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Curated for WisCon (wiscon_vidparty) 2014, "Dessa" - Collection of vids with music from Dessa.

Dessa is a writer, spoken word artist, rapper, and singer with work that contain narratives of female self-reliance. With the lens of feminist science fiction in mind, I curated a list of vids that meld with her unique wit and flow to exemplify the multiple media narratives available in our vidding world.

1. [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss's Seamstress (Nikita)
2. [livejournal.com profile] isagel's Skeleton Key (Person of Interest)
3. [livejournal.com profile] astartexx's Matches to Paper Dolls (The X-Files)
4. [livejournal.com profile] sabrina_il's Dixon's Girl (X-Men)
5. [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria's Poor Atlas (Battlestar: Galactica)
6. [livejournal.com profile] chaila's Seamstress (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
7. [livejournal.com profile] chaila's Sound the Bells (Pacific Rim)

Also, how freaking brill is this poster for the vid discussion by Jack Shoegazer? The answer is very.

And I'm linking to the Thank Heaven for Little Girls Playlist - WisCon 2013 from last year (Collection of vids about little girls: their protectors, their victims, their worlds, their families, their missions, their deaths...)

Originally I had intended to include addition vids, but needed to cull the playlist for length, repetitions, and stricter adherence to themes. These vids were not included in the playlist, I did want to provide links for others.

[livejournal.com profile] chaila's The Crow (Luther)
[livejournal.com profile] milly's Mineshaft (Game of Thrones)
genusshrike's In the Bullpen (Avengers)
[livejournal.com profile] chaila's Dutch (The Wire)
lith's Children's Work (Life)
[livejournal.com profile] kiki_miserychic's Dutch (Hell on Wheels)
[livejournal.com profile] beccatoria's Matches to Paper Dolls (The Great Queen Seondeok)
[livejournal.com profile] chaila's Mineshaft (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)

Please, if you have links to other vids of Dessa's music, leave links in the comments. Thank you.
[livejournal.com profile] stardust_rain's Matches to Paper Dolls (X-Men)
[livejournal.com profile] talitha78's Matches to Paper Dolls (Burn Notice)
[livejournal.com profile] ghost_lingering's Sadie Hawkins (Criminal Minds)
[livejournal.com profile] ghost_lingering's Jaded (Velvet Goldmine)
fizzyblogic's Dixon's Girl (Game of Thrones)
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VID RECS:
[livejournal.com profile] kuwdora's Outer Space (Stargate Ark of Truth)- The movements are flowing and beautiful with the fading and the feel of the music.
[livejournal.com profile] kuwdora's Under My Skin (Heroes)- LOL, I have no clue what is actually going on, but it looks like a hilarious romp, like a mind control Weekend at Bernie's. OMGINSANITY!
[livejournal.com profile] kuwdora's Hot Mess (Heroes)- That's hot.
[livejournal.com profile] kuwdora's If You Stayed Over (Sleeper Cell)- My heart is broken after watching. It looks so beautiful with all the tragedy and sadness, then those brief moments of hope that are dashed to pieces.
[livejournal.com profile] kuwdora's Suddenly I See (Castle)- Sweet and adorable with a lovely concept.

[livejournal.com profile] chaila43's Lucky (Rubicon)- Very interesting editing. The vid really made me miss the show. I can't believe it was cancelled. It was so flipping good, I don't understand it. The music choice was excellent, like a lovely kind of weirdness with the jumpcutting structure.
[livejournal.com profile] chaila43's Pokerface (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)- Hell yeah, love the editing and style choices with the interesting religion themes, the use of hands, the turning, and how the men twirl around her until she twists them up.

[livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl amd [livejournal.com profile] ohvienna's Seven (David Lynch Films)- The narrative of the vid very much echoes the construct of a Lynch film. The editing is meticulously calculated and pay mind to recurring compositions and logics. I love how she played with the fractured identities to the point of them all, mainly female characters, being one solid character because they are all from Lynch's mind. They split and crack and form one monster. The vid begins as a typical vid might with set up and an evolving narrative, then it tumbles down the rabbit hole into a wonderland of audiovisual nightmarish delight. I've watched many of his recent documentaries and there is something of the man himself captured in the vid. It's a nearly unexplainable quality that the vid has manipulated his life's work to create a deconstruction draped over a man.

[livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl's Deeper and Deeper (Legend of the Seeker)- I have a thing for violent sex fights, therefore, I love this vid.
[livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl's Vertigo (Twin Peaks)- I need to take a shower after that horrid and disturbing vid. I loved it. The dancing and kissing and twirling and the hits and the back and forth between Leland and BOB.
[livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl's Boom Boom Pow (Fringe)- MY FAVORITE PART WAS EVERYTHING
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VID RECS:
[livejournal.com profile] balistik94's Easy Money (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels; Revolver; RocknRolla; Snatch) - These are some of my favorite movies and they are blend nicely with great clip choice in this vid. I love how commonalities in the movies are drawn out.

[livejournal.com profile] beccatoria's Howl (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) - Very cool overlays and I love the editing style of fits and starts. It's a fantistic look at Jesse in relation to Derek, Riley, and her mission.

[livejournal.com profile] chaila43's Suicide Future (Rewind) (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) - Derek is an intensely interesting character and I love the music. The use of light and clips have great interactions with each other. I like how the visual similiarities are drawn out without dwelling on them.
[livejournal.com profile] chaila43's Suicide Future (Fast Forward) (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) - Great tension creation and exploration of John's character. I saw blown back by some of the lyrical interpretations. Powerful stuff, like "instead of killin', I spare the raccoon / And start fillin' sand bags as I stare at the moon," "we let the thoughts flood, we remind ourselves it's all right, it's all good / It's all love, it's not though," "a pot hole I'm sinkin' in, sharing a drink with my father."

[livejournal.com profile] charmax's Mr. Blue Sky (Wall-E) - This vid fills me with unabashed glee and happiness. I love it to pieces and think it's practically perfect in every way.

[livejournal.com profile] cherryice's Gasoline and Matches (Bones) - I love how cute and fun this is. The clip selection and organization is awesome with so many great uses.

[livejournal.com profile] obsessive24's Wicked Game (Battlestar Galactica) - It still hurts a bit, this vid is that good. I love the devastation of the world and the character of Dee. There's not much I can say that probably hasn't been said already about how amazing this vid is in all it's depressing glory.
[livejournal.com profile] obsessive24's I want to destroy something beautiful (Misfits) - It's a vid about a rapey-eyed tit-pissing cookie-munching corpse-watcher that can't tell the difference between romance and violence. What's not to love?
[livejournal.com profile] obsessive24's The Scream (Torchwood) - I could almost say that I'm sick of Nicky being so darn awesome and amazing at making vids, but I love them so much. This one is a freaky little exploration of Children of Earth with eyeball murderingly awesomeness.

[livejournal.com profile] thuviaparth's Etheric Messages (Fringe) - Wow, I am enthralled with this vid and all it's brillance. The feeling, clip choice, editing, colors, motion, and everything are amazing. It's part of the reason I started watching Fringe.

[livejournal.com profile] tearful_eye's Needs (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Hero; House of Flying Daggers; Memoirs of a Geisha) - This is a fantastic vid that I want to live in. The colors are lush and blend together to the point of it being difficult to pick out the different movies. The motion is breathtaking and the whole vid is EPIC AS HELL. The clip connections and interactions are startling in their perfection.
[livejournal.com profile] tearful_eye's Never Be (Criminal Minds) - It's disturbing and haunting, which I gather was the intent because the vid is extremely well focused. I don't watch the show, but I was right there with the vid without a second thought because I was immediately locked in by the emotion and editing. There are so creepy moments that sent chills up my spine and made me want to take a shower, but in a good way that let's me know how awesome the vid is.
[livejournal.com profile] tearful_eye's The Survivor (Band of Brothers) - The editing is quiet, yet effective. The pacing is great and the instrumental lends itself well to the vid. It's a sleek and well created.
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My class ended early today and I took advantage of the time to watch VVC DVDs, leave feedback, and make some recs. Look at my productive self. I'm all caught up with my college courses for today, but tomorrow is another story when we get more assignments. College makes me sleepy.

VID RECS (VVC disc 1 - premieres part 1):
[livejournal.com profile] halcyon_shift's VVC Premieres Intro 09 Star Trek In 60 Seconds (Re-enacted by Llamas) - Massive LULZ.

