sholio: Cisco from The Flash with hand out (Flash-Cisco)
I am just poking my head up from massive, massive book edits. Even proofreading a 130K book takes forever. WHY DID I DO THIS TO MYSELF. It should be out early next week, though.

So, a catchup post on various recent TV-related stuff.

First of all, a vid rec: Fringe - Walter - 1985 by [personal profile] jmtorres. I never, ever would've thought of using 1985 for Walter, but it's such a hilarious and perfect song choice for him. Now I have Fringe feels.

This week's Flash: was certainly an episode of TV that happened. Spoilers )

This week's Agents of SHIELD: continues to be my favorite thing on TV right now, and I STILL can't believe I'm saying that about THIS SHOW. Spoilers )

This week's Supergirl: made me have conflicted thoughts about my least favorite character(s). Spoilers )
sholio: Peggy Carter smiling (Avengers-Peggy smile)
People are back from Vividcon, which means new vids are floating about, and I FINALLY have some new Agent Carter vids to roll around in! ♥ ♥ ♥

I Lived by [personal profile] flummery - Absolutely gorgeous, wrenching yet triumphant vid about Steve and Peggy, each moving on without the other.

1941 by [personal profile] rhoboat - Fun, fast, great editing!

(Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon for bringing my attention to both of these!)

And while I'm at it, an Agent Carter fic rec: A Scandal in Buffalo by [archiveofourown.org profile] i_owe_you_a_bourbon - Sherlock Holmes AU in which Peggy is Holmes and Jarvis is her Watson. SUCH CRACK. ALL THE CRACK. OMG. But also hilarious and adorable. I think this is the only Peggy/Jarvis fic I've found so far that I really enjoyed - normally that's a NOTP for me, but this is too cute not to love. (Also has Thompson/Sousa as a background pairing.)

ETA: Also, I wrote a couple of commentfic prompt fills for the latest round at [community profile] collarcorner.
sholio: Captain America in the rain (Avengers-Steve rain)
After a week of being largely in a creative dry spell, my urge to write/draw/etc finally hit today ... right before I leave for a week+ of visiting with family, which means there's no time to finish ANYTHING and also I still have to pack. Thanks a lot, brain.

Still, I wrote a bunch today, both original and fanfic. The fanfic was White Collar, some of you may be surprised/pleased to know. I still find it fascinating how quickly and easily I can write those characters; I sit down at the keyboard and bam, 3000 words falls out of my head. I've only ever been able to do that with SGA. I love writing for the MCU, but progress is slow and hard, even though it really shouldn't be. (They are superheroes! Canon itself is ridiculous! Why am I holding myself to a higher standard than the actual comics writers?) And yet.

Now I have that pleasant mentally-wiped-out feeling from a good writing session and I want to be chatty online, except I shouldn't start conversations when tomorrow morning is probably the last time I'll be online for over a week. So I figured I'd collect a few more MCU-verse recs and post them. Assume spoilers for "Winter Soldier" in EVERYTHING.

Music videos )

Tumblr ficlet dump )

And finally, a fic rec )
sholio: Steve and Bucky in soft lighting (Avengers-Steve Bucky past)
I have absolutely no idea what to pick as an overall tag for my shiny new Captain America fixation. Avengers? Captain America? MCU? Marvel? The trouble is that the franchise is so huge and amorphous, and there's comics stuff and movie stuff and Avengers-related stuff and stuff that isn't really Avengers-related at all. Right now I seem to be using "captain america" in some instances and "avengers" in others, with "comics" thrown in occasionally for variety. I'm sure this will make it impossible to find anything in the future. AUGH.

Anyway, I have been meaning to rec some of the pretty/fun/shiny things that I've found. I figured I'd start with music videos because there are relatively fewer of them. I'm also reccing Captain America-related fanart over at [community profile] fanart_recs this month (I just got started, so there is only one rec so far) but that's probably where I will be putting the fanart rather than making a separate post for it.

Only a few of these contain spoilers for the new movie, but I figured I'd put it all under a cut regardless.

