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Mostly for my own reference:

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The Hostas I got from a family friend haven’t been eaten yet, which is kind of amazing (there’s ~ 5 deer I see in the area on a semi regular basis and there’s also a new fawn around).

Prey continues to be really good (although I am redoing the last two missions I just did to try and prevent some npc deaths *insert swearing about the black box operators*)

The garlic I planted by the Irises is apparently growing (yay!) and I just realized that the Mysterious Plant I first saw last year is wild garlic.

The awesome Batwoman mug I ordered arrived! (I suspect FedEx doesn’t like Ohio, or something – It was four counties away a few days ago but then went to Pennsylvania where it was finally transferred to the USPS who got it to me within a day)

I’m been enjoying listening to the Leverage episode commentaries.
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I’m really enjoying Prey so far (and it’s gorgeous even on my laptop)! I think I may be around halfway through the game? (I’m trying not to spoil myself for once)

I'm excited for Vividcon! ...although my Vividcon vid submissions are somewhat complicated by the fact that I have an interview for a full-time position on Tuesday (I’m not sure if I will be able to attend if I get that since I’m not sure what the current vacation policy is) and I doubt I’ll hear back from them before the 26th (I have a couple of vids I want to submit to Nearly New).

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Today's my day off so I spent the morning calling my Rep's office to complain, and calling my Senators' offices to urge them to vote against the AHCA (I'm sure Brown is going to vote against it, Portman seems on the fence at the moment). I got an actual busy signal for a while for Portman's local office, which I'm hoping is a good sign.

It's raining again, which is kinda annoying. It does look like one of the Irises I planted will bloom soon (the other ones are doing okay, but not nearly as well).
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Title of vid: Crossbones Style
Recipient: [personal profile] rhivolution
Fandom: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
Music: Crossbones Style by Cat Power
Summary: Saavik has seen some unbelievable things
Content notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Signed length: 02:06

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Title of vid: Seven Wonders
Recipient: [personal profile] rhivolution
Fandom: Star Trek: First Contact
Music: Seven Wonders by Fleetwood Mac
Summary: ‘If I live to see the seven wonders/ I'll make a path to the rainbow's end/ I'll never live to match the beauty again’
The things Lily has seen
Content notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Signed length: 03:39


Can be viewed or downloaded here (472 MB MP4)

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I Lived
I Lived by OneRepublic
Hope if everybody runs, you choose to stay.
This makes me want to rewatch the series again (all of these do, tbh)!

One Voice
One Voice by The Wailin' Jennys
This is the sound of one voice.

This is really beautiful!

Stand By Me
Stand By Me by Tracy Chapman
The Sisko family.
The Siskos!

Suddenly I See
Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall
Suddenly I see, this is what I wanna be
Kira and Jadzia are lovely and and I love how happy this is!
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 Some more recs (I still haven't watched everything yet):

16 Tons
Alien films
16 Tons by My Terrible Friend
Ripley needs a better employer.

This is awesome and chilling! The song works so well (especially in conjunction with the class themes that were especially strong in the first few films of the series)

The Fifth Element
Handclap by Fitz and the Tantrums
A Fifth Element fanvid for Cupidsbow, made for Equinox Exchange 2017.

This is really fun to watch!

Right Now
Star Trek: Beyond
Right Now by Rihanna
All we got is right now. 

I love this! (and I continue to adore Star Trek: Beyond)

Running for Cover
Star Wars films
Running For Cover by Ivan & Alyosha
Oh, things have changed.

I really need to see The Force Awakens (and rewatch the original trilogy)


Miles to Go
Vorkosigan Saga
Once There Was a Hushpuppy by Benh Zeitlin
There once was a man who dreamt of the stars...

This is especially awesome considering there’s no existing visual source! …and now I want to reread the series again.

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I received an awesome Vala (and the team) vid!

What About Your Friends?
Stargate SG-1
What About Your Friends by TLC
if your friend is true, they'll be there with you through the thick and thin: Vala & the team.
Vala! This make me want to rewatch seasons 9 and 10 again.

And my recipient liked what I made, yay!

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  1. The basil survived the four days without water, yay! (It was wilted but once I gave it water it perked up)
  2. One of the books I ordered arrived in the mail yesterday!
  3. The irises seem to be mostly doing okay (something keeps digging up the smaller ones -I don't think it's the deer) and the Mytle is very happy
  4. The deer really aren't afraid of me which is kind hilarious when there's seven of them standing there (they just look at me when I walk ouside)
  5. It's always fun when someone recognizes my DS9 pin.
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...there's snow outside *mutters about Ohio weather*
On the bright side, some of the books I ordered arrived (Henry Jenkin's Textual Poachers and Steven Capsuto's Alternative Channels).

I wonder if I could convince one of the local library systems to buy a copy of Textual Poachers despite the fact that it's technically a textbook (or I may just end up buying another copy of the 1992 edition off of Abe Books and donating it to them). One used to have a copy of it, but it apparently went missing at some point...
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...for the letter thing since I'm waiting for my LJ entries to import before I delete LJ.

