sholio: Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy (Avengers-GotG-Gamora)
2017-09-01 03:57 pm

Vid: Guardians of the Galaxy - What You Wanted (remastered)

And here's the other vid I made with cam footage this spring, now remastered with HD clips. As with the Holy vid, some of the clips have been replaced entirely, since the flow of the images is slightly different when you can actually see people's faces. (The main change from the original is the instrumental bridge scene, which now includes a number of different clips. The original can still be viewed here.)

Title: What You Wanted
Music: OneRepublic
Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2
Summary: It's a big, beautiful galaxy full of loss and loneliness and love.

Download: MP4 (80 Mb zipped) | DivX (124 Mb zipped)

Subtitles: Download zipped .srt file

Streaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMv91x0KUcQ
AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11202192
Tumblr: here

Embed and lyrics under the cut.

Embedded version )
sholio: Peter from Guardians of the Galaxy looking over shoulder (Avengers-GotG-Peter)
2017-08-12 10:07 am

Vid: Guardians of the Galaxy - Holy (remastered)

This is one of the two GotG vids I made back in May/June, now remastered with HD footage! In addition to replacing all the clips with better-quality ones, I also swapped out a few of them and recut a couple parts of the vid, so it's a little different now than it was. (The old one is still on Youtube if you want to compare. Original DW entry here.)

Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy 1&2
Song: Holy
Artist: Frightened Rabbit
Summary: He may have been your father, boy, but he wasn't your daddy. Parenthood, family, and divinity, by way of Peter Quill.

Streaming: https://youtu.be/sn2J-gAG3Cs
On AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10920468
Tumblr: here

Download: MP4 - 72 Mb (zipped) | DivX - 110 Mb (zipped)
Subtitles: Download zipped SRT file

Embed and lyrics under the cut.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Holy - remastered )
sholio: Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy (Avengers-GotG-Gamora)
2017-07-04 11:28 pm

Guardians of the Galaxy fic recs (+1 vid)

I didn’t start noting down fics I wanted to rec until a couple of weeks after my first flurry of fic-reading in the fandom, so a bunch of excellent fic isn’t on here; plus, I know I missed some even after I started adding them. But I’ve been adding fics to this document for over a month now, and I decided that if I waited until I got around to going back through my bookmarks and getting all the things I missed, I was just going to keep failing to do it.

So. Recs! Presented here in no particular order. Spoilers for GotG2.

Recs under the cut )
sholio: Text: "Age shall not weary her, nor custom stale her infinite squee" (Infinite Squee)
2017-06-24 04:42 pm

FANARTS FOR ME

You guuuyyyysssss, dis4daria on Tumblr made fanart for two of my Guardians of the Galaxy fics, and it is ADORABLE and AMAZING and breaks my heart and put it back together again, and I can't stop gazing at it.

SEE ALL THE SHINY HERE!

(Her baby Yondu -- yes, I wrote a fic with a small child version of Yondu in it, HUSH -- is the cutest thing I have ever seen. THE ENORMOUS RED EYES!)
sholio: Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy (Avengers-GotG-Gamora)
2017-06-14 04:28 pm

Guardians of the Galaxy vid: What You Wanted

I wanted to make a video to showcase how pretty these movies are. I think one reason why I've been wallowing around in these movies lately (and in space-opera-type sci-fi, generally) is because it's such a lovely, hopeful feeling to imagine this wide galaxy full of wonder and beauty, filled with gorgeous, foreign places and alien people just living their lives, out there beyond the skies of Earth. So I wanted to make a vid about that, and also about the feels, of course.

Low-quality footage will be replaced with better when I have the Vol. 2 DVD.

Title: What You Wanted
Music: OneRepublic
Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2
Summary: It's a big, beautiful galaxy full of loss and loneliness and love.

Download: Non-huge MP4 (32 Mb zipped) | Huge MP4 (152 Mb zipped) | DivX (122 Mb zipped)
(There's not actually THAT much visible difference between the small and huge ones.)

Subtitles: Download zipped .srt file

Streaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lxbX31107Q
AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11202192
Tumblr: here

Embed and lyrics under the cut.

Embedded version )
sholio: Peter from Guardians of the Galaxy looking over shoulder (Avengers-GotG-Peter)
2017-06-09 07:09 pm

Everything is space pirates

I have been generally sparing everyone here and keeping it on Tumblr, but I've been completely gone for Guardians of the Galaxy for the last month or so. I really, really was not expecting to fall for something else in the MCU after more or less noping out of the Avengers over the last couple of years (although I've been vicariously enjoying [personal profile] sheron having so much fun with Steve/Tony; it's made me feel much warmer and happier about the MCU overall, so thanks for that, [personal profile] sheron!), but GotG is separate enough from the main MCU that, like Agent Carter, it doesn't feel the same.

