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Gone Tech, Being Human: Remember that time Karl Urban got his own TV show for a bit and it was PRETTY GREAT and also delightfully weird at times? Well now there is a really great fanvid. I think it's also got enough of Karl Urban's face in it that you could like it without having seen the show because: Karl Urban's face. This is one of those delightfully unsubtle music choices, and the vidder did a GREAT job of editing. It feels like dialogue all the way through.

Long Live, LotR Appendices: I totally read the song for this and was all "Welp, I guess I haven't cried THAT many times this week. I can handle some more." Spoilers: it was worth it.

Moves Like Yahweh, Prince of Egypt: Come for the pun, stay for the excellence.

Get Lucky, Singing In The Rain: I saw the title and new I'd love it! I like vids where there's dancing in the original any, and this one did not disappoint!
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I am trying to find a fanvid. I don't remember anything useful (like, for example, the name of the song. or the vidder), but I do know the following things:

1. It's for BSG.
2. It was made shortly after the Exodus arc wrapped up, or at least it only encompasses the events of the four Exodus episodes.
3. The song is in 4/4 time.
4. It has a very hard beat.
5. It starts off with, like, quick clips of Ellen and Cavil, Sam and Tyrol setting the bomb, etc (much like the episodes, actually. But I am SURE it is a vid).
6. Parts of the video are supersaturated in colour.
7. It ends with Kara and Tigh being really sad for separate reasons.
8. UGH, THIS IS VERY FRUSTRATING. I can basically sing the song, except for any of the words.

I am pretty sure it's NOT [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria or Chaila, though now I am doubting myself forever. Basically, if you know of a BSG vid that comes EVEN CLOSE, I would appreciate directions to it.

ETA: Is there a vidder called trxsplsh? Um, that might not be how you spell it, but basically trick+splash?
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This is so far up my alley that it found the muggers lurking there and beat them up and left them webbed to the wall for the cops to pick up later with a note signed “Your friendly neighborhood Jazz Cover”

...

That metaphor got away from me a little.




This is my everything.

(I don't often miss high school, but high school was the most musical time of my whole life, and GOOD LORDE, I miss that.)
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All of this is true. And brilliant. And possibly I now 'ship (grown up) Toph and Iron Man?

Vid Rec!

Jun. 1st, 2013 06:28 pm
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Well, Vid RecS, I guess. It was vidukon. People were amazing. The usual. :)

First up we have England, a Doctor Who vid by [livejournal.com profile] such_heights that is 99% Companions and 100% amazing. I often ask myself why I can't seem to give this show up, and this vid basically encompasses why. As annoyed as I get with it sometimes, at its heart, it is a show about a bunch of wonderfully human people, and the thing they all have in common is that in addition to knowing when to run, they know when to stop, and to look up.

(I thought this was going to be a Sad Video TM, but it was the opposite of that, and I am all the better for it.)

Next up is Le Morte de Morgana, a Merlin video by [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24 that, well, the vidder's goal was to cut out all the random evil looks and stabbing so...win? Basically, I always forget that this story is going to be a tragedy, and this video is a study in that. Plus the timing is RIDICULOUS. By which I mean WONDERFUL.

I still haven't even seen long portions of MASS EFFECT, and I have no idea how one makes a fanvid for a video game, but [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria has absolutely NAILED IT with Bleeding Out. Because all the Shepards, all of them, will choose to save you, and thanks to Becca's fantastic editing skills, we get to see exactly that.
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I'm pretty sure I watched this vid when Becca posted it, and was so...in awe of it that I couldn't even comment with "....HOLY CRAP!". Clearly, I am a terrible internet friend, but I am making up for it a bit now by reccing the vid in question.

To say this vid is unconventional would be putting it mildly. To say it is genius would be an understatement. To attempt to describe it at all would be a waste of words.

Quantum Theory

Vid Rec!

Sep. 23rd, 2012 07:42 pm
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Hey! It's a week and change until Once Upon A Time comes back, and what better way to celebrate than with a vid?

Rama Lama (bang bang), by [livejournal.com profile] flummery.