(I swear about 20% of this is Coppa or Jenkins' stuff. I'm still going through some of it. Out of curiosity - does anyone know if anybody's written a book solely on vidding?)

Er, And is there a way to have a numbered list on here that's double spaced?
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…so now that timeline is along the lines of:

24 March 2017: Vimeo receives an email from IFPI referencing a 21 March email [which Vimeo did not in fact receive, according to Vimeo Support] and complaining that 16 videos are still accessible

24 March 2017 at 12:29 pm: Vimeo removes my video (and presumably the rest of the videos at the urls listed), sends me an email that it was removed, and and a message on Vimeo saying it was removed

Maybe it’s just me, but email stuffs sounds a bit… shady on IFPI’s part? And apparently the version of my vid on Vimeo only had 3 views at the time it was taken down. Also, the Vimeo Trust and Safety people are apparently reasonably prompt at answering stuff, so that's something.

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Vimeo removed my 'Shake It Out' Down to Agincourt vid because of a copyright claim from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.1 The version on YouTube one is still up (and not blocked anywhere).

What's particularly frustrating is that I can't message Vimeo staff about what the claim was regarding (you have to be following at least one person to message anyone. I'm now following a few people (including Vimeo Staff) but I still can't message anyone at this time for whatever reason). I think it's because of the song, but I want to be sure.

In happier news, I planted irises and the ACHA got pulled for lack of votes.

[1] as a side note, I think my videos have had a grand total of four hits since I uploaded the vid in question (I was mostly using the account as a backup of my stuff)

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Title: Whenever I Fall
Fandom: Snow White and the Huntsman
Music: After The Fall by Two Steps From Hell; Fall At Your Feet by Clare Bowditch & The Feeding Set
Summary: In which Snow White is the one who finds Ravenna on the battlefield and everything changes. Inspired by damask_and_dark's the moon a black hole in the blaze of night
for [personal profile] rosedamask  and [personal profile] mswyrr. Thank you to mswyrr for giving me awesome feedback and music suggestions!

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Title: Shake It Out
Fandom: Down to Agincourt
Music: Shake It Out by  Florence + The Machine
Summary: fanvid for Seperis' Map of the World
for [ profile] the_ladylark

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Title: Shock To Your System
Fandom: NCIS: New Orleans
Music: Shock To Your System by Tegan & Sara
Summary: Gregorio's chemistry with ladies in general and Percy in particular

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Title of vid: Little Wheel Spin and Spin
Recipient: [personal profile] sanguinity 
Fandom: Strange Empire
Music: Little Wheel Spin and Spin by Buffy Sainte-Marie
Summary: Kat and Janestown.
Content notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Signed length: 02:04

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Title of vid: Invincible
Recipient: [personal profile] sanguinity 
Fandom: Attack the Block
Music: Invincible by OK Go
Summary: 'When they come to destroy the Earth, they'll have to go through you first.'
Moses, his friends, and the monsters they face.
Content notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills), quick cuts and flashes+ strobe lights in 1:50 to 1:58
Signed length: 03:30

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Hi! Thank you for making something for me!

I’m fond of songs with female vocalists, I like fast paced vids, and quick cuts. I also have a weakness for awesome women and femslash.

Below is some of what I like about the sources and some ideas/suggestions:


Alien: Isolation (Game)

Tags: Amanda Ripley

Summary: I love this game (even if it is stressful to play). I would really like an Amanda-centric vid.


The Fifth Element (1997) [safety]

Tags: Leeloo

Summary: This is a really fun movie! I would love a vid the focuses primarily on Leeloo.


Gravity (2013) [safety]

Tags: Ryan Stone

Summary: I really liked this movie, even if it was really stressful to watch. I would like something that focuses on Dr. Ryan.


Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) 

Tags: Nyota Uhura, Jaylah (Star Trek)

Summary: I would love an Uhura or Jaylah-centric vid (or one about both of them)


Star Trek: The Animated Series

Summary: An Uhura-centric vid would be lovely!


Stargate SG-1

Tags: Samantha “Sam” Carter, Vala Mal Doran, Samantha “Sam” Carter/Vala Mal Doran

Summary: I love Sam and Vala is one of the reasons I’m really fond of seasons 9 and 10 of SG-1. I would love a Sam/Vala vid.

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I love the vid and vidlet I got for Festivids!

Bound (1996)
“Crash” by Gwen Stefani
Do me real hard.

I ADORE this! It’s 36 seconds of sexiness and awesome - I love the focus on hands and the intercutting! The bookends of the truck made me laugh (and really fitting, given the song choice).


state of war
Haywire (2011)
“Kill V. Maim” by Grimes
You gave up being good when you declared a state of war

This is awesome! It really captures the essence of the movie and its kickass action. I love the editing (especially the faceless sequence at the start, 0:25-0:31, 1:10-1:11, the beat at 1:25, the intercut sequence from 1:37-1:54, 1:58-2:00, and 3:39-4:00)


And the person I was assigned to likes what I made, yay! (I’m still trying to guess who made what)


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