Fanvid Friday: Pieces

Pieces, Guy of Gisborne, by mccpepper

I think this is the first RA fandom fanvid that I bookmarked and watched repeatedly. I only had a vague idea at that time who the character of Guy was and what story surrounded him, but this video was so beautiful that it didn’t matter if I understood the storyline completely or not.

It opens with those lovely piano chords and how it marks different emotional moments in Guy’s past each time those keys are pressed down so precisely. The piano rolls into a melody as scenes pass by, then the guitar breaks in as Guy wanders through the woods, scared and on guard.


Next come the lyric/image match-ups that I always enjoy so much:

“I’ve lost so much along the way”- Marian dying in Guy’s arms

“Then I see your face and I know I’m finally yours”- faces of the important women in his life: Meg, Marian, Isabella

I come to you in pieces, so you can make me whole


The melody starts to change and we see Guy comforting Marian, then it speeds up and we sporadically see scenes of Guy fighting and getting physically hurt. It climaxes with the Sheriff slapping him

I tried so hard

We end with the death scene, interspersed with happy memories, as Marian moves through the woods towards Guy (I really like how this is reworked so that it pertains to Guy instead of Robin). She reaches out her hand

you call my name, I come to you in pieces

(Marian, the love of my life)

so you can make me whole


Fanvid Friday: something beautiful

Something Beautiful by rijyezh on YouTube

I’ve been meaning to resume the “Fanvid Fridays” but I keep forgetting! After my post about eyebrows earlier today, I thought of this video and how very many eyebrow raises there are in it! It’s my favorite fanvid of all, and apart from Harry, maybe the eyebrows are the reason why? I never really thought of that aspect before.

So many up close shots of Harry and his beautiful smile too

the flirty “handsome stranger” scene at 1:43 paired with the lyric “this is my desire consume me like a fire” is particularly enticing.

flirty eyebrows are the best kind of eyebrows
flirty eyebrows are the best kind of eyebrows

Fanvid Friday: Need Your Love So Bad

Guy & Marian- need your love so bad, by werewolfie10na

What I really like about this fanvid, aside from it’s softly sensual tone, is that I feel Guy’s frustration. Marian is like a frightened doe, ready to bolt at any sudden movements. one step forward and two steps back. but when that one step forward happens, it is so worth it.

For him: it’s worth having her in his arms, holding her close and feeling her all around him. For us: it’s worth getting a peek at Guy’s gentler nature and seeing those sweet flirty smirks of his.

I can’t watch this video just once, it takes multiple viewings at each sitting before I’m satisfied

Fanvid Friday: Romantic Moments

Romantic Moments Valentine Video by Angela Smith

After yesterday’s Esquire video, I almost forgot what day it was. I even forgot to eat dinner! So I asked my daughter to make something for me, she made me an ice-cream sundae. vanilla not chocolate 😉

This video was a nice way to come down off my high and become grounded again. Grounded by the reminder of what Richard does so well, how he infuses life into each and every one of his characters. The music chosen for this fanvid is soothing and helps set the perfect mood for the romantic scenes chosen. There is a nice balance of talking parts and silent parts as well.

I especially like that Alec Track was included in this montage, because he’s not often thought of as romantic. I like his confident step as he walks up to kiss Jane in the street, and then you can hear the lament in his voice later on when he says that he thought he had lost her.

And, of course, there is Mr. Thornton.

I will always look back at you, Sir.

always ❤

Fanvid Friday: Feeling Good

A John Mulligan/Guy of Gisborne vid by Elvira Sweeney

I like Guy, don’t get me wrong,

but I watch this one mainly for Mulligan.

My favorite parts:

-Mulligan tilts head back at the :25 mark

-Mulligan eyebrow raise at 1:21

-Mulligan raises arms in kitchen 1:4o

and all of Guy’s smirks…