This vid is amazing both in that it is a really good vid, and in that it manages to take a song I very, very strongly associate with other visuals (in this case, a SYTYCD performance) and work with the OUaT source material.

Plus, you know, the pretty.

Vid Rec!

Sep. 10th, 2012 09:28 pm
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And this time it's a song I know, so I don't have to worry about getting obsessed with it.

Ordinary Day, by [livejournal.com profile] icepixie: Monsters? Mad scientists? Alternate universes? Extremely high doses of mind-altering drugs? It's just another ordinary day in Fringe Division...

Fringe isn't often a HAPPY show, but sometimes it makes me feel happy anyway, and this is a lovely and uncomplicated look at most of the reasons why I adore it so much. Brilliant clip choice and great editing make an unusual song choice really shine.
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And also because it never stops being funny:



Possibly one of the most hilarious presents I've ever received, care of [livejournal.com profile] faith_king. :)

(The bit with the fan is still my favourite part. Well, that and the bit where they're running through the woods. Bella/Edward/Cheeseburger OTP!)
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Last night, I started re-reading [livejournal.com profile] melyanna's semi-epic Season 8/Season 1 SG-1/Stargate Atlantis crossover THE CROSSROADS OF ESHU, wherein Sam gets transported to an Alternate Universe where Elizabeth is still in charge of the SGC and...well, much awesomeness transpires. This wasn't the first AU I ever read, but it's a really good one. Lots of consideration went into picking the divergence point, and then structuring the world and the reasons for it. And then the ending is just excellent. :)

Plus, THERE IS A SHINY TRAILER, which will always have a special place in my heart, because that is how I met [livejournal.com profile] faith_king:



(Jack and John have a conversation in an elevator that NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENED. I love it.)

(Also, [livejournal.com profile] melyanna has both a Mitchell AND a Caldwell in this story...neither of whom had been introduced to the audience when she wrote it.)

Anyway, I'm now in full out Atlantis-mode. I gave some thought to re-reading [livejournal.com profile] stargate_ren, so I read up to the Solstice story, and then scrolled down the page to see how many more were left and, WOW, THERE WERE A LOT. But I guess it's been half a decade. ;)

FANDOM, I LOVE YOU. That's basically what it comes down to. As usual. :)

*fights off Atlantis vid-bunnies for "Run" and "4 Minutes"*

Vid Rec

Feb. 19th, 2012 11:24 pm
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This is one of those vids that I rec because it is amazing, even if you don't really follow the canons. In my case, I watch Sherlock, I have an awareness of House and I have heard of Fortysomething, and it STILL blew my mind.

In the beginning, there was Sherlock Holmes. And Holmes brought forth the brilliant doctor House, embodied by the lovely Hugh Laurie. Who prior to that in Fortysomething played a slightly less brilliant doctor, Paul Slippery, who begat three sons, the eldest of whom was played by the equally-lovely-if-somewhat-peculiarly-named Benedict Cumberbatch. Who of course grew up to play Sherlock. And the Universe looked upon its work and pronounced it good. And then my head exploded.

A House is not a Holmes (okay, so that's not what the vidder calls it, but seriously, like I am going to pass it up!)

What I love about this vid is the mirroring of the two main canons (House and Sherlock), and the "flashbacks" to Fortysomething. It's totally not flashy, and the song isn't fast or beat-y enough for quick cuts. It's just this beautifully constructed thing, and if you'll excuse me, I have to go watch it a million more times.
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I would love, love to make a Helen/James(/John) vid to Ingrid Michaelson's "Turn To Stone".



I know that I am nothing new.
There's so much more than me and you.
But, brother, how we must atone
Before we turn to stone.


I'm not making it, btw, because I am pretty sure that most of the footage I want is actually from fanfic. But, lordy, this song. Just breaks my heart.

(And it's another entry in the "I can't believe I found this on SYTYCD!" file.)

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I'm also never making a John/Helen (from John's POV) vid to Mumford and Sons' "Roll Away Your Stone":



Roll away your stone, I’ll roll away mine
Together we can see what we will find
Don’t leave me alone at this time,
For I am afraid of what I will discover inside


Also, there's a delightful MacBeth theme later on.

