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We are Denise and Rosy and, every once in a while, we make AMVs.

Pretty Handsome Jack

Series:
Borderlands
Song:
Pretty Handsome Awkward by The Used
Author:
Denise (with help from Rosy!)
Year:
2022

Warnings for: bright flashes, eye trauma, and spoilers for Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Tales from the Borderlands.

This AMV shows the depravity and downfall of Handsome Jack, the awful pretzel-eating villain we love to hate.

One For Sorrow

Series:
Pokémon (Mewtwo saga)
Song:
One For Sorrow by Insomnium
Author:
Rosy
Year:
2018

An AMV about the entirety of the Mewtwo saga, including Mewtwo, Mew, Dr. Fuji, Ai, Giovanni, and even Ash and Pikachu. The clips were taken from both Mewtwo Strikes Back and Mewtwo Returns. Having to fill a 6-minute song with two of the least animated movies ever wasn't easy... But behold the climax!

I used the old DVD releases because I prefer the fuzzier look (and also because it's not like Mewtwo Returns was ever remastered anyway). Also, I promise that one day I will make an AMV about something other than Mewtwo.

When Stars Go Out

Series:
Howl's Moving Castle
Song:
Death of Seasons by A.F.I.
Author:
Denise
Year:
2013

I worked on this AMV on-and-off over a few years, starting in 2009. At the end of 2013, I exported the version that I have now... and literally the next day, my computer died and took all the files with it! So, the AMV is forced to be finished, and this is the final, best quality version I have.

The Studio Ghibli film Howl's Moving Castle is about a young woman named Sophie who is cursed to appear as an old crone. She ends up meeting the mysterious wizard Howl who is similarly afflicted: he has made a deal with a demon and, the more he uses his magic, the more he gradually transforms into a crow-like monster. The world around them is being torn apart by a war fought by other wizards who, likewise, lose their humanity the more they fight. Sophie and Howl both want to break each other's respective curses and keep their little hodgepodge family safe; to do that, Sophie will need to delve into the past and figure out the terms of Howl's contract. A lot of AMVs focus on the more bubbly aspects of the growing romance between Howl and Sophie, and that's fun too, but I wanted to explore the darker side of the story, and Death of Seasons by A.F.I. is the perfect song for it; it includes lots of matching details I could play with in the AMV: crippling apathy, falling stars, world-ending war, and losing yourself to hate.

To Dream Again

Series:
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
Song:
Nemo by Nightwish
Author:
Denise (aka ritabuuk)
Year:
2009

While I wanted to make an AMV of something for a long time, it was the distinct dearth of Little Nemo AMVs that finally spurred me to figure out how to actually make one of my own. The song Nemo by Nightwish was so perfect, I am surprised that it had not been used for this movie before (I found out later that this song is one of those that gets overused for AMVs, yet somehow Nemo hadn't been put to Little Nemo yet). I worked hard on this AMV off and on for about two years, and then submitted it to the Otakon 2009 AMV contest. To my amazement, it won 1st place in the Drama/Serious Category!

Little Nemo is about a young boy who is invited in his dreams to the magical kingdom of Slumberland; he is an honored guest and even made future heir to the throne! Yet because of his curiosity (and some questionable influences), he opens the forbidden door to Nightmareland, allowing the Nightmare King to launch an attack and destroy the good dreams. It is up to Nemo and a troupe of friendly goblins to face off against the Nightmare King and rescue his friends.

I Remember You

Series:
Pokémon (Mewtwo's Origin)
Song:
Say My Name by Within Temptation
Author:
Rosy
Year:
2006

This AMV focuses on the forgotten friendship between Mewtwo and Ai, and, as you can guess, it is kind of a downer. I originally made this in 2006, and then I remastered it in 2014 for higher resolution (and since I was there I did a few small changes). Here is the 2006 original.