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Today, in random browsing of youtube, I discovered the following gem of accidental1 oh-so-wrong slash:

[personal profile] thingswithwings and I laughed and said "OH GOD" a lot. We particularly liked the moment at 1:07. And at 1:56. And, really, omg.

1 This is billed as "Bridger/ Lucas friendship." I do not think that means what they think it means.
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For reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture, I ended up finding and rewatching this segment of the Daily Show recently:

I love that segment SO MUCH.

And it reminded me that I meant to rec "All the Small Things" by Di. Yes. Really. A Colbert + Stewart vid to "All the Small Things." Doesn't it sound awesome already?

There's hilarious dancing, and weird performances, and running, and it's all fast cuts and cuteness. And it's really, really fun. This is going on the list of "things to watch when I'm feeling sad and blue," because my thoughtful, critical reaction to this vid is pretty much "\o/ YAY!"

Vid recs!

May. 2nd, 2008 09:46 am
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Two very different genres, wow.

1) [ 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) [ 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.
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When [ profile] thingswithwings and I were watching a recent Smallville vid, that I billed to her as "awesome but kind of weird because I don't recognize half the clips in it," I pointed to a scene where Lex and Clark were on either side of a stained glass door panel. "Look! Separated by stained glass!" "Ah-ha," said [ profile] thingswithwings, "on Smallville, slash is what happens when you take away the stained glass."* Then we agreed that this was a perfect description of the way the show works: just plain glass isn't enough. Then you can see what's on the other side!

(See, we're collecting Separated By Glass moments. These include, among others, the fabulous ice-wall in X2, and various people in hazmat suits, and things like that, but I also want to include Daniel in "Meridian." Because I think that Daniel/Death is really the SG1 OTP.** Daniel is separated from his death by glass! Daniel breaks through the glass trying to reach his desires! Daniel gazes longingly at ascension! He and ascension totally pass the broccoli test!)

Speaking of people who pass the broccoli test, we also watched a Once a Thief vid ("When I'm Up," by Lynn, Jill, and Kay, available here and determined that Vic and Mac have demonstrated on multiple occasions that they pass the broccoli test, but only when the broccoli is a gun. Or possibly a large knife, or a chainsaw.

Also, that vid made us want to go back and watch Once a Thief again, because seriously: trampoline fights. Chainsaw fencing. Stuck-on-top-of-a-just-married-car. Fighting with clowns. Moonwalking! Pop-up windows like we're in a VH1 music video! Two different endings to the series! Why Once a Thief is not in multi vids all the time for the hilarious visuals I don't know.

ALSO also, we were discussing what urban legends in Pegasus must be like. "Then he was passing by the gate, and three stones came through: tap, tap, tap" etc. And I said, okay, but the problem with an urban legends challenge is that there'll be a lot of stuff that's basically a direct translation of an urban legend into Pegasus. "Like," I said, "there's a serial killer in the backseat of the puddlejumper!" *pause* "It was John."

* This is also true of John Sheppard. For example, the stained glass door to the gym closing on John in "Hot Zone" -- Atlantis and the Ancients say "no, John, you can't have that, and you can't even see it." Just saying.

** Also, John/pain is totally the SGA OTP. And unlike other OTPs? This one is acknowledged by the camera and the writing all the time! (See [ profile] thingswithwings's proof in her vid here.)
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You guys, [ profile] thingswithwings just posted her new vid! It's available here, and is called "A Lieutenant Colonel Is Being Beaten."

I could say lots and lots about this vid, because I think it is AWESOME, but then I would spoil the surprise of the vid, so here's what I've got to lure you instead:

1. In the process of vidding this, [ profile] thingswithwings counted the number of episodes with John on his knees. There are a lot. Then she used clips from all of them.

2. The verse that features Common Ground footage? May well be the hottest thing ever. No, really, ever.

I love this vid LOTS. I did some sorta betaishness (mostly involving going "no, that's really hot" and "hey, did you remember that John was on his knees in Condemned in front of the jumper?") so I have now seen the vid many times, and it is still awesome, and you should go download it now for serious.

Vid rec!

