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Fandom: Jupiter Ascending
Music: One Beattt by Sleater-Kinney
Notes: Festivids gift for [livejournal.com profile] sabaceanbabe Thanks to [personal profile] cyborganize for the beta. Originally posted here.
TW: graphic childbirth, forced bondage, torture with medical instruments, sequence of fast splices at 0:30-0:32.

Streaming | Download 120mb | srt

Jupiter Jones: Earth's Galactic SJW, who falls for her loyal bodyguard (a dogman from space)

Password = Festividz!

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Dear Festividder,

Thank you thank you thank you Festividder for making me a vid! I have a lot of flailiness below but that just means when it comes to delighting me with vids -- I'm easy. If you have an idea already? Excellent! Want to use a frequently vidded song? Awesome. Really these fandoms need love and sometimes there's nothing more validating to a fandom than being vidded to by a well-vidded song. Want to get experimental and weird? Into! Want to incorporate fanworks like fanart or podcasts or?? Totally! (just please credit the fanartists!). Want to be critical or get meta? Awesome! Fill a kink bingo square? Abso-luuuutely.

Access: While in general I am a "vid what you want" kinda gal, shots of gore and body horror can trigger some really unpleasant stuff with my OCD (this is mostly an issue with the three crime shows, obvs). If you include some of these shots, that's ok! just don't linger? and please include a trigger warning so I know. Also, I'd really appreciate captions of the final vid, for my own enjoyment and as a necessity for friends I'd like to share the vid with.

The TL;DR of all the bits below: Focus on female characters is IMPORTANT.

Anyway, have fun! And thank you!

p.s. fandoms listed in order from safety to most source to still image.

Music )

The Trouble With Angels )

Pitch Perfect )

The Bletchley Circle )

Extant )

Scott and Bailey )

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries )

Fun Home )

Hark! A Vagrant )

THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!

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Soooo, I'm about to be an auntie. I'm so excited! My cousin has requested that I DJ her labor (date tbd), either virtually or in person. While I have a few songs already picked out, "Push It" by Salt 'n' Pepa was first on the list, I would loooove any suggestions you might have. You all are really brilliant with vid songs, and well, this is sort of like a live vid. Or at least that's how I'm figuring out how to pick out songs while someone heroically releases a (not!kraken) baby into the world.

I am building two playlists: one of mellow-ish music and another of more intense-aerobics-playlist type music.

She enjoys the juxtaposition of symbolic music lyrics applied more literally to labor, so I have been digging through various options including the words "baby" or "push" etc.

It's OK if it's music she or I don't know. The goal is 75% familiar and 25% new (to keep things fresh).

It's also OK if this is a ridiculous subject to crowd-source, but the due date is coming up soon and I figured I'd give it a shot. You have no idea how many birthing playlists posted online are all Jesus-centric. Or full of shitty music. Like... let's not play "Crash" by Dave Matthews. Let's not.
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Welcome to the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Open Thread!

Miss Fisher stands with arms extended, hands resting on a large rope in front of her (a boxing ring). Text reads Open Thread.

Read more... )

Post away!
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Hey there anon! This is so rad — we have a character and fandom in common! I am really, really excited to read the fic you write and learn how the character(s) we share live in your heart and mind. Thank you in advance for the time, energy, and labor you spend on this fic. As a fandom participant who does not create nearly as much as I would like, I am acutely aware of how precious that time is.

I realize some folks feel boxed in by letters and others (like me) are really eager to read the thoughts and feelings of their recipient to help prompt or shape the eventual fic. If you’re in the former category, I’ll do my best to keep the essentials concise, and you can skip the more detailed fandom and character sections.

In a nutshell: canon-consistent characterization = yay! Deviating from canon anywhere else? Fantastic! Strongly prefer exploring relationships between women. Furthermore, you can femslash anyone on this list and I’d be giddy. I adore gen as well though, so write what sounds fun. The few het pairings I enjoy are mentioned with the relevant character(s) below, but I strongly prefer het to exist within poly relationships (het ok, monogamy ok, but not together).

squees: gen, femslash, queerness, polyamory, porn, kink (particularly when used to explore nuances of character), relationship studies, character studies, backstories, flash-forwards, narratives that fork from canon at a particular point, time-travel, bits of meta sprinkled in, world-building! AUs (science fiction / fantasy), crossovers, comfort!fic —

— non-sexual mentor relationships, friendships! found family and unique family formations, bonding across significant differences, identity issues!, competing desires, power dynamics, explicit and enthusiastic consent! Negotiation — characters expressing want, setting boundaries, conversing and contemplating how those desires can (or cannot) be met within their relationship, and if you’re gonna write fluff there better be fluffy animal (or ok they don’t have to be fluffy — dragons, tardigrades, orcas, etc. etc. etc. are cool too).

