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So I've not been on LJ or DW for a long time. I don't really have an excuse other than Life.

But I've been busy! Here's what I've done recently: watch Daredevil, make others watch Daredevil, read all the Daredevil fic, write some. The comments on the first one are one of the ways I get through the day, as they make me SO HAPPY.

Title: Want Some Daredevil In You?
Rating: R
Pairing: Matt/Foggy (which I prefer to call FoggyDock)
Wordcount: 7,034
Summary: Matt listens to Daredevil PWP on his screen reader until he gets a downloadable surprise that changes EVERYTHING.
On the AO3

Title: Her Hands Still Reek of Gunshot Residue
Rating: G?
Genre: Gen
Wordcount: 425
Summary: Karen tries not to drown in her dreams.
On the AO3

Also, I simply cannot wait until this show hits DVD because I already have a queue of songs to vid it to.
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So I am getting my VVC post-show vid posts ready so I don't have to rely on the hotel's wifi to upload my vids, so I can just click "make public" (SEE? I AM LEARNING). And I have some questions:

1) Which format would you like to be able to download my vids in: WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4, other: _____
2) Would you want a high-quality d/l, low file size (compromised quality), or a link for both?
3) Would you like the d/l links to be on my LJ/DW or would you be okay if I just put them in the Ao3 entry?
4)I'll be posting streaming links to both vimeo and youtube. Which would you want me to embed in the Ao3 entry?
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Since it's hard for me to keep track of all the d/l links I plaster all over the internets, I'm confining them to my Archive account. I prefer comments there, as well.

Premiering

Title: Most Beautiful Girl in the Room a LKBV
Fandom, pairing: Captain America, Iron Man, Avengers; Tony/Steve
Artist, Song: "Most Beautiful Girl In The Room" Flight of the Conchords
Length: 04:23
Download Links: On AO3.
Vimeo embed below cut, pass is 'awkward' )

Title: We R Who We R
Fandom: Lost Girl + Sherlock
Artist, Song: "We R Who We R" Ke$ha
Length: )3:24
Download Links: On AO3.
Vimeo embed below cut, password is 'hipsters' )

Club Vivid

Title: A Little More Action (Movies)
Fandom: Action Movie Heroines
Artist, Song: "A Little Less Conversation (Radio Edit)" Elvis vs JXL
Length: 03:31
Download Links: On AO3.
Sources: Aeon Flux, Ultraviolet, Mr and Mrs Smith, Serenity, Tank Girl, Thor, Suckerpunch, Wanted, Avengers, Iron Man 2, Underworld, Red: Werewolf Hunter, Hunger Games
vimeo embed, password is 'badass' )

Challenge

Title: We Are Were
Theme: Transformation
Fandom: Werewolf Movies
Artist, Song: "Monsters" Electric President
Length: 04:33
Download Links: On AO3.
Sources: The Wolfman (2010), Underworld (2003), Red: Werewolf Hunter (2010), Cursed (2005), Blood and Chocolate (2007), Skinwalkers (2006), Little Red Riding Hood (2009)
vimeo embed below cut, password is 'werewolves' )

Nearly New

Title: Shake It Out
Fandom, character: Once Upon A Time; Regina Mills
Artist, Song: "Shake It Out" Florence + The Machine
Length: 04:22
Download Links: On AO3.
Vimeo embed below cut, password is 'daniel' )
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I'm headed to vivid con next week! I'll actually be hitting up Chicago Tuesday for 2 reasons: 1) I have some friends who live there that I only ever see one convention a year, and 2) GISHWHES.

I'm trying not to think about all the things I have to do before I'm ready to go. Like finish packing, find a bag that is the right size to be a personal item carry-on on Virgin Airlines that will fit my laptop and accoutrements in it, make sure the clothes I want to wear get washed on time, make sure I have enough moneys in my accounts to cover travel expenses, get to know my GISHWHES team, ET CETERA.

Comment if you're going to VVC WHAT WHAT!