On to the vids! )

I am really into vids right now, so if you have any others you'd like to rec, toss a link in the comments - the more the merrier!

Vid rec

Aug. 19th, 2013 11:04 pm
sholio: Text: "Age shall not weary her, nor custom stale her infinite squee" (Infinite Squee)
All the vids from [community profile] vividcon are popping up all over the place! :D I haven't really been watching vids much lately -- I don't know, my head is just not in a vidspace -- but I have to rec this one that I can't stop watching; I swear I've watched it a dozen times since I downloaded it two days ago:

Some Nights by [personal profile] flummery (Person of Interest; ensemble; spoilers for all of seasons 1-2)

IT'S SO GOOD. It's a really interesting, atypically paced song, with fast and slow parts, and the vidder does an amazing job of picking clips to fit the different pacing and moods of the different parts of the song, with clips that are thematically related to the song but not 100% literal. And I think it's the first PoI vid I've seen that's truly ensemble-based, rather than focused on Reese and Finch -- not that there's anything wrong with that, but this one gives Fusco and Carter an equal share of the spotlight, with the emphasis on the characters interacting as a group rather than on the Reese/Finch relationship specifically. If you don't mind spoilers (and there ARE some major spoilers), I'd even recommend it if you haven't seen the show, because it's very nicely done and doesn't rely too intimately on canon knowledge to get most of it.

... basically it's an awesome vid that has almost no comments and deserves more love. :D
sholio: (Avatar-upbeat attitude)
First of all, [personal profile] frith_in_thorns made a gorgeous Legend of Korra vid, We Built This City. It's so fun and bouncy, all the fun-shiny-happy of the first season! (Spoilers for season one of Legend of Korra.)

After reading the A:tLA comics, I'm definitely feeling the love again. :D It's been about 3 years since I watched the series (I can't believe it's been so long!) and I'm thinking that a rewatch/discussion might be fun. What would you think about having weekly rewatch posts? Is anyone interested in doing that with me?

(ETA: It is probably worth mentioning that since I just had this idea, it's definitely the sort of thing where I might wander off to something else two days later and never actually do it. Still, it seems quite appealing to me right now!)
sholio: Text: "Age shall not weary her, nor custom stale her infinite squee" (Infinite Squee)
Fandom Appreciation Challenge, Day 2: Send or leave feedback on three fanworks that are more than six months old.

I decided this would be a PERFECT time to leave feedback on some vids! ... or at least that was the plan, although perhaps I'm less of a suckmonger at leaving vid feedback than I always thought, because now that I'm actively TRYING to find a favorite vid I haven't left feedback for ... I really had some trouble! (Also, digging through people's old tags and trying to find the posts for vids I downloaded years ago is really making me aware, once again, of how HARD it can be to find fanworks that are older than a couple of months! /o\ Some people use different names on LJ than they put on their vids. Some people don't have their vids tagged at all. Sometimes I would hunt all over someone's DW and then realize that the entry I was looking for was only on LJ! Aaaiiieeee. Not to mention that I kept getting sucked into, uh, watching vids. XD)

These are vids I feedbacked, which are also well worth a rec:

Affirmation by [personal profile] butterfly (New Doctor Who/Torchwood) Just a really lovely tribute to the universe and characters.

Footloose by [personal profile] china_shop (White Collar) Fun! Bouncy! Season one!

Rather than linking to a specific vid here, I'm linking to the whole site, since I ended up sending an email and leaving feedback on the whole site anyway: MaidaVids. I'd gone looking to leave feedback on a specific vid (it was the Due South "The River" vid from this page, then discovered that I'd actually downloaded a number of her vids over the years without realizing that they were from the same person. She has a TON of vids in many different fandoms -- especially if you're into "classic" fandoms from more than 10 years ago, her website is a great resource!

And for a bonus, although it doesn't count for challenge purposes because it isn't over 6 months old, I also took the opportunity to go leave fb on this one too:

Don't Stop, Just Dance by [personal profile] such_heights (Community, clips through the first half of season 3) So much fun!

OMG!

