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01 December 2006 @ 06:54 am
157: Some Must Watch  
Yes, yes. I know from the recent poll that many of you are right now whimpering, “What, more vid recs? Where are the stories, damn it?” (I also learned that a surprising number of you apparently need only animals to make your lives complete - penguins, llamas, puppies, whatever. Have I mentioned recently how totally awesome you all are?) But a) I had this post in progress before the poll, so it’s not like I’m deliberately taunting you, and b) I have a good reason for doing a vids set today. (There will be stories soon, though. Really.)

See, this is the first day of vidvent, which is a really cool concept - giving vid feedback for the holidays, basically. (To learn more about it, go to this post. You can do as much or as little as you like; it’s a very low-key challenge.) I’m going to make my own attempt to do this, although, given how much I suck at coloring inside the lines, odds are good that I’ll make an honest effort, sure, but what will really happen is that I’ll send 24 pieces of vid feedback on the same day next March or something. Still, I’m going to try. (Shut up, Yoda.)

And it would be cool if some of you did, too. Doesn’t have to be for vids, either. You could do it for stories, too, because - well, I sometimes wonder if feedback doesn’t decline a bit around the holidays. I know that for me December is basically one long streak of Yuletide angst followed by a totally obscene, off-the-charts FF binge. I’m not sure what happens, precisely. I come out of my binge sometime in the middle of January, all covered in fragments of text and with only the vaguest memories of what I did. I just have to hope I didn’t, you know, get naked with someone’s Scrooge/Cratchit story or whatever. My point is that during December I am even worse than usual about leaving feedback. (I suspect that for much of the month I don’t actually meet all the statutory requirements for being alive, never mind actually communicating on any subject whatsoever.)

But this year, I plan to try. Wish me luck. My next conversation with you may be a slurred, “Augggh what did I do last month and oh my god is that a jingle bell piercing?” sometime in January, but the effort will be there.

And, to celebrate the first day of vidvent, here’s some vid recs!

The One with the Eye-Fuckingest Cowboys I Ever Did See. Big Country, by gwyn_r. Magnificent Seven, Chris/Vin.

You so don't need to know the fandom to love this vid, and I am the living proof, because I love it - it makes me deeply, deeply happy - and I will be the first to admit that I do not know from this fandom. I gather that it's about cowboys. I gather that there are horses. I gather that there are these two guys who ride on horses a lot and are so totally doing it. Also, one of them quite clearly has both Trauma and Issues. Needless to say, I gathered all that from this vid. There could be lions and tigers and naked slave boys in the parts of the canon that Gwyn didn't use, and I would never know it.

Except I almost did know it, because this vid damn near made me snuffle around looking for Magnificent 7 recs; it is a bundle of pimpery in a very pretty package. (Shush. I meant the gorgeous camera work and the, well, big country. Country, people. No actual packages, big or otherwise, are showcased during the course of this vid.) This is pretty amazing, given that it is, going by the vid, a Dreaded Hat Fandom. (See, I have a hard time telling people apart, and most TV shows are cast with people who look exactly the same. I know, I know, it's terribly speciesist of me to say "all you humans look alike," but you mostly do, at least when it comes to your faces. So I have to look for identifying details that I can easily pick out in close-up shots. Like hair. Hair is key. Unfortunately, in some fandoms, hair is covered by a hat, and I spiral into hopeless confusion. So until somebody kindly creates a TV show in which every single character is a different color, and I mean like green or purple, or wears his name on his shirt in large block letters, I basically have to wince away from Dreaded Hat Fandoms. But, wow, this one almost got me, hats and all.)

Because, oh, it is so gorgeous. And slashy. I have no idea which one is Chris and which one is Vin, so I think of them as Issues Boy (he has the trauma) and Country Boy (Gwyn, at any rate, links him to the earth and the sky a lot). (No one should start singing "thank god I'm a country boy" here. No, really not.) And I tell you this: judging by this vid, Issues Boy's issues are obviously going to be resolved through some time in rugged terrain with Country Boy, and I do mean with Country Boy.