It's just so gloriously weird. It's been a long time since I've watched a mainstream action movie that was as quirky and strange and almost indy-feeling as GotG Vol. 2 was (it made me think a lot of the zany, IDGAF weirdness of the sci-fi and fantasy movies of my childhood, back when things like Labyrinth and Wizards were popular). It's basically a total love letter to children of the 1970s/80s, and it's got that combination of funny/serious that's common to most of the things I've really lost my mind for in a fandom kind of way (starting with anime of the 90s and early 2000s - I've actually noticed quite a bit of overlap between people who really liked this movie and people who are also anime fans, and I think that makes sense, because this is about the closest thing I've seen to an original, live-action, Western version of shounen anime; it's got a similar blend of heartfelt emotions, slapstick humor, and WTF wierdness).

It also fits really well with a Kismet headspace, so it doesn't even require as much mental track-switching as flipping back and forth between Kismet and my other creative projects (urban fantasy-ish shifter romance, Agent Carter fanfic, etc) normally does.

I've been really enjoying Tumblr fandom for this one, because it's just so positive, in general, and I've been putting most of my thoughts about it on Tumblr, so if you don't follow me on Tumblr or aren't over there, but are interested in this, I'm going to link under the cut to my recent GotG Tumblr posts and fic and stuff like that.

Even the links contain GotG Vol. 2 spoilers, so don't click the cut if you don't want spoilers!

GotG Tumblr and fic roundup (so far) )
sholio: Peter from Guardians of the Galaxy looking over shoulder (Avengers-GotG-Peter)
2017-05-21 02:51 pm

*thinks more about this*

So, if I did, hypothetically speaking, run a GotG fanworks exchange, what might be a good name for it? I was tentatively thinking either Come A Little Closer or Hooked on a Feeling (I would like to come up with something to do with mixtapes, but I'm blanking on it). Definitely need something that goes with the movies' cheesy pop-culture retro feel, though. Thoughts?
sholio: Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy (Avengers-GotG-Gamora)
2017-05-21 01:24 pm

*sneaks onto Internet*

I don't know if this is something I should be encouraged in, or have someone bash me on the knuckles with a ruler, but I really, really want to run a GotG fanworks exchange right now, while enthusiasm for the movie is still so high. Probably using similar rules to SSR Confidential, since I don't seem to have had any major problems matching people and covering assignments even with a small pool of players.

Good idea? Terrible idea? Will I regret this, and if so, how much?

... okay, back to drawing webcomic pages now.
sholio: Starlord with raccoon on shoulder (Avengers-GotG-Starlord with raccoon)
2017-05-17 02:22 am

Another thing ...

... that I love about the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, and have to mention now that I've thought of it ...

Spoilers for the new movie )
sholio: Starlord with raccoon on shoulder (Avengers-GotG-Starlord with raccoon)
2017-05-15 09:33 pm

Vid: Guardians of the Galaxy - Holy

EDIT 8-12-2017: If you came here via an old link, this vid has now been remastered with high-quality footage. View or download the new vid here!


So this was one of those vid ideas that takes hold and won't let go until it's made. Cam footage will be remastered in higher resolution when the DVDs are available.

Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy 1&2
Song: Holy
Artist: Frightened Rabbit
Spoilers?: SO MANY. OH SO MANY.
Summary: Parenthood is about much more than DNA, and the broken places make us human. Focused on Peter and his various relationships with his family.

Streaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=502s5_VodhU
On AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10920468
Tumblr: here

Download: MP4 - 132 Mb (zipped) | DivX - 102 Mb (zipped)
Subtitles: Download zipped SRT file

Embed and lyrics under the cut.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Holy )
sholio: Starlord with raccoon on shoulder (Avengers-GotG-Starlord with raccoon)
2017-05-13 11:26 pm

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

So the fact that I now have a GotG icon probably tells you all you need to know about how I reacted to the movie. I did not go in expecting to love it. I actually was lukewarm on the first one (which, by the way, I am totally buying so I can rewatch it now, because Netflix does not have it streaming, the jerks).

I DID NOT EXPECT TO LOVE THIS MOVIE. AT ALL.

I LOVED THIS MOVIE A WHOLE LOT.

I also think the trailer for this movie (the first teaser trailer, the Fox on the Run one) might be one of the best trailers I've ever seen, because it a) took me from "meh" to really wanting to see this movie, and b) did not actually spoil ANYTHING! I went into this completely unspoiled -- in fact, far less spoiled than I thought I was after seeing the trailer -- and I'm really glad. If watching things nonspoiled is your thing, I think you will enjoy having that experience.

Which means you will not want to click on the cut tag, because ALL THE SPOILERS are here.

All the spoilers )