Feb. 28th, 2012 10:54 am
sholio: Neal from White Collar, hand on hat (WhiteCollar-Neal hat)
[livejournal.com profile] rumrouz made a vid for my AU White Collar fic "Worldwalking", and it is amaaaaaazing! I'm just ... over the moon about it; I don't think anyone has ever done that for me before - vidded one of my fics - and it's really incredible to see it come to life with scenes from the show. :D

Rumrouz's vid
(contains clips from episodes up to the recent ones, 3x11 and thereabouts)

And the original fic (vague spoilers for episodes up to 3x11)

Misc links

Oct. 19th, 2011 01:33 pm
sholio: colorful blackberries and raspberries (Autumn-berries)
[personal profile] michelel72 has three SGA tie-in novels looking for a new home (Death Game, Homecoming, The Lost); the linked post also includes links to her reviews of the books. (The books are free; a donation to an animal rescue charity would be appreciated but is not required.) ETA: Taken!

[personal profile] rachelmanija has a rather awesome ... well, I'm not sure whether to call it fanfic or classify it otherwise, but it's basically the diagnosis notes of Miles Vorkosigan's therapist, and if you are familiar with Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan books, it's a lot of fun, and sounds pretty much spot-on to me. *g* (I don't think you could pay me enough to be the Vorkosigans' therapist ...)

As a sci-fi fan, I'm pretty sure this is the best billboard ever. (What makes it awesome is that it's serious.)

Vid rec: these are the days (of miracle and wonder) by [personal profile] kaydeefalls (also on DW) - (X-Men, all movies) This vid made me SO HAPPY. Very well edited and just full of happy, bouncy nostalgic squee; it takes me right back to the delight of watching the first X-Men movie and seeing these characters that I'd loved since childhood come to life in a superhero movie that was actually good! I still haven't seen the most recent couple of movies, but enjoyed it anyway and didn't feel like I was missing anything.

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] kriadydragon, this rec's for you! Well, for any other interested parties as well, of course, but I think you'd particularly enjoy it, if you haven't already read it: Monsieur Vol du Furet - White Collar, absolutely adorable short-yet-plotty fic in which Neal + ferret = awesome.

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Misc links

Oct. 19th, 2011 01:33 pm
sholio: colorful blackberries and raspberries (Autumn-berries)
[personal profile] michelel72 has three SGA tie-in novels looking for a new home (Death Game, Homecoming, The Lost); the linked post also includes links to her reviews of the books. (The books are free; a donation to an animal rescue charity would be appreciated but is not required.) ETA: Taken!

[personal profile] rachelmanija has a rather awesome ... well, I'm not sure whether to call it fanfic or classify it otherwise, but it's basically the diagnosis notes of Miles Vorkosigan's therapist, and if you are familiar with Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan books, it's a lot of fun, and sounds pretty much spot-on to me. *g* (I don't think you could pay me enough to be the Vorkosigans' therapist ...)

As a sci-fi fan, I'm pretty sure this is the best billboard ever. (What makes it awesome is that it's serious.)

Vid rec: these are the days (of miracle and wonder) by [personal profile] kaydeefalls (also on DW) - (X-Men, all movies) This vid made me SO HAPPY. Very well edited and just full of happy, bouncy nostalgic squee; it takes me right back to the delight of watching the first X-Men movie and seeing these characters that I'd loved since childhood come to life in a superhero movie that was actually good! I still haven't seen the most recent couple of movies, but enjoyed it anyway and didn't feel like I was missing anything.

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] kriadydragon, this rec's for you! Well, for any other interested parties as well, of course, but I think you'd particularly enjoy it, if you haven't already read it: Monsieur Vol du Furet - White Collar, absolutely adorable short-yet-plotty fic in which Neal + ferret = awesome!
sholio: Neal from White Collar smiling (WhiteCollar-Neal grin)
Streets of Gold by [livejournal.com profile] noiproksa (gen, ensemble, action)