Seriously. Watch this vid, and the fan fiction will write itself in your head. Gwyn titled her announcement post "cowboys in love," and I just can't put it any better than that.

The One That Asks, "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Gregory House? I Mean, Without Killing Him or Turning into Him?" Bukowski, by Shalott, aka astolat. House.

I just - let me just quote from the song here: "God, who'd wanna be such an asshole?" Now. If you know anything about House - and what I know could be written on two sides of a quarter, but I don't let that hold me back from the sweeping authoritative statements - you know that this is perhaps the most perfect song choice in existence. (And apparently we have tzikeh to thank for that, so thank you, tzikeh.)

And, wow. I think maybe House is a tough show to vid; I get the sense that its appeal comes a lot more from dialog and a lot less from pure visuals. (But, hey, I could be wrong. I'm basing this entirely on what I've gathered from vids.)

But this one? This totally works, probably because of the magical combination of perfect song choice, fabulous editing, and House's remarkable, um, clarity of character. (Seriously. Has the actor won an award yet? He should have. He has the best damn body language I have ever seen on a TV character.) For me, this vid pretty much sums up why, in another time and place, House would be one of my main fandoms: House is a character I'd love despite myself, a character I'd love even though he was anything but lovable.

And this vid captures that character perfectly.

Plus, come on. It's set to a song about Charles Bukowski. Can there be a better reason to download it?

Is It Hot in Here, or Is It Just This Vid? Boom Boom Ba, by charmax. Xena, Xena/Gabrielle.

I mentioned this a while back as a vid everyone must see, but I realized just today that I'd never written a proper recommendation for it. So here it is, the proper recommendation:

This is the sexiest vid you will ever see.

Oh, I have other stuff I could say - the use of color in this is jaw-dropping and the movement, my god, I could write a fucking essay on the way Charmax uses movement to create mood and the illusion of continuity and direct the viewer's eye and match the music. But that essay would only distract you from the central point, here, which is that this vid is sex. And dancing. And the dancing is also sex. So, basically, this vid is pure sex.

Download it, and you will not be sorry. I don't care if you haven't a clue who these people are. (Xena is the dark-haired one. I think she's maybe a god, and I also think she used to be bad but she isn't anymore. Gabrielle is the blonde. She's not a god. She writes scrolls. That's what I know, and it's more than enough to get this vid.) My only regret is that I missed the super-high-quality version Charmax had uploaded for a while, but trust me, the 50 MB one is just fine.

So, so much more than fine. Also, did I mention the sexiness?

The One I Watch When I Think a Day in My Life Has Been Hard. I Mean, It Could Always Be Worse: I Could Be Psychic. A Day in the Life, by Shalott, aka astolat, and Speranza, aka cesperanza. Dead Zone.

When I re-watched this so I could write up the summary for it, my first thought was: "Oh, I need to warn people this is canon-dependent." And then I remembered that when I first watched this vid, I hadn't seen any Dead Zone. And, sure, I missed some nuances, but I got the gist of it just fine. (The gist: it's hard to be Johnny Smith.)

This is another vid I'd commend for song choice, but doubly so, because - seriously, I wouldn't have imagined there was a way to make "A Day in the Life" (by the Beatles) into a coherent single-fandom vid. Switches in mood and - um, can I say narrative about a song? Well, I'm going to, and if it's wrong, someone tell me what I should have said instead - narrative are critical to vids, yes, but this song kind of takes that to extremes.

But then, Johnny Smith's life is not exactly without its switches and sharp 180s, you know? So, as it turns out, he fits with this song really damn well. (All together now: “Poor Johnny.”)

Actually, this vid was one of the things that finally convinced me to watch some Dead Zone; any single canon that contains all of the stuff in here had to be worth seeing, you know? (For the record: it is. At least, the parts I’ve seen are.) And the same goes for the vid; there’s a lot of stuff packed into it, and it is both dense and rich. And, okay, that made it sound kind of like the fruitcake of the vidding world, but here's the thing: you'll actually like this.

