17 August 2012 @ 08:45 pm
Yuletide Fandom: CinderFella  
Okay, so after my mistaken public posting earlier today, several people led me to an epiphany, which goes like this: why not share my list of Yuletide fandom links? Maybe people will be swayed and nominate them! Or swayed and WRITE them! Or, you know, just squee with me, so I have joy to tide me over until actual Yuletide.

So here's another one. Everyone I've shown this to has had roughly the same reaction, which goes like this:
  1. I - am not sure I can stand this. Do I really have to watch ALL SIX MINUTES?
  2. Things are looking up! Maybe it won't be torture!
  3. OH MY GOD THAT IS THE GREATEST.
  4. No. No, I was wrong, because this is clearly the greatest.
  5. WRONG AGAIN. That's for SURE the greatest.
  6. Ahahahahahaha.
  7. Awwwwwwwww.
  8. ...It's over? And I can't even buy the music? Suuuuuuuuuck. Better watch it again, I guess.
My point is, it is really important to muscle through the initial part, which is a little hard to take if you aren't a fan of wistfulness, to get to the parts that are the greatest. And I don't want to spoil it for you, so I'm going to link here and then discuss for a bit. Ready? Watch the WHOLE THING.

CinderFella, by Todrick Hall. (Warning for rapid cutting and flashing lights.)

There. If that didn't make you happy, I don't even want to know, because it makes me really, really happy. And I knew as soon as I saw it that it would be a Yuletide fandom for me, because I would take any story in this fandom. The main pairing, obviously - I want to know their happily ever after, because I am seriously invested in it. The princesses, oh hell yes, I want to know all about that - every detail, if you will. The fairy godmother! I want to know what she does on her days off. Anything. Anything at all.

My only real complaint here is that as far as I know I can't actually buy the music. But everything else is glorious.

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The good kind of bitchy and flippant!: wheeeeeeeeeebluebrocade on August 18th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
That was kind of awesome. I can't wait to watch again on a bigger screen. I don't think I got the full impact watching it on my phone. The costumes! The synchronized dancing! The celebrity cameos! The...creative...lyrics!
tried to eat the safe banana: Yuletide Woot!thefourthvine on August 18th, 2012 06:20 am (UTC)
GOD, I love the lyrics alterations and mashups. Where is the MUSIC that I can DOWNLOAD, damn it?
Sometimes You Get Marshmallows: cheerleadingflorahart on August 18th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
Good grief that thing just made me grin and grin.
tried to eat the safe banana: Smilethefourthvine on August 18th, 2012 06:20 am (UTC)
BECAUSE IT IS A THING OF JOY.
Jonathan Toews does not want a sandwich.svmadelyn on August 18th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
That reaction is pretty spot on - it took me half an hour to get through the first minute 'cause I kept pausing to Go Do Anything Else, but then it got adorable.
tried to eat the safe banana: Yay!thefourthvine on August 18th, 2012 06:20 am (UTC)
I just skip the first minute now. It's pretty - not the strongest start. But then it gets GREAT.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on August 18th, 2012 04:54 am (UTC)
Cinderfella is the name of a 1960 movie by Jerry Lewis. Is there a connection there?
tried to eat the safe banana: Alien unzipthefourthvine on August 18th, 2012 06:21 am (UTC)
None, according to Best Beloved, who has actually seen the movie. (I had never heard of it.)

It's - pretty amazing. WATCH. But you have to wade through the first minute or so.
phamalama: watanuki sparklephamalama on August 18th, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
OMFG THE STEPMOTHER IS THAT MODEL JUDGE FROM ANTM EARLY SEASONSSSSSSSSS!!! (JANICE DICKINSON THAT GURLLLLL & btw tyra just fired Mr. J & Miss J & Nigel OMG) I think I love you even more!!! AND THE SONG CHOICES WERE SO ACCURATE! HE DOESN'T EVEN GO HERE!!! AND OF COURSE LANCE BASS AS GAY PRINCE CHARMING!

<<< drunk Cinderella for you~

And ILU since this led to the Beauty & the Beat vid from him too!!! XD
tried to eat the safe banana: Andthefourthvine on August 18th, 2012 06:22 am (UTC)
For real, every time someone types ANTM I read Antmen. It's a thing. So obviously I am not up on this shit and had no idea that the wicked stepmother was a - model judge. She seems right for it.

And, seriously, the whole thing was so SPOT ON. I love it.
phamalamaphamalama on August 18th, 2012 06:41 am (UTC)
No worries, America's Next Top Model is my reality tv show WEAKNESS~ I remember being such a fan with my whole family when it was on UPN (I date myself with some of these shows...)
tinx_rtinx_r on August 18th, 2012 11:04 am (UTC)
OMG how utterly awesome. Thank you so much :D
springwoofspringwoof on August 18th, 2012 11:09 am (UTC)
When you're right, you're right! This was awesomeness! I particularly liked the clever Disney references--especially the Disney Princesses dancing at the end--and the blink & you'll miss it Thriller reference.

I wanted MOAR! I wouldn't mind seeing anything more from this verse at Yuletide.
spiffikinsspiffikins on August 19th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you shared this, and that you said it was worth getting through the first minute to get to the AMAZINGNESS that was the rest of it!

Stasiastasia on August 19th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I haven't even finished it and I was laughing so hard Geordie came downstairs to see what was up.

Stasia
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