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January
01 - I Wish It Was Christmas Today (Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock, The Office, and Community)
10 - so say we all iii (Rise) (Battlestar Galactica)
18 - I Threw it on the Ground (Legend of the Seeker)

February
08 - Lullaby (Fringe)
15 - O Death (Battlestar Galactica)

March
none

April
none

May
01 - The Dream and the Tunnel Pie House Rats (Fringe)

June
21 - We Are All Connected (Stargate Universe)

July
21 - Let's Go Fucking Mental (Charlie Jade/Fringe)

August
06 - A Bar in Amsterdam (Ginger Snaps trilogy)
08 - U. R. A. Fever (Fringe)
08 - Heads Will Roll (Misfits)
09 - twinkle, twinkle (Doctor Who)

September
none

October
none

November
14 - Double Helix (Fringe)

December
none

Total of 13 vids, which includes 5 vidlets.

I always find weird things when I watch my yearly vids all in a row. This year was saturated with Fringe because a loved it and I can't stop vidding Anna Torv's face. I really liked the color blue too.

My favorite video this year (of my own)
I think A Bar in Amsterdam (Ginger Snaps trilogy) might be the best vid I've ever made. I certainly love it the most and think it has many of the aspects I love like blood, fighting, kick ass ladies, monsters, maggots, guts, running, creepy imagest, guns, knives, pretty lights, snow, scary dreams, fire, love, and more blood.

Least favorite
I would have to say I Wish It Was Christmas Today because it was clumsy fun. I love Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock, The Office, and Community. I also love Christmas and adore Christmas episodes. It's my least favorite because it's not pretty or all that great, but I still like it because I had fun and I love making Christmas vids.

Most successful
For how short it was and the concept, twinkle, twinkle (Doctor Who). I didn't expect a wee widdle vidlet to get as many comments as it did. I shouldn't underestimate how terrifying the Weeping Angels are.

Video most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion
Heads Will Roll (Misfits) because Misfits wasn't a huge fandom at the time and Alisha used to be most people's least favorite character. Fandom has grown with the second season and her character has climbed up a lot of people's favorites list. For the record, she was my favorite before everyone else liked her. I'm so glad she got more to do in the second season and people have realized how amazing she really is. That being said, I don't think people understood what I was doing in the vid.

Most fun video
It was awesome to make I Threw it on the Ground (Legend of the Seeker) because it took almost no time at all and it was for pure LOLZ. The fact that anyone else enjoyed it was a bonus to my own laughter.

Video with single sexiest moment
Hmmm, Anna Torv's sexface, thighs, and sheet clutching in Let's Go Fucking Mental (Charlie Jade/Fringe)

Biggest vid fail
so say we all iii (Rise) (Battlestar Galactica) because the show made me so angry in the last half of the final season. I wanted to manipulate it into what I wanted it to be. I did that partly, but watching the vid made me pissed off at the show all over again. It's vid fail in that it's nothing like what the show actually was and I couldn't manipulate it into exactly what I wanted because the show didn't give me what I needed. Blarg. I was able to make the vid I wanted, but it wasn't for Battlestar Galactica, it was We Are All Connected (Stargate Universe). The idea and concept that I wanted for the last season of Battlestar Galactica was sadly/fortunately something that Stargate Universe was able to accomplish in its first season.

Hardest video to make
Double Helix (Fringe) because rendering was a giant pain. Clips kept changing from one source file to the other magically. It took a horrid amount of time to fix and render out in small corrected pieces. I still don't know what exactly happened to the source files to make them rearrange themselves in the clips on the timeline. The editing itself was nothing compared to the difficulty of going back to relocate the right episode, then the right clip. I'm to go cry in the corner like Walter if I think about it more.

