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Festivids!

Festivids are live, and while I am late to the party, I received three (!!!) vids.

Sacred Geometry - A Monument Valley vid, which if you don't know, Monument Valley is a mobile game that is played exclusively in portrait. I kept requesting it for Festivids but I never thought it would actually get made. But now it has! And it's a lovely vid!

Valhalla - An Old Guard vid set to a cover of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song. Fantastic song choice and I really love the editing here.

Homegrown Tomatoes - A 李子柒 Liziqi vid about "Homegrown Tomatoes" which just makes me want to grow my own food.

Thank you to all my vidders! It was especially exciting to watch the number of Gifts on my AO3 profile go up and up and up. This entry was originally posted at https://mithborien.dreamwidth.org/148551.html. Please comment at either location.
VIDDING!

So who wants to join a new Vidding community?

Hello fellow vid makers and watchers,

I've been thinking about creating a new vidding community and I am trying to gauge interest.

The previous Equinox Exchange format got me thinking about a Vidding Prompt Meme, like the various Kink Memes you see about, and as far as I am aware none really exist.

The plan would be to use AO3's Prompt Meme function to allow people to leave prompts but it would be super casual, no official claims, no deadlines, and it would also last for like a year. There would also be no minimum length requirement so you could totally just make a vidlet to motivate yourself.

You would need an AO3 account to leave prompts but anyone could come, make a vid, and post to whatever platform they choose.

I may have also start registering the community... [community profile] viddingprompts

But to gauge interest, I have created a Google Form. So if you like the idea, please fill out the form to let me know! This entry was originally posted at https://mithborien.dreamwidth.org/148464.html. Please comment at either location.
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Yuletide 2020 Recs

I also spent the New Year reading through a bunch of Yuletide fics, below are my favourites!

As always, check the tags and warnings on individual posts. Read at your own risk, etc. Although I have my favourites, I do read all sorts of pairings, kinks, ratings, tropes, etc, so sometimes it may be a bit of a lucky dip.

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Happy New Year!

I celebrated in style... by sleeping through it. Well, I wasn't actually asleep because who has good sleeping patterns these days, but I was all ready in bed and as far as I was concerned that meant the day was over.

End of the year

I'm not going to do any end of year round-ups or talk about any resolutions, mainly because I didn't really do a whole lot this year (one could blame it on the pandemic but to be honest, I've just been really tired for other reasons) and I don't think I have ever kept any of the resolutions that I have made.

In terms of fandoms I am still (reluctantly) into Marvel, specifically the Captain America side of things. Endgame still hurts my soul but it is what it is. I also very much enjoyed The Old Guard and The Witcher, at least in terms of fic reading.

I only made three vids this year: Big God (Annihilation), Baby Outlaw (Charlize Theron movies) and When We're High (Steve/Thor).

I think Baby Outlaw is my favourite but the other two are still a close second.

Actually, I do one resolution this year, which is not to sign up for any more Charity Auctions until I finish what I currently owe. Don't worry, winners, your unfinished vids haunt me every day.

New Comms

The [community profile] snowflake_challenge will be starting again soon. I don't think I have participated before but I am going to try this year. The comm was originally created by [personal profile] akamine_chan as a way to remind herself “why I loved fandom so much”. And you know, fandom has always been fun but I am trying to lurk a bit less these days.

There is also [personal profile] starterpack, whose goal is to: The goal of this place is to guide new Dreamwidth users, or people new to journaling in general, so the process of trying a new platform doesn't become too overwhelming. And sure, I may have created this journal in 2009, but I figure it would be cool to follow along and clean things up a bit around here.

Random Rec

Also, shout out to [archiveofourown.org profile] suzukiblu, who was recently offering commissions and I was able to get them to write a second chapter to their fic:

you were a friend of mine (12340 words) by suzukiblu
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers/Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, Steve Rogers/Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: Alternate Timeline, Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Not Captain America: Civil War (Movie) Compliant, Trans Character, Asexual Character, Gender Dysphoria, Past Brainwashing, Dubious Consent, Dubious Consent Due To Identity Issues, Non-Consensual Sexual Contact, Fuck Or Suffer Unspecified Health Consequences, Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Mating Cycles/In Heat, Steve Rogers as the Winter Soldier, Omega Steve Rogers, Alpha Natasha Romanov, ???? Bucky Barnes, Fuck Yeah Female Alphas, Polyamory, Everyone Is Poly Because Avengers, sex-favorable asexual character, Sex-Repulsed Asexual Character
Summary:

Steve is convinced they’re his handlers.

This does not mean Steve trusts or listens to them.

Obviously, note all the tags but if Non-Traditional ABO is your thing then I highly recommend them.

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Fandom Recs | November 2020

One of these days I will make these posts at the beginning of the month when they should be, but today is not that day.

Also, with every Supernatural vid I watch, I get closer and closer to wanting to do a rewatch of the entire series...