Non-sequitur!squees if you’re looking for a “what would happen if” situation, like “Character A” goes to (fill in the blank) — I really dig baseball and opera. Send anyone to a baseball game (go Giants!) or the Opera.

squicks: character bashing, ship bashing, oppressively normative heterosexuality, beastiality, non-con, a/b/o, normative!AUs (coffee shops, high schools, etc.), deathfic, soulmates/fate/one-true-timeline.

triggers (do not include under any circumstance): mutilation, self-harm, body modification (“pre-existing” tattoos+piercings OK), mass-shootings, creepy sociopaths.

Relatedly, although pregnancy is sometimes included with body horror, it is a non-issue for me? The trope is not high on the list of my interests, but it is also totally cool if that’s your jam and you want to run with it.

If you want to deal with -isms, like racism, sexism, homophobia, ablism, transphobia, classism, etc. and how the characters respond, negotiate, resist, that’s ok — I just expect the characters impacted are given agency and the fic frames the -ism as unjust.

Ok so you may have sensed this already, but because I don’t write as nearly as much as I would like… I tend to get extra wordy in my letters. Oooh also you may have noticed one of my interests is negotiation! There’s a good chance you may like some of my ideas, but dislike others. The dear-author letter is totally fandom negotiation. Take what you like! Leave what you don’t. But by all means — have fun!

P.S. The length of paragraphs =/= preference or desire for one character more than another. I love all of these characters and shows! Just running short on time to adequately flail/prompt and some flail seems less potentially useful.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries )
The Bletchley Circle )
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine )
Agent Carter )
Maleficent (coming soon) )
Grimm )
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Coming Home to Me
Video: Nashville (TV) through episode 3x10
Audio: "Coming Home to Me" by Patty Griffin (featuring Julie Miller)
Notes: A gift for [personal profile] odessie, my assigned recipient (with excellent media taste) for [community profile] festivids 2014.

The beautiful, profound, unexpected and imperfect maternal and mentor relationships between Rayna, Juliette, Maddie, and Scarlett.


stream (on YouTube) | download (box.com) (91mb) | srt to be uploaded by 2/16





lyrics )
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This was a placeholder! It's holding the place for flaily flaily paragraphs.

Not-so-subtle-vidding-imposter-syndrome-qualifier....I decided to sign up for Festivids because:

A) vidding for fanworks >>> vidding for career-works
B) Festivids is fucking awesome
C) Vidders are awesome and I want to make a present!
D) I just have so many fandoms that don't have enough (or any) vids ;__;

P.S. fandoms listed in chronology of when I more or less adopted them

And now the letter :)

General Things )
Music )
Maleficent )
Anne of Green Gables )
The Trouble With Angels )
Practical Magic )
Nashville )
Janelle Monaé videos )
Scott and Bailey )
Witches of East End )
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Thank you SO MUCH for writing me fic! My biggest want is moar stories about one of these ladies, so I’m sure I’m going to love whatever you write. Also, I want to apologize in posting this so ridiculously late in the exchange. I imagine that you have started writing a fic bunny you already had floating around. EXCELLENT! But, in case you have not and you would like prompting, I figured I’d share my scattered thoughts.

I have a ridiculously broad taste in fic and I know that if any of these ladies is the focus of the story I am going to be SO SO into it. I have lots of ideas about these characters, relationships and questions I’m interested in exploring, but this post is by no means prescriptive. If you have an idea you’re really keen on that you think is a good match for one of my requests — go for it! This is DOUBLY so because I am just so late posting this (letter writing timed with end of quarter—not good!).

Basic Interests

not interested in )

very interested in )

smut )

kinks I like )

Requests

black sails...to be posted )


lost girl...to be posted )

Orange is the New Black )

Star Trek TNG )

Warehouse 13 )

Witches of East End )

If none of this helps, or if you never read it! or whatever! I hope you're having fun writing fic.
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The [community profile] wiscon_vidparty online vidding workshop is open for discussion, starting now and continuing all weekend! Several amazing vidders, including co-host [personal profile] chaila, will be answering your questions and talking vidding. Somehow, I get to play along too :D

The workshop runs all weekend, so check in and say hi! If you have questions about getting started, vidding faster, learning a particularly cool effect, whatever it is, now's your chance!
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[personal profile] mammothluv asked me "Favorite tropes (character, fanfic, relationship, show, etc.)"

AWESOME PROMPT. Let me preface by saying: I love a LOT of tropes. This subject WILL get revisited again and again throughout the meme. Because I love a LOT of tropes. A LOT. But for today:

favorite ship tropes for pairings )
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Sadly I'm still playing catch-up with this quarter, so I won't be taking on the December/Winter Break meme until Saturday, after my final eval meeting...now back to my schoolwork -- where I also write about the internet and outer space.

