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Title: Rain King
Fandom: Doctor Who, Twelfth Doctor
Music: 'Rain King' by Counting Crows
Length: 4:11
Download: coming soon!

On Tumblr, On Ao3

A/N: For Owls, who taught me how to love series nine. And for Elisi, who taught me how to love vids and reached through the internet to make this happen.

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I'm the Doctor. I've lived for over two thousand years, and not all of them were good. I've made many mistakes, and it's about time that I did something about that.

-- Twelfth Doctor, 'Deep Breath'



Just as the one-eyed merchant, seller of currants, melts into the Phoenician Sailor, and the latter is not wholly distinct from Ferdinand Prince of Naples, so all the women are one woman, and the two sexes meet in Tiresias. What Tiresias sees, in fact, is the substance of the poem.

-- T.S. Eliot, Notes to 'The Waste Land'



Water always wins.

-- Tenth Doctor, 'Waters of Mars'







When I think of Heaven, deliver me in a black-winged bird
I think of flying down in your sea of pens and feathers
And all other instruments of faith and sex and God
In the belly of a black-winged bird

Don't try to feed me
'Cause I've been here before
And I deserve a little more

I belong in the service of a queen
I belong anywhere but in between
She's been crying, and I've been thinking
And I am the rain king

And I said, "Mama, mama, mama, why am I so alone"
'Cause I can't go outside, I'm scared I might not make it home
Well I'm alive, I'm alive, but I'm sinking in
If there's anyone at home at your place, darling
Why don't you invite me in?

Don't try to bleed me
'Cause I've been here before
And I deserve a little more

I belong in the service of a queen
I belong anywhere but in between
She's been lying, and I've been sinking
And I am the rain king

Hey, I only want the same as anyone
Henderson is waiting for the sun
Oh, it seems night endlessly begins and ends
After all the dreaming, I come home again

When I think of Heaven, deliver me in a black-winged bird
I think of dying, lay me down in a field of flame and heather
Render up my body into the burning heart of God
In the belly of a black-winged bird

Don't try to bleed me
'Cause I've been here before
And I deserve a little more

I belong in the service of a queen
I belong anywhere but in between
She's been dying, and I've been drinking
And I am the rain king
Well I said that "I am the rain king"
Well I said, "I, I, I, I, I, well I am the rain king", yeah

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Date: 5 Oct 2018 05:58 am (UTC)
elisi: (Metaphors by promethia_tenk)
From: [personal profile] elisi
gatsby

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Date: 5 Oct 2018 11:09 am (UTC)
juniperphoenix: Partial closeup of the Twelfth and Eleventh Doctors with text: "Time" (DW: Twelve)
From: [personal profile] juniperphoenix
...Am I right in thinking this is your second vid EVER? This is amazing. I need to watch it a hundred more times.

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Date: 5 Oct 2018 07:50 pm (UTC)
owlboy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] owlboy
You did it! And it's wonderful! <3

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Date: 6 Oct 2018 09:27 am (UTC)
thisbluespirit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
Aw, this is gorgeous!

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Date: 7 Oct 2018 07:29 pm (UTC)
thisbluespirit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
My pleasure! I recced it with glee, and it's here (since it's not at my journal and someone's just left a lovely comment on it which I should think you'll want to see.)

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Date: 6 Oct 2018 05:59 pm (UTC)
maia: (Maia)
From: [personal profile] maia
THIS IS AMAZING AND AWESOME AND BRILLIANT!!!

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Date: 7 Oct 2018 07:35 pm (UTC)
maia: (Maia)
From: [personal profile] maia
I've watched it several times now and every time I watch it I see more in it and find it even more powerful. Thank you for making it.

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Date: 7 Oct 2018 07:37 pm (UTC)
elisi: (Poetry)
From: [personal profile] elisi
She will write proper notes for it all.

Or maybe I'll write them and she'll correct them. But there will be notes, because there is SO MUCH THERE. ♥ (She made the vid I always dreamed of about Twelve. Because she is magical.)

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Date: 8 Oct 2018 06:06 pm (UTC)
elisi: (I blame promethia_tenk by snogged)
From: [personal profile] elisi
Ahahahahaha, no, you write. Evil English major.

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Date: 8 Oct 2018 06:18 pm (UTC)
elisi: (I blame promethia_tenk by snogged)
From: [personal profile] elisi
*waves towards 8 years' worth of meta*

I've done my bit.

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Date: 7 Oct 2018 08:44 am (UTC)
ravenskyewalker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ravenskyewalker
I just saw lost_spook rec this, and it is beautiful. As one who often feels like the only one who loved Capaldi's Doctor, I thank you.

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Date: 7 Oct 2018 02:49 pm (UTC)
ravenskyewalker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ravenskyewalker
I related to his Doctor a lot -- I get too spiky for my own good instead of just talking and expressing feelings, and am quite snarky. Also, his battle against the wall in "Heaven Sent" had a lot of paychological resonance for what feels like my life, except I'd be bashing my head against a brick wall, LOL. Maybe his character arc is something best understood/processed by older adults, one of which I appear to have become? (Or maybe just socially awkward people, one of which I've always been.) Anyway, it felt important to get his Doctor during a tough time in my life.
Edited Date: 7 Oct 2018 02:50 pm (UTC)

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