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Curated for WisCon (wiscon_vidparty) 2016, (Free Kesha!)'s Murderous Women! - Collection of vids about murderous women that use the music of Kesha.
*content notes*

For ease of viewing, youtube playlist.

1. kuwdora's Chain Reaction (Xena the Warrior Princess)
2. sol_se's Timber (The Lizzie Borden Chronicles)
3. Supergeekgirl's TiK ToK Goes the Clock (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
4. anoel's Blow (Gone Girl)

Links to previous WisCon Playlists I've curated:
Halsey Playlist - WisCon_VidParty 2016 (Collection of vids with music from Halsey)
Beyoncé Playlist - WisCon_VidParty 2015 (Collection of vids with music from Beyoncé)
Dessa Playlist - WisCon 2014 (Collection of vids with music from Dessa)
Thank Heaven for Little Girls Playlist - WisCon 2013 (Collection of vids about little girls: their protectors, their victims, their worlds, their families, their missions, their deaths...)

Please, if you have links to other vids of Kesha's music, leave links in the comments. Thank you.
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Curated for WisCon (wiscon_vidparty) 2016, Halsey - Collection of vids with music from Halsey.
*content notes*

Halsey is a singer and songwriter with music used in numerous vids pertaining to feminist science fiction and fantasty fandoms and themes. I curated a list of vids with an emphasis on class, sexuality, race, and gender.

For ease of viewing, youtube playlist.

1. Danni G's Orphan Black - Gasoline (Orphan Black)
2. Emmanuel Perez's Katniss Everdeen (Castle) (The Hunger Games)
3. jess9191's Control - Faith Lehane (BTVS/ATS) (Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel: The Series)
4. Danieck Marsman's Finn and Rey / Young God (Halsey) (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
5. eemersonm's Is There Somewhere | Multifemslash (Multifandom)
6. Miss Alphabet's Steven Universe AMV | Control (Lapis Tribute) (Steven Universe)
7. kiki_miserychic's Colors - Mr. Robot - Halsey (Mr. Robot)
8. collsssss's Killjoys: Castle (Killjoys)
9. jess9191's Gasoline - Jessica Jones (Jessica Jones)

Links to previous WisCon Playlists I've curated:
(Free Kesha!)'s Murderous Women! Playlist - WisCon_VidParty 2016 (Collection of vids about murderous women that use the music of Kesha)
Beyoncé Playlist - WisCon_VidParty 2015 (Collection of vids with music from Beyoncé)
Dessa Playlist - WisCon 2014 (Collection of vids with music from Dessa)
Thank Heaven for Little Girls Playlist - WisCon 2013 (Collection of vids about little girls: their protectors, their victims, their worlds, their families, their missions, their deaths...)

Please, if you have links to other vids of Halsey's music, leave links in the comments. Thank you.
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Curated for WisCon (wiscon_vidparty) 2015, "Beyoncé" - Collection of vids with music from Beyoncé.

Beyoncé is a singer and singwriter with work that contain themes ranging from love, empowerment, and female sexuality. With a focus of feminist science fiction in mind, I curated a list of vids with an emphasis on gender, race, class, and feminism.

1. anoel's Get Me Bodied (Fifth Element)
2. jetpack_monkey's Radio (Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?)
3. elipie (featuring kuwdora)'s Run The World (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D)
4. milly's Diva Swing (Wrestling / RPF AJ Lee)
5. sweetestdrain's Love on Top (Carrie)
6. kiki_miserychic's ***Flawless (Disney Princesses)

Links to previous WisCon Playlists I've curated:
Dessa Playlist - WisCon 2014 (Collection of vids with music from Dessa)
Thank Heaven for Little Girls Playlist - WisCon 2013 (Collection of vids about little girls: their protectors, their victims, their worlds, their families, their missions, their deaths...)

Please, if you have links to other vids of Beyoncé's music, leave links in the comments. Thank you.
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December, but only because I backdated my festivids posts and they were released in January technically
25 - World Spins Madly On (New Amsterdam) - Woke up and wished that I was dead.
26 - #timeangels (Time Angels episodes of NTSF:SD:SUV::) - (It's a fake trailer.) Time Angels, coming this fall to Adult Swim. Come with Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Dash, Clock, Millie... and Mona Lisa as they repair tears in the fabric of time.

January and Febuary
none

March
5 - Snakes on a Plane (Person of Interest) - Reese is legit tired of the machine.

April
none

May
25 - Lonely Little Petunia (The Walking Dead) - Lizzie survived in a world lacking resources for little girls.

June
none

July
13 - Runs in the Family (Hannibal) - w͍̦͠ḩat ͜d̢o̸ ̷yo͘u ̓͂̍̽̋̽sè͆̾̑҉ë̽͆̕?̅̕ (character study of Abigail Hobbs in season one and two.)

August, but really they're vids that premiered at Vividcon, so, like, why do I even categorize these by when I released them online?
12 - ***Flawless (Disney Princesses movies (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Brave, and Frozen)) - We woke up like this.
13 - I Do Adore (Adventure Time) - Every little thing Marceline does, Princess Bubblegum adores. Kinda. (BUBBLINE 4EVA).
13 - You are a runner & I am my father's son (Teen Wolf) - a haiku for fictional ladies: / sorry your story / was left in such clumsy hands / i will avenge you


Total of 8 vids, 5 of which are under 2 minutes and could be considered vidlets... I was really into vidlets for the "get in, do the thing, get out" aspect.


