It's up!

Aug. 17th, 2012 04:06 am
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I previously mentioned this vid in one of my VVC posts, but I now need to call specific attention to the fact that Jag Svär has finally been posted online. It is, ah, a remix of last year's I Swear.

I really cannot tell you how much you have to watch this. Also, it won't make any sense unless you watch I Swear first, and do so even if you are not a Smallville fan. This is IMPORTANT.
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Well, here I am home from VVC! Most of this post was actually typed up on the airplane home – I’m writing quickly while everything is still fresh in my mind, but I’m sure there’s plenty I’ll forget to mention! And I still haven't seen all the vids - missed a bunch from CVV, and from various themed show premieres - but here's what I can say right now:

My overall summary is that the vids were amazing and I may have OD’d. I spent most of my time in vid shows, rather than panels, so there’s a little bit of sensory overload going on for me right now (possibly, that’s also due to the con suite M&M bowl.) Right now, I feel like I’ve done more in the past three days than in the entire four weeks prior. And I just want to shout out a thank you to the con organizers - everything was fun and beautifully coordinated and (from the outside, at least) appeared to run perfectly. Everyone was telling me that VVC is known for being an incredibly well-run con, and that's exactly how it seemed to me. Thank you so much for having me there!

Also, I can report that I have all kinds of muscle soreness in new places, which I attribute to the fact that the hotel management kept the air conditioning at near-Arctic temperatures, and so I spent a lot of the con huddled and shivering in a ball. Which, as it turns out, apparently works as exercise. Who knew? (Thanks, MorganDawn, for posting a warning - otherwise I wouldn't have thought to pack a sweatjacket!)

Best moment: The Sunday noon break, watching everyone gather in the con suite for lunch – which consisted of food scrounged from the suite tables, namely, Swedish fish, M&Ms, pretzels, and potato chips. To be fair, I am in absolutely no position to throw stones when it comes to healthy eating; nonetheless, there was something hilarious about watching adults sit down to eat a meal that was basically the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Dinner. (If it hadn't been for the fact that Laura Shapiro had previously invited me to go to an actual restaurant, I'd have been right there with them.)

Second best moment(s): Watching my own vids on a movie screen. Vanity, I know, but – wow! They look like a real ... thing, there!

Question I was most often asked: How do you pronounce your LJ name?

Most surprising question: Are you having a good con? Not because there is anything surprising in the sentiment, but because this was my very first con – VVC or anything else – so I hadn’t heard that particular turn of phrase before.

Biggest regret: Not getting to at least say hello to everyone I know online. I saw lots of people I “know” but was too shy and retiring to approach. Nonetheless, I was very pleased to meet the many people that I did get to meet.

Second biggest regret: Not getting to talk more with the people I did meet! The days were so packed, I only managed to exchange a few words with most people. But at least now I know the faces - and the regional accents!

Greatest triumph: I won chocolate in Greensilver’s “guess the five most common premiere fandoms” contest. Greensilver announced in advance that she would give chocolate to anyone who could guess the top five fandoms for all premiering vids. I came closest with four, so I won. I guessed Multifandom, Avengers-verse, Game of Thrones, Sherlock BBC, and Community. Community was wrong – it was Harry Potter.

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as an Indiana Jones knockoff named "Dallas."

He must have been so fucking thrilled when he was cast on Smallville.
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See if you can spot the most important person in the room:

Image heavy under the cut )
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Day 13 - Your "pick me up" vid of choice

If I Had $1,000,000, by Moon (Starsky & Hutch). Adorable clip/lyric matches.

Black Suits Comin', by Imation (Angel). This vid is old and desperately, desperately in need of a remaster. The webpage essentially doesn't even exist anymore - there's just this one working link left to download the vid. But man, it's still a fun vid.

Freestyler, by [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24 (Smallville). An entire vid about penis insecurity. You can't convince me it's about anything else.

Feel It, by [livejournal.com profile] millylicious (So You Think You Can Dance). Whee!!

Rest of Days )
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Day 6 - A vid you've watched at least ten times

That's an easy one:

Intergalactic Friends, by [livejournal.com profile] bananainpyjamas (Smallville). Ten times, 20 times - there was a time when I practically had it on a loop. It's just so wonderfully kinetic, and it makes me go "Whee!" every time!

Rest of days )
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Even if I still have to look away from the screen for about 25% of every episode - both due to gore and due to sex (sex involving slaves and lack of meaningful consent, to be specific. Show's credit - they know it).

[livejournal.com profile] destina has an excellent post about it (spoilers through the latest episode).

In other news, I just started watching this week's Smallville and my skin is crawling. I don't think they understand just how ... actually nightmarish ... this scenario is.
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Is it okay if I'm not ... entirely thrilled that SPN may be renewed for a sixth season?

It's just ... the show feels like it's a bit exhausted to me. And I know I'm exhausted just from my emotional investment in it. I'd kind of be okay with it ending and living on in fandom codas.

I mean, this isn't like Smallville, where I wish it would end so I can finally stop watching it. It's more like, I don't think the show will ever bring back the elements of it that made me fall in love in the first place, and I can read those elements back in and focus on fanworks that read them back in, but after a certain point, the effort of doing so takes its toll, and the longer the show goes on, the more chances it has to undermine the character arcs that I preferred.
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...what is going on on Smallville now.

The Blahs

Oct. 22nd, 2009 05:15 am
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No Merlin last week, no Supernatural this week, and I can't even work up the energy to start screaming about how Goldman Sachs took over the Treasury Department.

I'm working on this Merlin vid that may never make it out of development, and I'm struck anew by just how gaunt Colin Morgan looks now - it's incredibly striking, especially when compared to how he looked in Season One. I can't help but fear this is some kind of thing where he starts a radical diet to avoid the natural filling-out that comes with age and thus maintain a youthful appearance for the show - if that's what it's about, that's really sad.

Misha as Misha is adorable. Also, his attitude toward him looking at fanfic captures exactly my attitude toward him looking at fanfic. Now if he could just get Kripke to feel the same way.

I have yet to watch any episodes of Heroes this season, but I'll get around to it. Heroes, Smallville, and Fringe are the three shows I continue to watch even though I have literally no idea what's going on. Flashforward will soon be in that category.

Scarecrow & Mrs. King will finally be coming to DVD! In 2010. Maybe. I'll just keep hoping because, as I've mentioned before, I do love this show.

And, finally, I did complete the A Charming Man remaster - but it's actually not very different from the original, surprisingly. A couple of clips are sharper, some coloring differences, but it pretty much looks the same. Still, if you're interested, you can DL at my website.

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