thedeadparrot: (toph chop!)
thedeadparrot ([personal profile] thedeadparrot) wrote2010-02-06 11:53 pm

Vid! Paper Planes (Toph, Avatar: the Last Airbender)

Title: Paper Planes
Fandom: Avatar: the Last Airbender
Character: Toph Bei Fong
Length: 2:04
Summary: Bona fide hustler making my name.
Music: M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"
Content Notes: Fast cutting and some cartoon violence.
Notes: Made for [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon, because female characters are awesome.

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Lyrics:

I fly like paper, get high like planes
If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name
If you come around here, I make them all day
I get one down in a second if you wait

Sometimes I feel sitting on trains
Every stop I get to I'm clocking that game
Everyone's a winner now we're making our fame
Bona fide hustler, making my name

All I want to do is BANG BANG BANG BANG!
And KA-CHING!
And take your money

All I want to do is BANG BANG BANG BANG!
And KA-CHING!
And take your money

Pirate skulls and bones
Sticks and stones and weed and bombs
Running when we hit them
Lethal poison through their system

No one on the corner has swagger like us
Hit me on my banner, prepaid wireless
We pack and deliver like UPS trucks
Already going to hell just pumping that gas

All I want to do is BANG BANG BANG BANG!
And KA-CHING!
And take your money

All I want to do is BANG BANG BANG BANG!
And KA-CHING!
And take your money

M.I.A.
Third world democracy
Yeah, I got more records than the K.G.B.
So, uh, no funny business

Some, some, some I, some I murder
Some, I some I let go
Some, some, some I, some I murder
Some, I some I let go

All I want to do is BANG BANG BANG BANG!
And KA-CHING!
And take your money

All I want to do is BANG BANG BANG BANG!
And KA-CHING!
And take your money


More notes: I want to be Toph when I grow up. No, seriously. She is just that awesome. Her introduction episode may have been the highlight of the entire series for me.

This vid was a lot of fun to make, mostly because I think I like vidding action scenes the best, what with all that movement and energy, and bending is just gorgeous. This song got stuck in my head for a while last year, and I think it totally captures the right sort of badassery for Toph.

Also, I switched to a new vidding software for this, because video editing on Linux is still the flakiest thing ever. I apologize for the mediocre source quality. I wasn't sure I'd be able to get better quality source before [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon ended.

Anyway, if you haven't seen this show yet, you should, because it is awesome.
wistfuljane: toph (avatar: the last airbender) with the word "brainstorming" (brainstorming)

[personal profile] wistfuljane 2010-02-07 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
\o/ YOU MADE A TOPH VID! TO M.I.A.! *gives you the internet* I especially love the editing around the "BANG BANG BANG BANG" chorus.

*fangirls*
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)

[personal profile] thuviaptarth 2010-02-07 06:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Awww, this is awesomely Toph! I love that you saved the big earthbending scenes for the big bangs in the choruses.
eisen: Ty Lee (landing on her feet). (the image is no image.)

[personal profile] eisen 2010-02-07 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
dsaf;hksdlhfkh HOLY FUCK THIS IS WONDERFUL TWO OF MY FAVORITE TASTES TASTING GREAT TOGETHER.

Toooph! M.I.A.! Together! At last! This is fucking brilliant, well done.

This makes me wanna cry from the awesome.
stultiloquentia: Campbells condensed primordial soup (Default)

[personal profile] stultiloquentia 2010-02-07 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't seen a single episode of this show, but WOAH, what an awesome character! *is hook-line-and-sinkered*
marina: (Default)

[personal profile] marina 2010-02-07 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Eee! I don't even watch this show but that was wonderful!
rydra_wong: Lee Miller photo showing two women wearing metal fire masks in England during WWII. (Default)

[personal profile] rydra_wong 2010-02-07 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I only know about Toph via fandom osmosis, but I downloaded this as soon as I saw the music choice, and it did not disappoint.
zulu: (misc - otter)

[personal profile] zulu 2010-02-07 08:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I feel it is possible I could love this more if I was more familiar with Toph and Avatar, BUT MAYBE NOT, 'cause I love it a lot now! Really awesome energy, the earth-bending and her teaching Aang and her confidence really come through.
arduinna: a tarot-card version of Linus from Peanuts, carrying a lamp as The Hermit (Default)