My favorite video this year (of my own)
Runs in the Family. Absolutely my favorite vid I made this year. It's the most brain to actual timeline vid thing I've produced. My brain categorized all of the source in such a way that I made it a vid. Abigail is a character close to my heart and I stan for her 100%.

Least favorite
World Spins Madly On. I had a difficult time making it. I had offered Night Watch and Day Watch for festivids, but I quickly realized I wouldn't be able to finish the vid I was working on, so I put it aside and started watching New Amsterdam to make a vid. Then I scrambled for a song. Then I had to actually vid it. The product ended up with poor pacing because I needed the song to fit the concept of being chronological, which meant the beginning was boring as FRELLING FRAK. Looking back I do enjoy parts of the vid.

Most successful
***Flawless. It was inadvertently successful. I made it for Club Vivid, but it didn't fit into the other music, so the Vividcon people offered to let me move it to Challenges. But I didn't like the idea of putting it in Challenges when I didn't make it for the themes, so I asked if I could make ***Flawless my premiere in place of Runs in the Family, which I had already submitted. It worked out that ***Flawless became my premiere and I released Runs in the Family online pre-VVC. I made ***Flawless for Club Vivid thinking people would dance to it, watch it later, and think "oh ok I get it now." It was a deeply personal experience that I translated into a vid and I didn't think anyone would care about the vid beyond myself, but I was wrong.

Video most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion
I Do Adore. Only because I didn't know how to tag it properly for the fandom to find it. It was appreciated by friends' child relative and that's all I really wanted.

Video with single sexiest moment
You are a runner & I am my father's son. The :58-1:05 section is hella sexy with the threesome dancing because that scene in the show was awesome. I'm into it even though there is so much sausage in there. Mostly because the sausages seemed equally into each other as they were into Erica. Bless those sad-eyed little puppies and their love of extended eye contact. Then it goes into Erica putting her hand on Scott and Allison's thigh in a same scene deal where Erica tries to intimidate both of them sexually. Of course Allison on top of Erica is hot in a screwed up way considering how that storyline played out. Season one was beautiful fluke.

Biggest vid fail
#timeangels. I was trying to make a fake tv promo trailer thingy and I suck at it. I'm still obsessed with the concept and execution of vid trailers.

Hardest video to make
World Spins Madly On. Because of the reasons I put in the lease favorite category above.

Most unintentionally *telling* video
***Flawless was intentionally telling, so I'll say Runs in the Family because there's some intense connections to my life that I didn't realize until I rewatched for this meme. (Isn't that always how it happens?)

Things I've learned
I learned a lot about vidders' lyrical interpretation styles for the Vividcon 2014 Lyrical Interpretation Panel with hollywoodgrrl. I ate everyone's brains and gained their knowledge.

I realized that if I edit with 1080p source, I have to export it as 1080p for it to look good. I have some major exporting regrets this year. I'm upping my technical skills slowly, but I think I'm getting better with time.

I learned that I can't speak well in public about vidding for Vividcon panels.

Things to work on
I should ask friends to "beta" by vid summaries for VVC. The one for You are a runner & I am my father's son confused people and I overestimated the audiences' awareness of the title clip where I used a blur to focus in on just Erica to set up that it was about her. With a little of Boyd.

I need to work on exporting. I have a new laptop, but I can't even get Sony Vegas installed properly on it, so I might have to give up vidding and relearn how to knit.

I'm continuing from previous years with "I want to try vidding female characters that do more than beat people up and make things explode while being pretty." I think I accomplished that with character studies of female characters that are perceived to be weak.

Last year I said "I think this year I want to try considering the audience more to stretch myself." I didn't do it on purpose, but I made an audience appreciated vid for Vividcon premieres... So I'm going to call that goal from last year accomplished and go back to my "fuck bitches; get money" frame of mind because I'm unlikely to make any vid as audience appreciated as ***Flawless.

Wait, I can't call it accomplished completely because I also said "I'd like to make one vid this year where I actually vid for an audience." I kind of did that for Wiscon, but I think I'll keep trying to make something more audience minded for Wiscon_vidparty.

Vid projects I definitely want to get finished this upcoming year
I want to do my vid idea for the Taylor Swift 1989 vid album, which I plan to be my Vidukon vid. I want to finish my festivid assignment. I want to do some Vividcon vids. I had some good ideas for Festivids that I want to keep thinking about. They were treats for friends I wanted to make, but I'm a piece of shit and know I won't be able to finish them by the deadline.

Resolutions for 2014
To finish up the questions on the Vidding Questions Meme. J left a comment that I missed, so I'll start with those, but now I want to answer them all. I noticed some comments on vids I never saw, so I'll be going back to answer those after I finish my festivid.