[livejournal.com profile] noiproksa made a White Collar vid for me in the Fall Fandom Free-For-All, and it is wonderful! I asked for a fast-paced, cheerful ensemble vid, and this is PERFECT: great song choice and excellent editing and a whole slew of fun clips of the characters being their irrepressible, adorable selves. It made me smile so much, and now I need to go rewatch it A BUNCH, because it is made of happy. ♥

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sholio: Neal from White Collar smiling (WhiteCollar-Neal grin)
Streets of Gold by [livejournal.com profile] noiproksa (gen, ensemble, action)

[livejournal.com profile] noiproksa made a White Collar vid for me in the Fall Fandom Free-For-All, and it is wonderful! I asked for a fast-paced, cheerful ensemble vid, and this is PERFECT: great song choice and excellent editing and a whole slew of fun clips of the characters being their irrepressible, adorable selves. It made me smile so much, and now I need to go rewatch it A BUNCH, because it is made of happy. ♥ ♥
sholio: Text: "Age shall not weary her, nor custom stale her infinite squee" (Infinite Squee)
HI INTERNET. I'm feeling chatty, I think, courtesy of way too much tea, and none of my writing projects offering me much inspiration at the moment ...

Posting stories to [livejournal.com profile] sga_genficathon by myself this year has not been a problem at all. I was reluctant to try it because the first year was such a nightmare (... some of you probably remember me sobbing on your virtual shoulder), and ever since then I've always tried to have at least one co-mod to help me, but this year has been a total breeze, even having added a whole new component to the fest (the artwork).

Partly it's because [livejournal.com profile] leesa_perrie, wonderful person that she is, stepped up to do the part I really didn't want to do ... matching artists and authors. But otherwise, I think it's just because a) I know what I'm doing now (seriously, posting stories is SUCH A BREEZE compared to how it used to be), and b) I've lightened up a LOT about chasing down defaulting writers and whatnot. The first year, I tried to cover every single defaulter with a pinch hitter; it took me a year or two to sit down and go "WHY ON EARTH AM I DOING THIS" ... since it's a prompt fest, not a fic exchange, there is no reason whatsoever to make more work and stress for myself by trying to arrange pinch hitters. And this year, I haven't even tried to chase down authors and ask them if they needed an extension, or any of the other things along those lines that I used to do that would always up my stress levels. I really appreciate the people who did write to let me know that they were going to drop out, but honestly, it's been SO low-stress for me and, I hope, for everyone else. Plus, using a dedicated Gmail address this year, I just file the emails from the authors and artists into their respective folders (rather than plucking out the fics and putting them in Google Docs or filing them on my hard drive like I used to). SO EASY!

Other stuff:

Check out this awesome Iron Man vid (first movie only). Very well-edited, and bouncy and exciting and fun. And if there ever was a more perfect song for Tony Stark, I can't imagine what it could be.

Here's a totally different cool thing: 385 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Now I want to learn ALL the things!

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sholio: Text: "Age shall not weary her, nor custom stale her infinite squee" (Infinite Squee)
HI INTERNET. I'm feeling chatty, I think, courtesy of way too much tea, and none of my writing projects offering me much inspiration at the moment ...

Posting stories to [livejournal.com profile] sga_genficathon by myself this year has not been a problem at all. I was reluctant to try it because the first year was such a nightmare (... some of you probably remember me sobbing on your virtual shoulder), and ever since then I've always tried to have at least one co-mod to help me, but this year has been a total breeze, even having added a whole new component to the fest (the artwork).

Partly it's because [livejournal.com profile] leesa_perrie, wonderful person that she is, stepped up to do the part I really didn't want to do ... matching artists and authors. But otherwise, I think it's just because a) I know what I'm doing now (seriously, posting stories is SUCH A BREEZE compared to how it used to be), and b) I've lightened up a LOT about chasing down defaulting writers and whatnot. The first year, I tried to cover every single defaulter with a pinch hitter; it took me a year or two to sit down and go "WHY ON EARTH AM I DOING THIS" ... since it's a prompt fest, not a fic exchange, there is no reason whatsoever to make more work and stress for myself by trying to arrange pinch hitters. And this year, I haven't even tried to chase down authors and ask them if they needed an extension, or any of the other things along those lines that I used to do that would always up my stress levels. I really appreciate the people who did write to let me know that they were going to drop out, but honestly, it's been SO low-stress for me and, I hope, for everyone else. Plus, using a dedicated Gmail address this year, I just file the emails from the authors and artists into their respective folders (rather than plucking out the fics and putting them in Google Docs or filing them on my hard drive like I used to). SO EASY!

