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Well, I finally did it. I vidded my beloved kdrama. Epicness.

Title: Matches to Paperdolls
Video: The Great Queen Seondeok // MBC
Audio: Matches to Paperdolls // Dessa
Summary: Mishil, Deokman, war in every arena, odds it would be madness to play.
Notes: With many thanks to [ profile] cyborganize for the beta.

Direct download available here. 45 megs approx. RightClickSaveAs.

Password: vidses

Cross-posted to [ profile] vidding and [ profile] kdramas

Other vids available here.

Date: 2012-08-28 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
WOW! This vid is amazing. The way it builds is like a juggernaut to an inevitable conclusion. And it's gorgeous all the way through, with the flashing fades and cuts and the timing is just impecable.

I really want to see the source now. I mean, I did before, too, when you talked about the story, but now with the incredible visuals that go with it... (I do tend to be a very visual person, even with the written word.)

Did you say the source was available to watch online?

Date: 2012-08-29 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]


That is all. ;-)

Date: 2012-08-29 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I'm so glad that the tension and structure come through even when you're not familiar with the show. I really wanted to do justice to that conflict and also to how beautiful the show can be. ♥

I'm so thrilled you want to watch it. I mean, take your time, because it's enormously long, but yes, it is available online here -

I also made some spoileriffic clips here (, but that's only for those not afraid of spoilage. ;)

Date: 2012-08-29 12:38 am (UTC)
idella: (kara thrace)
From: [personal profile] idella
Eeeee, a kdrama vid! *downloads* (I am ridiculous about spoilers, so I'm saving this until I've actually seen the show.)

Date: 2012-08-29 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay! :D And no problem - glad you think it's worth a download for future viewing! Hope you enjoy it! :)

Date: 2012-08-29 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

How long did it take you to do this? 'Cause O_o

This just draws the most wonderful parallels between Deokman and Misil. They are SO MUCH ALIKE. At some point in the middle I really stopped thinking of Misil as "the bad guy" So much of her legacy paved the road for Deokman and some of the most juggernaut scenes of the show are the small moments they both let on how very much aware of the fact they are.

*happy sigh*

Thanks for making this!

Date: 2012-08-29 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
YAY! :D I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

And it took me weeks, man. I was working on it when I made my vague comments in that other post, I just wasn't sure when it'd be ready.

I really agree with you about how wonderfully the show managed to convey the similarities between Misil and Deokman and how they're both hyperaware of that fact. I mean, the monumental, final attempt at a peace summit in the last episode before she dies, Deokman actually out and says it, to think of it as training a successor - she puts herself out there, offers to allow herself to be molded in this woman's image, and Misil just can't do it. GUH.

Re: your comment below - yayyyyyy for attempting to spread the word! Here was my attempt (, somewhat more recently!

Thanks for watching this!

Date: 2012-08-29 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Incidentally, this was my effort to spread the gospel last year. ;-)

Date: 2012-08-30 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh good gracious a QSD vid! And a supremely excellent one at that! K-drama vids are rare and precious things. I absolutely adored Mishil and Bidam's messed up relationship so I particularly enjoyed your use of him here.

Date: 2012-08-31 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
YAY! Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it. Mishil and Bidam's messed up relationship was totally fantastic. Basically my favourite thing about this show was Mishil's relationships with people. I knew this vid was going to mostly be about the power play between her and Deokman, but there's no way you can leave Bidam out of it, with the relationships he has with them both and the way that directly plays into his behaviour at the end. I wanted to bring him in earlier than I did, but it wasn't working, so I pushed it later - so I'm really glad to hear that it still works.

Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed it! :D

Date: 2012-09-11 02:10 am (UTC)
ext_61669: (Revolution)
From: [identity profile]
Woah, I've only seen the first episode of this, but I...need to get on that, don't I? The whole thing is breathtaking, intense, and holy crap I love this song for it. Best historical eyebrows indeed!

Date: 2012-09-11 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yayyyyyy! Yes, you do need to get on that! Cus it's...difficult. The start of the show is not really the best thing about it, but I wouldn't recommend skipping it either.

I'm just so glad that you liked the vid, that I managed to get some of the awesome, intense epicness across to someone who's seen very little of the show. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it. ♥

Everything is better with historical eyebrows, clearly. ;)

Date: 2012-09-19 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, that was excellent! I've never seen this show, but damn, now I have to. Amazing editing.

Date: 2012-09-20 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awww yay! I'm so glad you liked it, and thanks for letting me know. The show is amazing but also really long. Worth it though, if you have the time. I have some clips up as well as some brief character descriptions here (, if you're curious. It's also all up on Hulu if you're in the States.

Date: 2013-05-04 03:23 am (UTC)
shati: TEDDY BEAR version of the queen seondeok group photo. ([seondeok] the head that bears the crown)
From: [personal profile] shati
yessssss I followed you here from tumblr (I was stalking the Queen Seondeok tag in a fit of despair over not having anymore) and I am so happy to find this. I have been wanting ALL the Mishil-and-Deokman vids SO MUCH and this has everything I wanted in one (crystal glasses! threatening handholding! or basically all of it). It's kind of funny given what a variety of dramatic imagery there is, but I think my favorite is your use of facial expressions. Bless your eyebrows, Mishil.

Date: 2014-06-04 01:28 am (UTC)
opusculasedfera: stack of books, with a mug of tea on top (Default)
From: [personal profile] opusculasedfera

Date: 2015-06-21 04:14 am (UTC)
yhlee: wax seal (Great Queen Seondeok Misil archery)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
[personal profile] shati rec'd me here because I'm a Great Queen Seondeok fan and I was looking for vids to watch--fantastic stuff, wow!

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