Fanworks that I have enjoyed recently:

  • 1 x Captain America fic
  • 8 x Supernatural vids
  • 2 x The Old Guard fic & vid

As always, check the tags and warnings on individual posts. Read at your own risk, etc. Although I have my favourites, I do read all sorts of pairings, kinks, ratings, tropes, etc, so sometimes it may be a bit of a lucky dip.

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VID: When We're High | Steve/Thor

Title: When We're High
Vidder: [personal profile] mithborien
Fandom(s): Marvel (Steve/Thor)
Music: "When We're High" by LP
Made for: [personal profile] talitha78 for Marvel Trumps Hate 2019
Available: Youtube | DW | AO3 | Tumblr
Download: 89mb (right click, save as)

"New haircut?"
"Noticed you've copied my beard."



Notes

The first of many charity auction vids that I owe. Thank you to [personal profile] talitha78 for the song and prompt. I really like Steve/Thor as a pairing so it was great to finally vid them.

Recent Vids

Baby Outlaw | Multifandom (Charlize Theron movies)
Big God | Annihilation
Bones | Crimson Peak
Seven Nation Army | Agent Carter (Peggy Carter)
Come With Me Now | Thor (Thor/Heimdall) This entry was originally posted at https://mithborien.dreamwidth.org/147450.html. Please comment at either location.
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VID: Baby Outlaw | Multi-Fandom | Charlize Theron movies

Title: Baby Outlaw
Vidder: [personal profile] mithborien
Fandom(s): Charlize Theron movies (The Old Guard, Mad Mad: Fury Road, Atomic Blonde, Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus and The Fate of the Furious)
Music: "Baby Outlaw" by Elle King
Made for: Fall Equinox 2020 at the [community profile] equinox_exchange for [personal profile] trelkez
Available: Youtube | DW | AO3 | Tumblr
Download: 75mb (right click, save as)

"90% middle aged women doing hand to hand combat and 10% queer romance." An exploration of Charlize Theron's recent acting choices.


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Recent Vids

So it turns out the last time I made a vid post on Dreamwidth was back in February of 2016 and since then I have made... uh, 24 vids! So I am definitely not going to go and make vid posts for all of them, but here's a list if you missed any.

* Denotes my favourites.

Big God | Annihilation *
Bones | Crimson Peak
Seven Nation Army | Agent Carter (Peggy Carter)
Come With Me Now | Thor (Thor/Heimdall) *
Come As You Are | The Craft
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Fandom Recs | October 2020

So one "resolution" that I always make every year is to make more fandom recs...

It's not that I don't want to, I just never save the links in an easily accessible format. I have fics saved in Pocket, an export of thousands of links from the now defunct Delicious, terribly organised bookmark folders in Chrome because they were supposed to be "temporary" and many vids saved to my computer with no record of the links they came from.

But a couple of years ago I found a tool called Calibre, an eBook manager that saves everything locally and has a useful plugin called FanFicFare that (after a bit of wrangling) call import fics from AO3 along with all the tag information. So now I have a handy dandy directory of fic and vid links to pull from.

Do I still have thousands and thousands of links to add? Perhaps, but I at least now have things setup that will (theoretically) easily facilitate monthly rec posts and themed rec lists. Will I actually do this on a semi-regular basis? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But I must also give a shoutout to the [community profile] recthething comm, created by the lovely [personal profile] snickfic, which gave me to nudge to finally get things going.

Also please don't ask about your auction vid. I'm working on it, I swear!

So I intend for these monthly rec posts to be for things that I have enjoyed that have been ~recently posted and under the cut are recs for:

  • 1 x Captain America fics
  • 10 x The Old Guard fics
  • 2 x Vids

As always, check the tags and warnings on individual posts. Read at your own risk, etc. Although I have my favourites, I do read all sorts of pairings, kinks, ratings, tropes, etc, so sometimes it may be a bit of a lucky dip.

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Sam&Dean

Driver picks the music, Shotgun shuts his cakehole

So... Supernatural has finally ended.

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But enough rambling! I may have lost interest in the show but I still love watching fanvids from the early seasons of Supernatural. I remember those years being a delightful time for vidding, so thank you to all the vidders who not only made the vids I enjoyed watching but also who inspired me to keep vidding myself.

So may I present to you, my Supernatural vid recs of Nostalgia!

(Also, feel free to add your own nostalgic recs in the comments!)

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And finally...

If you don't want to watch any of the above vids, at least watch this one. I promise, it won't let you down. This entry was originally posted at https://mithborien.dreamwidth.org/146562.html. Please comment at either location.
VIDDING!

Festivids 2020 Letter

Dear Festividder,

As always, thank you for making a vid for me. I don't really have any specific prompts for you, just me rambling on about why I like the thing.

Music
I like all genres of music so feel free to choose any song you like but I do appreciate unlikely song choices for vids. And to be honest, a not so insignificant number of my favourite songs are songs that I love because they were used in vids that I love. So I am very easily won over in terms of music.

General Vidding Likes
I also like all sorts of vids whether they be ensemble or character driven vids, vids with dialogue audio, vids with heavy effects, vids that are serious, vids that a funny, etc. So really, go with whatever angle or direction you want.

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