Only Connect

ONLY CONNECT

Eight long years separate
Why did we wait?
Loved ones dismiss us with a piercing glance
Why must they hate?
Daily comments of her lives online
Well wishes for a birthday
It sparks a notion all day long
Let’s go out for coffe
She was shy, small, and keeps no eye trained long
We talk her whole life over
A most familiar song.
When the talk ends, she turns
She thanks me for the meal
I ask if we can stay in touch
If time was ours to steal
She says it depends on he day
In a tone so tellingly flirty
She snuck past her parents to make this day count
The girl is well past thirty!
As she strolls along the high street
Her world knows no doubt.
I sat there nursing a hot mug
What was that all about?

Sombre Footsteps

Sombre Footsteps

On a patch of Earth
Our home, our land
Comes sombre footsteps
Along the sand.
As winds gather
And tides are tossed
We take a breath
We count the loss
There are those that walk still
Who fled so far
There are those that stayed
As the sun swayed to stars
It’s those we thank
For staying guard
In our sombre footsteps
Across the scorching sands
We reach out to your hearts
And hope you’ll take our hand

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie-Fanedit Sample

I’ve been dabbling in an edit of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers The Movie today. There’s already an edit project based on this from someone else, so out of respect for his own ideas I’ve not attempted to do the sort of things he’s doing with it like rejiggering the soundtrack. I’ve focused chiefly on the pacing and omitting the beginning and ending of the film, making it more about the Rangers and their mission rather than their personal lives.

Here’s a bit of the intro

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Spoiler:
-Opening narration cut
-Skydiving scene cut
-Daylight discovery of Ivan’s chamber cut
-Ivan’s “the ooze is back” and neck-cranking cut
-Exchange between Zedd, Rita, and Ivan reduced

Doctor Who-Dark Water (New Version) Samples

Dark Water

Still on a Doctor Who kick. I thought I’d take another stab at some new ideas for Dark Water/Death In Heaven

Sort of anyway, since one of the ideas was borrowed from fellow DW faneditor Whoflix, check out his own Death In Heaven edit here

All credit to him for the bit where Clara and The Doctor arrive at 3W more immediately. I might also incorporate his idea of losing Clara’s gran too

Combining Dark Water and Death in Heaven into one episode is the easy option, but on each attempt I made at it I was never quite satisfied with it, so I decided to approach it from a different angle, and still treat it as a standard two-parter, modifying things slightly so as to minimize some of Danny Pink and Seb’s interaction and keep the focus on The Doctor and Clara as they arrive at 3W. The ending of part one is also slightly altered to incorporate an extra few minutes from “Death In Heaven” which helps build towards our new, and I feel more appropriate, cliffhanger given The Master’s whole scheme hinges on it as a plot point later.

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Here’s the first sample, removing Clara’s emotional blackmail of The Doctor at the volcano and removing Danny’s first conversation with Seb

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Sample two with the new cliffhanger

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Sherlock Edits Approved On FE.ORG

Sherlock Edit

Details

What’s This About? Basically to take the three episodes from the third season of the BBC Sherlock series and reimagine two of them

Episode One is The Little That Remains, a trim of “The Empty Hearse” (it’s named as such because it uses as little of the episode as possible, in addition to being a quote from the Holmes of the novels), removing such things as Sherlock’s explanation as to how he survived so there is some aura of mystery to his methods of survival and focuses principally on the case at hand rather than all the storyline details pertaining to the major arc of the series (except for one tiny detail that pays off in the third episode)

Episode Two is Adventure of Cam, it is the culmination of the principle storyline themes of the third series with a more swift and immediate Sherlock and John working out Mary’s case.

Running Time for each

1. The Little That Remains-49 minutes
2. The Adventure of CAM-1 hour, 8 minutes

Revised Cutlist

THE LITTLE THAT REMAINS
Removed Anderson’s “bungee cord” theory.
-Added a few minutes of “Many Happy Returns” mini-sode up until Anderson realizes Sherlock is returning. Titles follow.
-Reporters talking about Holmes being vindicated cut.
-John morning Sherlock and going on the tube cut
-John entering the apartment and explaining his upcoming engagement to Mrs. Hudson cut.
-Sherlock’s capture, torture, and meeting with Mycroft cut
-Sherlock being briefed by Mycroft on the terrorist attack cut. Sherlock making plans to surprise John cut
-John explaining his situation to Mrs. Hudson cut
-Sherlock and Molly solving several cases cut
-Jack The Ripper investigation cut
-Removed flash of light and fade out when John readies himself for the end
-Removed Sherlock explaining to Anderson how he survived and Anderson’s breakdown
-Sherlock meeting Molly’s rebound boyfriend cut
SHERLOCK: THE ADVENTURE OF CAM
-John and Mary in bed cut
-Title sequence plays after Sherlock meets John in the drug den
-Molly slapping Sherlock after the piss test shortened to just the one slap
-Deleted Scene added after Sherlock is shot
-Sherlock’s struggle to stay alive within the mind palace after being shot significantly cut
-Sherlock and Janine at the hospital cut
-Sherlock and John confronting Mary in the abandoned housing urging her to use her gun cut
-Moriarty’s “Did you miss me” montage cut
-Closing credits song is “Thunder In Your Heart” from Stan Bush
In time I will be uploading the new versions to Vimeo.

CBR Preservation-Why It Was Removed

Online drama is no fun, and now that I’ve had a chance to think about it, and after a small chat with Dan Slott where he clarified a few things in a civil manner, I realize maybe it is time to give some things a rest.

So, Dan, if you’re reading this, I hope this suffices as a small token of my appreciation for how you were with me. I know we’ll probably not enjoy thanksgiving dinners, but I do hope we can stand firm on less patchier ground in future.

Fanedits