Again, I want to go to VVC and hope that I won't be laid off again from work. I'm going to suggest a vidshow again because I really enjoyed pulling together the Femslash vidshow this year. I'm still really pleased with it for the amazing vidders that contributed, the diversity in the sources, the different styles, and the everything of it.

I'm going to make suggestion of some vidshows I'd curate for Wiscon_vidparty again this year too. I really enjoyed curating the Dessa Playlist in 2014. I already have two possibilities in mind depending on what else I find this year. It depends on what I get for festivids too. I played the long game with my requests and asked for things I put in personal vid playlists.

I changed my vidding note style and want to keep trying new journaling styles. I found an index one I want to try out for 2015.

Continuing to look at last year's resolutions, I failed at being "more social online" in terms of vidding. My interactions are mostly on twitter, which is great aside from the 140 character limit when I'm a wordy mofo. I don't think many of my friends are still on LJ without being on twitter. I'm a terrible friend anyway.

It's after 2am and I think I need to purge myself of work in progress vids that I'm not feeling anymore. So in 2015 I want to release some WIP vids to clear them from my head because nothing kills an idea for me like showing it to people.

OMG, my resolution should be to just vid more.

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.
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Created for the story, Fear of Falling (Apart), by [livejournal.com profile] eldiablito_sf and [livejournal.com profile] 3988akasha



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Fear of Falling Apart - A Dean/Cas Fanmix for deancasbigbang




listen . for keeps (download) . tumblr

01. Sea of Love - Tom Waits
Do you remember the night we met?
That's the night I knew you were my pet
I want to tell you
How much I love you
I'm drowning in a sea of love


02. Swampy Seconds - Magic Mouth
I got a feeling that I found my home
Through window pane like a flying stone
Settled in my place with a broken sound
You won't hear the glass
Falling on the ground


03. Desire - Meg Myers
Baby, I want to touch you,
I wanna breathe into your will.
See, I gotta to hunt you,
I gotta to bring you to my hell.
Baby, I wanna fuck you,
I wanna feel you in my bones.


04. The Golden Age - Woodkid
Boy, we are family,
No matter what they say,
But boys are meant to flee,
And run away one day.


05. When It's Time To Come Down - The Black Hollies
Take me home
I don't wanna be alone
When it's time to come down


06. Sleep Baby Sleep - Brood
Ignorance is torture but your love is right
Tip to tip a gentleman of the night
Feed my fascination a way our skin likes silk


07. Love Out of Lust - Lykke Li
Rather die in your arms, than die lonesome
Rather die hard, than die hollow
The higher that I climb
The deeper I fall down
I'm running out of time


08. The Body Breaks - Devendra Banhart
The body calls
Yeah, the body, it calls out
It whispers at first
But it ends with a shout


09. Reprise - Grizzly Bear
My love's another kind

10. Fade Into You - Clare Bowen with Sam Palladio
In your heart, in your head,
in your arms, in your bed under your skin,
Til there’s no way to know where
you end and where I begin


11. Happiness - Grant Lee Buffalo
Out of my body, been out of my head
Never mind the curse of war
Proud like a badge that just don't shine no more
Let him bring you happiness, happiness


12. 505 - Artic Monkeys
But I crumble completely when you cry,
It seems like once again you've had to greet me with goodbye
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I'm the terrible person that's posting a questions meme while I'm still working on the answers to the last one I posted. But I'm a follower and I'm jealous of everyone else getting into vidding discussions.

Give me a number (or several) and I will answer!

1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-vid.
2. Is there a genre or style you've yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
3. Is there a genre or style you wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole?
4. How many vid ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
5. Share one of your strengths.
6. Share one of your weaknesses.
7. Point to a section from one of your favorite vids you've made and explain why you're proud of it.
8. Which vid was the hardest to make?
9. Which vid was the easiest to make?
10. Is vidding your passion or just a fun hobby?
11. Is there a section of canon above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
12. What's the best vidding advice you've ever come across?
13. What's the worst vidding advice you've ever come across?
14. If you only could vid one show/movie for the rest of your life, which show/movie would it be?
15. Do you work mostly from start to finish, or do you vid sections out of order?
16. Do you use any tools, like clip notes or storyboards?
17. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
18. Describe your perfect vidding conditions.
19. How many times do you usually revise your vid before posting?
20. Choose a section from one of your earlier vids and talk about whether and how you'd do it differently now. (Person sending the ask is free to make suggestions).
21. If you were to revise one of your older vids from start to finish, which would it be and why?
22. Have you ever deleted one of your published vids?
23. What do you look for in a beta?
24. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
25. How do you feel about collaborations?
26. Share three of your favorite vidders and why you like them so much.
27. Do you accept prompts?
28. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your vids being canon compliant?
29. How do you feel about smut?
30. How do you feel about crack?
31. Which is your favorite site for posting vids?
32. Talk about your current vids in progress.
33. Talk about a comment or review that made your day.
34. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?
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Dear femslashex 2014 author/artist,

Here are some likes and dislikes for each pairing and general notes. I'm happy just to be included. :)

Adventure Time, Princess Bubblegum/Marceline
Dislike: AU

Lost, Kate Austen/Juliet Burke
Like: hate sex, kink, pwp, possesive behavior, bdsm, rough sex, dark, flirting, domestic, fluff, Alternate Universe first time meeting, fake/pretend relationship

