Don't Walk Away
This was done as a treat for thingswithwings for Festivids 2010-2011
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I knew I wanted to make something extra for thingswithwings both because "MAKE IT REALLY 80s" pretty much always attracts me to prompts and because I like to reward people for writing awesome fic. I honestly can't remember how much of Psych I'd seen before Festivids. I have a feeling it wasn't very much and I ordered the DVDs entirely to make this and my other (belated) Festivids Psych vid, but I can't remember anymore.
The idea for this vid came from the clip at the beginning. I was so struck by it at the time that the entire concept just unfolded in my head. I am no Shawn apologist, and 99% of the time, he's an insufferable idiot who Gus is right to blow off or get mad at. And then every once in a while, there's a moment like this: Gus doesn't even mean anything by it. He's not mad at Shawn. And yet he manages to say what's probably the single least sensitive thing he says anywhere in the series, something designed to set off a total insecure meltdown in Shawn. This vid is about the kind of vast, infinite neediness that makes Shawn both really annoying and really devoted to Gus.