qualities go, it's quite good in my opinion. The picture and sound qualities are up to my usual standard, plus the action/editing is some of the best I've ever done. Next to "There Will Be an Answer" this is the best work I have to offer.
    The video may bore some though. It hardly has any action in it and the song doesn't really pick up. I made this video because,well, I knew that many people wouldn't like it ^.^
    This is more of a personal video for me. I created it out of the feelings and emotions I were experiencing at the time of it's production. Now don't let that get you thinking that I was lazy while creating it. I spent more time on this video than I did on any other video I've done.

    If you see this video, please leave some feedback. I (and many others) enjoy knowing what others think about their work.

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