Well, I've gone and done it. I am now a true internet geek. Thank the Lord I'm married, 'cause after this, well...(thanks, Shel!) Anyway, what'd I do? I made an AMV (animated music video). All by myself. Took me about 8 hours, on and off. It sucks, but it's my first try, so hopefully I'll get better. If you've ever seen an AMV, whether on this blog or anywhere else, let me tell you: They are NOT easy!! The timing's a bit off, and I couldn't figure out how to remove the subtitles, but since some of the words fit the song, I figured I wouldn't stress too much about it. The song is Broken by Scott Stapp, who used to be the lead singer for Creed, but is doing his own thing now, mainly Christian-themed stuff. And the anime featured is (what else?) Evangelion.
I think most of my readers know how much I love me some Eva, and how moving and thought-provoking (not to mention mind-bending!) it is. To me, the song really fits what the characters have gone through in the series. All of them, by the end of the show, have been utterly broken in just about every way. The things they go through are more than most anyone could handle (and most of the characters don't handle it successfully). Remember, this series is about the end of the world, and finding who you are when EVERYTHING is gone. It's really quite incredible.
I remember the first time I finished the series and End of Evangelion (the ending movie), I was depressed for a week. I've never had any form of "entertainment" (or anything else, for that matter), affect me like that. It was interesting, because the next time I watched the whole thing, I had a completely different take on it. There is a message of hope buried in there, and after you invest some time into the motives behind the anime, it really starts to shine through.
Somehow, I was able to finish it without using any footage from End Of Evangelion, but don't worry, that'll come in another one later. Anyway, give a listen, let me know what you think. I am a big fat dork.
I figure I MIGHT have four readers that will give hoot about this (Joey for the video, Jodie for the song, Doc, 'cause well, he's Doc, and MissSpeech, 'cause she has to!), but it's MY blog, dang-it! And I worked hard on this, so PBBBBBTTTTT!!! Anyhoo, the next one will probably be Last Exile, but I'm not sure yet. Hope you enjoy it!
EDIT: Added a little bit more info above as to why I chose this song and anime.
Oh, and if you have the time (26 30-minute episodes, 2-hour movie, and countless hours of interweb reading), and you think you've got the mental and emotional fortitude, I HIGHLY recommend experiencing this series. You can borrow my copy if you need to (I know where you live!)