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I'd love, LOVE to make Will/Helen vid to Sting's "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic", but I'm pretty sure it would get sarcastic really quickly, despite my best intentions. ;)

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I think that's it for today. Though I think Eddie Vedder's "Hard Sun" would make an excellent "everyone else's POV of Helen" vid.

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So...VID BUNNIES FOR SALE FREE TO A GOOD HOME! *looks around hopefully, expecting crickets*
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I realized that I never actually posted the rec for that Game of Thrones vid I talked about when I explained why I sat down and watched the show over the weekend. So here's the rec. The song is "Thistle And Weeds" which I had never heard, by Mumford and Sons, which I'd only heard of because of the Lion song. Anyway, the first 20 seconds of the vid was enough to make me watch the show. It's really that good. The vid focuses primarily on Dany and her various relationships. It pulls no punches. Literally. But the song encompasses Dany's determination and the path she takes to find her power, which was something I adored in the series itself. I also really, really liked the editing (which I won't spoil for you), and the song is a wonderful kind of understatedly epic that makes me wonder why no one ever pointed me at Mumford and Son's before.

Thistle and Weeds: Fire cannot kill the dragon.

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In a COMPLETELY different direction, we have the ADORABLE PONDS from Eleventy!Who, in a vid called "You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate", which pretty much tells you everything you need to know. The song and clip choices complement one another perfectly, and the tone of the vid is spot on with the series itself.

You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate: Oh, Ponds.

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I should probably have mentioned that all of these are from Vividcon, which I did not attend but looked forward to because I knew there would be great vids afterward. This next vid was the "intro", and it might just be the day I'm having, but I totally cried. FANDOM, you guys! AND VIDDING! *hugs everyone*

Intro Vid 2011: Welcome all

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This next vid covers a whopping SEVENTEEN YEARS (some of which overlap, but still) of footage. All Stargate, all the time (and it says something about the Ancients that I agree with...I think!).

High Voltage

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There is not enough "How To Train Your Dragon" out there. Just sayin'.

Roll With the Changes
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I'm not exactly a fan of Ke$ha, but her songs are SO RIDICULOUS, that it's fun to vid them (see also Star Trek: Tik Tok). I've been looking for this vid for about a week now, and [livejournal.com profile] shadadukal was kind enough to point me in the right direction.

The vid is to Ke$ha's "Take It Off", and it's based around the Revelations/End of Nights episode arc of Sanctuary. Because nothing says Serious Business like a Ke$ha song. ;)

Anyway, [livejournal.com profile] kuwdora describes the vid as an episodic vid featuring season 1 finale/season 2 premiere. It's a brilliant four-episode arc that has an awesome story! Plotty twists! Action! Adventure! Intrigue! Slash, het, Victorian polyamorous science orgies (*cough*), and she's not wrong.

Mostly I love this vid because even though it's fun and the song is kind of...frippery, the music has been parlayed into something that really works for Sanctuary: vaguely dark, and with the same forward movement that the episodes have themselves. It's a neat juxtaposition, and the selection and editing of the clips to fit the music is really well done.

Take it Off.

More Vids!

Mar. 2nd, 2011 10:55 am
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As [livejournal.com profile] archae_ology said: Baby's First OTP.



OH, ANNE AND GILBERT! I love you so much (except for that stupid movie about WWII).

More Vids!

Mar. 2nd, 2011 10:55 am
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As [livejournal.com profile] archae_ology said: Baby's First OTP.



OH, ANNE AND GILBERT! I love you so much (except for that stupid movie about WWII).
grav_ity: (lost without my blogger)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] splash_the_cat, and targeted mostly at [livejournal.com profile] rj_anderson (because while I don't feel bad about the Tesla thing, I feel like I should contribute more widely... :p )

Underground, a (BBC) Sherlock fanvid, done with great effect to that cello battle cover of "Smooth Criminal" that was making the rounds a couple weeks ago.

