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Gift for sweetestdrain (Batman: Year One)

Title of vid: What Makes a Man
Recipient: sweetestdrain
Vidder: dragonchic
Fandom: Batman: Year One (2011)
Music: "What Makes a Man" by City and Colour
Summary: I think I might know.
Content notes: No standardized notes apply
Signed length: 02:45

Link to vidder website.

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I can hear my train comin'
It's a lonesome and distant cry
I can hear my train comin'
Now I'm runnin' for my life
What makes a man
Walk away from his mind?
I think I know
I think I might know

What makes a man?
I think I might know
What makes a man?
I think I might know
What makes a man?

I can feel the wind blowin'
It's sending shivers down my spine
I can feel the wind blowin'
Shakes the trees and the power lines
What makes a man
Spend his whole life in disguise?
I think I know
Think I might know

[chorus]

I can hear my train comin'
Looks like time is on my side
I can hear my train comin'
I'm still runnin' for my life
What makes a man pray
When he's about to die?
I think I know
I think I might know

[chorus]

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bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Once I stumbled upon the song I couldn't not make this vid.
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bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
obsessive24
Jan. 21st, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥
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sweetestdrain
Jan. 21st, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
My very first reaction to this vid is (and I quote) "aaaaaaaaaaaaah jim and batman are in LOVE" (or, you know, their character arcs parallel in neat and interesting ways) but my more reasoned second reaction is: this is an awesome song choice (his whole life in disguise! really, song?), and this vid is exactly the Batman: Year One vid I wanted to see. Thank you!
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it! :D LOL, I agree, the lyrics were eerily spot-on. Couldn't not make this vid once I found the song.

And hee, I didn't set out to make a slash vid but once I was done I was like, "Huh, I think you could read it that way."
braver_creature
Jan. 21st, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
God, that was lovely.
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
settiai
Jan. 21st, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. This was absolutely gorgeous.
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!
moosesal
Jan. 21st, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
This was gorgeous. Perfect song.
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad others are as sold on the song as I was. :D
nelisce
Jan. 21st, 2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
This is really lovely.
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
amathela
Jan. 22nd, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
This was lovely and so evocative <3
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Evocative was exactly what I was going for, thank you!
cupidsbow
Jan. 22nd, 2012 08:26 am (UTC)
This is fantastic. Such a great character study, and the transitions are gorgeous.
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you for the lovely comment!
legoline
Jan. 22nd, 2012 01:28 pm (UTC)
Animated shows usually don't do much for me, but I found your vid extremely beautiful and touching. It's very haunting and I love the song you picked (in fact I'll go and look up the band now!). Great job ♥
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
The artist is new to me but he has a lot of really lovely songs. Thank you for the kind comment! My roots are in animated vidding so it's nice when I can bring people around. ;)
barkley
Jan. 22nd, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Very nice!!
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
deathisyourart
Jan. 23rd, 2012 01:50 am (UTC)
What a lovely piece! The parallels and narrative are clear, and the mood is haunting. Nicely done!
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad that all came through, particularly the parallels and mood.
fan_eunice
Jan. 23rd, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, my heart. Just, wow.
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it! :D Even if you may have been lead to believe it was made by someone else. ;)
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raspberry_splat
Jan. 25th, 2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhhhhh, this is absolutely lovely...really gorgeous, what a superb song choice. Really an exquisite vid.
bananainpyjamas
Feb. 4th, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
That's very high praise, thank you!
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