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New Vid: Awkward/Awesome! (Community, Troy + Troy&Abed)
merlin is shifty - julesoh
Title: That Awkward/Awesome Moment
Song Artist: Fall Out Boy
Video Artist: Fabella wistful_fever
Source: Community (through 3x06)
Summary: "It's a strange way of saying that I know I'm supposed to love you." Troy, Troy/Abed. Slashy in all the ways that the show is.
Disclaimer: Community and "G.I.N.A.S.F.S." do not belong to me.
Length: 3:17min, DivX Avi

Download 44.7mb or 65MB @ 4shared. Or watch @ youtube.
(links updated 2/18/12)

Vidding Notes:

So this is kind of one of those videos that comes out of a pure place. Just completely made of love and new appreciation of a show I should have been watching episode by episode from the start but had only seen in bits and pieces. At the same time, I did get to experience 2 and 1/4th seasons all at once. That made me a hot mess, let me tell you. I fell hard for Troy. Like, splat. Done. His vulnerability and odd moments of wisdom beneath all that surface obliviousness (his choices are so unique and lovely and I just !!!!), and especially his affection for Abed just hit every button spot on for me.

So I did what I had to do. I made a vid. I did light color and level adjusting, and lots of cropping due to the nature of their scenes together (*shaking my fists so hard at the credits*), but most of the work in this video was spent on balancing the bizarreness of Troy&Abed behavior with the very real foundation their relationship exists on. Despite, or because of, their issues, they are just totally the heart of the show. I wanted to show the funny, but I wanted to pull focus occasionally onto how unshakeable their friendship (and dare I say, "love") is. This video is a celebration, joy with just a touch of melancholy as maybe Troy has himself figured out here but is perfectly content with the status quo ("figured on not figuring myself out") + (like he loves Abed so much it doesn't matter if they ever officially become a couple because their friendship is just that awesome to him), but I think the inevitable future is obvious here as well. The song is a personal favorite of mine, and for those curious, it's actually a song written about the friendship between Pete and Patrick of Fall Out Boy (er, so the story goes), which connects all kinds of dots fannishly for me.

If you don't watch the show you should. Troy would want that kind of happiness for you. He's a friendly guy. Also, Abed is awesome. They have an excellent dynamic.


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THAT WAS FANTASTIC. I was grinning so much. And also aww, they need to hug all the time. I love how you captured all the physicality, the small & big moments. <3

Edited at 2011-11-11 04:47 am (UTC)

That was so incredibly fun and just the vid I needed after watching last night's ep and wanting to back in my Troy/Abed love. Awesome!

This is fabulous! You really captured their awesomeness, and awkwardness, and the vid is alive with happiness and deep love. Like sol_se, I love the physicality, that you included the dancing and hugging and handshakes and all of the other movements that make Troy and Abed so much fun to watch.

Ohhh, that is AWESOME! I am filled with glee. *loves and downloads*

I loved that so much. I love those two together, and you've captured their relationship so well.

Hee, that was great! I love them so much!!! :D Thanks for sharing this! <3

This is wonderful! :D I had a great time watching it.

Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! This is so, so, so good. You really captured the spirit of Troy/Abed and of Community in general. I got a friend who doesn't watch the show to watch the vid, and it made her want to start watching immediately. I really like the way you paired some of the more poignant/serious scenes with the parts where the song slows down. Also, this is one of my favourite FOB songs ever, so you're basically winning on multiple levels all at once. SO GOOD.

What a great song choice for them! I have only been able to see a handful of episodes but they are so great together - the ultimate boys!being!boys, which I love. Once again, I scream the battle cry of, "Why isn't Netflix streaming this show?!"

This is really wonderful. I've been enjoying following the instruction at the end of the song a lot. :)

I loved all of the different moments in this and really enjoyed the kind of double layer of fannishness with FOB. It's really joy-inducing.


I've watched this like, 6 times, and it just keeps getting better. Perfect song, perfect clips, it just really embodies their friendship in the show. Thanks so much for making and posting this!

Oh, this was ADORABLE. Found it linked on Pinboard, and I'm so glad! I so needed that. ♥♥♥

like he loves Abed so much it doesn't matter if they ever officially become a couple because their friendship is just that awesome to him

This vid is adorabubbles!!! I am so glad you got into Community! :) I still have to catch up on the latest season myself but Troy and Abed's friendship has had me head over heals for quite a while. They're just so perfect. :)

This was so, so great!

This was fantastic. Great cuts, great song, A++ job. Did you frame the screen to make it look like a movie? because that's the impression I got. Unfortunately with megavideo getting shut down I can't download it. Is there a way you could possibly put it up anywhere else?

I'm researching possible sturdy alternative as we speak. :)

I finally put up a download on this if you're still interested. Sorry for the delay. My style is to keep people waiting! :)

Ack, 4shared won't let me download this and the YouTube link is dead. Is there any chance I could get a copy of this some other way?

I can't make 4shared work, and I REALLY want to see this :D is there any chance you could upload it to Mediafire maybe?

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