So Pure

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Title: So Pure
Creator: Katharine Scarritt & Pam Rose
Date: 2000
Format: VHS
Length: 3:09 minutes
Music: "So Pure" by Alanis Morrisette
Fandom: Homicide: Life on the Street
URL: not online

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"So Pure" is a Homicide: Life on the Street fanvid by Katharine Scarritt and Pam Rose. The vid premiered at the 2000 Escapade vid show. In 2008, the vid was selected by Francesca Coppa as part of her "Genealogy in Vidding" panel. It was also selected as part of the "24/7" DIY Video Summit.

The vid is often cited as an example of an external POV vid: "I've ... been using 'second person POV' for years to describe So Pure and other vids that are narrated by a character that the vid is not about; a visual 'you' as it were, rather than a narrative form. So in Hippie Boy, Jim is narrating, he is the 'I' of the story, but the vid is about Blair, the 'you' of the story; In So Pure, the narrator is Tim, but the vid is about Frank."[1]

The vid remains popular and was shown as recently as the 2010 Con.txt curated vid show.


You from New York
You are so relevant
You reduce me to cosmic tears
Luminous more so than most anyone
Unapologetically alive
Knot in my stomach
And Lump in my throat
I love you when you dance
When you freestyle in trance
So pure an expression


  • ""So Pure" is possibly my favorite vid in the history of ever." [2]
  • "This is the first slash vid I ever saw that knocked it out of the park for me. As with several of my choices, this is not a show I'm familiar with, yet I'm entranced with the characters as they're introduced, and by their obvious chemistry. Extraordinary movement and energy, and a hell of a lot of fun."[3]


  1. ^ rache at Talk:Hippie Boy.
  2. ^ comment in laurashapiro's post about the 2008 Vividcon "Geneology of Vidding" panel, dated Feb 3, 2008.
  3. ^ laurashapiro's "Favorite Slash Vids" post in the non.txt LJ community, dated June 16, 2006.