May. 2nd, 2008

Vid recs!

May. 2nd, 2008 09:46 am
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
Two very different genres, wow.

1) [livejournal.com profile] heyiya's amazing The Future Stops Here, a post-apocalyptic vid using footage from 28 Days Later, Children of Men, and V for Vendetta. I've only seen one of those sources (28 Days Later), but I think I get the story she's telling anyway, and I love it desperately, and it makes me suck in my breath every time I see [that scene] in the last verse.

What I get out of this is a gorgeous heartbreaking look at oppression and resistance, at women and people of color and immigrants and possibly other marginalized groups that I can't "see" because I haven't seen the other films. This is a vid that takes 28 Days Later and makes Selina the centerpiece, as she should be, and its puts resistance and failure together and makes me go yay. I'm not very good at describing these things, but y'all should go watch this.

2) [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings's awesome meta-ish The Glass, which takes as its point of departure the Henry Jenkins line "slash is what happens when you take away the glass," and that Kirk/Spock scene. I read this vid as about our attraction to the glass; the circularity of slash and glass and separation, the way we put the glass back and take it away and break through it again with great rejoicing. It makes me wibble a little, because of the pain/joy.

Fandoms include ST: Wrath of Khan, BSG, Babylon 5, BtVS, Homicide, Primeval, West Wing, X-Men, SGA, and Xena, among others.

Also, it's really really pretty.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (B5 - Delenn OMG)
You guys, this is the most amazing product ever produced for sale. NO REALLY. Look at it.

Look at it.

Oh my god.

There's no scale there, but the side is the same size as a standard Swiss Army Knife. And then it's nine inches wide. And weighs three pounds.



Tools included:
Special self-centering screwdriver for gunsights
Bike chain rivet setter
Flashlight (!!!)
Telescopic pointer
Mineral crystal magnifier with precision screwdriver
Snap shackle
Cupped cigar cutter with double-honed edges (!!!)
Golf shoe spike wrench
Golf divot repair tool

I am pretty sure that this knife has been designed for the zombie apocalypse. There is a special gunsight screwdriver. (On the other hand, it would have to be a zombie apocalypse that involved... killing zombies through golf, or something. And then lighting up cigars a la Will Smith.)

Seriously, go look at the whole list of tools in it here.

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