Marvel Cinematic Universe, Gamora/Nebula
Like: hate sex, kink, pwp, possesive behavior, bdsm, rough sex, dark
Dislike: AU

Orange is the New Black, Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson/Poussey Washington
Like: fluff, flirting
Dislike: hate sex, dark, supernatural Alternate Universe, dubcon, noncon

True Blood, Tara Thornton/Jessica Hamby and Pam Swynford De Beaufort/Tara Thornton
Like: kink, pwp, possessive behavior, bdsm, rough sex, dark, domestic, fluff
Dislike: AU

Person of Interest, Root/Sam Shaw
Like: casefic, kink, pwp, undercover, fake/pretend relationship, possessive behavior, bdsm, rough sex, dark
Dislike: Supernatural Alternate Universe (but canon alternate universe is good, like if undercover)

General age restriction: the sky is the limit, G to NC-17 and beyond for fic and art.
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Femslash Vidshow (Hug a Woman With Your Legs) Recs (I truly rec all of these vids. There's not a single one I didn't enjoy and love. I tried to pull together as varied choices as I could, so please enjoy.)

In femslash things can be more fun, more complicated, more adorable, more colorful, over the top, but never sated. Where fear and propaganda can meet. Sometimes it's sad and sweet, sometimes it needs to be created or seen from a different angle. They can be separated by glass, separated by death, always in our hears, like a fairytale that was fated to be cut together from different parts to become something new.

1. Scarlett North-Cavanaugh's It Keeps Getting Better (Multi) - This is actually framed as an advertisement, but I really like how it showed current femslash relationships in the media today.
2. [livejournal.com profile] elipie's The Way We Get By (Broad City) - This is my jam. I love this show, this couple, this vidder, this everything.
3. [livejournal.com profile] shati's We Are Complicated (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - There's such a distinct understanding of Faith/Buffy. The nuances in the movement within the vid is great.
4. kitty's Don't Let Me Fall (Yes or No) - So adorable. I already have the source on my must see list. So adorable and sweet.
5. [livejournal.com profile] kiki_miserychic's I Do Adore (Adventure Time) - Self-rec, I know, but Princess Bubblegum and Marceline are so cute and in love. I'd originally started this for [livejournal.com profile] cherryice's festivid treat, but ended up rewatching the whole show instead of making the deadline.
6. [livejournal.com profile] sweetestdrain's Let Me Put My Love Into You (Bitch Slap) - How could I not include some exploitive and over the top awesome? Too good.
7. The Cylon Vidding Machine ([livejournal.com profile] beccatoria, [livejournal.com profile] metatxt, [livejournal.com profile] cyborganize, and [livejournal.com profile] heyiya)'s The Enemy Within PSA (Battlestar Galactica) - Funny and creepy at the same time. With boobs. My faves.
8. [livejournal.com profile] milly's Wonder (Once Upon a Time) - Breaks my heart when I think of Mulan. WEEE CCCOOOOULLD OFFF HHAAAADD IIITTT AAAAALLLLLLLL.
9. [livejournal.com profile] niyalune's Mrs. and Mrs. Blake (Teen Wolf) - Beautifully constructed trailer for underused characters (Jennifer and Kali). Epic as all hell.
10. [livejournal.com profile] anoel's Ready or Not (Faking It) - Another vid that made me seek out the source after watching. So cute and sad and adorable.
11. [livejournal.com profile] ghost_lingering's Signs (Dark Angel) - I adore this vidlet and everything that it is. Original Cindy was FORMATIVE for me.
12. zeppie9294's Let Her Go (The Last of Us) - So heartbreaking and wonderful.
13. [livejournal.com profile] fray_adjacent's Everywhere (Xena: Warrior Princess) - I think there's a guideline somewhere that femslash vidshows should have Xena in them and this vid is perfection.
14. FenrirsLittleSister's I Was Married (The Little Mermaid and Aladdin) - I'm so glad I was able to include this vid. The way the sources were put together and the storyline achieved fill me with joy. It's like taking something from childhood and reconstructing it into something new.
15. [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria and [livejournal.com profile] chaila's Hands Away (Fringe/Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) - I knew I had to have this vid in my femslash vidshow. Come on, look at it. It's skillfully made and I bought into the premise immediately.
16. [livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl and [livejournal.com profile] ohvienna's Vitalum Vitalis (American Horror Story: Coven) - When they sent it to me, I watched it and cried so hard. I thought they were going to "fix" the ending with Cordelia and Misty Day... It's their fault that I didn't have a happy ending femslash vidshow. Those assholes (ilu tho).

Alternate Universe Final Vid for Those Who Long for Happy Endings: [livejournal.com profile] jarrow's I Wanna Dance (Glee) - Dancing Lesbians! Be good to yourself and be converted to Faberry and Brittana.

