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The season had only reached episode 12 when I made my earlier Cara vid Lightning Field, so I had always planned to make one covering the second half of the season. The idea's been kicking around in my head since the end of the series - the song's on a fanmix I did way way back - and mostly I just wanted to go ahead and get it out of my head and onto the screen.

I used quite a lot of secondary source in this, including stock nature documentary footage and some gorgeous art assets from the wonderful DreamScene fair-use graphics community; all in the service of attempting to show the character's POV and emotions onscreen in some way other than a closeup of her face, while trying to stay within the visual style and flow that the song seems to suggest. It still doesn't look entirely the way I initially pictured it in my head while listening to the song, which was kind of like a wistful, surreal dream. They need to develop a USB connection for the brain, cause I have some awesome footage in there.

Cara's journey in the show was one of tragedy, to redemption, to a sort of lonely resolve; and the second half of the season seemed to tease a happy ending for Cara that never really came. For all of her changes, evolution, and inner strength she was, in many ways, right back where she started in terms of being emotionally subservient. So I guess what I found in doing the vid was that I sympathize with Dahlia's motivations; though clearly that was a broken relationship too. Also that we need a season 3 because Cara's story just can't end here.

For those of you who haven't seen Seeker before and have no idea what I'm talking about, um. Hmm. Enjoy the fine BDSM! Did I mention this was kinda sorta made by Disney? And you should watch it.

Lyrics:

Listen as the wind blows
From across the great divide
Voices trapped in yearning
Memories trapped in time
The night is my companion
And solitude my guide
Would I spend forever here
And not be satisfied

And I would be the one
To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I'll take your breath away
And after I wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear

Through this world I've stumbled
So many times betrayed
Trying to find an honest word
To find the truth enslaved
Oh you speak to me in riddles and
You speak to me in rhymes
My body aches to breathe your breath
You words keep me alive

And I would be the one
To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I'll take your breath away
And after I wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear

Into this night I wander
It's morning that I dread
Another day of knowing of
The path I fear to tread
Oh into the sea of waking dreams
I follow without pride
Nothing stands between us here
And I won't be denied

And I would be the one
To hold you down
Kiss you so hard
I'll take your breath away
And after I'd wipe away the tears
Just close your eyes dear

Thanks for watching.