arefadedaway: made by oxoniensis at LJ. (x-men; our history is just in our blood)
[personal profile] arefadedaway
Song: Rolling in the Deep
Artist: Adele
Fandom: X-Men Movie Series (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X3: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class)
Details: 4:03 minutes, 52.3 MB, avi
Summary: "And I will always be there, old friend." Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, from beginning to end.
Warnings: Predictable song choice (I’m so sorry, I had to), spoilers for all four movies, blood, mild violence, concentration camp imagery, shooting, stabbing, choking, brief suggestions of torture, multiple deaths. Such a happy vid!
Disclaimer: This video was made purely for entertainment purposes only. The X-Men films  in all rights and forms belong to Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, and any other respective owners. I am making no profit whatsoever from this video, and no copyright infringement is intended.

Download: Mediafire | Streaming:  Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/27344888


This was not the song I planned to vid Charles/Erik too. At all. I had ideas of picking something obscure and atmospheric, not...well, um, the most popular song in the world at the moment that can be used for any fictional love story gone wrong. But Adele tapped my shoulder and whispered HEY VID ME VID ME, and I couldn’t resist, not when images fell into place in my head without even trying. It clicked with me, and when that happens, you don’t argue with it, you just let the inspiration take you where it leads. I love somewhat-pop songs with incredible beats and gorgeous instrumentation, and Adele has that in spades. I think I’ve found my new vidding soulmate. You and me, Adele, you and me.

I nearly named this "ALL THE FEELINGS," because it’s an accurate description. All my feelings, ever, about Erik and Charles and Erik/Charles and four movies worth of (most of the time) perfection with regards to their relationship. This has been my baby for the past three weeks, and I'm starting to become a little concerned that it ate my head during the process. (Locked myself away, hardly talked to anybody, practically forgot to eat, didn't watch any vids or read any fic or participate in the First Class fandom, just worked day and night until it was done from the moment I had the idea. That can't be healthy.) It certainly ate my heart. Superheroes give me more emotions than any other fandom, I swear. Between this and Thor and Captain America, my heart’s about to explode. (But that’s another vid post.) The lyrics naturally align themselves with Erik’s story and his POV, and he tends to have the more visually impressive moments ideal for a vid, but I tried to ensure that as much of Charles’s side, his emotions, and his story were represented as I could within the structure of the song. There’s a tiny blip of footage before the bridge that’s not in high quality, which makes my inner perfectionist scream in agony, but hopefully it’s not too distracting or off-putting. Many thanks to silver_autumn at LJ for betaing!

(The font I used for the end credits is called "Magneto." I lol'ed.)


There's a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark
Finally I can see you crystal clear
Go ahead and sell me out and I'll lay your ship bare
See how I'll leave with every piece of you
Don't underestimate the things that I will do
There's a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark

The scars of your love remind me of us
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can't help feeling
We could have had it all
Rolling in the deep
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside of your hand
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
And you played it to the beat
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

Baby, I have no story to be told
But I've heard one of you
And I'm gonna make your head burn
Think of me in the depths of your despair
Making a home down there
As mine sure won't be shared

The scars of your love remind me of us
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can't help feeling
We could have had it all
Rolling in the deep
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside of your hand
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
And you played it to the beat
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
We could have had it all
Rolling in the deep
You had my heart inside of your hand
But you played it with a beating

Throw your soul through every open door
Count your blessings to find what you look for
Turn my sorrow into treasured gold
You pay me back in kind and reap just what you sow

(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
We could have had it all
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
We could have had it all
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
It all, it all, it all
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

We could have had it all
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
Rolling in the deep
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside of your hand
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
And you played it to the beat
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

You could have had it all
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
Rolling in the deep
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside of your hand
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)

But you played it
You played it
You played it

You played it to the beat
.

 

 

 



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Date: 2011-08-08 04:44 am (UTC)
not_sally: Made for me! (Inception Arthur Eames kick me anytime)
From: [personal profile] not_sally
Fuck, this vid left me all fucked up. It was gorgeously done, the footage so masterfully selected.
I honestly love this song, and it could have easily been a cliched compilation of scenes, but you gave them some wonderful twists and exploited the depth of their history and it was marvelous.
I honestly loved it.

Date: 2011-08-08 09:28 pm (UTC)
chaste: Sleeping fawn with a prosthetic doll hand.  (Default)
From: [personal profile] chaste
STUNNING!

Date: 2011-08-09 02:25 pm (UTC)
srevans: Tenth Doctor: "Woez! Filled wiv emo pain for mah dead evol BF." Dumbledore: "Tell me about it, bitch." (who: all my OTPs are the same OTP)
From: [personal profile] srevans
... the Erik/Charles fanwork I didn't know I'd been waiting for. Beautiful.

Date: 2011-08-09 08:41 pm (UTC)
neveralarch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] neveralarch
I love this - thank you for making it.

