kiki_miserychic: A Dinosaur and Kate Spade Shoes Fairytale (A Dinosaur and Kate Spade Shoes Fairytal)
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)
kiki_miserychic: A Dinosaur and Kate Spade Shoes Fairytale (merlin ~ merlin and arthur ~ legends)
VID RECS:
[livejournal.com profile] bradcpu's Man in the Box (House) - A fluidly kinetic, energy filled, extremely well constructed look at some deeper parts of the show, character, and interactions. It's like the Teachings of Gregory House's Questionable Ethics When Getting the End Diagnosis Justifies the Cruel Means.

[livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl's Run for Your Life (Ashes to Ashes and Life on Mars) - Creepy and odd vid to a killer remix with the right balance of cutesy music matching and serious editing mojo.

[livejournal.com profile] tearful_eye's Souvenirs (Life) - Great editing cues with the weirdness of the music and brillant clip choice coupled with a messily perfect vid of calculated choppiness!

[livejournal.com profile] untrue_accounts's Low Red Moon (Supernatural) - Such elaborate symbol use and connections with a sharp eye for quirky movement to the beats.
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Mondays are now my favorite day of the week. I get up super early (or just stay up all night) to go to McDonald's with my grandparents. There's a group of people from their church that meet at 6am for 2 hours to have coffee and talk. There's usually a dozen senior citizens (I call them cool old people in my head, but that might be offensive...) and every once in a while a younger person comes along. I totally love going. Everyone is so happy sweet. It's pretty much just the people I miss from when I went to church. For me, it's as close as I'll get to going back to church. I take my sketchbook, talk, listen, and drink a hugemongous caramel iced coffee.

The funniest part is how my grandfather goes to the register before we leave to pay. He's the only person I have ever heard of that can run a tab at McDonald's. It blows my mind how he's such a baller that he can get coffee for me, himself, and my gramma; 2 cherry pies for us to split; and an occasional cinnamon roll for my gramma and not pay until later. They were training a new clerk this morning, so when he listed off everything, she turned around to collect the items, but the other clerk explained that he already had his order and he was paying for it before he left. The girl was as amazed as I was the first time I went.

VID RECS:
[livejournal.com profile] croc_rocketfan's The Bells (Doctor Who) - A beautiful opening and bringing the Doctor fully in with the rising of the music. Great pacing and clip choice, as well as interesting parallels and overall progression. It never stops being awesome.

[livejournal.com profile] tallulah71's Hera has Six Mommies (Battlestar Galactica) - A beautiful interpretive dance-like vid about how the 6 women come together to form Hera. Just as Hera is the shape of things to come, I think this vid is the shape of things to come as well. There's an elegance of execution, planning, and forethought. It's a complex and interesting study. The remix track used brings in many layers of the songs all come together in the same way that all the women, Cylon and human, come together in the devastation and culmination of gaining and losing Hera.

[livejournal.com profile] tzegha's Dirty Hole (Life) - Kickass editing, inspired clip choice, and amazing thesis. It's about Charlie, his prison; Dani, her prison; Ted, his prison; and all the things that signify them.

[livejournal.com profile] sapote3's The Test (Torchwood) - It's like there Gwen and Tosh and this vid is the line between them.
[livejournal.com profile] sapote3's Teeth in the Grass (Doctor Who) - While it may shatter any illusions as to how awesome it would be to travel with the Doctor as a Companion, the music matches are excellent and there's beautiful moment in the 1:40s to watch for.
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You know you vid too much when:
I had a conversation with a friend about how the area where we live is greatly influenced by the past economy, which is as boring as it sounds. Decades ago the economy was centered on the trains that went through, but now the arcitecture reflects the change in economy because there are so many train stations that were converted for other uses. That's when my brain went off on a sidebar to the thought that in the vid of my life, my therapist's office would be contrasted with the art studio I had my internship at because both buildings were originally train stations, but were converted. Of course that section would include the charcoal substraction piece I did of a train. Yep. That's a sign I vid too much.

VID RECS:
[livejournal.com profile] halcyon_shift's Faultline (Supernatural) - Subtle movement, strikingly perfect music, and great POV changes that come together in an understated way to make a sad and amazing vid.
[livejournal.com profile] halcyon_shift's Patterns (Life) - An absolute masterpiece of flares, desaturation, gradients, layers, and motion that makes you feel like you're on a beautiful ride.

Fabella's What Goes Around (Heroes) - Of course, Sylar's feelings for Mohinder would be best expressed through a song from Justin Timberlake.

[livejournal.com profile] lcsbanana's My Old Man Had A Pistol (Heroes) - Matt and his seemingly shiny and bright surface with the dark and sad interior.

[livejournal.com profile] shati's Help is Coming (Heroes) - A fully realized vid of sadness and hope with seamless and natural editing.
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Vid Title: Life Opening
Vidder: kiki_miserychic, miserychic47@hotmail.com
Musical Artist: "Orange Sky" by Alexi Murdoch
Fandom: Life
Summary: An opening title sequence for the tv show Life... If it was on a cable channel and got a two minute opening.

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There's a woman at work who won't do her job, so I have to, which makes it look like I'm not doing mine. I have no idea what to do. She gets on my nerves, won't do her job, makes me look bad, and she does this to everyone. I just don't know how to approach my manager to say something. I'm going to have to because my manager said something to another employee about me not doing what I'm supposed to do.

The sheer stupidity of the people in my religion class never fails to astound me. If his tests weren't from the notes, I'd stop going. This one woman continually passes judgement on the religions and talks about how they're wrong and Christianity is right. She does not stop being stupid 24 hours a day. She also thinks that the people that wrote the Bible were "psychics like Sylvia Brown." I kid you not, she thinks Sylvia Brown is a real psychic and that the disciples could foresee the future.

I walked by a full length mirror in one of the upstairs bathrooms on campus and I realized that I was wearing mom pants. When did this happen? When did I start wearing mom pants and no one told me? Whenever I run into people from high school on campus I look like a hobo. Yesterday I wasn't wearing make up and I was in a sweatshirt, so I saw three people I graduated with.

Non-spoilery tv talk:
I've now realized where my love of Californication comes from. It's from the arrogant and childish man in my brain having a midlife crisis. The show reminds me of the days when I thought I could have been a writer. I had this grand illusion that I would write the novel that would speak for my generation. What the crap? Every aspiring writer thinks they are the voice of their meandering generation. In Californication the main character screws everyone and screws everything up while still being charming and geniuine. It's a trophe of television as of late, but it's one that David Duchvony looks good portraying.

I've never fell in love with a tv show because of fruit, but Life is the first. He eats fruit anytime he can because it's nearly impossible to get fresh fruit in prison, but they never come right out and explain why. And that small little detail is what hooked me.

I really wanted to like Big Shots because the cast is made of men I adored in other shows, but the show falls flat for me. It's Desperate Housewives with penises.

VID RECS:
AlcoholicPixie's Sacrifice Yourself (Supernatural) - Prepare to be enthralled by great effects, coloring, and a detailed AU with everything fitting like it was meant to be.
Beth CG Phoenix's The Good Soldier (Heroes) - Great off-kilter editing style, use of lyrics, thought, and musicality
[livejournal.com profile] dayln03's Keep This a Secret (Supernatural) - Beautiful effects, coloring, texture work with an AU storyline that's duct taped and superglued together from a thousand different pieces to create a new world.
[livejournal.com profile] saltwatergirl's Strip My Mind (The Dreamers) - A great work of light beams, stock footage, parallels, and movement.
Trey's Clockwork Mango (Lost) - Very cool and interesting editing.

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