Most unintentionally *telling* video
Rewatching U. R. A. Fever (Fringe) I realized little things of my real life that had slipped into the vid without my noticing, like how the car accident played out, how Olivia gets the engagement ring and then starts blowing shit up, shooting people, and punching immediately. I had that section worked out narratively in my head with John, Peter, and getting twisted about. Looking at it, it makes a lot of sense in a personal way too.

Things I've learned
I learned how to mash up audio for Lullaby (Fringe). I didn't do it well, but I played around with it and I'm happy with the results. I did it with The Dream and the Tunnel Pie House Rats (Fringe), where I think it worked better.

I'd been studying other vids through [livejournal.com profile] bradcpu's Vidder Profiles Series. I listened, watched, and then pillaged to try something new in my own vidding. I would listen to other vidders talk about their thoughts, styles, and techniques, then I'd absorb them into my own approach to try them on.

Things to work on
I'll be amazed if I get any vidding done in the next year. I have no idea what my life is going to be like. I have a bunch of in progress vids, but I've somewhat lost interest in many things, like LJ and vidding. I still love them both, but they were the first things I abandoned when my life got more complicated this year.

I guess I do so many bizarre vids that the most bizarre thing I could do now it a "typical" vid. I do want to try a multifandom vid that doesn't suck.

Vid projects I definitely want to get finished this upcoming year
LOL, I never finish the vids I list in this part, so I'm going to say finishing any vid this year is a plus.

And in addition:
If there is any question you would like to ask me about any one of my vids, then go ahead! What I meant by a particular clip or sequence, why I chose to highlight that characterization, why I chose that song, what crack I was taking and where you can get some...anything. Anything you might like to know about how I made a vid, I shall do my best to answer.

Date: 2010-12-23 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daybreak777.livejournal.com
I have a question that I guess I can understand more now that I have watched the entire series so far:

What were you doing in the Heads Will Roll vid?

I'm sure I misunderstood it because I misunderstand vids sometimes. But I'm sure curious now!

She was your favorite first! I don't have a favorite but hey, credit where credit is due!
Edited Date: 2010-12-23 09:59 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-12-23 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaila.livejournal.com
What were you doing in the Heads Will Roll vid?

Seconded!

Date: 2010-12-27 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Viewers often commented that her power promoted victim-blaming and rape culture. I didn't Alisha that way at all. Her power has been termed as "pheromone manipulation," meaning people touch her and then they want to have sex with her. Back in season one it seemed like I was continually seeing Alisha painted into a stereotype by fandom when I didn't see it in the show. I made the vid in a fit of annoyance at how fandom limited the character by making terrible remarks. Somewhat related-ly, it was like when I read a comment about Joan on Mad Men saying something close to "I'm a feminist, but Joan having 3 abortions makes her a bit of a whore." From what I had seen of Misfits fandom, they didn't like Alisha and dismissed her entirely except to make underhanded comments thinly veiled as critiques of the show. During season one I cannot remember seeing a single person online express positive feelings toward her character. I didn't understand that because I thought she was a fantastic character with an interesting power. A lot of viewers were speculating why the characters had the powers that they had. It was brought up many times that they had their certain powers for a reason, like a lesson they were supposed to learn. That thought was one of the primary arguments that arose around Alisha. She is one of the more sexual characters, which is up for debate. There was a lot of discussion around season one and her storyline where people were drawing that her character was supposed to realize sex was bad and she was wrong to use it the way she did. I don't know where the writers and creators of the show were going, but I never saw her power in that way. Her power was seen as a punishment. She often gets reduced to being a victim or a rapist. In a lot of ways, she's both and neither.

On a vidding level, I also wanted to fuck the viewer.