DC's We Are (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) - Calculated action, beautiful overlays, great pacing, and interesting lyrical interpretations.

[livejournal.com profile] bradcpu (and [livejournal.com profile] laurashapiro)'s Hard Sun (Firefly) - This is the vid that knows where I live.

I love the sounds in the beginning and how it just flows into the vid with all the twists and turns. Love the ivory tower. Love it like burning. It's amazing how well it all fits together and feels so right to me. It's like it couldn't be any other way than to see the lens flares at 1:09 blend together. The introduction of the rain is beautifully done and I love how the vid continues while the original footage is of walking away at the end. It's so full of love and appreciation that it bubbles up inside me and makes me smile and feel a bit better about certain things. There is sadness in the vid, like in the 2:20s when they walk away and the weeping, but I'm ultimately left with the crews and happiness.

[livejournal.com profile] jarrow's Learning to Crawl (Battlestar Galactica) - DAYUM, that's hot and I want to make out with it. There's so much tension and sexiness in the tight editing. Beyond the femslash and sexiness there's deep character beats within the vid and that's something beautiful.

[livejournal.com profile] mlyn and Jo's It Comes and Goes In Waves (Varg Veum) - Beautiful use of the source with the beautiful framing compositions and colors. I love the progression of the vid and how it changes into something so dark and violent, yet still beautiful with the changes in the music. The symbolism and emotions are so engaging that I connect with the vid without knowing the source.

[livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl's Marble House (Doctor Who) - The editing and atmosphere is stellar. I think my favorite parts are the use of the watch in the instrumental section because it's so finely edited and heartbreaking. Honestly, the whole thing is edited with great skill.

At first I was reading as the Doctor has the choice to run off in the TARDIS, while the humans have to stay and face the fights. The Doctor plays with humanity, including John Smith, without having to face the darker aspects of it. He can go hands off whenever he wants. The Doctor can deal with aliens fine, but he doesn't stick around for humanity's darkness. That he leaves to us (and Torchwood I suppose). The Doctor leaves humanity to its own darkness. A darkness that isn't supernatural, but coming from within ourselves, which makes it all the more frightening, especially for The Doctor, who wants to love humanity. He just wants to run away from the darkness in our hearts.

[livejournal.com profile] dualbunny's Video Killed the Radio Star (Wizard of Oz - Elphaba [Wicked]) - I don't know Wicked very well, but I still was able to enjoy the vid. The motion and jumpcuts in the editing are great. I love how you take the footage and have us look at it from a bit to the left. The zooms make the footage more interesting and grabbing, while it also has me thinking about the scenes differently in my mind because they look different than I'm used to. It's so fun and even more fun with femslash goggles!
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[livejournal.com profile] nightchik and I complied the Understanding Meta Vids (I C WHUT U DID THAR) vidshow (she ran the panel at VVC) for 2009 [livejournal.com profile] vividcon.

Vids that exist on a meta level, working in more ways than one, often suggesting a basis beyond the individual fandoms of the source andmore about a larger concept and/or fandom itself. Vids that go beyond the narrative of their source, commenting on the nature of that narrative, connecting with outside meanings, or placing the story in alarger culture context.


Everytime I thought we had a good description I'd realize it was excluding some type of meta or possibility for meta. I had no idea how tediously difficult it would be a write a definition for what meta vids are. We went for a wide range of meta topics, so I hope people didn't look at it and reject the vidshow in the basis that it's not what they consider to be meta. Meta has a wide variety of possibilities and these vids are some of them:

On to the playlist! )

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? While this was the playlist for meta vids used in the vidshow, I encourage others to drop links in the comments to other meta vids. Feel free to spark discussions as well. I'm sure they'll be notes coming from the meta panel and I'd love for online discussion as well.
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It's been a while since I've done a recs post. I had some ridic computer problems, then I was vidding non-stop and I don't watch vids while I vid. I have this deep fear of ripping someone off without realizing it. I've missed a ton of recent vids and these are a few that I've enjoyed.

