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posted by [personal profile] astarte at 04:44am on 29/10/2011 under

Artist/Song Title: K's Choice - Virgin State of Mind
Subject: The X Files, Scully PoV, Vid-Challenge Season4: Mortality
Summary: 'Got a knife to disengage the voids that I can't bear - ' Death is the tyrant of the imagination.
Length: 03:13 | Size: 40 MB | Format: 720x400 - AVI - zip
Links: mediafire, permanent link

Again the delay is all my fault, Xandra was finished what feels like months ago and I was derailed by my vidding interview over at [ profile] vid_commentary. And then I felt the need to hide from Xandra while vidding, because I knew she wouldn't approve of where I was going with this idea and I'm fragile while I vid. Heh. Plus the whole thing was off, till yesterday when the draft suddenly clicked into place after much moving stuff around. So this isn't really a season overview as much as a examination of Scully's state of mind. And for the first time I didn't use all eps, so this vid made me dare Xandra to a Season4 remix challenge, because damn, I missed out on the fun and ass-kicking. Strangely she didn't give me an answer right away.
There are 11 comments on this entry. (Reply.)
posted by [identity profile] at 02:45am on 29/10/2011
Lovely babe, but are you going to take this long next time?
posted by [identity profile] at 02:50am on 29/10/2011
Nope, surely not - but I really want to do the remix, so you're in when I do it? And now searching for the next song. I already have a back-up choice, but maybe I'll luck out with S5.
posted by [identity profile] at 02:51am on 29/10/2011
I dread the hours.
posted by [identity profile] at 02:58am on 29/10/2011
Aw, c'mon it's S4 - so much fun and awesomeness combined. Oh, you mean me ranting randomly about music? Heh.
posted by [identity profile] at 04:02am on 29/10/2011
It nearly killed you last time.
posted by [identity profile] at 12:37pm on 30/10/2011
Like always, the words seem to fail me when I really need them...
Just want to say that I really, really love your video and I really, really love the song you chose!
This was a sad season for Scully, huh...

Anyway, thank you so much for sharing! I took the download (extra thanks for that!).
posted by [identity profile] at 09:00pm on 30/10/2011
Glad you loved the vid. I really adore the cancer arc and how it played out in Season 4. It was so emotionally challenging for Scully and I really connected to how she tried to handle it with grace and dignity. I always felt that she did isolate herself on purpose, because for her it were too many emotions to parse. She tried to take a step back, sort it out for herself and not burden Mulder too much, because he's fragile and very self-destructive.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:40am on 01/11/2011
I absolutely agree.
The cancer arc was an amazing storyline and gave GA an opportunity to really shine. Those were some of the best episodes the show ever made.
I have to admit that I didn't really understand Scully isolating herself when I first watched the season. (I think I was too young.)
But by now, having had my own experiences and re-watching the show, I only really got just how scared Mulder was of losing her. And just how much she tried to not let her sickness show.
Edited Date: 2011-11-01 07:40 am (UTC)
posted by [identity profile] at 04:46pm on 11/11/2011
Sorry, real life kept me busy.

Yeah, I agree about the amazingness of this arc and how GA played it. I always connected deeply with how Scully handled the news. That they switched the air dates of 'Never again' and 'Leonard Betts' made everything even tighter for me emotionally. It gave her a reason to act out and process Betts' announcement, before confirming it.

Scully knew that losing her could kill Mulder, putting that knowledge on top of everything else, what was going on inside her, was a crushing weight. That Mulder contemplated suicide at the end of S4 (shown in the beginning of S5) while she was still alive, made it clear, that he would need a compelling reason to go on without her. And maybe the truth alone wouldn't cut it this time.
posted by [identity profile] at 02:51am on 31/10/2011
Oh wow, I love this. Scully <3
posted by [identity profile] at 04:30am on 31/10/2011
Aw, thank you so much, glad you enjoyed this.



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