A special thank you to those vidders who kindly allowed me to use their work and those who created premieres. You are brilliant unicorns and I treasure you like pancakes.
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vid title: ***Flawless
music: Beyoncé featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We should all be feminists
source: Disney Princesses movies (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Brave, and Frozen)
duration: 4:11
Disney Princesses Featured: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna, Elsa...
notes: I could write notes to fill a novel, but I can't, so ask anything you'd like.
summary: We woke up like this.

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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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January
5 - Enter the Circus (MirrorMask) - It's going to be a bumpy ride to the other side.

February, March, April
none

May
18 - When I am Laid in Earth (Utopia) - He named his daughter Jessica Hyde. Jessica. Hyde.

25 - Après Moi (Person of Interest) - After Samantha Shaw, comes the flood.

June and July
none

August
20 - That's Life (Barefoot in the Park) - Frozen skinny Bratter lovers found on 10th street, 6th floor.

20 - Who Needs Sleep? (Elementary) - Forget Sherlock, Irene, and Moriarty. Forget being a sober companion and a consulting detective. Joan Watson just wants to get some sleep.

21 - All I Need (Superatural) - Four times Dean Winchester’s loved ones overcame mind control for him.

September, October, November
none

December
7 - Endure and Survive (Teen Wolf) - Sterek zombie AU.


Total of 7 vids, 4 of which are under 2 minutes and could be considered vidlets... What's the definition of a vidlet these days? In my mind the length doesn't always equate vid vs. vidlet. Hmmm.


My favorite video this year (of my own)
When I am Laid in Earth. I was playing with connecting clips going from frame to frame. Like trying to manipulate the viewers' eyelines. Utopia is a beautifully screwy show and I think I captured a lot of that. The visuals of the show were gorgeous and I loved pulling together things within frame and moving them around. Plus, Jessica Hyde is an interesting character and I can't wait to see what happens in season two. Blood dripping from a severed down a toilet paper dispenser in a public bathroom is the most beautiful images I saw in 2013.

Least favorite
All I Need only because I feel like I could have done more to even out the visual source. I used episodes that span across seasons where the look of the show changed tremendously. The earlier seasons are dark and moody with sparse color and the recent seasons are BRIGHT AS THE SUN by comparison. I have two Supernatural vid ideas that I really, really want to do once I get the last few clips to make my points, but I do not look forward to trying to make the visual menu balanced.

Most successful
Who Needs Sleep? simply because [livejournal.com profile] elipie and some others got what I was going for, but I genuinely did not expect. I find that if I expect no one to understand what I was going for, I'm super happy when someone does get it. Lower expectations is where it's at.

Video most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion
Endure and Survive because I love zombies and I think that everyone else should too. I quite like how the black and white turned out with all the different sources. It melds perfectly with the fic storyline. I suppose not many people could thoroughly enjoy it without reading the fic, but IDGAF because I love me some zombie!AU.

Video with single sexiest moment
Après Moi. There's a moment at about 2:12-2:20 where Sarah Shahi's character, Shaw, is advancing in a series of clips, which is sexy as hell. Shaw could kill you or kiss you and you won't know until after she's done it. I am so into the Shaw and Root dynamic on Person of Interest that I'm actually writing kinky fic of them. I rarely write fic, so it's huge that I'm actually trying for sexy times.

Biggest vid fail
Enter the Circus because I didn't remember to post the signed version online until I went to do this meme. Oops. I also failed at posting recs to livejournal. I did a few on twitter and posted all of my vividcon recs to livejournal though.

Hardest video to make
Endure and Survive because the different sources were a pain for me technically. I had trouble evening out the black and white and contrast and levels for everything. I can stand back and look at it and see a few things that I didn't balance enough, but I had a deadline for the Teen Wolf Big Bang and I'm very happy with what I made. It's strange for me to say that about a vid, so I'm obviously happy with it.

Most unintentionally *telling* video
That's Life. Barefoot in the Park is one of the first non-children's movies I ever got to see. That and Silence of Lambs and Leprechaun II, but that's a different story. Movies and tv had a large influence on my development. The tv show Mad About You and Barefoot in the Park formed what I thought a romantic relationship was supposed to be along with my personal examples in my young little life. I think Jane Fonda's character, Corie, was one of the first, if not the original Manic Pixie Girlfriend. I'm amazed that I understood what was going on in the movie, which is basically a newly married couple's first fight that escalates to the point where they're "trapped" in their "apartment." Trying to look at it objectively, I think this movie is part of the reason why I go for the Paul Bratter type and the Corie Bratter type in my personal life, which makes it telling.

Things I've learned
I think I did better with the technical aspects of vidding this year (this is when compared to my previous years and not the epic awesome skills of others). I learned how to chop off the letterboxing once I've rendered my vid. I started rendering my vids uncompressed with square pixels, then putting them into virtualdub to fix the frame if needed, and popping them into autogk. I think that's working out...

I learned some more about tumblr and vidding by researching for the tumblr section of the Vividcon 2013 Infinite Diversity in Vidding Combination Panel. It's like a rabbit hole that sucked me in and gave me thousand of new thoughts and new ways to think. And continues to do so today. I absolutely love how helpful tumblr can do for organizing vid time lines. With certain vids I'm able to pull gifs into the timeline as a placeholder for actual video clips into funnel them in.

