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Not in the vidding game anymore (except for in my dreams) but has anyone noticed YT vids cropping up using GIFs from tumblr instead of actual video clips? People are always discovering new ways to celebrate their fandoms, so yay to that. (x1000) But I just don't know what I think about it. It's not really "clip theft" in the traditional sense (stealing/ripping sequences directly from another's vid). I'd actually argue it's vastly different from that and... Maybe more acceptable? I mean it fits the definition of transformative. I actually remember thinking, back when GIF popularity was on the rise, that they were almost like mini vids in a way without the music. Now it's come full-ish circle.
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title: Mourning Comes
fandom: Take This Waltz (2012)
song, artist: For The Widows In Paradise; For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti, Sufjan Stevens
download: why would you want to download this?
Notes: Posted this on tumblr last night, just didn't get a chance to post here. This is another of mine and [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster's ~30-second-song-exchange challenges and not a serious vid. We do these from time to time. To be honest, half the fun of these is the suspense of wondering what song clip I sent her she's gonna use and what fandom she'll use it with. Full disclosure: I have never guessed. Oh, also, if you don't know, the movie is Take This Waltz directed by Sarah Polley and I highly highly recommend it.

If you're curious, Dayl outdid herself with her vid. Game of Thrones + Kanye West = Awesome?
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Does anybody know how to fix the "building peaks" stage in Sony Vegas so that I can skip any video files but still build peaks for my music? What happened is that I ended up using a different cut of my song and so I ended up adding it mid-way through the project. And now every time I open the project file I have to wait for the episodes to build. Which, since they're massive MP4s, is taking forever.
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Here are my truncated non-spoilery thoughts on season 2 of shameless, which I just finished watching, thank you:

→ I know Karen apparently got a bad rap this season. I can't figure out why? I still love this girl fiercely. I just want to hug her. Cannot wait for her arc next season.

→ Lip, with the angst, and Fiona, and Karen, and Ian, and Mandy! Total angst-fest. And now I totally ship Fiona/Lip and Ian/Lip. My inappropriateness lives on and knows no bounds, apparently.

→ Fiona. OH MY GOD FIONA. I just... this girl. THIS GIRL.

→ James Wolk, you were only in three episodes. But you were adorable!

→ Monica. I didn't know she had it in her. I mean this in numerous different ways.

→ Frank. WHATEVER.

→ JODY, WHAT? How did this idiot win me over? Baffled.

→ Steve/Jimmy. ♥!

→ Endless love for everything Veronica and Kevin.

→ I'm vidding this. I mean literally. I vidded 30-ish seconds tonight as a part of a challenge with [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster and instead of posting the vidlet, I'm planning on trying to vid the whole song if I can. I'll keep you updated.
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Geez, you guys. Why is this place so slow this week? I mean, it's been slow for a while but this is even worse. I know I'm not being helpful by driving everyone away with my constant fangirling over The Killing, but c'mon. Don't fail me now.

Here are a few things happening in my brain right now:

→ Vids. Vids. Vids. I told [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster that I've got The Vids: Meaning, I have all the vid bunnies, but no actual vidding is ever accomplished. If someone walks past me whistling a tune, I am like "Oh! That would make a great vid for x, y or z fandom! *dreamy sigh*" I vid in my head and it is amazing, people. (All that being said, I have a The Killing, Generation Kill, and possibly a Shameless vid in the works.)

rudy


GENERATION KILL: Why had I not watched this before now? It was glorious and I love everyone. (Well, not everyone, Trombley.) I fully give [livejournal.com profile] slybrunette responsibility for this. And also, as I said on Tumblr (or somewhere) I think my ship goggles are broken. (Kaput!) Because of course I am going to totally latch onto Brad/Walt like some kind of weirdo who digs "mothering/care-taking" ships. (Who? ME? Holder/Linden, Stefan/Caroline, and speaking of shipping the wrong thing in war fandoms, Chuckler/Leckie, etc.) It's just not right. (Or fair.) Especially in a fandom that has a shit-ton of fic. It's like they're purposefully taunting me. At least [livejournal.com profile] slybrunette has said she'll try to write them for me. I might die of happiness. (Also, the fact that I am capable of finding Askars attractive is a complete shock to me. Just FYI. That is not a thing I was remotely interested in at all before now. No matter how many times True Blood showed us his ass.)

fionarun


SHAMELESS: I'm catching up and I'm so glad. I missed the Gallaghers. (Except for Frank, of course.) And the Jacksons and the Fisher-Balls. Etc. I love this family so much that I will essentially take them any way that I can get them. Despite the gross Frank-drama in the first few episodes, and the fact that getting episodes is a pain in the ass sometimes, I pretty much love this show as if it were my own child. True story.

