breaking all your laws, one at a time. (aefallen) wrote,
breaking all your laws, one at a time.

love is a four-letter word

Certain branches of law are nastier, evil semes than the rest. ONE IN PARTICULAR isn't just formidably huge, but also exhausts you from just taking it all in keeping up with it, and worst of all... the experience really isn't that great. And the worst part is? It is absolutely essential to becoming a practising lawyer.

But the one good thing about it is that EVERYTHING ELSE seems good and bright and wonderful in comparison, and because of it I rediscovered Melee's Built to Last. It was playing on the radio in my brother's room, and my legislation-saturated mind picked up on first few lovely notes of the opening, and LOVE AT FIRST SOUNDBITE, YEAH? It got me thinking about my favourite music videos about love, and so!

Chosen according to style, unique concept, and of course, sheer MELTS WITH HAPPINESS factor.

(1) Dashboard Confessional, Stolen (MTV)

Before the gold and the glimmer have been replaced
Another sun soaked season fades away
You have stolen my heart

This is one of my absolute favourite songs about love is Dashboard Confessional+'s Stolen - to me, that's a song that captures the feeling of first falling in love. And the video, at moments, reminds me of a modern-day version of Edward Norton's The Illusionist (card games! love! magic! childhood romance!), and I love it because I think love's a kind of magic. (also, the shot at 2.28minutes is an absolutely arresting shot of the lead actress. to me, at least).

Stolen is also my Thief King!Bakura song (even though that is neither here nor THERE) for ANOTHER YGO fanmix of DOOM that will be made someday: Pharaoh Atem/Thief King Bakura/High Priest Seto. THE THIRD THREESOME MIX, set in ANCIENT EGYPT. XD

(2)Melee, Built to Last (MTV)
I've looked for love in stranger places,
but never found someone like you.
Someone whose smile makes me feel I've been holding back,
and now there's nothing I can't do.

'Cause this is real, and this is good.
It warms the inside just like it should,
but most of all it's built to last.

'Cause you are the sun in my universe,
considered the best when we've felt the worst
and most of all it's built to last

While a fair bit of the video is the conventional (though very sweet) twentysomething heterosexual couple that's the staple visual fodder for every and any pop song about love, I love the little touches in the video! Check out the gay cowboys 2.10 minutes into the video! When I saw it, I was BROKEBACK SHOUTOUT! ♥

(3) Ronan Keating, When You Say Nothing At All (MTV)

While I am not so hot about the song, the video (even if it is shameless Notting Hill advertisement, is FABULOUS. It's full of text/subtext, the whole dichotomy between appearance/what someone's really thinking. I love the whole concept of the video so much - it would be #1, except for the fact that I REALLY am NOT so into this song. My favourite scene in it is heartwrenching (to me, for I am a sap), and it is the two women walking side-by-side, and one thinks, "I love my Darren" and the other woman thinks, "I love her Darren." omg < / 3 , but so good.

If there are any love songs/videos you think particularly interesting, do feel free to share them! ♥

And since this is a post about portrayals of ♥ in the media, have quotes from Love Actually (oh my God, I know I'm a sap for loving this movie so much). My favourite quote is this one (because I imagine there aren't many people who haven't been there at some point and totally understood that feeling):

So Daniel (played by Liam Neeson) is a widower whose wife has passed away from a terminal disease, and Sam is his grade-school son who's fallen in love. So this is father-son LET'S TALK ABOUT love in a TOTALLY AND WONDERFULLY REAL (and un-real) AND LAUGHABLE GUY WAY.

Daniel (Liam Neeson! ♥): So, let's go. We can definitely crack this. Remember, I was a kid once, too. So come on, it's someone at school, right?
Sam: Yeah.
Daniel: Aha, good, good. And what does she - he^ - feel about ya?

Sam: *She* doesn't even know my name. And even if she did, she'd despise me. She's the coolest girl in school and everyone worships her because she's heaven.

Daniel: Good. Good. *sits on the couch next to Sam*

Daniel: Well... *grins* Basically, you're fucked, aren't you?

^ I love you Daddy for being so open as to consider that your son could be in love with another boy, and being so open about it! ♥

+ Especially amazing, considering that Dashboard Confessional was also behind Vindicated, the ultimate ANGST HATE HATE HATE Harry Osborn song, off the Spider-man soundtrack.

Vindicated's my House song, though, 'cause it goes, "I am selfish, I am wrong, I am right, I swear I'm right, swear I knew it all along". THAT one's for the House FST. XDXDXD Which will be the HAPPIEST IN-CHARACTER HOUSE MIX EVER I PROMISE YOU (I will try not to break canon too much, but NO PROMISES). ♥ My House angst meter is BROKEN from too much canon. NO MORE ANGST NO MORE ANGST. At least not if I have a say in it!

What do you mean, another one? It's exams! I NEED MUSIC TO SURVIVE!

Tags: house, ygo

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