(No offense to fruitcake-lovers, of course; I honor and respect your culinary perversity.)

The One That Allows Masks to Take Their Rightful Place Beside Clowns, Mimes, and Puppets in the Pantheon of Massively Creepy Things. Meds, by Destiny, aka dcallingchaos. Nip/Tuck, gen. (The vid’s at the bottom of the page.)

I feel kind of like I should warn for disturbing content here, except, well, the disturbing content is the vid. And, see, I have no idea what the vid’s narrative is exactly; I think you’d have to know more about the fandom to be sure. What I know about Nip/Tuck is that, going by the YouTube snippets misspamela posts from time to time, there are two guys on this show, and they are the gayest two straight guys ever.

But the gay is not quite so evident in this vid, which is, as far as I can tell, about a serial - um, not killer, since he doesn’t kill. Cutter? A serial cutter of other people’s faces. Who is crazy, and maybe his crazy is kind of contagious. And, yes, that's creepy.

The vid makes it much, much creepier, though. It is quite effects-intensive, and those effects combine to create this kind of insane, jerky, god-what’s-even-true-anymore atmosphere, with lots of twitchiness and tension. And the thing is, what you see on-screen isn’t even that disturbing. (It’s not fluffy bunnies, either, mind you. Did I mention the serial cutter?) But the vid itself kind of magnifies the disturbingness, and what you get is - well, a vid that puts you slightly on edge. A bit more on edge if you re-watch it late late at night while you’re writing the rec for it, actually. Um. Yeah, I’m looking over my shoulder from time to time, here.

So it's an impressive use of effects, plus the equivalent of an entire suspense movie in three minutes. You want to see this vid.

(Side note: me being able to rec this at all is a total triumph of fannish networking over my own disorganization, by the way. I apparently originally got this vid on a rec from cupidsbow and then immediately forgot that. So when it came time to rec it, I didn’t know the fandom and couldn’t figure out who did it. I wandered over to vidfinders, where three separate people figured out what the fandom was and who the vidder was and basically did everything but tie my shoes for me. The moral of this story: lost vids can be found, folks. So if you’ve been avoiding sending feedback on something because you have no idea who to send feedback to, fandom is here to help.)
 
 
 
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Virginiain_interval on December 1st, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
Right, but what tends to happen with Merry Smutmas (over the last several years) is that the first stories get a *lot* of feedback and the feedback level steadily declines as the month wears on. There are so many story exchanges this month that I think people get a bit burned out. I am determined to do better myself, but we'll see how that goes - I tend to get frantic by the end of the month.
(no subject) - thefourthvine on December 1st, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
The sanest lunatic you've ever met: by catatonic1242: vidding (not shareablesdwolfpup on December 1st, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I haven't seen that last vid yet. Excellent! All of the other vids you rec'd all made me want to watch their respective shows. Dangerous stuff, good vids are.

I'm so pleased by vidvent, kudos to the moderator for putting it together.
tried to eat the safe banana: TFV bluethefourthvine on December 1st, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
All of the other vids you rec'd all made me want to watch their respective shows.

My god, I know. Xena, actually, the least of all of them. The first Xena vid I saw won over everything in terms of sheer disturbing OMGness; it was about, um, this is maybe a spoiler so I'll white it out: I swear they were crucified, and ever since then I have had no desire to watch the show at all. But I can watch Boom Boom Ba pretty much forever and ever amen.

But Bukowski made me want to start reading House FF, and Big Country made me really want to read Mag 7 FF. And A Day in the Life did make me watch Dead Zone. (Difficult, but worth it.)

Meds didn't make me want to see the show, though. It made me want to hide. I'm such a wimp.
Charmax: Xmas - vids weee!charmax on December 1st, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
Heee what a magnificent rec for Boom Ba! Thank you!