And now for something completely different )
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I'm all about the gif memes on Tumblr, but I totes forgot about the fic memes on LJ. HI PEOPLE *words echo around an empty room* WHAT FEW ARE LEFT.

FIRST LINES MEME (first lines of each of my fics)

(1) It's after they're safe, safe (the word unfamiliar in John's mouth, discordant), in the back of the ambulance, warm red shock blankets wrapped around their shoulders.

(2) When he comes to visit her in the hospital, for what feels like the first and possibly last time, her smile lights up the room.

(3) In Arthur's dying breath, Merlin feels the world stop.

(4) “Say it,” Castiel says, his voice echoing across an empty room, across Dean like the shadow of his wings, extending outward.

(5) At night, they tell the stories of the Gods, offer prayers to their protectors- long dead, alive in memory and tale and lesson.

(6) The day the strange blue police box appears on Atlantis' west pier is the same day they find out the Wraith are three days away, with hive ships numbering in the tens.

(7) Their first trip back on earth, since...well, you know, was a little strained.

(8) Across the street from Rodney's apartment building is Atlantis, the local independent record store.

(9) When Rodney told John what he intended to do, that he intended to let the Wraith feed on him to save his sister, something sharp and hollow thudded in John's chest.

(10) Jillian May Sheppard used to sit on her windowsill and dream.

(11) It starts out as a dream, a fragment of something.

(12) When Sheppard comes out from behind the curtain, McKay can actually feel his brain die, just a little bit.

(13) It's nine years later, or maybe more or maybe less, but time stops and goes in landslides and jerking stops for Harry Potter, ever since the War ended.

(14) John drives up the winding mountain road, windows down a crack.

(15) Ronon sees everything broken.

(16) It was a complete surprise, though it shouldn't have been, when John picked up the Ancient Device and Something Bad Happened.

(17) The world is diffused with blue and gold, honey-sweet and timeless.

(18) Severus Snape orders his coffee black.

(19) He couldn't understand it.

(20) “Major?” Rodney's voice, taut with excitement, and Sheppard can feel it, feels his energy like static electricity jumping over the radio connection.

(21) Some job, some client, one level deep on the floor of the museum, and it's the. Fucking. Mona. Lisa.
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Ok, this was my first speedbump along the way to proper vidding. I had a vid at Premiers at VVC my first year that had different aspect ratios per source, and therefore had border flickering and overlay issues and basically got torn to shreds in review.

And afterwards, [personal profile] thingswithwings cornered me and showed me how to correct aspect ratio in my Sony Vegas software.

And it was all good! Everything was better!

And then I got Adobe Premiere CS4. And everything changed.

I've been pretty great at adjusting aspect ratio thus far. But I seemed to have encountered a problem. I used anydvdhd to rip 3 blu-rays of the 4 I'm using at 1280x720, 1920x1080, and one at 720x480 (i don't know how that one happened). And the regular dvd's at 720x480 widescreen.

Ugh. I am so close to finishing this vid I can TASTE IT. But the aspect ratio! My nemesis!

And it's not like I can just re-rip the blurays...my trial period has expired. and I don't have $80 to purchase it.

What software I have:
Handbrake
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
Adobe Media Encoder CS4
DVD Decoder

Help me! Please!?

ETA: fixed it! googled way too much and figured out how to make handbrake do what I want. And then when I imported it, it was all IMMA GONNA MAKE THE PREVIEW SCREEN GREEN AND REFUSE TO PLAY and also it said the source was at 90000 fps, which, ha, no. And i just used the whole 'right-click footage -> interpret footage -> adjust frame rate' and SHEBANG. it was done.

I say this in case anyone ever googles this problem so they can find out how I overcame my frustration and save themselves at least an hour of frantic searching.
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So I'm making this vid, right, but the audio I was originally going to go with is the live version of the song. I own the recorded version (somewhere), and I would just as rather use an audio track that didn't have random people clapping and cheering in the middle of the song.