Date: 2010-12-27 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Viewers often commented that her power promoted victim-blaming and rape culture. I didn't Alisha that way at all. Her power has been termed as "pheromone manipulation," meaning people touch her and then they want to have sex with her. Back in season one it seemed like I was continually seeing Alisha painted into a stereotype by fandom when I didn't see it in the show. I made the vid in a fit of annoyance at how fandom limited the character by making terrible remarks. Somewhat related-ly, it was like when I read a comment about Joan on Mad Men saying something close to "I'm a feminist, but Joan having 3 abortions makes her a bit of a whore." From what I had seen of Misfits fandom, they didn't like Alisha and dismissed her entirely except to make underhanded comments thinly veiled as critiques of the show. During season one I cannot remember seeing a single person online express positive feelings toward her character. I didn't understand that because I thought she was a fantastic character with an interesting power. A lot of viewers were speculating why the characters had the powers that they had. It was brought up many times that they had their certain powers for a reason, like a lesson they were supposed to learn. That thought was one of the primary arguments that arose around Alisha. She is one of the more sexual characters, which is up for debate. There was a lot of discussion around season one and her storyline where people were drawing that her character was supposed to realize sex was bad and she was wrong to use it the way she did. I don't know where the writers and creators of the show were going, but I never saw her power in that way. Her power was seen as a punishment. She often gets reduced to being a victim or a rapist. In a lot of ways, she's both and neither.

On a vidding level, I also wanted to fuck the viewer.

Date: 2010-12-27 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daybreak777.livejournal.com
Of course I had to go watch the entire vid again. :-) I still like it very much. It always stood out for me even when I knew nothing about the show. When I watch that vid I see a woman at the height of her sexual power. The interesting thing was that I didn't know Alisha had any special power when I first watched the vid. I thought her power was just being her, attractive and confident in herself.

She often gets reduced to being a victim or a rapist. In a lot of ways, she's both and neither.
Very interesting. I admit that I thought her power reduced her to one or the other. I did try to see how she could use it in a positive way, and well, she did. She had sex with the men she wanted. But it seemed in the show that she grew frustrated with that, that she wanted more. And that's when I began to grow sad for her and felt her power limited her.

It didn't have to be that way but that's how it played for me. Interesting to me watching your vid is I don't think Alisha really needed a special power. She's got it all in herself. I think men (and women) will want her, power or not. Some people have something special that draws people to them and Alicia's got it and it's not just her looks.

I do like the women in your vids. Something about the way you vid them, it seems like they have these extraordinary gifts just by being women. And they are all hotter than firecrackers in your vids. :-)

Thanks for sharing your thoughts as vidder. Fascinating.

Date: 2011-01-02 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
I think Alisha will always be my favorite. I can't wait until next season, especially after the finale.

I think they all were frustrated with their powers in someway. They're limited and they have no clue how to actually use them with true success. Curtis can't voluntarily rewind, Kelly can't shut off the thoughts she hears, Nathan didn't know what his power even was, Simon couldn't show his power to others. Her power didn't change her so to speak, but more how people react to her, which was the cause of her frustration perhaps.

I adore characters like Alisha and can't resist vidding them.

I love talking about vids, questions are always welcomed.

Date: 2010-12-24 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollywoodgrrl.livejournal.com
Let me just say that the amount of Fringe/Anna Torv discussion in this here post IS MAKING ME FEEL HAPPY IN MY PANTS. (Especially *crosses legs* your favorite sexiest moment because OMG YES, that sex scene was a gift to any Fringe vid HRNNNNNGGGGG.)

Also your vids were my favortie from this year's Vividcon. I actually stood up when U.R.A. Fever started because I couldn't have people's heads blocking me for that!

Date: 2010-12-27 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
I went Fringe crazy and Anna Torv obsessed this year.

LOL, someone's head obstructed your view of that craziness? How dare they?!?!?! :)

I still have more Fringe vid ideas too...

Date: 2011-01-16 07:12 am (UTC)
ext_218: (cylon vidding machine)
From: [identity profile] cyborganize.livejournal.com
I still need and want to leave you comments on so many of these! I HATE BEING AN ADULT.

Date: 2011-01-19 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Oh lord, I'm behind on everything. Comments, feedback, e-mail, flist. I was even behind in answering this comment, lol.

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