Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death (Merlin vid)

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Title: Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death
Creator: nerjaveika
Date: 29 January 2010
Format: digital vid
Length: 5:19 min
Music: Halou by Honeythief
Genre: fic trailer, story vid
Fandom: Merlin
Footage: Merlin S1-S2, Skins, No night is too long, Lewis (Music to die for), Doctor Who (s4ep10), Dis/connected, Latter days.
URL: Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death (YouTube, new link)
Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death (YouTube, original link defunct)
Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death (LiveJournal)
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Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death is a fic trailer by nerjaveika for the Merlin reincarnation story Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death by derryere.

After The Crown of the Summer Court this is Nerjaveika's second Merlin fic vid that is not just a trailer but also a vidded version of the story itself. The result is 5:19 minutes long and uses extensive external footage and effects to visualize both plot and essence of the novel.

The footage in this vid is from Merlin (1&2), Skins, No night is too long, Lewis (Music to die for), Doctor Who (s4ep10), Dis/connected, Latter days.

Plot: "Tony O does not befriend losers. Tony O is not gay, not crazy, he is not particularly nice and he is most definitely not royalty. Destiny disagrees."

The vid is based on the Russian translation[1] of the story by WebKitten, Швеллер, [me] for the_miracle.[2]

As of some time before September 2012 the original YouTube link is defunct and redirects to the following message: "This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement." The vid has been uploaded to a new account by the name of 'TheNerjaveika' on December 9, 2011.


"Way to blow my mind. I simply--I am just in AWE. Even if it weren't based on Accidental Memory, even if it wouldn't have had ANYTHING to do with me, I'd've still been scraping my jaw off the floor. [...] God, don't even KNOW where to start. The music, the amazing--honestly mind BOGGLING editing, the manipping, with the smoke and ooooh my god. When I clicked play and it started I kept on waiting for it to finish after one minute, as vids often do, but it kept on and then it was the STORY ITSELF, and oh, man. [...] AND THE DETAIL, and the COLOUR CONTRAST and the TRAINS! And skateboard! AND OH THE KISS. AND EVERYTHING. I've lost count of how many times I've watched it now, and I am still finding new things every time. Every time the credits come on I die a little and then go back, watch it again, and still come up speechless. This is AMAZING. [...] Christ, it doesn't even LOOK like it's been edited together. IT JUST LOOKS SO GENUINELY REAL. Seamless, absolutely SEAMLESS."[3]

"This is STUNNING. Brilliant use of footage and pacing and music, and the whole thing feels like a dream unfurling. Gorgeous."[4]

"This was more than just a promotion or a preview or even a video to homage the story, this was like a retelling all in itself!"[5]

"This took my breath away! Usually fanvids with a story can be confusing... Like you need to read a summary to understand whats happening. But with this vid the story was so perfectly told, it was amazing!! I also LOVE that you kept it so true to the original story! Like emory having a skateboard and the meeting in the train and everything (brilliantly edited!!) and the dreams and flashbacks... Really moving!!" (mmang0, YouTube comment)

"Instant rec! I was just about to ship off my rec list to katerina_black when I saw this had been posted and oh, wow! It's been a long time since I've read the epic story this is based on, but the vid alone captures so much of the struggle "Tony" and "Emory" face that it can absolutely stand on its own as a thing of beauty. I was getting choked up, I'm not even kidding."[6]


  1. ^ "Нечаянные воспоминания на случай смерти, глава 10 (окончание)". Archived from the original on 2019-09-11. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  2. ^ See vidding notes: nerjav. fanvid: Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death, 30 January 2010. (Accessed 03 September 2010)
  3. ^ derryere. Comment, 31 January 2010. (Accessed 02 October 2010)
  4. ^ epictimesthree. Comment, 30 January 2010. (Accessed 02 October 2010)
  5. ^ hitome_bore. Comment, 30 January 2010. (Accessed 02 October 2010)
  6. ^ eosrose. The Best of Merlin/Arthur: Vids. First posted in Team Destiny, Issue #2, 29 January 2010. (Accessed 12 April 2012)