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Fandom: Two Brothers
Title: On My Way Home
Vidder: [personal profile] elipie
Song: "On My Way Home" by Pentatonix
Length: 3:15
Summary: Where will I run to?
Warnings: animal abuse, animal death, captivity, weapons, slight blood/gore, possibly offensive in-source racial caricatures
Notes: Made for the VividCon 2015 themed show, "Lions and Tigers and Vids, Oh My!"

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Password: sadtigers

This vid was so hard to make, especially with my orange tabby sitting on my lap. I made the mistake of planning this vid before watching the movie. I wanted to make a vid about these tigers' journey, which I… did? But I didn't know how depressing this children's movie (yes, you read that correctly) would be! I do think it's important to bring awareness to and make people uncomfortable about animal abuse, fighting rings and unnecessary hunting, because I think people forget how common it is sometimes. At a rescue center, I used to care for an incredibly special dog named Precious who was used as bait in a fighting ring before she was rescued (she obviously has PTSD but is doing really well now!) so this is an issue that stings a lot, and it felt wrong to back out of touching upon it. On that note, I totally understand people wanting to close their eyes or never wanting to watch this again. That's kind of how I felt as I was making it -- I had to take several breaks, and this thing took months to finish because it was so emotionally taxing. I'm a little nervous about the reception of this vid, because I've never made anything like this before, it's full of triggers, and I feel like I'm smacking everyone's sunburn, but I'm putting it out there anyway. Please go snuggle an animal and don't wear real fur!
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