*tries to remember how talking about the internet and outer space is fun*
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Copied from almost everyone.

Topic open house for December Winter Break (which will actually get me to post more at all). Getting a head start during our eval week because yknow, life balance and sanity and ambitiousness and it may be nice to write about something with run on sentences every now and then.

Pick a date below, give me a topic and I'll post about it. Fannishness, kittens, darling, school, politics, queerness, obsessions, sex+kinks, my projects, family crap, and um well just about anything.

I will do my best to write on the topics provided unless I feel ill-equipped. Then I'll ask you for another prompt or make my best guess as to what you'd be interested in.


1. Favorite tropes (character, fanfic, relationship, show, etc.) for [personal profile] mammothluv
2. Futura. Futura and Jpeg. Pictures and stories of all things kitteh for [personal profile] chaila
3. Scott & Bailey and created family! (Or just WHY SCOTT & BAILEY AWESOME AND PEOPLE SHOULD WATCH IT.) for [personal profile] runawaynun
4. amazing video production school-related life journey skills for [personal profile] beccatoria
5. new house! with pictures for [personal profile] chaila
6. what fictional characters do you identify with and why? for [livejournal.com profile] looklikemine
7. when you feel insecure what do you do to try to feel reassured? for [livejournal.com profile] looklikemine
8. how did you learn about sex? any hot sex dreams lately? why do your pheromones smell good to rebekah for [livejournal.com profile] looklikemine
9. TELL US ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP. How you met, cute stories, whatever! for [personal profile] mammothluv
10. Ageplay ships for [livejournal.com profile] beerbad

As a BONUS! I'll leave a comment on your journal the same day as well (link if you wanna choose the post too).
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I found childhood treasure!

Backstory:

Every year of elementary school, each student had to publish an original work. Every grade level wrote within a larger organizing genre. In 2nd grade, we wrote an alphabet book using alliteration (mine: "Monsters and People A to Z,"). And, in 4th grade, we wrote a collection of poetry demonstrating several forms and traditions. This may have been the professional highlight of my elementary writing career. This was the year my work was selected to represent my elementary school's 4th grade class at the county-wide Young Authors' Fair.

Highlights of the Young Authors' Fair included several hilariously non-literary forums, including how-to-be-a-clown, face-painting, and making-balloon-animals (my 3 choices), as well as AUTHOR READINGS. That's right, children reading their work to 30 or so parents and school administrators. I remember being very self-conscious while reading my Not-Safe-For-Elementary-School poem that rhymed Elvis and "pelvis," and being concerned people would think I was earnestly interested in Elvis's pelvis. In my defense, I am fairly certain it is impossible to write a non-dirty limerick.

Anyway, my 4th grade collection was for the masses. My 5th grade publication was my true opus. For 5th grade, the task was narrative fiction, specifically the short story. Following the success of my poetry collection, I felt confident I could take on a more ambitious project, and with permission of my teacher, attempted to write a multi-chapter novel.

Writing such a large project was not beyond the scope of my imagination or reading level, but unquestionably beyond my organizational abilities. I wrote several conflicting outlines, labored over original character names, and pushed deadlines to the very last minute. (This will be evident when you read it!) While I did get my story out in time for the presses, it did not meet the deadline for YA Fair. Grown-ups reassured me I was ineligible anyway because I attended last year.

However, I was mostly concerned that the version published was a very rough first draft and wished very hard that no one would ever read it. I think I intended it to be somewhere around 20+ chapters, and the final copy only included 5 1/2 (if you count the prologue!) For YEARS thinking about it made me feel uncomfortable. There is a similar incident in 7th grade when I attempted to write a symphony.

Anyway, while visiting family this past week, I discovered my elementary school publications in a very worn box at my dad's house.... and so, Julie and I read "THE GEM" ... and it is hilarious.

Enjoy.

Title: the Gem
Fandom: Original (slight crossover with daytime soaps* and looney toons if you squint)
Word Count: no clue. we didn't have spellcheck back then either
Trigger Warnings: graphic violence, murder, gore, child labor and human trafficking, pizza assault, starvation, white ghosts of exposition, internalized racist ideas of beauty, threats of damnation, body possession, unintentional gender swap, fuzzy math, gratuitous roadrunner.

* my family was HARDCORE into Days of Our Lives, which was SO FUCKING GOOD in 1993. Also it got really supernatural and weird. The Devil possessed Marlena and Vivian buried Carly alive in a coffin, then taunted her from the outside via walkie-talkie!!!

THE GEM: a supernatural thriller, featuring femslashy orphans )
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*puts on an old-timey hat* Dearest friends Internet fairies closest to my (heaving) bosom, I call you to this post to share in our delight of the miracle that is Dolley Madison, REBORN! Beholdeth our liveblog!

