eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
Embarrassing admission: So I was showing [livejournal.com profile] graycastle "The Gathering," the B5 pilot, the other day. (And wincing at Takashima constantly -- man, I always forget how stilted her delivery is.) And so then I sent her a link to the Lurker's Guide, because the Lurker's Guide is awesome.

... and then I ended up happily reading the episode analyses for all of season one. For, I don't know, maybe the tenth time. And these are episode notes that don't contain any plot summary. Just notes. (Bear in mind that I haven't watched season one for at least five-six years.) So there I am, reading about character backstory and analysis of why people do the jobs they do and going all "Oh, man, Londo's song!" and "oh, oh, the conversation at the end of Infection that is the only reason to watch the episode!" and whatever. It's kinda sad.

Also, we were talking, as one does, of those "when I totally hypothetically learn to vid..." ideas. (You know, when I'm going to vid Harry Potter fandom -- fandom, not canon -- to Ani's "As Is" with every verse from a different POV and Snape as the "as is." This would require all of the most sneering, hideous moments from the movies. Whee! Or, you know, when I'm totally going to vid Girlyman's "On the Air" for Lex. Or the Headstones doing "Cemetary for Buffy/Spike seasons six and seven. With an Angel flashback on the line "these kinda things deteriorate.")

I mentioned this Stephen Sondheim song, written for a movie instead of as part of a musical. A song that I still can't believe made it into a movie; I figure the MPAA was only listening to the chorus. I Never Do Anything Twice.

And I think it should totally be viddable, but I can't quite decide what. I mean: Harry Potter fandom? Because that would permit some AWESOME shot selection, especially *coughs* from PoA for the first verse. Except Harry Potter fandom does every vice at least twice. Probably ten, twelve, times. The archives probably even have a genre for it, too!

Or [livejournal.com profile] graycastle suggested using Farscape source, but a kinda meta take on it, because they really would do absolutely anything once. (Also, as she pointed out, the "baron who came at my command / and proffered me a riding crop and chains" totally = Harvey.)

And, I mean, there's always SGA fandom: I could clip from the discovery channel for the first paragraph, and there would be dolphins! And penguins passing each other stones! But it's not really cracktastic enough.

[Poll #998430]

Werewolves

Oct. 20th, 2006 02:40 pm
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (BtVS cheeseman nonsense)
Is it totally wrong of me to imagine a Buffyverse and HP constructed reality vid to Echo's Children's "Least of My Kind?"

We've got Oz and Veruca and "Phases" and "Wild at Heart." And Nina and the werewolf who bites her being killed by a silver pen. And Remus Lupin and, well, not yet in a movie, Fenrir, and Sirius-as-a-dog thumping Remus-as-a-wolf. And, and "werewolves don't usually walk alone / think on the battle-cost; this time the wolf has lost / beaten and broken and blind / better beware, my lord; better prepare, my lord / I was the least of my kind." Especially because film werewolves usually are packless. And Oz's huh would be hilarious used to illustrate beaten and broken and blind. And, and, Buffy and Angel and Sirius and Harry as "my lord" killing them. And, and Willow locking Oz in his cage. And wouldn't it be great?

Or, well, not.

Girlyman

Jun. 13th, 2005 10:29 am
eruthros: Wizard of Oz: Dorothy in black and white, text "rainbow" in rainbow colors (Dorothy singing rainbow)
I can't help but want to vid Girlyman's new "On the Air." It's narrative, it's got a gorgeous intro, it's about change, and I can listen to it over and over. Plus, how often do you hear a song that would work best for Willow season 6, but also has potential for Fraser's move to Chicago? Or even Jack's transition to general in season 8? ("I walked out when we were live / Cause I knew I was made for bigger screens than just / That small time comedy, just a half hour parody / It was cinema marquees for me or bust...)
'Cause there was a time you know
When I had my own live show
It was improvised for the camera's eye
It was made up in the ring
Back when Bob Hope was king
Back when every choice felt right
Back when life was black and white

Now there's one thing I regret
How I wish I didn't care
How I wish I could forget
That I was someone then when we were on the air...
eruthros: Wizard of Oz: Dorothy in black and white, text "rainbow" in rainbow colors (Dorothy singing rainbow)
I watched X2 again last night, so now I have "I Am What I Am" (Gloria Gaynor) stuck in my head.

Sung by Mystique, natch. In a big stage number. Possibly while wearing feathers. "Life's not worth a damn till you can shout out 'I am what I am.'"

I wonder if the X-Men movie metaphors are cumulative? First movie, Jewish. Second movie, Jewish and gay. Third movie, Jewish and gay and ... ?

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck
Sometimes the aces
Sometimes the deuces
It's one life and there's no return and no deposit
One life so it's time to open up your closet
Life's not worth a damn
Till you can shout out
I am what I am
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (BtVS Tara avatar avatar)
This is a Buffy/HP story with a Giles/Snape subplot. And with a Hermione/Fred femmeslash pairing. No, I'm not kidding.

A Case of Similarity by Arsenic.

I haven't read it yet, so I don't know if it's any good. I'm just staring at the pairing list in astonishment (Hermione/(Wini)Fred, Wesley/Draco, Giles/Severus, with side pairings of Harry/Ginny and Remus/Sirius). I mean.

***

Yesterday, I had a sudden and entirely inexplicable desire to vid to Sondheim. To "Agony" and the reprise. Starsky and Hutch. Snarky-vid.

No, see, it makes a ton of sense because it's all about outcompeteing each other in terms of maximum angst and it's got lines like " What's as intriguing-- / Or half so fatiguing-- / As what's out of reach?" and isn't that the major S&H relationships with women in a nutshell? And. And. "Agony! Beyond power of speech, / When the one thing you want / Is the only thing out of your reach" "Agony! Far more painful than yours! / When you know she would go with you, / If there only were doors!" And. Yes. Plus with the subtle slashiness. "Hutch: Am I not sensitive, clever, well-mannered, considerate, / Passionate, charming, as kind as I'm handsome, / And heir to the throne? Starsky: You are everything maidens could wish for. Hutch: Then why no? Starsky: Do I know? Hutch: The girl must be mad!" With the reprise and the trauma of always wanting different women who are out of reach because you're undercover or they're dead and anyway you always want a different woman every week and. It's perfect. Really. It does make sense.

This is very unhealthy, as I'm leaving the country in three weeks. And as I have absolutely no vidding experience or equipment. And no source. And it's ridiculous.

If I ignore it, perhaps it will go away.

***

Also? Why are professors on television always both evil and boring? Couldn't they be at least interesting lecturers if they're going to be evil?

We just saw the episode of Starsky and Hutch with the crazy Philosophy of Crime prof. I winced a lot.

***

And there was something else, but I've forgotten it now. Ahh, Sundays.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] m_shell and I have decided that someone needs to do for the endless mushy Buffy/Spike songvids and for BtVS fandom what [livejournal.com profile] sineala did for the X-files with "Sorry."

I want irony. I want someone to notice how dysfunctional their relationship is. I want the same "sexy-Spuffy" shots in a new context.

I want a Buffy/Spike songvid to the Headstones' "Cemetery."

I got a gal who lives on the wrong side of town
I know what I like and man you know I sure know how
It's the other side, another place
I like it here, no accounting for taste
I can't think of nothing when I'm with her
But the wind and the rain and the cemetery dirt

Went down to the cemetery looking for love
Got there and my baby was buried - I had to dig her up ...


Possibly with Spike as "her." And the baby buried lines from Spike on his coffin-bed. Cause we all know Buffy's got a thing for the dead boys.

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