→ I think I promised to write some reactions to the deluge of season finales that happened. I... kind of never did that. I really should, but the further away from them I get the more detached I feel. I am sure there are one or two shows I haven't finished yet, so I'll come back to talk about those whenever I am done. But for now I think I'll just say that most of the finales this year (for me) were underwhelming. Finales usually fall into one of two categories. You've got "Really? That's it?" And then there's "Oh my god! Why isn't next season here right now!?!" There's no middle ground.

→ Right now I am mostly just looking forward to summer shows like Haven and the good parts of So You Think You Can Dance. (Auditions this year have been kinda meh - always my least favorite part of the show and they feel like they're taking forever this year.) And I really want to watch that Daniel Gillies pilot, even if it is potentially bad, just because Daniel Gillies could pretty much get me to do anything.

→ Speaking of things I'm going to be (potentially) watching later, I recently got access to HBOgo and I am like a kid in candy store. Seriously? BEST. After Generation Kill, I think I'll end up watching Game of Thrones, despite my better judgement. In fact, I may have already started on that front. Basically so far the only people who are not total creeps are the Starks. (I am not sure that is the reaction the producers intended.) And I also want to finally watch Six Feet Under, which I've always wanted to do. I was given season 1 on DVD and I have been avoiding watching it because I'm secretly afraid that I will love it so much and then I won't have any of the other seasons available. Problem solved!

→ I saw Snow White and the Huntsman and it was pretty much the best. I have been jonesing to see it ever since the trailers because that bit with the huntsman from the original Disney animation was, for me, literally the most interesting part of that movie. (Seriously? That thing is a snooze-fest. I always had a mini-panic attack any time one of the kids wanted to watch it. Please God, anything else!) I mean, he stalks her through the woods, raises the knife above her head, and then he just can't do it. And Neil reminded me this week about the deer heart that he brought to the queen instead. I was really interested to see that little side-plot explored in film. Plus, it just looked awesome? And it was. I mean, I'm sure there was room for improvement but I loved it a lot and generally that's my criteria for What Makes Something Good. My favorite thing about it was definitely the ambiguous love story. And the major, major OT3 vibes I got. (But I'm a weirdo, what do I know?)

→ Speaking of, why isn't Savages in my eyeballs right now? Same for Lola Versus. Dear Universe: GIVE IT ME.

→ I'm feeling really unproductive in the world of fic right now. Meaning there is so much fic that I want to write but I haven't had a chance to. I considered doing a fic meme but then there's always the guilt associated with the fact that I only end up writing a couple of the prompts that people took the time to leave. It's not fair to you guys. I have a lot of plans, always, but we'll see how that pans out. I definitely want this summer to be majorly productive. This is, by no means, a call for prompts, but if anyone wants to let me know what kind of pairings/fandoms they want to see me writing over the summer, I'll see what I can do!

→ In conclusion: Joel Kinnaman
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Swiped from [livejournal.com profile] ozmissage:
Comment to this post letting me know you want to participate, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random.

Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

ozmissage asked me about ot3s - tvd - broody vamps - vidding - etc )
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Did a vidlet challenge with [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster tonight. Made two "companion" vidlets for the movie Uncertainty. I've actually always wanted to vid this movie and I still might make a full length vid for it one day, but for now this was fun!

YELLOW
Source: Uncertainty 2009
Song, Artist: Lonely Souls, Unkle
Warning: Probably NSFW
Length: 0:37
Password: silentcricket

link

GREEN
Source: Uncertainty (2009)
Song, Artist: Look Out, The Ross Sea Party
Length: 0:39
Password: silentcricket

link
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→ Is anybody else having issues with Firefox? I just upgraded to the newest version after holding out at 3.9 (I think it was 3.9) for the majority of the year. I haven't even had a chance to play with the new version really (I literally just updated it before making this post.) But I have been annoyed with all of the other updates I tried (and then abandoned) this year. We used to be so tight, but I feel like Firefox has had an identity crisis this year and it's almost time for us to just break up. (Our relationship is starting to resemble an abusive one.)

→ I am kind of POed at The Vampire Diaries right now. because BLANK and BLANK )

→ Watched and loved Attack the Block, for those of you playing along at home.

→ I don't know if I'm going to do cards this year. I'm feeling kind of scatterbrained lately and it's already later than I usually ask for sign ups. Some people have asked for exchanges and I'll do them, but I'm not entirely sure I'll be able to pull myself together to send a bunch of stuff out. I can barely keep up with stuff that's going on as it is. (And I still have fic to read, and holiday fic to get a head start on!) I'll probably make the decision by next week, no later.

