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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



Download: mp4 1920x800 (130MB) | mp4 960x400 (42MB) | mp4 480x200 (17MB) | Subtitles

Elsewhere: AO3 | DW | LJ | Tumblr | YouTube


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?

such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (mcu: pepper [tony no])

[personal profile] such_heights 2014-11-17 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
Ahhhhh I love this a lot. Really visually striking and lots and lots of Tony feelings. and Pepper. And Rhodey. <3
ratcreature: RatCreature as Iron Man (ironman)

[personal profile] ratcreature 2014-11-17 09:15 am (UTC)(link)
Very cool character study. I enjoyed it.
endeni: (Default)

[personal profile] endeni 2014-11-17 03:06 pm (UTC)(link)
The subtitle link doesn't seem to be working?
loligo: Scully with blue glasses (Default)

[personal profile] loligo 2014-11-17 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
So awesome, and so very Tony.
laurashapiro: a woman sits at a kitchen table reading a book, cup of tea in hand. Table has a sliced apple and teapot. A cat looks on. (Default)

[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!
lynnenne: (Default)

[personal profile] lynnenne 2014-11-17 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this. I think my favourite moment is when both Pepper and Dummy move in to protect Tony. Love saves him over and over.
oracne: turtle (Default)

[personal profile] oracne 2014-11-17 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
It is all your fault that I have to buy that song now.
lycomingst: (buffy hand)

[personal profile] lycomingst 2014-11-17 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Hypnotic, made me want to watch all the movies again. 8 ]
kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)

[personal profile] kate_nepveu 2014-11-18 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
Innnnnteresting. I don't remember the first two movies well enough to really get all of this, but I appreciate the resonances and parallels that I do get. Also Pepper and Rhodey.
minnaway: (Default)

[personal profile] minnaway 2014-11-18 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, I like how this came together very, very much, especially the build at the end, very satisfying (Pepper!!!!) Lots of parallels here to chew on.
laurashapiro: a woman sits at a kitchen table reading a book, cup of tea in hand. Table has a sliced apple and teapot. A cat looks on. (Default)

[personal profile] laurashapiro 2014-11-19 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
This came out SO GREAT. Really crisp editing, wonderful use of continued motion, and the consistent metaphoric strength really drives it home. Love those kisses at the end. (:
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[personal profile] estepheia 2014-11-19 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Brilliant. I'm glad I found this (via Selenak's LJ)
Thank you for sharing.
oliviacirce: (Default)

[personal profile] oliviacirce 2014-11-20 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I am so excited to see the final version!
scintilla10: Natasha Romanov looking calm and badass while things blow up behind her (Avengers - Natasha doesn't look at explo)

[personal profile] scintilla10 2014-11-22 06:14 am (UTC)(link)
Oh gosh this is excellent!
goodbyebird: Batman returns: Catwoman seen through a glass window. (Avengers assemble!)

[personal profile] goodbyebird 2014-11-22 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Really well done ♥
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[personal profile] giandujakiss 2014-11-27 03:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, this is just beautifully constructed.
raanve: (Fandom: Avengers: Iron Man)

[personal profile] raanve 2014-11-28 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
This is so great!!
sasha_feather: Retro-style poster of skier on pluto.   (Default)

[personal profile] sasha_feather 2014-12-01 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
I love this. Great job.
starlady: The Avengers regroup in Midtown (Natasha, Steve, Clint, Thor) (more legendary and more desperate)

[personal profile] starlady 2014-12-01 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
This was great, and it really repays multiple viewings; there's a lot to think about packed into a little space.
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[personal profile] paintedmaypole 2015-11-22 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh man, I can't believe I missed this vid when you first posted it. This is fantastic!