Things to work on
Last year I said, "I want to try vidding female characters that do more than beat people up and make things explode while being pretty." I think I failed partly on that, but I've expanded myself a bit more and want to continue trying. The ideas I've had for 2014 vids have evolved a bit from violent women ideas, more of a different angle on the characters I enjoy. Last year I also said, "This year I'm going to focus on making vids that have higher quality video instead of lower quality for artistic reasons that make them muddy." I think I accomplished this one for the most part. I always struggle with technical stuff, but this year was better than most for fixing those problems.

In the past I've tried to be more subdued in my vidding and I've tried to widen my window of vid ideas. I think this year I want to try considering the audience more to stretch myself. I started caring very little about what people thought about my vids, which is freeing. I'd like to make one vid this year where I actually vid for an audience. I made my festivids with this in mind, so I'm getting a head start on it.

Vid projects I definitely want to get finished this upcoming year
I considered only making vids for cons this year, but I find that to do more limiting than I want. Instead I'll say that I want to make vids for Vividcon, Wiscon, and VidUKon. Anything else on top of those is icing.

Resolutions for 2014
Again, I want to go to VVC and hope that my school doesn't have another in-service on the dates. I e-mailed by supervisor about the dates. Driving to Chicago after a day of boring meetings sucked HARD and I will not be doing that ever again. I won't know if I have a job next year for a while. I'll probably be riffed again along with the whole department, which isn't a positive outlook. I'll have to find another job, so I don't know if I'll be able to enjoy myself at VVC if I'm thinking in the back of my mind that I need to find another job.

I was made of epic fail and didn't properly send the e-mail for VVC about putting together a femslash vidshow with lots of premieres, so I'm trying again this year... maybe. I'm going to make suggestion of some vidshows I'd curate for Wiscon again this year. I really enjoyed curating the Thank Heaven for Little Girls Playlist in 2013.

I want to continue filling up my vidding journal. (I find an old one I started years ago, lost, found it, lost it again, found it, lost it, and found it again, which I need to scan pages from for [livejournal.com profile] laurashapiro from last year's meme.)

I need to be more social online too. I'm so bad at that. I always feel like I'm trying to hard to be friends with people, like this:



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.
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January, February, March, April, May, June
none

July
11 - I See Everything (Firefly/Serenity) - prompt (I See Everything, Firefly, River/Inara, dance)

August
18 - Long, Long Time Ago (Destino) - A surreal dance through the universe with a woman who loves a man. A man set free from stone to go after the woman carved in his heart.

19 - He Called Me Baby (Enlightened) - I feel so empty since he's been gone.

19 - Hand Covers Bruise Reprise (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) - Music without lyrics. People without faces.

20 - MoneyGrabber (Smash) - You're the one I just don't need.

21 - Dutch (Hell on Wheels) - Lily Bell, The Fair-Haired Maiden of The West

September, October, November, December
none

Total of 6 vids, one of which is a vidlet.

My favorite video this year (of my own)
MoneyGrabber (Smash) because it's a different vid for me. It's actually the second version because the first finished vid file was corrupted. I like how it turned out better because all the female rivalry turned into a more sexualized tension. The first version was more narratively even, but I like that Michael/Julia/Frank service as a cautionary tale in the beginning until it's time for them to go. I enjoy a good love rhombus until it's run it's track and Dev was a cheap time whore. Karen and Ivy have really good cheer sex and should role play in bed.

Least favorite
Hand Covers Bruise Reprise (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) because it did what I wanted it to do, which is make me uncomfortable when I watch it.

Most successful
I didn't really have a successful vid this year when measured in traditional terms, like number of comments. I approached vidding very differently this year and I was successful in eliciting certain things. In those terms, He Called Me Baby (Enlightened) was the most successful. Going to VVC for the first time I wanted to aim for one comment on a vid and if I got that comment, I met my goal. I wanted this one to break someone because I'm evil. I wasn't prepared for the weird looks after Challenges though, lolz.

Video most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion
I don't think any of them were "under-appreciated" simply because I made them with objectives and it doesn't bother me when people don't understand them. Until VVC I didn't fully realize how much of a minority opinion that was. If someone didn't like my vid or didn't understand it, that means it wasn't for them. I was surprised that Long, Long Time Ago (Destino) wasn't liked. I wanted to make something beautiful that I enjoyed, so I appreciate it and I overheard people saying it was beautiful, which is what I wanted.

Video with single sexiest moment
Duh, I See Everything (Firefly/Serenity) because there's actual pornography. I read up on masking tutorials and edited out The Operative. This vid was the only time it's acceptable to edit out Chiwetel Ejiofor. I played with coloring in more organic ways to match different sources. Seriously, why are people frightened by vaginas? They don't eat your soul or have teeth.

Biggest vid fail
I would say Dutch (Hell on Wheels) because I knew what I was doing wasn't going to work, but I did it anyways because I'm stubborn. I'm proud of that vidding fail though. I like it edited that way because Lily talks to fast and is the book that beat the speedreader. I love how her storyline is the more traditionally male origin story. Her husband died to give her motivation and she has visually beautiful dreams of him and his pretty eyes in fields. Hell on Wheels has flaws, but I'm well practiced in ignoring faults of a show for certain characters.