→ Speaking of Christmas, I have started my shopping. So far I've purchased a kickass Lightsaber for a 4 year old girl who loves Darth Vader, a power rangers watch for one of my nephews, and a real legit FiOS remote control (from eBay) for a 1 year old with an irrepressible addiction to all electronics with buttons. (His parents will thank me.)

→ Finished Mindy Kaling's book this week. It was adorable and funny. I think it wasn't as good as Bossypants for me, although in some ways it was slightly better (if that makes sense). Definitely check it out if you have the slightest interest in it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

→ Everyone who hasn't needs to watch Shameless. Just saying. I sort of secretly revised my new shameless vid: fumbling through the gray and I'm burying this "announcement" in the middle of this post because this is something that I rarely (if ever) do. I just sneakily went in and replaced the source files. (Except on Tumblr which, as usual, hates me and won't let me edit the post at all - not even the tags!) This may be a dishonest and underhanded thing to do, but I had posted it in a sleep-deprived state at 5 in the morning and I just needed it to be more perfect, you know? [Guffaw.] Anyway, for those who care and who actually read this post, there is a new version up now.

→ I recently changed my ringtone from You Can Call Me Al, back to Twisted Nerve (the whistle from Kill Bill) which I have used for, literally, years. I can't really decided if this was a good move or not. I am kind of missing the Paul Simon.

→ I have 19 movies to watch before the end of the year to meet my standard goal of "100 new movies every year." Anybody have any suggestions for what to watch to fill in those last 19 slots? There are a couple of documentaries I've been planning on watching, but other than that and new stuff coming out in theaters I'm not sure. I may just end up binging on old noirs on Netflix streaming, if all else fails. what i've watched this year so far )
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→ Just watched Another Earth. Gorgeous. And it made me cry several times. Loved Brit Marling, and William Mapother was pretty fantastic in it. I enjoy indie dramas because you get the chance to see people in roles they wouldn't necessarily be in. I like seeing the actors get to work with unique and thought-provoking material. With exceptions, this is not what movies are generally about - and it really isn't for everyone. The script was fantastic and broke my heart on several occasions. I appreciated that it did feel like something was actually happening in addition to all of the pathos. The movie Rabbit Hole had similar plot elements to this, right up to the idea of alternate universes and alternate selves. I enjoyed both. God, I miss being a movie nerd.

So, the cosmonaut. He's the first man ever to go into space, right? The Russians beat the Americans. So he goes up in this big space ship, but the only habitable part of it's very small. So the cosmonaut's in there, and he's got this portal window, and he's looking out of it, and he sees the curvature of the earth. For the first time. The first man to ever look at the planet he's from. And he's lost in that moment. And all of a sudden, this strange ticking begins coming out of the dashboard. He rips out the control panel, right? Takes out his tools, trying to find this sound -- trying to stop this sound. But he can't find it. He can't stop it. It keeps going. A few hours into this, it begins to feel like torture. A few days go by with this sound and he knows that this small sound will break him. He'll lose his mind. What's he going to do? He's up in space. Alone. In a space closet! He's got twenty-five days left to go with this sound. So the cosmonaut decides: the only way to save his sanity is to fall in love with this sound. So he closes his eyes and he goes into his imagination, and then he opens them. He doesn't hear a ticking anymore. He hears music. And he spends the remainder of his time sailing through space in total bliss and peace.


→ I have not actually had much to say lately. People (lovely lovely amazing people) wrote me fic and everything and I've just been off in la la land. Lurking and reading books and making shameless vids.

→ Misfits is back. (Yay!) Lost Girl is back. (Not even interested in watching this based on reviews I've read.) And I'm still behind on a lot of TV from last week. Fail boat.

→ I am reading Mindy Kaling's book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) and so far I'm enjoying her tone but I'm barely into it so I can't say much more than that.

→ I love you and I miss you!
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[Poll #1744211]

You will know within the first five seconds if the video is distorted.

video under the cut )

See my mood theme? That is me, right there.
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[Poll #1744211]

You will know within the first five seconds if the video is distorted.

video under the cut )

See my mood theme? That is me, right there.
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→ Geez you guys, I'm really disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm that my last post received. Haha. /sarcasm. Kidding, obviously. Thank you! I am crossing my fingers!

→ All Lohan jokes aside, Michael Trevino is awesome in this set by Tyler Shields. Minus that weird bloody nose one at the end. LOL. What no one had a tissue? The video was good but not enough Trevino and way too much Lohan.