I've signed up for vidvent but I already know that I won't manage every day. I will try my best to do the theme days though. I haven't seen the nip/tick vid so I'm off to check that out now. Cheers!
tried to eat the safe banana: Compassthefourthvine on December 1st, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
Heee what a magnificent rec for Boom Ba! Thank you!

And thank you for that vid. It's one of my most-watched vids of all time, because the gorgeous, gorgeous sexiness just never gets old.

I've signed up for vidvent but I already know that I won't manage every day.

I have no idea what I'll manage. (And, um. Were we suposed to formally sign up? I'm...bad at this.) I have a hard drive full of vids, and the last time I really sent any vid feedback was during a project I did more than a year ago. Obviously, I'm due, but equally obviously, I find the whole concept challenging. (I'm not good at feedback at the best of times. I'm much better at recommending.)

*crosses fingers*
(no subject) - dzurlady on December 1st, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - charmax on December 2nd, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
anashi on December 1st, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
The Xena vid left me speakless...I'm still...not quite over that....Wow
tried to eat the safe banana: Kiss methefourthvine on December 1st, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
It's, yeah. Pretty much like that. I am awed by what Charmax managed to do there.
par avion: reindeerpar_avion on December 1st, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
Personally, I'm happy to see more vid recs from you. Even if I'm familiar with the vid, I love seeing what other people think about it.

I might do my own version of vidvent, through email. The schedule will be erratic but I can do 24 spread out across the month.

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tried to eat the safe banana: Very nearly Rodneythefourthvine on December 1st, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
We're not allowed to do vidvent via email? Huh. Obviously, I need to go take a quick gander at the rules. (I read them once, but apparently I missed some stuff.) Usually I send vid feedback through email; maybe I can use this to teach me to leave brief feedback on an actual LJ page. (I tend to get, well, wordy. Not that this should surprise anyone.)

And, yeah, I already know I won't make once a day. But I might be able to make 24 in December, working in clumps, and if I can't, maybe I can try for 12.

And that would be more vid feedback than I've sent this year, so even 12 would be way cool.
(no subject) - dzurlady on December 1st, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - par_avion on December 1st, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dzurlady on December 1st, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kass: house smilingkassrachel on December 1st, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
I think you're right about the challenges of vidding House -- as you say, it's the dialogue that makes the show (and Hugh Laurie's dazzling ability to bring Greg House to life in a way that doesn't blunt his rough edges, but also somehow allows us to identify with him and feel compassion for him occasionally despite what a jerk he is), and that's hard to translate purely into images. But astolat managed it, and it's one of my very favorite vids.

And "Boom Boom Ba" was the first vid I saw at Vividcon this past summer, when I walked into my first vidshow of the morning, and it blew me right away. I'm not a Xena fan, but the vid was stunning.

Whee! Thank you; your post has made me a happy fangirl this morning. I needed to remember this stuff. :-)
tried to eat the safe banana: Non-human surfacesthefourthvine on December 1st, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
it's the dialogue that makes the show (and Hugh Laurie's dazzling ability to bring Greg House to life in a way that doesn't blunt his rough edges, but also somehow allows us to identify with him and feel compassion for him occasionally despite what a jerk he is), and that's hard to translate purely into images.

Hah! My suspicions are confirmed.

I've seen a lot more House vids than I've kept - it's got one of my lowest watch:keep ratios. And it's not like the ones I delete are inherently bad vids, either. I think many of them would've worked for me if I'd had the show for context, but, well, I don't.

Although I do have some great ones saved. I even have some that don't focus on House (whose physicality and sheer acting provide the best visuals for vidding purposes, I think). My hat is off to those who can vid this fandom, really. *removes hat and waves it at Shalott*

I'm not a Xena fan, but the vid was stunning.

Yeah. Likewise. I don't think you need to be a Xena fan to find that stunning. I think basically you just need to be able to see. *waves hat at Charmax, too*

your post has made me a happy fangirl this morning.