Other stuff:

Check out this awesome Iron Man vid (first movie only). Very well-edited, and bouncy and exciting and fun. And if there ever was a more perfect song for Tony Stark, I can't imagine what it could be.

Here's a totally different cool thing: 385 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Now I want to learn ALL the things!
sholio: (Who-Rose)
I just watched this - When I Was a Boy (Doctor Who, Amy & Amy/Rory) by [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria and oh - I had to come and drop a rec for it, because it's gorgeously vidded and Amy/Rory is really the perfect couple to vid this song to!

... DW comes back soon, yeah? The Eleventh Doctor and Amy are such an interesting example of how fandom can turn you around on a character in a positive way -- when I first started watching series 5, I really couldn't get into either Eleven or Amy as characters. What finally sold me on them was not just some of the later developments in the show itself, but even more than that, all the rampant squee for Amy, and for Eleven, and all the absolutely gorgeous vids for them! (DW has the best vidders - I think that of all the fandoms I've been in, it's the one with the most consistently high-quality vids, and the vids that are most likely to end up in my "frequent rewatch" folder.) In any case, though I'm still a bit "meh" about Eleven, I love Amy (and Rory, oh Rory ♥) and I can't wait for new episodes with them!

Also, I do keep meaning to put up a (rather extensive) post of HL recs; I just haven't found time to get around to writing it. I should probably just start dropping a couple recs here and there, rather than waiting 'til I can get them all written up ...

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sholio: (Who-Rose)
I just watched this - When I Was a Boy (Doctor Who, Amy & Amy/Rory) by [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria and oh - I had to come and drop a rec for it, because it's gorgeously vidded and Amy/Rory is really the perfect couple to vid this song to!

... DW comes back soon, yeah? The Eleventh Doctor and Amy are such an interesting example of how fandom can turn you around on a character in a positive way -- when I first started watching series 5, I really couldn't get into either Eleven or Amy as characters. What finally sold me on them was not just some of the later developments in the show itself, but even more than that, all the rampant squee for Amy, and for Eleven, and all the absolutely gorgeous vids for them! (DW has the best vidders - I think that of all the fandoms I've been in, it's the one with the most consistently high-quality vids, and the vids that are most likely to end up in my "frequent rewatch" folder.) In any case, though I'm still a bit "meh" about Eleven, I love Amy (and Rory, oh Rory ♥) and I can't wait for new episodes with them!

Also, I do keep meaning to put up a (rather extensive) post of HL recs; I just haven't found time to get around to writing it. I should probably just start dropping a couple recs here and there, rather than waiting 'til I can get them all written up ...

Vid rec

Feb. 19th, 2011 12:33 pm
sholio: Made by <lj user=aesc> (Atlantis city)
Some of my flist may enjoy this: Come With Me, a fanvid for the original Stargate movie, set to "Take a Giant Step" by The Monkees. Awww, man ... I remember watching the movie as a teenager, being so excited by it, and yet so disappointed that they never developed the characters as I wished they had. And then my excitement later, in college, when I found out that it was being developed as a TV series starring one of my favorite actors (I had such a crush on MacGyver when I was a kid. *g*) and maybe now we'd get the character development that I'd wanted. And we did!

It's a little disconcerting to realize that I've been watching Stargate since before I moved out of my parents' house. Half my life. There are other ongoing series that I've been involved with for that long (Discworld, X-Men), and I've shifted in and out of love for Stargate over the years, but there is just something about the fact that I watched the movie when I was right on the cusp of becoming a young adult, and then grew up as the series grew up. There's just a sense of limitless potential to the vid that's all tied up, for me, with the potential of being a young adult about to move out on my own (as well as, okay, a certain disconcerting datedness, because the f/x in the movie haven't really aged all that well, but that's part of growing up, too).