Date: 2011-08-10 05:26 am (UTC)
the_antichris: Erik and Charles lounging on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial (X-Men Lincoln)
From: [personal profile] the_antichris
This is fantastic - I love vids that use X1-X3 footage, and you do it the best I've seen.

Date: 2011-08-10 10:47 pm (UTC)
potted_music: (Default)
From: [personal profile] potted_music
I loved this vid - thank you!

Rolling in the Deep

Date: 2011-08-11 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] eileenlufkin
I don't see how you have resisted this song. You make it fit so well.

Date: 2011-08-14 10:11 pm (UTC)
disprove: (Default)
From: [personal profile] disprove
That was truly excellent editing! I love the bits during and after Charles's death.

Date: 2011-08-15 02:31 am (UTC)
inkjunket: (Default)
From: [personal profile] inkjunket
This was amazing and perfect. It definitely put all my X-Men feelings into beautiful Adele-ified technicolor.

Date: 2011-08-27 11:39 pm (UTC)
out_there: I *heart* El! (WC: El by  btfl_decadence)
From: [personal profile] out_there
I just wanted to say this is fantastic. ALl the potential and the passion between them, that acknowledgement that Charle and Erik were so close to having it right but there were still so many reasons why it couldn't work.

This vid makes me want to sit down and watch all of the X-Men movies again just to watch the progression of Charles and Erik -- and then find a fics to read that make it right.

Date: 2011-08-28 04:37 pm (UTC)
lurkmuch: (xmfc_strippers!)
From: [personal profile] lurkmuch
This is AMAZING. I can't stop watching it, and I get chills each time!

Date: 2011-08-30 05:56 pm (UTC)
greenapple: (vids)
From: [personal profile] greenapple
I enjoyed this.

Date: 2011-09-21 08:13 am (UTC)
januar: Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender pointing straight out ([atla] toph)
From: [personal profile] januar
THIS. Omg, ALL THE FEELINGS would totally be an appropriate title for this. The way you blended the older three movies with First Class is perfect! Now I want to go back and rewatch all the movies for the Erik and Charles interactions.

Date: 2011-10-09 12:35 am (UTC)
were_duck: two ships on the ocean, clear blue sky (Age of Sail ships)
From: [personal profile] were_duck
This is such a beautiful, perfect vid. I see it behind my eyelids whenever I hear the song and it always gives me feelings.

Date: 2011-11-05 09:19 am (UTC)
meelie: (dino comics - this is awesome)
From: [personal profile] meelie
Awesome vid! I am blown away!

Date: 2011-11-16 12:14 pm (UTC)
trouble: Sketch of Hermoine from Harry Potter with "Bookworms will rule the world (after we finish the background reading)" on it (Default)
From: [personal profile] trouble
Are you aware that someone uploaded this vid to Youtube?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHGQvM7LEGc

Date: 2011-12-05 04:18 pm (UTC)
jb_slasher: melissa mccarthy (i know this will burn you)
From: [personal profile] jb_slasher
This is beautiful. You took the whole movie series experience and made it into a lament for these two. It breaks my heart and my brain and you make me have ALL THE(SE) FEELINGS and it's Awesome.

Date: 2012-06-06 11:32 pm (UTC)
syredronning: (chris_pine_laughing)
From: [personal profile] syredronning
Lovely, lovely!

Date: 2012-07-03 01:47 pm (UTC)
khaleesian: Van made this and I looooooves it! (Default)
From: [personal profile] khaleesian
I think 'all the feelings' would be an uncannily accurate title. I saw this at about 2AM last night and I barely restrained myself from getting down on the floor and banging my head on the tile.

Date: 2013-01-07 08:32 pm (UTC)
cee_m: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cee_m
LORD that was good! Jeezy. got this as a rec from someone and such a great telling of their story line. So many great moments, great feelings, and just a dynamite vid!

Date: 2013-12-24 09:02 am (UTC)
wyomingnot: (wyomingnot by calathea)
From: [personal profile] wyomingnot
This vid was rec'd to me earlier this year. I had a data loss and had to go find this again. Neither the posted download link nor the vimeo link work now. :(

And while it's really not cool that someone has uploaded your vid to youtube (though I suppose it counts for something that they did halfass credit you), I'm glad they did because that was the only way for me to get a hold of the vid again.

That said, this vid is totally worth the effort of tracking down on the internet. It's a beautiful beautiful clever thing. <3

Date: 2015-08-05 03:51 am (UTC)
llaras: (Default)
From: [personal profile] llaras
Hi~! I came to rewatch and/or download this after seeing it at the 2014 Bitchinparty. Do you have it uploaded anywhere else? Thanks for your time and many kudos for the great vid!

Date: 2016-10-23 02:44 am (UTC)
thefourthvine: Two people fucking, rearview: sex is the universal fandom. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thefourthvine
Hi! This vid was recommended to me, and I'd love to watch it. Do you happen to have any recent uploads or links?

Thanks!
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