Yay! I'm very happy to hear it. Thank you! *waves hat at you, returns it to head*
Luce: Varying degrees of con-artistrylucia_tanaka on December 1st, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, Bukowski. One of my all-time favorite vids. Indulge me for a moment while I look way too deep into the vid and do my own intepretation.

1:30 is a lynchpin moment in the vid. It sends shivers down my spine. It's from an episode when a patient is being transferred but House locks the elevator so to continue following one of his insane hunches about her condition.

What gets me is how it's timed to If God controls the land, disease... From the moment I saw that, the time it really caught my eye, I became convinced the vid was about the similarities between House and God.

((Feel free to tell me I'm crazy. I doubt Shalott intended the vid to be taken that way, but there it is.))

It's as if Jimmy (Dr. Wilson, House's boyfriend) is aware of the God complex in House and at 0:45 finally goes "whoa, this is not possible, what am I doing?" and still not getting out of the relationship and just ignoring House's God(Complex)-ness. Until 1:30, when he's playing with people's lives again and Jimmy tries to yell out to the rest of the world what a nutjob House is.

But then, at the final verse (1:54-ish), House woos James back to him and James gets angry and downright pissed (2:01) that House is now playing with him too. Yet House doesn't care. When you get to the point, make sure I'm still awake, okay?

Then the song goes back to Jimmy's POV, in which the world goes on, but everything he does spirals back to House. The world's falling in around James' head, but House is there, omnipresent as ever, watching out for him in his weird way.

So, to sum up: The song's about disbelief in God (bought the CD for the official lyrics). James finds either God or a God Complex in House, yet can't pull away and no one believes him that this screwed-up doctor is something else entirely. House keeps James in his net and James learns to just accept it and enjoy the ride.

Go ahead. Rip my cracked-out version of the song to shreds.

((Also- 1:54 to 2:09 is a very sexy verse of the song: Y/N?))

Oh, and just so you have it, the only vid even remotely comparable to the Bukowski vid would be This Unavoidable Thing, which does amazing things with it's ending. I still argue with friends over the intended message of the vid- did he die, did he live, was it just a vision of what happens if he ignores James, or of what he'll lose if he dies wtf?- and so on. Hell, the vid's okay until it hits the 3:25 marks and then... it's something.

Damn, that was a long comment. Sorry! I just had to share.
tried to eat the safe banana: Non-human surfacesthefourthvine on December 1st, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
Go ahead. Rip my cracked-out version of the song to shreds.

No way. I enjoyed it too much. *hearts your cracked-out vision*

the only vid even remotely comparable to the Bukowski vid would be This Unavoidable Thing, which does amazing things with it's ending

I, huh. I don't think I've got that one. Thank you! *downloads*

Damn, that was a long comment. Sorry! I just had to share.

Long comments are totally welcome. And I'm glad you shared; now I want to re-watch the vid with your notes next to me.

Hell, what's one more re-watch?

*off to House folder*
(no subject) - lucia_tanaka on December 1st, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ravenbell on December 1st, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
kangeiko: kinkykangeiko on December 1st, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for these, they are magnificent! I'll make sure to f/b the creators!
tried to eat the safe banana: Yum in whitethefourthvine on December 1st, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
I'll make sure to f/b the creators!

Thank you! It makes me so happy when people send feedback to the folks whose work I rec.

*deeply pleased*
St. Rougarougogoangelgunboy on December 1st, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
hugh laurie won the best actor emmy the year house premiered, i believe.

heh. the only tv show i can stand. i had to tell my mom he's british and he's just doing that accent. *grin*
Sarahentropic on December 1st, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
He was nominated for an Emmy for season 1, and won a Golden Globe for season 2.

Me, obsessive? Never. ^^;;
(no subject) - gogoangelgunboy on December 1st, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - out_there on December 1st, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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the way of tea and failure: shoutycarla_scribbles on December 1st, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, House looks like it might be tough to vid -- it's a pretty show, and there are a lot of really nicely composed shots, but... it is mostly either sick people, House making faces, or people standing around talking.