Feb. 10th, 2008 12:57 pm
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (BtVS Tara avatar avatar)
So, guys, I have been meaning to rec [ profile] giandujakiss's amazing Quantum Leap vid to "American Music" for a while now, only I never got up the umph to write out a whole long post on why, exactly, this vid is amazing, and why you should watch it even if you barely remember Quantum Leap, and why I love this vid desperately, and really it deserves a whole long post so I didn't want to do a little blurb like this ... but then [ profile] thingswithwings did it for me. AWESOME.

So, go check out the vid here and then go check out the close reading of the vid in the rec up there. Close reading! Of "American Music!" I am all yays.

You should all watch it for serious.
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Dude, you guys, [personal profile] giandujakiss just posted an incredible Starsky and Hutch vid.

To "The Real Slim Shady." Which, okay, I know -- it sounds ridiculous, or if, like me, you can't stand Eminem, it sounds awful. But it is amazing, I promise. Just give it a try, and try to stick it out to the end, because I really do read this vid as about the buddy cop show as a genre and (as [personal profile] thingswithwings said when I emailed her) as doing incredible things with character tropes, both within and outside the show, so that at the end the real slim shady is ... well, just, watch the vid. Also, it manages to use Eminem in a way where I'm totally embarrassed by the thought that my neighbors think I listen to this music (see also: "Another Sunday," "Snakes on a Plane") but in this particular vid context, with this concept, it is AWESOME. I promise!

Also, it's technically amazing. Not just the cuts, but these amazing fades and erasures that play with the idea of the real slim shady. Or that's what I think. *nods*
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You are all fired. Why didn't anybody tell me about this vid to Evening on the Ground?

I have declared this my new favorite John vid. I watched it five times yesterday and twice already this morning and it is still awesome. Oh. My. God.

I don't want to set it up with my reading of it, but if you watch it and go "wtf is [ profile] eruthros smoking" then you should come back here and click on this cut tag )

In short: new favorite John vid. *hearts* Seriously, guys.
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Also, snakes.

Seriously, guys, I don't care how much you're not into fandom, not into Harry Potter, or not into vids, this is kinda the most awesomest thing ever. Or at least the most awesomest thing ... since I watched Coming of Shadows this morning.

Why is this awesome? Because it is a Harry Potter vid. To a Cobra Starship song. Yes. SNAKES ON A PLANE. No. For serious. Harry has had it with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane. And it's not just the basic concept, no, [ profile] dualbunny vids it like a serious song. She finds meaning in lyrics like "we've got a free upgrade for snakes on a plane." That has got to be brilliance. There's narrative arc. There's Harry's pathos and trauma! There's a Voldemort verse, there's Draco-as-the-snake verse, there's David Tennant's tongue for "with tongues so reptilian." There's an owl bobbing its head like its dancing! Okay, maybe that last one isn't a good example, but it's still made of awesome.

Harry's motto, I swear to god: Oh, I'm ready for it! / Come on, bring it.

PS: No spoilers for HP 7 in the comments, I still haven't read it. Which is ... kinda weird. Huh.

Bay Area

Apr. 29th, 2007 10:18 am
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So I was giving a bunch of Bay Area sports blogs a quick once-over this morning, and checking out various links. (Links, for example, where fans discuss Baron Davis' sartorial choices. I guess because it's sorta trying to keep within the NBA dress code while still expressing individuality.)

And I ended up at youtube, checking out a vid that's sorta Oakland-against-the-world, paralleling the criticisms of J-Rich and the Warriors and New Bay hip-hop. I basically just embed this video for [ profile] fiatlouis. *g*

As one is wont to do, I clicked on some of the related links, most of which were crap. But one of them was set to Zion I's "The Bay." And one of the related links to that was ... holy shit, I said, is that really a music video for "The Bay?" Or is it somebody's mix? And no, no, that's Zion I's "The Bay." I didn't even know it had a music video, so I have to share it with everybody in the known world.

... and while I was typing this, I checked sfgate, and holy shit. That is an oil tanker that blew up and MELTED the upper deck of a freeway overpass. WTF.

Awesome, but random: Wikipedia has a page called WP: BALEET that redirects to the wikipedia deletion policy page. Ha!

ETA: Speaking of embedding, apparently we expect "LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS" here tomorrow. Per the National Weather Service. Embedded thunderstorms? Embedded in what?


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