Hardest video to make
I am forever plagued with technical difficulties. ROSEBUD! I made Hand Covers Bruise Reprise (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) in Adobe Premiere 6.5 and I hate using that program for main editing. I like using it for "spices" when vidding primarily in Sony Vegas 11. I rendered that vid at least 50 times and I still think I messed it up in the end.

Most unintentionally *telling* video
Hmm, all of them have some level of personal issues that I leech into them, but He Called Me Baby (Enlightened) has a lot of emotional resonance for me in my real life. I stopped most of my emotional spewing on my livejournal, which is a good thing, but a couple of people would be able to watch the vid and see how telling it is.

Things I've learned
Last year I wanted to work on how to participate more and be meaningful in conversations about vidding. In my own way I did that, but I thought and talked more about vidding than I did actual vidding. I don't think I'll ever be able to talk fluidly about vidding because I don't translate the things in my head to words well. I cannot even count how many times at VVC I tried to think of a word and couldn't, stuttered for 30 seconds and gave up. I know I'm not verbally gifted, especially when it comes to something that I don't talk about, like vidding or art. I think I did ok, but probably came off like a tool.

While not strictly about vidding, I did learn that VVC is far different than what I expected. I tried to hang out with as many different people as I could. It's a lot more of a social arena than I expected. I thought it was going to be a hair-braiding, love fest and it's not. There's still rude people and people with stupid, uninformed opinions. It's exactly like a real world only with more glitter. I learned that the people I like online aren't the people I like in person and the people I dislike online aren't the people I dislike in person. That's a complicated way of saying that I learned that people didn't behave the way I expected for the better and the worse.

I also learned to look at my vidding catalog more analytically. I wrote meta this year too, Vidding as My Own Flavor of Feminism. I want to try vidding female characters that do more than beat people up and make things explode while being pretty.

And [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24 pointed out that I've been rendering wrong my whole vidding life, which I didn't know. I am FAILBOAT.

Oh, and what I thought was clipping was really me pulling an entire movie or a tons of episodes into Sony Vegas and trimming from there. Oops. FAILBOAT REDUX.

Things to work on
I sent the wrong file into VVC for the DVDs this year, so next year I will be very careful when I'm rendering and naming so that I don't send it a file with stray frames like a douchecanoe. This year I'm going to focus on making vids that have higher quality video instead of lower quality for artistic reasons that make them muddy.

Vid projects I definitely want to get finished this upcoming year
Every time I say to myself, "self, you are going to finish this vid this year," I don't do it. I will say that I'm going to make a premiere for WisCon. (Everyone should make a premiere for WisCon.) I have a WIP in mind for a Vidukon premiere too, but I'm not sure I'll be able to finish it. I have a Doctor Who vid that would be cool for CVV and an idea for a VVC Premiere as well. With VVC Challenge being Amnesty, I want to finish an old idea for that. [livejournal.com profile] kuwdora saw all my WIPs, so she can't tell.

Resolutions for 2013
Go to VVC again and hope that my school doesn't have another in-service on the dates.

I am planning to put together a femslash vidshow with lots of premieres for VVC2013 if everything pans out.

I'm going to use smaller journals for vidding, which makes them portable because writing on my arms and hands is not cute at 26. That and people shouldn't be able to read "dress = power" and wonder what drugs I'm on. Plus, I feel accomplished when I finish a journal. My first vidding journal was massive and took years to fill.

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.
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Long Version: I have plans to do a femslash vidshow for next year's Vividcon. Ideally I would like a to create a show of mainly premieres. I thought the best way to do that would be to give vidders plenty of time to vid, so I'm asking around to see if anyone would be interested.

Short version: Would anyone like to make me a femslash vid for Vividcon 2013, please?

Feel free to comment, or private message, or email me (miserychic47 at hotmail dot com). It's a long way off, but letting me know fandom would help so I make sure the vidshow sticks to one vid per fandom and not 3 of one show.

I'm slowly making my way home after Vividcon! I'll post vids and con report when I get there, but short version: VVCYAY!
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For me, writing meta for vidding is a daunting task because I fear sounding unintelligent and childish. Generally I enjoy sounding childish, but if I have set out to sound smart about vidding it defeats my purpose. Therefore, I use the thesaurus tool and hit up spell check LIKE A BOSS.

The only essays I write are for my college classes, which consist of early childhood education theorists and methods. I'm not an academic by any means of the word. Generally, I'm not good with words, hence vidding. When I have something to say, I usually produce a vid instead of saying something. This is not a professional essay or a work of literature. Most of the thoughts are my own, but nearly all my thoughts have been synthesized from somewhere else. This is my disclaimer of trying to not come off as a stuck up vidding expert snob.

Vidding as My Own Flavor of Feminism )
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Are there such things as vidding tropes, like in fanfic?