[personal profile] arduinna 2010-02-07 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, wow, this was awesome. Toph's earth-bending is *perfect* for this song; I love the sense of power and confidence here, and the BANG-BANG-BANG-BANG KA-CHINGs were, er, bang-on. And I couldn't love that ending shot more. Toph! \o/
talitha78: (Default)

[personal profile] talitha78 2010-02-07 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, this is awesome! Fantastic use of the song.
pseudo_tsuga: ([A:TLA] Fight like a girl)

[personal profile] pseudo_tsuga 2010-02-08 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
I love all the clever matches you made between the lyrics and Avatar!
metonymy: Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, smiling. (afp: shocked)

[personal profile] metonymy 2010-02-09 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
UM THAT WAS TOTALLY FUCKING AMAZING AND ILU.
windupbasilisk: the two Nanas (Default)

[personal profile] windupbasilisk 2010-02-13 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
Oh man, this vid is so very Toph, with its rhythm and swagger and sense of fun.
starlady: (dodge this)

[personal profile] starlady 2010-02-16 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
Damn, that was awesome. Great song choice, to say nothing of the editing. Damn I need to sit down and watch all of this show.
jonesandashes: (Default)

[personal profile] jonesandashes 2010-03-30 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Toph totally is that awesome. <3 Fabulous vid, very enjoyable. *bookmarks*
jenavira: Crop of a picture of Tenpou from Saiyuki Gaiden, lounging (Default)

[personal profile] jenavira 2010-06-01 12:09 am (UTC)(link)
When I was linked to this post I went "TOPH!" and that has basically been my reaction for the past five minutes. This is marvelous, thank you!
chagrined: Marvel comics: zombie!Spider-Man, holding playing cards, saying "Brains?" (brains?)

[personal profile] chagrined 2010-07-07 06:09 pm (UTC)(link)
luv toph ty 4 vid <3
such_heights: toph pulling on a sleeve (avatar: toph bending)

[personal profile] such_heights 2010-07-08 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
TOOOOPH. This was awesome. :D
iambickilometer: (actually my name's Marina)

[personal profile] iambickilometer 2010-07-10 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Your editing is HOLY SHIT SO GOOD. Also, you made a Toph vid, I love it!
glass_icarus: (avatar: aang momo grinny)

[personal profile] glass_icarus 2010-07-11 12:25 pm (UTC)(link)
TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPH! *\o/* *\o/* *\o/*

This is absolutely perfect, omg. &hearts
sprat: an illustration of a girl posed in front of a cartoon alien  (Default)

[personal profile] sprat 2010-07-12 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my god, YAAAAAAAAYY!! That song suits her ridiculously well. I love this. TOPH! <3
epicene: (Default)

[personal profile] epicene 2010-07-15 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
Loved this. Fun, badass, and gots swagger, just like Toph.
obsession_inc: (Default)

[personal profile] obsession_inc 2010-07-26 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my God, I just found this and I LOVE YOU. Toph and M.I.A.!!!! How are you so smart? seriously, when I opened this page my jaw dropped and I said NO WAAAAAAY before I even watched the thing. And then I watched it, and it was AWESOME. I have a small cache of vids on my iPhone for emergencies where I need to be convinced that the universe isn't hopeless, and is in fact full of awesome. This, if I may, is begging to be one of those vids.
musesfool: toph (come with me if you want to live)

[personal profile] musesfool 2010-08-13 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
This is adorable! ♥

[identity profile] dormouse-in-tea.livejournal.com 2010-09-06 05:50 pm (UTC)(link)
So far I have only seen the very first four episodes of the show, not because I don't like it (how could I not like it, it is fabulous) but because I don't like watching moving visual media.

I just demanded of my pusher enabler friend when Toph comes in, and now I have to finish watching the first season so I can start on the second, because OMG TOPH <3 <3 <3 <3
clavicular: (Shiny)

[personal profile] clavicular 2011-02-08 06:18 am (UTC)(link)
*HEARTEYES* Toph is my FAVOURITE FOREVER and this vid just perfectly encapsulates everything I love about her. SO ADORABLE. SO BADASS. *twirls her* Aaah, so much love I cannot even deal. <3