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vid title: Who Needs Sleep?
music: Barenaked Ladies
source: Elementary
duration: 3:48
notes: Made for Vividcon 2013 in Premieres.
summary: Forget Sherlock, Irene, and Moriarty. Forget being a sober companion and a consulting detective. Joan Watson just wants to get some sleep.


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Now I lay me down not to sleep
I just get tangled in the sheets
I swim in sweat three inches deep
Just lay back and claim defeat

Chapter read and lesson learned
I turned the lights off while she burned
So while she's three hundred degrees
I throw the sheets off and I freeze

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
that I won't sleep
I countdown, I look around

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

My hands are locked up tight in fists
My mind is racing, filled with lists
of things to do and things I've done
Another sleepless night's begun

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
that I won't sleep
I countdown, I look around

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

There's so much joy in life,
so many pleasures all around
But the pleasure of insomnia
is one I've never found
With all life has to offer,
there's so much to be enjoyed
But the pleasures of insomnia
are ones I can't avoid

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
that I won't sleep
I countdown, I look around

Holla, Holla, Holla

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

Date: 2013-08-20 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tearful-eye.livejournal.com
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH i can't even put it into words.

Date: 2013-08-22 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
LOL, thank you.

Date: 2013-08-20 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] winterevanesce.livejournal.com
That was great! I really enjoyed this!

Date: 2013-08-22 05:33 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-08-21 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seekingferret.livejournal.com
That was so much fun. Poor Joan.

Date: 2013-08-22 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
lol, thank you.

Date: 2013-08-21 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shati.livejournal.com
This vid spoke to me on the deepest personal level. Also I liked the editing!

Date: 2013-08-22 05:34 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-08-22 12:45 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
This is so adorable! It's such an unexpected song choice but it works so very well for Watson and her involvement with Holmes.

Date: 2013-08-22 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Thank you. :)

Date: 2013-08-24 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gigglemonster.livejournal.com
This vid is so awesome and so much fun! I feel like the summary could just be #that's it #that's the show and I LOVE it.

Date: 2013-09-01 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
LOL, I've seen gifsets like that on tumblr. There's one where Joan is trying to sleep, Sherlock is showing her something at a crime scene and looking at her expectantly, then one of Gregson with his hand over his face. With the #that's it @that's the show tag. And it pretty much is.

Date: 2013-08-24 04:05 am (UTC)
actiaslunaris: Voltron: LD - Pidge, thinking aloud (Utsumi Kaoru)
From: [personal profile] actiaslunaris (from livejournal.com)
Splendid! You mined every moment of her sleeping for gold and you used the flashbacks to perfection. So much fun! (Poor Joan.)

Date: 2013-09-01 01:00 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-08-24 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alethialia.livejournal.com
Dude, this is so awesome. FUCK YEAH, JOAN WATSON!

Also, CLYDE!!!!

Date: 2013-09-01 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
I love Clyde too. He should have his name in the credits.

Date: 2013-08-24 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] revolutionaryjo.livejournal.com
Joan Watson! This is such a fun Elementary vid. I really enjoy it. :D

Date: 2013-09-01 01:01 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-08-24 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] counteragent.livejournal.com
ADORED THIS.

I wasn't sure about the song choice but you totally won me over. I liked the edge of danger and menace you brought to the whimsy of the song.

Date: 2013-08-24 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] counteragent.livejournal.com
Really enjoyed your use of actions left unfinished specifically. And of course how she is the one not sleeping in the end.
Edited Date: 2013-08-24 08:17 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-09-01 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Thanks! She doesn't need sleep anymore and she doesn't need two alarm clocks.

Date: 2013-09-01 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Thank you. The lyrics were easier to make serious than I had originally thought.

Date: 2013-08-26 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] felis-nocturna.livejournal.com
Aw, yay! I miss this show and these guys, and this vid helped a lot! Love! Also, Sherlock as the guy who's been awake since the Second World War? Heeee. I like how the combination of source and song transports Joan's rather wry approach to the whole thing, something I love so much. (If that makes sense?) Really liked what you did with the editing in the "Lids down..." sections, too.
Edited Date: 2013-08-26 12:07 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-09-01 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Thank you. I love her facial expressions in the series. They are GOLDEN.

Date: 2013-09-13 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anoel.livejournal.com
I really loved how you made this show so dynamic and look so cool especially during the count down lyrics! It's a great vid showcasing Joan and her endless quest to get sleep :) Also having seen the Natalie Dormer episodes lately, I loved those parts!

Date: 2014-01-01 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
OMG, NATALIE DORMER! I cannot wait for her to come back in season two. I'm dying over Joan Watson/Moriarty.

Date: 2013-09-30 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spankulert.livejournal.com
Awww very cool!

Date: 2014-01-01 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Late thank you!

Date: 2013-10-29 02:20 pm (UTC)
ext_3123: Ray Kowalski, slightly forlorn (Whee! Singing in the Rain)
From: [identity profile] ifreet.livejournal.com
Perfect!

Date: 2014-01-01 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Thank you, very late.

Date: 2014-05-27 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] runawaynun.livejournal.com
I love what you did with the chorus. :D

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