Jan. 13th, 2009

eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (BtVS cheeseman nonsense)
Throughout December, I kept joking with [personal profile] thingswithwings that one of the most amusing parts of finally revealing the yuletide vid will be my ability to retroactively tag half my posts from the last six months as "vidding yuletide." We tried not to post about it, unless it was potentially something we could legitimately be watching anyway, but even so a bunch slipped through. SO! Here are a couple of posts that benefit greatly from context:

Critique of a critique of a BBC film. The BBC film in question is the Rupert Everett Sherlock Holmes, which I discovered in October and is my favoritest Holmes ever; the reason I saw the hilarious there-was-no-sex-in-Victorian-England critique is that I was watching a documentary on Holmes and Watson's relationship, hoping it would be a shortcut to a better clip. (At that point, I'd watched more than half of the Jeremy Brett Holmes, and was starting to despair. As if they were never in the same frame except in the dark!)

Comment on Jeremiah. I was watching Jeremiah hoping for Jeremiah/Kurdy, and I got no love! All I wanted was the two of them in the same frame leaning in, maybe hugging -- we had room in the hugging section. But no!

Henry Jones gave birth to Indy? I was not, in fact, watching the Indiana Jones specials just for funsies. No. We were tracking down a single shot of Indy-with-whip -- we wanted him whipping someone, but the camera always cuts away in the movies, so I ended up watching all the specials hoping for something without the camera jump, when he was practicing or something. (Tip for future vidders: yes, but only in a street with 1970s cars.) Then we just used the shot of him pulling his whip anyway, because it fit and actually worked quite well.

Accidental seaquest slash vid. One of our techniques, with a fandom we didn't know, or hadn't seen in a long time, was to check out youtube vids to remind ourselves of the cinematography and characters. This dates to the period when we were talking seriously about including Lucas/Darwin sleeping next to each other in the "baby baby baby" section, before we realized that it was nuts. Anyway, accidental Bridger/Lucas slash, which we almost vidded instead, but then it wasn't a yuletide pairing.

John and Rodney as PC/Mac. I was watching all the PC/Mac commercials on youtube, and thusly, I began to compare them to John and Rodney.

Oddly, many of my descriptions of sources to [personal profile] thingswithwings eventually turned into "and, actually, it would be a really interesting SGA fusion."

Awesome daily show segments. I was watching the Daily Show back archives "for reasons that don't need explaining at this juncture" -- then, because it was for a super-sekrit vidding project; and now, because y'all know what said vidding project is. I love Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert kinda a lot, so I was determined to find absolutely the best clip ever.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
So, this morning I was sitting in a cafe, doing some reading and sipping an iced soy latte. (Because it is apocalyptic weather here in the Bay Area, where we are worried about drought and about fires already in January.)

And Johnny Cash's Mercy Seat started playing. "Hee," I thought, because it always reminds me of [livejournal.com profile] lim's amazing John Sheppard vid I Am/Lamb.

So I'm listening to Johnny Cash tell me about a crime of which he's totally innocent, you know, and doing my crossword puzzle.

And then ... wtf? The next song on the playlist is Iron and Wine's Evening on the Ground. Or, as I think of it, [livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl's Evening on the Ground. ALSO a John Sheppard vid, also awesome.

When the next song to play was Iggy Pop's "I Wanna Be Your Dog," I nearly choked on my latte. John Sheppard again? This time in [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings's a lieutenant colonel is being beaten?

Seriously, guys, if I was not listening to some barrista's vid songs playlist, that she used to enjoy fannishness while at work, I don't know what was going on -- that's one heck of a coincidence: three genres, three eras, connected only as Awesome John Sheppard vids.

I should totally have asked the barrista on duty whose mix CD it was. I could've made a new fannish friend!

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