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17 August 2015 @ 04:12 pm
Kol Mikaelson VID {Character Study}  

Title: I Need...
Fandom: The Originals / The Vampire Diaries
Song: My Skin Artist: Natalie Merchant
Category: character study; angst
Characters/Pairings: Kol Mikaelson, Klaus, Rebekah, Davina
Summary: Over his long lifetime, Kol's wanted many things, but he's only ever needed a few.
Length: 1:57
File Size: 87 MB (lrg) / 70 (sm)
A/N: Thank you to The Originals writers and both Nate Buzolic and Daniel Sharman to make me care enough about the character so I could vid him. I've been going through a rough time personally and this hobby was helpful.

*Feedback (both positive and constructive) is greatly appreciated by all!

Aislynn: Doctor Who - Eleven thumbs upageless_aislynn on August 19th, 2015 07:00 am (UTC)
I’ve got to admit... I haven’t seen TVD since s1 and have never watched The Originals but I knew I was gonna watch this vid as soon as I saw that Daniel Sharman was in it, lol. However, since I’ve been a fan of yours for many years now, I knew I‘d definitely enjoy it, even if I didn’t catch all of the subtleties that would come from being familiar with the source material and characters.

And I was totally right! :D The music felt like such a good fit and it’s not easy to take a song that’s been pretty “vidder friendly” ;) for a while and make it feel fresh and spot-on but this did. Really lovely work and now it’s made me curious about what all I’ve missed with these two shows (which is, of course, about the highest praise I can think of for a vid, when it gets you curious to check out the source material ;) ).

I enjoyed it a bunch! :D ♥♥♥

PS - I'm also glad to know that vidding has helped you a bit through a rough patch. *sends you tons of hugs and much love*
turquoisetumultturquoisetumult on August 20th, 2015 04:44 pm (UTC)
Hey Aislynn! I really appreciate you watching this vid even though you didn't know anything about it. (Except that this Kol character is played by exceptionally attractive men. :D) It's a pleasure to hear that I did the song justice and that I diversified it as well. It's definitely a "go-to" vidder song. I felt like it really suited Kol, though, and had to do what a vidder had to do.:)

I also have to admit that I no longer watch TVD (since S4), but have been a huge fan of The Originals in its stead. You may not know these characters at all, but they are the first ever vampires and they're coincidentally siblings. And all the sibling complexities and mixed emotions of resentment and undisclosed love toward their brothers and sisters are LOADS of awesomeness. A resurrected Kol (Daniel Sharman) in S2 playing Nate Buzolic's original role added a wonderful dynamic to the show for a few episodes. Kol, the "wily troublemaker," as the show quotes, as it turns out, only ever wanted his family's attention and sense of belonging. And then there's the falling for the witch-girl and there's just a whole ton of stuff that really hits me in the feels for this character. I wanted to pay tribute to him as best I could.

If you are interested in seeing some phenomenal acting between Sharman (Kol 2.0) and his brother, Klaus, here is one scene I love.


Enjoy!(Why is it really awesome actors are undermined and usually working on teen dramas!? They're both amazing!)

Also, there are at least two British mainstay characters on the show (sometimes 3 with Kol). And you know that makes this Anglophile happy! :)

*hugs* Thanks for comment. Thanks for excuse to spew my feels about this show and character. :) Thanks for everything.
Aislynn: Teen Wolf - tackleglompageless_aislynn on August 23rd, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC)
Ooo, thanks so much for all the background info and for the link to the awesome YT scene!

(Why is it really awesome actors are undermined and usually working on teen dramas!? They're both amazing!)

Weird, isn't it? I guess we're just lucky to get the benefit of whatever odd thing it is, lol! ;) ♥♥♥
turquoisetumultturquoisetumult on August 26th, 2015 04:30 pm (UTC)
Amen to that! :)