→ So apparently Microsoft just bought skype and is re-naming the company "MS Skynet." You know, like Skynet from The Terminator "mythology." I sense a Sarah Connor Chronicles marathon coming on.

→ Speaking of Tyler Shields, he did finally post his blood painting along with a video. In the earlier articles about this "controversial" piece of art, he (or the authors) definitely used the term "celebrities" a bit loosely. It's a bit like dancing with the """"stars"""".

When I saw the huffpost tweet about this yesterday, I was kind of shocked at how "not weird" I found the whole thing. I think upon hearing about it at first it was more shocking, but actually seeing it? Not really. It's Tyler Shields. Do I expect anything less? Frankly, no.

→ Don't forget you guys, I've been keeping up with my Vampire Diaries cast (and miscellaneous others) gallery over at EVERY DAMN THING. I've got a "no-frills" gallery thing kind of going on. I am tempted to make it more high tech but I haven't had the energy to do the research to make it happen. There are now Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies galleries as well. Some people I keep up with more than others, but whatever, it's just a quick reference guide and by no means a complete collection.

→ I have my first draft done, which needs a few changes, but I hope to have my video posted tonight. Going to start working on it as soon as I'm done with this post. I'm super excited to share it with you guys!
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→ Geez you guys, I'm really disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm that my last post received. Haha. /sarcasm. Kidding, obviously. Thank you! I am crossing my fingers!

→ All Lohan jokes aside, Michael Trevino is awesome in this set by Tyler Shields. Minus that weird bloody nose one at the end. LOL. What no one had a tissue? The video was good but not enough Trevino and way too much Lohan.


→ So apparently Microsoft just bought skype and is re-naming the company "MS Skynet." You know, like Skynet from The Terminator "mythology." I sense a Sarah Connor Chronicles marathon coming on.

→ Speaking of Tyler Shields, he did finally post his blood painting along with a video. In the earlier articles about this "controversial" piece of art, he (or the authors) definitely used the term "celebrities" a bit loosely. It's a bit like dancing with the """"stars"""".

When I saw the huffpost tweet about this yesterday, I was kind of shocked at how "not weird" I found the whole thing. I think upon hearing about it at first it was more shocking, but actually seeing it? Not really. It's Tyler Shields. Do I expect anything less? Frankly, no.

→ Don't forget you guys, I've been keeping up with my Vampire Diaries cast (and miscellaneous others) gallery over at EVERY DAMN THING. I've got a "no-frills" gallery thing kind of going on. I am tempted to make it more high tech but I haven't had the energy to do the research to make it happen. There are now Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies galleries as well. Some people I keep up with more than others, but whatever, it's just a quick reference guide and by no means a complete collection.

→ I have my first draft done, which needs a few changes, but I hope to have my video posted tonight. Going to start working on it as soon as I'm done with this post. I'm super excited to share it with you guys!
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Going to bed now, but this is what I did this weekend:

ensemble; vampire diaries; super stoked; cheesy song; don't care
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Going to bed now, but this is what I did this weekend:

ensemble; vampire diaries; super stoked; cheesy song; don't care
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→ Just saw this Misfits Season 3 Spoiler )

→ I signed up for a new prompt table at [livejournal.com profile] fc_smorgasbord here. Little known fact about me. Out of all of the prompt tables I've ever signed up for, I've never finished a single one. Not one! That's awful. I feel like such a failure, haha. I may try to add more fandoms to the table later, but for now I've just signed up for lost and the vampire diaries. We'll see how it goes.

→ I have to start my club vivid vid soon. If not yesterday. I haven't been able to work on it because I got the new computer and instead of taking two days to get it all set up like it should have taken me, it's taken me over a week. I think I've finally got it set up, but I am not holding my breath. I have never had so much trouble. And it's not the computer itself, I've just had a bunch of hang-ups, some my own fault and some just totally random things. Today is literally the first time I've woken up and had nothing to install or double-check or fix or augh. (And even saying that, I can think of a couple of things I could install!) Yeah, so today feels like the first day with this computer period. The first day I can just relax and do whatever it is I normally do. Sadly, it's a Sunday and I don't have much faith that I will get much done in a creative sense today. Too many chores and a messy room to boot. Ah, such is life.