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Vid rec

Feb. 19th, 2011 12:33 pm
sholio: Made by <lj user=aesc> (Atlantis city)
Some of my flist may enjoy this: Come With Me, a fanvid for the original Stargate movie, set to "Take a Giant Step" by The Monkees. Awww, man ... I remember watching the movie as a teenager, being so excited by it, and yet so disappointed that they never developed the characters as I wished they had. And then my excitement later, in college, when I found out that it was being developed as a TV series starring one of my favorite actors (I had such a crush on MacGyver when I was a kid. *g*) and maybe now we'd get the character development that I'd wanted. And we did!

It's a little disconcerting to realize that I've been watching Stargate since before I moved out of my parents' house. Half my life. There are other ongoing series that I've been involved with for that long (Discworld, X-Men), and I've shifted in and out of love for Stargate over the years, but there is just something about the fact that I watched the movie when I was right on the cusp of becoming a young adult, and then grew up as the series grew up. There's just a sense of limitless potential to the vid that's all tied up, for me, with the potential of being a young adult about to move out on my own (as well as, okay, a certain disconcerting datedness, because the f/x in the movie haven't really aged all that well, but that's part of growing up, too).
sholio: (SGA-Teyla with Keller)
Prompt claiming is up at [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest. There are tons of small fandoms represented - go check it out! I still haven't decided if I'm going to claim a Dresden Files prompt or two ... I'd like to get farther along on my holiday stories first.

If you're an A:TLA fan, [community profile] white_lotus is running an A:TLA fanworks exchange for Lunar New Year. Signups close on Monday the 29th at midnight GMT (I finally turned in my signup!). If you can't sign up this year (or even if you do!), you can leave your info on the Treats post and someone may write/draw/make a treat for you. :>

Fics:

This totally cracked me up: All Creatures by [personal profile] wintercreek - Good Omens/SGA crossover. It's really more of a Good Omens story (no SGA characters actually appear) but some knowledge of SGA canon (or at least the basic premise) is required. And, er, I think this might explain a lot, actually. :D

Vids:

American Music by [personal profile] giandujakiss - (Quantum Leap) Oh man, this vid is such a nostalgia rush for me; it brings back all the joy of watching the show when I was a teenager. (Download)

Smile by adapo77 - (NCIS) A sweet, cute, happy team vid, with clips from all seasons and incarnations of the team. (Streaming on Youtube)

I Gotta Feeling by [livejournal.com profile] kahesha - (White Collar) I don't even watch White Collar and I still loved this! So bouncy and fun, with great clip editing. (Download/stream)

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sholio: (SGA-Teyla with Keller)
Prompt claiming is up at [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest. There are tons of small fandoms represented - go check it out! I still haven't decided if I'm going to claim a Dresden Files prompt or two ... I'd like to get farther along on my holiday stories first.

If you're an A:TLA fan, [community profile] white_lotus is running an A:TLA fanworks exchange for Lunar New Year. Signups close on Monday the 29th at midnight GMT (I finally turned in my signup!). If you can't sign up this year (or even if you do!), you can leave your info on the Treats post and someone may write/draw/make a treat for you. :>

Fics:

This totally cracked me up: All Creatures by [personal profile] wintercreek - Good Omens/SGA crossover. It's really more of a Good Omens story (no SGA characters actually appear) but some knowledge of SGA canon (or at least the basic premise) is required. And, er, I think this might explain a lot, actually. :D

Vids:

American Music by [personal profile] giandujakiss - (Quantum Leap) Oh man, this vid is such a nostalgia rush for me; it brings back all the joy of watching the show when I was a teenager. (Download)

Smile by adapo77 - (NCIS) A sweet, cute, happy team vid, with clips from all seasons and incarnations of the team. (Streaming on Youtube)

I Gotta Feeling by [livejournal.com profile] kahesha - (White Collar) I don't even watch White Collar and I still loved this! So bouncy and fun, with great clip editing. (Download/stream)

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