(And totally OT, but if you're ever looking to rec -- or just watch -- Battlestar Galactica vids, I can point you at some gorgeous ones; that, OTOH, is an EXCELLENT show to vid.)
tried to eat the safe banana: Non-human surfacesthefourthvine on December 1st, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
it is mostly either sick people, House making faces, or people standing around talking

Um, yeah, I can see why that'd be a vidding challenge. Sick people and talking do not make a lot of shininess for vidding purposes. (Medical fandoms seem hard to vid in general, actually. I've seen several good vids for, for example, Scrubs, but Scrubs has a lot more visual spectacle. J.D.'s flights of fancy are a boon to any vidder!) Although focusing on House making faces seems like a good route to take. He's very good at that.

And totally OT, but if you're ever looking to rec -- or just watch -- Battlestar Galactica vids, I can point you at some gorgeous ones; that, OTOH, is an EXCELLENT show to vid.

Oh, god, that show vids so well that I have several mental vids for it even though I've never seen it. (Truly. Ask sdwolfpup if you don't believe me; I tried to foist the most persistent of my mental BSG vids off on her.) And I do have a fair number of vids in my BSG To Rec folder, but I am always on the lookout for more vids in that gorgeous, gorgeous fandom. It's shiny! There's...stuff! And for some reason it has produced dozens of my favorite vids, even though I have only the vaguest idea what goes in the actual show, so of course I want more.

In short: vid recs. Yes. Please. Hit me.
(no subject) - carla_scribbles on December 2nd, 2006 06:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
Bettybrown_betty on December 1st, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
(Comment-which-I-accidentally-left-in-Asotlat's-vid-post-which-I-had-open-to-send-feedback-but- meant-to-send-to-you-ahaahaaahaa)

You know what makes hat fandoms work? Different hats. I ask so little, costume department, so little. Why can't you find seven distinctive hats? Like, one could wear a toque, and one could wear a beanie, and another a porkpie and another fedora… there's many delightful hat-choices!
tried to eat the safe banana: Daisythefourthvine on December 1st, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
(Comment-which-I-accidentally-left-in-Asotlat's-vid-post-which-I-had-open-to-send-feedback-but- meant-to-send-to-you-ahaahaaahaa)

Your life is full of wacky hijinks! I would totally watch a movie about it.

You know what makes hat fandoms work? Different hats.

OMG SO TRUE. Why must they all have matching hats? The world is full of assorted and varied hats! View some Ascot footage if you need inspiration, costume people!

And here is where I must give massive props to the Hercules costume designers. They went crazy with the hats - it is wall-to-wall unusual headgear. (Possibly they were frustrated because their main characters tend to spend most of their time in costumes that could best be described as "several scraps of leather, randomly distributed.") Helmets! Headdresses! Tiaras! Snakes! Things with wings! You never know what will show up on someone's head in that show, and it is a big part of why I love Hercules vids.
(no subject) - brown_betty on December 1st, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Pun: House Super!pun on December 1st, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
Would it be too nosey of me to ask why House isn't one of your fandoms?

Would it be too self-pimping and self-serving of me to link you to my Hose/Wilson ship_manifesto?

And thank you for the vid rec. I can't believe I didn't know about this. Fandom is fired!
tried to eat the safe banana: Non-human surfacesthefourthvine on December 2nd, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
Would it be too nosey of me to ask why House isn't one of your fandoms?

Nope, not at all. It's just not something that can really be fixed, unfortunately, except by waiting it out.

See, when House started on TV, my father was dying of brain cancer. (He died in January.) And - Wilson is an oncologist, and I spent so much time with oncologists and asshole doctors and in renowned medical institutions while my father was sick, and the show sounded way too close to home. And for some reason, it still is. If I was involved in the fandom or reading it heavily, I think my responses to things would be - atypical. And overemotional, probably. I think it would be hard for me.