*puts on theatre manager hat* The role of Dolley Madison will be played tonight by the exquisite Eve Best. Familiar to discerning audiences as the ever-illuminescent Doctor Eleanor O'Hara on the program "Nurse Jackie." If you are not familiar, perhaps this gif-ification will prove inspiring.


(please turn off your cell phones) )

credits: [personal profile] chaila, [personal profile] cyborganize, and [personal profile] metatxt

You can watch this epic masterpiece at PBS, Netflix and Hulu
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MY FIRST BRAND-NEW, NOT HAND-ME-DOWN COMPUTER SINCE I WAS A BABY UNDERGRAD IN 2000.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Also, why yes, I AM on a train. My morning commute to Boston, in fact. Using the train wi-fi and everything!!! UM but it is increasingly apparent that these trains are moth-infested. Not like... baby moths. like fucking MOTHRA GOING TO EAT YOUR FACE moths. Yesterday I saw a dead one. Today, a live one fluttered down my arm. so gross.

MOTHRA MY BABY COMPUTER IS GOING TO EEEEEAAAT YOU.

So this is all part of my two computer strategy:

- 11" macbook air, all tricked out.
- 15" crazy custom gaming laptop by Sager, all tricked out for Adobe CS6, vidding, and being a badass. OOOH! First new word added to dictionary: "vidding."

I'm also getting a felt case from etsy that is goooorgeous and will let me snuggle my computer like a little sheep as well. IT'S JUST SO CUTE AND PERFECT.

She's like a little computer baby. Her name is Omega. After our new fanwank that this is what Janeway and Seven named the borg baby they adopted with Icheb + the bunch.

SO HAPPY. So many things to update. I will be in Philadelphia this weekend, so I'm not sure how much online time I will get, aside from the train rides. I really need an "I was gone from teh internets for 3-weeks" tasklist.

*BOUNCES*
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I'm on a serious fic bender and I don't want out. It happened a couple times before - BSG (the smoldering hot steady) and Alex/Olivia SVU fic (the compulsive insane fling). I have read many many many other fandoms on a semi-consistent basis. I still read quite a bit, usually at AO3 or via Femslash Today.

But right now? this is that Thing where I just burn through fic fast and furious and it just crashes over me. I have to read every one even if I know it won't be exactly what I'm seeking just because every alt timeline that fic creates is like another layer in the quantum world of that pairing or more broadly, the femslash dimension of that fandom. It's that pleasure that comes from disrupting and obsessing and celebrating and contextualizing the "universal canon timeline" of surface text.

When the bender is good, like BSG, details MATTER. I read indiscriminately, but I get frustrated with poorly executed fic. And when it is well-executed, it is sublime; it challenges my perceptions and reveals added depths to the characters I love.

When the bender is oh-so-wrong, like A/O, diversity MATTERS. I want it ALL - even the fucking song fic (for serious). Bad characterizations do not make weak fic - just psychotropic fic. Every story feels intoxicating, precisely because it fulfills or denies my personal taste.


So now I can't stop reading Voyager...the queer pleasure of repetition and fandom time-travel )
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Exhausted but brain-racey.

So while I have you here:

I had been planning on buying a Nook on Friday, but I am both ill-informed and somewhat concerned about the ethics of eBooks and publishing.

From what I hear, authors do not receive adequate pay for their labor when you buy an eBook because publishers give them the same percentage of royalties, though the publisher's costs and risks are substantially less than if they publish a physical book.

Being, yknow, sensitive to writers, is there further complexity to the authors-royalties inequality than this equation? I would presume that authors are in a similar boat as screenwriters in that digital publishing is a more contemporary distribution model with less explicit legal precedent to support and protect labor. Is this a false assumption?

Is there further complexity in authors rights or control of distribution methods? or anything else potentially harmful to the labor component?

Will the impact of eBooks really raise the cost of paper publishing so significantly? in which case, aren't we headed to a situation where access to books is INCREDIBLY class-influenced??? I mean if you can't afford an eReader or the books themselves then... ?? I mean I suppose the cost of eReaders will go down at some point tho? and perhaps eBooks will commit to universal file format? potentially deferring a class-based accessibility impact?

opinions or idea-rs?

or in short: should I buy an eReader tomorrow + books or just buy MOAR books?

*sigh* as always, I am an incredibly neurotic consumer (and sekritly, also a neurotic producer) due to my uneasy relationship with Capitalism. And yes, I know the labor and resources to produce technological devices is incredibly problematic in a trillion ways, but my feminist-marxist anxieties are not the only organizing principle of my life-decision process. so yknow. dw+eljay. and computers. oh my brain tonight...

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