VID RECS:
[livejournal.com profile] aycheb's Nobody loves you (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) - Amazing structure and use of the black and white. The change of pace and flow into Weaver is glorious, especially with the added layer of it being her voice. I really like the way the vid takes time with clips and allows them to breathe. I love how long and drawn out it feels. The doors opening is brillantly edited. Coming back to Ellison as the focus with Weaver and then John Henry brings Ellison into focus and the things he was faced with and how he reacts and interacts with the new information. This vid connected me with Ellison in a way I didn't in the series. Beautiful plays of light too. And the use of the graves with "all humans die eventually."

[livejournal.com profile] kuwdora's Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect (Heroes) - The movement and meticulous nature of the clip choice is thrilling. The song is so perfect for Sylar. He's right there in the lyrics and in the feel of the song and Abbey was able to pull him out and calculate him exactly. Sadly, there are some amazing Heroes vids that are underappreciated because of the lack of interest in the show, but that shouldn't hold anyone back from enjoying this vid. It's so freaking good. My reading of the vid is colored by my view of Sylar, so I see Sylar trying to change for other people, but ultimately rejecting it. He's so many different people and things, but some of them were forced on him instead of a choice. He's a watchmaker's son, then he was a Petrelli, then he was an orphan, then he was a million other things. But in this vid, he dreamt he was an architect instead of fixing the work of someone else. Death is his art and he makes it with his hands day after day.
With bonus vid commentary.

[livejournal.com profile] mithborien's Goodnight, demon slayer (Supernatural) - Extremely well edited with how Sam and Dean as grown ups are barely in the vid at all and their adult faces are obstructed or distorted when they are. Very cool idea of keeping the on them when they were younger, yet still hinting at their grown up lives within the show.

Macro rec for [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24's Fall of Man (Supernatural)

[livejournal.com profile] sol_se's So What (Prison Break) - I want to know this Gretchen character. She looks like my kind of woman. I stopped watching Prison Break before she was on, but I'm able to get the gist with clip choice, parallel clips, interesting interactions and connections, facial movements, and narrative. I want to be her PIC because Grechen is in ur show, brakin' up ur sausage fest.

[livejournal.com profile] winterevanesce's Like a Boss (Supernatural) - Oh shit. Great clip choice and sync. HI-LARIOUS lyric use too.
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Marry, Shag, Cliff
The RULES.

1. Comment and I will give you 3 people for a fandom I have some idea you are interested in (if I know the characters).
2. Post this meme with your answers.
3. Provide pictures and the names of three people.
4. Label which you would marry, shag, or throw off a cliff.


[livejournal.com profile] beccatoria gave me Ellison, Jesse, and Riley from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Marry, Shag, Cliff )

You know you want to play too.

For Julie

Apr. 4th, 2009 01:30 pm
kiki_miserychic: A Dinosaur and Kate Spade Shoes Fairytale (t:tscc ~ sarah/cameron gunslove)
I’ve been meaning to post these for a while, but never can seem to remember to do it. So I present some things I made for Julie: Christmas card porn and a birthday wallpaper.


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Caprica, D’Anna, Athena, Laura, the Hybrid, and Hera in the Operahouse.


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Title: Robot Sexy Time for Julie
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kiki_miserychic
Fandom: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Rating: Vaguely explicit
Characters/Pairings: Sarah/Cameron
Timeline: anytime during series
Summary: Sarah and Cameron have robot sexy time. I wrote it in Julie’s Christmas card last year.

Robot Sexy Time )
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vid title: Ding! Dong!
music: Sufjan Stevens
source: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
duration: 2:59
summary: Sarah Connor should be dead.
notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] heyiya and [livejournal.com profile] cathexys, who are better betas than they think. Also, this is the most depressing Christmas vid ever.

download:
mediafire and BAM vid vault video stream.

lyrics )

embedded BAM vid vault )
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If I Had My Way
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Via [livejournal.com profile] sol_se, I read a very interesting article, Sarah Connor Creator Talks Killer Bots, Cyborg Sex, Surviving the Future.

Summer Glau is pretty. Really pretty.

VID REC:
[livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss's Hell of a Place (The X-Files) - The X-Files was my first fandom, so the vid vid filled me with love, happiness, and joy, while reminding me of the epic and important weight of the show. The use of the symbolic clips with the lyric interaction and editing is amazing. The pacing is killer too.

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