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thuvia ptarth ([personal profile] thuviaptarth) wrote2014-11-17 01:58 am

[Marvel] VID: Repetition

Summary: Engineering is a process of iterative development.
Fandom: Marvel/Iron Man
Music: TV on the Radio
Length: 3:19

Content notes: Flashing images

Additional credits
Diagram of the arc reactor mark 1 by MarkFinn
Diagram of the arc reactor mark 2 by Beresclet



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Lyrics
To arrive ahead of its time
Is the fate of the fish washed up on shore
And you know that it just won't feel right
Till he's swallowed up by the tide
Thought he might know better this time

Born into Capitol lifestyle heights
Got a head full of fever and it feels all right
'Cause I shake my bottle and I suck my swill
And I love how I'm living 'cause I copped my fill

But I can't stop thinking how it's all gone wrong
And the cracks will be obvious before too long
I've abused my position and it cost my friends
And if the world keeps turning, I could do it again

What's the matter with your next-door neighbor?
An act of man, a freak of nature
You can kick it with a complete stranger
I think I hear him calling

It's the talk of the heads, it's a walk in the park
If it don't, then I hope you can see in the dark
Cover your heart
Hail Mary, watch your life unfold
I'm a man on a mission or so I been told
I can choose my victims, I could shed my skin
And if the world keeps turning, I could do it again

But I can't stop thinking that it's all gone wrong
And the truth will be obvious before too long
I've abused my position and it cost my friends
If the world keeps turning, Imma do it again

What's the matter with your next-door neighbor?
An act of god, a freak of nature
You can kick it with a complete stranger
I think the curtain's falling down


We lock eyes and walk away unrecognized
We lock arms and spin
Commence our repetition

My repetition, my repetition is this! [repeat]


Acknowledgements
Thank you for beta: [personal profile] rivkat, [personal profile] some_stars, and [personal profile] springgreen.

Thank you for cheerleading when I was discouraged: [personal profile] katie_m, [personal profile] minnaway, [personal profile] laurashapiro, [personal profile] oliviacirce, [personal profile] vonniek, [personal profile] were_duck, and anyone else I have forgotten forcing to watch an incomplete draft at Vividcon.

Notes
Alternate summary suggested by [personal profile] rivkat: I have not failed, not once. I’ve discovered ten thousand ways that don’t work. --Thomas Edison [kinda sorta but not entirely apocryphal]

Some influences:
  • [archiveofourown.org profile] amonitrate's story, iterative development

  • [personal profile] raanve's post on Iron Man 3:

    How much do I love that little moment [of Tony finding a screwdriver]? Like how basic is that? And it sends such a message of, "It's okay. I'm okay. I can rebuild everything I need so long as I have the people I love and a box of scraps basic tools." And.. okay maybe I also have some feelings about like, "basic tools" being more than just actual screwdrivers but also decent coping mechanisms & the ability to talk to people about stuff & maybe anxiety medication possibly?

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[personal profile] laurashapiro 2014-11-17 03:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay,you posted! Am on the road right now but excited to watch today!