(I recommend clicking the stream link rather than watching the embedded one. Bigger is better really works well for this vid!)
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Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] splash_the_cat, and targeted mostly at [livejournal.com profile] rj_anderson (because while I don't feel bad about the Tesla thing, I feel like I should contribute more widely... :p )

Underground, a (BBC) Sherlock fanvid, done with great effect to that cello battle cover of "Smooth Criminal" that was making the rounds a couple weeks ago.

(I recommend clicking the stream link rather than watching the embedded one. Bigger is better really works well for this vid!)
grav_ity: (lost without my blogger)
Hello!

I totally meant to do this yesterday, but had I done so, I would have been missing a fic, so I suppose it's all for the best.

The Affair of the Asphyxiated Acafan, by AJHall, Sherlock I'm not even finished this one yet, but you all need to go and read it right away. Because SARAH IS AWESOME, and that just doesn't happen often enough. Also, the case is magnificent, and the author's management of the characters borders on stupendous.

ETA: Having now finished the fic, just...go. Go now. Books and fandom and casework and continuity and AMAZING USE OF THE FEMALE CHARACTERS and...*brain explodes*

The Story Needed Mending, by [livejournal.com profile] mad_maudlin, Sanctuary JUST AMAZING. Fairy Tales and Awesome Kate and Awesome Ashley and JUST AWESOME (with hints of femslash). This is one of those fics where you think it's going one way, and then it does, but at the same time it doesn't, and it's even better for it.

Mariposa Grove (A Caelo Usque Ad Centrum), by [livejournal.com profile] bessemerprocess, Sanctuary. I think, had I woken up on Christmas morning to discover that this was my Yuletide Gift, I might have had an actual coronary. The Five are a mess, but it's a beautiful mess and it's a mess that they chose, and the structure and style of this story just BLOWS MY MIND. (Don't forget to check out the missing scenes when you're done.)

No Valentines, by [livejournal.com profile] penknife, Stargate SG-1 (Sam/Jack). Adorable doesn't even BEGIN to cover it.

There was something else, I'm sure of it. I may be back later.

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This isn't it, but have a Star Trek fanvid, set to my New Favourite Song "What About Everything" by Carbon Leaf. ;)

http://dreamrequiem.livejournal.com/25819.html

(via penknife)

This post is brought to you by the letter S and the number 5, apparently.
grav_ity: (lost without my blogger)
Hello!

I totally meant to do this yesterday, but had I done so, I would have been missing a fic, so I suppose it's all for the best.

The Affair of the Asphyxiated Acafan, by AJHall, Sherlock I'm not even finished this one yet, but you all need to go and read it right away. Because SARAH IS AWESOME, and that just doesn't happen often enough. Also, the case is magnificent, and the author's management of the characters borders on stupendous.

ETA: Having now finished the fic, just...go. Go now. Books and fandom and casework and continuity and AMAZING USE OF THE FEMALE CHARACTERS and...*brain explodes*

The Story Needed Mending, by [livejournal.com profile] mad_maudlin, Sanctuary JUST AMAZING. Fairy Tales and Awesome Kate and Awesome Ashley and JUST AWESOME (with hints of femslash). This is one of those fics where you think it's going one way, and then it does, but at the same time it doesn't, and it's even better for it.

Mariposa Grove (A Caelo Usque Ad Centrum), by [livejournal.com profile] bessemerprocess, Sanctuary. I think, had I woken up on Christmas morning to discover that this was my Yuletide Gift, I might have had an actual coronary. The Five are a mess, but it's a beautiful mess and it's a mess that they chose, and the structure and style of this story just BLOWS MY MIND. (Don't forget to check out the missing scenes when you're done.)

No Valentines, by [livejournal.com profile] penknife, Stargate SG-1 (Sam/Jack). Adorable doesn't even BEGIN to cover it.

There was something else, I'm sure of it. I may be back later.

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This isn't it, but have a Star Trek fanvid, set to my New Favourite Song "What About Everything" by Carbon Leaf. ;)

http://dreamrequiem.livejournal.com/25819.html

(via penknife)

This post is brought to you by the letter S and the number 5, apparently.

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