Discuss amongst yourselves...
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January
none

February
06 - Brand New Key (Pulp Fiction) - Some people say I've done alright for a girl.
It's my own little take on the movie. I remember watching it when I was very young and wanting it to be more about Mia Wallace, Honey Bunny, Fabienne, Esmarelda, Jodi & Trudi, Raquel, and even the waitress that corrects Pumpkin with flat confidence. I watched the insanely edited version that was on tv, so I fell in love with a horribly cut up and pasted together movie. I watched the VHS of it so much that it warped (the same way my Mary Poppins tape did). My aunt rented me the original version to watch and my mind was blown because it made actual sense.

March
none

April
13 - Spit the Devil (V the Series) - Erica/Anna: firedogs
The series was never as good as when these two were on screen together. There was a sizzle and smolder when they interacted because they were two powerful, willful, strong, intelligent characters on opposite ends of a spectrum. While opposing each other, they were quite similar in their actions, motivations, and emotional status. Together they would have been a flash fire that destroyed everything around them. I only wish that it was possible to watch, therefore, I created an alternate universe where we could see those Ladies of War interact on a sexual and romantic level.

May and June
none

July
13 - Lullaby (Damages) - Ray Fiske's life spent trying to do well.
There has never been a character that filled me with such sadness and sorrow as this one. He never lived his life for himself. It becomes his purpose to make everyone else's life work and to fix the problems of others, but he pushed aside his own needs and feelings. When it did finally address them, the results were not entirely favorable and he spent the rest of his life seemingly crushed under the weight of his own weaknesses like a broken puppy.

August
14 - Bright Star (Bright Star) - Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath, And so live ever--or else swoon to death.
I wanted something delicate and light in the editing and I wanted to capture a mood and atmosphere with it like falling in love when you find it hard to breathe and everything slows down and speeds up like you're dying inside.

14 - Black Dove (January) (Doctor Who) - River Song was a January girl, she never let on how insane it was.
Fuck Yeah River Song and other unconventional aspects of her great and powerful awesomeness.

September, October, and November
none

December
21 - Somewhere Only We Know (Winnie the Pooh) - I'm getting old and I need something to rely on.
I have loved Winnie the Pooh from my first memory. It is like the pain from an old wound soothed.

Total of 6 vids.

year end vidding meme 2011 )

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.
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FESTIVIDS VID RECS:
Ghost of a Shark (Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford)
Serpent Charmer (Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford)

Hurt (Batman Beyond)
State of Confustion (The Big Lebowski)
You say tomato, I say tabarnak (Bon Cop Bad Cop)
Ain't No Easy Way (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
Don't Let it Bring You Down (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)

Blinding (Charlie Jade)
Another One Bites the Dust (Clue)
Space Oddity (Community)
tv taught me how to feel (Community)
In a Moment (Constantine)

Black Horse and a Cherry Tree (Dead Like Me)
There is a Boy Who Never Goes Out (Dead Like Me)
Cowboy Singer (Deadwood)
New Shoes (Doctor Who)
One Day Like This (Doctor Who)
Hardest Man (Double Happiness)
Hey Now Now (Dragonslayer)

Witchy Woman (Eastwick)
Do You Want To (Eddie Izzard)
Amnesia (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Big Pimpin'/Papercut (Event Horizon)

Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts (The Fall)
The Next Time You Say Forever (Felicity)
Float On (Finding Nemo)
Paranormal Activity (The Frighteners)
The Great Architect (From Hell)

Walk the Walk (Hackers)
Runaway (Homicide: Life on the Street)
Blue (Hot Fuzz)
Friends (How I Met Your Mother)
In the Sun (Huge)

Pure Imagination (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus)
Fire in the Ivory (Inglourious Basterds)
All the Way (the Invisible Man)

I'm Your Man (Jekyll)
Anywhere on This Road (Jericho)

Ballad of the Last Unicorn (The Last Unicorn)
End of the World (Life After People)
Slow Burn (The Lives of Others)
Life During Wartime (Lone Gunmen)
Pump It! (The Losers)
The Owl Means Low (Lost in Austen)
Samsa Morning (Lost in Austen)

Let It Be (Mad Men)
Between the Bars (The Mentalist)
Get Some (Millennium Trilogy)
Nowhere Near (Miracles)
Misfit's First Christmas (Misfits)
The Rules of Parenting (Modern Family)

Threnody (Nikita)

As Above, So Below (Pan's Labyrinth)
Attention Please (Paprika)
A Well Respected Man (Profit)
Don't Walk Away (Psych)
In the City (Psych)
Brand New Key (Pulp Fiction)
Father & Daughter (Punky Brewster)
i gave you all (Push)

Battle Without Honor or Humanity (R.O.D. - The TV)
Inyodo (Riverworld)
Skinny Genes (Rizzoli & Isles)
Dance in the Dark (RPF - Lady Gaga)
I Follow You (Rubicon)

Make It Pop (Scott Pilgram vs the World)
Teenage Dirtbag (Scott Pilgram vs the World)
Bare Your Teeth (Snow White: A Tale of Terror)
Who Needs Enemies (Star Trek Deep Space Nine)
Resistance (Star Trek - Next Generation)
Hook and Line (Superman cartoons)
Her Name is Alice (Syfy's Alice)

L.E.S. Artistes (Terminator movies)

Truth is in the Dirt (V)
Jaded (Velvet Goldmine)

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