The problem is that there's a line of the song that is only in the audio version, and it's a line that will be PERFECT for a scene of the movie I'm working with.

What are your thoughts? Would you watch a vid that used a live version of a song? Or would that put you off?
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Which TV shows did you start watching in 2012?

Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23. I wasn't going to, but I was curious and then suddenly, I was hooked.
IT Crowd (bbc), because my friend D made me watch three episodes and then suddenly, I was hooked.
New Girl. GOD WHAT MORE CAN A GIRL ASK FOR? Jess is so stunningly like a cuter, more socially-ept me. And the characters are so incredibly 3dimensional and I ship Jess/Nick like a fiend.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I know I KNOW but I never really had seen more than the Musical episode until my friend shoved the first two seasons on me when she moved, and they kind of sat around on my shelf until one day when I was bored I started watching.
In the same scenario as the above, Get Smart. Only seen a few episodes, though.
The Nerdist. I've followed the goingson of Chris Hardwick since a long time ago. I will follow him into hell. Where we will play video games and chat about the broken ac. ANYWAY.
The Finder. WHICH I AM TRES SAD ABOUT OK. I MISS THAT SHOW WITH THE PASSION OF A THOUSAND BURNING SUNS.


Which TV shows did you let go of in 2012?

Burn Notice. I just. I just couldn't keep up.
Person of Interest. I missed an episode and never had a chance to re-watch and then suddenly there were five hundred episodes and I just stopped. One of these day I will enjoy some Clams!
Supernatural. I was lagging in episodes and then a family member deleted one and couldn't remember which one but I had gotten distracted by new shiny shows and kind of thought, "I don't need this." but then a friend on the Tumblrs was like "NO REALLY KEEP WATCHING. DO IT. YOU WILL THANK ME" so I started catching up. But I'm a few episodes behind now. Again. UH KEVIN TRAN. I HEART YOU.
NCIS. I used to love the hell out of this show. But when the new season came back, I was just never in the mood to watch, and then all the episodes were piling up on my recorder and taking up space and I just deleted my season pass.

Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2012? Why?
Um. Elementary. I was going to give it a shot. I was eager to see what they did with it, and also to use it as a gateway show to get my mom into Sherlock fandom (she loved Johnny Lee Miller in Eli Stone). But we could never schedule time around it.
People told me about how Breaking Bad was SOOO GOOOD but again, time. I would have to buy it.
The Misfits. A coworker pressured me into getting it and I just haven't even unwrapped it yet.


Which TV show impressed you least in 2012?

Supernatural. But then I got back in.

Which TV show did you enjoy the most in 2012?

OH GOD UM THIS IS HARD. I think Once Upon A Time? or New Girl? Or Haven! AHHHH I DON'T KNOW.
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Title: Shake It Out
Fandom, character(s): Once Upon A Time; Regina
Spoilers: Up through Season 2 Episode 5 (The Doctor)
Music: Florence + The Machine
Length: 04:22
Summary: Character study of Regina.

sample of lyrics, because they're important:
I like to keep my issues strong
it's always darkest before the dawn
And I've been a fool and I've been blind
I can never leave the past behind
I can see no way, I can see no way
I'm always dragging that horse around


Streams: Youtube
Vimeo, password 'daniel'

Downloads: bitshare; 53.3MB; .wmv; filefactory; 53.38MB; .wmv

If you would like it uploaded in any other formats/sizes, let me know here and I will update.

Please leave comments on either the youtube page or the AO3 page
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I am at my wit's end.

Can someone please find me a dl link for the first season? Preferably Regina-centric episodes? I really don't want to have to shell out $30 for the whole season.

But I have a driving need to publish my Regina vid by my birthday in 3 weeks. As a birthday present to myself. Because there's no better gift than seeing something you've created, edited perfectly, saying exactly what you want it to.
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My friend lives in a cold and terrible place and would like me to send her a dvd containing all the vids she might like.