→ The Vampire Diaries was back this week! I loved it but at the same time I felt kind of underwhelmed by it, haha. I won't spoil anybody but it's hard to live up to a six week hiatus. I mean, for real? It's April now, the last episode was in February. That's a long damn time to wait for something. spoilery bits )

→ I saw Hanna on Friday! I was super impressed. I won't get into any lengthy reviews but I will say I recommend it to everybody. When I first saw the trailer for this movie I really hoped that it was a book adaptation, but sadly that's not the case. It's a shame cause I think I'd really enjoy reading more about this story, more details and backstory, etc. I wasn't all that impressed with The Chemical Brothers score though, at times it worked and at times it didn't. But it didn't prevent me from enjoying it, which I did, immensely!
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→ Just saw this Misfits Season 3 Spoiler )

→ I signed up for a new prompt table at [livejournal.com profile] fc_smorgasbord here. Little known fact about me. Out of all of the prompt tables I've ever signed up for, I've never finished a single one. Not one! That's awful. I feel like such a failure, haha. I may try to add more fandoms to the table later, but for now I've just signed up for lost and the vampire diaries. We'll see how it goes.

→ I have to start my club vivid vid soon. If not yesterday. I haven't been able to work on it because I got the new computer and instead of taking two days to get it all set up like it should have taken me, it's taken me over a week. I think I've finally got it set up, but I am not holding my breath. I have never had so much trouble. And it's not the computer itself, I've just had a bunch of hang-ups, some my own fault and some just totally random things. Today is literally the first time I've woken up and had nothing to install or double-check or fix or augh. (And even saying that, I can think of a couple of things I could install!) Yeah, so today feels like the first day with this computer period. The first day I can just relax and do whatever it is I normally do. Sadly, it's a Sunday and I don't have much faith that I will get much done in a creative sense today. Too many chores and a messy room to boot. Ah, such is life.

→ The Vampire Diaries was back this week! I loved it but at the same time I felt kind of underwhelmed by it, haha. I won't spoil anybody but it's hard to live up to a six week hiatus. I mean, for real? It's April now, the last episode was in February. That's a long damn time to wait for something. spoilery bits )

→ I saw Hanna on Friday! I was super impressed. I won't get into any lengthy reviews but I will say I recommend it to everybody. When I first saw the trailer for this movie I really hoped that it was a book adaptation, but sadly that's not the case. It's a shame cause I think I'd really enjoy reading more about this story, more details and backstory, etc. I wasn't all that impressed with The Chemical Brothers score though, at times it worked and at times it didn't. But it didn't prevent me from enjoying it, which I did, immensely!
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My thread @ [livejournal.com profile] help_japan
I don't have the greatest track record with this but I assure you if you win me here you own me.
I'm also thinking about offering a vid. I'll post the link later if I decide to do that.

ETA:
MY VID OFFERING
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My thread @ [livejournal.com profile] help_japan
I don't have the greatest track record with this but I assure you if you win me here you own me.
I'm also thinking about offering a vid. I'll post the link later if I decide to do that.

ETA:
MY VID OFFERING
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Randomly found Leonard Nemoy's twitter account and the above pic. Very cute.


→ I have decided that my hiatus is officially broken and not just so I can participate in five things. Things have been going on and I am not really feeling myself but, I guess I shouldn't punish myself any more than I already have been. So I'm back. In an official non-temporary capacity.

→ So I was thinking the other day that this year will mark six years since Brokeback Mountain. It kind of makes me wonder why we haven't seen too much else like this in the mainstream. Haven't really put much thought into it, but it did cross my mind.

→ I got off to a good start with five acts but then ended up totally crashing because I had to "cram" to finish up my festivids vid. Whoops.

→ I've been getting headaches at work almost predictably. They last almost my entire shift and when I come home I am totally exhausted. Sometimes the headaches persist but often they go away. I've never been prone to headaches, but I am thinking it could have something to do with not getting enough sleep? These headaches are not aided by pills at all it seems. (And yet I keep taking them, in vain.) I will try to adjust my sleep schedule and see what happens. If it goes on much longer I might have to break down and see a doctor.

→ It is slick and icy outside tonight and I was completely petrified when walking over to the neighbors house earlier. I feared for my life, not going to lie. I would much rather have snow. This winter is not as happy-making as it could be. And when I got home from this perilous journey, I promptly punched myself in the face. (Accidentally!)

→ I would really like to discuss this article: Generation Why? by Zadie Smith. It's in part a review of The Social Network and in part a really great examination of "facebook" itself and the culture of social media. Really thought-provoking. [I am not sure why I put "facebook" in quotes. It just felt right, I guess.]

→ I'm currently reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Not entirely sure how I feel about it. I'm halfway through. But it's entertaining enough anyway:

Janet was about as annoying as a person could be and still be your friend, but Quentin was never bored around her. She was passionately loyal, and if she was obnoxious it was only because she was so deeply tender-hearted. It made her easily wounded, and when she was wounded she lashed out. She tortured everybody around her, but only because she was more tortured than anyone. - The Magicians, Lev Grossman

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