January 25th, 2008

Christmas: Teddy (Window)

Crack_Van Rec 10: Vid Rec: NCIS - You Raise Me Up

Vidder: Willow
Musical artist: Josh Groban and Lee Mead
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
Vidder on LJ: toomuchfandom
Vidder's website: Toomuchfandom's Vids

Why this vid kicks ass:

All Gibbs/Ducky lovers talk about how much the two men say without words, how they speak volumes with their eyes - this songvid shows that. Anita uses the clips from the series to superb effect, tying them in perfectly with the lyrics of the song. And it also shows how equal their relationship is; how they both need one another, how they are one another's strength, how much they rely on one another.

The vid is full of emotion, love, affection, friendship, humour, a touch of angst, memories, and also includes a few shots of other team members, as well as a few appropriate lines from the episodes. The song itself (which I happen to love) adds to the whole belief that these are two men who are so absolutely perfect for one another, are a partnership and extremely good, close friends. It is very moving and tender.

Simply put it needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.

And even if you aren't a Gibbs/Ducky fan, this video can be enjoyed as a deep, close friendship video - because all it consists of is what we see on the screen week in week out.

You Raise Me Up
Christmas: Teddy (Window)

Oh, boy this must make me really sad :-(

This week's thefridayfive

01. What types of portable audio devices do you use?

I don't.

02. What format of music do you listen to most often?

Huh? This, I guess, refers to something like mp3s, etc. not genre of music. Thus, we're back to the 'I don't'. I listen to CDs and the radio.

03. How do you get your electronic music files? (pay service [i.e Napster, iTunes, eMusic, etc.], file sharing, artist/label web sites, etc.)

I don't. I buy CDs.

04. What type of headphones do you use?

I don't.

05. What is currently on your portable music player that you are using? (Post artist, album title, please.)

As I said above, I don't have a portable music player.

Come on, someone on my flist please tell me that I'm not the only one who doesn't have/use a portable music player - pretty please.