She likes:

BSG
old who
femslash
original Sherlock

can you send me DL links and/or the pages on which i can dl these?
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My friends and I are planning a get-together tonight in which we get completely smashed and then read each other's old fanfics and giggle into oblivion.

"Oh, hey," I said, "I have a Black Books fanfic, too." (I remembered because I was talking about Black Books with a friend recently).

"WHAT?" my friend makes an 0_o face. "I don't remember seeing that on your fanfiction page! (we had talked about this once before with our old fanfiction.net profiles).

And then I realized: a lot of my old fics never got moved from my LJ to AO3. Including the Black Books fic.

So I went and uploaded it all, as well as edited a few I had already added to reflect the Collections/Challenges I had done them for.
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Oh wow did Scandal in Bulgravia break my soul. In a good way. In a funny way. In a "omg please just stop trying to make the audience guess at Sherlock's sexuality. omg. i need to vid this to Flight of the Conchords."

So I did.

Now, side tangent: I got a new laptop! Yay! But it has no vidding software on it! Boo! Well, that's a lie. It has Windows Movie Maker. Which was my first program. I don't know if you know, but it sucks. The edition I had back in the day crashed every new clip i added. This one is a bit improved but it drops clips like crazy. I had to add a clip, wait for it to load, click save, close the program, open the program, click "save movie" in order to get a preview. BUT I DID IT. I HAD A GREAT IDEA AND I USED A SHITTY PROGRAM BECAUSE I COULDN'T HOLD THE VID IN ANYMORE!

Here it is, a silly little slightly-LKBV homage to Sherlock's flux sexuality.

Title: What You're In To
Music: Flight of the Conchords
Footage: Sherlock (BBC)
Genre, Characters: Humour; Sherlock, John, Irene
Spoilers: Up to Season 2 Episode 2 (Hounds of Baskerville).
Summary: If you want me to, I will take off all my clothes for you, I will take off all my clothes for you, if that's what you're in to...

DL link: WMV, 18.92MB, 01:40 Sendspace

streaming link below cut )
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WHERE ART THOU?!

please to be forthcoming with the linkage, homies.
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After watching "The Darkest Day pt 2", I made this:

stop giving him advice gaius

And then after that, I realized that no review I could ever give of any Merlin episode would be as accurate as this gif.
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As with always, it starts out serious and devolves into all caps.

fashion is danger )
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My Premieres:
Lost Girl: Character Primer
Fandom: Lost Girl
Song: "So Damn Hot" OK Go!
Summary: A non-plot-spoilery introduction to the show via its awesome characters.
Download Links: MegaUpload; 595MB
MegaUpload; 19MB (smaller)

My Club Vivid Premiere:
All the Right Moves
Fandom: Dollhouse
Song: "All the Right Moves" OneRepublic
Summary: We've got all the right moves and all the wrong faces. So, yeah, we're going down.
Download Links: Megaupload; 852MB
MegaUpload; 243MB (smaller)

I'm at faviconhellpenguin!

Vivid Con!

Aug. 6th, 2011 05:02 pm
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Um, well, I had planned this super-awesome vid for Premiers but I couldn't amass enough footage for the song (it's a 4 minute song; I used 2 movies worth) in time to submit it, so I did a 2-day cobbled-together Lost Girl intro vid that isn't as awesome as...well, ANY vid I've ever done.

So half of my was like, "Just don't submit anything. If you don't have anything good to show, don't show anything at all." but then the rest of me was like, "Look, vidding is a learning experience. What if people don't like it? Well, they'll let you know at the concrit about how it could have been better. If people like it, you'll be happy. It's a win-win."

So I just bit the bullet and submitted it.

So if you see my vid during premiers, and you absolutely think it sucks, PLEASE leave constructive criticism to THIS POST, this post right here. If you liked it, YAY! I tried something REALLY NEW that I've seen other people do, about a show I think everyone should watch.

After it shows, I will update this post with a streaming link and a dl link.

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