I do read a small amount of House FF, because I find the characters so appealing, but I read very carefully, because I don't want to get blindsided by my own issues, if that makes sense. And no one is going to warn for the things that would bother me. (And there's no reason they should, either.)

But I figure the FF will still be there and still be just as wonderful when I'm ready, and it can't be too much longer. So, basically, it's just - great fandom, fabulous characters, massively wrong timing for me.

And thank you for the vid rec. I can't believe I didn't know about this. Fandom is fired!

You're welcome! See, this is why I rec even things I think everyone has heard of - because maybe someone hasn't, and that would be tragic. (By the way, lucia_tanaka has another House vid rec in the comments above. And you've seen the House x Dead Poets Society vid, right? Everyone in the world has seen that, I hope.)
(no subject) - pun on December 2nd, 2006 03:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
The Spikespike21 on December 1st, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
just fyi -- your comments made me run over to watch Bukowski right away.

I would have run over to see the Xena vid, but Boom Boom Ba is inextricably linked to Dead Like Me so I didn't.

anyway, still reading your recs and enjoying them.
tried to eat the safe banana: Smilethefourthvine on December 2nd, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
just fyi -- your comments made me run over to watch Bukowski right away.

YAY! Everyone should see this vid. Apart from the sheer joy of watching House be so very House-y, it's the world's most perfect song choice. I love it.

I would have run over to see the Xena vid, but Boom Boom Ba is inextricably linked to Dead Like Me so I didn't.

*curious* How is Boom Boom Ba linked to Dead Like Me? Is there a vid? Do you have a link? *hopeful look*

(And, of course, you know yourself best, but no matter how inextricable the link, I'd still recommend this vid. It is one of my all-time favorites. And, um, let's just say that I suspect the presentation is riveting enough to wipe away any pre-existing associations for three minutes or so.)

anyway, still reading your recs and enjoying them.

Thank you!
(no subject) - spike21 on December 2nd, 2006 02:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
Annie: Geekgasm!out_there on December 1st, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
*hugs you like crazy*

Nip/Tuck vid! To Meds! Woo! (No, I have not yet seen it. I live on dial-up so it'll take a while, but I had to share my glee at this news.)

I mean, I'm going to put aside my preconceived ideas of that song -- mentally, I vid it to BtVS, specifically the episode where she "hallucinated" that the "real" Buffy was in a mental institution and that the entire BtVS world was her deranged fantasy, bcause you could totally use that song/lyrics to suggest that the "real" Buffy was the *reality* -- and love like crazy.

Also, we don't get S3 Nip/Tuck screening until Monday (woo!) so it's perfect timing.
tried to eat the safe banana: TFV glowythefourthvine on December 2nd, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
You are a Nip/Tucker? They are everywhere, apparently, but they do not advertise. I had no idea there were people interested in this show. (Except Miss Pamela. Who of course has excellent taste, and also links to some of the gayest damn YouTubery on the planet.)

I mean, I'm going to put aside my preconceived ideas of that song

Oooo, tell me if it works for you, okay? (If you get a chance. I know you're busy.) Because I thought it was a marvelous song choice for a rather, um, skeevy topic.

But - I've never seen the Buffy episode you mention, but I have seen a vid for it, and I can see how this song would work with that content. (Did that sentence make any sense? At all?) *mentally transposes vids*
(no subject) - out_there on December 2nd, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Very inconvenient, as now I have no shaving-glassdzurlady on December 1st, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you for pimping vidvent! I was wondering why we'd suddenly got about 16 new members overnight. *overly excited about the whole thing*
tried to eat the safe banana: Vidsthefourthvine on December 2nd, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
Thank you for putting vidvent together. I'm looking forward to (trying) to do it. It's a nifty concept. (And have you considered maybe making it a twice yearly thing? People who don't have time in December might in June or July. But I know putting it together is kind of a lot of work, so...well, it's a thought, anyway.)

*likewise excited*
(no subject) - dzurlady on December 4th, 2006 12:14 am (UTC) (Expand)